Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Jun 13June 13, 2011 - by CG Directory Editor
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!
Homework Help - Mamaroneck Library
Ask questions and get help with your homework and projects.
Story Time and Painting - Glaze
Bring your toddler to Glaze to hear a story and paint a coordinating piece of pottery.
MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP JR. - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport School of the Performing Arts
This class for 8- to 12-year-olds, will focus on singing, dancing, and acting. Students will work with a professional director/choreographer and a vocal coach to find and prepare audition pieces that show off both their range and their acting ability. Call for exact days. Limited to 20 students. Classes run through June 13.
MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP TEENS - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport School of the Performing Arts
This class will focus on singing, dancing and acting. Students will work with a professional director/choreographer and a vocal coach to prepare audition pieces that show off both their range and their acting ability. Call for exact days. Limited to 20 students. Classes run through June 13.
A Day of Fashion at the J - JCC Rockland
Young fashionistas are invited to restyle their own jeans with patches, glitter, and rips. Participants can also learn the ins and outs of designing a purse by sketching their creations then making their own bag to take home. Pre-registration required by June 8.
NATURE BUGS (2-5 years old) - Greenburgh Nature Center
Meet a museum animal, hear a story and do a craft or nature game. No registration required.
GloPutt - The Sports Place
Get a free GloPutt Upgrade when you mention Rockland Parent.
Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Walkers up to three years old with a parent or caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and bubbles at this popular program. No registration required.
Toddler Workshop for Father's Day - Jill's Ceramics
Children ages 2-5 will use their hand prints to design a unique gift for Fathers's Day. Kids can pick from a large selection of mugs, plates, boxes, sports-theme items, and more. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested.
Father's Day Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
Children can spend some time with dad enjoying stories, song, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.
Tilles Center 'Swing for Kids' Golf and Tennis Tournament - The Creek Club
This golf and tennis tournament benefits the Tilles Center's Arts Education program which enables thousands of Long Island schoolchildren and educators to participate in master classes, in-school workshops and performances by world-class artists in varied fields, including classical music, jazz, dance and theater. Call Stephanie Turner, Director of Arts Education at 516-299-2752 for more information.
Stories & More - Chappaqua Library
Stories and a surprise activity.
Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
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.
Dinosaur Club - Wilton Library
The club explores dinosaurs, fossils, paleobiology and geology and includes experiments, model building, field trips and hands-on creative activities. July and August thee club moves to Wednesdays at the same time. Participate in a Science Competition at Yale University held annually in November.Registration required.
Preschool Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
Let your 3- to 5-year-olds get creative with fun and artistic activities.
Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
Preschoolers meet, make friends, and play in this nurturing get-together.
Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.
Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.
Woman's Empowerment & Support Group - The Family Wellness Center
Discover the amazing woman you really are. Through guided visualization, discussion, art and experiential exercises, you will learn to connect with your true power and gain tools you can use to be more powerful and confident. Pre-registration required by June 12, 2011. To register or for more information, call Nanci Deutsch at 516-897-0649.
FIlm Series: Sneakers - Queens Museum of Art
This 6-week series, inspired by the current exhibition by Sung Hwan Kim, addresses topics such as surveillance and voyeurism. Can we trust what we see, and believe what we hear? This event examines the inter-relationship between the viewer and the viewed, and the imbalance of power between the one who controls the gaze and its unwilling object. Mark Ethan introduces each screening and leads discussion afterwards. This week's movie is a 1992 film starring Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, and Sidney Poitier titled "Sneakers."
Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm - Queens Library- Woodhaven Branch
Watch as our favorite storybook characters come alive when children meet and touch some furry, feathery, and scaly creatures. This event is for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Space is limited.
Science of Toys - Queens Library- Flushing Branch
Queens Library and Mad Science of Long Island present Science of Toys. Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Use bouncing balls, yo-yos, and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how vector toys and string things work, and bring home a glowing "Mad Science Yo-Yo." For Grades K-3. This program is free. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
I Can Draw! Art Classes - Kid Esteem
Step-by-step drawing lessons for children. Learn to draw animals, landscapes, Master Artist works and more. Art teacher Amy will teach techniques using oil pastels, markers and watercolors. Ages 6-9. Mondays through June 20th.
