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MUSEUMS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN BRONX WEEK OF APRIL 15

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by Kids Events Editor April 15, 2013

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Museum Events for Kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids at the museums in Bronx this week of April 15. Head to a children's museum for some fun and educational programs for your little ones, or bring the whole family to a museum exhibit for a fun cultural experience. Whether you live in Bronx or are just visiting during the week of April 15 check out these fun and cultural activities and events for some great ideas on how to keep the kids busy. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Vacation Week: Caribbean Dance - Stepping Stones Museum
April 15, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn the dances of the Caribbean and groove to the limbo.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 16, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

High School Art Salon: Exhibition, Opening Reception, and Art Workshop - Pelham Art Center
April 16, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a festive reception and art workshop. Meet the artists and talk to their teachers during this special, inter-school event.

Vacation Week: Magical Masks - Stepping Stones Museum
April 16, 2013 - Norwalk

Make a mask or headband in honor of Carnival and then join a parade. Ticket required as space is limited. There is an additional $3 material fee.

Little Scientists: Bubbly Baby Bath Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can give a baby doll a bath in soapy water and learn the different parts of the body.

Vacation Week:Toddler Tales from Trinidad and Tobago - Stepping Stones Museum
April 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Hear a story about Trinidad and Tobago.

Family Workshop: Storms at Sea - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 17, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop by the museum to view the Art for Everyone exhibit and enjoy a fun art activity. Create your own stormy scene with watercolors and collage.

EatSleepPlay Tots: Move to the Beat - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can make a healthy heart collage. They'll glue images of children running, hopping, and skipping onto the "heart" and learn why these activities are good for the body. They will also learn descriptive vocabulary, develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness, and creative expression.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 18, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Vacation Week: Music Galore - Stepping Stones Museum
April 18, 2013 - Norwalk

Sway to the sound of Soca and discover the music of Trinidad and Tobago.

APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS: Art for Everyone! - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 7-11 explore the museum's latest exhibition featuring paintings of Connecticut scenes inspired by the landscape and the shore. Create an art project based on each day's theme.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 18, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Superheros Pizza Party - New Jersey Children's Museum
April 19, 2013 - Paramus

Little superheros can meet their favorite big superheros including the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader, the Web Slinger, and a special surprise superhero guest. Kids and their parents can dance to music by DJ Polka Dot, AKA Ron Albanese. Ticket price includes two slices of pizza, beverages, snacks, dessert, entertainment, and playtime in the museum after. Pre-registration required.

April School Vacation Workshops: Dinosaur Discoveries - Bruce Museum
Through April 19, 2013 - Greenwich

Children in grades 1-3 take part in a series of hands on workshops where they explore the exhibition Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China and work on related projects. Themes include Fossil Casting, Dinosaur Eggs, Box-a-saurus and Dinosaur Habitat Dioramas. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Call the museum to make reservations.

Vacation Week: Storybook Theater--Kallaloo - Stepping Stones Museum
April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Participate in a Caribbean version of Stone Soup.

Storybook Pajama Party with Clifford the Big Red Dog - Stepping Stones Museum
April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Come in comfy PJs and listen to a reading of Norman Bridwell's Clifford's Spring Clean-up. Take photos with Clifford as he makes a special visit to the museum, make themed crafts, enjoy a snack and join in a musical parade. Register online or call ext 247.

Family Storytelling--Story Palette - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 19, 2013 - Fairfield

Storyteller Carolyn Stearns presents a selection of art-related stories with an activity accompanying each story. She'll "make a simple story you'll never forget." Enjoy stories such as the CT Charter Oak, The Boy Who Drew Cats and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Stroller Tour - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Led by museum educator and new mom Jackie Delamatre, one-hour tours of the Guggenheim's spring exhibitions are given for caregivers and their babies. Single strollers and front baby carriers only. Registration required at [email protected]

Spring Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Welcome the season of Spring with this monthly storytime. Listen to stories about the arrival of spring and find out what 19th century New Yorkers did when the weather got warmer. Afterward make a pipe cleaner bug to take home. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
April 19, 2013 - Katonah

New parents, grandparents, and caregivers can enjoy this exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 18 months old. Following light breakfast snacks provided by Tazza Cafe, participants will join an interactive tour, and engage in discussions and art activities. No registration required. Crying babies are welcome!

Artist Tools: Hands, Eyes, Ears - Noguchi Museum
April 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents can learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. This program is for families with children ages 2-4. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Family Weekend Workshop - The Physics of Flight - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 20, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: explore the physics of flight, and the many ways to defy gravity.

