This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx




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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

Hopping with the Bunny - FunFuzion
April 14, 2017 - New Rochelle

Visit the Easter bunny! Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, prizes, and more. Call or register online at 914-637-7575 x223.

Photos with the Easter Bunny - Queens Center Mall Level 3, JCPenney Wing
Through April 15, 2017 - Elmhurst

Hop on over to Queens Center Mall for a visit with the Easter Bunny. Pose for photos and a free gift. Reservations now available, but not required. The Easter Bunny is located on Level 3, JCPenney Wing (between Champs and Pretzel Maker).

Open House at Sport Camp - Purchase Sport Camp at Manhattanville College
April 15, 2017 - Purchase

Open House at the Richard A. Berman Student Center Lobby at Manhattanville College. Tour the beautiful facilities, meet the staff, and learn about programs for campers ages 3 to 15.

Families with Young Children - Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
Through May 12, 2017 - Croton-on-Hudson

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester invites families with young children to participate in the following events: Sun., Apr 2 @ 9:30am Tot Passover Sun., Apr 30 @ 9:30am Tot Israel Independence Day Fri., May 12 @ 5:30pm Tot Shabbot Siblings are welcome. Call 914-271-4705 or email educator@tinw.org for more information.

Lpr Presents at Nublu: Matthew Stevens 'Preverbal' Release Party - Le Poisson Rouge
Through January 01, 2015 - New York

Sondre Lerche - The Bowery Ballroom
Through February 15, 2017 - NYC

Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist. His eclectic and richly melodic debut, 'Faces Down,' written and recorded at 16, was named among the best albums of the year, and listed as one of the most remarkable debuts of 2002 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Follow-up 'Two Way Monologue' was an Album Of The Year in Uncut Magazine and solidified Lerche's global momentum. He toured extensively across the world both solo, with his band, and opening for artists such as Air, Stereolab and Elvis Costello, appearing on stages such as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera House
Through March 15, 2017 - Manhattan

The Met's monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Three commanding sopranos—Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira Stoyanova—appear in the title role, the slave girl Aida,who is secretly a princess. Ekaterina Gubanova and Violeta Urmana are the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Marco Berti is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni conduct.

Watson Adventures’ Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Museum of Natural History
Through April 04, 2017 - New York

The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and it’s up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this new adventure unveils the extraordinary—and the seemingly ordinary—at the American Museum of Natural History. On your quest, you’ll find tiny cousins to dragons, meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses and discover the power of dressing like a magic monster. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Madison Square Garden - New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
April 12, 2017 - New York

Following a busy summer of change, the Knicks head into their 70th Anniversary Season with a new coach, new players and new energy. On June 2, they announced the hiring of Jeff Hornacek as the 28th Head Coach in the team’s history. Voted runner-up for 2014 NBA Coach of the Year, Hornacek brings to the table three seasons of experience as the Phoenix Sun’s Head Coach. Knicks President, Phil Jackson said, “During his career as both a player and coach, he has demonstrated the ability to elevate the game.” Throughout the summer, the Knicks front office began to reshape their roster to add to the duo of All-Star Carmelo Anthony and NBA All-Rookie first team member Kristaps Porzingis. To improve the team in the short and long term, they wanted a superior “lead guard” and found him in former MVP Derrick Rose in a five-player trade with the Chicago Bulls. “He gives us an opportunity to push the ball with him, being able to penetrate and maybe kick it out for some early offense, threes possibly,” Hornacek explained. The Knicks filled out their roster in the opening days of free agency by signing center Joakim Noah and guards Brandon Jennings and Courtney Lee. Hornacek said, “We believe that the players we have will give us a good mix of versatility and flexibility on both side of the ball. This will help us get to the level we want to achieve.” With the new players onboard, the Knicks have a seasoned group of talented players that should bring new excitement and fierce competition to the court. As the team celebrates 70 memorable years as a franchise, they’re definitely gearing up to write their own chapter.

Metropolitan Opera - Eugene Onegin
April 12, 2017 - New York

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

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Through April 12, 2017 - Newark

TD Bank Jazz Series Jersey-based frontman, singer and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi brings a wide range of musical styles to NJPAC’s jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar. Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967, but is at home playing music from rock to blues and jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the remarkably diverse list of artists he has worked with, including B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Culture Club and James Galway. A former lead singer with the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, Paparozzi has been touring the world with the Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and special guest Eddie Floyd, and leads the Rob Paparozzi Band. A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am and 1pm, with performances scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Holiday Mini Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym - Bellmore
Through April 12, 2017 - Bellmore

Come 1 or all 3 days to play in our spacious gyms, enjoy lunch and make a craft.

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's 'More Is More' - The Gallery at Cadillac House
Through April 12, 2017 - New York

images are the result of improvisation." MAURIZIO CATTELAN and PIERPAOLO FERRARI's 'more is more' installation is an interactive immersion into TOILETPAPER magazine's wild aesthetic. Through psychedelic reimagined domestic settings, the exhibition reveals vibrant vignettes featuring TOILETPAPER's art and product collaborations all stacked, layered, and pastiched. Attendees are invited to touch, play, move, sit, recline, and position themselves in the physical manifestation of the minds of the artists. Some areas, best described as Mad Men on acid, includes a mock headstone that reads 'The End'. Lounge and bedroom are subverted living areas full of absurd possibilities and combinations. Interspersed among all the high-impact accessories are a few standout pieces imagined by TOILETPAPER and produced by Gufram, as well as homeware produced by Seletti customized by TOILETPAPER's founders with their off-beat imagery. Mon – Fri 8am – 7pm Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm

Dave Davies - City Winery
Through April 12, 2017 - New York

VinoFile Pre-Sale: Tuesday 1/3 @ 3:00pm General Public On-Sale: Thursday 1/5 @ 3:00pm Dave Davies "The riff machine. Svengali hooks… there is but one Dave Davies" Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary group the Kinks, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies returns to the USA for a 2017 tour, highlighting his contribution to the Kinks legacy with his revolutionary guitar sound that changed rock `n` roll and his unique writing style. Dave will be celebrating the release of his new album "Open Road" recorded with his son Russ Davies, as well as the upcoming film "Dave Davies: Strangers" and a new solo album due for release later in the year. He will perform a set of solo hits and Kinks classics, accompanied by his accomplished band. Dave Davies is the pioneering rock guitarist who singlehandedly changed rock-n-roll when he sliced his little green Elpico amp speaker with a razor blade, creating the first heavy metal guitar tone and riff. This revolutionary guitar sound propelled the Kinks into stardom with the global smash hits 'You Really Got Me' and 'All Day and All of the Night,' followed by numerous other classics over the next decades. "You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night were predecessors of the whole three-chord guitar genre," says musicologist Joe Harrington. "The Kinks were one of the bands responsible for turning rock 'n' roll into rock." "As lead guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and original forces in rock," enthuses writer Bill Crowley. "His distinctive guitar style went on to have major impact on several key guitar-rock styles, including heavy metal and punk. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dave's massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day." Since the early 1960s, Dave has worked on a great number of critically acclaimed records, ranging from solo hit song Death of a Clown, to experimental Kinks records like Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur and the classic song Lola in 1970. Dave further helped shape the sound of the Kinks with his singing and lead guitar on songs such as "Come On Now" and the anthemic "I'm Not Like Everybody Else". Dave's solo output continued from the 60s to the 70s and 80s with hits like, "Susannah's Still Alive" and tracks on Kinks records like "You Don't Know My Name", "Strangers" and "Trust Your Heart". The 80s saw the release of spiritually minded AFL-13606, which featured the wonderful "Imagination's Real". Other albums to follow were Glamour and Chosen People. Mainstream success continued with the hit Kinks albums Low Budget and State of Confusion, as they re-attained the commercial success they previously had in America in the mid-60s, before they were unfairly banned for 4 years. In the 1990s Dave released the solo album, Bug and the compilation Unfinished Business. His songs have been featured in films by John Carpenter and Wes Anderson, who featured Strangers in Darjeeling Limited (the song has been covered by many artists including Norah Jones). One of Dave`s most popular Kinks songs Living on a Thin Line was used in the HBO's "The Sopranos." His autobiography Kink was well received in the late 1990s. In 2010 he worked with son Russell Davies to create the hauntingly beautiful rock electronica album, The Aschere Project. Dave is currently working with another of his sons, Martin, on their second documentary film Strangers, as well as a forthcoming solo album in addition to another album with Russ Davies – "Open Road." A BBC documentary about Dave, Kinkdom Kome came out in 2011. Dave's 2013 album I Will Be Me on Cleopatra Records, showed a return to his groundbreaking guitar sound and songwriting. In 2013 Dave Davies also returned to touring after a long hiatus. He had spent the past decade recuperating from a life-threatening stroke. In 2014, Dave released a meditation book called Heal about his recovery in which he had to learn to walk, talk and play guitar again. His amazing return to playing live and touring in the U.S. was a triumph both creatively and spiritually as he found new inspiration for his album Rippin Up Time. Released to great critical acclaim in 2014 on Sony's Red River Entertainment label, followed up by the live album Rippin Up New York City also on Sony's Red River Entertainment label. A long-time inductee of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Davies expresses the power, sensitivity, magnetism and creative expression of a seasoned yet spontaneous rock-n-roll visionary. Writer Greg Antoniono best sums up Dave Davies` massive contribution to rock `n` roll: "The reason he's my favorite guitarist (not to mention singer and songwriter) is that he is the best at three difficult and different things: first, -soloing, which is typically the gauge of great guitarists, but he does something even harder than being flashy just for the sake of being flashy, he crafts solos that are melodic, powerful (when they need to be) and memorable that fit the song like they were written into it. Second, Dave plays riffs/chords behind the vocal (like "No More Looking Back") that enhance the song – amazingly hard to do (name another guitarist who does it as well!), and third, his intro riffs and licks set up the song so you want to hear the rest of the song. He's the most complete rock guitarist bar none. And this is in addition to coming up with the legendary power chords that gave us heavy rock and roll! And I've been playing for 41 years and I still am in awe of his creativity. "

Mount Sinai Garden Club - Heritage Center
April 12, 2017 - Mount Sinai

To kick off the upcoming season, the Mount Sinai Garden club has announced its meeting schedule for 2017. The club invites all area residents to join or attend meetings and participate in garden activities in the Mt. Sinai, Miller Place, Rocky Point, Coram, Port Jeff Station and other local areas. To register contact Walter Becker at wbecker@wjbsales.com.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
April 12, 2017 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Mount Sinai Garden Club - Heritage Center
April 12, 2017 - Mount Sinai

To kick off the upcoming season, the Mount Sinai Garden club has announced its meeting schedule for 2017. The club invites all area residents to join or attend meetings and participate in garden activities in the Mt. Sinai, Miller Place, Rocky Point, Coram, Port Jeff Station and other local areas. To register contact Walter Becker at wbecker@wjbsales.com.

SALLIE FORD - The Bell House
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Joshua James - Mercury Lounge
April 12, 2017 - New York

Cabaret Cares - Metropolitan Room
April 12, 2017 - New York

Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.

King Solomon Hicks - Terra Blues
April 12, 2017 - New York

Jr Mack - Terra Blues
April 12, 2017 - New York

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience - Blue Note
April 12, 2017 - New York

SHARON SALZBERG - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 12, 2017 - Chelsea

A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg. For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health. Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum's collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

The Heroic Enthusiasts - The Bowery Electric
April 12, 2017 - New York

Zolaband - The Bowery Electric
April 12, 2017 - New York

Kristeen Young - The Bowery Electric
April 12, 2017 - New York

'From Italy with Love' presented by Marilyn Carminio - Landmark on Main Street
April 12, 2017 - Port Washington

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni became one of the most dynamic film couples of the 20th century during the Golden Age of Italian cinema. This multimedia presentation unveils the personal stories of both Sophia and Marcello, and examines the impact of their work in the 17 films made together. About the presenter: Marilyn Carminio worked for many years at an international law firm where she developed and presented client service-training programs. She began her career as a NYC schoolteacher and went on to hold various positions at women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan, where she worked for Helen Gurley Brown,Elle Magazine, and New Woman. She has lectured at over 100 venues including: The Hutton House Lecture Series at C.W. Post, libraries throughout Long Island, the Roslyn Historical Society, Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, the Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative, Hadassah groups and women’s clubs.

Law & Disorder - Museum of the City of New York
April 12, 2017 - East Harlem

Defense attorney Ronald Kuby and former prisoner, now paralegal Shabaka Shakur discuss Shakur's wrongful murder conviction and 27-year imprisonment – and interrogate a flawed justice system. Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city's identity, culture, and history.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
April 12, 2017 - Harlem

The winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on May 17, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 in November! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. The show also features master impressionist and tap dancer CP Lacey as the "Executioner," who escorts contestants who have been booed off the stage and the Amateur Night house band led by music director, Michael Mitchell.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 12, 2017 - New York

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books to provide a bridge to many wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Free Trial Japanese Lesson - Japan Society
Through April 12, 2017 - Midtown

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese.

Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S. - Japan Society
April 12, 2017 - Midtown

In today's busy world, maintaining work-life balance can feel challenging, especially when juggling heavy workloads, family responsibilities, and private commitments. The Abe administration has been trying to tackle this issue by making it a key priority to advance work-style reforms to reduce long working hours and improve labor productivity. This program will focus on the professional life and appropriate working styles for increasing productivity and efficiency. Speakers discuss how organizations are responding to increased work-life balance concerns, as well as their personal stories and insights on balancing family, work, and life. The panelists also examine what kind of programs and policies are needed in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance that allows both men and women to succeed at home and in the workplace.

Free Trial Japanese Lesson - Japan Society
Through April 12, 2017 - Midtown

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese.

Spring Break Workshops for Children - Vanderbilt Museum
Through April 12, 2017 - Centerport

During the spring school break in April, the Vanderbilt offers fun, creative workshops for pre-kindergarten children and those in grades K-4. Advance registration is required for all workshops. Call (631) 854-5539 for more information and to register. Today children visit the marine collection and compare the anatomy of fish and marine mammals and create a mixed media underwater seascape.

Spring Break Workshops for Children: Butterflies and Moths - Vanderbilt Museum
April 12, 2017 - Centerport

During the spring school break in April, the Vanderbilt offers fun, creative workshops for pre-kindergarten children and those in grades K-4. Advance registration is required for all workshops. Call (631) 854-5539 for more information and to register. Visit the insect collection, learn about the characteristics of butterflies and moths, and make a mobile.

Smurfs Paint Event! - Key to My Art
April 12, 2017 - Amityville

Paint Painter Smurf. Advanced registration required.

'Red Riding Hood' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 12, 2017 - Garden City

Two siblings on a sleepover at their grandmother’s house have trouble falling asleep. To pass the time, they decide to act out their favorite story with items found in their grandmother’s attic. Soon what’s real and what’s imagined begin to blur, and the children find themselves in the deep dark woods with a wolf tracking them down. Experience this innovative musical that offers an interactive take on a classic tale.

Kids Week Manhattan: Belvedere Castle: Trees and who lives in them - Belvedere Castle, Central Park
April 12, 2017 - Central Park

Spend Spring Break in the park learning about nature. Trees are budding and birds are singing. Take a walk with the Urban Park Rangers to explore the nature of Central Park in springtime.

Swet Shop Boys Jubilee x Dre Skull (Mixpak B2B), Donmonique Anik Khan - Webster Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

'Charlotte's Web Live' - YMCA Boulton Center
April 12, 2017 - Bay Shore

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Pop Art in Fashion - The Long Island Museum
April 12, 2017 - Stony Brook

Learn how pop artists influenced fashion over the decades, and create your own wearable design. Includes story and project inspired by the exhibition, Brilliant Partners: The Handbags of Judith Leiber & the Art of Gerson Leiber. Pre-payment and pre-registration required.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
April 12, 2017 - Floral Park

Made With Love is a service-oriented group of knitters and crocheters who create hats, scarves, blankets, and other items for hospitals, shelters, and the military in a friendly atmosphere. (There is no instructor, but you may get help on your own projects from your peers.)

Brielle Von Hugel - The Hall at MP
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

American Idol Semi Finalist, Brielle Von Hugel tours through her hometown, New York City to perform with Remember Jones on April 13th. Singer-songwriter, Brielle mixes pop-edge with yesterday’s bluesy, smoky tones to give her musical storytelling grit. Her powerful pipes have garnered her multiple television and press appearances such as; FOX’s Good Day New York, Industry Magazine and various fundraisers. Don’t miss Brielle Von Hugel and Remember Jones when they stop by The Hall!

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 12, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 12, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 12, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Late Night Session: Joel Ross Good Vibes - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 12, 2017 - New York

With vibraphonist Joel Ross, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio, and drummer Jeremy Dutton Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Late Night Session: Joel Ross Good Vibes - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 12, 2017 - New York

With vibraphonist Joel Ross, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio, and drummer Jeremy Dutton Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Swet Shop Boys Jubilee x Dre Skull (Mixpak B2B), Donmonique Anik Khan - Webster Hall
April 12, 2017 -

Swet Shop Boys (Hip-Hop/Rap) Jubilee x Dre Skull (Mixpak B2B) (Hip-Hop/Rap) Donmonique (Hip-Hop/Rap) Anik Khan (Urban) Born in Dhaka, Anik Khan immigrated to the United States with his family at an early age and settled in Queens, NY where he describes his low-income building as a true melting pot of different ethnicities sharing the same daily struggles. Despite his neighborhood's rough exterior, he found beauty and inspiration in the spirited hustle in his neighbors. Today, his music reflects the cultures that surrounded him throughout his upbringing.

Dennis Fox - Don't Tell Mama
April 12, 2017 - New York

Lpr Presents at Nublu: Pilot Violet (Record Release) & Huedownz Dj Set - Le Poisson Rouge
April 12, 2017 - New York

Gov Ball Nyc Presents Charli Xcx - Le Poisson Rouge
April 12, 2017 - New York

Black Angels Feat. Ensemble Lpr & More - Le Poisson Rouge
April 12, 2017 - New York

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
Through April 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
April 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Roots n' Ruckus - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 12, 2017 - Red Hook

Jalopy Theater Presents, "Roots n Ruckus," a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday starting Jan. 9th, 2008. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. Come and be a regular! The gig happens every week.

Drop the Mike - Sycamore Brooklyn
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Host Kendra Cunningham (Just For Laughs, Blonde Logic on Rooftop Comedy) Rebecca Vigil (Your Love, Our Musical) Katina Corrao (Broad City, The Pete Holmes Show) Myka Fox (Someecards, This Week in Jackin') Nicky Sunshine (Broadway Comedy Club) One token male - Calvin Cato (SF Sketchfest) WHAT: Stand-up comedian Kendra Cunningham will host her monthly comedy show, Drop the Mike, which always features an all-female lineup plus a token male comic.

Kalyeserye Sa Us - Kings Theatre
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

A segment of the popular noontime variety show in the Philippines called Kalyeserye that became a global phenomenon. Starring: Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros.

Kalyeserye Sa Us - Kings Theatre
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

A segment of the popular noontime variety show in the Philippines called Kalyeserye that became a global phenomenon. Starring: Alden Richards,Maine Mendoza,Jose Manalo,Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.

New York No Limits Film Series - The Wild Project
April 12, 2017 - New York

New York No Limits Film Series, an on-going collection of screening events, returns April 12th with its first short film program of 2017. New York No Limits programs films that embody the purest vision of the filmmaker without commercial interference. Concurrently, NYNL supports and nurtures the next generation of noteworthy filmmakers by providing a platform for artists to explore and develop his or her cinematic craft. The April 12th event features a diverse program of 8 short films imbued with the filmmakers vision. AN ATRAMENTOUS MIND, Lonnie Edwards & Layne Marie Williams directors, U. S., experimental A police officer is confronted with his own abuse of power and his newfound perspective saves him from making a deadly mistake. The film tackles police brutality and the war on black bodies. DEM DEM!, Christophe Rolin / Pape Bouname Lopy / Marc Recchia directors, Senegal/Belgium, narrative On a regular fishing day, Matar discovers a mysterious bag on a beach of Dakar. Inside he finds a passport of a Belgian man with African origins. He starts to imagine looking like him. Days are going by, the appearance of Matar is changing and he becomes more and more enigmatic to his wife Nafi. On his way he crosses N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his identity. One day, Matar disappears. HUSH, Michael Lewis Foster writer / director, U. S., narrative A single mother struggles to raise her 8 year-old son, Caleb, who seems to be going out of his way to make her life a living hell. LEAVING CHARLIE, Amanda Brooke Avery & Diane Calhoun directors, written by Amanda Brooke Avery, U.S., narrative A young queer woman discovers and re-evaluates her boundaries in life and in her job as a stripper. PRYOR TIME, Aaron Sheer writer & director, U.S., narrative/comedy In 1986, a boy leaves his safe, suburban home to attend a Richard Pryor comedy show in New York City. RYE MANHATTAN, Michael Goldburg director / Michael Goldburg & David Chan writers, U. S., comedy A young man waits for his dream date... at the wrong bar. In the vein of Martin Scorsese's "After Hours," RYE MANHATTAN is a charming, fast-paced comedy from the award-winning filmmakers of WHAT'S EATING DAD? about how finding the right person in the world of modern dating is tough. THE SILENCE, Ali Asgari director & writer, Iran, narrative Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent. STOWAWAY, Kenneth Anderson director & writer, U. S., narrative/comedy A woman secretly embarks on a voyage at sea.

Dj Illspokinn - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

Fitness - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

Pony - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

The Kandinsky Effect - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

Tina Decara - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

Nathaniel Bellows - Pianos
April 12, 2017 - New York

Crayon Workshop - Picasso Kidz
April 12, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will enjoy a workshop in which they learn to create masterpieces out of crayons. For ages 7+.

Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Percussion Ensemble - Alice Tully Hall
April 12, 2017 -

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.

VICE Media: Watch & Learn - David Rubenstein Atrium
April 12, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Get a fresh perspective on today's most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind VICE.

Nicholas Zork - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Nicholas Zork is a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, music director and collaborative artist. His songs, academic writing and music practices explore ways that music can resonate, embody meaning, cultivate diverse and inclusive community, and overcome social barriers. He is the musical director for TINTR (thisisnottheradio.com/tintr), a diverse artists' community in New York City, with whom he has helped create collaborative concerts at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Apollo Music Cafe and other venues. He is the artistic director and co-curator for Carnegie Hill Concerts, a chamber music series that features artists of different genres and disciplines in curated, shared programs, bringing people together to participate in the celebration and cultivation of New York City's diverse community (carnegiehillconcerts.org). And he is a founding partner of SongLab (wearesonglab.com), an online music education community. Nicholas' classical compositions have been performed by university and festival choirs, and his music has appeared in numerous television programs. In addition to writing and recording with other artists, Nicholas also performs his own folk-oriented pop songs. His music has taken him around the United States, Europe and to Australia. Nicholas' EPs, "Questions I Can't Answer" and "All We Own," explore issues of love, loss, doubt and hope through stories — both autobiographical and imagined.

The Depth and the Whisper - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Fans and reviewers cover a wide but familiar spectrum to describe The Depth and The Whisper, an independent, alternative pop-rock band with roots in New York City and Kansas City – from the melancholy jangle of Big Star and Built to Spill to the pop-polished sensibilities of U2 and Coldplay. Songwriters Albert Bickley and Dave Tanner formed The Depth and The Whisper in late 2010 as an avenue to share ideas and bring them to life. Under the direction of producer Aaron Crawford, The Depth and The Whisper's second and latest EP, "Unrequited" (2015 independent) has garnered airplay in Kansas City and fan interaction from all over the U.S. and in a few different countries. The band remains, at least for now, an undiscovered gem.

Bob Barrick - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Zephaniah O'Hora - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Zephaniah OHora is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and a pillar of the burgeoning New York City Country-Western music community. Beginning in 2013, he served as frontman and vocalist for Honeyfingers. It was here, through two years and hundreds of performances featuring the music of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Marty Robbins and others, that Zephaniah's own musical vision began to come into focus. photo by Meredith Jenks photo by Meredith Jenks It was also during this time that he befriended fellow Honeyfingers collaborator Jim Campilongo. A series of conversations between the two revealed a mutual love for the Truck Drivin' Country of Red Simpson, Del Reeves, and Dave Dudley. A few impromptu rehearsals later and The 18 Wheelers were born. Initially serving as a great excuse to play their favorite trucker anthems and country classics, The 18 Wheelers soon evolved into a showcase for Zephaniah's original material. Assimilating a world-class band of musicians and a dozen songs that harken back to the golden age of country music, 'This Highway' is an album that gives a reverent nod to the past before blazing a brand new interstate through the gridlock of contemporary country. By combining the brash edge of Bakersfield and the slick sonority of the Nashville Sound, Zephaniah Ohora with the help of The 18 Wheelers have forged a new brand all their own. -J.L. Shannon

Luke Wesley - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Growing up in a large family, Luke Wesley's musical influences were all over the place. Born and raised in the small north central Ohio farm town of Shelby, he spent his time listening to anything from Dion and the Belmonts and The Beatles to Guns N' Roses and The Clash. The variety of influences coming into the household helped shape Luke's pop rock brand. "There was always a cassette tape from a Billboard compilation that I was desperately trying to wear out. That combined with the eclectic tastes of my older brothers made for an interesting cornucopia of music around the house." says Luke. In Elementary school he started learning percussion, but later, in High School, things began to take off musically as Luke started to teach himself piano. Today he has taken those musical influences and the percussive attack on piano to craft a decidedly unique modern brand of blue eyed soul. Luke's smoky, soulful voice drew comparisons on his debut album (Because We Never Talk About It) to the likes of Marc Cohn and Bruce Hornsby. On his sophomore effort (Who Are We Kidding?), Luke set out with producer Chris Cubeta to take his music in a matured direction. What they created is a collection of songs that groove and flow like Wesley's first record, but with a more concise lyrical style coupled with giant synth sounds. The bulk of this second album was written just before and during recording on a much more accelerated timeline than used previously. Says Luke: "This album was made in a year, from the time I started writing the songs to the time we finished mastering. It was a lot quicker than I had ever done before. The challenge of coming up with 25 songs in a handful of months and then working with those songs to come up with something that you can pare down and be really proud of…it's gratifying." But Luke recognizes that this album was a collaborative effort, "I wrote these songs and then brought them to my regular band (Dave Burnett & Mike Tuccillo). We worked for a few days on tightening up arrangements and figuring out how we wanted to make the songs work, and then we went into the studio with Cubeta. At that point it was a lot of Chris and I going back and forth in the control room as we developed the album you hear now. "I wanted to make a group of songs that went together stylistically and conceptually, but I get bored easily sometimes so I also wanted the album to have a diversity in its influences." Luke said about the album, "I think that Chris and I achieved that."

Akie Bermiss - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Akie Bermiss with his affable disposition, glasses, and healthy do of cascading dreads that drape down to his shoulders, is unabashedly a self-professed nerd to the nth degree. Since early childhood Akie has been an obsessed science fiction aficionado. Yet he does have an artist-friendly fac?ade and has managed to cultivate and live a double-life as a thriving music prote?ge?, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger and emerging solo artist. Akie kicked off his 2017 touring schedule playing keyboards and providing backing vocals for veteran indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive's national concert tour (February 17 – March 21) in support of their latest CD, "Side Pony." Akie will be back on tour with LSD Summer 2017. Akie is a Brooklyn native raised in a musical household full of jazz and politics fueled by his former- activist mom and dad. He began singing in church, moved it to school for a while, enroute becoming somewhat of a musical chameleon. His raucous, guttural and soulful vocals are a delectable fusion of Donny Hathaway, Macy Gray and Tom Waits. He's equally adept singing neo-soul, funk, contemporary jazz, alternative rock, and hip hop. Over the past half a dozen years, he has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensation Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-titled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others. Akie cut his teeth in music the old-fashioned way; he went to college and earned a degree in music composition at Bard College, a reputable liberal arts college located in the Annandale-on-Hudson hamlet in upstate New York. While there he also studied American Music (read: Tin Pan Alley, Broadway musicals and jazz) and writing (read: wrote some bad poetry and called it good). To his friends, he is considered a musical snob of the highest order; to his enemies — a musical charlatan of the basest variety. Among other things he is also the author of a children's book ("I Hate to Be Sick" — out on Scholastic), a lover of science fiction and fantasy novels, a huge fan of cigars, and he takes his bourbon: neat.

Charlie Phllps - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Charlie Phllps is currently recording Pendulum, produced by Spencer Murphy and Phil Joly. When I was 15, I picked up a guitar. When I was 18, I went to Purchase College Conservatory of Music in NY. When I was 21, I moved to Brooklyn. When I was 24 I had written and released 3 EPs, when I was 25 I released "Golden Hour", I started "Pendulum" at 26. Not a bad life, and I have many people to thank for it. Charlie Phllps is independent, self-represented and unsigned .

Ben Alessi - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Young, hungry and multi-talented, Ben's extreme passion for the design and construct of music led him mainly toward electronic compositions. While his production capabilities bloomed as early as thirteen, this 20-year-old writer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist explores and expands the limits of pop and electronic compositions with big-record-lyrics and acoustic elements. Mainly performing covers and recording/engineering back home in Buffalo, NY, Ben broke onto the scene with his acoustic sets in clubs. The scope of creative possibilities exploded for Ben when the world of electronic music enticed him –a particular moment in time when he heard the artist Lights. He released his first single 'Primes' in fall of 2012. Encouraged through local success of the single, he released his first LP May, 2013 'War' to display the variety and scope of his musical, songwriting, and production capabilities. This drew his signing to BHP. Most recently, Ben has landed more than multiple featurings on both indie and major artist releases, produces and writes for others, and travels between NYC, Buffalo and LA writing, co-writing and performing his own show live. With a slew of impending releases in 2016 into 2017, Ben meanwhile has at the ready two EP's worth of material and the bones of a full album. Ben describes his sound as he hears music – in textures and colors. Others describe it as edgy, pop-structured electronica with a hint now and again of acoustic and even world percussion.

A Big Yes and a small no - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

After surviving a kidnapping in Colombia, a trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, not to mention kicking a heroin addiction while completing his MA overseas at Bristol University in England, Kevin Kendrick decided that life was too short to keep denying his true love of pop music. Kendrick followed his dreams to New York City and, upon arrival, abandoned his classical and jazz upbringing to start Brooklyn-based A Big Yes and a small no. Calling on his former band mates from the critically acclaimed Fat mama, Kenrdick, Jonathan Goldberger, Sir Joe Russo, Erik Deutsch, and Jonti Siman assembled a group hailed as "the hippest pop band you've ever heard in your life" by Village Voice critic Richard Gehr, and released Jesus That Looks Terrible On You in May of 2008 to much critical success and heavy college radio play. With their sights set on finding the right help for releasing the next record, A Big Yes and a small no plan on entering the studio again this summer.

Chris Morrissey - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

"An unself-conscious style bender." -The New York Times "Marvelously inventive compositions within a fresh perspective..." -Allmusic.com "Chris Morrissey may be the shape of things to come when it comes to bassists and bandleaders. -JazzTimes Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer, a leo, an uncle, a lover of most cats and some dogs, a New Yorker, a Minnesotan, an avid yoga practicer, coffee, beer and wine drinker, restaurant frequenter, and joke teller/appreciator. As a bassist, he's logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana's "Beat Music", Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, and most recently with five-time grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acts as music director. As a leader, Mr. Morrissey has released three records to high praise: "The Morning World" (2009), "Cannon Falls Forever" (2011) and "North Hero" (2013), and performs regularly in New York with his bands. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in a room that a landlord would call "cozy".

Yonatan - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Jonathan is an Israeli musician born to parents of German and Moroccan origin. His musical career began at age eighteen, when he was chosen to play bass with Israel's leading singer-song writer Yudit Ravitz. Within a short time he became a sought-after session musician who recorded over a hundred records and toured with Israel's top artists both in Israel and worldwide. The purchase of a eight-track tape machine at age twenty four marked the beginning of what he defines as "my love affair with sound". What began as a small music studio soon turned into a thriving career as music producer of many records and award winning music. In 2001 Jonathan joined Izabo band. Two years later the band was signed to SONY BMG, and their debut album, "Morning Hero", was released in the United Kingdom. The same album was also released in France, Belgium and the Netherlands under the title "The Fun Makers". A second album, "Superlight", followed in 2009. In 2012 Izabo were signed to 100% Records, where they released their third album "Life Is On My Side". Highly acclaimed for their unique musical style, Izabo toured all over Europe, and were chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Jonathan Levy presently resides in New York City.

Benny Bassett - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. ~ Thoreau For Benny Bassett, this mantra could not ring more true. After serving for several years as a singer and lead-guitarist for Chicago-based band Vintage Blue, Bassett has taken his own show on the road. Benny's solo shows feature songs that are "honest, engaging and well-crafted; each one sung with purpose and intent with Benny all the while pulling great hooks, leads and accompaniment from his acoustic guitar." - Radio DJ Bobby Guy, of Kalamazoo 102.5. In one short year, Benny has shown he is ready for the spotlight sharing the stage with acts like Sister Hazel, The Verve Pipe, Welshly Arms, Bronze Radio Return, Stokeswood, Scars on 45 and Melodime. He also recently showcased his talent at the Folk Alliance International Music Conference in Kansas City, MO, and Red Gorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX. Building on his successes, Benny released his debut EP in August of 2016. The new EP, titled "These Dreams" is the follow up to the busiest months of his career as a professional musician. In his first year as a solo artist, Benny played over 150 shows across the United States and Canada, earning new fans at each stop. Make sure to check out his tour dates on www.facebook.com/bennybassettmusic or on his website www.bennybassett.com.

Sandy Cressman Entre Amigos NY CD Release - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

While many an American jazz singer flirts with the Brazilian Songbook, San Francisco vocalist Sandy Cressman made a name for herself as a true devotee of the country's greatest contemporary composers, interpreting songs by post-bossa masters like Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, and Filó Machado in Rio-accented Portuguese. The friendships forged with Brazilian musicians during her musical travels course through her captivating new album Entre Amigos, a project that marks a major new chapter for Cressman as a tunesmith. Entre Amigos features a gorgeous array of new songs created with a far-flung cast of collaborators, including the celebrated Pernambuco frevo composer/bandleader Spok, rising Brazilian-American guitarist Ian Faquini, pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto, and pianist Antonio Adolfo, a Brazilian jazz master who got his start at the center of Rio's early 1960s bossa nova scene. "All these years of delving into Brazilian music gave me great opportunities to meet and sing with a lot of interesting musicians," Cressman says. "For a long while I concentrated on mining the treasures in the existing repertoire. But at a certain point I started writing and asking people to collaborate, and Entre Amigos collects many of these amazing connections." Though the new CD is her first new recording since 2005's celebrated Brasil—Sempre no Coração, a project devoted to definitive songs by masters of MPB (música popular brasileira), Cressman never stepped away from music. As an educator and linchpin of a bustling creative family including her husband, former longtime Santana trombonist and recording engineer Jeff Cressman; their older daughter, New York trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman; and their younger daughter, Los Angeles dancer Julianna Cressman, she's maintained deep musical ties with some of the region's finest musicians. There's nothing quite like being massively overscheduled to concentrate one's attention, and Cressman came up with an enthralling set of answers to the self-searching question, "What do I really want to do with this music?" The album opens with "Como Eu Quero Cantar," a brisk and alluring song she wrote with Dani and Debora Gurgel, who lead a highly regarded samba jazz quartet in São Paulo. Their online acquaintanceship blossomed into a creatively charged friendship when Debora, an acclaimed pianist, and her daughter, vocalist Dani, stayed with the Cressmans after Sandy facilitated their Bay Area debut performance at Yoshi's. "From the first it felt like family," Cressman says. "For this song Dani and I sent iPhone recordings back and forth, then finished the piece in São Paulo when Debora sat at the piano and arranged the song. We recorded the song the next day; it was magical," including the first of several beautifully crafted trombone solos by Jeff Cressman. Magical hardly begins to describe the connection Cressman forged with Spok, the arranger/composer and saxophonist who leads the magnificent Spok Frevo Orquestra in Recife. The Cressmans met him at Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California, where Sandy translated and Jeff played for his classes over several seasons, responsibilities that immersed them in frevo for three hours a day. At his invitation, they ended up performing with the Orquestra at Carnaval 2015 on the main stage. The transcendent experience inspired Cressman to write "Não Me Acorde Não," which Spok arranged and Cressman recorded in Recife with members of his horn-driven band. Cressman also draws on the wealth of Brazilian musicians who have settled on the West Coast (including the drum great Celso Alberti). Award-winning Seattle-based pianist Jovino Santos Neto collaborated on "Para Hermeto," a gorgeous dreamscape that powerfully evokes its namesake, Neto's former employer Hermeto Pascoal. And the Brazilian-born, Berkeley-raised guitarist Ian Faquini, a rapidly rising force on the Bay Area scene, collaborated on the soaring Nascimentian duet "Nossa História" (with lyrics by Sandy) and surging "Deixa O Amor Florecer," which features horns arranged by Natalie Cressman and a particularly exquisite tenor solo by reed expert Harvey Wainapel. A founding member of Cressman's Homenagem Brasileira band, Wainapel is a similarly besotted Brazilophile, one of half a dozen Brazilian music acolytes who share Cressman's passion. Recorded mostly in Jeff Cressman's San Francisco studio, the album maintains a seamless feel by virtue of two well-oiled rhythm section tandems. Alberti and bassist David Belove have played with Cressman for years in Homenagem Brasileira, and the unrelated but oft-paired Scott and Phil Thompson (on bass and drums, respectively) have played together with Marcos Silva, Toninho Horta, Leny Andrade, and Chico Pinheiro. Argentine-born guitarist Hugo Wainzinger collaborated on two exquisite songs. And percussion maestro Michael Spiro, known for his mastery of numerous African diaspora rhythmic traditions, provides inspired support throughout. "Ela É" is a piece she recorded in Germany with the formidable 2010 Santana rhythm section. While Dennis Chambers isn't versed in Brazilian rhythms, he lays down a supple pulse, and the track feels like another ripple on Cressman's ever-expanding Brazilian sea. "I'm thrilled that my musical horizons are widening," she says. "For many years I was very Rio-centric, focused on bossa nova, samba, and Brazilian jazz. This record has São Paulo samba jazz, Northeastern rhythms frevo and maracatu. I keep meeting these people who have different areas of expertise and knowledge, and it's so inspiring and invigorating to be involved in the creation of these songs." Born in the Bronx but raised from childhood in San Jose, Sandy Cressman began studying jazz while attending U.C. Berkeley in the early '80s as a French major. After spending a year in France she returned to the Bay Area and helped assemble the four-woman vocal group Pastiche. At first modeled on the Manhattan Transfer, the group evolved over several years into a jazz/pop ensemble drawing on a wide range of vocal styles. Along the way, Cressman began her love affair with Brazilian sounds. Already intrigued by the music of Flora Purim and Airto, Milton Nascimento, and Tania Maria, she was totally captivated by a tape of the funky Brazilian singer/songwriter Djavan she heard while touring with Pastiche in Japan. In the mid-'80s, she began studying Portuguese and Brazilian percussion at San Jose State, where she majored in vocal jazz. By the early '90s, Brazilian music had become such an important part of Cressman's life that she listened to Dori Caymmi albums while giving birth to her two daughters. "I had more than 24 hours of labor with my first child," Cressman says, "and doctors and the nurses kept coming in and out of our room saying, 'You're definitely playing the best music in this hospital. If I hear any more George Winston I'm going to die.'" A long-running duo gig with Rio-born jazz pianist/composer Marcos Silva at Cafe Bastille in San Francisco enabled Cressman to expand her repertoire of Brazilian songs. He helped her prepare a quartet for her 1997 debut gig at Yoshi's, and the sold-out show led to the creation of Homenagem Brasileira. She started performing widely with the group after Bud Spangler broadcast a tape of the Yoshi's gig on his KCSM radio show "Sunday Night Suites"; the group's self-titled CD debut appeared in 1999. She continues to work with Homenagem Brasileira, as well as Mistura Fina, a more recent Latin jazz combo led by guitarist Ray Obiedo (a longtime collaborator with whom she co-wrote the song "Eu Mais Você"). In recent months she's collaborated with the acclaimed 17-piece Electric Squeezebox Orchestra led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, performed with world jazz pioneer Jai Uttal, and celebrated the music of Guinga with Faquini and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann. Somehow, every path seems to lead her back to Brazil. "People find things in other cultures they identify with for unexplainable reasons," Cressman says. "Maybe I was Brazilian in another life." Whatever her past, Cressman's new music stakes a bold claim to her Brazilian future.

Lauren Light - Rockwood Music Hall
April 12, 2017 - East Village

In the music industry today, inspiring and making a true connection with your audience is a lost art. This is where Lauren Light's story begins. Whether playing as a duo or with her full band, Lauren has the ability to connect and provide an unmatched energy and musicality like no other. Her sound is often compared to the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, Alanis Morissette, and Fiona Apple but Lauren's style is defined by a unique quality all on its own. On stage she artfully crafts the perfect blend of rock, pop, storytelling, and powerfully soulful vocals. Her performances have a way of transcending the typical expectation of what a live music experience can be, consistently showcasing something new and different with each set played. Not only can this be experienced in person but also resonates in her studio work as well. Recently Lauren released her first full length EP, Take Me As I Am, featuring the title track of the same name. With her versatility on display, each track showcases the many facets of her music and incorporates the perfect amount pop hooks while remaining true to her soulfully driven rock roots. No matter the venue or studio space, live or recorded, the music and performance of Lauren Light remains powerful and true, showing no signs of slowing down.

Jake Arch - Printers Alley
April 12, 2017 - NY

About Jake Arch: "Nashville Recording Artist Jake Arch started playing and writing music at the young age of 12 years old. He was a member of various bands growing up and when he was ready he hit the country scene as a solo artist in 2013. Have written and played with numerous Big names in the country music scene. Jake released his first single "Double Shot" in 2014 followed up this past spring with his first EP release "Rough Around The Edges" which has garnered radio play nationally on multiple terrestrial platforms. Jake has opened for Jana Kramer, Parmalee, Dylan Scott, Randy Houser, Eli Young, Chase Rice, Michael Ray and Co-Billed with Tyler Rich recently signed to Big Machine Label Group." Wednesday, April 12th Happy Hour starts at 4pm, Show at 9pm. | NO COVER / FREE RSVP! Printers Alley - NYC | 215 W 40th St. New York N

Goodwill NYNJ + Big Reuse - Open House
April 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

We throw away huge quantities of objects and material long before the end of their useful lives. From t-shirts and toys to lumber and light fixtures, reuse will be a fundamental part of life in a zero waste city. Along the industrial waterfront of Astoria, Queens, two adjacent facilities present very different models for how reuse centers can contribute to their communities, as well as the city at large. This tour will visit Goodwill Industries' regional hub for the NY/NJ area to learn about how the organization's famous thrift stores support its robust slate of job training and youth education programs. Then, we'll cross the street to the sprawling warehouse operated by Big Reuse (formerly Build It Green NYC) and see how one of the city's largest thrift stores has supported the development of a number of new forms of reuse activity, including a commercial compost operation and a sawmill that processes reclaimed lumber from across the area—including the city's thousands of rooftop water tanks.

MAL BLUM & THE BLUMS, LEAPLING, SEAN HENRY, WILD YAWP - Sunnyvale
April 12, 2017 - New York

Mal Blum & The Blums Coming soon... ***Leapling is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes. Moving in new directions of pop brilliance, Arnes stripped down the band's art-pop exploration and found himself immersed in a bright new power-pop sound. Layered, nuanced, and full of musical deviation, but the results are coherent and evocative with swift arrangements and straight-forward yet deeply layered pop songs. Joined by Alejandro Salazar Dyer (drums), the quartet slimmed down to a trio resulting in a new energy and an earnest rawness that comes from a more minimalist approach. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the power-pop of Big Star and The Kinks, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O'Rourke, and the timelessness of the Motown and Philly soul sound, Leapling have pulled their influences together, with no ideas left unturned. ***Sean Henry, aka Boy Crush, is a Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter. ***Wild Yawp EMILY BIELAGUS (VOCALS/GUITAR) SID SOLOMON (VOCALS/BASS) REBA HASKO (VOCALS/PERCUSSION)

MAL BLUM & THE BLUMS, LEAPLING, SEAN HENRY, WILD YAWP - Sunnyvale
April 12, 2017 - New York

Mal Blum & The Blums Coming soon... ***Leapling is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes. Moving in new directions of pop brilliance, Arnes stripped down the band's art-pop exploration and found himself immersed in a bright new power-pop sound. Layered, nuanced, and full of musical deviation, but the results are coherent and evocative with swift arrangements and straight-forward yet deeply layered pop songs. Joined by Alejandro Salazar Dyer (drums), the quartet slimmed down to a trio resulting in a new energy and an earnest rawness that comes from a more minimalist approach. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the power-pop of Big Star and The Kinks, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O'Rourke, and the timelessness of the Motown and Philly soul sound, Leapling have pulled their influences together, with no ideas left unturned. ***Sean Henry, aka Boy Crush, is a Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter. ***Wild Yawp EMILY BIELAGUS (VOCALS/GUITAR) SID SOLOMON (VOCALS/BASS) REBA HASKO (VOCALS/PERCUSSION)

MAL BLUM & THE BLUMS, LEAPLING, SEAN HENRY, WILD YAWP - Sunnyvale
April 12, 2017 - New York

Mal Blum & The Blums Coming soon... ***Leapling is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes. Moving in new directions of pop brilliance, Arnes stripped down the band's art-pop exploration and found himself immersed in a bright new power-pop sound. Layered, nuanced, and full of musical deviation, but the results are coherent and evocative with swift arrangements and straight-forward yet deeply layered pop songs. Joined by Alejandro Salazar Dyer (drums), the quartet slimmed down to a trio resulting in a new energy and an earnest rawness that comes from a more minimalist approach. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the power-pop of Big Star and The Kinks, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O'Rourke, and the timelessness of the Motown and Philly soul sound, Leapling have pulled their influences together, with no ideas left unturned. ***Sean Henry, aka Boy Crush, is a Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter. ***Wild Yawp EMILY BIELAGUS (VOCALS/GUITAR) SID SOLOMON (VOCALS/BASS) REBA HASKO (VOCALS/PERCUSSION)

Nancy Reed Trio - Jazz at Kitano
April 12, 2017 - New York

Nancy Reed - Vocals Jim Ridl - Piano Steve Varner - Bass $17 Cover + $20 Minimum

The Tyler Blanton Quartet - Smalls Live
April 12, 2017 - New York

The Dave Baron Quartet - Smalls Live
April 12, 2017 - New York

Aaron Seeber - After-Hours Jam Session - Smalls Live
April 12, 2017 - New York

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ Exile Above 2A: Tuesday April 11th, 2017 ed. - Exile Above 2A
Through April 12, 2017 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday April 11th, 2017 ed. Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ Exile Above 2A Presented by Todd Montesi & Richard James TUESDAYS @ Exile Above 2A: 25 Ave A (Corner of 2nd st & Ave A) Showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, 1 Drink Min. For info/reservations:212-505-2466 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This Week’s Guests: (Tuesday April 11th, 2017 ed.): Pretty Sydnee Washington! The Fleek Greek Greg Barris! #NAMENAMES Oniyide Francis! Iron Boris Khaykin! The Recliner Andrew Steiner! English Muffin Martin Huxter! El Hilario Harmon Leon! The Hyphened Lauryn Pithey-Petrie! Flyin’ Brian Theriot! Hosted By The Glowing Christine Meehan-Berg! Featuring The Odd God Todd Montesi!! W/ Our Official Hype-Man/DJ Cactus Black himself Richard James!!! #UGIT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/UGCOMEDYSHOW

Pale Horse Expanded Ensemble / Laura Ortman Solo - The Stone
April 12, 2017 - New York

Opera Saratoga announces Saratoga Sings! Winter/Spring Schedule - Opera Saratoga
Through April 13, 2017 - Saratoga Springs

OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES SARATOGA SINGS! WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE FREE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION NEW EVENT ANNOUNCED WITH GRAMMY NOMINATED BARITONE CHRISTOPHER DYLAN HERBERT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK (Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the winter/spring schedule of events for the company’s Saratoga Sings! program. The schedule includes previously announced collaborations, along with a new special event in February with Grammy nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, in partnership with Saratoga Spa State Park. Introduced by Edelson in 2015, the Saratoga Sings! program was designed to increase Opera Saratoga’s civic footprint, build awareness of the company in the region, and increase access to opera and classical vocal music for diverse audiences. Through the program, Opera Saratoga offers free monthly performance events leading up to the company’s Summer Festival. The program leverages collaborative partnerships with historical and cultural organizations, as well as local businesses. Saratoga Sings! is supported in part by OPERA America, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. Updated Schedule of Winter/Spring Events: JANUARY: Saratoga Sings Under the Influence Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm: The Parting Glass, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 @ 8:00pm: Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 Opera Saratoga presents a rambunctious program of opera under the influence – of liquor, elixirs, poisons, and magic spells – in the midst of the region’s thriving nightlife! This program will be presented at two popular bars – one in Saratoga Springs, and one in Albany. The concerts will feature favorite scenes from operas and musicals - including The Elixir of Love, Romeo and Juliette, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Hansel and Gretel, The Cradle Will Rock, The Song of the Flame, Pal Joey, The Drowsy Chaperone, and more! Soprano Keely Futterer, mezzo soprano Edith Grossman, tenor Dylan Elza, and bass Jorgeandrés Camargo are featured in this fun-filled program, with music direction by Gloria Kim. FEBRUARY: Saratoga Sings a Winter’s Journey Saturday, February 11th @ 2:00pm: Saratoga Spa State Park - Geyser Picnic Area, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 In the event of inclement weather, this performance will take place on Sunday, February 12th @ 2:00pm (please note, this program replaces the previously announced Saratoga Sings for the Win, which will be rescheduled next season) In partnership with Spa State Park, Opera Saratoga presents Grammy nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert in Winterize, an outdoor adaptation of Franz Schubert's Winterreise, reimagined for baritone and transistor radios. Created by Herbert in collaboration with Make Music New York and director JJ Hudson, the performance leads the audience through an outdoor route that enhances the sequence of Schubert’s iconic song cycle. The audience participates in this truly unique performance by accompanying Herbert with hand-held transistor radios that amplify Schubert’s piano part, played by Timothy Long, and soundscaped by Jonathan Zalben. The incredible winter beauty of Saratoga Spa State Park will become the backdrop for a truly once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. Please note that as this program will take place in a part of the park that is closed to the public during the winter months, advance registration is required and tickets will be required to gain access to the performance area. MARCH: Saratoga Sings at the Cinema Saturday, March 18th @ 2:00pm: The Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12866 Opera Saratoga, in partnership with the historic Palace Theater in Albany, will present Saratoga Sings at the Cinema – a free screening of the 1999 film Cradle Will Rock by Tim Robbins that fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the development of Marc Blitzstein’s historic work, which will receive a major revival in a new production at Opera Saratoga during the company’s 2017 Summer Festival. APRIL: Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 3:00pm: The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Galley at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 6:00pm: The Albany Institute of History and Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 Amidst three of the region’s most exciting art museums and galleries, Opera Saratoga presents three free concerts of opera and song inspired by great artists and works of art. Complete program and artists to be announced. All Saratoga Sings! events are free to the public. Advance registration for Saratoga Sings! events is highly recommended (and required for Saratoga Sings a Winter’s Journey), as space is limited. Reservations may be made on Opera Saratoga’s website beginning three weeks prior to each event at www.operasaratoga.org/saratoga-sings ABOUT OPERA SARATOGA Opera Saratoga, formerly known as Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually. Opera Saratoga serves the communities of Saratoga Springs, the Lower Adirondack and New York State Capital areas by providing access to world-class opera through the production of an annual Summer Festival, as well as year-round activities including extensive educational programs, mentorship of emerging operatic artists, and unique opportunities for the public to experience opera in both our home theater and non-traditional venues that leverage and embrace the unique cultural, historic, and natural resources of the area. To date, the Company has performed over 90 different fully-staged works by over 50 different composers, including thirty-three works by American composers and six world-premiere productions. Throughout its history, the Company's success has been shaped by visionary leaders, talented artists, and critically acclaimed productions. In 2014, the Board of Directors appointed Lawrence Edelson as the new Artistic and General Director. Edelson’s leadership marks a new chapter in the company’s history, with increased emphasis on community partnerships throughout the year, diversification of the company’s repertoire, and a reaffirmed commitment to both the presentation of American opera and the mentorship of emerging artists as core activities in the company’s programs each season. The 2017 Summer Festival marks the third season under his leadership. For more information, visit www.operasaratoga.org.

Hive to Thrive Presents: Dr. Raymond Moody, Near Death Experiences & the Afterlife - The Bell House
April 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

DR. RAYMOND MOODY, JR., MD, PHD Dr. Raymond Moody, Jr. is a world renowned scholar, researcher, medical doctor, and -- most notably -- the leading authority on the Near-Death Experience (NDE). After coining the phrase in the mid-1970s Dr. Moody's research into the phenomenon became a publishing phenomenon as well, with the release of his best-selling book "Life After Life" (1975). The book has gone on to sell more than 13 million copies and counting. The New York Times calls him "the father of the Near-Death Experience". Best selling author of thirteen other books, including, "The Light Beyond" , "Reunions", "Glimpses of Eternity", and his personal memoir, "Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife". Dr. Moody has published hundreds of articles in academic and professional literature, and he continues to capture enormous public interest and generate controversy with his ground breaking work on what happens when we die. He continues to travel all around the world sharing his research and helping thousands to understand these transformative spiritual experiences Check out his website: lifeafterlife.com or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrRaymondMoody/ And be sure to purchase front row VIP tickets to the event for your chance to meet Dr. Moody after the show for book signings, pictures, and more! HIVE TO THRIVE HIVE to THRIVE has no judgments and no limits. We are a new event series that brings together the brightest leaders and minds in non-mainstream knowledge. Never afraid to tackle the most controversial topics head-on, we give a strong, rational voice to those willing to bring an open mind as we push the boundaries of belief. Topics include: -Near Death Experiences, reincarnation, soulmates and the Afterlife -Pressing political, social, religious and legal issues -The search for extraterrestrial life, inter-dimensional entities, ancient astronauts and alt-history -Pre-cognition, telepathy, hauntings and the Occult -Artificial Intelligence, free energy, futurism, time-travel and the merging of man + machine Though our beliefs may differ, some things we all share in common: a desire for information -- and if we are lucky -- Truth.

Metropolitan Opera - Der Rosenkavalier
April 13, 2017 - New York

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and El?na Garan?a as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

New Order - Radio City Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - New York

Their only NYC date. Tickets go on sale Jan. 13.

