Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-May 25

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There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Omar's Summer Blast-Off - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
May 25, 2014 - Queens

Come and celebrate Memorial Day at Queens' only amusement park., There will be 2 free shows performed by the incredibly talented Omar Olusion magician! Before, after, or during the free shows, tickets can be purchased for rides on the historic Flushing Meadows Carousel (introduced to Queens in 1964 for the NY World's Fair!), the Corona Cobra Coaster (Queens only roller coaster), and for all of our other great rides and games!

2014 Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 25, 2014 - New York

The Museum's signature survey of contemporary American Art will take on a new form as three outside curators -- Stuart Comer (currently Curator: Film at Tate Modern, London, and soon to become Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (Professor and Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago) -- each oversee one floor. Whitney curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, who organized the widely acclaimed 2012 Biennial, will advise on the exhibition.

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park (starting point)
May 25, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you've ever had. Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We'll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles: Bartok, Mendelssohn & Vaughan Williams - Merkin Concert Hall
May 25, 2014 - New York

SWEET SPOT FESTIVAL MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION - West Harlem Pier Park
May 25, 2014 - Harlem

Uptown?s funkiest outdoor dance party is back, sweeter than ever! On May 25, 2014 from 2-9PM, the SWEET SPOT Festival makes its return to Harlem at the gorgeous. In its 3rd year, SWEET SPOT Festival is a roving FREE family friendly event summer series with a mission to connect the diverse communities of upper Manhattan via a multi-sensory music, art, culture and marketplace outdoor experience. A rotation of New York?s finest DJ's will grace the SWEET SPOT Festival stage including DJ moMa, Herbert Holler, dynamic duo Jasmine Solano & Melo X as Electric Punnany , Kervyn Mark and DJ CEO. The SWEET SPOT pop-up marketplace will return with a curated selection of delicious food, arts, craft, jewelry and unique vintage vendors. The Laundromat Project will host an interactive kids art workshop. and Asali Yoga will host two FREE yoga sessions on the lawn. Grab a picnic blanket, bring your good spirits and meet us on the dance floor!

Jewels - New York City Ballet
Through May 25, 2014 -

Jewels is an exquisite beauty, impressively layering the music of three disparate composers and marrying each section to its own precious stone for an opulent experience. It is a masterpiece in a league of its own: the world's first-ever plotless full-length ballet. Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, Balanchine linked each section to a precious stone through music and movement. Emeralds floats at Faure's mesmerizing pace, evoking an underwater setting, while Rubies races like lightning through Stravinsky's jazz-inflected piano capriccio. With its symphonic Tschaikovsky score, Diamonds venerates the order and regality of Imperial Russia - a magnificent climax to a grand display.

Noguchi's Early Drawings: 1927-1932 - Noguchi Museum
Through May 25, 2014 - Long Island City

Reflecting in 1973 on his formative years as an artist, Noguchi remarked "I seem to have lost my facility but I was facile at drawing. I could do anything. It was easy for me." Noguchi's Early Drawings bears out this confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi. His search for style is brought into sharp focus by being restricted to the subject he returned to most often: the female nude. The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L'Acad?mie de la Grande Chaumi?re in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York, including traces of artists as diverse as Picasso, Tsuguharu Foujita, Elie Nadelman, Matisse, Egon Schiele, and Arstide Maillol. Throughout this period, Noguchi relied on drawing to keep his eye sharp for the portrait bust commissions by which he made a living, even as he used it as a tool for learning about abstraction. Like the busts, these drawings show his preternatural adaptability to sitter and circumstance. The ability to effortlessley mimic the styles of established artists has cut short as many careers as lack of talent. Facile technique does not at artist make. In these amazing drawings, so diverse and assured they could be the work of fourteen different artists, we see Noguchi at the critical moment when he could have gone either way.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
May 25, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Big Apple Circus - Cunningham Park
May 25, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Now in its 36th Season, the Circus celebrates the vitality of life at the city epicenter, the Crossroads of the World! Catch all the verve, the high-spirits and racing-pulse thrills of the World?s Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under this intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside!

World's Fair Train Show - Queens Botanical Garden
May 25, 2014 - Flushing

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World's Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Plus, the whole family can grab the "express" for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies).

18th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival - Downtown Riverhead
May 25, 2014 - Riverhead

This annual fun-for-the-whole-family festival includes street painting on East Main Street, a fine arts and crafts market of local artists and artisans, live music and entertainment, face painting for children, drumming, dance, festival food, and more.

Nature & Birding Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
May 25, 2014 - Tenafly

Families are invited to stop by the Tenafly Nature Center to look for warblers and other migratory birds that are pass through our area each Spring. The guided walk is hosted by the Bergen County Audubon. Beginners welcome. Participants meet in the parking lot. For more information please contact Don Torino at 201-230-4983 or email greatauk4@aol.com.

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach - Jones Beach State Park
May 25, 2014 - Wantagh

Here's a great way to kick off the summer. See the 11th Annual Bethpage Air Show with legendary acrobatic performers. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline this anniversary show, performing with the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, MV-22 Osprey, Geico Skytypers, and more. Look for updates to the line-up at the website.

Alice in Wonderland - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
May 25, 2014 - Elmont

Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.

The Drowsy Chaperone - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
May 25, 2014 - Elmont

Get ready to be transported to a magical, wonderful world. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

'The Fox on the Fairway' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
May 25, 2014 - White Plains

"The Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute from Ken Ludwig ("Lend Me A Tenor," "Moon Over Buffalo") to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. The comedy takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf. Directed by Jeremy Quinn (director of WPPAC's "Les Miserables," "Hair," "The Color Purple," "August: Osage County," "Lend Me A Tenor," and "CATS.")

Rockland Boulders vs. Quebec Capitales - Provident Bank Park
May 25, 2014 - Pomona

Cheer on our hometown baseball team as they face the challengers from Quebec. ADA accessible seating is available.

Urban Park Ranger History Hike - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
May 25, 2014 - Bronx

Learn about Revolutionary New York, and in particular, the Battle of Pell's Point, on this fascinating hike of the area with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light are snack recommended. Meet at parking lot. Registration requested: email info@bpmm.org or call 718-885-1461.

Family Art Project: Wash-Away Patio - Wave Hill
May 25, 2014 - Bronx

Join visiting artist Em Rooney to create an environment for outdoor, spring enjoyment. Working primarily with air-dry, natural clay, make an inventive "patio" to take home with fossil-like imprints and structural features. Free with grounds admission.

Hawk Watch - High Rock Park Ranger Station
May 25, 2014 - Staten Island

Hawks and other birds of prey are amazing to watch. You have to register on May 14th (at nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register) for this event, but if you love watching birds its well worth it!

LIGHTSCAPES - Van Cortlandt Manor
May 25, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an exciting, new experience: An immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy featuring colorful creatures and fantastic flowers. Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Walk through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout this historic landscape as far as the eye can see. Reclaimed elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures. Otherworldly mushrooms, floating fairies, and beautiful butterflies are among the thousands of treasures you'll find. State-of-the-art illumination will highlight these incredible works of art and showcase Van Cortlandt Manor's natural landscape and specimen trees. Featuring all-original sculpture designed and handmade on site by the team that brings you the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, LIGHTSCAPES is an elegantly enchanting evening event that brightens Van Cortlandt Manor like never before. Appropriate for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org before April 10 for substantial discounts or call 914-631-8200. May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25, and 30-31.

A Bear-Foot Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 25, 2014 - Scarsdale

Join a naturalist for storytime. The hour includes a story, live animals, craft, and nature activity, all based on a common nature theme. Recommended for children ages 2-6.

NYC Atlas - New York Transit Museum
May 25, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Take a look at atlases and new maps of New York City and see how artists and cartographers—trained map makers—create different kinds of maps. Some of them are wild and fantastical and some are precise and accurate. Then participants will make personal maps to bind into the Museum's own atlas of New York.

Little Makers: Exploring Circuitry - NY Hall of Science
May 25, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Young children will explore new ingredients and invent their own flavors of homemade butter.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
May 25, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

The Art of Math - Brooklyn Children's Museum
May 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children, ages 4 and older, will observe geometric forms in artwork from around the world and note how math can be beautiful.

Lobster Days - Mystic Seaport
May 25, 2014 - Mystic

Crack your first lobster claw of the season at Mystic Seaport’s butter-dribbling, shell-sucking, quintessentially New England Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend. Lobsters in the rough are served by the Mystic Rotary Club. Lobster platters are served picnic-style under the Museum’s open-air Boat Shed where diners can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River and enjoy music of the sea. All proceeds from Memorial Day Weekend support the Mystic Rotary Club’s community organizations and projects.

Mets vs. Arizona D-backs Family Sunday - Citi Field
May 25, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, former Yankee Curtis Ganderson and the Amazin's when they take on the guys from the desert managed by former major league player Kurt Gibson. Kids 12 and younger can run the bases on the field following the game with Mr. Met.

Memorial Day Weekend: Honoring Those Who Serve - Connecticut Science Center
May 25, 2014 - Hartford

Treat your favorite service member to free general admission to the Connecticut Science Center. This offer applies to all active, reserve and retired military and all active or retired fire, police, state troopers, or EMS personnel. Accompanying family members are half price, too. Bring proof of service.

Pump It Up's Memorial Day Weekend Open Jump - Pump It Up Norwalk
May 25, 2014 - Norwalk

Make Pump It Up your Memorial Weekend destination for some Family fun. With additional playtimes being added Friday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25th, there will be plenty of time to get your jump on. Check the online calendar or call 203-383-5867 for a holiday weekend jump schedule and information.

Yoga at Restoration Farm - Restoration Farm
May 25, 2014 - Old Bethpage

Grab your mat and head to the farm for a unique yoga experience. Restoration Farm hosts yoga classes in the fields. Practice different styles with different teachers while red-tailed hawks swoop overhead.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 25, 2014 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

42nd Street - The Gateway Playhouse
May 25, 2014 - Bellport

Directed by three time Tony nominee Randy Skinner“42nd St.” tells the story of a small town chorus girl who must save a huge Broadway blockbuster. Classic showtunes like “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and “42nd Street” lend this production a touch of glitz and glamour.

Sketching Sundays: Audubon's Aviary - New-York Historical Society
May 25, 2014 - Upper West Side

Visitors ages 5 and older meet artist, explorer, and naturalist John James Audubon through the amazing exhibition Audubon?s Aviary: Parts Unknown! and join in these educator-led sketching family tours to learn, sketch, and talk about Audubon?s beautiful avian watercolors.

Tai Chi - Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park
May 25, 2014 - New York

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Sundays through Aug. 17.

Celebration & Reflection, Part I - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 25, 2014 - New York

A Memorial Day Weekend Concert Suitable for All Ages! Bradley Ellingboe, Composer/Conductor. Ellingboe: Star Song - World Premiere (Orchestral Version); Aimee Beckmann-Collier, DCINY Debut Conductor; Mozart: Coronation Mass KV 317. Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International. Discount Code: DCIWEB for 50% off all Tickets.

Bonkerz the Clown - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
May 25, 2014 - Flushing

Great family-friendly fun for everyone. Come and enjoy the wonderful talent and hilarious antics of Bonkerz the Clown at Queens' only amusement park. Before, after, or during the free shows, tickets can be purchased for rides on the historic Flushing Meadows Carousel (introduced to Queens in 1964 for the NY World's Fair!), the Corona Cobra Coaster (Queens only roller coaster), and more!

Watercolor Basics - The Curator Gallery
May 25, 2014 - New York

This series of lessons explores a variety of watercolor subjects and techniques. Minimal experience, or our basics class, is recommended. Subjects include landscapes, wildlife, still-lifes and cityscapes, with each lesson focusing on a new watercolor technique. Lessons are broken down into basic step-by-step instructions. Classes in this six-week series are independent of each other and are not required to be taken sequentially.

Story Trek Self-Guided Hike - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
May 25, 2014 - Stamford

Celebrate Children's Book Week by enjoying pages of a great children's book as you hike our trails. When you have completed your hike, you've completed the story. A unique way to enjoy our trails with your children. Trail information will be available at the Overbrook Nature Center or the Museum Building.

Story Trek Self-Guided Hike - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
May 25, 2014 - Stamford

Celebrate Children's Book Week by enjoying pages of a great children's book as you hike our trails. When you have completed your hike, you've completed the story. A unique way to enjoy our trails with your children. Trail information will be available at the Overbrook Nature Center or the Museum Building.

#SELFIEsunday Chainsmokers Live - Harrah's Pool Atlantic City
May 25, 2014 - Atlantic City

$40 Tickets Still Available! Please Purchase NOW! Doors Open at 4pm. Ends at 4am. “A 12 Hour Non-Stop POOL PARTY!” MUSIC BY THE CHAINSMOKERS, Kevin Drew, Camilo, Eddie Edge, Dnial, Desisto, Mad Scientist... OUTDOOR STAGE ADDED WITH SETS BY CHUS + CEBALLOS. If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. The Pool at Harrah's Resort is Atlantic City's only indoor tropical oasis. Expect this Memorial Day Sunday to be your most memorable.

Mineral Fusion Road Show - Whole Foods Market- Tribeca
Through May 25, 2014 - New York

Whole Foods Market at Tribeca will be hosting a Mineral Fusion Road Show for the first time ever in New York, while offering customers 35% off of all Mineral Fusion Products including skin, hair, body, nail care and cosmetics. Enjoy complimentary makeup applications from passionate and experienced makeup artists in the natural cosmetics industry while exploring all that Mineral Fusion has to offer.

Skats the Clown - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carosuel
May 25, 2014 - Flushing

Come and enjoy the amazing talent of Skats the Clown at Queens' only amusement park. Skats offers a unique style of interactive children's entertainment that involves comedy, magic, balloon twisting, and face painting. Ride Queens' only roller coaster and several other great rides at Fantasy Forest, such as the Flushing Meadows Carousel, brought to Queens in 1964 for the NY World's Fair!

Loisaida Festival NYC - Various
Through May 25, 2014 -

Since 1987 the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend in the Manhattan neighborhood known as the Lower East Side, the East Village, or Loisaida. This event is the largest community pride festival in the neighborhood and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact. It is presented in the Avenue C commercial corridor-renamed Loisaida Avenue since 1989. May 23- Kickoff 7:30pm-/CityLore, 56 E. 1st Street/admission free Performing Loisada A Poet's Jam in the Spirit of the New Rican Village May 24 2pm-6pm New Loisaida Center, 710 E. 9th Street-Film screenings, talks and more May 25 12pm-5pm Loisaida Street Festival Program sponsors include El Museo del Barrio, Afro-Inspira Bomba Dance workshop, NY Capoeira Center and others.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Washington Square Park
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

Featuring an impressive roster of over 125 individual artists and craft artisans, each selling their own work directly to the public, the show continues to attract outstanding new and veteran artists in all of the fine arts, including photography and sculpture, as well as craft artisans in jewelry, glass, woodworking, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. There will be several special additions to the Spring show this year including a booth by the Police Athletic League, celebrating its 100th anniversary highlighting the organization's history and services. 2014 is recognized as the "Year of the Coast Guard," and in partnership with the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), a special exhibit of COGAP art, jointly sponsored by the United States Coast Guard and the Salmagundi Club, will be on display in Schwartz Plaza. Participating COGAP artists produce impressive paintings of Coast Guard ships, operations and installations to be featured in embassies, consulates and other government entities. Also 5/31 & 6/1.

