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Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Nov 5

November 5, 2010 - 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!

Live at the Frick: Masterpieces of The Frick Collection - The Frick Collection
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Through close study and informal discussion, students will better understand and appreciate five masterpieces from the collection.

Margaret Cho - New York Comedy Festival - Beacon Theatre
November 05, 2010 -

Comedian Margaret Cho will bring her Cho Dependent Tour to the Beacon Theatre on Friday, November 5 as part of the 2010 NY Comedy Festival. This show is for mature audiences only.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 05, 2010 - Croton-on-Hudson

An annual event featuring more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in an elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display: slithering snakes, shrunken heads, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, plus a mammoth exhibition of mummies and a pyramid straight out of ancient Egypt and all made of jack o' lanterns. Advance tickets are required.

Turkey Handprint Plate Pottery Painting - Glaze
November 05, 2010 - Orangeburg

Children can turn their handprints into Thanksgiving turkeys as they make a plate that is sure to be a favorite centerpiece on their family's holiday table.

Is Your Child's Car Seat Safe? - Queens Library:Glendale branch
November 05, 2010 - Glendale

Safe Start will demonstrate and explain the proper usage of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts to prevent injuries to occupants of all ages in this interactive, hands-on workshop.

Rain Forest Butterflies - Queens Library: Woodside branch
November 05, 2010 - Woodside

Glimpse the tremendous beauty and variety of butterflies using a display of Amazon Rain Forest specimens collected in Peru, Costa Rica, and Guyana. Preregistration. A BOOST program.

Improvisation Workshop with LEAP - Queens Library:Corona branch
November 05, 2010 - Corona

Students learn the craft of acting, gain improvisational skills, and participate in theater games, while working with a professional actor. Students then create their own scenes, improvisations and theater games and perform for an audience. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Blooming Babies series: Balloon Art - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 05, 2010 -

Discover the world of balloons and make some balloon art using paint.

The Marriage of Voice and Piano - Music Conservatory of Westchester
November 05, 2010 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester faculty pianist Irena Portenko and dancer/choreographer Nicole Philippidis bring to life ten characters in Jacques Ibert's Ten Stories. The performance, told through music and dance, also features two dancers from the 277 Dance Project and opens with the Conservatory's Student Piano Partners.

Early Learning Studio Lesson - Antonia Arts
November 05, 2010 - Peekskill

A creative arts and learning lesson. Pre-registration is required.

Meet Author Daisy Whitney - The Voracious Reader
November 05, 2010 - Larchmont

Meet Daisy Whitney, a well-known new media personality, who will talk about her debut novel, "The Mockingbirds." The book is about a junior at a prestigious boarding school who learns to find her voice and speak up for justice after a traumatic incident. Best suited for mature teens.

Astronomy Nights: History of Space Flight - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
November 05, 2010 - Stamford

A presentation on the history of space flight is followed by a visit to the observatory and, weather permitting, a view of the night sky through a 22-inch telescope.

The Secret Garden - CM Performing Arts Center
November 05, 2010 - Oakdale

Set in Colonial India and England at the turn of the 20th century, this enchanted children's literature classic tells the story of an orphaned 10-year-old girl who returns to Yorkshire from India to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. On her uncle's estate, she discovers the "Secret Garden" once tended to by her aunt. Flashbacks, dream sequences, and Broadway music adorn the tale of regeneration and hope.

Health Kids Cook--Stuffed Cannoli - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2010 - Staten Island

Bake and eat some real cannoli. Yum.

Playful Discovery - UCONN
November 05, 2010 - Stamford

Participate with your child in this program designed to foster socialization, school readiness, speech, language, intellectual development, emotional development and motor development.

Gypsy - Actors Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
November 05, 2010 - Yonkers

Loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical focuses on her mother, Rose, and her dreams and efforts to raise two daughters to perform onstage.

First Steps in the Library - Ossining Public Library
November 05, 2010 - Ossining

A bilingual program of rhymes and songs with Jesus Chuquitaipe.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 05, 2010 - Peekskill

Drop in for stories, songs, and fingerplays. Be prepared to wiggle and shake.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers' Market - Queens Botanical Garden
November 05, 2010 - Flushing

Find fresh strawberries, radishes, beets, peas, eggs, meats, crusty breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more.

18th Century Tavern Nights - Queens County Farm Museum
November 05, 2010 -

Experience an authentic eighteenth-century dinner prepared on an open hearth, served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s surroundings will enhance this unforgettable evening.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
November 05, 2010 - West Nyack

Parents and grandparents can welcome shabbat with toddlers through songs, stories and crafts.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 05, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department for coloring and storytime.

Tots Yoga - Bend & Bloom Yoga
November 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

Toddlers celebrate the wonders of mobility, communication, and independent exploration with you in this joyful class. Animated animal poses and imaginative games help toddlers to recognize (and eventually repeat) patterns and tap their budding creativity. Our tot-centric poses improve motor coordination, cognitive development, and socialization while kids learn about the wonders of their body. For walkers up to 3 years.

Free Infant Massage Class - Madison Square Park North Neighborhood
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

A three-day infant massage class for parents and babies younger than 1. This free class is part of an infant massage certification training for professionals who work with babies. Fathers and other relatives are welcome. Registration required.

The Tragic Story of Doctor Frankenstein - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
November 05, 2010 -

Using masks, puppets, Kabuki, and the narrative techniques of story-theatre, this expressionistic gender-bending minimalist adaptation of Mary Shelly's novel focuses exclusively on the doctor's point of view.

Chess - Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
November 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

Tweens can practice and improve their chess skills.

Toddler Time with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library-Central Library
November 05, 2010 -

Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading.

Chess - Brooklyn Public Library-Central Library
November 05, 2010 -

Practice and improve chess skills through instruction and matches.

One Ride - Queens Theatre in the Park
November 05, 2010 - Flushing

A rip-roaring, spanking-new dance musical from the creators of Swango! One Ride's powerful and passionate story is told through the songs of country legend Chris LeDoux and the breathtaking choreography of Robert Royston, the man behind QTP's smash hit, Swango! Full of energy, dynamic movement and the live music of Chris' band, Western Underground, One Ride is a timeless tale about the quest to find the "champion" in ourselves.

Friday Night Open Gym - The Sports Place
November 05, 2010 - Blauvelt

Drop the kids off for a night of fun. Fee includes use of the gyms and athletic fields plus games such as dodgeball, kickball, soccer, wiffleball, football, and hockey. An upgraded Open Gym pass ($5 additional) includes unlimited Glo-Putt (mini golf), an Inflatables Park, and Laser Tag. Arcade games are also available for play. Proceeds from the evening benefit the John Amendola Scholarship Fund.

Thanksgiving Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
November 05, 2010 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for a short film and holiday craft.

Open House - Connecticut Friends School
November 05, 2010 - Wilton

Come learn about this private school for elementary and middle school aged children.

Mother Goose Rhyme Time - Riverhead Free Library
November 05, 2010 - Riverhead

Help to develop crucial early literacy skills and social development with nursery rhymes followed by free play and socialization.

Carrie Underwood in Concert - Nassau Coliseum
November 05, 2010 - Uniondale

The 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year will perform songs from her collection of country hits.

Lively Leaves - Long Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2010 - Garden City

Create a lively character using a leaf as the body, and "leave" the rest to your imagination.

Parent/Child Workshop - Deer Park Public Library
November 05, 2010 - Deer Park

Free play and art activities followed by musical circle time. Local resource organizations will be available to discuss parenting and health issues. Preregistration is required.

Salute to Our Veterans Concert - Freeport United Methodist Church
November 05, 2010 - Freeport

The concert will feature a massed trumpet choir performing classic works, including jazz numbers and a grand finale sing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Make Your Own Trading Card - Island Trees Library
November 05, 2010 - Island Trees

Paper, coloring pencils, pens, and a protective plastic sleeve will be provided to each child.

Sea Turtles Cold Stun Lecture - Freeport Memorial Library
November 05, 2010 - Freeport

A lecture for all those interested in volunteering to patrol New York beaches in search of sea turtles in distress. Includes an overview of sea turtle species in New York and how they are cared for. Registration required.

Bayville Scream Park - Bayville Adventure Park
November 05, 2010 - Bayville

The scream park features five haunted attractions, including Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, The Temple of Terror, Uncle Needle's Funhouse of Fear in 3-D, Evil in the Woods, and The Curse of Zombie Pirates.

Kelli O'Hara in Concert - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 05, 2010 - Brookville

Broadway's "golden girl" performs songs from her star turns in shows like "South Pacific," "The Pajama Game," and "The Light in the Piazza."

Shababa Bakery - 92nd Street Y
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Squish, roll, and braid your own challah and take it home to bake. While preparing the dough, sing Shabbat-inspired songs with Karina Zilberman.

Dwali Lantern Workshop - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Make a colorful lantern to celebrate Dwali, the Indian festival of lights.

Target Free Friday Night at CMOM - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 5-8pm.

Book Reading and Signing: 'It's Christmas, David!' - Barnes & Noble at 86th Street
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Author David Shannon will read from his book and sign copies.

Open House - Fairfield Country Day School
November 05, 2010 - Fairfield

Learn about this private school for boys in K-9. Private meetings and tours are available and encouraged. Contact Richard Runkel, Director of Admissions, for more information at Richard.runkel@fcdsmail.org.

Intifada NYC: Screening w/ Director David Teague - Park Slope UMC
November 05, 2010 -

The opening of the United States' first Arabic language public school provoked a firestorm of allegations that the school would teach radical Islam or even produce terrorists. As critics and the mainstream media stoked the flames in the climate of post-9/11 America, the controversy forced the school's Arab-American Muslim principal from her job. Weaving together interviews, cinema verité footage, and graphic-novel style drawings, "Intifada NYC" clarifies the heated public debate about tolerance, stereotypes, and freedom of speech. Director David Teague and Debbie Almontaser will attend and host an open post-screening discussion. For more information, on Intifada NYC visit the film’s official site: www.intifadanyc.com

World Fusion: Latin Jazz by Carlos Jimenez - Arts Exchange
November 05, 2010 - White Plains

Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of flute players following the work of Dave Valentin and Nestor Torres. Performance with Fidel Cuellar, piano; Pete Nater, trumpet; Lloyd Nilsen, bass; and Craig Holiday Haynes, drums.

Collect+Art+Delete: e-commerce and the art market - Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
November 05, 2010 -

Over the last 20 years, art galleries, dealers and collectors have used the internet to experiment with techniques for viewing and buying art, some with more success than others. The emergence of art sales transacted fully online, whether by auction or direct purchase, raises many new questions for dealers, collectors and artists. Collect + Art + Delete brings together a distinguished art world panel to discuss the affects of e-commerce on the art market.

MobiSpray Digital Art Experience - Flatiron Building
November 05, 2010 -

Come help Jürgen Scheible, the inventor of MobiSpray, and local graffiti artist Andy Dolan (AKA PURE) paint the façade of the Flatiron Building. If you are thinking to yourself, “Why would I want to watch paint dry?” think again. The artists will be using MobiSpray, which is an interactive digital art experience that turns a mobile device into a virtual spray-can than can project artistic creations and visions onto buildings. Jürgen and PURE will be showing off their artistic capabilities for the first hour, then CLEAR will invite the public to “paint” the side of the Flatiron Building with their own artistic renderings. Photographers will be on-site snapping photos of everyone’s work, which will then be posted to our Facebook page.

