Catholic Schools Week Open Houses - Schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties Through February 03, 2018 - Long Island

Come discover the difference a Catholic education can make for your children at one of 43 Open Houses across Long Island.



Come discover the difference a Catholic education can make for your children at one of 43 Open Houses across Long Island.

With Daniel Lebhardt, piano "Baker gave an incandescent performance." (The Arts Desk) PROGRAM SCHUBERT - Fantasia in C major, D. 934 BRITTEN - Suite, Op. 6 ELGAR - Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 82| With a premiere by YCA Composer, TONIA KO New Zealand native Benjamin Baker has moved audiences around the world with his musicianship. His playing has been described as having "expressive colour" and "sonorous presence" (Beethoven Society of Europe). Mr. Baker is a First Prize Winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, at which he was the recipient of three special performance awards including the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Prize, the Embassy Series Prize, and the Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series Prize. He will make his U.S. recital debuts in the 2017-2018 Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Concert Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, underwritten by the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize. He holds the John French Violin Chair of Young Concert Artists.

Portland-based folk rock band, The Builders and the Butchers, announce their forthcoming album, The Spark, due out May 19th. The band's fifth LP will be released on Badman Recordings Co, which will be their third release with the label. Their last album was hailed by Consequence of Sound, who said, "The Builders and the Butchers make records the way the bards used to pass on stories. They're poetic and captivating, and do to songwriting what Clint Eastwood does to movies," and this new record follows the same, narrative-driven path. With glowing album and show reviews coming from Pitchfork and The Wall Street Journal, among others, their brand of folk-rock is best served live. Audiences can look forward to lively performances, where fourth wall is broken and the audience is able to participate in call and response sing-a-longs. Sometimes the band will hand out instruments for fans to play, and they'll even get down off stage to perform right on the floor.

Taste Presents Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen W/ Matt Rodbard - Books are Magic January 31, 2018 - Cobble Hill

Books Are Magic and TASTE present Deb Perelman (Smitten Kitchen) joined by TASTE Editor in Chief Matt Rodbard for a conversation about deep-winter cooking, weekend baking adventure, and Perelman's new cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day!

The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents Swan Lake - palace theatre albany January 31, 2018 - Albany

Full-length Ballet in Four Acts Music By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theater of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents 50 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life! "Effortless precision." – Palm Beach Daily News "Full of enchantment!" – The New York Times

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café January 31, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Pat Darienzo has been performing on Long Island and across the Tri-State region as a comedy magician for over 40 years. He has performed on television, and off-Broadway, and has served as a creative consultant for many professional magicians. A graduate of Stand-Up University, Pat's flair for comedy is obvious in all of his shows, and makes even the most bone-chilling experiences delightfully fun. With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the powers of a bona fide mentalist or thought-reader, Pat Darienzo entertains and stuns audiences with demonstrations of unexplainable psychic powers and abilities. Known best for his popular fast-paced, comedy magic shows across the tri-state region, his psychic performances are a dramatic change of pace. Combining magic and comedy with an amazing gift of intuition, Pat's performance must be seen to be believed…or disbelieved. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric's brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist himself before his untimely death in 2002. Eric released his first record in 1991 at the young age of 16 for Elektra Records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine Reader's Poll named Eric "Best New Talent," in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up in 1996 as The Gales Brothers to recordLeft Hand Brand, which was recorded for the House of Blues label. Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see the likes of Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton looking on in amazement. Word was spreading about Eric as he was taking his God-given talents and working his crowds into a frenzy each night while on stage. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric as he was signed to Nightbird Records an affiliation of the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record That's What I Am in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD Crystal Vision for Blues Bureau and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau follow-up, The Psychedelic Underground in 2007. Eric followed that up in 2008 with The Story of my Life and in 2010 hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album Relentless. That album combined with his latest studio album Transformation released in 2011 set the stage for his Double Live CD/DVD, Eric Gales LIVE released in October of 2012. The Eric Gales Trio recorded and released Ghost Notes, Gales' first all instrumental recording, for Shrapnel Records in 2013. All Music Review says Ghost Notes "crackles with energy, a sturdy mix of blues, rock, and straight-out funk fusion, and Gales' playing is joyous and elegant by turns, making this arguably his best album yet." His latest effort, A Night on the Sunset Strip is a live record, just released on Cleopatra Records, in stores NOW.

UCBT's top improv teachers join forces in Teacher Feature, the improv show that features teachers for this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Lou Gonzalez, Doug Moe, Ben Rameaka and Molly Thomas.

Zenizen is Phillip Salisbury and Opal Hoyt. The two met in Vermont in 2nd grade and after going their separate ways in college, reconvened in NYC to combine their love of electronic jazz and soul sounds. Heavily influenced by contemporary nu-jazz, future and EDM artists like J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Eric Lau, FKJ and others, they have created their own combination of non-traditional beats and soulful vocals as a vehicle to bring audiences into the depths of their lived experiences. Weighted lyrics and varied instrumentals play into the balance of pop and experimental soul--a modern psychedelia.

"If Stevie Ray Vaughan and Slash had a love child, and that love child and Janis Joplin had a love child, it would be Hannah Wicklund." Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock 'n' roll band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the age of nine. While most were accomplishing third grade reading lists, Wicklund was forming a rock 'n' roll band. Playing over 1,500 shows, sharing stages with acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, and Rusted Root before legal voting age, Wicklund and The Steppin Stones have evolved over a decade. "18-year-old vocalist and guitarist Hannah Wicklund who delivers melodies and styles from multiple genres with both expert precision and original adventurism…it's astonishing how they achieve such a mature rock sound on their 2015 self-title album," wrote Modern Rock Review's Ric Albano. Now in Nashville, Tennessee, Wicklund, guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Wicklund's signature curls flying through the air transport back to the time of the first female rock star, Janis Joplin. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Wicklund's singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul musician Susan Tedeschi. With the band's musical influences from Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck, Wicklund's classic rock look get fans listening, but her guitar skills keep them wanting more. "I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. Please support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire," said Josh Talbot, Nashville native. While touring and playing private events including parties for AC/DC's Brian Johnson, the band has managed to release four albums. The latest, a self-titled album recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC in 2015. The band will close 2017 with their first international tour and kick off 2018 with the release of their third album, produced by Sadler Vaden.

Zenizen is Phillip Salisbury and Opal Hoyt. The two met in Vermont in 2nd grade and after going their separate ways in college, reconvened in NYC to combine their love of electronic jazz and soul sounds. Heavily influenced by contemporary nu-jazz, future and EDM artists like J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Eric Lau, FKJ and others, they have created their own combination of non-traditional beats and soulful vocals as a vehicle to bring audiences into the depths of their lived experiences. Weighted lyrics and varied instrumentals play into the balance of pop and experimental soul--a modern psychedelia.

Rag-Time Germs of Love are dedicated to performing forgotten songs of the Rag-Time era. Their repertoire consists of a wide range of bizarre, rocking obscurities, many of which haven't been heard in over a century. The lyrics are often reimagined as was traditionally done by some of the first performers of early American popular music.

Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics. This is a drop-in class, no registration required, payable at door. Credit cards and Shababa cards accepted. Price is per person.

Attorney, author and television and talk radio host Eboni K. Williams has long recognized but struggled to reconcile the uncomfortable reality that what you look like matters, especially for women, and especially when it comes to your professional ascent. Williams will draw on her own narrative and on the stories of other powerful women, including Marcia Clark, Meghan McCain and Desiree Rogers. Learn how all women can take the frustrating reality of being judged by looks, flip it on its head and become professionally and personally empowered.

Line-up / Archivist Liquid Asset Katie Rex Pure Immanence pure immanence xviii lineup: 10–11: pure immanence 11–1: archivist (ny debut) 1–2: liquid asset (live set) 2–4: katie rex

Once in a Blue Moon Singles Night in honor of a rare Super Blue Moon Eclipse on Wednesday, January 31st. The Blue Moon – second of two full moons in one calendar month – will pass through the Earth’s shadow to give us a total lunar eclipse. Come find love on this auspicious super moon day with one of the top matchmakers on the East Coast, relationship expert, Arlene Vasquez. Arlene helps her clients find love with just an introduction; so let her help you find your perfect match. Arlene will be the host of the night and will offer inspirational relationship advice, ice breakers, and lead the way for people to connect. This is a FREE event hosted by NJ’s hottest DJ - DJ Alex who will spin the hottest songs of today and yesterday, complimentary appetizers start at 9pm and there will be some fun games and prizes all in an attempt for people to get off their devices and actually talk to each other! Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not take a shot at love at Blue Moon and let cupid do his thing. All Blue Moon Mexican Café locations offer FREE entertainment on a regular basis, for an up to date listing of performers and locations, visit Bluemoonmexicancafe.com

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ The Soho Playhouse: Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018 ed. - SoHo Playhouse Through January 31, 2018 - New York

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018 ed. Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip, NEW YORK CITY. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! @ Huron Comedy Club (Under Soho Playhouse) Presented by Todd Montesi & Richard James 15 Vandam st (btwn Ave of The Americas & Varick st.) Showtime: 9:00PM No Cover, 1 Drink Min. For info/reservations: (212) 691-1555 Via Subway: 1/9 train to Houston st.; A/C/E to Spring st. This Week’s Guests: (Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018 ed.): Killa Liz Miele! Killa Malia Sias! Killa Jason Cory Reynard! Killa Momoh Pujeh! Killa Kevin Michael Smith! Killa Andriana Santiago! Killa Max Sprinzeles! Killa Ron Fleming! Killa Osh Noam! Killa Liz Lord! & Killa Tracie Jayne! Hosted By Comedy’s Own Todd Montesi!! W/ Our Official Hype-Man/DJ Cactus Black himself Richard James!!! #UGIT

Kevn Kinney is an acclaimed American rock/alt-country/folk singer and songwriter most widely known as the founder and frontman of the Atlanta-based rock band Drivin N Cryin. An accomplished musician, poet and painter, Kinney has released multiple critically-acclaimed recordings over his 29-year professional career including the gold-certified album Fly Me Courageous. He is well-known for his collaborations with the Allman Brothers' Warren Haynes, REM, and Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Ebersold, among others. Executive Producers of F/X Network's hit TV show Archer asked Kinney to produce 12 tracks (5 of which are pre-existing DNC/KK songs and 3 of which were written anew by KK for the series) for season 5 debuting January 13, 2014. Drivin N Cryin was honored in 2011 by the State Of Georgia with House Resolution 387, recognizing the band members for their contributions to the arts and for their ongoing charitable efforts. In 2015 they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame alongside Gregg Allman, Sam Cooke and others. Drivin N Cryin recent releases were 2015's Best of Songs, a vinyl only release on Plowboy Records and the re-release of Mystery Road on Island/Universal Fall 2017. Darius Rucker released a cover of the Drivin N Cryin hit and Kevn Kinney penned song "Straight To Hell", the track features Rucker along with friends Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum putting a contemporary Country twist on a classic song and a nod to one of the most unique poets of our time. Kevn continues to tour, both solo and with Drivin N Cryin, around the world often.

Dead Empires Black Wail Nathaniel Shannon & The Vanishing Twin Thee Money $hot - Saint Vitus January 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

“Dead Empires sound like what Cloudkicker could’ve been in an alternate universe in which Ben Sharp was influenced by doomy, stoney High on Fire riffs instead of atmospheric post rock and Meshuggah… with a few extra bong rips thrown in for good measure. The Hudson Valley, NY instrumental three-piece brings it hard on their latest offering Waiting in Waves, and this new, previously unreleased track offers a taste of what’s in store on their soon-to-be-released next effort.” -Metalsucks.net “Based in the Hudson Valley, which is in all reality our back yard (and front yard), it seems strange to only now have our eyes opened and ears blasted by a three piece instrumental band that both embraces and denounces genre tagging. With a range of styles, and a wealth of intelligent intensity, Waiting In Waves was ahead of its time.” -Sorrow Eternal Music Blog While the band is instrumental, they choose not to label themselves as such- the sound is ever-evolving, and they’d prefer to put out music that is organic, natural, passionate- rather than stick to a particular genre. The band likes to combine a wide range of influences to produce a sound that sways from epic, ethereal soundscapes to heavy post-rock riffs, rounded out with good old fashioned sludgy heaviness.