Spring Break Rolling River Holiday Camp - Rolling River Day Camp
Through April 13, 2017 - East Rockaway

Camp is not just for the summer anymore! Parents now have a safe and exciting option for their children when school is closed for holiday breaks. Holiday Camps utilize Rolling River’s spacious, private facility to provide children with a variety of supervised indoor and outdoor programs. Holiday campers participate in fun activities such as arts and crafts, computers, Nintendo Wii games, cooking, playgrounds, gymnastics, yoga, relay races, off campus trips and more. Holiday camps are open to both Rolling River families and non-enrolled families. Rolling River is conveniently located 1 mile south of Sunrise Highway on Ocean Avenue and is 1 block from the LIRR East Rockaway train station. Free train parking is available for those parents who commute on the LIRR.

Jerry Seinfeld 2017 - Beacon Theatre
April 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

Due to popular demand following his successful 2016 sold-out run, legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added 20 performances between January and October 2017 to his Beacon Theatre residency entitled, “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.” The 2017 dates are as follows: Thursday, January 5; Thursday, February 9; Thursday, March 16; Thursday, April 13; Thursday, May 18; Thursday, June 8; Thursday, July 13; Thursday, July 27; Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 5 with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all 10 nights. "I had a feeling this was going to happen. I have enjoyed doing shows at The Beacon so much it has become a bit of an obsession and I can't stop," said Jerry Seinfeld. “We are so thrilled to welcome Jerry back for the second year of his wildly successful residency at the Beacon Theatre. His distinctive style of comedy and sense of humor continues to delight and entertain us all,” said Doc O’Connor, president and chief executive officer, The Madison Square Garden Company. “Like The Beacon, Jerry is a true icon of the city and ‘Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand’ is a uniquely New York event that can only be seen at one of the most historic and special venues in NYC.”

Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted Tour - Gramercy Theatre
April 13, 2017 - New York

A Chelsea Grin in soccer hooligan terminology is the act of cutting a rivals mouth with either a credit card or blade and then kicking them in the crotch so their mouth muscles split into a bloody grimace. Chelsea Grin, the band from Utah armed with THREE guitarists use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split.

Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted Tour - Gramercy Theatre
April 13, 2017 - New York

A Chelsea Grin in soccer hooligan terminology is the act of cutting a rivals mouth with either a credit card or blade and then kicking them in the crotch so their mouth muscles split into a bloody grimace. Chelsea Grin, the band from Utah armed with THREE guitarists use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split.

Kate Tempest - Le Poisson Rouge
April 13, 2017 - New York

New Order - Radio City Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - Manhattan

New Order performs at Radio City on Thursday, April 13. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13 at 10am*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

Biffy Clyro - Irving Plaza
April 13, 2017 - New York

January 9th, 2017 (Burbank, CA) — Scottish trio Biffy Clyro announce a North American tour in support of their current album Ellipsis. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on March 24th and hits major cities in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in Washington, DC on April 15th, with support from O'Brother. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time this Friday, January 13th at BIFFYCLYRO.COM/SHOWS. Over the summer, Biffy Clyro performed headline sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK. Click here to view footage of "Rearrange," the incendiary set opener and their most recent single, here to view "Wolves Of Winter," and here to view "Howl". The Guardian raved, "Triumphant set from champions of stadium rock," while NME wrote, "The sky seems to explode with fireworks; just when you think it's over, it keeps on going." Released by Warner Bros. Records/14th Floor Recordings in July, Ellipsis went straight to number one in the UK album chart and was also number one in Switzerland, Germany, and Ireland. It remained in the UK Top 40 for 11 weeks before claiming the top spot on the album chart, making it Biffy Clyro's second No. 1 album after 2013's Opposites. Magnet magazine called Ellipsis, "blistering hard melodic rock with a touch of '90s alternative and a quick taste of sweet-tart pop," while LoudWire called it, "the jumping off point for even more of an evolution."

New York's Stone River: Maps and Profiles of the Erie Canal - New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through April 13, 2017 - Midtown

2016 marks 200 years since New York State's legislature authorized the construction of the Erie Canal, one of the most ambitious public works project in this nation's history, connecting the farmlands of upstate N.Y. and the American Midwest with the merchants and consumers of New York City. Work on the 363-mile man-made river began on July 4, 1817 and was completed in 1825; originally 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep, its success as a means for transporting people and goods would result in its expansion to 70 feet wide and 7 feet deep in the later half of the 19th century. This display features historic survey maps and land elevation profiles with canal vignettes that document the design, construction, and daily use of the Empire State's engineering marvel and "Eighth Wonder of the World"—the Grand Canal.

THE MOTET - Highline Ballroom
April 13, 2017 - New York

The future of funk is clear on The Motet's new self-released studio album, Totem, which hits streets July 8, 2016. The 12 tracks on Totem, all originals, cover a lot of ground stylistically while never losing sight of the groove. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by the seven members of the band. Each song is steeped in The Motet's signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. His sinfully soulful voice and rich lyrics are powerfully prevalent throughout Totem. "There was a month and a half between the time I joined the band and when we went into the studio," explains Divinsky. "I wound up writing the lyrics and melodies to four songs, and re-wrote the lyrics to two. It gave me and the band an opportunity to really connect musically. We're deeply proud of this album and it's very exciting to have this new material to push out as we begin this next phase of The Motet's journey." The brilliance of The Motet is that they do not mimic bands of the past, but rather create new, authentic sounds in a language from the past. One might explain the difference like the process of writing a poem in Old English or Aramaic: first, you have to learn the language by digging into the past, then you can express yourself in the present - and say anything you want - using that language. No matter how you choose to express funk, you can't fake it - and you sure as hell can't play it - if you don't know where to find it. Just how did The Motet find the funk? Simply put, they dissected it. "We have put together funk-themed Halloween shows for the past fifteen years, where we pay tribute to a particular artist or play a 'Mixtape' set of music culled from a certain year," shares Dave Watts. The Motet are Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), and Drew Sayers (saxophone).

Thursday Night Jazz: Ed Cherry Trio - Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
April 13, 2017 - Jamaica

Every 2nd Thursday, JCAL will feature emerging and established jazz musicians and their friends. Guest Curator Pheeroan akLaff states, "Musicians build bridges with creative improvisation, in this series, I want to plant a seed for community dialogue - style and trend are insignificant, stage and audience are not divided. There is nothing like being in the jazz mix at JCAL."

Floating Points (Live) - Brooklyn Steel
April 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dr. Raymond Moody & Alex Grey - The Bell House
April 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Little Hurricane - Mercury Lounge
April 13, 2017 - New York

Dj Questlove Presents: Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
April 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Spin Doctors - Brooklyn Bowl
April 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

NY's Next Top Drag Queen Contest - Metropolitan Room
April 13, 2017 - New York

Now back for it's Fifth Season NYNTDQ the LIVE SINGING DRAG Contest brings you a dozen fabulous Queens all competing for the crown. Back for her fourth season as host is the award winning Holly Dae. Created and produced by Joseph Macchia NYNTDQ features Drag Queens who only sing live. So come on down starting March 9th to The Metropolitan Room and watch the swquins fly. This year Head Judge and Producer welcomes two new head judges to the Judges Table 2016 NYNTDQ Shirley U Jest and 2016 So You Think You Can Drag Winner Vicky Boofont. Also joining the Head judges will be the 4 additional judges Witti Repartee, Doris Dear, Adam Shapiro and Dorothy Bishop. Back for Second Season as Mentor will be Ruby Rims. Competing is Season 5 will be Emi Grate, Mildred Scrodum, Jan Sport, Florenece D'Lee,Bella Lemay,Bella Noche,Constance Busti-ae,Celah Doore,Jenna Ftiz, Diana Carfire, Shuga Cain, Cherry Poppins, and Easy Mac.

Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge - Metropolitan Room
April 13, 2017 - New York

Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time. Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing. Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM

Petawane - Metropolitan Room
April 13, 2017 - New York

Born and raised in New York,(Harlem) Petawane (pronounced Pee-tah-wayne) began singing in the church at the tender age of six. It was around this time he began putting on impromptu performances at the request of his Dad to entertain his friends. It was through his love for the music and the response he would get each time he delivered a note that made him realize he wanted to be a performer. He has embarked on a mission to fulfill his dream ever since. Known for his versatility, Petawane can sing the hook on a hip-hop track and twist so far to the left you would think it was R&B. He has a way of drawing in audiences of all ages with the depth and sincerity of his rich tenor. An admirer and knowing his history of the old school greats, Petawane counts as his influences, classic soul stirrers like Sam Cooke, Nat "King" Cole, Teddy Pendergrass, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, and groups like The Five Stairsteps, The Jackson Five, The Sylvers, The Chi-Lites, The Moments, and The Delfonics. And it is to their higher standards that he has raised the bar for himself. He has found a way to channel their energy into his performances, all the while maintaining a delivery that's still fresh and current, allowing him to connect with the audience. Petawane was blessed to open for R & B Singers, R.Kelly, Joe and Me'lissa Morgan, Atlantic Starr and R & B crooner Freddie Jackson. Petawane also was invited to the last Harlem Week Summer Stage as the main attraction. Petawane is also a Producer and is currently working on several new artists. He is also a member of "Time Zone".

T Band/Spady/Lattin - Terra Blues
April 13, 2017 - New York

JüNior Lefranc - The Bowery Electric
April 13, 2017 - New York

Lovechild - The Bowery Electric
April 13, 2017 - New York

Mothers and Others Tea Musicale - Caramoor
April 13, 2017 - Katonah

Give Mom (or Grandma) a special treat for Mother’s Day. Take a tour of the extraordinary Rosen House, a Mediterranean-style villa. After the tour, a mini concert will take place in the Music Room. An Afternoon Tea follows, featuring a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches and desserts. In the cozy Summer Dining Room. This special tea musicale sells out every year!

Q2 Music Presents: Vijay Iyer and Friends - The Greene Space
April 13, 2017 - New York

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer continues to galvanize the music world, creating shimmering works that embrace jazz, classical and electronic music and are “at once provocative and accessible, intellectually substantive and sensually attractive.” (Chicago Tribune) Tonight Iyer presents excerpts from a recent collaboration with mentor and composer-trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith whose A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke the New Yorker’s Alex Ross likens to “a post-apocalyptic utterance,” as if Iyer and Smith are “the last people left on earth, wanderers in a wasteland.” Iyer will also share the stage for music and conversation with acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh in movements from Iyer’s Violin Sonata, dynamic drummer-composer Tyshawn Sorey, who will offer some of his latest creations, and pioneering composer and scholar George Lewis.

April Mini-Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym Syosset
Through April 13, 2017 - Syosset

It's time to SPRING into lots of games, crafts, gymnastics and lunch too! Daily theme activities. Bring a friend and register today. A great way to spend your spring recess in our spacious age-appropriate gyms and outdoor playgrounds.

NYC Tots: Spring Class Series - Museum of the City of New York
April 13, 2017 - East Harlem

Register for seven classes that focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York at Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Station
April 13, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Matzah Brei on the Porch with CSI, Nyack - Art Cafe
April 13, 2017 - Nyack

Thursday, April 13– Matzah Brei on the Porch with CSI-6–7:30 pm at Art Cafe Join CSI for a Pesach dinner out. Enjoy yummy Matzah Brei at the Art Café (65 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY - next to the Nyack Library). $5 per person (kids under 5 are free). All are welcome. Feel free to show up and drop in even if you have not RSVP'd. Payment is to Art Café at the door. Kosher for Passover supervision by Rabbi Russo. Congregation Sons of Israel, 300 N. Broadway, upper Nyack, NY 10960. For more information contact us at 845-358-3767 or csioffice@optonline.net

Trolls Paint Event! Paint Bridget - Key to My Art
April 13, 2017 - Amityville

Paint Bridget from the Trolls movie. Advanced registration required.

Easter Paint Event - Key to My Art
April 13, 2017 - Amityville

Paint a chocolate bunny to celebrate Easter. Advanced registration required.

Xenia Rubinos - The Bowery Ballroom
April 13, 2017 - NYC

Vocalist and composer Xenia Rubinos crafts movingly powerful songs dipping in and out of genre and structure to create a sound that is fearlessly her own. Xenia's powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Caribbean rhythms and jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut album 'Magic Trix' was released in 2013 by Ba Da Bing! Records to wide critical acclaim. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as "a unique new pop personality" while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as "rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre." Xenia's energetic live show and presence echoes some of the larger than life iconic singers she admired as a child including Judy Garland, Nina Simone and La Lupe while her powerhouse vocals recall the pop sensibility of Mariah Carey and soulfulness of Erykah Badu. Touring the US and Europe extensively, she has played more than 150 shows both as a headliner and supporting act for such diverse bands as Man Man, Battles, Coco Rosie, and Deerhoof. Xenia has been hard at work on her follow-up full-length LP, due out Spring 2016.

Kids Week Manhattan: Payson Center: Birding for Kids - Inwood Hill Park, Payson Center
April 13, 2017 - Inwood

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers. Bring your own binoculars, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. You never know what you may observe on these nature walks.

Matt Goldich Live Album Taping! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
April 13, 2017 - New York

Matt Goldich is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's @midnight, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He is currently a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has also written for the Emmy Awards, Ellen, and the Late Show with David Letterman. He performs stand-up regularly in New York and Los Angeles and has also performed at clubs and colleges > around the country. He has also appeared at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. He has won two Daytime Emmy Awards.

Silverbird w/ Special Guests Graveyard Lovers - Webster Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Girls Night Out w/ Sean Sharp, DLO plus Special Guests - Webster Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Matt Goldich Live Album Taping! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
April 13, 2017 - New York

Matt Goldich is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's @midnight, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He is currently a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has also written for the Emmy Awards, Ellen, and the Late Show with David Letterman. He performs stand-up regularly in New York and Los Angeles and has also performed at clubs and colleges > around the country. He has also appeared at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. He has won two Daytime Emmy Awards.

Spring Break for Art-Family Art Making Days - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 13, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Families can enjoy the tours inspired by the Haston designs to be seen throughout the Museum. A different project will be offered every day! For children of all ages and their families. Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee, reservations not needed.

Build-a-Boat Workshop - Whaling Museum & Education Center
Through April 13, 2017 - Sag Harbor

Imagine, design, and create your own wooden vessel. Hot glue guns used; adult supervision required. Not recommended for children under 4.

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech - 459 West 14th Street
April 13, 2017 - New York

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech The Meatpacking District Announces an Adults-Only night to experience ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology WHAT: ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology (ARTech) is a series of workshops, installations, and interactive games that provide children the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – STEAM – in an entertaining and engaging environment. As a result of ARTech’s hugely successful launch on March 1, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) received several requests for adults-only nights where parents and friends can explore these captivating activities at their own leisure. Happy to oblige, ARTech Adult Night will occur on March 23 and April 13 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm and will include light bites and refreshments. For a full two hours, guests that are 21+ can relive the excitement of childhood wonder and exploration – and learn and thing or two about STEAM along the way! WHEN: March 23 & April 13, 2017 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm WHERE: 459 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 WHY: As art and technology are among the crucial sectors defining the district’s commerce today, the Meatpacking BID developed ARTech to cultivate the next generation of artists, inventors, scientists and visionaries. ARTech leverages the generosity, ingenuity and creativity of our community to create an indoor haven of exploration for children and families at no cost to the attendees. WHO: All guests must be 21+ to enter. TICKETS: $20-Early Bird (by April 7) $25- Standard Tickets available for online purchase only: https://artechadultnight.splashthat.com/ CONTACT: Berk Communications Alyssa Almeida: alyssa@berkcommunications.com Alexandra Romanoff: alexandra@berkcommunications.com SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES: 1) Build It - Using award winning design kit, Rigamajig, children will add wooden planks, pulleys, cogs, nuts, bolts, and rope to their imagination to create wonders of creative engineering. Is it a car? Is it a train? No, it’s a thingamajig! 2) Velocity Area – What is the difference between speed and velocity? After designing and making their own custom wheeled projectiles, participants will shoot their rocket racers down the velocity ramps to consider what makes a vehicle go faster in one direction. Is the long smooth ramp faster or do the bumps in the shorter ramp help to increase speed? 3) GIF making station – Everyone knows their favorite animated film, but may not know the simple technology behind it. Learning how to simply animate themselves, families will leave with short GIFS to use in their family albums and social media posts. In partnership with GIPHY. 4) Starlab – Families can experience the stars in the night sky and learn to star hop from key stars to their favorite constellations in the portable planetarium Starlab. iStop Motion and art making workshops will translate ideas about space into 2 and 3 dimensions! 5) Danny Rozin Installation – Have you ever seen an artwork that responds to your movement? Rozin’s giant pixelated painting mirrors movement to create a surprising moving shadow of each visitor. 6) Ball Pond – CMA’s infamous Ball Pond is recreated in the Meatpacking District. Kids can release their pent up energy before turning their minds to Art and Technology. 7) ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations - Families explore ideas such as ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change through art installations created by artist-and-scientist teams. Works include Monster in the Closet, an animated adventure by Laura Chipley and Hannah Zanowski that highlights the Southern Ocean’s role in regulating Earth’s climate; 1000 Fingers of Decision by Carrie Dashow and Matthew Liao, which explores the importance of an individual’s decision-making in addressing climate change; and A Tale of Dogs in a Changing World by Coche Gonzalez and Jack Tseng, that takes visitors on a 40-million-year journey of the dog family. About the Meatpacking District The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. The BID runs a robust array of marketing and events programming in support of the neighborhoods economic health. As the Meatpacking District community continues to reinvent itself year-in and year-out, the Meatpacking BID seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home. For more information, please visit, meatpacking-district.com.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 13, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Late Night Session: Joel Ross Good Vibes - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 13, 2017 - New York

With vibraphonist Joel Ross, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio, and drummer Jeremy Dutton Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Dear America with Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, John Forte, Julia Bullock, Darius de Haas, AM Holmes, Susan Minot, Angela Flourney, Maria Popova, Anand Giriharadas, Matthieu Aikins, Mark Warren, Ekow Yankah - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
April 13, 2017 - New York

Dear America brings voices together to express our diversity and encourage a dialogue that unites us as a country. Now more than ever the personal is political and we have an opportunity to speak up and speak out. We have gathered together a group of artists, writers, and advocates for social justice to benefit The Southern Poverty Law Center, NRDC, The Trevor Project, and Planned Parenthood.

Girls Night Out w/ Sean Sharp, DLO plus Special Guests - Webster Hall
April 13, 2017 -

Special Guests (Urban) Dj Sean Sharp began his djing career while he was still a student at Wesleyan University in CT. One day his Fraternity brother Smokey Fontaine showed up at school with a pair of Gemini turntables and a mixer. Sean and Smoke would spend countless hours practicing in their dorm room, blending and cutting up all of the records that they were able to borrow from the school's radio station. The duo soon began booking gigs on campus and eventually started getting booked at many of the neighboring colleges. After Wesleyan, Sean moved to New York to work as an intern at the Village Voice. In the city he once again hooked up with his partner Smokey and they began doing small parties and venues across the city. The pair hosted a weekly industry event at the Buddha Bar in the West Village. While working as a DJ, Sean continued to pursue his writing career. Sean has written numerous cover stories and features for various music magazines including Vibe, The Source, America Magazine and many others. One day out of the blue, Smoke and Sean got a call from the owners of Webster Hall to play in the basement (which is now known as The Studio) for a weekend. Due to the overwhelming crowd response from their appearance, the owners offered the pair a weekly residency at the venue. The Basement Party was born, and quickly became one of the most popular Hip-Hop parties in the city. When Smoke left to take an editorial position at a magazine, Sean kept the party going and eventually brought on DJ DLO, one of the greatest voices in NYC nightlife, as his new partner. Known for their high energy sets, Sean and DLO have played music in every room of Webster Hall and continue to be one of the club's prime attractions. Sean takes pride in his ability to mix various genres of music into a seamless blend of sonic goodness that keeps the dance floors packed with an eclectic group of people from around the world. DLo (Dance) Enrique Dexter Johnson also known as DJ D.L.O has been a resident DJ here at the legendary Webster Hall for fourteen years. His passion was always to become a DJ, so at the age of fifteen he started fulfilling his dream. Being that he started at a young age, he did not take it seriously until he seen a very close friend of his play at a house party. To see him control a huge crowd by mixing records and talking on the microphone really inspired Enrique more. As years went by, his close friend known as DJ Storm gave him an oppurtunity to open up for him at an event. The crowd loved what he did and was very responsive. Not long after being an opening DJ for DJ Storm, DJ D.L.O and DJ Storm became partners and would DJ at many different venues such as Club Quest, Club Visionz, Nocturnal, and Secrets. The clubs mentioned were all located in Staten Island New York. DJ D.L.O began to branch out more and started djaying at well known venues in NYC such as Club Ivy, Downtime, Secret lounge, T.O.N.Y, and Cheetah night club. In his recent years, he has worked with DJ's such as Funk Flex, Mister Cee, DJ Enuff, DJ Camilo, and Red Alert. Enrique also known as DJ D.L.O would like to give special thanks to these legendary disc jockeys; Dj Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Kid Capri, Mr Magic, and Grandmaster Flash for inspiring him to be the great DJ he is today!

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech - 459 West 14th Street
April 13, 2017 - New York

Bring Out Your Inner Child & Explore the World of STEAM at ARTech The Meatpacking District Announces an Adults-Only night to experience ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology WHAT: ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology (ARTech) is a series of workshops, installations, and interactive games that provide children the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – STEAM – in an entertaining and engaging environment. As a result of ARTech’s hugely successful launch on March 1, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) received several requests for adults-only nights where parents and friends can explore these captivating activities at their own leisure. Happy to oblige, ARTech Adult Night will occur on March 23 and April 13 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm and will include light bites and refreshments. For a full two hours, guests that are 21+ can relive the excitement of childhood wonder and exploration – and learn and thing or two about STEAM along the way! WHEN: March 23 & April 13, 2017 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm WHERE: 459 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 WHY: As art and technology are among the crucial sectors defining the district’s commerce today, the Meatpacking BID developed ARTech to cultivate the next generation of artists, inventors, scientists and visionaries. ARTech leverages the generosity, ingenuity and creativity of our community to create an indoor haven of exploration for children and families at no cost to the attendees. WHO: All guests must be 21+ to enter. TICKETS: $20-Early Bird (by April 7) $25- Standard Tickets available for online purchase only: https://artechadultnight.splashthat.com/ CONTACT: Berk Communications Alyssa Almeida: alyssa@berkcommunications.com Alexandra Romanoff: alexandra@berkcommunications.com SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES: 1) Build It - Using award winning design kit, Rigamajig, children will add wooden planks, pulleys, cogs, nuts, bolts, and rope to their imagination to create wonders of creative engineering. Is it a car? Is it a train? No, it’s a thingamajig! 2) Velocity Area – What is the difference between speed and velocity? After designing and making their own custom wheeled projectiles, participants will shoot their rocket racers down the velocity ramps to consider what makes a vehicle go faster in one direction. Is the long smooth ramp faster or do the bumps in the shorter ramp help to increase speed? 3) GIF making station – Everyone knows their favorite animated film, but may not know the simple technology behind it. Learning how to simply animate themselves, families will leave with short GIFS to use in their family albums and social media posts. In partnership with GIPHY. 4) Starlab – Families can experience the stars in the night sky and learn to star hop from key stars to their favorite constellations in the portable planetarium Starlab. iStop Motion and art making workshops will translate ideas about space into 2 and 3 dimensions! 5) Danny Rozin Installation – Have you ever seen an artwork that responds to your movement? Rozin’s giant pixelated painting mirrors movement to create a surprising moving shadow of each visitor. 6) Ball Pond – CMA’s infamous Ball Pond is recreated in the Meatpacking District. Kids can release their pent up energy before turning their minds to Art and Technology. 7) ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations - Families explore ideas such as ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change through art installations created by artist-and-scientist teams. Works include Monster in the Closet, an animated adventure by Laura Chipley and Hannah Zanowski that highlights the Southern Ocean’s role in regulating Earth’s climate; 1000 Fingers of Decision by Carrie Dashow and Matthew Liao, which explores the importance of an individual’s decision-making in addressing climate change; and A Tale of Dogs in a Changing World by Coche Gonzalez and Jack Tseng, that takes visitors on a 40-million-year journey of the dog family. About the Meatpacking District The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. The BID runs a robust array of marketing and events programming in support of the neighborhoods economic health. As the Meatpacking District community continues to reinvent itself year-in and year-out, the Meatpacking BID seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home. For more information, please visit, meatpacking-district.com.

Katie Birenboim & Rebecca Brudner - Don't Tell Mama
April 13, 2017 - New York

Runnin' on Empty with Yotam Tubul & Lisa Franklin - Le Poisson Rouge
April 13, 2017 - New York

Kate Tempest - Le Poisson Rouge
April 13, 2017 - New York

The Beatbox House Party - Le Poisson Rouge
April 13, 2017 - New York

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
April 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Instrumental Klezmer Workshop - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 13, 2017 - Red Hook

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we'll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we've had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop. Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments. There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

Ny Klezmer Series at Jalopy: the Ternovka Ensemble, W/Pete Rushefsky, Zhenya Lopatnik, Jake Shulman-Ment, Zoe Aqua, Joanna Sternberg - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 13, 2017 - Red Hook

The Ternovka Ensemble, w/Pete Rushefsky, Zhenya Lopatnik, Jake Shulman-Ment, Zoe Aqua, Joanna Sternberg

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Space - American Museum of Natural History
April 13, 2017 - New York

Science Throwdown: Sea vs. Space Thursday, April 13, at 7 pm $25 ($22, seniors, students) $20 Members Into the deep or over the moon—which is more important, intriguing, and inspiring? Explore the merits of sea versus space across a range of judging categories with aquanauts Fabien Cousteau and Liz Bentley Magee and astronaut Mike Massimino. This tongue-in-cheek “debate” pits these luminaries against each other, and you decide who wins. Hosted by comedian and journalist Faith Salie. A book signing and meet-and-greet follow.

Larry Fink Book Signing at Warby Parker Greene Street (4/13) - Warby Parker
April 13, 2017 - New York

We’re celebrating photographer Larry Fink’s new book “Fink on Warhol,” filled with recently unearthed photos from his time with Andy and the gang. Come by for a drink and look at Fink’s work – he’ll be signing copies of his book!

Angel & Dren + Friends Dj Set - Pianos
April 13, 2017 - New York

Eve Minor & the Sauce - Pianos
April 13, 2017 - New York

Hexual Ceiling - Pianos
April 13, 2017 - New York

The Nice Ones - Pianos
April 13, 2017 - New York

Overlake - Pianos
April 13, 2017 - New York

Create and Paint a Floral Still Life Workshop - Picasso Kidz
April 13, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will learn to create a still life of flowers. For ages 7+.

Flower Collage Workshop - Picasso Kidz
April 13, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will enjoy a workshop in which they will learn to make beautiful flower collages that they can take home! This workshop is perfect for this time of year, and for children of age 4.

Spring Break Education Program: Wing into Spring! - Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
Through April 13, 2017 - Stony Brook

Welcome Spring with Johnny (“Mr. C”) Cuomo and celebrate by singing, dancing, creating and moving. Program will include music, stories, creativity and movement activities geared toward children of all abilities, along with their caregivers

Spring Break Art Camp - Mini Monet
Through April 13, 2017 - Sayville

Draw, paint and sculpt Spring Animals! Learn to draw and paint at Mini Monet. Step-by-step instruction with experienced teachers. Come one day, two days or all three days. Register online minimonetsayville.com

New Music / 6:30 PM - Lincoln Center, Rose Theater
April 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

Starting this season, you will be able to hear performances of today's foremost chamber music composers in the exemplary acoustics of the beautiful Rose Studio. Ye Xiaogang Colorful Sutra Banner for Piano, Violin, and Cello (2006) Zhou Long Song of the Ch'in for String Quartet (1984) Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin Red Lantern for Pipa and String Quartet (2015) Bright Sheng Dance Capriccio for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (2011)

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera House
April 13, 2017 - Manhattan

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and El?na Garan?a as Octavian star in Strauss's grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met's recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera's subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

Takács Quartet - Alice Tully Hall
April 13, 2017 -

"To me, the Takács will forever be primarily a Beethoven quartet," wrote David Allen in the New York Times. The Takács's four preeminent players blend into a whole that far surpasses the individual parts for this all-Beethoven program. Reaching from the weightless B-flat major Quartet to the gravity and grace of the Third "Razumovsky" Quartet, the evening includes with the composer's last complete work, famously bearing the epigraph "Muss es sein? Es muss sein!" ("Must it be? It must be!"). ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6 String Quartet in F major, Op. 135 Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 ("Razumovsky") There is no late seating.

self – un – contained | Performative lecture by nora chipaumire - David Rubenstein Atrium
April 13, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Atrium 360° A "rock star of downtown dance" (Dance Magazine), the Zimbabwean-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer nora chipaumire uses her choreography to challenge and embrace stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body. With self-un-contained, chipaumire will continue her investigation into portraiture and self-portraiture, focusing on the representation of black identities in a digital Snapchat world. Taking the form of an impromptu digital broadcast, a glamorous fashion runway, and a pamphlet in movement, this performance will demonstrate Africans' strong abilities to proclaim life and liberty and to pursue happiness with their swag. Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Music / 9 PM - Rose Theater
April 13, 2017 -

Starting this season, you will be able to hear performances of today's foremost chamber music composers in the exemplary acoustics of the beautiful Rose Studio. Ye Xiaogang Colorful Sutra Banner for Piano, Violin, and Cello (2006) Zhou Long Song of the Ch'in for String Quartet (1984) Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin Red Lantern for Pipa and String Quartet (2015) Bright Sheng Dance Capriccio for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (2011)

Jay Miners - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Field Report (Solo) - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

"The body remembers what the mind forgets," Chris Porterfield reminisces on his acclaimed band Field Report's sophomore record, Marigolden. The record is strewn with references to the inevitable tolls taken by the passage of time, and prolonged distance from home and loved ones. The past couple of years have flashed by for Porterfield, who was thrust into the spotlight after years of musical reclusion. His Milwaukee-based band, Field Report (an anagram of his surname), was culled together in the studio while recording their 2012 self-titled debut. They suddenly found themselves championed by their former idols: offered support tours by Counting Crows and Aimee Mann, lauded by the likes of Mark Eitzel and Richard Thompson, and covered by Blind Boys Of Alabama. The band honed itself from a septet to a quartet in the year that followed, focusing its sound and tightening the screws. With a heavy batch of songs under their arms, they retreated to snowy Ontario in December 2013 to record their sophomore album,Marigolden, with the help of producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Spending two years roaming around the country playing tiny venues and sold-out amphitheaters alike, Porterfield was uncertain whether he was leading the charge toward an artistic epiphany or headed down a misguided path of self-destruction. Marigoldenreflects this, as he ruminates across homesick tension and an un-grounded anxiety. But rather than wallow in melancholy, Porterfield finds solace and inspiration through his songs, which reveal themselves as uplifting and celebratory. The album is brighter than their 2012 debut, but somehow remains just as elegantly ominous. Marigolden's second track, the surprisingly catchy radio single "Home," finds Porterfield on the road, hoping the home, wife, dog, and life he left behind in Milwaukee will still be there upon his return. "Leave the lights on," he asks, "it might be nighttime when I get there, but I'm on my way home." While the song contemplates lonesomeness, there is an undeniable sense of hope driving it. In "Summons," the penultimate track, he recalls this thought, repeating, "I'll be coming home to you" like a mantra. This sense of balance and symmetry across the album helps provide stability to the otherwise volatile themes. Case in point: the album starts with a sunrise in "Decision Day" and ends full circle with another in "Enchantment." Whether reconsidering sobriety in "Pale Rider," sticking to tonic water in the bars of "Summons," or cashing in a 30-day chip for a kiss in "Enchantment," Porterfield's relationship with alcohol runs through the current of nearly every song. Most notably in "Ambrosia," where he find himself face to face with the reality of where his drinking is destined to lead. The album runs the musical gamut, from the Traveling Wilburys-esque pop of "Home," to the Neil Young-inspired piano ballad "Ambrosia," to the electronic sonic landscape of "Wings." While the compositions express a wide range in terms of genre, they find unity in themselves within the limits of self-imposed minimalism. In the studio, the songs were stripped down to the bones and built back up using only their essential elements. Sequestered in a seemingly never-ending Ontario blizzard, the band only broke from this musical process to add logs to the stove, with the snow and the fire providing a proper background for music so rooted in the elemental. The effect that this fundamentals-based approach achieves is universal: the sparse arrangements and common themes speak to everyone, but somehow feel tailored to each listener. The title itself reflects this, a portmanteau of two common images (marigold and golden) to create something that feels both idiosyncratic and familiar: Marigolden.

Stephen Babcock - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Born and raised in New Hartford, New York and now residing in New York City Stephen began playing guitar at the age of 15 after hearing John Mayer's "Room For Squares." Since then, he has continued to craft his skills as a singer-songwriter, recording and performing a catalog of original music, including two EPs and one full-length LPs. Stephen began his musical career as a drummer, and his transition to a songwriter has weaved a percussive element into his guitar playing and singing. Since humble beginnings as a solo act around Central New York, Stephen has since finely tuned the performance and arrangement of his songs to complement both bold full band shows and intimate acoustic events. Stephen's live shows distinctly blend singer-songwriter charm and comedic wit, leaving listeners wanting more. Encore Magazine says, "Whether his lyrics flourish with optimism or heartache, Stephen Babcock's music infuses the listener with an all-encompassing positive feeling." With influences ranging from John Mayer to Otis, Stephen has a sound that is relateable and enjoyable to all fans of pop music. Critics agree, stating that "His youthful vocals parallel those of Jason Mraz, as does the cadence of his songs" (Encore Magazine). After releasing "Dreams, Schemes, and Childhood Memories" in May 2011 and "Lost" in July 2013, Stephen went on a touring frenzy. He stormed up and down the east coast of the US as well as the United Kingdom, hitting coffee shops, small theaters, and numerous singer-songwriter festivals. With dates ranging from Athens, GA to London UK, his sound grew and explored new heights while on the road. Stephen's next EP, "Wishful Thinking," was written and recorded upon returning home from touring and was released on May 9th 2014. After further touring up and down the East Coast of the US, Stephen went back in the studio to finalize his newest album "Said & Done", which released to a sold out Rockwood Music Hall show on February 27, 2016. With Americana and southern rock sensibilities, Stephen's new recording draws from acts like Dawes, Blake Mills, and Brett Dennen. Currently, Stephen is in the process of writing and recording his next EP, due out in Spring of 2017.

Butch & the Elevaters - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Butch Phelps--Songwriter, singer, guitarist, collaborator, teacher and student. Butch began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age. Having lived in most regions of the USA at one time or another, his deep appreciation for writers and performers reached new heights while living in Portland, Oregon. Upon arriving in NYC he became immersed in the legendary musicians of the East Village. Proudly shared the stage with Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Brian Stoltz, Chip Robinson, Keith Christopher, and too many to poweful influences to continue...Still soaking up influences everywhere he can, Butch currently resides in Hell's Kitchen, NYC Kevin Batchelor--Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin met his destiny at age 13. Already and avid music lover, he stumbled upon the Miles Davis record, Milestones. He later attended the Berklee College of Music, and his determined efforts have led to a fruitful career. He has toured the globe with bands such as Steel Pulse and The Skatalites, and has credits with Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy,...He appeared in the film Keith Richards--Crosseyed Heart, and several television shows including The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show and more. Fima Ephron--Born in London, England and moved to New York at age three. Attended NYC's famed music and art high school, began playing professionally at age 13. Has gone on to perform and record with a cross section of some of the greatest talent in the music industry: Walter Becker, Gil Scott Heron, Natalie Merchant, Meshell N'Degeocello, Groove Collective, Hasidic New Wave, John Zorn to name a few. Luba Dvorak--Songwriter, guitarist, producer, Luba has played music all around the world touring with bands. He runs Starr Street Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Steve Williams--Drummer, composer and producer, Steve has toured or recorded with the following artists: Jazz Hip Hop Grammy award winning group, The Digable Planets, Sade, Ivan Neville, Keith Richards, David Byrne, Rich Robinson(Black Crows)

Liz Brennan - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Liz Brennan is a singer/songwriter from New York who is currently spearheading the genre of "demented pop." Liz's most recent projects include a new EP and debut single, "Expected to Fly," to be released June 2015. This EP was produced by Kevin Killen, best known for engineering Peter Gabriel's "So" and Elvis Costello's "Spike." Featured musicians on her new EP include: GerryLeonard (David Bowie, Suzanne Vega); Zev Katz (Hall & Oates); Mark Copley (Rosanne Cash); Everett Bradley and Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) Liz studied classical music and opera in college, but is now coming back to what she loves by writing rock/pop. Her performing talents transcend music; Liz was featured as an actress on an episode of "Law and Order." In February 2012, Liz recorded the "No Pants Just Dance" EP that was co-produced by Liz and Steve Dawson.

Kate Douglas & Shayfer James: Songs From The Ninth Hour - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Kate is a NYC-based theatre artist, songwriter and performer who seeks to challenge audiences about the limits of their world and empower them to make change. Her music has been performed at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The McKittrick Hotel, Links Hall (Chicago) and the Korzo Theater (the Netherlands) and by artists such as Todd Almond, PigPen Theatre Co., Shaina Taub and Kiah Victoria. She is a Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Fellow, and her first EP, The Blue House, is available now. As a playwright, her work has been developed at The National Theater Institute, Artemisia Theatre, HERE Arts Center and the Writer's Colony at Goodspeed. She has been awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters' Lavinia Kohl Award and the NJ Young Playwrights Award, and her poetry has been published in Burningword Literary Journal and Contrary Magazine. Recent performance credits include Punchdrunk's Sleep No More, Third Rail's The Grand Paradise, Kansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond (Premiere and Tour) and Fernando Rubio's Everything by my side (U.S. Premiere). As a teaching artist, she has trained with Musicians Without Borders in Advanced Community Music and Gibney Dance's Institute of Community Music. She has taught master classes at the National Theatre Institute and will be participating in the Juno Leadership Residency at the Omega Institute this spring. In 2017 she was awarded a residency at Gibney Dance to develop a new piece of dance theatre dealing with death and privilege in the modern age. As a complement to her artistic practice, she has recently begun studying Herbalism at the Gaia School of Healing in Vermont.

The Misters - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

The Misters aren't your typical guitar group. Anchored by frontman Michael Nitting, the band aims to write and perform their own strain of ethereal rock music, which ensures that each song will be moving and moveable. Since the group's genesis, their focus on showmanship has been a centerpiece of what makes the band unique. Since their debut performance at the CMJ Music Festival in 2015, the band has become a staple of the New York City rock & roll revival, providing a welcome alternative to the bedroom pop and lo fi that has become a defining force in the region. The Misters are defined by no genre, always looking to expand their sound by incorporating elements of funk, R&B and jazz to their eclectic array of original music. Calling The Misters "personality pop" would be an understatement; at its core the band is driven by a raw sexual energy that can be likened to the yacht rockers of the 70s. When it comes to live performance, The Misters are as meticulous as they are in the studio. Playing every note with precision and power, they craft that rare perfect live show that spans the spectrum of human emotion; love, laughter, life, and the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. The Misters will release their debut EP "Complicated People" through Invertebrate on 3/3 with more live dates to follow.

K Sloan, Eleanor Tallie - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

K Sloan is a Singer- Songwriter born and raised in Metro- Detroit, Michigan. She began singing at the age of twelve with a program called Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit and since then music has been an integral part of her life. Always carrying the spirit of Motown and artistry in her heart she went on to study Theatre in the acting Conservatory at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout the program she cultivated her love of music by auditioning and being cast in manyt of the programs musicals. In 2013, after moving to New York City Kelly decided to be brave and hone her skills as a song writer. What started out as a intimate and soulful jam sessions among friends soon developed, over two years into 15+ songs both in collaboration and as a solo artist. In the spring of 2014 she was commissioned to write the theme song and co-write on the soundtrack for the short film "Go Fish" by Jamila Brown. In fall of 2015 after performing at and being inspired by the musical talent at Monday night Open Mic at Prohibition Bar and Lounge on the Upper West Side (NYC) she embarked on the journey of recording her own EP with a release date of Spring 2017. Overall K Sloan's music is fusion of Funk, Motown and lots of Soul. Her upcoming EP Blank Pages is an homage to her hometown, an embrace of its grit, its glory and hidden glamor, its resilience and most of all its never-ending soul. **************************************************************** Vocalist, songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist Eleanor Tallie has been captivated by the groove of American music since her childhood in Israel. Classically trained on the cello and raised in a household of musicians, Eleanor began writing original lyrics and music when she was 12 years old and studied classical music for 15 years. After completing her studies, she traveled throughout Israel performing original songs in Hebrew. In 2011 Eleanor joined a blues band and travelled with the band internationally as the lead vocalist and songwriter. She toured the Netherlands twice, performing in 13 different cities before she moved to the United States in 2013. Making Memphis her home, Eleanor toured extensively and performed 180 shows in over 30 states in the US within the time span of a year and a half. In the spring of 2015, Eleanor began working on her own sound, which she defines as Neo-Funk: a mixture of funk, neo-soul, R&B, jam, jazz and hip-hop elements. With the combination of an optimistic perspective and her love of funk and groove, Eleanor found herself absorbed in the stylings of influential neo-soul and R&B artists. Photography: Anthony Earl For her debut recording, Eleanor assembled a team of carefully-selected musicians, including 2016 Grammy-winning engineer and producer, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell and his son, Uriah Mitchell. A first time collaboration between the father and son, Uriah lends his talents on the EP with a number of rousing hip-hop contributions. An album designed to elevate the mind and uplift the soul, No Turning Back perfectly captures Eleanor Tallie's jaw-dropping vocals and powerful songwriting. While the record certainly falls into the definition of Neo-Funk, it is hard to overlook the variety of genres and subgenres which emerge when drifting from track to track. Throughout the recording process, No Turning Back became a symbol of mindfulness as it developed into something much more than a simple studio recording. Each track on this EP embarks on a different journey through the heart of human emotion. Eleanor elegantly bridges the gap between her past and her future on No Turning Back. The story told behind these songs is one of relationship challenges ("I Tried"); an inner calling for change of perspective ("Hell or Heaven"); A long-awaited love finally found ("Sunlight"); an understanding and celebration of the present ("My Present"); optimistic observations to live by, which include a hypnotic prayer in Hebrew, accompanied by a strumming sitar ("Gotta Be Happy); and a sassy song that gives listeners a little kick, explaining what a real man really is all about ("A Real Man"). This EP will make you want to shake it. It captures a sound that is both timeless and new, and on a deeper level, has a message that is worth hearing over and over again. Life is a present, so celebrate it. Available worldwide since March of 2016, Eleanor Tallie has been touring in support of the debut release and is currently working on her next release. More info about Eleanor's new music coming this summer!

Sarah Solovay - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Dwight & Nicole - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

American recording artists Dwight & Nicole (Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson) have inspired comparisons to some of the greats — Etta James & John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones & The Staple Singers — but it is their fresh blend of spirited blues, rock, and gospel that is landing them their own spot among the celebrated music makers. In 2010, following their critically acclaimed independent release !Signs, they appeared on the Boston Globe's annual "25 Most Stylish" list, and have been nominated for 6 Boston Music Awards and 4 Boston Phoenix awards. In 2012 Nicole appeared on NBC The Voice; wowing all four coaches and winning the hearts of millions with her heartfelt rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which rose to #26 on the iTunes Pop charts. 2012 came to an exhilarating close with a BMA win for "Female Vocalist of The Year." Dwight & Nicole's growing fanbase is sure to fall in love with their upcoming album Shine On, which is altogether intriguing and full of heart. The album displays the perspectives of two artists who are both playing at the top of their game, resulting in a powerful merging of voices and one very rich sound. Shine On will be released in the Fall of 2013 and will be their first major release; heavily funded by their devoted fans via music-oriented crowd-sourcing site PledgeMusic. Dwight & Nicole have traveled the world and performed for countless sold-out crowds in clubs and festivals alike, including Tanglewood, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Life is good Festival, and venues such as the Somerville Theatre in Boston, MA, The Tennessee Theater in Knoxville TN, and the world famous Blue Note in NYC. Their music has appeared on shows such as "Nikita" on CW, "The Forgotten" on ABC, "Missing" on Lifetime, and "The Cleaner" on A&E. And they appeared as themselves in the documentary film "Where's The Music At." This dynamic duo has shared the stage with a growing number groundbreaking artists including Ray Lamontagne, Los Lobos, Robert Randolph, Martin Sexton, Rapheal Saadiq, Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti and Spearhead, BB King, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Dr. Maya Angelou, Natalie Cole, Winton Marsalis, Carly Simon, The Funk Brothers, Maceo Parker, Joan Osbourne, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Buffet, Yo Gabba Gabba, Biz Markie, John Hammond Jr, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Chris Riffle, Libby Johnson - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Chris Riffle's brand of heartfelt folk is a product—and a tale—of two coasts. There's no mistaking the pastoral, spacious sound of his roots—the picturesque coastal towns of Washington state, where while still in college Riffle began making waves on local radio stations, and landed support gigs for such indie mainstays as Death Cab for Cutie. And yet it's the other side of the country, on New York's famously gritty Lower East Side, where Chris has found a second home, becoming a mainstay performer at the venerable Living Room, and Rockwood Music Hall collaborating with members of The Mars Volta, Ollabelle, and Antony and the Johnsons. Chris has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Blood Orange, Mothxr, Jesse Malin & Joseph Arthur (to name a few). Chris' albums have been in rotation at over 150 radio stations & featured on Sirius XM. His new full length, Out of town, was recorded at One East (Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Paul Simon), produced by Jimi Zhivago (Ollabelle, Kim Taylor) and mastered at the Magic Shop (David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Coldplay). Chris just returned from an extensive North American tour opening for Heather Nova and a 20 date tour across Germany promoting his new album. "A writer and performer of uncommon depth and intimacy -- Nick-Drake-meets-Elliott-Smith" - DIRECT CURRENT "Chris Riffle could be New York's unlikely mellowcore champion of the year" - THE DELI MAGAZINE **************************************************************** Libby Johnson is a singer/songwriter from New York City. Born in Germany while her parents were stationed there, Johnson was raised in the U.S. until the age of 13, at which time her family moved to Nairobi, Kenya. A self-taught piano player, Johnson learned to play guitar from her mother, who was a folk singer of contemporary and traditional folk and bluegrass. Her father played bagpipes. At the tender age of 14, Johnson performed in public for the first time – at a Nairobi pub. "Living in Nairobi was powerful," she said. "That move was probably the single most influential thing to happen to me growing up, it gave me a sense of compassion and insight to live those years outside of the U.S." "I was unencumbered and open to having many experiences in Africa, a guest among an international community during the time when I first began experimenting with songwriting and performing." As an adult, she had returned to the United States, settling in New York City after studying at Berklee College of Music. Along with her sister Carrie, also a musician and songwriter, she formed the band 22 Brides, and earned a slot on the 1998 Lilith Fair tour. The duo's music was a blend of folk/rock featuring the two voices harmonizing. The Brides released three albums on the Zero Hour label, and one for Universal. They signed with Chrysalis publishing in 1994 and spent the next four years touring until both sisters paused to start families. Libby released her solo debut album 'Annabella' in 2006 on the Wrong Records label. The songs followed the thread of her writing with the Brides, with "haunting vocals over sly bluesy guitar tracks." Four of the tracks on "Annabella" were featured in the film "Trust The Man," written and directed by Bart Freundlich, as well as an additional track co-written for the film. Her follow-up album, "Perfect View," was released in 2009, with several of the tracks picked up for international licensing. In recent years Libby has developed a busy voice and guitar studio practice in the New York area. She continues to write, record and perform live.

Curtis McMurtry - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they're victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis' music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album Respectable Enemy was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to The Magnetic Fields, Calexico, and John Fullbright. His sophomore album The Hornet's Nest is due out on February 24th 2017. ? Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. Curtis studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. He has since moved back to Austin where he performs as a quartet with cellist Diana Burgess (of Mother Falcon), upright bassist Taylor Turner (of Magia Negra) and trumpeter Nathan Calzada. "Backed by a stand-up bass, cello and occasionally a horn section, the 24-year-old McMurtry epitomizes the catch-all nature of Americana" - Rollingstone.com "Simply put, at 23, McMurtry's dark and deep debut solo album, Respectable Enemy, marks him as a world-class talent who not just stands on his own merits, but soars on them." - Thomas Gerbasi, New York Examiner ? ""The second album by McMurtry shows its conceptual ambition in the way it coheres, exploring a range of emotions through a variety of personae. From the vulnerable innocence of the opening "Hard Blue Stones" through the corpse picked clean on the closing "Silver World," the 13-song cycle shimmers through the desires and flaws of a shared humanity. ." - Don McLeese, No Depression

Marika Galea - Rockwood Music Hall
April 13, 2017 - East Village

Marika Galea is a bassist, composer and educator based in New York City. She is currently on faculty with the Monterey Jazz Festival. Marika graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016 with degree in Performance and Classical Composition (with a minor in Conducting). Through Berklee, she studied with Ralph Peterson Jr., Terri Lyne Carrington, Terence Blanchard, Darren Barrett, bassist Susan Hagen (Boston Symphony Orchestra extra) and others. Born in the multicultural city of Toronto to an extended family that spans four continents, she has always felt herself to be a global citizen. As an avid student of the French and English languages, history, and politics, Marika grew up aspiring to pursue a career in International Relations and was accepted to Canada's top universities to do so. As the first member of her immediate family with the opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree, and the only one to master a second language, she graduated from secondary school with a 4.0 GPA. She always knew that she wanted to pursue higher education and eventually become an independent business owner, but never really considered music as a career path until she was well into her teens. Although no one in her family is involved in music, Marika has always appreciated music education and was a recreational participant in a wide range of musical activities throughout her school years. As a sophomore in high school, she was invited to attend the International Association for Jazz Education conference, hosted in Toronto. After seeing the University of North Texas One O'Clock Big Band and being handed a CD of the 2007 Berklee Monterey Jazz Quartet, she knew that she had to learn more. Consultation with a childhood friend, whose relative was the coordinator of the Humber College Community Music School, brought about the purchase of a double bass and the discovery of a whole world of recordings and local musicians that she hadn't known existed. Many workshops, performance opportunities, awards, scholarships and festivals later, Marika very quickly came to be regarded as a rising young star and bandleader throughout Southern Ontario. She studied at The University of Toronto for one year, sponsored on full scholarship by the University, the Distillery Jazz Festival, and the legendary Phil Nimmons, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and recipient of the highest civilian award for his contributions to Canadian music. Since then, Marika's joyful enthusiasm and hunger to learn about music and the world around her have brought her, her bass and her compositions across North America. While enrolled at Berklee, she performed everywhere from Santa Fe, NM to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City, and has carved out her reputation as an artist with longevity. A respected musician, journalist and educator who has emerged from the Toronto scene, Marika continues to aspire to a career as a musical ambassador for both Canada and the United States while her musicianship continues to grow.

BAC Space Spring 2017 - Baryshnikov Arts Center, John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio
April 13, 2017 - New York

This spring, artists and their collaborators will develop new projects during BAC Space, a residency period that encourages peer exchange by hosting multiple artists in BAC's studios and theaters concurrently. On April 13, BAC Space artists invite audiences into the studio for a glimpse of the creative process and an opportunity to see works in varying stages of development.

Shibley Day Camp Open House - Shibley Day Camp
April 13, 2017 - Roslyn Heights

Please come visit us to tour our day camp. We'll also have our indoor facilities open for free play and we look forward to meeting you there!

The Knights: On The Shoulders of Giants Evening Concert - BRIC House Ballroom
April 13, 2017 - Fort Greene

This spring The Knights close out our BRIC House Sessions concert series with a full orchestral program honoring classical treasures alongside Brooklyn composers. Featuring music by Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Stravinsky, Philip Glass, and one of the leading exponents of American song - Brooklyn's Gabriel Kahane.

A Very Special Acoustic Performance Scott Metzger - Rocks Off
April 13, 2017 - New York

Scott Metzger is one of the most exciting guitarists in New York City. Simply put, this guy does things that nobody else can do. Whether with his own trio Wolf!, with JRAD, or sitting in with countless other heavyweights, Scott's work is nothing short of electrifying. Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch him in a solo acoustic setting.

A Very Special Acoustic Performance Scott Metzger - Rocks Off
April 13, 2017 - New York

Scott Metzger is one of the most exciting guitarists in New York City. Simply put, this guy does things that nobody else can do. Whether with his own trio Wolf!, with JRAD, or sitting in with countless other heavyweights, Scott's work is nothing short of electrifying. Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch him in a solo acoustic setting.

Jonathan Karrant - Jazz at Kitano
April 13, 2017 - New York

Jonathan Karrant - Vocals John Di Martino - Piano Martin Wind - Bass Vince Cherico - Drums $17 Cover + $20 Minimum

The Sam Yahel Trio - Smalls Live
April 13, 2017 - New York

The Brandon Sanders Quintet - Smalls Live
April 13, 2017 - New York

Jonathan Thomas - 'After-Hours' Jam Session - Smalls Live
April 13, 2017 - New York

Hate Speech / Trevor Dunn Solo - The Stone
April 13, 2017 - New York

Metropolitan Opera - La Traviata
April 14, 2017 - New York

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Conservation Camp - Westmoreland Sanctuary
Through April 14, 2017 - Mount Kisco

For budding young conservationists, outdoor kids, nature lovers, etc. Epic adventures in Westmoreland’s pristine woodland environment. Campers will hike near and far and conduct water testing, amphibian surveys, measure tree growth, remove invasive plants, band and release wild birds, conduct game camera studies, and more. Ages 7-9: 9 am – 12 pm Fee: Members $150/Nonmembers $200 Daily: Members $40/Nonmembers $50 Ages 10-15: 9 am – 3 pm Fee: Members $250/Nonmembers $300 Daily: Members $75/Nonmembers $85

Conservation Camp - Westmoreland Sanctuary
Through April 14, 2017 - Mount Kisco

For budding young conservationists, outdoor kids, nature lovers, etc. Epic adventures in Westmoreland’s pristine woodland environment. Campers will hike near and far and conduct water testing, amphibian surveys, measure tree growth, remove invasive plants, band and release wild birds, conduct game camera studies, and more. Ages 7-9: 9 am – 12 pm Fee: Members $150/Nonmembers $200 Daily: Members $40/Nonmembers $50 Ages 10-15: 9 am – 3 pm Fee: Members $250/Nonmembers $300 Daily: Members $75/Nonmembers $85

Spring Recess Open Play! - West Rock Indoor Sports Complex
Through April 14, 2017 - Nanuet

Come enjoy a fun filled day of sports, inflatables, arts & crafts and other activities! Counselors will create teams to compete in relay races, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer and more!

