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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 5

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, September 5, 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 September 5. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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

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

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Top Dog! - Apollo Theater
September 05, 2012 - Harlem

Tonight's show is part of Amateur Night at the Apollo's salute to Harlem Week 2012. A special music guest will perform as we conclude this month-long celebration of community. Winners from the beginning of the season square-off at the Top Dog competition. Tonight, which one of our contestants will move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
September 05, 2012 - Oceanside

Experience the freedom to express your feelings and learn coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. For further information call 516-849-2524.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
September 05, 2012 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
September 05, 2012 - Marine Park

Toddlers and pre-k children hear stories.

Wii Gaming for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
September 05, 2012 - Homecrest

Teens work their brain muscles with some Wii games.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 05, 2012 - Scarsdale

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

'50 Things I Love About Frank' - Theater for the New City
Through September 05, 2012 - New York

"50 Things I Love About Frank," written by Gaspare DiBlasi; directed by Jesse Marchese. World Premiere. Community Theater Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 PM; Sunday, September 2 at 2:00 PM; Monday, September 3 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 PM; Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 PM. Running Time: 120 minutes | Tickets: $15 Frank Stampoli can't catch a break. Between business class, dance callbacks and coming out, freshman year is tough. When he tells his family he has a boyfriend, his mother blames it on the fact that he hasn't found the right Italian girl. His father doesn't know what to say. And then there's Anthony...and those 50 things he loves about Frank. In the great tradition of Patti LuPone and Neil Simon comes an Italian-American, Brooklyn born-and-bred story about family, friendship, first boyfriends and pasta sauce. Gaspare DiBlasi is a 21-year-old actor and playwright residing in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Fiorello LaGuardia High School, The Fame School, he attended Marymount Manhattan College for Theater. DiBlasi was last seen playing Vito in the School House Theaters production of "The Time of The Cuckoo." Other credits include The National Tour of "A Chorus Line" playing Paul and Off-Broadway's "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" covering Joey Vitale and Johnny Nunzio. "50 Things I love About Frank" is DiBlasi's first full-length play and it is inspired by his Italian American family. Jesse Marchese is the Assistant to the Artistic Director of Off-Broadway's award-winning Mint Theater Company, where he recently assisted Richard Corley in directing "Rutherford and Son" by Githa Sowerby. He last directed "Ghosts of Provincetown: two one-act plays" by Moses Mogilee at New World Stages. He assisted Adam Blanshay in directing "The Apartment" for the New York International Fringe Festival, where he also played the role of company manager for RadioTheatreNYC's production of "The Mole People" in 2008. Marchese is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where he directed both "Falsettoland" and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Through the college, he was also able to assist Barbara Siman, Charles Repole and Patricia Birch on numerous workshops at the York Theatre.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
September 05, 2012 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents/caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten aged children to a trial class of their Fall 2012 “Musical Harvest” song collection. For more information or to register, call 845-353-PLAY(7529) or visit online at MusicClasses4Kids.com.

SAGA - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 05, 2012 - New York

One of Canada's most successful progressive rock bands, Saga has built up a loyal audience for its sophisticated music. Originally known as The Pockets, the quintet formed in 1977 from the nucleus of popular Canadian rock band Fludd. In June 1978, the band released its self-titled debut album. A modest success in Canada, it would eventually sell over 30,000 copies in Germany as an import. The band's 1979 follow-up Images at Twilight spawned the group's first hit in Canada with the lead single "It's Time," peaking at No. 84 in the Canadian Charts. Saga's subsequent string of releases throughout the first half of the '80s enjoyed critical acclaim, and the single "On the Loose" from Worlds Apart (1981) saw the band break through into the American music scene. Subsequent American hits included "Wind Him Up" and "The Flyer."

Picture Book Time - South Ozone Park Library
September 05, 2012 - South Ozone Park

Children ages 5 under and their caregivers can enjoy a morning of stories, songs, and simple crafts.

Game Day - Howard Beach Library
September 05, 2012 - Howard Beach

Teens and tweens can enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess and other board games.

Pajamarama: 'Raccoons and Ripe Corn and More' by Jim Arnosky - White Plains Public Library
September 05, 2012 - White Plains

Kids ages 2-5 can wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Creative Dance Open Houses - Community Room at Westbeth Center for the Arts
September 05, 2012 - West Village

Rachael Kosch teaches creative dance classes with live music by Michael Kosch at Westbeth Center for the Arts. Join the celebration on Sept. 5 and Sept. 10 as children's dance expert Rachael Kosch kicks off her brand new classes in the West Village. At 3:45pm children ages 3-5 will take a free half hour class and at 4:15pm children ages 6-9 will have their turn as parents observe. Refreshments will be served while you talk with Rachael and Michael Kosch. This will be a modern/ballet based class with live music by classical composer Michael Kosch. The basics of classical ballet, musicality, the ideas of Modern Dance pioneer Martha Graham, and movement derived from the imagination of the students are the main ingredients of this fun yet disciplined class. Ongoing classes will continue at the same time throughout the season. To reserve your space and for any questions call 212-566-3097 or email [email protected]

Basic Computer Training Classes - Woodside Library
September 05, 2012 - Woodside

Children and their caregivers can learn the basics of how to use a computer.

Toddler Time - Peninsula Library
September 05, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

This program, for young children ages 2-3 1/2 encourages literacy development. Children should be accompained by their caregiver.

Toddler Storytime - Seaside Library
September 05, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Young children can enjoy listening to great stories and will also get to make a craft project to take home during this event.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
September 05, 2012 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own unique artworks.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Hofstra University
September 05, 2012 - Hempstead

This is a weekly psycho-educational group that focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children.

Il Volo - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
September 05, 2012 - Westbury

These three pop-opera Italian singers will wow audiences with their smooth and mellow sounds. Tweens and teens especially will rave over this award-winning teenage group.

Stitches from the Heart - Lynbrook Public Library
September 05, 2012 - Lynbrook

Yarn and fabric crafters are invited to take part in Stitches from the Heart. Spend a pleasant evening knitting, crocheting, or quilting hats, lap robes, blankets, and other items for newborns, children in need, and veterans in VA hospitals. If you can't knit, crochet or quilt, donations of yarn and fabric will be accepted. Knitters, crochet crafters, and quilters of all skill levels welcome. Bring a project with you or embark on something new. Patterns will be provided. Students can earn Community Service credits.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 05, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

Free Demo Class - Grace Congregational Church
September 05, 2012 - Harlem

Join the fun of music making with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. Adults, regardless of their musical ability, can help create an environment that supports children in achieving basic music competence. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments. Parents and caregivers participate with the children and receive music development information about their own child. Together, music allows for fun and family bonding.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 05, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

50 Things I Love About Frank - Theater for the New City
Through September 05, 2012 - New York

In the great tradition of Patti LuPone and Neil Simon comes an Italian-American, Brooklyn born-and-bred story about family, friendship, first boyfriends and pasta sauce. Sept 1 at 2 PM, Sept 2 at 2 PM, Sept 3 at 6:30 PM, Sept 4 at 6:30 PM, Sept 5 at 6:30 PM

Lecture: Cobra: A Revolutionary European Avant-Garde Movement - Guggenheim Museum
September 05, 2012 - Manhattan

Dutch art historian Willemijn Stokvis discusses the radical postwar Cobra movement, which was part of the international tendency toward un art autre (art of another kind). Inspired by the art of so-called primitives, children, and the mentally ill, the group, which included Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, and Asger Jorn, fostered idealistic, Marxist-inspired plans for a new folk art. Following the lecture, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and exhibition viewing of Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960.

Open House: Learn About Secular Humanistic Judaism - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
September 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

Get an overview of the congregation's philosophy, programs, and educational offerings for children and adults. Meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Learn about the innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, Sunday KidSchool and PreSchool, and Jewish cultural holiday and Shabbat celebrations.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
September 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sing and bond with your baby. Music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax their muscles and organs. Best for newborns-6 months.

Mommy & Me Music Class - Hippo Playground Parkhouse
September 05, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Teacher Loretta Daley is a musical theater professional with more than 15 years experience teaching babies and young children in numerous Upper West Side programs. ?Loretta's classes for 1-2 year-olds include circle time filled with rhythmic games using a variety of instruments, animated story telling, puppetry and other engaging, musical activities.

Seth Lutnick: Sinatra and The Rabbi - Don't Tell Mama
September 05, 2012 - New York

Frank Sinatra and The Broadway Rabbi Seth Lutnick is an unusual mix. On the one hand, he is an Orthodox rabbi. On the other, he does musical theater. Hence, his stage persona is The Broadway Rabbi. Lutnick will be visiting from Israel, where he directs Israel Musicals, an English language musical theater company, for a performance of his new show, Frankly Sinatra. Frank Sinatra was a bullied, somewhat awkward kid from Hoboken, NJ, an unlikely star. And yet, he became the biggest there was! He had The World on a String, and he found his way into the hearts of, well, everybody. How did he get there? What were his wrong turns, and his right ones? And what about Sinatra, Israel and the Jews? Accompanied by pianist Dan Feyer, this is not an impersonation of Frank Sinatra, but a journey through his life and songs, with Rabbinical commentary. Wednesday, September 5th, 7PM at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St, New York City. There is an $18 cover charge, and a two drink minimum. Reservations can be made online at: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/eventdetails.php?day=5&month=9&year=2012&eid=3739 or call 212-757-0788 after 4:00 PM, daily.