DanceAfrica 2014 - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 26, 2014 - Fort Greene

The nation's largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for its 37th year, welcoming Madagascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga. This year, the spotlight shines on Bakomanga, making its US debut. This Madagascar-based music and dance troupe embraces a rich variety of indigenous cultural forms, using jubilant drum- and accordion-driven music and movement to honor its ancestors, usher in the harvest, and preserve tradition. Catch them and select New York State artists in the annual Memorial Day weekend performances, hosted by Baba Chuck Davis. Ago! Amee!

Audubon's Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of the Complete Flock) - New-York Historical Society
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr. Part II of The Complete Flock will feature the watercolor models for Havell plates 176-305 (fascicles 36-61), including many of the water birds from his southern travels and the Labrador Expedition.

World's Fair Train Show - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2014 - Flushing

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies).

Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Metropolitan Area Memorial Events - Various Locations
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) — organizers of the New York City Veterans Day Parade — calls on metropolitan area residents to remember this Memorial Day Weekend those who have sacrificed for us by participating at one of many events Friday, May 23 to Monday, May 26. The UWVC is working with community groups throughout the metropolitan area to help organize and promote parades and other events, including: • Transit Veterans Association (TVA) Memorial Day Ceremony, Friday, May 23. Begins Noon at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, 55 Water St., Manhattan. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will join UWVC and other elected officials for wreath laying ceremony and Ground Zero Flag presentation to Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Thomas Prendergast. • United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, May 25. Parade begins 1:00 p.m. at Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park at 72nd St. & Grand Ave., Queens. Immediately after the parade, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will join UWVC and other officials for wreath laying ceremony and Ground Zero Flag presentation to Capt. (Ret.) Laura Zimmerman at Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St. & Grand Ave. • 146th Kings County Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25. Parade begins 11:00 a.m. at 87th St. & 3rd Ave., Brooklyn. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to join UWVC and other officials for wreath laying ceremony and Ground Zero Flag presentation to Gold Star Grand Marshals at Parade finish in John Paul Jones Park. • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 26. Begins 10:00 a.m. at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park & W. 82nd St., Manhattan. UWVC joins elected officials, veterans and other participants for a wreath laying and ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of the United States. • Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 26. Parade, with WWII hero Rocco Moretto leading as one of four Grand Marshals, begins 2:00 p.m. at Jayson Ave./Northern Blvd., Queens. Following the parade, the UWVC will be joined by the Army Band, Color Guard, local officials and others for wreath laying ceremony, 21 Rifle Salute, Taps and Ground Zero Flag presentation by Col. Dwight Webster to American Legion Commander Sebastian Agostino at St. Anastasia’s Church, 45-14 245th St., Douglaston.

Fleet Week 2014 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through May 27, 2014 -

Celebrate Fleet Week at Intrepid, and tour other Military ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special Broadway performances and help kick off our summer movie series on the Flight Deck. Watch the military battle it out in the famous Tug of War. Visit displays from various partners and more on Intrepid's Pier 86. Join them for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Flight Deck of Intrepid with an unfurling of the 100-foot-long American Flag.

BLACK-WHITE-COLOR-LIGHT: The Art of Rick Shaefer & The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2014 - Stamford

The science behind the perception of color is explored in this two-part exhibition. Colossal black charcoal drawings on white velum capture the intricate details of two precious natural resources: bison and trees. Artist Rick Shaefer, from Fairfield, juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions with an injection of humor from his crows: a cast of characters atop a fence. The second part of this exhibition involves twenty stunning, full-color, high-resolution images of the sun demonstrates the color spectrum of light. QR codes allow visitors to scan and learn more about the dramatic images captured by NASA scientists ? some of which have been "modified" to suggest familiar forms and images. The brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the images showcase the incredible details of the sun in a unique way. An interactive light box allows visitors to mix color shadows with body movement to experience the range of color in the light spectrum. Our world is awash in color and light, highlighted by the nuances of shadow, contrast and darkness. How does the light from the sun influence the way we perceive color? How is our imagination challenged by black and white imagery? These questions are explored in our exhibition, Black, White, Color, Light. March 22-May 27, 2014.

Sunset Hike - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Through May 27, 2014 - Englewood

Take a 2-3 mile sunset hike along the trails and through the forest with a trail guide. These hikes are great for beginners, an easy workout, and a relaxing way to end your day. For adults and children ages 10 and older. No registration necessary.

Fleet Week - Free Admission for Military - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through May 27, 2014 - New York

Ripley's Times Square is opening its doors to visiting Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and all other members of the U.S. Armed Forces dressed in uniform with free admission during New York Fleet Week.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

Family Night Bounce - BounceU
Through May 28, 2014 - Paramus

Parents and kids (must be at least 24 inches tall) can enjoy a 2-hour bounce session on giant inflatables, including 1 hour in each of the giant bounce stadiums. All bouncers must wear socks. BounceU staff will supervise the event.

La Bayadere - American Ballet Theatre
Through May 29, 2014 - New York

Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, this great Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. This spring, ABT offers tour de force performances by ABT Principal Dancers as the tale's doomed temple dancer, Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival, Gamzatti. This ballet also features the famed vision of the "Kingdom of the Shades," showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, who fill the stage in perfect unison sublime as angels arriving from heaven.

Our Earth's Future - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2014 - New York

Become fluent in the science of climate change in this course led by Museum scientists and other experts in the field, including journalists from Scientific American. Organized around case studies, Our Earth?s Future offers a unique opportunity to gain solid understanding of key scientific principles, analyze scientific data, confront misconceptions, visualize data-driven climate scenarios based on the latest findings in oceanography, conservation biology, and climate science, and learn how to communicate about global climate phenomena.

Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean's Glow - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2014 - New York

Take a night dive into the coral-rich waters of the South Pacific's Solomon Islands, where a cast of biofluorescent creatures on a reef wall surround you in eye-popping colors. Most of the glowing species you see - corals, anemones, crinoids, and even fishes - had never been known to be biofluorescent until American Museum of Natural History scientists built the technologies to discover them at their brilliant best. In Capturing the Ocean's Glow, John Sparks, David Gruber, and Vincent Pieribone descend in scuba gear and a submarine outfitted with powerful blue lights that stimulate the covert colors to emerge. This remarkable footage enables us to see these vibrant environs as a reef fish might. Most of this footage was captured in September 2013, during the first expedition in the Museum's pioneering series of large-scale field projects called Explore21. The initiative supports multidisciplinary teams and innovative technologies to fuel scientific exploration and discovery for the 21st century.

Jump and Lunch - Laser Bounce
Through May 30, 2014 - Levittown

Come for a fun time. Admission to Open Bounce is valid Monday-Friday but excludes school holidays. Get free tokens and a choice of lunch.

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

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

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through May 31, 2014 - Vinegar Hill

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

Do You Want the Cosmetic Version or the Real Deal?: Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1986-2013 - Queens Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2014 - Queens

The first museum survey of the Los Angeles-based performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Founded in 1985 on Los Angeles's Skid Row by performance artist, director, and activist John Malpede, LAPD is made up principally of homeless or formerly homeless people and has been an uncompromising force in performance and urban advocacy for more than 25 years.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through May 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in May from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Kids Music Round: Free Demo - Kids Music Round at Small World Connect
Through May 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Well-structured music play spawns lifelong thinking skills. Maximize your child’s early potential by calling Kids Music Round at Small World Connect to schedule your FREE Demo class. Classes run through May 31.

Free Trial Class: Spanish - Language Workshop for Children-Manhasset
Through May 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children for a FREE trial. Classes, Camps, Preschools, 6M-3Y. French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian.

Adventures in Reading: StoryWalk® Outdoor Exhibit - Tenafly Nature Center
Through May 31, 2014 - Tenafly

Calling all nature lovers who love books! StoryWalk is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. The story is designed for beginning readers but will appeal to all ages. The nature center posts a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Open Sensory Gym - YMCA Dance & Activity Center
Through May 31, 2014 - Suffern

Open gym time allows your child to gain vital new sensory experiences. Children have full use of the Creative Discovery sensory gym with a wide variety of equipment and manipulatives including trampolines, crash pads, swings, ball pit, and multiple sensory stations with wondrous materials for learning, exploring, and fun. ?Play is parent-led. An instructor will be present for supervision. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

Teacher in the Library @ The Field - The Field Library
Through May 31, 2014 - Peekskill

Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available May 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 27, and 29 from 4-6pm. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Family Studio: Arts and Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio offers families ways to participate in the Arts and Science Projects offered on weekends at the Museum. Creative activities are inspired by the Museum's exhibition, "The Art of Video Games," and are led by Junior Docents. Saturdays and Sundays, May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 1-4pm.

Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep Sea - Bruce Museum
Through May 31, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition explores the vast and extraordinary deep sea by examining both the highly adapted survival strategies utilized by creatures of the deep and the technology that enables researchers to record ground-breaking observations. Museum visitors are encouraged to view bioluminescent inhabitants of the twilight zone of the sea, discover the extremophiles that inhabit a hydrothermal vent, witness the bizarre appearances and adaptations of deep-sea species, and learn about the technology that makes deep-sea explorations possible.

The Kings County Fair - Aviator Sports
Through May 31, 2014 - Marine Park

Rides, games, amusements, food, and the scenic surroundings of Floyd Bennett Field.

Playland Pre-Season - Rye Playland
Through May 31, 2014 - Rye

Get ready to zoom, spin, splash, swing, and soar your way through acres of amusement park rides from the cooling log flume, to the famous Dragon Coaster, and all your other favorites, as Playland Amusement Park in Rye hosts its opening day, Saturday, May 10. Special opening day admission is $15, which is good for unlimited rides until the park closes at 7pm. Admission Prices (May 11-23): - $15 Pre-Season Weekends: May 10, 11, 17, 18, and 23: $15 unlimited rides; $15 Junior (under 48"). - Starting Saturday, May 24: $30 unlimited rides; $20 Junior (under 48"); Spectator admission (no rides) is free for Westchester County residents and $10 for non-residents. Season Passes: - $95 for unlimited rides all season, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents. - $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides), for non-residents of Westchester County. Acceptable proof of Westchester residency is a Westchester County Park Pass; New York State driver's license or non-driver ID; or a photo ID or report card from a Westchester County school. Playland's pre-season schedule is 12-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day weekend, after which the spring schedule begins. For the season schedule go to ryeplayland.org or call the park at 914-813-7000. Use the website link to join the Playland E-Club and receive valuable discounts all season long. Note: In a piece of great news, the boardwalk, which suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy, is open again. Construction continues on the Ice Casino. A scheduled reopening date for the Ice Casino has not been announced.

The EverWonder Experience - EverWonder Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2014 - Newtown

The EverWonder Experience, a miniature version of what may become a permanent museum, is open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Children are invited to come and participate in science and art activities, as well as to enjoy a hands-on exhibit entitled “Cool Moves: The Artistry of Motion”. Check out a new addition- "Wind Over Water". Appropriate for children through age 12. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 1-May 31,2014.

Stories in Stone: Photographs of Colonial Calcutta - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

Indian-born photographer Prabir Purkayastha debuts a new collection of large-scale black-and-white photographs documenting the fading colonial architecture of Calcutta, once Asia's most cosmopolitan city.

The Masters Interpreted: Injections and Impressions by Bradley Hart - Project 3W57
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

Cavalier Gallery is pleased to present ‘The Masters Interpreted: Injections and Impressions by Bradley Hart, a solo exhibition by the artist at Project 3W57 with an opening Wednesday May 7th from 6-8 PM. Regarded as, “an artist worth watching out for”, Hart’s use of bubble wrap as a medium make his some of the most unique works available today. His innovative method demands painstaking detail as each bubble is carefully injected with a syringe filled with acrylic paint. The result is large-scale, pixilated images that reference the digital platform and the virtual way we live our lives. The Masters Interpreted features iconic works such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Gray Felt Hat. Each is a familiar image, however, most audiences have never interacted with the paintings in person but rather through a computer screen or monitor. Seeing digital replications through a screen breaks down these famous paintings into the same pattern of 1s and 0s. By using this unique medium and technique, Hart is reimagining these Master works by turning them into something modern and fresh.

Anniversary Lottery - Kaori's Closet TOKYO
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

Kaori's Closet TOKYO is a women's lingerie boutique located in SOHO, New York. This coming May will be our 6th year Anniversary! We are very excited about this and wanted to do something as an appreciation for our customers for making this happen, as well as a chance for new customers to recognize Kaori's Closet TOKYO. From May 1st to May 31st 2014, we will have an "Anniversary Lottery". Join us for a chance to win 20% off, 30% off, lingerie wash set, silk scarves, and many more! A Grand Prize of $100 Kaori's Closet Gift Card will be given out every week! Anyone who spends over $100 will be able to participate in the lottery. Pick a paper out of our jar and win instantly! Everybody wins!

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Leslie Thornton’s Binocular Menagerie - Times Square
Through May 31, 2014 - New York City

Animals of all kinds will fill Times Square’s spectacular screens in May, turning the square into an urban jungle every night with Leslie Thornton’s film Binocular Menagerie. Thornton’s Midnight Moment film will premiere just before midnight on Thursday, May 1st, and play every night throughout May from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. Midnight Moment, celebrating its two year anniversary with this program, is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Thornton’s film is presented in partnership with the Winkleman Gallery. Binocular Menagerie features a wide array of animals of various species—birds, reptiles, mammals, some exotic, others familiar and commonplace. Thornton uses a simple play of direct and abstracted imagery to bring out dimensions of animal behavior that generally go by unheeded. Two circular fields appear side by side, creating a binocular effect. On the left are images of the various animals, beautifully captured doing what they do in the wild and in captivity. On the right, the very same image is folded back on itself in a centripetal pattern, reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. The two circular fields are intimately connected: the movements of the animals on the left are remapped into the elegant mathematical abstraction on the right. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square. Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. May 2014, every night from 11:57pm – midnight (three-minute show)

beat:repeat NYC - a drum machine exhibition - Red Bull Studios New York
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

In collaboration with author and collector Joe Mansfield, beat:repeat NYC highlights 101 vintage drum machines and their impact on popular music over the past 60 years. Since its introduction in 1959, musicians have used drum machines for much more than a steady beat. What began as a simple solution became a doorway to creativity. Explore the foundation of classic tracks like Suicide screaming over a cheap Seeburg to Arthur Baker setting an 808 running beneath Afrika Bambaataa. beat:repeat NYC is open to the public on Wednesdays through Sundays throughout the month of May from 12-7pm, starting May 3rd at Red Bull Studios New York. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.

Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar Exhibition - 345 Meatpacking
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

Wallpaper* Handmade, the groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design, and inspired by Jaguar, will make its way to New York for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Nearly 50 pieces will be showcased at this one-of-a-kind exhibit during Design Week. Local Brooklyn architects, Snarkitecture, in collaboration with Jaguar, will debut an exclusively commissioned piece at the exhibition. Six additional exclusive concept products, commissioned by Wallpaper* represent an avant-garde take on Jaguar’s contemporary design, creativity and technology.

Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible -- an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright's thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled "Broadacre City." Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright's life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center. This dispersed vision is paired with Wright's innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan's St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927-31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright's complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

This exhibition of 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict was produced by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, in conjunction with the Nicollet County Historical Society. The project was funded by Gustavus Adolphus College, the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the people of Minnesota through a grant supported by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 01, 2014 -

Cabinets of Wonder are historically strange collections of natural objects, art, or bizarre artifacts that Illustrated the collectors' rare knowledge, prestige, or power. They can also be considered museums for our imagination, containing the objects and stories that demonstrate our curiosity for collecting. This exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who collect and re-display familiar objects from nature and every day life. In an era of high-tech mass production, these artists lend themselves to the labor-intensive, manual process that transforms the mundane into the marvelous.
Collecting is a human activity that always fascinates. Anything can be an object for collecting, from cooking spoons to paintings of cooking spoons. We collect things as a pastime, as a mission in life, or just because we can?t help it. Collecting shines a searchlight—directly or indirectly—on the relationship between the objects we desire, and their relationship to us, or to society. The exhibition Cabinet of Wonder: The Art of Collecting encourages viewers to consider their own habits of collecting whether is it clay bar figures or stamps.

The Cloud - HERE Arts Center
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Building on Slant Theatre Project’s success with last season’s The Steadfast, the company has announced the full cast for The Cloud, a world premiere mistaken-identity comedy written by playwright/comedian Matt Moses. Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose, The Steadfast) directs a cast of four including Teddy Bergman (B’way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Off-B’way: Sex Lives of Our Parents), Ryan King (Now Or Later at Huntington Theatre, The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow at the Atlantic Theater Company), Polly Lee (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep, Wasps at Studio 42), and Emily Walton (Eager to Lose, August: Osage County). Four people get lost in the forest of social media in this raucous farce exploring changing notions of privacy and intimacy in this age of over-sharing. Written by improv and Comedy Central vet Matt Moses (Daniella Uses Dirty Words, UCB's "The Law Firm"), The Cloud fuses the wilds of the internet with Shakespearean romance to conjure a theatrical landscape in which all the www is a stage. In The Cloud, Chris, a set designer, is gunning for a job designing a major production of As You Like It. His girlfriend Katie is an app designer who gets her first big break with a very revealing app called “Show Me Yours.” Enter Katie’s ex-boyfriend, Greg, a personal trainer who’s ready to end his philandering and get married, and Greg’s client Sandy, a career-obsessed costume designer who decides to spice things up by having a fling with a younger man. Wes Grantom (director): Eager to Lose by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Ars Nova), The Steadfast by Mat Smart, Mine by Bekah Brunstetter (Slant Theatre Project), Clybourne Park (Premiere Stages). Broadway as Associate Director: Act One, Annie, Brief Encounter, Waiting for Godot, Les Liaisons Dangereuse. Wes has also worked at Williamstown, the Atlantic, Lincoln Center, the Alley, Roundabout, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo Rep, George Street, and TheatreSquared. Drama League Fellowship, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Co-Artistic Director of Slant Theatre Project. Education: University of Evansville. Matt Moses (playwright) Matt’s play The Bedtrick was produced in translation in Santiago, Chile and will be seen in Caracas, Venezuela at the 2014 Festival of Contemporary US Drama. The Emperor of Ice Cream or Thirteen Ways of Looking at Donald Rumsfeld was produced by the Hangar Theater. Daniella Uses Dirty Words was produced by the Abingdon Theater. Matt has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he won the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. He performs every Friday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with “The Law Firm.” Set Designer: Daniel Zimmerman; Costume Designer: Lisa Loen; Lighting Designer: Driscoll Otto; Sound Designer: Josh Millican. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm, with additional performances Sunday, May 18th at 7pm and Saturday, May 31st at 2pm. There is no performance on Sunday, May 25th.

Four Clowns - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Having dazzled critics and audiences in the West Coast and Midwest, "Four Clowns", conceived and directed by Jeremy Aluma, makes its too-brief East Coast debut May 23 to June 1 in The Club at La MaMa. In a madcap evening, four foul-mouthed, wonderfully dressed and finely face-painted clowns--a sad one, an angry one, a nervous one and a mischevous one--re-enact iconic life experiences to show how human pain is both unique and universal. The Huffington Post called it "a drama that focuses on the epic though squalid journey of our four heroes through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The result is as sobering as the voyage is outlandish….daring and energetic, weird and wonderful."

Batman at 75: Screenings from the Paley Center Collection - Paley Center for Media
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Even your grandmother could name Batman's sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world's most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) every weekend in May at the Paley Center with a wide variety of Bat-entertainment, from the cheesy propaganda of the 1943 movie serial up to today's critically acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Justice League: Doom and LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 03, 2014 - Flatbush

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

Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.

May Art - Agora Gallery
Through June 05, 2014 - New York

The walls are really bursting with life with a total of four exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Max Werner’s solo exhibition demonstrates the appeal of spontaneity and allowing impulse to guide talent and experience, as well as the value of observation in creating art. In Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand artists show works which have been influenced by the wonderful scenery and culture of their homelands, with breathtaking results. Contemporary Perspectives highlights the exciting and innovative nature of art today, with each artist bringing their unique point of view and feel for the zeitgeist to their work. The art of Portal of Enigma takes up the challenge posed to every artist by the enormous diversity and complexity of life and meets it head on, facing both mystery and confusion squarely and bringing from it enlightenment and energy. Featured Artists: Beyond the Horizon: Max Werner / a Solo Exhibition - Max Werner. Portal of Enigma - Petra Aichholz | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Danny Campbell | Mona Hoel | Methec | Reija Karjalainen | Rieko Karrer | Nadine Levin | Jim Otis | Nancy St-Onge. Contemporary Perspectives - Pouneh Asli | Liedeke Bulder | Ouni Mam | Stéphane Delaprée | Julia Ennis | Semen Eruntsov | Olga Fedorova | Brenda F. Jackson | Ju Jian | Monica Manfroi | Natso | Susan Marx | Paula Montgomery | Teresa Ramon. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand - Betty Anderson | Antonio Clemente | Wendy Hope | Jude Murray | Bob Williams.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the '60s - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 06, 2014 - Prospect Heights

This exhibit is a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations, featuring 66 of the decade's artists.

Jay DeFeo - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Assembling 48 key works spanning the years 1965-1989, the exhibit examines DeFeo's distinctive exploration of visual vocabulary, rich materiality and experimental process across the media of painting, drawing, photography, and rarely seen photocopy works.

Richard Renaldi - This Grand Show - Bonni Benrubi
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Renaldi's new images are a meditation on the narrative power of pure landscape photography and a rereading of the American story inscribed across a damaged land. Inspired by the words of preservationist John Muir, who witnessed his absolute faith in America's wilderness clash with the imperatives of the twentieth century, Renaldi's new work occasions a present-day evaluation of Muir's vision on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century - Mnuchin Gallery
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Mnuchin Gallery, together with Dr. David Ekserdjian, is proud to present Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century. This exhibition will present a survey of more than 30 masterworks in bronze by the leading artists of the twentieth century including: Arp, Bourgeois, Brancusi, Calder, Chadwick, de Kooning, Ernst, Giacometti, Johns, Koons, Laurens, Lichtenstein, Marini, Matisse, Miro, Moore, Nauman, Noguchi, Picasso, Richier, Rodin, Smith, and Twombly. Following the Royal Academy’s Bronze exhibition in the UK in 2012, Robert Mnuchin and gallery partner Sukanya Rajaratnam invited Dr. David Ekserdjian to co-curate a new presentation concentrating on the connections between artists of the 20th century through their use of bronze material. Mnuchin Gallery's exhibition includes loans from Glenstone, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Noguchi Museum, as well as numerous private collections.

Elements - Birnam Wood Gallery
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Birnam Wood Galleries is pleased to announce that David Datuna's eighth solo show titled Elements will run from May 1st through June 7th at the gallery's Chelsea location in New York. The exhibition will be the artist's first show of new work since his installation Viewpoint of Billions at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in February drew 23,000 visitors, the largest crowds the museum has seen for a show in more than three decades. The subjects of Elements are iconic individuals whose influence resonated in their time (i.e. Albert Einstein, Coco Chanel, Elvis Presley, Andy Warhol, etc.) The portraits resonate as well, revealing a story of both the experience of these individuals and how it shaped Western culture.

Aaron Nagel - Fathoms - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

"Fathoms" evidences Nagel's enduring admiration for classical oil painting both in technique and composition. This exhibition builds upon his last body of work by advancing his understanding and use of light and shadow.

Greg Smith - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Greg Smith's fifth exhibition with the gallery and his latest film, BREAKDOWN LANE. The film, featuring the artist as protagonist on a dystopian road trip, was documented using a series of hand-made and modified cameras.

Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many for use in private homes. This exhibition of an often-overlooked artistic medium comes from the world's largest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the personal devotional practices of the Middle Ages.

Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

Dunhuang's tradition, with its timeless charm and depth, continues to invigorate artists, teachers and students in their quest for education, self-cultivation and artistic creation. Highlighting paintings and sculptures by a dozen modern and contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the historical site's profound influence on generations of artists beginning with master painter Zhang Daqian. Other artists to be featured in the exhibition include contemporary art luminaries such as Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan and Yu Hong.

2014 Spring Season - New York City Ballet
Through June 08, 2014 -

New York City Ballet will begin Spring 2014 with a one-week festival of 21st Century Choreographers featuring 11 ballets by 10 different choreographers.

Cleopatra's Needle - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will celebrate the completion of an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle." Relying primarily on the Metropolitan's own collection enhanced with several important loans from local museums and private lenders, the exhibition will explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults and will consider how these massive monuments were created and erected. An equally important part of the presentation will show the importance of this ancient architectural form in western culture and how a long-standing fascination with obelisks ultimately led to the erection of the one in Central Park. This portion of the exhibition will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, prints, textiles, and other objects from the departments of European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Drawings and Prints, and the American Wing.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work.

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum - Japan Society
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This spring, Japan Society Gallery presents Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum. Over two thousand years of Japan's art-making history are detailed in over 70 paintings, prints, sculptures, and decorative objects drawn from Brooklyn's renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition showcases the history of the collection while illuminating its particular strengths in lesser known but revelatory artifacts like delicate bark fiber robes, beaded jewelry, and wood carvings made by the indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan. Many objects are on view for the first time in decades, others for the first time ever. Works are displayed by region - north, east, west, and south - to counter the usual Tokyo/Kyoto focus of Japanese art scholarship and the myth of a homogenous Japan.

Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led to considerable exchange. Looking from the Indian perspective, the exhibition examines how esoteric imagery, texts, and Vajrayana ritual practices contributed to reshaping the complex religious landscape of Tibet. Today, contemporary Tibetan artists are again addressing and incorporating ideas central to the current global reality, in an effort to recontextualize long-standing core Buddhist ideals. The exhibition will include five loans and eighteen objects drawn from department holdings.

Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 08, 2014 - Astoria

Known for the exquisite beauty of his films and hailed as one of the greatest filmmakers ever by many critics, scholars, and filmmakers, Kenji Mizoguchi (1898–1956) produced 85 films that spanned the silent and sound eras in Japan. With his mastery of mise-en-scène and narrative, and enduring focus on the human experience, especially—perhaps more than any other theme—the suffering of women, Mizoguchi's films are celebrated worldwide. Of these works, only 30 exist today. Museum of the Moving Image and the Japan Foundation will present all of these extant works in a major retrospective—the first in North America in nearly 20 years and the first to feature all 30 titles—from May 2 through June 8, 2014. The Museum series, Mizoguchi, will include beloved classics such as Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff, Life of Oharu, Street of Shame, and Crucified Lovers, and rare titles that have scarcely shown in the United States. All films in the retrospective will be shown on celluloid, most in 35mm, but also some in rare 16mm prints. In partnership with the Japan Foundation and the National Film Center in Tokyo, many of these archival prints have been imported from Japan.

The Chairs - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through June 08, 2014 - New York City

In Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece, "The Chairs," an elderly couple set out chairs for an audience to listen to a world-changing pronouncement from an orator who turns out to be a deaf-mute.  Puppet theater maestro Theodora Skipitares wondered what would happen if the chairs themselves were world-changers.  Her newest work, "The Chairs," presented by La MaMa E.T.C. May 22 to June 8, is a response to Ionesco, but that's where the similarity ends.  Skipitares' chairs are incarnations of people like Malala, Stephen Hawking and Nelson Mandela and their messages are, well, not absurd. Ionesco is himself a chair in this play, as are Gertrude Stein, Malala, Ai Wei Wei, Stephen Hawking and 25 others.  Most are well-known and some are not, like an auto mechanic from Willets Point, a woman from Estonia who witnessed the "Singing Revolution," and a young man named Ismael Nazario who had once been in solitary confinement.  What unites them is that they all have something to say.  Their words are sometimes taken from public utterances and other times, from what they shared when meeting Skipitares. The Old Couple are replaced by an Old Woman, played by Judith Malina (The Living Theater).  The performers include Jan Leslie Harding, Eugene Nesmith, Jane Catherine Shaw, Alice Tolan-Mee, Marit Sirgmets and Daphne Stergides.  Music and songs are composed by Sxip Shirey and Alice Tolan-Mee. $25 general admission; $20 seniors and students. Ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Box Office: 212.475.7710. or visit www.lamama.org

Coolinary Kitchen Grand Opening! - Resobox
Through June 08, 2014 - Long Island City

Calling all junior chefs! Don't miss the opportunity to sharpen your cooking skills at this Pop-up open house.

Farm Fun w/ FunikiJam Music - Raising Astoria
Through June 08, 2014 - Astoria

Yee-haw! NYC is goin' country! #getfunki down on the farm with high energy music and movement classes. Year round programming offers new themes to the classes every three weeks. Look for the special unlimited summer class pass @ funikijam.com and have fun, JAM, and learn about the world all summer long!

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 09, 2014 - New York

A collection of prayer beads from various Asian cultures, including more than 70 sets of long and short strings of beads with flourishes, counters, attachments, and tassels, will be part of the first such exhibition at the Rubin Museum. The exhibition includes examples from the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. Prayer beads reveal highly sophisticated and complex arrangements and structure rooted in symbolic meanings and ritual use.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 09, 2014 - East Village

Enjoy an oasis of stretching and relaxing your minds and bodies together, for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers, in our state-of-the-art children's gym. Specially geared yoga poses both for teaching your little one and enjoying yourself, with certified yoga instructor experienced with early childhood movement.

Mommy and Me: Music and Movement - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 11, 2014 - East Village

For the first half of the program children run and play in the multi-faceted gym including large movement and building toys, a fully equipped sand box, and an awesome treehouse! The space allows children move freely and develop their mindfulness, peer interactions, cooperation skills, and both fine and gross motor skills. After playtime, the children gather together on the mat with an engaging, guitar-playing children's music specialist for songs and movement. Children's musical ear and appreciation develop along with general knowledge and language skills as they join in for sing-alongs, musical storytelling and instrument play along with their parent or caregiver. Please note there will be no class on the following dates: April 16, April 23 and June 4. Please also check out our other Mommy & Me classes and Extra Curricular offerings on our website, both at Cooper Square and our other locations. For more information and to sign up please email csmommyandme@nycpreschool.org, or call.

Storytime for the Little Ones - Barnes & Noble
Through June 11, 2014 - Nanuet

This storytime is recommended for tots ages 1-3, but all kids and parents are welcome to participate.

Gym Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 11, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Kids ages 2-4 can exercise and play with professional occupational therapist "Randi." To register, call 845-358-3767 or email csioffice@optonline.net.

