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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
Through June 13, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Ask questions and get help with your homework and projects.

Story Time and Painting - Glaze
June 13, 2011 - Orangeburg

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
Through June 13, 2011 - Northport

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
Through June 13, 2011 - Northport

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
June 13, 2011 - West Nyack

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
June 13, 2011 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story and do a craft or nature game. No registration required.

GloPutt - The Sports Place
June 13, 2011 - Blauvelt

Get a free GloPutt Upgrade when you mention Rockland Parent.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 13, 2011 - Garnerville

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
June 13, 2011 - West Nyack

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
June 13, 2011 - Stony Point

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
June 13, 2011 - Locust Valley

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
June 13, 2011 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
June 13, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

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
June 13, 2011 - Wilton

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
June 13, 2011 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Let your 3- to 5-year-olds get creative with fun and artistic activities.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
June 13, 2011 - Greenpoint

Preschoolers meet, make friends, and play in this nurturing get-together.

Toddler Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker Heights branch
June 13, 2011 -

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
June 13, 2011 - Plainview

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
June 13, 2011 - Plainview

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
June 13, 2011 - Corona

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
June 13, 2011 - Woodhaven

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
June 13, 2011 - Flushing

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
June 13, 2011 - West Babylon

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
June 13, 2011 - Sayville

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
June 13, 2011 - Manhattan

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
June 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Little ones can use their listening ears to hear new and favorite stories.

Fire & Ice - Bloomingdale Library
June 13, 2011 - Manhattan

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
June 13, 2011 - Manhattan

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
June 13, 2011 - Mount Kisco

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, [email protected]

Saul Hernandez - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 13, 2011 -

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
June 13, 2011 -

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
June 13, 2011 - Park Slope

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
Through June 13, 2011 -

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.

The 16th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House - Poets House
June 13, 2011 -

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 protected]

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.

Opening Reception for David Tobey Exhibition at White Plains Museum Gallery - White Plains Museum Gallery
Through June 15, 2011 - White Plains

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
Through June 15, 2011 - White Plains

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
Through June 15, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 15, 2011 -

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
Through June 16, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 17, 2011 - Old Westbury

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
Through June 17, 2011 -

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
Through June 18, 2011 - Port Jefferson

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
Through June 18, 2011 - Old Westbury

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
Through June 18, 2011 -

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 [email protected]

Follow Cooper Union on Facebook http://facebook.com/cooperunion and Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

Poetic Theater Productions Presents "Goliath" - Robert Moss Theater
Through June 18, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 19, 2011 - Northport

Production by the Youth Theater Series sponsored by TD Bank. Saturdays and Sundays through June 19, 2011.

KIDS YOGA - BAMBOOMOVES YOGA
Through June 20, 2011 - FOREST HILLS

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
Through June 20, 2011 - Westport

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
Through June 21, 2011 -

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
Through June 22, 2011 - Bridgehampton

On exhibit are life-size portraits of children's fantasies.

Foreign Language Classes for Kids - LanguLoop Central
Through June 23, 2011 - Merrick

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 protected] Classes run through June 23.

HOME MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL KINGS (Short Films) - Outdoors in the backyard at Crown Vic
Through June 23, 2011 - Brooklyn

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
Through June 24, 2011 -

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
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

Nina Rizzo: 2011 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 25, 2011 - Pelham

The winner of 2011 Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting has her work exhibited through June.

Two Days 'til Dawn - Gene Frankel Theatre
Through June 25, 2011 -

"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
Through June 25, 2011 -

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
Through June 25, 2011 -

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
Through June 25, 2011 - New York

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
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.

Any Wednesday - Arena Player's SECOND STAGE
Through June 26, 2011 - East Farmingdale

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
Through June 26, 2011 -

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
Through June 26, 2011 -

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
Through June 26, 2011 - Greenwich

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 [email protected] or (203) 413-6746.

Animal Tales Extravaganza - Bronx Zoo
Through June 26, 2011 - Bronx

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
Through June 28, 2011 - Manhattan

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
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.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through June 30, 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.

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.

'The Lion King' - Minskoff Theatre
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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

"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.

After Prom Special - Tiki Action Park
Through June 30, 2011 - Centereach

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
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 30, 2011 - Garden City

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
Through June 30, 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.

