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Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Feb 7

There are many choices for families and children in New York City, and during the spring and summer NYC has many kids and family activities that include concerts, museum exhibitions, arts and crafts, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's kids and family activities in The Bronx, from nature hikes to kid-friendly performances!

Nanny Training for the Special Needs Child - City Treehouse
February 07, 2011 - Manhattan

Caregivers learn about techniques, cutting-edge research, and vital information relating to children with special needs. Learn games, how to interpret and understand behaviors, and how to encourage learning through social interaction.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 07, 2011 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or nature game.

Nature Nursery: Colorful Winter - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
February 07, 2011 - Fairfield

Explore the colors of the winter landscape through songs, crafts, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Advance registration required.

ENSEMBLE ACJW - Carnegie Hall
February 07, 2011 -

Ensemble ACJW continues its 2010–2011 season with the world premiere of a new work by composer David Bruce, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, as well as Janácek's Mládí and Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major. 7:30pm.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 07, 2011 -

Gustav Mahler, Ruckert-Lieder. Christopheren Nomura, baritone & Timothy Long, piano. 7:30pm.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
February 07, 2011 -

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production. Maija Kovalevska stars as Mimi, Peter Mattei is Marcello, and four extraordinary tenors alternate in the role of Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala, Joseph Calleja, Ramon Vargas, and Vittorio Grigolo, fresh from his triumphant Covent Garden debut.

Internet Safety Speaker for Parents - Tuxedo Park School
February 07, 2011 - Tuxedo Park

A representative of the New York State Attorney General's Office will speak to parents about internet safety. Topics include: What are the real dangers of the internet? What can parents do to protect their children? What do parents need to know about this important and omnipresent issue?

Valentine's Boutique - Tuxedo Park School
February 07, 2011 - Tuxedo Park

Proceeds from sales at the Boutique will benefit the programs at Tuxedo Park School. Shop for jewelry, clothing, sweets, housewares, or Valentine’s Day gifts. Vendors will include Marina Alario of The Red Shutters, Liam Manak Handbags, The Toy Chest of Warwick, Style Counsel, Fabiana Custom Jewelry, and more. The Hidden Treasures table will feature modestly-priced new and antique-quality items donated from parents and alumni of Tuxedo Park School.

Parenting with Wisdom Group - B'nai Jeshurun
February 07, 2011 - Manhattan

This group for Jewish adoptive parents and parents-to-be is accepting new members. Members attend an informative and supportive monthly adoptive parenting group to share and explore the joys and challenges of creating and living as an adoptive family in the Jewish community. Visit www.jccany.org/ametz to register.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2011 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to hear stories, sing songs and play with bubbles.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2011 - Garnerville

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft together. Pre-registration is required.

Card Craft Week - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
February 07, 2011 - Haverstraw

Children ages 5-11, or younger with a caregiver, can stop by to make a Valentine's Day card.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
February 07, 2011 - Chappaqua

Read the latest stories and participate in a surprise activity. Registration is required.

Shadow Box Theatre Presents The African Drum - P.S. 3: The Bedford Village School
February 07, 2011 - Brooklyn

The NYC-based Shadow Box Theatre has brought a distinctive, multi-sensory approach to children's theater to audiences since the '60s. Among their repertoire is The African Drum, which they have been performing for years in honor of African-American History Month. Here, African folktales are told through a drum, storyteller, and a cast of performers. In true form for the Shadowbox troupe, music-rich with African rhythms and timbres-frame timeless story's such as "How the Turtle Got its Shell interwoven with the musical story of a girl named Kijana.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
February 07, 2011 - Piermont

Babies and toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to enjoy books and crafts Piermont's own Agnes Caniza.

Mommy and Me: Pottery and a Story - Glaze
February 07, 2011 - Orangeburg

Bring your 2-5 year old for a story and painting. Price includes story and a coordinating piece of pottery.

Nanny Know How - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 07, 2011 - Manhattan

Tammy Gold from Gold Parent Coaching will explore strategies in sourcing and maintaining the best nanny for your family, then answer your questions. Refreshments will be served.

Design & Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Queens Library-Rosedale branch
February 07, 2011 - Rosedale

Yvette Powell leads a workshop that guides children and teens through the process of creating and making jewelry, using their own creative styles to create unique pieces. All materials are included; preregistration is required.

A Kaleidoscope of Music featuring Carl 'The Music Man' and Teri-Ann - Queens Library: Richmond Hill branch
February 07, 2011 - Richmond Hill

This concert draws on a wide range of musical styles - swing, jazz, blues, calypso, and rock and roll to get your face smiling and your toes tapping.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
February 07, 2011 - Peekskill

Get help with homework from certified teacher Mrs. Livingston.

Kids Craft Classes - Plasterkraze
February 07, 2011 - Selden

Small and personalized craft classes include a variety of arts and crafts projects. Preregistration is required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 07, 2011 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years are exposed to early literacy with stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration.

Babies and Books with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library-Gerritsen Beach Branch
February 07, 2011 - Brooklyn

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.

Babies and Books with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library-Gerritsen Beach Branch
February 07, 2011 - Brooklyn

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary-Pacific Library
February 07, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers engage in interactive play and enjoy stories.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
February 07, 2011 - Brooklyn

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Recording Artist Norwood Young Book Signing & Reading - Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
February 07, 2011 -

You are invited to join us for the Book Signing and Reading of "Getting Back to My Me" by Recording Artist Norwood Young at Harlem's very own Hue-Man Book Store, February 7th from 6-7:30pm. Recording Artist Norwood Young began his career in the music industry at a young age and has really paid his dues. This entertainer is not only a talented musician, but he is also a well known as a Hollywood Socialite. Mr. Young can be seen rubbing elbows with many of his celebrity friends at many Red Carpet events, from movie premieres to award shows, to hosting his own legendary parties at his opulent Hancock home. Given his multifaceted talents in the arts, Norwood has done it all. He has been on Star Search; owned and managed a night club in Germany; earned a Gold record as the lead singer of the R&B group “Pieces of a Dream.” In addition, Norwood has performed in various Broadway shows and reality television shows including “High Maintenance 90210” on the E! Network. While penning his much anticipated memoir, “Getting back to MY Me: The Chronicles of Norwood Young”, depicts his life experiences and the pursuits of maintaining a positive self image that molded (plastic surgery friendly) Norwood and now has fueled his notions of reversal to embrace the Me his is today. The life of Norwood in whole is now available on Amazon.com. He has been recording his latest album “Getting back to My Me”, slated to be release in February 2011. Please submit RSVP to Cobalt.Public.Relations@gmail.com Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd(Between 124th and 125th Streets) New York, NY 10027 Tel: 212-665-7400 Getting Back to My Me music video: www.justnorwoodmusic.com Tune in to the Wendy Williams Show on the 1/27 for the exclusive Norwood Young interview.

Let's Sing - Brookhaven Free Library
February 07, 2011 - Brookhaven

Join Deb Domingos in a sing-along of your favorite songs.

Jetson Earrings - The Cupcake Corner
February 07, 2011 - Garden City

Kids can create funky Swarovski and sterling silver earrings (materials included).

I Can Draw! Art Classes For Children - Jaqueline's Patisserie
February 07, 2011 - Babylon

Learn to draw and paint with art teacher Amy. Draw animals, landscapes, master artist works, and more.

Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 07, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings one Monday per month for parents on the North Shore. If interested in attending, call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Tiny Tots: Fingerpainting - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
February 07, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Spend Monday morning with your little one (ages 18 months to 3 years) and enjoy a hands-on activity. Preregistration required.

Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
February 07, 2011 -

(Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson / L or G train to Lorimer). 7:30pm. Free. Since 2004, the real adult spelling bee that started a national movement -- still fun, friendly, and open to everyone. Signup begins 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more play for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get free booze and qualify for a twice-annual Finals. Pete's: 718-302-3770 www.williamsburgspellingbee.com www.petescandystore.com

A Wine Tour de France with New York’s Best Sommeliers - FIAF - Le Skyroom
February 07, 2011 -

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, in collaboration with AOC Fine Wines, is proud to present an exciting new take on its popular annual tasting series A Wine Tour de France. In February 2011 for the first time, six sommeliers from New York’s most distinguished restaurants will lead adventurous oenophiles on a delectable romp through France’s celebrated wine regions. This year, each tasting will be led by a sommelier from one of New York’s most prominent restaurants, allowing guests to learn about the richness and variety of France’s vintages from six different experts. The sommeliers include Raj Vaidya, Head Sommelier at Daniel; Michael Madrigale, Chef Sommelier at Bar Boulud; Kristie Petrullo, Chef Sommelier at Jean-Georges Restaurant; Belinda Chang, Wine Director at The Modern; Levi Dalton, Sommelier at Alto; and Ryan Mills-Knapp, Sommelier at Tribeca Grill. Burgundy • February 7 Rhône Valley • February 28 Loire Valley • March 21 Bordeaux • April 11 The Mediterranean • May 9 Champagne • June 6 Special Cheese Tasting • March 28

Playdate: Build-a-Bear - Stroller Strides
February 07, 2011 - Deer Park

Create your own animal with clothing and identification.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification - Westport/Weston YMCA
February 07, 2011 - Westport

The two day class concludes on February 9th and is for students ages 11-15. Register at www.westporty.org, or call 203-226-8981 for more information.

Broadway Stars in Concert: PS 166 Fundraiser - PS 166
February 07, 2011 - Manhattan

Tony winners Bill Irwin (Sesame Street's Mr. Noodle) and Debbie Gravitte ("Jerome Robbins' Broadway") are scheduled to appear, along with Dominic Nolfi and Dominic Scaglione, Jr. of "Jersey Boys," Etai BenShlomo of "Wicked," Everett Bradley of "Swing," Andrea Chamberlain of "The Drowsy Chaperone," Jess LeProtto of "Bye, Bye, Birdie," Neil McCaffrey and Jake Schwenke of "Billy Elliot," and cast members from "Memphis." The goal of this event is to inspire PS 166 students to consider theater arts as a career path and to build future audiences for live entertainment. But "Broadway Sings" is primarily a benefit for PS 166, a public elementary school on West 89th Street, which serves some 600 children.

Infant and Child CPR/Choking Class - Northern Westchester Parent-Child Group
February 07, 2011 - Bedford

Learn CPR and how to help someone who is choking. Preregistration is required.

