Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Mar 26March 26, 2014 - by CG Directory Editor
There are many choices for families and children in New York City, and during the spring and summer NYC has many kids and family activities that include concerts, museum exhibitions, arts and crafts, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's kids and family activities in The Bronx, from nature hikes to kid-friendly performances!
Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
Ensemble ACJW gets patriotic with this program of works by 20th- and 21st-century masters of American music. The young musicians perform Copland's iconic and affecting love letter to rural America on a program that also includes David Lang's mordant and rhythmically restless pierced, an examination of the penetration of one sound world into another to decode their true meaning.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Joshua Bell (violin) performs and directs the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in works of Brahms and Beethoven.
CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Learn to save a life in just four hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.
Paul Lewis - Carnegie Hall
The British pianist performs a solo recital, including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as works by Bach, Beethoven, and Liszt.
Music with Dawny Dew - Bronxville Public Library
Dawn Halasz (a.k.a. Dawny Dew) turns children's songs, stories, and rhymes into fun-filled activities for children ages 6 months-6 years. She and her puppets Sonny, Googoo, and Gaga enchant and delight children of all ages. Singing and the natural interaction with her audience create a session of fun, laughter, and learning.
A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran?aise
Take your child on a wonderful sensory adventure with FIAF's hands-on cooking Les petits chefs workshops. In each workshop, children will discover new flavors of the season by creating different sweet or savory treats with seasonal fruits or vegetables. Children will stimulate their five senses and develop motor skills as they smell mint, taste rhubarb, shape brioche, and play with shapes and colors. They'll also increase their French vocabulary, learn about utensils and ingredients, and of course, enjoy the treats they have created. A parent or caregiver must attend the workshop.
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Register online at fiaf.org, by phone at 646-388-6612, or in person at FIAF.
Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays, and more. Wednesdays through May 14. Registration is required.
Boppin with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
Toddlers and their parent or caregiver are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.
Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
Toddlers are invited to listen to picture book stories, sing songs, and make crafts. Registration is required.
La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history - and with good reason. Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig, and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mimi in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Joseph Calleja and Vittorio Grigolo sharing the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
Picture Book Time- Hillcrest - Hillcrest Library
An hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts on Mondays or Wednesdays for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or other caregivers.
Homework Help - Laurelton Library
Afterschool homework assistance in math, writing and other subjects is available for children in Grades 1-6.
Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
Toddlers can read picture books and sing songs, enjoying 30 minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.
Exploring Nature with Your Child - Broadway Library
In this program, toddlers and their caregivers explore the natural world with stories and nature-themed art projects.
Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving.
Zumba Classes - The Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Children ages 4-6 can let loose get out their natural energy at this seven-week class that runs through March 26. Participants can socialize, move to age-appropriate music, and play games with other kids. For more information contact Susan Scher, Early Childhood Director at 201-337-1111 or email@example.com.
Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
Teens play computer games, get tech and homework help, and learn about cool websites.
Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
Get in the reading groove at this high-energy story/music hour that combines new and favorite tales with songs, rhymes, dance, movement, and instrument play.
Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
Preschoolers and younger, with and without disabilities, enjoy books, stories, exploring books, and playing. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.
Lego My Library! - The Field Library
Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.
The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10 for the first hour and $5 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).
Dum Dum Girls - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
Storytime in English and Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack.
Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field, Lot C
This show invites audiences to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. The queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth, and balance -- marking the passage of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
Aesop?s Fables by Mike Kenny - Long Island Children's Museum
Aesop's Fables follows in the tradition of comedy teams like the Marx Brothers or Abbott and Costello. The wacky team of Wolfie, Syd, Barry and Harriet use witty banter, slapstick comedy and song to bring to life the stories of Aesop. Whether it?s The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy who Cried Wolf, or The Lion and the Mouse, everyone has learned a lesson from these classic tales. Join the cast as they bring these tales and many more to life.
Family Bounce Night - BounceU-Farmingdale
The endless excitement of the inflatables and games is perfect for the whole family, and there's no better place to bond than BounceU. If you plan to bring an appetite, they can even take care of food and drinks. Whether you have two kids or 12, Family Bounce Night is easy, it's affordable, and it is sure a lot of fun.