Family Story Tours - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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
Through June 30, 2011 - New York

Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3-10.

Summer Sunday Family Tours - Guggenheim Museum
Through June 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Registration required.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through June 30, 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.

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: [email protected] http://www.rebeccaflamenca.com

The Women of Bayside exhibit - Bayside Historical Society
Through July 01, 2011 - Bayside

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
Through July 01, 2011 - Bayside

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
Through July 01, 2011 - Bayside

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
Through July 01, 2011 - Bayside

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
Through July 04, 2011 -

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
Through July 04, 2011 - Huntington

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
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.

German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 11, 2011 -

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
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.

Artists of the Stieglitz Circle - The Heckscher Museum
Through July 17, 2011 - Huntington

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
Through July 21, 2011 - New York

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, birthday parties & charity events.

Music in Abe Lebewohl Park - Abe Lebewohl Park
Through July 21, 2011 - New York

Every summer since 1981, Third Street Music School and the Tenth & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association, in cooperation with St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, have presented Music in Abe Lebewohl Park, a series of free outdoor concerts. This year marks the series' 30th Anniversary Season! These programs by professional groups offer a wide spectrum of music, reflecting the Lower East Side's diverse ethnic cultures. Concerts take place at 12:30 p.m. on eight consecutive Thursdays in June and July in Abe Lebewohl Park at 2nd Avenue and 10th Street.

Alchemy of Light - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 22, 2011 -

Tibet House US is proud to present its next awe-inspiring art exhibition entitled Alchemy of Light. Artist Mary Conover offers an investigation into consciousness by using the concept of light. Through her multi-dimensional creative process involving photography, painting, fabric constructions and assemblage, Conover has constructed her art based on the relationship between light as a physical manifestation and as a metaphor for consciousness. Alchemy of Light will be on display from May 12, 2011 through July 22, 2011 at the Tibet House US Gallery with a special opening reception on May 12, 2011 from 6-8pm at the gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 PM.

"Desperate Writers" - Union Square Theatre
Through July 23, 2011 - Manhattan

With the baby clock ticking and their home about to be sold out from under them, two writers are driven to desperate measures to get their script made in this laugh out-loud riot that pokes fun at the crazy film biz.

Edward Weston: Life Work Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through July 24, 2011 - Huntington

An exhibition that surveys the fifty-year career of a giant of twentieth-century photography. The photographs of Edward Weston (1886-1958) capture the rhythms, patterns, and interconnections between nature and human experience.

Edward Weston: Life Work Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum
Through July 24, 2011 - Huntington

"Edward Weston: Life Work" surveys the 50-year career of a giant of 20th-century photography. The photographs of Edward Weston (1886-1958) capture the rhythms, patterns, and interconnections between nature and human experience. Whether exploring still life, the human face, the landscape, or the nude, Weston’s goal was never a literal recording. The exhibition is drawn from the significant private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, who consider Weston the “Picasso of photography.”

Hip N Hop Babies Free Drop-In Class - El Catano
Through July 25, 2011 - Manhattan

This 45-minute drop-in class brings music to life for little ones.

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2011 - Bronx

Green Currency seeks to enrich visitors’ understanding of the important uses of plants through detailed depictions by some of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. The exhibition, accompanying catalog, and audio tour feature 43 works depicting plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter.

Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2011 -

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen's prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the 'bumster' trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point "origami" frock coat will be on view. McQueen's fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.

Modern Masters - Chagall, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso - Hammer Galleries
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5pm. Closed Sat.

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.

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 01, 2011 -

Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Antwerp, Belgium) uses poetic and allegorical methods to address political and social realities, such as national borders, localism and globalism, areas of conflict and community, and the benefits and detriments of progress.

Alÿs's personal, ambulatory explorations of cities form the basis for his practice, through which he compiles extensive and varied documentation that reflects his ideas and process. As one of the foremost artists of his generation, Alÿs has produced a complex and diverse body of work that includes video, painting, performance, drawing, and photography. This exhibition draws on the Museum's unique and important collection of Alÿs's work, highlighting three recent major acquisitions—Re-enactments (2001), When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), and Rehearsal I (Ensayo I) (1999–2001)—which include video installations, paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, and newspaper clippings. These works present an investigation of methods of social action, from rehearsals and re-enactments in urban environments that address the politics of public space to large-scale communal participation where the culmination of many small acts achieves mythic proportions. The exhibition, which is conceptually grouped around these three thematic bodies of work, also includes additional artworks that the artist has developed around the idea of rehearsal and re-enactment in relation to progress in art and everyday life.