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 07, 2011 - Manhattan

The theatre school's classic re-telling of Cinderella includes interwoven stories from Africa, India, and China that feature an enchanted frog, talking parrot, and flying cow. One story substitutes a magic fish for the fairy godmother and in another Cinderella is a boy. The play will be performed by graduates of the School. The show will be followed by a Q&A session.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Winter Film Festival Showing the Movie “Blades of Glory” on Feb. 7. - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
February 07, 2011 -

Citi Pond at Bryant Park launched its inaugural Winter Film Festival earlier this month, a series inviting guests to bundle-up and cuddle-up at Manhattan’s first outdoor movie event showcasing winter-inspired movies, free-to-the-public, each Monday at 6:30 p.m through Feb. 14, “snow or shine.” For shows and times visit: www.citipondatbryantpark.com/filmfestival. The week’s showing is the movie “Blades of Glory” at 6:30 p.m. The movies will be shown on a 900-square-foot screen located near the 6th Avenue entrance to the Citi Pond ice rink (Sixth Avenue and 41st St. by the Bryant Park Fountain), allowing the movie to be viewed by Citi Pond ice skaters, Celsius dinner guests and guests surrounding the rink and on the upper terrace of Citi Pond by the Bryant Park monument. Viewers are encouraged to snuggle in and bring blankets and sleeping bags and will also enjoy hot beverages and warm comfort treats provided by Celsius via servers throughout the shows. Coca Cola samplings as well as hot beverages include: Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider and cocktails such as “Snowcap,” an alcohol-infused hot chocolate including Absolut Vanilia and Peppermint Kahlua topped with whipped cream, chocolate flakes and marshmallows. Hot treats include: sliders, fries and popcorn. * Programs, dates and times are subject to change.

Recording Artist and King of Hancock Park Norwood Young 'Getting Back to My Me' book signing - Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
February 07, 2011 -

Join us as Norwood Young reads excepts from his riveting tell all memoir, followed by a meet & greet book signing. Refreshments will be served. Recording Artist Norwood Young with Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Karen Hunter pen his much anticipated tell all memoir chronicling his days of rape and sexual abuse as a child, self mutilation through various plastic surgeries, his days in jail and his struggles with drug, alcohol and sexual abuse. Norwood also dishes the dirt about his experiences and relationships with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. This book takes us step by step in detailing how Norwood turned being a victim into becoming victorious, and reclaiming his destiny. Recording Artist Norwood Young is not only a talented musician, but he is also a well known Hollywood Socialite. Mr. Young can be seen rubbing elbows with many of his celebrity friends at various red carpet events, from movie premieres to award shows, and is notorious for his legendary and elaborate theme parties at his opulent and famed tourist attracting Hancock Park home in Los Angeles, “Youngwood Court”. In 2008 LA City Beat Magazine crowned Norwood Young “King of Hancock Park”. Not only for his exceptionally unique home that has been the talk of the town for years over its lavish décor that included 20 Michelangelo’s statues of David that lined the drive way, but also for standing up and fighting for his freedom of expression against his neighborhood that deemed his home an “eyesore”. A fight that went on for 13 years and was won by famed Attorney Johnnie Cochran, who is best known for his successful defense of O.J Simpson. As an entertainer, Norwood has done it all. He has been on Star Search; earned a Gold record as the lead singer of the R&B group “Pieces of a Dream”. In addition, Norwood has performed in various Broadway shows. He owned “Club Colage” a live music night club in Germany; and has starred in a reality television show, “High Maintenance 90210” on the E! Network. Norwood has also been recording his latest album “Getting back to My Me”, slated to be release in April 2011. A philanthropist in his own right Norwood Young has given to many charities but there is one in particular that his close to his heart. In 2005 Mr. Young founded his own non-profit organization named “Feed His People” www.wefeedhispeople.org committed to ending hunger by encouraging restaurants and catering services to think twice before tossing out leftover food and instead donate them to a nearby shelters or soup kitchens to help feed the less fortunate. The "Feed his People" anthem was recorded by Norwood and American Idol runner up, "Trynce", and is featured on his 2006 "Just Norwood" CD. For further information on Norwood Young check out www.justnorwoodmusic.com

Recycled Art Class - NYU Medical Center
Through February 08, 2011 - Manhattan

Artists ages 3-5 use a variety of recycled materials to create two- and three-dimensional artwork. Enroll directly through NYU.

Monkey Love Drive - Beardsley Zoo
Through February 09, 2011 - Bridgeport

Through February 9, Beardsley Zoo is partnering with Luther's Garage in Shelton for the 6th Annual Monkey Love Drive. Stuffed monkeys will be distributed to children in need of a smile through local charities and to children of soldiers stationed abroad. Visitors who donate a stuffed monkey receive $1 off regular admission for participating.

Auditions for "101 Dalmations" - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through February 10, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Audition for the Westchester Sandbox Theatre's presentation of "101 Dalmatians."

The Wii Plays - Ars Nova
Through February 12, 2011 -

New York’s hottest emerging playwrights springboard off the wild titles of Nintendo Wii games to create a night of short plays with an arcade spin. Joined by a killer live band, it's game night Ars Nova style! WRITTEN BY Chad Beckim, Jenny Connell, Kara Lee Corthron, Kristoffer Diaz, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter, Matthew Lopez, Molly Smith Metzler, Gregory Moss, Janine Nabers and Joe Tracz DIRECTED BY Stephen Brackett, Portia Krieger, Lila Neugebauer and Laura Savia FEATURING Jenni Barber*, Andrew Garman*, Donnetta Lavinia Grays*, Christopher Jackson*, Zach Shaffer* and Robbie Sublett* LIVE MUSIC BY Super Mirage COSTUME DESIGN Tilly Grimes LIGHTING DESIGN Grant Yeager PROJECTION DESIGN Dan Scully SOUND DESIGN Jorge Muelle PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER E. Sara Barnes* STAGE MANAGER Ashley Rodbro* CASTING MelCap Casting

Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 13, 2011 -

Themes of dislocation and displacement in contemporary photography are explored in this exhibition of works from the collection. Perambulations and digressions in photographic works from the 1960s and 1970s by Vito Acconci, Ed Ruscha, Richard Long, and On Kawara, and a 1968 video by Bruce Nauman, show how a work of art -- cut loose from any specific medium or physical requirements -- could take the form of a walk, a 20–foot–long book, or a rigorously nonsensical pattern of movements.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through February 13, 2011 - Manhattan

See the Tony-award winning show based on Disney's classic story.

Theater in the Dark, With Lights - 9th Space
Through February 13, 2011 -

Playwright Ashlin Halfnight and director Kristjan Thor mount their most ambitious and bracing collaboration yet at the 9th Street Theater (in the PS122 complex) this January. Two world premieres, LATHEM PRINCE and LAWS OF MOTION, and one award-winning remount, GOD'S WAITING ROOM will play in repertory under the title: Theater in the Dark, With Lights. A first-rate company of actors gathered from the TEAM, Pumpkin Pie Show, The Amoralists, PL115, Electric Pear and more, will offer 34 performances in the span of 18 days. All three plays are staged around a Viking-style long table and will operate under the conceit that stellar acting and innovative storytelling are essential to great theater; the plays all hover around 75 minutes, and provide spirited and impactful theater without relying on heavily technical or complicated design.

Flamenco Classes with Jose Moreno - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through February 14, 2011 -

Jose Moreno offers two levels of flamenco dance at Flamenco Latino Studio. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM, Beginners Flamenco Sundays 2-3 PM, Beginners Flamenco Sundays, 3-4 PM, Intermediate Technique at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.) 212-399-8519 Study with a true master! JOSE MORENO, dancer/percussionist/singer, is the son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Málaga. Mr. Moreno began studying flamenco dance with his mother at age 6. He later studied with Manolete, Andres Marin, and Farruquito. He learned percussion – especially cajon – under the tutellage of Manuel Soler. Performing professionally since he was 14, Mr. Moreno has appeared with dancers Manolete, La Tania, Pastora Galvan, Antonio Granjero, Joaquin Ruiz; singers Jesus Montoya, Joni Cortes; guitarists Pedro Cortes, Basilio Garcia, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Roberto Castellon, Jose Cortes (Pansequito); and in concert with Isabel Pantoja. He has performed with the companies Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Duende Ballet Espanol, Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Music and Dance, and Jesus and Suaya Montoya Company. He has also performed in the New World Symphony’s concert series with singer Carmen Linares; Flamenco in the Sun; and on tour with La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, Boston Flamenco Ballet, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Winter Film Festival Showing the Movie “Ice Age” on Jan. 31 - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 14, 2011 -

Citi Pond at Bryant Park launched its inaugural Winter Film Festival earlier this month, a series inviting guests to bundle-up and cuddle-up at Manhattan’s first outdoor movie event showcasing winter-inspired movies, free-to-the-public, each Monday at 6:30 p.m through Feb. 14, “snow or shine.” For shows and times visit: www.citipondatbryantpark.com/filmfestival. The week’s showing is the movie “Ice Age” at 6:30 p.m. The movies will be shownon a 900-square-foot screen located near the 6th Avenue entrance to the Citi Pond ice rink (Sixth Avenue and 41st St. by the Bryant Park Fountain), allowing the movie to be viewed by Citi Pond ice skaters, Celsius dinner guests and guests surrounding the rink and on the upper terrace of Citi Pond by the Bryant Park monument. Viewers are encouraged to snuggle in and bring blankets and sleeping bags and will also enjoy hot beverages and warm comfort treats provided by Celsius via servers throughout the shows.

Group Dance Classes/Presentations at Flamenco Latino in Midtown - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through February 15, 2011 -

Field trip opportunities for schools, senior groups and groups visiting NYC at Flamenco Latino Studio: Group Dance Class- One hour group class in flamenco or salsa dance, or both for up to 40 students at our midtown Manhattan studio. Featuring professional instruction and live music. Scheduling available during late mornings and afternoons. Lecture/Demonstration- 45-minute lecture-demonstration and performance in flamenco and the ida y vuelta ("round trip") styles, representing an assimilation of Latino songs and rhythms by flamenco artists which started during the late 1800s. The studio will be converted to a black box theater space with curtains, lighting and seating for an audience of up to 70. Both programs take place at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) The building has an elevator and the studio is wheelchair-accessible. Restrooms located on the same floor. Inquire by phone or email for an affordable package price for your group: 212-399-8519 or flamlat@verizon.net For more information: http://www.flamencolatino.com/artsin.htm

Summer Internship Application - Beardsley Zoo
Through February 16, 2011 - Bridgeport

Internships are available for college level students in Animal Care, Education or Veterinary Care. An application and program details may be found on the zoo's Web site under Get Involved; Volunteer; Interns. The deadline is February 16.

Dressing the Part: Women and Social Change - Rye Arts Center
Through February 18, 2011 - Rye

Get a front row seat to 150 years of what women wore and why and learn how fashion has evolved and changed the perception of women's roles.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Union Square Theatre
Through February 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Based on the famous dancing mouseling and her friends created by author Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig. Angelina and friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and, of course, ballet, to impress a famous guest.