Open Play - Little Sunshine Playcenter
Open play in 1700 square feet of space that includes toys, dress-up, a slide, play kitchen, ride-ons, and more. Children have use of all toys and crafting materials. For infants through age 5. No food, please.
Bryant Park Ping Pong - Bryant Park
Test your skills at state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided. Sign up with an attendant in the park to play.
PlayWorks Story Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Little ones can use their listening ears to hear new and favorite stories.
Fire & Ice - Bloomingdale Library
Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion, then cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice. Check out the Big Burp, Screwdriver Sizzle, and the famous Mad Science Bath as you explore the science behind frozen gas.
Moey's Music Party - Webster Library
Moey is Melissa Levis, an award-winning Off-Broadway songwriter who introduces children to a medley of musical styles, including rock, country, disco, Broadway show tunes, and pop.
34th Annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic with NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning - Mount Kisco Country Club
The Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic, hosted by Eli Manning, includes breakfast, lunch, a banquet dinner with silent auction, and a truly memorable day of golf. Held at the Whippoorwill Country Club (Armonk) and Mount Kisco Country Club (Mount Kisco). Individual: $700 Foursome: $2,500 - $50,000. Contact Michelle Brier, Events and Marketing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saul Hernandez - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
One of the most influential artists in the Latin Rock scene in Mexico, Saul Hernandez is the founder and leader of Jaguares. His extensive career has influenced newcomers in Mexico and Latin America such as Zoe, Panda, Fobia, La Maldita Vecindad, amongst others. During his musical trajectory he has collaborated with worldwide renowned artists: The Rolling Stones, Stuart Copeland, Adrian Belew, Peter Gabriel, and Ana Torroja. He has composed more than 50 Spanish rock classics, of which "La Celula Que Explota", "No Dejes Que", "Nubes", and "M?tenme Por Que Me Muero", have marked the commencement of Spanish Rock and paved the way for new bands in the genre. Saul has released 10 albums and has won 1 Grammy and 2 Latin Grammys in the categories of Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock song, awards that attest the longevity of Saul's career.
Apollo Spring Gala 2011 - Apollo Theater
Stevie Wonder and friends will perform at the Apollo Theater's annual Spring Gala Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony, when the legendary singer is inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. The Apollo will also honor Revlon with the Corporate Award and Reginald Van Lee will receive the Percy E. Sutton Civic Leadership Award. The concert is followed by the Apollo Supper Club - a festive tent party with buffet and dancing to the musical arrangements of Celebrity DJ: D-Nice. The Gala Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony brings together the best and brightest in business and entertainment in support of the non-profit theater's remarkable legacy and its initiatives for emerging artists and community and educational programs in New York City and beyond. The Apollo Legends Hall of Fame features renowned musicians, artists and entertainers whose path to fame began at the Apollo. Stevie Wonder joins a distinguished roster of past inductees including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald. Each Apollo Legend Hall of Fame Inductee is honored with a plaque on the Apollo Walk of Fame under the Theater's iconic marquee.
Zumba - S-Clubs Fitness
Enjoy a free series of Zumba classes. Zumba, if you don't know, is an aerobic/dance workout that is becoming very popular. Here's a great, inexpensive way to see what it's all about.
Brian Wilson - Highline Ballroom
He is one of rock's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential pop composers of the last 50 years. But as numerous books, films and television programs have recounted, success does not tell the whole story about this fascinating man. For while few artists achieve the stature that Wilson today enjoys, even fewer have been able to overcome the profound personal setbacks and professional frustrations that he has endured. Happily, Wilson has not only survived those obstacles, but today is thriving once again, making great music, performing with an ace band of seasoned sidemen and cutting-edge pop-rockers, and selling out concert halls around the world.