Singer-songwriter. Co-producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on Resistor, an album that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Following the 2014 release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, The Avenues, Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and, months later, wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining fall tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective's second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show's soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective's teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn's "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music.

Four-time Grammy-winning music ensemble Eighth Blackbird collaborates with longtime IAC artists composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming, Ghost Trio, The Hunger), and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, on Olagón. This 90-minute song cycle brings the centuries-old legend of the Táin Bó Cúailnge into the 21st century, exposing a martini-guzzling, pill-popping Queen Medhbh set against her lovelorn King Ailill, among other lovers.

IAC Commissions: Deirdre Kinahan, Michael Brunnock, and Gerry Leonard - Irish Arts Center Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan (Wild Sky, Halcyon Days, BOGBOY) will collaborate with New York City-based musicians Michael Brunnock and Gerry Leonard on Ettie, an ambitious new theatre production reimagining the life of Ettie Steinberg, Ireland's only known Irish-Jewish citizen to have been murdered in the Holocaust.

IAC Commissions: David Bolger/CoisCeim Dance Theatre - Irish Arts Center Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Uncle Ray is a new duet by David Bolger that reimagines the life and work of Ray Bolger, who was best known for his role as The Scarecrow in the MGM film The Wizard of Oz, and one of the greatest dancers of his generation.

rench-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for twelve French-Algerian and African dancers. A Joyce debut, the piece created by French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father's deathbed revelation that Koubi's family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as Koubi had believed. Exploring the artist's newfound roots, this spellbinding work combines capoeira, martial arts, hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists—and Islamic architecture. Though thrillingly kinetic, what lingers about the piece is the transcendence of a journey home.

Emma Martin, the creator of Dancehall, Tundra, and Dogs, and most recently the acclaimed choreographic sequence in Enda Walsh's Arlington, conceives a new work, Girl Song, a visceral and sometimes absurdist ode to the extraordinary details of an ordinary existence, in a fierce and multi-layered dance-theatre creation.

The Cameramen | Free Show, The Get It | Free Show, Lucite Toki, Nialand - Pianos (Showroom) January 31, 2018 - New York

Minji Kim is a pianist who was born in Seoul, South Korea. Kim graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016 and moved to NYC to achieve her master's degree in Jazz Performance at New York University. She currently is studying, performing, and teaching in NYC and will release her debut album with Drew Gress and featuring Alex Sipiagin, Alan Ferber, and Dave Pietro. Minji Kim Quartet will perform Kim's own compositions.

Vic Henley, Mick Burton, Christian Finnegan, Dusin Chafin - Comic Strip Live January 31, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Celebrate the Jewish connection to trees and nature. Event includes dinner, fruit, and wine. RSVP required.

Get to know the planet earth and see how important conservation is. Design and create your own water filtration systems, and then harness solar power to create a work of art you can keep.

Cult Citizen Presents: Buscabulla (PRIMA Benefit Show): Prinze George, Bairoa - Elsewhere January 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

A special website will launch for PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100! passion.koreanculture.org will go live on NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Visit us here to view all the artworks online and for each artist bios Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition, PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. This exhibition showcases ONE HUNDRED winter sport helmets that were artistically designed by ONE HUNDRED selected artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Sea lions may seem clumsy on land, but their oar-like flippers and torpedo-shaped bodies make them strong swimmers and divers. Check out these animals during their daily feedings.

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade." Time Magazine cheers, "if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

THE LOZADA LOWDOWN LIVE! Is a talk show/standup comedy show starring Angelo Lozada and Tammi Cubilette with music provided by world-renowned DJ, G-Bo the Pro. The show will feature the country's top standup comedians, singers, actors, and news makers as well as Angelo and Tammi's take on life, politics and all things world.

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running hit. Ever.

The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected. *Please note that standing room tickets may be sold behind the last row of Orchestra seating for this show.

Russ Woolley proudly presents Richard Skipper Celebrates January 31st 8PM Richard Skipper Celebrates Carol Channing's 97th Birthday (on her actual Birthday!) Featuring Diane J. Findlay, Wendy Scherl, Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and a SURPRISE guest to be announced January 5th! We will be celebrating Carol Channing's life and career through the songs she sang. All under the musical direction of Michael Lavine with Rex Benincasa on percussion, Erik Lawrence on Sax, and Maryann McSweeney on bass. The show is also made possible by Wright Bros. Real Estate.

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

A musical version of the film of the same name, featuring creatively titled pies and a score by Sara Bareilles. Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

The fascinating life of one of pop music's greatest performers and songwriters takes center stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole's personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Chilewich, the American made textile company, is offering 30% off retail value on select styles including placemats, table runners, floormats, coasters, and more at Chilewich NYC Flagship and online at www.chilewich.com from January 18 to January 31, 2018. This is a great opportunity to own beautifully made durable tabletop and flooring textiles for below retail value. Sale items include specific placemats, coasters, floor mats, and many more.

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

A dialogue between Toyin Ojih Odutola and Mary Sibande, moderated by Kellie Jones - Barnard College January 31, 2018 - New York

A dialogue between Toyin Ojih Odutola, Barnard's Lida A. Orzeck '68 Artist-in-Residence, and Mary Sibande, Johannesburg and Venice Biennale artist, moderated by Kellie Jones, Columbia Professor of Art History and MacArthur Fellow. As one of the inaugural events of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE), two powerful contemporary artists discuss issues of esthetics, gender, race, and justice. What political role can artists play today? Both Ojih Odutola and Sibande have created beautiful and original images of the human body. By defying stereotypes, their work opens new visions of who we are and could be. Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ife, Nigeria 1985-) was raised in California and Alabama, earned her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and now works in New York City. She currently has a show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, To Wander Determined. Mary Sibande (South Africa 1982-) lives and works in Johannesburg. She obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts at the Witwatersrand Technikon (2004) and a B-Tech degree from the University of Johannesburg (2007). Her works have been shown in South Africa, New York, and London. This event is jointly sponsored by the Orzeck Artist in Residency, the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE), the Columbia Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) and the Barnard Art History department.

The Brooklyn Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, January 31. Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

"Allen's control of the timbers, from guttural moans to clarion peals, and his ability to squeeze whimpers out of brass and hurl them at the listener, marks him as a horn man to watch." W. Royal Stokes-The Washington Post "...Bracingly vivid trumpeter..." Howard Mandel-The Village Voice (N.Y.C.) "His conception and phrasing recall Lee Morgan's command of the latin idiom." Keith Raether-The News Tribune (Seattle) "...he screams and screeches, taunts and teases, growls and groans, sneaks and snakes." Gil Sokolow-The I.A.J.R.C. Journal "A fullness replete with soft tone-edges and great leaping ability makes Allen interesting and worth a listen." Andy Bartlett-Cadence Magazine "Allen's trumpet and flugelhorn playing is marked by a playful inventiveness underscored by a slightly husky, almost vocal, tone and use of such swing trumpet strategies as smears, growls and glisses." George Kanzler-The Star Ledger (Newark, N.J.) "Allen displays wit, charm, and true soul amidst the bristling themes and exposes fine sensitivity in the more harmonious passages." Sid Gribetz-JazzTimes

This is a 4-week drop off program to explore, build, experiment using museum exhibits-Registration required

DDG is an artist from Pontiac, Michigan with over 3 million followers across all platforms and an average of over 30 million views per month on his platforms. After releasing smash hits, "Lettuce," "Take Me Serious," and "Givenchy" DDG has been taking the Hip Hop community by storm. Since taking music seriously just a few short months ago, DDG has grown quickly and was able to grab the attention of several major record labels and established recording artists in the hip hop community. DDG is up next!

Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work. When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band's improvisational power gives each song the cacacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks. Madaila released its debut, "The Dance", in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington's City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist­-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila's sophomore release is slated for release in early fall of 2016.Fourteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname "Taz" amongst fans and peers alike. It started when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock at eight-years-old. Also inspired by his father's record collection, he instantly realized he wanted to play guitar. Four years later, he was cast as the principle role of guitarist "Zack Mooneyham" in the Tony Award- nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre. Living in New York City welcomes great opportunity for Brandon to play with some of his most idolized musicians. He's had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, John Popper, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey's McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more

1978. USA. Directed by Eric Mitchell. Said to be a "remake" of Andy Warhol's Vinyl (1965) (itself a favorite of the Club 57 crowd), Mitchell's loosely edited debut feature also bears comparison to Jean-Luc Godard's early French New Wave studies of youthful angst and politics. Set in a seedy Lower East Side apartment with a cast of disaffected downtown personalities headed by Anya Phillips and Mitchell himself, the film's visually off-kilter conversations about sex, unfocused social commentary, and frenzied dance scene culminate in casual acts of recreational sadism. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 62 min.

On January 31st, we will hold the first Presidents Recognition Dinner honoring Lorie Karnath and her three years of service from 2009 to 2012. While serving as President, Lorie dedicated herself to the preservation of our historic headquarters and concentrated her efforts orchestrating, managing and raising the funds necessary to help restore the Lowell Thomas Building - an effort that made a vitally important contribution to the well-being and continued use of our iconic and historic headquarters. Additionally, she was instrumental in the creation of the "Long-term Fund" which assisted with further restoration of the building. Lorie is an avid explorer, having been elected a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was a founding member of the RGS Hong Kong. She's been to the North and South Poles, remote regions in Burma and China, Borneo, the Silk Road and many other places around the globe. Outside of the Club, Lorie is a former investment banker, education advocate and author, and has also concentrated her efforts on developing schools in China and Burma.

Click here for advance tickets! Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Cantrell first gained notice as the host of the Radio Thrift Shop on Jersey City's WFMU, where she often mused on country music's durability in big cities like New York. "From the moment I first stepped into Sid Gold's Request Room, I've been meditating on a country show for that room. I love the intimacy of the space, the prominence of the piano and the focus on songs, delivered in their elemental form. I'm looking forward to curating a series based on the different regions of the U.S., from where country music flourished in its early years to where it bubbled under and reinvented itself up until the current day.

Nysaf Reading Series: Little Orphan Danny by Dan Finnerty - Barnard College, The Glicker-Milstein Theater January 31, 2018 - New York

The uproarious musical memoir of The Dan Band's brilliant frontman Dan Finnerty: Growing up a small town altar boy in a nice conservative family doesn't always suit our adopted protagonist. Childhood outbursts of blasphemy in church only lead to pathetic adolescent attempts at playing sports. But of the many lessons he'll learn, none could prepare him for the fateful day he and his mother meet the woman who gave birth to him. An irreverent-yet-tender story of a boy and the women who made him. Book, lyrics & music by Dan Finnerty Created by Dan Finnerty & Sean Daniels Additional music by Dan Lipton Directed by Sean Daniels

Qualifying Round Let the madness begin! Taking a page from the NCAA college basketball tournament's "March Madness," Carolines on Broadway is proud to present the sixth annual Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up tournament. 64 of New York City's best young comedians step into the spotlight to take their best shot and go head-to-head in a five-round tournament in which each week the field will be narrowed down to 32, the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight, then down to the Final Four. A panel of industry judges will determine who advances and is eventually crowned champion and the winner will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform in the 2018 New York Comedy Festival this November. You don't want to miss out on all the fun and games, so get your tickets now! Past winners include Kerry Coddett, Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Michael Che, Adam Newman, Mark Normand, Gary Vider, Anthony DeVito & Neko White.