Open House - I. L. Peretz Hebrew School
September 05, 2012 - East Meadow

Through their dynamic faculty and innovative curriculum, this school builds Jewish identity as it actively engages children in a meaningful, child-centered Jewish education that culminates in Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Conveniently located, the school features family-friendly celebrations of all major Jewish holidays and affordable tuition. Classes are offered for pre-schoolers through teens.

Reading & Writing Free Trial - JEI Learning Center
September 05, 2012 - Bellmore

JEI Reading and Writing is a literature-based enrichment program for 1st Grade through 9th Grade. The creative, stimulating program cultivates the skills and love for the written language. Improves standardized test scores, expands vocabulary, and develops key comprehension strategies. Free trial one time per student on Wednesdays in September. Call to register 516-224-3177.

Join DJ Miss Guy as Demi Monde & Dropout present an Exclusive Burlesque performance by September Playboy Cover Girl Katrina Darling - Demi Monde
September 05, 2012 - New York

Join DJ Miss Guy as Demi Monde & Dropout present an Exclusive Burlesque performance by September Playboy Cover Girl Katrina Darling Wednesday, September 5th 10 PM We cordially invite you to lose your inhibitions at the subterranean cocktail lounge set away from the outside world, a place where the possibilities of the night are never set in stone. Sensual Katrina Darling celebrates her relation to the royal crown and stripping down for a special private performance for those who are lucky enough to attend. Kicking the night off at 7:00pm for our Pre-FashionNightOut Party with seductive Elle Macpherson Intimates modeled throughout while sipping on Perrier Jouet! Then at 10 PM hit the after party with risqué royalty, Katrina Darling, for a party to celebrate her cover of Playboy with an exclusive NYC EXCLUSIVE LIVE BURLESQUE SHOW! Special Guest Lady Circus DJ Miss Guy & Prince Terrence Hosted By: Lyle Derek/ Kimyon Huggins/ Arido/ Patrick Duffy/ Michelle Tillou And NY fashion brands: Any Old Iron Armour Beauty Demi Monde 90 Broad Street (Enter @ Stone) New York, NY 10004 www.demimondeny.com Reservations & Bottle Service: [email protected] or (212) 248 -7220

LUCKY PETERSON featuring TAMARA PETERSON - BB King Blues Club
September 05, 2012 - NY

Ever effervescent, frequently a rascal, and always emotional, blues harp master Felix Cabrera cuts through the din as a consummate musician and performer tirelessly engaging his audiences and fans. Cabrera was recently Inducted into the New York City Blues Hall of Fame as a part of its first award ceremony. He has been recording since the '70s with The Felix Cabrera Band, The Black Italians, and The A Train Blues Band, frequently teaming up with Jimmy Vivino (of Conan O'Brien Show fame) and other top notch musicians.

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.

Northern Discomfort - Broadway Comedy Club
Through September 06, 2012 - New York

Northern Discomfort brings you 3 AMAZING A-List Comedy shows! Get 50% OFF tickets by typing in "FACEBOOK" at: www.NorthernDiscomfort.com Wednesday 9/5 (7pm) at Broadway Comedy Club Josh Carter (Collegehumor) hosts: --RACHEL FEINSTEIN (Last Comic Standing) --MYQ KAPLAN (Letterman, Leno) --MARK NORMAND (John Oliver) --WALI COLLINS (White House, HBO) Thursday 9/6 (7pm) at Broadway Comedy Club Josh Carter hosts: --CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN (Chappelle's Show, Conan) --MYQ KAPLAN --RACHEL FEINSTEIN --MARK NORMAND Saturday 9/8 (7pm) at Eastville Comedy Club Josh Carter hosts: --JARED LOGAN (InDecision 2012, Live at Gotham) --LYNNE KOPLITZ (Comedy Central Presents) --MADDOG MATTERN (Howard Stern Radio, Sirius XM) --MARK NORMAND

LUSH's Sh*tty Drawings at Klughaus Gallery (NY) - Klughaus Gallery
Through September 07, 2012 - New York

LUSH Shitty Drawings in New York City Curated by Michael Hunt More info: http://klughaus.net/lush Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25 from 6-10pm Location: 47 Monroe Street New York, NY 10002 RSVP: [email protected] The Australian so-called "graffiti artist" LUSH is having his debut New York solo exhibition at Klughaus Gallery on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Following successful shows in Australia and London, LUSH is going to be bringing his "Shitty Art" to the Big Apple! Love him or hate him, be sure to swing by to show your support (or disapproval.) For his upcoming show, LUSH will be showcasing a bunch of witty illustrations that mainly "take the piss out" of his graffiti roots. There will be limited copies of a new zine by LUSH released at the opening. As always, I'm sure the show will be full of surprises! Be sure to check out the Klughaus Tumblr and Instagram accounts for daily previews counting down to the opening of the show! The show will run from Aug. 25 through Sept. 7, 2012

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.

Voca People - New World Stages
Through September 08, 2012 - Midtown West

Performed by eight snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, there are no musical instruments, only vocals in this show. Featuring over 70 well known songs that create vocal "fireworks" and will encourage audiences to clap, participate, and sing along.

New Practices New York 2012 - Center for Architecture
Through September 08, 2012 -

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Seven promising and pioneering new architecture and design firms working in New York were chosen as the New Practices New York 2012 competition winners. To qualify for the competition, practices had to be founded since 2006 and be located within the five boroughs of New York City. This is the second year that the New Practices New York competition has been open to multidisciplinary firms, widening the field of entrants to designers and young professionals in the process of becoming licensed architects. The distinguished panel of jurors selected the competition's winners from fifty-one entries. The New Practices New York 2012 competition winners are: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; Christian Wassmann; formlessfinder; HOLLER architecture; The Living; MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY; and SLO Architecture.

Alex Van Gelder - Cheim & Read
Through September 08, 2012 - New York

Bianca Casady - Cheim & Read
Through September 08, 2012 - New York

'Stinkykids The Musical' - Riverside Theatre
Through September 08, 2012 - Morningside Heights

StinkyKid Britt never gets in trouble and loves making everyone happy. She's convinced her parents to take her friends to the opening of the new MegaJumper 3000. But when Britt gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair, she must rely on her friends to help her get out of the sticky situation before her parents find out and cancel the trip.

Wendy by HWKN - MoMA PS1
Through September 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Taking up residence in MoMA PS1's two courtyards is a visitor named Wendy. Lest your kids envision a reincarnation of the Peter Pan character, let them know that this Wendy is someone/something even more kidtastic: an enormous, mega-pointy 3-D star made of blue fabric that's supported by an equally large scaffolding. Wendy is climbable, and, the coating of the material the sculpture is made of works to bind and eliminate CO2 from the air.

2012 US Open Tennis Championships - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through September 09, 2012 - Flushing

We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a big-time tennis fan: the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds began on the 27th with the women's and men's finals on Sept. 8th & 9th, respectively.

Gilded Age Magic - Hudson River Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Yonkers

Modern stage magic has its roots in the Gilded Age showmanship of Harry Keller (1849-1922), who performed around the world but made Yonkers his home between tours. With his theatrical spectacles, Keller founded a "Royal Dynasty" of American magicians including Harry Houdini (1874-1926), a friend and colleague of Keller's later years, and Howard Thurston (1869-1936), with whom Keller toured at the end of his career. These modern magicians cultivated a debonair stage persona that set them apart from earlier traveling sideshow artists, who dressed and posed as traditional Chinese conjurers. Despite the supernatural imagery on their posters, these magicians were not occultists but entertainers. Part of their audience appeal was the mystery of how their illusions were accomplished, not any claims to supernatural powers. The exhibition will feature vintage theatrical posters, costumes, and magic ephemera from little-seen private collections, as well as planned performances in the galleries by local magician Benjamin Levy and others. Through September 9.

Naked before the Camera - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 09, 2012 -

Since the beginning of art and in every medium, depicting the human body has been among the artist's greatest challenges and supreme achievements, as can so easily be seen by Museum visitors walking through the galleries of Greek and Roman statuary, African and Oceanic art, Old Master paintings, or Indian sculpture. Tapping veins of mythology, carnal desire, hero worship, and aesthetic pleasure, depictions of the nude have also triggered impassioned discussions of sin and sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty. Controversies are often aroused even more intensely when the artist's chosen medium is photography, with its accuracy and specificity -- when a real person stood naked before the camera -- rather than traditional media where more generalized and idealized forms prevail. In the medium's early days -- particularly in France, where Victorian notions of propriety held less sway than in England and America, and where life drawing was a central part of artistic training -- photographs proved to be a cheap and easy substitute for the live model. While serving painters and sculptors, many nineteenth-century photographic nudes were also intended as works of art in their own right. Still others bore the title "artist's study" merely to evade government censors and legitimize images that were, in fact, more likely intended to stir a gentleman's loins than to enhance his aesthetic endeavors. Outside the realms of art and erotica, photographic nudes were made to aid the study of anatomy, movement, forensics, and ethnography. In twentieth-century art, the body became a vehicle for surreal and modernist manipulation and for intimate odes to beauty or poems to a muse. Beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s, nudity and its representation took on new meanings -- as declarations of freedom from societal strictures, as assertions of individual identity, as explorations of sexuality and gender roles, and as responses to AIDS. Naked before the Camera surveys the history of this subject and examines some of the motivations and meanings that underlie its expression.