Join us for this annual poetic pilgrimage across one of the world's architectural treasures. Walk with today's great poets as they read the New York City-inspired poetry of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes and other literary legends en route to Brooklyn. The journey closes with a celebratory dinner. All proceeds benefit Poets House. The Poetry Walk, our annual fundraiser, helps make possible the hundreds of free and affordable public programs Poets House presents each year. Reservations are required. For details or to make reservations, contact Krista Manrique at (212) 431-7920, ext. 2830 or email@example.com.
Flamenco Latino's Weekly Classes in dance and music for adults! - Flamenco Latino Studio
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Opening Reception for David Tobey Exhibition at White Plains Museum Gallery - White Plains Museum Gallery
View a one-man exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist, teacher and Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra violinist David Tobey at the gallery.
Musical Reception for David Tobey Art Show - The White Plains Museum Gallery
A one-man exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist, teacher and Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra violinist David Tobey.
'A Year with Children 2011' - Guggenheim Museum
The exhibition presents selections of artwork by 2nd- through 6th-grade students from 10 public schools throughout the city, who participated in the Guggenheim's Learning Through Art (LTA) pioneering arts education program.
A Year With Children 2011 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This exhibition showcases art by students participating in Learning Through Art (LTA), an educational program of the Guggenheim Museum. LTA places professional teaching artists in public elementary schools in New York, where they collaborate with teachers to develop art projects that teach students art skills and techniques while exploring themes related to the school curriculum. The program encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and ongoing collaborative investigation. -- Greer Kudon, Senior Manager, Learning Through Art
Parenting Your Child with ADHD: A Seven-Session Parent Coaching Workshop Series - Hallowell Center
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M. is a Parent and Teen Coach who specializes in ADHD Education and Support. This workshop is designed to address the unique parenting education and strategies needed to parent a child with ADHD. During the seven sessions, this workshop builds on a foundation of how ADHD truly impacts your child's development based on the most recent research, and helps parents develop the tools necessary to create a calm environment where compliance and growth can occur. Using a combination of education and coaching, specific strategies are developed to address develop workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, reduce frustration and chaos, and improve children's problem-solving and communication skills.
Garden Explorers - Old Westbury Gardens
Seeking a green thumb? Through fun and creative hands-on activities, children will learn about plants native to Long Island. Registration required. This six-class program runs Fridays through June 17.
Christopher Fischer Cashmere Fall 2011 Collection Trunk Show - Christopher Fischer Greenwich
Christopher Fischer Cashmere presents his Fall 2011 Trunk Show at Christopher Fischer Greenwich. Please join in an exclusive preview of the Fall 2011 Black Label Collection, Monday June 6, 2011 - Saturday June 17, 2011. Please Visit: www.christopherfischer.com
DROWSY CHAPERONE - THEATRE THREE
A die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album and the madcap musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet, comic gangsters, zany flappers, and a celebrity wedding. This production runs through June 18.
Fast Food for Father's Day - Old Westbury Gardens
Fast forward your at-home veggie garden by planting a few quick germinators to take home. Create handmade markers to label plants and watch that fast food grow. Enjoy a tasting of some of the home grown classics that are traditionally planted at Old Westbury.