Conservation Camp - Westmoreland Sanctuary
Through April 14, 2017 - Mount Kisco

For budding young conservationists, outdoor kids, nature lovers, etc. Epic adventures in Westmoreland’s pristine woodland environment. Campers will hike near and far and conduct water testing, amphibian surveys, measure tree growth, remove invasive plants, band and release wild birds, conduct game camera studies, and more.

Spring Recess Open Play! - West Rock Indoor Sports Complex
Through April 14, 2017 - Nanuet

Come enjoy a fun filled day of sports, inflatables, arts & crafts and other activities! Counselors will create teams to compete in relay races, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer and more!

Spring Recess Open Play - West Rock Indoor Sports Complex
Through April 14, 2017 - Nanuet

Come enjoy a fun filled day of sports, inflatables, arts & crafts and other activities! Counselors will create teams to compete in relay races, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer and more!

THE 7 FINGERS Cuisine & Confessions - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 14, 2017 - New York

"An unfailing recipe of rock circus-dance-theater that warms our stomachs"—Le Monde Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company The 7 Fingers, the company behind Traces and Broadway's Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company's awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences' most visceral senses.

I Love The 90s w/ The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are bringing back all of the slammin' hits you listened to on your walkman from TLC to Third Eye Blind. If your first crush was the Pink Power Ranger or you're looking for an excuse to throw on your jellies, the I Love The 90s Show at Le Poisson Rouge is where it's at – DUH! So whether you're an New York City OG or just cruisin' through, come bump and grind with the freshest kids in the city!

The Noise Presents: The Decibel Magazine 2017 Tour - Irving Plaza
April 14, 2017 - New York

One thing's for sure: There aren't many bands with a history as long and eventful as KREATOR's, who fascinatingly succeed in exploring new horizons while challenging and reinventing themselves time and again, resulting in high impact results - as is perfectly illustrated by their new record Gods Of Violence (out on January 27, 2017). With this 14th studio album of their impressive career, the thrashers from Essen, Germany have crafted a work of art of utmost vigor, drawing its unfailing power from the pounding heart of one of the greatest, most versatile metal bands of all time. Gods Of Violence lives and breathes! As is often the case, it all started with a good idea. KREATOR mastermind Mille Petrozza had followed the latest news with growing concern. Especially the November 2015 Paris attacks made him realize that there had to be a continuum of human malevolence, running like a thread through the ages, from ancient times up to the present day. These thoughts led Petrozza to interlocking current events with tales from Greek mythology, eventuating in the song Gods Of Violence that was consequently chosen as the album's name giver. "Currently, religion has regained a level of importance that I would have never considered possible 20 years ago," Mille states. "An extremely dangerous polarization is taking place, giving rise to growing hate among us all. That's what I wanted to write about." Keeping the show rolling: That's all it's been about since 1985. And in this respect, German thrash metal icons KREATOR have succeeded big-time with Gods Of Violence!

Jordan Brand Classic - Barclays Center
April 14, 2017 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Jon McLaughlin: The Indiana Tour 2017 - City Winery
April 14, 2017 - New York

Jon McLaughlin Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does. McLaughlin has released six albums and over the years, this piano-rock musician has collaborated with fellow artists such as Sara Bareilles, Demi Lovato, and NeedtoBreathe as well as sharing the stage with artists including Kelly Clarkson, Adele, OneRepublic, Bon Jovi, and Duffy. In 2014, a dream came true when Jon even supported the legendary piano man himself, Billy Joel. Jon has provided songs for television shows, such as Madam Secretary, Chicago Fire and So You Think You Can Dance. In addition to contributing music to major Hollywood films, including Bridge to Terabithia and Georgia Rule, McLaughlin earned an on-screen appearance and performance in the Oscar-nominated Disney film, Enchanted, and went on to sing "So Close," live at the 80th Academy Awards. Filled with "infectious and catchy piano-driven melodies" (Eat Sleep Breathe Music), his new album, Like Us, has already garnered attention from notable media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight and Perez Hilton, with the latter referring to McLaughlin as "charming as hell with a buttery voice to match." While on a national tour in support of the album, the devoted family man partnered with charity World Vision, to build safe houses for children in Bangladesh to help them escape human trafficking.

The Birdland Big Band Conducted by Rob Middleton & Glenn Drewes - Birdland
April 14, 2017 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Samantha Fish - Highline Ballroom
April 14, 2017 - New York

Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there's a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template -- no matter what the genre -- proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next. Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it's been evidenced in the music she's made her entire career. While she's well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. "I grew up on it," she insists. "Working with Luther on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today." It's little wonder that when it came time to record her new album, Chills & Fever (released March 17, 2017), Fish set her sights on Detroit, the home of soul, Motown, legendary R&B as well as the much edgier rock-n-roll of Iggy Pop, Jack White, and The White Stripes. It was there that she joined forces with members of the Detroit Cobras, a band whose insurgent ethic has made them darlings of the Midwest punk/blues scene. The two entities -- which included Joe Mazzola on guitar, Steve Nawara on bass, Kenny Tudrick on drums with Bob Mervak on keys, and the New Orleans horn section featuring Mark Levron and Travis Blotsky on trumpet and saxophone -- bonded over a common love of classic soul and rollicking rhythms, so much so that the results testify to a seemingly timeless template. Covering songs from the '60s and '70s -- indelible melodies from the pens of legends like Jackie DeShannon, Jerry Ragavoy, Bert Berns and Allen Toussaint -- along with producer Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Gap Dream, White Fang) a member of the Detroit band The Go, which also featured Jack White prior to his stint with the White Stripes. With that as her starting point, Fish and the band then created an album that's best described as a pure slab of rocking rhythm n' blues. "I listened to a lot of soul music, and I dug deep into people like Otis Redding and Ray Charles," Fish recalls. "I was also influenced by people like North Mississippi's R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. It's a less restrained style of music than the sound people may be used to hearing from me, it's definitely a different facet of my personality." The fact is, Fish has never been bound by any expectations whatsoever. Growing up in Kansas City, she switched from drums to guitar at the tender age of 15. She spent much of her time in local watering holes listening to visiting blues bands. Samantha caught the attention of Ruf Records. The label subsequently released her album, Girls with Guitars, which found her co-billed with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. That led to her forming her own trio and recording three more albums, Runaway (2011), Black Wind Howlin' (2013) and Wild Heart (2015), as well as reaping an award for Best Artist Debut at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Along the way she found herself working with other artists as well -- Jimmy Hall, Devon Allman, and Reese Wynans, among them. Still, nothing she's done before can prepare her faithful fans and followers to the seminal sounds of Chills & Fever. I don't think I ever enjoyed making a record quite as much as I enjoyed making this one," Fish insists. "I love the sound of the brass and the edgier intensity. Channeling timeless artists who sang like their lives depended on it. To me, that's what this music is all about."

reFresh Fridays - Highline Ballroom
April 14, 2017 - New York

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera House
April 14, 2017 - Manhattan

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera's most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Modern English - Rough Trade NYC
April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Tuck & Patti - Iridium
Through April 14, 2017 - New York

For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 33 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck's extraordinary virtuosity and Patti's rich mezzo soprano. Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra." When they're not touring, Tuck and Patti live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they record and teach students, in person and via Skype. For more info, go to tuckandpatti.com.

Dirty Bourbon River Show - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

Big Mean Sound Machine - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

Whimsies 7th Annual Miniature EggHunt - Whimsies Dollhouse Shop
April 14, 2017 - Greenwich

Search for miniature eggs throughout the enchanting display cases! Play a game of "I Spy" in a dollhouse all set up for Spring! Guess how many "mini" jelly beans! Prizes and fun!

Theo Katzman - Mercury Lounge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman has enjoyed success as the singing drummer/guitarist for the funk rhythm section Vulfpeck, as a solo artist at the prestigious Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and as the musical director and opening act for Darren Criss (of Fox's GLEE). In addition to playing festivals like Bonaroo and Outside Lands with Vulfpeck, trading guitar solos with Blake Mills, and singing duets with Børns and Allen Stone, the year 2016 finds him finishing his second solo album, "Heartbreak Hits," due for release in early 2017. In his own words, Katzman says about his music, "I write songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover." He also wrote this bio.

Jolie Holland - Mercury Lounge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Pink Talking Fish - Brooklyn Bowl
April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Scott Siegel Presents - Metropolitan Room
April 14, 2017 - New York

Scott Siegel Presents... TBA

Michael Powers Frequency - Terra Blues
April 14, 2017 - New York

Saron Crenshaw Trio - Terra Blues
April 14, 2017 - New York

K2 LOUNGE - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 14, 2017 - Chelsea

During K2 Friday Nights, Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs 6:00–7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

K2 FRIDAY NIGHT TOUR - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 14, 2017 - Chelsea

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less.

PRASANNA - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 14, 2017 - Chelsea

After selling out two shows back to back in 2016, Indian guitar master Prasanna returns to the Rubin and promises an adventurous musical journey unlike anything you've ever heard–Carnatic Indian music on the electric guitar, a true first at the Rubin. Alongside works of the great Carnatic Composers like Tyagaraja, Diskhitar, and Syama Sastri, Prasanna will interpret masterworks by Coltrane, Ravel, Illayaraja, Led Zeppelin, and A.R. Rahman, presenting them in a Raga-based Carnatic setting. He will also explore the concept of mantra and how it inspires his work and sound. Riffing on Shakespeare, Prasanna says, "If music be the food of love, play on! I want to serve you all a hand-cooked traditional Indian musical meal with spices from around the world!" Prasanna will be joined by Rohan Krishnamurthy on mridangam, kanjira.

THE MATRIX - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 14, 2017 - Chelsea

1999, Wachowski and Wachowski, USA, 136 min. Introduced by computer scientist and artificial intelligence researcher Dr. Olaf Witkowski Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a computer hacker who discovers that none of what's happening around him is real. Like most of the people around him, Neo is trapped within the Matrix, a huge artificial intelligence system that creates the illusion of a real world while using human bodies and brains for energy. Guided by his mentor Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Neo discovers that he is "The One," the only person who can break open the Matrix and create a liberated experience of reality. "In a film that's as likely to transfix fans of computer gamesmanship as to baffle anyone with quaintly humanistic notions of life on earth, the Wachowskis have synthesized a savvy visual vocabulary…, a wild hodgepodge of classical references … and a situation that calls for a lot of explaining." —Janet Maslin

Electric Feel Dance Party! - The Bowery Electric
April 14, 2017 - New York

John Wesley Coleman - The Bowery Electric
April 14, 2017 - New York

Gold Magnolias - The Bowery Electric
April 14, 2017 - New York

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through April 14, 2017 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists pick out and paint spring Holiday items such as Seder plates and Kiddush cups for Passover and bunny figurines and Easter-themed plates, cups, bowls, mugs, and much more. For Spring, choose from a large selection of outdoor decorative pieces both large and small. Prices vary per piece. Items can be painted and taken home the same day or left for glazing. Registration recommended. 845-623-4975 or email at jillsceramics@aol.com

Sonya Yoncheva CD Signing - Metropolitan Opera House
April 14, 2017 - Manhattan

Sonya Yoncheva will signs CDs of her newest recording dedicated to the music of Handel at the Met Opera Shop.

Spring Art & Sensory Fun Studio - Not Just Art
Through April 14, 2017 - Oyster Bay

Artful blossoms, birdies, bugs, and other green activities fill the studio as we celebrate spring.

The World According to Sound - The Greene Space
April 14, 2017 - New York

There’s a lot of talking on the radio. People love to yammer. The World According to Sound is a 90-second radio show with as little talking as possible. Every episode brings you one sound that tells a story. Join us for a live event hosted by The World According to Sound creators Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, who promise to take you on an hour-long jaunt through sound and space. Auditory hallucinations, cityscapes of bygone eras— these are the sonic oddities you might experience (or just truly pay attention to) for the very first time. Think of people sitting in a dark room equipped with sleep shades as they listen to a selection of choreographed sounds coming from eight world-class speakers placed throughout the room. With the lights off and the room awash in sound, we hope to reawaken our relationship to life as perceived with our ears and that you’ll walk away from the event thinking about audio in a whole new way. If it all sounds a little curious or experimental, we’ve got you covered: come straight from work for a beer (or wine) and let your mind do a little wondering and wandering. It might just be the perfect way to unwind after a long day.

Spring SingAlong Storytime - Not Just Art
Through April 14, 2017 - Oyster Bay

Put a little spring in your step! Wiggle, sing, flit and flutter to warmer weather tunes and stories.

Spring Break Activities for Kids - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2017 - Flushing

Children get their hands dirty as they sift and search through the Exploration Station. Parents can pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about the upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Feathered Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
April 14, 2017 - Garden City

Create your own spring bird using colorful feathers and fun craft materials!

Spring Break Family Movies - Glen Oaks Library
Through April 14, 2017 - Glen Oaks

Ring in spring! Enjoy a family movie during spring break:4/12- "Trolls" (2016, rated PG); 4/14-"Lost and Found" (2016, rated PG).

Family Fridays at MoMath: 'Ready, SET, Go!' - The National Museum of Mathematics
April 14, 2017 - Chelsea

Join the authors of the addictive family card game SET, all about visual perception. Learn about the game and the connection between games and math. For ages 8 and older.

Line Up for Willem de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 14, 2017 - Garden City

Can a painting move? Can lines take you on a journey? Join us as we make creations inspired by the life and work of Willem de Kooning! Using a variety of materials, explore how lines create energy within a composition and take us on a visual trip. This workshop is funded by The Willem de Kooning Foundation.

Treehouse Shakers presents 'Olive & Pearl' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 14, 2017 - Garden City

In this specifically created production for the very young child (ages 2-5), you’ll meet Olive, a young girl who is lovingly being raised by her Granny. Throughout their day Granny builds fires, warms tea, makes meals and has a comforting lap with safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. The characters play fairy house, go on an imaginary journey to the moon and learn the jig. In this intimate show, audiences sit within Olive and Pearl’s home, which is made out of a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares and colorful fabrics. Metaphors of home are woven throughout the set and story. The moon, which is an elegantly carved wooden puppet, plays a significant role within the home, moving throughout its phases. Audiences feel different textures, smell rich aromas, and actively participate in movements. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive performance for the very young and grandmothers too.

Drop Off Pajama Party - Kidville Upper East
April 14, 2017 - Upper East Side

A three hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Upper East. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more.

Big Wild - The Bowery Ballroom
April 14, 2017 - NYC

Kids Week Manhattan: Belvedere Castle: Bug Hunt - Belvedere Castle, Central Park
April 14, 2017 - Central Park

Spend Kids Week learning about insects at this free workshop with the park's Urban Park Rangers. Search for bugs and find out why the park is so important to them.

Nappy Roots Album Release Party Powered by Shade 45 - Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Betty Who VÉRITÉ - Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Saved By The 90s with The Bayside Tigers! and DJ Suga Ray - Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Target Family Day - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through April 14, 2017 - Upper East Side

School break program that combines hands on art workshops with storytelling in the galleries. For ages 5-12.

Whaler World Explorers Camp - Whaling Museum & Education Center
Through April 14, 2017 - Sag Harbor

"Travel" the world visiting a different port each day. Snacks included, bring lunch and sunscreen (weather permitting). Space is limited to 25 campers. Register online at cshwhalingmuseum.org/camp

Waterwheels at Work - Maritime Explorium
Through April 14, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Use simple machines to design and construct a working waterwheel.

Kids Week Manhattan: Belvedere Castle - Belvedere Castle, Central Park
Through April 14, 2017 - Central Park

Head to Belvedere Castle for a series of workshops for kids during the April spring break. On Monday it's geology and rocks, Wednesday is trees, and Friday is bugs.

Masterworks Series - Bargemusic
April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Chopin 24 Preludes, Op 28 Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 Jeewon Park, piano

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 14, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 14, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Late Night Session: Joel Ross Good Vibes - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 14, 2017 - New York

With vibraphonist Joel Ross, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio, and drummer Jeremy Dutton Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Nappy Roots Album Release Party Powered by Shade 45 - The Studio at Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 -

Nappy Roots (Urban) Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Nappyness: In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 5 studio albums and 10 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage. Shade 45 (Music)

Betty Who VÉRITÉ - Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 -

Betty Who With an eye-catching signature blonde pixie cut, delightful nineties superstar fixation, and singing and songwriting prowess befitting of her stadium ambition, Betty Who commands the dance floor. "I've spent the past two years on the road, and I walked away with this intense feeling of wanting to make dance music," she exclaims. "All of that touring and living developed my sense of self. It's a really fast learning curve out there. You have to learn how to get better immediately. Because of that, I'm in a place where I feel more aware of who I am and able to be vulnerable in a sincere and blunt way. My band and I have the best time ever. It's about creating songs that feel huge in front of a crowd of 20 or 20,000. I know that I want to get people moving." That's what the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based songstress has been doing since the release of her explosive 2013 independent EP, The Movement. Who's 2014 full-length debut, Take Me When You Go [RCA Records], cemented her as a 21st century buzzworthy pop force "replete with skyscraper-size tunes that could rattle the screws in the nosebleeds"—as proclaimed by Vogue. While the lead single "Somebody Loves You" went on to amass over 26 million Spotify streams and counting, she earned glowing acclaim from Harpers Bazaar, Time, Glamour, Elle, New York Magazine, and Spin who dubbed Take Me When You Go the "Best Pop Album of 2014." Between high-profile tours with Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Kiesza, she performed on The View, The Today Show, and Late Night With Seth Meyers and guested on Troye Sivan's RIAA gold-selling Blue Neighbourhood in 2015. Her 2016 cover of Donna Lewis's 1996 smash "I Love You Always Forever" quickly racked up more than 11 million Spotify streams in a few months' time, went platinum in Australia, and laid the foundation for what would become her sophomore offering. "There are a bunch of different reasons I went in the direction I did," she goes on. "I feel like I've grown up a lot along the way." Recording the bulk of the material in Los Angeles with a few sessions in New York, she quietly cultivated a style that's equally smart, sexy, and spunky. The single "Human Touch" illuminates Who's progression. Produced by and co-written with longtime collaborator Peter Thomas, the track begins with a hummable synth as finger-snaps propel the beat. Her inimitable voice takes the spotlight building from a breathy croon into a seductively connectable refrain, "Just need a human touch." "It was about this experience I had," she admits. "When you're in a relationship with somebody and that relationship ends, you'll always live in this weird middle ground where you used to be the closest person in the world to this ex—but now you're not anymore. It's real to me, and I'm talking about when I got together with an ex-boyfriend for a week after everything between us had ended for a while. It felt universal enough for me to write about. 'Human Touch' is the introduction to that new version of myself I've found in the last couple of years." As a both writer and multi-instrumentalist, she continues to paint pictures with a hypnotic and heartfelt honesty. Drawing on everything from her childhood classical training at Michigan's Interlochen Center of the Arts to a lifelong Joni Mitchell and Carole King obsession, Who brings a poignant and personal perspective to pop music. "On this album, I implemented something of a rule," she says. "All of the songs, except for maybe one or two, can be played at a piano or with a guitar. I can actually sing you the story of the song with everything stripped away. It was so important to me." Ultimately, Who is ready to make listeners move worldwide. "I love it when people tell me they've listened to my music on a shitty day, and it genuinely made them feel better," she leaves off. "'Human Touch' makes you feel sexy and want to dance. No matter what it is, I want to be there for my fans and anybody who listens to what I'm doing. When a record moves somebody, that defines success for me."

Saved By The 90s with The Bayside Tigers! and DJ Suga Ray - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
April 14, 2017 - New York

Cowabunga, dudes! 2017 is sooo overrated, but you know what's ALL THAT? The Saved by the 90s PARTY at Webster Hall! Boo Ya! There will be tons of live music from New York's freshest party band, The Bayside Tigers (they're da bomb). And after that, we're not leaving you hangin'! As if! Get jiggy with DJ Suga Ray spinning dope tunes all night. It'll be the raddest thing since Your Mom (NOT!) Get your flannels and fanny packs out. We will supply the glow sticks, makeup, games, props, and tunes. This Friday, and every Friday in the Marlin Room. Check out photos from last week's party and this Friday we will "Save Tonight" together!

Dennis Fox - Don't Tell Mama
April 14, 2017 - New York

Joshua Lance Dixon: Pack Of One - Don't Tell Mama
April 14, 2017 - New York

Actor Therapy: Anne Schroder - Don't Tell Mama
April 14, 2017 - New York

Communion Presents Allan Rayman - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Lpr Presents at Trans-Pecos: Rouse – a Benefit for Now - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

I Love The 90s w/ The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2017 - New York

Spring Fling Teen Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

This spring break, high school students can join Big And Little Skills Academy at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 for five days of free basketball clinics, tournaments, and more. Monday 4/10 Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf Tuesday 4/11 3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Wednesday 4/12 3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Thursday 4/13 3v3 Girls basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Friday 4/14 Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf During the 3v3 tornaments, stop and strike a pose in front of BALSA’s step-and-repeat. To participate in any of these activities, just find the registration table nearby (drop-ins are welcome!) and grab some free water and snacks before you hit the courts.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
April 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Dina Seiden: Kvetchings in the Key of Strife - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 14, 2017 - Red Hook

Video Premiere for 'The United States of Deprivation' by So Brown - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 14, 2017 - Red Hook

Future Beats Fridays with Dj Grumby - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Black Doldrums - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Wild Planes - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Narrow Waves - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Brett Gleason - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

S U M - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

S U M - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Truly Boys - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Truly Boys - Pianos
April 14, 2017 - New York

Fairy Garden Camp - Picasso Kidz
April 14, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will enjoy a half day camp in which they learn to make 2 art projects surrounding the theme of fairies. There will be a short break for snack (peanut free snack should be provided by parents). For ages 6+.

Gumball Painting - Picasso KIdz
April 14, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will enjoy a workshop in which they learn to create a gumball painting! This workshop is bound to be lots of fun and each child gets to bring home their artwork! For ages 6+.

Flower with buttons painting workshop - Picasso Kidz
April 14, 2017 - Greenlawn

Children will enjoy a workshop in which they learn to create a beautiful flower using mixed media, including paint and buttons! For ages 5-6.

Sutton Foster - Alice Tully Hall
April 14, 2017 -

With "the voice of a trumpet and a big, gleaming presence that floods the house" (New York Times), two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is a giant of Broadway. She has also garnered television celebrity, having formerly starred in the fiercely loved ABC Family series Bunheads and currently as the lead of TV Land's critically acclaimed dramedy, Younger. A beloved member of the American Songbook family, she made her solo New York concert debut in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in 2004, returning in 2009 for an enchanted evening in The Appel Room. Now, Foster takes command of Alice Tully Hall with her irresistible blend of show-stopping talent and effusive charm. This evening is made possible through support from Meg and Bennett Goodman

Snir Yamin - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Snir Yamin is an Israeli Singer/Songwriter. His eclectic blend of folk, acoustic and pop echoes artists as diverse as Damien Rice, Jose Gonzalez or Bon Iver.

Jess Pomerantz - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Jess Pomerantz isn't trying to imitate her legendary cousin, Phoebe Snow. Sure, there are similarities between the two artists. Both are poetic singer-songwriters who pull their unique stories from places of hurt, loss and love. But where Snow's musical stylings were based in folk, Pomerantz is shaping herself as a pop rock artist who draws influence from 90s rock, 60s/70s singer-songwriters and theater. Produced by Wes Kleinknecht at his studio Treehouse Sound, Simple In Disguise is available now on Spotify, Tidal and iTunes.

Zach Heckendorf - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Ariel Lask - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

I refuse to allow an industry to dictate how I speak to my audience. Screw having a bio...here's the truth from me, by me, to you. I started writing music when I developed vocal cord nodules at 15 years old. I could barely sing a note, so my father bought me a guitar and told me to find a different way to express myself musically. When I write, it's not the lyric or melody that expresses the emotion for me, it's the space in between. Though I have been actively pursuing music for over a decade, I am an imperfect player and an imperfect singer. I wouldn't have it any other way. I choose passion and emotion over perfection every time. In this day and age we are influenced to believe that everything is better filtered. I will never filter my flaws to sell records, they make me who I am. I write songs that stem from the deepest part of my heart. I write them for the people out there who feel alone and unheard. I hope that one day I can bring a feeling of solidarity to those who need it. For the record, I am the following: A New Yorker through and through, a calculated risk taker, a passionate friend, a deeply devoted family member, a reader, a lover of chocolate, an easy heart to break, a survivor, a fighter, a go big or go home enthusiast, stubborn to the core, running on blind faith and someone who will never back down from something I believe in. I'll make you cry more than I'll make you dance. But I vow to do my best to be there for you on the bad days, to give you something to drive to, and something to listen to on those sleepless nights when your heart keeps you awake. We're all in this together. Love, Ariel

Gustaf - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Aunt Ange - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Oliver Penn - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Soulful and sweet / gritty and biting - his music is a broad spectrum. Oliver Penn is a guitarist and singer who brings a refreshing fervor to the stage. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Oliver was autonomous from the start. Teaching himself to play drums and guitar, he began listening and playing along to anything he could find. Before starting high school, he moved with his family to Houston where he was introduced to the Texas music scene, and subsequently fell in love with the blues. After going back to Providence for college, Oliver began casually playing in bands around town. He then formed his own group, introducing his new sound to the Northeast. Oliver has released a song with Houston artist, Guilla, and has plans to connect with other artists back home. Oliver has a distinct sound that expresses elements of both blues-rock and retro-soul that is sure to keep evolving. New music, merch, and performances are on the horizon.

Common Souls - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Mitchell Grey w/ Arejay Ella - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

"...Mitchell Grey blends the effortlessness of soul, pure emotion of alternative/indie and even a hint of Latin flair... And throughout these genre-bending twists and turns, Mitchell Grey serves these tracks with earnestness, eagerness and precision... In A Word: Stellar" - Alicia Fiorletta (The Aquarian) In their first year alone, the New York-based band has performed in 2 countries; performing in major cities from Toronto, Canada down to Jacksonville, Florida. Since their inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of Us the Duo (Republic Records), Tori Kelly (Capitol Records, The SING Movie) and much more! What sets Mitchell Grey apart is their tremendous presence on social media. In one year, they generated 100,000+ views on YouTube, and garnered an engaged 5,000 subscriber to their channel. The dedication of Mitchell Grey's fans can be summarized in one event, raising over $5000 in just 48 hours through Kickstarter.com! (In total crossing the $8,000 mark) With their debut album, On The Stellar Way, Mitchell Grey has become an entity with even more promise. Their stage presence, voracious fans, and inimitable sound, make Mitchell Grey a solid addition to any event or roster. **************************************************************** aReJay Ella is a local Singer/Songwriter residing in Bergenfield NJ, whose soothing voice, music, & lyrics will find its way into your heart. He has a classical background & open an ear to all genres. He has shaped his sound to familiar artists such as Death Cab For Cutie, City & Colour, Daphne Loves Derby & MAE. aReJay performs regularly, from your standard coffee shop, to college events & venues in New York City & other known venues along the tri-state area. Over the years, aReJay has shared the stage with many talented artists such as Jesse Barrera, Ryan Mitchell Grey, The Icarus Account, Jane Decker & many more. Since 2011, aReJay has now released a total of 3 records with Producer & friend Jesse Barrera at his home studio in San Diego California. EP: LOVE MUSIC & YOU (NOV. 2011) LP: FEELS LIKE HOME ( FEB. 2014) EP: SOMNIUM (JAN. 2016) While his passion for music can be found on stage, it can also be found off stage. aReJay spends his time working with young aspiring artists & gives them guidance towards a successful path in the music industry. His music is inspired by love, past experiences & or any given thought. aReJay believes the best music written, is the most honest of them all & wishes to share his passion with those around him.

Abisha Uhl (of Sick of Sarah) - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

MICKY - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

MICKY is the moniker under which singer and songwriter Michael Persall creates Motown tinged Pop music with a classic rock and soul aftertaste. Known for his vibrant and energetic stage performances, MICKY has asserted himself as a true frontman while playing with his band around New York City for the past 4 years. He recently accomplished a goal of performing over 400 shows in 2015, ending up at 408 gigs total in the year. He is fresh off residencies at Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, shows at Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, and multiple Sofar Sounds gigs. He has recently been written up by the likes of CLASH, BAEBLE, A Music Blog Yea, and Next 2 Shine, among others. Follow and stay tuned on the latest from MICKY below.

Communion Presents: Magna Carda - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

"Solid hip hop groups are harder to come by in Austin than say, country or rock, but thanks to local band, Magna Carda the hip hop scene in Austin is that much better." (KUTX) From their humble beginnings on a college campus four years ago, Magna Carda has steadily risen to the top of the Austin music scene as the premiere hip hop act of 2016. Described by Mashable as "Austin's answer to The Roots," Magna Carda is led by the city's most dynamic MC-producer duo — Megz Kelli and Dougie Do — whose work pairs like a fine wine with the meat-and-potatoes backbone of the group's signature live instrumentation. With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond. After forming as a rapper/producer duo on the campus of St. Edward's University in 2012, Megz Kelli and Dougie Do set their sights on developing a new sound that would make use of both live musicianship and studio production. In 2013, the duo began working with guitarist and longtime collaborator Eric "The Greek" Nikolaides, and since 2014 the group has included bassist Derek Van Wagner and drummer Michael "Brotha Mike" Gonzales. Since then, the band has been at the forefront of Austin's burgeoning hip hop scene, and has shared the stage with hip hop's biggest names from The Pharcyde to Joey Bada$$ and from Chali 2na to Oddisee. Magna Carda's unique sound has attracted the attention of NPR among other regional and national press. With their upcoming record, CIRQLATION, Magna Carda is well-positioned as a band to watch in 2016. They'll continue performing in Texas and beyond as they look to take its high-energy live performances to a wider audience. New album "CirQlation" is available now for download/streaming via iTunes/Spotify.

Saint Mela - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Saint Mela is a hybrid indie-pop three-piece based in NYC. Created in 2014 by Steven Dewey (production, keys) and Wolf Weston (lead vocals, lyrics), Saint Mela's experimental live set and style-bending sound has drawn comparisons to artists across genres. Saint Mela has cultivated a raw and striking live performance that swings their audience through every emotion possible, only made stronger with the addition and energy of drummer Jason MacDermott. Well-known for utilizing sets to test things out on an audience, (be it new music, images, spoken word, etc), they always offer a viewer something different and exciting. With a penchant for innovative found-sounds, inventive melodies and harmonies, and a wide range of influences between the three core members, Saint Mela aims to keep listeners dancing, feeling, and engaged while working on their debut release for 2018.

Dan Tedesco - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

My story is…..that I have no story, per se. I come from a solid family. It's a point of pride. I grew up in the far west suburbs of Chicago. My folks weren't rich, but there wasn't much that I was left wanting. I've never been arrested. Always got good grades. I never developed any major drug addictions (at least, not yet). The only serious addiction in my life, if you'd like to call it that, has been with music. Let me bring you up to speed. Piano at age 5. Violin at age 9. Guitar at age 11 after hearing Eddie Van Halen. And that, as they say, is all she wrote. I've been madly in love with it ever since.Growing up my ears were fortunate enough to be treated to a fairly eclectic musical mix: The Beatles, Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Band, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, CCR, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty. Even a healthy dose of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner. A friend in my neighborhood used to make cassette mixes for me: The Who, They Might Be Giants, The Police, The Clash. I missed the grunge period, and it wouldn't be until nearly a decade later that I'd discover the power of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Once I found the guitar, things focused in a touch. It wasn't unusual for me to fall asleep at night to the sounds of guitar wizards like Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. And the random Van Halen record was never far away. Then there was the jazz period. Wes Montgomery. Joe Pass. George Benson. Charlie Christian. John Coltrane. Elvin Jones. McCoy Tyner. The things I learned from those guys. Man. It's everything really. The spirit of jazz. The freedom of it. That's been it's great influence on me. But I was always a rock 'n roll kid. Pete Townsend more than Pat Metheny. And, ultimately, I craved power chords over the complex harmonies of jazz. High school was a weird time. I straddled the jock world, playing baseball, and the music world, as a member of the high school jazz band. Most mornings, after being dropped off by the bus, everyone would hang out in the lunchroom before first period. Not me. I'd head straight to a room adjacent to the school's band rehearsal hall, writing music on the computer. Like I said, it was an addiction. Outside of school, I jammed in a duo with one of my best friend's, who happened to be a fantastic drummer. We wrote all kinds of stuff. Lots of instrumental music (queue the Satriani). Recorded various demos. But neither of us sang. That made it hard to play out. And most of the other kids were interested in the classics: Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Stones. They weren't interested in what we had going on. So, like many of my heroes, I was a bit of a social outcast. That, if anything, was and has always been my struggle. Everyone has at least one. And I found my comfort, security and confidence in the world out on the fringe, populated by the misfits. The world of rock 'n roll. Let Me Play My Old Guitar, and sing for you my song Let Me Play My Old Guitar, and sing for you my song I promise you my friend I Will Not Do You Wrong – DT

Darden Smith - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who redefines what it means to be a musician. With fourteen critically acclaimed albums in a career that spans almost three decades, Smith continues to write and tour across the US and Europe along with exploring new and innovative ways to use the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship studies, and service. Recording since 1986 from Austin, to New York and Nashville, from London to Los Angeles, his albums weave together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state of Texas. He has long transcended traditional singer-songwriter boundaries, and the evolving nature of his work since 2000 reflects his consistent creative excellence. Smith founded The Be An Artist Program nearly a decade ago, and his seminars to encourage students to explore their own creativity and interests have reached more than 15,000 students across the United States and Western Europe. His SongwritingWith collaborations find him teaming with, among others, U.S. soldiers transitioning to civilian life after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, homeless youth in New Jersey and HIV-affected villagers in Africa. Darden also adapts his programs for corporate retreats and conflict-resolution workshops. While continuing to expand his SongwritingWith collaborations and tour regularly, Smith is currently Artist-In-Residence at Oklahoma State University's Institute for Creativity and Innovation, where he seeks to share with students the challenges, joys and know-how in succeeding in creative business pursuits. His workshops and creativity sessions for Fortune 500 companies use songwriting to inspire new ways to listen, collaborate and learn in the traditional work environment. Smith's latest album, "Love Calling," was recorded and produced in Nashville during the spring of 2012 and was released August 27, 2013 on Compass Records.

Caleb Caudle - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Caleb Caudle is a singer-songwriter based in Winston-Salem, NC with seven albums to his credit over more than a decade playing music. He's toured the country many times over, playing clubs, theaters, festivals and corner bars while sharing the stage with friends including Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Dawes, Robert Ellis, Patterson Hood, Justin Townes Earle, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland, among many others. His last album, 2016's Carolina Ghost, drew widespread critical acclaim from the likes of NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Paste, Bitter Southerner, and American Songwriter. Crushed Coins, his new album out in late 2017, was recorded in both Los Angeles and Nashville and produced by Caudle in collaboration with long-time engineer Jon Ashley (Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Hiss Golden Messenger, War on Drugs). "In a just world, he would be on every country radio station."- Bitter Southerner "Evocative and impressionistic Southern lyricism, wrapped in an impeccable mix of vintage and contemporary country sounds." - Paste "Do not miss him." - Southern Living "Hands down one of the best records you'll hear in Roots, Americana, Country, and Pop in 2016." - No Depression

Nick Cianci, Katie Buxton - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Nick Cianci is a 20 year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Malvern, PA who attends New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in New York City. Nick began playing guitar at age 9, heavily influenced by the rock and blues styles of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, and John Mayer. At age 11 Nick enrolled in the School of Rock in Downingtown PA and began a seven-year career where he played in over 75 shows and was selected for three tours with the traveling School of Rock All-Stars. At age 14, Nick formed the blues-rock trio Riley Road with bass player Brandon Walker and drummer Isaiah Weatherspoon. As the principal song-writer, singer, and guitarist, Nick led the band for four years to great acclaim in the Philadelphia music scene. Riley Road won numerous music competitions (including the 2012 World Café Live Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival, besting over 200 other bands) and played over 75 gigs to thousands of fans including headlining the Phoenixville BluesFest twice and participating in the International Blues Competition in Memphis in 2013. In 2012 the band released their self-titled EP, Riley Road. The song "Tied to Me" from the EP and the follow up later in 2012 titled "Better Man" have received significant airplay on the legendary Philadelphia radio stations WXPN and WMMR, in addition to numerous internet radio stations. In 2013 Nick was inducted into the Brotherhood of the Guitar, an international society of young musicians founded by iconic rock photographer Robert Knight and sponsored by Guitar Center, Fender, and Ernie Ball Strings. In November 2013 Nick was featured in Guitar Center's monthly guitar buyer's guide as one of Tomorrow's Guitar Heroes. In August and September of 2014 Nick was chosen to support America's Got Talent contestants Miguel Dakota, cellists Emil and Dariel, and boy-wonder singer Quintavious Johnson in the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of season 9 of the AGT show, performed "live" at Radio City Music Hall and in front of a national TV audience on NBC. Highlights included Nick playing electric guitar and singing back-up vocals on Dakota's electrifying covers of "Come Together" and "Seven Nation Army," and playing lead guitar for Emil and Dariel on their interpretation of the Guns N Roses' version of Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die". Nick's first release as a solo artist, "Smoke in the Wind" has gotten regular airplay at WXPN in Philadelphia and was nominated in 2014 as "Song of the Year" in WSTW's (Wilmington, DE) "Homey Awards". He is currently being backed by The Heights, a NYC-based ensemble, and they are playing at various venues in and around New York City. His first release with the Heights, "When You Entered the Room" is available for download and listening on his webpage and his Soundcloud page and is also receiving airplay on WXPN. **************************************************************** Music has been a part of Katie Buxton's life since the beginning. Her journey in song began with humming in the car before she could talk. Throughout elementary and middle school she was trained in voice and guitar and continued her musical training and experimentation in high school with rock bands, songwriting, and Berklee's Five Week Performance Program, where she was a finalist in the Songwriting Showcase and received mentorship from singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick and Sally Taylor, songwriter and daughter of James Taylor. Katie moved from her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 to attend Belmont University for Songwriting. In the fall of 2015 she was accepted into Belmont's Bear House Writer Management as well as the ASCAP Writers Showcase and started recording her first EP. In April of 2016 she was one of ten to work with and receive songwriting critiques from Desmond Child for two days; the same year, she was chosen as a finalist in the 2016 American Songwriting Awards with her song "Painted Hearts", and in September 2016 played Unify Fest with Trevor Hall and Mike Love. With the release of her single "You Flew", she was featured as a New & Notable artist on the NoiseTrade homepage, as well as under the site's Top Downloads. In October 2016, Katie performed as a semi-finalist in the Music City Big Break Concert Series and just a few days later made her debut at the world famous Bluebird Cafe. Katie tours the U.S. regularly and has shared the stage with several accomplished artists and songwriters, including Lewis Watson, ACM Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby and #1 writers Heather Morgan and Kelley Lovelace. Katie uses her music as a tool to bring to light topics that everyone can relate to but usually don't talk about. She strives to open the minds of her listeners and encourage them to think differently and more deeply. She is influenced by artists like Trevor Hall and Liz Longley, as well as the experiences and people she meets. Katie's music can be found on all major digital music platforms. Her first full-length album, Something Different, comes out May 25th, 2017.

Matt Pullman DJ Set - Rockwood Music Hall
April 14, 2017 - East Village

Late Night Wallflower was started back around 2004 by a few nerdy, opinionated college radio DJs - Elona Jones, Alfie Palao, and myself, Matt Pullman. Over the years, the site went through many different redirects. We do album reviews! No more album reviews! Here's the news! Who needs music news?! Regardless of our thought patterns, we got to interview a bunch of really awesome people over the years including Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Laura Jane Grace, Chuck Ragan, Paint It Black, Screaming Females, Fucked Up, Dillinger Four and many more. Eventually Alfie and Elona went their separate ways but a ton of people helped out with the site over the years, including Bill Shouldis, Gabe Abaud, Brianne Sullivan, Dustin Wagner, Leah Pavlik, Constantine Koutsoutis, Lauren Denitzio, Jason Bergman, Linda Wildemann, Eric Van't Zelfden, Eric Grubbs, and others. Basically anybody who would write about stuff for free. Long story short, I'm an idiot and I forgot to renew the hosting of the site during a period of inactivity so now I'm taking on the task of re-uploading old interviews and posts from the site on this new site. I hope to actually get some new interviews up soon and perhaps some rants about baseball and signs of the apocalypse.

KANE WEST, WHARFWHIT, BRUCE SMEAR - Sunnyvale
Through April 14, 2017 - New York

Kane West 1/3 of Kero Kero Bonito, Kane West is his outlet for brilliant, poppy-but-off-kilter club music, the best of which was showcased on 'Western Beats', a mix of original material that has racked up over 150k plays on Soundcloud and spots in FACT and Tiny Mix Tapesbest of 2014 lists. His appearance at last year's SXSW was picked out as a highlight by both The Guardian and Stereogum, and in addition to his work with PC Music the summer will see Kane West releases on Tiga's Turbo Recordings label. ***"WHARFWHIT is the musical brainchild of Kero Kero Bonito man Jamie Bulled, making playful beats that have a natural flair to them. Yeah I have no idea what I'm saying either but you know it kind of makes sense. And, hey, isn't that the whole pointing of music journalism? No? oh, right. Sorry." -- Noisey ***Bruce Smear "Suffice to say, the last person I thought to make a PC Music-via-Night Slugs/Fade to Mind-esque EP would be a member of Brooklyn's beloved Beach Fossils. And what a total joy burst it is to hear Tommy Davidson, going by the name Bruce Smear, having a blast in a genuinely loopy way, far from the always-glorious haven of Beach Fossils' guitars. Pick & Roll is hungry, fidgety, and fetching, darting deftly high then low, left then right, on defense, pregnant with occasional brass and featuring what sounds like a crowd, the squeak of sneakers and a basketball dribbling down the court. It's as smooth as the Nike swoosh on the baseball hat he wears in his new promo photo. Get the 'Chlorine' EP, with its wonky Glasser-esque look, when it becomes available next month through Driftless Recordings." -- Noisey

BALSA Spring Fling Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through April 14, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

This spring break, high school students can join Big And Little Skills Academy at Pier 2 for five days of basketball clinics, tournaments, and more! EVENT INFORMATION Each day from 4/10 to 4/14, Big And Little Skills Academy will host a variety of free basketball clinics, tournaments, and other activities for high school students at Pier 2. See everything they have planned: Monday 4/10 Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf Tuesday 4/11 3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Wednesday 4/12 3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Thursday 4/13 3v3 Girls basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm Friday 4/14 Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf During the 3v3 tornaments, stop and strike a pose in front of BALSA's step-and-repeat! To participate in any of these activities, just find the registration table nearby (drop-ins are welcome!) and grab some free water and snacks before you hit the courts.

Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz NY - Jazz at Kitano
April 14, 2017 - New York

Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Dennis Bell-Piano Alex Blake - Bass Tommy Campbell - Drums $32 Cover + $20 Minimum

Ralph Lalama & 'Bop-Juice' - Smalls Live
April 14, 2017 - New York

The Philip Harper Quintet - Smalls Live
April 14, 2017 - New York

After-Hours Jam Session with Eric Wyatt - Smalls Live
April 14, 2017 - New York

Trio / Brandon Lopez Solo - The Stone
April 14, 2017 - New York

Anna Fedorova, Piano - Washington Irving High School
April 15, 2017 - New York

Anna Fedorova is one of the world's premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and astounding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child, and audiences around the world were stunned by the depth and power of her musical expression. Critics have praised Anna's signature “sweet modesty and wild expression,” which rendered listeners “completely taken by surprise, compelled, and astonished.”

Metropolitan Opera - Aida
April 15, 2017 - New York

The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Three commanding sopranos—Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira Stoyanova—appear in the title role, the slave girl Aida,who is secretly a princess. Ekaterina Gubanova and Violeta Urmana are the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Marco Berti is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni conduct.

Metropolitan Opera - Eugene Onegin
April 15, 2017 - New York

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Sondre Lerche - Bowery Ballroom
April 15, 2017 - New York

Sondre Lerche Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist. His eclectic and richly melodic debut, 'Faces Down,' written and recorded at 16, was named among the best albums of the year, and listed as one of the most remarkable debuts of 2002 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Follow-up 'Two Way Monologue' was an Album Of The Year in Uncut Magazine and solidified Lerche's global momentum. He toured extensively across the world both solo, with his band, and opening for artists such as Air, Stereolab and Elvis Costello, appearing on stages such as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall. In 2006 Lerche released the jazz-inflected Billboard Jazz Top 5 album, 'Duper Sessions,' followed by 'Phantom Punch' -- his first album not recorded in Norway -- as well as his acclaimed Original Soundtrack for the 2007 Steve Carell/Juliette Binoche hit movie 'Dan In Real Life,' where Lerche also appeared in a cameo as himself. Having relocated to Brooklyn, Lerche's countless dynamic live performances, often completely alone on stage, continued to reach new listeners, while his music continuously explored new themes and styles. 2009's 'Heartbeat Radio' won US critical acclaim, including from the LA Times: "No matter what genre he's working in -- fuzzy garage rock, breezy vocal jazz, acoustic folk-pop -- this young Norwegian singer-songwriter crafts catchier choruses than many musicians who've been working twice as long as he has. His refrains always pay off." In 2010, Lerche co-wrote the song "Dear Laughing Doubters" for another Carell hit comedy, 'Dinner For Schmucks.' In 2011 he appeared on David Letterman's "Late Show" for the second time, performing a song from his self-titled (and first self-released) album, of which Rolling Stone Magazine said, "The man has grown since his early-2000s days as an indie-pop prodigy: Now a dependably intriguing wordsmith, he still shows no shortage of unusually intelligent quirks." In 2012 Lerche was honored to appear on an official postage stamp in Norway. 2014 saw the release of his celebrated dissonant and mostly ambient score for the Sundance indie-hit movie 'The Sleepwalker,' and a new career peak, the album 'Please,' which Popmatters called "a pop masterpiece," while naming it one of the best albums of the year. 2017 sees Lerche embarking on a new world tour, starting in Norway in January.

THE WEDDING PRESENT - The Bell House
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

THE WEDDING PRESENT 'The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!' John Peel. The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles... not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry's game. In 1985 David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother's suitcases and, in this fashion, the band's debut single GO OUT AND GET 'EM BOY! was delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present was born. That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band's philosophy ever since. From GEORGE BEST, 'an unmitigated delight' [NME], the first full-length release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own. With their early releases The Wedding Present had acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, so it was extraordinary that UKRAINSKI VISTUPI V JOHNA PEELA, with the band exploring traditional Eastern European folk music, should be their major label debut on RCA. '(They) carry off what is basically a bold experiment with verve' [NME]. However, this was soon followed by the more traditionally incendiary BIZARRO, 'simply unbeatable' [Melody Maker] which featured their first hit single KENNEDY. The next step, made with characteristically twisted Wedding Present logic, was to enlist noise-mongering [and, at that point, relatively unknown] sound engineer Steve Albini's aid at a time when everyone else was releasing 'Madchester' dance mixes. The resulting SEAMONSTERS, recorded in the snowy wilds of Minnesota in just 11 days, suggested a more thoughtful Wedding Present. The Guardian newspaper noted that: 'Albini has given The Wedding Present considerable weight, with Gedge's voice trickling between banks of scowling guitars'. Indeed, the singing ranged from sensual whispering to feverish screams. The band came up with their next intriguing idea in 1992. By the end of December, The Wedding Present had released twelve singles, one per month, equalled Elvis Presley's 35 year old record for 'most hits in one year', rekindled everyone's interest in that ultimate pop format, the 7' and led the NME to describe the band as 'casually revolutionary and underhandedly unique'. A gang of impressive names, including Ian Broudie from The Lightning Seeds and legendary Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller collaborated on the industry-challenging project, ultimately to be compiled on the two HIT PARADE albums and awarded 'record of the week' by Tony Parsons in The Daily Telegraph. WATUSI, produced by Steve Fisk (a prime mover in the celebrated avant-garde scene of Seattle), whisked the band off into another new area with its lo-fi pop, three-part a capella harmonies and Waikiki-ready surf strains. This 'strong, multifaceted album' [Select], sprinkled with 60s and 70s pastiches, was described by critics as their most varied and dynamic to date. 'Watusi is (their) 'White Album', a re-assessment of their sound that finds them doing what they do best' [Melody Maker]. The band returned to England to record their next release, the car themed MINI, 'a gem of a record' [Melody Maker] in which Gedge cloaked his tales of love, lust and infidelity with automobile symbolism. To commemorate this release, the band played [with two drummers!] at the BBC's Sound City Event, which was held that year in Leeds. During the concert, the winner of a prize draw was announced, and a lucky Wedding Present fan became the owner of a real life classic Austin Mini motor car provided by the band and delivered by David Gedge himself! The follow-up, self-produced album, SATURNALIA was again released to a flurry of critical approval. The NME exclaimed that 'David Gedge has just written one of the best pop albums of the year' while The Melody Maker noted that in the new recordings, which were completed in the London studios belonging to The Cocteau Twins, you could 'hear an experimentalism that would send half of New York back to the lab'. It was at this point in 1997 that Gedge started work on a new project called CINERAMA in which he indulged his love of film music from John Barry to Ennio Morricone. Cinerama started life as a duo [Gedge and his girlfriend Sally Murrell] together with a shifting line-up of collaborators. 1998's VA VA VOOM 'turbo-driven melodies and bittersweet vignettes taking in everything from John Barry to the Zombies' [The Times] featured The Church's Marty Wilson-Piper and Emma Pollock from The Delgados. Following its release, Gedge recruited the rhythm section of the disbanded Goya Dress (Terry de Castro and Simon Pearson) together with Wedding Present guitarist Simon Cleave for his new band. Cinerama released a clutch of singles in support of their debut LP, as well as a number prior to 2000's Steve Albini-recorded DISCO VOLANTE 'dangerously, seductively sweet' [Melody Maker]. Notable were the heart-rending SUPERMAN (complete with alternative Spanish take) and the six and a half minute epic HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY (also available in French!). The third Cinerama studio album, TORINO (released in 2002), was much darker than the first two, with Gedge returning to a more guitar driven sound and deciding to write predominantly about infidelity. 'Cinerama are escaping the shadow of Gedge's illustrious indie-legend past. Torino is a giant beast of adulterous lyrical fantasies, cult soundtrack flourishes and the screams of Albini-engineered guitars' [Uncut]. At the end of 2002, Gedge and Murrell unexpectedly split up, and he decided to leave Leeds, his home for the preceding twenty-four years, and move to Seattle, Washington. Following the end of this fourteen-year relationship, Gedge began writing a collection of songs apparently influenced by his despair over the split. TAKE FOUNTAIN, the resultant album, was recorded in Seattle by Steve Fisk [who also produced The Wedding Present's WATUSI in 1994] and released, perhaps ironically, on St. Valentine's Day 2005. This saw Gedge reviving The Wedding Present name for the first album since 1996's SATURNALIA to a torrent of critical acclaim. TAKE FOUNTAIN 'is as eloquent an emotional discourse as he has mustered.' [Mojo]. 'Fans have long since recognised Gedge as more poet than pop star. Like Byron without the marsh fever, TAKE FOUNTAIN confirms his status as an extraordinary songwriter' [The Times]. In the wake of TAKE FOUNTAIN's success, and after almost an eight-year hiatus, The Wedding Present set out on a mammoth twenty month concert tour of Europe and North America which included most of the major festivals and ended in November 2006. The following month Gedge relocated to Hollywood, California but ventured back across the Atlantic in October 2007 when The Wedding Present performed the GEORGE BEST album live as part of a George Best 'Twentieth Anniversary' Tour of Europe. In January 2008 the band assembled in Steve Albini's Chicago studio to record EL REY, which was released in the summer of that year to further critical acclaim. The NME described the album as 'a beauty... some of the funniest, cleverest and most relevant indie you're likely to hear this year' while The Guardian newspaper agreed that 'Gedge has consistently been way ahead of other, more lauded musicians'. At the end of 2008 Gedge fulfilled a long held ambition by releasing a bona fide Christmas song, HOLLY JOLLY HOLLYWOOD, a duet with Los Angeles based chanteuse, Simone White. In April 2009 Gedge collaborated with the BBC Big Band for the biannual Fuse Festival which was held in Leeds. For the event he performed Wedding Present and Cinerama songs backed by eighteen world class musicians including legendary trumpeter Derek Watkins. In what proved to be a busy yet unusual year for Gedge he also made his debut as a radio DJ in Texas, released his bass player's solo album on his own label and launched his own mini-festival, AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA, in Brighton. COLLEEN GREEN As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don't have to go it alone. This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn't mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as "Some People," "Deeper Than Love," and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it. Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she's got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN. I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: "Understanding is reached only after confrontation."

Tilt Kids Festival: Hervé Tullet 'This Isn’t Trash' - The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through April 15, 2017 - Cobble Hill

Imaginative illustrator Hervé Tullet-best known for the beloved children’s book Press Here-opens the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival with the first-ever exhibition of his work in New York. This Isn’t Trash! was commissioned for the Invisible Dog and makes its world premiere in the Tilt Kids Festival.

How Much Should the World Affect Us? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
April 15, 2017 - New York

Baseball is featured in this Dramatic Presentation of Aesthetic Realism! First "Aesthetic Realism & Awareness" by Eli Siegel “We want to see things and we want to protect ourselves from seeing….This spring and summer there is going to be a tremendous commotion in the fields of this world: Insects are going to do all their whirling; winds and colors will mingle with flowers….There is not a thing in this world which doesn’t tell you something about yourself.” What’s Wrong with Flirting? Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson “Flirting is the desire for another person to be interested in you with you having less of an interest or none at all in that person. Do you go after that?” – Eli Siegel The Beauty of Baseball Shows Us How We Want to Be! In this exciting talk, given at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Aesthetic Realism consultant Ernest DeFilippis says: “Why does a person feel so exhilarated as the bat he’s holding in his hands solidly meets that ball? And what meaning does it have for the life of everyone?…To hit a baseball well is to meet fairly what’s not ourselves—reality in the form of that round sphere.” —and more!

Jay Pharoah - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. With six seasons as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age, training in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the U.K., U.S. and Montreal. He has released a series of music videos through Above Average including “”Bad Kisser,”" a parody on Usher’s “”Good Kisser,”" and “”Problems.”" Pharoah’s previous Kanye West parody, “”I Am a Dog,”" became an instant viral video reaching over a million views within the first week. Recently, Pharoah and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up at the White House to create a viral rap video, “Go to College,” promoting the value of higher education. In 2015, he debuted his first stand-up comedy special, “Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?”, on Showtime. His past feature film credits include Get a Job with Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller, Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube and Top Five with Chris Rock, among others.

