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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON OCTOBER 31

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by Daily Kids Events Editor

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

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, 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.

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

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

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

NY's Village Halloween Parade - Greenwich Village
October 31, 2011 -

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.

Brooklyn Rider - Carnegie Hall
October 31, 2011 -

Start a concert with a piece that Brooklyn Rider wrote as a group, end with Beethoven, and in between hear Philip Glass. It's this flair for the unexpected and the eclectic that has made this top-notch group one to watch. As indie tastemaker Pitchfork puts it, they are "poised to earn attention on their own terms—regardless of which composers they work with."

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 31, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Chabad of Port Washington
October 31, 2011 - Port Washington

Kids ages 9 months to 2 years will enjoy Yoga and Music with a Jewish twist. Each Session offers 5 classes on Mondays. Session 2 begins November 21; Session 3, January 9; and Session 4, March 5. Register online or email sara@chabadpw.org.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through October 31, 2011 - 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 October 31, 2011 -

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

Anime Club - Somers Library
October 31, 2011 - Somers

Watch and discuss Japanese Anime. This club is open to all new members.

New Mother's Discussion Group - Huntington Public Libary
October 31, 2011 - Huntington

New moms gather for discussions led by a certifed and licensed councelor. Topics include infant development and growth, the changing family dynamics and adjusting to new motherhood. Bring your baby and take advantage of this opportunity to meet other new mothers.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 31, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 21 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! This elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. See slithering snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, a mammoth Jack O' Lantern "King Kong" perched on a tall building, and a collection of creatures based on Greek and Roman mythology. Spot spooky sheep skeletons "roaming" the Van Cortlandt grounds and gasp at a cemetery where huge headstones are created from three-ft.-high pumpkins. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

Watson Adventures' Haunted Times Square Scavenger Hunt - Midtown Manhattan
October 31, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a ghostly scavenger hunt for adults! There’s a crisis at WAPS (the Watson Adventures Paranormal Society): our esteemed leader, Dr. R. Isaac (“Izzy”) Paulson has disappeared while investigating ghosts in the Times Square area. We need you to help answer the question: Izzy dead? To find out, you’ll visit places said to be haunted, learn the legends and, we hope, make contact with spirits using EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and Paulson’s version of a Ouija board. The Great White Way will turn into the Great Fright Way as you uncover the creepy stories connected with theaters, old hotels, vanished buildings and other eerie locales. You’ll find out who’s been haunting such places as the Belasco Theater, Radio City Music Hall, the New Amsterdam Theater, the Harvard Club and the Algonquin Hotel, plus cursed locations where gangsters and other fiends met their fates. Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2011 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students, and participate in a Scavenger Hunt. Daily through October 31.

Scholastic Book Fair - JCC Rockland
October 31, 2011 - West Nyack

Shop for children's books and games. Procedes from the sale benefit the JCC.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children 2-5 meet a museum animal, hear a story and do a craft or nature game. A portion of each class is spent outdoors.

Computer Classes - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays, on the 2nd Floor.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

Teen Room librarian Catherine Riedel leads a weekly Hatha Yoga class. For ages 12 and up. In the Budarz Theater. Call the Teen Room to register.

Mother Goose Story Time - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music, for children ages 1 to 2-1/2 years old with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Baby Laptime - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

Finger plays and lap games in a small group setting, for babies who are not yet walking. In the Children's Room.

Just Drop In - Guggenheim Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Families with children ages 3-10 will explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. Exhibit on view: "The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann." To register, call 212-423-3587.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Naturalists at the Audubon Center lead structured, fun and engaging arts activities combined with outdoor nature play that will have kids up and moving like an animal or pretending to be a bat!

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 31, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Stories & More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity. For grades K-2.

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 31, 2011 - Floral Park

Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills. Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins, and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing. The playground is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. The course is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

"A Halloween Thriller" Dance Extravaganza hosted by Chita Rivera - New York City Center
October 31, 2011 - New York

Rolex presents Career Transitions For Dancer's 26th Anniversary Jubilee, A HALLOWEEN THRILLER: A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis. The event will be hosted by Tony Award winner Chita Rivera and will kick off with an astonishing performance from Broadway and some of America's greatest dance companies - woven together in a 'spook-tacular' celebration of dance. During the show, Nigel Lythgoe from 'So You Think You Can Dance' will be presented with the Rolex Dance Award and Victor Elmaleh, Chairman and CEO of The World-Wide Group, will receive Career Transition for Dancers? Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Award. Following the performance, guests will enjoy a 'Masquerade Supper with the Stars,' a live auction, and dancing 'til the witching hour at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

Nature Nursery---Fantastic Fall Frolic - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
October 31, 2011 - Fairfield

Activities include singing songs and dancing like a falling leaf, turning over logs and using crayons and paintbrushes to capture scenes of the season. Advance registration required.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Teeny Tiny Trick O'Treaters - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 31, 2011 - Douglaston

Bring your little ones (ages 18month-4years) to a special carnival just for them. Create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack, and more. Join in the fall fun. All activities are included in the $10 price, but pre-registration is required.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Live Animal Encounter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living exhibit.

Young Adult College Admissions 101: How to Pursue Your Higher Education, Part 4 of 4 - Queens Library: Broadway Branch
October 31, 2011 - Flushing

With all the help of the last three seminars, you are confident about your school choices, test scores, and admission applications. Now, learn how to keep college affordable. In this final session, the focus will be on finding and applying for financial aid.

LOOK AT ME! Kids in Portrait - Westport Public Library
Through October 31, 2011 - Westport

Ridgefield artist Elaine Clayton and Chappaqua artist Kim Travagliato exhibit their portraits of kids alongside self-portraits done by preschoolers.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through October 31, 2011 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical as well as imaginative play. Our indoor playspace is an air-conditioned oasis on those long hot summer days and a warm embrace on the cold and frosty ones. It provides most of the amenities of your local playground (slides, sandbox, tree house, and playhouse) in a fun, colorful, and inviting atmosphere. Parent or caregiver must supervise their child.

Child's Place for Children with Special Needs: Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with disabilities are accomodated during this story hour/playtime gathering. Kids without disabilities are welcome, too.

After School Stories at the Sunset Park Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5-12.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 31, 2011 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lloyd, Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads this lively sing along for tots.