The Cooper Union End of Year Show - The Cooper Union
More than 300 pioneering student works on view across the disciplines of architecture, art and engineering. May 23 - June 18. Opening night: Monday, May 23, 2011, 5–9 p.m. For more than a century-and-a-half, the End of Year Show at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has marked its students’ transition from the studios, laboratories and classrooms to the gallery. A time honored tradition, the first recorded exhibition took place in 1860 at the historic Foundation Building, now joined by 41 Cooper Square, the college’s LEED Platinum academic building. Works on view represent the culmination of each student’s unique experience in the college’s top ranked programs. Admission is free and open to the public. Prominent Cooper Union alumni of the past century include Alex Katz (visual art), Daniel Libeskind (architecture) and Russell Hulse (physics). Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture - Through June 18, 2011 - Foundation Building, 7 East 7th St., b/w 3rd and 4th Aves.- An exhibition of student works that explores the role of architecture in contemporary culture and society through conceptual and scaled drawings, detailed three dimensional models and digital renderings. Projects range from the development of new methods of drawing and investigating space to proposals for New York City and sites in China, Guatemala, Israel, Spain, and other locations. The Cooper Union End of Year Show has a rich tradition of showcasing projects by emerging architects, helping launch the careers of such well-known alumni as John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Shigeru Ban, Laurie Hawkinson, Diane Lewis, Stan Allen, Daniel Libeskind, Toshiko Mori and Rolf Ohlhausen. The School of Art - Through June 11, 2011 - Foundation Building, 7 East 7th St., b/w 3rd and 4th Aves. - A display of compelling individual and collaborative projects, illustrating the school’s continuing role as an incubator of significant artists from historically influential artists: from Alex Katz and Lee Krasner to recent alumni including Paul Thek, the Bruce High Quality Foundation and Sara VanDerBeek. A diversity of sculpture, painting, graphic design and video installations will be on view in gallery spaces in the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square. Albert Nerken School of Engineering - Through May 28, 2011- 41 Cooper Square, 3rd Ave., b/w 6th and 7th Sts.- A dynamic array of projects representing the different engineering disciplines including battling robots, tissue engineering new cartilage, harnessing energy from a flywheel bicycle, building an autonomous quadrotor (a helicopter with four spinning blades), a steel bridge, and the design and construction of a Formula 1 race car. The installation at 41 Cooper Square, Cooper Union’s green building, showcases the inventive and invaluable outcomes generated by the fields of mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. EXHIBITION HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 7 p. m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays)- Visit www.cooper.edu for a detailed schedule of events, call 212-353-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Cooper Union on Facebook http://facebook.com/cooperunion and Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.
Poetic Theater Productions Presents "Goliath" - Robert Moss Theater
This performance is a choreo-poem addressing the Iraq war and its effect on American idealism. An exploration of manhood and war, of violence at home and abroad, 'Goliath' paints an intimate portrait of a solder who has lived a life "too big, too real, too normal" to allow him peace.
The Wizard of Oz - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Production by the Youth Theater Series sponsored by TD Bank. Saturdays and Sundays through June 19, 2011.
KIDS YOGA - BAMBOOMOVES YOGA
At Bamboomoves, kids of all ages can experience the joy of Yoga through games, activities, and music. In addition to Yoga fundamentals, your child will learn breathing exercises, poses to strengthen and relax the body, and important values such as kindness, compassion, and team building. Yoga classes will help kids improve concentration and focus, build confidence and self-esteem, learn teamwork and self-control, and develop inner strength and calm.
STUDY TIME - Westport-Library
Find extra space around the Library to study for midterm exams. Reservations for private study rooms can be made in person at the Circulation Desk, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Confessions of a Mop-o-holic - The Peoples Improv Theater
Have you ever loved a mop? Susan-Kate Heaney has. And does. Susan-Kate talks to mops. Yes, mops. They are her friends. Join actor/writer Susan-Kate and director Deanna Raphael as they explore moving to New York City, first jobs and relationships as told by her mops in the new comedy show "Confesssions of a Mop-oholic".
'Cowboys, Cops, and Queens' Kids in Costume Exhibit - Lucille Khornak Gallery
On exhibit are life-size portraits of children's fantasies.
Foreign Language Classes for Kids - LanguLoop Central
Languloop is a unique foreign language program that uses lively stories, games, and music to build new language skills by problem solving in everyday play activities. Spanish, French, and Mandarin classes will be taught this spring and classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. The first class is free. Call for information or email email@example.com. Classes run through June 23.