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

Starset is the sonic interzone where fact, science and speculation collide. Their Razor & Tie debut, Transmissions is a thought-provoking broadcast of cinematic rock full of dramatic intents and personal nuances. Like any great piece of art, Transmissions begs more questions than it actually answers: precisely the intent of vocalist and songwriter Dustin Bates. What separates Starset from being simply a great band? When Bates formed Starset in 2013, it was done in collusion with a shadowy, multi-media group called The Starset Society to expand on scientific and political themes that course throughout the albums' lyrical zeitgeist. Figurative. Literal. Real. Imagined. A delusion. A warning. Imagine an audio-visual schema culled from the fever-dreams of Trent Reznor and Phillip K. Dick. The Starset Society is an admonishment of what mankind could become when technologies are created without implication. Songs like the active-rock hit, "My Demons" or sprawling "Halo" are the audio accompaniment to a tale set amongst humanity's highest aspirations and utter ruin. Bates' voice is at once plaintive and bellicose: a rage against the machine of slashing guitars and pulsing electronics where songs like "Carnivore" are slaked with heaviness and harmony while the likes of "Telescope" show a haunting, poignant side to Dustin's dangerous visions.

Start your year right by getting clear on your resolutions, intentions, desires and dreams for 2018 and setting them onto paper with a special Vision Boarding Workshop and Meditation session. Call to register. Fee includes light bites and all materials.

Outrage. 1950. USA. Directed by Ida Lupino. Screenplay by Ida Lupino, Malvin Wald, Collier Young. With Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Robert Clarke. HDCAM. 75 min. Directed, cowritten, and produced by Ida Lupino for her independent company The Filmakers, Outrage was one of the first Hollywood films to deal extensively with the subject of rape—although the Production Code prohibited the use of the words "rape" and "rapist." Mala Powers stars as a bookkeeper who is attacked on her way home from work, and enters a spiral of trauma that leaves her isolated and afraid. Digitally preserved by Paramount Pictures. Special thanks to George Feltenstein, Warner Bros.

Music Performance Program at Columbia University presents Mid-Day Music concert featuring Joseph Siegel on jazz guitar. Come join us in the Garden Room, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. This event is sponsored by Columbia University and is FREE AND OPEN to the public. 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027. Nearest public transportation is the 1 stop at 116th.

Under Capricorn. 1949. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art January 31, 2018 - New York

Under Capricorn. 1949. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by James Bridie, from the play by John Colton and Margaret Linden, based on the novel by Helen Simpson. With Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding. 35mm print. 116 min. Hitchcock returned to England to film this historical drama set in colonial Australia and photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff. Though it disappointed audiences at the time of its release (largely because Hitchcock had dared to depart from the suspense genre), its audacious use of extreme long takes endeared it to the emerging generation of auteurist critics. Jean-Luc Godard once proclaimed it Hitchcock's best. Print courtesy ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

The outrageously rollicking, long-lost cinematic creation of 1977 is FINALLY back! First there was the re-release of James Taylor Johnston's novelization and now comes the AUDIBLE treatment, starring JON HAMM, ready to be consumed by a new generation of fans! Best-selling author Mike Sacks (And Here's the Kicker, Poking a Dead Frog) rediscovered the original novelization of "Stinker Lets Loose!" and has assembled a night of tang and twang, with WFMU's Dave Hill, music from the 1977 soundtrack by the legendary C. J. McKnight (with help from the Three Gentlemen), and special guests! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3, as Stinker teams up with Boner, Jumbo, Rascal the Chimp, and the whole gang for the ride of a lifetime! 10-4! "The movie made my eyes bleed, and the book made pus run out of them. The two things were made for each other. They're awful and awfuler. This novelization stinks." -- David Sedaris

Dos monjes (Two Monks). 1934. Directed by Juan Bustillo Oro - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art January 31, 2018 - New York

Dos monjes (Two Monks). 1934. Mexico. Directed by Juan Bustillo Oro. Screenplay by Juan Bustillo Oro, José Manuel Cordero. With Victor Urruchúa, Carlos Villatoro, Emma Roldan, Magda Haller. DCP. In Spanish; English subtitles. 85 min. Stylistic and structural experiment abounds in this early example of Mexican Gothic, a horror film set in a monastery where two brothers, caught up in an exorcism, relate conflicting versions of the erotic scandal in their past. Restored by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with Filmoteca de la UNAM and Cinémathèque française. Restoration funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation.

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

Julia Melim is an actress, standup comedian and tv host represented by the NY Management Group in the New York City and DNArt in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has over 10 years of experience working on live television as actress and on-air talent. Julia made her directorial debut in the show Relationships, An Almost Romantic Comedy, in which she performed off-Broadway in New York and in Los Angeles, CA. She's the Brazilian producer for the Netflix series Ultimate Beastmaster executive produced by Creed and Rocky star Sylvester Stallone and Dave Broome. Julia is known as the red carpet host for Hollywood TV and the international tv host for Rock in Rio. She can be seen in the Smirnoff Ad Campaign "Um Brinde a Vida Real" (A Toast to Real Life) with almost 2 million hits. She also worked as the producer for the Advil Campaign 2016 alongside Ogilvy Brazil, featuring Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt produced by Parana Films. As a standup comedian, Julia created her own show talking about her experience as a Brazilian in NYC "Brazilian Hour" (A Hora do Brasil), which was a sold out sensation at The Stand NYC. She performs regularly at Comedy Clubs in NY, such as The Stand, The NY Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Village. She won the audience prize at "The Lemonade Stand" voted by the live audience with her standup routine, and received the second place prize as New York City's Funniest Host. She was also featured as the special guest as a comedian at the Late Night Show "Programa do Jô" one of the most renowned shows in her home country of Brazil, and performed a comedy sketch at the South African hit show "Late Nite with Loyiso Gola," which was nominated for best comedy series at the International Emmy Awards in 2013 and 2014. She worked as talent and brand ambassador for the PPI Group and Port Shopping Channel at Holland America Cruise Lines representing luxury brands in the Caribbean and Alaska, as well as hosting the Port Shopping Channel on board cruise ships.

The Westchester is now offering free Mommy & Me classes. These interactive sessions mix traditional and contemporary songs from around the world in order to help children bring out their innate musical nature. These classes, appropriate for children aged 3 months to 4 years old, allow kids and their parents or caregivers the opportunity to explore, learn, and discover the benefits of music.

Mommy & Me classes will be held in CONNECT Lounge on Wednesday mornings. The Westchester is excited to offer one session from 11am–11:30am and another from 11:45am.–12:15pm.

Early Show Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin Stones, the High Divers - Mercury Lounge January 31, 2018 - New York

Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin Stones "If Stevie Ray Vaughan and Slash had a love child, and that love child and Janis Joplin had a love child, it would be Hannah Wicklund." Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock 'n' roll band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the age of nine. While most were accomplishing third grade reading lists, Wicklund was forming a rock 'n' roll band. Playing over 1,500 shows, sharing stages with acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, and Rusted Root before legal voting age, Wicklund and The Steppin Stones have evolved over a decade. "18-year-old vocalist and guitarist Hannah Wicklund who delivers melodies and styles from multiple genres with both expert precision and original adventurism…it's astonishing how they achieve such a mature rock sound on their 2015 self-title album," wrote Modern Rock Review's Ric Albano. Now in Nashville, Tennessee, Wicklund, guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Wicklund's signature curls flying through the air transport back to the time of the first female rock star, Janis Joplin. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Wicklund's singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul musician Susan Tedeschi. With the band's musical influences from Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck, Wicklund's classic rock look get fans listening, but her guitar skills keep them wanting more. "I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. Please support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire," said Josh Talbot, Nashville native. While touring and playing private events including parties for AC/DC's Brian Johnson, the band has managed to release four albums. The latest, a self-titled album recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC in 2015. The band will close 2017 with their first international tour and kick off 2018 with the release of their third album, produced by Sadler Vaden. The High Divers "We all moved to Charleston (SC) on the same day, and there was nothing else in our minds but forming a kick ass touring rock band", says frontman, Luke Mitchell. With some extensive tours under their belts, as well as some opening slots for notable acts such as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Delta Spirit, Shovels & Rope and Drivin N Cryin; The High Divers are steadily becoming exactly what they'd envisioned since day one. Riverlust, the group's debut record, released fall of 2015, found its way onto many "best of" lists and was warmly received up and down the East Coast. The band has quickly gained a foothold in the Carolina music scene as well, starting to sell out various venues in Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. "We've been touring non-stop" says Mitchell, "We feel so static whenever we're home for more than a couple of days". The Band is quickly approaching putting the final touches on their Sophomore release which is due out mid-September. "There's been a little bit of a departure from any sort of "twang" on this record, says Mitchell "We don't really want that "Southern Rock" moniker to follow us around forever, as we feel we're so much more versatile than that label" . A band that would have felt equally as comfortable in the 60's Detroit Motown scene as they would hanging out in Topanga Canyon in the early 70's, The High Divers are creating songs that nod towards music of the past, while pushing ahead all the time.

Wedding Salon New York Destination Weddings and Honey Moons Showcase - The Stewart Hotel January 31, 2018 - New York

Enjoy Cake Tastings & Cocktails, Bridal Fashion Previews, Makeovers, Music, Luxury Swag Bags, and more! Register today to meet Los Angeles' top names in bridal! Registrant must be engaged, 21+. For promotional tickets, use code CG81 at www.WeddingSalon.com. Call 212.631.7777 or email [email protected]

Laughing Affairs Cordially Invites You To LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF at LAUGHERCISE With Host FELICIA MADISON Founder of Laughing Affairs Featuring JESSICA KIRSON Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show ADRIENNE IAPALUCCI David Letterman, Last Comic Standing Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 LUNCH 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Food, Drinks, Fun and Laughter West Side Comedy Club @ Playa Betty’s 320 Amsterdam Ave. @ 75th St., New York, NY 10023 Tickets must be purchased in advance at FeliciaMadison.com or goo.gl/ow57xE

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Igor Lumpert & Innertextures, Cd Release: Eleven - The Cornelia Street Cafe January 31, 2018 - New York

"Igor absorbs the clatter and racket of the once (and maybe once again) Great City of New York. Fragmented words that you pass on the street or that seep into your ears in bars. He can make everyone in a room grow silent enough to hear his breath over the long notes of a ballad. The way he plays Bop makes you feel like you're in a fight for your life. The folk music of the Balkans is in his blood and bones, and he weaves extended lines over 11/8 like it's a two-beat polka. He can veer and swerve outside the margins, leaving structure and melody in the dust and turning sound into emotion and making you feel like you're being psychoanalyzed. That's the thing about Igor: He's always thinking. Always listening. Always playing. Always living. And always digging so deep that you think: I'm dead. Buried. Six feet underground. And then he digs you back out, and you see the light, and you're glad to be among the living."--Billy F

Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly group.

Bilingual Birdies will take families on a live music extravaganza. Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs.

Park staff will lead a special night hike through the trails. If the skies are clear, the trails will be lit by the full moon. The route will traverse about 2 miles in about 1.5 hours, over moderate hiking trails. Bring a flashlight.

Each group lesson is one hour long and taken at the base of the mountain. It is an introduction to equipment, sliding movements, basic balance and stance, stopping and direction changes. Free with purchase of lift ticket.