The exhibition continues at MoMA PS1 with an in-depth look at Modern Procession (2002), a piece commissioned by MoMA to mark it's temporary relocation to Queens during the Museum's 2002–04 expansion project.

Opening of Spring Exhibition: VIsta - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through August 07, 2011 - Long Island City

This exhibition examines the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the interpretation, assessment, or evaluation of an object or scene. The exhibit includes themes and ideas relating to visual alignment, altered perspectives, and the framing of a site-line or point of view. Visit www.socratessculpturepark.org for more information.

Joel Grey/A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 07, 2011 -

Joel Grey/A New York Life examines the enduring impact that performer and photographer Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other. Through rare artifacts from his stage and screen career, objects from his personal collection, and his own photography, the exhibition offers a unique look at New York through Grey's eyes. Joel Grey/A New York Life will include posters, playbills, and costume pieces from Grey's iconic productions, combined with a selection of his New York City photographs. Together, they dramatize how the breadth of his artistic work has been nurtured and inspired by his life in New York City. Closed Mon.

'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.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 -

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra -- a legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain -- are re-imagined in NYBG's large-scale, multipart summer exhibition.The exhibit includes a 15,000-square-foot interpretation of Alhambra's gardens in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, curated by world-renowned garden writer, designer, and historian Penelope Hobhouse. Closed Mon.

Sunset Cocktail Cruises - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 -

Savor the long, bright evenings of summer with our weekly Sunset Cocktail Cruises on Thursdays from June 2, 2011 through August 25, 2011. Bring a date, a group of friends and/or some work colleagues and relax while sipping cocktails and enjoying the splendor of the city!

Highlights include lite snacks, a live DJ, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. Raise your glass to Miss Liberty as she is celebrating her 125th Birthday this year! Visit www.statuecruises.com for more information.

Queens' Sky View Center & CenterStage presents a Sunday Music Spectacular Series - Sky View Center
Through August 28, 2011 -

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center presents Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The show-stopping series will run through the summer and feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage. The Pop Broadway Show performance will feature the sounds of Broadway, R&B and Pop featuring Dakota MacLeod (vocals) and Ray Naccari (piano). The event will take place at Sky View Center on Level D offering visitors a chance to enjoy the various musical talents of the local community while shopping around Sky View Center.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through August 28, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 28, 2011 -

This first retrospective of drawings by the contemporary American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development of drawing as an art form independent from yet linked to his sculptural practice. Drawing for Serra has always played a crucial role in the investigation of new concepts and new creative methods. It has been a means of exploration of formal and perceptual relationships between the artwork and the viewer. His innovative ideas have radically transformed the traditional understanding of drawing as a form outlined against a background of the paper support, and exponentially expanded the definition of modern drawing through novel techniques, unusual media, monumental scale, and carefully conceived relationships to surrounding spaces.

Private Artists Studio Visits - Gallery Bldg Lobby
Through August 30, 2011 -

• Each Saturday this Summer, a visit to 2 artist studios all within a short distance of one another.

• a full presentation by each artist explaining their creative process. Followed by a Q & A period

• The opportunity to purchase any work that you love and take advantage of the special discount for the day.

• A relaxed atmosphere with refreshments at each stop

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.

Born to Be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

Born to be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Teen-ager Ally Hayden, whose dad is a museum paleontologist, disturbs a special fossil egg and is transported back 65 million years.

Dolphins - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

In this Academy-Award nominated film marine biologists,including Connecticut native Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, research the communications and behaviors of dolphins.

Game Days - West Harlem Piers Park
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy free game equipment, including lawn bowling and a giant tic-tac-toe board.

Story Time & Kitchen Play Date - Taste Buds
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this drop-in program, kids can enjoy a free storytime at 4pm, then color a masterpiece or get cooking (choose from three unique recipes each week; $20 per culinary creation).

