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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 9

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by Daily Kids Events Editor September 9, 2014

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

Story Time Book Club @ Pottery Barn Kids - Pottery Barn Kids
September 09, 2014 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Back to School Immunization Clinic - Westchester County Health Department
September 09, 2014 - White Plains

The Westchester County Health Department will offer free immunizations by appointment during special back-to-school clinics for children ages 12 months through 18 years, who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn't cover immunizations. Appointments can be made by calling 914-995-5800 and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Brad Mehldau - Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau performs an evening of music which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure.

Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish - Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

With a diverse repertoire ranging from Gluck to Kaija Saariaho, soprano Dawn Upshaw has an unwavering commitment to expanding the boundaries of vocal recitals. For her BAM recital debut, she performs music by iconoclastic American composers - George Crumb and Charles Ives - with Gilbert Kalish on the piano.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
September 09, 2014 - Stony Point

Kids can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for sleepy-time stories, silly songs, and a craft. Registration is required.

The Addams Family - Gateway Playhouse
September 09, 2014 - Bellport

In this Broadway-style musical comedy, from the creators of the Jersey Boys, the kooky Addams clan must welcome an 'normal' family to dinner. Sly humor and catchy songs will have you snapping and clapping with this new musical.

Toddler Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
September 09, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of items including leaf-shaped dishes, decorative pumpkins, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday.

Mets vs. Colorado Rockies - Citi Field
September 09, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Curtis Granderson and the Amazin's as take on NL All Stars Troy Tulowitzi, Michael Cuddyer and former Yankee Boone Logan from the Mile High City.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
September 09, 2014 - Mineola

Join these interactive workshops with a certified infant massage specialist. Infant massage is a great bonding tool. The massage helps little ones sleep better as well as relieve any colic symptoms they may be feeling. Please bring two baby blankets. Contact patti@wigglesandgigglesbabymassage.com or call 516-607-1153.

Tortilla Soup-Movie - Manhasset Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Manhasset

Join film expert Alba Forman for this film. Inspired by Ang Lee's "Eat Drink Man Woman," this is the story of three grown sisters trying to cope with -- and live with -- their father (Hector Elizondo), who has one simple rule: Be Home for Sunday Dinner.

Fitness Fun - Farmingdale Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Farmingdale

Kids 3-5 years and an adult can join Fitness Instructor Claire Guidone for a morning of fitness fun. Proof of age is required at registration.

The Music of Pink Floyd Beyond The Wall - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 09, 2014 - New York

Beyond the Wall formed in 2007 and set out to be the most authentic Pink Floyd tribute band they could be. Beyond the Wall uses lights, video, sound FX and a scrupulous attention to musical detail in order to accomplish this great feat. The five seasoned musicians have over 100 years of collective performing experience. Since 2008, Beyond the Wall has been dazzling audiences of all sizes in all venues. They perform a great mix of Pink Floyd's best known material, as well as complete albums in order to satisfy Floyd fans of every generation, be they casual fans of the music or rabid Floydians. *Performing Dark Side of The Moon and Animals.

Prostate Cancer PSA Test - Floral Park Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Floral Park

Senator Jack Martins, in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Labs, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program here at the library. Each patient will receive a free PSA blood test, men who will be participating in the program must bring a photo ID with an address, such as a driver's license; patients must bring a self- addressed, stamped envelope to be notified of the PSA blood test results. Appointments for the free PSA blood tests will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Knit and Crochet Club - Windsor Park Library
September 09, 2014 - Bayside

A nice relaxing activity combining creativity and fun. Participants bring their own yarn, needles, and ideas. All levels of crafters are welcome. Registration is required.

The New York World's Fairs: 1939-40 and 1964-65 - Douglaston-Little Neck Library
September 09, 2014 - Little Neck

Noted historian Ron Marzlock takes the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom on a trip through their own history, with more than 200 images of the World's Fairs that are a must-see for Queens residents who were there. Not old enough to have seen either fair? Don't worry, this is still a great education about what yesterday thought today was supposed to look like.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Scarsdale

Over 80,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through Sept. 14.