Blue Man Group – Making Waves - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Norwalk

This exhibit is a playful, multisensory exploration of sound and interactive entertainment for the whole family. Utilizing extraordinary speaker technology, the exhibit features the dynamic Blue Man Group as a guide to the science of sound. On view May 19-September 9, 2012.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

Charles Long: Pet Sounds - Madison Square Park
Through September 09, 2012 - Flatiron District

Come play outdoors in Madison Square Park and experience contemporary art all at the same time. Charles Long's "Pet Sounds" (2012) invites kids and visitors of all ages to explore its maze-like structure of vibrantly colored pipe rails and enjoy huge amorphous blobs that become interactive when touched. Come see, touch, play, and find out what exciting sounds this creature of a sculpture has to offer.

Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently - New Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

"Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently" is a multipart project that explores the idea of sexual and gender "difference" after four decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning politics. Through an exhibition, series of events, and an opening symposium, the project seeks to invigorate discussion around a queer "We" that looks beyond tolerance or assimilation toward a concept of equality that provides for greater personal freedom. The project draws from Motta's evolving database documentary wewhofeeldifferently.info, which proposes "difference" as a profound mode of possibility for both solidarity and self-determination.

A-Maze-Ing Water - New York Aquarium
Through September 09, 2012 - Coney Island

This interactive exhibit, which opens as part of World Ocean's Day on June 8, runs through the summer and seeks to educate visitors toward becoming caring, informed stewards of our local and global waterways and the wildlife that depends on them. The program features Water's Extreme Journey, where visitors travel through a 1,500-square-foot maze, learning about the environmental threats that plague our waterways along their way to an ocean-themed destination. Water's Extreme Journey interactive maze is located under the pavilion tent at the aquarium. Children will be engaged with a range of interactive experiences as they ride a zipline through pollutants, put together water cycle puzzles, spin a wildlife wheel of facts, and learn the importance of water. Guests will also learn about the aquarium's New York Seascape, a conservation program designed to restore healthy populations of local marine species -- many of them threatened -- and to protect New York marine waters. Weekend programming includes art exhibits, hands-on activities, games, and more.

A-Maze-Ing-Water - New York Aquarium
Through September 09, 2012 - Coney Island

Enjoy an interactive exhibit and programming dedicated to water conservation and the New York Seascape. Highlights include a giant walk-through maze, a zipline ride, and a special art exhibit.

Sharon Hayes: There's So Much I Want to Say to You - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is a New York–based artist whose work in photography, film, video, sound, and performance examines the nexus between politics, history, speech, and desire. This exhibition, conceived by Hayes for the Whitney's third floor galleries, brings together existing pieces and newly commissioned works, all of which articulate forms of what Hayes calls "speech acts." The works are presented within an environment designed by Hayes in collaboration with artist Andrea Geyer.

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 09, 2012 -

As part of its summer program of sculpture exhibitions in the Gilbert Court, the Morgan will present three major sculptures by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly. Spare and elegant, Kelly's free-standing totemic forms -- one in bronze, the other two in mahogany and redwood -- exude the same quiet and spectacular beauty as his better-known, brightly colored paintings. The exhibition will also include a group of models and drawings that reveal the artist's process.

Raw Cooked: Ulrike Muller - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 09, 2012 -

The fifth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Sunset Park-based artist Ulrike Muller. With the goal of starting a conversation on the lesbian feminist movement and examining the visibility of queer bodies within mainstream culture and the Museum, Muller orchestrated a collaborative drawing project based on the inventory list of the feminist T-shirt collection at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She distributed textual T-shirt descriptions to feminists, queer artists, and other interested New Yorkers, and asked that they translate these texts into new images. Her exhibition includes one hundred drawings from this project. Additionally, she used symbolic lesbian, feminist, and queer terms from the inventory as search criteria to mine the Museum's online collection. Through the display of approximately one hundred of the collaborative drawings and nearly twenty-five Museum collection objects in the Luce Center for American Art's Elevator Lobby and elsewhere in the Museum, Muller creates a visual dialogue among contemporary queer culture, the Museum, and the history of feminist activism. Muller graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She was recommended for Raw/Cooked by advisory board member Amy Sillman. Raw/Cooked is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Highlights from the Collection - Noguchi Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Queens

Complimenting the Noguchi Museum's permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum's Collections, including examples of Noguchi's steel sculptures and a number of collaborative stage sets, are now on view in the upstairs galleries.

Printers, Monks, & Craftsmen - Bookmaking in the Age of Gutenberg - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

This exhibition looks at the transitional period in hand press bookmaking through 14 Bibles printed between 1455 and 1525. Early printed books initially looked to manuscripts to inform page design, typeface, binding, and decorative embellishment. As the era progressed, printers and other craftsmen involved in the production of a printed volume began to experiment with the possibilities handpress production afforded to create innovative, elegant books. Focusing on Gothic bindings and the structure of a selection of books drawn from the Rare Bible Collection @ MOBIA, conservator Clare Manias explores regional differences in the volumes' styles, production, and form illustrating that printed books have stories to tell and are much more than what's between the covers.

The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi - A Masterpiece Reconstructed - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Illustrating one of the most celebrated Renaissance themes, Bartolo di Fredi's (c. 1330-1410) Adoration of the Magi will be reunited in this groundbreaking exhibition. The three known surviving panels of this Siense master's unrivaled altarpiece are considered by many to be among Bartolo's finest works. Composed of a monumental central panel depicting a tender visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, his Crucifixion and the mourning it brings, "Adoration of the Magi" by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed permits an in-depth study of this oft-depicted Christian narrative. The three altarpiece panels will be on loan from the Pinacoteca of Siena, the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg Germany, and the University of Virginia Art Museum, the first venue for the exhibition. At the Museum of Biblical Art, Bartolo's altarpiece will be displayed alongside a magnificent version of the Adoration of the Magi which he completed as a standalone work in c. 1390, on loan from The Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Bartolo's depiction of the Adoration of the Shepherds dating to c. 1374, on loan from The Cloisters. Both paintings will enhance the detailed examination of this master's grand altarpiece.

Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy - New-York Historical Society
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Making American Taste features fifty-five works from the New-York Historical Society's collection that cast new light on both the history of American art and the formation of American cultural ideals during a crucial period from the 1830s to the late 1860s. By integrating history, literary and religious subjects with now better-known examples of rural and domestic genre, the exhibition explores the broad range of styles and narrative themes that appealed to nineteenth-century Americans seeking cultural refinement.

Missionary in Manhattan - Theater For The New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Three wide-eyed sister wives have found themselves abandoned in New York City, as good as left for dead by brother husband, Charles Gregory Howard. Sisters Gretchen, Fanny and Bunny Catherine will sing, preach and stop at nothing to track down the father of their ten children - who may or may not have left them for a vocal coach named Gerard. Caitlin Davis (Sister Gretchen) is a freelance actor, singer, comedian and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has collected her outrageous stories and characters from the crazy that comes from growing up in a small, southern town. She has appeared on the New York stage in Karen O's "Stop the Virgens" and as Loretta in "Sleep Companion" with the Truf?e Company. Her regional credits include "Mary's Wedding" at Burning Coal and "Tartuffe" at Triad Stage. She has appeared in several independent ?lms including "The 14th Burning," which has received over 15 ?lm festival Of?cial Selections and 17 awards. She is currently in production of the indy thriller, "Held in Paradise." Elizabeth May (Sister Bunny Catherine) is an actor, musician and playwright based in Brooklyn. She has played Cherie in "Bus Stop," Annelle in "Steel Magnolias," and Virgen Acolyte/Lead Vomitter in "Stop The Virgens" (Saint Ann's Warehouse). She is also a member of the resident company, The Bats, at the Flea Theatre, where she has appeared in "These Seven Sickenesses" as a Nurse. She spends her free time with her rabbit, Madeline and preparing for the impending zombie apocalypse. Kaleigh Malloy has directed "Essential Self Defense" (UNCG Workshop Theatre), "The Vagina Monologues" (UNCG-VDAY Organization) and "Dearly Departed" (Red Door Theatre). She is a former apprentice at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia and former artistic intern at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was Assistant Director on several productions at Triad Stage, including "The Glass Menagerie," "Educating Rita," "The Sunset Limited," "Steel Magnolias," and "Masquerade." Most recently, she was the assistant to the stage manager for the Arden Theatre Company's production of "Robin Hood." Regional acting credits include "One Flea Spare" (Hand in the Fire Productions), "Girl in Green Eyes" by Tennessee Williams (Hand in the Fire Productions), Poor Margaret in the world premier of "Bloody Blackbeard" (Triad Stage), Ginny in "For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls" (Triad Stage's Upstage Cabaret) and Madeline in the world premier of "Redbeard's Revenge" (THR 232). She has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Talk, Mackerel - Theater For The New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Written, composed and directed by Sarah Segal-Lazar; lighting design by William Noguchi. World Premiere (Montreal, Canada). Cabaret Theater Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 PM. Running Time: 40 minutes | Tickets $15 You are cordially invited to the birthday party of Leslie Moira Duncanaine, where something is off. Lemon, the young lady who is both our hostess and the guest of honour, speaks a little funny. And she has proof of the lethal properties of red lipstick. On the dining room wall, portraits of ancestors bicker with each other when they are not singing or playing cards. The family has some issues. And of course, there was that murder. But it's okay really. It all forms a tissue of affection and resentment that sustains Lemon and keeps her on course. Sarah Segal-Lazar is an actor, singer and writer. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Professional Theatre program at Montreal's Dawson College. She was the sole recipient of NYU's 2011 Theatre Studies Honors Certificate, awarded for her thesis "Come From Away: A Search for the Definition of Home." She is the author of a ten-minute play "The Barely Wives Club," which was a finalist for Red Bull Theatre's Short New Plays Festival. Having returned to Canada, Sarah is currently creating Prince Edward Island's first Fringe Festival. (www.sarahsegal-lazar.tumblr.com)