HOME MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL KINGS (Short Films) - Outdoors in the backyard at Crown Vic
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - ROOFTOP FILMS: HOME MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL KINGS (Short Films) - A special collection of short films that let us peak into the lives of strangers, plus a special sneak preview of Commercial Kings, a new series on IFC. For decades people have been making home movies; capturing what they feel are important times in their lives. Home movies are made up of personal and special moments that someone wanted to document and never forget—and most of the time they rarely get seen again. But it’s a pleasure to watch them, to peek into someone else’s life, to feel a little voyeuristic. This year's edition of Rooftop's "Home Movies" draws inspiration from the tradition of the home movie, building off tropes of self-documentation to create accomplished works of art, and honoring the life and death of a town, paying homage to wrestling fathers and grandfather’s unknown, and giving voice to boozy family members who make you laugh and truly scare you at the same time. Venue: Outdoors in the backyard at Crown Vic, 60 South 2nd St. (at Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Subway: Take the L to Bedford, the G to Metropolitan, or the M to Marcy. The venue is located at the corner of South 2nd and Wythe. 8:00 PM Doors Open. 8:30 PM Live Music. 9:00 PM Films Begin. 11:30 PM After Party at the Crown Vic. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Tickets and more information at: http://rooftopfilms.com/2011/schedule/home-movies--and-commercial-kings/ The Films: MY BIG RED PURSE (Giancarlo Iannotta | Chicago, IL | 4 min.), GRANDPA LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM POWELL (David Levy | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.), WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER (Charles Fairbanks | Lexington, NE | 5 min.), FAMILY NIGHTMARE (Dustin Guy Defa | Salt Lake City, Utah | 9 min.), FOR HOME VIEWING (Mikhail Zheleznikov | Russia | 29 min.), WEE REQUIEM (Jenn E. Norton | Canada | 7 min.), WELCOME TO PINE POINT (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canda | 14 min.), COMMERCIAL KINGS (Todd Cohen | USA | 23 min.).
After Prom Parties - Queen of Hearts
AfterProm.com hosts 100,000 students annually at NON-alcoholic, safe & fun After-Prom parties for teens! We offer VIP admission to New York’s premier nightclubs like Crimson, El Morocco and Touch AND OR all inclusive After-Prom cruises complete with a comedy performance, Live DJ, dancing, dessert buffet and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. All AfterProm.com events have BIG raffle giveaways and goodie bags for the first 100 guests. FREE tickets & $5 discounts available for groups. Call for more information or to purchase your tickets in advance today! 212-289-8506 www.afterprom.com
Kid's Flamenco/Salsa Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
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
Nina Rizzo: 2011 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
The winner of 2011 Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting has her work exhibited through June.
Two Days 'til Dawn - Gene Frankel Theatre
"Two Days 'til Dawn," a new play by Tyler Ham Pong, deals with a writer who is searching for inspiration, but ultimately finds madness as he encounters the ghosts of historic literary figures. The play will have its premiere on June 8 (and will run until 6/25), presented as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Directed by Laura Sisskin-Fernández, she plans to use this production as a way to raise awareness for The Lower East Side Ecology Center, a foundation working towards a Greener New York. "Two Days 'til Dawn" stars Anthony Ames, Mary Monahan, Geoffrey Pomeroy and Jillian K. Waters. Costume Designer/Assistant Director is Crys Huyett. Lighting Designer is Bryanna Meloni. Choreographer is Bronwen Carson. Although the dream-like elements will appeal to fans of experimental theatre, the play is also intended for a larger audience, given its themes of family, trust and love.