A Taste of Morocco Kids' Days - Bridgemarket Food Emporium
November 05, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids can participate in a Moroccan tea ceremony and get a (temporary) henna tattoo. They can dress up in traditional clothing and have their picture taken. There will also be a storyteller at 11:30am and 3:30pm, as well as drawing and coloring.

The BEATdown - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY
November 05, 2010 -

Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme, The Electric Company) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas, Baby Wants Candy) host 5 of New York City's finest comedians and one audience volunteer in "The BEATdown." It's a freestyle rap face-off decided by the audience - 6 rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles. You saw 8 Mile, right? Like that, but funnier. November's Contenders include: Tara Copeland Rebecca Drysdale Peter Gwinn Michael Kayne Victor Varnado ...and an audience member Hosted by Eliza Skinner

Gray Line New York’s Ride of Fame™ Campaign Honors Award Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss - Cherry Lane Theatre
November 05, 2010 -

Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, will honor award winning and legendary actor, Richard Dreyfuss, as a Ride of Fame ™ dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Dreyfuss unveils his own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place. Past Ride of Fame ™ inductees include Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Ray, Henrik Lundqvist, and Reggie Jackson.

Prospect Heights Flea Artisan Marketplace - Dr. Ronald McNair Park
Through November 06, 2010 -

The Prospect Heights Flea is an Artisan Marketplace with high quality handmade, art, antiques, vintage clothing, gifts, food and entertainment, just steps from the Brooklyn Museum.

Artisanal Bread Baking - The French Culinary Institute
Through November 06, 2010 -

Don't you love the aroma of fresh baked bread, hot and steaming from the oven? In Artisanal Bread Baking, you can learn to bake beautiful baguettes, fabulous foccacia, crusty ciabatta, braided yellow challah, and other delicious breads from around the world. You'll come to class each morning, slip on your baker's whites, and dive in. Under the close supervision of accomplished Chef-Instructors, you'll be inspired, challenged, and learn more than you ever thought possible. You'll roll up your sleeves and mix, ferment, punch down, shape, score, finish, and bake dough into delicious loaves. You'll learn techniques for creating a range of outstanding tastes and textures. Even if you have no experience making bread, you'll discover its joys and unleash its mysteries. ??Class sizes are limited to 12 students. So we encourage you to enroll early. 30 HOURS-Saturday & Sunday Schedule Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Gezeiten - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 06, 2010 -

German choreographer Sasha Waltz (Impromptus, 2005 Next Wave; Körper, 2002 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a work that calls on the deepest emotional and physical reserves of her dancers. Gezeiten (Tides), an unsparing dance about the helplessness of humans in the face of disaster, opens after a cataclysmic event has taken place, and all that is left is the temporary refuge of a room. An apocalyptic undercurrent keeps the dance on edge as tender exchanges are rendered futile against impending doom. Smoke billows from the floor. The outside world seeps in. And the dancers' movements, frantically trying to stay on balance, grow ever more intense. Heart stopping, challenging, and at times hard to watch, Gezeiten asks, when all is about to be lost, what keeps hope alive?

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through November 06, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Annual New York State Gifted Education Conference - The College of New Rochelle
Through November 06, 2010 - New Rochelle

Attend the annual New York State gifted education conference.

Showcase III :(Year End Show) - Joria Productions
Through November 06, 2010 -

Performance Schedule -- Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 5pm & 8pm Ticket Price: $15.00 on line through Brown Paper tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132977 or call 1-800-838-3006. Or $20 at the theater. Producer: Thespian Production Synopsis 4 short plays featuring; * Be More 282 By Rich Espey * Don't Call it Returning By Rosebud Ben-Oni * Extreme Green By Janet Lawler * The Majority By Darby Alexander Be More 282 A play about a young black man and a young white woman who have been murdered in very different circumstances. It takes place under the bridge where their bodies have both been dumped. Both characters want very much to be discovered. The play begins when Beth asks the young black man to take her picture so that the media will make sure a search for her is continued. The play ends when Beth succeeds and the young black man fails. Don't Call it Returning On the first year of his death, a young woman returns to the cemetery in Jerusalem to say Kaddish for her late husband-- accompanied by her new lover. What follows is an exorcism of a life past-- and what would've been. Extreme Green Extreme Green is about the local food movement. A city land owner resents it deeply when a young, idealistic farmer decides to take over his vacant lot to grow a vegetable garden. The Majority Gordon finds himself locked in an interrogation after a natural disaster. His interrogators the Captain and the Private are both rational and mad and genuine, but to what end? Gordon's terror is heightened when he realizes the terrible thing the Majority has done with his daughter. The Majority is a light thriller about a Snowy Apocalypse or is it... For more info please visit http://www.thespianproduction.com

Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 07, 2010 -

Following the acquisition in 2002 of a pair of wine coolers from the Sachsen-Teschen Service, the core of the surviving parts was discovered in a French private collection. This superb ensemble was last displayed at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wine coolers, tureens, cloches, candelabra, candlesticks, dozens of plates, porcelain-mounted cutlery, and other kinds of tableware, totaling over 350 items, represent the splendor of royal dining during the ancien régime. It was made for Duke Albert Casimir of Sachsen-Teschen (1738-1822) and his consort, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (1742-1798), daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, by the Imperial court goldsmith Ignaz Josef Würth. The Sachsen-Teschen Silver Service, an embodiment of Viennese Neoclassicism, will be shown in the context of contemporary silver from other countries.

Our Lives in Their Hands; Fire, Police & Emergency Services - Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives
Through November 07, 2010 - Orangeburg

Learn about some of our local heros.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 07, 2010 - Sleepy Hollow

Tour the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through November 07, 2010 - Manhattan

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, known for commissioning new works by the world's most sought after choreographers, returns to The Joyce with an exceptionally talented corps of fifteen "wonderful performers, adept at picking up different styles and always impressive in their articulation and intensity." (The New York Times) The company will present two stunning programs, including New York premieres by Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani and Hofesh Shechter, as well as works by Jo Strømgren and Didy Veldman.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through November 07, 2010 - Manhattan

The company will present two programs, including New York premieres by Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani, and Hofesh Shechter, as well as works by Jo Strømgren and Didy Veldman.

Nature/Culture - Castle Gallery
Through November 07, 2010 - New Rochelle

This new exhibition features several artists who address the dichotomy of nature and culture through a variety of media, toying with how these two concepts are often considered polar yet overlap; and as nature informs culture, cultue impacts nature.

Folktales of Asia and Africa - La Mama E.T.C.
Through November 07, 2010 -

While she is making bread, the hostess discovers that she has guests. As they all wait for the dough to rise she tells them three stories using kitchen utensils to play the characters, in the style of found object puppetry. Audiences love to see egg beaters hop into cloth napkins to become Japanese sisters dressed in kimonos, or watch as a flour sifter becomes an old man, with a cookie cutter for a pet rabbit. Among the many notable characters are wooden salt and pepper shakers as sisters in "The Dragon with Five Heads" from Zimbabwe, 4 steak knives that become the wise man in the Japanese tale "The Lantern and The Fan," and an unusual doughnut maker becomes the moon goddess disguised as an old women in "The Old Man and the Moon" from Burma. "Folktales of Asia and Africa" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010. Related events will include a Gallery Exhibit at La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East First Street, from October 21 to November 7 and La Mama's fall gala, October 25, celebrating its 49th season by honoring Cheryl Henson of the Jim Henson Foundation. The series is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To encourage audiences to see multiple productions during the festival, La MaMa will offer a Festival Pass subscription and incentive pricing for the Series (to be announced). Tickets can be purchased online at www.lamama.org. The phone number for audience information is (212) 475-7710. La MaMa is located at 74A East Fourth Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, in the East Village.

Chopin-An Impression - La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theatre)
Through November 07, 2010 -

Presented with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York "Chopin-An Impression" is an essay for the stage that unites music, visual art, and marionette performance. This extremely challenging technique in puppetry requires unusual mechanical design and extraordinary skill in animating the marionettes. Compositions by Fryderyk Chopin will be rendered both by a pianist and by a marionette representing the composer - a marionette controlled with strings, measuring about a foot and displaying agility and virtuosic perfection in the hands of its master. "Chopin-An Impression" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010. Related events will include a Gallery Exhibit at La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East First Street, from October 21 to November 7 and La Mama's fall gala, October 25, celebrating its 49th season by honoring Cheryl Henson of the Jim Henson Foundation. The series is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To encourage audiences to see multiple productions during the festival, La MaMa will offer a Festival Pass subscription and incentive pricing for the Series (to be announced). Tickets can be purchased online at www.lamama.org. The phone number for audience information is (212) 475-7710. La MaMa is located at 74A East Fourth Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, in the East Village.

Wake Up, You're Dead! - La Mama E.T.C. (The Club)
Through November 07, 2010 -

What puppeteer doesn't wonder what will happen to him as he impersonates the creator? In "Wake Up, You're Dead!," Aaron Haskell of Brooklyn Art Department, one of the original designers of Nightmare: NYC's Haunted House, gives us a Halloween-flavored creation myth. It's performed as a dark ceremony by a weird tribe. The Ancestors--Haskell's own version of the Greek Titans--are life-sized skeleton creatures that create great balls of light (the life force). Mankind is born by sliding down a Jungian sluice to the earth. There are black light effects, dancing skeletons (that show the cyclical nature of life), primal movement (costumed creatures locomoting on all-fours, animal-like), bass-heavy loud music, Butoh and technical modern dance. Puppets bring puppeteers to life and vice-versa. Following this spectacle of evolution, an ultimate being is created at the end of the show. "Wake Up, You're Dead!" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010.

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - New York City Center
Through November 07, 2010 -

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took both the theater and dance worlds by storm when it arrived on Broadway in 1998 and went on to win three Tony Awards. Acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, it has become the longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway.

Patte Loper & 'Beast' Group exhibition - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 07, 2010 -

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame", a solo exhibition of new work by Patte Loper. Patte Loper’s exhibition, The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame, describes imagined architectural spaces and draws from sources that include utopian mid-century architectural plans, natural history, taxidermy, vernacular architecture (ranging from duck blinds, to contemporary slum dwellings, to 19th century explorers’ huts), Hudson River Valley painting, love songs of the 1980’s, and Ruskin’s notions of the “pathetic fallacy” - which attributes human emotion or responses to nature, inanimate objects, or animals. Also showing: "BEAST", a group exhibition investigating curiosities and complexities in the animal kingdom through the works of seven contemporary artists.

Poetry in Motion: Bridging the Gap - Wilton Library
Through November 07, 2010 - Wilton

Teens can submit original poetry for a two-performance poetry event in March 2011 centered on the theme of examining and understanding differences and the ways to bring them together. Topics can focus on age, gender, socio-economic, technological, religious, cultural, ethnicity and more. For more information, contact Teen Librarian Susan Lauricella by phone at 203-762-3950 ext. 243 or e-mail teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org. All submissions must be in by Nov. 7.