Parent & Child Yoga at Scarsdale Yoga Studios - Scarsdale Yoga Studios
September 09, 2014 - Scarsdale

Partner with your toddler-9-year-old in simple animated poses, games, art, music, and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. Bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose, and flutter your wings in butterfly, while taking a yoga journey your child will never forget! This fun class provides key bonding methods between parent and child, while strengthening their growing muscles. Caregivers welcome. Class is 45 minutes. $30.00 per class or you may purchase a 5 or 10 pack.

Tuesday Storytime at the Pelham Public Library - Pelham Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Pelham

Tuesday morning story time for children ages 3-5.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Three - Wilton Library
September 09, 2014 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This weekly program runs for 11 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
September 09, 2014 - Wilton

By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children ages 3 and 4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
September 09, 2014 - Wilton

This story time for independent listeners ages 4-6 years that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No registration, no fee.

Toddler Tuesdays - Prospect Park: Lakeside
September 09, 2014 - Park Slope

Toddlers (2-5 years old) and their caregivers will enjoy an action-packed morning of instructor-led play and music-based activities, healthy snacks, beverages, and open skate time with skate rentals, helmets, and pad packs for toddlers and bag check for any storage needed.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
September 09, 2014 - Marine Park

Children, with and without special needs, learn about gardening, read gardening-related books, hear storytelling and music, and make crafts. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Explore & Create: Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
September 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

Arts and crafts activities for children ages 6 and up.

Fashion Rocks - Barclays Center
September 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

Ryan Seacrest will host the show live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in a two-hour extravaganza on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The evening will feature performances by Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher. Tickets can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800- 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The David H. Koch Theater
September 09, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Lewis Carroll?s immortal children?s story Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland comes to life when The Joyce Theater Foundation presents this over the top production that features the magnificent dancers of The National Ballet of Canada performing to choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. ?The extraordinary skill, versatility and spirit of the Canadian dancers? (Los Angeles Times) combine with startlingly beautiful sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and a brilliantly evocative score by British composer Joby Talbot to create an unforgettable fantasia in dance, with the characters coming to brilliant, hilarious and even frightening life. The production includes ?terrific scenes, particularly a gory butcher?s shop that offers the Duchess and the Cook in a face-off, and an utterly wonderful Cheshire Cat episode, its giant body parts (which keep dematerializing) manipulated by puppeteers? (The New York Times). Taken as a whole, the work is not just a sublime interpretation of one of our culture?s great texts; it is a celebration of imagination itself, an evening of childhood wonder that is perfect for the whole family to experience. Visit Joyce.org for more information and performance schedule.

Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra - Brentwood Public Library
September 09, 2014 - Brentwood

Regina Calcaterra is the New York Times bestselling author of Etched in Sand, a memoir that chronicles how Regina and her four siblings survived an unspeakable childhood on Long Island. Her story has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Inside Edition, Fox 5, CBS The Couch, People Magazine, The New York Post,the New York Law Journal, Newsday and various local media outlets.

Legacy Gymnastics Fitness and Tumbling Class - Legacy Gymnastics
September 09, 2014 - Rocky Point

From basics to advanced gymnastics and tumbling skills, these tumbling classes offer something for every level.

Film For Tots - New York Public Library, George Bruce branch
September 09, 2014 - Harlem

Young children enjoy short films based on picture books.

Reading Aloud - New York Public Library, Webster Branch
September 09, 2014 - Upper East Side

A librarian shares favorite picture books, proving children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.

CHINESE RIBBON DANCE WORKSHOP - New York Public Library, Chatham Square branch
September 09, 2014 - Two Bridges

Come learn the Chinese ribbon dance!

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
September 09, 2014 - Upper West Side

Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

$5 Funnies w/Dan Soder, Kurt Metzger, Sean Patton, Monroe Martin, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 09, 2014 - New York

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 10, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 10. Weather-permitting, hot rod fans can check out 400-600 cool cars and motorcycles as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Fiber Friends - Hudson River Museum
Through September 13, 2014 - Yonkers

Teaching artist-in-residence Sarah Divi leads knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to create fiber art projects inspired by Mandy Greer, whose work is on display in The Ecstatic Moment. Attend one session, or all. Bring your own yarn and needles/crochet hook. Fiber Friends meets on June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13 at 3pm.