4-year old Art Prodigy, Andrea Aelita, Debuts in NYC Solo Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Chelsea’s Agora Gallery is proud to present 4 year old artist Aelita Andre in The Prodigy of Color, a solo exhibition. Scheduled to run from June 4, 2011 through June 25, 2011, the collection will display the depth and texture of Aelita’s unique works. Art lovers are invited to attend the free exhibition and the opening reception which will be held on June 4, from 6-8 pm. At four years of age, artist Aelita Andre is the youngest professional painter in the world. Using acrylics and mixed media, she creates large tableaux of abstract forms as she swirls, spreads, and pours paint across the canvas. She often incorporates bark, twigs, children’s toys, bird feathers, and other found objects into her paintings, lending depth and texture to the overall effect. What makes Aelita’s work so compelling is the lightness that pervades her work, a carefree approach that remains completely innocent of anything except those materials that lie before her. Colors are pure, forms unfettered, resulting in an immediacy and spontaneity that renders each painting unique. Yet underlying her free approach is a real attention to both composition and form, a testament to her intuitive artistic prowess. These paintings are both contemplative and powerful, providing a window into the emancipated creative subconscious mind of a child. Aelita Andre is of Russian heritage but currently lives with her parents in Melbourne, Australia. She first gained international attention when she was 20 months old, and created her first significant body of work before reaching the age of two. Aelita Andre’s work may be seen on http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Aelita_Andre.aspx Exhibition Dates: June 4, 2011 – June 25, 2011; Reception: Thursday, June 4, 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/soloannouncement/aelita_6_4_2011.aspx
All New June Exhibitions - Agora Gallery
Refresh your mind and your eyes with the June exhibitions at Agora Gallery, open from June 4-25, 2011. The opening reception takes place on Thursday June 9, 2011 and all art enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend. There are three exhibitions taking place in Gallery I. United in Art displays the works of talented fine artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and the audience will be enthralled by this confident and expressive art which manages to combine a sense of stability with a lively, dynamic tone. In Portal to Enigma, we are invited to ponder the beguiling wonder of the world through art that expresses both an appreciation of beauty and a challenging desire to see beyond it. The Substance of Abstraction shows the artwork of artists who have used their own personal experiences to create evocative abstract expressions which speak directly to the emotions of the viewer. Exhibition Dates: June 4, 2011 – June 25, 2011; Reception: Thursday, June 9, 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/receptione xhibitions/6_9_2011.aspx Featured Artists: United in Art - Wendy Hyde, Jane Robbins, Richard Stuttle, Zoran Tosic; Portal to Enigma - Mihai Bara, Yeji Jun, Susan Marx, Kelly Sellers, Elio Talon, VéroniKaH, Jeong-Han Yun; The Substance of Abstraction - Olivier D, Flavio Pellegrino, Rudelle ("Rudelle Fay Hall"), Rina Shukor.
Chelsea Art Gallery Walks - Gallery Building Lobby
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.
A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
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
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
Enjoy live Beatles music every Sunday by the Glass Onion. Kids can join in the singing and dancing. Brunch menu and kids menu available.
Any Wednesday - Arena Player's SECOND STAGE
Laugh your way through this delightful comedy that features four very engaging people: a millionaire businessman, his mistress, his wife, and an irate victim of his sharp practice, whose paths cross each other under the most unexpected and hilarious circumstances. This production runs through June 26.
The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile - Billie Holiday Theatre
A once-powerful religious leader, haunted by feelings of betrayal, clings to his dignity with the support of his most beloved congregation: his family. World-premiere play written & directed by Jackie Alexander.
The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer - Baruch Performing Arts Center
Folksbiene’s breakaway hit, "The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer," one of the best-reviewed shows of 2009-2010 season, returns for a special encore engagement this spring. Starring Mike Burstyn as the Jewish Robin Hood, "Hershele" is a new musical adaptation of the Yiddish classic. Directed, adapted and choreographed by the Tony Award-nominated director Eleanor Reissa, with musical direction by Zalmen Mlotek, this family friendly musical was called “a treat” by Jewish Press and “delightful in any language” by TheaterMania.com. In this rollicking musical comedy, the beloved folk hero Hershele Ostropolyer battles injustice armed only with his wits. Ever resourceful, Hershele mobilizes an entire community to thwart the wicked designs of the town’s leading citizen, the miserly Reb Kalmen. Burstyn heads a cast of 9 which includes Shane Baker; I. W. "Itzy" Firestone; Dani Marcus; Daniella Rabbani; Steve Sterner and Edward Furs. Burstyn, a two-time Kinor David-winner (Israel's Oscar) starred in Folksbiene’s widely acclaimed hit musical revue "On Second Avenue” for which he earned a 2006 best actor in a musical Drama Desk nomination. A scion of Yiddish theatre royalty, Burstyn who grew up performing in Yiddish with his famous parents Pesach Burstein and Lillian Lux and his sister Susan, still alternates between projects in English and Yiddish. He starred on Broadway in "Barnum" and "Ain't Broadway Grand," Off-Broadway in “The Rothschilds” (Drama Desk nomination) and in the national tour of "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" (with Valerie Harper). With English supertitles, at The Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, from May 15 to June 26. For tickets, which are $55, call 866-811-4111, or visit www.folksbiene.org
iCreate! Teen Art - Bruce Museum
A juried second annual exhibition of paintings and drawings by high school students is on display in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery. High school students are invited to pre-register through the Facebook group “iCreate! Teen Art Show.” For more information contact Mary Ann Lendenmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 413-6746.