5th Anniversary WAVE RISING SERIES - DUMBO
Through November 07, 2010 -

2010 WAVE RISING SERIES presents some of the most visionary contemporary dancemakers and is an acclaimed international festival; includes Lenora Lee, Kate Corby + Dancers, Alban Elved Dance Company (Berlin), Botega Dance(Italy), Gwang Ju Modern Dance Company and SEOP Dance Company (Korea ), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.

Sicilia Bedda! Exhibit - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Through November 09, 2010 - Tuckahoe

Discover Sicily's unique traditions through costumes, fine art and photography, ceramics, literature and a marionette presentation.

- Spring Valley Farmers Market
Through November 10, 2010 - Spring Valley

Visitors to this market can find produce, breads, pastries, honey, preserves, pickles, cider and other goods.

The Studio School Open House - The Studio School
Through November 10, 2010 - Manhattan

These open house events are interactive evenings that allow parents to learn about the school's curriculum and approach firsthand from the heads of the programs. October 13 and November 10 - for parents interested in the Toddler program. October 27 - for parents interested in the Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle School programs. Seating is limited; RSVP recommended at 212-678-2416 or www.studioschoolnyc.org/register_openhouse.htm.

Live at the Frick: Masterpieces of The Frick Collection - The Frick Collection
Through November 12, 2010 - Manhattan

Through close study and informal discussion, students will better understand and appreciate five masterpieces from the collection. Each week, a different work of art will be explored.

Farmers' Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 12, 2010 - Flushing

The Queens Botanical Garden welcomes visitors to partake in fresh, home-grown food from a variety of different vendors. The farmers' market runs every Friday through November 12.

The Food Emporium Celebrates A Taste of Morocco - The Food Emporium
Through November 12, 2010 -

Transport yourself to the historic Kingdom of Morocco without ever leaving the city! The Food Emporium is hosting A Taste of Morocco for two weeks at all 16 Manhattan locations to celebrate the arrival of exotic Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy a unique shopping experience highlighted by over 20 new and exclusive Moroccan gourmet items such as traditional Moroccan mint tea, couscous, Phenicia Argan Oil, capers, preserved lemons, a variety of pastes and jams, as well as a selection of decorative housewares including candles, vases, traditional Moroccan tagines and tea pots, and much more.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 14, 2010 - Flushing

Now in its fourth year, the market offers fresh food and fresh ideas, to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and better understand produce.

Surfing and Paddling Lessons - CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction
Through November 15, 2010 - Montauk

Specializing in private and group surf lessons, personal surf training, kids clinics, guided surf trips to global destinations and stand up paddling, this team of CPR/first aid certified instructors can accommodate any kind of surf event or party. Book before June 15, reference NY Metro Parents Magazine and receive 10% off. Lessons through November 15.

Recycled Art (3-5 years) - NYU Medical Center
Through November 16, 2010 - Manhattan

Young artists will use a variety of recycled materials to create two- and three-dimensional artwork. Call 212-263-6190 to register.

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2010 -

Fall 2010 sees the introduction of a new annual celebration courtesy of Lincoln Center: the White Light Festival. Intended to highlight "music's unique emotional power to evoke the transcendent in us," it presents 10 U.S. and New York premieres and debuts by artists and companies from 15 countries. Visit website for schedule and more info.

Farmers' Market - Corona Greenmarket
Through November 19, 2010 - Corona

Visit the Corona Greenmarket for fresh farm produce, cider, fruit juices, and more. Runs every Friday through November 19.

Body of Work - Museum of Arts and Culture
Through November 19, 2010 - New Rochelle

This exhibition challenges the way the viewer looks at the human body. The show features works by artists Ted Meyer and Mia Brownell.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Ossining Public Library
Through November 19, 2010 - Ossining

Stories and free play with the collection of cars, trucks, and trains.

A Group Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through November 19, 2010 -

Agora Gallery is pleased to present an all new group show. Scheduled to run from October 29, 2010 through November 19, 2010, the exhibition will feature a captivating selection of original works from emerging and established artists. Working with different technologies, and focusing on varying subject matter varying, the remarkable photographers in Altered States of Reality are united by a dedication to their craft and an uncanny ability to capture the world as you've never seen it before. In Labyrinth of Abstraction, artists delve deep into the hidden possibilities inherent in their chosen form of expression, creating a unique and remarkable experience. Sensorial Perspectives explores the contradictions, confusion and beauty of our modern world. This exhibition presents artists who utilize a variety of styles and techniques in order to express their ideas and creative impulses fully and memorably. Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2010 – November 19, 2010 Reception: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 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/receptionexhibitions/11_4_2010.aspx Featured Artists: Altered States of Reality- H. Scott Cushing, Carlos Diaz, Carl Ellis, Iwona Gladysiewicz, Michael Howard, David LaBella, Lennette Newell, Riccardo Piva, Kimia Rahgozar, Jonás Riera Sanz, James Spitznagel, Wayne Wilmoth Labyrinth of Abstraction- Ronald Himler, Dusanka Kralj, Lara Nasr, Temo Svirely, Zhang Xiuzhu Sensorial Perspective- Jim Lively, Robert Nizamov, Julie Smiley, Florence Alexandra Vouilloz Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district that was established in 1984 and is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. At the end of 2009, Agora Gallery opened its doors to a new exhibition space. This beautifully designed and spacious new gallery will showcase artists and their work in a significant solo exhibition environment. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched http://agoraartgalleryblog.com, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

BounceU Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
Through November 19, 2010 -

BounceU will be collecting food for Long Island Cares from October 25th – November 19th. Bring in your non-perishable items and receive $2 off admission to any Open Bounce Session!

L'Art Pour L'Art, a Silent Affair - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through November 19, 2010 - Huntington

Donated original work from celebrated artists will line the walls of the gallery and will be available for bidding. All proceeds to benefit the Council's exhibition programs.

BounceU Thanksgiving Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
Through November 19, 2010 -

BounceU will be collecting food for Long Island Cares. Bring in your non-perishable items and recieve $2 off admission to any Open Bounce Session! Call (631) 777-5867 or check our online calendar for session times at http://www.bounceu.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Village of Bronxville
Through November 20, 2010 - Bronxville

Shop for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and more when 26 vendors come together for the season.

TABLE Farm Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 20, 2010 - Chappaqua

Farmers and local growers sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, in-season fruits, cheeses, milk, eggs, breads and baked goods, tarts, jams, jellies and more.

Intermezzo - New York City Opera Company
Through November 20, 2010 -

Inspired by an incident in his own marriage, Strauss's lighthearted domestic comedy creates an artistic rendering of his relationship with his temperamental yet charming spouse. Soprano Mary Dunleavy embodies the hot-headed wife who jumps to conclusions after intercepting a misdirected love note addressed to her husband, sung by baritone Nicholas Pallesen. In crafting the libretto to this rarely performed work, Strauss pioneered a new genre of opera where everyday events--phone conversations, ice skating parties, card games--become the subject matter. The plot unfolds in a series of short vignettes with orchestral interludes following the fast-paced action in this witty production directed by Leon Major. http:///

Noon Divide - The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame
Through November 20, 2010 -

The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present the third show of The Paul Claudel Project, NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi), originally BREAK OF NOON, by Paul Claudel, beginning October 29, 2010 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). NOON DIVIDE will be performed from October 29 – November 20, 2010 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Additional performances Saturday 10/30 at 2pm, Monday 11/1 at 7:30 pm and Thursday 11/4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444. For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.

Magic as Performing Arts - Queensborough Community College
Through November 20, 2010 - Bayside

Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means, while combining the best of many arts and sciences to produce disciplined, self-motivated, imaginative and confident participants. Instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance will enable attaining presentation skills, dramatic presentation, comedy, manual dexterity, and positive ideals. An optional field trip to Fantasma Magic Store in NYC is included.

Dixon Place presents Five 'Til (Solo) - Dixon Place
Through November 20, 2010 -

Death row. The notorious Huntsville State Prison. The final statement of Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit. “Cause” and “Affect” have come home to roost. But, who is the cause, and what is the ultimate affect? OBIE Award winner, Edwin Lee Gibson,writes and performs this solo play: part lucid hallucination; part fairytale with music that captures the pain, joy and flight in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues, and soul.

Community Markets' Pelham Farmers' Market - Town of Pelham
Through November 21, 2010 - Pelham

Shop for fresh seasonal produce, local wines, organic breads, honey, nuts and baked goods, and new this year, hand-crafted cheese and yogurt from Willow Marsh Farm of Saratoga County.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 21, 2010 - Piermont

Shoppers here can find baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods and, of course, vegetables.

- New City Farmers Market
Through November 21, 2010 - New City

This year marks the debut of this new, weekly market.

“27 Seconds” - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through November 21, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibition narrates and explores the 1967 Apollo I tragedy and honors the heroes who died during the explosion. The artifacts on display hail from several museums around the country as well as the private collection of the family of Roger Chaffee, one of the mission's fated astronauts.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through November 21, 2010 - Haverstraw

This weekly market is open rain or shine.

Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917-1924 - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 21, 2010 -

This exhibition of vintage photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women.

A Quiet Place - New York City Opera Company
Through November 21, 2010 -

Leonard Bernstein's final stage work receives its long-awaited New York premiere. "A Quiet Place" was originally written as a sequel to his "Trouble in Tahiti", which perfectly captured the jazzy heartbeat of 20th-century America. That popular one-act satire is incorporated as a flashback when the estranged family reunites at a funeral after 20 years. The eloquent libretto by Stephen Wadsworth reveals a moving parable of alienation, strife, and reconciliation in a dysfunctional middle-class family.

One Act Play Series 2010 - Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Through November 22, 2010 -

The Fall, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 18 new one act plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in MRT’S One Act Play Series 2010. Tickets are $20. For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor. MRT’s One Act Play Series will be running in concurrence with MRT’s Fall PlayFest 2010 so don’t miss out on the fun at Manhattan Rep this Autumn.

Fall Foliage Tours Hudson Valley - OnBoard Tours
Through November 22, 2010 -

Fall foliage in the Hudson Valley is one of nature's treasures. Head over the majestic George Washington Bridge, dubbed "the most beautiful bridge in the world" by the architect Le Corbusier. Our journey begins in earnest on the Palisades Parkway, skirting the 550-foot-high Palisades along the Hudson River. Travel through luxuriant foliage suddenly awash in yellows, oranges, and reds. Take a break at the Lookout Inn, the highest point along the Palisades. Since 1937, this refreshment stand has greeted visitors with spectacular views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound. Our trek continues past Bear Mountain, once site of the premier ski jump in the U.S. Then, we skirt past the Bear Mountain Bridge, the first bridge across the Hudson between New York and Albany. Just past the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Fort Montgomery, we head into West Point. America's oldest military academy was the training ground for Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, and Dwight Eisenhower. Take a break for a light meal in the scenic town of West Point, then we'll head back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples, aspens, oaks, dogwoods, hickories and birches. The tour departs every day at 9:00am and 1:30pm. We use 35-passenger shuttles for this tour. Tickets are $49.99 per person. You can also book this tour as a private tour. We'll pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. You can change the itinerary to fit your personal desires. Groups of 12 or less can book it for $950 for a four hour trip at either 8am or 1pm. Groups of 4 or less can take it as a VIP Tour in a luxury SUV for $800. Call us at 1-212-852-4821 to book your private tour.

'Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art' - Affirmation Arts
Through November 24, 2010 - Manhattan

An exhibition that consists of more than 50 artworks, including sculpture, paintings, and works on paper. Most of the artwork has never been seen outside of Haiti, and two pieces were recovered and restored from the January 12, 2010 earthquake. On view through November 24.

Nyack Farmer's Market - Nyack Farmer's Market
Through November 25, 2010 - Nyack

Nyack hosts a weekly farmer's market each Thursday in the parking lot next to Riverspace. Shop for locally-produced vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, baked goods, poultry, wine, cheese, pickles, jams and other goods.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through November 27, 2010 - Manhattan

Visit the locations from iconic films that have been shot in world-famous Central Park on this two-hour tour.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through November 27, 2010 - Palisades

What started as an indoor, winter market is now held year-round. Shoppers can find seasonal fruits and vegetables, line-caught fish from the Hamptons, chicken, eggs, meat, dairy products, baked goods, pickles,jams, hot sauce and more.

Environmentalist & Artist Hilda Demsky Featured in Art Exhibition - Pleiades Gallery
Through November 27, 2010 - Manhattan

Hilda Green Demsky will show her new paintings at this solo exhibition. Demsky is an artist who is thoroughly connected to the earth by painting its water. Having traveled the world over, her art calls the viewing public to awareness of the earth's beauty and natural resources. Demsky merges abstraction with reality as she paints the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to Maine on canvas and aluminum, recording moments of tranquility and the forces of water.

Collecting Biennials - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through November 28, 2010 - Manhattan

As a prelude, counterpoint, and coda to the Biennial, the Museum's fifth floor is devoted to artists in the Whitney's collection whose works were shown in Biennials over the past eight decades. Collecting Biennials is installed as a kind of historical survey within the Biennial, underscoring the importance of previous Biennial exhibitions in the Museum's history and the formation of its collection.

Under the Canopy: Caring for Central Park's Trees - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through November 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Explore the lives of Central Park's 24,000 trees through this educational exhibit by the Central Park Conservancy. Through photographs and eco-displays, you'll learn about the trees' natural history and how the Conservancy maintains the Park's 152 different species. Through November 28.

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 28, 2010 - Cornwall

Discovery Quests are four different hiking adventures that challenge hikers to make twelve different nature discoveries on each trail with the help of a guidebook. Quest hikes range from an easy, stroller-friendly trail to a more vigorous hike of nearly two miles. The trails cover a variety of habitats, from wetlands to meadows to forest. Quests are offered each weekend through November.

Community Markets' Rye Farmers Market - City of Rye
Through November 28, 2010 - Rye

In addition to all of last year's vendors, this season's market will feature fresh cut flowers, fruit, berries and vegetables from Kessman Farm of Dutchess County and Dutch Desserts.

Jekyll & Hyde - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 28, 2010 - Elmsford

An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, "Jekyll & Hyde" is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. This gothic Musical Thriller is filled with surprises and suspense, the music is powerful and beautiful, with memorable ballads such as "This is The Moment" and "Someone Like You".

“Juried Student Biennial" - Adelphi University Fine Arts Exhibition Hall, Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art
Through November 28, 2010 - Garden City

The exhibition features recent work by Adelphi University art students, showcasing work in a variety of media, and materials, including drawing, printmaking, painting, and collage, ceramics, and sculpture.

Adelphi University to Host the “Juried Student Biennial,”An Exhibition Featuring Adelphi Art Students - Adelphi University Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art
Through November 28, 2010 -

Adelphi University is proud to present the “Juried Student Biennial,” an exhibition featuring recent work by Adelphi University art students. The exhibition, located in the Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art, opens November 3, 2010 and runs through November 28, 2010, with a free opening reception to be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The “Juried Student Biennial” showcases work by Adelphi B.A. and B.F.A. art students working in a variety of media, and materials: from drawing, printmaking, painting, and collage, to ceramics and sculpture. The Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art is open Sunday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information about this and other upcoming art exhibitions, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions.

Natural Childbirth Class - Birthing Wisdom
Through November 29, 2010 - Blauvelt

This eight-week series of childbirth and parenting education classes features lectures on the birth process, birthing options and numerous relaxation techniques. Other topics include: exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, cesarean section prevention, breastfeeding and baby care. The woman's coach or birth partner is taught how to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually support her throughout this wondrous journey. It's recommended that participants sign up three months prior to their due date.

Gibralter - Bowery Electric
Through November 29, 2010 -

World premiere: Terry Kinney directs Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald in an adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. Mondays @ Seven @ The Bowery Electric. Oct 18th through Nov 29th.

Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park
Through November 30, 2010 - Bayside

The largest ropes course in the tri-state area, open Sundays through November 21. Programs foster trust, problem-solving, and team-building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above.

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

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

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

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

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

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

mommy and me fitness classes - Suffolk Y JCC
Through November 30, 2010 - Commack

SPEND FUN TIME WITH YOUR CHILD! Help your baby develop motor and social skills, encourage self confidence and HAVE FUN DOING IT! classes for 3-30 month olds such as Babycize, Toddlercize, Rug Rats Retreat, Wee Got The Beat Wiggle, giggle and Move and much more!

'Angelina Ballerina, The Musical' - Vital Theatre Company
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Angelina and friends, including their teacher, Ms. Mimi, will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern, the Irish jig, and ballet, to impress Camembert Academy's special guest. Will Angelina get the starring moment she hopes for? Through November 21.

Children's Gloga - Moomah
Through November 30, 2010 - Tribeca

Children learn how their bodies work while exploring ideas about compassion, kindness, gratefulness, and love in this glow in the dark yoga class. Classes relate to topics like the elements, senses, colors, animals, planets, organ functions, emotions, and the total energy of the season. Classes include yoga postures and exercises, breath work, mantra, and sound vibration.

Parent and Baby Gloga - Moomah
Through November 30, 2010 - Tribeca

Moomah's signature glow in the dark yoga class. Strengthen your body and mind while you bond with your baby in this unique, full-sensory class.

CinémaTuesdays: Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc! - The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Florence Gould Hall
Through November 30, 2010 -

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will take a look this November at one of France’s most enduring and beloved performers, singer and actor Jacques Dutronc. Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc! is the first ever North American tribute to the films of Jacques Dutronc, featuring his work over the years with outstanding directors, and including a special “Meet the Actress” screening of the film Van Gogh (1991) with the César award-winning Elsa Zylberstein. FIAF presents CinémaTuesdays: Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc! Times and titles detailed above. FIAF - Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues) $10; $7 students; Free for FIAF Members fiaf.org | 800 982 2787 fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Lively Leaves - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2010 - Garden City

Create a lively character using a leaf as the body, and "leave" the rest to your imagination.

stART (Story + Art) Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2010 - Garden City

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

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2010 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and play-doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one likes to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

'Cinderella' - Galli's Fairytale Theater
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Cinderella is a beautiful girl, but her vain and mean stepmother and stepsisters make her do all the housework. One day the prince sponsors a ball to choose his wife. With a lot of hope and a pinch of magic, Cinderella disguises herself and sneaks to the ball. The prince falls in love with this mysterious girl at first sight. However, before the two can live happily every after, the prince must discover her true identity.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly drop-in discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through November 30, 2010 - 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.

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2010 - 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.

Moving Through Art: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 and their adult companions move their bodies to interpret lines and shapes and translate visual art into imaginative poses, movements, and sounds.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

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

Modern/Ballet Dance Class - Westbeth Center for the Arts
Through November 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Students learn the basics of classical ballet, musicality, and the ideas of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, while dancing to live music.

WorldPlay Holiday Vacation Camp Registration - PS 101Q
Through November 30, 2010 - Forest Hills

Registration for WorldPlay Holiday Vacation Camp ends November 30, 2010. Camp will take place December 27, 2010 through December 31, 2010 from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Camp Location: PS 101Q, 2 Russell Place, Forest Hills. Visit www.world-play.org to register or call 347-561-5733.

Flamenco Dance w/ Antonio Arrebola - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through November 30, 2010 -

Flamenco Latino hosts Antonio Arrebola for classes in November! ntermediate/Advanced Choreography: Tangos. Single class rate: $20. For more information and private lessons, please call (508) 840-7234 or email nonoarrebola@hotmail.com. Born in Malaga, ANTONIO ARREBOLA started to dance at age eight and received instruction in Ballet and classical Spanish dance at the Conservatory of Malaga. The Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte de Flamenco in Seville offered him a full scholarship to continue his studies with Flamenco greats such as Manolo Soler, Javier Barón and Hiniesta Cortés. One year later, Mario Maya selected him as a student at the Centro Escénico in Granada. Since then, Antonio Arrebola has come to elate audiences in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy, Marroco, Canada, and Japan. Most prominently, he worked with Yoko Komatzubara, Ursula López and Rafael Cortés, with whom he opened up for Paco de Lucía at the Leverkusener Jazztage Festival in November 2006. In Spain he danced at many festivals like the Festival de Castiblanco de los Arroyos,Festival Flamenco de la Alameda de Hercules, Festival Los Veranos del Corral in Granada and the Festival de Jerez.

Adelphi University to Host an Exhibition by Adelphi University Art Faculty - Adelphi University Ruth S. Harley University Center
Through November 30, 2010 -

Adelphi University is proud to present its annual “Art Faculty Exhibition” featuring works by nine faculty members: Eliz Alahverdian, Hannah Allen, Patricia Buttice, Rick Brazill, Geoffrey Grogan, Pam Koehler, Anti Liu, Kellyann Monaghan, and Courtney Weida. The exhibition, located in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, features a broad selection of two-and three-dimensional media. The exhibition opens November 2, 2010 and runs through November 30, 2010, with a free opening reception to be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The annual Art Faculty Exhibition showcases work by Adelphi’s professional working artists in their respective fields. Rotating every three years, all faculty members exhibit their work for the Adelphi community and its worldwide visitors. This year’s exhibition presents an extensive selection of media: from photography, printmaking, calligraphy, and painting, to collage, a printed graphic novel, and ceramic sculpture. To view the artists websites please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/eventinfo.php?id=1571 The Ruth S. Harley University Center is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information about this and other upcoming art exhibitions, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions. About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 63 countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

A New Literary Series: Write About Now - The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Through December 01, 2010 -

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, along with Bookforum magazine and Villa Gillet, are proud to present a new literary program, Write about Now, a forum for French and American-based authors to meet in conversation. In these unique dialogues, writers discuss a topic that constitutes a cultural common ground and jumping-off point for fascinating literary exchange. Noted editors from Bookforum will moderate. Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30pm; Stranger Than Fiction: Characters as Outsiders Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30pm; In Character: The Role of the Participatory Journalist Le Skyroom at FIAF, 22 E 60th Street (between Park & Madison Avenues)

MacGuffin at The Tank - The Tank
Through December 01, 2010 -

The improvisers of MacGuffin have teamed up with the The Tank Theater for a six week run at the Off-Broadway Theater Complex. After three successful runs, MacGuffin has joined forces with the puppet improv troupe SkrappBox for this latest series of shows. Wednesdays through December 1, 2010. The improvisers of MacGuffin perform a montage of scenes where they explore different places, people, and situations inspired an audience suggestion of a single location. True to its name, MacGuffin is always one step ahead of the audience's expectations. Its members have studied with some of the finest improv theatres in the country. MacGuffin was also an official selection at the 2010 Chicago Improv Festival, where they were hailed by Annoyance Theater co-founder and Artistic Director of The Chicago Improv Festival Mark Sutton for their “ability to find depth in the simplest things.”