'Mulan the Musical' - La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre
Through September 13, 2014 - Bowery

China's world-renowned female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies bring to life the classic story of Mulan. By artfully combining dynamic drumming, colorful projections, traditional Kung Fu, and dance, the timeless story of one young girl's bravery is brilliantly reinterpreted into a rich, visual and unique theatrical experience.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

This exhibit explores the compelling personal, social, cultural, and artistic issues being addressed today through the pairing of two dynamic visual art forms: studio jewelry and photography -- or photo-jewelry.

Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The Master of Claude de France was one of the last great French illuminators. His was a fine and delicate style, characterized by the use of subtle lilacs, mauves and roses, juxtaposed with chartreuse and royal blue -- all applied in tiny, almost invisible brushstrokes. The Claude Master flourished in Tours (in the Loire valley) for only about twelve years (ca. 1508-1520), leaving behind a small but exceptional oeuvre. Over the last several years, the Morgan has acquired a critical mass of the Claude Master's work, of which nearly two dozen items will be featured in this exhibition. The centerpiece is the Prayer Book of Claude de France, one of two tiny, jewel-like manuscripts that he painted for the queen of France and after which the artist was named. The Prayer Book was a personal commission by Queen Claude (first wife of King Francois I) around the time of her coronation in 1517. The manuscript measures a mere 2 3/4 by 2 inches, but it includes an amazing 132 miniatures. Encoded within the tiny book are images that reflect the queen's private anxieties, including her fear that she might have inherited from her mother, Anne de Bretagne (twice queen of France), the inability to bear healthy sons. Visitors will have the opportunity to access all of the Prayer Book's miniatures via an iPad in the gallery. Also on view will be twelve newly discovered calendar miniatures by the Claude Master, which the Morgan recently acquired. These works will be complimented by loans from private collectors and from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Manuscripts by Jean Bourdichon, the Claude Master's teacher, and by Jean Poyer and Jacques Ravaud, two artists active in Tours who influenced him, will also be displayed.

Marks of Genius: Treasures of the Bodleian Library - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

Marks of Genius presents some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, from the beginning of recorded information up to the industrial era, as preserved in the incomparable collections of Oxford University's Bodleian Library. The exhibition features approximately sixty rare and exceptional objects from diverse disciplines that serve as points of departure for exploring some of the fundamental meanings of genius. The ways in which genius has been cultivated, recognized, and venerated will be explored through such works as early manuscripts of Euclid's Elementa and Gregory I's Regular Pastoralis, the oldest book written in English; an Arabic manuscript book of constellations; a unique papyri of Sappho's poems; the copyright deposit copy of Shakespeare's First Folio; a thirteenth-century manuscript of the Magna Carta; the definitive account of Aztec civilization; the manuscript of Handel's Messiah; J.R.R. Tolkien's drawings for The Hobbit; and Mary Shelley's manuscript draft of Frankenstein.

Broadway Week - Various
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

Special 2-for-1 tickets to Broadway shows.

Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The exhibit brings together multiple generations of National Academicians and creates a constellation that illuminates affinities, connections, differences, and most importantly a relevant continuum of American art and architecture.

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse - National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The first major U.S. exhibition of works by Haida artist Robert Davidson, a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. For more than 40 years, Davidson has mastered Haida art traditions by studying the great works of his great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw and others. More recently, Davidson has interjected his own interpretation of the old forms with forays into abstraction, explored in boldly minimalistic easel paintings, graphic works, and sculpture, where images are pared to essential lines, elemental shapes, and strong colors. Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse features 45 paintings, sculptures, and prints created since 2005, as well as key images from earlier in the artist's career that show Davidson's evolution toward an elemental language of form.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Joyce Theater
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The Joyce opens its fall season with the National Ballet of Canada's performance of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to bring this astonishing piece to New York for the first time. Experiencing this magnificent production on the Koch Theater stage is the perfect way to appreciate the startlingly beautiful sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and the sublime score by the talented British composer Joby Talbot.