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
April 15, 2017 - Peekskill

The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the primer Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

HERVÉ TULLET This Isn't Trash - The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Wildly imaginative artist Hervé Tullet—known for his beloved children's book Press Here—presents his first-ever exhibition in New York This Isn't Trash. He will fill The Invisible Dog Art Center with hundreds of new pieces, some as tall as 8 feet, created at his studio in Harlem and onsite. Colorfully painted, torn, taped, creased and reassembled sheets of paper will be hung from the ceiling. Together, they will assemble into a layered, multi-dimensional forest of artworks. Visitors will meander through, encountering new viewpoints, windows, and surprise compositions. School tours of the exhibit will be organized over the course of its run, guided by teaching artist Amélie Gaulier, who was trained by Tullet.

THE 7 FINGERS Cuisine & Confessions - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
April 15, 2017 - New York

"An unfailing recipe of rock circus-dance-theater that warms our stomachs"—Le Monde Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company The 7 Fingers, the company behind Traces and Broadway's Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company's awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences' most visceral senses.

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, the world's hottest '80s tribute! - Le Poisson Rouge
April 15, 2017 - New York

This amazing 7-piece band brings back the '80s like no other, performing all the greatest hits live! Guest DJs spin a mix of '80s hits and today's top 40 before and after the show. "One of the BEST things to do in New York on a SATURDAY NIGHT!" – Time Out New York "It's AMAZING, so much fun! It's like going BACK TO THE EIGHTIES!" – Kelly Ripa "Thanks JESSIE'S GIRL for kicking '80s ass!" – Neil Patrick Harris

Carlos Vives - Radio City Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - Manhattan

Carlos Vives performs at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 15. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10am*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

WHY? - Irving Plaza
April 15, 2017 - New York

The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: "Hold on, what's going on?" Because while there's much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean—mastermind Yoni Wolf's sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet's drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement—a great deal has changed in the four years that've passed since 2012's Mumps, Etc., an LP that honed the band's orchestral precision and self-deprecating swagger to a fine point. It's significant that this is the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since theproject's 2003 debut. Made mostly in Wolf's studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah, the result is obsessive, of course, but also intimate, and flush with warmth and looseness. But the biggest transformation is a bit subtler. After years of eying his world, in part, with a cynical squint, Wolf here learns a new mode. While Moh Lhean never stoops to outright optimism, it chronicles our hero finding peace in the unknowing, trading the wry smirk for a holy shrug, and looking past corporeal pain for something more cosmic and, rest assured, equally weird. Don't bother asking Wolf what "Moh Lhean" means. He won't tell you. It's the name of his home studio, where friends and family—WHY? regulars Josiah, Matt Meldon, Doug McDiarmid, Liz Wolf, and Ben Sloan, plus a handful of Ohioans—gathered to record this (and also at Josiah's studio, dubbed El Armando). And like the titles of Alopecia and Mumps, Etc., it references a concrete thing that Wolf experienced. Most likely it's something to do with letting go, rebirth, coming home to a familiar feeling, or venturing out to discover a new one. Or maybe it's just a yoga pose. But there's something in Moh Lhean, even with all its mysteries and all its differences, that's both ephemeral and distinctive, like something the Wolf Brothers might've heard on a praise album in their father's synagogue as kids, or on some '60s hippie LP they thrifted in their teens, or, perhaps, on the other side of the records they've been making their entire adult lives. Thus, it seems appropriate to conclude with some words sung on the very first song of WHY?'s sixth album, Moh Lhean: "One thing, there is no other. Only this, there is no other.... Just layers of this one thing."

WHY? - Irving Plaza
April 15, 2017 - New York

The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: "Hold on, what's going on?" Because while there's much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean—mastermind Yoni Wolf's sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet's drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement—a great deal has changed in the four years that've passed since 2012's Mumps, Etc., an LP that honed the band's orchestral precision and self-deprecating swagger to a fine point. It's significant that this is the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since theproject's 2003 debut. Made mostly in Wolf's studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah, the result is obsessive, of course, but also intimate, and flush with warmth and looseness. But the biggest transformation is a bit subtler. After years of eying his world, in part, with a cynical squint, Wolf here learns a new mode. While Moh Lhean never stoops to outright optimism, it chronicles our hero finding peace in the unknowing, trading the wry smirk for a holy shrug, and looking past corporeal pain for something more cosmic and, rest assured, equally weird. Don't bother asking Wolf what "Moh Lhean" means. He won't tell you. It's the name of his home studio, where friends and family—WHY? regulars Josiah, Matt Meldon, Doug McDiarmid, Liz Wolf, and Ben Sloan, plus a handful of Ohioans—gathered to record this (and also at Josiah's studio, dubbed El Armando). And like the titles of Alopecia and Mumps, Etc., it references a concrete thing that Wolf experienced. Most likely it's something to do with letting go, rebirth, coming home to a familiar feeling, or venturing out to discover a new one. Or maybe it's just a yoga pose. But there's something in Moh Lhean, even with all its mysteries and all its differences, that's both ephemeral and distinctive, like something the Wolf Brothers might've heard on a praise album in their father's synagogue as kids, or on some '60s hippie LP they thrifted in their teens, or, perhaps, on the other side of the records they've been making their entire adult lives. Thus, it seems appropriate to conclude with some words sung on the very first song of WHY?'s sixth album, Moh Lhean: "One thing, there is no other. Only this, there is no other.... Just layers of this one thing."

Teen Create Club - Massapequa Public Library
April 15, 2017 - Massapequa

Once a month, teens get an hour to create anything they can imagine. Draw, write, code, knit, build, sew... the possibilities are endless! We will have tables to work on with paper, pens, & pencils, as well as laptops for digital projects. If you're working on a specific project (like a sweater or a LEGO creation), please bring in your supplies.

'Ponyo' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 15, 2017 - Pleasantville

Legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki created the story of Ponyo, a spirited goldfish who lives a mundane life under the sea. She knows she’s not supposed to leave home—and she’s certainly not supposed to explore the world above—but one day, her curiosity gets the best of her, and off she goes. Hands-on activities will follow the screening!

Garland Jeffreys (Album Release) - City Winery
April 15, 2017 - New York

2011 Cabernet Franc, Alder Spring Vineyard - Kosher 2011 Cabernet Franc, Alder Spring Vineyard - Kosher $45.00 About: Garland Jeffreys has been making provocative, personally charged urban rock and roll since the late 1960s. 14 Steps To Harlem, the third album in six years by this "beloved rock-soul-reggae singer-songwriter" (New York Times) is set to release April 28 on his own Luna Park Records. Produced with James Maddock with core band members Mark Bosch, Charly Roth, Brian Stanley and Tom Curiano, guest spots by Brian Mitchell and Ben Stivers, a gorgeous duet with daughter Savannah and a radiant violin solo by Laurie Anderson, this record delivers what fans have come to expect from Jeffreys: edgy immediacy and literate, emotionally raw lyrics coupled with a still supple voice capable of singing in a practically limitless number of styles. Jeffreys has long held the respect of his peers and the breadth of contributors to his recordings and performances reflect that, as well as an ahead of his time penchant for musical genre-bending: Dr. John, The E Street Band, John Cale, Michael Brecker, Larry Campbell, The Rumour, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Sly & Robbie, Sonny Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Lou Reed among many more have recorded and performed with him. With a string of critically acclaimed records and radio hits including "Wild in the Streets" and his cover of the garage rock classic "96 Tears" it's a testament to both the broad appeal and diversity of his music that his songs have been covered by hardcore punk legends The Circle Jerks (whose version of "Wild in the Streets" is a skater anthem), psych-folkies Vetiver and jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. "Wild in the Streets" was recently featured in and included on the soundtrack album of the Baz Luhrmann-helmed Netflix original series "The Get Down." A 2016 Long Island Hall of Fame inductee, a NY Blues Hall of Famer, performing in the Wim Wenders film "The Soul of a Man," recipient of the prestigious Schallplattenkritik Prize in Germany and the Tenco and Premio Prizes in Italy, and performing at world-class festivals such as Byron Bay Blues, Montreux Jazz, Ottawa Folk and Fuji Rock, Garland Jeffreys will not go gently into that good night. Here's what people are saying about his recent shows: • His live performances and his joy for life are undiminished. He will still jump from the stage and strut through the audience. When one story ends there's always another about to begin... — No Depression • Backed by a crack band, Jeffreys bring his great songs, powerful voice and buoyant personality — The New Yorker • A seriously satisfying high-octane show — Huffington Post

Katt Williams: Great America Tour - Barclays Center
April 15, 2017 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Veteran comedian and actor Katt Williams is coming back to Brooklyn on April 15. Katt Williams has developed a career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. A Katt Williams show is more than a guaranteed belly laugh. As one of this generation's rare urban public officials, Williams guarantees his audience an experience that will encourage further conversation after his curtain closes.

Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through April 15, 2017 -

The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London. Curtain Up celebrates the coincidence of two anniversaries of the biggest awards for commercial theatre: 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys® in New York. The exhibition explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre and displays a series of costumes, costume designs, set models, film clips, prompt scripts, photographs, and correspondence from plays and musicals that have won (or been nominated for) both a Tony® and Olivier Award, including Phantom of the Opera, In the Heights, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Chorus Line, and more! On display are objects drawn from the collections of the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts supplemented with key loans from private collections. Highlights include a set of costumes and puppets from Disney's The Lion King, the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera by Maria Bjornson shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a selection of golden top hats from A Chorus Line which won both the Tony Award and the inaugural Olivier Award for Best New Musical; and the original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse. Film clips from notable theatre productions from the V&A's National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and NYPL's Theatre on Film and Tape archive (TOFT) are embedded throughout. This exhibition is organized by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the Society of London Theatre, in association with MasterCard. A special thanks to Theatre Development Fund, the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, and Disney Theatrical Productions for their support. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.

Kids Performing for Kids: 'Annie Jr.' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 15, 2017 - Smithtown

The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Library
April 15, 2017 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families, with stories,songs, sensory activities & socializing. All ages. Register.

New Kingston - Highline Ballroom
April 15, 2017 - New York

New Kingston is best described as an Urban Conscious Reggae family. Since 2006, the band of brothers – Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums), and Stephen (guitar) – have harnessed their dual identities, in order to craft an entirely unique sound that pays homage to their roots. This band of brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., dubbed themselves New Kingston, to appropriately reflect the combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. It is the fusion of these two identities, both their cultural roots and their current home, that guides their musical and stylistic direction. The band has grown considerably since their beginnings of covering Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Earth, Wind & Fire in their Brooklyn basement. Their relentless drive and unwavering passion led to their placement on tours, supporting other major acts on the reggae scene. These tours allowed the band to develop an undeniable stage presence, while giving them the opportunity to expand their growing fan base and sharpen their own original material. After heavy touring and nonstop promotion, New Kingston is now headlining shows, winning over national and international audiences. New Kingston self-released their first two full-length albums: In the Streets (2010) and Kingston University (2013) before signing with popular New York-based record label Easy Star Records. The band's third studio album, Kingston City (2015), was met with praise from fans and critics alike, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart. Most recently, the band released their stellar Kingston Fyah EP on July 29, 2016, hitting the road with a national tour of the same name.

Cirque Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
April 15, 2017 - New York

Chris McClenney - Highline Ballroom
April 15, 2017 - New York

23 year old Maryland native, Chris McClenney grew up listening to a wide variety of music from Jazz to R&B to Soul to Hip-Hop, Funk, Electronic and more. He takes a holistic approaching to making the music that he loves and hopes that you'll enjoy. Influences: Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Maxwell, Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla

Selena Por Siempre NYC Selena Tribute - Drom
April 15, 2017 - New York

Join us in celebrating the iconic, legendary, immortal and irreplaceable, nuestra reina SELENA in Selena Por Siempre NYC's third year, at DROM! DJs + Tribute Performances + Costume Contest + Dance Contest + Selena Makeup Artist + Selena Altar + Tribute Art + Fashion + Video Projections + & +++ SELENA POR SIEMPRE NYC III A Birthday Tribute to the Queen of Tejano #selenaporsiemprenyc Featuring DJ set by Principe Q (Selena's nephew, 1/2 of Royal Highness) Amor Prohibido punk cover band https://www.facebook.com/amorprohibidobk Lady Quesa'dilla DJ Chela DJ BEMBONA & more TBA It's been 22 years since the passing of our reina Selena, but she lives on siempre in our hearts. For a third consecutive year, we are doing it up for her birthday and honoring her legacy! From humble beginnings headlining her family's cumbia band in her parents' restaurant, to setting records in performances, sales and awards, to her iconic fashion style and her own fashion line... her talent shines, her inner and outer beauty captivates, her style influences, and her story inspires. This year we are honored to feature her very own nephew, Principe Q, AB Quintanilla's son and 1/2 of the production duo Royal Highness, from Houston. Just as Selena & AB revolutionized the cumbia sound with techno cumbia in the 80s and 90s, Principe Q is a pioneer in today's Digi Cumbia and tropical bass dance movements. The night features a performance from Shomi Noise's acclaimed "Amor Prohibido" cover band; hosting and performances by the fabulous Lady Quesadilla; and a dance party courtesy of DJ Chela & DJ Bembona with a soundtrack of music from her era to current day, her original hits and remixes, from Texas to Latin America, to the RNB, disco and dance music she loved. If you're like us and would do anything for Salinas, come through in your costumes (What Would Selena Wear?) and let's honor our young ancestor, the bold, the fierce, the gifted, the kind, the one, the eternal, Selena! Hosted by NYC's biggest Selena fans: Jhosiah Huerta Mariyam Nayeri & + "Be strong minded and always think that the impossible is possible" - Selena Quintanilla Perez Footage from past years: Selena Por Siempre NYC I: https://www.facebook.com/pg/alovebazaar/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1592395897675496 Selena Por Siempre NYC II: https://www.facebook.com/pg/djchela/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153350208526106

The Garden - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

DakhaBrakha - Schimmel Center at Pace University
April 15, 2017 - Lower Manhattan

DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B. Curated by Live Sounds

Michael Yo - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 15, 2017 - Chelsea

Michael Yo: Michael Yo is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother" has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS's The Insider. You can also see Michael on Yahoo's The Yo Show on Yahoo, a show that highlighted Michael's unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture. You can catch Michael on the silver screen in Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring. Michael has appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the country including: Improv's, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
April 15, 2017 - Chelsea

Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're just visiting, you've come to Manhattan because it's exciting, it's fun, it's the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it's different from any other place on the planet It's also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it's named for. With great comics from across the nation who've made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It's a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

DJ Saturday Nights - Houston Hall
April 15, 2017 - New York

Massive beer hall and brew pub in the West Village with an exclusive selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails.

Jay Pharoah - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 15, 2017 - Times Square Theater District

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. With six seasons as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age, training in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the U.K., U.S. and Montreal. He has released a series of music videos through Above Average including ""Bad Kisser,"" a parody on Usher's ""Good Kisser,"" and ""Problems."" Pharoah's previous Kanye West parody, ""I Am a Dog,"" became an instant viral video reaching over a million views within the first week. Recently, Pharoah and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up at the White House to create a viral rap video, "Go to College," promoting the value of higher education. In 2015, he debuted his first stand-up comedy special, "Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?", on Showtime. His past feature film credits include Get a Job with Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller, Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube and Top Five with Chris Rock, among others.

Easter Egg Hunt - Historic Richmond Town
April 15, 2017 - Staten Island

Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Then meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring. Refreshments will be served.

YMCA East Hampton RECenter Biathlon - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through April 15, 2017 - East Hampton

The YMCA will be hosting a Biathlon from March 15- April 15 to help support families, children and adults within our community.

The Wedding Present Colleen Green Band - The Bell House
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Louis Futon - Mercury Lounge
April 15, 2017 - New York

Terry Malts Business of Dreams - Mercury Lounge
April 15, 2017 - New York

TNF's Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun - Sakura Park
April 15, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join the TNF’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun in Riverside Park. Families love this stress-free, relaxed yet well-managed party. Event includes special TNF bunny baskets for egg collecting, light snacks and beverages, fun egg hunting, festive hand/cheek painting stamps, and unique photo op with TNF’s Easter Bunny. Easter egg hunts are 45 minutes long and will be held at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30Ppm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Registration required.

Tinariwen - Brooklyn Bowl
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Kids for Coltrane Classes - Metropolitan Room
April 15, 2017 - New York

Kids for Coltrane ~ beauty, love and justice workshops. Pay one time for all 4 classes: $99 for each student, includes one parent. Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door). Four classes are saturdays at 1pm on April 8, 15, 29 and May 13. Please arrive at 12:30 for seating. For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme! All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month "Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world." Dr. Cornel West • Register for four uplifting workshops with your child • Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane • A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room Overview Workshop 1: Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist. Participants will unpack Coltrane's life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music. Workshop 2: John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. Workshop 3: What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane's masterful songs and other empowering music. Workshop 4: Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love Registration One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25. All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13 About the teacher Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens. She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. Ms. Passarella's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian's Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. "What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done." kidsforcoltrane.com To register pay here and call for list of students and parent at 212.206.0440

Joan Minor ~ April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass! - Metropolitan Room
April 15, 2017 - New York

This is the theme of Joan Minor's Coast to Coast American Tour which starts in April. It's been two years since this versatile American song stylist, who currently resides in Paris, graced the fabulous Metropolitan Room stage. This time when she returns, she's bringing her amazing French Trio. Can you say the words "THEY BAD!"?? Get ready. They'll definitely be 'bringing it'---hot, soulful, sassy jazz, guaranteed to please. You don't want to miss this show! Comments on Joan's world-wide performances: "…totally 'at home' on stage with her trademark 'megawatt' smile, personal warmth and mesmerizing vocal mastery…" "…Energy personified, her shows are 'live and riveting' from the first note…" "Joan is one of that select group of singers whose lyrical interpretation oozes sensitivity and feeling. She connects with audiences on a gut-level." Regarding her CD 'Integrity Matters': "…If you like light jazz with a good feel of tunes that we used to hear by the masters, you should hear this!" B.B. King Joan is a world-class entertainer who has performed broadly across America, in many countries in Africa, the UK, and across Europe including France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Sweden, and Russia to name a few. In addition to widespread concert engagements, Joan is a cultural ambassador for Jazz, conducting multiple tours on behalf of the State Department of the United States, performing concerts for high level dignitaries, including the current President of Gabon. Joan is formally trained in voice and piano and has deeply studied the Jazz masters, having broadened her Jazz expression under the tutelage of such notables as Patti Cathcart (Tuck and Patti), New York Broadway artist June Smith and the legendary Barry Harris. Her televised work includes the BBC documentary "Destination Music: Zanzibar" and "A Jazz Tribute to George Gershwin" introduced by Michael Feinstein. The Joan Minor Quartet Her latest project is the Joan Minor Quartet, which unites her American style with a talented group of French musicians. The resulting musicality of this collaboration is infectious and creates a mélange, whose multi-faceted repertoire has enthralled audiences in Europe and Africa these last 4 years. The group has lit up the Paris scene and rejuvenated its historical musical heart in the district known as Menilmontant, and other prestigious "City of Light" venues. If you could change the famous tune entitled 'April In Paris' to 'April FROM Paris' then you'd begin to get the picture. This incredible artist and her trio will make you experience the joy of a Paris Spring!

Butterscotch - Metropolitan Room
April 15, 2017 - New York

Butterscotch, the retro-futuristic, voice percussionist virtuosa, is a force to be reckoned with in today's music scene. Being the world's first female beatboxing champion, she has created a unique style. While she beatboxes, she sings and plays either guitar or piano, performing her own compositions and jazz standards. Butterscotch is heavily influenced by Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop and R&B, ranging from Frederick Chopin to Billie Holiday to Stevie Wonder. She is truly a one woman vocal symphony, performing either solo or fusing perfectly with her band. In 2007 Butterscotch gained international fame by appearing as a finalist on NBC's Americas Got Talent. She won the hearts of many, and through mass exposure she began her journey to stardom. After her rapid rise to popularity, she started to make her mark and found herself performing alongside music legends such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Marcus Miller, Wyclef Jean, KRS-One, Mike Patton, Dan the Automator and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, Will.I.Am, Raphael Saadiq, and Rahzel. She is featured on albums by SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) and on George Benson's "Song's & Stories". After having these amazing experiences in the US, in 2012 she took the European and Asian audiences by storm, performing at the most prestigious summer festivals. At the Montreux Jazz Festival, founder Claude Nobs was so impressed by her talent that he put her on the major stages to open up for Tony Bennett and Anastasia, and invited her to join Nile Rodgers and Sergio Mendez during their performances. In 2013 Butterscotch performed her compositions for the first time with the highly established WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. Later that year she toured with the Grammy award winning Danish Radio Big Band and the Blue House Big Band from Stockholm, opening up for Patti Austin. She also toured with German comedian Helge Schneider and appeared in his movie "00 Schneider im Wenderkreis der Eidechse". After Europe she had a residency in Las Vegas performing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where she starred in a show called "Vegas Nocturne", that received rave reviews for its original concept and creativity. She has become the hit at many conferences this year including HATCH, EG Conference, C2 Montreal, HIVEand IDEACITY. She has found her passion as a public speaker where she creatively mixes in elements of her unique artform. Butterscotch now resides in LA and has released a series of EP's called "The Scotch Tapes." When she is not touring the world, she gives back to the community by teaching beatbox workshops at various colleges, high schools and elementary schools and continues to live her dream of touching the world with her music. ?

Saron Crenshaw Band - Terra Blues
April 15, 2017 - New York

Hazmat Modine - Terra Blues
April 15, 2017 - New York

Easter Egg Hunt - The Evergreens Cemetery
April 15, 2017 - Bushwick

Join this Easter party to enjoy an egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, and refreshments on the beautiful grounds of the Evergreens Cemetery. The Easter Bunny will visit from 2 to 3pm, and the egg hunt will take place at 2:30pm. Bring your own baskets.

Chris Mcclenney - Blue Note
April 15, 2017 - New York

Electric Feel Dance Party! - The Bowery Electric
April 15, 2017 - New York

Riva Saputo - The Bowery Electric
April 15, 2017 - New York

Riva Saputo is an R&B band started by Toni Saputo and Heather Rivas. A Boston native, Mario Taddeo Jr., joined the group in Fall 2015. The group is based out of Boston, but Heather is originally from Los Angeles, and Toni is from St. Louis, Missouri. Our influences include Soul, Jazz, Alternative and Rock. Riva Saputo is ready to get a crowd amped with R&B originals and covers.

Loose Ends - T. Schreiber Theatre
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent 1970s, Loose Ends follows the relationship of Paul and Susan who first meet on a beach in Bali. Paul, a recent Peace Corps dropout and Susan, an aspiring photographer, later marry in Boston where the young couple struggle with their conflicting opinions on the importance of having a career versus having a family. Written by Michael Weller Directed by Terry Schreiber Produced by T. Schreiber Theatre and Leah Faye Caddigan The cast features Teruaki Akai, Maggie Alexander, Jason Asher, Gregory Barone, Loren Bidner, Erik Endsley, Melanie Glancy, Ivan Sandomire, Gus Solomons Jr., Sarah Mae Vink, and Hui-Shan Yong. Loose Ends runs March 15 – April 15; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm with two matinee performances on Wednesday, March 29 and Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 pm.

Diaspora en Cuba: CUBA CAMP NYC 2017 - Mark Morris Dance Center
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

A full-day comprehensive cultural exploration through dance, song and music classes!!! Date: April 15th, 2017 Time: From 9 am to 8:30pm Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 5th Floor, 3 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 All day program advance discount (until March 31st) : $200 All day program advance discount (between April 1st through April 14th ): $230 All day program advance discount (Cash at the door): $250 Half day options: AM only: $120 PM only: $150 All day program: AM- 3 dance classes (Alternative 1 hr music class available), 1 song class and lunch PM: Lecture, 3 dance classes, snack, party with refreshment & mini popular class Half day program: AM (9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Registration start at 9 am): 3 Dance classes (Alternative 1 hr music class available), 1 song class and lunch. PM (1:45 pm to 8:30pm, Registration start at 1:30pm): Lecture, 3 dance classes, snack, party with refreshment & mini popular class. Professors: Danys "La Mora" Pérez, Santiago de Cuba Gilset Mora, Havana Alexander La Rosa, Santiago de Cuba Elieser Mendoza "Cheche", Santiago de Cuba Liethis Hechavarria, Santiago de Cuba Maikel Castellanos Perez, Santiago de Cuba For inquiry, please e-mail us at oyu_oro@yahoo.com oyuoro-afrocuban.com

Easter Bunny - Palisades Center, West Court Level 1
Through April 15, 2017 - West Nyack

Hop on over to the Bunny Patch for your Easter photos!

Our Savior New York: Easter Bunny Meet-N-Greet - De Witt Clinton Park
April 15, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Meet the Easter Bunny, grab a quick photo and a small basket of treats from your friends at OSNY Midtown. This event is free and open to all. Treats are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

BoulderBird's Egg Hunt - Palisades Credit Union Park
April 15, 2017 - Pomona

Come on down and visit BoulderBird and the Rockland Boulders on Saturday, April 15th at 9am for BoulderBird's Egg Hunt at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY. BoulderBird will hide 5,000 eggs in the field.How many will you find? Also hop a ride on the "B" train and enjoy rolling thru the stadium as well as picture opportunities with the Easter Bunny! For more information, hop on over to Rocklandboulders.com

Rascally Rabbits - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center
April 15, 2017 - Cornwall

Learn why rabbits have so many babies and how they protect themselves. Hear about the native Eastern Cottontail and then take a walk to search for signs of wild rabbits. Meet a live rabbit and make a bunny craft to take home. Pre-paid registration is required.

Easter Egg Hunt - Piermont Civic Association
April 15, 2017 - Piermont

Come early and bring a basket or container to collect eggs. Weather permitting.

NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza 2017 - Target East Harlem Community Garden
April 15, 2017 - East Harlem

Easter fun for kids and families. There will be egg hunts every 15 minutes (first come, first served), egg painting, arts and crafts and the Easter Bunny of course.

Queens Opera Theatre: Inaugural Season Preview - Flushing Town Hall
April 15, 2017 - Flushing

The artists of Queens Opera Theatre, New York City’s newest professional opera company, present an evening of highlights from opera and musical theater’s most beloved shows. This exciting program will be the official kick-off performance of this new company.

Birding: Spring Migration - Prospect Park Audubon Center
April 15, 2017 - Flatbush

The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Barnyard Egg Hunt - Queens County Farm Museum
April 15, 2017 - Floral Park

Participants should bring their baskets to this celebrated event for kids. Egg hunts will be ongoing in the orchard and Whiskers the Bunny will be hopping about ready for photo-ops. Enjoy traditional egg tossing and egg rolling games, visit the farm animals and take a hayride. Food vendors will be on the farm all day. NOTE: Advance tickets are required, no tickets will be sold at the door. Space is limited.

Easter Kids Party Cruise - Skyport Marina
April 15, 2017 - Peter Cooper Village

The Easter Bunny takes to the high seas with this kids cruise. As well as the Easter Bunny, enjoy entertainment like balloon sculpting and face painting.

Side By Side Arts That Bend - The Noguchi Museum
Through April 15, 2017 - Long Island City

Parents will engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. Reservations required.

Abby Z and the New Utility: Abandoned Playground - Abrons Arts Center (Underground Theater)
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Easter Egg Hunt - Coffey Park
April 15, 2017 - Red Hook

Redemption Church will be hosting its 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Red Hook. Come out for a great time with family and enjoy great activities for the kids, candy, music, fun and lots of Easter eggs.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Puppetworks
April 15, 2017 - Park Slope

Enjoy Robert Southey's beloved Folk-Tale from 1837: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Adapted for Hand Puppets by Jack Kaplan.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo Square Park
April 15, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, delicious cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Please bring one smartphone per team for photos and $10 cash for food purchases. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 15, 2017 - New York

A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Séancers & The Jigaboo King: An American Lyric - Abrons Arts Center (Underground Theater)
April 15, 2017 - New York

Eggsactly It! - Long Island Children's Museum
April 15, 2017 - Garden City

Many different cultures around the world have their own traditions of decorating Easter eggs. This year commemorate the Easter holiday by embellishing your own egg using the method of decoupage, the art of decorating with paper cut-outs.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
April 15, 2017 - Flushing

Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.

History Hike - Fire Island Lighthouse
April 15, 2017 - Fire Island

Meet at the eastern end in Field #5 of the Robert Moses State Park for a guided walk around the historic surrounding area of the Fire Island Lighthouse that takes you to the boat house, the Surf Hotel site and the Western Union Sites. Reservations required.

Spring Egg Hunt - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
April 15, 2017 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring your basket and go on a hunt for spring eggs.

Make Up! Maker Projects: Seedballs - Old Westbury Gardens
April 15, 2017 - Old Westbury

Join a guided gardens walk to unearth your inner artist! Gather natural inspiration to form a seasonally inspired take home craft.

MOCACREATE: Culinary Sculptures! - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
April 15, 2017 - Chinatown

Inspired by the ceramics art of Heidi Lau and Lu Zhang in MOCA exhibit about food, "Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy," create your own three-dimensional sculptures to capture some of your favorite foods and flavors. Use cardboard, plastic, paper, foam, and other materials to make representations of the foods that you and your family love to eat.

Pouya, Fat Nick Ghostemane, WYBMF, Flexatelli - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

David Rothschild Kevin Daniel Miller, Beecher's Fault - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

070Shake - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

GOTHAM : J.Phlip, Ardalan Dischetto, TJANI - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

BASSment Saturdays ft Jantsen, Dirt Monkey, Dusty Bits Laetus, Evac Protocol - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Sing-Along Shabbat - BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER
April 15, 2017 - Bay Ridge

Come to experience Shabbat morning with singing, guitar, puppetry and musical prayer. Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers participate in a playful setting and form friendships. Followed by challah and grape juice with the BRJC Community.

Leela James + Daley - Apollo Theater
April 15, 2017 - Harlem

This spring, Leela James will embark on a headlining nationwide tour in support of her sixth studio album Did It For Love. The album's first single, Don't Want You Back, is already top 5 on the Urban AC charts and continues to rise. Spotify shows fans in 60+ countries. All this on the back of her critically acclaimed 2014 album Fall For You, which featured three top 15 hits including Say That and the cultural touchstone Fall For You. Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK. A British boy who grew up to the sounds of Prince, Chaka Khan, D'Angelo, Radiohead and Oasis - Daley first became prominent after co-writing and featuring on the Gorillaz hit 'Doncamatic' under the wing of the band's creator Damon Albarn in London. He has since become one of the UK's most respected soulful exports, recording and touring on both sides of the Atlantic and working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Miguel, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Maxwell, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius.

Egg Hunt - t.b.d. Brooklyn
April 15, 2017 - Greenpoint

The 6th Annual Egg Hunt has moved from McGolrick Park and will be held at t.b.d. Brooklyn. Enjoy the backyard, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and fun live music with DJ Natalie and Baby DJ School, Rock’n’Lolo, and Thunder and Sunshine Band.

Masterworks Series - Bargemusic
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bach Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 Peskanov Sicilienne Impromptu Schubert Introduction, Theme and Variations on "Trocknen Blumen" Ravel Piece de forme de Habanera Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a Peskanov/Lourdes Lobo Mambo Lu Ann Peskanov, flute Alexander Peskanov, piano

Music in Motion - Bargemusic
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

"Music in Motion—That motion is the gentle rocking of a boat for this series of family neighborhood concerts presented by Bargemusic, the floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. As always, the material — announced just before the performance — is chamber music, but these programs differ in important ways from the regular Bargemusic fare: With unreserved seating, they last only an hour, include a post-show question-and-answer session with the musicians and are all free." —New York Times, August 21, 2015

Opening Weekend - Long Island Game Farm
Through April 15, 2017 - Manorville

Guests have the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming baby animals, including chicks, ducklings and kid goats, and will be able to pet and hand feed the animals once they are born. Though some of the park's Summer animals (giraffe, camels and lemurs) are still vacationing in Florida until May, the Spring season is always an especially fun and relaxing time for guests to visit, with cooler weather, smaller crowds and lower prices. Check the website for additional spring dates.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 15, 2017 - New York

Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope fo

Late Night Session: Joel Ross Good Vibes - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 15, 2017 - New York

With vibraphonist Joel Ross, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio, and drummer Jeremy Dutton Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Pouya, Fat Nick Ghostemane, WYBMF, Flexatelli - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 - New York

Pouya (Urban) Fat Nick (Urban) Ghostemane (Hip-Hop/Rap) WYBMF (Hip-Hop/Rap) Flexatelli (Hip-Hop/Rap)

David Rothschild Kevin Daniel Miller, Beecher's Fault - The Studio at Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 -

David Rothschild (Singer-Songwriter) Showing off a unique alt-country sound, and earning comparisons to The Lone Bellow, The Civil Wars, and Dawes, David Rothschild & The Downtown Local formed in 2014, with each member bringing their own sensibilities to David's unique songwriting. With rich harmonies, big country hooks, and storytelling that echoes greats from The Band to Bruce Springsteen, the group strives to reinvent established genres, adding their unique touch to traditional sounds. Kevin Daniel Miller (Singer-Songwriter) Beecher's Fault (Pop)

070Shake - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 -

070Shake (Hip-Hop/Rap) Hailing from North Bergen, New Jersey, at just 19 years old this female artist is a force to be reckoned with. Shake, a moniker inspired by her quickness, is a hip-hop artist in its truest definition.

GOTHAM : J.Phlip, Ardalan Dischetto, TJANI - Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 -

BASSment Saturdays ft Jantsen, Dirt Monkey, Dusty Bits Laetus, Evac Protocol - The Studio at Webster Hall
April 15, 2017 -

CARNIVAL Saturdays...Free on the Cris A.C. list - Living Room @ The W Hotel
April 15, 2017 - NYC

CARNIVAL Saturdays, Every Saturday! LIVING ROOM at W Hotel Times Square. nyc clubs.1567 Broadway, NYC 10 pm Packages Start at $500! Buy any 2 liquor bottles get 3rd bottle on complimentary with advanced reservation. Our newly renovated Living Room is making its debut with electric design and vibrant features that will make your visit to W New York – Times Square even more spectacular. A playful nod to Times Square of the past, it's a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. World Reknown Celeb DJs fill your spectrum of music as they play it all. EVERYONE is Complimentary ON A.C. Pass List (Ladies til 2, Guys til 12, Reduced Admission after). All Tables Must Be RSVP In Advance for specials to be valid. 21+ID. To get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List"/ VIP/ limo CrisAC@Mac.com call me direct at 917.653.0768 anytime. You can also text CARNIVAL to 83361. Dress Fashionable, stylish and chic, as all admission is at the doorman's discretion. Visit www.ACpass.com (for mobile devices) NOW for Info/ Direction/ ACPASS Card. 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)

Michael Yo - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

MICHAEL YO FROM “CHELSEA LATELY” & “THE INSIDER” HEADLINES GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB APRIL 14th & 15th Michael Yo is a stand-up comedian coming up under the wings of Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately” as a recurring comedy panelist. Stand-up has become a staple for Michael and he is now headlining across the country. Michael is Hollywood’s resident entertainment and pop culture expert. He can be seen on CBS’ “The Insider” covering the latest in celebrity news and gossip, as well as guest co-hosting CBS’ “The Talk” and appearing regularly as a hot topic talker on “The Wendy Williams Show.” Additionally, Michael can be heard on SiriusXM as host of “Hits1 in Hollywood” weekday afternoons on channel 2. The self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” is known in the entertainment industry as the more respectful entertainment news correspondent as he will always embarrass himself more than his interviewees. Michael was born and raised in Houston and got his start in Austin at the popular central Texas station 96.7. After his stint in Texas radio, Michael moved east for college to his other hometown, Miami, where he was recruited by #1 radio station Y100. Following Miami, he made the move to Los Angeles where he’s worked as a correspondent for “Extra,” “E! News” and appeared regularly on “The Daily 10” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Michael lives in the heart of Hollywood with his wife and their French Bulldog Paul. Visit: http://michaelyo.com/. Check out Michael’s Comedy at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhAFV5sqzc Showtimes: / Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM Call: 212-367-9000 / Tickets: $26 / Visit: http://gothamcomedyclub.com Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Deborah Stone: Still Exactly Where I Belong - Don't Tell Mama
April 15, 2017 - New York

Frances O'Flynn - Don't Tell Mama
April 15, 2017 - New York

Joshua Lance Dixon: Pack Of One - Don't Tell Mama
April 15, 2017 - New York

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
April 15, 2017 - New York

Lpr Presents at Union Pool: Cassandra Jenkins (Record Release) & Aerial East - Le Poisson Rouge
April 15, 2017 - New York

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, the world's hottest '80s tribute! - Le Poisson Rouge
April 15, 2017 - New York

Jose Alberto "El Canario" + Septeto Santiaguero - Lehman Center for the Performing arts
April 15, 2017 - Bronx

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO, together for the first time at Lehman Center celebrating their LATIN GRAMMY® for the Best Traditional Tropical Album Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto, and nominated in the 2016 American GRAMMY®’s for Best Tropical Latin Album. JOSE ALBERTO "EL CANARIO" and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO will perform on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 8pm with a special presentation by Sonny Bravo, Johnny Rodriguez, Camilo Azuquita, and Jose Alberto "El Canario", memories of TIPICA 73. Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO on Saturday, April 15th 2017 at 8pm are $125*, $65, $60, and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833(Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access atwww.LehmanCenter.org. *New This Season: HAVANA CAFÉ and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 6:30pm. VIP tickets are $125 and include the reception and the best seats in the house.Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5. JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” is nicknamed El Canario (The Canary) because of his exquisite voice and amazing ability to use his highly melodious whistling skills as a soloing instrument. Now celebrating his 41st year as a sonero, he is one of the most successful and respected artists on the salsa music scene with a recording history that includes 25 albums. Born in Puerto Rico, Alberto relocated to New York City in the early ‘70s and sang with several orchestras, receiving international attention in 1977 as the lead vocalist of the ground-breaking ensemble TÍPICA’73 on recordings that include Salsa Encendida(1978), Charangueando con La Típica’73 (1980) and Into the 80s (1981). After being featured as a vocalist onLouie Ramirez’ 1982 production Noche Caliente, the first album to give popular Spanish ballads an uptempo treatment, Jose Alberto became a major Latin star. Forming his own group in 1983, he recorded three albums on the Sono Max label titledTípicamente (1984), Canta Canario (1985) and Latino Style (1986). He had an international smash-hit album in 1988 withSueño Contigo and followed up a year later with Mis Amores, also a chart topper. In the 90s, Alberto recorded several hit recordings including Dance with Me (1991) produced by GRAMMY® winner Sergio George in the (then) new Salsa Romántica style, followed by Llegó la Hora (1992) with the world-wide hit tracks “Nada se Compara Contigo” and “Discúlpeme Señora.” In 1994 he recorded De Pueblo y Con Clase and in ’95, the album On Time, notably featuring a duet with the undisputed Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, with whom he frequently toured. His 1997 Tributo a Machito featured guest GRAMMY winners Tito Puente and Dave Valentín. In 2011, Alberto’s album Original was nominated for a GRAMMY® awardand he won a 2013 Latin GRAMMY® Award as a featured vocalist on Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants. Recent recordings include Intimamente Salsero Live (2012), Romantico y Rumbero (2014) and 2015’s Latin GRAMMY®-winning Best Traditional Tropical Album Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto. SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO is a Cuban son group, deeply rooted in the traditional music from their hometown Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of son and bolero. The group was founded by Fernando Dewar in 1995 at the famous Casa de la Trovmusic club, with several members of his previous band Melodias de Ayer to explore the different faces of Cuban music, with an emphasis on the traditional through a fresh contemporary perspective within the format of septet. Their eight albums have featured legendary music icons including Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Cheo Feliciano, Rubén Blades, Oscar D'Leon, Eliades Ochoa, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Aymee Nuviola, Reinaldo Creagh, Tiburón Morales, Edwin Bonilla, Jimmy Bosch, Edwin Colón Zayas, Alejandro Almenares, Luisito Quintero and more. In 2011 and 2013 the albumsVamos Pa’ La Fiesta and Oye Mi Son Santiaguero won the Cubadisco Awards and were both nominated for Latin GRAMMY®s. Their most recent album, Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto, a collaboration with salsa legend Jose Alberto “El Canario”, was awarded the Cubadisco Award, as well as the 2015 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album. Also nominated in the 2016 American GRAMMY®’s for Best Tropical Latin Album, this unique project and collaboration received the Excellencies of Art Award back in the group’s native Cuba. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2016-2017 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through corporations, foundations and private donations. For high resolution photos, click these links: Jose Alberto and Septeto Santiaguero http://lehmancenter.org/th_gallery/septeto-santiaguero/ Jose Alberto http://lehmancenter.org/th_gallery/jose-alberto-el-canario-3/ ?

EASTER-EGG HUNT - Redeemer Lutheran Church
April 15, 2017 - Bayside

Hop on over for a great day of crafts, snacks, an egg hunt and lots of fun.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
April 15, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

The NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub - NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Keeping in shape and knowing the best running routes to take can be difficult while on vacation. Visitors to New York City can now access The NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, a brand new community running center in Manhattan. Located at 320 West 57th Street, southwest of Columbus Circle, the RUNCENTER serves as a meeting place for all members of the running community – youth and adult runners of all ages and abilities can come together to improve their health, fitness and overall well-being. Located just off of Columbus Circle and easily accessible via multiple subway and bus lines, the NYRR RUNCENTER is just a short jog from the running meccas of Central Park and the Hudson River Greenway. The RUNCENTER's location is aimed to inspire the surrounding community—as well as those coming to run in NYC—to get moving in the City’s parks and streets. Lockers are available to those looking to store their belongings while out on a run. The NYRR RUNCENTER also hosts a variety of running-related events and programs, including course strategy sessions led by NYRR coaches and NYRR Group Training sessions. The NB Run Hub in NYC is the pinnacle expression of New Balance Performance Running, offering the most innovative gear and exclusive programming, like Test Run. Through the Test Run initiative, runners have an opportunity to try out the latest NB running gear and technology, often before it launches anywhere else in the world. The NYRR RUNCENTER also features the 1 for You 1 for Youth shoe donation program, benefitting NYRR youth runners in New York City and nationwide. For each pair of shoes purchased at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub, New Balance will donate a pair of shoes to NYRR’s youth programs. New York Road Runners will give the shoes to a participant in the programs. Location and Hours 320 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 NYRR RUNCENTER NB Run Hub Monday–Friday: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. NYRR RUNCENTER Holiday Schedule The NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub will be closed on the following days: 2017 New Year's Day January 1 Memorial Day May 29 Independence Day July 4 Labor Day September 4 Thanksgiving November 23 Christmas Eve December 24 Christmas Day December 25

TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon - The Wild Project
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Roya Carreras Event Concept, Curation: Alexis Convento Additional Programming: Paulette Lewis Technical Direction: Scott Fetterman Lighting Design: Mike Inwood Spatial Design: Oana Botez Sound Composition: Travone Hill Film: Derek Anthony Welte Film + Photography: Jason Knade Wardrobe + Styling: Ross Erin Martineau Rehearsal Direction: Elise Ritzel Performance: Caitlin Taylor, Elise Ritzel, Eloise DeLuca, Gregory Dolbashian, Maleek Washington The CURRENT SESSIONS is pleased to present the world premiere of The Big Balloon by Iranian-Hispanic artist and choreographer Roya Carreras. In The Big Balloon, Roya Carreras reimagines a vanished childhood memory, surfacing a delicate world of fantasy and fragmented identity. Carreras’ choreography works within a series of deconstructed interiors, recalling domestic scenes from her childhood home in California. Set against field recordings of daily chores, intimate scenes captured on film register the vernacular of her daily routine. Persian rugs and astroturf line living spaces which—at once—act as stage and sanctuary, where Carreras’ distorted balletic gestures are worked into a detailed physical vocabulary. Forgotten vignettes resolve momentarily, before The Big Balloon is finally undone, opening a space to cross unseen cultural boundaries. A limited-run booklet including translations in Spanish and Farsi, will be published as part of The Big Balloon performances. In the Living Room, a post-performance discussion between Carreras, moderator, and audience link process to upbringings on Friday, April 14; on Saturday, April 15 a Wrap Party will follow. The Big Balloon is part of the CURRENT SESSIONS’ 2017 curatorial focus “Resistance,” which looks to further classify movement into a broader spectrum by challenging systems of making and observing dance, and is first of a TCS-presented, solo-artist performance series. Learn more about artist and collaborators at thecurrentsessions.com/artist-bios-tcs-x-roya-carreras. *With valid ID; residents living within zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to National Iranian American Council.

T.J. Hemphill's Perilous Times - Kings Theatre
Through April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

“Perilous Times” is a story of extraordinary greed, lies, seduction and power that leads a young man from the streets of New York on a journey that changes his life forever. Stellar cast members for this stage play are Gospel’s Grammy Nominated Artiste Fred Hammond, Vickie Winans and Tim Bowman Jr.; renowned actors Clifton Powell and Christian Keyes; and The Wire’s / Love & Hip Hop NY star, Snoop. FRED HAMMOND The architect behind the creation of a phenomenon in Gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship—a genre of gospel music that did not exist prior. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred has sold over 8 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10. CLIFTON POWELL An actor and comedian Clifton Powell was born in Washington, D. C, US. He is best known for his role of Pinky in the 2000 comedy, “Next Friday” and its sequel “Friday after Next”. His performance was seen in the Indie thriller “Chain Letter”, “Menace II Society” (1993). In 2009 in the “l’m Just Another Day” he played the role of Bowman. For his outstanding performance he was awarded with several NAACP, American Black Film Festival Awards for the Best Performance by an actor category. Powell appeared on small screens in early 90’s. His standout roles was seen in Bill Duke’s “Deep Cover”, in “The Heat of Night” and his memorable role was seen as supporting roles for the Hughes Brother in Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. FELICIA “SNOOP” PEARSON Felicia Pearson is an Actress, Author, and Rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, on “The Wire”. She wrote a memoir titled, “Grace after Midnight” detailing her troubled childhood and time spent in prison for second degree murder. Pearson met Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on “The Wire”, in a Baltimore club. He invited her to come to the set one day and after subsequent auditions, she was offered a role in the series. For her performance in “The Wire”, Stephen King called her "perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series. Her acting resume has grown to include appearances in CBS’s Police procedural drama, “Blue Bloods. VICKIE WINANS Winans is Billboard-charting gospel icon. She is also the President of her own record label, Destiny Joy Records. A producer, director, songwriter, actress and comedienne. TIM BOWMAN JR. His voice was cultivated with the support of his father, renowned jazz guitarist, Tim Bowman and aunt, famed gospel singer, Vickie Winans. Tim is gaining traction as one of the premiere artists in the Gospel/Christian industry.

The Changing faces of Red Hook - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 15, 2017 - Red Hook

An arty documentary about the neighborhood in Red Hook Brooklyn. Atmospheric shots capture the feel of the Hook. Risha's interviews, linked by bike rides from house to house, focus on residents of "The Back" and their concerns about gentrification, and the displacement of pioneers and old-timers. Risha creates a lyrical quality to her film in this documentary

Maha Sadhana Yoga Workshop with Sri Dharma Mittra - Dharma Yoga Center
April 15, 2017 - New York

Join world-renowned yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra for a special master yoga workshop at the Dharma Yoga Center in Manhattan. This 3-hour workshop intensive offers experienced yogis the opportunity to invigorate and deepen their practice with the knowledge and wisdom of Sri Dharma Mittra. It includes subtle breathing practices to calm the mind, invigorate the body and energize the chakras, as well as healing mantras to stimulate the pituitary gland and subtle consciousness. An extended vinyasa posture flow will stretch, tone and strengthen the physical body, followed by a guided meditation to recharge and rejuvenate the physical and mental systems. The program culminates in his joyous signature Asana Satsang Jam: Students join in a large circle for Kirtan signing– and those that wish can offer their favorite postures to the teacher, the higher self, and each other.

Drumadics - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

Mikey B.L. - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

Black-Ken - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

Laura Cheadle Band - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

Bad Pony - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

Bad Pony - Pianos
April 15, 2017 - New York

“April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass” - The Metropolitan Room
April 15, 2017 - New York

Recording artist Joan Minor returns to the elegant Metropolitan Room with three top French musicians in her latest sparkling show “April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass”. This international collaboration breathes new life into standards from the American Songbook. Known as the Joan Minor Quartet, this group performs jazz classics with innovative fluidity, which flows from combining their varied backgrounds and occasionally surprise with original compositions. About Joan Minor Affectionately referred to as “une bête de scène”, Joan is exceptional in intimate venues like the Metropolitan Room, where audiences live every lyric with her. Gliding easily between songs, in full command on stage, Joan ushers audiences through the deepest blues, before flashing her megawatt smile and moving them to tunes like “Love Wins” by Bill Cantos. She is the consummate entertainer. Her debut Album, “Integrity Matters,” received notable praise: “Beautiful voice…if you like light jazz with a good feel of tunes that we used to hear by the masters, you should hear this!” B.B. King Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoanMinorJazz Video: https://youtu.be/Ojeb2lCWb_I Email: singer@joanminor.com About the Joan Minor Quartet In five years, the Joan Minor Quartet has established a distinguished musical footprint from touring in France and African countries. Strengths and interests of individual members result in mesmerizing performances, including syncopated rhythms picked up while touring the African continent. Favorites like Willow Weep For Me and Love For Sale, take on new dimensions when performed by these musicians. Showtime at Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue), NYC, 10010 on Saturday, April 15, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm. For more information, http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=256390 or call (212) 206-0440. Joan last performed there to a packed house in 2014.

Boro-Linc Bronx: Lincoln Center Education presents The Dream Unfinished - Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
April 15, 2017 - New York

Join musicians and actors from The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra for a family-friendly exploration of the works and biographies of virtuoso Latina pianist Teresa Carreño and trail-blazing African-American composer William Grant Still. Through their musical and personal lives, both composers developed deep connections to other countries and cultures. Featuring works for solo piano and chamber orchestra, along with youth performers and live dramatic monologue. 10:30–11:30 am Community Artist Workshop 11:30 am–12:30 pm Performance All Boro-Linc events are free and open to the public. These events are recommended for all ages and their family members, unless otherwise noted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Campfire: For Audiences on the Autism Spectrum - Clark Studio Theater
April 15, 2017 - Upper West Side

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. And inside every tree trunk, and under every rock, there is a story. Trusty Sidekick invites you to gather around the campfire. Together we'll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars, and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate multisensory theater experience for audiences on the autism spectrum and their families will use innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of a vibrant forest. Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, the company creates work that is multidisciplinary, and its ensemble of collaborators includes artists trained in physical theater, puppetry, music, dance, animation, and video projection. These performances are specifically designed to welcome audiences on the autism spectrum and with other developmental differences.

Campfire: For Audiences on the Autism Spectrum - Clark Studio Theater
April 15, 2017 - Upper West Side

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. And inside every tree trunk, and under every rock, there is a story. Trusty Sidekick invites you to gather around the campfire. Together we'll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars, and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate multisensory theater experience for audiences on the autism spectrum and their families will use innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of a vibrant forest. Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, the company creates work that is multidisciplinary, and its ensemble of collaborators includes artists trained in physical theater, puppetry, music, dance, animation, and video projection. These performances are specifically designed to welcome audiences on the autism spectrum and with other developmental differences.

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: You Don't Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman - David Rubenstein Atrium
April 15, 2017 - Lincoln Center

When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, they make a big mess. With a knowing wink from Ame Dykeman, creator of Wolfie the Bunny, and cheerful illustrations from Rory the Dinosaur creator and Tumblr star Liz Climo, this catalog of all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life is sure to have readers in stitches.

Interactive Tour for Families: A Child's View of Life in 19th Century New York - Merchant's House Museum
April 15, 2017 - NoHo

Tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? Learn answers to these questions and more.

People Long Ago--Are We Like Them? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
April 15, 2017 - New York

At this children’s event, boys and girls ages 5-12 will learn how every person—whether someone at a nearby desk at school or a person of pre-history—has tremendous value and can be a means of happily knowing ourselves. The class is taught by Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy. And, for this event, there will be a guest teacher: Arnold Perey, PhD, anthropologist, Aesthetic Realism consultant, and author of a novel against racism titled Gwe, Young Man of New Guinea. The purpose of this class is to show young persons what Aesthetic Realism, the education founded by the American poet and critic Eli Siegel, explains—that their deepest desire is to know and like the world. The class will be seeing the practicality and urgency of this principle: “The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.” Through stories, artifacts, and PowerPoint, Dr. Perey will show the children ways they are like people who lived thousands of years ago, or who live now under circumstances that seem so different from one’s own. He says: "People, everywhere in the world, from the grasslands of Africa to the tents of Asia and North America, can teach us about ourselves. All people are trying to put together opposites—toughness and gentleness, accuracy and wildness, and many more." Children will learn that through truly knowing people we can find out who we are. They’ll see that other people are real—their feelings are as important as our own. This class is a powerful opponent to the prejudice, bullying, and contempt so prevalent in schools, homes, and on the streets of America.

Cordelia Stephens - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Cordelia Stephens is an English-American folk artist whose voice combines power and vulnerability, and whose incisive songwriting explores the contradictions of modern life and love drawing on her musical influences such as Aimee Mann and Gillian Welch. Her sophomore album Wide Awake Dream produced by Riley McMahon at New Warsaw Studio, NY was released on October 15th, 2016. Her debut album- Threshold also produced by Riley McMahon- was officially released in a sold-out show at The Living Room in 2012.