'A Nasty Tempered Man' - Theater for the New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

"A Nasty Tempered Man," written by Carolyn Moses. World Premiere. Community Theater Sunday, September 2 at 5:00 PM; Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 PM; Friday, September 7 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 8 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM. Running Time: 95 minutes | Tickets: $12 In this five-character absurdist comedy, a newly sprouted state with Slavic roots is creating civil order: "All people must dance together--all citizens must now join hands." But what will become of Pimpol Antonovich, cranky comic-author, in such a good-intentioned society? Carolyn Moses is author of "Cannibals," "The Gospel of Judas," "Carribean Couples," and "Gogol's Nose." She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

'Fast in Fire' - Theater for the New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Fast in Fire," written by EJC Calvert; directed by Mason Beggs; produced by Alice Oh. World Premiere. Cabaret Theater Sunday, September 2 at 8:00 PM; Monday, September 3 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 8 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 PM. Running Time: 60 minutes | Tickets $15 A family's carefully cultivated subterfuge begins to fray when they come together for the patriarch's funeral. Murder and lies swirl around a father who won't stay dead, an unfaithful widow and the most loyal Bichon Frise you ever met. What's an only begotten son to do? E. J. C. Calvert is from St. Louis, Missouri. Achievements include being a Samuel French OOB 2010 Winner, O'Neill Conference semifinalist, Leota Diesel Ashton Prize in Playwriting recipient, International Women's Playwriting Festival finalist and Chatterton Short Play Festival Audience Award winner. Her play "The Bear (A Tragedy)" is published by Samuel French. Recent performances and readings include "Sarazad and the Monster-King" (The TRUF), "Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes" (Looking Glass Theatre), "The Bird Girl" (Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab), "Testify!" (Roy Arias Studios), "Cadaver Synod" (The Brecht Forum) and "Witness! The Amazing Slipping Away" (The Cell). She is also half of a comedy duo Lizanda, who will be performing their new show, "#1 Besties with Boy Trouble," at the Chicago Fringe Festival this summer. Calvert holds an MFA in Playwriting from the New School for Drama and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Mason Beggs is a director, illustrator and composer, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. Beggs received his MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama and his BFA in Media Art from Edinboro University. New York credits include "The Sisters Millay" by Susan Vittucii (Reading at NYTW), "Psalms for Japan" (Theatre 80), "The Bear" by E.J.C. Calvert (The Lion), "Mourning Breadth" by George Lopercio (The New School), "Stranger in my Body" by Garlia Cornelia Jones ( The Gay and Lesbian Center of NYC) and a concert of the musical "Pop!" by Anna Jacobs and Maggie-Kate Coleman (Duplex Cabaret). Alice Oh is a producer and actress originally from Korea. Oh founded Theatre HAN with its mission to be the bridge that connects diverse cultures on stage. Her recent works as actress include the reading of "A Document in Madness": A tale of Hamlet, Pinter's "Celebration," Chekhov's "Bear," and Gao Xingjian's "The Bus Stop" with Theatre HAN. She holds an MFA in Acting from New School for Drama and MA in Theatre from Northwestern University. www.theatrehan.com.

'Golden Baby' - Theater for the New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Golden Baby," written by Dana Clinkman, Claire Downs, Henry Melcher, Evan Watkins and Ryann Weir. Sketch Comedy. World Premiere. Cabaret Theater Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 PM; Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00 PM; Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 PM; Friday, September 7 at 9:00 PM; Sunday, September 9 at 8:00 PM. Running Time: 60 minutes | Tickets: $15 "Golden Baby" is a character-driven ensemble sketch comedy show from the minds of five Second City-trained, NYU-educated, Youtube generation weirdos. Dana Clinkman graduated from Syracuse University's drama department in 2010 and then briefly left the colonies to perform the work of that old redcoat, William Shakespeare, in "The Tempest" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has spent the last year writing for and performing in "The First Ladies Project," a devised comedy about America's highest unelected office. Other credits include Shelby Company's "Ephemerama," Chess Club Comedy's "News Report," and an imminent video with the PIT's Gentlemen Party. Claire Downs is a writer, performer and comedian. In the past year, Downs co-wrote and performed in "The First Ladies Project," which premiered at NYTW's 4th St. Theater and continued on to NYU's Cookery Festival. Since 2003, she has been learning, writing and performing improv and sketch comedy with Second City Chicago, Improv Olympic and The Upright Citizens Brigade of New York, where she currently writes for the Maude team, Everything Rabbits. Henry Melcher graduated from NYU in May with degrees in communications and creative writing. He currently runs the photo site, posingwithfriends.com: "Taking Pictures Next to Tourists Taking Pictures," which his 92 year-old grandfather really likes. Melcher works as a production assistant in cable news and is also a contributing blogger for Huffington Post Comedy. He has written two cover stories for New York Press (RIP) and was a member of NYU's premier improv troupe, Dangerbox. Evan Watkins started writing and improvising as part of The Second City Teen Ensemble in Chicago before moving to New York to attend NYU ('10). Since then, he has created work and performed at venues such as PS122, The Incubator, 3LD, Galapagos Art Space, The Connelly and The Tank, to name a few. When he was eight years old, he gave George Foreman financial advice in a Disney Channel commercial. Now he wonders why George can afford to support ten children while he can sometimes not afford a meatball sub. Ryann Weir is a New York based actor and writer from Wilmette, Illinois. She has appeared at The Brick in "The Collected Rules of Gifted Camp" (Dir. Annie Tippe), "FGP Wedding" (Dir. Andrew Neisler), works by "Rescue Agreement" (Dir. Grant MacDonald and Gemma Kaneko), "The First Ladies Project" (Dir. Annie Tippe), "Theater in Asylum's Five" (Dir. MC Moore), "Our Farm" (Dir. Andrew Neisler) and "Up the Great and Shining Sky" (Dir. Rachel Chavkin). She has also appeared in Chess Club Comedy and Gentlemen Party videos. (http://www.ryannweir.com)

US OPEN 2012 - Arthur Ashe Stadium
Through September 09, 2012 - Flushing Meadows, Corona Park

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.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 12, 2012 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York returns to Bear Mountain this summer for Cruise Nights, featuring some truly cool cars. Other activities include raffles, prizes, giveaways, food, vendors, and music. This family-friendly event takes place each Wednesday night through September 12 weather-permitting. $10 per car will be charged on September 12, a fundraising evening for local charities.

Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 12, 2012 - New York

Pioneering artists in the post-World War II era alternatively embraced artistic freedom and gesture-based styles, nontraditional materials and counter-cultural references. Featuring nearly 100 works by Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Asger Jorn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tàpies, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others, this collection-based exhibition explores the affinities and differences between artists working continents apart in a period of great transition and rapid creative development.

ReDraw - The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster St - The Drawing Center
Through September 13, 2012 - New York

In December 2010, The Drawing Center launched ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street with the purchase of a 2,000-square-foot unit on the second floor of 35 Wooster Street, which will replace its leased space at 40 Wooster Street. Plans for the new space have been designed by Claire Weisz and WXY Architecture + Urban Design, an internationally-recognized New York–based firm. ReDraw's architectural program addresses specific exhibition, educational, and operational requirements, reinforcing The Drawing Center's mission to present the highest-quality cultural programming in galleries proportioned to facilitate a meaningful viewer experience—attributes that have made the institution one of the most respected, beloved, and distinctive non-profits in New York City. The building project will connect the existing ground floor space to the newly-acquired second floor space and the lower level of the building. A new bookstore and a sky-lit Drawing Room gallery will join the existing visitor services desk and Main Gallery on the ground floor level. Offices and administrative spaces will move to the second floor, and the renovated lower level will accommodate a new education room, a Viewing Program meeting room, and the experimental Lab gallery, which will feature an audio and video media system for exhibitions and public programs. Integrating these spaces into one building will provide The Drawing Center with 50% more contiguous programmatic space. The Drawing Center has suspended on-site programming as construction takes place.