Exhibition: Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment - Hudson River Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Yonkers

Seattle-based artist Mandy Greer installs a fantasy world at the Hudson River Museum, awash in color, laced with glittering chandeliers, and alive with birds and figures draped in costume in her first New York solo exhibition. "Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment" opens May 7 and runs through September 14, 2014. Mandy's work is inspired by a range of elements, a mix of fairy tales and mythology, as well as the magic and mundane in everyday life. Using fabrics and objects from the natural world, she creates a fantastical world with sewing machine and crochet hook as her tools.

LIC Art Bus - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 14, 2014 - Long Island City

Socrates Sculpture Park has launched a new summer shuttle bus service to promote and connect Long Island City's cultural institutions, while linking the Western Queens waterfront to a major transit hub at Court Square. The bus, which will stop at the entrances of Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1. (see website schedule ). The bus holds twenty-five passengers, seated on a first come, first served basis. Each Museum is open until 6PM, Socrates Sculpture Park closes at sunset. SculptureCenter will be closed on the following dates: 5/17?18, 5/24?25, 5/31, 8/3, 8/9?10, 8/16?17, 8/23?24, 8/30?31, 9/6?7, 9/13?14. *The 5:30 bus returns to Socrates for the final stop. This free service is made possible by generous support from Shelley and Donald Rubin, and is a partnership between Socrates, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1.

Ambassador Satchmo at the World�s Fair - Queens Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Flushing

The exhibit includes rare photographs taken by Louis Armstrong�s close friend and personal photographer, Jack Bradley. June 30, 1964 was declared �Louis Armstrong Day� by the World�s Fair in honor of Pops and these photos capture Armstrong on that day. This series of photos has never been published until now. Co-organized by the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Solo Exhibiton: Peter Coffin, LIVING - Red Bull Studios New York
Through September 16, 2014 - New York

From June to September Red Bull Studios New York opens its doors for a solo exhibition by American artist Peter Coffin, LIVING. Comprising several works commissioned for the occasion of the exhibition, this new articulation of Coffin’s longstanding interest in the relationship between the life of the object and the approach of the viewer, will also operate as recording studio for the production of the third volume of his Music for Plants album series.

Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center's Public Art Program, In the Courtyard, continues with a new monumental sculpture by New York City based artist Andrea Stanislav. Wonderwall will be on view in their 2,300 sq. ft open courtyard with an opening reception on July 11, 2014 from 6:30-8pm. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center’s courtyard, exterior light and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by it’s glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song Wonderwall. The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color and sound for the visitor/participant.

Sculpture in the Courtyard: Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) NOTE: New Date: Opening June 20! - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

A new, monumental sculpture by New York City-based artist Andrea Stanislav, Wonderwall will be on view in the 2,300-sq.-ft open courtyard. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center's courtyard, exterior light, and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by its glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original, atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song "Wonderwall." The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color, and sound for the visitor/participant. Through Sep. 18. About the Artist Andrea Stanislav (b. 1968, Chicago) is an American artist, based in New York City, whose practice includes sculpture, video installation, and public projects. Ms. Stanislav received an M.F.A. from Alfred University, New York; and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work considers themes of harmony and deconstruction in the natural world, popular culture and, by extension, regards the sublime, realized through unexpected visual manifestations, multi-media installations, and monumental sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions and projects include: 21st C. Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK. Ms. Stanislav has recently received a 2014 Art-centre Pushkinskaya-10 St. Petersburg International Residency Award, 2013 Imagine Fund Award, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Swing Space Artist Residency, New York, NY, among many other awards. Public and private art commissions and project locations include: Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; Mon Serrat, Spain; Key West, FL; Louisville, KY, and Washington DC. Andrea Stanislav's work is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Jonathan Shorr New York, NY. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, where she is the head of the Sculpture Area.