Parent Tour: Ready, Set, Go! Preschoolers Program - Rutgers Community Programs
Parents of children ages 3-5 (and those who'll turn 3 by Sept. 1) can tour Rutger's Ready, Set, Go! program. Ready, Set, Go! is dedicated to nurturing children?s innate creativity and curiosity in a flexible, non-competitive environment by offering a balanced, whole-child approach in which preschoolers learn through play. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Tours are for adults only and RSVP is required. Contact Jennifer Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-877-8227, x212. rutgerschurch.org.
Books & Beasts - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Enjoy an afternoon story in the Heckscher Barn. Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and "meet and greet" with one of the animals. Animals will vary each week. Meet at the Heckscher Barn. No registration needed.
Miniatures a la Mode - Wilton Library
Come to Wilton Library and learn how to make some high end dollhouse furniture. Staff member Lesley Keogh will show you how to create beds, tables and sofas to help furnish the dollhouse of your dreams. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.
Science Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to compete in the Marshmallow Challenge. Registration is required.
Children's Programs: Rainforest Fun for Ages 2-3 - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Children will learn about many fascinating creatures that live under (and above) the sea. They will explore the aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext. 426 for reservations. Series dates Are March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Free College Planning Workshop - Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
Getting in to college has become more competitive than ever, and the application process increasingly complex. You need to be in the know and prepared to go! College Connection, Official Sponsor of College Admission Success™, hosts a free College Planning Workshop. Open to students and parents alike, this forum will explore such topics as choosing a college that's "best" for you, the intricacies of the college application and admissions process, creating a winning college essay, and paying for that college degree. Seth Bykofsky of College Connection, also known as The College Whisperer™, will present an engaging and informative program that is a must attend for anyone applying to college, planning for college, paying for college, or just thinking about college. Registration is requested. Call College Connection or register online.
TheAfterWork by Samnjo: Monarch Rooftop! - Monarch
In one word: Breathtaking! This AfterWork will get you up to the luxurious Monarch Rooftop in the heart of Midtown, so be ready for the hell of a view! Don’t worry about the weather, Monarch is both Indoor and Outdoor! To complete the experience, we’ll offer appetizers and a complimentary glass of Champagne from 7pm to 9pm for our guests who forwarded and shared our Facebook event. We want to reward the ones that helped us make what Samnjo is today! ;) A limo service is offered to group of 10 Ladies: contact email@example.com for more info. Dress Code: Be Breathtaking! RSVP MANDATORY. Check “Attend” to the Facebook Event.
Chris Strait - Empire City Casino
The laughter you hear will come from the Good Time Room at Empire City Casino(810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704; 914-968-4200), hailed as the best Comedy Club at casinos across America by Casino Player Magazine. Chris Strait will take to the stage to continue the Wednesday night laugh-fests on March 26. No need for a “Strait” man here, Chris will be joined by Jordan Carlos, a favorite in the New York comedy scene, while local Katonah, NY, product Joe Praino will be the MC. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the show gets underway at 8:00 PM. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members and $15 for all non-members; a drink ticket will be given to all patrons. Strait, a native of California, headlines comedy clubs, private events, and colleges around the world. He appears every week on TRU TV’s “World’s Dumbest,” is also a commentator on the E! channel, Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit”, and had a role in the National Lampoon film, “Lost Reality 2?. Strait has done stand-up on Starz and Playboy. In addition, Strait has entertained the troops in the Middle East, Cuba, Japan, and Europe, and has hosted his own boxing/commentary podcast. Jordan Carlos is a fixture of the New York comedy scene, performing at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The People's Improv Theater, PSNBC, and CBS/NYC where he recently brought his improv/stand up or "stimprov" show, "Flying Blind" to a sold out crowd. It has been said that Jordan is “one of the preppiest black guys you'll ever meet,” and usually people's sole black friend (which is fine). It's something that definitely comes across in his comedy ("...a little more Cosby, a little less Def Jam"). TV appearances have included a recurring role on "The Colbert Report" where he appears as "Alan," Steven's (wait for it) long-suffering black friend. He's also made appearances on Spike TV, VH1, FOX, and numerous national commercials for Pepsi, AOL, Microsoft, and Disney. Jordan was nominated "Best Male Comic" by the Emerging Comics of New York Awards and was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity" showcase. He's been a contributing writer for both Bar Mitzvah Disco (Crown) and "Esquire" Magazine. He also maintains a popular blog--"The Comedy Cubby: Nice & Preppy." Joe Praino, the MC for the night, started his stand-up career in 1999, while attending college in Pennsylvania. He would do stand-up there while also driving into New York City once a week to perform. Upon graduation in 2001, he moved to the Big Apple permanently to work and perform there. During his time in New York his humor was featured as part of the Boston Comedy Festival, the NY Surf Film Festival, the Lighthouse International Film Festival, High Times Magazine and College Sports Television as well as clubs & colleges in and around the tri-state area. In 2010 he moved to Los Angeles to continue performing comedy.