August Exhibition at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through September 13, 2012 - New York

NEW YORK, NY -- Two exceptional exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, with art that will tantalize a variety of tastes and evoke memories in a wide ranging audience. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition presents the work of those artists who were selected by independent juror Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the Art Students League of New York to take part in the show. Viewers will be touched by the sincerity and intelligence of these remarkable creations, and intrigued by the diversity they display. In The Kaleidoscope of Color the audience will be plunged into a fascinating world of powerful imagery and lively energy that combines broad scope with intricate detail. The exhibitions will begin on August 24, 2012 and the opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2012, 6-8pm. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition will end on September 12, 2012 and The Kaleidoscope of the Mind will end on September 13, 2012. Exhibition Dates: August 24th, 2012 – September 13th, 2012 Reception: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/kaleidoscope_6_12_2012.aspx http://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Competition_8_24_2012.aspx Featured Artists: The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition Teymur Agalioglu | Arantxa Alvarez Fernandez | Bujar Babis Arizi | Mauricio Cadavid | Valerie Cordaro | Deborah Danelley | Doug DePice | Hilary Eddy | Juan Pablo Gayoso Mogrovejo | Giovanni Gelardi | Luis Guerrero | Kathleen Knauer | Robert Langstaff | Andrée LaRoche | Piero Manrique | Joel Mara | Juan Miguel Palacios | Shelley Powsner | Abby Rieser | Meredith Rose | Mary Sauer | Phil Saunier ("SO") | Susan Schmidt | Mark Van Crombrugge | John A. Varriano | Katerina Verguelis | Eric W. Shute | Ralph White | Elena Yevseyeva The Kaleidoscope of the Mind Joan Benjamin | Marat Kharisov | Fred Mou | Maria Magdalena Oosthuizen | Sharon Ross | Douglas The Boogie Man | Andy White Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Comic Art Indigène - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through September 15, 2012 - Mashantucket

This new exhibit looks at how native artists continue their storytelling traditions and life experiences through comics and comic-inspired art. The exhibit showcases historic examples of narrative art including photographs of rock art, ledger art and ceramics, as well as contemporary artworks. As the first widely accessible mass media, comic strips and comic books were consumed by Native people as a recognizable and legitimate form of storytelling. June 23 – Sept. 15.

100 Years of Girl Scouts - Yorktown Museum
Through September 15, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Molly Keane and Lara Mullen of GS Troop 1476 have assembled a nostalgic exhibit to celebrate this milestone Girl Scout birthday. Among uniforms, sashes, and badges, are photographs and memorabilia plus an interactive board with answers to trivia questions about Girl Scouts. Keane and Mullen have assembled a display for girls to test their knowledge, and moms and grandmas will enjoy for the memories. Through September 15.

Harbor - Westport Country Playhouse
Through September 15, 2012 - Westport

The play by Chad Beguelin is a comedy about a dysfunctional, loving family. August 28-September 15, 2012.

BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Perpetual Energy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Perpetual Energy, a group show that features sculpture from some of Brooklyn's finest fine artists.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Riverside Theatre
Through September 16, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.

BROADWAY WEEK - Various
Through September 16, 2012 - New York

Check out a special 2 tickets for 1 price to Broadway shows during this time.

Local Color II - Gallery North
Through September 21, 2012 - Setauket

The exhibit features current work by contemporary local artists showcasing the natural beauty of Long Island's sea and skyscapes, woods, and fields, as well as the bustle and interplay of its roads and residents.

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

This exhibition features key works in various media by Edouard Vuillard, the twentieth-century master whose unique blend of tradition and modernity evokes the refined and sophisticated society of his patrons, many of whom were Jewish.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society will present Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, an exhibition highlighting the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from its collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

Aliens, Gadgets and Guns: Designing The World of 'Men In Black 3' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 23, 2012 - Astoria

The extraterrestrials, created by Rick Barker in the "Men In Black" series, are among the most memorable visual elements in this comical action adventure. This exhibit features more than 25 objects from the forthcoming third installment of the film series and includes Baker's alien creatures, memory-erasing neuralyzers, and the iconic black shades worn by Agents J and K. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Baker creating alien creature makeup is also featured in this exhibit, which runs through Sept. 23.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

CAROUSEL - Goodspeed Opera House
Through September 23, 2012 - East Haddam

In this Rogers and Hammerstein production, an innocent young millworker and swaggering carousel barker meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife.

Summer Urban Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through September 23, 2012 - Prospect Heights

BBG celebrates the urban garden with plantings of ornamental edibles, designs for four-season beauty, and arrangements of tropical houseplants, with special attention on container gardening, vertical gardening, and other options for city dwellers.

Churchill: The Power of Words - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

Sir Winston Churchill's impact upon the twentieth century is difficult to overestimate. A master orator and writer, Churchill's use of spoken and written words will be explored in this exhibition that covers more than a half century of his life?from Victorian childhood letters to his parents, to Cold War correspondence with President Eisenhower, and featuring some of his most famous wartime oratory. Drawn from the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the presentation uses drafts, speaking notes, personal and official correspondence, public statements, and recordings from some of his most compelling speeches and broadcasts as lenses to examine the main events in Churchill's life. Of particular focus will be Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States, homeland of his Brooklyn-born mother, from first visit in 1895 to award of Honorary Citizenship in 1963; and the ways in which he used the written and spoken word to develop, complement and advance his political career.

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan - Morgan Library and Museum
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Featuring some seventy masterpieces of drawings, books, maps, and letters from the Morgan's rich holdings, the exhibition Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan chronicles the artistic production of the city of Venice and its territories during the republic's Golden Age, the sixteenth century. The exhibition features striking examples by great masters of the period, including Paris Bordone, Vittore Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian, and Paolo Veronese. Offering compelling insights into contemporary art, religion, and culture, Renaissance Venice addresses topics such as the portrait in Venetian art, Venice and the landscape tradition, religious and civic life, artistic innovations in printmaking and drawing, book publishing and cartography, and the role of foreign artists in the city. This is the first presentation and study of these drawings as a group and the first show in the United States on this theme.

Space, Light, Structure - The Jewelry of Margaret de Patta - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 23, 2012 -

SPACE-LIGHT-STRUCTURE: THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA is the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Margaret De Patta (1903-1964), a pioneer in American studio jewelry whose modernist creations remain as fresh and vital today as when they were initially conceived in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring De Patta's most spectacular brooches, pendants, and rings, Space, Light, Structure explores the major contributions of this groundbreaking San Francisco artist and sheds new light on her radical design philosophy. In 1939, De Patta began her search for new techniques that would allow her to take advantage of the inherent refractory properties of transparent and semi-transparent crystals. Her innovative "opticuts" revolutionized contemporary jewelry by transforming stones into brilliant, transparent spatial objects that, to this day, remain unsurpassed in concept, form, and execution. Growing out of her passion for modern architecture-and signaling a radical departure from the conventional perception of jewelry as mere body ornament- the compositions of her "wearable miniature sculptures" exhibit a dynamic equilibrium in which cantilevered, linear elements are counter-balanced against more compact, denser forms. The exhibition also illuminates the critical influence of De Patta's mentor, L�szl� Moholy-Nagy, the renowned artist with whom she studied in 1941-42. The Constructivist concepts championed by this former Bauhaus master and co-founder of the Chicago Bauhaus are manifest in De Patta's manipulation of space and light as well as through her incorporation of kinetic elements, space-defining steel screens, "opticut" rutilated crystals, and "floating" tension-mounted stones. Several equilibrium studies and photograms by Moholy-Nagy will underscore the enduring formal strength and visual excitement of the jewelry De Patta produced following the tenets she absorbed from him. Important works by other leading international protagonists of Constructivism, including El Lissitzky Alexander Archipenko, and Gy�rgy Kepes, will also be included in order to contextualize De Patta and her work. Drawn from important museum, gallery, and private collections in the United States and Canada, as well as from the De Patta Archives in California, the exhibition also presents never-before-shown examples of the artist's flatware, ceramics, and designs for interior spaces, in addition to travel diaries of her trips to Mexico, Japan, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, highlights the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from the New-York Historical Society's collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 23, 2012 - Tuxedo

Renaissance Fairs are one of those things you either love or think are really strange. This one returns for its 35th year with a quirky mix of shows, crafts, rides, food, and other attractions - including a jousting match and live-action chess game featuring human "pieces." Discount tickets available online. The fair is open rain or shine, weekends and Labor Day through Sept. 23.

'The Jungle Book' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through September 23, 2012 - Times Square

This brand new adaption of Kipling's classic tale of a lost boy being adopted by the jungle is told through the eyes of young Alex, who through the pages of the story uses his imagination to bring the book to life. Through shadow puppetry, and new staging this is a show the entire family will enjoy.