"Rabbit Sense" - TADA! Theater
Through February 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Tired of being the object of her siblings' tricks, Kris travels into her imagination where she meets Brer Rabbit, who shows her that by using some 'rabbit sense' even the smallest creatures can outsmart the biggest beasts.

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through February 20, 2011 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

Jazz Pianist Michika Fukumori Every Tuesday in February - The Bar Lounge at the Kitano New York Hotel
Through February 22, 2011 -

This February, the Kitano New York will continue its young pianist showcase with Japanese jazz pianist, Michika Fukumori who will be performing in The Bar Lounge. Shows will be held at 8-11 p.m. each Tuesday during the month, including February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. There is no cover charge or food & beverage minimum for the Michika Fukumori performances at the Bar Lounge. Michika Fukumori’s innate musical talents were evident from her early childhood. Born in Mai, Japan, Fukumori began playing the piano at the age of 3 and composing her own music at the age of 6. She graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and began playing jazz professionally at venues throughout Tokyo. However, in 2000 Fukumori traveled to New York in hopes of further cultivating her talent. She achieved her master’s degree from the City College of New York in 2003 and since has been performing at some of the city’s most well-known jazz venues. This February the Kitano New York invites music lovers to see Fukumori showcase her refined jazz talent every Tuesday at the Bar Lounge.

Winter Starlight Music Series - Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center
Through February 23, 2011 - Manhattan

Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will host live music throughout the month of February as part of the Winter Starlight Music Series. The Music Series will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 2-23, from 6-8pm at Top of the Rock's 67th floor observation deck. Visitors can enjoy live music while taking in the breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine, champagne, and other refreshments will be available for purchase from Rock Center Café during all performances. The Winter Music Series will also include an additional, extended performance on Valentine's Day, February 14, from 6-9pm. Top of the Rock invites you and your loved one to spend the evening overlooking New York's most romantic views while listening to the vocals of Peter Bradley Adams. SCHEDULE: Wednesday, February 2: Susan D. Wednesday, February 9: Triborough Trio Monday, February 14: Peter Bradley Adams Wednesday, February 16: The Beledo Trio Wednesday, February 23: The Mark Berman Trio

Winter Starlight Music Series - Top of the Rock
Through February 23, 2011 -

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center (www.topoftherocknyc.com) will host live music throughout the month of February as part of the Winter Starlight Music Series. The Music Series will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 2nd - February 23rd, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 5th and 6th Avenues on the 67th floor observation deck. Visitors can enjoy live music while taking in the breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine, champagne and other refreshments will be available for purchase from Rock Center Caf? during all performances. The Winter Music Series will also include an additional, extended performance on Valentine's Day Monday, February 14th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Top of the Rock invites you and your loved one to spend the evening overlooking New York's most romantic views while listening to the vocals of Peter Bradley Adams.

Man Hunt - 347 W 36th Street
Through February 24, 2011 -

MAN HUNT A hilarious comedy by Johannes Galli Thurs Jan 27 Thurs Feb 3, 10, 24 All shows at 7:30pm Nelly Lang, a hopelessly romantic dreamer is convinced that prince charming is somewhere out there, waiting for her. In an attempt to find him she seeks help from a therapist, a brutally honest, yet hilarious realist who confronts her most challenging patient yet with the cruel reality of dating. Will Nelly be ready when suddenly, the man of her dream walks in? Starring: Tatjana Maya and Vanessa Schroeter BUY TICKETS or call Tel. 212-352-3101

'Dear Edwina' - DR2 Theatre
Through February 25, 2011 - Manhattan

A heartwarming show about the joys and frustrations of growing up. The show's spunky heroine, Edwina Spoonable, is an advice-giver extraordinaire. Told through a show-within-a-show format, Edwina shares her wisdom on everything from setting the table to making new friends through clever and poignant songs.

Birds, Bugs & Blooms of Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
Through February 25, 2011 - Flushing

A series of 19 images taken by Queens resident and QBG staffer Shari Romar, these photos celebrate both the beauty and rich biodiversity at the Garden throughout all seasons.

Warm up at Agora Gallery’s February Art Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through February 25, 2011 -

Three remarkable new exhibitions open at Agora Gallery this month. Scheduled to run from February 4, 2011 through February 25, 2011, the exhibitions will feature a new collection of original artwork. The Manifestation of Milieu, the Rhythm of Color and Unbound Perspectives. Sensitivity, intelligence and vision shine through the works on display, with the collection as a whole an example of creativity at its energetic best. The artists come from widely differing backgrounds and a range of countries, and as such each bring their own personal perspective on life and the world at large to their work. Yet they are united by a shared commitment to the importance of artistic development, and the real and lasting effect that art can have on those who see it. Exhibition Dates: February 4, 2011 – February 25, 2011 Reception: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/2_4_2011.aspx Featured Artists: The Manifestation of Milieu - Vera L.P. Cauwenberghs, Ivan Radman, David Segeta, Thomas Ab-e, Peter Sherman, Thanh Mai-Charles, Heather Everett, Younghee Hong, Hyejin Kim The Rhythm of Color - V. S. Ajayan, Yunkap Jung, Laurence Steenbergen, Sherry Ruden (aka Sherry Ying), Yvonne Maloney, Michael Grine, Adka (“Andrea Jones”), Gisa Elwazir Unbound Perspectives - Jorge González Velázquez, Gary Hong, Brian Kelly, Fred Gemmell, Shenna Vaughn, kBlanchard, Paloma Bernaldo de Quirós, Jane Sandes Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of internationally talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. Most recently, the gallery launched Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Peking Acrobats - Tarrytown Music Hall
Through February 25, 2011 - Tarrytown

The Peking Acrobats, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to the Music Hall.

Peking Acrobats - Tarrytown Music Hall
Through February 25, 2011 - Tarrytown

The Peking Acrobats, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to the Music Hall.

Landscapes of Extraction - The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery - The Cooper Union
Through February 26, 2011 -

The debate over our dependence on fossil fuels to provide energy and the subsequent gas missions and planetary warming they create has largely focused on the invisible. Landscapes of Extraction, an exhibition at The Cooper Union featuring the impressive photographic works of J Henry Fair, provides an eye-opening look at the increasingly extreme industrial processes used to extract fossil fuels including mountain top removal, deep sea drilling and hydro-fracking. Known for taking great risks—such as daunting flyovers by plane to gain unique vantage points, Fair’s work depicts the impact of the massive industrial energy sites of the world and the shockingly altered and polluted landscapes and fresh water supplies they manifest. Researched, developed and built by a group of recent graduates working at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, the Architecture Archive staff, and J Henry Fair, the exhibition features analytic graphics and interactive media developed specifically for Landscapes of Extraction. Using media stations, individuals are able to personally connect and correlate how their energy use impacts the planet. The interface provides staggering factual information and engages visitors by: • Illustrating site-specific extraction processes and documenting its effect on the landscape and surrounding environment • Tracking the refinement, transportation and ultimate use of natural resources to generate energy • Highlighting the impact each person can make toward creating a global difference. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours and recycling one plastic bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes Presented by the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Exhibition on view: January 20 – February 26, 2011 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm Gallery Closed: Sunday; February 18, 19 & 21

Alan Reingold: Presidential Portraits - Arts Exchange
Through February 26, 2011 - White Plains

Renowned illustrator and portrait artist Alan Reingold has been painting United States presidents since 1976. His work has appeared in over 100 national magazine covers including Time, Fortune, US News and Forbes. For the first time, see the artist’s process, from preliminary sketches, to completed original artwork and published covers. This exhibition includes 50 pieces—from Nixon to Obama.

The Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival - The Cooper Union - Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Through February 26, 2011 -

Groundbreaking and award winning documentaries, shorts and feature films showcase at the inaugural Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, an exciting opportunity to see some of the Cooper Union’s talented alumni filmmakers over four weekends from Friday, January 28, 2011 to Saturday, February 26, 2011 (excluding February 18 & 19) in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at 41 Cooper Square, Cooper Union’s state-of-the-art academic building. Films will be screened on Fridays from 7-9pm and Saturdays from 4-6pm (note - there is a 2pm screening on February 26). For full schedule, ticket information, and movie ratings and trailers, visit http://cualumni.com/filmfestival. For more information, Cooper Union, call 212-353-4100 or email filmfestival@cooper.edu.

Toyland - Yorktown Museum
Through February 27, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

New gifts and traditional favorites like “Hot Wheels” on the race track, dolls, clowns, teddy bears, and games will be on display.

35th Annual Dollhouse and Miniature Exhibit: A Celebration - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through February 27, 2011 - New City

The Historical Society's popular winter exhibit returns for its 35th year. This year's show features the work of miniature artist and Rockland County native Sandra Mirque. The show also includes pieces by collage artist Elizabeth Parsons of Monroe as well as art dolls and dollhouses by West Nyack artist and children's book author & illustrator Barbara Soloff Levy. Through February 27.

Free Ice Skating - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 27, 2011 - Manhattan

The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and can accommodate up to 500 people. Along with ice skating, visitors to the park can enjoy outdoor shopping, entertainment, and Celsius, a restaurant that serves winter-themed food and cocktails. Open through February 27, 2011.

Free Ice Skating - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 27, 2011 -

Citi Pond at Bryant Park, formerly known as The Pond at Bryant Park, is NYC’s only admission-free ice skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and an ability to accommodate up to 500 people. This must-see holiday attraction is a popular local hangout and tourist attraction, with outdoor shopping, ice skating, entertainment and people-watching. Citi Pond season opened October 29, 2010 and is open through February 27, 2011. Highlights include: • Citi Pond at Bryant Park: NYC’s only free-admission ice skating rink- 17,000 square feet rink open daily and also great for special events. • Celsius: A two story glass-enclosed ultra-modern full-service restaurant, lounge and event space with eclectic American dishes by Executive Chef John Keller. Features winter-themed food and cocktails. • Holiday Shops: One-stop-shop holiday gift featuring more than 125 boutique vendors. • Annual Tree Lighting (December 2): Features a 50 foot tree, musical performances and champion skating performances. • Special Events through the end of the year: o November 20– Family Day Reading Event o December 2 – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony o December 31 – New Year’s Eve Event o January & February 2011 events coming soon! Cost: Free admission and lockers, skate rentals - $13, locks - $7

'Little Red Riding Hood' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through February 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Based on the fairytale by The Brothers Grimm, this new adaptation takes another look at the trip to grandmother's house through the wolf's eyes.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition - New York Hall of Science
Through February 27, 2011 - Queens

The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World has become the top forum for showing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. It honors the world’s best photomicrographers who capture vibrant images that represent the intersection of science and art. This year's winner is Jonas King who took a photo of a mosquito heart magnified 100 times, and using fluorescence technology. King’s image, along with the other winners, will be showcased at NYSCI.