FRESH AIR FUND LEADERS SHARE THEIR HOSTING EXPERIENCES - Westport Library
Got sprinklers, fireflies and s'mores? Love splishing, splashing, the great outdoors and infectious laughter? Learn more about becoming a local Fresh Air Fund host and providing an underprivileged New York City child a much-needed summer vacation. Local Fresh Air Fund coordinators from Westport and neighboring towns will explain the program and share their Fresh Air memories. The session is open to the public and refreshments and light snacks will be served. "Hosting is very rewarding," said Westport host Bennett Dubson. "It is a wonderful opportunity to share our good fortune and is heartwarming to witness the joy it brings to both the Fresh Air Fund children and hosts alike."
Learn to Ride for Adults with Bike New York - Roosevelt Island Gym Inside the Sports Park
Never learned to ride a bike before or it’s been a few years since you’ve been on two wheels? Bike New York’s free learn-to-ride classes teaches people of all ages how to a ride safely and confidently through simple methods in a class with fellow peers. Bike New York will teach students the basic mechanics of riding a bike from start to finish. While most people learn to ride during the class, those who may not pick it up right away leave the class with an easy, crash-free and low-stress way to teach themselves to ride going forward.
Learn and Play - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Interactive educational workshops for children ages 15 months - 4 years old and their parent or caregiver. Each session is designed with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and a wagon ride to visit the animals. Call for information. January 6 - March 27th.
REMNANTS OF THE ORIGINAL ERIE CANAL: Tintypes by N.W. Gibbons - Westport Library
The exhibit chronicles the remains of the once great Erie Canal, completed in 1825, which ran from Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and originally included 83 locks to accommodate the increasing barge traffic between the two points. Through March 27.
City Stages, photographs by Matthew Pillsbury - Aperture
City Stages offers a paean to the craft and visionary potential of large-format, black and-white photography, as well as to the vibrancy of the cultural landscape at a transitional moment—a moment in which our very relationship to that landscape is increasingly mediated by omnipresent screens. Over the past decade, Matthew Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Hours, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time. Working with black-and-white, 8-by-10 film and long exposures, Pillsbury captures a range of psychologically charged experiences in the urban environment, from isolation—tuned into the omnipresent screens of our tablets, laptops, televisions, and phones—to crowded museums, parades, cathedrals, and even protests. Working primarily in New York but with forays to Paris, London, Venice, and other sites, the precise and concrete rendering of cityscapes, iconic landmarks, and interior spaces in his images provides a stage-like setting for the performance of human activity. Thanks to the extended exposures—some as long as an hour—the actions of both individuals and crowds are blurred and transformed into pure gesture and energy.
FunikiJam Dublin/St. Patrick’s Day Programs - FunikiJam Gowanus at The Dance Studio Of Park Slope
#getmusical with FunikiJam Shenanigans! Irish themed musical adventures For newborn & up now through 3/30 at 7 NYC locations.
Flag Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
�March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.� Breeze by the Inner Lobby and decorate your own mini-textured lion or lamb fabric flag.