Spanish Storytime - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive storytime for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. Children and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

"Sing a Song of Freedom: The Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty" - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

A half-hour play dramatizing how the writer's poem "The New Colossus" transformed the beloved Statue of Liberty into a symbol of welcome.

Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 -

“Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty,” a new half-hour play dramatizing how the writer’s poem “The New Colossus” transformed the beloved Statue into a symbol of welcome, is presented seven times daily at the Ellis Island Living Theater. www.statueofliberty.org

Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo - BRUCE MUSEUM
Through September 04, 2011 - Greenwich

An exhibit of works from Allan Stone who was a noted art dealer, gallery owner, and collector who died in 2006.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Bring the kids for a curiosity romp as they learn about the human body. Explore why the body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Children will be fascinated with the answers. The exhibit runs through September 4.

RICHARD AVEDON: Photographer of Influence - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

American photographer Richard Avedon worked in New York from the 1950s through to the 21st century. He is highly regarded for revolutionizing the genre of portraiture. Avedon created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century and his influence in the world of fashion photography created the transition to many of today's compelling images. The exhibition runs through September 4.

ROBERT HITE: IMAGINED HISTORIES - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Hite, a sculptor, painter, and photographer whose work reflects nature and the surrounding landscape, installed and photographed a series of mixed media architectural sculptures, from 2006 to 2010, called Imagined Histories: Hudson Valley Landscapes. The Contemporary Gallery exhibition includes a sculpture and black and white photographs from the series. The exhibition runs through September 4.

Cirque du Soleil Presents 'Zarkana' - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

This epic spectacle features 71 international artists and follows Zark, a magician on a quest to find his lost powers. Along his journey, audience members are plunged into a fantastical and suspenseful world inhabited by surreal and mesmerizing creatures who perform highly-acrobatic feats to original live music and interactive multimedia elements.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk. Take a "Tour du Nose" to explore 10 nasal features, including how your nose acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game "Gas Attack" by scoring off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build up of acid indigestion by causing the "Burp Machine" to release a giant belch. Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, and discover other mysterious ways your body's biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. The exhibition runs through September 4.

KaleidoZone— Reconstructing Reality - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Discover the beauty of collage at this exhibition of artwork created by individuals with autism and other special needs participating in Art Therapy programs at Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc. The artists are a courageous group of people who, in spite of their challenges, took the risk to "talk" through their art-making process. The exhibit runs through September 4.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 04, 2011 -

In the latest from Cirque du Soleil, dive into a fantastically bizarre world and follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports you into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Call or visit website for tickets and show times. $52-$300.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Now in its 18th summer, the Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival features the best in local, established, and emerging artists in the genres of jazz, Latin, gospel, blues, and world music. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from one of the Park's nearby lawns.

Robert Hite: Imagined Histories - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Hite's work, as sculptor, painter, and photographer, reflects nature and the surrounding landscape. From 2006 to 2010, he installed and photographed a series of mixed/media architectural sculptures called Imagined Histories:Hudson Valley Landscapes. The exhibitions include sculpture and black and white photographs of works from the series. The work will be on view through September 4.

'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.

Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of an American Sailor - Mystic Seaport
Through September 05, 2011 - Mystic

Find out about the beliefs, mysteries, traditions and power of the tattoo in American maritime culture.

Pompeii The Exhibit - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through September 05, 2011 -

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash - including the largest collection of body casts ever presented. Over 250 artifact, including some never-before-seen objects and the largest collection of body casts ever on display including a dramatic skeleton collection. A brand-new, immersive movie experience depicting a timelapsed representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius' massive explosion.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through September 05, 2011 -

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Open 7 days a week, 10am-8pm. Last admission is 60 minutes prior to closing.

Blue Star Museums Program - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Huntington

The Heckscher Museum of Art is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,000 museums across America. From Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day (September 5), free admission to the Museum is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members. Open to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve.

'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms, and costumes worn at the Yule Ball.

'Portraits of Flight' Art Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition, “Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011,” currently on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.

“Portraits of Flight” consists of 24 paintings made by ASAA artists and is free with Museum admission.