Jerry Adams Annual Birthday Bash With: Adorn The Wicked, Mark Duba, Jimi Bones, John's Crossing, Natyural Born Losers, Crush Of - The Bitter End January 31, 2018 - New York

Show Info: The Wood Brothers Support: The Stray Birds General admission only. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC ARTIST INFO "It's the freest album we've done, the most independent album we've done, and was the most fun we've ever had making a record," says Oliver Wood. "And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers' album we've ever made." Indeed, The Wood Brothers' sixth outing, 'One Drop of Truth,' dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album's opening track "River Takes The Town" gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of "Happiness Jones." The wistful ballad "Strange As It Seems" floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to "Sky High" — a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. "Seasick Emotions" is rife with turmoil, yet "Sparking Wine" is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers' most dynamic recording to date. "Often, when you're making an album in the traditional way, there will be a unifying concept, whether that be in the approach to the music stylistically or lyrically in terms over the overall narrative. And even though there are some themes that revealed themselves later, this one is all over the place," explains Oliver Wood. "What I really love about this record is that each one of these songs has its own little world. There are diver-se sounds and vibes from one track to the next." Building off the success of their previous studio album, 2015's 'Paradise,' which was dubbed "the warmest, most sublime and occasionally rowdiest Wood Brothers release yet," by American Songwriter, the band found themselves at a fortuitous crossroads. Following a tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band, high profile festival dates and sold out headline shows, the band felt free from the cyclical album release, tour, write, record and do-it-all-over-again pressures of the traditional music business. With all three members living in Nashville affording easy access to each other and a wealth of local independent studios at their disposal, they started work in January of 2017 with a new approach. "Instead of going into one studio and recording it all at the same time, we picked a couple studios, and started to experiment," says Chris Wood. "Sometimes we'd just make demos of songs to see if we got anything we liked. There was no pressure, and that really freed us up. We just did one or two songs a day, put it aside, let the songs simmer, and then we'd have a fresh perspective on what was working or not working. You need time to go by to gain objectivity."

VENUE AND EVENT INFO 2 day pass valid for entry on January 31, 2018 and February 1, 2018. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. ARTIST INFO "It's the freest album we've done, the most independent album we've done, and was the most fun we've ever had making a record," says Oliver Wood. "And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers' album we've ever made." Indeed, The Wood Brothers' sixth outing, 'One Drop of Truth,' dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album's opening track "River Takes The Town" gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of "Happiness Jones." The wistful ballad "Strange As It Seems" floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to "Sky High" — a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. "Seasick Emotions" is rife with turmoil, yet "Sparking Wine" is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers' most dynamic recording to date. "Often, when you're making an album in the traditional way, there will be a unifying concept, whether that be in the approach to the music stylistically or lyrically in terms over the overall narrative. And even though there are some themes that revealed themselves later, this one is all over the place," explains Oliver Wood. "What I really love about this record is that each one of these songs has its own little world. There are diver-se sounds and vibes from one track to the next." Building off the success of their previous studio album, 2015's 'Paradise,' which was dubbed "the warmest, most sublime and occasionally rowdiest Wood Brothers release yet," by American Songwriter, the band found themselves at a fortuitous crossroads. Following a tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band, high profile festival dates and sold out headline shows, the band felt free from the cyclical album release, tour, write, record and do-it-all-over-again pressures of the traditional music business. With all three members living in Nashville affording easy access to each other and a wealth of local independent studios at their disposal, they started work in January of 2017 with a new approach. "Instead of going into one studio and recording it all at the same time, we picked a couple studios, and started to experiment," says Chris Wood. "Sometimes we'd just make demos of songs to see if we got anything we liked. There was no pressure, and that really freed us up. We just did one or two songs a day, put it aside, let the songs simmer, and then we'd have a fresh perspective on what was working or not working. You need time to go by to gain objectivity."

From gruesome sci-fi monsters to huge explosions, get closer to the action than ever before in this interactive and action-packed family show in which special effects experts take you behind the scenes of your favorite action films to reveal the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

ABOUT VOICES ON THE HUDSON This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will also be able to enjoy the new winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. SEE THE FULL LINEUP HERE Tickets are $18 in advance and $24 on the day of the show! ABOUT THE ARTIST Kevn Kinney is an acclaimed American rock/alt-country/folk singer and songwriter most widely known as the founder and frontman of the Atlanta-based rock band Drivin N Cryin. An accomplished musician, poet and painter, Kinney has released multiple critically-acclaimed recordings over his 29-year professional career including the gold-certified album Fly Me Courageous. He is well-known for his collaborations with the Allman Brothers' Warren Haynes, REM, and Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Ebersold, among others. Executive Producers of F/X Network's hit TV show Archer asked Kinney to produce 12 tracks (5 of which are pre-existing DNC/KK songs and 3 of which were written anew by KK for the series) for season 5 debuting January 13, 2014. Drivin N Cryin was honored in 2011 by the State Of Georgia with House Resolution 387, recognizing the band members for their contributions to the arts and for their ongoing charitable efforts. In 2015 they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame alongside Gregg Allman, Sam Cooke and others. Drivin N Cryin recent releases were 2015's Best of Songs, a vinyl only release on Plowboy Records and the re-release of Mystery Road on Island/Universal Fall 2017. Darius Rucker released a cover of the Drivin N Cryin hit and Kevn Kinney penned song "Straight To Hell", the track features Rucker along with friends Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum putting a contemporary Country twist on a classic song and a nod to one of the most unique poets of our time. Kevn continues to tour, both solo and with Drivin N Cryin, around the world often.

Singer-songwriter. Co-producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on Resistor, an album that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Following the 2014 release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, The Avenues, Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and, months later, wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining fall tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective's second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show's soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective's teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn's "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music. Resistor at once embraces the darker and more provocative sides of Lynn's songwriting. Moody and muscular, it pairs Lynn's voice — a warm, anchoring instrument that sweeps its way through all 10 songs — with the deep-seated rumble of baritone guitars, the atmospheric swirl of keyboards, and the gauze of her own double-tracked harmonies. Lynn and her co-producer, Joshua Grange, play nearly every instrument on the album, which was tracked during a series of spontaneous, experimental recording sessions in Nashville. While The Avenues couched Lynn's voice in layers of pedal steel and other folky instruments, Resistor takes a different approach, focusing on texture rather than twang. From the percussive pulse of "Shape Shifter" to the greasy, slow-motion strut of "Little Ruby," Resistor finds Lynn in the captain's chair, confidently steering her ship into uncharted waters. "Drive," the album's most propulsive track, conjures up images of late-night road trips through the American desert, while songs like "Fade Into the Black" and "For the Last Time" sway and swoon, occupying the intersection where slow dances, lullabies and the soundtrack of David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" all connect. An independent album in every regard, Resistor was funded and created not by a big-budget label, but by a songwriter who continues to maintain complete control over her art. It's the sound Lera Lynn has always heard in her head, and never has that sound been more clearly presented than it is here. "Resistor has this otherworldly quality to it, this darkness, this sense of atmosphere and space," says Lynn. "We used a lot of baritone guitar, which at once roots and spears through everything, with the vocals floating above and around. There's a slow-burning intensity that at times sounds a little spooky. It's creepy and lovely." Lynn gained respect early in her career with her 2011 LP release, Have You Met Lera Lynn? The collection included her song "Bobby, Baby," which won Merlefest's 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition (an honor she shared with Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt) and best alternative country song at the Independent Music Awards. Following the album's release, she walked away with best country artist honors at Athens' Flagpole Music Awards. Lera Lynn followed up the debut album with a hair-raising cover of June Carter Cash's classic "Ring of Fire," recently heard on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, backed with the original "Don't Make Me Wait." With her 2014 EP release, Lying in the Sun, Lynn illustrates her versatility even further, doing much of the playing and even engineering and producing. She made her national TV debut on the "Late Show with David Letterman," in January, 2015 ending with David saying, "Beautiful, remember you heard it here first". In addition Lera performed on numerous radio shows across the country including NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor as well as sessions on NPR World Café, NPR Mountain Stage, Acoustic Café, and Sirius XM's The Loft. In 2014, Lynn self-released her sophomore album, The Avenues, which continues to receive praise and critical acclaim from many sources. The album was covered by NPR's popular "All Things Considered," and appeared in the "Top 50 Albums of the Year" from American Songwriter (ranking #14), Rolling Stone, Huffington Post and numerous other "Best Albums of the Year" lists. Since 2012, Lera Lynn has experienced an incredible run of touring, performing in listening rooms, concert halls, and festivals in North America and the UK which included stops at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, showcases at the Americana Music Fest, Stagecoach Festival and the Cambridge Folk Festival. Lera ended 2015 with a 38 city headlining tour taking her coast-to-coast. If you catch Lera performing live these days, it will be with her ace band or on the rare occasion, playing as a duo with Grange. Either way, you'll see a natural in action. "My favorite part of this job is performing in a live setting, and seeing the potential to move people through music." Lynn's shows are intimate regardless of venue type and feature songs spanning from her earliest recordings to the most current, including some unexpected covers.

Times Square Arts Presents FX Harsono’s Writing in the Rain - Times Square Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Presented in partnership with Asia Society Museum to coincide with the exhibition “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History” Times Square's Electronic Billboards. A seminal figure in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, Harsono has been deeply engaged with social and political issues, including the role of the artist in the recovery of repressed histories, cultures, and identities. Writing in the Rain is a stark depiction of the artist writing his name in Chinese characters with a brush as rain slowly washes the ink away.

Relevant Tones official site | Relevant Tones on Facebook | A weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now. With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interviews, in the field segments that take him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists. Host Seth Boustead is an award-winning composer, radio host, arts manager, concert producer, writer, and speaker who works to change classical music and how it is perceived by the general public. Seth is the founder and executive director of Access Contemporary Music, where he has produced more than a hundred live concerts and created the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the ACM School of Music, the Thirsty Ears classical music street festival and many more programs designed to present classical music as a living art form. Seth is a regular contributor to Newcity Magazine. He is the voice of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial Minute video series. Seth has also given a TEDx talk about the future of classical music. Jenny Lin Jenny Lin official site Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her "remarkable technical command" and "a gift for melodic flow" by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises "Lin's confident fingers… spectacular technique… ", "…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…" and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as "an exceptionally sensitive pianist". Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM's Next Wave, Spoleto/USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany. Since 2000, Jenny's discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in "Cooking for Jenny" by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and "Speaking for Myself", a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor's degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include tours throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America; her debut in Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series; and the release of Melody's Mostly Musical Day, an illustrated album for children, and the piano music of Sergei Prokofiev and Kirill Zaborov. Since 2014, she has joined Philip Glass in his ongoing world tour of his complete Piano Etudes. Jenny is a Steinway Artist.

Lpr Presents: Soul & Cocoa Madison Mcferrin, Raveena, Deem Spencer - Le Poisson Rouge January 31, 2018 - West Village

Madison McFerrin is a born and bred Soul artist who combines the story telling once revered in the past with the sound of the 21st century. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she has spent her life cultivating her style through studying and playing. As the co-founder of the funk/soul group Cosmodrome, she spent her college years touring the Eastern US playing venues large and small, from legendary NYC club The Blue Note, to Bonaroo, opening up for Emily King and Hiatus Kaiyote, all of which helped land the attention of notable artists such as Chick Corea and Questlove of The Roots. She then joined the SpiritYouAll band led by her father, jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, as a background and featured vocalist from 2013-15 for his global tours. She has since sung with greats such as Aretha Franklin, George Clinton and the PFunk All-Stars, as well as for hip hop legends De La Soul backed by The Roots. With the hope of bringing old soul into the popular music of today, Madison has gone about curating her own individual sound while honoring the many influences that came before her. Using these elements, she independently released her debut EP, and first installment of her fully a cappella series entitled Finding Foundations December 2016. Raveena Deem Spencer

Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity, Red Fang - PlayStation Theater January 31, 2018 - New York

Back in their heyday, Black Label Society was bigger, more widely recognized, twice as beloved and infinitely more iconic than the trailblazers in One Direction. But then something momentous, diabolical, career altering and earthmoving happened: somebody, somewhere, lent Black Label Society band leader, guitar-squealer and verbose vocalization terminator Zakk Wylde a very, very twisted record collection. (Records, of course, are ancient artifacts from a bygone era of wondrous sound).

Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Recording - Littlefield Performance and Art Space January 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

After years of doing their live show, the Kondabolu Brothers (Hari & Ashok) have signed a deal with Earwolf to do a live podcast! Be part of history! Watch the Brothers share family stories. Watch them get into heated conversations about gentrification. Watch them go off on tangents. Watch them discuss the news of the day on a poorly constructed powerpoint. Watch them go on tangents again. Anything is possible & everything will be recorded!