Animal Tales Extravaganza - Bronx Zoo
On weekends in April, May, and June, visitors to the zoo can enjoy author readings, animal-themed musical theater, character meet and greets, craft activities, and character parades.
Brooklyn Children's Museum On-The-Go: Culture Fest - Battery Park City Parks
Learn passing, shooting, and dribbling skills. 2:30pm for 4-year-olds; 3:30pm for ages 5-8; 4:30pm for ages 9-12.
Teacher Appreciation (Wed. Nights) - Southern Hospitality
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.
Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
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.
Kumon Storytime - Kumon Math & Reading Center of Battery Park City
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
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
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.
'The Lion King' - Minskoff Theatre
See the Tony-award winning show based on Disney's classic story.
"Vertical Urban Factory" - Skyscraper Museum
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.
After Prom Special - Tiki Action Park
Looking for a fun and safe place to go after your prom? Make reservations to bring your group (min 10) to Tiki Action Park for 2 hours of unlimited play of everything at the park, closed to the public. Unlimited go-kart racing, mini golf, all 40 arcade games and Mission Impassable Laser Maze. Food, popcorn, drinks and ice cream are included. Bring your CDs or IPod and they'll play it throughout the park.
Father's Day at "Lombardi" - Circle in the Square Theater
The Broadway show about the late football coach Vince Lombardi has partnered with the nearby The Palm restaurant to offer a special Father's Day package throughout the month of June. Call or go online for details and show times.
Galli's 'The Little Mermaid' - Galli Theater
A young mermaid is willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The wicked Sea Witch gives her human legs in exchange for her beautiful voice. But how can she now express her love? In the after-show workshop (Saturdays at 3pm), children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairy tale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.
Community Gallery – 'Art Expressions for Kids' - Long Island Children's Museum
Stop by the Community Gallery for the fourth annual Art Expressions for Kids exhibit, which features the creative work of young artists involved in various Nassau County mental health programs.
The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
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.
Family Story Tours - Rubin Museum of Art
In this fun and interactive tour, kids ages 5 and up will listen to the stories paintings and sculptures tell and learn how the works of art were made.
The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.
Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Part game, part theater, and part walking tour, this program is an immersive and unique adventure through the Museum's halls. Meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you through iconic Museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.
Just Drop In! - Guggenheim Museum
Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3-10.
Summer Sunday Family Tours - Guggenheim Museum
Family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Registration required.
Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
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.
2011 Flamenco Dance w/ Rebeca Tomas - Flamenco Latino Studio
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: email@example.com http://www.rebeccaflamenca.com
The Women of Bayside exhibit - Bayside Historical Society
This ongoing exhibit at the Bayside Historical Society pays tribute to women who have made their mark on the Bayside community throughout history. Featuring both contemporary women and those of yesteryear, the exhibit showcases those whose achievements, whether through volunteerism, business ventures, professional accomplishments, or other initiatives, deserve recognition.
Native Bayside exhibit - Bayside Historical Society
This ongoing exhibit at the Bayside Historical Society explores the prehistoric occupation of Bayside and Northeastern Queens through the culmination of archaeological fieldwork by the New York Institute of Anthropology. The accompanying "Native Voice" oral history program is available online at www.baysidehistorical.org and features interviews about the local native experience.
The Castle exhibit - Bayside Historical Society
This ongoing exhibit at the Bayside Historical Society explores the origins of the Officers' Club at Fort Totten from its design in the mid-19th century by the Army Corps of Engineers to its use as the original School of Application in 1887. Before and after photos detail the enormous task of restoring this Victorian era jewel.