Cherry Blossom Festival - Pelham Art Center
April 20, 2013 - Pelham

As part of the Folk Arts Series, cherry blossom season returns to Pelham Art Center this year with more workshops and demonstrations in traditional Japanese folk arts.

Around the World Performance Series: Carnival Trio - Stepping Stones Museum
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Swing and sway to island music as you learn about Caribbean culture, the origins of steel drum music and how the steel drums are constructed from recycled materials.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for April is "Larger Than Life: Claes Oldenburg." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program.

Family Film - Early Disney: Shorts - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

"Goldie Locks and the Three Bears," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney "Puss in Boots," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney "Jack the Giant Killer," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the museum's main lobby.

Earth Day Celebration - Science Museum of Long Island
April 20, 2013 - Plandome

Come help plant new trees to replace those that were lost due to Hurricane Sandy and take part in several fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Refreshments will be served.

Look and Listen - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

Search for sounds in works of art, then put pastel to paper as you explore music and movement in this drawing workshop. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Preregistration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news (moma.org/e-news).

HABLEMOS DE LA HISTORIA Y DEL ARTE: LAS AVES Y SU HABITAT POR JOHN JAMES AUDUBON - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Venga y acompañenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In April's program, families will tour Audubon's Aviary and examine how the artist painted birds and their habitat in pencil and pastels. After the conversation in the gallery, families will create their own watercolor paintings of their favorite birds. For more information e-mail Rosa Tejada at [email protected]

A Day in the Life Scavenger Hunt - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week by learning about the daily lives of the workers in 1830, many of them immigrants, who ensured that the Mount Vernon Hotel operated smoothly. This scavenger hunt will lead you through the museum's historic rooms, and allow you to experience some of their everyday activities.

Zarina: Paper Like Skin - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, organized by Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travels to the Guggenheim Museum as part of its international tour. This retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi is the first major exploration of the artist's career, charting a developmental arc from her work in the 1960s to the present and includes many seminal works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, woodblock prints, etchings and lithographs, and a small selection of related sculptures in bronze and cast paper. The Guggenheim's recent acquisition of 20 works from a major series of pin drawings from 1975 to 1977 serves as a fulcrum for the New York presentation, which is conceived in close collaboration with the artist. An exhibition catalogue provides insights into her life and work. The New York presentation is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

Identity: An Exhibition of You! - Connecticut Science Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Hartford

Each visitor's own identity is front and center. The personalized experience allows you to look at your own fingerprints, see your personality as a musical spectrum, investigate where your brain stores your identity, map your social connections, and throughout the exhibition, see yourself from new perspectives: your future self, your symmetrical self, and yourself as a new gender or ethnicity. January 18, 2013-April 21, 2013.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.

Transformations 2 - Loft Artist Association
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

The exhibit will showcase the Loft Artists Association's members, as they exhibit their new creations from older artworks, recycled household items and other goodies, being used in an imaginative piece of art. Some items on display will include sea glass, newspapers, junk mail, old tools, and organic gems from the sea and earth. March 22-April 21, 2013.

Art for Everyone – The Federal Art Project in Connecticut - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Fairfield

This exhibit will feature more than 20 Connecticut artists of the Federal Art Project, who forever captured scenes of life in Connecticut on canvas during the Great Depression. The exhibit features over 20 Connecticut artists whose work was placed in public places, including courthouses, state hospitals, sanatoriums, post offices, schools, and libraries, and helped to broaden the idea that art should be enjoyed by everyone. March 14-April 21, 2013.