Family Adventures - Focusing on Nature - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 19, 2014 - Bronx

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden is a fun, beautiful space that captures the imagination of children, and brings out their inner explorer. Children are invited to learn about the natural world around us, and investigate how technology has changed the way we view it. They will explore the world through a "new lens," while learning about how observations of nature have been shared throughout time. Through Sept. 19.

The Drawn Word - Gallery North
Through September 19, 2014 - Setauket

This is an exhibition of comics and graphic novels and brings the work of 18 prolific artists whose work has graced the pages of countless magazines, newspapers and books. From Egyptian hieroglyphs and the caricatures of French artist, Daumier, to the serialized strips of Smitty comics have been around for centuries. Batman and Robin save the day, Archie spends time with friends and Yogi Berra reads a comic book. August 29-September 19.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.

'I Live. Send Help.' 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - New-York Historical Society
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was founded in New York City in 1914 as a response to the plight of Jews in Europe and Palestine at the outset of World War I. Since then, JDC has become a premiere humanitarian organization helping Jews and non-Jews the world over in times of need. On the occasion of its 100 year anniversary, this exhibition will recount the history of the JDC from its creation by Jacob Schiff and Henry Morgenthau Sr. to its most recent relief activities rebuilding Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union and in aiding Filipinos in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Included in this celebratory exhibition will be photographs, objects, and films that bring the JDC's poignant stories to life.

Mel Bochner: Strong Language - The Jewish Museum
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

An in-depth survey of Bochner's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. The exhibition will include over 70 text-based works. Among the highlights are his mid-1960s Portrait Drawings, never before exhibited in New York, and paintings from the last decade using synonyms appropriated from the latest edition of Roget's Thesaurus. Bochner was inspired by the Thesaurus' new permissiveness to broaden his linguistic references juxtaposing vernacular against proper, formal against vulgar, high against low. A founding figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s, his Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art is considered to be the first Conceptual Art exhibition. Mel Bochner (b. 1940) emerged at a time when young artists considered painting exhausted. A pioneer in incorporating language into visual art, Bochner has taken an unusual turn toward painterly expressiveness during the past two decades. Mel Bochner: Strong Language will reveal the artist's longstanding engagement with the possibilities of language as image, medium, and content. Visitors will be able to see a broad selection ranging from often witty early conceptual works to vibrantly colored and lushly executed recent paintings.

Installation: American Meshuggana - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 21, 2014 - Astoria

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, formed in 1999 and based in Seoul, South Korea, is a two-artist collective composed of Young-hae Chang (South Korea) and Marc Voge (U.S.). The artists use Adobe Flash to synchronize rapidly-moving text with jazz scores, creating videos that blur the boundary between poetry and moving image. Their works—ranging from provocative noir fantasies to tongue-in-cheek manifestos—address themes of identity, sexuality, and politics. AMERICAN MESHUGGANA, commissioned for the Museum's 50-foot-wide lobby wall, winds its way from an imaginary Chinese restaurant in Astoria to Nazi-occupied Paris in a moody daydream of assumed identities and tangled ambitions.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 21, 2014 - Tuxedo

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amusements (think: push, pull, spin), ride a camel, pedal a boat, get their face painted, and more. Special highlights include a giant chess match on the lawn featuring human "pieces" and of course, a jousting match on horseback. Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine.

Garry Winogrand - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) - the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s - brings together more than 175 of the artist's most iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand's famed series of photos made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. This exhibition offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 21, 2014 - Tuxedo

You never know what you'll encounter at this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Each day is full of scheduled shows and wandering entertainers in period costume (not to mention visitors in costume). Check out a "life size" chess game on the lawn, jousting on horseback, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, tightrope walking, a trapeze act, juggling, and more. Visitors can take paddle boat rides, camel rides, and human-powered carnival rides. There's also face-painting, carnival games, and an outrageous selection of food for sale. Discount tickets available online. Aug. 2 - Sept. 21. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine.

'The Wizard of Oz' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through September 21, 2014 - Elmsford

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, the musical is an enchanting adaptation of the movie classic, and contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, among them: "Over The Rainbow," "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead," "If I Only Had A Brain," "We're Off To See The Wizard," and "The Merry Old Land Of Oz." Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. Through Sept. 21.

Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the third Storefront Project, a solo exhibition by New York City artist Edel Kelly. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY, across the street from The Pelham Art Center.

The Storefront Project: Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." -Albert Einstein Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the third Storefront Project, Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly, a pop-up, site-specific installation in downtown Pelham that transforms an empty restaurant facade into a rich, golden, reflective streetscape that engages in the matter of "The Bee." Hexagon Communitas balances reflection and reveal, and interior and exterior, to bring attention to the importance of the bee. The window panes will be installed with gold reflective vinyl, creating a playful interaction where a viewer's image will be mirrored, and reflected-light will change with the weather. Six of the storefront panes will be filled with a light yellow transparent gel, which will reveal a table draped in yellow and set with a gold plate and abstract sculpture inside the former restaurant. Hovering above the table will be a luminous hexagon sculpture. Kelly's use of color and form creates a relationship to nature, specifically the use of yellow, gold, and the hexagon shape. The latter also serves as a metaphor for the North American Honey Bee and its hive. The work of the bee is to pollinate crops, which brings food to our tables. Today the bee population is in serious decline from multiple factors, most prominently from the use of pesticides and insecticides like neonicotinoids used in Genetically Modified Organisms. This controversial practice might well have devastating environmental consequences in the near future. The artist's intent is to initiate a dialogue into the subject of CCD, colony collapse disorder of the bee, and whether we are better working with nature rather than against it. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Ave., across the street from The Pelham Art Center. Hexagon Communitas will be on view through Sept. 23. A Super Opening Reception will be held at Pelham Art Center on Sept. 12 from 6:30-8pm in conjunction with the fall gallery exhibition, "Natural Enemies," which will include a free hands-on sculpture workshop. A pre-opening event will take place at 6pm with an outdoor dance performance by Peg Moore-Maioriello from Metropolidance. About Edel Kelly Edel Kelly, born in Ireland, is an artist based in New York City, whose practice involves photography, video, painting, sculpture, and installation. Kelly studied at Columbia College Chicago, ICP NY, and Hunter College, NY. Her work is inspired by nature, indigenous culture, and adventure. Most recently Kelly has exhibited a short film, "Manifestation of a Tree" at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York in conjunction with the "Bodies in Balance" exhibition. Recent exhibitions of her sculptural work include: The Henry Salon pop up "Neon Hexa #1" and "Fugitive Day" at Hunter College. In 2010 and 2011 she exhibited work at the auction for SAWCC (South Asian Women's Creative Collective) at Saffron Art Gallery, NYC, and The Guild Art Gallery, NYC. She has also shown at the ICP NY, Digital Dimensions Group Show. More about The Storefront Project Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project activates empty and underused storefronts in downtown Pelham, NY, by installing temporary "pop-up" art exhibitions by emerging artists. These street-level exhibitions serve to energize both the space and the streetscape, continuously refreshing the cultural environment of downtown Pelham. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and other two-dimensional work, along with sculpture and installations will each be shown for roughly one month. The Storefront Project is part of PAC's larger Public Art Program, which includes sculpture and installation exhibitions in the Pelham Art Center courtyard for enjoyment by the public. Free arts programming positively impacts the neighborhood, stimulates local businesses, and builds community by attracting residents and new visitors to an arts destination. PAC's first Storefront Project is located at 156 5th Avenue and was generously donated by neighboring business Annie's Nail & Spa. An open call was published in April inviting artists to respond to one or more of the following criteria when submitting a proposal: site-specificity, community building, public engagement, interactivity, history of Pelham/Westchester County/New York, and/or the importance of creating and sustaining public spaces. For more information on how to apply, visit Pelham Art Center's website at pelhamartcenter.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with 12 proposals accepted per year. All work is for sale and inquiries can be made through Pelham Art Center. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors. Storefront 156 is generously being provided free of charge by Annie's Nail & Spa, 158 Fifth Ave., Pelham, open 7 days a week. 914-738-8888/914-738-2221.

Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 24, 2014 - New York

Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their winter home. Please note: walks begin across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Enrollment is limited to 20 people per series. For more information, call the Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.

Foreplay Fridays - lexicon
Through September 26, 2014 - New York

FOREPLAY Fridays LEXICON. nyc clubs. 226 East 54th Street 10022 (2nd & 3rd Ave). Door at 10:30 pm $4 CIROC Shots 1am - 2 am! 2 for 1 on all Drinks til 12! Door assisted by Cris A.C. This venue is very elegant to satisfy the needs of many celeb's VIP requests as well as many that want that VIP Treatment. With DJ WILL & Guests plays hip-hop, r&b, reggae, top 40, old skool and house music and more. On the CRIS A.C. Guest List, Ladies FREE until 1 am, Gents FREE til 12 am, reduced after. All large parties, groups & birthdays who RSVP get a FREE bottle of champagne. Ask me about our free special birthday (& groups) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service. Dress to impress, fashionable & chic. 21+ID. For Cris A.C. List/VIP CrisAC@Mac.com Here are some of the Packages we offer (Gratuity not included): .750 Litre Specials - 2 Premium Bottles(Ciroc/Henny/GG) = $350 (til 1 am) - 3 Premium Bottles(Ciroc/Henny/GG) =$450 (til 1 am) Other Great Specials - 2 Bubbly Bottles of Moet Nectar Rose = $400 - 2 Premium Vodka Bottles(Grey Goose or CIROC) = $500 - 1 Premium Vodka & 1 Hennessy VS = $550 - 1 Premium Vodka & 1 Patron Silver = $550 - 2 Premium Bottles(Ciroc/Henny/GG) + 2 Marquis Rose = $600 Text SORAWIDEA to 83361 to enter to win a VIP Ladies Night package(over $1000 Value - A party with VIP List, a bottle of Champagne and Vodka!) Sponsored by www.soRAWidea.com Visit www.ACpass.com (for desktop/ mobile devices) NOW for Info/ Direction/ ACPASS Card. Get your ACPASS APP (currently Available for APPLE & ANDROID devices)

Science at the Fairs - NY Hall of Science
Through September 27, 2014 - Corona

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World�s Fair, NYSCI is collaborating with Queens Historical Society curator, Richard Hourahan, to bring the history of science at the World�s Fairs to NYSCI with a photo exhibit. Get a snapshot of how science was viewed and presented to the public 75 and 50 years ago. The ideas, the excitement, and the latest achievements, hopes and fears are told through a compelling series of black and white photographs and audio and video excerpts of the presentations, exhibits and visitors who flocked to the fairs. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.

Selective Saturdays - yotel
Through September 27, 2014 - New York

Selective Saturday YOTEL. NYC Nightclubs. Multi-Room/Rooftop. 570 10th ave 10036 (@ 42 St). Doors Open at 10 pm. DRINK SPECIALS 10-12! Bottle Packages Start at $300(ask me for more info)! On saturday come join us for a night of late dining & dancing at the heart of times square while listening to a dj play a mix of great music(hip-hop, top 40, EDM, everything under the Sky, including Latin). YOTEL, located on the 4th floor of the Yotel hotel Times Square.  You can find several great lounge areas, a restaurant and a large outdoor terrace. Only on The Cris A.C. List, there is no cover until 1AM for Ladies, Gents are free until 1AM, just $5 after. Please Make sure to say Cris A.C. List at the host stand to gain FREE admission - just make sure you dress nice with shoes and collared shirts are preferred/ 21 and over a must - no exceptions. Ask in advanced about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service. RSVP at RSVP@acpass.com, text CRISAC to 83361 for instant RSVP. [[Mixed, trendy & Chic crowd // rooftop event]] Visit www.ACpass.com (for desktop/ mobile devices) NOW for Info/ Direction/ ACPASS Card. Get your ACPASS APP (currently Available for APPLE & ANDROID devices) Text SORAWIDEA to 83361 to enter to win a VIP Ladies Night package(over $1000 Value - A party with VIP List, a bottle of Champagne and Vodka & More). Thanks to www.soRAWidea.com

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Cornwall

This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to�"Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.