Dual Annual Holiday Exhibit: "Hats Off To The Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With" - Yorktown Museum
An exciting dual holiday exhibit ("Hats Off to the Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With") featuring vintage toys, and hats used as the settings for miniature scenes. Many of the toys may be from your own childhood, so be sure to point them out to the younger generation and reminisce over the fun you had playing with them. Note how most of the toys on display do not have batteries and many are home made. Kids didn't need "store bought" toys or technology to have fun. The Hat scenes were created by the nationally known miniature artist, Carole Pruzan, and husband Neal. Explore the museum's five permanent exhibit rooms, gift shop, and research library Hours are Sat. 1-4pm & Tue and Thur. 11- 4 pm and by appointment. Visit yorktownmuseum.org for more information. On display Dec, 7, 2013 through March 29, 2014.
Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by six contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from Jan. 31-Mar. 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding - slavery, captivity, oppression - to something that was completely unknown and new - self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families and individuals, as they move through and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narratives. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Maria Noel, Eliana Perez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. About the Curator Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish Baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalog of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter," and "Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity" at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10-5pm; Saturdays, 10-4pm. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12, and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.
New Exhibition: Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by seven contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from January 31 – March 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Independent Curator, Lisa A. Banner is an art historian and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Additional FREE public programming will include a Curator Talk on Thursday, February 27, 6pm. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding---slavery, captivity, oppression----to something that was completely unknown and new---self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life----and both types of narratives are deeply human. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families, and individuals, as they move through time and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narrative. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Doug Jeck, María Noël, Eliana Pérez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. Related Programming: Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop - Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm. FREE. The opening reception for Migration Narratives is free and open to the public. Families are welcome. During the opening, visitors of all ages may participate in a free hands-on art workshop led by local artist Zafiro Acevedo. Curator Talk. - Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6pm. FREE. Combining the ideas of migration and immigration, movement from one state of being or physical place into another, Migration Narratives reveals stories of personal transition that involve crossing boundaries, political, imagined, and real. Curator Lisa Banner will discuss how artists examine these migrations through painting and drawing, video installations, kinetic sculpture and photographs. About the Curator - Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalogue of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter,” and “Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity” at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.
An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
"An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle" is the first exhibition to focus on the work of this genre-bending group of West Coast artists. Jess (1923–2004), who produced fantastical paintings, collages, and assemblages, and Robert Duncan (1919–1988), who wrote poetry in eclectic, myth-laden verse, were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century. After they met in San Francisco in 1950, their work became increasingly intertwined, their dense, allusive creations permeating one another. "An Opening of the Field" includes approximately 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, films, and ephemera—many of which have never been shown in public. The show features numerous works by the visual artists and poets in their circle, such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, and R. B. Kitaj, revealing the complex and fertile interplay between poetry and art in San Francisco during the 1950s. It was organized by independent curators Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff for Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.
Beyond Brushwork - Rowayton Arts Center
The exhibit consists of digital art, drawings,mixed ,media, pastels and prints.
Founder's Art - Rowayton Arts Center
Founder's Art celebrates the 100th anniversary of artist James Flora's birth. Although Flora is best-known for his jazz and classical album covers in the 1940s and 1950s, he also authored and illustrated 17 popular children's books (including The Day the Cow Sneezed), was a magazine illustrator and fine artist with a wild sense of humor. March 2-March 29, 2014.
Dark Water - The Theater at the 14th Street Y
In DARK WATER, the swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history. Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath, and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill. Poetry, allegory, music, puppetry and movement create this magical world as the animals of Louisiana face the ultimate threat to their lives. The effects of the Gulf oil spill among other spills continue to jeopardize our oceans. DARK WATER humanizes the animals affected by the spill giving a voice to the true defenseless victims. The play also deals with other poignant issues such as immigration, religion and politics. DARK WATER schedule through Saturday, March 29th**: Thursdays at 8pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 2pm **Additional opening night performance Monday, March 17th at 7p.m. **Special Environmental Panel Discussion after Thursday, March 20th at 8pm performance. Advance tickets are $18 ($15 Students/$12 Seniors) and are available online at www.MTWorks.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
Ballet du Grande Theatre de Geneve - Joyce Theater
Ballet du Grande Theatre de Geneve performs the New York premiere of Andonis Foniadakis's Glory, created in 2012 for this acclaimed Swiss company. With 22 dancers performing to magnificent Handel choral and instrumental works, the piece features precise, lively musical rhythms that form the perfect backdrop for the choreographer's elaborate movement patterns. One of the most beloved pieces in the company's repertory, Glory is a beautiful example of Foniadakis's ability to create intricate, moving work.
Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through March.
Knee Deep - New Victory Theater
You've heard the old saying, but have you ever seen someone actually walk on eggshells? Meet the captivating artists of Casus, Australia's hottest new contemporary circus company "full of extraordinary skill and brute strength" (The Guardian). Tinged with humor, immersed in cool and set to an evocative score, their mesmerizing mix of acrobatic adagios, aerial feats and astonishing individual acts explores the beautiful and delicate balance between human resilience and fragility. Equal parts tenderness and tension, KNEE DEEP speaks to your heart and takes your breath away.
Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters - Metropolitan Museum of Art
A focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero's work for private devotion for the first time. The four works on view have never before been brought together; the exhibition, therefore, promises to make an important contribution to the study of this major figure of the Renaissance.
Who Framed Sarah Szczesny? - Ludlow 38, MINI/Goethe-Institute Curatorial Residencies
MINI/Goethe-Institute Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is very pleased to begin 2014 with the solo exhibition Who Framed Sarah Szczesny?, by Cologne-based artist Sarah Szczesny.
'Tosca e le altre due' (Tosca and The Two Downstairs) - Dicapo Opera Theatre
From March 20 to 30, Kairos Italy Theater (KIT) and Dicapo Opera will present "Tosca e le altre due" (Tosca and The Two Downstairs), a satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's "Tosca" as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. The piece is directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha Lardera.
Hot Off the Press--an Exhibition of 21st Century Prints - Art League of Long Island
The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery at the Art League of Long Island presents an exhibition of 40 prints by 20 contemporary artists from Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the esteemed fine art print publisher located in Bay Shore, Long Island. The exhibition displays intaglio etchings––some hand painted, mezzotints, traditional lithographs and pigmented inkjet prints, as well as three dimensional intaglio constructions and three dimensional lithographs and silkscreens. Feb 23-March 30, 2014.
'Cinderella' at the Galli Theater - Galli Theater
Cinderella is joined by a new stepmother and stepsister, but they turn out not to be as nice as she had hoped. When the Prince invites everyone to the ball, they tell her she has to stay home and clean, clean clean. With the help of friends, she makes it to the castle and dances until the clock strikes midnight. Cinderella could live happily ever after if a certain glass slipper fits her foot. Great for kids ages 3-8 years old
A Closer Look for Kids: Posed and Unposed: People in Art - The Museum of Modern Art
Engage in lively discussions and activities while looking closely at works of art in MoMA?s galleries. Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the Museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together, for five to ten year-olds and their parents/ caregivers. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present. Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any A Closer Look for Kids program with at least two weeks? advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing email@example.com. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.
See It Big! Comedies - Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum's popular ongoing series, co-programmed with the online film journal Reverse Shot, focuses on a dozen comedies. Highlights include Trouble in Paradise (1932) and Heaven Can Wait (1943), two exquisite gems by Lubitsch; Frank Tashlin's Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957); Jerry Lewis's Ladies Man (1961); and more, from Chaplin, Keaton, Spielberg, Altman, Wilder, and Woody Allen.