András Schiff - Carnegie Hall
October 31, 2011 -

In 1819, publisher Anton Diabelli asked for one variation on a waltz tune for an anthology by various composers; Beethoven wrote 33 and took four years. András Schiff brings his "engrossing … constantly surprising" approach (The New York Times) to bear on this challenging work as the finale of a recital that also includes a sonata by Bartók, the focus of Schiff's Perspectives residency this season at Carnegie Hall.

Tablaphilia - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 31, 2011 -

A symphony for Indian tabla (drum) players and vocalists under the musical direction and conducting of tabla maestro and composer Samir Chatterjee. Tablaphilia interprets the four stages of life (asharamas) of Hindu philosophy — Bramhacharya, Garhastha, Banaprastha, and Sanyasa, through abstract drum-language.

Pre-school Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
October 31, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Let your three to five-year-olds get creative with fun and artistic activities.

Halloween Happening - Brooklyn Public Library Dyker branch
October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Enjoy some Halloween activities before venturing out for trick or treating.

Halloween Spooktacular - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 31, 2011 - Kensington

A spooky evening of crafts, games, and prizes. Costumes welcome!

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead - Queens Library: Jackson Heights branch
October 31, 2011 - Jackson Heights

Please join Margarita Larios for a workshop on how top create alters. Alters are prepared as part of the unique way in which Mexicans celebrate The Day of the Dead in order to honor deceased loved ones. In this workshop, kids will create whimsical box alters using paper skeletons and other colorful decorations.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2011 - Danbury

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Halloween Celebration - American Museum of Natural History
October 31, 2011 - 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, stilt walkers, and master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon.

Tiny Tots/Bats and Spiders - The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL)
October 31, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Perfect for you and your 18-36 month old. Enjoy a story, an activity and more.

Haunted Hayrides - Benner's Farm
October 31, 2011 - East Setauket

Come out in the evening and enjoy a spooky tour of the farm, complete with live haunts.

Yoga on the Farm - Benner's Farm
October 31, 2011 - East Setauket

One hour sessions of eclectic Hatha Yoga for teens and adults.

Apple Festival - Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
Through October 31, 2011 - Sharon

Apple picking,raspberry picking,pumpkin & gourd picking, crossword puzzle corn maze.View a cider mill where cider is made fresh from our apples. Take a hay ride for mountain top views.

39th Annual Village Halloween Parade - West Village
October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers, artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the city's most creative public parade. Lineup is on 6th Avenue south of Spring Street and north of Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The parade will be telecast live on WPIX Channel 11 from 7-10pm and on NY1 from 8-9:30pm.

Halloween Celebration at American Museum of Natural History - American Museum of Natural History
October 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Miffy, Toot and Puddle, Peter Rabbit, Llama Llama, Danny's Dinosaur, Teddy Roosevelt, and Word Girl are among the characters who will greet thousands of costumed children as they arrive at the museum. Guests can wander among "dangerous" dinosaurs, "eerie" elephants, and the "uncanny" universe when more than 30 of the Museum's halls open on Halloween for trick-or-treating, arts-and-crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, and live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, Louie & Subanda, stiltwalkers, and the Big Nazo puppet troupe.

DECORATE A PUMPKIN COOKIE - Celebrations In The Kitchen
Through October 31, 2011 - Hicksville

Decorate a Pumpkin cookie in the exhibition kitchen when you purchase any coffee drinks, smoothies or other baked specialties.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL - Stony Brook Village Center
October 31, 2011 - Stony Brook

Trick or treat in shops, receive free mini pumpkins and enjoy games, a spooky dance performance by Spotlight Dance Academy and a Costume Parade with Monster Merlin. Scarecrow competition prizes are also awarded.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Choosing Childcare (10/5), Dad's Essential Role (10/12), Baby Blues (10/19), and Sleep (10/26).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the 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.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Family Art Lab: Light and Darrrrrk - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many cultures celebrate light in different ways. In celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, families will explore light through art-making projects.

Halloween Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's
October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

Children can trick or treat throughout the store all day. Those in costume receive a free ice cream.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's
Through October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

At the end of this family-friendly hayride, children receive a candy "treat." Through Monday, October 31.

Halloween Happening - The Field Library
October 31, 2011 - Peekskill

Stop by The Field Library in costume for some Halloween fun. Pop in for a quick visit and decorate a cookie. Or, come at 5pm and listen to some spooky stories! Ghouls and ghosts of all ages are welcome.

Happy Halloween! - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Kids aged 3 to 11 years old in costume get 50% off their admission to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center.

SPOOKtacular Events at FunFuzion - FunFuzion at New Roc City
October 31, 2011 - New Rochelle

Join the "spirited" celebration of Halloween at FunFuzion. Children ages 12 and younger in costume will receive a FREE Fuze Card for games* and rides (*non-redemption games only). Safe Trick-or-Treating (Candy Stations) from 3-8pm in all 5 Fun Zones (Bowling, Mini-Golf, Billiards, Indoor Go-Karts, and the Funhouse, with over 300 arcade games, a state-of-the-art Lazer Tag arena, rides and snack bars).

Olympus Bioscapes Exhibition - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Queens

View images from an international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

DARKNESS RISING: Goblins and Ghouls and Ghosts – Oh My! - Halloween Attraction
October 31, 2011 - Massapequa

Grab your proton pack, garlic wreath and silver bullets for a nocturnal walk down a winding labyrinth of chills and thrills at Darkness Rising. Payment in cash only. For more information, visit www.darknessrising.org or call 516-799-4747.

BAX Special Halloween Playspace - Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX
October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join us for the Special Playspace: Halloween Edition!!! featuring the inimitable JUMPIN’ JUNIPER - Monday, October 31st, 2011 - Join us for BAX’s Special Halloween Playspace with audience favorite Jumpin Juniper who gets the kids going as only a 104 year old tree sprite can!!! (don’t know what we mean, well come and find out!) Come play with her and bring your grown up! We’ll play, we’ll sing, and enjoy a special goody bag of treats (peanut free of course). Plus, don’t miss the costume parade at 11:00am to conclude our fun Halloween morning. Playspace will be open from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Costume Parade at 11:00 am (Parents/Caregivers/Children are encouraged to come in costume.) Admission: $10.00 per family - To reserve your spot visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9331995. For more details visit http://bax.org/performances-events/special-family-events/bax-halloween-dance-party/.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
October 31, 2011 - Uniondale

Teams of design and construction professionals as well as students compete in building creative, self-supporting structures using cans of food. The proceeds aid Long Island Cares, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Halloween Parties - Gym-Azing/Kidz Yoga
October 31, 2011 - Astoria

Have a Halloween Party at Gym-Azing/Kidz Yoga. Each 90-minute kids party includes decorating your own Halloween goody tote, pizza and juice, and fun Halloween activities such as dancing. Bring your kids dressed up in their costumes. The party costs $20 per child with a discount available for siblings. Call to reserve a spot.