Coloring Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library Through January 31, 2018 - Garnerville

Coloring Club for children and their adults. Relax while you color! Unstructured ART for all ages. No registration. Enchanted Forest and other "Inky Treasure" coloring pages and pencils will be provided for adults.

The show where students from the UCB Training Center are chosen at random to perform a Harold with veteran UCB House Team performers. Everyone's a winner!

#WomenCrush Showcase feat. Dirty Bird, Cassandra Kubinski, The Rose Monarch - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 January 31, 2018 - New York

"Cassandra Kubinski is very similar to the singer/songwriters of the late 70's...proves that the genre (singer/songwriter) can still be transcendent." - Billy Joel Cassandra brings you classic holiday favorites with new twists, and contemporary new holiday songs, on HOLIDAY MAGIC, her EP released just in time for the holidays! Her last EP and 5th studio project ONWARD hit the Billboard Heatseekers Top 100 upon release in late 2016. Her song release, Autism anthem "Not So Different" was a collaboration with the Goo Goo Dolls and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, who recorded the song with Cassandra and released it via a sold out concert at Buffalo State University. You've heard her music on Lifetime's "Dance Moms" (13 song placements), ABC, NBC, Bravo, MTV and more, and you've heard her voice on commercials for Snickers, Plenti, Homegoods, Kohls, Maybelline, and more. She's performed internationally; opened for The Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Anna Nalick, Nelson, and Dickie Betts; and performs at colleges like UCONN, URI, and Albright. She also serves on the Board of Women In Music, The Institute of Audio Research Advisory Committee, and taught songwriting at NYU's summer intensive.

This improv jam will be hosted by guest UCBT performers. Put your name in the bucket, and get called up to improvise a set. No experience necessary. Real simple. Real fun.

The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. With the Silver Arrow Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand!

Madaila, Brandon 'Taz' Niederauer, Mo Lowda and The Humble - Brooklyn Bowl January 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work. When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band's improvisational power gives each song the cacacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks. Madaila released its debut, "The Dance", in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington's City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist­-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila's sophomore release is slated for release in early fall of 2016.

Power of Music Power of Music The POWER of MUSIC Concert Series. A transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the powerful healing force of music. Dina Fanai http://www.dinafanai.com & Bob Kinkel http://www.trans-siberian.com/about/composer will be performing with Daniel Trush & Gerry Powers of Daniel's Music Foundation Special Guests this month are Morley http://www.morleymusic.org/music/ & Poet Ali http://www.poetali.com w/ Alex Alexander on percussion and Rubin Kodheli on cello Every month we will host an event with special guests who embody and live the truth that music transforms and heals. All proceeds go to DMF http://www.danielsmusic.org

THE WEEKLINGS are the most unique band that celebrate the music of THE BEATLES in America today. They like to say that they "channel" the music of The Beatles and to them "channeling" means far more than simple note-for-note reproduction. They channel this unique vision into their faithful renditions of classic Beatles material, into their originally arranged covers such as "Paperback Writer" and "Baby You're A Rich Man", and into the Beatles inspired power pop rock 'n roll that they compose and record. The band channels the spirit, humor, swagger, and bold creativity of the 60s; bringing The Beatles music to life, not throughcostumes and gimmicks, but through their own original edge, power, brilliant musicianship, and charming stage presence.

Welcome to EXTRA a Burlesque Revue brought to you by Eric Schmalenberger and House of YES. We are gonna give you the most and probably a little more because we like you so much. We don't know if you are ready for all this amazing but you will be happy to know that when we are good we are very good, and when we are bad we are better, and we are about to get EXTRA EXTRA BAD. Those who are easily shocked, should be shocked more often we say! So put on your seat belts and hold on tight, we speak 18 languages and don't know how to say "NO" in any of them!! This is The House of Yes after all, and we are just too MUCH!!!

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Aaron Shragge is active in New York's improvised and international music scenes, having shared the stage with artists such as Daniel Carter, Ben Monder, Dave Douglas, and William Parker at venues including Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and The Blue Note. Aaron's unique instrument, the dragon mouth trumpet, was designed to expand the trumpet's melodic capacity and is the result of over a decade of studying both the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and North Indian vocals. Aaron's current projects include a duo with Ben Monder, a jazz quintet that plays the music of Tom Waits, and solo works for dragon mouth trumpet and shakuhachi. Roshni Samlal is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has also played folk, jazz, and other genres. Samlal has performed at notable local venues such as the Knitting Factory, Pianos, and the Bitter End.

Returning to one of her favorite NYC spots, Lera Lynn will be coming to the City Winery on 1/31 to kick off her 2018 US touring. Lera will perform songs from her catalog of 4 studio albums as well as music from her time on HBO's True Detective and may even debut a song or two from her forthcoming album, anticipated to be released in the Spring. Joining her as a special guest is singer/songwriter Jarrod Dickenson.

Roberta Gambarini was born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated. She began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was twelve years old. By the time she was 17, she had begun singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy. At the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer.

East Love is an acoustic driven pop-rock group based in the East Village of New York City. The band consists of Lukas Effman, Robbie Fink, Alex Goldstein, Alex Utay, and Andy Koehler. East Love weaves in pop influences, but always keeps the music grounded in real instruments and lots of vocal harmonies. Pop Matters wrote "… their smooth combination of pop, rock, folk, and country, caters to the mainstream but never panders. It's the kind of music that generates a wide audience with its openness and charm, and you can envision East Love expanding beyond their home region sooner than later." The band is currently recording new music for release in late 2017.

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

"Singer/songwriter/pianist Wendy Ip is back doing Piano Karaoke after a 4-year hiatus in London, UK. She has released 3 albums, "Fan Favorites So Far", "A Different Kind of Life" and "The Ip EP" and was featured on VH1's "Bad Girls" show about female indie rockers. While working with Gene Simmons, Wendy's song "Take Me Away" was performed by Sophie Tweed-Simmons on A&E's "Simmons Family Jewels". Wendy has toured with Ronnie Spector as pianist and backup singer. She is currently working on new original material, whilst performing cover tunes for your pleasure at Club Med Resorts and of course, Sid Gold's."

Musical Direction by Rick Jensen at the piano Direction by Lennie Watts $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per preson $10.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person MAC Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes

The increasing popularity of ice skating in New York City combined with concerns about space and affordability for figure skaters, hockey players, and the general public begs the question: how can ice skating be made more accessible for New Yorkers, athletes and enthusiasts alike? As the 2018 Winter Olympics approach, join us for a conversation inspired by our upcoming exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating the City (opens December 20), with leading voices in the sport to discuss the future of skating in the city.

Join Lori Cohen for an interactive program of music and movement. Musical Tots is designed for kids 5 and younger who are walking. This is a popular program, so please arrive on time to guarantee your spot.

Pre-K Draw and Paint with Art Teacher Amy - Bohemia Recreation Center Through January 31, 2018 - Bohemia

There are openings in all grade levels: 3-year old and 4-year old Pre-K programs, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8. Bring your child and visit the classrooms while classes are in session. You will get to see not only the curriculum, but also witness the positive interactions between teachers and students and between students and their classmates. Time will be provided for parents to speak with teachers, students and the principal. Call (631) 727-1650 for more information.

Come celebrate the birthday of the trees as a community! Delight in planting, sensory play, and art with natural materials to mark Tu B'Shevat and the beauty of trees.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting with Art Teacher Amy - St. Luke's Lutheran Church Through January 31, 2018 - Bay Shore

Guided instruction using oil pastels, watercolors,markers and colored pencils. Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and master artist works!

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

Mission Possible: In Conversation with Betty Wong Ortiz of Runner's World - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) January 31, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

Join the first female Editor in Chief of Runner's World Betty Wong Ortiz in conversation with MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach. Betty Wong Ortiz has been the editor in chief of Runner's World at Rodale Inc. since June 2017. She was most recently the director of editorial strategy and operations at Condé Nast's Bon Appétit. Previously, she was the editor in chief of Fitness, where she developed a deep passion for and expertise in running, health, and nutrition. She is a graduate of Cornell University and earned an MBA from NYU Stern.

As we turn our attention to the year ahead, join the Rubin Museum in a personalized workshop to learn how to maximize your most auspicious opportunities according to Tibetan astrology.Guided by an elaborate illuminated manuscript of the Tibetan system of astrology and elemental divination called the White Beryl, Dr. Tenzin Dakpa, a senior doctor of Tibetan medicine in New York City, and Tashi Chodron, the Rubin's Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs & Partnerships, will share how they use astrology and divination in their daily lives for optimal health, well-being, and auspiciousness.In this workshop, participants will learn about the rich tradition of Tibetan astrology and divination and its relationship to health and well-being. They will also learn to identify their birth-year animal along with its typical characteristics, their most auspicious day of the week according to the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, and how to maximize well-being for the year ahead. Each participant will receive take-home resources to further their personalized research.

New York debut of violinist Benjamin Baker on the 57th Young Concert Artists Series - Merkin Concert Hall January 31, 2018 - New York

EVENT TITLE: New York debut of violinist Benjamin Baker on the 57th Young Concert Artists Series LOCATION: Merkin Concert Hall DATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 TIME: 7:30pm EVENT DESCRIPTION: Violinist Benjamin Baker, hailing from New Zealand, makes his New York recital debut on the Young Concert Artists Series with pianist Daniel Lebhardt. The program includes the premiere of Tonia Ko’s composition Moves and Remains, written for Mr. Baker. Young Concert Artists has a long history of discovering and launching the careers of extraordinary young musicians. PRICE AND TICKET INFORMATION: TICKETS: $45, $30, $10 MERKIN CONCERT HALL BOX OFFICE 212-501-3330 or www.yca.org/tickets CONTACT NUMBER: 212-307-6655 WEBSITE: www.yca.org

The Mark Stein Project - 'A Tribute to Classic Rock' - Daryl's House Club February 01, 2018 - New York

Mark Stein is the lead vocalist, keyboardist of "Vanilla Fudge". Mark first founded the Vanilla Fudge in 1966 at the age of 18, with members Tim Bogert, Vinny Martell, and Carmine Appice. In the short time they were together the band enjoyed their first giant success with their first Atco release self titled "Vanilla Fudge". This was a ground breaking album since it was the first album to reach top ten on Billboard's charts without a hit single. The legendary rock arrangement of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" became their first hit single some two years after the release of the first album. During the late 60's the Fudge were one of rock's most exciting high energy touring bands, setting the stage for the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, and even Led Zeppelin. These legendary rockers spread their musical and performing influences throughout the world, and it has been quoted in print by many of today's classic rock stars such as Led Zeppelin, Yes, Deep Purple, and others that Vanilla Fudge had a profound effect during the musical renaissance of the late 60's, that carried through to the present. In classic rock circles, Vanilla Fudge is identified by Stein's Hammond B-3 organ sound that helped bring the instrument into a prominent place in progressive rock. As a teen, Mark was influenced by Jimmy Smith when it came to jazz and funk, and Felix Cavaliere when it came to rock and soul. His dynamic style was an influence on a host of players early on from Deep Purple, Jon Lord (RIP) to even Paul Schaffer of the Dave Letterman show.