Yoga for Kids - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 12, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Empower your children (ages 2-6) through a playful and integrative approach to yoga. To register, call 845-358-3767 or email csioffice@optonline.net.

Free activities during play space hours - Juguemos a Cantar
Through June 12, 2014 - Brooklyn

Juguemos a Cantar offers free activities during play space hours at both of their Park Slope locations. Tuesdays: Puppets & Songs (10:30 South Slope) Story Time w/ Alejandra (Begins 4/29 at 10:30am North Slope) Story Time w/ Natalie (4pm South Slope) Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts (9am-12pm North & South Slope & 3:30-5pm South Slope) Sing Along w/Ale (4pm South Slope) Thursdays: Spring Play Dough (10:30am South Slope) Sing Along w/ Ale (10:30am North Slope) Arts & Crafts (3:30-5pm South Slope) Sing Along w/ Damian (4pm South Slope) Play Space Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays 9am-12pm (North & South) & 3:30-5pm (South)

Nancy Graves - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through June 13, 2014 - New York

The gallery's first Graves exhibition - featuring pieces from the 1970s to the 1990s - focuses on works depicting flora and fauna in media ranging from gouache and watercolor on paper, to painting, to bronze polychromed sculpture.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with children up to 5 years old are invited to this Saturday morning service with a musical format that encourages both kids and their parents to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with children joining the service for the concluding prayers, followed by a congregational lunch. Saturdays through June 14.

Fred Tomaselli - Current Events - James Cohan Gallery
Through June 14, 2014 - New York

Tomaselli presents 9 new paintings and 20 works from his ongoing New York Times collage series.

Mika Rottenberg: 'Bowls Balls Souls Holes' - Andrea Rosen Gallery
Through June 14, 2014 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery, Mika Rottenberg will premiere her newest video and sculpture installation Bowls Balls Souls Holes for the first time in New York. Shifting between cinematic narrative and sculptural event, Rottenberg guides us through elaborately constructed physical and metaphysical environments. All activities converge in a bingo hall in Harlem where a sequence of numbers opens portals into an alternate reality, where the relationship of cause and effect obey bizarre laws and characters linked by invisible forces engage in a parapsychological chain of events. Bowls Balls Souls Holes made its feature premiere at the Rose Art Museum, Boston, currently on view until June 8th. The exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery will be a unique installation that will coincide with the release of a major artist monograph published by Gregory R. Miller & Co, New York.

Jose Lerma: European Mixed Masters - Andrea Rosen Gallery
Through June 14, 2014 - New York

José Lerma’s fourth solo show with Andrea Rosen Gallery features a series of five paintings inspired by Palissot’s Critique de la Tragédie de Charles IX, a light comedy about a historical tragedy that became a catalyst for the French Revolution. Lerma has cast four iconic tennis players from the 1980s as characters from the play. Painted on reflective Mylar and rendered in silhouette in late 18th-century fashion, the protagonists face off in a conceptual and abstracted mixed doubles match. Observing this action unfold, from the west wall of the gallery, is a large-scale, intricately rendered scene of a theater audience based on Pietro Martini’s classic engraving, The Exhibition at the Salon Du Louvre in 1787.

Houben R. T. - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through June 14, 2014 - New York

The artist's first show in the gallery, presenting his newest body of work in which he specifically focuses on the American currency and symbolically strong historical imagery imprinted on it.

Bill Cunningham: Facades - New-York Historical Society
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city's thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitled Facades, which paired models in period costumes with historic settings.

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection - Frick Collection
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the only venue for the first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. The nearly forty sculptures included in the show are of exceptional quality and span the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, exemplifying the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its dissemination across the artistic centers of Europe. The Hill Collection is distinguished by rare, autograph masterpieces by Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, Giambologna, and Giuseppe Piamontini.

Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others, who, each in their own way, sought visual expression for the spiritual and social dimensions of human relations with the earth.

Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 15, 2014 - Queens

The first solo museum exhibition in New York of the work of Jim Campbell (b. 1956), the San Francisco-based artist best known for his evocative low resolution works. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The survey exhibition features more than 20 works that span Campbell's 30-year career. It includes early experimental film, interactive artworks, low resolution videos, large-scale sculptural installations, and the premiere of a new work, Self Portrait of Jim Campbell (with Disturbances) (2014). Among the highlights is the rarely shown Last Day in the Beginning of March (2003), which features 26 suspended light bulbs and a soundscape that evokes the last day in the life of the artist's brother.

Open House - Crestwood Country Day Camp & School Open House
Through June 15, 2014 - Melville

Come and see what Crestwood has to offer children ages 2-15 for summer camp and school. Tour the 15 acres, meet the directors, and have your kids play on the playgrounds. Saturdays and Sundays, February 1-June 15, 2014.

Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 15, 2014 - Astoria

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell (b.1956)—best known for his evocative low resolution works—is the subject of a survey exhibition, spanning his 30-year career and featuring more than 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. Campbell will participate in a public conversation with curator Steve Deitz on Saturday, March 22.

Big Apple Circus: Luminocity - Cunningham Park
Through June 15, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Now in its 36th Season, the Circus celebrates the vitality of life at the city epicenter, the Crossroads of the World! Catch all the verve, the high-spirits and racing-pulse thrills of the World's Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside!

The Katonah Museum of Art presents Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 15, 2014 - Katonah

The Katonah Museum of Art presents "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio," the first in-depth exhibition to focus on the collaboration between the iconic American artist and his master printer. An extraordinary, little-known story unfolds in the exhibition "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" Over the past 30 years Johns and Lund have forged a rare artistic collaboration: side-by-side, master printer Lund has helped one of America's foremost living artists achieve precisely the desired effect he seeks in his prints, 47 of which are featured in the exhibition. This is the first museum exhibition to explore these two masters' working relationship. Johns is one of the most prominent and prolific printmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries. While he has collaborated with several master printers during his long career, his relationship with Lund is unique due to the exclusive nature of their working process. Johns and Lund first worked together in 1973 at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the fine art print publisher, where Lund was a lithography printer, working with art world luminaries including Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist. A decade later Lund became integral to Johns's printmaking process as the sole printer to work on the artist's intaglio prints. In 1996 Lund and his family moved into a home on Johns's rural Connecticut property, establishing a private print studio and becoming his on-site master printer. Together they have created over 70 editions, the vast majority of which are made with intaglio techniques, including etching and aquatint. The imagery in the prints is often related to paintings Johns is in the process of creating, or has just completed. There are two layers of singular ability involved in making these prints - the technical and the artistic. Lund's expert skill is a means by which Johns achieves his creative vision. The exhibition's chronological installation includes the seminal series The Seasons (1987); Flag on Orange (1998), the first edition published under Johns's own Low Road Studio imprint; and the Shrinky Dink series (2011-12), which references elements from The Seasons while featuring new imagery. This one-on-one relationship is uncommon in the print world. Says Lund, "It's more solitary and concentrated but, hopefully, the result is an instinctual feel for the intention of the artist, knowing what the artist is looking at, and what I can do to make it all happen." The luxury of having his own print studio permits Johns the freedom of extended experimentation and exploration. Says Lund, "We've made spontaneous monoprints, worked out 'what if' issues, used printmaking elements that end up as drawings, used equipment and/or print techniques in his paintings - it can be very fluid since I'm just down the hall. In between projects or even in the middle of a print, I never know what Jasper might walk in and ask for..." Johns' print and painting studios are housed in the same converted carriage barn; their proximity permits the artists' effortless movement between the different techniques. The exhibition offers an exclusive glimpse into Johns' private print studio through a selection of recent photographs. "This is a story that's never been publicly told," says exhibition curator Ellen Keiter. While many of the works featured in "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" have been included in other museum and gallery exhibitions, they have not been viewed through the lens of these two masters' working relationship. Process is explored in proofs and plates, and Lund's personal photographs of Johns at work are also on display. "Mr. Johns is a famously private person," says Keiter. "I believe it is out of respect for Lund and his untold contributions that Mr. Johns has granted us open access to his print studio." Interim executive director, Belinda Roth, adds: "We are delighted to bring this new perspective to Jasper Johns' scholarship. The works on display form a telling representation of the second half of his printmaking career. We're equally proud to recognize John Lund and his singular role in contemporary printmaking." The exhibition "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" will be on view at the Katonah Museum through June 15, 2014. In connection with the exhibition, the Museum will publish an illustrated catalogue with an essay by Wendy Weitman, former curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, and now an independent curator.

A Year With Children 2014 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 18, 2014 - New York

A Year with Children 2014 features works of art created by New York City public school students who participated in the Guggenheim's artist-in-residence program Learning Through Art (LTA). The pieces represent 11 elementary schools in each of the city's five boroughs.

A Year with Children 2014 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

This annual exhibition showcases select artworks by students in grades two-six from 11 public schools from across the five boroughs that participated in the museum's Learning Through Art program during the 2013–14 school year. Approximately one hundred creative and imaginative works, including collages, drawings, found objects, prints, paintings, sculptures, and photographs will be on display during the six-week installation.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
Through June 19, 2014 - Stony Point

Children ages 3 and older can enjoy listening to picture book stories, singing songs, and making crafts. Registration required, beginning April 30.

Lee Bul - Lehmann Maupin
Through June 19, 2014 - New York

Further expanding her exploration of the intrinsic tension within utopian idealism, Lee presenta new sculptural works and a large-scale installation in this exhibition. The artist's practice of employing formal, architectural and theoretical concepts continues with this show, inviting the viewer to reassess humanity's vision of a perfect future. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Friday, May 2nd, from 6 to 8pm.

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals With Ruth Marshall - Arsenal Gallery
Through June 20, 2014 - New York

Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss with her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials. Her work exemplifies how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Marshall conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo's six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work measuring 91" based on his distinctive coat.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism - Bruce Museum
Through June 21, 2014 - Greenwich

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Bruce Museum, private collectors, area museums, and the trade, this exhibition speaks to the quality and beauty of this perennially popular art and celebrates Connecticut's role as the birthplace of American Impressionism. Tour Connecticut's landscapes through the canvases of American Impressionist artists including Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Henry Twachtman, Leonard Ochtman and others. March 22- June 21, 2014.

Rebecca Horn: 'The Vertebrae Oracle' - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through June 21, 2014 - New York

Sean Kelly announces The Vertebrae Oracle, an exhibition of new work by renowned German artist Rebecca Horn. This will be the artist’s first solo show in New York since her critically acclaimed Raven’s Gold Rush of 2011. The Vertebrae Oracle will include a group of new sculptures and large-scale paintings on paper. As with much of Horn’s oeuvre, and particularly with the works in The Vertebrae Oracle, both nature and the passage of time are thematic constants. Revelation of a Tree, one of the largest sculptures in the exhibition, consists of a huge cast bronze branch. Horn’s lyrical mark-makings--gestural actions determined by the artist’s physical reach--are evident throughout the major paintings on paper.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 22, 2014 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Hannah Sawtell: Accumlator - New Museum
Through June 22, 2014 - New York

For her first museum solo presentation in the United States, Hannah Sawtell has developed a new installation and sound work for the New Museum's Lobby Gallery. In her work, Hannah Sawtell considers the relationship between the surfaces of images and objects, and the multiplicity of structures that underpin them. Through a variety of media - installation, video, print, radio broadcast, sound, and performance - Sawtell renders the fluidity of digital images with spatial, physical, and temporal qualities, and critically points to their function as decoy indicators for larger and dominating systems of production, access, surplus, and consumption. For the New Museum, Sawtell will create a new sculptural installation and sound work made specifically for the Lobby Gallery, and realize a subsequent edition of her "Broadsheets" publication series.

Astoria Flea & Food - Studio Backlot At Kauffman Astoria Studios
Through June 22, 2014 - Astoria

NYC now has an exciting new weekend hotspot in the heart of Astoria. Featuring Queens' best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, arts, and more at the world famous motion picture and television studios. Visitors can enter the outdoor lot through the Studios' main gate at 35th Avenue and 36th Street. It is in walking distance of the M, R, N and Q trains. Food vendors at the market include Butcher Bar, Oconomi, Ice & Vice, Sweet Leaf, Bills Balls and Jam Jar. Flea vendors selling crafts, apparel, Leggo art, organic beauty products and more include Cork Buds, Paradox Thrift, Queens 88, C3Brix, Jewel Dripped, Taproot Organics and Noctua-Diem. Astoria Flea & Food has also partnered with the Museum of the Moving Image to offer Buy 1 Ticket Get 1 Ticket Free to the museum. Visitors to the market can take advantage of this fantastic offer by going to the Museum of the Moving Image's table at the Flea. ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD will allow visitors to experience the best of the Flea-including food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and more--within the unique setting of New York City's most historic film and television studio, currently home to the hit series "Orange is the New Black," "Nurse Jackie," "Alpha House" and "Sesame Street." "This past month was a successful start of our second season in Long Island City and we are excited to launch our market in Astoria on Sundays starting May 4," said Astoria Flea President Joshua Schneps. "Besides being in a historic location, Astoria is a vibrant community that we look forward to serving. Being in the heart of the new Kaufman Arts District is also a great way to showcase the surrounding arts and cultural destinations as well as some of the best shopping and dining in New York City. I look forward to a fruitful season boosting visibility of local businesses and community amenities." "The Kaufman Astoria Studios neighborhood has grown into a wonderfully vibrant center for art, food and culture," said Studio President Hal Rosenbluth. "Astoria Flea is a terrific addition to our community. We look forward to making our new backlot home to eight great Sundays filled with food, art and fashion." As a weekend destination, the market can also be expected to be a source of economic growth for surrounding businesses benefitting from the foot traffic and visitors to the market. To kick off opening day, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the entrance of the market under the Kaufman Astoria Studios gate at 35th Avenue and 36th Street at 11am. All press, elected officials and community leaders are invited to join. For updates on ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD visit www.licflea.com or follow us at Facebook.com/AstoriaFlea and @AstoriaFlea on Twitter. Kaufman Astoria Studios is New York's premiere full-service film, television and music production center, with some of the largest and most sophisticated sound stages on the East Coast. It recently opened New York's only outdoor backlot for exterior shooting, featuring 34,800 square feet of space and an entry gate designed by David Rockwell. The 500,000 square foot studio space includes seven sound stages ranging from 3,260 to 26,040 square feet in Stage E (the largest stage outside of California), a music recording facility and offices for creative staff. Recent and current productions at Kaufman Astoria Studios include "Orange is the New Black," "Nurse Jackie," "Sesame Street," "Alpha House," "Men in Black 3," and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." First built in 1920, the studios include the oldest sound stages still in use today. Over 100 films were produced at Kaufman Astoria Studios when it served as the original home of Paramount Picture during the silent era. Actors and directors who have worked at the studio include Rudolph Valentino, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Sydney Lumet, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Paul Greengrass, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and many others. CONTACT: Josh Schneps, info@licflea.com, 718-224-5863 ext206, www.licflea.com

Rescuing the Past in NYC - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through June 22, 2014 - New York

In celebration of the Museum's 75th anniversary, view photos, documents and objects from the archives, and explore the legacy of historic preservation in New York City.

FACE TO FACE: Portraits from WAPAC as It Turns 50 - Westport Library
Through June 26, 2014 - Westport

An exhibit of more than 20 portraits from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection in celebration of WSPAC's 50th anniversary year. May 1-June 26, 2014.