DJ PAULY D: ATTACK of the ZOMBIE GUIDETTES! | Halloween Night @ Pacha - Pacha NYC
October 31, 2011 - New York

Halloween Monday October 31 Pacha NYC presents a Special Halloween Event .... Attack of the Zombie Guidettes from Beneath the Boardwalk! Featuring music by Pauly D More information on the Pacha float and Halloween Parade here: http://pachanyc.com/halloween/parade/ GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-10/31/halloween-night-pacha-nyc

“Halloween Trick or Treat Masquerade After Work Cruise' - Paddle Wheel Queen
October 31, 2011 - New York

NYPARTYCRUISE.com Invites you to the “HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT MASQUERADE AFTER WORK CRUISE" MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 Aboard the Multi-Leveled | Climate-Controlled PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN Docking from the SkyPort Marina 23rd Street & FDR Drive, East Side of Manhattan Boarding at 7:30pm | Sailing at 8:00pm | Returning at 11:30pm FREE MASQUERADE MASK FOR EACH GUEST! 3 Levels to Party! NYC's Elite DJ's spin the Best of Hip-Hop : Reggaeton : R&B : Reggae : House : Salsa : Merengue : Bachata OUTDOORS LOUNGE! All Tickets MUST Be Purchased In Advance TICKETS ARE $25 and are sold on a first come, first serve basis Everyone MUST have a Ticket to Board the Boat To Purchase Tickets Online, Visit http://www.nypartycruise.com 21 & Over| ID a Must COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL For Tickets or Info: Email events@nypartycruise.com Visit www.nypartycruise.com

St. John Sale - St. John
Through October 31, 2011 - New York

St. John invites customers to shop at the New York boutique for up to 60% off pre-fall merchandise throughout the month of October. Sale merchandise also available at St. John boutiques nationwide as well as online at www.sjk.com.

Asphalt Screams! A Free Halloween Event - Asphalt Green’s Murphy Center and Field
October 31, 2011 - Upper East Side

Join ghoulish goalkeepers, creeptastic coaches, and awesomely spooky athletes for a free family Halloween event featuring a haunted house, trick-or-treating, and Halloween games. The nonprofit organization will offer a unique fitness experience on everyone's favorite candy-based holiday. Wear your best costume and tour the "haunted" Murphy Center, the city’s former Asphalt Plant, now a landmark building. Then participate in fun, active Halloween games on Asphalt Green's field: Zombie Freeze Tag, Maniacal Martial Arts, Spooktacular Soccer Shoot-Outs, and Steal the Pumpkin. There will be music suitable for a Monster Ball as well as treats and refreshments for every ghost and creature. Donations support Asphalt Green's free exercise and swim programs, which serve more than 14,000 inner-city kids. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.asphaltgreen.org/screams or contact Corona Sanchez at csanchez@asphaltgreen.org or 646-981-2233.

Infant Massage Weekend Workshop - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

Learn why, when, and how to do infant massage, so that you and your baby will immediately feel the benefits of this unique bonding experience. Therapeutic for both infant and caregiver, infant massage is easy to fit into your busy daily routine. Both partners are welcome (limit two adults per child) and written materials will be provided so that you can begin to soothe your baby at home on the first day. Preregistration required.

Spine Tingling and True: Ghost Stories of the Merchant's House Museum - Merchant's House Museum
October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Merchant's House ghost-storytellers Anthony Bellov and Dayle Vander Sande will read selections from 19th-century horror classics and tell of the many strange and supernatural occurrences at the Merchant's House Museum, all in a parlor arranged for a mid-19th century funeral.

Pet Parade & Downtown Trick-or-Treating - Downtown Dobbs Ferry
October 31, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Wiggle, slither, or wag their way through Downtown "Dobbs Furry" on October 31st for the Halloween Pet Parade, held in conjunction with the Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating - it is sure to be a Howling good time! The first 100 "PET-icipents" will receive a custom bandana. All pets are invited to put their best paw forward in the various planned competitions and games, including Bobbing for Hotdogs, Musical Newspapers and Take Your Own Pet Portrait in a Halloween-themed vignette. Costumes are highly encouraged. Prizes donated by Bark & Meow in Tarrytown. There will also be local pet-related businesses and organizations at the event, providing information and give-aways. As part of The annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event, Cedar and Main will be closed to traffic and opened for costumed candy-collection and the live music will fill the streets. This event is sponsored by the Village of Dobbs Ferry and the Downtown Improvement Committee in collaboration with the Dobss Ferry Recereation Department. Register at http://bit.ly/dobbspetparade.

Safe Halloween - Portledge School
October 31, 2011 - Locust Valley

Children (K-5) are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat through Halloween-themed rooms, do arts and crafts, and roam a haunted house. Sweet treats will be available at a bake sale. Proceeds go to fund the senior class' prom.

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
Through October 31, 2011 - Mount Kisco

The Halloween StoryWalk will be on display until November 6, and features the story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. With the rhythm and repetition that children love, "Big Pumpkin" tells a rollicking story about a witch who, through her encounter with a ghost and other spooky creatures, discovers both the value of cooperating and the joy of sharing. The book's pages will be posted among some of the huge trees and bridges at the Burden Preserve, where families will be able to explore the beautiful and shadowy trails from 9am-dusk each day.

Celebrate Halloween at LearningRX - LearningRX
October 31, 2011 - Upper East Side

To celebrate the center's one-year anniversary, LearningRX will host an all-day "Tricks, Treats, and Brain Games" open house. Pop in for candy, a coupon for a Cognitive Skill Assessment, and try one or two of the brain games. There will be spot prizes for great costumes or for beating a trainer at an exercise.