The Thing-in-Itself: Paintings by Cynthia Hartling and Lisa Taliano - Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center
Through February 27, 2011 - Garnerville

Two New York City-based painters exhibit their work locally. Opening reception Saturday, February 5 at 5pm.

'Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly' - Vital Theatre Company
Through February 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Velma Gratch is excited to start first grade but finds herself overshadowed by her older sisters. While searching for a way to stand out, Velma discovers she has a passion for butterflies, which leads her to a metamorphosis of her own.

Cross-Country Skiing - Bethpage State Park
Through February 27, 2011 - Farmingdale

Cross-country skiing available at the park daily, from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting). Skiers must provide their own equipment.

Cross-Country Skiing - Hempstead Lake State Park
Through February 27, 2011 - West Hempstead

Cross-country skiing available at the park daily, from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting), through February 27. Skiers must provide their own equipment.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography - NY Hall of Science
Through February 27, 2011 - Queens

The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World has become the top forum for showing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Chinatown Walking Tour with Qigong Class - Chinatown
Through February 27, 2011 - Manhattan

The tour, led by Martial Arts Instructor David Kaplan, starts with an introduction at a local Chinese cafe, followed by an all-level Qigong (energy work) class (weather permitting). Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. At 8:45am, the walking tour begins. The tour will include Buddhist temples, herb shops, local parks, martial arts stores, food shops, cultural bookstores, and more. At 11am, enjoy dim sum at a local parlor (separate charge). The tour ends at 12pm with a Q&A on Qigong training. Registration required; email dkkungfu@hotmail.com.

Caribbean Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 27, 2011 - Bronx

An exhibition that takes a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and foliage in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy red hibiscus. Through self-guided strolls, use of free audio tours, or participation in docent-led tours of the Conservatory, encounter many surprises in the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in the country.

North Salem Nursery School Art Exhibit - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through February 27, 2011 - North Salem

Family members, pets, exotic animals, favorite toys, superheroes, gardens and homes, insects and dinosaurs are just some of the subjects that populate the imaginations of preschool children. Their colorful renderings of them are freely creative and evocative.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2� and up.

Mommy and Me with Yoga - Chabad of Port Washington
Through February 28, 2011 - Port Washington

Join Michelle Lublin, of Om Sweet Om and Sara Paltiel, director of Chabad of Port Washington for yoga, music, and movement.

"Hot Stove" Talkin Baseball - Xtra Effort Sports Training
Through February 28, 2011 - Armonk

Listen to legendary Eastchester High School baseball coach, Dom Cecere talk about the intricacies of the game, strategies, baseball psychology, the evolution of the game, and many more topics.

Ballet Classes Spring Registration - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through February 28, 2011 - Long Island City

Register now for Spring Semester classes. Additional classes added on Thursdays and Sundays. Classes include Parent and Child for 2's, Pre Dance, Pre Ballet, Ballet 1 & 2, Hip Hop, Jazz/Tap, and Sportsdance. Visit the Long Island City School of Ballet's website or call for class details.

Solo Exhibition: 'With Love With Art' by EunJung Park - Huntington Arts Council
Through February 28, 2011 - Huntington

EunJung Park supplies her audience with paintings and glass vials filled with colored liquids while plastic tubes are placed in front of images. She often refers to her youth when she was ill and spent an extended period of time within a hospital. Her approach is both conceptual and figurative.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at artworks in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 explore a new terrain, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the seas. They'll pack their bags, share stories, inspect artwork, and create crafts from around the globe.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Family Workshop: Sculpting the Himalayas - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will work together to make a collaborative installation of the Himalayas – complete with snow-capped mountains, mud houses, shrines, and yaks – using different kinds of clay, fabric, mixed media, and inspiration from the museum's collection.

Sweet Scenes - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2011 - Garden City

Kids can create a fun diorama and give a little chocolate kiss some personality as they decorate a sweet scene to warm the heart.

stART (Story + Art) Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2011 - Garden City

A combination story time/art class for preschool-aged children.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2011 - Garden City

Kids can join this class to enjoy musical instruments and sing-along songs, plus get their bodies moving.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn how to use massage to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Breastfeeding moms can share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding. The circle offers a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

Circus INcognitus - New Victory Theater
Through February 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Jamie Adkins returns in his new circus-comedy about a man who has something to say, but can't quite get it out.

The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
Through February 28, 2011 -

Our perennial favorite for African-American History Month! The African Drum is a truly magical "shadow puppet-and-people" show beloved by children for almost three decades. Come listen to the wit, wisdom and humor of three wondrous African folktales told by our drummer, our storyteller, our talented cast of performers - and See-More, our hallmark puppet. Listen to the beat of the African rhythms as they reveal the exciting musical adventure of the little girl Kijana, her animal friends, and the Zimwe (bad man) who tricks her. Learn How The Turtle Got Its Shell, and How The Animals Got Their Colors, all woven together within Kijana's Tale. Recommended for ages 3 – 7 years old. Reservations Required. No walk-ins please.

The Menris Tradition of Tangka Art: Paintings by the New Generation in Exile - Tibet House
Through March 02, 2011 -

It is with great pleasure that Tibet House US presents an exquisite collection of works in The Menris Tradition of Tangka Art: Paintings by the New Generation in Exile, on display for public viewing from January 20th through March 2nd, 2011. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on January 20th from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition is dedicated to a complex medium unique to Tibetan culture, the Menris tradition of tangka art, which flourished and survived in Tibet for centuries until its interruption by the Chinese Communist invasion in 1950. In 1959, the Venerable Sangye Yeshi fled to India where he sustained the tradition in exile at the personal request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, founding The Institute of Tibetan Tangka Art (ITTA) in Dharamsala to ensure a high standard of training for future generations of Menris painters. Ven. Yeshi passed away in 2009. However this long and rich tradition continues through his students at ITTA, whose works are on display in this incredible exhibition. Included on display are works by Tashi Dhargyal, who helped Ven. Yeshi found the ITTA. In addition to completed tangkas, this exhibition includes a set of unfinished works to illustrate the process of tangka creation. A preview for the exhibit is located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2-e0eSzp6k.

Island of the Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through March 03, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel underwater off Costa Rica's Cocos Island to view a vast assortment of sharks including whitetip reef sharks, 40-foot whale sharks and hammerheads.

Everest - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through March 04, 2011 - Norwalk

Follow a team of experienced climbers as they are caught up in one of the worst events atop Mt. Everest. The event was made famous in Jon Krakauer's book "Into Thin Air". This is the highest grossing IMAX film of all time.

'Ambitious Ambitions' Briarcliffe College Senior Thesis Exhibit - Briarcliffe College Art Gallery
Through March 04, 2011 - Bethpage

An exhibition of graphic design and fine art that features the work of 12 recently-graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students ready to enter the workforce. Includes a range of mediums, including graphic design print campaigns, animation, promotional campaigns, concept art, and fashion design concepts. On view through March 4, 2011.

From This Day Forward: Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings - Greenwich Historical Society
Through March 06, 2011 - Cos Cob

An exhibition of costumes, artifacts and photographs dating from the American Revolution to the present.

Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 06, 2011 -

Icelandic artist Katrin Sigurdardottir (b. 1967) created two site-specific sculptural installations for the Museum's series of solo exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists at mid-career.

Our Nation's Generations: The New Beginnings - Fairifield Museum and History Center
Through March 06, 2011 - Fairfield

A one-month exhibition of original artwork and writing commemorating Black History Month by a group of 5th grade students from the New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport. A major highlight of the exhibition is a quilt the students designed based on the "Story Quilts" by artist Faith Ringgold.

Women's Project Presents Apple Cove - Julia Miles Theater
Through March 06, 2011 -

When newlyweds Edie and Alan King move into the gated community of Apple Cove, they trust they have found a safe haven from the chaotic world outside. But when lush and forbidden roses start popping up in their garden, they quickly learn that nothing, not even electric gates, can keep nature out. Especially one's own nature. January 29-March 6, 2011 Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 Sundays at 3:00 & 7:00

Artifact or Idea? Photography in MoMA Exhibition Design, 1937-1979 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 07, 2011 -

In its early decades the Museum played a significant role in establishing photography as a modern art form. At the same time MoMA was integrating photography into innovative installation designs, blurring distinctions between photo-graphs as art objects and as communications media. In this exhibit, books, periodicals, installation photographs, and examples of actual exhibition design illustrate how diverse developments in twentieth-century photography were mobilized to explain, disseminate, and promote modernism.

Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933: Daydreams and Nightmares - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 08, 2011 -

During the period from the end of World War I to Hitler's becoming Chancellor, German filmmaking was rich in stylistic and narrative innovation, and internationally influential. This show celebrates the period with posters and film stills drawn from the collections of MoMA and the Deutsche Kinemathek, Museum fur Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, as well as a selection of graphically striking presentation books from Germany's UFA film studio, acquired in 1937 by the Museum's founding film curator Iris Barry. Closed Tues.

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows - Stony Brook Village
Through March 10, 2011 - Stony Brook

A children's author will present special readings. Hot cocoa and marshmallows will follow.

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows Children's Series - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through March 10, 2011 - Stony Brook

A children's author will present readings and hot cocoa and marshmallows will follow.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - The Vineyard's Dimson Theatre
Through March 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Pinkalicious' pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of her predicament.

Pastry Techniques - The French Culinary Institute
Through March 12, 2011 -

Do your fantasies involve chocolate? Does the mere mention of making exquisite cakes or elegant French desserts make you tingle? We know your type - and designed this incredible Pastry Techniques course specifically for you. Guided by the same inspiring Chef-Instructors who teach our career students, you'll train in small, high-energy classes that are hands-on and exciting. You'll learn to handle a pastry bag with grace, as sophisticated techniques and high-level skills become second nature. And you'll do it all at your own well-equipped workstation with the identical ingredients used in New York's top bakeries and restaurants.Here is what you will master: Cakes and Tarts, Hot Desserts, Cold Desserts, Cookies, Mousses, Plated Desserts, Petit Fours. 100 HOURS-Saturday Schedule Saturdays, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Mini Gym Playdates - JCC Rockland
Through March 14, 2011 - West Nyack

Let your toddler run around and have fun at this weekly playdate hosted by a member of the JCC's Parent Group. Group meets every Thursday through April 14 except February 24.