Indochino Traveling Tailor - Sofitel Luxury Hotel Grand Ballroom
Indochino, the leader in custom online menswear, is coming back to New York with a premium menswear event, the Indochino Traveling Tailor. The Traveling Tailor complements Indochino’s online shopping experience and provides the perfect opportunity for men to enter the brave new world of custom suiting! Over the course of an appointment guys will get measured, get styled, discover customization options, view new product options and fabric samples, and build a custom suit. To book a thirty-minute appointment visit: http://www.indochino.com/traveling-tailor. Additionally, customers at either New York Traveling Tailor will receive a free shirt (up to $169 value) with suit purchase. ABOUT INDOCHINO - Indochino is changing the way guys get dressed. Frustrated by clothes that didn't fit and stores that treated them like second-class citizens, Indochino's founders used technology to make custom clothing accessible to more guys. Today, guys anywhere in the world can go through a simple online process and personalize a suit that will be made to their measurements. Pop-up stores are designed for how guys shop, and complement the online experience. To find out more about Indochino's suits and stores, check out www.indochino.com.
Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.
Peter Schumann: Black and White - Queens Museum of Art
The first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet Theatre founder and director Peter Schumann.
Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in March from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.
Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots- (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.
Free Craft Saturdays - Straight A's
Every Saturday, Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. March 1: Make a hungry counting caterpillar March 8: Celebrate March by making a Lion and Lamb Mask March 15: Craft your own Good Luck Shamrock Charm March 22: Make a Weather Wheel to track the spring weather March 29: Create a Baby Lamb Puppet to celebrate spring
Teacher in the Library @ The Field - The Field Library
Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available March 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, and 31. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.
Rock New Arm Candy with a Complimentary Cruciani Bracelet - Time Warner Center
Glam up your wrist with this exclusive offer from Cruciani at Time Warner Center, compliments of MasterCard. Experience Italy’s most coveted trend when you spend $50 or more on your MasterCard® card at The Shops at Columbus Circle or The Restaurant and Bar Collection at Time Warner Center and receive a complimentary Cruciani bracelet. Show same-day receipts to the Guest Services Desk on the Ground Floor of Time Warner Center to redeem this offer. Through March 31st, 2014.
Exhibition: TeaTime - An Exploration of Tea, its Objects, and its Relevance to our Culture - Clay Art Center
Clay Art Center is pleased to present TeaTime, a national invitational exhibition, featuring functional and sculptural teapots by invited artists, and an exploration of tea and its relevance in a global culture. The exhibit, curated by Caitlin Applegate and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, will highlight the teapot and its ceremonies which are found worldwide, and will run from Feb.1 through Apr. 1, with an opening reception on Sat., Feb. 1, from 5-7pm. Admission is free. In addition, CAC will be hosting several programs to enrich the exhibition, including workshops, historical lectures, a panel discussion and several educational programs. The Shop at CAC will feature handmade works by CAC and invited guest artists. Featuring 70 contemporary ceramic artists, TeaTime will highlight the teapot and tea-set, whose forms and related ceremonies have inspired artists for centuries, and continue to be a valid form of expression in studios of contemporary artists today. Artists will explore tea traditions and redefine what tea is in our contemporary culture. What will bring the exhibition together is Tea - its rich history, its place in our lives, and its influence in contemporary ceramics. In conjunction with TeaTime, Clay Art Center will explore clay and its relationship to tea with its global pervasiveness, in a series of events and educational programs occurring throughout the duration of exhibition. Semester-long adult and children's classes and two shorter workishops will also be presented in conjunction with this exhibition. Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists, and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact Caitlin Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-937-2047.
'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado. Through April 3, 2014.
Usdan's 'In Focus' Student Photo Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey and Jane Monheit, presents an exhibit of photos by 16 of its photography students, grades 4 to 12. Usdan art students have been exhibited at 430 Park Avenue, at the Heckscher Museum "Long Island's Best" exhibits, at the Huntington Library and at the Atrium at Long Island's Tilles Center. Usdan is now entering its 47th season and has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 children, many on scholarship.