SONA - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

SONA is the product of Luke DeRoy and Molly Mehlsack. Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in early 2015, the duo, both songwriting majors at Berklee College of Music, quickly discovered their chemistry. DeRoy and Mehlsack soon realized how powerful their voices were together and how well they worked as a writing team, consequently building a soothing escape for their listeners through elegant harmony, soaring melodies, and intricate guitar parts that create a soft/intimate, yet big, sound. Mehlsack, 24, is no stranger to the stage. Born in Alabama but raised in New York City, she's played lead parts in musicals as well as written songs on guitar and piano since middle school. As an adopted child, Mehlsack began writing music as a means to understand her own identity. She realized music's healing power and ability to bring people together at a very young age. In the 5th grade, Mehlsack formed a rock band with her classmates for which she was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. The band, Creation, raised enough money with their debut album (produced by the legendary Nile Rodgers and Teddy Kumpel) to build a school in Mali, Africa that still exists today. The album featured Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band on Saxophone. Before her senior year of high school, Mehlsack moved to Brookline, MA, where she had to establish herself in an entirely new environment. She attended Berklee's popular 5-Week Week Summer Program, where she was selected to receive an undergraduate scholarship to the college. As a senior at Brookline High School, Mehlsack made a quick and lasting impression on the students and faculty. She helped organize and perform at the "Intellijam" concert, which raised enough money to save a failing music program in Mattapan. Mehlsack graduated Magna Cum Laude from the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2016. She wants to continue her education in Music Therapy in order to marry her passion for music with her passion for helping/inspiring others. After graduating from Amherst Regional High School in 2010, DeRoy, 24, spent the next two years honing his songwriting craft at Holyoke Community College. As a guitarist, it was there that DeRoy submerged himself into various genres and projects, eventually finding his voice after his sister heard him through the walls of their home and urged him to sing publicly. As his confidence grew, DeRoy formed an acoustic duo with a fellow classmate, sang in a small acapella choir as well as with multiple jazz combo's, all while continuing to write and gig with his high school-formed pop/post-rock band While Stella Sleeps (lead vox/bass). In 2013, DeRoy packed up his songwriting notebooks and first acoustic guitar, Maggie, to attend the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Boston. He soon met Mehlsack and they began writing and playing in the area. In 2015 While Stella Sleeps was selected to play the Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA. SONA's songwriting takes after Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and John Mayer. The soulful Adele, quirky Regina Spektor, and infamous Amy Winehouse have lasting influence on Mehlsack's big vocal sound, and, more recently, Allen Stone has made a lasting impact on the duo. DeRoy's songwriting and sound are often compared to the hauntingly beautiful Jeff Buckley and legendary guitarist/songwriter John Mayer. Based in part on the hushed, sorrowful sound of Daughter combined with an uplifting touch, DeRoy and Mehlsack paint a picturesque landscape that calls upon their passion for positive energy and their desire to harness a sound that encapsulates balance. Legendary influences such as Pink Floyd and the Beatles are also noteworthy. The name SONA comes from a Buddhist story entitled "Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose" in which a lute player, Sona, learns that the best method of practice is represented by the tension of the strings on the instrument itself: not too tight, not too loose. Sona achieves awakening through finding balance in his practice. His strings serve as the metaphor for what goes on inside each and every one of us as we strive to find balance and peace in our own tangled lives. The idea of balance is one of the key elements in SONA's creation and the music that the duo subsequently writes. The pair currently plays gigs around the Boston and Western, MA areas. In September 2016 the pair were featured at the Los Angeles Arts Association Gala in Bel Air, CA. Featuring a powerhouse band from Berklee College of Music, "Terribly Tangled" is the five- track debut EP from SONA, released in August 2016. They have recently signed a publishing deal with Palmpheon Music Publishing in Miami, FL and will be starting the production of their second EP in January 2017.

Long is the Walk - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Long Is The Walk, the solo project of Boston-based cellist, singer-songwriter and composer Jeremy Harman has released its debut album Spirits and Ghosts, a hauntingly hypnotic collection of songs and virtuosic instrumentals which weave together coming-of-age tales of an individual struggling to hold on to dreams and purpose as the naivete of youth fades and is replaced by an obsession with the finite nature of time and of life. Harman's music has been heard in concert halls throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia as the cellist of the Sirius Quartet, a string quartet who writes and performs original multi-genre instrumental music. After working as a freelance cellist in the Boston and NYC music scenes for the better part of a decade and sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lady Gaga, Bobby McFerrin, DeVotchKa and John Williams, Harman has stepped out as a songwriter and created a compelling sonic realm that is equal parts earthy and ethereal. Fleet-fingered acoustic guitar ostinatos pulsate throughout, layers of cello spend as much time chugging viscerally as they do whispering ominously, and lush, understated vocal harmonies bring to mind Bon Iver and Andrew Bird, all set against the backdrop of the tight jazz-tinged rhythm section of drummer Jens Ellerhold and upright bassist Joey Pierog. The end result is a dream-like mixture in which raw grit repeatedly gives way to atmospheric beauty.

Castle Creek - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Castle Creek is comprised of front woman Kim Monroe and a changing cast of musicians as small as an acoustic duo or as large as a six piece band. With one EP and one full length disk each garnering critical acclaim, and three SAMMY awards under her belt Kim Monroe has consistently impressed audiences with her unique songwriting and powerful vocals. With another record in the works, Monroe attributes the leap she has made as a vocalist and songwriter to greater confidence in herself and a clearer vision of her musical direction. Monroe has enjoyed collaborating with artists in the past, such as Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac and Blues Traveler's harmonica virtuoso John Popper. "I've been lucky to get the opportunity to work with some really wonderful, creative people in the industry and have truly enjoyed writing and performing my new songs, I feel that where I am musically now is home." Although her material typically starts out in a folk vein, it usually progresses into the soul/ blues territory that best showcases Monroe's stirring vocals. When asked about the record Monroe says, "The old record was a fun way to experiment with new sounds and really pin down where I fit musically. Live, I love to experiment all the time on stage, each show is its own unique experience." With a tour calendar steadily filling and a new record in the works Monroe is excited for the future. "This next year will be a lot of work but I feel like there will be a lot of growth and opportunities that come with the new album. I am really looking forward to taking this next step musically and enjoying all that comes with it." Monroe has also notably sang with the Zach Brown Band, played with Jon Fishman of Phish and opened for Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Jonny Lang, Blues Traveler and Devon Allman.

Wendy Hackett Band - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

The Wendy Hackett Band formed in late August of 2012. Wendy Johnson and Brendan Hackett have been writing and publishing songs together since 2008. Wendy Johnson, a southern California native, found early success in the 2000's with her band Atticus. Wendy was a regular fixture on Lilith Fair and played up and down the west coast. Wendy is also an accomplished studio vocalist, singing back up and reference vocals for major Hollywood studios and producers. Brendan Hackett has been playing and recording music for over 15 years. He is known for his heart-felt live performances and intricate studio guitar work. Brendan has played many of New York's top clubs, including the Wetlands, Brooklyn Bowl, CBGBs and Le Poisson Rouge. His songs have been widely downloaded on itunes and his music can readily be found on most music streaming sites. The Wendy Hackett Band has taken Wendy and Brendan's music to the next level. There is no limit to what this band can do. They can tug at your heartstrings with a country ballad or get the house on its feet with their grits and gravy Rock & Roll. Over the winter the group recorded at Swan 7 studios in Bushwick, NY, and the first single from that session was released in April 2013. The song Beautiful Girl is sure to be a success and an impressive first step for the burgeoning group. The Wendy Hackett Band is full of talent. Cody Rahn (Drums), Alex Minier (Bass), and the beautiful Elsa Nilsson (flute) complete the impressive ensemble. When not playing with The Wendy Hackett Band these musicians can be seen sitting in and touring with some of New York's best rock and jazz acts. The Wendy Hackett Band is a must hear and a must see. Their music has something for everybody!

Grace Morrison - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Grace Morrison is an award winning singer/songwriter. Her professional career has included stints performing with some of the most well known musicians in America including Eddie Money, J. Geils, Pete Francis of Dispatch, Chris Slade of AC/DC and The Firm, Greg Douglass of The Steve Miller Band, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, and Jimmy Baine of Dio. She's also shared the stage with The Stray Birds, Melissa Ferrick, John Gorka, The Vespers, and Zoe Lewis. Her powerfully moving song and video; "Taking Johnny Home" from her album Live At the Zeiterion Theatre is dedicated to American Veterans has earned the praise of the congressionally chartered Vietnam Veterans of America. "I am in awe that such a young woman would do a tribute to those of us who served, and particularly to those who fell. Thank you!" Grace Morrison has released the music video for her new single "America". The video was filmed at the living history museum Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. According to Grace: "The original settlement of the Plimoth Colony was the perfect location for the story of "America" to come to life – chasing the American dream and the struggles that we face to achieve it". Grace recruited the expertise of Boston's AMVCreative to direct the video. According to AMVCreative CEO Armen Varadian, "Grace's captivating stage presence and flawless vocals take only a back seat to her perpetual charm. The combination of laser focus and positive spirit makes her quite an exceptional musician and person." "America" is the first release off Grace's forthcoming album I'm the Apple. The song and album are being produced by Jon Evans of Brick Hill Studio. "I'm thrilled to get to work with a producer who has performed with so many of my musical heroes including Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Ben Folds, and Paula Cole," said Grace. "Making an album with Grace is a pleasure. With a crystal clear voice and songs that land squarely in your heart, Grace has something truly special," said Mr. Evans. "Just spend 5 minutes with her stories and I know you'll agree." Grammy nominated recording engineer John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions mastered the single. "Grace's voice is a reflection of herself–pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Country Folk and Americana genres.

Mieka Pauley - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Mary Dominica Pauley (born October 22, 1980) more commonly known as Mieka Pauley, is an American singer-songwriter. In 2008, she won the grand prize in both Cosmopolitan's StarLaunch and the New York Songwriters Circle Songwriting Competition, and she was nominated for a Boston Music Award.

Mad Kings - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Power Trip is the lead off single to Mad Kings much anticipated EP Throne Room. Throne room is an adrenaline rush of original rock material produced by Tony Shimkin (Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney) and Grammy award winning Engineer John Seymour (Santana, Chris Whitley, TSO). It will be released worldwide on Noble Media early in 2015 Mad Kings approach both their recordings and live concerts with a bang. The music is a blend of Progressive and Classic Rock with a hint of Jam, evident in the guitar solos and the virtuosity of the rhythm section. Their music is pulsing and indefatigable. Mad Kings are palpably talented musicians. They are musicians-musicians and their songs are esoteric and characteristic of Mad Kings. Mad Kings are as much of a fixture at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, where Bruce Springsteen began, as they are on the festival and prog rock circuits. Their fans are loyal and emphatic. They made a much talked about appearance at the October 2014 Souper Groove Festival, thrilling crowds and broadening their fan base. Mad Kings rhythm section is Andres Valbuena, the quintessential "monster drummer." who effortlessly plays like a man possessed, but with a contrasting calmness of spirit and Bassist Matt Sonzogni who is mild mannered and sometimes taciturn. The band came together over a box of Fruit By The Foot, ("glorified" fruit roll ups.) After playing together for a few months they named their band Mad Kings.

Bryan Dunn - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

"Strongly influenced by the 60's musical invasion of The Beatles, it's almost impossible not to hear fragments of Lennon and McCartney in some of Dunn's work. With his passion for folk music burning bright, he fuses the two influences together making for a sound that's just irresistibly sweet." -Joel Crane, NME- **************************************************************** "Amid acoustic alt-country tunes and punkier numbers reminiscent of Counting Crows at their hardest and fastest, Dunn draws on the airy '80s records Jeff Lynne produced for George Harrison, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. In other words, he imagines himself a Traveling Wilbury - and makes that seem like it's not such a stretch." -M Music & Musicians Magazine- **************************************************************** "Dunn's music does that great Texas thing — mixing pop and rock with old-school blues and country, so confidently that you're sure he's been surrounded by those sounds his entire life, and the life before." -Ken Beasley, The Low Down-

The Selekt - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

The Selekt are a collective of musicians striving to create a new body of music - one that is not restricted by genre but is instead unified by its mission to embrace the beauty in all of humanity. Its members hail from New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Michigan. The story of the Selekt began long before the band's formation; this is because each member of the group experienced a unique artistic development that has shaped their relationship with music. We want our listeners to sense our diverse backgrounds coming together to make one new sound - something greater than the sum of its parts.

Moonlover - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Lauren Marsh - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Compared to artists like Florence + The Machine, indie singer-songwriter Lauren Marsh, inspired by a mix of acoustic & synth sounds, tells stories about discovering inner strength on her latest EP, Veracity. Her original song, off Veracity, Dear Love featured on the hit CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans, Season 2 Episode 16 and has placements on Spotify Curated Playlists. Dear Love currently exceeds 2 million streams. ? Marsh recently performed as pre-show entertainment for iconic acts likeAndy Grammer, Gavin DeGraw, and Don McLean ("American Pie"). Whether performing solo with her keyboard & ukulele or presenting high energy, full-band performances, Marsh's original songs and inventive covers resonate with audiences through their unwavering honesty and raw emotion that everyone can relate to. ? Recognized by The Huffington Post, American Songwriter, AXS, A Plus (a positive media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher), renowned music blogger Ryan Spaulding, and Counting Crows front-man Adam Duritz, Marsh continues to deliver impactful performances while sharing a contagious message: to never let the past define you and to never give up on love.

Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

"There is only one Van Morrison. Everyone who knows a lick of music would agree with this statement. But…maybe an exception can be made because newcomers Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings are not just channeling the great singer-songwriter but reinterpreting his sound for contemporary audiences. The handful of songs that we have heard have been fantastic with the stand out being "Deep In Your Heart". The number blends classic '70s rock with a Motown groove, giving this rock 'n roll number a funky vibe. Not since Foxygen has a band come along and brought back the music our parents and grandparents listened to and made it sound fresh and exciting. The song is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant." – Ben Yung (The Revue) "He [Devlin] knows when to push and pull and has a lot of emotion in his voice…Emotion, soul, musicianship you can't ask for much else." – Ted Rogen (No More Division) "Some earthy-yet-ethereal blue-eyed soul that carries that Van torch forward. Also there's some Hall & Oates in there? I mean that in the most positive way possible. You know what, ignore all that. It's just a great song." – Stephen Carradini (Independent Clauses) Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings are a soul outfit out of Columbia University. Led by singer/songwriter Quinn Devlin, the role of acoustic guitar accompaniment is swapped in favor of a gunslinging R&B orchestra ready to take anyone in a cutting contest. In the fall of 2013, he was a little boy lost, runnin' around Columbia University with a notebook full of songs trying write like Dylan, play like Brother Ray, sing like Wilson Pickett, and grow a beard like Springsteen. But, ya see, it get's lonely out there singing songs to yourself at 3 a.m. coming down again. Fortunately, while wasting his life away at that piano, he'd run in to the core of the eventual Bridge Street Kings. Countless fleeting and disjointed jams in lounges, friendships forged, a botched summer recording session, and a full year later the Bridge Street Kings emerged as a 4 piece folk outfit intent on transcendence. Well 2 more years gone by, hundreds of songs, dozens of gigs, 6 additional cats to hip ya to their horns and guitars, a successful adventure to New Jersey, one Fender Rhodes piano, and here they are with more than pocketful of soul.

The Gold Magnolias - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

The Gold Magnolias: Magnolium Aurum: A very rare species of gilded flora native to the U.S. South, but found lately amongst the evergreens and seldom-greens of New York City. Born in a hot house in Brooklyn by the name of Soul II Soul, one particular specimen has blossomed and spread it's funky aroma throughout the entire United States. Ancient Aztec mystics believed the five petals of Magnolium Aurum represented the five pillars of funk. Let's listen to their wisdom. Sweet-Sangin', Guitar-Slangin' songsmith Hudson Mueller and Golden-throated, Key-wiz Evan Felts lead the pollination effort with their syrupy sweet jams. Ryan "Slickback" Anselmi gets all the bees flockin' to his stamen with his siren sax call. The petals at the the bottom are reserved for the funky foundation of Bass-man Daniel Foose and drummer Jeff "Double-Clutch" Barton. For the past five years this union of southern soul soldiers has wafted their funky fragrance to audiences across the world with such hits as "Southern Man" and "Dirty French Fry". They are now releasing their sophomore album, "Sail on Glam Dog" with more fun, provocative and above all, funky tunes for your enjoyment. Like all good flora, The Gold Magnolias draw their unique character from their roots. Growing up in Austin, TX, Hudson Mueller and Daniel Foose were exposed to the great Texas Blues tradition from an early age. Evan Felts, the son of a musician, grew up in north Louisiana, soaking up all of the blues, country and voodoo vibe of that area. Ryan Anselmi comes from Kansas City which gave birth to jump blues, swing jazz, and big band. Jeff Barton grew up in a family where he was baptized in the jammy waters of the Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead and Dave Mathews Band. These influences all inform the loose funky feel that characterizes The Gold Magnolias. Come walk the Brooklyn streets with this classy group of Southern hustlers. Then sit back and enjoy the vibe as booties begin to shake and parties commence to popping off.

Douglas & the Goodharts - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

"Soulful", "Heartfelt", and "Funky As Hell." Formed in New York City, this dynamic soul group has been delighting audiences with deep grooves and deeply personal songs written by their leader Douglas Goodhart. After having his heart broken, no, stomped on by a long term love, Douglas picked himself up, dusted himself off, lost 50 Lbs, and began writing his story. Drawing influence from his favorite soul and R&B artists, Douglas tells stories of an unrequited love affair with a neighbor, the pleasures of calling in sick to work, and how he "can't commit but will commute" when it comes to love.

Combo Chimbita - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Welcome to psychedelic tropical futurism with tons of raw energy! With connections and inspiration drawn from the vast sea of Caribbean music — specifically the band's native Colombia — these transplanted first-generation New Yorkers have carved a unique corridor in the thriving underground jungle of the big bad city.

Kraus - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Allie Dobyns - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Ryan Hommel w/ Colin Jalbert of Mammal Dap - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

"I've always felt very natural in my supportive role as a sideman, be it stage left or stage right and back a few feet. I recently found out that front and center and even all alone feels just as natural and satisfying," says multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Hommel. Rooted deeply in early Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder, he started at age 3 by soaking in the music and absorbing the feelings it could transmit before eventually learning its technical aspects. "As a supplementary musician, my allegiance is to the song more than to the artist," says Hommel. "A great artist doesn't need supporting, but a great song can live in a seemingly unlimited number of sonic spaces. My job is to help narrow the focus and clarify the message." At 23, Hommel's work with Seth Glier (long-time musical partner and childhood best friend) on their The Next Right Thing (MPress, 2011) record helped them to earn a 2012 Grammy nomination and the respect of musical super heroes and staples all across the board. In 2012, Hommel not only independently released his own self-titled debut record; he expanded his work as a sideman, beginning to play mostly electric guitar and pedal steel on both domestic and international tours with The Sweetback Sisters, Heather Maloney and Stephen Kellogg. "I will always continue to work as a freelance instrumentalist and producer both on tour and in the studio. I love working with new bands and artists to help achieve their musical vision. It even helps me clarify my own," says Hommel, who is doing just that. You can find him on his SOLO ELECTRIC tour this Spring, Summer and Fall, opening many shows for long time friend Edwin McCain along the way.

The Locksmiths - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

The Locksmiths are an Americana duo whose original music delivers rich harmonies and sharp lyrical content.

Livia Nestrovski + Fred Ferreira - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

Livia Nestrovski, voice, and Fred Ferreira, electric guitar, have been prominently singled out among the new generation of Brazil's jazz and experimental artists, participating in projects that highlight them both individually and as a duo. They have toured Brazil, France, Portugal, Hungary, Estonia, Chech Republic, Germany, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Indonesia. Moving away from traditional means of interpretation, with arrangements that simultaneously recollect and modernize a sophisticated repertoire through the intimist yet powerfurl expressivity of a duet formation, guitar and voice weave dialogues and wander through different soundscapes through the songs of Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Kurt Weill, Zé Miguel Wisnik, Benjamin Britten and Maurice Ravel, as well as in classics from the Latin-American repertoire and music from a new generation of Brazilian composers. The album DUO (2013) is the result of this process, and has not only been welcomed with a warm critical acclaim, but also found its way into the international market. For composer Tom Zé, the song Jogral is the highlight of an album that is "very fortunate in its choices". As for songwriter and professor Luiz Tatit, the repertoire was chosen "in fact according to the yield of each song. And all 10 of them are justified by the originality of the arrangements. It is difficult to single out one or another. They all came to say something. But Youkali is one of the best performances I've ever heard in my life." The album has been pointed out as bold, innovative and dashing by different critical reviews. In the past two years, the duo has starred as a guest in many prestigious TV and radio shows, including Programa do Jô (TV Globo), a very well-known talk show in Brazil. In 2014, they released their first video-clip, made in partnership with award-winning Dutch artist Oerd van Cuijlenborg for the song "Jogral". In 2016 they were music directors and wrote all arrangements for a project called "Women of the 90s", which united Ceumar, Fabiana Cozza and Mônica Salmaso, three of the most important singers of their generation in Brazil. They also toured Europe for 45 days, participating in festivals such as Óbidos International Literary Festival (FOLIO), in Portugal, where they presented a special concert about Utopia, and Jazzkaar, the most important jazz festival in Estonia. Ever since, they count on precious partnerships with prestigious fashion designers Virginia Barros and Ronaldo Fraga, the latter having been singled out as one of the seven most innovating designers in the World by the Design Museum in London in 2014. Lívia Nestrovski – Pointed out as one of the new voices to look out for in Brazilian music by Vogue and Marie Claire magazines, and described by Polivox culture magazine as a singer of "luminous, overwhelming presence", whose voice is "one of the greatest achievements in contemporary Brazilian music", Livia has graduated in Popular Music at Campinas State University and obtained her master's degree in Ethnomusicology at Rio de Janeiro Federal State University. Since 2008, Lívia is the soloist of composer Arrigo Barnabé, one of the most vanguard artists of the country, who referred to her as "by far one of the greatest voices of her generation". Together, and also with Luiz Tatit, they recorded the virtuosic album De Nada Mais a Algo Além, as the result of the Tatit-Barnabé partnership, which, for musical critic Zé Miguel Wisnik, was only possible due to the "freshness and youthful heat united in Lívia's super-agile voice". The album was nominee in two categories at the Prêmio da Música Brasileira, the most important award in Brazilian Music. In 2014 and 2015, Lívia performed with Zé Miguel Wisnik and Arthur Nestrovski at the Gulbenkian Foundation – Lisbon, Portugal. In 2015 and 2016, she also performed as guest soloist with the Tom Jobim Youth Orquestra (São Paulo) – together with guitarrist Chico Pinheiro – and Jazz Sinfônica, the most important jazz orchestra in Brazil. In 2016, she released the album Pós Você e Eu, recorded with her father, the classical guitarrist Arthur Nestrovski, considered one of the best of the year by critics. In 2017, she will be featured as guest soloist by the Heliopolis Symphony Orquestra and conductor Isaac Karabtchevsky and will also perform in the U.S. with the University of Illinois Jazz Concert Big Band. Fred Ferreira graduated in Music Composition and Viola at UNICAMP (Campinas State University). He currently works as an arranger, musical director, soundtrack composer and instrumentalist in several projects, both in the classical and popular fields. He has played and recorded with artists such as Alcyone, Rita Benneditto, Orlandivo, Bebeto, Jair Rodrigues, Simoninha, Ritchie, João Sabia, Carlos Dafé. In 2014, Fred was the soloist of the Mocidade Independente Padre Miguel samba-enredo (the samba used by the school during Carnival competitions). Ferreira wrote arrangements for the concert "Imagine: the English Song from Purcell to Beatles", for theorbo, viola da gamba and countertenor and also for the project "Cartas e Canções" ("Letters and Songs"), for electric guitar, theorbo, countertenor and popular singer – sponsored by CORREIOS. Ferreira composed the soundtrack for the dance spectacle "Conhece-te A Ti Mesmo", winner of the Klauss Viana Dance Award – Funarte (2006), as well as for the monologue "A Terceira Margem do Rio" (text by Guimarães Rosa), and the short film "Iracema" (exhibited at the International Short Film Festival of São Paulo). In 2014, he performed at the Java Jazz Festival, in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the current year, he has performed at the Maracanã Stadium and also in Rock in Rio, one of the most important music festivals in the World, as well as in many other festivals and theatres throughout Brazil. He also performed at the 2015 Womex, in Budapest. In 2017 he will be featured as arranger for the University of Illinois Jazz Concert Big Band.

Savoir Adore DJ Set - Rockwood Music Hall
April 15, 2017 - East Village

New Kingston at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
April 15, 2017 - New York

NEW KINGSTON BRING THE FYAH TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THEIR ANNUAL HEADLINING SHOWCASE TICKETS FOR APRIL 15TH AT THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM AVAILABLE NOW (New York, NY) - Hot off a successful year that saw new music aplenty in the form of EP Kingston Fyah and the single “i,” New Kingston is set to entertain fans with a continuation of their annual New York City headlining performance. The year’s show will be at the Highline Ballroom in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood. Advance tickets are on sale for $15 with discounts for large groups. The band has been making waves since reaching #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts with their Easy Star Records release Kingston City, and they haven’t let up since, releasing captivating music videos, including a feature on Yahoo! Music, that have amassed hundreds of thousands of views collectively. The band hasn’t slowed down in 2017, showing a taste of their highly-developed live talents on tastemaker Sirius XM station The Joint in late January. New Kingston is best described as the “Brooklyn-Bred Reggae family”. Since 2006, the band of brothers – Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums), and Stephen (guitar) – have harnessed their dual identities, in order to craft an entirely unique sound that pays homage to their roots. This band of brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., dubbed themselves New Kingston, to appropriately reflect the combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in New York City. It is the fusion of these two identities, both their cultural roots and their current home, that guides their musical and stylistic direction. Show Details: New Kingston w/Supporting Act Rude Boy Reggae Saturday, April 15, 2017 Showtime @ 8:00 PM Doors open @ 7:00 PM Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show # # #

Maintenance presents... FLETCHER C. JOHNSON, MOPE GROOVES, HOLY TUNICS, PLAINS - Sunnyvale
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Fletcher C. Johnson may have established his roots playing with King Tuff, but his own material truly reflects his rock 'n roll pedigree. Starting off sounding like "The Ballad of John and Yoko" being covered by the International Submarine Band, "Happy Birthday" establishes itself as a nostalgic amalgamation of 60s stylists playing a house party, as the vocals kick in with "When the dance has barely started / and the cops are at the door…" But where most of today's groups convey a good time through recklessness, Fletcher sings with measured, joyful observance and a subdued compliance. When the chorus hits, he doesn't incite - so much as sweeten with a melody resolution like Jan & Dean. Debut album, It Rained Something Wicked was released in 2010 on Burger Records, followed by sophomore effort Salutations, in 2012. Fletcher C. Johnson is based in Brooklyn, New York. - Last FM ***Mope Grooves - Portland, OR big dumb rock band ***Holy Tunics - "Trying to find information on Holy Tunics is like trying to catch Alice's white rabbit: a challenge, to say the least. You see them pop up here and there long enough to catch a trail but, as soon as you come near, they run off and you're left waiting for them to surface once more. The Brooklyn band has two songs accessible through YouTube and Soundcloud, and their sound is lo-fi but inviting: gritty guitars, scruffy beats, and Nick Roger's voice languidly and nonchalantly drawing catchy melodies reminiscent of pre-drug-abuse The Lemonheads." -- The Deli Magazine ***Plains is the moniker for the home-recorded songs from Travis Swinford. As a 4 piece live band, Plains bangs out seductively jittery rock n roll. Time melts into a puddle as the drilling drum beats and smooth psych hooks help you simultaneously forget and fall in love with the world. It's a sidewalk growing into a zoo–a no-brainer.

PopGun presents... BRUCE, VIERS, ACEMO - Sunnyvale
Through April 15, 2017 - New York

Bruce's Timedance debut comes in a year when the talented producer has already delivered two fine records in the highly-sought after Steals on Hessle Audio and a rather raw Idle Hands 12? that dealt with a break-up. I'm Alright Mate finds the Bristol-based producer in menacing mode, with two tracks apparently fuelled by a "distaste for ignorance, blind condescension and amphetamine fuelled brawls." The title track has apparently been circulating around the inner circle for over a year now, and should be familiar to anyone that gave Joy Orbison's recent Dekmantel podcast a spin. ***Viers- Leeds Techno/House. ***AceMo is a DJ and Producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has released music on labels like Bootleg Tapes and Allergy Season.

PopGun Presents STREET SECTS, PLANNING FOR BURIAL, FIELD AGENT, PSALM ZERO - Sunnyvale
April 15, 2017 - New York

STREET SECTS is an American experimental music duo from Austin, Texas formed in 2013, composed of vocalist Leo Ashline and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Their style is extremely abrasive, characterised by industrial rhythms, the use of screamed vocals, samples of both noise and synthesizers, and nihilistic lyrics. "Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline has turned a lifetime of distress, addiction and violence into an extreme-music triumph. Since 2013, he has collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth to create nightmarish noise, punk and industrial punchouts, playing strobing, molten shows around Austin. On their debut LP End Position – a title inspired by a lyric from Bonnie "Prince" Billy's "I See a Darkness" – more subtle layers reveal themselves. Amid the anarchy are moments of noir storytelling, black humor and satisfying breakdowns between pummelings. "[Shaun] and I have been through hell and worse together," Ashline says. "And although we have our differences at times, we have always supported and respected one another, as artists, and as human beings. I believe in him, and he believes in me. As corny as that sounds, it's a fucking rare thing to find, in any kind of partnership." - Rolling Stone ***PLANNING FOR BURIAL is the musical project of American musician and singer-songwriter Thom Wasluck. Based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wasluck started to perform under the alias in 2005 and released the debut album, Leaving in 2009. Wasluck plays all instruments during his home recordings and performs on his own at live performances. ***FIELD AGENT - "As an electronic genre experiment, Clark showcases a diverse set of interests and an extremely deft touch. He borrows freely, collaging together twinkling hip-hop drum machines, grinding synths, and whispered vocals. This disparate mélange of elements comes together nicely, and it sets a mood that befits a potential disaster. It's undeniably tense, but there is a healthy dose of adrenaline that keeps it focused. And even when the track starts to descend into the chaos of pure sound, Clark knows the right moment to pull back. Just before the drone annihilates your ears, everything ends abruptly with a cheeky pronouncement: "transmission lost."" - Pitchfork ***PSALM ZERO - With their sophomore album "Stranger to Violence", New York's Psalm Zero takes the aesthetics, poetics, and spirit established with their 2014 debut, "The Drain", and blows those elements up into an epic work of wide-screen drama. After two years of anticipation built by the gradual episodic release of the Birthright Trilogy of video/cassette singles, as well as a series of personnel shifts, the Queens NY-based outfit led by songwriter/vocalist/producer Charlie Looker finally delivers the next installment of a wholly unique vision of heavy music. Pummeling drum machine, lush swirling synths, razor-sharp guitar (courtesy of former member Andrew Hock), and grinding bass, all provide the dramatic backdrop for Looker's crooning baritone voice. Comparisons as diverse as Godflesh, Katatonia, and Depeche Mode have all been used in attempts to describe Psalm Zero's completely singular brand of art-metal.

Family Easter Celebration - The Shoppes at East Wind Long Island
April 15, 2017 - Wading River

Hop along the Easter trail where you can enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a bounce house, family activities and special holiday treats offered by The Shoppes. Bring your Easter basket for the goodies you collect. They will be collecting non-perishable food items to help local families in need. Rain or shine.

Kate and Corey's Wild Adventure Presents: A Theatrical Scavenger Hunt - TBA
April 15, 2017 - Montauk

Part "The Amazing Race", part Puzzle Room experience! One hour of riddle-solving, teamwork, fun challenges, and happy adventuring in downtown Montauk, with a little theatrical magic mixed in! Our scavenger hunt is a fun and interactive way to get kids outside in the sun and fresh air. Tickets are available online only. Sign up at brownpapertickets.com to learn the secret meeting place!

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Cinema Arts Centre
April 15, 2017 - Huntington

A fantastic, fun stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel in which an urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways, but then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. From Wes Anderson, a breath-taking stop-motion adaption of Roald Dahl's classic novel. Mr. Fox (George Clooney), a newspaper columnist, moves the family into a better home in the base of a tree, ignoring the warnings of his lawyer Badger (Bill Murray) about how dangerous the area is. The tree is located very close to facilities run by three farmers who plan to kill Fox, but underestimate the wily Mr. Fox and his devoted friends. Also starring Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson. (USA, 2009, 87 Min, PG | Dir. Wes Anderson)

BKB Queensbridge 2nd Annual Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza - Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge
April 15, 2017 - Long Island City

It’s time for our favorite event of the year -- the Egg-stravaganza! Join the #bunnysquad and complete a series of climbing, fitness, and creative challenges to win golden eggs and exchange them for sweet prizes. Think Egg Hunts are just for kids? Think again! This year, we’re hosting an Egg-stravaganza for all ages: think Survivor-style challenges on our climbing walls, where you can earn golden eggs to exchange for sweet prizes and BKB swag. Tickets can be purchased for $20 per person online. Admission to the event includes all-day facility access, gear rental, a limited edition BKB tote bag, treats by Clif Bar, and more! Space is limited, so sign up today!

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours in our Environmental Education Center. EVENT INFORMATION The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr. NOT PERMITTED Food and drink Bare feet Dogs and other pets Strollers, bicycles, roller skates, scooters, and skateboards

Carol Fredette - Jazz at Kitano
April 15, 2017 - New York

Birthday Gig Dave Lalama - Piano Dean Johnson -Bass Tim Horner - Drums $32 Cover + $20 Minimum

The Fast and Hilarious (A Stand-Up Comedy Show) - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2017 - New York

The hosts of the wildly hilarious and successful "Medium Popcorn" podcast have put together a stellar night of stand-up comedy at the NY comedy stable "Broadway Comedy Club"! Saturday, April 15th Doors open at 6:30pm Showtime at 7pm $10 Advance $15 at the Door (2 Drink Minimum) Featuring a dope roster of hilarious stand-up comedians out here doing the lord's work*: Bryan Yang (Buzzfeed) John Moses (Sirius XM Radio) Langston Kerman (HBO's "Insecure") Elliot Branch (BET) May Wilkerson (Somecards.com) Kerry Coddett (MTV2) *Line-up is subject to change.

Michael Bond - Afternoon Jam Session - Smalls Live
April 15, 2017 - New York

The Chris Byars Group - Smalls Live
April 15, 2017 - New York

The Philip Harper Quintet - Smalls Live
April 15, 2017 - New York

Brooklyn Circle - Smalls Live
April 15, 2017 - New York

Bloodmist / Josh Sinton Solo - The Stone
April 15, 2017 - New York

Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture - Bethesda Terrace
April 15, 2017 - Central Park

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration. Registration requested.

Kidding Around At The Center: Rock On! - LGBT Community Center
April 15, 2017 - West Village

A musical event for families. There will be kids karaoke, rain sticks, googlie eye castenets, plate banjos, and more. Don't miss this musical extravaganza and pizza party for LGBT families and their children. For ages 8 and older.

Boombox with Stretch Armstrong + Pase Rock - Basement Miami
April 15, 2017 - Miami

Boombox: Stretch Armstrong Pase Rock DJ Skitty in the BOWL Get down to sounds by Stretch Armstrong and Pase Rock this Saturday for Basement Miami’s BOOMBOX at The Miami Beach EDITION.

adidas Skateboarding's 2017 Global Skate Copa Court Tour - American Playground Court
April 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

adidas Skateboarding kicks off this year’s Global Skate Copa Court tour in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City. Taking over courts in 12 key cities around the globe, adidas Skateboarding aims to highlight local communities and skate shops through creativity and casual competition while encouraging innovation and originality for the next generation of skaters. The premiere event will feature team demos from the brand’s roster of skateboarders followed by an open skate shop jam that invites ten participating local skate shops skating together for cash prizes. Rounding out the contest portion is the “adidas Blackbird Best Trick Contest”, which offers an additional $1,000 in cash prizes for the best three tricks from the participating skate shops. The “adidas Blackbird Best Trick Contest” features a unique ‘Blackbird’ obstacle that is designed under the creative direction of select adidas team riders for different cities where the series is being held. Representing the ‘Blackbird’ obstacle design for New York City is pro team rider Tyshawn Jones, who lent his creativity and vision for the blueprint to reflect his distinctive style. Bookending the contest, pro riders, skate shop teams, and the local community are open to skate the unique obstacles, which will feature custom artwork from hand-selected local artists. The unique obstacle(s) will be donated to the community for locals to enjoy after the event. The event will feature team demos from adidas Skateboarding pro team riders Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales, Tyshawn Jones, Nestor Judkins, Mark Suciu, Chewy Cannon, and Jake Donnelly.

Redbird Reef Painting - New York Transit Museum
Through April 16, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn about recycling, subway-style. Years ago, retired “Redbird” subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled cars.

Cuisine & Confessions N.Y. Premiere - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), the company behind Traces and Broadway’s Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company’s awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences’ most visceral senses. Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers) was founded in 2002 by seven Montreal-based artists with the goal of making circus a transformative experience for audiences, and of developing shows in a collaborative creative process that nurtures new generations of circus artists. The company’s name is a twist on the French idiom “the five fingers of the hand,” used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Their work is characterized by the combination of traditional acrobatics with elements of theater, skateboarding, basketball, and parkour. http://www.7doigts.com/

The Tilt Kids Festival - French Institute Alliance Française and other venues citywide
Through April 16, 2017 - Upper East Side

This ambitious cultural festival launched last year and is back for another six weeks of multidisciplinary excitement, curated to appeal to all ages. Created by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) it will feature international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. It combines philosophy, art and music, circus and photography, design, dance, and gastronomy in a way that is uniquely French. This year, the French Cultural Services and FIAF will join forces with leading cultural institutions throughout the city including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Public Library, The Invisible Dog Art Center, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Multiple events will also take place in various spaces at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FIAF. Five of the festival’s world premieres are newly commissioned works. The first is a large-scale, immersive installation—the first exhibition in New York—by Hervé Tullet, the internationally acclaimed illustrator and author of over 75 children’s books, including Press Here.

JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE - The Public Theater
Through April 16, 2017 - Manhattan

Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of The Public Theater hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert.

'Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through April 16, 2017 - Midtown

A new circus show with a unique twist comes to MSG. The production has a turn of the century theme and features acts with a vintage circus twist like strong men, contortionists, acrobats, knife throwers, high wire, and more. Instead of live elephants the stars of the who are two giant elephant puppets. They come to life as if by magic by the team who brought you the famous puppets in War Horse.

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through April 16, 2017 - Midtown

The producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular. Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, high wire and much more! Discover this brand new stage show, CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, as it sets to captivate audiences of all ages this spring!

Scottish Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through April 16, 2017 - Chelsea

Performing with "vibrant energy, brilliant coherence and an effortless visual elegance" (The Daily Telegraph), Scottish Ballet, the country's national dance company, makes its Joyce debut with three New York premieres. The roster includes Christopher Bruce's Ten Poems, which focuses on the theme of nostalgia in a piece set to a rhythmic and emotional reading of Dylan Thomas' poems. Also on the program is Artistic Director Christopher Hampson's Sinfonietta Giocosa, heralded by The New York Times for ushering in "a masterly new choreographic voice," and Bryan Arias' Motion of Displacement, inspired by the choreographer's childhood memories of his mother's journey from her native land in pursuit of love.

Pastel Eggs in Watercolors - Wave Hill
Through April 16, 2017 - Bronx

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American robin. Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting.

Cuisine & Confessions - NYU Skirball
Through April 16, 2017 - Soho

Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), the company behind Traces and Broadway's Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company's awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences' most visceral senses. Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers) was founded in 2002 by seven Montreal-based artists with the goal of making circus a transformative experience for audiences, and of developing shows in a collaborative creative process that nurtures new generations of circus artists. The company's name is a twist on the French idiom "the five fingers of the hand," used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Their work is characterized by the combination of traditional acrobatics with elements of theater, skateboarding, basketball, and parkour. http://www.7doigts.com/ Shana Carroll is co-founding artistic director and Sébastien Soldevila is the co-founding artistic director of The 7 Fingers Presented in association with the Tilt Kids Festival, a production of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Kenny Garrett Quintet - Blue Note
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

Luft Gangster - The Sheen Center
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

NYLON FUSION THEATRE COMPANY and CLOVERLEAF COLLECTIVE are pleased to present the return of Lowell Byers’ LUFT GANGSTER, directed by Tony Award winning director Austin Pendleton (Broadway’s The Little Foxes, The Runner Stumbles, Shelter, Spoils of War). LUFT GANGSTER will play a limited engagement at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012) as part of their “War Is Hell” Theatre Series (recently featured in New York Magazine’s ‘Things To Do in NY’). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Sunday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, April 1 (8 p.m.). After bailing out of his crippled B-24 bomber under heavy fire from German forces, waist gunner Lou Fowler is captured by the Nazis. Incarcerated along with other Allied fliers in an inhumane Nazi prison camp, where POW’s view new prisoners with suspicion as possible Nazi infiltrators, Lou has to heal his own battle injuries, as his captors treat him as just another ‘Luft Gangster’ - a term Joseph Goebbels created as propaganda to convince the German nation that all American flyers were actual criminals released from prison by the US government in order to fight in World War II. As Lou endures the hellish and unsanitary conditions of prison camp life, subsisting on what could barely be described as food and enduring unspeakable cruelty, surviving to escape becomes his only goal. In a time and place where men on both sides of the war were stripped of all things civilized, the human cost of war is brought front and center. LUFT GANGSTER plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, April 16**: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. **Schedule Exception: Sunday, April 16th (Easter Sunday) performance is at 5 p.m. Tickets are $29-32 and are now available online at www.SheenCenter.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance. Running Time: 110 minutes Website: http://sheencenter.org/shows/luftgangster Watch - A Message from WWII Veteran and POW Louis Fowler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-GIJnWUdIA Watch - Luft Gangster Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrhFiy0zFg

Quiet Clubbing VIP Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

Drip Drawings - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through April 16, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Inspired by Cy Twombly’s Peonie and Rose series, young artists will make their own “Drip Drawings” by creating a squeezed paint illustration, hanging it up while still wet and allowing gravity to abstract their work.

'Something' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 16, 2017 - Theater District

Leap into Spring Break with this contemporary cirque troupe from Milan, Italy. They combine crowd-pleasing aerial acts with physical theater to create a performance that appears effortless. A good measure of clowning around mixed with a touch of the surreal provides audiences with a memorable experience. Ages 6 and older.

Tom Harrell Quintet - The Village Vanguard
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

Vacation Week Art Workshop: Animal Character Puppets - The Jewish Museum
Through April 16, 2017 - Upper East Side

Create a fantastical animal or character from the Passover story. Be inspired by the quirky world of artist Charlemagne Palestine and his sculptures of stuffed animals and found objects.

Tilt Kids Festival: The 7 Fingers: 'Cuisine and Confessions' - NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
Through April 16, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Part of the Tilt Kids Festival, this show combines circus arts with cooking. The Montreal based circus company mix it up with food tastings, acrobatics, cooking appliances and great music! A fun show for ages 7 and older.

Baby Animal Days - Garden of Eve Farm
Through April 16, 2017 - Riverhead

Meet and pet baby animals. Visit with a variety of baby animals including lambs, bunnies, chicks, as well as goats and more. Play in the Family Fun Fields including the Pedal Kart Track, Hay Tower, spider web, and more. Easter Special April 16, Chicken Tours! Take your little ones (or big ones) on a "real" Easter Egg hunt, to collect eggs from the real chickens. Tours at 12 pm and 2 pm.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

With bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and drummer Nasheet Waits. Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Christian McBride's New Jawn with Josh Evans, Marcus Strickland, and Nasheet Waits - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

With bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and drummer Nasheet Waits. Bassist Christian McBride is a master musician who has appeared on over 300 records. He is easily one of the most accomplished bass players alive, and his resume as a bandleader is also quite impressive. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to experience New Jawn, which, translated from Philadelphian, could be described as McBride's "new joint." The quartet includes Josh Evans, Nasheet Waits and Marcus Strickland, musicians that are regularly featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center and all over the city both as bandleaders and as sidemen with some of jazz's biggest names. Fans of McBride's other small groups will surely love this ensemble, and its unusual two-horns, no-piano lineup gives it a unique flavor. With just bass and drums holding down the rhythm section, McBride and Waits provide as rich and driving a foundation as any group could hope for.

Enjoy an a la carte Easter Breakfast at Southampton Inn’s Restaurant - Southampton Inn
Through April 16, 2017 - Southampton

A La Carte Easter Breakfast served 8:00am – 1:00pm on Holy Saturday, April 15th, 2017 & Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the South Lawn at 10:00am sharp on Easter Sunday Enjoy an a la carte Easter Breakfast at Southampton Inn’s restaurant this Easter 2017. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 8:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 and Sunday, April 16th, 2017. Children under 12 will have the opportunity to participate in the Inn’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is open to the entire community and free to all. This popular tradition will take place on the South Lawn at 10:00am sharp on Easter Sunday. Restaurant Claude’s at the Southampton Inn will open its famous breakfast for the season on Saturday, April 1, 2017, which will be served on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of April, between 7:30am - 10:30am. From May, Claude’s will be open daily, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, for its ala carte and al fresco dining, both indoors and outside (weather permitting) with the “best of the best” breakfasts and lunches. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Southampton Inn 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 www.southamptoninn.com

THE LONG COUNT & LSE PRESENT: SHIFTED - Sunnyvale
Through April 16, 2017 - New York

SHIFTED - To understand Guy Brewer's creative output is perhaps more of a perceptive outlook onto the surroundings that have harnessed and fertilized such a mutable yield - a progressive change that is at all times moving forward in its' impulsivity and temperament. In that dynamic of change is the very constant that has defined the diverse artistic range in sound artistry that Brewer has come to master in his own right. After the dissolution of his esteemed group Commix, Brewer uprooted his UK drum n bass beginnings and transplanted himself to Berlin, where reinvention and transformation is of second nature to its' inhabitants that restlessly seek and speak through artistic language. The project Shifted began to take form in this realm of new possibility, an anonymous figure allowing shape amidst a new-found blank slate of sound. As much as this tabula rasa was cultivating a profound dexterity within the genres of techno, inherent know-how inevitably surfaced as nature does usually so influence nurture, and Brewer's compositional command (arguably honed throughout his seasoned years in the UK) came back to positively haunt him in no time. This reclamation of a past, worthy of upholding into the future, has since proven a positive sweep into the magnetism of his music as a whole. Since inception, Brewer's Shifted moniker has grown into a unique yet encompassing mastery of sound and space, texture and tonalities -- a pure spirit of experimentalism with a foundational functionality. From his debut on Luke Slater's Mote Evolver label, to Dominick Fernow's (Vatican Shadow) Bed Of Nails and to his recent recordings for his own smartly curated imprint, Avian (home to techno experiments from Alessandro Cortini's Skarn, Peder Mannerfelt, SHXCXCHCXSH, and more) Brewer's work radiates in its' capacity to meld to context and circumstance without artistic compromise, and at once to color outside purist lines, pushing boundaries and provoking thought in a call to progressive techno, electronic, noise and experimental music as a whole. With the intention of pushing various forays further, Brewer has also birthed numerous other projects, notably the techno-drone outfit Covered In Sand (with releases on Avian's sister label, Mira, Hospital Productions and more) and the doomy soundtrack wielding of Alexander Lewis (home on Blackest Ever Black, Vereker's Endagered Species). In this versatility there is a steadfast dedication to a perpetual movement forward -- arguably leaving Brewer to embody a pure, unadulterated spirit of what it means to be an electronic musician: a rebel artist treading new territories with a fascination and fixation to craft brilliance with a new noise. ***BASTET is the solo project of Amber Shoshana. ***AMOURETTE - Polish born, Brooklyn based Amourette is an eclectic DJ pursuing emotion over one particular sound. She's interested in spaced out electro, broken-beat techno, psychedelic distortions, deep baselines and indelible melodies. Amourette is the co-curator of Brooklyn's Remedy event series, focused on showcasing raw, groundbreaking talent such as Annanan, Drvg Cvltvre, Marsman, Justin Cudmore, TWINS, Claude Young, Patrick Russell, Zenker Bros and more. Remedy has debuted many artists from Europe and is continuing to promote cutting-edge sounds. ***DJ SCALLYWAG - NYC based DJ. ***R GAMBLE - NYC based DJ.

Frozen Easter Egg Hunt - Minus5: New York Hilton Midtown
Through April 16, 2017 - Midtown

Make like Elsa at this Easter egg hunt inside the Minus5 Ice Experience. Eggs and goldfish will be frozen throughout the experience, those who find them all will get a treat basket at the end. All kids ages 14 and younger will get a free frozen drink.

Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt - Aviator Sports and Events Center
Through April 17, 2017 - Marine Park

Visit Green Meadow Farms for this festive Easter Egg Hunt. Admission includes the egg hunt, photo with Whiskers, a hayride, Tiny Tractors Corn Box, Giant Hay Wagon Slide, and more. Families can also visit the farm and enjoy activities like pony rides and a petting zoo.

Maker Mondays - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through April 17, 2017 - Garnerville

Different programs every week including Straw Rockets, Tower Challenges, Builders Club, 3-D Fun with 3-D Pens, littleBits, Crafts, Code Club, Science Squad & more. The only limits are your imagination! No registration required.

It's a Disappearing Act! - Maritime Explorium
Through April 17, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Explore how animals hide in nature and create an animal that can disappear.

Set Sail with Moana - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 17, 2017 - Astoria

Dirs. Ron Clements, John Musker. 2016, 107 mins. DCP. With the voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson. Featuring songs by Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa'I, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, including the Academy Award nominated “How Far I’ll Go.” Daughter and heir to the island chief, Moana sets sail across the Pacific Ocean in search of the legendary demi-god, Maui, in the hope of saving her people and their home. During their adventure across the ocean, Moana faces monsters and learns to be a wayfinder like her Polynesian ancestors.

Income Tax Preparation by AARP Tax-Aide - Nyack Library
Through April 18, 2017 - Nyack

Held Mondays from April 1st to April 18th. You must be signed in an hour before closing. All returns at this site are e-filed. Must show proof of identity for return to be completed. AARP Tax-Aide is the Nations largest, free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service offered to all taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 50 and over. No appointments unless specified.

Snap Circuits - East Hampton Library
Through April 18, 2017 - East Hampton

Kids construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory. This program incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) which makes learning electronics easy and fun. Kids will work in groups of two and materials are limited. Sign up required.

CMOM's Annual Museum-Wide Easter Egg Hunt - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through April 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

Head down to CMOM for four days of egg and scavenger hunts.

Imagination Station - New City Library
Through April 18, 2017 - New City

A different activity each week! Dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some great stories.

April School Vacation Week - The New-York Historical Society
Through April 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

This year's vacation week celebrates the new exhibition, Thomas Jefferson: The Private Man, from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Head down to the museum to check out the exhibit and take part in a museum wide scavenger hunt, and drop-in crafts.

Spring Break Chocolate-Making Fun - Chocolate Works Garden City
Through April 18, 2017 - Garden City

Open Workshops Make and decorate a holiday themed chocolate mold or create a one of a kind candy bar. Also enjoy a dip in our 4' chocolate fountain or smother matzo on our chocolate car wash enrobing machine. All are welcome - $25 per project Holiday Pizza Workshop Join us for a Special Holiday Chocolate Pizza Making Workshop. Drop the kids off for 90 minutes of sweet fun, making their own matzo or pretzel chocolate and candy covered pizza. They will also have a cheese pizza lunch and enjoy making a treat on our chocolate car wash enrobing machine or dipping a treat in our 4' chocolate fountain. To top it all off, each kid will get a special holiday themed treat to take home. All are welcome - $30 per project Must Call (516)833-9198 or Email: Rich@chocolateworks.com

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
Through April 20, 2017 - New York

The Met's monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Three commanding sopranos—Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira Stoyanova—appear in the title role, the slave girl Aida,who is secretly a princess. Ekaterina Gubanova and Violeta Urmana are the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Marco Berti is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni conduct.

Spring Fun - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2017 - Bronx

Watch the Garden’s plants and animals wake up from winter with buds bursting, birds nesting, and seeds sprouting. Investigate the ways that nature signals spring and help feathered friends build their nests with special nesting bags to take back to your neighborhood.

Let's Go Mets:Free T-Shirt Friday - Citi Field
Through April 21, 2017 - Flushing

Enjoy America's pastime and cheer on the Amazin's has they take on their NL rivals. 4/7 vs Miami Marlins, 4/21 vs Nationals. All fans in attendance will receive a Mets T-shirt.

Spring Break Crafts and Games - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through April 21, 2017 - Upper East Side

During April spring break drop in during regular museum hours and make a 19th- century craft and play historic games. If the weather is nice, there will be a collection of wooden toys outside in the garden. Museum tour and children’s corner included.

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives - Agora Gallery
Through April 21, 2017 - NYC

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated colors or traditional portraiture that sheds light on historically overlooked people. This exhibition looks at modernity from all sides in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Both of these exhibitions open April 1, 2017 and run through April 21, 2017 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017 – April 21, 2017 Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_4_1_2017.aspx Featured Artists: Spatial Fluidity Sheree Friedman | Erin Cooke | Pedro Alberti | Nello Petrucci | Isabelita | Annika Carlsson | GIDJA | Ian A. Matthews | Birsen Yurdaer Contemporary Perspectives Lauralee Franco | Fariba Baghi | Craig Frankowski | Stephanie E. Graham | Gail Comes | Bobbie See About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

STEM SPRING CAMP - iPlayTek
Through April 21, 2017 - Glendale

iPlayTek offers students stem classes and camps which include LEGO Robotics, Computer Programing, Minecraft Coding, 3D Printing, Game Design, Tinkering with Little Bits and much much more!

American Watercolor Society: 150th Annual International Exhibition - Salmagundi Club
Through April 22, 2017 - New York

'Little Red Revisited' - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through April 22, 2017 - Centerport

Come hear the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the way the animals of the forest tell it. Here we meet Little Red – but she's not just a little girl. She’s a little girl wolf. And she and her Mama Wolf and Grandma Wolf are being hunted by some over-anxious hunters. See how Little Red and her family outsmart the humans in this animal-friendly audience-participation play.

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through April 22, 2017 - Water Mill

Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.

High Arts Showcase XIII - Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery
Through April 22, 2017 - Huntington

For the 13th year students' work from our JOURNEY participating School Districts; Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Harborfields, Huntington, Northport/East Northport, Plainview/Old Bethpage, & South Huntington High Schools will be exhibiting works by their Junior and Senior students.