For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

'Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition that includes 24 paintings.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 06, 2011 -

Join us as our exquisite Rooftop is transformed into a lavish Beer Garden! Your $25 ticket gains you into entry into an arrangement of rotating breweries as you sample a selection of 5 beers each week while the representatives can educate you on your drink of choice. After tasting all the beers you will receive a full bottle of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change Tickets can be purchased at http://hudsonterrace.ticketleap.com/beer-garden-tuesdays/ If beer isn’t your drink of choice, come out for our Sunsets on the Hudson and enjoy Happy Hour specials which have something for everyone! Tuesday - Friday @ 5PM Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM Featuring our retractable rooftop Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to [email protected] Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup: Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House

Beer Garden Tuesdays Schedule May 24th – Kona Brewing Company/ 1 limited Goose Island May 31st - Kelso/Inus and Gunn June 7th – Goose Island Brewing Company June 14th - Pale Moon and their seasonals (Attached Logo for future reference) June 21st - Piraat Beer June 28th – Shock Top / Red Bridge July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August - September 14th - TBA

The Original Live Mic is back @ Martha Clara Vineyards - Martha Clara Vineyards
Through September 06, 2011 -

The Original Live Mic is BACK @ Martha Clara Vineyards! Every TUESDAY Night, Starting Tues May 31st - Tues September 6th. 7-10pm with Host and MC Rocky Divello. Bring Your Dinner, Friends & Talent! Bring Your Own Instruments - Sound System Available.

A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 11, 2011 -

In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a foundation with the goal of opening a museum to publicly exhibit and preserve his holdings of modern art. Since then, the museum's founding collection has been enhanced through major gifts and purchases from pioneering individuals who share Guggenheim's spirit. A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 presents a visually dynamic time line of this extraordinary metamorphosis from private collection to public museum.

Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette - Frick Collection
Through September 11, 2011 -

France has long been fascinated by the Ottoman Empire, and for hundreds of years the taste for turquerie was evident in French fashion, literature, theater and opera, painting, architecture, and interior decoration. Turquerie, a term that came into use in the early nineteenth century, referred to essentially anything produced in the West that evoked or imitated Turkish culture. It was during the late eighteenth century at the court of Marie-Antoinette that the Turkish style reached new heights, inspiring some of the period's most original creations, namely boudoirs or cabinets decorated entirely in the Turkish manner. In 1776 and 1777, several operas and plays with Turkish themes were performed at the French court, increasing the nobility's interest in Turkish style. Soon thereafter, three interiors à la turque were created for the comte d'Artois, Louis XVI's younger brother, and Marie-Antoinette commissioned boudoirs turcs for her apartments at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Since these retreats were intended for private entertaining, interior decorators were allowed more freedom than was permitted for the official, more public apartments at court. The highly theatrical rooms featured furniture and wall panels decorated with turbaned figures, camels, palm trees, and other Turkish motifs, but their form and function remained essentially French. Created for the royal family and wealthy aristocrats, the objects were always of the highest quality, made by the best artists and craftsmen of the day. This summer, The Frick Collection will present a dossier exhibition featuring several pieces made in the Turkish manner for members of the French court, including a pair of console tables acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, that illustrate a particularly inventive aspect of French eighteenth-century decorative style. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection.

From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through September 11, 2011 - Hempstead

This exhibition highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection. Artists represented will include Benny Andrews, Jean Cocteau, Harvey Dinnerstein, Arthur Gibbons, Charles Dana Gibson, Wolf Kahn, Ezio Martinelli, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Burton Silverman, Abraham Walkowitcz, and Benjamin West. The exhibit runs through September 11, 2011.

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 11, 2011 -

This exhibition includes a selection of drawings made by Northern artists visiting Italy in the eighteenth century. Some were attracted by the crumbling ruins of well-known ancient buildings like the Colosseum, while others were drawn to more anonymous corners of the verdant countryside. Also on display will be a recently acquired pastel study of a French Dragoon by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, 1767-1824) for "The Revolt of Cairo," shown with other military-themed images from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 14, 2011 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York once again hosts this popular, summer evening activity at Bear Mountain State Park. Families can check out hot rods and other vintage cars. There are also raffles, vendors, food, music and prizes. The season ends with the club's annual charity evening on September 14.