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through June 26, 2014 - Harlem

Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying "The truth is a hit." And in truth, Detroit's Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Presented by Northern Trust, in partnership with Schomburg Center, Motown Museum, and Motown the Musical, this exhibition explores Gordy's notion of the truth by tracing black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, up to the present day.

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training - Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park
Through June 26, 2014 - New York

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren's Leash lead a six week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Preregistration and NYC dog license required. Call 212-408-0219. Thursdays through June 26.

Big, Fat & Juicy: Exuberant Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through June 27, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce "Big, Fat & Juicy," a group show of large-scale abstraction that pushes the boundaries of the physicality of paint. Paintings and sculptures by four New York-based artists, Emily Noelle Lambert, Dorothy Robinson, Josette Urso, and Deborah Zlotsky, combine the deliberate spontaneity found in abstract painting and the inventive possibilities of paint itself in lush and expressive ways. "Big Fat & Juicy" will be on view from May 2-June 27, with a free opening reception, and all-age hands-on workshop on Friday, May 2 from 6:30-8pm. Be sure to arrive on time to hear the Artist Talk at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Curated by Alexi Rutsch-Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein, the title of the show comes from the exuberant qualities that get people excited about painting: large-scale canvases, spirited brushwork, and tactile surfaces that stimulate all the senses. From a distance, a viewer can discern geometric shapes and topographies, connected by a bounty of colors. Up close, it gets even better, and links the physical with the personal. The three-dimensionality of the paint comes into focus - bumps, clumps and all - and reveals how each artist handles paint very differently, but to similar conclusions. Paint moves around the surface as the weather moves across the earth, which these artists embrace as a metaphor for the peaks, valleys, storms, and myriad barometric terms used to describe life's journey. "The exhibit examines how paint is approached, either as a spontaneous action or something that looks like a mistake, but is actually constructed," says Alexi-Rutsch Brock, a visual artist and educator, and co-curator of the exhibit. "The works show everything that paint can do." Dorothy Robinson creates landscapes that are on the verge of imploding or exploding; sky and water merge, the earth cracks open and the stage is set, invoking the journey to the center of the earth. Or is the soul? The swirling and shifting of tectonic plates give way to Josette Urso's idiosyncratic, acrobatically-infused surfaces that weave, smear and spin, a kind of visual mountaineering that feels like you are traveling with the artist's brush in short, fast leaps of color and shapes. Deborah Zlotsky's jewel-like dangling rocks deliver us to the sedimentary layer of the earth, all chunky cave-crystals or Mexican salt mines, prehistoric, amorphous – closer to the rock. If the journey starts with Robinson, perhaps it ends with Emily Noelle Lambert. Here, among the found wood, objects, detritus, and paint that the artist intuitively transforms into totemic sculptures and vibrant paintings, is an extraordinary resting place, absolutely personal, and entirely hopeful. "Accidents and change are showing in the work, and that is the evidence of the process and journey," says Rutsch-Brock of the work included in the show. "You can’t always tell where it starts and ends, but all this substance peeking through gives you a sense of a time before." Related Programming Friday, May 2 6:30-8pm: Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop 7pm: Artist talk About the Artists EMILY NOELLE LAMBERT Emily Noelle Lambert received her MFA from Hunter College, New York and her BA in Visual Art from Antioch College, Ohio. Lambert has shown nationally and internationally, including past solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, and IMART in South Korea. She has also been included in numerous group shows in New York, Weekend Space in LA, and RH+Gallery in Istanbul. Emily was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and now lives and works in New York City. She has been a Keyholder Resident artist with the Lower East Side Printshop, and was recently awarded a 2014 residency with the Dieu Donne Workspace. DOROTHY ROBINSON Dorothy Robinson is a Brooklyn-based artist; she has exhibited her work at Slate Gallery in Williamsburg and Edward Thorp Gallery in Manhattan. She studied geography as an undergraduate and received an MFA in painting in 1993 from UC Berkeley. She has been awarded residencies at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. JOSETTE URSO Josette Urso received her MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida and currently works in New York City. Urso has had numerous grants and residencies, including, a Gottlieb Foundation Award in 2013, Yaddo in 2009 and a second Pollock-Krasner Foundation award and residency at the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany, both in 2008. She traveled to Taiwan for a residency at STOCK20 in 2006, and to Cambodia with the AIEP American Artists Abroad program in 2004. Other awards include those from Basil H. Alkazzi, the NEA, and Art Matters, and she was a participant in the Bronx Museum for the Arts' AIM program. In New York City, she has shown at the Drawing Center, Storefront, Norte Maar, DFN Gallery, Markel Fine Arts, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Metaphor Contemporary, and the New York Public Library. DEBORAH ZLOTSKY Deborah Zlotsky is a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting, and is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. She has exhibited her work in exhibitions across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. A selected list of public collections includes Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, the Waldorf Astoria, the New York Palace Hotel, and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Over the past 10 years, she has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, VCCA, Ox-Bow, Millay Colony for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, the Weir Farm Art Center and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts. About the Curators "Big, Fat & Juicy" is organized by Alexi Rutsch-Brock, a visual artist and art educator, and Elizabeth Saperstein, an independent curator. Involved with the Art Center since childhood, Rutsch-Brock has served on the Art Center's Gallery Advisory Committee, and has organized exhibits throughout the metropolitan area since 1989, most recently "Legitimate Vagina" at Miranda Fine Arts in Port Chester, NY. She received her MS from the College of New Rochelle and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and is an art teacher at New Rochelle High School. Saperstein has served on the Art Center's Gallery Advisory Committee since 2004, where she has organized several thematic group exhibits including still life, landscape, comics, and cartography; most recently, she organized "Horizon Variations," at the Camera Club of New York. She is a former professor of multimedia studies at the University of the Arts and program manager at the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. She received her MA from Purchase College and BS from Emerson College. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Guillermo Munoz Vera: The Light of the Alhambra - Forum Gallery
Through June 27, 2014 - New York

In The Light of the Alhambra, Spanish painter Munoz Vera demonstrates the relationships between past and present, new world and old world and art and life that reveal the mystery and beauty of The Alhambra, which has survived conquests, diverse rulers and cycles of abandonment since the 9th century.

Seven Decades of Optic Art - Maxwell Davidson
Through June 27, 2014 - New York

An exhibition about the rise of a genre and its effects on contemporary art featuring work by Op-art progenitors - some of the most influential Modern artists of the 20th century - as well as many contemporary artists investigating the application of Op in the art world today.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 28, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Tots ages newborn through 6 years can celebrate Shabbat morning as they learn, read stories, play games, enjoy grape juice and challah with Rabbi Abraham, and discover what Shabbat is all about. The program is followed by a free lunch for all.

Luscious Painting Exhibition: BIG, FAT & JUICY - Pelham Art Center
Through June 28, 2014 - Pelham

A group show of large-scale abstraction that pushes the boundaries of the physicality of paint. Paintings and sculptures by four New York-based artists, Emily Noelle Lambert, Dorothy Robinson, Josette Urso and Deborah Zlotsky, combine the deliberate spontaneity found in abstract painting and the inventive possibilities of paint itself, which appear here in lush and expressive ways. Big Fat & Juicy will be on view from May 2 – June 28, 2014 with an opening reception, and all-age hands-on workshop on Friday, May 2 from 6:30-8:00pm. Make sure to arrive on time to hear the Artist Talk at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Curated by Alexi Rutsch-Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein, the title of the show comes from the exuberant qualities that get people excited about painting: large scale canvases, spirited brushwork and tactile surfaces that stimulate all the senses. From a distance, a viewer can discern geometric shapes and topographies, connected by a bounty of colors. Up close, it gets even better, and links the physical with the personal. The three-dimensionality of the paint comes into focus, bumps, clumps and all, and reveals how each artist handles paint very differently, but to similar conclusions. Paint moves around the surface as the weather moves across the earth, which these artists embrace as a metaphor for the peaks, valleys, storms and myriad barometric terms used to describe life’s journey. “The exhibit examines how paint is approached, either as a spontaneous action or something that looks like a mistake, but is actually constructed,” says Alexi-Rutsch Brock, a visual artist and educator, and co-curator of the exhibit. “The works show everything that paint can do.” Dorothy Robinson creates landscapes that are on the verge of imploding or exploding; sky and water merge, the earth cracks open and the stage is set, invoking the journey to the center of the earth. Or is the soul? The swirling, shifting of tectonic plates give way to Josette Urso’s idiosyncratic, acrobatically-infused surfaces that weave, smear and spin, a kind of visual mountaineering that feels like you are traveling with the artist’s brush in short, fast leaps of color and shapes. Deborah Zlotsky’s jewel-like dangling rocks deliver us to the sedimentary layer of the earth, all chunky cave-crystals or Mexican salt mines, prehistoric, amorphous – closer to the rock. If the journey starts with Robinson, perhaps it ends with Emily Noelle Lambert. Here, among the found wood, objects, detritus, and paint that the artist intuitively transforms into totemic sculptures and vibrant paintings, is an extraordinary resting place, absolutely personal, and entirely hopeful. “Accidents and change are showing in the work, and that is the evidence of the process and journey,” says Rutsch-Brock of the work included in the show. “You can’t always tell where it starts and ends, but all this substance peeking through gives you a sense of a time before.” About the Artists: EMILY NOELLE LAMBERT - Emily Noelle Lambert received her MFA from Hunter College, New York and her BA in Visual Art from Antioch College, Ohio. Lambert has shown nationally and internationally including past solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, and IMART in South Korea. She has also been included in numerous group shows in New York, Weekend Space in LA, and RH+Gallery in Istanbul. Emily was born and raised in Pittsburgh and now lives and works in New York City. She has been a Keyholder Resident artist with the Lower East Side Printshop and was recently awarded a 2014 residency with the Dieu Donné Workspace. DOROTHY ROBINSON - Dorothy Robinson is a Brooklyn-based artist; she has exhibited her work at Slate Gallery in Williamsburg and Edward Thorp Gallery in Manhattan. She studied geography as an undergraduate and received an MFA in painting in 1993 from UC Berkeley. She has been awarded residencies at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. JOSETTE URSO - Josette Urso received her MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida and currently works in New York City. Urso has had numerous grants and residencies, including, a Gottlieb Foundation Award in 2013, Yaddo in 2009 and a second Pollock-Krasner Foundation award and residency at the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany, both in 2008. She traveled to Taiwan for a residency at STOCK20 in 2006 and to Cambodia with the AIEP American Artist’s Abroad program in 2004. Other awards include those from Basil H. Alkazzi, the NEA and Art Matters and she was a participant in the Bronx Museum for the Arts AIM program. In New York City, she has shown at the Drawing Center, Storefront, Norte Maar, DFN Gallery, Markel Fine Arts, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Metaphor Contemporary, and the New York Public Library. DEBORAH ZLOTSKY - Deborah Zlotsky is a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. She has exhibited her work in exhibitions across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. A selected list of public collections includes Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, the Waldorf Astoria, the New York Palace Hotel and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Over the past 10 years, she has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, VCCA, Ox-Bow, Millay Colony for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, the Weir Farm Art Center and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts. About the Curators - BIG FAT & JUICY is organized by Alexi Rutsch-Brock, a visual artist and art educator, and Elizabeth Saperstein, an independent curator. Involved with the Art Center since childhood, Rutsch-Brock has served on the Art Center’s Gallery Advisory Committee and has organized exhibits throughout the metropolitan area since 1989, most recently “Legitimate Vagina” at Miranda Fine Arts in Port Chester, NY. She received her MS from the College of New Rochelle and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and is an art teacher at New Rochelle High School. Saperstein has served on the Art Center’s Gallery Advisory Committee since 2004, where she has organized several thematic group exhibits including still life, landscape, comics and cartography; most recently, she organized “Horizon Variations,” at the Camera Club of New York. She is a former professor of multimedia studies at the University of the Arts and program manager at the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. She received her MA from Purchase College and BS from Emerson College.

Matthew Palladino - Garth Greenan Gallery
Through June 28, 2014 - New York

The artist's first solo-exhibition in a New York gallery. Eight of the artist's brightly colored, meticulously painted works will be on view, as well as a selection of related drawings.

Ragnar Kjartansson: Me, My Mother, My Father, and I - New Museum
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

The first New York museum presentation of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976 Reykjavik, Iceland; lives and works in Reykjavik). Born into a family of actors and theater professionals, Kjartansson draws from a varied history of stage traditions, film, music, and literature. His durational performances and video installations explore the boundary between reality and fiction and ideas of myth, cultural history, and identity. For Kjartansson, "In Iceland, there is a one thousand year history, and no proof that it existed, but there are all of these stories - the poetry, the sagas, and my performance works exist mostly as stories." At the New Museum, Kjartansson will produce a newly orchestrated performance and video piece for the Fourth Floor gallery entitled Take Me Here by the Dishwasher - Memorial for a Marriage, in which ten musicians continuously play a live soundtrack for the duration of the exhibition.

Roberto Cuoghi: Suillakku Corral - New Museum
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

Through an array of unconventional media, Roberto Cuoghi's projects explore ideas of metamorphosis and hybridity. Approaching his work with a combination of obsession, passion, and devotion, Cuoghi (b. 1973) embarked on a two-year study of Assyrian language and rituals. For his first major New York exhibition, Cuoghi will present a selection of his recent work including an ambitious sound piece in the form of an imagined ancient Assyrian lament from 612 BC, performed on a collection of handmade instruments carefully researched, built, and played by the artist himself.

Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth - New Museum
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

In her work, Camille Henrot (b. 1978) analyzes systems of visual information and typologies of cultural production from a wide array of historical moments. Her works combine anthropological research with a staggering range of cultural fragments reflective of the current digital age. This solo show at the New Museum will include, among other past works, three recent videos including Grosse Fatigue (2013), presented at the 55th Venice Biennale, which garnered her the prestigious Silver Lion Award. The exhibition will also include a number of her ikebana flower sculptures inspired by philosophy and literature, as well as various works on paper.

3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

For the first time ever, the American Museum of Natural History will show films in 3D digital beginning on Friday, January 10, with Mysteries of the Unseen World - a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's End Pictures, Mysteries of the Unseen World is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

'Bessie's Big Shot' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's Bessie the cow!

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Bessie's Big Shot. Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name.

Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the cow as she chases her dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Directed by Bruce Cannon, co-written by Douglas Strich, Alexander Bartenieff, and Bruce Cannon and making its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut on Jan. 14, this version of Bessie's Big Shot features several new puppets as well as new and extended scenes.

Show Times & Reservations
Show times for Bessies's Big Shot, beginning January 14, 2014 are:
Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Winter Recess schedule
February 18-21 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Spring Recess schedule
April 15-18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

The production will run through June 29, 2014.

**Note: Schedule subject to change, please check cityparksfoundation.org/arts for most current schedule.

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South queries the category of "outsider" art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition considers work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in performance, socially engaged practice and the archive, as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, that make insistent reference to place. With the majority of work having been made between 1964 and 2014, the exhibition brings together a group of thirty-five intergenerational American artists who share an interest in the U.S. South as a location both real and imagined. Moving between a graphic sensibility, an interest in creation myths and the use of found materials and detritus, the artists reference various classical tropes of blackness as sites of origin - fantastical and performed, important yet perhaps-illusory. The catalogue includes entries by the exhibition's organizer, Assistant Curator Thomas J. Lax, along with leading scholars Horace Ballard, Katherine Jentleson, Scott Romine and Lowery Stokes Sims, who write on notions of spirituality, the ethics of self-taught art and the idea of the South in the American project.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Touch a star fish, a horseshoe crab, or a sea snail. Explore sea creatures up close and learn about ocean diversity.