Misfits - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 31, 2011 - New York

There isn't a more iconic name in the punk genre than 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 34-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. Although the Misfits lineup has shifted over the course of its existence, the group has consistently released incredible, genre-defining albums, including Walk Among Us (1982), American Psycho (1997), and Famous Monsters (1999). Now, the punk rock legends return for the 2011 Devil's Rain Tour, supporting the first album of new material in over 10 years with an all new stage production. This show promises to be the band's most elaborate ever, featuring new costumes and props as well as a fresh set list of music that mixes new, classic, and surprise songs encompassing the band's entire catalog.

Still Hip's Final Bash: Mexican Halloween Monster BLOCK PARTY! - Still Hip
October 31, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Still Hip's final bash is a real Mexican Dia De Los Muertos party! HIghlights will include a traditional ofrenda (shrine to remember our ancestors), a skeleton photo booth, face painting by Lady Z, Mexican music, and authentic Mexian treats.

Great Play Halloween Party - Great Play of Scarsdale
October 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes and have a blast too! The fun starts with a Halloween Costume Parade, followed by games and activities - all with a Halloween twist. There'll be trick-or-treating, and a Halloween story and snack. All children ages 1-4 and their parents or caretakers are invited.

Baby's First Boo! A Halloween Party - Gymboree Play & Music of Yorktown
October 31, 2011 - Jefferson Valley

A Halloween Party at Gymboree Play and Music for parents and babies 10 months and younger. Make new friends, have refreshments, and enjoy some wonderful bonding time with your baby.

Shared Journeys: Parent Support Groups - Clinton Hill Public Library
Through November 01, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Parenting is a wonderful experience of bonding, shaping and inspiring a young life but it’s not easy especially if you are single, raising a child with a special need, or experiencing personal difficulties. Shared Journeys is a forum that brings us together to meet, greet and experience in an environment that is safe, comfortable and private. Get support, give support and share your journey with us!

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY HOLDS ITS 35th ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL OCTOBER 31 - Theater for the New City
Through November 01, 2011 - New York

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 35th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required. Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will inclue Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine) and Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra. The Johnson Theater will also have aerial acts by Constellation Moving Company and Suspended Cirque. With its Witches' Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown's most sensational Halloween cafe. The Community Theater of TNC becomes an atmospheric grande buffet for the event, with a variety of American and international delicacies available at peoples' prices. Holiday dishes are contributed by neighboring East Village restaurants, some with celebrity chefs. You can gobble couscous from a coffin lid beginning at 7:30 pm while enjoying spine-tingling performances by performance artists, songwriters, poets and variety artists including Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, George Bellici, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier, Peter Dizozza and Gary Height. The space is designed by Donald L. Brooks with lightig design by Alexander Bartenieff. Outside, there are bluegrass and jazz bandsincluding fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers, all free to the public and a gift from TNC to its neighborhood. Inside, there is theater all evening. The House of Horrors, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, will be a time machine in which travelers are put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampire Richard Weber, who will awaken periodically for the task. Since its beginning in 1977, TNC's Halloween extravaganza has been a point of origin for many of the City's most original entertainers. Six full-length plays have grown out of playlets written for the fest and it is probable that the theatrical movement in Performance Art began there. It has been a launching pad for such formative artists as Paul Zaloom, Alice Farley, Bloolips, The Red Mole, Penny Arcade, Basil Twist and Alien Comic Tom Murrin. It is also interesting to note TNC originated the Village Halloween Parade as part of its annual Halloween Ball. The procession wound its way through the Village from TNC's second home at the corner of Jane and West Streets to Washington Square Park. Now the event takes up every available inch (both floors) of TNC's multi-theater complex at 155 First Avenue (the former First Avenue Retail Market building) and adjoining outdoor spaces. Doors open at 7:30 pm and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 pm. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4:30 pm. Outdoor entertainment is capped by "The Red and Black Masque," an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed by torchlight. Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets and Burlesque. Lobby attractions will include a Wiccan Psychic Reader, Astrology/Numerology, Astral Portraits, an Aura Reader, throwing of the I Ching and Hellsouls. The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Donald L. Brooks, Alexander Bartenieff, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Candice Burridge, Pamela Mayo, Desiree Conston, Viviane La Corte, Adriano Moraes and Terry Ferrari. Costume design is by Susan Gittins. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists. The annual costume judging begins at midnight with the "Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade," as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges. Winners in twelve individual categories will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as "Most Magickal," "Most Botoxed," "Most Corporate Socialist" "Most Warren Buffeted," "Most Global-Warmed," "Most Untaxed Millionaire," "Most Tweetful," "Most Bailed Out," "Most Netflicked," "Most Hydrofracked," "Most Economically Recovered," "Most Tea-Potty," "Most Solar-Powered," "Most Outsourced," "Most Marc Jacobs," "Most Underprivileged," "Most Debt-Reduced" and "Most Drone-Attacked." Celebrity judges will include Bina Sharif, Misha Shulman, Jane Catherine Shaw, David Willinger, Garland Lee Thompson, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Rome Neal, Romiro Sandoval, Sabura Rashid, Chino Garcia and Crystal Field (Chief Justice). The performers' list, in formation as of this writing, includes: Penny Arcade, Mark Marcante, Andre Brown, The Love Show, Lissa Moira, The Bambi Killers, steve ben israel, Shane Baker, Liat Ron, Bob Dahdah, Len Alevante, Cobu Dance and Drum, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, Joe Bendik, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Kevin Martin, Zero Boy, Lei Zhou, Levanah (Belly Dance), the band Liv I Culture, Margo Lee Sherman, Michael Vazquez, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Paganini Apparition, Robert Fitzsimmons, Star 69, Michael Lee (Man of Magic), The Wycherly Sisters and TNC'S Street Theater Company. Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, at the corner of East Tenth Street. Reservations are strongly recommended. The TNC box office number is (212) 254-1109.

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 05, 2011 - Westport

William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, directed by Mark Lamos.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

Nightmare: Fairy Tales - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Through November 05, 2011 - Manahttan

This year, the famous haunted house will stage the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from more than a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. Try to stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage, each intended to scare the wits out of you. Another component to this year's Nightmare will be a sensory-assaulting 5-D theatre experience called "The Experiment," where audience members are subjects in a case study for research on the threshold of fear. No children younger than 10 will be admitted. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through November 06, 2011 -

For ten exhilarating days each year, feel the rush...the exuberance...the sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe! Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer – from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to tap, and so much more. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love...Fall for Dance!