Rockin' Tots! - Central Queens Y
Through December 02, 2010 - Forest Hills

Join the guitarist Tony C. as he entertains your little one performing music with different themes. Your toddler will listen to and learn songs from other countries, hear tunes about animals, food, transportation, holidays, and other interesting topics.

Jazz: Iconic Portraits and Contemporary Images - Rye Arts Center
Through December 04, 2010 - Rye

See paintings and sculptures that highlight some of jazz's legendary figures as well as works that reflect the art form's energy in contemporary and abstract form. The artists, who are based in various cities, employ media including plaster, acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolors and use jazz as an inspiration to create vibrant, arresting images that capture the essence of this global musical and cultural phenomenon.

Tibetan Portrait exhibit - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through December 05, 2010 - Staten Island

Photographic portraits of Tibetan people by renowned contemporary artist Phil Borges are featured. Families can view interactive displays focusing on aspects of traditional Tibetan culture, including a map of Tibet’s changing borders, a moveable display of Himalayan Mountains, audio recordings of mantra chanting, and a hands-on display of Tibetan prayer wheels.

- Park Slope Farmers Market
Through December 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

This season's market features new products like: grass fed beef from Kiernan Farm, certified organic produce from St. Petersburg's Family Farm, healthy Finnish pastries from Northern Rye, handmade quiche from Yona's Gourmet Delights, produce from Phillip's Farm, pesto from Buddhapesto, gourmet marinated vegetables from Dolce Nonna, and much more. Market is open every Sunday through December 5, 2010.

Backyard Wonders - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 05, 2010 - Scarsdale

An exhibit of landscape and wildlife photography, by Martin Stankiewicz, focusing on the Northeastern United States.

Musical Playdate - Symphony Space
Through December 05, 2010 - Manhattan

A music class for you and your child, led by guitar-playing music teachers who weave traditional, folk, world, and popular music with storytelling, dance, games, and exposure to real musical instruments. Presented by ABC Do-Re-ME!

Rolie Polie Guacamole Sing a Long! - The 5th Avenue Park Slope Farmers Market
Through December 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

Every Sunday from 3pm-5pm kids and parents can hear the band Rolie Polie Guacamole at the Park Slope Farmers Market on 5th Avenue.

Papalotes y Obras en Papel / Latin American Paper Arts - Arts Exchange
Through December 05, 2010 - White Plains

An exhibit of folk and contemporary works in and on paper from across Westchester’s Latin American communities. Opening performance by Grupo Hermanos y Amigos de Guatemala. Look up at the 40-foot high ceilings of The Arts Exchange gallery to feel like you're looking through a kaleidoscope.

Food Blogging With Steven Shaw - The French Culinary Institute
Through December 06, 2010 -

Food Blogging with Steven Shaw is designed to help you create a blog that won’t get lost in the shuffle. Budding journalists, veteran print writers and devoted hobbyists (and anyone in between) will get practical insight on building or improving a blog, from the ground up. You’ll learn the basics behind harnessing low-cost technology to produce web-friendly content, and then explore strategies for taking your efforts to the next level by promoting it to the public, tracking performance and even monetizing your blog. Hands-on coaching, group discussion and special lectures by guest speakers—including award-winning journalist Alan Richman—will reinforce concepts learned in class. As an ongoing class assignment, students will create and maintain their own blogs, adding daily entries that will be evaluated by their instructor and peers. 6 CLASSES-Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Everybody Dance Now! - Central Queens Y
Through December 06, 2010 - Forest Hills

The Central Queens Y's dance instructor will get your child rockin’ and rollin’ as she stretches, wiggles, moves, and grooves with your little one. Enhance your toddler’s coordination skills while learning simple dance routines. Stretch, play rhythm games, and have a terrific time. Adults will have a blast too.

Culinary Techniques - The French Culinary Institute
Through December 07, 2010 -

If you're a serious amateur, Culinary Techniques will give you the skills and confidence to whip up truly outstanding meals at home. In Culinary Techniques, you'll become firmly grounded in the fundamentals of cooking. You'll spend 110 hours in classes that are fast paced, hands-on, and taught by accomplished culinary professionals. Kitchen terminology will become your second language, precision knife work your trusted new skill. This program incorporates many of the 250 essential skills introduced in the professional Classic Culinary Arts Course, including preparing stocks and sauces, executing classic recipes, and proper food preservation. You'll be taught by the same Chef-Instructors who teach our career students while also working at the same workstations and in the same kitchens. By the end of the course, you'll be able to create sophisticated multi-course menus, recognize and evaluate classic food pairings, correctly assess seasonings and flavors, and more. 110 HOURS-Evening Schedule Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45pm - 10:45pm

Triangles, Squares and Circles, Oh My! - Book Culture
Through December 08, 2010 - Manhattan

Young artists ages 2-3 will explore shapes and color while strengthening their fine motor skills through a variety of two- and three-dimensional mediums. By focusing on a specific color or theme each session, children will build their skills with drawing, collage, painting, and small-scale sculpture. To register, call or email info@privatepicassos.com.

Toshiko Nishikawa: 'Senbazuru' - The Vilcek Foundation Gallery
Through December 09, 2010 -

THIS EXHIBITION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Discover yourself and your connection to those around you at "Senbazuru," a premiere interactive installation at the Vilcek Foundation featuring 1,000 mirrored orbs suspended in a reflective web. Created by visionary Japanese-born artist Toshiko Nishikawa, this installation invites you participate and be a part of the creative process as you gaze into the concave mirror held within each sphere. Take the 6 Train to 68th or 77th Street. info@vilcek.org

Art Club For Teens - Hopper House Art Center
Through December 11, 2010 - Nyack

This new group helps teens build a portfolio for high school or college or just express their creativity. Members will decide upon projects at each meeting, with the help of an adult mentor, then work on the project at home and bring it to the next meeting. The adult mentor, Liz Sayles, is an illustrator and professor of Illustration & Cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and at Rockland Community College. Group meets the second Saturday of the month.

Arts & Crafts - Queensborough Community College
Through December 11, 2010 - Bayside

Young students will develop artistic skills by working with various utensils, and learn to use art as a form of self-expression. Specialized instruction will help students develop on a personal basis and create individual art work while interacting in a group setting.

Creative Writing - Queensborough Community College
Through December 11, 2010 - Bayside

Students will master their writing skills by learning to write short stories, one-act plays, and various forms of poetry. They will explore and replicate various models of personal memoirs and non-fiction works. Compile personal work to create a portfolio for college or professional resumes.

QC Choral Society Handel's Messiah - Kupferberg Center
Through December 11, 2010 - Flushing

Ring in the holidays with Handel's beloved Messiah, a work associated with the QC Choral Society since its inception in 1941. Join the Queens College Choral Society in Celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2010–2011.

Second Sundays Family Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 12, 2010 - Manhattan

Every second Sunday of the month, enjoy a family-oriented tour that incorporates age-appropriate conversations, creative, hands-on gallery activities, and opportunities to explore the permanent collections and special exhibitions. For families with children ages 5-10. Registration recommended.

Designer Showhouse - Old Westbury Gardens
Through December 12, 2010 - Old Westbury

The charming, 1856 farmhouse will be opened to the public for only the second time in its history. Embracing a "Home for the Holidays" theme, the beautiful rooms will be individually decorated by some of the most talented and creative designers in the New York area.

Designers' Showcase® 2010 - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 12, 2010 - Mill Neck

Explore Mill Neck Manor, a majestic tudor revival set on an 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. See the extensive renovations and all new furnishings, style, and color by noted interior designers, learn about the latest design concepts and the history of a lifestyle at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. No strollers allowed.

ADHD Parent Training - LaQuinta Inn - Garden City
Through December 13, 2010 - Garden City

Is your child having behavioral problems, hyperactivity, focus, attention, and organization issues at home, in school, and in social settings? Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW, an ADHD and ODD specialist, will offer an eight-session training for parents of children with attention problems using the Russell Barkley Ph.D, and Ross Green Ph.D. methods of behavioral management. Her goal as a clinician is to empower parents to take charge of the demanding care of these children in a way that ensures the health of the child individually and the entire family collectively.

Fall Flamenco w/ Rebecca Tomas - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2010 -

Fall Flamenco classes w/ Rebecca Tomas! Contact Rebecca for rates and to reserve: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152867638062956&ref=mf

ADHD Parent Trainer: Parents of Children Ages 11-17 - LaQuinta Inn - Garden City
Through December 15, 2010 - Garden City

Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW, an ADHD and ODD specialist, will offer an eight-session training for parents of adolescents with attention problems using the Russell Barkley, PhD, and Ross Green, PhD, methods of behavioral management. Learn techniques to give your adolescent a better chance of success in school, at home, and in social settings. Registration required.

The Studio School Fall Tours - The Studio School
Through December 15, 2010 - Manhattan

Tours are led by the director of admissions, head of school, and parent volunteers. They provide an opportunity to see the teachers and children working together in the classrooms. Space is limited; RSVP recommended.

ADHD Parent Training -
Through December 16, 2010 - Melville

Learn how to help your child with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity.

A Tribute to Organ Legend Earl Grant - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Through December 16, 2010 - Jamaica

As a dynamic arts program, Teen Spot is comprised of three different areas of study: dance, visual arts and theater. During the 10 week semester, students interact with professional artists and learn specific artistic techniques. At the culmination of the program, the students showcase their work for family and friends. Registration is required.

Fall 2010 Classes in Flamenco, Spanish Dance, and Ballet with American Bolero Dance Company - Centro Espanol
Through December 16, 2010 - Astoria

American Bolero Dance Company's Spanish Dance School offers seasonal courses for children (ages 5 and up) and adults in various dance styles, including Flamenco, ballet, regional folk, and musical instruments such as castanets. Trial classes for new students. For specific information about classes and tuition, contact the American Bolero Dance Company.

Moey's Music Party - New York Junior League
Through December 16, 2010 - Manhattan

Each class introduces songs, dances, instruments, and props, based on a weekly theme like Prince & Princess, Halloween, and Fall Fiesta. Infants, preschoolers, and grown-ups dress up and rock out as Moey strums her sparkly pink guitar and Princess Adriane jams on her marabou-trimmed Casio. For more information, visit www.MoeysMusicParty.com.

Triangles, Squares and Circles, Oh My! - Island Kids
Through December 16, 2010 - Manhattan

Young artists age 2-3 will explore shapes and color while they strengthen their fine motor skills through a variety of two- and three-dimensional mediums. By focusing on a specific color or theme each session, children will build their skills with drawing, collage, painting, and small-scale sculpture. Register online.

Let's Look in our Favorite Book - Island Kids
Through December 16, 2010 - Manhattan

Young artists ages 3-5 will read a different children's book each session and complete a related art activity. Register online.