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2014 -

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

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2014 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. Through June 30,2014.

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. They have created a sensory-friendly environment specific to the Sensory Jump Time program. Children who attend have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. The program takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Fun & Games with Miss Melissa at Pump It Up Norwalk - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Children enjoy a select mix of games, stories, crafts or other fun filled activity depending on the theme Miss Melissa has planned for that day. Takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

'Mysteries of The Unseen World' - American Musem of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - Upper West Side

As AMNH's first digital 3-D film, Mysteries of the Unseen World is a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. The film, which is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, uses time-lapse and high-speed footage culled from video recordings of research happening in today's laboratories, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-unseen worlds. Audiences will share experiences once reserved for scientists and see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, even secrets crucial to our survival. The film also allows visitors to view the world as though they had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like mosquitos, and peer into a world of wonders too small for the human eye to see—from the minute structures on a butterfly's wing and the tiny organisms that inhabit the human body down to items on the nanoscale. The film will screen in 2D film and 3D digital at the museum through June.

Sing Along with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2014 - Fort Greene

Greenlight presents 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by resident bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Tour of Kenwal Day Camp - Kenwal Day Camp
Through June 30, 2014 - Melville

Call to set up a personal tour of the camp and learn about the activities available for children ages 3-15. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, 2014.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

The creative forces behind the popular IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild" come together again. Writer-producer Drew Fellman, filmmaker David Douglas and narrator Morgan Freeman team up again for a whirlwind romp through the island nation off Africa's eastern coast. Lemurs are a unique line of primates that have been bounding around on the island paradise – and only on that single island paradise – after arriving there millions of years ago. But now habitat destruction is a serious threat to lemurs' existence. The film follows Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor of biological anthropology whose lifelong mission is to help these unusual creatures survive in the modern world. April 4-June 30, 2014.

Blooming Naturalists - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Flatbush

Kids explore the natural beauty of Prospect Park with a park naturalist.

Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.

Maya’s First Annual Tamale Festival - Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

Get wrapped up in Maya’s inaugural tamale festival, a three-month long celebration of the myriad varieties of one of Latin America’s oldest (dating to 1200 BC), most traditional dishes. Savor any of the five different tamale iterations ranging in price from $9 to $22, with a sample of three at $15, created by Chef / Owner Richard Sandoval especially for this salute to the original “wrap” – tamales being stuffed masa (the classic corn flour dough) wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves. Highlights include: the Chile Rellano Tamale, stuffed chile poblano with chicken tinga talama, Mexican cheese, chorizo black beans, salsa jalisoco creama, cotija; and Fish Tamale, grilled cod in banana leaves, epazote, tomato masa, serrano, cilantro, grilled yellow squash Mexican rice, refried beans.

Exhibit: After the Cold, Colorless Winter - Cherry Blooms by Rebecca Singer - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Scarsdale

Local photographer Rebecca Singer captures the amazing spring blooms of the Cherry tree, which only last a few days. Exhibit runs through June 30.

Exhibit of Laurel House artists - Government Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Stamford

In recognition of May is Mental Health Awareness Month, The Mayor's Gallery will host an exhibit featuring over thirty works of art created by Laurel House artists. While the Laurel House's Art Workshop meets to draw and paint, the focus is on camaraderie and a sense of belonging. The group is made up of caring, non-judgmental individuals of varying ages and backgrounds who are happy to see each other. From its beginnings in 1984, where a dozen people a day would drop in for a couple of hours of mutual support and fellowship, Laurel House has grown into a full service psychiatric rehabilitation program and Resource Center, assisting nearly 700 people a year on their paths to recovery. For more information call Barbara Rossi 203-324-7734 or email brossi@laurelhouse.net. May 5-June 30, 2014.

Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
Through July 01, 2014 - Park Slope

Enter the park at the Grand Army Plaza entrance and walk along Park Drive toward the carousel and you'll find the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Constructed from trees and other materials damaged by recent storms, the Area serves to surround children with natural elements as they play, exercising their minds and muscles.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
Through July 03, 2014 - Stony Point

This weekly introduction to story time includes simple picture book stories, Mother Goose rhymes, fingerplays, a themed coloring sheet, and bubbles. Registration required, beginning May 1.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
Through July 03, 2014 - Stony Point

Tots can enjoy lots of fun and pretend with feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, fingerplays, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Registration required, beginning May 1.

2014 Spring Season - American Ballet Theatre
Through July 05, 2014 - New York

The dance company's annual residency at the Met Opera house includes the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, and a Shakespeare Celebration to include Ashton's The Dream and Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest. Season revivals include Leonide Massine's Gaite Parisienne and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 06, 2014 - Brooklyn

A presentation of 103 works by 66 artists that is among the few exhibitions to explore how painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era but also helped to influence its direction.

Jeanine Oleson: Hear, Here - New Museum
Through July 06, 2014 - New York

Through an exhibition, performances, and public events, Jeanine Oleson explores the affective role of voice through a mix of humor, rancor, and joy. The artist will develop a new experimental opera around neoliberal conditions of globalization as empire, an installation concerning fandom and ecstatic spectatorship, and public programs about engaged audiences and active participation in lived experience.

From India East - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2014 - New York

This year-long exhibition allows the museum to exhibit for the first time examples from far beyond the Himalayan region, including art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum's temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through July 12, 2014 - New York

"ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri" features early works by five artists who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cult-like status in the Bay Area and beyond. Celebrating lowbrow street aesthetics, graffiti, and folk art, the movement flourished in the gritty urban setting of this south-of-Market-Street neighborhood. The five artists—who were all friends—attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute and, with the exception of Kilgallen who died prematurely in 2001, continue to collaborate today. "ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND" presents never-before-exhibited works and ephemera amassed by the artists alongside new pieces, demonstrating individual approaches to shared formal interests.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
Through July 19, 2014 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the nature center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each week. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays through July 19.

The Black Fives - New-York Historical Society
Through July 20, 2014 - New York

This exhibition covers the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.

The Poetry of Parmigianino's 'Schiava Turca' - Frick Collection
Through July 20, 2014 - New York

Born in Parma and known as Parmigianino after his native city, Francesco Mazzola (1503-1540) lived only 37 years, yet his eloquent, innovative art inspired his contemporaries to name him "Raphael reborn" and praise him as one of the greatest painters of his age. During his short life, Parmigianino was especially esteemed for his portraits. Today his Schiava Turca, an exquisite depiction of a young woman, is an icon in the city of Parma and admired as an expression of ideal female beauty in the tradition of Leonardo's Mona Lisa.

The Black Fives - New-York Historical Society
Through July 20, 2014 - Upper West Side


Soon after the game of basketball was invented in 1891, teams were called "fives" in reference to the five starting players. Teams made up entirely of African American players were referred to as "colored fives," "Negro fives," or "black fives," and the period became known as the Black Fives Era. Celebrating a forgotten era in sports history, The Black Fives will explore the pioneering African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.

Highlights of The Black Fives include archival images of the earliest black basketball teams, including the Alpha Physical Culture Club, the nation's first all-black athletic club (1912); the New York Girls, the first all-black female team (1910); and team photos of the New York Renaissance (also known as the "Harlem Rens"), Smart Set Athletic Club, Harlem Globetrotters, and the Washington Bears.

Among the exhibition's unique pieces are a 1914 gold-leafed basketball medallion promoting the St. Christopher Club of Harlem; a 1937 New York Renaissance vs. Oshkosh All Stars game ticket stub; and a complete collection of event programs for the World's Championship of Professional Basketball played from 1939-1948 and won by three different African American teams.

The Black Fives will also feature vintage African American basketball ephemera, such as newspaper broadsheets and clippings, scrapbooks, game placards and flyers, such as a 1943 official souvenir program for the "5th Annual World's Championship Basketball Tournament"; a 1912 "Pittsburgh vs. New York" advertisement for the Annual Christmas Basketball Games and Dance of the Alpha Physical Culture Club; and a 1946 placard promoting "The Game of the Century, Renaissance vs. New Britain Pros."

Compounding Visions: The Art Of Ryan and Trevor Oakes - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
Through July 21, 2014 - Manhattan

Discover the art of perception and math at Compounding Visions: The Art of Ryan and Trevor Oakes on view at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) until Monday, July 21. To avoid the distortions that occur when the world is traced onto a flat canvas, identical twins Ryan and Trevor built a concave metal easel that allows them to sketch directly onto the inside of a sphere. Rather than using lenses or mirrors to project an image onto canvas, the twins cross their eyes until an object floats onto their paper’s edge — and then they trace it. Compounding Visions features drawings, algorithmic watercolor paintings and a mathematical sculpture built with pipe cleaners. Visitors can also view the “optical cockpit” the twins use to reproduce skylines and scenes using their cross-eye technique.

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through July 26, 2014 - New York

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and American history. From the Great Migration of blacks from the southern states to the industrial cities of the north and west, to the label's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, to the protest songs of the Vietnam War, the "Motown Sound" provided lasting, soulful narratives for generations of black Americans throughout the country and served as a lasting influence for future musicians of all races and genres.

'Art at the Core' - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Through July 27, 2014 - Peekskill

HVCCA's 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video, and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our "weltanschauung." In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in "Art at the Core," the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines - painting folds into sculpture, sound, light, video, and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the 23 artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality, and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art. See more at hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.R8DPX2vt.dpuf. On view through July 27, 2014.

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 27, 2014 - New York

The first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, first witnessed by Sanskrit inscriptions, and shortly thereafter by a proliferation of large-scale religious imagery.

'Mary Poppins' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through July 27, 2014 - Elmsford

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit musical! Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps, shopkeepers, and more. The show features an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers, and beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The New York Post called it "a perfect piece of musical theater." It received 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and winning for Best Scenic Design. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 donnaleakeclc@gmail.com/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com.

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com, or visit the website.

CONSIDERING REALITY: Emerging Artists from Staples H.S. - Westport Library
Through July 31, 2014 - Westport

A mixed-media show of work by 14 artists from Staples High School. May 1-July 31, 2014, 2014.

The Greek Monsters - Onassis Cultural Center
Through July 31, 2014 - New York

Created by the award-winning Greek design group Beetroot, "The Greek Monsters" is a staged invasion of Hellenic monsters in the form of freestanding sculpture, bas-relief and paintings installed in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower. Beetroot's contemporary interpretations of gruesome characters from classical mythology - including Cyclops, the Minotaur and the Medusa - are spirited and whimsical, inviting passersby of all ages to learn and engage with history and literature in a new and exciting way.

Little Hands Creative Play Workshop for Toddlers - Barking Cat Studio
Through August 01, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

This creative play workshop focuses on educational, theme-related, simple art projects that little hands can easily create and enjoy. Register for a series of classes or drop in. (Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Call in advance.)

Transmutations - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
Through August 01, 2014 - New York

Tibet House US is pleased to announce Transmutations, an exhibition featuring artist Benigna Chilla's new series of large scale paintings created after a 2012 stay in Bhutan. Her process as an artist begins with inspiration from ancient, geometric patterns found in architecture, textiles, and nature. These recent paintings explore both organic and constructed geometric shapes, which are organized through symmetry. Actual texture is embedded onto the canvas, layered with natural pigments like turmeric, saffron and minerals.

Just for Us - Westchester Jewish Community Services
Through August 01, 2014 - Hartsdale

WJCS is creating a new group for teenage girls with Asperger's Syndrome. The group, Just For Us, will focus on social and life skills; specifically on assertiveness skills, problem solving, self-esteem, relationships, and healthy sexuality. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30pm in the WJCS Hartsdale office. Group may be billed through insurance. For more information, please contact Carrie Melcer, LCSW, at cmelcer@wjcs.com or 914-949-7699 x467.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010), encompassing Polke's work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the postwar generation, Polke possessed an irreverent wit that, coupled with his exceptional grasp of the properties of his materials, pushed him to experiment freely with the conventions of art and art history. Constantly searching, Polke studiously avoided any one signature style or medium; his method exemplified the definition of alibi, "in or at another place," which also suggests a deflection of blame. This exhibition places Polke's enormous skepticism of all social, political, and artistic traditions against German history and the country's transformation in the postwar period. Four gallery spaces on MoMA's second floor are dedicated to the exhibition, which comprises approximately 300 works and constitutes one of the largest exhibitions ever organized at the Museum.

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs -- among them birds, beasts, and humans; personifications of the seasons; members of the retinue of the wine god Dionysos; and vine scrolls -- originated in classical and pharaonic art, with Christian crosses added in the Byzantine era. Often called Coptic textiles and once thought to have been exclusively Egyptian, these textiles are now recognized as exemplars of motifs popular throughout the Byzantine world. Similar motifs appear on works in other media, including silver, ivory, ceramics, and mosaics, as the photographs accompanying the exhibition demonstrate. Textiles like these were often recovered from the dress and wrappings of the dead found in Byzantine and early Islamic-period burial grounds in Egypt. The dry environment preserved many textiles, although often in a fragmentary state. Decorative elements were at times cut from the larger plain-weave textiles, as interest focused primarily on the interpretation of motifs. The Museum began to acquire these Egyptian textiles soon after its founding in 1870, but owing to their fragility, many of the works shown in this exhibition have not been displayed for decades.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and works on paper. This exhibition will feature Transgressions II (2009), a multimedia installation from the Asia Society Museum Collection. This three-channel video integrates the folk sensibility of traditional shadow plays with new technology, creating a mesmerizing projection of colors and shadows. The exhibition will also feature a selection of Malani's artist books. This presentation will represent the artist's first solo museum exhibition in New York in over a decade.

Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others - figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today's far more global perspective.

Goya and the Altamira Family - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

This exhibition features Goya's four portraits of members of the Altamira family, including the so-called Boy in Red, one of the Metropolitan Museum's most beloved Old Master paintings. Also on view is a fifth Altamira portrait, by Agustin Esteve. This is the first time these family portraits - now dispersed in public and private collections in Spain and the United States - will be seen together as a group.

Inspired by Iran Modern: Work by New York City Students - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

A series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of Asia. This year the exhibition presents student artwork inspired by the Asia Society fall 2013 exhibition Iran Modern.

In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

When Aaron Rose began photographing Coney Island in 1961, he bypassed the bluster of the theme parks and sideshows for the more intimate interactions of beach dwellers. Wielding his camera surreptitiously, observing as if from a neighboring blanket, Rose documented a "sun-baked melting pot" of beachgoers of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life, each one utterly unselfconscious, absorbed in a world of his or her own.

Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
Through August 09, 2014 - New York

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in literal and conceptual ways. The featured artists play with their figures, showing bodies revealed and obscured, evidently displayed or camouflaged

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Charles James: Beyond Fashion - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

The retrospective exhibition features approximately 100 of the most notable designs produced by James over the course of his career, from 1929 until his death in 1978. The first-floor special exhibition galleries spotlight the glamour and resplendent architecture of James's ball gowns from the 1930s through 1950s with an elegant tableau celebrating such renowned clients of his as Austine Hearst, Millicent Rogers, and Dominique de Menil.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives -- as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments -- The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Power of Poison will explore poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history's most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition will include an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries, and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. A gallery of history's most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra's legendary snakebite to Napoleon's alleged death by arsenic, will lead visitors into the Understanding Poison theater. Here presenters will use props, animations, and audience volunteers to explore a real-world poisoning case that will highlight the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors will encounter a large-scale tableau of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors can discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook's ship in 1774.

Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize 2014 - Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 10, 2014 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College is organizing "Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday," a ten-year survey of the work of the South African-born, Berlin-based artist. Curated by Helaine Posner, senior curator of contemporary art, and Purchase College professor, Louise Yelin, the exhibition will be on view from May 4 through Aug. 10. "Animating the Everyday" focuses on the digital videos that Rhode identifies as "animations," and the photographic series that correspond to or complement the time-based work. These animations articulate drawing and movement; juxtapose sound and image; recycle everyday objects such as bicycles, chairs, musical instruments, and sports equipment; and re-fashion artistic precursors and contemporaries such as Marcel Duchamp, Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, William Kentridge, and Richard Serra. Produced in studios, in the streets, and in Rhode's parents' yard in Johannesburg, the animations and photographs feature an uncanny conjunction of the familiar and the strange, and vividly stage the perils and delights of everyday life. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by the co-curators; by Tom Gunning, Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago; and by Leora Maltz-Leca, Assistant Professor of contemporary art and visual culture at RISD who focuses on South African art. Throughout his life, Museum founder Roy R. Neuberger was devoted to supporting and promoting the work of contemporary artists. Following that important vision, the Neuberger Museum of Art awards the Neuberger Prize every two years to an artist for an early career survey and catalogue. The Prize is a critical component of the Museum's commitment to support innovative, international art and artists in the early stages of their career. Projects of past Neuberger Prize recipients Tania Bruguera and Dana Schutz were met with great critical acclaim. In the third installment of this signature program, the Neuberger Prize will be awarded to an artist whose identity will soon be announced.

Ai Weiwei: According to What? - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 10, 2014 - Brooklyn

The first North American survey of the work of provocative Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and activist Ai Weiwei. This will be the first large-scale museum exhibition of Ai's work in New York and the final presentation on the exhibition's tour. The Brooklyn Museum will include several major works not seen in previous venues. Included among the new material is S.A.C.R.E.D., making its first appearance in North America since it debuted to critical acclaim during the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ai created this monumental work in response to his 81-day imprisonment by Chinese authorities in 2011. Each of the six iron boxes that make up the piece contains lifelike fiberglass dioramas of detailed scenes painstakingly reproduced from memory. The work documents and reveals the most painful and intimate moments of Ai's imprisonment, from periods of interrogation to such daily activities as eating, sleeping, showering, and using the toilet. The Brooklyn presentation will also feature a stunning site-specific installation of bicycles. This installation is part of a series of works by Ai using bicycles that is related to his childhood experience and to the bicycle's relevance to the lives of most Chinese people. Also making its debut is an installation of photographs and the personal belongings of Ye Haiyan, a women's rights activist who has been systematically targeted by authorities for her advocacy on behalf of female Chinese sex workers and evicted from her home numerous times. The exhibition will also premiere Stay Home!-- Ai's documentary about Liu Ximei, who contracted AIDS as a child after being given an HIV-contaminated blood transfusion at a Chinese hospital.

Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango: The Italian Painting - Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Through August 12, 2014 - Staten Island

Created during their artists' residency in Florence, Italy, from 1986 to1988, these paintings have been exhibited at the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, the Sale del Grifo e Leone, Perugia, and the Newhouse Gallery, Staten Island. Most of these paintings have not been seen by the public since 1991. Jenny Tango began her life as an artist at age four when she drew the profile of a woman's shoe. In the 1970s, she was an active participant in the Feminist Art movement of the 1970s as editor of the Women in the Arts Newsletter, and became a college and high school art teacher. When she retired in 1986 she went to Florence, Italy, to paint for two years, which culminated in exhibitions in Florence and Perugia. She considers the Humanism that informed the Italian Renaissance one of the major influences in her own work. Tango has also served as newsletter editor of the Women's Caucus of the College Art Association and the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island; published an artist's book, "Women of Chelm," as well as comic strips for three editions of "Bloody Wymmin," and a pictorial history of the Jewish community of Staten Island for the Images of America series. Her column, "Working Art," has appeared in Home Planet News since 1992. Her paintings have been exhibited in many solo and group shows in New York City, including her one-woman show "Jenny Tango, A Retrospective," at the Staten Island Museum in 2007. Her latest venue has been the Star Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai, China. (See Robert Bunkin's biography above). Bunkin and Tango have made their home on Staten Island since 1990. They returned to Italy in 2000 for a seven- month period, during which time Bunkin studied the technique of fresco painting, and Tango painted a series of works focusing on her body for her subsequent collaboration with sculptor Susan Grabel on the Venus Project. The in-depth experience of Italian figurative art has had a profound impact on both artists' work, and they regard their sojourn in Italy as key to their artistic development. Bunkin's "Italian" paintings in this show feature portraits of students at the Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici, where he was an independent student completing his undergraduate studies. Other works include portraits of friends from the foreign community and local Florentines. Tango's work focuses on her own image in the context of the rooms where she worked. Together, these bodies of work tell a story of this intensive period in the lives of both artists. Admission to this artists' reception is free. After the opening, "Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango: The Italian Painting." may be viewed during regular museum hours, with paid museum admission, until August 12.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Don Resnick: Essence of Place - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through August 15, 2014 - Hempstead

Throughout his career, Don Resnick built an international reputation as a fine Long Island artist devoted to conveying the beauty of land, sea, and sky. This exclusive exhibition, curated for the Hofstra University Museum by its associate director of exhibitions and collections Karen T. Albert, features Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sketchbooks while highlighting his interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment.

Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday interior spaces (e.g., travel agencies, hair salons, delis) in both cities to examine the transcendence of place beyond official borders.

STEAM - Art Meets Technology at a New Exhibition at the Arts Exchange - ArtsWestchester
Through August 16, 2014 - White Plains

STEAM, the exhibition, features 29 contemporary artists and artist collaborations that have created original, engaging, and visually striking artworks in dialogue with STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The show explores the innovation that occurs when art and these core subjects intersect, overlap, and inspire one another. The concept is simple: STEM + ARTS = STEAM. Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. In partnership with Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. On view: May 20-Aug. 16, 2014 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5pm For more information, visit: artsw.org/steam.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum - American Folk Art Museum
Through August 17, 2014 - New York

What is a self-taught genius? During the post-Revolutionary era in the newly formed United States, this characterization took on profound dimensions that were pivotal to the development of a start-up nation conceived on an experimental model: all of the nation's citizens were self-taught Americans. Self-Taught Genius, comprising more than one hundred works of art from the museum's collection, considers the changing implications of "self-taught" in the United States, from a deeply entrenched and widespread culture of self-education in the early national period to its usage today to describe artists working outside the art historical canon. The exhibition frames the continuum of American folk art through the concept of "self-taught genius," an enduring term that, like the artworks themselves, has changed dramatically over time: the early American folk art we so admire today was made by the self-taught artists of the past.

Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through August 17, 2014 - Bronx

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. The installation One Kind of Behavior is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the random opening and closing of their shells on the beach, a stark contrast with contemporary society where things move at high speed. Additionally, the fact that hermit crabs occupy shells discarded by other species becomes another source of interest to the artist, who sees in this special relationship a metaphor for our human condition. Contrasting man and animal behavior, One Kind of Behavior asks us to consider the environmental consequences of our mechanical impulses on nature.

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 17, 2014 - New York

Featuring more than 40 outstanding examples of calligraphy from the collection of Jerry Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, created by leading artists of the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The selection of artworks and their interpretation in the galleries are intended to speak to beginners and specialists alike, using calligraphy of the highest quality to introduce key concepts of format, script type, and style.

Peter & the Wolf - Puppetworks Theatre
Through August 17, 2014 - Park Slope

Visit Puppetworks and enjoy three shows at each performance: "The Ugly Duckling," by Hans Christian Andersen, told with Shadow Puppets, "Peter & the Wolf," Prokofiev's Musical Adventure, and "The Frog Prince," the Brothers Grimm story, told with marionettes. Adapted and narrated by Nicolas Coppola. Total Running Time is 1 hour. Shows are at 12:30 and 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday from 5/3/14-8/17/14.

Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2014 - New York

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.

Sami Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through August 23, 2014 - New York

Curated by the Tromso University Museum and Northern Norway Art Museum, Sami Stories is a landmark exhibition examining the history, identity, politics, and visual culture of the Sami, the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Featuring a selection of contemporary artworks and traditional duodji (handicraft) - including a reindeer milk scoop, shaman's drum, cradle, and a selection of hats and dolls - the exhibition offers visitors an overview of Sami history and visual culture from the 17th century to the present.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

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

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA's own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the "abandonment" of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark's career. While Clark's legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition draws international attention to her work. By bringing together all parts of her radical production, the exhibition seeks to reintroduce her into current discourses of abstraction, participation, and a therapeutic art practice.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Through August 24, 2014 - MIdtown

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. This temporary show will explore the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Through August 24

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 24, 2014 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage. Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 24, 2014 - Upper East Side

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

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 24, 2014 - Upper West Side

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New-York Historical Society presents the groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history. Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. Among the exhibition highlights on view at New-York Historical is a large-scale silk banner for the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers (ca. 1861). Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.

When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 25, 2014 - Purchase

At the time it was assembled, the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, the cornerstone of the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art, was considered by many to be the most important private collection of contemporary American art in the world. Built mainly between the early 1940s and 1960s, the Collection is strongest in materials that describe the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America between the end of World War I and the onset of the Cold War. Remarkably, most of the works that Neuberger acquired at the height of his collecting in the 1940s and 1950s were purchased within a month to a year or two of their execution dates, reflecting Neuberger's commitment to support living artists. The exhibition and permanent collection catalogue, both entitled "When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection," will feature works by artists such as Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. The catalogue will contain contributions by Neuberger curators, Purchase College faculty, and outside authors. Edited and organized by Chief Curator Tracy Fitzpatrick. On view May 11 through Aug. 25.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the HUM: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through August 29, 2014 - Hempstead

Join your guide, Detective Art. E. Fact, at the David Filderman Gallery to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the exhibition ‘Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.’ This original exhibition showcases, for the first time, an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections, offering a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Works feature ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies - Yale Peabody Museum
Through August 30, 2014 - New Haven

This family-friendly exhibition features amazing collections of dinosaur eggs, nests, embryos and young with video presentations summarizing the latest findings of dinosaur experts. It will be on view from February 8 through August 30, 2014.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2014 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Long Island City

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - 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.

Art Inspires Art: How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Experience poetry, interactive sculptures and festive banners at the Everett Children’s Library at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Featuring two interactive sculptures, “A Tree Lives” and “The Bird of Imagining,” Art Inspires Art helps children explore poetry and art, while learning how one art form can inspire another. Art Inspires Art features works developed by artists from The Touchstone Center for Children. Celebrating 45 years in art education, The Touchstone Center was founded by poet and educator, Richard Lewis, and has resulted in numerous publications. These publications have gone on to inspire visual and theatrical arts education experiences in New York City schools. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, squid and always a few surprises when you come aboard The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's research vessel for a new season of Marine Life Study Cruises. These outings reveal what is, to many, a surprising diversity of marine life just off the shores of Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and an always-unique variety of fish, crabs, squid, lobsters and surprises brought up in the Oceanic's trawl net. Aquarium Study Cruises are good for ages 8 and older. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. April 26-August 31, 2014.

Jiggle A Jelly - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down by inviting its visitors to do something they�ve been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. The �Jiggle A Jelly� touch tank lets visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. The special exhibit will be open near the Aquarium�s Jellyfish Culture Lab on weekends and holidays in May and June, and daily in July and August. May 1- August 31, 2014.

Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing - Bruce Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition focuses on two of the world's leading centers of art – New York and Beijing – and offers a visual pairing of five New York-based artists with five Beijing-based artists. The ten artists have been engaged in five different global, cross-cultural, artistic dialogues over the course of two years about issues ranging from political and social upheaval to materials and techniques. May 3-August 31,2014.

MoMA Art Lab: Movement - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2014 - New York

At the MoMA Art Lab you families can explore movement in art through a range of activities that are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. visit the website for more information.

in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through August 31, 2014 - Bronx

Over the course of its 40-year history, the Bronx Museum has drawn together a significant collection of prints and graphic-art works, guided by its mission to give visibility to artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent. For these artists, the print medium has been an invaluable tool for channeling their aesthetic and political concerns. Due to its mass reproducibility, economy, ease of distribution, and collaborative character, printmaking has long been considered a vehicle for social agency and has played a major role in politically mobilizing different communities and constituencies.

The World Comes to Queens: Films From the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939–1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan "the Dawn of a New Day." The 1964–1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by the twelve-story-high stainless steel Unisphere built by U.S. Steel. Sponsored films made for the fairs capture the excitement and ingenuity behind the fairs while also revealing the goals of the companies behind them. Films to be shown continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater, in excerpts or their entirety, include The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair and To New Horizons from 1939, and Sinclair at the World's Fair, World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas, To The Fair, and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth from 1964.

The World Comes to Queens: Films from the World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World�s Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939�1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan �the Dawn of a New Day.� The 1964�1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by the twelve-story-high stainless steel Unisphere built by U.S. Steel. Sponsored films made for the fairs capture the excitement and ingenuity behind the fairs while also revealing the goals of the companies behind them. Films to be shown continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater, in excerpts or their entirety, include The Middleton Family at the New York World�s Fair and To New Horizons from 1939, and Sinclair at the World�s Fair, World�s Fair Report with Lowell Thomas, To The Fair, and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth from 1964.

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Munich exhibition in 1937.

New and Improved Healthyville - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy updated versions of old favorites such as riding a bike next to a skeleton, shopping for foods in the market and brushing a giant mouth, while new activities allow children to explore even more about fitness and nutrition. Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm up and cool down routine. Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. February 1, 2014-September 1, 2014.

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the north and south mezzanine galleries in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for modern and contemporary art.

Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the last year and a half.

Lorikeets - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Back by popular demand, the lorikeets return to the Aquarium for the summer. Laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that will sip food right out of your hands. The exhibit will feature about a dozen varieties of lorikeets, which are colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south Pacific (SE Asia, eastern Australia, Polynesia). They're naturally found in rain forests and woodlands, but also in wooded urban areas, where they primarily feed on the nectars of various blossoms and fruits. Lorikeets are specially adapted to their sweet diet through their specialized tongue. When the tongue is extended, tiny appendages called papillae stand up like bristles, expanding the tongue's surface area and allowing the birds to collect more nectar. May 24-September 1, 2014.

Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring masterpieces of Central and Southern Italian drawing spanning the 15th and 16th centuries. Among the 42 works, Florentine drawings are especially well represented by such celebrated Renaissance masters as Leonardo da Vinci and Antonio Pollaiuolo, while among the Southern Italian examples is a rare sheet attributed to Antonello da Messina.

Living History tours - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Centerport

Living History tours are given every saturday and sunday, beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend. Historical characters, as well as household staff, are portrayed by Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character -- in Downton Abbey fashion -- as upstairs guests and downstairs servants. The stories visitors hear are taken from the oral histories of local people who worked on the Vanderbilt household staff. The 45-minute tours are a summer highlight at the Mansion. Visitors step into a time machine where they might meet aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, fashion designer Coco Chanel or the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. They were among Willie and Rosamund Vanderbilt's prominent friends, and were summer house guests of the family. Weekends, May 24-September 1.