LEGO Social Playgroup! - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

This playgroup meets for seven weeks and will allow your children to play together in a semi-structured environment while learning the inherent rules of social engagement. It is fun for siblings and friends. Playgroups have already begun, but registration is open on a rolling basis so bring your little one to engage in the fun.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at MoMA.org/talktome.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Duality of Light - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 13, 2011 -

Lobby of Alice Tully Hall - Broadway at 65th Street - FREE - One at a time, in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall, visitors enter a long, dark corridor of sound, stepping uncertainly toward an unsettling encounter. This immersive, responsive sound-and-light installation by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, inspired by a visit to the Preah Khan temple at Kompong Svay in Cambodia, is a unique experience for every visitor.

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - London Lennie's
Through November 13, 2011 - Rego Park

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - Queens’ King of Fish Travels to Alaska, Delivers 8LB FRESH Crabs From Crate to Plate - Scheduled to step fresh off the boat from Alaska this fall, London Lennie’s culinary team, led by seafood expert and restaurateur Leslie Barnes, is not coming home empty handed! Just like last year’s trip to Alaska, the London Lennie’s fishermen will transport eight pound tender crabs from crate to plate and serve up hand-picked, succulent crab on London Lennie’s 15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu which debuts on October 17th and available through November 13th. Over 1.5 million tons of crab is consumed across the world each year, however, most diners never get to savor the true flavor of fresh crabmeat straight from the sea. London Lennies’ specialty menu will carry the crabulous flavor of fresh Alaskan King Crab to Queens, so city diners don’t need to travel cross continent to get their fix. Guests can select from six different species of crab, including Live Blue Claw, Live Dungeness Crab, Fresh Alaskan Crab, Fresh Jonah Crab, Fresh Stone Crab and Canadian Snow Crab, on the extensive menu which offers over 20 crab-filled dishes such as Jonah crabmeat quesadilla, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and steamed crab and shrimp dumplings. “Even though four million crabs per year are pulled from the ocean, it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on a fresh crab in New York City. All city seafood lovers have to do is crawl to Queens!” comments London Lennie’s owner, Leslie Barnes. Also back by popular demand is the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” cocktail. London Lennies’ twist on the traditional Bloody Mary combines their famous Bloody Mary mix and Stolichnaya Vodka and is garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. Offered throughout the crab season, the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” will be available at the bar and in the dining room for $11. Highlights from this year’s crabtastic menu include: Appetizers - Jonah Crabmeat Quesadilla, caramelized onions, monetary jack cheese, roasted poblano chiles and smokey guacamole; Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms Trio, Dungeness crab, Jonah crab & blue claw crab Steamed Crab and Shrimp Dumplings, two sauces. Entrees - East Coast “Maryland Style” Blue Crab, steamed with “Old Bay” seasoning or garlic Jumbo Lump Crabmeat “Au Gratin”, 8 oz. jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed onions and reggiano cheese in a crab-infused béchamel sauce baked till golden brown - Steamed Mixed Grab Bag, for those who can’t decide-comes with Alaskan king crab, ½ Dungeness crab, & blue crab - Jumbo Florida Stone Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab Clusters 2#, steamed and served with drawn butter. Specialty Drinks - Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style”, Stolichnaya Vodka, London Lennie’s famous bloody mary mix, and garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. About London Lennie’s: Owned and operated by the Barnes Family for over 50 years, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish n’ chips shop to Queens’ premier seafood restaurant. Famous for the best in fresh, local seafood, selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market, London Lennie’s hosts the area’s finest raw bar and has been featured in the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and on the Food Network, FOX Business Network, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW, among others. Located at 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park, Queens, London Lennie’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays for Late Night live entertainment for 9:00 p.m. to midnight and for dinner Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Early openings can be arranged for private events. London Lennie’s has been awarded a letter grade of “A” by the New York City Health Department. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (718) 894-8084 or visit www.londonlennies.com

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

'Seaside Steel' - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

The exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond. The exhibition will run through November 17th with a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture to benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park.

Opening Party for Sculpture Show - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

In addition to an art show opening, Rye Town Park in Westchester County, with a Long Island Sound beachfront and over 60 acres of landscape will be a great place for New Yorkers to view the fall foliage, predicted to be at its height the third week in October. The opening party will also feature free music with a jazz quarter, "The Pink & Green Cafe", and free admission, parking & refreshments. The park will open the exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond on Saturday afternoon, October 22nd from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through November 17th, and a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture will benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park. Photos and more information on the event can be found on the artist's web site at http://www.davidtobey.com.

Priceless New York Food Truck Feast - MasterCard Worldwide and popular NY Food Trucks
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

As part of Priceless New York, MasterCard is launching a four-week Food Truck program that will offer New Yorkers free lunch across Manhattan. By liking the MasterCard Facebook page, Tweeting #PricelessNY or flashing your MasterCard, New Yorkers can earn themselves a free lunch on Thursday’s at one of the 40 participating food trucks including Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, Eddies Pizza and more. Every Thursday from October 27 – November 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Below, are the locations for the Food Trucks taking part in week one of MasterCard’s Priceless NY Food Truck Fest • 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave. (Korilla BBQ / Cool Haus) • Varick St. and King St. (Taim / Eddie's Pizza ) • 55th St. bet 6th and 7th Ave. (Comme Ci, Comme Ca / Gorilla Cheese) • 18th St. and 5th Ave. (Mexicue / Bian Dang) • Washington Square Park area (Kelvin Slush / Rickshaw Dumplings) **For future truck locations, please visit the MasterCard Facebook page every Wednesday throughout the promotion

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Art Gallery Opening: Photography of Jadina Lilien: BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND - The New York Open Center Gallery
Through November 19, 2011 - New York

Photography of JADINA LILIEN | BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND: Remembering the Spirit of the Lakota. Opening Reception - Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 5:30- 8PM. Exhibition Dates - October 15 - November 19, 2011. Butterfly Against the Wind is based on the artist/filmmaker, Jadina Lililen’s impressions of being in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation. At the invitation of Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (WBAI Radio in NYC: First Voices). Lilien was invited to take photographs on this reservation where he grew up. The work made during this period, a series of digital pigment prints that utilize a multimedia photographic process, is a direct result from the artist’s time spent during these visits. The photographs incorporate the time bound documented images of the romanticized Indian and the present day conditions of the reservation. There are varying degrees of adding additional painting or “mark making” to the photographs. This process at times can be almost undetectable, enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times, selectively obscuring the image and creating a new narrative. www.opencenter.org/butterfly-against-the-wind-remembering-the-spirit-of-the-lakota/ www.jadinalilien.com

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through November 20, 2011 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearsome Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving’s classic tale.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

'Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes' - Looking Glass Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

You might have heard of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill, but what about Calamity Jane? Find out how little 12-year-old Jane got her name in this playful Old West-style show. Jane and her mother are on their way to California when they find themselves in the beleaguered town of Hoopersville where the townsfolk spend all day and night hiding from the hilarious, hair-raising Hoopsnakes. Will Calamity Jane be able to help the townspeople face the Hoopsnake Queen once and for all? And most importantly, will there be pie?