Mythical Beasts: The Divinity of Dragons - Throckmorton Fine Art
Through April 22, 2017 - New York

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to announce our Asia week exhibition, Mythical Beasts: The Divinity of Dragons, the finest collection of jade dragons representing the art of early China. Emerging out of the northern boundaries of today’s China, the dragon eventually predominated as the mark par excellence of heavenly favor. Wearing or suspending a jade pendant in the shape of a dragon was believed to inoculate the owner with some of the dragon’s positive energy. In one of three essays commissioned for the catalog accompanying the exhibition, DRAGON LORE IN EARLY CHINA, art scholar and author John S. Major, says, “Neolithic and Bronze Age vessels of pottery, jade, bronze, and other durable media, as well as articles of personal adornment, frequently display images of fanciful reptilian creatures that scholars groups under the capacious rubric “dragons.” While characteristically endowed with serpentine bodies (with or without legs), some examples have humanoid heads (often with horns), others have zoomorphic heads with gaping mouths and, sometimes, crests. For the early period, before the emergence of written documents, attempts to classify dragon images and understand their meaning necessarily involve an element of speculation. One can say with fair certainty, however, that these figures are not renderings of actual living creatures (such as crocodiles or pythons). Rather, they were from the beginning symbolic devices, probably best understood as visualizations of natural powers.” Additional essays include Elizabeth Childs-Johnson’s JADE DRAGONS AND DRAGON ORIGINS and Fang Gu’s THE EVOLUTION OF DRAGON DECORATIVE PATTERNS from the Eastern Zhou to the Han Period. This auspicious mythical animal with serpentine body, known under the header ‘dragon (long and qiu)’ first appears during the Jade Age and continues to dominate Chinese art of all later and modern periods. Loved and admired for its mythical properties of auspiciousness and fertility, this enduring symbol of Chinese culture is best represented in the art of jade from the Late Neolithic (the Jade Age) through Han eras, from ca. 3500 BCE through the 3rd century CE.” The positive energy of Chinese dragons is represented in a miraculous variety of sinuous forms from the Hongshan cultural period through Shang, Western and Eastern Zhou, and later Han eras. The Hongshan dragon is envisioned initially in the shape of a thick curling C-shape with large head and bulbous ears. By the Shang and Western Zhou eras, the dragon coils and snakes, represented usually in profile and often with an animal mask or feline head and a body filled with scales. Heads may turn or revert and lissome bodies may rest on paws, and tails extend in an agile and supple piece of calligraphic design. The dragon art of Eastern Zhou and Han periods climax in an extravagant display of multitudinous variations of intertwining bodies texturally distinguished by feathers, cloud scrolls, scales or granulation. The rich and lavishly represented collection of the exhibition promises to be enjoyable and intellectually enriching.

American Lyric Theater Announces 2016-2017 Season Featuring Three New Operas in Development - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Through April 23, 2017 - New York

American Lyric Theater Announces 2016-2017 Season Featuring Three New Operas in Development The Halloween Tree – Based on the Novel by Ray Bradbury Music by Theo Popov; Libretto by Tony Asaro The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing Music by Justine F. Chen; Libretto by David Simpatico Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant Music by Evan Meier; Libretto by E.M. Lewis New York, NY– American Lyric Theater (ALT) – founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations – announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an insider’s look at how new operas are made, featuring concert readings of operas in development at ALT, including The Halloween Tree, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant. The season concludes with the return of the critically acclaimed ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert, celebrating the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater’s innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Tickets are available at www.altnyc.org. “This season, we are very excited to share three exciting new operas being developed under the auspices of the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT, as well as to showcase the work of our alumni who are creating new operas for companies across the country,” stated Edelson. “These operas range from an adaptation of a classic Ray Bradbury novel for family audiences, to a historical fantasia on one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 20th Century. We are looking forward to building upon our relationships with Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall and MasterVoices for the presentation of our InsightALT series; and to our new partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum to present our Alumni concert in Gilder Lehrman Concert Hall. Through these partnerships, more audiences than ever before will be able to get a glimpse behind the process of creating new operas, and enjoy some of the most exciting new works being written today.” “The essential contemporary opera lab.” - The New Yorker AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER’S 2016-2017 Season: InsightALT Presented by American Lyric Theater and Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall The InsightALT series provides an insider’s look at how new operas are made. Each event features a concert reading of a new opera in development at American Lyric Theater, with guest singers from the world’s leading opera houses, followed by a discussion with the composer and librettist of each work, moderated by ALT’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Lawrence Edelson. The Halloween Tree Presented in partnership with MasterVoices October 30, 2016 at 3pm Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center - 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring: Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud, with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices. The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing Presented in partnership with MasterVoices January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center - 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY With music by Justine F. Chen and libretto by David Simpatico, this opera is a historical-fantasia inspired by the life of the groundbreaking computer scientist, Alan Turing. Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya. Featuring Jonathan Michie as Alan Turing, with Keely Futterer, Elise Quagliata Andrew Bidlack, Jack Swanson, Joseph Beutel and Thomas Shivone, with members of MasterVoices. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant March 26, 2017 at 3pm Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center - 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY A mash-up honoring the classic detective stories of Sherlock Holmes in a romp through a fairy tale world to solve a mystery unlike any Holmes and Watson have encountered before. With a playful libretto by E.M Lewis and mysterious score by Evan Meier, the game’s afoot! Conductor: Ari Pelto. Featuring: Sharleen Joynt, Jennifer Black, Steven Eddy, and David Kravitz. The 2016-2017 season will conclude in April with ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert, presented by American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum. This concert celebrates the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater’s innovative Composer Librettist Development Program, singers from the country’s leading opera houses perform excerpts of recently premiered operas and works in development. ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert Presented by American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum April 23, 2017 at 3pm Location: Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall - 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY Excerpts from JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek*, After the Storm by David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann*, Steal a Pencil for Me by Gerald Cohen* and Deborah Brevoort*, and The Copper Queen by Clint Borzoni* and John de los Santos. (*denotes CLDP alumni) ABOUT AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER Great Operas Don’t Just Happen. American Lyric Theater (ALT) was founded in 2005 by Lawrence Edelson to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists, providing an incubator for their collaborations, and contributing new works to the national canon. Many opera companies commission and perform new works; but ALT is the only company in the United States that offers extensive, full-time mentorship for emerging operatic writers. While the traditional company model focuses on producing a season, ALT’s focus is on serving the needs of composers and librettists, developing new works, and collaborating with larger producing companies to help usher those works into the repertoire. In 2012, ALT was the first company dedicated to artist mentorship rather than operatic production to be recognized by OPERA America as a Professional Company Member – a testament to ALT’s service to the field. For more information about American Lyric Theater, please visit www.altnyc.org. American Lyric Theater’s mentorship programs for composers and librettists are supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; and additional funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Amphion Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Friars Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation, New Music USA’s Impact Fund, and OPERA America / The Opera Fund. ABOUT MERKIN CONCERT HALL at Kaufman Music Center Kaufman Music Center is New York’s go-to place for music education and performance. It's where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today's Kaufman Music Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School, a K-12 public school for musically gifted children. www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/MCH/ ABOUT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today it is a museum, independent research library, musical venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. A century after its founding, the Morgan maintains a unique position in the cultural life of New York City and is considered one of its greatest treasures. With the 2006 reopening of its newly renovated campus, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, and the 2010 refurbishment of the original library, the Morgan reaffirmed its role as an important repository for the history, art, and literature of Western civilization from 4000 B.C. to the twenty-first century. For more information, visit www.themorgan.org. ABOUT MASTERVOICES MasterVoices brings “musical storytelling” to concert halls and other performance venues, crossing many genres of music: classical, Broadway, opera, operetta, and new, unclassifiable repertoire. Building upon The Collegiate Chorale’s preeminent reputation for compelling interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, commissions and premieres, MasterVoices provides events that bring together many of the best stars from opera and musical theater, along with today’s top composers, librettists, designers and conductors. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ted Sperling, last season’s programs included Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, starring Deborah Voigt; and a pairing of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with a new prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, starring Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark. MasterVoices will open its 75th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s 27, an opera that explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus. The opera will feature Stephanie Blythe as Stein and Heidi Stober as Toklas. Performances are October 20-21 at New York City Center. For more information, visit www.mastervoices.org.

Martin Scorsese Exhibition - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 23, 2017 - Astoria

Martin Scorsese is the iconic American film director. His wide-ranging body of work is at once distinctly personal and rooted in a profound understanding of the art and history of cinema. He is also a consummate New Yorker, and his movies capture the intensity and energy of his home city. Martin Scorsese, the first major exhibition about the director’s deeply intertwined career and life, explores Scorsese’s remarkable half-century of filmmaking within the context of his personal history and his love of cinema. Drawing extensively from Scorsese’s own collection, the exhibition includes production material from his key films, objects from his childhood, behind-the-scenes images, and large-scale projections of scenes from his work. It is organized thematically: Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinema, Cinematography, Editing, and Music. During the run of the exhibition, the Museum will present a comprehensive retrospective of the director’s work, with the best available film prints and restored versions of his films, supplemented with personal appearances. Additional screenings will feature a selection from the hundreds of classic movies restored by the Film Foundation under Scorsese’s supervision, and a selection of films that formed his lifelong love of cinema. The exhibition Martin Scorsese is organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin. Martin Scorsese is made possible by major support from Paramount Pictures, with additional support from ARRI, Technicolor, HBO and Delta Air Lines.

'The Little Mermaid' the Musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
Through April 23, 2017 - Greenwich Village

See the classic tale brought to life by the popular Players Theatre. The production includes a family workshop, one hour before each performance. Families can meet the creative team and cast and find out how they turned a book into a musical. Children can then take part in a workshop to create a sea creature.

Activism in Art: Art Changes Things - Rockland Center for the Arts Inc.
Through April 23, 2017 - West Nyack

On Feb. 19th, Art Changes Things: Activism in Art opens at Rockland Center for the Arts. The artists in this exhibit respond to social injustice and environmental issues by using art to bring these issues to the forefront and to bring about community healing and change. Artists exhibiting are: Vera Aronow, Michael Fischerkeller, Simone Kestelman, Lisa Levart, Francesco Mastalia, Wilfredo Morel, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Loren Schwerd and Marisa Silverstein. Art Changes Things looks at art that transcends boundaries. This exhibit operates as an empowering agent of change, presenting work that challenges notions of class. This work is meant to start conversations and breakdown stereotypes. The exhibit will be on view Feb. 19 through April 23, 2017. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY. Regular hours are: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat and Sun 1pm-4pm. For more information visit www.rocklandartcenter.org or call 845-358-0877.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS - The Public Theater
Through April 23, 2017 - Manhattan

Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past. Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style. Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, directs this incendiary new show from one of the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.

2017 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 23, 2017 - New York

With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2017/2018 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2018 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family.

Make It: Custom Wood Lego Heads - New York Hall of Science
Through April 23, 2017 - Corona

Stop by Maker Space all month long to combine LEGOs with simple woodworking tools to create a custom wood minifig head! This workshop is a great introduction to woodworking for beginners and a fun way for more advanced makers to hack their favorite toy. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

The New York International Auto Show - Javits Convention Center
Through April 23, 2017 - Chelsea

If your kids like cars you won't want to miss this annual event, which is the oldest and most famous automotive show in the U.S. As well as all the new cars on show, many exhibitors have activities specifically for kids. Strollers are welcome.

¡FIGARO! (90210) - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through April 23, 2017 - New York

Following recent political clashes over immigration and border control, the hit production of ¡FIGARO! (90210) returns to the New York stage with its unique mix of uproarious comedy and biting social commentary for a strictly limited engagement from April 7th through April 23rd only at The Duke on 42nd Street, (229 West 42nd Street). This adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro blends the original score with a new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio and recasts the title character and his fiancée as undocumented workers in a mansion of a Beverly Hills real estate mogul and his actress wife. Directed by Melissa Crespo, ¡FIGARO! (90210) gives Mozart a contemporary kick with this amped-up, pared-down two-and-a-half hour musical that infuses the timeless comedy of the original with an especially timely political relevance. Previous performances of ¡Figaro! (90210) were hailed by The New York Times as “blasphemous, brilliant… fearlessly written... uproariously funny” and “audacious and entertaining… Mozart would have loved this show!” while Opera News raved “dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious...wickedly clever and pointedly topical,” and the New York Post acclaimed "sparkling… as relevant as CNN and as sexy as an episode of Revenge.” Tickets are $89, and can be purchased by visiting www.Figaro90210.com or www.Dukeon42.org, by phone at 646-223-3010, or in person at the box office.

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through April 23, 2017 - Montauk

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. All hikes will leave from the park office in the lower parking lot. Reservations are required by calling 631-668-5000 ext 200

Figaro! (90210) - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through April 23, 2017 - Midtown

A presentation of Berry Productions in association with Melissa Crespo Music by W.A. Mozart Libretto by Vid Guerrerio Stage Direction by Melissa Crespo Music Direction by Raphael Fusco April 7 - 23, 2017 Ticket prices begin at $89 Back by popular demand -- for three weeks only! -- this up-to-the-minute take on "The Marriage of Figaro" returns to The Duke on 42nd Street in a production that the New York Times hailed as "audacious and entertaining" and Opera News called "dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious." Undocumented workers Figaro and Susana can't wait to get married, but on their way to the altar they'll have to navigate a world of lecherous bosses, Botoxed starlets, bumbling human traffickers, ambitious hip-hoppers, and pothead gardeners in a wild adventure that recasts the classic opera as a madcap comedy about citizenship in today's America. "Fearlessly written...and uproariously funny," (NYT) this audience favorite and critical hit returns to New York after sold out performances on both coasts, including with LA Opera, where it was praised by the International Review of Music as "a delicious musical confection worthy of the Broadway stage." Experience what has been called "the world's most perfect opera" in a fresh and funny English (and Spanglish!) translation that celebrates the values of diversity and equality that have always made America great. For more information on ¡Figaro! (90210) and our partnership with Sing for Hope to expand access to underserved and immigrant communities around New York City, please visit Figaro90210.com. Cast José Adán Perez, Samarie Alicea, Luke Scott, Raquel Suarez Groen, Christin Byrdsong, Emma Grimsley, Sahoko Sato Timpone, Ethan Herschenfeld, Lori Mirabal, Michael Kuhn, David Castillo, Kat Liu, Candace Matthews, Rogelio B. Peñaverde, Jr. Performance Details Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission Recommended for ages 10 and up. Student Rush Subject to availability, student rush tickets will be sold one hour prior to showtime at the box office. Tickets are $25 each, and two may be purchased with a valid ID.

Lego Club - Chappaqua Library
Through April 24, 2017 - Chappaqua

Children in kindergarten through grade 6 will enjoy building on 4/10, 4/17, and 4/24.

Gateway Storytime - American Museum of Natural History
Through April 24, 2017 - Upper West Side

Story hour for ages 2-5. Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 10:15am and 11:15am. All visitors must have general admission tickets to obtain Gateway Storytime passes.

Monday’s - Open Jam Session - Jazz at Kitano
Through April 24, 2017 - New York

MONDAY NIGHTS • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM HOSTED BY IRIS ORNIG

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through April 25, 2017 - Haverstraw

Gamers are invited to play the PS4 on the big screen. No registration required.

National Poetry Month - Peninsula Library
Through April 25, 2017 - Rockaway Beach

Celebrate National Poetry Month as we learn about various poets and their works. We will also create our own poetry at the end of each series. For children in K-6 grades.

Solo Piano Tuesday Nights - Jazz at Kitano
Through April 25, 2017 - New York

YOUNG PIANIST SHOWCASE TUESDAY NIGHTS • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM APRIL 4, 11, 18 & 25, BEN ROSENBLUM SOLO PIANO • ALL SHOWS $15 MINIMUM

FRANÇOIS HÉBEL Portrait of the Artist as a Young Kid - FIAF
Through April 26, 2017 - Upper East Side

Tilt Kids Festival goes old school with a tribute to the photobooth, precursor to the selfie, in the FIAF Gallery. Capturing the spontaneity of photography before the advent of the delete button, a hands-on workshop will teach kids how to compose a narrative in four frames. A special jury will select workshop images to be displayed in large scale during the exhibition from March 18-April 26.

Yoga For Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway Branch
Through April 26, 2017 - Gravesend

Every Wednesday until the end of April, anyone between the ages of 10 and 18 is welcome to attend these free yoga classes.

Morning Yoga in the Parlors - Bartow-Pell Mansion
Through April 26, 2017 - Bronx

Join Carolyn Frost of Balance Yoga & Wellness every Wednesday morning in April for vinyasa yoga in BPMM’s double parlors. Bring a yoga mat.Space is limited. Registration requested.

Great Sunday Brunch - Jazz at Kitano
Through April 26, 2017 - New York

Tony Middleton 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Multlingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Library
Through April 27, 2017 - Chappaqua

Learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages from birth to 5 years with an adult. Pre-register.

Children's Storytime - The Astoria Bookshop
Through April 27, 2017 - Astoria

A special morning of fun for the little ones. Listen to stories from authors and staff featuring selections from some of the current and classic children's books.

Children's Classics - Once Upon A Time Inc.
Through April 28, 2017 - Richmond Hill

Children's Classics, a 45 minute intro to live musical theatre. This production features old friends and new; Pinocchio, Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, Charlie Brown and Mary Poppins will all be met in a whirlwind morning!

Fabulous Fun-Filled Fridays - Riverhead Free Library
Through April 28, 2017 - Riverhead

Drop in every Friday for new activities that include crafts, cooking, games and more. Registration required.

Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through April 28, 2017 - Haverstraw

Kids can participate in a different program every week including Straw Rockets, Tower Challenges, Builders Club, 3-D Fun with 3-D Pens, Code Club, Crafts & Science Squad. No registration required.

Maker Space Friday - New York Hall of Science
Through April 28, 2017 - Corona

Familes can explore different materials, concepts and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing and much more.

Music with Miss Lori - East Hampton Library
Through April 28, 2017 - East Hampton

Sing and dance with Miss Lori and her guitar as she celebrates the seasons.

Children's Friday Matinee - Mitchell-Linden Library
Through April 28, 2017 - Flushing

Enjoy these screenings of blockbuster children's movies. . 4/7: "The Lego Movie"; 4/14: "Storks"; 4/21: "Finding Nemo"; 4/28: "Finding Dory". Seating is limited.

Gymnastics Kids Night Out - 92 Street Y
Through April 28, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gymnastics coaches lead a fun-filled evening of gymnastics, playtime, races, games, arts and crafts, dance, singing, pizza and more. Ages 4-13.

New York Theatre Ballet 2016/17 Season - St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
Through April 29, 2017 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. This season, New York Theatre Ballet continues to provide a platform for female choreographers with a new work by former New York City Ballet dancer Antonia Franceschi and a NYTB Premiere by Martha Clarke. Franceschi’s new piece is inspired by the history of Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery and will be performed there in October, with original music by Claire Van Kampen. The pas de trois from The Garden of Villandry by Martha Clarke, who was heavily influenced by Antony Tudor, will be shown with Tudor's Fandango, Les Mains Gauches and the pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet at the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival in February 2017. New York Theatre Ballet’s 2016-17 Season includes: • October 6-8, 2016 – Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries • October 7, 2016 – 70th Birthday Gala for founder and artistic director Diana Byer • October 29-30, 2016 - Kaatsbaan International Dance Center: Legends and Visionaries • February 24-25, 2017 – 92Y Harkness Dance Festival: Legends & Visionaries • March 1-4, 2017 – New York Live Arts: Legends & Visionaries • April 28-29, 2017 – Schimmel Center at Pace University: Legends & Visionaries New York Theatre Ballet 2016-2017 Season Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC Box Office: 866-811-4111, www.danspaceproject.org October 6-8, 2016 at 8pm The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen. The work is inspired by the history of Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery: “I was very moved by the recent exhibit at the Church which was of tee shirts used as grave sites for the numerous children killed by guns in the past year,” said Antonia Franceschi. Also featured in the program is Jerome Robbins' Antique Epigraphs set to Debussy’s “6 Épigraphes Antiques,” staged by Kyra Nichols, and Song Before Spring choreographed by Zhong-Jing Fang (American Ballet Theatre, corps de ballet) and Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet, principal dancer) to Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes played live by steel drum ensemble, NYU Steel. Jack Anderson recently wrote about Song Before Spring in London’s Dancing Times: “…This was not the gambol one might expect, but an emotional outburst that plunged young people into unruly and unpredictable passions…” and from Carla Escoda of the Huffington Post: “The evening closed with a tumultuous 48 minute account of Philip Glass’ etudes arranged for steel drums. The 12-member NYU Steel ensemble took no prisoners. neither did co-choreographers Steven Melendez, of New York Theatre Ballet and Zhong-Jing Fang of American Ballet Theatre.” 70th Birthday Gala for Founder and Artistic Director, Diana Byer Danspace Project October 7, 2016 at 6:30pm The evening will include Judgment of Paris by Antony Tudor and new works created especially for the event by Alexandra Damiani, former Artistic Director of Cedar Lake; David Parker & The Bang Group Marco Pelle with a new solo; Antonia Franceschi with a new solo for Romany Pajdak from London’s Royal Ballet; and Gemma Bond, followed by dancing with DJ Imogene Strauss. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center Residency 33 Kaatsbaan Rd, Tivoli, NY 12583 (845) 757-5106 http://www.kaatsbaan.org October 10 – 30, 2016 Legends & Visionaries October 29 and 30, 2016 There and Back Again by Nicolo Fonte (created during NYTB’s 2014 Kaatsbaan Residency) Antique Epigraphs by Jerome Robbins Double Andante by Pam Tanowitz 92nd Street Y: Legends & Visionaries 1395 Lexington, Avenue, NYC February 24-25, 2017 92Y’s Harkness Dance Festival kicks off this year with a program featuring the pas de trois from Martha Clarke’s The Garden of Villandry (1979) presented alongside three ballets from her mentor, the legendary Antony Tudor: Fandango (1963), Les Mains Gauches (1951), and the pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet (1943). New York Live Arts: Legends & Visionaries 219 W. 19th Street, NYC Box Office: 212-924-0077, www.newyorklivearts.org March 1-3, 2017 at 7:30pm, March 4 at 2pm and 7:30pm The evenings include Nijinsky’s L’Apres-Midi d’un Faune staged by Ann Hutchinson Guest and danced by Steven Melendez. After seeing Mr. Melendez in performance, Ms. Guest thought he would be a perfect Faun and the ballet is being specially recreated for him. Schimmel Center: Legends & Visionaries Box Office: 212-346-1715, www.SchimmelCenter.org April 28 and 29, 2017 at 7:30pm Tickets: $29 The evenings will include a restaging of former NYTB resident choreographer Edward Henkel’s Revision, created in 1986 and the World Premiere of Misfit Movement Makers by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics. “I see this new ballet as a millennial folk dance, a dance that will feel current without feeling contemporary,” said Mr. Brock. ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices. By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents. NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning. #

ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology - 451-459 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Through April 29, 2017 - New York

The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology, an exciting partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI.) A two-month long series of workshops, installations, and interactive activities, ARTech will provide children the opportunity to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in an entertaining and engaging environment. The program is designed to inspire young minds to utilize these disciplines in their daily lives and to consider the impact of STEAM on the world in which they live. Art combined with technology enhances problem-solving skills, encourages innovative solutions to old problems, inspires experimentation, and promotes collaboration – ARTech seeks to facilitate this type of experiential education for children and their families. The Meatpacking BID will use an 8000 sq. ft., beautifully renovated, vacant retail storefront as the location for this dynamic pop-up activity center. As art and technology are among the crucial sectors defining the district’s commerce today, the Meatpacking BID developed ARTech to cultivate the next generation of artists, inventors, scientists and visionaries. ARTech leverages the generosity, ingenuity and creativity of our community and creates an indoor haven of exploration for children and families at no cost to the attendees. As Executive Director of the Meatpacking BID, Lauren Danziger spearheads the strategy behind the initiative and states “The Meatpacking District is a dynamic hub of activity across many sectors. While the districts food and shopping scenes are commonly recognized, the area’s depth of arts and tech businesses is not as well-known. ARTech, provides a platform to highlight the district as a neighborhood with a strong arts and technology footprint. Additionally, we are providing a gratis experience and a place for children to experience STEAM, an industry that is meaningful to the future of not just the district, but the world.” Executive Director of the Children's Museum of the Arts, Barbara Hunt McLanahan adds “The Children's Museum of the Arts is excited for the opportunity ARTech presents to bring the transformative power of the arts to even more children across the city. Art is an essential part of education— it fosters the ingenuity and creativity that is so important to science and technology fields. We look forward to providing children the chance to experience the A in STEAM education through ARTech.” “This is such a great opportunity to engage young people and show them that science, art, and technology come together in interesting, unexpected ways,” says Elizabeth Slagus, NYSCI’s Director of Public Programs. “We delight in taking our work out beyond the walls of our museum, and the exhibits and activities offered through ARTech are perfect for starting a dialogue with people about what STEAM is and how it has the potential to inform very complicated and critical issues.” ARTech will be open to the public every Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm – 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm beginning March 1 and ending April 29 at 451-459 West 14th Street. Please see the below schedule and summary of activities planned: Summary Activities: 1) Build It - Using award winning design kit, Rigamajig, children will add wooden planks, pulleys, cogs, nuts, bolts, and rope to their imagination to create wonders of creative engineering. Is it a car? Is it a train? No, it’s a thingamajig! 2) Velocity Area – What is the difference between speed and velocity? After designing and making their own custom wheeled projectiles, participants will shoot their rocket racers down the velocity ramps to consider what makes a vehicle go faster in one direction. Is the long smooth ramp faster or do the bumps in the shorter ramp help to increase speed? 3) GIF making station – Everyone knows their favorite animated film, but may not know the simple technology behind it. Learning how to simply animate themselves, families will leave with short GIFS to use in their family albums and social media posts. In partnership with GIPHY. 4) Starlab – Families can experience the stars in the night sky and learn to star hop from key stars to their favorite constellations in the portable planetarium Starlab. iStop Motion and art making workshops will translate ideas about space into 2 and 3 dimensions! 5) Danny Rozin Installation – Have you ever seen an artwork that responds to your movement? Rozin’s giant pixelated painting mirrors movement to create a surprising moving shadow of each visitor. 6) Ball Pond – CMA’s infamous Ball Pond is recreated in the Meatpacking District. Kids can release their pent up energy before turning their minds to Art and Technology. 7) ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations - Families explore ideas such as ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change through art installations created by artist-and-scientist teams. Works include Monster in the Closet, an animated adventure by Laura Chipley and Hannah Zanowski that highlights the Southern Ocean’s role in regulating Earth’s climate; 1000 Fingers of Decision by Carrie Dashow and Matthew Liao, which explores the importance of an individual’s decision-making in addressing climate change; and A Tale of Dogs in a Changing World by Coche Gonzalez and Jack Tseng, that takes visitors on a 40-million-year journey of the dog family.

ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology -
Through April 29, 2017 - Meatpacking District

A two-month long series of workshops, installations, and interactive activities in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Head down to inspire your kids in these subjects and show them how they are used in their everyday lives. The event is a collaboration between the Meatpacking BID, The Children's Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science. The event will be hosted in a renovated, vacant storefront. Please note that to attend you must reserve a timeslot in advance. See website for details.

Tot Shabbat at CSI Nyack - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through April 29, 2017 - Upper Nyack

Tot Shabbat at CSI, Saturday, April 1, 22 and 29- 11am-12pm Come celebrate Shabbat morning with stories, games and discover what Shabbat is all about with an interactive, fun, learning experience. Enjoy grape juice and challah with Rabbi Russo followed by a free lunch for all. More information contact us at 845-358-3767 or csioffice@optonline.net

Start with Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2017 - Upper East Side

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. For families with children ages 3–6 .

Discovery Walk: Belvedere's Kingdom - Belvedere Castle
Through April 29, 2017 - Central Park

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Guided walk and hands on activities. Ages 5 and older.

Parents Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through April 29, 2017 - East Northport

Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy a night doing gymnastics, creative play, crafts, games, and more. Reservations required.

It Will All Work Out - Dixon Place
Through April 29, 2017 - New York

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of IT WILL ALL WORK OUT, the new show from Obie Award-winning performer Chris Wells. Combining stories from his upcoming memoir of the same name with original songs, fabulous and outrageous outfits, and with support from a rocking band and sexy back-up dancers, IT WILL ALL WORK OUT promises a night of high energy and fun from this master storyteller and exuberant song and dance man. This world premiere production plays six performances only on April 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th at 7:30pm, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

IT WILL ALL WORK OUT - Dixon Place
Through April 29, 2017 - New York

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of IT WILL ALL WORK OUT, the new show from Obie Award-winning performer Chris Wells. Combining stories from his upcoming memoir of the same name with original songs, fabulous and outrageous outfits, and with support from a rocking band and sexy back-up dancers, IT WILL ALL WORK OUT promises a night of high energy and fun from this master storyteller and exuberant song and dance man. This world premiere production plays six performances only on April 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th at 7:30pm, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

LIVE JAZZ - Jazz at Kitano
Through April 29, 2017 - New York

LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY SETS 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM

Storytime Depot - New York Transit Museum
Through April 30, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Start off weekend mornings with a reading of some favorite transportation tales.

Storytime at Books of Wonder - Books of Wonder
Through April 30, 2017 - Chelsea

Weekly story time in the fabulous children's book store.

Seal Watching Weekend Cruises - Captain Lou Fleet & Sapphire Cruises
Through April 30, 2017 - Freeport

Organized by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, a naturalist is on board to discuss the behavior and biology of seals and other wildlife encountered.

BALLET HISPÁNICO announces 2016/2017 International Tour - Ballet Hispanico
Through April 30, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPÁNICO announces 2016/2017 International Tour New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s leader in bringing communities together to celebrate Latino cultures through dance, announces its 2016/2017 International Tour to Cuba, Israel and Serbia, where the company will bring its signature brand of Latin-inspired contemporary dance. From November 3-5, 2016, the company will be in Havana, Cuba to perform in the country’s International Ballet Festival of Havana, presenting an excerpt from Línea Recta, a new piece choreographed by Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The piece, which will have its world premiere at the Apollo Theater on November 18 and 19, 2016, pairs the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with innovative and intricate partnering. This is Ballet Hispánico’s second visit to Cuba, after debuting in the International Ballet Festival of Havana in 2014. From November 23-26, 2016, the company will perform in Israel as part of the Herzliya Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Dance Series. The Herzliya Performing Arts Center's dance series is one of the most successful series in the country, with a record of 1,650 memberships in the previous season. The tour continues at the Beersheva Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:30pm; Jerusalem Theater on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30pm; and Modi’in Auditorium on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30pm. In addition to the performances, the company will host workshops for young dancers and various audiences in ten cities around Israel, sponsored by the American Embassy. In April 2017, Ballet Hispánico will offer three performances in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, presenting Línea Recta, Bury Me Standing, and Club Havana. REPERTORY: Bury Me Standing (1998) Choreography by Ramón Oller The unique culture of the Gypsy or "Roma" people, a marginalized community that has journeyed across continents for a thousand years, inspired Spanish choreographer Ramón Oller to create Bury Me Standing. The compelling rhythms and melodies which accompany the ballet—drawn from Spain and Eastern Europe, traditional folk songs, and contemporary world music—reflect the emotional essence of the Roma: their strong communal bonds, sensuality, feelings of oppression and longing, and their strength and exuberance. Club Havana (2000) Choreography by Pedro Ruiz A portrait of the glamorous Havana of the 1950s during the heyday of Cuban music, dance and nightlife. The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, a native of Cuba, in this re-imagined nightclub filled with the exhilarating sounds, colors and ambience of that golden era. El Beso (2014) Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano Award-winning Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (a Dance Magazine "25 to Watch" pick) premieres his first commission for Ballet Hispanico, a tongue-in-cheek look at the iconic nature of a kiss with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez.   Línea Recta (2016) Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa From one of today’s most sought-after choreographers comes a powerful and resonant work that explores an intriguing aspect of flamenco dance: the conspicuous absence of physical partnering. While maintaining the integrity and hallmark passion of the genre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of partnership and performed to live flamenco guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel. Línea Recta came to fruition through Ballet Hispánico’s Instituto Coreográfico, an innovative choreography lab program for Latino dance makers, and was commissioned in part by the Apollo Theater and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Sombrerísimo (2013) Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa An absorbing exploration of identity, Sombrerísimo references the surrealist world of the Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats. This athletic work for six male dancers was commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival.  Sortijas (2013) Choreography by Cayetano Soto Sortijas (Rings) is a duet that celebrates Latino tradition by representing the circular ties of family and friends that link communities together over generations. EDUARDO VILARO joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a principal dancer and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, he is a frequent speaker on the merits of cultural diversity and dance education. Mr. Vilaro’s own choreography is devoted to capturing the spiritual, sensual and historical essence of the Latino cultures. He created over 20 ballets for Luna Negra and has received commissions from the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Grant Park Festival, the Lexington Ballet and the Chicago Symphony. In 2001, he was a recipient of a Ruth Page Award for choreography, and in 2003, he was honored for his choreographic work at Panama’s II International Festival of Ballet. In 2016, he was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame. ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrating over 45 years of sharing and reflecting the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispánico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company has produced world-class, multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades—to name a notable few. Ballet Hispánico has performed for audiences totaling over 3 million, throughout 11 countries, and on 3 continents. Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispánico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispánico on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Science Fiction, Science Future - New York Hall of Science
Through April 30, 2017 - Corona

This temporary exhibition gives visitors a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Hands-on exhibits incorporate robots, holograms and augmented reality.

Public Skating - World Ice Area-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through April 30, 2017 - Flushing

Whether you're lacing up skates for the first time, or you're an experienced skater, participants will love ice skating at the World Ice Arena!

The Orchid Show: Thailand - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 30, 2017 - Bronx

The Orchid Show celebrates its 15th year with an homage to the wealth of orchids and rich cultural history of Thailand, home to more than 1,200 native orchid species. For more than a century, it has been a leading exporter of cultivated tropical orchids in the world. Native and hybrid orchids alike have become almost synonymous with the nation, where the environment is so hospitable to orchids that the dazzling flowers even grow on trees that line public streets. See hundreds of exquisite orchids. Round out your visit with tours, orchid care demonstrations, expert Q&As, traditional Thai dance performances, and films on select weekends.

Ouai x Dyson Supersonic Styling Studio at Henri Bendel - Henri Bendel
Through April 30, 2017 - New York

Come visit the Ouai x Dyson pop-up salon at Henri Bendel! From March 10th-April 30th, OUAI stylists will be creating four looks curated by Celebrity Hairstylist and OUAI Haircare Founder, Jen Atkin. Stop by Tuesday - Saturday (11am-6pm) to get your hair styled with OUAI products and experience the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer in action! Book appointment here.

'Madagascar: A Musical Adventure' - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through April 30, 2017 - Northport

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound on stage in this musical adventure. Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Nitehawk Cinema Musical Brunch - Nitehawk Cinema
Through April 30, 2017 - Williamsburg

Give your family a crash course in the history of musicals. From the fantastical to the classic, this brunch includes the cinematic classic Singin’ in the Rain, the Dr. Seuss-authored The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T., the Broadway-bound Kermit in The Muppets Take Manhattan, and the animated epic Anastasia. See website for schedule.

Pastime: Art Games - The Noguchi Museum
Through April 30, 2017 - Long Island City

Parents will learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Reservations required.

Storytime in Nolen Library - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 30, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gather around to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt. For families with children ages 3-6. Admission required for gallery hunt.

Galli's 'The Princess and the Pea' - Galli Theater
Through April 30, 2017 - Chelsea

Prince Prince is looking for a princess. After a failed attempt at speed dating, it seems like the right woman shows up at his door. Only the ‘Royal Pea Test‘ will reveal if she is a true princess! For ages 4 and older.

LC Kids presents Campfire for Audiences on the Autism Spectrum - Lincoln Center, Clark Studio Theater
Through April 30, 2017 - Upper West Side

A special version of this unique show for audiences on the autistic spectrum and other developmental differences. Gather around to explore the woods, stargaze, and joke with the porcupines. They use innovative puppetry and immersive staging to take audiences on a sensory trip to the great outdoors.

Family Program - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Every month the Intrepid runs family programs to help families make the most of their trip to the museum. In March and April explore airplane markings, being a flight crew member, paper planes, and flying underwater.

Art Lab: Nature - The Museum of Modern Art
Through April 30, 2017 - Midtown

Discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multi-sensory installation. Create a nature-inspired design, draw and arrange natural materials. All ages welcome.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through April 30, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 30, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

Tours for Fours: People and Portraits - The Museum of Modern Art
Through April 30, 2017 - Midtown

For this Tours for Fours, look, listen, and share ideas while you explore the people that we find in modern and contemporary art. For kids age four and their adult companions. Kids and adults participate. Tickets are distributed at the Special Ticketing desk in the main lobby of the Museum starting at 10am. First come, first served.

Roof-Top Joy - Theater for the New City
Through April 30, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City presents the comedic drama Roof-Top Joy, by Andrea J. Fulton, recipient of the 2017 Barbour Playwrights Award, directed by Ward Nixon. The action centers around the couple Wittiswood and Jah-niece as they take up residence in a new luxury condo in Brooklyn. We see if the past can collide with the present to jeopardize the future in this drama that challenges our concepts of social norms, privilege and stereotypes.

Bargemusic - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through April 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. EVENT INFORMATION Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance - no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Story-time & Craft with Dee 'I am Jim Hensen' - The Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe
Through May 02, 2017 - Port Washington

Story-time and Craft with Dee, I am Jim Hensen. Best for ages 3-6. Your registration fee includes book and craft. Register.

Contemporary Master Artists - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
Through May 02, 2017 -

AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street- Ground Floor-Chelsea, New York City, is proud to showcase its evanescent MARCH 31-MAY 2, 2017 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds. This special springtime exhibition is highlighted by its 16th Annual "LA DOLCE VITA" Fete on Saturday, APRIL 8, 2017 from 3:00-5:00. This passionate, cross-cultural survey generates fresh creative energy through unexpected bold color juxtapositions, imaginative forms and dynamic shapes to offer a global conversation on contemporary art to art acquisitors and art aficionados alike. VORTEX of the HUEtopia LUCILE DRISKELL CHRISTOPHER ONORATO ALEX STRAUB QUANTUM COUNTERPOINTS RIC CONN EMEL VARDAR LULU ZHENG INNER & OUTER HORIZONS DAVID CULP THERESA LEE PATRICIA NEDEN COLLECTORS' CHOICE AI-WEN WU KRATZ HELEN HORN MUSSER JOHN PETERS

NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through May 02, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Join New York Road Runners at Pier 6 for free Tuesday night runs. Open Runs happen every Tuesday night with a check-in at 6:45pm before the run starts at 7:00pm. EVENT INFORMATION New York Road Runners invite you to join their free Tuesday night Open Runs! Whether you're a first time runner, a seasoned marathoner, or you prefer to walk, you're welcome along. No need to register in advance; sign-in takes place on site. Volunteers track the timing and marshal the course, but please leave your valuables at home as bag check is not provided. To participate, meet on the path south of Fornino at Pier 6 at 6:45pm for registration. The run begins at 7:00pm and the course comprises a full 5K. NYRR Open Runs are open to all ages. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome. Please note, there will be no NYRR Open Run on Tuesday July 4, 2017.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Adult Digital Flight School - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 03, 2017 - New York

Adult Digital Flight School Seven Wednesdays; March 22–May 3, from 6–8:30pm $425 $395 Members Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe. In this seven-week course, Brian Abbott and Mark Popinchalk teach you how to use the Digital Universe software, which combines celestial mapmaking with breathtaking and sophisticated data visualization. The course culminates in a live presentation for invited guests. Note: This course requires the use of computer software to navigate the universe and create flight paths, writing treatments for a public presentation, and delivering a scientifically based tour of the cosmos.

Bottles of Laughs (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 05, 2017 - New York

In these tough times, it’s not always easy to find high quality and fun ways to let off some steam and ease stress. It’s harder still to find such diversions that are affordable. That’s what Bottles of Laughs is all about. We bring you top-shelf comics who deliver a fine pairing of comedy and laughs at a price you can afford even if you don’t have a champagne-level salary. Bottles of Laughs is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off. Francis Ellis When you first meet Francis, he seems like someone you might love to hate. A tall, Harvard-educated lacrosse player, Francis seems on the outside like the poster boy for arrogance, obnoxiousness, and condescending White privilege. But then he starts talking, and you realize he’s still very much the modest guy from rural Maine with an endearing humility and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Onstage, Francis speaks to the "challenges" that face a twenty-something in New York -- financial anxiety, relationship angst, and a love-hate relationship with fitness complicated by a love of late-night snacks. When he's not onstage performing standup, Francis (who's also studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade) is wandering around New York trying to come up with an answer to his parents' question of why he had to go to Harvard to become a comedian.

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program - Fort Tryon Park-Anne Loftus Playground
Through May 05, 2017 - Fort Washington

Explore the natural world around you with this free event. Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools and play interactive games. Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

AMNH Presents: Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 06, 2017 - New York

First Saturdays, October 1, 2016 – May 6, 2017 Noon – 4 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Visitors are invited to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers. Enjoy the interactive digital totem, a touch-screen portal to the peoples, places, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Tour the Hall via telepresence robot with a virtual guide—Curator Sean Young from the Haida Gwaii Museum. Get hands-on and explore Pacific Northwest artifacts with Museum volunteers. http://www.amnh.org/calendar/celebrate-pacific-northwest-cultures

Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 06, 2017 - Upper West Side

Visitors are invited to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers. Enjoy the interactive digital totem, a touch-screen portal to the peoples, places, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Tour the Hall via telepresence robot with a virtual guide—Curator Sean Young from the Haida Gwaii Museum. Get hands-on and explore Pacific Northwest artifacts with Museum volunteers.

AMNH Presents: Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 06, 2017 -

Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures First Saturdays from January–May, Noon-4 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Experience the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through live activities guided by Museum volunteers. Enjoy the interactive digital totem—a touch-screen portal to the peoples, places, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest—and tour the hall with educators from the Haida Gwaii Museum through a telepresence robot.

Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through May 06, 2017 - Palisades

Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is back for it’s 9th season January 14!- Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, the Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers' Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals: Fish, veggies, fruit, cheese and much much more. Every Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm until May, located at Palisades Community Center 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY. For market updates and special events, join our e-mail list at PCC@Palisadesny.com or visit us on the web for vendor schedule: www.palisadesfm.org.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2016/17 Season - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through May 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2016-17 season Featured performances include Argentinian tango company Estampas Porteñas, Emmy nominee Tony Danza, Grammy winner Patti Austin, the much-anticipated return of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and more! Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Argentina, Haiti, Jamaica, China, Cuba, and across the United States, the award-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Most performances will be held in Walt Whitman Theatre on the campus of Brooklyn College; select performances will take place at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn. “We are excited to continue to reflect our borough’s ever-changing diversity through our upcoming 2016-17 season,” says Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. “From Afro-Cuban jazz and The Great American Songbook to Argentine tango and step dancing, the 62nd season at Brooklyn Center brings artists from all over the country and the world to Brooklyn for another year of incredible music, breathtaking international dance, and innovative family performances.” Tickets for Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season are currently on sale and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 season includes: • Black Violin • Buenos Aires Tango: Stories of Longing and Desire • Tony Danza: Standards & Stories • Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rooster • Treehouse Shakers’ Coyote’s Dance • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio • Emeline Michel • National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica • Step Afrika! • Patti Austin: Happy 100th, Ella! • Dallas Children’s Theatre’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale • Tenth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration • The Golden Dragon Acrobats • Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet Black Violin Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 8pm, $25 Virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B return to Brooklyn with their electrifying mash-up of R&B, hip-hop, classical, and bluegrass. With more than 200 shows a year and past appearances including the Billboard Music Awards, three NFL Super Bowls, and performing for the troops in Iraq, this dynamic duo never fails to take audiences by storm with their unique spin on music for strings. Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 8pm, $36-$55 Founded in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler, Argentine tango company Estampas Porteñas returns to the U.S. with a spectacular new production celebrating the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and passionate musical styles ranging from soulful to celebratory. Tony Danza: Standards & Stories Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 3pm, $36-$55 Perhaps best known for his iconic television roles on Taxi and Who's the Boss?, Tony Danza has also established himself as a Broadway star (Honeymoon in Vegas, The Producers), a best-selling author, and one of America's most esteemed performers. Hailed by The New York Times as “a live wire who radiates irresistible charm,” this Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man combines selections from the Great American Songbook with storytelling, a dash of soft shoe, and a healthy dose of charisma. The Colonial Nutcracker Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 2pm, $15 An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic. Fourth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 3pm, $25 The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty is well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities. Treehouse Shakers Coyote’s Dance Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 2pm, $15 Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus This whimsical, interactive children’s show follows the exploits of Coyote, the trickster character from the folklore of many North American Indian Nations. Using narration, puppetry, live and recorded music, Native American-influenced costumes, and beautifully choreographed movement, the performers of Treehouse Shakers will take families on a delightful and humorous journey of deceit and adventure. Recommended for ages four and up. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician and composer who has been featured on more than 70 jazz, blues, and R&B recordings. He recently reunited with the iconic Blue Note Records label on his 2016 release Evolution. Considered to be one of the premier purveyors of funk/soul jazz, he was recently honored as a 2017 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s highest award in jazz. Emeline Michel Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 8pm, $35 She has been called “the Joni Mitchell of Haiti” and the “new goddess of Creole music.” Indeed, singer-songwriter Emeline Michel has been instrumental in putting Haitian music on the world music map, touring the globe both as a performer and in her role as a Red Cross Ambassador. With “a voice serene and warm like the breeze” (The New York Times), she performs both in French and Haitian Creole, frequently addressing social issues with a deep caring and affection for her native land. National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 8pm, $40-$75 Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 3pm, $36-$45 One of the premier dance companies in the Caribbean, NDTC blends the folklore, music, and dance of Jamaica, Africa, and the American South with modern and classical forms to create a vibrant celebration of West Indian culture. Celebrating their 55th Anniversary, their much-anticipated return to Brooklyn Center will feature two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire. Step Afrika! Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 8pm, $25 With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world’s first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance. Patti Austin: Happy 100th, Ella! Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 8pm, $36-$55 Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Patti Austin celebrates the 100th birthday of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald with an intimate concert featuring selections from her 2002 Grammy-nominated album For Ella, including legendary hits such as “How High the Moon,” “The Man I Love,” Too Close for Comfort,” and many more. Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with this unforgettable tribute to the legendary First Lady of Song. Dallas Children’s Theatre on tour presents John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott, Music & Lyrics by S-Ankh Rasa Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 2pm, $15 When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy maidens are invited to meet him. Both of Mufaro’s daughters are beautiful, but does either have the inner beauty of a potential queen? Told through African dance, drumming, narration, and song, this story celebrates goodness, generosity, and kindness of heart. Recommended for ages five and up. Tenth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 3pm, FREE Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival, where interactive family activities highlight the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth. Golden Dragon Acrobats Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 3pm, $25 Recognized internationally as today’s premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, The Golden Dragons combine award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty five centuries ago. Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet Sat, May 6, 2017 at 8pm, $35 Since his arrival in the United States in 1999, Cuban saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry has been at the forefront of the Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz scene, both in New York City and nationally. Known equally for his improvisational artistry and his virtuosic compositions, his unique confluence of authentic Cuban roots music and jazz has, according to The New York Times, “helped redefine Latin Jazz as a complex new idiom.” Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices. Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Avenue H, Brooklyn Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn (February 2017 performances only) Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331 About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support for the 2016-17 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s. Brooklyn Center also acknowledges the following programmatic support for its 2016-17 season: Step Afrika! is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio and the Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet are made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Coyote’s Dance and Emeline Michel are part of The New York State Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a re-grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl. ###

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 06, 2017 - New York

In these tough times, it’s easy to get down. To give up. To lose faith. That’s why we need some fun, good times and laughter. To combat the negative and remember the good parts of life. That’s what Glass Half Full Comedy is all about. We remind you that even when things seem like they’re at their worst, there are still plenty of things to provide laughter and joy. Glass Half Full Comedy is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off. Dan Enfield Combining outrageously raunchy observations, biting insights into the absurdities of modern living, and the occasional poorly placed pun with an in-your-face stage presence, Daniel Enfield has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces in comedy. Originally from Miami, Dan began his comedy work while at the University of Colorado. In 2007, he was one of several comedians featured at Denver’s Oriental Theater for a performance called The Bad Boys of Jewish Comedy. In the days that have followed, Dan has performed at clubs and colleges across the country, including The Miami Improv, Syracuse University, Denver University, The University of Colorado Boulder and Florida International University. Since 2009, Dan has been a resident of New York, a city he has embraced and which has embraced him. Max Neuman Max Neuman is a rising comedian and writer, born and raised in New York City. Max wants to make clear that he is not from Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, or Connecticut, all of which seem like very nice places to have been born and raised, too. So nice, in fact, that Max wonders why people from those places say they are from New York City instead. When Max is not wondering about that, he performs at clubs, bars, and his studio apartment, a masterful space that quadruples as a living room, bedroom, home office, and practice stage.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through May 06, 2017 - New York,

Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. Monday – Tuesday at 7:30pm; Thursday 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday 3pm NO PERFORMANCES: Thursday 3/23 at 2pm, Saturday 3/25 at 2pm & Thursday 3/30 at 2pm; Monday 5/1 at 7:30pm

Great American Cleanup - Keep Rockland Beautiful
Through May 06, 2017 - Rockland County

Join the 2017 Great American Cleanup Campaign and help remove tons of litter from our streets, parks and waterways. It's a great way to make a visible difference in the community and an excellent teachable moment for children and youth to learn more about the environment around them, and earn community service hours. In 2016, close to 3,000 volunteers from around the county made it possible for all of us to enjoy a cleaner, greener Rockland. Team up with family and friends, a club or teammates, and schedule a cleanup for any day in April or May. Or join in on one of KRB's scheduled Community Cleanup Events. These are special days where neighbors gather to pick up supplies, enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas. This year's campaign kick-off will be the Stony Point Community Cleanup on April 1. Check the Cleanups Home Page for more info and to register.

'The Adventures of Peter Rabbit' - Theatre Three
Through May 06, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, and the McGregors come to life in this heartfelt adaptation, based on the immortal characters created by Beatrix Potter.

'Curious George and the Golden Meatball' - BroadHollow Theatre in Elmont
Through May 07, 2017 - Elmont

Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 07, 2017 - Garden City

Families are encouraged to embrace their inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach about science, engineering, math, and literacy. Jump into STEM as you pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, build a boomerang as an introduction to aerodynamics, and folding paper rings to explore geometry. Amazingly Immature encourages communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks. In this exhibit visitors of all ages learn important life-long lessons: * We naturally use science, engineering, and math ideas and skills for fun * We express our creativity through silly/immature behaviors * Goofiness always has a place in our lives, even beyond childhood * It takes time to master new skills, some longer than others * We are always learning

PERPETUAL REVOLUTIONThe Image and Social Change - International Center of Photography
Through May 07, 2017 - New York

Organized by ICP Curators Carol Squiers and Cynthia Young, Assistant Curators Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, along with adjunct curators Joanna Lehan and Kalia Brooks with assistance from Akshay Bhoan and Quito Ziegler, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change continues ICP's long-standing tradition of exploring the social and historic impact of visual culture. Today, viewers are barraged by seemingly endless streams of new kinds of media images on an unprecedented scale. Perpetual Revolution explores the relation between the overwhelming image world that confronts us, and the volatile, provocative, and often-violent social world it mirrors. This exhibition proposes that an ongoing revolution is taking place politically, socially, and technologically, and that new digital methods of image production, display, and distribution are simultaneously both reporting and producing social change. The epic social and political transformations of the last few years would not have happened with the speed and in such depth if it weren't for the ever-expanding possibilities offered by this revolution. Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change presents six of these critical issues transformed by visual culture: #BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, the right-wing fringe and the 2016 election, and the refugee crisis.

PERPETUAL REVOLUTIONThe Image and Social Change - International Center of Photography
Through May 07, 2017 - New York

Organized by ICP Curators Carol Squiers and Cynthia Young, Assistant Curators Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, along with adjunct curators Joanna Lehan and Kalia Brooks with assistance from Akshay Bhoan and Quito Ziegler, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change continues ICP's long-standing tradition of exploring the social and historic impact of visual culture. Today, viewers are barraged by seemingly endless streams of new kinds of media images on an unprecedented scale. Perpetual Revolution explores the relation between the overwhelming image world that confronts us, and the volatile, provocative, and often-violent social world it mirrors. This exhibition proposes that an ongoing revolution is taking place politically, socially, and technologically, and that new digital methods of image production, display, and distribution are simultaneously both reporting and producing social change. The epic social and political transformations of the last few years would not have happened with the speed and in such depth if it weren't for the ever-expanding possibilities offered by this revolution. Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change presents six of these critical issues transformed by visual culture: #BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, the right-wing fringe and the 2016 election, and the refugee crisis.

Healthy Kids Running Series Cresskill - Bryan Elementary School Field
Through May 07, 2017 - Cresskill

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids from Pre-k to 8th grade that provides kids with a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running. Aimed to combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America, this running program motivates kids to be healthy and active and provides a fun environment to improve their self-esteem. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 and 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series, the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division will receive a trophy. It does not matter how fast or slow a child runs because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements, courtesy of the sponsors. While children may be involved in other sports and activities, the commitment to HKRS is just under an hour during the period of 5 Sundays, beginning at 4pm. Please join to encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends. Check the website for other community locations and times. Prepaid registration is recommended.

Curious George and the Golden Meatball - BroadHollow at Elmont
Through May 07, 2017 - Elmont

Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions): An Hour of Action - STREB Lab for Action Mechanics
Through May 07, 2017 - Williamsburg

STREB Extreme Action's SEA is back with a wild kaleidoscope of action heroes, events, machines, and music.

Group Ukulele and Guitar Lessons - The Unicorn Music School & Theater
Through May 08, 2017 - Chinatown

Weekly drop-in lessons for everyone. Ages 10 and older welcome, though it is suggested (though not necessary) that a minor is joined by a supervisor. Borrow a ukulele for an in-studio group lesson for $5.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
Through May 11, 2017 - New York

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.

KabalTot Shabbat - Sutton Place Synagogue
Through May 12, 2017 - Midtown East

A program to introduce the youngest synagogue members (5 and younger) to Shabbat. Featuring music, dancing, challah and grape juice. Following each KabalTOT Shabbat, parents and children are invited for an informal Shabbat dinner. Make new friends while the little ones have fun.

'Ferdinand' - The Kraine Theatre
Through May 13, 2017 - East Village

Inspired by the classic children's book 'The Story of Ferdinand' by Munro Leaf, this production tells the poignant story of Tom, a single dad, struggling to go with the flow and raise his son in a world determined to make him fight. Thought provoking and uplifting theater that garnered rave reviews when it played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 6 and older.

Doors Open to the Public for the First Time, Free of Charge - The Metropolitan Opera House
Through May 13, 2017 - New York

For the first time in the building’s five decade history, the public areas of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center will be open to the public free of charge. Beginning Tuesday, October 4, the house will be open weekday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in celebration of the Met Opera’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk up the famous grand staircase of the opera house, admire the iconic crystal chandeliers, or step out onto the balcony overlooking Lincoln Center Plaza. A large television monitor will give visitors a live look at rehearsals on the Met stage. In addition to self-guided tour materials, a tour guide will be on hand to answer questions and give more information about the institution and the building itself. A special exhibition celebrating the history of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center and the nine new productions that made up its inaugural 1966-67 season will also be available to the public in the Founder’s Hall of the opera house. Both the exhibition and access to the house will be available through the 2016/17 Met season, ending on May 13.