Old Soul. New Vibes. Chicago-born Mari, already known for his "lyrically rich raps, melodic choruses, and spacey, soulful instrumentals," made a splash in Fall 2016 after his Caribbean carnival-themed "Paper Run" cracked Spotify's US & Global Viral Charts. Mari is currently spending most of his time in New York City, developing his sound in the studio and working alongside artists including NanaBcool, Simen Sez and Matt FX. 2017 proved to be another strong year for Mari with a slew of collaborations, a slot at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, and a spot on Comedy Central's Broad City for his song, "On Fleek." He was most recently featured on American Teen producer UNO Stereo's "KEEP UP," described by Complex as "genre-bending" with "nostalgic flourishes." Shareef Keyes & the Groove Shareef Keyes is a Brooklyn raised funk artist drawing inspiration from a mix of legends like Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, and Wu-Tang. Together with his band The Groove, Shareef has built a buzz around New York for his high energy, crowd captivating live performances. Keyes' forthcoming LP, Cooking Something, features a nostalgic sonic climate curated by the artist himself and his older brother, Glo'. The sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan, honing a distinctive sound that fuses '70s jazz-funk influences with a modern hip-hop undertone. The twenty-five year old crooner has hand selected a team of NYC's finest young artists, assembling a twelve-piece band made up of musicians from Juilliard, The New School and Berklee College of Music. Known together as Shareef Keyes & The Groove, the band has played memorable performances for crowds at Harlem Arts Festival, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Public Factory, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Webster Hall. In February 2017, Shareef Keyes & The Groove opened for jazz-funk pioneer and musical legend Roy Ayers in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's BRIC House.

The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, NC in 2013 and gained their namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. As the hysteria at their local shows steadily increases, so does their reputation with local law enforcement, forcing them daily more to seek employment anywhere but home. While snooping cops seeking to stamp out indiscriminate behavior scour the borders of their homestead the Nude Ranch, the group has prodigally exiled themselves and are staying scarce with a string of self booked tours and one night stands which have linked them up with with such likes as The Growlers, The Oblivians, La Luz, Night Beats, and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. Their stripped down and bare bone sound, akin to the British Invasion being transplanted back into the Carolina mountains, has so far proven to have been unrecordable... until now. The secret? Sticking to the obvious and going down into a sweaty basement with a few mics, fewer clothes and a revolving door of comrades and goddesses falling by for as long as they can take the heat. Lately the Nudes have even gotten good at playing with their clothes on. However if any audience member feels the need to participate in the spirit of exhibitionism the stakes at the Party will unblinkingly be called and raised. Las Rosas The autumns of teenage years often pass unhurried, like a languid river, unaware of its eventual violent end down a crushing waterfall. In this metaphor, las Rosas are three shed leaves, floating and bobbing on the water's surface, edging closer to the muddy banks, then climbing out of the water, walking along the road on their little brown stems, piling into their sea-foam-green van, driving away, and releasing "Flower in the Sun" and "Ms. America" (Dizzybird Records 2015). They're the little leafs you see driving around the USA, playing rock shows far and wide, with their little guitars and drums. No autumn leaf, if you bothered to check, ever stops moving. Christopher (the birch leaf) plays the drums, even with a broken hand, when he needs to. Jose A is the red leaf of a Japanese maple and not a picky eater, except when it comes to sweets. He plays bass and shares a first name with singer Jose B, who incorporates lead guitar-playing with mixed results-- he is the needle of a long-leaf pine.

Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender. Success is as subjective as it is elusive, but if the debut single "Queen" from Anderson's forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, it's that she's everything she needs to be. Nydge is a producer and songwriter from Detroit, MI. He was born in a hospital, and despite being named after a race car driver, he drives a reliable Honda Civic. He loves podcasts, but he hates the talkshow ones. He likes plants, but all of his plants are dead and he feels bad about it. He can replace the brake pads on your car. He knows more about synthesizers than he does about microeconomics. Like most of America, he dropped out of community college. He used to love Trent Reznor.

Urban Stages Presents 'The Gates of Equality' - South Hollis Library February 01, 2018 - South Hollis

This dramatic presentation tells about the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative

A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling - more commonly known as Emancipator - has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to trip-hop and downtempo draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness. Originally performing as a solo act, Appling quickly recruited the immensely-talented Ilya Goldberg to perform alongside him during Emancipator's live sets. In 2015, Appling expanded the Emancipator live experience further with the addition of a drummer and a bassist, adding a completely new organic dimension to his live performances. Now known as the Emancipator Ensemble, the talented four-piece is pushing the limits of what it means to be electronic musicians through their compelling, sophisticated performances.

Running Late w/ Scott Rogowsky ft. Michael Ian Black & more - Gramercy Theatre February 01, 2018 - New York

Drawing on the late-night tradition from Carson to Cavett to Conan, HQ's Scott Rogowsky and his sidekick/dad Marty welcome an eclectic mix of comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and local celebs to the couch for a unique live talk show experience that needs to be experienced to be experienced. Called "always jubilant, always fascinating" by the New York Times, a "millennial comic on the rise" by Mic.com, and "The King of Brooklyn Late Night" by some now-defunct blog, Scott brings "the comedy talk show for the Internet Age" (according to New York Magazine) to the storied Slipper Room for its first Manhattan show in over a year. Past guests include: Jon Hamm, Joe Manganiello, Regis Philbin, Steve Buscemi, Dick Cavett, Weird Al Yankovic, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Jerry Springer, Kevin Nealon, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Dano, Cecily Strong, Chris Elliott, David Wain, Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, and Nathan Fielder.

What started as a 2 year span recording project in his bedroom, Nelson Antonio Espinal finds himself looking at the world through a Stuyedeyed point of view. Coming out of Bed-Stuy, the Brooklyn neighborhood where Nelson spent a majority of his youth, he and the band realized the idea of the "scene" they were a part of and it's ringleaders didn't represent what they were feeling and what they stood for. Most can't grasp the idea of what hood dreams are. What it means to really get out. While everyone is talking the same shit, drinking the same drink, and wearing the same thing, no one is advocating for anything other than a good time. And that shit doesn't sit well with 4 punks trying to speak to something real. Don't over romanticize a meaning behind the name. A Stuyedeyed point of view is simple: you're looking up from the bottom. It may be what anger looks like, but it's how love feels. Most of Stuyedeyed's music can be traced to a specific moment, a real experience. A way to catalogue the existence of a group of people who can't seem to find their home, therefore making their home in each experience they care to hold onto. A band who finds themselves holding onto more and more as time goes by, valuing real interactions. There's enough disappointment, anger, love, compassion, and division to dive into if you're paying attention. They find they're not too picky, soaking in and filtering through all life's white noise.

What started as a 2 year span recording project in his bedroom, Nelson Antonio Espinal finds himself looking at the world through a Stuyedeyed point of view. Coming out of Bed-Stuy, the Brooklyn neighborhood where Nelson spent a majority of his youth, he and the band realized the idea of the "scene" they were a part of and it's ringleaders didn't represent what they were feeling and what they stood for. Most can't grasp the idea of what hood dreams are. What it means to really get out.While everyone is talking the same shit, drinking the same drink, and wearing the same thing, no one is advocating for anything other than a good time. And that shit doesn't sit well with 4 punks trying to speak to something real. Don't over romanticize a meaning behind the name. A Stuyedeyed point of view is simple: you're looking up from the bottom. It may be what anger looks like, but it's how love feels.

Music of Buena Vista Social Club - Tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 01, 2018 - New York

New York based guitarist and singer Francois Wiss mixes flamenco with Latin, folk, rock, jazz, and can be described best as "world music". Improvisation and spontaneity are two key components of every performance, making each one of them unique. Tonight he pays tribute to the music of the Buena Vista Social Club featuring special guests Danny Valdez on percussion and Damian Quiñones on guitar and vocals.

In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Exploring the possibilities of progressive classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as, "Ambrosia". In its brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay, and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to Sold Out concerts around the world.

An intense workout fusing martial arts, fitness, moving meditations and inspirational conversations to strengthen your body and mind. Redefine your belief in yourself, learn to be present in the moment, quiet your mind and become aware of your inner strength.

We look at groundbreaking works by influential female artists who have earned prominence in a male-dominated profession. The art spans all media, including painting, photography, sculpture and video. Some of the artists who we cover are Tracey Emin, Julie Mehretu, Marina Abromovic, Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kasama, Shirin Neshat, Marlene Dumas and others. We explore common themes in their work, such as identity, domesticity and the female body.

Jasper Johns is one of the most important artists of our time. Art historian and writer Fiona Donovan offers a close look at his art since 1980, a period in which the artist has made some of his most moving and challenging work. Looking primarily at Johns' paintings and works on paper, and drawing on conversations with the artist, Donovan provides the context for this later work and explores its visual and iconographic complexity.

Does your child like to sing and dance?  Each registered child receives a part in this first annual play. Performance is February 2.    

A strong LinkedIn profile is essential, whether you're looking for a new job, strengthening your professional presence or cultivating new business.Learn how to maximize LinkedIn as a valuable networking, job-search and research tool. Get strategies and tips to create a strong profile; expand your network; boost your visibility; gain insight into roles, companies and people; and research/apply for jobs. You'll also find out what to avoid so you don't create a negative impression!

Combining strategies from professional coaching with a keen attention to women's stories, Anne C. Coon and Judith Feuerherm explore the lives and careers of 25 Baby Boomer women and the expertise, self-reflection and insight these women bring to retirement. Baby Boomer women entered the workplace at a time of unprecedented change. Their careers were marked by landmark legal decisions, cultural upheaval and the opportunities and challenges of being the "first." Today, their decisions and actions are changing retirement.

The voice that gave rise to a watershed moment belongs to Rose McGowan.Best known for her Hollywood and television roles (Planet Terror, Scream, Jawbreaker, Charmed), she battled a sexist and abusive industry bent on hijacking her image, propelling her to become an activist and agent of change. It was McGowan's explosive reports in The New Yorker and The New York Times that opened the floodgates that have brought sexual assault and harassment out of the shadows. Joined by journalist Ronan Farrow, who wrote The New Yorker story, McGowan will talk about the experiences captured in her new book, BRAVE. Equal parts memoir and manifesto, the work is as fierce, raw and unapologetic as its creator.

rench-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for twelve French-Algerian and African dancers. A Joyce debut, the piece created by French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father's deathbed revelation that Koubi's family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as Koubi had believed. Exploring the artist's newfound roots, this spellbinding work combines capoeira, martial arts, hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists—and Islamic architecture. Though thrillingly kinetic, what lingers about the piece is the transcendence of a journey home.

Tiananmen to Pyongyang, Kabul to Baghdad: A Reporter's Inspiring Journey - Asia Society February 01, 2018 - New York

Ten years ago, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff appeared to have it all: a wife and four children, a top job at a major news organization, and a passport to cover the world's most important stories. Then, in January 2006, the armored vehicle he was in was struck by a roadside bomb. He nearly died that day.It was, of course, a life-altering moment. But long before that moment — and in the decade since — his journey has been marked by distinguished journalism across Asia. Nearly three decades ago, as a Mandarin-speaking would-be lawyer in China, he served as a translator for CBS News anchor Dan Rather during the crackdown on Tiananmen Square. He would return to China as a foreign correspondent and was later among the first reporters to enter Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks as well as among the first to report from Iraq after the U.S. invasion in 2003. He has traveled eight times to North Korea — including a trip made earlier this year — and has made three trips to Rakhine State and the border areas between Bangladesh and Myanmar to cover the plight of the Rohingya.

Tarek Yamani's critically acclaimed album "Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic" is an exploration of classical Arabic music within the frameworks of African-American jazz. The result, a genre often dubbed as "Afro-Tarab" is jazz piano trio performance which will take the audience on a journey from late 1800's Egypt and Iraq to contemporary New York. The repertoire will include reinterpretations of classical "muwashahat" (an old Arabic musical form), traditional music from Mesopotamia as well as original jazz compositions based on rhythms and modes from the Levant. Born and raised in Beirut, Tarek is an American-Lebanese New York based award winning composer and a self-taught jazz pianist who got exposed to jazz around the age of 19. In 2010, Tarek won the "Thelonious Monk Int'l Jazz Composer's Competition" for his composition "Sama'i Yamani" featuring Syrian singer Rasha Rizk. Since the release of his debut "Ashur" in 2012, Tarek has been dedicated to exploring relationships between African-American Jazz and Arabic rhythms/maqams which are most evident in his second album "Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic". In 2016, Tarek was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation to write new work based on the rhythms of the Arabian Gulf. The new work entitled "Peninsular" was released in March 2017 and had it's world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Festival '17. Tarek has been fortunate to share the stage with luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Zakir Hussein, Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez and Vinnie Coliauta and has performed in prestigious venues such as the United Nations Assemble Hall (NYC, inaugural of the International Jazz Day), Gran Teatro de la Habana (Cuba, Jazz Day), the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC), MuCEM museum (Marseille), NYU (Abu Dhabi Festival), the Blue Whale (Los Angeles), the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Sunset Sunside (Paris) to name just a few. He recently scored the music of "I SAY DUST", a film by Darine Hotait which screened in 70+ festivals around the world and broadcasted on AMC networks, BBC and Sundance TV. As an educator, Tarek has self-published an eBook about mastering polyrhythms entitled "Duple vs Triple" and will soon publish "The Percussion Ensemble of the Arabian Peninsula".

Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, multi award winning jazz singer and composer. She started playing the piano from the age of 5 and went on to study Opera at The University of Cape Town Opera School where she graduated with a Performer's Diploma in 2000. Melanie went on to teach at the University of Cape Town from 2004-2005. Melanie has released five successful solo albums and has won many awards; In 2010, Melanie was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz and In 2012, won all three prizes at the prestigious Jazz Revelations competition as part of the Jazz a Juan Festival in Nice, France. Melanie has performed all over the world including her native country, South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia , Germany , France, Italy, Norway and Sweden.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Brooklyn, NY based band to make you dance. Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-rengue, dubbed out tarantellas. Using ? CUT-UPS (a technique hearkening back to the Dadaists and Beat Poets), Consumata hones in on the non-linear aspects of musical construction. Audible insurrection. Collaging sounds by means of serendipity, the result is organic and unpredictable. Maybe you'll step into a frenzied mosh-pit, maybe you'll hear your grandparents' folk songs ripping through the speakers. Where-ever you find yourself, it will be wild.

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Social filmmaking at its most effective, Keith Beauchamp's documentary The Untold Story Of Emmett Louis Till reconstructs the infamously brutal murder of the eponymous 14-year-old African-American boy, which helped to marshal the American Civil Rights Movement. Beauchamp will discuss his documentary which is currently being turned into a feature film by producer Fredrick Zollo (Ghosts of Mississippi, Mississippi Burnings), and directed by Whoopi Goldberg. Frederick Zollo is an award winning American film and theatre producer. He has produced more than 100 plays in New York, London, and On-Tour. Zollo is an 18 time Tony nominee, winning the award six times. Past credits include Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), King Hedley II (2001), A Steady Rain (2009); and Pulitzer Prize winners: 'night Mother (1983), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (1993), among others. His production of the eight time Tony Award winning musical Once is currently at the Kennedy Center. Frederick Zollo is best known for his film work on Best Picture Oscar Nominees Mississippi Burning (1988), and Quiz Show (1994)

Art of Time Ensemble: Songbook with Steven Page - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 01, 2018 - Brookville

Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others.

PopGun Presents Tournament: Bad Bone, The Wilful Boys and Nap - Elsewhere February 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Trippy Turtle crawls into NYC on February 1st bringing his 808-heavy, jersey-club influenced sounds to House of Yes! Turtle and the gang have carved out their own place in the club world, transforming pitched up vocal chops, stabs and euphoric synths into huge club bangers. 2017 has seen Trippy Turtle release a slamming new EP including collaborations with Lil B and Soulja Boy. It's a FOFOFADI Records event some special label mates!

A fun musical experience for little ones including movement, instrument play and learning. Sign up required.

El Paquete Semanal [the Weekly Package] is a one-terabyte media collection that is aggregated weekly in Cuba and circulated across the country via in-person file sharing. The package usually contains between 15,000 and 18,000 files, including software, sports, soap operas, music, magazines, and more. Though it is often described as a workaround to the widespread lack of internet in Cuba, El Paquete is perhaps better understood as an extension of traditions of physical media circulation that came before it. Artists Julia Weist and Nestor Siré have been exploring Cuba's El Paquete Semanal for several years, archiving and intervening in this national network. In 2015, Siré initiated !!!Seccio?n A R T E [Art Section], a selection of work by Cuban and international artists that is inserted into El Paquete each month. This event marks the launch of a special bilingual edition of !!!Seccio?n A R T E curated by Weist and Siré as part of Rhizome's ongoing series the Download. Curated by graphic designer, artist, publisher, and teacher Paul Soulellis, each edition of the Download takes the form of a downloadable .zip archive containing multiple files and folders, which are intended to be experienced as a digital exhibition staged on the user's desktop. This edition of !!!Seccio?n A R T E will be launched simultaneously on Rhizome and El Paquete Semanal, and will be archived permanently on the former, but overwritten within seven days on the latter. For this panel discussion and presentation, Siré, and Weist will share the works from this special edition of !!!Seccio?n A R T E and reflect on the possibilities and affordances presented by media distribution through the ad hoc network of El Paquete Semanal. They will be joined by Soulellis; Cuban artist Yonlay Cabrera Quindemil, who will present his work exploring the subjective experience of accessing the internet every day via an extremely limited connection; and multidisciplinary writer Lizabel Mónica, who will contextualize El Paquete Semanal within a longer history of alternative forms of circulation in Cuba.

Reading with a therapy animal can help reluctant readers, new language learners, and anxious readers gain confidence and develop a love of reading. Readers in 1st grade and above are invited to read to a certified Good Dog. Sign-up is required.

The Crypt Sessions: Attacca Quartet - Beethoven Op. 132 - Crypt Chapel of The Church of the Intercession February 01, 2018 - New York

Wine and food tasting at 7:00, Concert begins at 8:00PM The Attacca Quartet - universally praised as one of the top American string quartets by small, unimportant news outlets like NPR, The New York Times, and the Washington Post - return to the Crypt Sessions, following up their heart-rending Season 1 performance of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross with what is simply one of the most extraordinarily powerful, transcendently life-affirming pieces of music ever written: Beethoven's final String Quartet, the towering Op. 132. Beethoven had been deaf for more than 25 years when he wrote this piece, and the sounds he created out of that long internal silence are almost otherworldly at times. The beating, bleeding heart of it is the miraculous, 18-minute central slow movement, which Beethoven wrote after recovering from a terrible illness and titled "Hymn of thanks to God from one who is healed." Tomes have been written on this deeply-moving expression of the human condition, and any words here will fall short of the performance that this remarkable ensemble will give it on February 1st.

Emotional dance music from the Texas born, New York made, Berlin based singer/songwriter with over five million plays on Spotify. The concert will feature music from Sean Bradford's upcoming album ://NMDS LND, which is about my relationships, dreams, and search for home in a post internet world. Thanks for your time and support!

The A&Rs Major Record Labels Showcase All Genres Hosted by Power 105 Dj Will The Bronx Bomber, Hot97 Drewski The MVMT, & Will Stylz aka The #BrokeDiddy On the judges panel A&Rs from Roc Nation, Atlantic Records, DefJam, & Republic Records Beats by Dj Ronny Rayz We are picking the Top 6 Performances for QUALITY PRIZES!

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York, GPGDS first received praise for their live show, which combined world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics. In recent years the band's studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. "There is a lot of intention in this release. We had a purpose to prove to ourselves recording this album [MAKE IT BETTER]. We wanted to know that we could put our heads down and do good work fast. It was a great release artistically. It uniquely sounds the most progressive of anything we have ever done while also sounding the most like our first album." -James Searl, Bassist/VocalistUnderground System came bubbling up out of BKNY in early 2010. Originally steeped in influence and inspiration credited to Fela Kuti and the West African pioneered Afrobeat aesthetic, they have since carved out a niche that stands uniquely alone as their own. With several successful 12" single releases behind them via Ropeadope Records and Hell Yeah (Italy) and a noteworthy touring schedule to back it up (featured appearances at Burlington Jazz Fest, Bear Creak Music & Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Natural History), this forward thinking and diverse group has laid all the groundwork and is ready to aim the big guns- bringing their uncompromising and original New York bred style to a soundsystem near you.

Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hits like Cam'ron's "Oh Boy," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and Beanie Sigel and Freeway's "Rock the Mic." He worked closely with Roc-a-Fella's other in-house producer, Kanye West, on the label's many albums released during this same period. And like West, he developed a trademark knack for using old-school soul samples in unique ways for his hooks. Besides the Roc-a-Fella stable of rappers, Just Blaze also produced tracks for big-name East Coast rappers such as Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, DMX, and Fabolous. By the turn of the century, he'd become one of the rap industry's leading producers, along with Timbaland, the Neptunes, and Swizz Beatz.

Revolutionary Love: Community Meet-Up for People of Color - Barnard College, Sulzberger Parlor February 01, 2018 - New York

Barnard Student Life's first PoC Community Meetup is a BarnardTalks! Come to listen to students, faculty, and staff give ted-style talks about our theme, revolutionary love. Students, faculty and staff who identify as people of color are welcome and lunch will be provided!

Wafia, Brisbane-based 24-year-old former pre-med student has found that music gives her mind a chance to relax, to not overthink. But that scientific penchant for pattern and physical observation feeds Wafia's music in all the right ways. Her latest collection of songs, VIII, ups the ante on the dynamic from her 2015 EP XXIX, peeling back some of the thickened arrangements and keeping only what's essential. Wafia's thoughtful, imaginative pop that feels bold and opulent without relying on shallow bells and whistles. Instead, it hits in places much deeper. Wafia's elegant, vaporous voice is as penetrating as a diamond bullet. Her songs have found champions in music heavyweights like Pharrell and collaborators like Ben Abraham, Finneas and Tak-ku. Her tracks, like "Bodies" from her forthcoming VIII EP with its '80s-nodding beat and uptight snaps, are often dance floor siren songs. It's big pop: triumphant, thunderous and crystalline. But dare to dig a touch deeper and one will find something more at stake, something more sweeping. Wafia, born Wafia Al-Rikabi and of Iraqi and Syrian heritage, has personally felt the political tensions of our modern era. She brings it all to the fore in her powerful, boundless music.

Comedian, host, actress and more, Amanda Seales doesn't just want to make you laugh, she wants to make change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, enigmatic silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screen. In other words, she's a witty woman working to upgrade the world. Along with performing stand up across the globe, she has created, written, and hosted award winning web series for major platforms like scripted comedy "Get Your Life" (Issa Rae Presents), the news sketch/commentary show "TIL This Week" (Kollide.TV), "The Spark" (AOL) and "Funny Style" (BET.com) just to name a few. This funny lady with a master's in African American studies from Columbia University has been invited to guest host on ABC's "The View", opened for the legendary Paul Mooney, been featured on VH1's "Best Week Ever", TRU TVs "Friends of the People", as a host/contributor to MTV, Al Jazeera America, Huffpost Live and an appearance on CNN went viral when armed with intelligence, wit, and now famous facial expressions, she deftly took down a sexist defender of catcalling. Her interactive one woman show It's Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions on Love was featured in the NY Comedy Festival '14 and NY Comedy Week '15, she has been trained in sketch writing at UCB Theater, was a semi-finalist in NBC Stand Up Diversity, and alongside pundit Marc Lamont Hill created and hosts the monthly comedy show "Smart Funny and Black" at The NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles. As a DJ, she spins on tv along with events of all kinds, all over the world, from "Good Morning America" to working with brands like Samsung, the American Black Film Festival, Origins, to name a few. Most recently, she can be seen as the host of VH1's Late Night Pop Culture Talk Show "POP CAPSULE", FOX's "The Lincoln EMPIRE After-Show", as well as TruTV's "GREATEST______ EVER." She can also be seen as Tiffany on HBO's "Insecure."

It is rare now in a music scene of tiring trends for an artist to break the mold and make a statement creatively that people can connect to. However, based in Los Angeles, Drezo challenges the mainstream standard by staying true to his own powerful underground sound of house music. Through his compositions and remixes, the 24 year old aims to represent the darker and more imaginative side of EDM. With releases on OWSLA & Mad Decent, Drezo has proven that his haunting surge of originality is being accepted by the masses. Constantly devoting time in the studio has helped him evolve and innovate towards a sound that is now being widely recognized by the likes of Diplo, Destructo, Porter Robinson, Tchami, Zedd, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis and more, solidifying Drezo's placement among the world's top tier dance producers.