Hudson River Museum Kite Festival and Contest - Hudson River Museum
April 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Fly high! Bring your own, or create a cellular, parafoil, or paper kite with artist Weenie Huang and fly it in Trevor Park at the Museum. Three competitions will take place: The 50 Yard Dash: Open to children ages 7-12. Kites will fly on 50 feet of string - the string will be measured between 11am and 1pm before the contest. Contestants will race to the finish line while flying their kites. Winner must have their kite stay in the air for the whole race. The Highest Angle Kite: Youth and Adult contestants will release 200 feet of string and stand on a designated line. The kite flying at the highest angle overhead from the point of mooring wins the competition. For example, a kite flying directly over your head would win. Kite line will be measured and marked between 11am and 1pm on the kite competition field. Most Unusual Kite: Youth and Adult entries will be judged on theme, construction, and design. Judges will look for odd, striking or novel features and shapes. While some family members make kites, others can join naturalist Paul Keim at 1pm and 2pm for a walk in Trevor Park to discover the trees, flowers, plants, and insects that inhabit our suburban world. First come, first served (up to 25 participants per walk). See more kites by the Gateway Achievers, Yonkers Nepperhan Community Center, and artist Miguel Luciano. Live music will be provided by The Jazz Forum All Stars and the Nepperhan Youth Corps Band. Pizzas will be available for purchase from The Cookery Food Truck. Rain Date: April 28. The Kite Festival is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Allstate Foundation Good Hands Fund. Trevor Park comprises most of the former grounds of the John B. Trevor Estate, now the Hudson River Museum. It is a public park site shared by Museum visitors, the Nepperhan Community Center, and others. Twenty-seven years ago, Mark Morganelli established Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts organization, and in 1985 started the Riverside Park Arts Festival.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
April 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition, "The Panoramic River." An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Family Weekend Workshop - Create a Panoramic Mural - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Join local artist Dahlia Broul to create a large-scale panoramic mural. Be a set designer and make your own miniature panorama, or pocket size "endless landscape" to take home.

Little Makers: Move On - New York Hall of Science
April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Go Speed Racer Go! Kids design, build and test their own vehicle made from recycled materials in this creative workshop. Note to parents: Allow 30 to 45 minutes to complete a Little Makers project. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like flour, dough, paint and ink. Materials fee $8 per family. Preregistration is recommended.

Our Changing World- Earth Day Celebration - Long Island Children's Museum
April 21, 2013 - Garden City

Did you know that there are now more than 41,000 plants and animals in the world listed as vulnerable or endangered and on the brink of extinction? Join us for an Earth Day afternoon as we honor them and find out how we can help. Make earth-friendly resolutions to conserve nature and create reminders of our changing world.

Heckscher Family Hour - Heckscher Museum of Art
April 21, 2013 - Huntington

Join museum educator Tami Wood for family-friendly tour of the Museum's special exhibition Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum. Families will explore, experience, and learn about the artworks on view through close looking, lively conversations, and hands-on gallery projects. Registration is recommended. Space is limited.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 21, 2013 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 21, 2013 - Midtown

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
April 21, 2013 - Midtown

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for April is "Larger Than Life: Claes Oldenburg." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program.

Celebrate Earth Day - Nassau County Museum of Art
April 21, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Calling all kids. You are invited to help create a gigantic group sculpture using recycled materials with artists from the NYC-based art collective, Free Style Arts Association. The Free Style educators work magic with everyday materials, transforming them into abstract art work, using crazy lines, shapes, and colors. Educators from The Science Museum of Long Island join in on the fun and will be bringing along some critters, maybe even a tortoise or a snake. They'll also work with nets to explore organisms in the Museum's ponds. Also featured on Earth Day are family gallery tours of the Museum's current exhibition, AB-EX / RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered. Take the tour to check out how abstract expressionists employ elements and principles of art. The day's activities will be documented and posted to the Museum's Facebook page. Museum admission plus $8 per family materials fee. No reservations needed, but please bring along some plastic supermarket bags to contribute to the project. Weekend parking fee is $2 (members, free)

Artist-Led Family Tour and Workshop: Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

During this program combining storytelling with art making, and in conjunction with No Country, exhibition artist Khadim Ali retells ancient tales that he learned as a young child from his grandfather. Families then create works based on responses to Ali's stories.

ANIMALS ALIVE with MR. ZELENKA - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 21, 2013 - Upper West Side

The wonders of nature are a touch away when you are introduced to the world of animals by Jerry Zelenka. While blending excitement and surprise with care and understanding, Mr. Zelenka helps audiences of all ages develop an appreciation for all living things, from the ordinary to the exotic. Celebrate Earth Day during this hour-long program at the New-York Historical Society. The audience is encouraged to touch and pet a variety of animals, including birds, lizards, tarantulas, alligators and snakes! All family programs take place at the New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets To RSVP for a family program please e-mail: [email protected] For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Children?s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.org MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS: Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am ? 6 pm Friday: 10 am ? 8 pm (pay-as-you-wish from 6 pm ? 8 pm) Saturday: 10 am ? 6 pm Sunday: 11 am ? 5 pm MUSEUM ADMISSION: Adults- $15 Teachers and Seniors- $12 Students- $10 Children (5-13) - $5 Children (4 and under)- free