AMC Sensory Friendly Screenings - AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 and AMC Loews 84th Street
Through May 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

Every month this program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. It has now been extended to two films a month with the addition of a film for older teens/adults too. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. In association with the Autism Society. In March see Beauty and the Beast and Power Rangers; in April see The Boss Baby, Gifted, Smurfs: The Lost Village and The Fate of the Furious; in May see The Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Bronx Zoo Nature Girls - Bronx Zoo
Through May 13, 2017 - Bronx

Give your wild adventurer a chance to get muddy with like-minded girls at the Bronx Zoo Nature Girls program. Participants will receive a nature backpack to explore the Riverwalk and keep it to explore beyond the program. This program is three sessions, held on March 11, April 1, and May 13.

The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 13, 2017 - New York

Three men -- an Indian. an African-American. a White Jewish guy. What do they have in common? Nothing . . . except their passion for comedy, their ability to break down racial and ethnic barriers through laughter, and their belief that diversity enhances all of our lives. These 3 men – Akash Bhasin, Alex Barnett and Charles McBee – who come from three very different backgrounds, use comedy to tackle head-on the racial and ethnic prejudices and stereotypes that even now in the 21st Century still linger. Through their unique comedic perspectives, these men challenge the prejudices that still exist in today’s world. And, when they do, look out, you’ll find yourself not only laughing out loud but emerging with new perspectives on race and ethnicity and the wonderful diversity of American culture. So, what do these men, these comedians have in common? Nothing except the fact that they all use comedy and laughter to bring everyone closer together . . . . Oh, and all three of them love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The Diversity Show . . . Bringing People Together One Joke at A Time The Diversity Show Is Brought To You By: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off. Charles McBee Charles brings his sharp wit and undeniable charm to every show. Charles attacts audiences of every ethnicity while he tackles taboo topics such as race with a unique and hilarious perspective and never alienating anyone in his audience. While working in New York, Charles has been cast in a variety of Off-Broadway productions including, "Raw Love," and "To Seek a Newer World." Charles has performed in NBC's, "Stand Up for Diversity," and The New York Underground Comedy Festival. He has also competed in top Comedy Competitions, including season 6 of NBC's America's Got Talent, and The New York March Madness Comedy Competition. He is currently the star, writer and director of the critically acclaimed web series “Its A Chucked Up Life.” Akash Bhasin Akash has entertained crowds in China, India and now the United States. His unique wit and no holds bared sense of humor has helped him garner a fan a fan base across the globe. Akash has been featured in the second season of the critically acclaimed series “Its A Chucked Up Life.” He can also been seen in a number of on line sketches with the acclaimed Cult Comedy Picture Show. Many of their sketches have been featured on CNN and the Huffington Post. Akash recieved 1st place in the Catch a Rising Star competition & 2nd place in Gilda’s Laugh off competition. No matter what country he's in Akash's honest and hilarious perspective on life, cultures and religion keep audiences wanting more.

City of Memory: William Chappel's Views of Early 19th-Century New York - The Met
Through May 14, 2017 - New York

William P. Chappel (1801–1878), a tinsmith and amateur painter, depicted scenes of early 19th-century New York City. This exhibition will feature 27 small oil paintings from The Met collection that were probably executed late in the artist's life. Chappel's meticulously detailed images of street peddlers, artisan workshops, and swimmers cooling off in the East River—the kinds of commonplace scenes that were seldom documented—provide a rare glimpse of urban life 200 years ago.

Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - The Met
Through May 14, 2017 - New York

The Burdick collection of baseball cards constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. In 1947, after having approached A. Hyatt Mayor, the Museum's curator of prints and photographs, the Syracuse electrician Jefferson R. Burdick (1900–1963) began to donate his entire collection of over 30,000 baseball cards in large batches, along with another 303,000 trade cards, postcards, and posters to the Museum. The baseball cards collected by Burdick date from 1887 to 1962 and represent the most comprehensive collection outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The cards on view illustrate the history of baseball from the dead-ball era at the turn of the 19th century through the golden age and modern era of the sport. The baseball cards document the sport through various types of media—from lithography to photography—and imagery illustrating legends as well as the lesser-known players, owners, and teams that have contributed to the history of the game.

Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection - The Met
Through May 14, 2017 - New York

This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of 50 years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the "floating world" (ukiyo-e).

KaleidoZone Gallery: Javaka Steptoe's Radiant Child - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 14, 2017 - Garden City

In this exhibition, artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe tells the story of an artist who has inspired him, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Like Steptoe, Basquiat was raised in New York City, where art became his outlet and earned him worldwide attention. The artwork featured in this exhibit are illustrations from the book Steptoe authored about Basquiat of the same name. Traditional illustration techniques combined with unusual material choices create exciting multi-layered images that capture the life of a dynamic artist.

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM - The Public Theater
Through May 14, 2017 - Manhattan

Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz). Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream. Tony nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land, Indiscretions) directs.

Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time - Frick Collection
Through May 14, 2017 - New York

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), nineteenth-century Britain's greatest land- and seascape artist, depicted ports throughout his career, both in monumental oil paintings and in watercolors. An insatiable traveler and an artist with a deep fascination with light, topography, and local traditions, as well as with classical antiquity, Turner brought an innovative approach to the depiction of both modern and ancient ports. In the spring of 2017, The Frick Collection will present Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time, a major exhibition that brings together some thirty-five works from the 1810s through the late 1830s in oil, watercolor, and graphite that capture contemporary cities in England, France, and Germany, as well as imagined scenes set in the ancient world. It will unite for the first time the museum's two paintings of Dieppe and Cologne with a closely related, yet unfinished, work from Tate Britain that depicts the modern harbor of Brest. The exhibition is organized by Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection; leading Turner scholar Ian Warrell; and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, the Frick's Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published in association with Yale University Press. The springboard for this show is a pair of monumental paintings by Turner in The Frick Collection acquired by the museum's founder over a century ago — the Harbor of Dieppe of 1825 and Cologne, The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening of 1826. Due to travel restrictions, however, they have never before been part of an exhibition outside of the Frick. While they are widely recognized as significant turning points in the artist's career, a focused examination of these works is long overdue and will provide an ideal occasion to consider afresh one of the central motifs of Turner's art. This exhibition will also unite for the first time Dieppe and Cologne with a closely related, yet unfinished, work from Tate that depicts the modern harbor of Brest. As supported by recent technical analysis, The Harbor of Brest was likely intended to form a series of monumental European ports with the two Frick paintings. This trio of canvases — all made at a time when Turner was experimenting with the representation of light — offers a fascinating glimpse into his technique as well as the everyday life of major European ports of distinctly different regions. Displayed alongside these paintings will be two sketchbooks filled with drawings made on site by Turner during his travels to the Continent, the material from which he later developed his canvases. The exhibition also features three oil paintings from the later 1820s and 1830s in which Turner continues to explore the motif of the port, now as a setting for narrative scenes drawn from classical history: Regulus (London, Tate Britain); Ancient Italy: Ovid Banished from Rome (private collection); and Ancient Rome: Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus (London, Tate Britain). These evocations of ancient Rome and Carthage share with the artist's modern ports their compositional format — a central expanse of water, with land on either side, beneath a luminous sky — and their array of quotidian detail — the same variety of mundane objects and figures at work and at leisure that appear in the Harbor of Dieppe and Cologne — now evoking the daily life of a long bygone era. Into these light-filled and richly detailed scenes, Turner integrates his narrative content — momentous scenes of arrival and departure that look forward and back. The close relationship of Turner's modern and ancient ports reveals the extent to which observation and imagination overlap in his process. Central to the exhibition are a selection of some two-dozen of Turner's watercolors from these same years, often made for series of prints for a bourgeoning class of leisure travelers in the post-Napoleonic era. Representing port towns and cities along the various waterways of the British Isles and Continental Europe, these dazzling small-scale works share with the grand harbors of the 1820s their picturesque subject matter and formal qualities of composition and color. The breathtaking effects of light and color that Turner achieved in watercolor, in fact, informed his work on canvas, resulting in a freer approach to his use of materials and painting technique, as seen in the Frick pictures and in the ancient scenes.

Opening Day - Staten Island Fun Park
Through May 14, 2017 - Staten Island

This Fun Park features the "Staten Island Raceway" an 800-foot long Go-Kart road course, "FunPark Minigolf" an 18 hole landscaped miniature golf-course, and 9 outdoor Batting Cages with both softball and baseball pitching for various play levels. New for 2017, will be more instant win games and the "19th Hole Snack Bar" where families can recharge with classic fun foods and ice cream while featuring the popular ICEE frozen drink.

Screamin' Green Halloween - Brookfield Place
Through May 14, 2017 - Battery Park City

Jordan Matter's Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the viewer feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, original, universal. There's no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks. The exhibition at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Shops, 2nd level) features twenty large-scale aluminum and vinyl prints, and an incredible video compilation of behind-the-scenes film.

The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck - City Parks Foundation
Through May 14, 2017 - New York

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly in?to each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today. Show is recommended for children ages 3–9. Performances take place Tuesday through Friday at 10:30AM and 12:00PM and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM. A special schedule will take place Monday, February 20th through Friday, February 24th and Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th with performances at 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Details Date: April 12 Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Cost: $8 - $12 Event Categories: City Parks Foundation, Manhattan, Pre School, Recurring, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park, Ticketed Event, Youth Venue Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre New York, NY 10023 United States Map:

Associated Chamber Music Players announce Community Music Grants - ACMP
Through May 15, 2017 - New York

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) announces the return of the Foundation's largest grant program, the Community Music program. The program was introduced in 1993, but put on hiatus in 2010 as a result of the recession. The Community Music program will provide funding for programs beginning this spring. Community Music grants support the continuing learning and instruction in chamber music for musicians of all ages through community-based programs. Priority is given to programs that encourage diversity and education and provide access for underserved communities. Applications for programs for students ages 18 and under are of particular interest. Grants in the range of $1,500 - $2,500 will be awarded in spring 2017 for programs beginning after the deadline date, May 15, 2017. Applicants to the program can visit our website: www.acmp.net, and complete an online application prior to the May 15, 2017 deadline. In addition to the Community Music program, ACMP provides workshop grants to organizations providing chamber music workshops for adult amateurs worldwide. In our most recent round, in January 2017, eighteen grants were awarded, including four to overseas organizations and fourteen in the U.S. Overseas grants were provided for chamber music workshops in Japan, Israel, and Belgium. Grants in the U.S. include awards to Chamber Musicians of Northern California at San Francisco State University; Boston Chamber Music Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and to the Music Northwest Camp, Seattle. ACMP Members may also apply for Home Coaching grants, where a professional musician will provide coaching to an ensemble on particular repertoire. A list of recent grantees can be found at https://acmp.net/grants. ACMP also presents an annual award for chamber music education achievement. Just announced, the 2017 Susan McIntosh Lloyd Award for excellence in diversity and education in chamber music was awarded to The Preucil School of Music, in recognition of the leadership by Doris Preucil in promoting the love and knowledge of chamber music. The Preucil School, located in Iowa City, IA, seeks to provide excellence in music and early childhood education based on the Suzuki philosophy of instruction. ASSOCIATED CHAMBER MUSIC PLAYERS The mission of ACMP is to stimulate and expand the playing of chamber music for pleasure among musicians of all ages and skill levels, worldwide, by connecting people and supporting chamber music activities for individuals, groups and institutions. Since publishing its first member directory in 1950, ACMP has brought together thousands of musicians, fostering life-long friendships and connecting a global community. In addition, ACMP's affiliated Foundation has provided grants and awards totaling more than four million dollars to support educational activities of young musicians, community-based music programs, and amateur chamber music players.

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 15, 2017 - Garnerville

For ages 3 - 5. Stories, craft and more! Registration is open for everyone. ***NOTE TO SAMANTHA: This Program is held only on Mondays for the proposed time and date range. Registration is now open.

Tales and Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 15, 2017 - Garnerville

For walkers under 35 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration is open for everyone. Parent/Caregiver participation required. ***NOTE SAMANTHA: This program is held every Monday at 11:30 am and then at 7:00pm. The same program is held on Tuesdays for the proposed date and range to be held at 11:30 am.***

Tales and Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 15, 2017 - Garnerville

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Registration is required. Parent/Caregiver participation required.

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

For ages 3 - 5. Stories, craft and more! Registration is now open. ****Note to Samantha: This Program is only on Wednesdays for the proposed date range and time."

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

Stories, crafts and more! Registration is required.

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

Stories, crafts, and more. Registration required.

Clay Art Center Spring Youth Classes 2017 - Clay Art Center
Through May 18, 2017 - Port Chester

Spin It! Spring 2017 Youth Classes start March 26 at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester and run for 6 weeks. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and building confidence while making new friends and having fun. Time Machine (Ages 6 – 9) Sundays 10:30 – 12PM, Tween Wheel (Ages 10-12) Thursdays 4 – 6PM and Sundays 3:30 – 5:30PM. Teen Wheel (Ages 12 & up) Sundays 12:30 – 2:30PM. For inquiries call 914-937-2047.

Boro-Linc Manhattan: Community Artist Residency with Cozbi Cabrera - Manny Cantor Center
Through May 18, 2017 - New York City

Lincoln Center seeks to build collaborative partnerships with local artists to support the incredible work being done in NYC's borough communities, as well as to increase access to audiences, opportunities, and professional resources. The Boro-Linc Community Artist Residency Program offers local artists the opportunity to create, promote, and lead a semester-long workshop series that connects their practice to the issues relevant to the area and culminates in an art event in one of Boro-Linc's Community Partner neighborhoods. Additionally, this program will task artists with connecting their practice to Lincoln Center programming to conduct pre-performance art-making workshops as part of the 2016–17 Boro-Linc season. This residency will involve a series of quilting sessions, each one working with a square to add to our communal quilt that will be displayed at our culminating event. Participants can take their quilt squares home to work on in more detail between sessions, if need be. To approach the notion of identity we will start with the idea of origin. Where do we come from? Who came before us? While some of these questions can be answered through biological inheritance/tracking, for some, particularly those with broken biological links, a figure of influence can be found through a social connection. For many, this sort of probing will stir stories of immigration, cultural shifts, and adaptations. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Education Alliance's Manny Cantor Center.

Weather or Not, That is the Question - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 20, 2017 - Greenwich Village

A new exhibition about the wonder of weather and its impact on art. From everyday to extreme, the weather has always captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. Global warming has made our interest in weather ever more important. This exhibition looks at artists exploration of this relationship as well as the role of art in environmental activism.

Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through May 20, 2017 - Palisades

Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is back for it’s 9th season! Housed in a charming schoolhouse built in 1870, the Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers' Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals: Local vegetables and fruit, cheese and dairy, pastured meats, free-range chicken and eggs, Balthazar breads, local artisanal and gluten/vegan specialties, bakery items, prepared foods, spirits and libations, and much more. Crafts for kids most Saturdays! Open EVERY Saturday through May, 9:00am-1:00pm held in the Palisades Community Center located at 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY. For market updates, join the e-mail list at PCC@Palisadesny.com or visit us on the web for weekly vendor schedule: www.palisadesfm.org.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a New Yorker, or you’re just visiting, you’ve come to Manhattan because it’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it’s different from any other place on the planet It’s also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it’s named for. With great comics from across the nation who’ve made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It’s a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Adam Oliensis Adam moved to Manhattan in the early ‘80s. He has spent decades studying philosophy & martial arts, and has undergone extensive psychotherapy. Twice. But no amount of discipline (intellectual, spiritual, or physical) could prepare him for the slow chipping away of self-esteem that comes with being a New Yorker, a husband, and a father…especially the father of teenage girls. In his Stand-Up Adam mines the absurdities, ironies, and silliness that arise in the most humbling everyday situations (with which he is continues to gain vast experience). He won the 2013 Paramount Theatre Stand-Up Star Search. He has recently opened for Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried. With Jon Cryer he wrote and starred in the film, “The Pompatus of Love.” And he’s been nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Clio awards.

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Central Park
Through May 20, 2017 - Central Park

Explore the park in the spring and learn about birding on this family walk. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. For ages 5 and older. Registration required. May not be suitable for strollers due to terrain. Location changes each week, please check website for details.

Control Syntax Rio - Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Storefront for Art and Architecture, in collaboration with the Het Nieuwe Instituut, presents Control Syntax Rio at Storefront's gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street. The exhibition will open on Monday, March 27th at 7 pm. Control Syntax Rio examines Rio de Janeiro's civic command center, Centro de Operações Rio (COR) as both a model of computational smart city governance and as a symbol of new spaces of representation of the 21st century city. About Control Syntax Rio Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visible sites of smart city experimentation. In response to catastrophic natural disasters, calamitous traffic congestion, and urban health epidemics, the Centro de Operções Rio (COR) was designed as a corrective tool and as a new command and control hub that would allow the city to prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games. Launched in 2010, COR now monitors its urban camera network and information sensors, gauges optimal traffic patterns, determines landslide risk zones, predicts weather disruptions, and maps disease paths. Rio's wild topography, wealth disparities, and aging infrastructure make it an unlikely testing ground for the smooth rationality of urban management that smart city rhetoric proclaims. Through COR, the predictable impression of Rio de Janeiro as a lush playground of beaches and samba dancers conflicts with the new image of a Rio governed by smart city control systems. As it becomes increasingly marked by extreme police tactics and political protests, Rio appears less a case of urban optimization than a platform for viewing the conflicts that have erupted around urban data management, civil rights, and issues of social control. Yet, COR also signals a new form of participatory civic politics. Citizens visiting COR headquarters are able to observe COR operations and the data COR collects and displays. Through this demonstration of openness and access, COR serves as a public relations space from which the city attempts to broadcast an image of informational transparency and competent urban administration. Control Syntax Rio shows the city of Rio structured through COR's control syntax and smart city command processes. This syntax is assembled from seemingly banal "if-then" statements that become surprisingly charged by their encounters with the political and circulatory life of the city. Through COR, the exhibition sees traffic engineering as urban politics and as haunted by potential catastrophe. In the exhibition, a street route through Rio de Janeiro doubles as a COR decision path. COR assesses every incident to learn if it will escalate to an event, an emergency, or a crisis. Through this code, we are able to perceive glimpses of the current image of urban computational governmentality, not only blithely directed toward engineered efficiency, but also saturated with a thousand narratives of possible threat, risk, disruption, and instability. Exhibition Credits Curators: Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta Exhibition Design: Sharif Anous, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta Graphic Design: MTWTF Exhibition Design and Production Assistance: Florencia Alvarez, Javier Bidot-Betancourt, John Dwyer, Jennifer Komorowski, Chelsea Meyer, Jacqui Robbins, Miranda Römer, Augustine Savage, Jen Wood Sound Design: Sonic Platforms (Michael Christopher, Max Lauter) Film Voiceover: Louise Dreier Audio Recording: Marco Pavão Videography: Terry Barentsen Production: Team Het Nieuwe Instituut This project has been made possible through the initiative and leadership of the teams at HNI, led by Guus Beumer (Artistic Director) and Marina Otero Verzier (Head of Research), and at Storefront, led by Eva Franch (Chief Curator and Executive Director).

GOTHAM - Webster Hall
Through May 20, 2017 -

Pressing Matters - Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre
Through May 20, 2017 - NEW YORK

A boxed-set of six quirky stories nestled into one evening. Seven words map the course of a young couple’s life. A young woman is on a perpetual quest to move forward with the help of her butler. A mother discovers parenting is an obstacle course in the modern age. Three generations of women find a common voice. Chloe and Essie remember. Passengers await their final destination. Jennifer Jasper's Pressing Matters wastes no words as she weaves tales in her own humorous and heartfelt storytelling style. Opening on April 20, 2017 Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM

Teen Action Committee - JCC Greenwich
Through May 21, 2017 - Greenwich

Teens doing good together. Teen-led activities and community service projects. For middle school and high school students. No applications to join. Just sign up.

Babies Who Brunch - McCarren Hotel & Pool
Through May 21, 2017 - Williamsburg

McCarren Hotel & Pool’s signature modern American restaurant and bar Oleanders has launched a new, weekly family-friendly brunch program. The restaurant’s Private Dining Room has been converted to a Playroom for the weekly brunches, with toys including art easels, bead mazes, foam puzzle mats, Disney Princess dolls and Marvel action available to keep little ones’ minds and hands active.

I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886. Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. Bringing together nearly one hundred rarely seen items, including manuscripts and letters, I'm Nobody! Who are you?—a title taken from her popular poem—is the most ambitious exhibition on Dickinson to date. It explores a side of her life that is seldom acknowledged: one filled with rich friendships and long-lasting relationships with mentors and editors. The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops. In addition to her writings, the show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with Amherst College.

Kids n' Comedy Show! - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

All in the Family show! Families are the best/worst. Sometimes, you can't believe you're related to such awesome people. Other times, you think: why couldn't I have been an orphan? Harry Potter was an orphan, and he turned out just fine! Come hear NYC's best teenaged comedians complain about how embarrassing it is to have a family. Every month Kids ‘n Comedy presents a showcase of our best and brightest teenage stand-up grads at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. We won’t ask you to wear a tie. In fact, we hate ties. Nobody wearing a tie is allowed in. There, we’ve put our foot down. Come see the funniest young comedians in New York, and even get the chance to tell a joke yourself, live on stage. I mean, what else are you doing on a Sunday Also, if it’s your birthday, we’ll give you a shout out on stage, and do our best to make all of your friends really jealous. KIDS ‘N COMEDY is a great place to bring a birthday party (just make sure you give us 3 weeks notice.) Appropriate for ages: 9yrs – really, really old. $18 Cover + 1 item minimum per person Lunch menu is available and served during the show. All shows are on Sunday and start at 1pm KIDS ‘N COMEDY at Gotham Comedy Club presents original stand-up comedy shows written and performed by the funniest young people, aged 11-18, from the tri-state area and beyond. Offering classes and summer camps all throughout the year, Kids ‘N Comedy employs professional NYC comedians (who were pitifully unpopular in high school) to teach even the angstiest of teenagers how to channel their adolescent awkwardness into original and hilarious stand-up routines. Oddballs welcome

WEATHER OR NOT, THAT IS THE QUESTION - The Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 21, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Children's Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Weather or Not, That is the Question, an exhibition about the power, mystery, and grandeur of weather and its impact on our environment. From early religious texts, to Farmers' Almanacs, weather tracking apps, and daily conversation, extreme weather has captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. With the words "global warming" and "climate change" never far from the headlines, artists tie together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism. Aristotle reasoned that imitation forms the basis of art, and that art imitates nature—some works perhaps more literally than others. In Weather or Not, That is the Question, artists Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, and Virginia Wagner explore art's ability to make environmentalism a priority and bring climate initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations. Weather—we love to hate it, we love to complain about it, but we also love to love it.

Family Storytime Crafts - Long Island City Library
Through May 25, 2017 - Long Island City

Children will read stories and then make crafts based on the stories they've read.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Immersive Dome Experience - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Immersive Dome Experience: Monday, April 10–Friday, May 26, 2017 during Museum hours Free with Museum admission and for Members Jellies astound scientists with their unique capacity to pulse through the sea, regenerate, and even glow. Environmental changes like warming seas threaten countless species, yet these very changes drive the rapid growth of jelly populations around the world. Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

Palisades Winter Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through May 27, 2017 - Palisades

Select vendors offer a wide-range of products including fish and seafood, meat, veggies, fruit, cheese, bakery, dessert items and prepared foods. All the food at the market is grown or prepared within a 100 mile radius of the Palisades.

After Hours: Comedy for When You’re Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

In these tough times when good jobs are scarce and great salaries are even scarcer, it’s not easy to unwind, and relax. But, we’re not robots, and we shouldn’t have to work 24/7 just to keep up! Sometimes, you have to step back and relieve the pressure with fun and good times. That’s what After Hours is all about – giving you the chance to laugh, blow off steam, and get rid of that workday stress. It'll remind you that even when times are tough and the boss has got you down, there's still plenty to laugh about and enjoy. So punch out, slide down the tail of that dinosaur, and come out for some laughs. You’ll be glad you did.

Family Storytime - Long Island City Library
Through May 27, 2017 - Long Island City

Children will hear all kinds of fun interactive stories, and they can also make new friends.

The Butterfly Conservatory - The American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

The annual treat returns to the AMNH. One of the museum's most popular, annual events this exhibit features up to 500 live, iridescent, tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their lush, natural habitat. See them flutter around live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, thanks to controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

Family Sundays at the Rubin Museum - Rubin Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2017 - Chelsea

Sunday workshop for families. In March celebrate Holi by making rangoli-patterned rainsticks. In April explore artistic expressions of sound. This month’s Family Sundays coincides with OM Lab, an exhibition and project through which the Rubin Museum will create the world’s largest OM with the help of visitors. Families are welcome to offer recordings of their OMs to be included in the upcoming summer exhibition, The World is Sound. In May learn how to create beautiful marbled paper.

The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection - The Met
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

This installation of contemporary photography from The Met collection surveys the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have photographed landscape and the built world over the last half century. The exhibition opens with works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists in America and Europe who brought the lessons of Minimal and Conceptual art to bear on views of nature both raw and acculturated. Also included are a series of unique Polaroid prints made by Walker Evans in Hale County—the setting for his famous 1930s photographs of Alabama sharecroppers—near the end of his life. Images from the 1980s and 1990s attest to a swing away from the "deskilling" associated with radical '60s art making and toward a new interest in technically assured large-scale prints that nevertheless incorporated earlier lessons from Land art, Conceptualism, and other postwar avant-garde movements. The exhibition concludes with recently made works—including Wolfgang Staehle's mesmerizing piece Eastpoint (September 15, 2004) (2004–6), which projects a 24-hour cycle of more than 8,000 still images, synchronized to real time, of the same Hudson River that inspired such American painters as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.

That Physics Show - Physics Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

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That Physics Show - Physics Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New york

THAT PHYSICS SHOW is a fast paced science demonstration show, with rockets, explosions, frozen nitrogen, lasers, etc. It's not magic, it's physics. Now in its 14th month off-Broadway

'Pinkalicious The Musical' - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

This musical of the best-selling children's book is now celebrating its tenth anniversary. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. For ages 2-7.

'Flight School The Musical' - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

This production is based on the book of the same name by Lita Judge. It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! For ages 4 and older.

Like Us; Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz - Alice Austen House
Through May 28, 2017 - Staten Island

Check out the early work of photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Historuc Trolley Tours - Green-Wood
Through May 28, 2017 - Sunset Park

This spring Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of trolley tours highlighting the cemetery’s history, landscape, art, and architecture. Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.

AMNH Presents: The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Monday, May 29, 2017 Tickets to The Butterfly Conservatory, which includes general Museum admission, cost: $27 Adults $22 Students/Seniors $16 Children (Aged 2-12) An annual favorite, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, is eagerly anticipated by children and adults alike, and the spectacle of hundreds of live tropical butterflies is the perfect antidote to the autumn chill.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies that hover above visitors in a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers, where delighted children wander amid these magical winged creatures. The Butterfly Conservatory, now in its nineteenth year, opens to the public on Saturday, December 10, and runs through Monday, May 29, 2017. Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

Renaissance Portrait Medals from the Robert Lehman Collection - The Met
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

This exhibition is the first to present the Renaissance portrait medals of the Robert Lehman Collection. The selection features approximately 30 medals from Italy and Northern Europe, including early bronze examples by Pisanello, the celebrated artist who invented this art form in the mid-15th century, as well as rare wax models dating to the 17th century. Works of technical and stylistic virtuosity, the medals combine poignant portraits of contemporary rulers, dignitaries, and literary figures on one side, and rich, symbolic imagery on the other. The commemorative medal epitomized seminal cultural values of the Renaissance period, namely, the emphasis on the primacy of the individual and the revival of classical antiquity. The exhibition, which explores the development and role of the portrait medal in Renaissance culture, as well as production techniques, celebrates the recently published catalogue of the Lehman Collection's holdings of European sculpture and metalwork.

Renaissance Maiolica: Painted Pottery for Shelf and Table - The Met
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

This exhibition of Renaissance maiolica, drawn exclusively from The Met's world-renowned collection, celebrates the publication of Maiolica, Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Timothy Wilson. As Wilson writes, "Painted pottery, at its most ambitious, is a serious form of Italian Renaissance art, with much to offer those interested in the wider culture of this astoundingly creative period." This creativity was applied to a vast range of practical objects. The exhibition includes tableware and serving vessels, desk ornaments, storage containers, devotional objects, as well as sculpture, all made in painted and tin-glazed earthenware. The maiolica tradition flourished from the 15th to the 17th century. Italian potters transformed techniques they owed to the Islamic world into something entirely unprecedented, and in turn laid the foundations for similar pottery traditions across Europe. Potters and pottery painters exploited innovations of the Renaissance goldsmith, sculptor, and painter in what was a relatively humble medium. That it was owned by the social elite of Italy, however, testifies to its artistic value. This exhibition explores how the different functions of Renaissance maiolica dictated the ways painted pottery was seen and decorated. Groups of objects are installed in displays suggestive of their use. An assembly of storage jars give a sense of a pharmacy's shelves. Among the tableware on display are istoriato plates and dishes—their surfaces covered with scenes from mythology and ancient history—from some of the most important services commissioned by leading Italian families. The exhibition also shows maiolica-makers using ceramic, paint, and glaze to compete with other art forms, including a Madonna and Child that imitates a framed panel painting and a Lamentation group that likely once functioned as a sculpted altarpiece, the largest known example of sculptural maiolica to survive.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Monday, May 29, 2017 Tickets to The Butterfly Conservatory, which includes general Museum admission, cost: $27 Adults $22 Students/Seniors $16 Children (Aged 2-12) An annual favorite, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, is eagerly anticipated by children and adults alike, and the spectacle of hundreds of live tropical butterflies is the perfect antidote to the autumn chill.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies that hover above visitors in a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers, where delighted children wander amid these magical winged creatures. The Butterfly Conservatory, now in its nineteenth year, opens to the public on Saturday, December 10, and runs through Monday, May 29, 2017. Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 29, 2017 - Crown Heights

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Drop-in Art and Storytelling Activities - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through May 30, 2017 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder - Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
Through May 30, 2017 - Jamaica

As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor, Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, his Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for The Wiz, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.

BCM Explorers' Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 30, 2017 - Crown Heights

There is tons to explore at the BCM and Tuesdays are dedicated to the museum's permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in the greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats?

Family Shabbat: Grades K-3 - Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Through June 02, 2017 - Upper West Side

Celebrate Shabbat through story, song, and prayer and experience creative and engaging teachings from the Torah through this interactive musical service led by Rabbi Samantha Natov. Enjoy challah, grape juice, and mini-muffins on Friday and a bagel breakfast on Saturday. Sep. 9, 24; Oct. 14, 29; Nov. 11, 19; Dec. 9; Jan. 6, 28; Feb. 4; March 4; April 7, 29; May. 5, 20; June 2.

Open Adult Dance and Conditioning Classes - Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through June 02, 2017 - White Plains

Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/

Excerpt - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 02, 2017 - Midtown

For generations, artists have used text and books to challenge the purveyors of knowledge and to trouble the certainty of facts. Books are often thought about, researched and developed at the expense of marginalized groups, especially black people. Working with text and books, many artists seek to subvert historical paradigms of narrative control and dissemination of knowledge. These artists’ methods include physically breaking down the medium, pushing the scope of text and blurring the lines of the written word and the visual landscape. Excerpt explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Through reworking our reading, these artists provide new understanding for themselves and viewers. Excerpt features approximately fifteen artists. Alumni of the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program, including Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi and Xaviera Simmons, figure prominently in the exhibition, along with Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker and more. Excerpt is organized by Adeze Wilford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/MoMA Curatorial Fellow.

Excerpt - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 02, 2017 - Midtown

For generations, artists have used text and books to challenge the purveyors of knowledge and to trouble the certainty of facts. Books are often thought about, researched and developed at the expense of marginalized groups, especially black people. Working with text and books, many artists seek to subvert historical paradigms of narrative control and dissemination of knowledge. These artists’ methods include physically breaking down the medium, pushing the scope of text and blurring the lines of the written word and the visual landscape. Excerpt explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Through reworking our reading, these artists provide new understanding for themselves and viewers. Excerpt features approximately fifteen artists. Alumni of the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program, including Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi and Xaviera Simmons, figure prominently in the exhibition, along with Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker and more. Excerpt is organized by Adeze Wilford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/MoMA Curatorial Fellow.

Kids Short Story Connection Workshops - Greenburgh Town Hall
Through June 03, 2017 - Greenburgh

An ongoing creative workshop for kids who love to write. In a round-table setting (led by published authors/teachers), small groups of peers explore creativity, create new works, read works aloud, peer critique and support each other's growth.

Songs For Extraordinary People - Barbès
Through June 03, 2017 - Park Slope

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

Postcommodity: Coyotaje - Art in General
Through June 03, 2017 - New York

Art in General presents a newly commissioned installation by Postcommodity, marking the collective's first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity's multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines Indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions. For the exhibition Coyotaje, Postcommodity continues its several years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border. The exhibition is made possible through Art in General's New Commissions Program, and is included in a season-long exploration of the politics related to geographic boundaries and the histories, possession, and accessibility of land. As part of the project, Postcommodity engaged the US Border Patrol in a dialogue on the role of decoys in its offensive and defensive operations. Decoys are sometimes used by Border Patrol agents to apprehend individuals trying to cross the border, to push passage in specific directions, and to discourage migration into the United States. Given that many individuals encounter decoys in darkness, they have become shrouded in mythology, taking on auras and personas drawn from local folklore and oral traditions. Coyotaje will feature large-scale sculpture inspired by these conversations and Postcommodity's intimate knowledge of the Douglas/Agua Prieta landscape, as well as a multi-channel sound work that references sonic decoys used by border agents. Conceived as potentially functional decoys, the works highlight the peculiar nature of these forms, as they represent both the tactical needs of agents and the cultural manifestations of those who encounter them. Moving the conversation on border security beyond simplistic, mass-oriented appeals, Coyotaje instead examines the real-life experiences of those living and moving near and around the border. Postcommodity's work breaks down some of the arbitrary and falsely-created barriers among peoples of this region, and looks to establish new constructs that speak more readily to the social, geographic, and cultural histories of these borderlands. Postcommodity was formed in 2007. The collective is comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, and has previously included other artists living in the Southwestern United States. Postcommodity has presented work across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Belgium, and Canada. In 2015, Postcommodity installed the much-acclaimed public work Repellent Fence at the US-Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON, marking the creation of one of the largest public art installations by two nations. Postcommodity is also featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
Through June 03, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Exhibition: Wilderness Camp - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 04, 2017 - Crown Heights

Brooklyn Children’s Museum announces a new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, an indoor experience that brings the great outdoors to family audiences through role-play and the exploration of nature. This interactive installation created in partnership with contemporary artist Tattfoo Tan, gives families the opportunity to explore how we interact with and rely on nature for our basic needs and resources. Kids and their caregivers will learn about different ways of creating shelters, plants that provide food and building materials, and techniques that transform natural materials into functional, everyday objects. Wilderness Camp offers visitors the opportunity to take on the roles of outdoor explorers and gain a heightened appreciation of our precious natural resources that we can all work toward preserving. Exhibit components include immersive tent structures containing activities like macramé and shadow puppets, a campfire ring for storytelling and programs, graphic posters of step-by-step survival techniques including food preservation, campfire building, and tool making, and an interactive display of cultural objects from BCM’s collection alongside Tan’s artworks that utilize similar materials and techniques. Opportunities for role-play abound, as children and their caregivers put on a backpack filled with some of the necessities of wilderness exploration- a compass, canteen, mess kit, magnifying glass, net, blanket, tools, and a map of local trails and green spaces to explore.

South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo - South Street Seaport Museum
Through June 04, 2017 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo January 29 – June 4, 2017 from 11am – 5pm, Wednesday – Sunday Opening Reception: January 28, 2017 from 6-8pm, RSVP Only In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway in the South Street Seaport Museum’s flagship, the museum announces its second post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo beginning on January 29, 2017, open Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm, at the Museum’s mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. An Opening Reception with Live Tattoo Demonstration and a Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6-8pm, RSVP required. Visit southstreetseaportmuseum.org for reservation info. The exhibition is included with Museum admission: South Street Seaport Museum members: FREE, $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for children ages 2 – 17. Tickets can be purchased online at http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/ or in person at 12 Fulton St. The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo explores Augustus “Gus” Wagner’s (American, 1872-1941) early life as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist who traveled the world, from 1898-1902, and his return to the United States as a professional tattooist and tattooed man. Gus Wagner was born in 1872 in Marietta, Ohio, a trading and boat building town on the Ohio River. At age twelve he saw his first heavily tattooed man, "Captain Costentenus the Greek Albanian," in a traveling show. As a young man he hit the road as an itinerant salesman and laborer. In 1897 he boarded the cargo steamer Bellona at Newport News, Virginia, thus embarking on a four-year career as a merchant seaman. By traveling around the world, Gus Wagner got to know many seaports: Vera Cruz, London, Cape Town, Sydney, Auckland, Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, and others. It was during this time that he discovered the art of tattooing. He claimed that he learned to tattoo from tribesmen in Java and Borneo who showed him how to use traditional hand-made tools. By 1901, Gus reportedly had 264 tattoos of his own, (and over 800 by 1908) allowing him to promote himself as "the most artistically marked up man in America.” After briefly moving home to Ohio, Gus embarked on a forty-year career as a traveling tattooist, tattooed man, and circus performer. He largely eschewed the new electric tattooing machines that transformed the art form after 1890, and remained faithful to his hand-held instruments. With other wandering artists, he carried tattooing inland from coastal ports, making it part of the culture of small-town America in the 20th century. The exhibition will show original and reproduced artifacts from the Seaport Museum’s Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection such as tattooing tools, a selection of tattoo flashes (drawings and sketches, on recycled paper based materials, displaying variations of tattoo designs) and a selection of pages from the artist’s scrapbook – a 400 page book composed of press clippings, postcards, business cards, sketches, and photographs, that relate to his introduction to tattooing as a sailor. Due to the fragile condition of the collection, most of the artifacts will be shown via reproductions. A video will show the turning of the pages of Gus Wagner’s various canvas books, like Gus’s clients were doing nearly a century ago. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with hand tattoo techniques, and make the case for the importance of researching, documenting, and preserving tattoo collections in museums and research institutes. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 6-8 pm. Two live tattooing demonstrations, with Gus Wagner original designs, will be part of the event, thanks to Daredevil Tattoo Museum’s co-owners Michelle Myles and Brad Fink. A silent auction will also happen during the evening. Auction items include two gift certificates for two Gus Wagner tattoos that Daredevil’s co-owners would make at a later date; one walking tour of New York City’s tattoo history sites by Michelle Myles; and a few rare signed copies of publications and films on tattooing. All funds raised during the evening will be dedicated toward the conservation of the South Street Seaport Museum’s tattoo collection. Lectures and all-ages public programs will take place throughout the length of the exhibition in collaboration with Daredevil Tattoo Museum, New-York Historical Society, and Tattly. The exhibition is curated by Alan Govenar, with Martina Caruso, Collections Manager and Registrar, and Michelle Kennedy, Collections Assistant at the Seaport Museum. The design and art direction is curated by Rob Wilson and Christine Picone of Bowne Printers, the Museum’s historic print shop. This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funds are provided by Communities Foundation of Texas, Daredevil Tattoo Museum, Tattoo Archive, and the Paul Rogers Tattoo Research Center. Alan Govenar (Exhibition Curator) is a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker. He is president of Documentary Arts. Govenar has a B.A. with distinction in American Folklore from Ohio State University, an M.A. in Folklore and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of twenty-nine books, including Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound, Stompin’ at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller, Extraordinary Ordinary People: Five American Masters of Traditional Arts, Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit of Freedom, Opportunity and Achievement, Jasper, Texas: The Community Photographs of Alonzo Jordan, Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas, Portraits of Community, and The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues. Stoney Knows How: Life as a Sideshow Tattoo Artist, Govenar has written numerous articles on tattooing and has co-authored with Ed Hardy three books on tattooing Flash from the Past: Classic American Tattoo Designs 1890-1965, Art for Life, and Beyond Skin. Govenar’s film, Stoney Knows How, based on his book by the same title about Old School tattoo artist Leonard St. Clair, was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and was selected as an Outstanding Film of the Year by the London Film Festival. Govenar has also produced and directed numerous films in association with NOVA, La Sept/ARTE, and the corporation for public broadcasting for broadcast and educational distribution. The off-Broadway premiere of Govenar’s musical Texas in Paris received rave reviews in The New York Times and Huffington Post. ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Hello from Japan - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through June 04, 2017 - New York

Back by popular demand, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Hello from Japan! exhibit is returning to the Children’s Museum (212 West 83rd Street) beginning Jan. 20 through May 14, 2017. The interactive traveling exhibit, which garnered great attention and praise during its 2015 run at the museum, transports families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Located in the museum’s Lower Level Gallery, the 1,500-square-foot exhibit invites families to explore an immersive, child-sized Tokyo streetscape and Shinto park. Visitors learn how time-honored Japanese traditions co-exist with the contemporary culture of kawaii-inspired graphics and products, characterized by round figures, vibrant colors and a whimsical, cute aesthetic.

Family Discovery Weekends - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 04, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Garden docents.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
Through June 05, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Community Dance Class - BRIC House Ballroom
Through June 05, 2017 - Fort Greene

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join this series of community dance classes taught by Ronald K. Brown and members of his company, Evidence, A Dance Company. Evidence, A Dance Company blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word providing a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. These community classes, accessible for all ages and skill levels, are rooted in the company's fusion aesthetic and are the perfect alternative to another boring day at the gym. Come discover the joy of dance. No previous experience necessary.

SACRED SPACES HIMALAYAN WIND AND THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST SHRINE ROOM - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 05, 2017 - Chelsea

Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist Francisco López called Khandroma: Himalayan Wind, which transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound. In the spring and summer of 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Francisco López traveled to Upper Mustang, Nepal, to record the sounds in and surrounding the world's highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence. These sound environments will be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective's founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags evoking the notion of repetition and permanent change. Visitors can also enter the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine.

Han Youngsoo: Photographs Of Seoul 1956–63 - International Center of Photography
Through June 09, 2017 - New York

This exhibition is the first major U.S. showing of the work of Korean photographer Han Youngsoo, who captured the dramatic transformation of Seoul in the years after the end of the Korean War. After taking part in bitter frontline fighting as a young South Korean soldier during the Korean War (1950–53), Han Youngsoo returned to Seoul at the conflict's end and found a devastated, impoverished city. Choosing photography as a profession, he witnessed a period of profound transformation in Seoul that saw the rapid creation of a modern city and urban society. His photographs, rarely seen outside of Korea until now, offer a fascinating window onto the changing everyday lives of the city's inhabitants during a historic moment. Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956–63 has been organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Christopher Phillips and Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York City, with the collaboration of the Han Youngsoo Foundation, Seoul.

Sport Academy - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 10, 2017 - Westhampton Beach

Children become not only better players, but better people as well. This progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels provides professional instruction to learn, lead and succeed. Fair play, positive competition, and family involvement are encouraged.

Teen Compass: Autism and the Arts - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 13, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Hello from Japan! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through June 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in the return of one of CMoM's most popular exhibits. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. There will also be fun programming running alongside the exhibit.

Free Mommy and Me PlayGroup - Rockland Jewish Academy
Through June 15, 2017 - West Nyack

Come join free playgroups at RJA once a month. Registration is required. Contact Rebecca Weiss at 845-627-0010 ext 104 or email weissr@rocklandjewishacademy.org to register.

Mommy and Me - PS 307
Through June 15, 2017 - Vinegar Hill

PS 307 hosts Mommy and Me playdates for ages 2 and 3 every month this school year from 9 to 10 am in the family resource center at the school. Story time, STEM activities, arts and crafts and more. Open to the entire community.

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO - PARKSIDE LOUNGE
Through June 16, 2017 - New York

New York: Due to popular demand, the 60’s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo will extend its run for a third time, at the Lower East Side’s Parkside Lounge through June 2017. Beginning April 6th Wongo will play Thursday and Friday at 8pm. Tickets include a Wicked Wongotini are $45 and can be purchased by visiting www.PlanetWongo.com or by calling 866.811.4111. Wild Women of Planet Wongo, the wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is extending for a third time, now through June 2017 at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston). Presented by Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC. NEW PLAYING SCHEDULE - BEGINNING APRIL 6, 2017 Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm (doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain) April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th June 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th

Creative Arts Program - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 17, 2017 - East Hampton

Learn to paint, write, draw, or act. These programs offer a creative outlet that kids crave and require for a balanced life.

An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style - The Met
Through June 18, 2017 - New York

This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments, archival photographs, and performance recordings.

Learn to Play Lacrosse - I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground
Through June 19, 2017 - Staten Island

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Tot Shabbat - Sutton Place Synagogue
Through June 20, 2017 - Sutton Place

A program for the youngest congregants (5 and younger) to discover the wonders of the Shabbat service and become comfortable in synagogue surroundings. Your child will learn basic Shabbat prayers and symbols, dance in the Torah parade, hear stories on the weekly Torah portion and recite prayers over challah and grape juice. Join the Kiddush downstairs afterward.

Toddler Time - Long Island City Library
Through June 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Children ages 1-2 and their caregivers enjoy interactive storytelling, songs, rhymes and an letter of the week craft.

Book Worms - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Art in Action - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Soccer Training Camp - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer. Registration is required.

Uhuru Classes for Kids with Cumbe - Brooklyn Ballet
Through June 24, 2017 - Boerum Hill

Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring 2016 Children’s Semester “Uhuru” classes at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance inspire toddlers to express themselves and explore their creative side with song, drumming, dance, and play. WINTER/SPRING 2016 YOUTH PROGRAM Uhuru with Olatunji Ojore (Free and Creative Movement) Mondays (Ages 1-2)10:30-11:15am at Brooklyn Ballet Fridays (Ages 2-4)10:30-11:15am at Brooklyn Ballet Uhuru (the Kiswahili word for “freedom”) is a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression. Olatunji is proud to continue Jamie Philbert’s signature pedagogy and help build a foundation for a life-long creative practice. This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, and dance, drum, and song sequences. Parent/guardian participation is required. DATES: Semester runs January 11 – June 17 Make-up week: June 20-24 There will be no class on 3 Mondays: Jan 18, Feb. 15, & May 30. PRICES:Monday Semester (21 classes): $294 Friday Semester (24 classes): $336 Drop-in price: $17 LOCATION:Brooklyn Ballet is at 160 Schermerhorn St. (btw Hoyt & Smith St.) You can register online at: http://www.cumbedance.com/youth-classes-camps/ About Olatunji Ojore: Olatunji is a Brooklyn-born percussionist, visual artist, and educator. With a focus on West African and Afro-Caribbean drumming, Olatunji uses rhythm as a learning tool, integrating traditional drumming and early childhood education. In his exciting and interactive lessons, Olatunji takes young learners on a musical journey around the world, introducing them to various instruments and rhythms along the way. As a children’s educator, one of his main goals is to create a safe space that inspires creativity, imagination, and children’s natural love of learning. Olatunji’s love for the art has brought him to stages, class rooms, and communities around the world. He can presently be heard drumming with Ghanaian drum orchestra Akoko Nate and Ropeadope recording artist Underground System.

Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family - Clay Art Center
Through June 24, 2017 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Every Saturday beginning January 21 through June, 2017. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian. Fee: $25 Adult, $15 Children under 12 & seniors, $5 firing fee (per piece). Ages 5 – 99. Call to reserve a space starting at 10am on the Saturday you wish to attend. 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org

A World Full of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD - Onassis Cultural Center New York
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

From March 9 through June 24, 2017, the Onassis Cultural Center New York presents A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, a groundbreaking exploration of emotional life in ancient times and its contemporary reverberations. Prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, the exhibition brings together more than 130 masterpieces from internationally renowned museums—including the Acropolis Museum; National Archaeological Museum, Athens; Louvre; British Museum; and Vatican Museums—many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time, and some of which will be seen for the first time outside Greece. Together, these objects provide a timely opportunity to think about the role of feelings in our personal, social, and political lives, while helping to advance the relatively new field of the history of emotions. A World of Emotions is the centerpiece of a dynamic spring season at the Onassis Cultural Center New York that includes newly commissioned artwork by artist Jannis Varelas, as well as public programming featuring actress and director Fiona Shaw, philosopher Simon Critchley, and author John Freeman, among others. The exhibition will be on view exclusively at the Center. WHERE: The Onassis Cultural Center New York is located in midtown Manhattan, in Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street. WHEN: A World of Emotions is on view Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 9:00 pm, and also open to the public on Family Sundays. ADMISSION: Admission to the Onassis Cultural Center New York is always free.

Film Forum Jr. Screenings - Film Forum
Through June 25, 2017 - Soho

Enjoy classic movies at this family screening event, every Sunday. In March see The Witches (19th) and Hard Days Night (26th). In April see Wallace and Gromit (2nd), The Ten Commandments (9th) Funny Face (16th) The Nutty Professor (30th).

Family Yoga - BambooMoves
Through June 25, 2017 - Forest Hills

Similar to the kids yoga classes, participants will find more interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. The class will include beginner's yoga poses, breathing exercises, games, and relaxation.

Shinique Smith: Secret Garden Laughing Place - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
Through June 25, 2017 - Harlem

Children are encouraged to crawl inside and physically engage with this vibrant installation by artist Shinique Smith. Part labyrinth, part abstract painting. This exhibition expands the Museum's year-long survey of the question "What does it mean to be a global citizen?"

The Aesthetic Movement in America - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

This installation highlights a great strength of The Met collection—arts of the late 19th-century Anglo-American Aesthetic movement. Featuring a range of art furniture, ceramics, stained glass, metalwork, textiles, painting, and sculpture—most from the Museum's permanent holdings and a few select loans—the display explores Aestheticism as a cultural phenomenon of its time that promoted beauty as an artistic, social, and moral force, particularly in the domestic realm. The catalyst for the phenomenon's widespread popularity in the United States was the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia, and Aestheticism remained a driving force through the late 1880s, especially in New York. The period witnessed the flourishing of an artistic culture and lifestyle movement that also encompassed painting, sculpture, and works on paper; the proliferation of art publications, clubs, and societies; an intense interest in collecting and decoration; and the founding of the nation's major art museums. Aesthetic furnishings and objects were intended for fully integrated domestic spaces—as seen, for example, in The Met's latest historical interior, the Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room, on view nearby—and reveal the progressive tastes and collaborative spirit of the era.

Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing—also known as the Shakers—is a utopian religious sect that rose to prominence in America in the 19th century. The Shakers distinguished themselves from mainstream American culture by establishing communities centered on the equality of the sexes, collective property, pacifism, and industry. This installation features more than two dozen works from The Met's permanent collection, including furniture, textiles, and tools, that reflect the Shakers' life and art. These objects embody the Shakers' characteristic, minimalist designs and careful craftsmanship, both of which strongly influenced 19th-century counterparts in the external world as well as 20th- and 21st-century modern artists, performers, collectors, and museums. From the 1930s to '60s, collectors Faith and Edward Andrews cultivated relationships with surviving Shaker groups in New York and New England and accumulated the most comprehensive collection of furniture, textiles, and archival objects from the Believers. In 1966, The Met acquired numerous works from the Andrewses' collection, several of which are on view in this installation. In addition, Shaker artifacts are grouped near paintings by artist Charles Sheeler (1883–1965) and a video projection of Martha Graham's modern dance Appalachian Spring, which was performed on a stage set designed by Isamu Noguchi and choreographed to Aaron Copland's timeless musical score. The blending of historic and modern artwork in this installation provides a compelling narrative on the legacy of Shaker design from the 19th through the 21st century.

'Mamma Mia!' - Westchester Broadway Theater
Through June 25, 2017 - Elmsford

Based on the catchy songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Mama Mia is set on the Greek island of Kalokairi. A 20-year-old woman named Sophie wants to have a traditional wedding and hopes her father will walk her down the aisle, but there's one problem: she has no idea who her father is! With help from her mother’s journal, she narrows the possibilities down to three men.

The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through June 25, 2017 -

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine mounts an exhibition showcasing its collection of The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome which will be open from Tuesday, March 21, 2017 until Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The twelve-panel tapestry series, the Life of Christ, was originally installed at the Vatican and the Barberini family palaces before coming to America at the end of the nineteenth century. This exhibition brings together the series for the first time in many decades. In 2001, a major fire destroyed the Cathedral's north transept and seriously damaged several of the Life of Christ tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the past 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the most heavily damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. A variety of educational programs will accompany the exhibition, including family and school workshops focusing on craftsmanship and guilds. Other events during the course of the exhibition will include gallery tours, hands-on art projects, and a self-guided scavenger hunt incorporating many of the Cathedral's sumptuous artworks. Program and workshop prices vary, with special events available for adults and children of all ages. Entry to the Cathedral and the exhibition is free with a suggested contribution of $10. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Cathedral's event page.

Aerobics - Massapequa Public Library
Through June 26, 2017 - Massapequa

Learn movements to improve cardiovascular efficiency, increase you flexibility and tone your body. Low impact means no strenuous exercises. You'll be fit without pain! Dress comfortably. Wear sneakers. Bring water. Bring a mat. If you want to get the most from your workout, bring weights - 1 to 3 lbs. are ok. Pre-registration is required.

Kings Bay Y Windsor Terrace Spring/Summer 2017 Mini Camps - Kings Bay Y Windsor Terrace
Through June 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

Ages 4-13 8am-6pm $75 per day. Sign up for 3 or more days and save $10 per day. April 10: Bronx Zoo April 13: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty April 14: Prospect Park Zoo April 17: NY Aquarium April 18: Queens Zoo June 8: Botanical Gardens June 12: Specialist Day June 26: Brooklyn Children's Museum Kosher Breakfast and Snack Provided. Please Pack Peanut Free Lunch. Swimming on select days, arts and crafts, sports and more!

Sensory Tuesdays - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through June 27, 2017 - Valley Cottage

For children with sensory issues and those with autism, this program offers fun structured activities with decreased auditory and visual stimuli in a less crowded environment with limited class size.

'Journey to Space' 3D Movie - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2017 - Corona

This 3D movie celebrates space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Moviegoers will learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. 20 minutes.

Tiny Giants 3D Movie - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2017 - Corona

A chipmunk in a wild wood is forced to grow up fast when he finds himself alone for the first time. Facing experienced rivals and huge predators, our hero must find the courage to gather enough acorns for winter. Unless he crams his huge cheeks and subterranean winter store with at least one hundred nuts, he’ll never have the energy to survive. Narrated by Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tiny Giants 3D will transport audiences into our miniature hero’s astonishing world, showing that the smaller you are, the bigger the adventure. With jaw-dropping drama this pioneering film reveals the great courage and skill essential for one of our planet’s smallest creatures to succeed in a titanic battle for survival. 20 minutes .

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)
Through June 30, 2017 - Jamaica

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder February 1, 2017- May 30, 2017 Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm Free and Open to the public. Miller Gallery Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11432 718-658-7400 As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor, Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, his Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for The Wiz, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.