Saturday Evening Stargazing - The Custer Institute
Through December 18, 2010 - Southold

Families can go on a guided tour of the sky with laser pointers and powerful telescopes, every Saturday from dusk until midnight, through December 18.

Kid's Flamenco/Salsa Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 18, 2010 -

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 on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. Flamenco Latino CHILDREN'S FALL CLASSES: There is no better time to develop the rhythmic skills associated with this art form than when your children are young! Fall/Winter 2010 term runs 9/13- 12/18 with holiday breaks (12 classes total). Mondays, Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm and Saturdays 12pm-1pm. Wednesdays, Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm (Depending on enrollment): Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Ages 5-9 with Aurora Reyes. Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm: Singing, Percussion and Music Ensemble, Ages 10-15 with Basilio Georges. Wednesday and Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm (Depending on enrollment) Saturdays, 1pm-2pm: Flamenco/Salsa Dance, Ages 10-15 with Aurora Reyes. Prices: $150.00- 12 pack, $260- 30 pack (2 classes per week). 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 flamlat@verizon.net to reserve or visit Flamenco Latino’s website for further details: www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Classes w/ Jose Moreno - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 18, 2010 -

JOSE MORENO at Flamenco Latino Studios Beginner/Intermediate Fall Flamenco Classes; Sept 1-Dec 18 Wednesdays 5-6 Technique Wednesdays 6-7 Choreography/Soleá Thursdays 5:30-6:30 Technique Thursdays 6:30-7:30 Choreography/Soleá Saturdays 2:00-3:00 Technique Saturdays 3:00-4:00 Choreography/Solea Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.)- 212-399-8519 Contact Jose for rates! josemorenoflamenco@gmail.com or go to facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/josemorenoflamenco?ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=123401371043548&index=1 JOSE MORENO, dancer/percussionist/singer, is the son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Málaga. Mr. Moreno began studying flamenco dance with his mother at age 6. He later studied with Manolete, Andres Marin, and Farruquito. He learned percussion – especially cajon – under the tutellage of Manuel Soler. Performing professionally since he was 14, Mr. Moreno has appeared with dancers Manolete, La Tania, Pastora Galvan, Antonio Granjero, Joaquin Ruiz; singers Jesus Montoya, Joni Cortes; guitarists Pedro Cortes, Basilio Garcia, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Roberto Castellon, Jose Cortes (Pansequito); and in concert with Isabel Pantoja. He has performed with the companies Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Duende Ballet Espanol, Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Music and Dance, and Jesus and Suaya Montoya Company. He has also performed in the New World Symphony’s concert series with singer Carmen Linares; Flamenco in the Sun; and on tour with La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, Boston Flamenco Ballet, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company.

M.A.R.T.E (Manhattan Artisan Retail & Trade Emporium) - P.S 163
Through December 18, 2010 -

MARTE on W. 97th will kick off on Saturday, September 25th at P.S. 163 at 163 W.97th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. The family-themed event, named “Family MARTE, will feature entertainment and giveaways including a kids concert, book readings, food decorating booths, ballerina party and much more! Over 80 local vendors, artists and food purveyors will participate in the opening day market offering a wide variety of unique and fashionable artisan goods and crafts, artwork and antique and new jewelry. “Family MARTE” will take place from 11 am to 5 pm and is free to the public. Hosted by the Parents Association and produced by Community Flea, LLC, MARTE on W. 97th will raise funds for P.S. 163 for LEAP (Learning Enrichment After School Program). MARTE on W. 97th will be held on consecutive Saturdays through December 18, 2010, and each week will feature different themed entertainment and activities in addition to handmade goods and crafts. Future themed events will include “Sports MARTE”, “Halloween MARTE” and “Health MARTE”. MARTE is hosted by Parents Associations and produced by Community Flea, LLC, MARTE serves as a fundraiser for the school’s vital initiatives. Each market is free to the public and features new and antique jewelry and furniture, local artists, food vendors and entertainment. Proceeds from the events directly impact the host school and Parents Association.

American People Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through December 19, 2010 - Purchase

This exhibition features the artist's two earliest series, American People (1962-1967) and Black Light (1967-1969), which explores race and conflict in the United States.

Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through December 19, 2010 - Purchase

This exhibition highlights forty years of Steir's work in a survey that focuses on her exploration of the vocabulary of drawing.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through December 19, 2010 - Manhattan

Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. For 4-year-olds and their adult companions. Through December 19.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through December 19, 2010 - Manhattan

Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. For kids ages 5-10 and their adult companions.

Faith Ringgold's American People and Black Light: Paintings of the 1960s - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through December 19, 2010 - Purchase

For fifty years, Faith Ringgold has used her art to comment on racism and gender inequality. Though best known as the progenitor of the African American story quilt revival that began in the 1970s, it is her pointed political paintings of the 1960s–many of which disappeared from view-that are the focus of this exhibition. Approximately sixty works will be on view.

Brothers From The Bottom - World Premiere Play by Jackie Alexander - The Billie Holiday Theatre
Through December 19, 2010 -

Brothers from the Bottom. Gentrification threatens a New Orleans neighborhood and the bond between two brothers. World premiere play written & directed by Jackie Alexander. October 15 – December 19, 2010, The Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY. Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sat at 3pm, Sun at 4pm. Tickets: $15-$25; senior and student discounts. www.zerve.com/BHolidayInc/Brothers 212.209.3370.

Community Music Night at the Downtown Community Center - Downtown Community Center
Through December 20, 2010 - Manhattan

Manhattan Youth and Trinity Wall Street join to give community members a chance to hear and/or play chamber music with the professional musicians of the Trinity Chamber Players in a relaxed, informal setting. If you play violin, viola, or cello, and if you can read music, bring your instrument and join in.

Downtown Clown Revue - Dixon Place
Through December 20, 2010 -

Experience the new face of clowning at this all clown variety show! Each month is a new lineup of circus, stage, and street performers of all levels presenting new work ranging from sexy burlesque, silly slapstick, and existential stunts. Each show is a cacophonous cavalcade of clowns where the freedom of play, soaring imaginations, and uproarious laughter can be expected. Not for children. Other future dates and times: 11/15/2010, 12/20/2010 at 7:30pm

Transitions: Artists of UrbanGlass Group Exhibition - UrbanGlass
Through December 22, 2010 -

Transitions: Artists of UrbanGlass highlights the broad range of work made in the studios of UrbanGlass and will be the final show held in Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass until after UrbanGlass’ renovation and expansion project is complete in 2012. This group exhibition is representative of a pivotal moment in UrbanGlass’ institutional history and highlights experimental, innovative works in glass. The exhibition was juried by Jennifer Scanlan, assistant curator, Museum of Arts & Design; Courtney J. Wendroff, visual arts director, Brooklyn Arts Council; Dave Altman, co-chair, Urbanites; and Alan Iwamura, visual artist. The thirteen artists that were selected have integrated various styles and media into their art works. Transitions explores several of the many different artistic approaches that are being used in contemporary glass, including conceptual, mixed-media, installation, photography, drawing and recycled materials. The work that was chosen is conceptual, thought provoking and challenges the medium and the traditional boundaries of glass. Some artists use recycled materials such as apparel with glass stitched into it by Solange Ledwith while Pamela Sabroso uses cut glass wine bottles to create an intricate window screen. Yuka Otani uses cast sugar, corn syrup, and food coloring to create an installation of traditional goblet shapes that will disintegrate and change over time, depending on the temperature and humidity. Kelsey Harrington’s glass spheres with colored water create beautifully compelling patterns through the reflections. Joseph Cavalieri’s taxidermy two-headed birds in glass globes compliment the bizarre and intriguing silver cast foot and glass desert installation by Victoria Calabro. Many traditional glass working techniques are also represented with an intricate metamorphosis captured in flameworking by Eunsuh Choi, to the graphic blown glass of Adam Holtzinger, and halo-inspired installation by Hiromi Takizawa. Jane Bruce’s kilnformed glass series plays with traditional form and concept while Michael Janis’ kilncast pieces use layering of imagery and glass to create narrative space. Kanik Chung’s series of drawn presidential portraits on sheet glass is displayed to reveal the sum of all past presidents, the cumulative president. Miguel Unson presents a contemporary look at glass art through the lens of a camera, showing photos of intricate details of his own work. For more information, please visit our website at www.urbanglass.org. UrbanGlass: New York Contemporary Glass Center is a not-for-profit international art center located at 647 Fulton Street, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY. The mission of UrbanGlass is to be a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create in glass. We foster innovative art and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium.

Modeling Workshop / Modeling School New York - Fashionshowteam
Through December 23, 2010 -

We have over 20 years of professional modeling experience and knowledge regarding fashion show organization and Runway Training. During your Workshop, all your questions about modeling will be answered, fully aware of how the industry is run and organized and also how to work in the modeling business, along with advice for attending interviews for auditions with Photographs,Agents and casting Directors. Your goal is to become a Model or only get more self esteem This is the place where you will learn the things you need to know. How to become a Model,Types of modeling, Rules of modeling, walking the Catwalk ,Techniques of motion and gestures, Facial , Posing in front of the camera and much more.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 23, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 26, 2010 - Cornwall

Join Museum staff for feeding time at the Living Hudson exhibit and then meet the Animal of the Week.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 26, 2010 - Roslyn Harbor

Each Sunday the museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk-through of the museum, beginning at 1:30 pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Every Sunday through December 26.

Sea Lion Kiss - Atlantis Marine World
Through December 26, 2010 - Riverhead

Get a kiss and a keepsake photo from one of the sea lions, Java. Preregistration is required.

Are You Ready to Meet a Penguin? Penguin Encounter - Atlantis Marine World
Through December 26, 2010 - Riverhead

An interactive opportunity to have a close up encounter with an African Penguin and learn how the animal experts care for these playful birds.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 27, 2010 - Piermont

Children up to age 5 are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Held every Monday except holidays.

Art Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont ublic Library
Through December 28, 2010 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes at this weekly class, held each Tuesday. Projects include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students; pre-registration is requested.

Kids Create - University Settlement at the Houston Street Center
Through December 28, 2010 - Manhattan

This drop-in art class, for children ages 18 months to 4 years with a caregiver, ignites children's imaginations through explorative art. Journey through art, story-time, and songs in a fun learning environment, then take home your creations and start your very own refrigerator art gallery.

After-School Book Club - Historic Richmond Town
Through December 29, 2010 - Staten Island

Students in grades 4-7 meet on Wednesdays in the Historical Museum to read and discuss selected books covering major periods in history. The collections and historic buildings of Historic Richmond Town will enhance the readers' experience of the time periods.

Art Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2010 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes at this weekly class, held each Wednesday. Projects include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students; pre-registration is requested.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 29, 2010 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and therapeutic art activities for children ages 5 and up.

The Story Museum - Historic Richmond Town
Through December 30, 2010 - Staten Island

Preschool-aged children up to age 5 can step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing, and singing. Takes place in the Historical Museum. Call for reservations: 718-351-1611, ext. 280.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Every performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular presented by Capital One Bank is a glittering present full of fun and surprises for the whole family! Enjoy the flawless precision of the Radio City Rockettes in numbers like legendary "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and thrill as Santa takes you on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life. Everyone marvels at the stunning reenactment of the first Christmas in the "Living Nativity".