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim spring exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

Just Drop In - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore highlights of the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

A Day in the Life Scavenger Hunt - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week by learning about the daily lives of the workers in 1830, many of them immigrants, who ensured that the Mount Vernon Hotel operated smoothly. This scavenger hunt will lead you through the museum's historic rooms, and allow you to experience some of their everyday activities.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

The Orchid Show - Guided Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Tour The Orchid Show with an expert guide who will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens. Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery in the Conservatory. Through April 22.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - 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.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email [email protected]

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

APRIL IN PARIS: Susan Malloy Draws the City of Light for Young People - Westport Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Westport

A display of drawings by this Westport artist from a recent trip to Paris with her grandchildren. April 1- April 30,2013.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"―published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award--the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38). Over three years Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 22, 2013 - New York

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative identifies and supports a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim's collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities. The first exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, organized by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, will open at the Guggenheim Museum on February 22, 2013. The exhibition focuses on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of that region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

10-Foot Cops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013. Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city. 10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery
Through June 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.

Face to Face - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - SoHo

For twenty-five years, The Children's Museum of the Arts has provided children of all backgrounds the creative tools needed to promote self-expression and esteem through visual and performing arts. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, CMA is proud to present Face to Face, an exhibit that offers a fascinating exploration of self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology. The main exhibit will consist of 40 portraits selected from CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 50 countries, dating back to the 1930's. These pieces represent a range of historical moments, cultures and medium and will be hung salon style throughout the gallery. To incorporate CMA's philosophy of hands-on art-making, the exhibit will be accompanied by a variety of interactive installations that examine the texture, shape and sound of portraits. CMA will set up hands-on stations that will encourage visitors to become part of the exhibit, including reimagined versions of a typical self-portrait station. The CMA Media Lab will also create a photo booth in which visitors can take photos that will be projected on the wall. These photos will stream into a montage that will be accessioned into the collection and will also serve as a fascinating time-lapse of the exhibit as a whole. Face to Face also offers aspiring young artists the opportunity to submit their own works for a chance to become part of the museum's Permanent Collection. CMA will accept 25 original original works, in honor of 25 years of operation, to be selected by the museum's curatorial team. One selected piece will be chosen by an online viewer's choice campaign, hosted through CMA's website and social media platforms. To explore dimension, the exhibition will include a large-scale Pin Impression Board, offering several panels for visitors to experiment with and view their face as artwork. CMA will also present their first ever Artist-At-Work station in the Fine Arts Studio. Here, guest artists will volunteer their time and allow visitors to observe them in action as they create original portraits.

Wynn Newhouse Awards' Artists Exhibit - The Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House
Through June 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Works of eight Wynn Newhouse award winning artists, all with disabilities, will comprise an exhibition at the Palitz Gallery in Manhattan, to be held April 15 through June 13, 2013. An informal reception for current and past winners, judges, and friends of the program will be held at the gallery in May. The Wynn Newhouse awards (wnewhouseawards.com) are bestowed upon exceptionally accomplished fine artists who have risen to the top tiers of their profession despite being challenged by infirmities recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The award was established in memory of collector Wynn Newhouse, who recognized and championed the talent and creativity of artists with disabilities. The awardees were chosen in January by an invited panel of judges who are highly respected in both the arts and disabilities communities. More than 35 artists were nominated for the 2012 award. In total, eight artists were chosen to receive the prestigious award and accompanying monetary prize. This year's judges included: J. David Farmer, Director, Dahesh Museum; Mark Parsons, Artist, Pratt Institute; Kathryn Price, Curator, Williams College Museum of Art; and Ealan Wingate, Director, Gagosian Gallery.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

MoMA Art Lab: People - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2013 - Midtown West

In MoMA's latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: People, visitors of all ages can discover the ways in which artists represent the human form. Investigate body language through art-making activities, digital play, and other creative explorations. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through October 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display to introduce visitors to mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation. Audiences might be surprised at how some of the historic breakthroughs are still relevant today. April 17 2013-October 6, 2013.

Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 04, 2014 - New Haven

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America. April 13, 2013-January 4, 2014.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Whales: Giants of the Deep will transport visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth as it encourages museum-goers to explore the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, kids (and their grownups, who will find themselves just as fascinated!) experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale ? the largest living animal on the planet ? listen to whale croons, and meet whale riders, scientists, and former whaling families. At the heart of its mission, the exhibition explores the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

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.

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.

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