The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok - Castillo Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Four Jewish men meet on a ship crossing the Atlantic, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Europe, hoping for a better life in the unknown cities and towns of America. On the long and difficult crossing, the four recall the oft-told stories of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok and perform them for one another. In time-honored fashion, they debate the stories' meaning and dispute the question "What is the responsibility of the Jew in this world?"

Three Carsons out of Texas - The Gershwin Hotel
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

Three Carsons out of Texas examines the creative output of the Dallas-born Carson brothers - actor and screenwriter L. M. Kit Carson (Paris Texas, Running on Empty, Bottle Rocket), the Grammy award winning lyricist Reverend Goat Carson and the iconic pop artist Neke Carson. The Opening reception will feature live performances by Reverend Goat and his band from their album, Jamestown to Jonestown, and Neke Carson playing his latest solo piano album, King of the “no note left behind musical sound.” Through November 20th, Kit Carson will premiere selections from Africa Diary, and screen the mockumentary David Holzman’s Diary. the other artworks being exhibited include screenplays and movie posters by Kit Carson, Goat’s latest outsider computer art, and the (in)famous portrait of Andy Warhol by Neke Carson, as well as a debut of his photography series, Things that Glow.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

THE DEAD LAPTOP SERIES by MICHAEL DINGES - TEKSERVE
Through November 22, 2011 - NYC

Artist Michael Dinges used discarded laptop computers as his canvas, etching them with dense images and commentary and warnings about web privacy, the state of the environment, and other 21st century concerns.

Quilt Making Class - Historic Richmond Town
Through November 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Make your own lap-sized quilt in the “True Lover’s Knot” pattern. 8 week session - $55/$50 SIHS Members. Pre-paid reservations required, please call 718-351-1611, ext. 281

Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 25, 2011 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Project Space, an extremely Important Theater located in an abandoned asbestos factory in Brooklyn's Chicken Plucking District. Project Space is devoted to Art, not entertainment. But we do need money, so we'll be presenting a preview of our upcoming season, complete with many Important Art Scenes, which are definitely not comedy sketches. Comedy sketches are not Art. Please join us for Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art, an excruciatingly important night at the theater. And please bring your checkbook. Starring D'Arcy Carden, Johnathan Fernandez, Fran Gillespie, Brandon Scott Jones, Molly Lloyd, John Murray, and Nate Smith. Written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Evan Greenspoon, Brandon Gulya, Matt Hunziker, Owen Parsons, and Michael Trapp. Directed by Neil W. Casey.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through November 25, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 27, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Specifically for children four to seven years old and their adult friends (no older or younger siblings, please), Arty Facts explores the Museum's galleries, focusing on a specific theme before returning to the studio to create art inspired by what was seen. The class meets in the Museum's Rubin Lobby exactly at designated times.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through November 30, 2011 - 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.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through November 30, 2011 - New York

Sammie & Tudie, a duo that specializes in magic and clowning, now offer an interactive class for toddlers (and their caregivers) that includes storytelling, songs, activity play, and a little bit of magic. There will be a new theme each week that encourages socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning.

“Piccolo Pizzaiolo” Kids Pizza Making Class - Donatella
Through December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Back by popular demand, Donatella restaurant in Chelsea has just announced their Fall/Winter 2011 schedule of Kid’s Pizza Making classes. The 3 fun-filled Pizza Making Classes will take place on select Saturdays from October – December and is a perfect indoor activity for kids during the chilly season! Children will relish as they learn how to make their own creative pizzas and watch pizza’s bubble to perfection in Donatella’s wood-fire pizza oven. After devouring their own creations, kids will be sent home with their own personalized pizza-making diploma, stickers and goodie bag of Donatella’s home-made cookies – YUM! Price of the class is $50 per child and parents are welcome to join! Class Schedule Saturday, October 8th 11am-12:30 Saturday, November 5th 11am-12:30 Saturday, December 3rd 11am-12:30 Class includes: - 1 pizza (for the child) - Fruit Punch or another beverage - A diploma stating that they graduated from Donatella’s pizza making class - Pizza sticker - A take home bag of 3 home-made cookies by Donatella Please call Michelle Owen at 212-493-5150 to reserve your seat for the class. Payment is cash only but a credit card number is required to hold the space.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children. Call for exact days. The sessions run through December 7, 2011.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Parent Support Group - Shining Mountain Children's Center
Through December 13, 2011 - Monsey

Parents of children ages 3 to 21 years old are invited to this weekly gathering to present reflections and ask questions. Participants will talk about school challenges, homework, boredom, discipline, and other topics. For more info, visit www.shiningmtnforkids.com, call 845-425-7243 or email shiningmtnny@aol.com.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs thorough December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” 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 or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Comfort Food Made Easy – Life's Work Cooking Classes - Life's Work
Through December 17, 2011 - East Rockaway

This weekly cooking class is for 13-19 year olds on the Autism Spectrum. The class meets every Saturday to teach teens how to effortlessly prepare their favorite comfort foods.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - Lindenhurst

This heart-warming tale of Annie's adventures, her escape from the orphanage, and the wicked Miss Hannigan to a new life with Daddy Warbucks will delight audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and run through December 17, 2011.

New Approaches in Latin American Art - GAGA Arts Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Garnerville

This group exhibit features works in all media including visual art, multimedia, sound, and landscape. The folks at GAGA tell us that the Latin American artists selected for the show express what it is to be alive today as shifting socio-political, cultural, and technological changes in Latin America influence contemporary life and expression.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 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 paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

Girls Night Out - Piece of My Art
Through December 23, 2011 - Port Washington

Girls ages 8-12 years can enjoy a special tween night every Friday of every month. The evening includes pizza, drink, and 2 pieces of select pottery. Parents drop the kids off and can enjoy a romantic dinner together.