Shear Madness - Davenport Theatre
Through June 30, 2017 - Midtown

America’s hilarious whodunit created by Bruce Jordan in 1976 is known for its long, long runs in both Boston and Washington D.C. (It has also been translated into 23 foreign languages for 105 productions worldwide.) In the interactive performance, theatregoers get to solve the crime. Set in a local hair establishment that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it! Call or visit website for playing schedule.

Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through June 30, 2017 -

The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Curtain Up celebrates the coincidence of two anniversaries of the biggest awards for commercial theatre: 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys® in New York. By telling the story of the plays, musicals and productions that have won both an Olivier and a Tony Award, Curtain Up explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre. Visitors will be able to explore and interact with unique collections from both the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts highlighting how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. Highlights include costumes and masks from Disney's The Lion King; the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera by Maria Björnson shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a celebration of the international hit, A Chorus Line; and the original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse. Film clips from notable theatre productions from the V&A's National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and NYPL's Theatre on Film and Tape archive (TOFT) are embedded throughout.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Purple Mat Yoga
Through June 30, 2017 - Northvale

A yoga practice for moms/dads or grandparents with the their child. Ages 2-4 years old. Encourages children to an early yoga practice with games, music, poses, and the benefits of aromatherapy.

Opening Reception: “From the Streets” - ArtsWestchester
Through July 15, 2017 - White Plains

This urban art exhibition, featuring the “who’s who” of street art, looks at the scope and evolution of graffiti from a 1980s subculture in the Bronx to the prominence of global street art today.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern offers a new look at an iconic American artist who had her first solo museum exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, in 1927. Presenting O'Keeffe's remarkable wardrobe in dialogue with iconic paintings and photographs spanning her career, this singular exhibition provides a focused examination of the modernist aesthetic persona O'Keeffe crafted for herself through her dress, her art, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. Included are photographs by such luminaries as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, and others. These images and the garments and artworks on view confirm O'Keeffe's radical rethinking of female identity. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern examines her drive to overturn the early, reductive characterization of her as solely a woman artist who created "feminine imagery," as well as her often conflicted relationship with second-wave feminists who championed her work in the 1970s. The exhibition also reveals O'Keeffe's commitment to core principles associated with modernism —minimalism, seriality, simplification—not only in her art, but also in her distinctive style of dress.

- Dia - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Dia presents an exhibition of Kishio Suga's work at Dia:Chelsea at 541 West 22nd Street in New York City. Suga is a founding member of Mono-ha (School of Things), which emerged in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s and developed in parallel with Postminimal and Land art in the United States and Arte Povera in Europe—movements at the core of Dia's permanent collection. Curated by Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry, this is Suga's first solo museum show in the United States. In this exhibition, Suga responds to the building's unique history as a marble-cutting facility by recreating his Placement of Condition (1973), a signature installation of cut stones that lean precariously away from each other, but are bound together with wire into a mutually dependent and stable network. This work is on view alongside a selection of other significant historical installations and new works conceived specifically for Dia that explore issues of balance and structure and that respond to the physical parameters of the space. His new commission investigates material equilibrium through a series of interweaving metal rods that are perched on top of wooden uprights. Kishio Suga is made possible by significant support from Marissa Sackler. Generous support is also provided by Blum & Poe, Frances Bowes, Nathalie and Charles de Gunzburg, and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, with additional support from Estrellita B. Brodsky and the Japan Foundation, New York.

SSSM - Summer Series of Walking Tours - South Street Seaport Museum
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

The South Street Seaport Museum announces this summer's Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York's original seaport. Tickets are $15 for Seaport Walking Tours (members $12) and $25 for Special Walking Tours (members $20) and are available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours. Take a Seaport Walking Tour and discover the seaport district's exceptional, wacky, and, at times, seedy history. Each tour takes attendees not only on a journey through the neighborhood, but through time as well. Hear stories about innovative merchants, hardened criminals, and incredible feats of engineering. Walking Tours are offered from May-July, every Thursday and Friday, and third Saturday of the month (Thurs at 12pm; Fri at 12pm & 2pm; Sat at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm). The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge quietly rises above South Street, but beneath its great towers the bridge stands on nearly 150 years worth of secrets. Take a walk from the seaport district to the start of the Brooklyn Bridge promenade near City Hall*. Along the way, hear stories of the bridge's grueling construction, of the incredible lives of its builders, and of the long-forgotten vaults hidden deep within. *Please note this tour does not cross the Brooklyn Bridge. A Wild Tour of the Wickedest Ward The Fourth Ward was 19th century New York's most infamous district of vice and crime, earning it the title of the Wickedest Ward. Take a walk through the Seaport District and discover its seedy past when it was home to rat pits, lady bouncers, and river pirates. Hello, Havana! The Roaring Twenties transformed the piers of the East River into a haven for mobsters, smugglers, and tourists heading to the casinos of Havana, Cuba. From rum runners to luxury liners, discover the forgotten life of the East River waterfront during Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Cuban Revolution. Special Walking Tours: Titanic's Seaport Join the South Street Seaport Museum's Historian for this special tour to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. From Schermerhorn Row to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Seaport District is full of surprising connections to many of Titanic's passengers. Come and discover these forgotten ties between the ill-fated liner and South Street. Friday, April 14 at 12pm and 3pm; Saturday, April 15 at 12pm and 3pm Sex, Liquor, and Murder Have you been on the daytime tour of the Wickedest Ward? Now, join the Seaport Museum's Historian for an extended and darker tour of the Fourth Ward. This once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour takes you through 19th century New York's most infamous district of vice and depravity. Stories of sordid murders, notorious criminals, and about infamous houses of ill repute will be told as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward. Fridays, May 26, June 30, and July 28 at 6:30pm Building Tours: Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport Discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest warehouses of New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. Walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell's story "Up in the Old Hotel." Second Friday and Saturday of each month, through June (Fri at noon, Sat atnoon and 2pm). All tours meet at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection - MoMA PS1
Through July 30, 2017 - Long Island City

This exhibition brings together work made in the past decade by more than a dozen artists. These recent additions to the Museum's collection explore the unrest, anxiety, and critical reflection that characterizes our world. Responding to today's fierce identity politics and crises of truth, the exhibition includes artworks that construct imagined scenarios or use observation of real events in subjective depictions. In particular, the works consider the vagaries of state violence, the implications of global capitalism, and the contemporary reverberations of transatlantic slavery. These artists look back to traditions both within and beyond the visual arts, such as readymade sculpture, film montage, and folk storytelling, to imagine possibilities for an uncertain future. The exhibition includes works by John Akomfrah, Jonathas de Andrade, Anna Boghiguian, Samuel Fosso, Iman Issa, Cameron Rowland, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kara Walker, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art and Director MoMA PS1; Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art; Christian Rattemeyer, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints; and Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture. Allianz is a partner of contemporary art at MoMA. Additional support for Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund. MoMA Audio+ is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Shayne Dark Exhibit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through July 31, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Shayne Dark is known for making complex sculptures from tree branches, trunks, and roots that evoke nature while taking on majestic new forms. In July 2016, the artist worked on the grounds of Brooklyn Botanic Garden to create a new site-specific, large-scale installation on Cherry Walk.

Hippo Ballerina - Dante Park
Through July 31, 2017 - Upper West Side

NYC Park’s Art in the Parks installation of artist Bjorn Skaarup’s colossal bronze sculpture Hippo Ballerina. Perfect for a selfie!

Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting - The Met
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multiple layers of meaning. Displaying works from the 12th century to the present, this exhibition introduces three distinct modes of pictorial storytelling: multipart illustrations presented in long handscrolls, often punctuated with passages of text; single iconic scenes that evoke an entire story; and generic landscapes or flower-and-bird paintings that acquire narrative significance through the artist's inscription. The exhibition is further organized by theme: historical events, seasonal progression, warfare, journeys, Buddhist and Confucian values, and family and friendship. One special gallery focuses on a grandiose military narrative—that of China's annexation of East Turkestan in the 1750s. The installation, a collaboration among three Museum departments, features a suite of European engravings alongside Chinese weaponry and a painting to show how an emperor exploited art for his own aggrandizement. Contemporary Chinese artists have continued the narrative tradition with an expanded repertoire of subjects and approaches. The examples on display range from reflections on the creative process to critiques of modern technology and government policies. Together, the approximately 60 pictorial works and 30 decorative art objects, most from The Met collection, present a comprehensive view of the narrative genre, demonstrating its expressive versatility and continuing relevance.

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season - Doug Varone and Dancers/DOVA, Inc.
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season New York City’s famed Doug Varone and Dancers celebrates the company’s 30th Anniversary Season with upcoming performances and intensives. For 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to their audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. This philosophy has earned them the reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Over time, the company has created an expansive legacy encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we continue to push audiences’ expectations of how they encounter dance. - Doug Varone The season includes: * January 18–22, 2017 – Dance Affiliates, Prince Theater Philadelphia, PA * February 18, 2017 – TITAS Presents, Dallas, TX * March 4, 2017 – Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA * March 15, 2017 – Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA * March 29 – April 1, 2017 – Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY * May – August 2017 – DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program, Hunter College, New York, NY * July 10-21, 2017 – Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater, New York, NY * June 2017 – Summer Intensive Workshop, Purchase College, Purchase, NY * * August 2-6, 2017 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Ted Shawn Theatre, Becket, MA “Doug Varone and Dancers command attention as soon as the curtain goes up. Rarely do you find a choreographer so dedicated to the full and generous complexity of the human spirit. Many choreographers can create interesting movement; few can make it mean so much.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE “Varone has an unquenchable instinct for expressing the vagaries of the human heart.” – ARTS JOURNAL “This is a company of master dancers, performing masterly choreography.” – NEWSDAY DETAILED SCHEDULE Dance Affiliates, Prince Theater Main Stage, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 January 18–22, 2017, Wed and Thu at 7:30pm, Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm, and Sun at 3pm Presented by Dance Affiliates/NextMove Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers will bring the Philadelphia premiere of ReComposed (2015), which is inspired by Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings and set to an explosive score Dystopia by Michael Gordon. Another program highlight is Possession (1994) — a poignant, powerful and physically-thrilling work set to Philip Glass’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and based on A.S. Byatt’s novel. Attend a Post-Performance Chat after the Thursday 7:30PM and Saturday 2PM show. Meet the company, ask questions, and get the scoop on the what’s and the why’s of the creative process. Tickets: $20-$60 Box Office: 215-422-4580 www.princetheater.org/next-move www.danceaffiliates.org TITAS Presents, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 February 18, 2017 at 8pm Possession (1994 | Major Revival) ReComposed (2015) Tickets: $12-$135 Box Office: 214.880.0202 www.attpac.org Shenandoah Conservatory, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601 March 4, 2017 at 8pm Tickets: $25 Box Office: 540-665-4569 www.su.edu/performs/event/doug-varone-and-dancers/ James Madison University, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage Theater, 147 Warsaw Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 March 15, 2017 at 8pm Possession (1994 | Major Revival), ReComposed (2015), Folded (from in the shelter of the fold) Tickets: $33-38 Box Office: 540-568-7000 www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Harvey Theater - 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 March 29 – April 1, 2017 Doug Varone and Dancers celebrate 30 years of impassioned choreography with three works representing the past, present, and future of this peerless company. Their major revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994), inspired by A.S. Byatt’s century-spanning novel of the same name, is an entwined portrait of solitude and desire. Varone’s latest work Folded, set to music by MacArthur fellow Julia Wolfe, renders the intimate interplay between two dancers falling in and out of sync. And in ReComposed, inspired by abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, dancers careen across a paper-white stage to the crescendos of Michael Gordon’s Dystopia. Tickets: $25-$45 Box Office: (718) 636-4100, www.bam.org/dance/2017/doug-varone-and-dancers DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC 10065 May – August 2017 Doug Varone and his Company will once again offer DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship, a program designed for emerging choreographers. A unique program celebrating its third year, the entire scope of the mentorship is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months. 212-279-3344, www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/choreographic-intensive.php Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY July 10 -21, 2017 Doug Varone and Dancers will perform LUX at The Duke on 42nd Street for Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater summer series curated to inspire young people through a diverse roster of NYC-based dance.  Tickets: $10 Box Office: 646.223.3010 www.NewVictory.org Summer Intensive Workshop, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 Doug Varone and Dancers in partnership with Purchase College will offer an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers in Purchase, New York. This immersive, three-week experience will offer Daily classes in Pilates, Modern Technique, Phrasework, Ballet, Improvisation, Repertory, Choreography and other special electives; supplemental activities to include lecture demonstrations, repertory showings, social activities, and a final student showing. June 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Ted Shawn Theatre, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223 August 2-6, 2017 Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced. Box Office: (413) 243-0745 www.jacobspillow.org REPERTORY IN THE SHELTER OF THE FOLD Choreography by Doug Varone Music by Julia Wolfe, Lesley Flanigan, Geoff Gersh, Raz Mesinai, Kevin Keller, Glenn Kotche Faith and belief take many forms, as do the acts of coping, questioning, and the expectations attached to it. Within this intensely intimate work, we explore the physicality of fulfillment and disappointment, and the tension between the comfort one finds in community and the stifling pressure to conform. in the shelter of the fold is comprised of a cycle of six imagistic dances that can be shown as stand-alone works or as an interrelated episodic event. The dance’s score comprises works by six of the most innovative 21st century composers working today. RECOMPOSED (2015), Music by Michael Gordon ReComposed is a visual dance creation inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, set to Michael Gordon’s explosive score, Dystopia. With gestural, sometimes violent brushwork, Mitchell described her paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” I recognize this visceral energy within my own dance making, creating human moving landscapes that hauntingly echo Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “Varone created a moving work of art.” - The Durham Herald “Mr. Varone is uncommonly adept in setting a stage aswirl with lines of energy. Bodies tangle and untangle at high speed, with limbs loosely flying, and if their paths left marks in the air, the result might indeed resemble one of the Mitchell pastels that are the inspiration for ‘ReComposed.’” - The New York Times POSSESSION (1994), Music by Philip Glass “Through lashing movement sprung from ordinary gesture, along with evocative lifts, holds and falls, ‘Possession’ evokes the temper of our time – equal parts isolation, anxiety, violence and anomie.” - New York Magazine THE FABULIST (2014), Music by David Lang “Varone is, I believe, a great humanist. Something, probably honesty, makes his movement powerfully touching – you feel like he is telling you secrets in the dark. I was brought to tears by this sight and pretty much all of the dance. If Varone has ever interested you, do not miss this solo.” - Five Points LUX (2006), Music by Philip Glass “Luxuriant. ‘Lux’ is all about freedom. It is what dancing really feels like, the kind of dancing I might dream about: loose and sweeping in a spirit of exultation. Varone puts the beating heart at the center of his work.” - The Washington Post STRICT LOVE (1994), Musical selections from various popular artists “This gray persona, which all the dancers took on, juxtaposed to the music, which included Diana Ross’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ was bizarre and fascinating. ‘Strict Love’ was one of those dances that leaves audiences begging for more.” - The Daily Gazette STRIPPED/DRESSED: A unique concept for an evening of dance Building off the huge success of Varone’s sold-out NYC studio series, STRIPPED, Varone is taking his idea to the Mainstage as a way of opening dialogues with new dance presenters and their audiences nationwide. It opens doors for new dance audiences, allowing them to literally see the process of how a dance unfolds from beginnings to fruition in one evening. * STRIPPED: Varone’s articulate and insightful way of dissecting his choreography for dance audiences helps to demystify the art form for many viewers, and provides an overture for experiencing his work. The first half of the evening, with Varone as MC, provides an intimate look at his creative process. The Company, dressed in only rehearsal clothes, under simple lights, presents a detailed look into the intricacies of how dances are created and performed * DRESSED: After a short Q&A and an intermission, the Company returns with the second half of the evening: presenting fully produced dances, complete with lights and costumes. DOUG VARONE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works in dance, theatre, opera, film, and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance. His work is known for its emotional range, kinetic breadth and the diversity of genres in which he works. His New York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim by leading international venues for three decades. In the concert dance world, Varone has created a body of works globally. Commissions include the Limón Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Rambert Dance Company (London), Martha Graham Dance Company, Dancemakers (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Bern Ballet (Switzerland) and An Creative (Japan), among others. In addition, his dances have been staged on more than 75 college and university programs around the country. In opera, Doug Varone is in demand as both a director and choreographer. Among his four productions at The Metropolitan Opera are Salome with its Dance of the Seven Veils for Karita Mattila, the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, and Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, designed by David Hockney. His Met Opera production of Hector Berloiz’s Les Troyens was broadcast worldwide in HD. He has directed multiple premieres for Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington Opera, New York City Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera, among others. His numerous theatre credits include choreography for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres across the country. His choreography for 2012’s musical Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club earned him a Lortel Award nomination. Film credits include choreography for the Patrick Swayze film, One Last Dance. In 2008, Varone’s Bottomland, set in the Mammoth Caves of Kentucky, was the subject of PBS’s Dance in America: Wolf Trap’s Face of America. Most recently, he directed and choreographed MasterVoices’ production of Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center, starring Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark, alongside the Company. Varone received his BFA from Purchase College where he was awarded the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Numerous honors and awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award (for Lincoln Center’s Orpheus and Eurydice), the Jerome Robbins Fellowship at the Boglaisco Institute in Italy, two individual Bessie Awards, two American Dance Festival Doris Duke Awards for New Work, and four National Dance Project Awards. In 2015, Varone was awarded both a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild. Varone teaches workshops and master classes around the world for dancers, musicians and actors. He is currently on the faculty at Purchase College, teaching composition and choreography. DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS The recipient of 11 Bessie Awards, Doug Varone and Dancers has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the US and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City Center, San Francisco Performances, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto’s Harbourfront, Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theatre, Buenos Aires’ Teatro San Martin, the Venice Biennale, and the Tokyo, Bates, Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festivals. In opera and theatre, the Company regularly collaborates on the many Varone-directed or choreographed productions that have been produced around the world. Doug Varone and Dancers continues to be among the most sought-after ambassadors and educators in the field. The Company’s multidisciplinary residency programs take audiences deeper into the work, with a hands-on approach that moves beyond the studio to speak directly to people of all ages and backgrounds, both dancers and non-dancers alike. Our annual intensive workshops at leading universities have attracted students and professionals from around the country, and through our innovative DEVICES choreographic mentorship program, we are training the next generation of artists and dance-makers. Whether on the concert stage, in opera or theatre or on the screen, choreographer Doug Varone creates kinetically thrilling dances with rich musicality and emotional depth. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away with both its athleticism and its passion. www.dougvaroneanddancers.org

Volunteer Orientation - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

Want to get more involved in the park this year? ?Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules! Sat, April 15, 2017 11am - 12pm; Sat, April 29, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, May 27, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, June 11, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, June 25, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, July 8, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, July 22, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, August 6, 2017 2pm - 3pm; EVENT INFORMATION Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation. Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for Orientation on the calendar. Any questions? Please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org?.

Interactive Story Time - North Castle Public Library
Through August 09, 2017 - Armonk

Come listen to stories, sing songs and play games with an interactive felt board every other week!

Open Play Community Day - ATLAS Foundation for Autism
Through August 12, 2017 - Chelsea

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children (in multiple communities) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)*. However despite these numbers, families living with autism find it more difficult to get out and about. Every other Saturday ATLAS opens the doors of its 7,300 sq. ft. facility and welcomes members of the autism community and their families to drop in, play, gather & connect in a worry-free environment where acceptance is the norm. This event is free but donations of any amount are appreciated will help provide refreshments and materials for Open Play Community Days. Jan. 14 and 28 *Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among children aged 8 years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010.

¡Cuba! - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

A new exhibit exploring Cuba like never before, in partnership with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba, MNHN). Learn about the island's remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits. The bilingual exhibition will also highlight Cuba's culture, its people, and its history. Families will be able to see live animals, recreations of habitats like the Zapata wetlands, as well as artifacts and models. Kids will love to see live lizards, boas, and frogs. As well as nature there will also be sections on art, music, spiritual traditions, food and more including a recreation of a Cuban street.

The Little People Party - The Backyard
Through August 15, 2017 - Greenpoint

The Little People Party is a twice-weekly, daytime playgroup for young children and their “big people” that occurs every Monday and Wednesday at The Backyard at Berry Park (formerly The Pitch, 196 N 14th St.), an indoor soccer field located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids; for parents and other adult chaperones, on Monday's the bar at Berry Park offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is just hop away via a secret hallway, coffee is included on Wednesdays.

Free Family Day - The Wyckoff House Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Canarsie

Enjoy engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house. If you plan to visit with children younger than 10, it is recommended to visit before 2pm to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920S - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

In the exhilarating decade of the 1920s, American patronage and creativity emerged on the world stage of design and decoration. The Jazz Age will focus on American tastes during the period, with the United States as consumer and originator, while considering Eastern and Western European influences to define an emerging language of modern design. The exhibition will examine the strong connections between France, primarily for luxury, and Austria with the United States, as talent and craftsmanship, urbanity and experimentation, including in the world of jazz and cinema, flowed back and forth across the Atlantic. The Jazz Age will be curated by Sarah D. Coffin, Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, and Stephen Harrison, Curator of Decorative Art and Design at the Cleveland Museum of Art. An extensively illustrated accompanying catalogue authored by the exhibition's curatorial team, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920S - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design and art during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age explores the significant impact of European influences, the rapid growth of cities, avant-garde artistic movements, new social mores and the role of technology. Seeking to define the American spirit of the period, The Jazz Age is a multi-media experience of more than 400 rarely seen examples of interior design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, art, architecture, music, and film. Co-organized by Cooper Hewitt and the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Jazz Age gives full expression to the diversity and dynamism of this brilliant decade.

Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) - American Folk Art Museum: Branch Gallery
Through August 20, 2017 - Manhattan

This survey, the first museum exhibition on Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) in the United States, coincides with the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of this revered and distinctive Italian artist—a canonical art brut figure included in Jean Dubuffet's collection from the 1960s. The show highlights four distinct phases in Zinelli's oeuvre and new scholarship, through a selection of fifty-five paintings (many displayed double-sided), audio recordings of Zinelli, a film, and images by Life magazine photographer John Phillips. The exhibition brings together artworks from the American Folk Art Museum and other private and public collections from the United States and abroad, notably the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli, Verona, and the collection of Audrey B. Heckler, New York. Curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut. An exhibition brochure is available. The museum would like to thank the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli and Comune Di San Giovanni Lupatoto, Verona, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Gordon W. Bailey, Edward V. Blanchard Jr., Andrea Cairone and the John and Annamaria Phillips Foundation, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Audrey B. Heckler, Robert A. Roth, Amr Shaker, and the relatives of Carlo Zinelli for their generous loans to and support of the exhibition.

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible - American Folk Art Museum: Branch Gallery
Through August 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. Soon after he joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1927, his successful career was cut short by the deterioration of his mental health, leading to his admission into a psychiatric hospital in Germany in 1931. There, and for the rest of his life, Gabritschevsky elaborated a prolific, refined, and heterogeneous body of work—gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper—imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation. This first in-depth exhibition of Gabritschevsky's relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, and La maison rouge, Paris. The New York presentation is curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut.

The Little People Party Monday Open Play - The Backyard (formally The Pitch)
Through August 21, 2017 - Greenpoint

The Little People Party is a twice-weekly, daytime playgroup for young children and their “big people” that occurs every Monday and Wednesday at The Backyard at Berry Park (formerly The Pitch, 196 N 14th St.), an indoor soccer field located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids; for parents and other adult chaperones, the bar at Berry Park offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is just hop away via a secret hallway. Starting Sunday, November 20, 2016, The Little People Party presents Brooklyn Bazaar Family Funhouse, a weekly event devoted to families at the new Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue). We offer ping pong, mini golf, brunch by Brooklyn Star, arcade games, family-themed vendors, and two Little People Dance Parties upstairs in the large Concert Hall featuring rotating guest performers.

It's My Park Days 2017 - Various parks
Through August 24, 2017 - New York

On It’s My Park Days, volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. Check the website for participating parks and schedules.

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through August 26, 2017 - New York

A show featuring the best up and coming comedians.

Love in Venice - New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through August 26, 2017 - Manhattan

This exhibition is part of Carnegie Hall's citywide festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic. A tolerant and secular state, the Venetian Republic originated in the lagoon communities around Venice and existed for half a millennium, from 1297 until 1797. Dominated by a merchant capitalist elite who did business through sea trade, the Republic of Venice enjoyed an autonomy and freedom that was not typical of the rest of Italy, and which for centuries made it a destination for love and pleasure. Titled "Love in Venice," the exhibition at The New York Public Library will examine the literary, artistic, musical and cultural aspects of Venice's seductiveness, including its beautiful courtesans, lavish festivals, lively carnivals and libertine counter-culture. On view will be works as diverse as the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, one of the most iconic works produced in Venice to explore ideas of desire, to flap books showing the undergarments of Venetian prostitutes, etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, letters from Lord Byron's paramours and examples of wedding poetry celebrating the unions of leading European families.

'The Princess, The Emperor, and the Duck' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper West Side

A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales.

JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper East Side

Installed in the Carnegie Mansion's Teak Room, more than 100 extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks, and other luxury objects from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America.

ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems Exhibit - Liberty Science Center
Through August 27, 2017 - Jersey City

Is anything really as it seems? Don’t believe everything you see and hear in the world of ILLUSION – the new mind-bending exhibition opening at Liberty Science Center on February 4. Making its Northeast debut, ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems provides perception-shattering insight into the human mind while playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. ILLUSION investigates how perception defines the way we see, feel, think and understand the world. Visitors will question their reality and their perceptions of the world as their senses become distorted and logical thinking mystified. Some of the experiences include: The Invisible Eye allows you to see an eyeball construct itself from thin air Gaze into a mirror and morph into your inner animal at All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures. Delicate Boundaries creates a space that allows the worlds inside our digital devices to move into the physical realm as bugs crawl off the screen and onto your body, Counter, using a trompe l’oeil effect, tries to convince us that a two dimensional object is actually three dimensional.

JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper East Side

One hundred extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks, and other luxury objects will be installed in the Teak Room, including exquisite works from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America. Personal gifts from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003) to his wife, Catherine (b. 1938), the collection was amassed over three decades and displays the excitement, innovation and creativity of the Art Deco era at its most luxurious.

'Gruff!' - The People's Improv Theater
Through August 28, 2017 - Chelsea

In a dark time when temperatures and oceans are rising, Doppelskope Theatre Company is spreading a message of light, hope and resistance. And they're doing it with this very silly and somewhat subversive puppet musical about goats! Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that calls audiences to action in the fight against climate change.

The Story I Tell: Creative Writing Workshop - Sunnyside Reformed Church
Through August 29, 2017 - Sunnyside

Have you written a story or are you about to start one? Whether a beginner or a long-time writer, we are here to help you power up your prose and activate your creativity. Through in-class work, guided one-on-one support, essential principles and group discussions, we explore and write narrative through fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Focus on: •Storytelling techniques in a highly supportive community of fellow readers and writers covering plot, character development, scene writing, and the key tools of the craft: dialogue, voice and style, POV and pacing. •Producing material and sustaining a writing practice at all levels, with techniques for getting unstuck and overcoming writer's block. •Unlocking the secrets of excellent writing style. Workshop led by MFA nonfiction writer and editor of fiction and creative nonfiction who has been teaching budding writers and ready-to-publish devotees for the last 17 years.

Collecting the Arts of Mexico - The Met
Through September 04, 2017 - New York

In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to The Met. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement. De Forest was the daughter of the Museum's first president and, with her husband, Robert, a founder of The American Wing. The De Forests envisioned building a collection of Mexican art, and, even though their ambitions were frustrated at the time, the foundational gift of more than one hundred pieces of pottery anchors The Met's holdings. Today, more than a century later, their vision resonates as the Museum commits to collecting and exhibiting not just the arts of Mexico, but all of Latin America. This exhibition highlights the early contributions of the De Forests and others, and presents recent additions to the collection for the first time.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim - Society of Illustrators
Through September 06, 2017 - New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim's wholehearted embrace of modern art around the age of 68 was not so dissimilar from his philosophy for succeeding in business. He had never shied away from pioneering, or introducing novel methods, in his prosperous career as a mining industrialist. Having collected art privately since the 1890s, he was ripe for fresh inspiration when he fatefully encountered the German?born artist Hilla Rebay and the innovations of the contemporary avant-garde. Guggenheim and Rebay were closely aligned from 1929, when they began assembling an art collection grounded in nonobjectivity—a strand of abstraction with spiritual underpinnings—until Solomon's death 20 years later. This defining focus distinguished the eponymous foundation Guggenheim established in New York in June 1937. Two years later the Museum of Non?Objective Painting, the forerunner of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, debuted in New York.

'Humpback Whales' - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young. Found in every ocean on Earth—and captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras in this film—humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the species and find out: why humpbacks seem to be the most acrobatic of all whales, how they produce their haunting songs, and what drives these intelligent, 55-foot-long, 50-ton animals to migrate up to 10,000 miles round trip every year.

BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults - Ballet Hispánico School of Dance
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults New York, NY – Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispánico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company’s School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving to the beat in no time. Classes are available for all levels and begin the week of September 12, 2016. For more details and to register visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult. CLASS RATES: $20 for single drop-in class, $90 for 5-class card, $170 for 10-class card BEGINNER FLAMENCO: Mondays at 6:30pm with Yvonne Gutierrez This class serves as an introduction to the art form of flamenco, covering basic technique. Attendees will work on rhythm exercises and full body coordination to engage the entire body through hand, arm and footwork exercises. Dancers will have fun expressing themselves through this dramatic dance style! ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSA: Tuesdays at 7:30pm with Amanda Marquez Participants will learn fundamentals of rhythmic movement, partnering, and turn sequences that make up the popular New York On2 style. This fun and relaxed introductory class walks dancers through the basics of the form in a welcoming way—but attendees won’t just learn steps, but will learn how to dance! ADVANCED BEGINNER SALSA: Wednesdays at 6:30 with Amanda Marquez Dancers will build on the fundamentals of the New York On2 style and learn partnering and movement at a faster pace. This class delves into more variety of styling techniques and turn patterns that will improve prowess on the dance floor!  INTERMEDIATE SALSA: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 with Amanda Marquez Attendees will push the envelope and challenge themselves with intricate partnering and turn patterns. For the dancer who has mastered and moved beyond the basics, this class will work to build seamless lead and follow technique at a quick pace to prepare to be a responsive dancer and partner. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS Yvonne Gutierrez is of Cuban descent and holds a BS in Applied Computer Science from Pace University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Yvonne has been on the dance faculty of Henry Street Settlement since 1991, where she began their flamenco and salsa program. Her freelancing has exposed her to multiple venues as a dancer, teacher, coach and/or choreographer. She creatively choreographed salsa, cha-cha and a castanet section to the music of Tchaikovsky in “The Nutcracker in the Lower” productions (2002-2011). Her past experiences also includes numerous performances with Flamenco Latino and Stringbeans Latin Brazilian Jazz Band under the direction of concert, recording artist and arranger Annette Aguilar. Although Yvonne’s teaching is based in New York, she has taught workshops in Orlando-Florida, New Orleans-Louisiana, Stamford-Connecticut and Montreal-Canada. She has received recognition from the Lower East Side Community for her years of service (HIV/AIDS Awareness, Liturgical/Community Dance Ministry at St. Mary's and support in festivals throughout the LES all through her youth dancers in Herencia. In addition, her administrative work an attendance at conferences in Early Childhood Education have given her insight on high quality early care, education/school readiness that continues to mold our future leaders, especially through the arts. Amanda Marquez’s extensive training ranges from classical techniques to Latin and street style dances. She has taught in New York at Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey School, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio and is on faculty at Ballet Hispánico. She has performed and taught nationally and internationally and has worked with some of the top professionals in the Latin dance and mambo world including Sekou McMiller and Maria Torres. Amanda has made television appearances on Telemundo, Univision and the BBC Vancouver as well as live performances at the New York Knicks Latin Family Night, Latino Commission on Aids Benefit, and the Latin Billboard Awards dancing for Don Omar. She is thrilled to teach Salsa On2 at Ballet Hispánico. ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrating over 45 years of sharing and reflecting the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispánico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company has produced world-class, multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades—to name a notable few. Ballet Hispánico has performed for audiences totaling over 3 million, throughout 11 countries, and on 3 continents. Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispánico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispánico on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Splendors of Korean Art - The Met
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

This year-long presentation brings to The Met masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea. The exhibition offers stellar examples of Korean art in areas not often represented in American collections as well as treasured highlights from The Met collection. Organized chronologically from the Late Bronze Age to the 21st century, the exhibition conveys the broad framework of Korean art history. Among the objects reflecting key genres and themes of Korean art are strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite gilded Buddhist sculpture from the seventh through the seventeenth century; sophisticated celadon and metalwork of the Goryeo dynasty; porcelain with delightful and distinctively Korean designs; and paintings on diverse subjects from the Joseon and early modern periods.

The Princess, The Emperor, and the Duck - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells Andersen’s world famous fairy tales -- The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling, and brings the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly to each story, and as with the original tales, learn important lessons still relevant to children today.

Unwind & Recharge with Yoga - Mommy University - Chabad of Port Washington
Through September 23, 2017 - Port Washington

Mommy University is an opportunity to spend 60 minutes with like-minded mommies for stimulating discussion, fun, and a chance to make new friends. BYO mat.

THE WORLD OF RADIO - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through September 24, 2017 - Upper East Side

A 1934 batik mural created by Arthur Gordon Smith to celebrate the career of soprano and radio star Jessica Dragonette will be displayed alongside radios, drawings, and photographs of the era. The mural contains multiple vignettes that illustrate milestones in radio's history as well as familiar icons of the Jazz Age, including a wall of Art Deco skyscrapers crisscrossed by airplanes and musical notes.

Austrian Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York - Neue Galerie New York
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

This exhibition celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the Neue Galerie's founding. Highlights from the museum's extensive collection of Austrian art from the period 1890 to 1940 are on view, including major paintings and drawings by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, and Egon Schiele. Icons of modern design are also featured, such as furniture designed by architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos, as well as objects made by the Wiener Werkstätte after designs by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. The center gallery features an extraordinary selection of Klimt's sensuous depictions of women, including both portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907 and 1912), as well as paintings of Gertha Loew (1902), Elisabeth Lederer (1914-15), and Ria Munk (1917). This special presentation includes four major loans that have been extended following the recent exhibition, "Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age, 1900-1918." The Neue Galerie appreciates the generosity of the private lenders who made this presentation possible, which offers a rare opportunity to see some of Klimt's most important and beloved canvases. Special thanks are due to Neue Galerie President and co-founder Ronald S. Lauder. A fully-illustrated catalogue, published by Prestel Verlag, accompanies the exhibition, featuring a major overview of of the Neue Galerie's holdings of fine art and design from Germany and Austria. This exhibition is made possible in part by the Neue Galerie President's Circle.

Getting Grounded - Stone Barns
Through September 29, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Tour the field and engage in a conversation about farming. Learn why soil is key and what being a food citizen is all about. For ages 14 and older.

Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design - The Met
Through October 01, 2017 - New York

Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work. This exhibition—drawn entirely from The Met collection—compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child's dress; fragments from a sleeve, tunic, and blanket or cover; and other fragments whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearly 1500 years later. The renowned Spanish-born designer Mariano Fortuny was active in Venice, where he founded a textile workshop and commercial silk printing factory. His exquisite designs fuse the ancient and the modern, the local and the exotic. Three different Fortuny-designed silk coats from the first three decades of the 20th century are shown over the course of the exhibition. In cut and ornament, these items harken back to Late Antique historical sources. Founded in 1903 in reaction both to the neoclassical academies of Vienna and increasing industrialization, the Wiener Werkstätte collective sought to incorporate arts and crafts into all aspects of daily life and placed a premium on the handmade. Eight color lithographs created between 1907 and 1912 by various artists and designers affiliated with the group are also on view. Motifs similar to those found on Late Antique textiles were used as graphic elements in these cards and postcards.

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through October 02, 2017 - New York

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid's history. The exhibition, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history.The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew "on the line"—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. This localized history will serve as the starting point for understanding the larger historical landscape, including the Cold War, Operation Rolling Thunder and protests at home. The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum's collection, many of which will be on display for the first time. The exhibition will also draw from the Museum's Oral History Project, an initiative launched in 2013 to record and preserve the stories of those who served on Intrepid, offering visitors the chance to hear the experiences of veterans in their own words, and to learn history firsthand. The exhibition, which is free with the price of admission, will include education programs for teachers and students, and a series of public programs to generate conversation and artistic expression.

Insider's Tour - Stone Barns
Through October 07, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the farm. As you stroll through the pastures, talk about farm innovation and how to build a healthy and sustainable food system.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Hardstone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, dating back to the fifth millennium B.C. It was not until the Qing dynasty, however, that an abundant supply of raw material, extraordinary craftsmanship, and keen imperial patronage allowed the art to flourish. During the 18th century, widespread prosperity and successful military campaigns brought political stability, while also securing the trade routes that permitted the importation of gemstones over the Silk Roads and through sea trade routes from as far away as Europe. Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from The Met collection, this exhibition presents the lapidary art of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Featuring not only jade, the most esteemed of East Asian gems, but also agate, malachite, turquoise, quartz, amber, coral, and lapis lazuli, the exhibition reveals the extensive variety of hardstones and full palette of vibrant colors that were favored at the imperial court. Exploring the diverse subjects and styles of Qing lapidary art, Colors of the Universe illustrates the extraordinary imagination and technical virtuosity behind these miniature sculptures.

From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed. The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—including the "Peking Opera"—filled the Forbidden City in Beijing. A form of traditional Chinese theater, Peking Opera was developed fully by the mid-19th century, and because of the form's minimal stage settings and the importance of exaggerated gestures and movements, costume played an unusually significant role. This exhibition includes superb examples with interior markings indicating their use in court productions.

Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

This exhibition, featuring 45 magnificent examples of Chinese carved lacquer drawn entirely from The Met collection, will explore the development of this significant artistic tradition. Among the objects on view will be works created as birthday gifts bearing symbols of long life, such as peaches, cranes, the character for longevity (shou), and representations of children. One of the highlights is a unique, large, lobed tray of the 14th century, carved with a delightful scene showing two women and 33 children. Other early pieces on view include a dish with a scene of long-tailed birds and hollyhocks. A rare screen that was produced by Lu Guisheng—a famous 19th-century artist and one of the few individuals working in lacquer whose name is recorded in Chinese history—provides a spectacular finale to this tradition. Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found in southern China, hardens when exposed to oxygen and humidity and can become a natural plastic. Tinted with cinnabar (red), carbon (black), and other minerals, it has been used as an artistic medium in China since at least the sixth century B.C. Carved lacquer, which involves applying multiple layers of lacquer onto a substructure (usually wood) and then entails carving through the layers, is the most laborious and time-consuming of all lacquering techniques.

Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs - The Met
Through October 11, 2017 - New York

Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution's physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met's galleries of Asian art as the building's footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown. Forever a work in progress, The Met's collection of Asian art is ultimately the product of the passion and scholarship of the many collectors, curators, donors, dealers, and directors who have together shaped the Museum's holdings and legacy.

What in the World is a Herbarium? - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 29, 2017 - Bronx

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the second largest herbarium in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in the Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden's botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Smart Garden Exhibit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution, especially in cities. In conjunction with the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden, this year's gallery exhibit in the Steinhardt Conservatory explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG's Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden's outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included.

What in the World is a Herbarium? - NY Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2017 - Bronx

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Music lessons/birthday parties/summer camps - Bach to Rock - Nanuet
Through October 31, 2017 - Nanuet

Bach to Rock in Nanuet, NY provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Nanuet, New City, Clarkstown & West Nyack. Instruments include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! Or come enjoy early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around Rockland County.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveOutspoken #ClassicBlack

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through November 17, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-fun tour for ages 2 and older, explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights. Then walk around the farm to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.

Meet the Farmers, Greet the Season - Stone Barns
Through November 19, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Participate in all-day season, hands-on activities, and drop-in tours.

'A Beautiful Planet' - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through December 01, 2017 - Norwalk

"A Beautiful Planet" is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet – and the effects humanity has had on it over time – captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion – a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From Toni Myers – the filmmaker behind the celebrated IMAX® documentaries "Blue Planet," "Hubble" and "Space Station" – "A Beautiful Planet" presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

Art Of The Mountain: Through The Chinese Photographer's Lens - China Institute in America
Through December 02, 2017 - Manhattan

Mountains, in Chinese legends, are the pillars that hold up the sky. Mountains were seen as places that nurture life. Their veneration took the form of rituals, retreat from social society, and aesthetic appreciation through the art of their vast beauty – some of the many ways that nature played and continues to play a defining role in Chinese culture. The exhibition, consisting of three sections with over 70 photographs by more than 20 contemporary photographers, will present the geography, history, culture, life, and art that is associated with or derived from mountains. The Lofty Mountains: The Famous Mountains of China will introduce the geography, history, legends, and cultures that are associated with famous Chinese mountains; The Pure Sound of Landscape: The Mountains and Chinese Landscape Aesthetic will introduce the renowned Chinese landscape painting aesthetic and how it influenced contemporary photography; and The New Landscape Photography will showcase artists using photography and post-photographic visual effects to express their thoughts on the role of mountains in society.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays - Chuck E. Cheese's
Through December 03, 2017 - Flushing

This sensory-sensitive event offers an opportunity for children to enjoy games, pizza and prizes in a calm and safe environment that includes: - Less crowds and noise - Dimmed lighting - No show, music, or radio playing - No Chuck E. mascot or other costumed characters walking around - Food and games are offered but parents are permitted to bring snacks for their children if needed due to dietary restrictions, gluten allergies, etc. - Trained and caring staff Sensory Sensitive Sundays will occur on the first Sunday of every month.

Greenlight Young Readers Book Group - Greenlight Bookstore
Through December 13, 2017 - Fort Greene

Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12 and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books every fourth Wednesday of the month. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served.

Magic at Coney - Coney Island Museum
Through December 17, 2017 - Coney Island

Magical Promotions together with Coney Island USA presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Enjoy a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians and featuring illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world.

Kids' Movie Night - Harry's Burritos
Through December 17, 2017 - Nyack

FREE Kids Movie Night at Harry's Burritos every Sunday Night. Animated films (great for kids 10 and under but all are welcome). Parents get Happy Hour pricing on meals and drinks.

Stay at Home Parents Meet-Up - Elk Cafe
Through December 19, 2017 - Windsor Terrace

Bring the little ones to this event to get their wiggles out while the adults get to know other stay at home parents.

Library Lab: Coding - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
Through December 20, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library’s dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6 to 10) and their families. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments. Families will receive tips on how to use library resources and how to continue projects at home.

Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through December 23, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in an incredibly realistic game.

Neighborhood Family Concerts - Bargemusic
Through December 23, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly performance, including a Q&A session with the musicians.

Public Skating - World Ice Arena, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through December 23, 2017 - Flushing

Whether you're lacing up skates for the first time, or you're an experienced skater, participants will love ice skating at the World Ice Arena!

New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through December 27, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

Greg Weiss Sing-Along - Elk Cafe
Through December 27, 2017 - Windsor Terrace

With his guitar and a wagon full of kids' instruments, Greg sings both originals and favorites old and new.

Free Thursday Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 28, 2017 - Crown Heights

Visit the museum for free afternoon hours, every Thursday of the month. Free hours start at 2pm, and the museum stays open until 6pm for fun family exploring.

Open Bounce - BounceU
Through December 28, 2017 - Farmingdale

The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by experienced staff. Parents must remain on premises.

Tai Chi - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Through December 28, 2017 - Bay Ridge

Tai chi is one of the most remarkable and practical philosophies ever devised. It combines the pursuit of health and longevity, and the lofty—but attainable—ideals of harmony and balance. It promotes relaxation, joy, compassion, positive growth, and flow. Tai chi gives you a set of mental tools you can apply in all areas of your life, and it helps you learn to achieve your goals with the minimum effort for the maximum result.

Bowling - Herrill Lanes
Through December 30, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeview Road, New Hyde Park. The bowling events will occur on the last Saturday of the month throughout the year except July, August, and October.

Bowling - Herrill Lanes
Through December 30, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. All bowling events will be held on the last Saturday of the month except July, August, and October.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry - South Hampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion
Through December 30, 2017 - Southampton

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry. This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4th 4-6pm.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 31, 2017 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Sky Zone Cares - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 31, 2017 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. Takes place the first Monday of the month through June 2015.

Clay Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Staten Island

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

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

Meet and touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Totally Tots Studio Program: Meet the Artist - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

Each week children are introduced to an artist and an activity inspired by their techniques, materials, and ideas. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

Tots Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Staten Island

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2017 - Park Slope

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

Brooklyn Block Lab and Studio - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum's Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Downtown Brooklyn

Stories, games, and surprises for the youngest transportation fans.

SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through December 31, 2017 - DUMBO

SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum is BCM's new art and play space located in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Designed for children ages six months to six years, SPARK features an outpost of the popular Brooklyn Block Lab exhibit, as well as daily art and design workshops, music classes, birthday parties, and more. Walk-ins are welcome, as space permits, but reservations for the one-hour play slots are encouraged.

The Buttons Sing-Along - Elk Cafe
Through December 31, 2017 - Windsor Terrace

Join this sing-along for sweet, silly original kids music geared towards kids of all ages.

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Staten Island

This workshop offers plenty of time for experimenting with paints and other media.

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art - Staten Island Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Staten Island

A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art. Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

Open Call Audition for New Talent - Tower Talent
Through December 31, 2017 - Melville

Want to be on TV? Tower Talent Long Island is hosting open call auditions for new talent. If your child is the ham of the family and is looking for their big break, let them demonstrate their talent. The agency is looking for actors, models, singers, dancers and songwriters. Call 516-765-2400 to book an audition.

Animal Feedings at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2018 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

Mummies - The American Museum of Natural History
Through January 07, 2018 - Upper West Side

A brand new exhibit that will give you the chance to get up close to one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition will explore the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead. Through high-resolution CT scans and forensically reconstructed sculptures, visitors will glimpse people from centuries ago and learn how contemporary scientists have gleaned stunning details about their ages, practices, and even their causes of death. Interactive touch tables let visitors virtually "unravel" or see inside mummies as they delve deep into the unique stories of the people or animals who lie within.

Mummies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

For thousands of years, peoples around the world practiced mummification as a way of preserving and honoring their dead. Mummies brings you face to face with some of these ancient individuals and reveals how scientists are using modern technology to glean stunning details about them and their cultures. In Mummies, ancient remains from the Nile Valley of Africa and the Andes Mountains of South America will be on view, allowing visitors to connect with cultures from the distant past. Mummification, a more widespread practice than most think, was used not only for royal Egyptians but also for common people and even animals. The process was employed by cultures around the world. In the Chancay culture of Peru, mummifying deceased family members meant relatives could keep connected with their loved ones; some families even brought mummy bundles to festivals. Egyptians, on the other hand, created mummies to help individuals enter the afterlife, often encasing the mummies in elaborately painted sarcophagi. At Mummies, interactive touch tables let visitors virtually "unravel" or see inside mummies as they delve deep into the unique stories of the people or animals who lie within. Other parts of the exhibition showcase the latest isotopic and DNA testing being performed on mummies, and explain how these sophisticated analytical techniques are helping scientists discover important clues about long-vanished practices. Mummies was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago.

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 - The Met
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing will be on view in its complete state through January 28, 2018, when it will be painted over.

Flux-a-Thon - Flux Factory
Through February 07, 2018 - Long Island City

The idiosyncratic Long Island City arts organization Flux Factory will be having our first ever Flux-a-Thon, a kooky arts walk-a-thon for the artistically inclined. Apply with your idea by February 28th! With this application, we’re seeking artists to apply to lead the charge of shopping-cart floats, pied pipers, artists dressed like birds, stilt-walkers, and mobile art projects for a wander through NYC. Eventually we’ll parade our creations in front of a panel of judges, and then we’ll adjourn to an awards ceremony and dance party! Who will win best costume? Best rivalry? Best use of garbage? Highest concept? Most money raised? Only our expert panel of judges can tell… For more details on how to participate, please visit: http://www.fluxfactory.org/news/flux-a-thon-open-call/

New Parents' Meetings - Bend + Bloom Yoga
Through February 27, 2018 - Park Slope

Join this weekly group in a supportive space where you can share your experiences and concerns, ask questions and find common ground while forming community with other parents. This hour and a half focuses on a topic concerning the profound transition into parenthood, but is open to individual concerns, so bring your baby (newborns up to 18 months) and your lunch and meet some new friends.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2018 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Check out this free beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse.

Special Olympics Bowling at the All Star - The All Star
Through December 01, 2018 - Riverhead

Bowlers with special needs are invited to bowl on the main lanes and experience the arcade with the latest games. Takes place year-round.

Sky Wars - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 26, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles to trampoline courts.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - The American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Sing-Alongs - The Dean Street
Through December 31, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy these weekday singalongs featuring a different favorite local musicians each day! Monday Make Music & Dance with DARA! Tuesday Sing along with ANDREW of ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE! Wednesday Sing along with EMMY & EVAN! Thursday Sing along with LLOYD of the DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES! Friday Sing along with MIKE MESSER of the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND!

Guess What: A PG Stand Up Comedy Show for Families - The Creek and the Cave Comedy Club
Through January 19, 2019 - Long Island City

The Guess What comedy show is a stand up comedy show with the perfect recipe for parents and kids: funny jokes and no sailor talk. Plus parents now don't need a babysitter to see a comedy show. Watch top NYC comics do their PG best jokes and, in between, kids gets a chance to go on stage and tell a joke. The vibe is definitely kid friendly as the hosts of the show are a dad comic and his 9-year old daughter. Tickets are free. Different comedians each month. Great brunch and kids menu. 3rd Saturday of Each Month Doors open at 12:30pm. Show starts at 1pm.

Free Fencing Class - South Brooklyn Fencing
Through July 17, 2019 - South Slope

This one-time free class is a chance for your child to try their hand at fencing. Registration required.

Fit & Healthy Mamas 5k - Eisenhower Park
Through September 19, 2019 - East Meadow

The Fit & Healthy Mamas 5k is for female runners of all ages (12 years and older) and speeds. You don't have to be a mom to join in...you just have to love one! Whether you’re a first timer, or beginner, an avid runner, or just need an incentive to lose that baby weight, you are encouraged to join in to promote healthy living and more importantly to celebrate you! Moms often find taking care of themselves last on the long list of things to do. This is a day where you come first(no matter how long it takes you to cross the finish line)! Take your moment to be Fit and Healthy today… Free guided pre and post race stretching sponsored by yoga rocks! There will also be a free kids yoga class post race provided by yoga rocks! kids. Free face painting, music, food and drinks, massage chair, and more. What are you waiting for? Guys can get involved, too. Email Info@fitandhealthyny.com and they'll set you up as a race day volunteer. Make her happy and show the love and support for the woman in your life.) Not ready to run it yet, no problem...The group loves walkers too! Any step towards being physically active is a step in the right direction. P.S. – They are stroller friendly! Grab your sister, your mother, and your girlfriends and get ready to have some fun. Rain or shine. See the website for more details!

New Permanent Exhibit: Titanosaur - The American Museum of Natural History
Through January 19, 2020 - Upper West Side

The museum adds another must-see exhibit opening on January 15, a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur Titanosaur that is part of a special year of dinosaur events, exhibitions, and digital offerings. Paleontologists have inferred that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants. In preparation for adding this colossal new exhibit, the museum closed the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center in September to remove the hall's current incumbent: a life-sized—but, by comparison, diminutive—fleshed-out model of a juvenile Barosaurus that has been on display since the completion of the fourth floor in June 1996. The new, much larger occupant will graze the gallery's approximately 19-foot-high ceilings and, at 122 feet (37.2 meters), is just a bit too long to fit completely into the space. Instead, its neck and head will extend out towards the elevator banks, welcoming visitors to the "dinosaur" floor.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six of the screens are more than 14 feet tall and one screen, which shows a digital waterfall, is 38 feet tall. The screens show six different, but interconnected, environments – desert, mountain valley, plains, reservoir, jungle and wetlands – each with their own unique trees, plants and creatures, but sharing common resources, such as water and weather patterns. Some of the animals travel across environments for breeding or to access food. A central reservoir, which is fed by the waterfall and supplies water to the six environments, is projected on the floor, covering approximately 2,300 square feet.

Make Music & Dance with Dara - Dean Street
Through October 26, 2020 - Prospect Heights

Every Monday Dara and her ukulele will get your week off to the best start!

Sing-along with Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole - Dean Street
Through October 27, 2020 - Prospect Heights

Every Tuesday Andrew plays originals and the classics with a Guacamole twist.

Musical Wednesdays with Emmy & Evan - Dean Street
Through October 28, 2020 - Prospect Heights

Every Wednesday this duo will get the little ones dancing.

Sing-along with Lloyd of The Deedle Deedle Dees - Dean Street
Through October 29, 2020 - Prospect Heights

Every Thursday, Lloyd will delight with his original songs and interactive show.

Sing-along with Mike Messer of the Dirty Sock Fun Time Band - Dean Street
Through October 30, 2020 - Prospect Heights

End your week on a high note at this weekly singalong.

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depicts a scene with a bullring and celebratory spectators. Picasso painted it as an illusionistic window in a larger curtain that functioned as a backdrop setting the scene for the ballet. At some point before 1956 Diaghilev cut it from its larger context. For more than half a century the curtain, believed to be the largest Picasso painting in the United States, has hung in the hallway of the Four Seasons Restaurant, in the landmarked Seagram Building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, on Park Avenue and Fifty-second Street in New York City. Vivendi, the company that once owned the Seagram Building, gave the Picasso curtain to the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2005 as a "Gift to the City." The show positions Picasso's curtain in a dialogue with other N-YHS objects, including paintings from the European tradition that provide background to the artist's work as well as to the traditions against which the revolutionary artist rebelled. Other thematic threads pivot around dance subjects and explore roughly contemporary American paintings, sculpture, posters, and watercolors. Among the works included will be examples by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Will H. Bradley, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Childe Hassam, Malvina Hoffman, Ricardo de Madrazo y Garreta, Elie Nadelman, Edward Penfield, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and Adriaen van Utrecht.

College Essay Workshop - Wilton Library
Through June 22, 2022 - Wilton

Getting ready for college? Need a little help with your essay? During this one hour workshop, join Carey Field, editor, writer and marketer, to find out how to research and clearly understand the essay prompts; how to come up with compelling essay topics; how to develop these topics effectively; how to edit, edit, edit; and essay pitfalls to avoid. Registration required.