Norbert Prangenberg: The Last Works - Garth Greenan Gallery
The first presentation of Prangenberg's sculpture in a New York gallery since 1986. Twenty-one of the artist's delicately constructed, abstract ceramics are on view, as well as a selection of related drawings. They are the last works that the artist completed before his premature death in June 2012.
shony Rivnay 'Soft Corps' - BOSI Contemporary
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Soft Corps a solo exhibition by Israeli artist Shony Rivnay. Combining sculpture, photography, video, and painting, the exhibition reveals a unique body of work that simultaneously embraces beauty and the post-apocalyptic. Living in one of the world’s most contested regions, Rivnay confronts topics such as conflict and the transforming power of love and beauty. Rivnay’s ongoing fascination with brands and logos is reflected in all of his works and derives from a successful career in advertising, an industry he left in 2008. His exploration of graphic languages manifests itself most conspicuously in the presence of pattern—from William Morris florals to geometric carpet design—throughout his work for the past thirty years. A series of pop-inflicted missile heads and sumptuously hand-crafted missiles on display in the gallery create a dream-like poetic reality. Photographs and a video produced in Israel convey a sense of universal human pathos and question the premise of violence, in particular the manmade autonomous kind, as seen in contemporary warfare. The works serve as a reminder of the devastation brought about by decades of conflict and become silent pleas for peace and understanding across cultures. Shony Rivnay holds a BFA degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. He has had solo shows at numerous locations such as Temp Art Space gallery, NY, curated by Tim Goossens; Hamburger Bannhoff Museum Campus, Berlin, an official collateral event with the Berlin Biennale 2012; and Tavi Dresdner Gallery in Tel Aviv, among others. His works have been presented in group shows around the globe in venues such as Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo; Artlife for the World Gallery, Venice, Italy; Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel; and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, and more. This year Rivnay will present solo shows at the CCJ Museum in Sao Paulo and at Baro Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles. Rivnay lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China - Metropolitan Museum of Art
The exhibition will present seventy works by thirty-five contemporary artists active in China and abroad during the past three decades. Organized into four thematic groupings -- the written word, new landscapes, abstraction, and beyond the brush -- the exhibition seeks to demonstrate that China's ancient cultural pattern of seeking renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Much more than a continuation of earlier art forms, this process embraces radical abstractions, subversions, or reinterpretations of traditional idioms as viable ways to define artistic identity that are quintessentially Chinese. Although the artists considered have all transformed their sources through new modes of expression, one may recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past.
Macy's Flower Show - The Secret Garden - Macy's
The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of flowers. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.
Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy - Museum of the City of New York
Presented to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters draws on work submitted by over a thousand photographers, both professional and amateur, who responded to an open call for images in the storm's wake. The juried exhibition features striking before-and-after images of the hurricane's impact on the New York region, including preparations, the storm's destructive effects, and the ongoing rebuilding efforts.
Instructive, Entertaining and Moral: Toys & Childhood in 19th-Century America - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
This two-part rotating exhibit showcases not only popular toys of the 19th century, but it also explores what those toys can tell us about child development and play in America in the 1800s. Emergent notions of child development in early nineteenth-century America emphasized that a properly nurtured child could be molded into a virtuous and noble citizen. Parents could use toys and play as one way to foster the education and moral character of their children. Objects on display in Part I include classic wooden toys, early board games, china head dolls, and educational toys. This first installation closes January 27. Part II, opening February 5, will feature vintage dolls, building toys, games of skill, and 19th-century technological toys.
Mother Goose on the Loose Registration - Wilton Library
Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based program intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. In an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting March 17, 2014 and must be returned by April 7, 2014. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. The program runs April 10-May 29, 2014. There will be two time slots: 10:15-10:45am and 11-11:30am.
March Madness - NCAA College Basketball Tournament - Morton's The Steakhouse
Watch the biggest tournament in college sports from beginning to end at Morton's! Their digital suite includes large, state-of-the-art TV screen, surround-sound, and a customized menu including appetizers, USDA prime-aged steak, and award-winning wine and cocktails.
Al Hirschfeld and Syracuse: A Most Talented Association - Palitz Gallery
Al Hirschfeld and Syracuse: A Most Talented Association showcases works featuring Syracuse University alumni including Morton L. Janklow, Dick Clark, Peter Falk, Jerry Stiller, Frank Langella, Steve Kroft, Lynn Ahrens, Aaron Sorkin, Vanessa Williams and Taye Diggs. The exhibition of original drawings and lithographs, in the artist's signature style, are from the Al Hirschfeld Foundation and private lenders and includes several rarely seen images.