If the Hat Fits exhibit - Bayside Historical Society
Learn about history through headwear. This exhibit showcases hats throughout time including the top hat, the bowler, the pill box, and the panama hat, among others. Each hat from the collection of 19 pieces tells a story about changing styles, local history, and the world at large. Photographs accompany the display including some historical photos of Bayside.
Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
This exhibition focuses on the Romantic motif of the open window as first captured by German, Danish, French, and Russian artists around 1810–20. These works include hushed, sparse rooms showing contemplative figures, studios with artists at work, and window views as sole motifs. The exhibition will feature some thirty oils and thirty works on paper by, among others, C. D. Friedrich, C. G. Carus, G. F. Kersting, Adolph Menzel, C. W. Eckersberg, Martinus Rorbye, Jean Alaux, and Leon Cogniet. Loans to the exhibition will come from museums in Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, Sweden, Italy, and the United States.
Edward Weston: Life Work - The Heckscher Museum of Art
The photographs of Edward Weston (1886-1958) capture the rhythms, patterns, and interconnections between nature and human experience. His experiments with form and scale in still lifes of shells, peppers and radishes, landscapes and dune studies, sought to depict the subject "in its deepest moment of perception."
A Song for the Horse Nation - National Museum of the American Indian
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.
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
From E. L. Kirchner to Max Beckmann, artists associated with German Expressionism in the early decades of the twentieth century took up printmaking with a collective dedication and fervor virtually unparalleled in the history of art. The woodcut, with its coarse gouges and jagged lines, is known as the preeminent Expressionist medium, but the Expressionists also revolutionized the mediums of etching and lithography to alternately vibrant and stark effect. This exhibition, featuring approximately 250 works by some thirty artists, is drawn from MoMA's outstanding holdings of German Expressionist prints, enhanced by selected drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the collection. The graphic impulse is traced from the formation of the Brücke artists group in 1905, through the war years of the 1910s, and extending into the 1920s, when individual artists continued to produce compelling work even as the movement was winding down. The exhibition takes a broad view of Expressionism, highlighting a diverse array of individuals—from Oskar Kokoschka and Vasily Kandinsky to Erich Heckel and Emil Nolde—who nonetheless shared visual and thematic concerns. Their works reflect a period of intense social and aesthetic transformation, and several themes of continuing resonance emerge. These include a focus on urban experience, an uncompromising approach to the body and sexuality, and an abiding preoccupation with nature, religion, and spirituality. Most pivotal for these years, however, was the experience of World War I. The war and its aftermath are the subject of works by a range of artists, including Otto Dix, whose series of fifty searing etchings, The War, was based on his own service in the trenches; Käthe Kollwitz, in a portfolio of seven woodcuts focusing on the devastation felt by the families left behind; and Max Beckmann, whose lithographic series, Hell (1919), confronts the violence and decadence in Berlin during the immediate postwar period. In addition to a publication and a major website on German Expressionism, the exhibition will mark the culmination of a major four-year grant from The Annenberg Foundation to digitize, catalogue, and conserve all of the approximately three thousand Expressionist works on paper in the Museum's collection.
Body & Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings - American Museum of Natural History
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.
Artists of the Stieglitz Circle - The Heckscher Museum
In celebration of the Museum’s recent acquisition of John Marin’s "Huntington, Long Island No. 1," 1952, this Permanent Collection exhibition places Marin in the context of the early American modernists championed by legendary gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. Works by Oscar Bluemner, Arthur B. Carles, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Abraham Walkowitz, and Max Weber will be included, as will works by Huntington residents Arthur Dove and Helen Torr. "Huntington, Long Island No. 1" belongs to a series of works depicting the view towards Huntington Harbor from the front yard of the Halesite home of Stieglitz’s grandniece Sue Davidson Lowe.
Guest Bartending - Southern Hospitality
Guest Bartenders Wanted Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 8:00pm Host: Upper East Side Location Cost: Free Want to earn some EXTRA CASH?? All you have to do is bring 15+ people and you get paid to make drinks for your friends. Perfect for group happy hours,
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