Pekingese Dog Act Featuring Vanna The Baboon - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 01, 2014 - Manorville

David Rosaire and his Pekingese Dog Act is a stimulating and eye-catching circus show with endless tricks and stunts performed by his dogs. The Pekingese pups put on an elaborate show full of jumps, slides, and obeying outrageous commands. Daily, May 23-Sep 1, 2014.

Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
Through September 06, 2014 - New York

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's work. Also prominent in this gallery will be his Maya Zemí I and Maya Zemí II, pyramid-shaped cardboard sculptures that illustrate his profound interest in connecting the historic indigenous cultures of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

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

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of photography. Heinecken's innovative and diverse experimentation resonates deeply with current artistic practice, and his prescient exploration of the definition of photography, the possibilities of appropriation, and the limitations of artistic categories is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance, and capable of supporting significant loads - was used by leading architects of the day, including McKim, Mead & White and Carrere and Hastings. Ellis Island's Immigration Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House, and Grand Central Terminal all contain Guastavino vaults. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces is the first major exhibition to explore the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building. It was originally organized by MIT's John Ochensdorf, who is a MacArthur Fellow; it is being expanded here to include some 20 key Guastavino spaces in the five boroughs.

Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's move to 2 Columbus Circle, approximately 730 objects that exemplify the imaginative transformation of materials have been added to the collection.

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls - will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately 45 paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & the Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

With a stunning evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, and exhibits highlighting the rich and artful history of some of the gardening world's most significant contributors, NYBG celebrates the women who pioneered landscape and garden design, writing, and photography during the early 20th century.

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013 - International Center of Photography
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

A major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography's depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs. Dispensing with arbitrary distinctions between genres of photography - art photography, photojournalism, documentary - Urbes Mutantes points to the depth and richness of the extensive photographic history of the region.

Caio Reisewitz - International Center of Photography
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

One of Brazil's leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz (b. 1967) has produced a remarkable body of work during the past 15 years, concentrating almost exclusively on Brazilian subjects. His large-scale color photographs explore the changing relation of the city and the countryside in a period of feverish economic development. Many of Reisewitz's photographs testify to his fascination with the architectural heritage of Brazil's colonial period, as well as its innovative 20th-century modernist architecture. Other imposing works portray the pristine landscapes and dense forests around his hometown of Sao Paulo - areas that are now threatened by urban sprawl. His smaller-format photocollages take a very different direction, employing a playful, jazz-like visual approach. In these works, tiny photographic images of urban environments are scattered within scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil's forests. Reisewitz has frequently exhibited in South America and in Europe, and represented Brazil at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This is his first major solo show in the U.S. Organized by ICP Curator Christopher Phillips.

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a cultural benefactor and former New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. This exhibition brings together nearly 100 outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs. Authors featured in this unparalleled exhibition are some of the 20th century's most celebrated - William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, John Irving, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, J. D. Salinger, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, John Updike, Tennessee Williams, and Richard Wright, among others.

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair - Queens Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - Queens

50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World's Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion's exterior, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Forming a chessboard of front and profile views, 13 Most Wanted Men was installed by April 15, 1964, and painted over by Fair officials' direction with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square. Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural and nine of these are assembled in New York for the first time since their creation, forming the core of the 175 or so objects in the exhibition.

Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 08, 2014 - New York

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has been passed down over a millennium and remains relevant to our 21st-century lives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Forest Park Carousel Celebrate Spring Break! - Forest Park Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Forest Park

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun for the kids this Spring Break then the Forest Park Carousel is the place to be! This historic, antique carousel, this regarded as the No. 2Most Magical Carousel in America!

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park Open for the Season - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Fantasy Forest offers the historic Flushing Meadows Carousel (from the 1964-1965 NY World's Fair) as well as several other attractions, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster.

Roller Skating - Prospect Park: Lakeside
Through September 30, 2014 - Brooklyn

The LeFrak Center, a 16,000-square-foot covered roller-skating rink, is offering a range of activities for those new to the sport, and those with a passion for this pastime. Among the planned offerings are learn-to-skate and roller-hockey programs for youth and adults, and a roller derby program with the Gotham Girls, New York City's only all-female, DIY roller derby league. Free Skate Mondays: To ensure all in the community have the opportunity to experience skating at Lakeside, every Monday (excluding school holidays and national holidays), children 12 and under receive free rink admission between 2pm – 6pm. The program includes unlimited skating if the child is accompanied by an adult. Please note, a $6 skate rental charge applies.

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through October 01, 2014 - New York

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through October 19, 2014 - Upper West Side

Immerse yourself in the toe-tapping, original sound of American jazz as the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem present this all-new exhibit celebrating the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz during the famed Harlem Renaissance. Enter the intimate "jazz club" and listen to the warm sounds of Ella Fitzgerald; make your way to the "theater" and try out Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's famous stair dance; and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the "ballroom." Through special daily and weekly programs and demonstrations, families have the opportunity to construct Big Band-era style instruments, make wearable tap shoes, create record covers using vintage jazz albums, record their own rendition of an Ella tune and learn the Lindy Hop. A combination of daily live piano presentations by young musicians and weekly live performances by leading jazz artists and dance companies will allow families to experience how this genre continues to influence culture today.

'The Movement'- Dance Classes for the Soul - Alex Ray Studios
Through October 25, 2014 - Hempstead

Alex Ray Studios Inc. presents the "The Movement"! Fallon Alexandria Fleming is going to introduce children in the community to the connection between the soul and contemporary movement. The program is inspired by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Lester Horton which delivers soul resurrecting choreography to each participant. The program will incorporate ballet and modern techniques while arranged to pieces like "Fix Me, Jesus" and the "Processional" from Alvin Ailey's world renown production Revelations.

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement as it unfolded from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's collections - including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles, prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on view and united for the first time - demonstrate the enduring impact of Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different artists and developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known holdings in this important area.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel Open Full-Time - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

The Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) kicks off its full-season schedule! Come by for great thrills, fun, and adventure! Fantasy Forest has several great amusement rides, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper, the Corona Choo Choo, and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster! The amusement park and carousel are located right next to the Queens Zoo! Come celebrate Spring with us and enjoy the exciting rides of Fantasy Forest! Tickets, pricing, and hours are available on our website at www.fantasyforestnyc.com! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

Artillery Drills, Soldier's Camp, and More - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Point

Kids and their parents (and grandparents) can get a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp with a resident blacksmith Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Hold your ears for an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. And visit online for a schedule of special summer events including evening tours by lantern light, holiday celebrations, and Lighthouse Day. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s-set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein.) Constructed of hedge rows and curves of two-way mirrored glass, the pavilion will be both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 13, 2014 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Paramus
Through November 13, 2014 - Paramus

Kids can head to the Children's Department to listen to favorite stories and enjoy fun activities.

Bundith Phunsombatlert's Wayfinding - Queens Museum
Through November 14, 2014 - Flushing

100 NYC Public Sculptures at Queens Museum is a site-specific project that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in NYC and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. (Architectural historian John Kriskiewics will offer a walk through the Public Sculptures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 8.)

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

Grasshopper Grove - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 16, 2014 - Cornwall

Grasshopper Grove is a natural play area for young children that encourages them to explore the outdoor world, get their hands dirty, and have fun. Children can hop from stump to stump, dance, sing and perform in the Adirondack lean-to, lie down on top of a hill and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky, read a story with Mom or Dad in the rustic gazebo, water and weed a garden, and construct roads in the sand and dirt pile. These simple activities strengthen eye-hand coordination and muscle development while fostering creativity, critical thinking, appropriate risk-taking, problem solving, and cooperation, which are all critical to healthy childhood development. Grasshopper Grove follows a design developed in collaboration with Museum staff, board, parents and preschool students by one of the world's leaders in the field, Adam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Beginning with a half-acre of field surrounded by a rough stone wall and mature shag bark hickory trees, the area was graded to incorporate a low hill surrounded by a path, a dry stream bed and a higher hill offering a view of nearby fields and ponds. Taking inspiration from the 'wild' areas of the Outdoor Discovery Center, where the Museum's Young Naturalist Preschoolers love to play, elements were added to the area that include a fallen oak tree for climbing, large boulders, a wooden gazebo and Adirondack lean-to and an area of 'loose parts' for building. A series of cedar troughs catch water flowing from an old fashioned hand pump into the dry stream bed.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 22, 2014 - Bronxville

The BFM is celebrating its 13th year. With a varied mix of close to 40 vendors, the market offers pasture-raised meats and poultry, hand spun yarn from local fibers, produce and orchard fruits and veggies, and many specialty items like prepared meal made with local ingredients, baked goods, and ice cream. Plenty of free parking.

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 22, 2014 - Tarrytown

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

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 22, 2014 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal breads, chutneys, honey, jams, cheese, plants and flowers, olive oils, pickles, fish, spices, gourmet peanut butters, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, produce, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 23, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, plants and flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, personal care products, and more.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 23, 2014 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 23.

Rowayton and the Purple Crayon: Celebrating the Creative Culture of 1950s Rowayton - Rowayton Historical Society
Through November 26, 2014 - Rowayton

In the stories of Harold and the Purple Crayon, everything Harold draws become real. These delightful picture book classics are imaginative and joyful and are now part of a new exhibit at the Rowayton Historical Society. Designed to inform and delight visitors of all ages, the exhibition will feature the work of Jim Flora, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Maurice Sendak. These Rowayton residents were celebrated authors and illustrators and created some of America's most beloved children's literature. Visiting the exhibition, you will be transported back in time, reliving childhood favorites such as A Hole is to Dig, Harold and the Purple Crayon, the Fabulous Firework Family, Where the Wild Things Are, and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Marvel at Jim Flora's playful and energetic illustrations. Delight in the grotesque fanged monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and consider how their forms concerned parents when it was first published. Savor the whimsical genius of the husband-and-wife team Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson and learn how their political views caused them to come under FBI scrutiny. May 25-November 26,2014.

Nyack Farmers' Market - Municipal Parking Lot
Through November 27, 2014 - Nyack

Shop for local produce, cheese, wine, baked and other specialty items at this outdoor market. Thursdays through November 27. New this year, the town hosts a Saturday farmers market June 7 through November 22, 8am-1pm.

Park Slope's Sunday Down to Earth Farmers Market - Old Stone House
Through November 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

The Park Slope Farmers Market takes place every Sunday in front of PS51 at the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street. It is run by Community Markets of Ossining, NY. The Park Slope Farmers Market offers a wide selection of local products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, cheese, fish, wine, soaps and more.

Millennium Carousel - Bergen County Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Paramus

Take a spin on the park's carousel, where you can ride the likenesses of many of the animals you see in the zoo.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 07, 2014 - Rye

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

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 13, 2014 - Larchmont

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

Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.

Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet

Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 28, 2014 - Cornwall

Join a museum educator to meet the live "animal of the week" each Saturday and Sunday. Families can learn characteristics of the animal and how it came to live at the nature center. Afterward, check out the nature center's current Mastodon and Brook Trout exhibits. Nature Center hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-4pm.

Story Garden - Mimi for Me Yoga Studio
Through December 29, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Story Garden is a musical storytime for toddlers 0-4, led by Miss Alexia and her magic ukulele. Every Monday. Sign-up required.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - 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.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, Beyond the Supersquare presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America's urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.

Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYRP staff will work with members of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx, to assemble the pilot structure in their garden in Spring 2014.

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through February 25, 2015 - New York

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGuire, folk singer Jay Brannan (Around The World In 80 Jays),filmmaker Jeff Seal, actor-writer Jiehae Park(2013 Princess Grace Award), resident musician Phil Pickens, and more to be announced. Joseph Ward will direct the evening. Each year, 250,000 people move to NYC. Who stays? Who leaves? And with more people moving in than out, is the number of years you choose to inhabit this island a blessing or a curse? Through live music, song, personal stories and short fiction, ON THIS ISLAND, Ep. 8 “Siren Song” invites the audience to explore their long-term relationship with this port of call. Is its siren song to be trusted? ON THIS ISLAND is an ongoing, live theatrical event - a night of storytelling for NYC to replenish the charms and mysteries that brought us to this island on the edge of America. Each episode is performed live, then uploaded as a podcast (available on iTunes).ON THIS ISLAND draws from a uniquely New York cross-section of theater artists, musicians, and personalities to fill in the lives of the faces we flash by on the street. Mixing short fiction, personal stories, short plays, and song, each live episode weaves around a chosen theme. Created in early 2012, ON THIS ISLAND has moved from the People's Improv Theater to a standing slot at Ars Nova and a popular presence on iTunes. Some previous contributors include singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, actors Lucas Kavner and Kelly McCreary, the founders of the Bronx Brewery, Broadway's Chad Goodridge and Mackenzie Meehan, playwrights Rachel Bonds, Greg Keller and Matt Moses, and indie darlings The Hollows. Slant producers are Wes Grantom, Adam Knight, Mat Smart and Matt Dellapina. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Now in our 10th season, Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O'Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 28, 2015 - New York

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 11, 2015 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through April 05, 2015 - New York

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Other works that were subsequently added to the collection will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France.

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 03, 2015 - Brooklyn

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates. In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum acquired forty-four works of art from the Black Arts Movement. Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement displays seven of these works from seven different artists. The strong and vibrant images on exhibit are a testament to the stylistic scope of the Black Arts Movement.

It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
Through May 06, 2015 - Brooklyn

LN NY is state-registered Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to the passing of sensible marijuana legislation in the great state of New York. Momentum is building, legislation has passed the Assembly 4 times since 2007, and only the Senate is holding us up. This is THE new issue for New York, and we are dedicated to making it happen. LN NY is hosting an evening of music and awareness featuring: Eris+Harmonia - STRNGRS - Queen Majesty - DJ Portarock - Lovers Ramone - Bikini Carwash - plus policy advocates, industry players, politicians and concerned citizens. Awareness and meet & greet from 6PM, music from 8pm.

A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 16, 2015 - New York

Discover the rich history of Oswiecim, Poland - the town the Germans called Auschwitz - through photographs that trace the life of the town and its Jewish residents, from the 16th century through the post-war period.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at reservations@amwny.com. Year-round.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - New York

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

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.

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.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - 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.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 30,2014.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through February 22, 2104 - New York

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type: House, Top 40 and EDM If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. EVR (Ever), a unique gastro-lounge located in the heart of Manhattan's Empire District, is a sleek and sophisticated nightlife destination offering an exclusive interactive experience. Our neighbors include Bryant Park, the Fashion District and many of NYCs most prestigious financial and law firms The 5,000 square-foot, dual level space features two bars, an elevated DJ booth, a curated cocktail menu, created by expert in-house mixologist Orson Salicetti ,and delectable nouveau American cuisine. Combining industrial chic decor with cutting edge design elements including eclectic atmosphere lighting, vintage furniture, signature art installation and entertainment provided by world-class DJs. EVR brings the artistry back into nightlife with a high-energy milieu once thought only to exist Downtown to Midtown. This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd. Top DJ Francis Mercier, DJ Rich P and Destro will be spinning house and EDM. For information, please text 917-300-8976 or email us at info@theenrgroup.com Age: 21 and over with proper ID For all our other events please log onto http://www.theenrgroup.com

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through February 20, 3014 - New York City

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangley.com.

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