DARCY OAKE-ILLUSIONIST - Times Scare
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Darcy Oake is a walking bag of charisma. Equipped with an infectious smile and inviting personality Darcy continues to perform world wide. He began a serious interest in magic at the age of 10 after a trip to the local magic store. Now years later Darcy has been coined as one of Canada's premier magicians. Darcy holds the distinction of being the youngest person in history to win the Pacific Rim Professional Stage Challenge.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 26, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime, event each Wednesday evening through September. Check out cool cars with your kids, maybe even show them your first set of wheels. Cruise nights also feature vendors and entertainment.

Clay Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 26, 2012 - Staten Island

Satisfy a "knead" by working with some air-dry clay. Create a tactile piece.

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 27, 2012 - Staten Island

Plenty of time for experimenting with paint and other media.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

US - Lion Theater
Through September 29, 2012 - New York

A 21st century love story set against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election. US examines the power struggles in both politics and the bedroom. It dissects how people meet, communicate, copulate and fall in love in the age of constant media and technology.

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

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 Alef Bet of Being A Mensch - Suffolk Y JCC
Through September 30, 2012 - Commack

On Sundays, through September 2012, visitors can walk through the dictionary of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Letters form the words that lead you and your children through the basics of being a Mensch. Visitors can test their patience on The Tolerance Sovlanut Scale, discover "Inner Peace" in the Shalom Corner and explore the Glow in the Dark Torah Scroll.

Annual Natural History Exhibit - Beautiful Dirt: A Look Into The Amazing Story Underfoot - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Dirt is everywhere - there's no getting away from it – nor should you want to! Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives. This exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all. Through September 30, 2012.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House. The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games.

The Beast - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through September 30, 2012 - Midtown West

Don't miss The Beast, New York's very own thrill ride. Your captain will take you for a wet n' wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We'll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you'll have a quick photo-op. You must be at least 40"/100cm tall to ride The Beast.

Electric Currents, 1900-1940 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 30, 2012 - Midtown

Electricity -- a source of clean, efficient power and brilliant, reliable light -- epitomized the very spirit of modernism in the early 20th century. After decades of research and competitive experimentation following the development of the first arc lamps and incandescent filament bulbs in the mid-19th century, electricity began to transform every aspect of modern life. Electric light -- first in city streets and then in homes -- brought a revolutionary innovation to daily existence, literally redefining day and night. This installation features a dozen posters from MoMA's collection used in this period to promote electricity, which offered staggering possibilities for progress but was not universally welcomed. In creating graphics for industry leaders like AEG and Bosch, modern designers were inspired by the beauty of the bulb itself and the splendor of electric light, which are both rendered with exquisite power in Jacques Nathan-Garamond's poster of c. 1938, which pulsates in 2-D. The installation highlights a selection of Lester Beall's equally vibrant posters for the Rural Electrification Administration, which used bold, patriotic graphics to foster public awareness of the benefits of electricity in America's homes and farms during the Great Depression.

The Rylands Haggadah Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

From the calling of Moses to the crossing of the Red Sea, the drama of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt is presented in The Rylands Haggadah. This is the third in a series of installations focusing on one masterwork of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. This spring, the featured work comes from the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England. Each month, the Haggadah will be open to a different page, affording visitors the exceptional opportunity to follow the artist's telling of the Exodus story. Works of art from the Museum's own collection, made for Christian use but depicting the saga of the Hebrew people, will suggest the larger, medieval context of biblical storytelling in which the Haggadah was created. The previous installations featured the Washington Haggadah (on view April 5-July 4, 2011) and Lisbon's Hebrew Bible (on view November 22, 2011-January 16, 2012).

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

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

Drop-In Nature Activities: Observe and Create - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all its different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind some of Monet's most classic of subjects: water lilies. Through September 30.

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

Observe & Create - Children's Outdoor Nature Explorations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind aquatic plants. Nature is art, and kids can discover it at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 June 1 through September 30 Fee: Free with Garden Admission Enjoy this diverse collection of artwork from the Jamaica Estates Association, on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. For more information, please call 718.886.3800.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

Art Forms: 75 Years of Arts Education - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - SoHo

The Children's Museum of the Arts will open a new exhibition of antique children's artwork on June 21 (through Sept. 30) that features, for the first time, children's works from the collections of celebrated art educators Leon Bibel, Henry Schaefer-Simmern, and Sona Kludjian. This exhibition explores art education from the 1930s to today. Approximately 30 antique works, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, are one display, juxtaposed with more than 40 contemporary works by current New York City public school students and by the museum's teaching artists. Among the most compelling works are 10 linocut prints by Alfred Cohen, a student of noted WPA artist Leon Bibel. In 1938, at the age of eight, Cohen received significant critical acclaim for a solo exhibit of 40 paintings at the Bronx House. Public schools participating in Art Forms include: PS 347 American Sign Language and English Lower School; PS 124 The Yung Wing School; PS 130 The Hernando DeSoto School; PS 158 The Bayard Taylor School; PS 3 Charrette School; Kings Collegiate Charter School; The Renaissance Charter School; Immigrant Social Services at PS 130; Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School; PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School; PS 29 John Harrigan School; PS 243 The Weeksville School; PS 116 The Mary Lindley Murray School; The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School; and MS 413 School of the Future. This year also marks the first time that works created by teaching artists themselves will be featured alongside student artwork, thanks to more space afforded by CMA's expanded new facility and gallery on Charlton Street, which opened Fall 2011.

Paintings on Parchment - Italian Renaissance Illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

This installation of Italian illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection, featuring examples by leading masters from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century, highlights the achievements of this art form and its close ties to painting during the Italian Renaissance. The majority of the parchment leaves and cuttings, decorated in jewel-toned palettes and gold, are initials that have been excised from choir books. Approaching the scale of small panel paintings, the Florentine and Sienese initials reflect the colossal size of these books, which enabled a large group of clergy to read the text and music at a distance. Two Northern Italian leaves, not created as part of manuscripts but as independent paintings on parchment, also blur the boundaries between the two art forms. In fact, nearly all of the illuminators represented worked in both media; paintings by three of them (Lorenzo Monaco, Sano di Pietro, and the Osservanza Master) are displayed nearby in the Lehman galleries, highlighting Robert Lehman's view of his miniatures as an extension of his paintings collection.

Pictures from the Moon: Artists' Holograms 1969-2008 - New Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

In conjunction with the Museum-wide summer exhibition "Ghosts in the Machine," the New Museum will present "Pictures from the Moon" in the Lobby Gallery, which will feature a focused selection of holograms from the 1960s to the present by several leading, contemporary artists. The 1960s ushered in new technologies and new frontiers for image production. The development of laser technology in 1962 enabled the creation of holograms that displayed three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface. Artists were drawn to holography, hailed as a medium of the future that turned space inside out, for its spatial, volumetric, and sequential qualities, and to the creative possibilities it offered in contrast to photography, film, and early video. "Pictures from the Moon"-its title inspired by photographs of earth taken by astronauts on the first mission to the moon that also expanded our way of seeing-celebrates an alternative history of virtually unknown images by artists experimenting on the edge of visual technology. One of the earliest pioneers in the holographic medium is Bruce Nauman, whose holograms from the late 1960s furthered the physical manipulations and explorations of the body as a medium that he was conducting at the time. Nauman produced two sets of holograms between 1968 and 1969. The second set displays his body compressed, coerced, and contorted into the picture plane. "Pictures from the Moon" will include Nauman's Hologram H from the "Second Hologram Series: Full Figure Poses (A-J)" (1969), marking one of the first times this work has been shown in New York. A surprising number of established artists soon followed with experimentations in holography that have continued over the last four decades. Artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell have all made holographic works that draw on the medium's ability to replicate three-dimensionality and deep space to expand upon themes they so successfully mined in other formats. The haunting, domestic objects and sinister interiors that define Bourgeois's work appear wholly present in her untitled holograms from 1998. In Ed Ruscha's series of holograms produced the same year, the phrase "The End" floats at various depths in the picture plane, set against animated lines scratched into a celluloid surface, and offering a new twist on the interplay between text, landscape, and spatial representation for which Ruscha is known. Eric Orr and James Turrell, in whose works light and space function as artistic mediums, both created holograms that synthesize color, shape, illumination, and form. Turrell, who has made an extensive body of holographic work and who continues to work in the medium pushing it forward into challenging new realms, produced the largest and most recent hologram in the exhibition. In this current age of techno-dependency, "Pictures from the Moon" offers a view of the persistent attempts by artists to wrest something more from technology than that for which it was invented. As advancements in 3-D technologies are demonstrated in new formats of television and film production, the enduring hologram continues to mesmerize by expanding the artistic and visual fields that lay before our eyes.