Adelphi University Institute for Parenting to Hold Parent Support Groups - Adelphi University Institute for Parenting
Through March 17, 2011 -

The Adelphi University Institute for Parenting’s two successful Parent Support Groups, “Hey Babies!” and “Hey Toddlers!,” are being offered once again. “Hey Babies!” is a program for first-time parents with infants between the ages of newborn and eight months, or who haven’t yet started to walk, and “Hey Toddlers!” is a program for parents with toddlers who are starting to walk through 18 months. These programs focus on normal developmental milestones that may be challenging such as sleeping, eating, disciplining or developing language in a supportive fun, friendly environment. Participants will learn new songs and games that enhance childhood development, while meeting other parents, babies, and toddlers. Parents will learn about key milestones, secure attachments, and reflective parenting, and will strengthen their ability to tune into their child’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Parents will also develop essential skills for building secure parent-child bonds and raising happy children while learning more about their child’s communications so that they can respond more effectively. Moms or dads and kids come as strangers and leave as friends. The fee for each eight-week session is $140. The baby program meets on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the toddler program meets on Thursdays or Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, specific start dates, times, location, or to register online, please e-mail theinstituteforparenting@adelphi.edu or call (516) 877-3060. For information about this and other Institute for Parenting events, visit http://www.adelphi.edu/parentinginstitute. About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Winter Time Tales - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 18, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Stories, crafts and more. Registration is required.

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 21, 2011 -

For much of photography's 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium's history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. Including over two hundred works, this exhibition features celebrated masterworks and new acquisitions from the collection by such figures as Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Florence Henri, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Lucia Moholy, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. The exhibition also highlights works drawn from a variety of curatorial departments, including Bottoms, a large-scale Fluxus wallpaper by Yoko Ono.

Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 21, 2011 -

Among Warhol's cinematic oeuvre, the black-and-white silent films are the most daring and experimental in their selection of subject and theme, psychological acuity, rhythmic pacing, and sheer beauty of form. Although these films were originally shot at sound-film speed (twenty-four frames per second), Warhol specified that prints be projected at a slower speed of sixteen frames per second, a rate used in the projection of silent films from the 1890s through the 1920s. For this exhibition, a selection of Warhol's films made between 1963 and 1966 has been transferred from 16mm film to DVD at the speed of sixteen frames per second, and projected onto screens and monitors in a gallery setting. Thus it is again possible to see the works as Warhol intended, and to appreciate the ways in which he challenged and provoked both subject and viewer in his manipulation of moving images.

A Timeless Legacy Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 27, 2011 - Huntington

This installation highlights the Museum's most recent acquisition, "Shinnecock Hills," a Long Island landscape by the American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), as well as a selection of other works by the master and his numerous students. Other works on view in this Permanent Collection exhibition include Lucas Cranach the Elder's Virgin, Child, St. John the Baptist and Angels, 1534, the earliest painting in the collection; Melchoir d�Hondecoeter�s Stripped of Borrowed Feathers: The Raven-Jackdaw; and Fran�ois Girardon�s rare bronze, Rape of Proserpine, 1693, all from the original August Heckscher Collection.

Identity Crisis: Authenticity, Attribution and Appropriation Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 27, 2011 - Huntington

"Identity Crisis" explores issues relating to the artistic use of other artists’ styles and images. Historically popular artists had followers, imitators, and forgers, while more recent artists openly adopt well-known images and styles to comment on originality, authorship, and culture. Old Master and nineteenth-century works from The Heckscher Museum Permanent Collection provide a framework for connoisseurship issues.

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 27, 2011 -

This display of drawings, prints, and illustrated books in the Johnson Galleries offers a rich presentation of artists' portraits and self-portraits, both drawings and prints, dating from the early sixteenth to the early twentieth century. Among the highlights are: a self-portrait by the Northern Renaissance master Simon Bening, showing the artist in his light-filled studio, interrupting work on a manuscript page pinned to his desk as he removes his eyeglasses to peer at the viewer; Rembrandt's etched self-portrait, in which he dons the elegant attire and refined, self-possessed attitude of a Renaissance courtier; and Seurat's masterful and monumental study, rendered with the silken, dark tonality of his favorite graphic medium, Conté crayon, of his friend and fellow painter Aman-Jean, absorbed in his artistic labor.

Prenatal Yoga - New Baby Belly
Through March 31, 2011 - Massapequa

This class is designed to help moms-to-be relax their bodies and minds, deepentheir relationship with their baby, and connect with other expectant mothers. No yoga experience is needed. Bring a yoga mat. No preregistration required.

Mommy and Baby Yoga - New Baby Belly
Through March 31, 2011 - Massapequa

For moms and babies ages 3 weeks 1 year. This yoga class offers gentle yoga poses to help new moms meet the joys and challenges of motherhood. Yoga experience is not necessary. Bring a yoga mat. No preregistration required.

New Guided Tours of “Concorde” Aircraft at Intrepid Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2011 -

“Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler Submarine” takes guests on 45-minute tour of the former USS Growler, the world’s oldest existing nuclear missile-carrying submarine. Highlights include up-close looks at the periscopes, forward and aft torpedo tubes, diesel engines, tight living quarters and the mess area where the men ate and relaxed. The “Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler Submarine” tour will take place Saturdays at 9:00 AM starting on January 29. Tours are $20 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-17). Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

New Guided Tours of “Growler” Submarine at Intrepid Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2011 -

“Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler Submarine” takes guests on 45-minute tour of the former USS Growler, the world’s oldest existing nuclear missile-carrying submarine. Highlights include up-close looks at the periscopes, forward and aft torpedo tubes, diesel engines, tight living quarters and the mess area where the men ate and relaxed. The “Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler Submarine” tour will take place Saturdays at 9:00 AM starting on January 29. Tours are $20 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-17). Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

New Guided Tours of "Growler" Submarine - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Take a guided tour of "Silent Service: The Story of the USS Growler Submarine," which features the world's oldest existing nuclear missile-carrying submarine. Reservations recommended.

New Guided Tours of “Concorde” Aircraft - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Visit the exhibit "Concorde: A Supersonic Story" and tour the Concorde G-BOAD, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic. Reservations recommended.

Curious Exploration - Pelham Art Center
Through April 02, 2011 - Pelham

A digital media exhibit curated by Chris Kaczmarek, of Suny Purchase. With the help of digital media, mechanical forms, and electrical tools, the work embodies ideas of imaginative and playful inquiry. Though the creative process, new links are made between video and poetry, robotics and relationships, linguistics and politics, time and experience, and viewer and concept.

It's a Hit: A Hometown View of our National Pastime. - Fairifield Museum and History Center
Through April 03, 2011 - Fairfield

This ongoing interactive exhibition delves into the history of baseball using photographs, memorabilia, equipment, uniforms and more. Understand the important role baseball has played in the social history of Fairfield and Bridgeport.

The Talent Show - PS 1 - MoMA
Through April 04, 2011 - New York

The Talent Show examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences, and participants that model the competing desires for notoriety and privacy making our present moment. Ranging from seemingly benevolent partnerships to those that appear to exploit their subjects, many of the works in the exhibition animate the tensions between exhibitionism and voyeurism, and raise challenging ethical questions around issues of authorship, power, and control.

Feng Mengbo - PS 1 - MoMA
Through April 04, 2011 - New York

Beijing-based artist Feng Mengbo unveils "Long March: Restart," a large-scale fully functional video game installation in MoMA PS1's first-floor Painting Gallery. "Long March" borrows imagery from arcade favorites Like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Marion Bros.," along with propaganda motifs from Communist China, and invites visitors to use a wireless controller to direct the hero of the game - a Red Army soldier - through the myriad enemies in his digital path.

Island Passions - Huntington Arts Council's The Art-trium Gallery
Through April 04, 2011 - Melville

An exhibition that explores the depths of island life with work from local artists Jennifer Lau, John Ellsworth, Pamela Long Nolan, and Bobbie Schneider.

Garry Winogrand: Some Animals - PS 1 - MoMA
Through April 04, 2011 - New York

Garry Winogrand was a key figure in American photography, who in the 1960s began to advance a highly personalized visual language that challenged the notion of the photographer as an objective witness. Winogrand's series The Animals comprises black-and-white, wide-angle photographs of people visiting New York zoos and its one aquarium at Coney Island. Taken between 1962 and 1969, and first presented in the eponymous 1969-70 exhibition at MoMA, Winogrand's images blur the boundary between viewer and subject, revealing the natural and often humorous parallel between the behaviors of humans and animals.

Separated and Divorce Support Group - St. William the Abbot Church
Through April 08, 2011 - Seaford

A 10-week program designed to help men and women find encouragement as they explore the emotions and experiences often associated with separation and divorce.

Family Matinees - Merkin Concert Hall
Through April 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The program includes six family-friendly productions for children ages 4-11, including Broadway Playhouse, concerts celebrating Broadway's greatest musicals; and Musical Adventures with the Poppy Seed Players, musical plays for children about Jewish heritage and life in New York City. See website for full schedule.

Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 10, 2011 -

Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time traces the development of realism in American art between 1900 and 1940, emphasizing the diverse ways that artists depicted the sweeping transformations in urban and rural life that occurred during this period. The exhibition highlights the work of Edward Hopper, whose use of the subject matter of modern life to portray universal human experiences made him America's most iconic realist painter of the 20th century.

Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 10, 2011 -

This exhibition features three giants of photography -- Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946), Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879–1973), and Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976) -- whose works are among the Metropolitan's greatest photographic treasures. The diverse and groundbreaking work of these artists will be revealed through a presentation of approximately 115 photographs, drawn entirely from the collection.

'Our Future Is In The Air': Photographs from the 1910s - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 10, 2011 -

The 1910s -- a period remembered for "The Great War," Einstein's theory of relativity, the Russian Revolution, and the birth of Hollywood -- was a dynamic and tumultuous decade that ushered in the modern era. This new age -- as it was captured by the quintessentially modern art of photography -- is the subject of this eclectic centennial exhibition devoted to photography of the 1910s.

Chamber Magic - Waldorf Astoria Towers
Through April 12, 2011 -

Chamber Magic, Steve Cohen’s dazzling 90-minute show, performed weekly in a Waldorf Towers suite, features mindreading, telekinesis, conjuring, acrobatic card tricks, and an astonishing Vaudeville act called Think-A-Drink. A celebrity favorite, Cohen recreates parlor entertainment that characterized Manhattan in the early 20th century, and baffles his guests with magic up close. Tickets are $75, front row seating $100. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 9:00 pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm. For more information, visit www.chambermagic.com.

Seal Cruises 2011 - Riverhead Foundation's Captain Lou Fleet
Through April 17, 2011 - Freeport

View winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Reservations are requested. Select days through April 17.