Book launch: Patchwork Helps a Friend - Powerhouse Arena
Through September 28, 2014 - Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights

Author Gail Greiner and illustrator Jacqueline Schmidt will be here to launch their picture book Patchwork Helps a Friend. Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

A look at the biblical story of the Garden of Eden and how it has inspired leading artists of today, both directly and indirectly. Powerful, universal themes addressed include Utopia/Dystopia or Before the Fall/After the Fall. The elusive concept of the "perfect garden" is also examined, as is the issue of biodiversity, an implicit central theme of the Garden of Eden. Artists in the exhibition - including Lynn Aldrich, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Mark Dion, Barnaby Furnas, Adam Fuss, Dana Sherwood, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Mary Temple - consider the wealth of animal and plant life on Earth, and in particular, the contemporary relationship between humankind and nature.

Here and Elsewhere - New Museum
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

One of the most comprehensive presentations of contemporary art from and about the Arab world in the US to date, and featuring groundbreaking work by emerging, established, and under-recognized artists. Rather than presenting a portrait of the region in broad strokes, this exhibition highlights and elucidates the complex social, political, and cultural forces that have resulted in distinct artistic communities and dialogues throughout the region and beyond.

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and videos, including documentation of performances, spanning 1963 to 1974. On view are important early sculptures, including Rainbow Picket (1964), which blend minimalist forms and bold color choices, and a range of vibrant paintings and sculptures made with sprayed acrylic lacquer, a material typically used for decorating cars.

Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History NY World's Fairs - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 28, 2014 - Flushing

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from the Garden's archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History NY World's Fairs - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 28, 2014 - Flushing

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from the Garden's archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

The exhibition brings together recently acquired contemporary works by two generations of contemporary artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Simryn Gill, Liz Deschenes, Charles Gaines, Emily Roysdon, Matt Mullican, Hanne Darboven, and Peter Downsbrough.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. 30 extraordinary new acres of park in the center of the Island will also open for the first time to visitors this May. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 24 and will be open every day through September 28.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. 30 extraordinary new acres of park in the center of the Island will also open for the first time to visitors this May. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 24 and will be open every day through September 28.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 28, 2014 - New York

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. 30 extraordinary new acres of park in the center of the Island will also open for the first time to visitors this May. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 24 and will be open every day through September 28.

6th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Opossum at Sycamore Road" by Sally M. Walker. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. June 29 through Sept. 28.

Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History -- The Story of Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 28, 2014 - Flushing

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

The 1750 Ogden House Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sundays, June 1-September 28, 2014.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Katonah

The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic, living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation. This KMA-originated exhibition showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation. All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. The featured artists are Birgir Andresson, Eggert Petursson, Egill Saebjornsson, Einar Falur Ingolfsson, Georg Guoni Hauksson, Guojon Ketilsson, Guorun Einarsdottir, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Robertsdottir, Ruri, and Pordis Alda Siguroardottir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries. Through Sep. 28.

The ARt of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Gunther Uecker & Friends - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Purchase

In the wake of devastation wrought by World War II, European artists who called themselves Group Zero, attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature, proclaiming the "zero hour" of postwar art. In the 1950s, two of the artists -- Heinz Mack and Otto Piene -- developed a new visual language to create "new art for a new age," exploring light, movement, and structure, using materials and technology taken from science and industry. Representing the "incommensurable zone in which the old state turns to the new," these artists used the meaning of the number "zero" to signify "nothing," an erasure of the past; and its circular form to represent "everything," a promise for the future of humanity, art, and technology. Works by Getulio Alviani, Hartmut Bohm, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Colombo, Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Almir Mavignier, Henk Peeters, Otto Piene, George Rickey, Jesus Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Luis Tomasello, and Gunther Uecker in The Art of Zero are selected from the permanent collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art. The Art of Zero is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson. July 13 through Sep. 28.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sheffield Island
Through September 28, 2014 - Norwalk

Sheffield Island with its historic 146-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. Visitors can 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, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed f

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