Fall Registration - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs(TAPA)provides after-school classes in the arts, weekend respite programs and Sunday workshops for children from ages 3 through young adult who may have various developmental disabilities such as(but not limited to)Down Syndrome,ASD,Cerebral Palsy, ADD,and ADHD. The studio space is clean,spacious and ADA compliant. The faculty consists of State certified teachers (Dance, drama and music and art education) as well as Broadway professionals and professional artists(painting, sculpture, and fabrics). Classes run in 10-week sessions. A limited number of scholarships and financial aid is available.

Yayoi Kusama - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art "happenings," she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan's most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama's career.

Sheffield Island Ferry - Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sono Seaport
Through September 30, 2012 - Norwalk

Visit the island with its historic 142-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge. Visitors board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch and play on the lawns around the lighthouse. The light tower is closed for renovations.Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns. Through September 30, 2012.

Your Ticket to TRACES, One of New York's Hottest Shows, is Free With 'New York Pass' - off-broadway
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

TRACES, the city's most acclaimed and groundbreaking circus is now included with the New York Pass. TRACES costs $86.60 by itself, with a "one-day New York Pass" costing less at just $80. The New York Pass offers free admission to over 70 tourist attractions. For more information visit www.newyorkpass.com

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Tenafly

Participants will help to make cider using the nature center's apple press and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. The center will provide apples but more apples means more cider, so participants are encouraged to bring their own. Rain or shine. Sundays through September 30.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights. Suitable for families with children ages 3-10.

Kayaking - Governors Island
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Enjoy some free kayaking. Lifejackets are mandatory.

Free Arts and Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through September 30, 2012 - White Plains

Toddlers to tweens are invited to join the gang at Straight A's every Saturday from 1-3pm for free Arts & Crafts. September 1: Make a Back-to-School School Bus; September 8: Share create an "All About Me" Collage; September 15: Make a special magnet to show off art work; September 22: Create a Summer-to-Fall tree; September 29: Make an Apple Collage.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to feed this year's pups. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. September 1, 9, 16, and 23 at 11am.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families, then meet WCCs endangered wolves and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. September 9, 28, and 29 at 6pm.

Mona Lisa Smiles Again - Loft Artist Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Stamford

An exhibition comprised of new artwork based upon participating members personal reinterpretations of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Times Square

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

Back to School Drive - Families and Children Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Mineola

Family and Children's Association, Long Island's human service agency, will be accepting donations of new back-to-school supplies and clothing. This Back-to-School Drive is part of an annual effort by Family & Children's to help financially struggling Nassau County families make ends meet and prepare area children for a successful school year. This year, the agency is asking everyone to consider donating sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans along with the pencils, calculators, markers, backpacks and notebooks. If you don't have time to shop but want to help, visit www.familyandchildrens.org/donate or call 516-746-0350 x336 for exact day and time to drop off.

DUELING STAR TREKS - Paley Center for Media
Through September 30, 2012 -

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" celebrates its 25th anniversary in September, and with this specially produced compilation the Paley Center boldly goes where thousands and thousands have gone before, tackling the red-hot-button question of whether 'The Next Generation' was also the greatest generation, or whether that honor belongs instead to the original series. Was the first Star Trek too campy? Next Generation too earnest? Beverly Crusher or Bones McCoy? Spock or Data? Kirk's bare chest or Picard's bare head? Check out a deft selection of clips featuring moments from both shows, plus a groovy musical montage set to the music of Harry Nilsson, who always wanted to be a spaceman. This package also includes the screening in its entirety of "The Inner Light," chosen in an online Paley Center poll as the best episode ever of "The Next Generation."

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.

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 01, 2012 - Midtown

This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) to date. Working in his hometown of Turin in the early 1960s amidst a close community of artists that included Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, Boetti established himself as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will span Boetti's entire career beginning with his sculptural works, or objects as he preferred to call them, comprised of everyday materials including wood, cardboard, and aluminum. Brought together (many for the first time since Boetti's seminal exhibition at Galleria Christian Stein in Turin in 1967) and installed in a dense configuration inspired by the original clustered presentation, these early works convey the material experiments of the period as well as notions of measurement and chance that Boetti would play with and revise throughout his career. While Boetti is often chiefly affiliated with the Arte Povera moment, Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan will consider Boetti beyond these brief years. In 1969 Boetti began exploring notions of duality and multiplicity, order and disorder, travel and geography, and he initiated postal and map works imagining distant places. For the work Viaggi Postali, begun the summer of 1969, Boetti sent envelopes to friends, family, and fellow artists but used imaginary addresses, forwarding each returned envelope to yet another non-existent place. Boetti thus created imaginary journeys for the people he admired. In other conceptual, mail art-related works made throughout the 1970s, Boetti would use different stamps and arrange them in permutations on the envelopes to compose his art, and send postcards picturing a monument in his hometown from places around the world. The exhibition brings together these and other works related to travel, geography, and mapping, many of which relate to his extensive travels to Afghanistan, where he operated the One Hotel (archival material from which will be on view) from 1971 until the Soviet invasion in 1979. During this period, Boetti began working with local artisans to produce embroideries such as the Mappas (maps), Arazzi (word squares), and Tuttos (literally, "Everything"), important examples of which will be included in the galleries and the Marron Atrium. An important aspect of Boetti's oeuvre is drawing, which runs as a constant throughout his work. A monumental Biro (ball point pen) drawing from 1973, spelling out the title "Mettere a mondo il mondo (Bringing the world into the world)" points to some of Boetti's ideas about art making that were fundamental to his practice: that the artist, rather than inventing, simply brings what already exists in the world into the work; and that everything in the world is potentially useful for the artist. This exhibition will celebrate the material diversity, conceptual complexity, and visual beauty of Boetti's work, bringing together his ideas about order and disorder, non-invention, and the way in which the work addresses the whole world, travel, and time, proving him to be one of the most important and influential international artists of his generation.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Your Face Squared--Community Self-Portrait Project - Bruce Museum
Through October 01, 2012 - Greenwich

This fall the museum will open an exhibition of self-portraits created entirely by the public for the public. The public is invited to submit a self-portrait created in any medium, including writing. Entries are accepted through October 1, 2012. The work must be: original and anonymous; 6-by-6 inches in size and no thicker than 3 inches; accompanied by a signed consent/waiver form. Full details and consent forms are available on the Museum's website and at the Bruce Museum Admissions Desk. The exhibit will run November 17-January 27, 2013.

Mommy/Daddy & Me - Trucks n Tiaras Inc.
Through October 03, 2012 - Mineola

Children 4-36 months will love this innovative and interactive workshop. They will be introduced to colors, shapes, blocks, singing, dancing, a bonding experience with their parent and much more. Classes meet Wednesdays; registration required. Please enter using the rear parking lot. Call or email Meera or Reena with questions.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 05, 2012 - Bronx

Plants and imaginations grow at the Family Garden, where kids are allowed and encouraged to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowls, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire. Cooking demonstrations take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen. Through October 12.

Ghosts in the Machine - New Museum
Through October 07, 2012 - New York

Opening at the New Museum in July 2012, "Ghosts in the Machine" surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition examines artists' embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences. International in scope, the exhibition spans more than fifty years and incorporates works by contemporary artists. The works assembled trace the complex historical passage from the mechanical to the optical to the virtual, looking at the ways in which humans have projected anthropomorphic behaviors onto machines that have become progressively more human. In place of a traditional, chronological approach, "Ghosts in the Machine" is conceived as an encyclopedic cabinet of wonders: bringing together an array of artworks and non-art objects to create an unsystematic archive of man�s attempt to reconcile the organic and the mechanical. The installation at the New Museum will include artists, writers, and visionaries whose works have explored the fears and aspirations generated by the technology of their time. From Jacob Mohr's influencing machines to Emery Blagdon's healing constructions, the exhibition brings together improvised technologies charged with magical powers. Historical works by Hans Haacke, Robert Breer, Otto Piene, and Gianni Colombo, amongst others, will be displayed alongside reconstructions of lost works and realizations of dystopian mechanical devices invented by figures like Franz Kafka. "Ghosts in the Machine" also takes its cue from a number of exhibitions designed by artists that incorporated modern technology to reimagine the role of art in contemporary societies, including Richard Hamilton's "Man, Machine and Motion" (1955). Exploring the integration of art and science, "Ghosts in the Machine" also tries to identify an art historical lineage of works preoccupied with the way we imagine and experience the future, delineating an archeology of visionary dreams that have never become a reality. Many of the artists in the show take a scientific approach to investigating the realm of the invisible, dismantling the mechanics of vision in order to conceive new possibilities for seeing. Central to the exhibition is a re-examination of Op Art and perceptual abstraction, with a particular focus on the work of painters Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Richard Anuskiewicz, and Julian Stanczak, amongst others. Op Art was unique in the way it internalized technology and captured both the ecstatic and threatening qualities it posed to the human body. Furthermore, the exhibition will include a number of kinetic and "programmed" artworks as well as expanded cinema pieces, which amplify the radical effects of technology on vision. A section of the exhibition will present a selection of experimental films and videos realized with early computer technology. One highlight of the installation will be a reconstruction of Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome (1963-65), an immersive cinematic environment where the viewer is bathed in a constant stream of moving images, anticipating the fusion of information and the body, typical of the digital era. As technology has accelerated and proliferated dramatically over the past twenty years, artists have continued to monitor its impact. A number of contemporary artists, including Mark Leckey, Henrik Olesen, and Christopher Williams, will be represented in the exhibition. These recent works, while reflecting technological changes, also display a fascination with earlier machines and the types of knowledge and experiences that are lost as we move from one era to the next, constantly dreaming up new futures that will never arrive.