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Enjoy the flawless precision of the legendary Radio City Rockettes in numbers like "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "12 Days of Christmas." Then join Santa on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 30, 2010 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through December 31, 2010 - 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.

Single Mothers Support Group - Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center
Through December 31, 2010 - Spring Valley

Group meets each Thursday until 8pm. Free childcare with expressive art activities is provided during the meeting. This program is presented by the Rockland Parent-Child Center in Nyack.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Monday morning storytime.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Friday evening storytime.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Saturday morning storytime.

Permanent Exhibit: Night Shift - Prospect Park Zoo
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Visitors meet the night shift at Prospect Park Zoo during the day. A group of nocturnal critters has joined the animals featured in the Amazing Animals section of the zoo including an African brush tailed, South American prehensile, and a small group of Rodrigues fruit bats.

Karate for Children + Adults - MKD Karate School
Through December 31, 2010 - Jackson Heights

Karate classes for children, teens and adults, are taught by an instructor with a 3rd degree black belt. Learn physical training, mental strength, discipline and ethics. Try out the class with your child. Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Call or e-mail Sensei Orlando at sensei.orlando@mkdkarate.com. Through December 31.

Permanent Exhibition: Totally Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 -

Children 5 and under enter a whimsical world where kids are in charge. They can splash in the stream, put on a play, build bridges with blocks, create a collage, make music, and more.

Permanent Exhibition: Collections Central - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 -

Children can discover treasures from the Museum's collection and find out the stories they have to tell. They can pilot a boat down the Amazon, reconstruct a shattered bowl like an archeologist, discover patterns in objects, and use touch alone to identify mystery objects.

Permanent Exhibition: Neighborhood Nature - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 -

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

Permanent Exhibition: World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 -

Stroll down a street in Brooklyn...and journey around the globe. Kids can design a carnival costume for the West Indian Day Parade, make a pizza in an Italian restaurant, ring up groceries at an international grocery, and dance in the Chinese New Year parade.

Board Game Night - Lola's Tea House
Through December 31, 2010 - Pelham

Take a chance and demonstrate your skill and strategy playing some of the most well known games. Bring your favorite board game and try to win prizes.

Exhibit: The Triborough Bridge: Robert Moses and the Automobile Age - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

This exhibition focuses on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, built to connect three boroughs and accommodate New York's burgeoning auto traffic. Kid-friendly pictures and diagrams explain the operation and maintenance of bridges to the littlest engineers. Information and artifacts in the exhibition highlight RFK's election as New York Senator and his 1968 campaign for President.

Guest Cars - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Guest cars highlight vintage and current vehicles that are not part of the museum's permanent exhibit. Included are the Long Island Rail Road vintage caboose, on loan from the National Railway Historical Society, and a pair of cars from one of the last money trains.

La Leche League Meeting -
Through December 31, 2010 - Bridgehampton

This support group for breastfeeding mothers meets the second Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome as are babies and young children. Held at a private home in Tappan. Call for location.

Joint Karate for Children & Parents - MKD Karate School
Through December 31, 2010 - Jackson Heights

This karate class for children ages 3-7 and their parents meets every Tuesday at 7pm and Saturday at 12pm. Visit the website or call for more information and pricing. Through December 31.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall, Lido Beach Synagogue, Long Beach Library, Island Park Library, and other LI Locations
Through December 31, 2010 -

Moms meet for a great workout and good old fashion fun with their little ones in this fitness program for moms and babies. The first class is free. Meets at The Source Mall Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays for Silly Saturdays, at 9:30am. ALso at the Lido Beach Synagogue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am. Other locations include Island Park Library, Long Beach Library,The Green Acres Mall (Valley Stream) and Funstation (Lynbrook). Email adelearkin@strollerstrides.net or go to www.meetup.com/strollerstridesLI for the complete calendar.

Voices of Liberty Exhibit at the Keeping History Center - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Visitors can experience a soundscape composed of diverse voices responding to arriving in America for the first time, including Holocaust survivors, Soviet refuseniks, and others. As the exhibit grows, visitors will be able to add their own responses to seeing the harbor or their own stories of arriving in the U.S. Open through 2010.

New Carriage Galleries - The Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Stony Brook

View elaborately decorated carriages in the European Vehicles Gallery and view a Gentleman's Coach House modeled after a 19th-century Gold Coast mansion carriage house.

The Mummy Chamber - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2010 -

This long-term installation of more than 170 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's world-famous holdings of ancient Egyptian material explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life. On view are the mummy of the Mayor of Thebes, Pa-seba-khai-en-ipet; the mummy of Hor, encased in an elaborately painted cartonnage; and a twenty-four-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll. Exhibit opens May 7.

The West Wing: Workshop of Democracy - Sagamore Hill
Through December 31, 2010 - Oyster Bay

Families can view this exhibit of recently uncovered photographs of the renovation of the White House and the building of the west wing during Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency. Through December 31.

A Trip to the Planets - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

Children and adults take a cosmic trip through the solar system, beginning on Earth with a sunrise. Visitors experience a thunderstorm, rainbow and sunset. After a discusion of the moon and its phases, the audience travels to, and learns about, every planet in the solar system. Recommended for children 8 and under. Weekends through December 31.

Journey through the Solar System - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This exciting show looks at the solar system and at past, present and future NASA missions. See planets fly by, view pictures from the Mars Rover missions, and even experience a tornado! This new program was produced in-house by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff using amazing effects, fantastic music and excellent narration. This show inspires and amazes visitors. Weekends through December 31.

Long Island Skies - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This live presentation uses the Planetarium's star projector to its fullest capabilities. Learn about the nighttime sky as seen from your own backyard and explore the current night sky, including the seasonal constellations, stars, planets, deep sky objects, and much more. This show is a wonderful introduction to the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island. Weather permitting, the Planetarium staff will also open the 16-inch Meade telescope located in the Vanderbilt's sky observatory to look at all the objects discussed during the show. Fridays through December 31.

One Small Step - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This journey uncovers secrets of the ancient past and reveals how and why the U.S. finally landed a man on the moon. Families experience an adventurous lunar mission and discover the complex process of getting to the moon and returning safely. Worldwide, space agencies are gearing up for a return to the moon by the year 2020. A new era of lunar exploration is about to begin. This presentation is the first public offering on the latest insights. For ages 8 and up. Weekends through December 31.

Long Island Skies - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This live presentation uses the Planetarium's star projector to its fullest capabilities. Learn about the nighttime sky as seen from your own backyard! We'll explore the current night sky, including the seasonal constellations, stars, planets, deep sky objects, and much more... Great for the entire family, this show is a wonderful introduction to the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island. Following the program, and weather permitting, the Planetarium staff will open the 16" Meade telescope located in the Vanderbilt's sky observatory to look at all the objects discussed during the show, making this a unique and powerful experience for all. Intended for ages 8 to adult.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2010 - Flushing

Through dozens of playground elements such as slides, seesaws, and sand pits, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight, and simple machines.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2010 - Flushing

Putt your way through this nine-hole mini golf course and learn about propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

'Voces Y Visiones' - El Museo del Barrio
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

The exhibition features milestones in the history of El Museo through artwork, documentation, and memorabilia from its permanent collection and archives. Open through December 12.

Moms in Babeland: Parent Support Group - Great Neck and Forest Hills Locations
Through December 31, 2010 - Great Neck and Forest HIlls

Feeling overwhelmed? Come meet new moms (newborn-12+months) and make lifelong friends for you and your baby in a support group led by licensed psychotherapist/mom, Jean Geffen. First year of development and interaction between parent and child is crucial. With sensitivity and humor, explore: life changes, balancing your needs with baby, partner and others, relationship issues, work/alternatives and more. Great Neck and Forest Hills. AM/PM Groups forming. Call 516-466-7876 for Great Neck schedule and 718-520-7299 for Forest Hills schedule. E-mail jeangeffen@gmail.com for more info.

Moms in Babeland: Parent Support Group - Babeland
Through December 31, 2010 - Queens

Meet new moms of children age newborn up to 12 months in a support group led by licensed psychotherapist/mom Jean Geffen. Explore life changes; balancing your needs with baby, partner, and others; relationship issues; work alternatives; and more. Call 516-466-7876 for Great Neck schedule and 718-520-7299 for Forest Hills schedule. Email jeangeffen@gmail.com for more info.

Radio City Stage Door Tour - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

During this one-hour walking tour, guests will explore the hall's art-deco interior, learn the secrets and history of the Great Stage, walk through The Roxy Suite, meet one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, and take part in a Radio City Rockette kick line.

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour - Madison Square Garden
Through December 31, 2010 -

During this one-hour guided walking tour, guests experience Madison Square Garden from behind the scenes, just as many of the world's most legendary artists and performers have.

A Child's Adventure in the Swedish Countryside: A Storybook Installation - Scandinavia House
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

An interactive playscape that takes children on a magical journey across the ocean to Sweden, where they can explore, hear stories, and read while surrounded by decorations that reflect the Swedish landscape.

Studio Sundays: Intergeneraltional Program - Museum of Arts and Design
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Explore the creative process through various mixed media — clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, paper, rubber, etc. — and related studio activities that encourage the transformation of your ideas into art objects.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians. Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

'NUEVA YORK (1613-1945)' - El Museo del Barrio
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition reveals the role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played across four centuries to help shape New York into the most culturally vibrant city in the world. Art works, documents, printed books, artifacts, an installation by Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell, and a documentary by Ric Burns all serve as testaments to this dynamic history. On view through January 9.

'The Wizard of Oz' - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

In this exhibit, which is based on the beloved classic movie, kids can create a tornado in Dorothy's bedroom, explore Munchkin houses, visit the Emerald City, and meet Dorothy's friends the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man. Open through January 9.

Drama Workshop - Poppenhusen Institute
Through December 31, 2010 - College Point

Drama workshop runs weekly through December. At the conclusion of the session, students will perform for parents, friends, and the general public. $25 registration fee covers the entire session.

Painting Workshop - Poppenhusen Institute
Through December 31, 2010 - College Point

Painting workshop for pre-teens and teens runs weekly through December. Program is free, but students must provide their own supplies.

The Ride - Departs from the New York Marriott Marquis
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

A new entertainment experience that tours guests through midtown Manhattan on $1.3-million, custom-built vehicles as an ever-changing live show featuring actors, performers, and everyday citizens unfolds on the streets before them.

Parents and Toddlers Together - Rockland Parent-Child Center
Through December 31, 2010 - Nyack

Parents and caregivers with toddlers are invited to meet each other under the direction of facilitator Lisa Kloenne. Group meets every Monday through Friday.

Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 02, 2011 - Norwalk

Come fall in love with the new colony of African penguins in a new outdoor exhibit, offering views above and below the water.

King Tut - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through January 02, 2011 -

After more than 30 years, the record-breaking exhibition, King Tut, returns to NYC for its final stop before these ancient treasures return to Egypt forever. Revel in the splendor of the ancient Egyptian world as you view a dazzling array of possessions unearthed from his tomb, along with antiquities representing his family and contemporaries. The exhibition is open 7 days a week: Sun.-Wed., 10am-8pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-9:30pm. Last admission is 90 minutes prior to closing. Last admission is 90 minutes prior to closing.