Inspiration and Industry - American Women on the Home Front - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 18, 2011 -

The purpose of wartime posters was to unify and mobilize Americans. During World War I and World War II, U.S. government posters urged all citizens to make a personal commitment to the war effort. The special exhibition Inspiration and Industry draws upon original wartime posters to explore the contributions of women during these two conflicts.

Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 18, 2011 -

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an heiress and sculptor born to one of America's wealthiest families, began to assemble a rich and highly diverse collection of modern American art. This group of objects, combined with a trove of new works purchased around the time of the Whitney Museum's opening in 1931, came together to form the founding collection. This exhibition features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney's founding collection, including iconic paintings by artists such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as works by lesser-known artists. Co-curated by Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas. Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection is the first in a multiyear series of exhibitions aimed at reassessing the museum's collection. Unfolding in chronological order over a two year period, these exhibitions will explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and masterworks within new frameworks and contexts.

Yoga in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free yoga classes designed for all experience levels. Kripalu yoga is a system of Hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this waterfront environment of nature and art. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat or a towel.

Capoeira in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free capoeira classes designed for all experience levels. Capoeira is a lively martial art that originated in Brazil over 450 years ago. Taught by Professor Abar?, self-defense techniques are concealed by graceful dance moves and acrobatics set to music.

Pilates in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park, Sundays beginning May 8 through September, for free pilates classes for all experience levels. Classical pilates encourages proper breathing, spinal alignment, core strengthening, muscle flexibility and balance in the body. Taught by Cortnie Vitali, participants will leave feeling empowered and stress free.

Tai Chi in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for free tai chi classes for all experience levels. Led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, these classes offer the opportunity to relax and exercise among the changing exhibitions of contemporary outdoor sculpture.

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George - through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children's natural curiosity as they explore early science, math, and engineering through hands-on play.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George – through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on play.

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's BORDERS - Dag Hammarskold Plaza
Through September 30, 2011 -

The installation features twenty-six androgynous, life-size sculptures, thirteen aluminum and thirteen cast iron, which extend throughout the park from First to Second Avenue on East 47th Street. BORDERS will be the park's largest exhibition to date and the first exhibition to incorporate the entire park.

Tropicana Friday - Queen Of Hearts
Through September 30, 2011 -

Affairs Afloat Presents Tropicana Friday!!

General Boarding 8:00pm -9:00pm. Sailing from 9:00pm until 12:00am.

Pier 40 @ West Houston St & the West Side Highway.

Bronze Ticket $10. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. No minimum purchase required.

Silver Ticket $25. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person.

Gold Ticket $40. VIP Boarding 7:30pm-8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person + 2 Drink Tickets per person.

Call 212-987-9200 x302 to arrange your group of 10 or more.

Live DJs spinning a mix of music: One level a mix of Latin Favorites and one level a mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae & Top 40 Hits.

Cash Bar & Cash Buffet Available.

Professional/Trendy Attire Dress To Impress!! (NO Sneakers of any kind, NO Timberlands, NO T-shirts, NO Sweats, NO Head Gear, NO Flip Flops) Jeans are allowed as long as they are dressy (not ripped or baggy) and are paired with a nice top and shoes.

A complete schedule of available dates can be found at www.affairsafloat.com or call 212-987-9200 for more information.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostaelgic artifacts from the Museum collection.

Sunsets On The Hudson - Hudson Terrace
Through September 30, 2011 -

You are cordially invited to Sunsets on the Hudson

featuring our retractable rooftop.

Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to [email protected] .

Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM.

Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup:

Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse;

Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards;

Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop;

Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House.

Special Display: A 22' USS Intrepid Model Made of Lego® Bricks! - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 30, 2011 -

Artist Ed Diment has assembled an amazing 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO bricks. The model USS Intrepid was crafted out of 250,000 LEGO(register tm) bricks, and is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide. Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. Free with Museum admission.

"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.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about 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 and their environmental status.