Gather Up The Fragments--The Andrews Shaker Collection - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through April 23, 2011 - Stamford

This exhibition, organized by Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts, includes over 250 objects, including furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small crafts, collected over four decades by the Andrews.

1001 Inventions - NY Hall of Science
Through April 24, 2011 - Queens

After blockbuster runs in London and Istanbul, 1001 Inventions, an exhibition highlighting the scientific legacy of Muslim civilization in our modern age, will make its United States premiere at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). The exhibition reveals the forgotten history of men and women from a variety of faiths and backgrounds whose contributions to the advancement of scholarship and technology during the Middle Ages helped pave the way for the European Renaissance. This period of history from the seventh through 17th centuries is commonly–though, often erroneously—referred to as the "Dark Ages."

Highlights from the Collection - Noguchi Museum
Through April 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Complimenting the Museum's permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum's Permanent Collection are now on view in the upstairs galleries. Artworks featured include select Paris Abstractions, interlocking sculptures, Peking Brush Drawings, and cast bronzes.

Abstract Expressionist New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 25, 2011 -

Drawn entirely from the Museum's vast holdings, Abstract Expressionist New York underscores the achievements of a generation that catapulted New York City to the center of the international art world during the 1950s, and left as its legacy some of the twentieth century's greatest masterpieces. Galleries on the fourth floor present Abstract Expressionist paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and archival materials in a display subtitled The Big Picture, marking the first time in the history of the new Museum building that a full floor has been devoted to a single theme. The exhibition continues on the floors below, where focused shows -- Rock Paper Scissors in the second-floor Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, and Ideas Not Theories in the third-floor Drawings Galleries -- reveal distinct facets of the movement as it developed in diverse mediums, adding to a historical overview of the era and giving a sense of its great depth and complexity. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication.

A Renaissance Masterpiece Revealed: Filippino Lippi's Madonna and Child - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 25, 2011 -

Filippino Lippi is one of the great artists of fifteenth-century Florence. Among his principal patrons was the wealthy banker Filippo Strozzi (1428-1491), who commissioned a Madonna and Child for his villa at Santuccio, west of the city. This painting was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum by Jules Bache in 1949. In preparation for an exhibition on the artist that will be held in Rome next year, the picture was taken to conservation for examination this fall. A test cleaning revealed that beneath a thick, discolored varnish there was a beautifully preserved, richly colored painting. So striking is the transformation that the picture seems a new acquisition. This exhibition celebrates the restoration with a focused presentation that will include the picture and a number of objects in the Museum's permanent collection that can be associated with the Strozzi by their coat of arms, which has three crescent moons. The objects include a textile, a wooden chair, a cassone, and a column capital from the Palazzo Strozzi -- the grandest of all fifteenth-century palaces in Florence.

Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Exhibit - Hearst Tower, Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and Hearst Gallery
Through April 29, 2011 -

Hearst Corporation is currently showcasing the winners of the 2011 8 X 10 Photography Biennial, an international competition that recognizes the work of talented young photographers, selected by a renowned panel of judges including Lillian Bassman, Stephan Gan and Jean-Paul Goude. Spotlighted as the next generation of emerging photographers, their work is displayed in Hearst Tower’s Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and Hearst Gallery, featuring an installation of approximately 100 photographs, curated by photography collector, writer and lecturer John Bennette. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment at (212) 649-2461.

'Dali: The Vision of a Genius' - Time Warner Center
Through April 30, 2011 - Manhattan

An exhibition dedicated to the renowned artist and master of surrealism, Salvador Dal�. The exhibition features a rare collection of original Dal� artworks, including 16 stunning museum-size bronze sculptures featuring the renowned and iconic 'Toreador Hallucinogene' and 'Profile of Time.' This exhibition also features more than 40 original drawings, watercolors, collages, and studies for important paintings on show for the first time ever in New York.

Wednesday Night Trivia Tryst Live Trivia Game - Still
Through May 01, 2011 -

Trivia Tryst is NYC Premier Live Trivia Game. It's free to play, and the top three teams win $50, $25 and $10 off their bar tabs! General knowledge questions will make you think. 1-6 people per team. Trivia Tryst is played every Wednesday at Still on 3rd Ave btwn 17th & 18th Streets at 9pm.

Jason Peters: Reverse Polarities - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 01, 2011 - Katonah

"Reverse Polarities" is a work created specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art by sculptor Jason Peters. A radiant pyramid of light, the sculpture challenges viewer perceptions of space and reality. Jason Peters’ geometric sculpture, constructed from common industrial materials, playfully explores reflection and illusion, as well as the formal elements of line and color.

The Original Art of Peter H. Reynolds: The Dot and Ish - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 01, 2011 - Katonah

See delightfully simple illustrations from these two inspiring stories about children and their drawing experiences. These tales will encourage young artists to see the world in a new way.

Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 01, 2011 - Katonah

This exhibition features 73 original works on paper by 67 artists, with an emphasis on minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual art, all drawn from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky collection. Since beginning their collection in the early 1960s, the Kramarskys have amassed over 3,000 artworks, with a primary focus on drawing.

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 01, 2011 -

The Morgan Library & Museum presents over one hundred drawings and photographs from the collection assembled by American fashion designer Herbert Kasper -- known simply as Kasper. The collection, exceptional for its distinctive character and superb quality, is being exhibited to the public for the first time. The unusual, tripartite nature of the holdings is a testament to both Kasper's personal taste and his desire to build a truly unique collection. It is focused in three areas: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century old master drawings from the Mannerist period, modern and contemporary drawings, and photography. Most of the great Mannerist draftsmen—primarily Italian but also Northern European—are represented, including Perino del Vaga, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Giorgio Vasari, and Hendrick Goltzius. Equally impressive is the selection of modern and contemporary drawings, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Henri Matisse, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, and others. Photographs constitute the most diverse portion of Kasper's collection, with excellent prints by major historical figures, in addition to numerous works by emerging artists. The photographs span the early twentieth century to the present, chronicling the evolution of the medium through works by Constantin Brancusi, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jenny Holzer, and many more.

The Original Art of Peter H. Reynolds: The Dot and Ish - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 01, 2011 - Katonah

An exhibition of two stories in Reynolds's "crea-trilogy" series of books that explore creative expression and human potential. Reynolds uses multimedia platforms to encourage readers to "make your mark, and see where it takes you."

Sergej Jensen - PS 1 - MoMA
Through May 02, 2011 - New York

Jensen's poetic artworks provide a fresh approach to Minimalist painting. Employing a wide range of textiles, the artist uses additive and subtractive physical methods like bleaching, fraying, or sewing to stand in for the traditional gestures of pure painting. Through these processes, Jensen creates fragile and quiet abstractions that become contemplations of the history and reuse of his chosen materials, and conjure a network of visual and visceral associations from the stains, holes, cracks, and other traces of use that in turn become his primary pictorial elements.

Modern Women: Single Channel - PS 1 - MoMA
Through May 02, 2011 - New York

MoMA PS1 presents Modern Women: Single Channel, a group exhibition drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art focusing on the work of eleven women artists in single-channel video. The exhibition, which charts the medium's history from its earliest innovations to the work of some of today's younger practitioners, is on view on the second floor beginning January 23, 2011.

Culinary Techniques - The French Culinary Institute
Through May 07, 2011 -

If you're a serious amateur, Culinary Techniques will give you the skills and confidence to whip up truly outstanding meals at home. In Culinary Techniques, you'll become firmly grounded in the fundamentals of cooking. You'll spend 110 hours in classes that are fast paced, hands-on, and taught by accomplished culinary professionals. Kitchen terminology will become your second language, precision knife work your trusted new skill. This program incorporates many of the 250 essential skills introduced in the professional Classic Culinary Arts Course, including preparing stocks and sauces, executing classic recipes, and proper food preservation. You'll be taught by the same Chef-Instructors who teach our career students while also working at the same workstations and in the same kitchens. By the end of the course, you'll be able to create sophisticated multi-course menus, recognize and evaluate classic food pairings, correctly assess seasonings and flavors, and more. 110 HOURS-ESaturday Schedule Saturdays, 9:30am - 2:30pm

'Milton Avery & the End of Modernism' - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through May 08, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition examines the contributions of Milton Avery as a significant figurative painter from the late 1920s through the early 1960s. Learn about the development of Avery's signature paintings from his idiosyncratic drawing style that captures the essence of a person, place, or time. On display through May 8.

Donald Baechler Exhibit - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through May 08, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

A large-scale installation plus several collage paintings by this artist whose work is a fusion of Americana and popular culture. On display through May 8.

"Let's Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes" - Nassau County Museum of Art, Art Space for Children
Through May 08, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

The exhibit features whimsical animal characters, including the baboon, Baker Betty; the somewhat nasty-tempered koala, Lala; and the rattler, Rory. Open through May 8.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 15, 2011 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, which includes talented musicians ages 11-18, performs jazz and big band classics. Blue Smoke's lunch menu and full bar are available, as well as a kids' menu.

The Global Africa Project - Museum of Arts & Design
Through May 15, 2011 -

An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and craft worldwide. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world. Through ceramics, basketry, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and fashion, as well as selective examples of architecture, photography, painting, and sculpture, the exhibition actively challenges conventional notions of a singular African aesthetic or identity, and reflects the integration of African art and design without making the usual distinctions between "professional" and "artisan." Closed Mon.