Race to the End of the Earth - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2011 - Manhattan

This exhibit recounts the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. The focus lies on the challenges that the two competing explorers faced as they undertook their 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back. The exhibit also links these early explorations to modern science and research on Antarctica.

Race to the End of the Earth - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales in the annals of Antarctic exploration: The contest to reach the South Pole. This exhibition focuses on the challenges that the two leaders - Roald Amundsen on the Norwegian side and Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the British - faced as they undertook their separate 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back.

It's a Hit: A Hometown View of our National Pastime. - Fairifield Museum and History Center
Through January 02, 2011 - Fairfield

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

Out on a Limb: Adventures with Nature and Art - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 02, 2011 -

The fun and wonder of the natural world is explored through elaborate tree houses. Enter the exhibit and are immediately inside a series of tree houses with virtual aerial views and real experiences of nature. Help birds build nests and care for their young, climb a tree tower, make and decorate a club house, weave a sculpture or build a chair with willow bark and bamboo, read and role play stories of nature, and study and draw objects in nature in a tree naturalist journal.

Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 02, 2011 -

In a joint exhibition with the New York Public Library, Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress explores the life and work of the novelist, short story writer, fabulist, critic, lecturer, and travel-writer, and his impact and enduring influence upon American literature and humor.

Night on the Town Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2011 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on images of nightlife scenes including dining, dancing, music, theater and entertainment. An evening out, whether in Huntington, Manhattan, or a rural Pennsylvania town, consists of a myriad of social interactions in addition to dining and entertainment.

Italy Observed: Views and Souvenirs, 1706-1899 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2011 -

This installation assembles the rich holdings of Italian vedute collected by Robert Lehman. From paintings of Venetian life by Luca Carlevaris to a Neapolitan album of gouache drawings documenting the eruption of Vesuvius in 1794 to sketches and watercolors of Italian antiquities by visitors on the Grand Tour, the exhibition will capture the artist's romantic attraction to Italy and its irresistible Roman heritage. Joining the selection will be marketed souvenirs -- teapots, spoons, fans, and pocket watches -- on loan from the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-1968 - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 02, 2011 -

This exhibition includes over forty-five spectacular drawings borrowed from museums and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style - Museum of the City of NY
Through January 03, 2011 -

Co-presented with the National Jewelry Institute, Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, or wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. The exhibition features a runway of original attire -- much of it created by the most important designers of their times -- and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close.

'Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece' - The Onassis Cultural Center
Through January 03, 2011 - Manhattan

The exhibit brings together more than 90 exceptional artworks focusing on the Archaic, Classical and the Hellenistic period. Through these objects, the exhibit shows how the ancient Greek heroes were understood and how they served as role-models. It also explores the human need for heroes.

Broken Forms: European Modernism from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 05, 2011 -

The masterpieces in this exhibition include examples of Cubism, Cubo-Futurism, Expressionism, and other avant-garde movements that are central to the Guggenheim's collection.

'Toys: The Inside Story' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 07, 2011 - Garden City

Peek inside some common toys while exploring the basics of pulleys, cams, gears, linkages, and circuits. Twelve different hands-on stations are featured, which illustrate the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys and let visitors create their own toy-like combinations.

Colin Quinn Long Story Short - Helen Hayes Theatre
Through January 08, 2011 -

Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn uses his “articulate brand of comedy” in taking audiences through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Colin Quinn Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.

The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 09, 2011 -

Organized to complement the Museum's major loan exhibition The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, this installation in the Museum's permanent galleries for Chinese painting and calligraphy traces the momentous stylistic transformation in painting and calligraphy that began under Mongol rule and culminated in the literati traditions of the early Ming. The exhibit will showcase some seventy Yuan and early Ming works of art from New York–area private and public collections.

Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, The Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 09, 2011 -

The exhibition features works from the private collection of Isaac Sutton—the largest American collection of contemporary botanical art. The body of work documents a wide variety of plant life in aesthetically stunning fashion and comes to the Garden after a long and successful run at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 09, 2011 - Katonah

This exhibition—which includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, video, and a live web broadcast—takes a look at current map-based works that represent actual locations–real and imagined. Encompassing the stars, the land, and the built environment, it explores various strategies that artists are using to track their subjects, distilling them into art objects and activities that choreograph location through time and space.

Circus! Art and Science Under the Big Top - Bruce Museum
Through January 09, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibit covers the history of the circus and displays items such as swallowing swords, costumes, circus posters and artwork by Matisse and Chagall. Interactive stations demonstrate the science and mechanics behind performing acts.

Rock On! Masterworks of Rock Photography Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 09, 2011 - Huntington

This exhibition presents more than 50 images of rock ‘n’ roll musicians from the early days of Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, through the classic period of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Doors, to today’s hip-hop musicians Tupac Shakur and LL Cool J.

Big Apple Circus Presents 'Dance On!' - Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Through January 09, 2011 - Manhattan

This lively show features performers from around the globe, including a troupe of monocyclists and lasso twirlers from China; a group of Mongolian contortionists; a collection of Kenyan athletes; a herd of 12 miniature horses in an equine chorus line; and an Ethiopian juggler with a lively, up-tempo act that's hard to beat.

Big Apple Circus Presents Dance On! - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 09, 2011 -

The spectacular Big Apple Circus leaps into its 33rd Season with a thrilling All-New Show, Dance On! The World's Greatest Circus artists swing into action in the spotlight under our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Invited to the dance: an awesome troupe of monocyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mind-bending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes who shimmy up a pole as though gravity were a joke! A herd of hoofers -- twelve miniature horses in an equine chorus line! And an Ethiopian juggler with a lively up-tempo act that's hard to beat! Your Host is our charming and charismatic Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, aided with antic abandon by star clowns Rob Torres and of course, our leggy, lovable laugh-riot Grandma! With live music by the Big Apple Circus Band, there'll be cavorting in the aisles -- and even the audience will be dancing in their seats! Visit website for tickets and show times.

Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 09, 2011 -

The first exhibition in the United States to focus upon this international phenomenon and to examine its manifestations in all media. Among the artists represented are Balthus, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, Otto Dix, Hannah Höch, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Pablo Picasso, and August Sander. Closed Thurs.

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 09, 2011 -

The first major U.S. exhibition in twenty years to survey the work of the legendary American artist John Baldessari, widely renowned as a pioneer of conceptual art.

'Herb Williams: Beneath the Surface' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 09, 2011 - Manhattan

Herb Williams displays a series of large-scale sculptures made out of crayons. In this collection, the artist imagines a new breed of fish that have specially adapted to life in the midst of man-made ecological disasters.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736-1783: From Neoclassicism to Expressionism - Neue Galerie
Through January 10, 2011 - New York

The first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to this major late 18th-century Bavarian-born Austrian sculptor. It focuses on the artist's so-called "character heads," among the most important works of sculpture from their era. The exhibition is organized by Guilhem Scherf, chief curator of sculpture at the Musée du Louvre.

Free Infant Class - Elliotts Gymnastics Classes - 93rd Stret
Through January 12, 2011 - Manhattan

This class, for ages newborn through 6 months, introduces babies to different sounds and movements by utilizing music, bells, hoops, and vivid colors. Through January 12.

Free Infant Class - Elliotts Gymnastics Classes - 89th Street
Through January 14, 2011 - Manhattan

This class, for infants ages newborn through 6 months, introduces babies to different sounds and movements by utilizing music, balls, hoops, and vivid colors. Through January 14.

TIGERS The Exhibition: Tracking a Legend - The South Street Seaport
Through January 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Through the story of a wild tigress and her cubs, visitors experience the world of the Bengal tiger and are taken into a rich environment of engaging activities and technology.

27 Seconds - The Apollo I Tragedy - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through January 16, 2011 -

This special exhibit tells the story of the 1967 Apollo 1 tragedy when, during routine tests, fire engulfed the command capsule and took the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. Through rare photographs, artifacts and narrative, the exhibit explores this pivotal event, which riveted the attention of a heartbroken nation, set new standards of heroism and service to our country and changed the course of space exploration in America.

Drawn in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Public Library: Central Library Branch
Through January 23, 2011 -

A festival and exhibition of children's book art curated by John Bemelmans Marciano. The exhibition features the work of over 30 illustrators who live and work in Brooklyn, from the most exciting newcomers in publishing to the legends of the business. The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces of art from such books as "Duck for President," "The Curious Garden," "Moonshot," and "Madeline and the Cats of Rome," and includes such Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winners as Leo and Diane Dillon, Brian Selznick, Paul O. Zelinsky, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, and Brian Pinkney.

The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 23, 2011 -

A small, scholarly focused exhibition of about fifty pieces of the distinctive "artistic furniture" and related objects produced by the workshop of Charles Rohlfs (American, 1853-1936) in Buffalo, New York. His unusually inventive forms and imaginative carving combined many influences, from the abstract naturalism of Art Nouveau to the bold forms of the Arts and Crafts movement. The exhibition explores Rohlfs's work in the context of new research that reveals his success in Europe as well as in America, and traces his influence on other twentieth-century furniture designers. The exhibition draws from many public and private collections.

Trivia Tuesdays - Southern Hospitality
Through January 25, 2011 -

Tuesday Night Trivia. Tuesdays at 8pm. $3 Drafts. $5 Well Drinks. $ Frozen Drinks. 1st Place: One Hour Open Bar. 2nd Place: $25 Gift Certificate. 3rd Place: Free Appetizer. Shots for Best Team Name, Best Answer, Last Place Team! Best Trivia Night in NYC

"Artist As Witness: The 9/11 Responders" - The New York City Police Museum
Through January 29, 2011 - Manhattan

This powerful exhibition displays selected works by reportorial artist Aggie Kenny, who visited the World Trade Center Recovery Operation in the spring of 2002. Kenny's poignant sketches and watercolors depict first responders at work in the clean up and recovery efforts and represent a unique first-person view of the responders' efforts. Through January 29.

A Child's View: 19th-Century Paper Theaters - Bruce Museum
Through January 30, 2011 - Greenwich

Thirty-five colorful, antique paper theaters from all over the world are on display. These theaters entertained children in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Literary Lives: The World of Shirley Hazzard and Francis Steegmuller - The New York Society Library
Through January 31, 2011 -

Shirley Hazzard - one of the world's most gifted and acclaimed writers and author of The Transit of Venus and The Great Fire - unlocks her private collection of personal photographs and books that gives a first-ever look at the life she shared with her husband, Francis Steegmuller, the award-winning author, whose pioneering work on Flaubert, Cocteau, and de Maupassant brought him worldwide acclaim. On view at The New York Society Library, this FREE exhibition will also display photographs of European landmarks taken by Steegmuller, a gifted photographer whose work behind the lens has not been seen before. A 44-page catalogue accompanies the exhibit.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Call for location
Through January 31, 2011 - Manhattan

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

'Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin' - New-York Historical Society
Through January 31, 2011 - Manhattan

This exhibition commemorates the events of 1921 that inaugurated a new era of hope for juvenile diabetes patients. It brings to life the personalities who discovered insulin and raced to bring it to the world. Through January 31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

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

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

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

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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