DREAMGIRLS - Harlem Repertory Theatre 2012 - The 133rd Street Arts Center
Through October 07, 2012 - New york

The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an intimate chamber version of DREAMGIRLS with a cast of 10 that will be performed in two separate theatre spaces in the heart of Harlem. DREAMGIRLS is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of renowed R&B acts: The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and others. The musical is a classic,"rags to riches" tale of three young African American female singers who begin as innocents and ultimately triumph over jealousies, deceptions and a ruthless music industry. Previews: August 17-19 Opening: August 24 End date: October 7 Tickets: General Seating $20 and $15 Premium Tickets $40 Box Office: SMARTTIX.com or call (212) 868-4444 http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=DRE20&BundleCode=&GUID=19f48a60-ccaa-4b03-8027-25bd3f87221b Length: 2:20 Intermission - 10 min Show Promo: http://youtu.be/OpKO0KWDC9s HRT Promo: http://youtu.be/2RiSXwLy8Ys www.harlemrepertorytheatre.com www.facebook.com/HarlemRep

Rineke Dijkstra - A Retrospective - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 08, 2012 - New York

This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 13, 2012 - Katonah

Choice fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fragrance items, and other fine locally produced products will be available for sale on the front lawn at the Homestead.

Ruptures: Forms of Public Address - 41 Cooper Gallery
Through October 13, 2012 - New York

Situated within the context of the upcoming US elections and the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, The Cooper Union art exhibition Ruptures: Forms of Public Address explores the urgency, promise, and fragility of public and fearless speech within the aftermath of the 2010-11 demonstrations that erupted worldwide in city streets, university campuses, and urban centers. Curated by School of Art Deans Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, the show features a diverse group of artists including Cooper Union Professors Doug Ashford and Sharon Hayes, along with Ida Applebroog, Mircea Cantor, Theo Ellsworth & Caleb Monroe, Ganzeer, Igor Grubic, Iman Issa, Will Kwan, Antoni Muntadas, REPOcommons, REPOhistory, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lincoln Tobier, Liu Wei, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through October 14, 2012 - New York

Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Filming the Camps presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors' notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. Now, for the first time in the U.S., this material is being made available to a general audience.

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 14, 2012 -

Josef Albers (1888-1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions. With approximately sixty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work. These sketches were never exhibited in the artist's lifetime and have rarely been seen after his death. On view will be early studies (1930s-early 1940s), studies for Albers's Adobe series, inspired by Mexican architecture (1940s-early 1950s), and studies for Homage to the Square (1950s-1970s). These vibrant sketches provide insights into the artist's working process and, in contrast with the austerity and strict geometry of the final paintings, are remarkable for their freedom and sensuality. Works are drawn from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany. The exhibition, which is traveling to multiple venues in Europe before coming to the Morgan (the only U.S. venue), is organized by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop.

Poetry in Motion—Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward - Wilton Library
Through October 15, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) about the past, present and/or future. Approximately 35 poems will be selected for an event in March 2013. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances, as well as published in a commemorative book. Submit poems to [email protected] by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at x243 for information.

Modernist Art from India - Approaching Abstraction - The Rubin Museum
Through October 16, 2012 - New York

Approaching Abstraction is the second exhibition of a three-part series, titled Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence and post-Partition India. Building on the explorations between abstraction and figuration begun in The Body Unbound, the exhibition distinguishes abstraction in modernist Indian art from abstraction in Euro-American modernism and shows the independent trajectory of abstraction in post-Independence India.

Spring Fever - Yorktown Museum
Through October 20, 2012 - Yorktown Heights,

Items related to baseball players who contributed to the popularity of our national pastime are on display. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax are just a few of the men represented. Among the many uniforms shown is one from the Mollys, a women's team from the WWII era, and one from the House of David team, who were known as the Bearded Boys. Opening reception is May 5 at 12pm. Exhibit runs through October.

Bike and Roll NYC New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll NYC Central Park at Columbus Circle
Through October 21, 2012 - New York

Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down famous Fifth Avenue to Grand Army Plaza to see the Belle Epoque architecture of the Plaza Hotel bathed in light and flanked by the contemporary architecture of the Apple Store's glass cube lit from within. The grand St. Patrick's Cathedral is next with its neo-Gothic arches, then Rockefeller Center and on to the New York Public Library where the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, guard its steps. What do the colors on the spire of the Empire State Building mean? Your guide will explain as you step into its magnificent Art Deco Lobby. Any tour of New York's lights must include bustling Times Square where night becomes day under the area's illuminated billboards. Head north on Eighth Avenue for the final stretch, then through stunning Columbus Circle - the perfect nightcap to a perfect ride!

'Monet's Garden' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 21, 2012 - Bronx

This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist will be on view, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master. Through October 21.

New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Central Park and Beyond Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

This guided bike tour is the perfect way to enjoy the bucolic beauty of Central Park and some of New York's best sights. Wind your way through Central Park's iconic wonders, stopping to learn about the park's history and sites, including the little-known Conservatory Gardens and Harlem Meer. Continue to St. John the Divine, one of the world's most famous unfinished cathedrals, rivaling Europe's greatest, and enjoy its magnificent expanse. Stop at Columbia University for a look at the site used by so many directors for so many movies and TV shows. Ride into Riverside Park for a stop at Ulysses S. Grant's impressive memorial and your lunch break (lunches can be ordered from Bike and Roll when you make your reservation, and they consist of a locavore feast of cured meats and cheeses, bread, olives, jam, sweets, plus all the miscellaneous stuff you need to make a perfect picnic wrapped up in a souvenir cotton tote -- or you can bring your own). Continue on the Greenway along the Hudson River past ships and marinas before crossing the Upper West Side for your return to Central Park. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 21, 2012 -

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast concludes a cycle of exhibitions organized over the past decade by the Museum of Arts and Design. Curated by Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, these exhibitions have presented a diverse panoply of new work by Native American, First Nations, Métís and Inuit artists from the continental United States, the Pacific rim, and Canada. Representing both established and emerging artists, the series has laid bare the new vitality and spirit of experimentation that has come to the forefront among the art practices of Native artists working today. All three Changing Hands exhibitions have focused on art that points toward the future, presenting works by contemporary artists who embrace and take inspiration from cultural traditions while also expressing contemporary creativity and innovation. They have sought to transcend ethnographic and anthropological interpretations, challenge preconceived notions and stereotypes of Indigenous art and artists, and ultimately to effect a reevaluation of present-day Native art in an international arena.

Capital of Capital - Museum of the City of New York
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper East Side

Capital of Capital: New York's Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy explores how the economic dynamo that is New York was made possible in great measure by its innovative and controversial banking sector. Tracing the trajectory of the city's banks from the founding of the Bank of New York by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 to their primacy in today's nation and world, the exhibition utilizes rare historical objects and images, including banking instruments, architectural renderings, and advertisements, to tell a fascinating saga of growth, innovation, and, at times, unintended consequences. In so doing, it also reveals how New York City's particular circumstances-geography, human capital, and political alignments-helped make finance a major component not only of Gotham's economy but also of its identity

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Friday Cheese Sale - Rainbeau Ridge
Through October 27, 2012 - Bedford Hills

Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese will be available for sale. Enter the driveway, park in the semi-circle and walk to the cheesehouse.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Signs & Symbols - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Drawn from the Museum's deep holdings of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the development of American abstraction during the critical postwar period of the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. Many artists active in this period who are often overlooked -- Will Barnet, Forrest Bess, Charles Seliger, and Mark Tobey, among others -- developed abstract work that remains distinct from many of the concerns associated with the canonized Abstract Expressionists, including large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. Instead, the exhibition presents a more nuanced narrative, focused on the figurative and calligraphic "signs and symbols" present in much of the highly controlled work from this period and included in this show. In many cases, this work drew inspiration from specifically American sources and sought to foster a national aesthetic distinct from European Surrealism and Cubism. These investigations formed an important foundation for a future generation of artists--including Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein--who later incorporated highly individualized systems of signs into their own work while embracing distinctly American subject matter.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art - A Film Environment - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, "an intoxication by light from a thousand sources."

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 29, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2012 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem while enjoying the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and the untouched landscape of Long Island's North Shore in this 90-minute sightseeing tour aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat.A naturalist is on board to explain ecology, geology and history of the area. Seating is first come, first served. June 16-October 30, 2012.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through October 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This market which runs each Saturday through November 17, will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

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

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

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

Families can pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more. This market is open thru November 18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 30, 2012 - Flatbush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - 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.

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

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

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

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

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

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through December 31, 2012 - Sunset Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Jan 12-Sep 3, 2012.

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

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

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

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. April 25-Sep 3, 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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