Restaurant Management - The French Culinary Institute
Through May 20, 2011 -

Dream of owning or running your own restaurant, cafe, bakery, or other establishment? Perhaps you're already in the business and want to take your game to another level? From either perspective, Restaurant Management is the unique, real world course that can get you there. We've assembled an enviable group of industry leaders who will share their expertise, successes, setbacks, and secrets with you. Their insights help you envision what's possible and give you solid tools to achieve it, while opening your eyes to potential pitfalls that would otherwise cost you money, time and frustration. Your teachers include key players in Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (Union Square Café), as well as experts in law, real estate, finance, architecture, and marketing, The FCI's own distinguished Deans and Chef-Instructors, including Alain Sailhac and André Soltner, as well as respected professors from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. The architectural and restaurant design advisor is Larry Bogdanow of Bogdanow Partners, a firm known for creating a wide range of notable restaurant designs. In The French Culinary Institute style of real-world education, the theory you learn will be richly underscored by real-life case studies. You'll learn to anticipate and conquer a range of restaurant and retailing challenges you're likely to face, from original concept through opening day and beyond. 90 HOURS-Evening Schedule Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Restaurant Management - The French Culinary Institute
Through May 21, 2011 -

Dream of owning or running your own restaurant, cafe, bakery, or other establishment? Perhaps you're already in the business and want to take your game to another level? From either perspective, Restaurant Management is the unique, real world course that can get you there. We've assembled an enviable group of industry leaders who will share their expertise, successes, setbacks, and secrets with you. Their insights help you envision what's possible and give you solid tools to achieve it, while opening your eyes to potential pitfalls that would otherwise cost you money, time and frustration. Your teachers include key players in Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (Union Square Café), as well as experts in law, real estate, finance, architecture, and marketing, The FCI's own distinguished Deans and Chef-Instructors, including Alain Sailhac and André Soltner, as well as respected professors from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. The architectural and restaurant design advisor is Larry Bogdanow of Bogdanow Partners, a firm known for creating a wide range of notable restaurant designs. In The French Culinary Institute style of real-world education, the theory you learn will be richly underscored by real-life case studies. You'll learn to anticipate and conquer a range of restaurant and retailing challenges you're likely to face, from original concept through opening day and beyond. 90 HOURS-Saturday Schedule Saturdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm with a 1-hour break

George Sherwood's Wind Orchid - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 22, 2011 - Katonah

Wind Orchid is a 24-foot-tall kinetic sculpture that gracefully responds to the changing environment outside the Museum. The wind choreographs the speed and rotation of the tendrils while stainless steel leaves reflect glimpses of sun and sky.

'The Little Mermaid' - Players Theatre
Through May 22, 2011 - Manhattan

One of Hans Christian Andersen's most adored heroines is back in a charming musical along with her dad, King Neptune, who reflects on the innate perils of parenthood in the song "Loving and Letting Go."

NYC ART GALLERY WALKS - CHELSEA Gallery Bldg Lobby
Through May 25, 2011 -

Are you someone who asks "Why is it Art?" Are you someone who knows "Why"... Are you someone who has always been curious about Art... Join us for a new Art experience or as a brave beginner! Meet with others who love Art and join our guided "gallery walks" facilitated with integrity by an experienced Arts Professional. View all forms of Art including painting, photography, sculpture, conceptual art (yes installations) Video, and Graphic Design, gain insight into each artists' practice, and enjoy the eclectic creative talent available in each venue. Discuss various techniques, share critiques and have FUN! We will also attend an Artist Opening Reception which signals the perfect ending to our afternoon stroll.

The Butterfly Conservatory - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 2011 -

Celebrating its 13th year, this highly popular wintertime destination flourishes in 80-degree temperatures and features up to 500 hovering iridescent butterflies, blooming tropical flowers, and lush green vegetation. The Butterfly Conservatory transforms the iciest winter day into a magical escape into summer. Shimmering, multicolored butterflies gently flutter by visitors' upturned faces, land atop their heads, or perch upon their shoulders.

Baton Twirling - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Gym
Through May 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Build confidence, leadership and networking skills with show twirl teams and solos, contests, parties, parades and more.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This exhibit features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Among the species included in the vivarium are iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Visitors will learn about the evolution and life cycle of butterflies and their important role in conservation.

Seasons of Change--Global Warming in Your Backyard - Maritime Aquarium
Through May 30, 2011 - Norwalk

An interactive exhibit demonstrating the potential harm to New England's coastline from the effects of global warming.

Permanent Exhibition: Neighborhood Nature - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2011 -

Kids take a trek through natural habitats found in the midst of the city, from woodland fields to ocean tide pools. See what a fish sees inside a pond, harvest play vegetables in the community garden, meet live reptiles, and discover who lives under an oceanside dock.

"Luis Camnitzer: A Retrospective" - El Museo
Through May 31, 2011 - Manhattan

At the heart of this conceptual artist's work is the idea that artists are not only creators of paintings or sculptures, but rather are "primarily ethical beings sifting right from wrong and just from unjust." On view through May 29.

The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 01, 2011 -

When Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc formed Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group in late 1911, the artists predicted a watershed in the arts, a große Umwälzung (great upheaval) that would radically challenge traditional artistic production. Undoubtedly, tremendous creativity and innovation characterized the years leading up to World War I, especially 1910–14. Cubism achieved recognition in Paris, sparking new artistic directions in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia. Art's more expressionistic manifestations were at an equally momentous stage in Germany and Austria; Kandinsky wrote his influential treatise On the Spiritual in Art in late 1911 (published 1912), and abstraction took hold. The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 features more than 100 works from the museum's holdings, attesting to this period of collaboration, interchange, synthesis, and innovation.

New Image Weight Loss Camp's Fifth Annual Imagine Me! Weight Loss Camp - Camp Pocono Trails
Through June 01, 2011 -

WHAT: New Image Camp’s Fifth Annual Essay Contest, “Imagine Me! I’m Up for the Challenge,” where children have the opportunity to win a free campership of 24 days to the most well known ACA accredited weight loss camps in the country (estimated value of $4,290). WHO: Children ages 10-17 who are eager to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, and build self-esteem are encouraged to apply. Ten lucky winners will be chosen (5 boys and 5 girls). WHEN: Applications are being accepted from February 1st through June 1, 2011. The campership dates are from July 27th through August 17, 2011. WHERE: Located on 350 private acres, with a lake and two swimming pools, Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA offers nutrition and cooking classes, boating, jet skiing, fitness training, drama, arts, field trips to NYC and other local places of interest, basketball, football, tennis, soccer, softball, golf, plus a staff of state-certified professional nutritionists and much more! For more information, visit www.newimagecamp.com. HOW: Interested applicants should submit an original essay of no more than 500 words, typed and double-spaced with the title, “Imagine Me! I’m Up for the Challenge at New Image Camp.” The contest will be judged by a panel of experts based on elements including compelling nature of the story, clarity, and creativity. The application and rules can be found at www.newimagecamp.com/contest.html.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through June 04, 2011 - Palisades

Rockland's only winter indoor farmers' market returns each Saturday through June 4. Housed in an 1870 schoolhouse, the market features vendors selling produce, fish, chicken, eggs, meat, dairy products, empanadas, pies, cupcakes, pickles, cheese, breads, nuts, jams, wine, coffee, and more from regional farmers and vendors.

'Art Within Reach: from the WPA to the Present' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 05, 2011 - Manhattan

This intergenerational art exhibition will explore the connections between growing up in New York City during the Great Depression and growing up in the city today. Through June 5.

Real Virtuality - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 12, 2011 - Astoria

The inaugural exhibition in the Museum's new changing exhibitions gallery, Real Virtuality, presents five experiments in art and technology that either draw visitors into immersive computer-generated environments or project digital environments into the physical space of the gallery.

Homework Help - Mamaroneck Library
Through June 13, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Ask questions and get help with your homework and projects.

Flamenco Latino's Weekly Classes in dance and music for adults! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Basic Beginner Flamenco, Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm. Group Cante Class, Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Adv. Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl), Aurora, Tues. 6:30-8 pm. Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Beginner, Basilio, Wed. 7-8:30 pm. Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Basic/Introductory, Basilio, Wed. 8:30-10 pm. Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco, Aurora, Sat. 4:00-5:15 pm Sevillanas, Aurora, Sat. 5:15-6:30 pm. Email or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners. Single class $20, 4-pack $70 (ONLY $17.50/class).Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class. Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm. -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Kid's Flamenco/Salsa Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 25, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers dance and music classes for children ages 5-15! All classes Beginner level. Students will take part in a final recital at Flamenco Latino Studio Theater in June 2011. Flamenco Latino CHILDREN'S WINTER/SPRING CLASSES: There is no better time to develop the rhythmic skills associated with this art form than when your children are young! Winter/Spring term is 1/10/11 through 6/25/11, with breaks for MLK, Mid-Winter Recess, Spring Recess, Memorial Day. [18 classes] at Flamenco Latino Studio: 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Mon. 4:30-5:30 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Age 5-9, Aurora Reyes Tues. 4:30-5:30 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Age 5-9, Aurora Reyes Wed. 4:30-5:30 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Ages 5-9 or 10-15 Thurs. 4:30-5:30 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Ages 5-9 or 10-15 Sat. 12:00-1:00 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Ages 5-9, Aurora Reyes Sat. 1:00-2:00 pm Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Age 10-15, Aurora Reyes Finalized schedule will depend on number of students enrolled in certain sections. Prices: $180 18-pack. Credit/debit cards accepted. One-time trial class: $12 or One-time 4 pack: $45. Class for adult along with your children: $12/each. Pre-paid packages require weekly attendance. Flamenco shoes and castanets are available through subsidy. Call 212-399-8519 or email to reserve or visit Flamenco Latino’s website for further details: www.flamencolatino.com

A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 26, 2011 -

City Parks Foundation proudly announces the premiere of a fanciful new theater piece commissioned for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre entitled “A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage”. Come revel in a fantasy-driven telling of the history of the Swedish Cottage and take pleasure in one of Central Park’s oldest structures which has delighted hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world with original marionette productions. Created and directed by celebrated puppeteers Tom Lee and Matthew Acheson, this marionette show chronicles the wonderful and impossible journey of a little Swedish cottage that travels from Europe to America and grows up to be the puppet theater that so many have come to know and love. Chronicling the cottage from its creation in the forests of Sweden and through its tumultuous travels to its current home in Central Park in 1877, join a cast of gnomes, sea creatures and others as they come together to tell this extraordinary fairy-tale inspired by the real history of the 136-year-old Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. SHOW TIMES & RESERVATIONS: “A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage” will debut on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Show times are Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm, with an additional performance at 2:30 pm each Wednesday; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm. To guarantee admission, purchase tickets online at www.CityParksFoundation.org. Ticket prices are: $5/children under 12, $8/all others. Tickets are sold at the door, only when available. For group rates, school group reservations, and information on birthday parties, please call 212-988-9093. The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is located in Central Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, just south of the Delacorte Theater.

"A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage" - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Created and directed by celebrated puppeteers Tom Lee and Matthew Acheson, this fantasy-driven marionette show chronicles the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's journey from Europe to America. Join a cast of gnomes, sea creatures, and others as they come together to tell this extraordinary fairytale inspired by the real history of the 136-year-old theatre. Through June 26.

Beatles Brunch - Picnic Market & Cafe
Through June 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy live Beatles music every Sunday by the Glass Onion. Kids can join in the singing and dancing. Brunch menu and kids menu available.

Teacher Appreciation (Wed. Nights) - Southern Hospitality
Through June 29, 2011 -

Teacher Appreciation ABC Happy Hour. Every Wednesday. 3pm-7pm. $5 Appletinis. $3 Beers. $5 Cosmopolitans. $5 Appetizers. Best Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour in NYC! Plus join us for Tuesday Night Trivia for a more great teacher specials.