Kayaking On the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

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: [email protected] 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.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

Kiddie Cruise - Pier 40
Through October 30, 2011 -

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise kicks off its 5th season Princess Tea Party with Knights & Dragons and throughout the summer and fall will host various themed events including Super Heroes & Fairies and Princesses & Pirates. The Queen of Hearts boards between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Looking to host a birthday party? Call for details or log onto www.KiddieCruise.com Dates include: May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, August 21st, Sept 11th, Sept 25th, Oct 16th & Oct 30th

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

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.

Kiddie Cruise - Queen of Hearts
Through October 31, 2011 -

Our family event, KIDDIE CRUISE is the perfect for families with children between the ages 2 – 9. We will kick off our 5th season on May 8th 2011 with a Princess Tea Party& Knights & Dragons and throughout the summer and fall have various themed events including Super Heroes & Fairies and Princesses & Pirates. The boat boards guests between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River enjoying spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While on the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Atlantis Marine World
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

"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.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

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 [email protected]

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

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 [email protected] Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

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.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email [email protected]

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail [email protected] to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told 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 [email protected]

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail [email protected] to register. Class meets each Thursday.

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

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy.

Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens.

Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

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

Strengthen your body while you bond with your baby.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 -

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

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

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 -

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

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.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

DESPERATE WRITERS - Union Square Theatre
Through May 16, 2012 -

80 minutes! No intermission. Union Square Theatre- 100 East 17th Street (at Park Avenue South).

Desperate Writers with the baby clock ticking and their home about to be sold out from under them are driven to desperate measures to get their script made in this “laugh out-loud riot” that pokes fun at the crazy film biz. Starring Maddie Corman (Broadway’s Next Fall) and Jim Stanek (Broadway’s Lestat, …Forum, The Story of My Life, Off-Broadway revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). With Bob Ari, Angel Desai, Christopher Durham, Kelsey Nash, Susan Louise O’Connor, Vayu O’Donnell, Catherine Schreiber.

Also starring Pauletta Washington (Mrs. Denzel Washington returns to the stage.) Written by Joshua Grenrock & Catherine Schreiber. Directed by award-winning director Kay Cole.

“A delightfully scathing send up…will tickle anyone!” -LA Times “A zany, roller coaster of fun!” -Entertainment Today “Desperate Writers puts laughs on life’s struggles that most can relate to, especially in recent economic conditions…situation comedy at its best!” - Socal.com Great for the whole family, 8 years and up! Official Desperate Writers Restaurant Partner: Angelo & Maxie’s Steakhouse 233 Park Avenue South- www.angelo-maxies.com PERFORMANCES BEGINNING MAY 16 LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: BUY TICKETS NOW! $32.50 TICKETS (reg. $65) PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Monday 8pm | Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 3pm & 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm| Saturday 3pm & 8pm THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.Ticketmaster.com and enter code DWMK11 PHONE: Call 800.982.2787 and mention code DWMK11 IN PERSON: Bring a printout of this offer to the Union Square Theatre box office- 100 East 17th Street (at Park Avenue South) *Box office will open Friday, May 13. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.DesperateWriters.com Find us everywhere at #GetMyDucksInARow *Offer valid through 7/31/11. Black out date 6/6/11. Ticket price includes $1.00 facility fee. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 8 tickets per order. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

Trivia Night - Southern Hospitality
Through May 29, 2012 -

Tuesday Night Trivia - Best Trivia in NYC - Southern Hospitality Presents Tuesday Night Trivia Hosted By Brian - Tuesdays at 8pm - $3 Drafts- $5 Well Drinks- $6 Frozen Drinks- 1st Place: One Hour Open Bar- 2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate- 3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate- Shots for Best Team Name, Best Answer, Last Place Team! Best Trivia Night in NYC

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
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 7 years of age.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

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.

'Self-Defining Mediums' - Usdan Honors Students Art Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through April 04, 2100 -

Works by teenaged students of the Usdan Center Honors Art Intensive (from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, whose alumni include Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey). Freestanding works on a variety of themes, in larger-than-life frames. Free and open daily to the public. Usdan Center is one of America's largest not-for-profit summer arts day camps, now entering its 44th year. It is a magnificent 200-acre woodland campus in Huntington, Long Island, annually attended by 1500 students ages 6-18 from New York City and throughout the Tri-State Area, transported by air-conditioned buses. No audition is needed for most courses, and about one-third of students attend on scholarship.

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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