Discount at Lexington luggage - Lexington Luggage
Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

IndiVisible--African-Native American Lives in the Americas - Pequot Museum
Through December 30, 2011 - Mashantucket

This Smithsonian traveling exhibition focuses on the lives of people with dual African American and Native American ancestry. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity and addresses the human desires of being and belonging.

You've Got Hate Mail - The Triad
Through December 30, 2011 - New York

Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore (Silent Laughter, Love, Sex, and the I.R.S., A Night at the Nutcracker) bring their e-mail comedy of errors, Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore’s You've Got Hate Mail, to the Triad after a three week hiatus. Hailed by critics (“The perfect bedroom farce…expertly directed…riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!” –NY Post) (“LOL…The audience is guaranteed to do just that – Laugh Out loud!” -Star Ledger) (“It doesn’t get better than this!” –Show Business Weekly) (“A rapid-paced romp with a millennium twist! Hilarious!” –Curtainup.com), (“Behind this very funny theater piece lurk many surprises” –Huffington Post), You’ve Got Hate Mail is a hilarious look at online hook-up and break-ups. Love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail left sitting on a desktop. The story is told entirely in e-mails from laptop computers, although the play does manage to have an unforgettable chase scene - thanks to Blackberries and iPhones. Tickets are: VIP $35.00 (Includes preferred seating); General Admission $30.00. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212 868 4444

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

'Mother The Job' - Museum of Motherhood
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A multimedia exploration of integrated art forms, including film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts, and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child, raising questions regarding "human" capital and "economic" capital.

Cyberchase – The Chase is on! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through December 31, 2011 - Norwalk

This new temporary exhibit is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids Go! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase and offers a hands-on, educational exhibit through which children and families are encouraged to explore problem-solving in a family-friendly environment.

Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Through December 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

On this exciting adventure through the museum - part game, part theater, part walking tour - you'll meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you to iconic museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children's books. Storied City, showcasing original art from more than 35 picture books, examines the city's iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and modes of transportation. Featured illustrators include seven Caldecott Medal winners (Richard Egielski, Mordicai Gerstein, Jerry Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Marc Simont, David Small, and David Wiesner); several artists long associated with The New Yorker magazine (Maira Kalman, James McMullan, Roxie Munro, Edward Sorel), and many other leading illustrators from the world of children's books. Through December 31.

New York, New York! The 20th Century - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York, New York! The 20th Century celebrates the city as muse to photographers, painters, and sculptors, encompassing the varied cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. The exhibition features over 50 works from the Norton collection, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, William Gropper, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Steichen, among others. Through December 31, 2011.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which 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.

First Day Free! - Aleph Bet Early Childhood Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Westport

Let your 18 month to 2.5 year toddler come and explore the fun and challenge of school in this warm and loving classroom environment. The curriculum for this age group is specialized for discovery and growth in a wide range of skills. Please contact us for more information, and check out the flyer on our website.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through January 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

A Way with Words: Text in Art Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 01, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition of two dozen works from the Permanent Collection presents art that includes words, lettering, or numbers as subject, design element or to convey information.

Holiday Book Drive - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
Through January 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Each year, Barnes & Noble invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need. This year, the store will collect books for Project Linus. Project Linus volunteers provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Books can be donated through January 1, 2012.

Holiday Book Drive - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through January 01, 2012 - Nanuet

Each year, Barnes & Noble invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need. This year, the store will collect books for Project Linus. Project Linus volunteers provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Books can be donated through January 1, 2012.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Musem of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn how those massive dinosaurs, the sauropods, which sometimes grew as long as 150 feet, lived with this hands-on and up-close exhibit. Understand how these extremely huge animals breathed, ate, moved, and functioned under the girth of their massive size, and learn how their size affected their body functions.

Romare Bearden (1911–1988): A Centennial Celebration - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and inspired so much of the artist's life and work. Bearden's elaborate and colorful cut-paper collages elevated this genre to a major art form through its unusual materials, expressionist color, abstracted forms, flattened shapes and spaces, and shifts in perspective and scale—all the while maintaining focus on the human narrative being told within a single city block.

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure - New York Hall of Science
Through January 02, 2012 - Queens

Go on an evolutionary adventure and discover the link between dinosaurs and modern birds at this bilingual English/Spanish exhibition.

Stieglitz and His Artists - Matisse to O'Keeffe - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

This exhibition is the first large-scale presentation of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from Alfred Stieglitz's collection, acquired by the Metropolitan in 1949. In addition to being a master photographer, Stieglitz (1864-1946) was a visionary promoter of modern American and European art, and he assembled a vast art collection of exceptional breadth and depth. Through a succession of influential galleries that he ran in New York City between 1905 and 1946, Stieglitz exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, and he collected works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Gino Severini, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Demuth, and Arthur Dove. For more than sixty years, The Alfred Stieglitz Collection has been the cornerstone of the Museum's holdings of modern American art. The exhibition will feature some two hundred major works by American and European modernists, supplemented by photographs by the Photo-Secessionists and publications by Stieglitz -- all from the Metropolitan's holdings. Highlights include Picasso's Woman Ironing and Standing Female Nude, Kandinsky's Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love), Brancusi's Sleeping Muse, O'Keeffe's Black Iris and Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue, Demuth's I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, and Hartley's Portrait of a German Officer.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

August Sander and Seydou Keïta - Portraiture and Social Identity - The Walther Collection Project Space
Through January 07, 2012 -

Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. On September 23, the Walther Collection will unite the portraiture of two modern photography masters, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose images vividly capture the rapid social transformations of the twentieth century through the faces of everyday people. Encapsulating two distinct cultures in pivotal moments of societal transition, Sander and Keïta's portraits reflect on the experience and role of the individual in Germany and Mali. The dual presentation, on view at the Walther Collection Project Space through January 7, 2012, considers how these prolific photographers documented the visual histories and shifting identities of their two countries. August Sander and Seydou Keïta: Portraiture and Social Identity brings together approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the two artists, encompassing select works from Sander's portfolio Antlitz der Zeit (Face of our Time) from the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most enduring and influential essays in modern photography, and from Keïta's portraiture of residents in Mali's capital city Bamako in the late 1940s and mid-1950s. The artists were first presented in dialogue as part of the Walther Collection's 2010 inaugural exhibition, Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany. German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, and like his contemporaries, Karl Blossfeldt and Albert Renger-Patzsch, his style favored objective detail, uncompromising true-to-life representation, and a comparative approach to photography. His visual portrayals of farmers, workers, students, families, tradespeople, artists, and the bourgeoisie from early twentieth-century Germany highlight both the individuality of the sitter and the typical traits of social and occupational groups, genders, and generations. In his Antlitz der Zeit portfolio, a 60-image selection from his ongoing master project, Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century), Sander worked to create an exact photography that contextualized and highlighted varying social strata and underscored the "true psychology" of a period, unsentimentally capturing a society in transition, shifting from agriculture to industry. By contrast, Seydou Keïta (1929-2001), one of the most renowned West African photographers of the 1950s, worked with a portable studio setting, posing clients against gray or densely-patterned backdrops. Even though his reputation in Mali never dwindled, it was not until the early 1990s that Keïta's work became known internationally, alongside the studio photography of Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso. Working during a period of dramatic shifts in Malian familial hierarchies, migration, and political movements, Keïta made portraits of predominantly urban middle-class Bamako residents. His images reflected the society's transition through a merging of traditional and contemporary fashions, and a growing consumer culture, in the decade prior to Mali's independence from France. Frequently pictured with elaborate textiles, jewelry, radios, and cars, in highly-conscious poses, sitters expressed the emerging myth of a modern African city - to be photographed by Keïta was to be made Bamakois, beautiful, and cosmopolitan. Keïta's portrait style, which emphasized the visual interplay between sitter and site and the creation of the ideal, shaped the new image of postcolonial identity.

Big Apple Circus Presents Dream Big - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 08, 2012 -

It's an All-New Show, where the World's Greatest Circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts -- A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork! A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party! Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last! And Grandma !! Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! Your dreams will inspire a Big Apple Circus of living thrills and marvelous delight -- a celebration of the imagination -- an astonishing circus world of wonder!

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City

Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.

Ripped: The Allure of Collage - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 08, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition presents approximately 50 collages by a diverse range of European and American artists.

Big Apple Circus Presents "Dream Big" - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

For its 34th season, the Big Apple Circus presents an all-new show under the big top showcasing stunning acts including a juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork, a mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act, spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace, comical conjurors, a singing ringmistress who will be accompanied by the Big Apple Circus Band, and of course, Grandma, in her last season with the circus.

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

The park's tree-lined alleys are transformed into one of the city's premiere holiday shopping destinations, with dozens of custom-designed jewel box kiosks and food vendors. Visit the website for more information.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

de Kooning: A Retrospective - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 09, 2012 - New York

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist's most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels (1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist's return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning's famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

Kandinsky's Painting With White Border - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition, co-organized with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., brings the Guggenheim's final version of the painting from May 1913 together with twelve related drawings and watercolors and one major oil sketch, and features the results of an extensive conservation study of the Guggenheim and Phillips paintings.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

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.

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

The exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties brings together for the first time the work of sixty-eight painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression. Throughout the 1920s, artists created images of liberated modern bodies and the changing urban-industrial environment with an eye toward ideal form and ordered clarity -- qualities seemingly at odds with a riotous decade best remembered for its flappers and Fords.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - 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.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

'EJECT!' Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. “Eject!” will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat. The exhibition will run from October 1st through February 5th. The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Digital ’11: The Alchemy of Change - New York Hall of Science
Through February 05, 2012 - Queens

A collection of images celebrating chemistry from the Art & Science Collaboration’s 13th International Competition and Exhibition of Digital Prints.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929-1983 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition examines the history of MoMA's drawings collection through key gifts from donors whose connections with the Museum helped shape the institution from its earliest days. Lillie P. Bliss and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, founders of MoMA, gave numerous masterworks to the new museum, including some of its most prized drawings. In later decades bequests by influential collectors such as James Thrall Soby continued to augment the holdings of works by artists the Museum had already shown a commitment to, while other collections, like that of Joan and Lester Avnet, were formed with MoMA's needs specifically in mind. More idiosyncratic collections, such as Ruth Vollmer's bequest to the Museum, accepted in 1983, reflect the life and activities of individual art enthusiasts during key moments in art history. Gifted is a reevaluation of the drawings collection, reflecting not only the richness of MoMA's holdings, but also the diverse forces that have shaped it and the corresponding history it represents.

Ice Skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Skate away at NYC's first and only free-admission ice skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and can accommodate up to 500 people. There will be themed family-friendly and children's events throughout the season complete with giveaways and promotions.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through March 28, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 -

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

Remembering 9/11 - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France - Neue Galerie
Through April 02, 2012 - New York

Devoted to the extraordinary collection of Neue Galerie co-founder Ronald Lauder, the show will provide a rare glimpse into one of the finest private art collections in the world. The Ronald S. Lauder collection encompasses a broad range of masterworks. The exhibition will focus on six areas: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Joseph Beuys, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Gerhard Richter.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - 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.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Bowling Leagues Signup - New City Bowl
Through May 30, 2012 - New City

New City Bowl hosts junior bowling leagues. Fridays at 3:45pm, the center hosts bumper and regular bowling; two games and shoes for $12. Fridays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at noon, kids can get three games and shoes for $14. Instruction is included. Through May 30, 2012.

Mommy and Me Yoga Classes - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through June 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Fight the winter blues with mommy and me yoga. Children of all ages welcome.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

T.G.I.S. Saturday Drop-In - Fairfield Ludlowe High - Adaptive Recreation
Through August 25, 2012 - Fairfield

This drop-in meets on Saturdays for the entire year and is a social group for the physically and/or cognitively challenged. Activities include dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends. Each Saturday is themed around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Meet in room 269.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

James and the Giant Peach - Movie - South Huntington Public Library
Through September 02, 2012 - Huntington Station

Based on the 1961 book by Roald Dahl, James is an orphaned boy who is sent to live with his horrible aunts. He enters a magical giant peach and encounters a menagerie of human-like insects who take him on a journey to New York City.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - 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.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

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 Wednesday 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 messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

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.

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

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City 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.

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

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.

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