Kumon Storytime - Kumon Math & Reading Center of Battery Park City
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-6 listen to interactive stories from Kumon's Recommended Reading List and sing along to fun, educational songs. Free copies of the list will be available to all families.

Vertical Urban Factory - Skyscraper Museum
Through June 30, 2011 -

Vertical Urban Factory surveys more than 30 projects, including canonic examples of Modernism and new or recycled industrial architecture. The installation features over 200 photographs, diagrams, and drawings. Nine architectural models created for the exhibit using state-of the-art computer fabrication highlight a progressive design and construction. A series of films by documentary filmmaker Eric Breitbart use historical and contemporary footage to immerse the gallery visitor in the environment of conveyors systems and industrial processes. Hours: Noon-6pm, Wed.–Sun.

THE RIDE - New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This traveling high-tech theater takes audiences on a guided journey through midtown Manhattan as an ever-changing live show – featuring actors, musicians, singers, dancers, and unsuspecting passers-by – unfolds on the streets.

"Vertical Urban Factory" - Skyscraper Museum
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This exhibit surveys more than 30 projects, including canonic examples of Modernism and new or recycled industrial architecture. The installation features more than 200 photographs, diagrams, and drawings.

2011 Flamenco Dance w/ Rebeca Tomas - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through July 01, 2011 -

2011 Flamenco Classes with Rebecca Tomas! Classes begin the week of January 10. (NO CLASSES week of January 24.) MONDAYS- 6:00- 7:15pm- Bata de Cola (ongoing) WEDNESDAYS- 6:00- 7:15pm- Technique & Choreography (ongoing) -$17/class for 8 classes ($136), $18/class for 4 classes ($72), $20 Drop-In. Contact Rebecca for rates and to reserve: rebecaflamenca@gmail.com http://www.rebeccaflamenca.com

A Song for the Horse Nation - National Museum of the American Indian
Through July 07, 2011 -

A Song for the Horse Nation presents the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present. Drawing upon a treasure-trove of stunning historical objects -- including ledger drawings, hoof ornaments, beaded bags, hide robes, paintings, and other objects -- and new pieces by contemporary Native artists, the exhibition reveals how horses shaped the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual foundations of American Indian life, particularly on the Great Plains.

Body & Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 17, 2011 -

An exhibition of 64 Tibetan medical paintings (also known as tangkas), in the Museum's fourth-floor Audubon Gallery. On view for the first time in a museum exhibition, these hand-painted reproductions of traditional scroll paintings provide a unique and richly illustrated history of early medical knowledge and procedures in Tibet and are believed to be among only a handful of such sets in existence. Each of the paintings on display was painstakingly reproduced by hand in the late 1990s by Romio Shrestha, a Nepalese artist, and his students, who followed the Tibetan tradition of copying older paintings, basing their work on two published sets of medical tangkas likely painted in the early 1900s that were copies of the original set. The originals were created in the late 1600s to illustrate the Blue Beryl, an important commentary on the classic Tibetan medical text, The Four Tantras. Also on display in this exhibition is a Buddha statue made of gilded copper alloy, minerals used in medicine, and Tibetan medical instruments from the early 1900s. The Museum is deeply grateful to Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander, whose vision and generosity supported the acquisition and conservation of this collection of Tibetan Medical Paintings. Body and Spirit is made possible by a very generous gift from the Estate of Marian O. Naumburg.

Pre-Natal Classes - Suffolk Y JCC
Through August 01, 2011 - Commack

Having a Baby? Get Educated! Expectant mothers and their partners can sign up for free breastfeeding, newborn-infant care and Totsaver/CPR classes. Lamaze classes (at a reduced fee) are also offered. A FREE RN home visit, after your new baby arrives home is included for all Lamaze particpants to help ease the transition of having a new addition.

'Brain: The Inside Story' - American Musem of Natural History
Through August 14, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore how the brain — a product of millions of years of evolution — produces thoughts, senses, and feelings; experience how the brain is continually changing at different stages of life; and discover how new understanding of the workings of the brain may help scientists repair and reverse declines in brain function. Through August 4, 2011.

Brain: The Inside Story - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 14, 2011 -

This unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain offers insight through a sensory feast of imaginative art, vivid brain scan imaging, and thrilling interactive exhibits. Features include a "Brain Lounge," where you can view colorful, functional brain scans -- or fMRIs -- of two musicians, a NY Knick, and a U.N. translator. Open daily. $16; children 2-12, $9.

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500-1900) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 -

This installation features a selection of one hundred examples of important boxes, caskets, and small chests from the Metropolitan Museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department. For centuries, boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests played an important role in everyday life. Ranging from strongboxes to travel cases and from containers for tea or tobacco to those for the storage of toiletries or silverware, these lidded pieces were made in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and of many different materials. The form and decoration of these objects not only reflect changes in social customs and manners but also follow the stylistic developments in Europe over four hundred years. Pieces made of tortoiseshell, carved and veneered wood, porcelain, hard stones and natural substances, embroidery, various metals, leather, enamel, pastiglia, and straw will be included. These objects, some of which have not been on display for years, were much more than mere containers and often became precious works of art, collected in their own right.

'From Prey to Protection' - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

For thousands of years, mankind has hunted whales. Fifty years ago, public opinion began to change, and commercial whaling came to a halt. What Happened? Why? Explore the events behind this complete turnabout in public attitude through artifacts and historic film.

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The show features more than 40 photographs and original videos by students ages 7 and up. Guided tours with hands-on photography workshops are available for groups. Through October 1, 2011.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

Adv. Beginner Flamenco w/ Juana Cala - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through October 24, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino Studio hosts Juana Cala for Advanced Beginner Flamenco dance classes. Contact Juana to reserve and for questions: juanacala2010@gmail.com. 631-379-3299. Juana Cala has been performing and teaching Flamenco in the United States and Europe for more than 20 years. She performed as a soloist in the Maria Benitez Dance Company under the direction of Mario Maya, and then went on to form her own company touring Europe for 16 years. Jackie has had the opportunity to work closely with acclaimed Flamenco artists such as; Antonio Canales, Javier Baron, El Junco, Alfredo Lagos, to name a few. She served three years as a judge for the annual Flamenco Dance competitions organized by “La Pena Flamenca”de Milan. In 1999 Jackie was professor of Flamenco in a Professional Arts Program for the European Community - a European equivalent to The High School of Performing Arts in New York. She has been a resident Spanish Dance Professor in various universities across the United States. Jackie enjoys sharing her experience by teaching Flamenco and Spanish Dance, from introductory courses to Master workshops for professionals.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Highlights from The Nutcracker Ballet - Rebecca Kelly Ballet Studio in SoHo
Through November 21, 2011 -

"Highlights from the Nutcracker Ballet" 12th Annual SoHo presentation. Sparkling, Short, Sweet - perfect family fare. The Rebecca Kelly Ballet dancers perform excerpts from the classic holiday ballet, including the Grand Pas, with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The 45-minute program includes a reception with the artists and the famous "Tray of Sweets." Telephone Reserve in advance; each presentation is limited to 30 seats (simple bench seating in intimate SoHo studio setting). Friday, 11/19 at 6pm, Sat/Sun 11/20, 21 at 3pm. SUBWAYS: R, F,D,V, #6

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Little Italy, Chinatown and Little Ireland History and Tasting Tour - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Through December 31, 2011 -

A walk through these ethnic enclaves exploring the trials and triumphs of the American immigrant. Along the way, we will sample ethnic specialties from pizza and cannolli to spring rolls and dumpling. Stops include the Church of the Transfiguration; the site Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York; Banco Stablile, Confucius Plaza, the residence of Dr. Sun-Yat-sen. Cost: $35 per person (includes food) For times, reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331 Private tours available by appointment

Mommy and Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through January 01, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body while you bond with your baby.

Historic Pubs & Taverns of Greenwich Village - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Through January 03, 2012 -

A walking tour of pubs, speakeasies, and taverns -- all with historic associations. Possible stops include New York's third oldest tavern, a haunt of write Dylan Thomas; a pub associated with founding father Thomas Paine; and the tavern where Robert Kennedy and Norman Mailer contemplated their professional futures. Cost: $18 per person (drinks extra) For times, reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331 Private tours available by appointment

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Sam Eaton Presents THE QUANTUM EYE Magic & Mentalism Show - Bleecker Street Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

THE QUANTUM EYE is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget. Professional magician and mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mind reading show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York. THE QUANTUM EYE is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for those under 8 years of age.

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

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

Wall Street Tour - Financial Crisis Tour - The Wall Street Experience
Through December 31, 2015 -

Guided by real Wall Street insiders, you will explore world-famous financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street . While meandering the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan, you will hear exclusive stories from “inside the trenches” that will entertain, inform and shock you! Tours have appeared in news and on television globally including CNN, BBC, Reuters and The New York Times. In addition, these tours were filmed for Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleep movie Blu-Ray DVD Feature and Sundance Festival's "The Flaw" Documentary Movie. The Wall Street Experience aims to demystify and personify Wall Street through personal interaction and storytelling of firsthand experiences. Bring your camera and your questions. This tour combines Wall Street's history with exciting first hand accounts of the Financial Crisis. Tours feature the following: * Get the inside story. Hear first hand accounts of the events of the financial crisis and how some traders made billion dollar profits while some banks collapsed! * Learn about the shadow banking system that the government ignored until it was too late. Gain a deeper understanding of the financial markets and recent financial innovations. * What is it like being a Wall Street Trader? Learn about the trading culture and lifestyle. * Discover the Financial District's rich history, architecture and trivia. See the skyscraper race within the concrete jungle. * What is a (CDO) Collateralized Debt Obligation? What is a (CDS) Credit Default Swap? How were they able to destroy financial institutions around the world? * What really brought down Bear Stearns, Lehman and AIG? Hear first hand accounts of their final days from an insider. Stops include New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, AIG, House of Morgan, Trump Tower, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merchant Exchange, Federal Reserve, Charging Bull, Trinity Church and more. NYSE is closed to visitors. This is mostly an outdoor walking tour with a chance go inside a few stops.

TWITTAMENTARY: a documentary about Twitter and Twitter'ers - Roger Smith Hotel
Through October 31, 2110 -

We are offering a world first sneak preview of the film on Oct 7th at the Roger Smith Hotel in NYC. Twittamentary looks at how lives connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity. Bonds are forged as a result of unexpected encounters between strangers as they share moments of their lives real time. The making of the film has been turned into university level case study on innovation and new media. So if you are interested on this social networking phenomenon, an acquainted intellectual or simply a Twitter fanatic, you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity! Please visit our website: http://twittamentarynyc.eventbrite.com to purchase the ticket and further information.

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