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.
Romulo Celdran - Hasted Kraeutler
Romulo Celdran makes sculptures and drawings of objects from the artist's everyday life on an exaggerated, larger-than-life scale. The works in this exhibition, encompass two series, Zoom and Macro.
Re-View: Onnasch Collection - Hauser & Wirth
An extraordinary selection of works from the collection of Reinhard Onnasch. The exhibition focuses on the period between 1950 and 1970, decades when New York's cultural influence was unrivaled and some of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century were born. On view will be iconic examples of Pop Art, Fluxus, Color Field, Assemblage, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism.
HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture - ArtsWestchester
Hats are art according to ArtsWestchester, which will be showing fabulous, exciting, unique headwear during "HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture and Couture." The exhibition will prove what the Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Gaga already know - that hats are more than mere accessories, they're the crowning glory of any fashion statement. Over 160 hats will be featured in this exhibition that has gathered over 40 contemporary milliners, many of whom are sought after by fashionistas around the world. Through hats that range from playful expressions of individuality, to symbols of propriety or sculptural masterpieces, the show highlights the hat's function in global cultures, as well as its prominent position in 20th- and 21st-century couture fashion. An exciting calendar of engaging lectures by fashion and art historians rounds out additional, related programming. In addition, hands-on workshops led by exhibiting milliners will introduce the public of all ages to the art of hat making. For more info, visit: artswestchester.org/hattitude "According to an old saying," says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam, 'If you want to get ahead, wear a hat.' That's particularly true in today's day and age as hats are becoming more like works of art and fewer people are wearing them. So to stand out in the crowd, wear a hat." A well-designed hat is as much a statement about its maker as it is it about its wearer. At the heart of "HATtitude" is the milliner and the skills and creativity of the trade. Louise Green (Los Angeles, CA) of Louise Green Millinery is hat-maker to the stars, designing period-influenced headwear for television and movies. Among the celebrities she dresses are the cast of Gossip Girl; Seth Rogan in his role as the Green Hornet; and Taylor Swift, who wore a Louise Green top hat in her 2013 Grammy Awards performance. Catherine Stevens of Cat Stevens Derby Couture creates flamboyant, feathery fascinators and hats guaranteed to stand out within the race-track crowd and beyond. Alongside conventional hats made from traditional materials like fur, felt, or straw, are pieces that stretch the possibilities of the art of millinery. Dramatic and fanciful sculptural pieces by milliners like Jasmin Zorlu (Brooklyn, NY) and Anya Caliendo (Long Island, NY) turn the head of their wearer into a pedestal. Mrs. Caliendo apprenticed under the famous British haute-couture milliner Stephen Jones, and is the only American milliner invited to show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Local milliners are featured prominently, including several who create pieces for clients in communities across multiple faiths. Cejunel "Sister CJ" Lewis and Carlos NY Hats of the Bronx, are sought after by African American churchgoers who want unique, runway-ready attire for their "Sunday Best." Rivka Zorbaron services the Scarsdale Jewish community and Sara Khan is known for her Middle Eastern head scarf designs. In "HATtitude," functional hats, whimsical hats, hats from bygone eras and from different global cultures will all be on display, providing context for contemporary designs while examining the hat's enduring social significance. The exhibition will also feature "One Block, Many Milliners," a mini-exhibition within the larger show. The 40 unique hats on display in this area were all formed from the same basic hat shape. The collection emphasizes the boundless creativity of milliners, who see endless artistic possibilities in a simple form. "One Block, Many Milliners" is both organized by and on loan from the Milliners Guild, an organization of small millinery business owners and milliners who specialize in the design, production, and promotion of handmade headwear. "HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture and Couture" is curated by Kathleen Reckling, MA; Judith Schwartz, PhD; and Thomas VanBuren, PhD, and is presented thanks to support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Sunday, February 9, from 2-4:30pm. Guests are encouraged to wear their most eye-catching headwear. If you don't have a hat, don't worry - fascinating p