Backpack Full of Cash- Bronx Screening and Panel Discussion - Cornerstone Academy for Social Action February 01, 2018 - Bronx

"Backpack Full of Cash," a feature-length documentary directed and produced by Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow and narrated by Matt Damon, explores the growing privatization of public schools and the impact on America's most vulnerable children. Under the jurisdiction of the NYC Department of Education, Bronx public schools have been closed and subjected to co-location by charter networks. This powerful film will help to put a human face on charter schools, vouchers, and high-stakes testing, highlighting the devastating consequences of these policies. By engaging in this experience, we hope to stimulate a constructive conversation about what is happening in our public schools.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents 'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Runaway Bunny' - Kumble Theater February 01, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

The Toy Museum on NY will be host a fun and interactive Variety Show with many different acts all featuring toys. The perfect summer theater experience for children in pre-kindergarden through 3rd grade. The running time is 50 minutes.

Angel And Dren + Friends Dj Set, Surprise Of The Century, MÃRÃNdÃ, Manager - Pianos (Showroom) February 01, 2018 - New York

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as 'uncategorisable' and 'genre-defying' and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica, ambient installations and experimental rock - or as the Guardian said: "majestic bangers"... Her music has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body- percussion performances in the M6 Services, PRADA & Fendi fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Her debut album, Varmints was released in March 2016 on Moshi Moshi/PIAS to huge critical acclaim with numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from press and media around the world including Pitchfork's coveted Best New Music. Varmints was Loud & Quiet's Album of the Year 2016 & won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Award). She is published by a new partnership between Warp Publishing & Faber Music Publishing, and is one of the first Somerset House Studios Residents. Much to Anna's surprise she was voted Number One in The List's Hot100 (of Cultural Contributors to 2016). Anna is also a regular presenter for BBC Radio3 and 6Music and a radio and TV guest, judge and panel member on numerous shows including as Goldie's mentor for the TV show Classic Goldie.

Legalweek New York 2018 provides the map you need to hone in on your departmental goals and exceed your company-wide objectives; while providing a forum to network, exchange ideas, and leverage the expertise of all sides of the legal profession. Legalweek will feature workshop boot camps, networking events, hundreds of exhibitors on the tradeshow floor and five conferences designed to address key issues at a functional level: LegalCIO, LegalMarketing, LegalDiversity & Talent Management Forum, Business of Law Forum and Legaltech, the worlds largest and longest running trade show for legal technology. This format will allow you to strategically select content tailored specifically to your needs. Bringing together more than 9,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors, Legalweek is the largest and most important legal conference and tradeshow that you cannot afford to miss!

A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world's issues one serious matter at a time. Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.

Niagara. 1953. USA. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard Breen. With Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters. DCP. 88 min. George and Rose Loomis are visiting Niagara Falls, staying at a motel court, surrounded by honeymooning couples. Despite their romantic surroundings, Rose and George have a troubled marriage; in fact, Rose has decided she wants him gone. Rose commits the deadly deed, but there are sightings of George after his supposed demise. Hathaway's thriller is brimming with suspense, sex, and the overwhelming din of the Falls. Though Jean Peters was originally cast as Rose, she was replaced by Monroe, who was on the ascendancy at the time. So Peters took over the role of Polly Cutler, which had originally been offered to Anne Baxter.

Sherlock Holmes. 1932. Directed by William K. Howard - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 01, 2018 - New York

Sherlock Holmes. 1932. USA. Directed by William K. Howard. Screenplay by Bertram Millhauser, based on the play by William Gillette. With Clive Brook, Miriam Jordan, Ernest Torrence. DCP. 69 min. William K. Howard's take on the consulting detective is perhaps the most rousing and stylistically adventurous of Holmes movies, a Bondian adventure full of action and Wellesian surprises, featuring Clive Brook as a witheringly sarcastic Holmes and the great character actor Ernest Torrence (Steamboat Bill, Jr.) as a memorable Moriarty. Restored by The Museum of Modern Art with funding from 20th Century Fox.

That Brennan Girl. 1964. Directed by Alfred Santell - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 01, 2018 - New York

1964. USA. Directed by Alfred Santell. Raised as a grifter by her single mother, a San Francisco girl (Mona Freeman, in the role that should have made her a star) learns to adjust her priorities when she is left a young war widow, with a child of her own to take care of. Unaccountably overlooked, this resonant, formally inventive film was the final work of the director Alfred Santell as well as the last leading role of Oscar-winner James Dunn. 95 min.

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

Flint Eastwood Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender. Success is as subjective as it is elusive, but if the debut single "Queen" from Anderson's forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, it's that she's everything she needs to be. "Queen was written about the first time I was asked what it was like being a woman in music. I've always been the boss of my art-- I write my own songs, I play shows, I design a lot of my own graphics, make my own videos, craft my own photos, and I hustle alongside an amazing group of people just like every artist does. I had never considered myself different for being a woman. I have always set the standard with my team that I am the boss, regardless of my gender identity." It's more than a gender thing for the Detroit-based artist though. It's about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and forces of disempowerment; it's about realizing your self-worth and carving your own path. The powerful indie-pop record is filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, and is a fitting lead single for Flint Eastwood's 2017 EP. Crafted entirely at Assemble Sound, an 1870's church repurposed into a recording compound and creative hub for musicians founded by Anderson in 2015, the forthcoming project has found production support from fellow Detroit-native GRiZ & MUTEMATH's Paul Meany, as well as a track with principle BØRNS collaborator Tommy English, and a home with Neon Gold Records (Christine And The Queens, Charli XCX, Marina & The Diamonds, et al). Coming this spring, the forthcoming EP will bring Flint Eastwood's artistic vision and story to a national audience at a time when it's needed most.

Wafia Wafia, Brisbane-based 24-year-old former pre-med student has found that music gives her mind a chance to relax, to not overthink. But that scientific penchant for pattern and physical observation feeds Wafia's music in all the right ways. Her latest collection of songs, VIII, ups the ante on the dynamic from her 2015 EP XXIX, peeling back some of the thickened arrangements and keeping only what's essential. Wafia's thoughtful, imaginative pop that feels bold and opulent without relying on shallow bells and whistles. Instead, it hits in places much deeper. Wafia's elegant, vaporous voice is as penetrating as a diamond bullet. Her songs have found champions in music heavyweights like Pharrell and collaborators like Ben Abraham, Finneas and Tak-ku. Her tracks, like "Bodies" from her forthcoming VIII EP with its '80s-nodding beat and uptight snaps, are often dance floor siren songs. It's big pop: triumphant, thunderous and crystalline. But dare to dig a touch deeper and one will find something more at stake, something more sweeping. Wafia, born Wafia Al-Rikabi and of Iraqi and Syrian heritage, has personally felt the political tensions of our modern era. She brings it all to the fore in her powerful, boundless music.

Lucy Moses School Faculty in Concert - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center February 01, 2018 - Upper West Side

Faculty members at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School are acclaimed performers as well as amazing educators! At this annual concert, faculty collaborate on chamber works to share their love of music with our community. Tickets ($10) available in person at the box office. FREE for Kaufman Music Center faculty and students.

with Rivka Galchen, Joseph O'Neill and others A tribute reading to celebrate the centenary of Muriel Spark, "whose wit produced effects and insights only matched in contemporary fiction by the glittering jests of Nabokov," wrote Shirley Hazzard. The author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Memento Mori and The Girls of Slender Means, among many other works of fiction, "Muriel Spark wrote some of the most perfect novels of the last century," wrote Joseph O'Neill. "A fellow practitioner cannot read her without delight, a technician's envy and finally a sense of responsibility to not commit the blunder of allowing her name to fall into minorness."

One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City's youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv… Foley's attitude is ironic, defying romantic convention. He strips away the neat sentiments we associate with jazz standards and exposes the bare meaning—even artifice—at their root. The result is to reveal songs as small treasures, often tinged with the acknowledgment and acceptance of loss, songs that sparkle amid the otherwise cynical cacophony of the age. There is a depth of spiritual wisdom, psychic insight and struggle, and meditative practice that inform the music, throughout. - Vanity Fair "The band summons a melancholy undertow that inevitably evolves, resolves, transcends."--David Friend, Vanity Fair

Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night with Conan O'Brien Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn the Sarah Silverman Program Mr. Show with Bob and David and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles California. On the May 8 2009 episode of Comedy and Everything Else Todd mentions that he will have a new CD coming at the end of May on Comedy Central Records called "Thin Pig".

"That could never happen here" is a saying all too familiar in countries that have seen their democratic systems undermined by the insidious influence of authoritarianism and totalitarianism. Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt has spent years researching this subtle erosion as it occurs throughout history in countries around the world, including our own. He presents this latest co-authored work and explains some of the signs that warn of the deterioration of democratic institutions, and how it can be stopped. Moderated by New York Times contributing op-ed writer Thomas Edsall.

BRANDED CONTENT ™ is a monthly variety show hosted and curated by Simone Norman and Jackson Fisher; featuring stand up, improv, and messages from our corporate sponsors! Each month we'll give our favorite comedic performers a chance to showcase their talents and #promote their favorite #brands. Maybe one day our sponsors will finally return the favor.

Abdulrahman Amer -trombone Immanuel Wilkins – alto saxophone Matt Malnowski – piano Hwansu Kang – bass Savannah Harris – drums

Interpretations: Georg Graewe // Carman Moore and The Skymusic Ensemble - Roulette February 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

German pianist and composer George Graewe presents a solo program of piano works including the US premieres of Afternoon In Coloured Frames, AusFaltungen, and Rhyme and Discourse. Composer/conductor Carman Moore leads the Skymusic Ensemble featuring Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone and flutes), Linda Wetherill (flute), Alva Nelson (keyboard), Marianna Rosett (piano), Daisy Jopling (violin), Eli Fountain (percussion) and Brian Lee (bass and keyboard) in a program of "multi-stylistic compositions for venerable master music makers."

Composer Portraits Raphael Cendo - Miller Theater at Columbia University February 01, 2018 - New York

Listen to any work by Raphaël Cendo and you will immediately feel its energy. Born in France and now based in Berlin, Cendo describes his affinity for both sonic and kinetic excess as an exploration of "saturation"—in terms of timbre, intensity, space, and gesture. The ever-ambitious musicians of Either/Or and Yarn/Wire team up for this exhilarating Portrait of Cendo's chamber works, which includes the knockout Direct Action, written for Yarn/Wire.

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Juilliard Songfest: Settings of John Keats and Emily Dickinson - Alice Tully Hall February 01, 2018 - New York

The Thursday Night Open Mic is the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Stand-ups from all over NYC are invited to come on down to UCBT East to tell their latest jokes. HOW IT WORKS:- Participants put their names into a bucket. - Names are drawn randomly.- Participants get 2-3 minutes (stage time varies in reflection of attendance).

Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender. Success is as subjective as it is elusive, but if the debut single "Queen" from Anderson's forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, it's that she's everything she needs to be. "Queen was written about the first time I was asked what it was like being a woman in music. I've always been the boss of my art-- I write my own songs, I play shows, I design a lot of my own graphics, make my own videos, craft my own photos, and I hustle alongside an amazing group of people just like every artist does. I had never considered myself different for being a woman. I have always set the standard with my team that I am the boss, regardless of my gender identity." It's more than a gender thing for the Detroit-based artist though. It's about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and forces of disempowerment; it's about realizing your self-worth and carving your own path. The powerful indie-pop record is filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, and is a fitting lead single for Flint Eastwood's 2017 EP. Nydge is a producer and songwriter from Detroit, MI. He was born in a hospital, and despite being named after a race car driver, he drives a reliable Honda Civic. He loves podcasts, but he hates the talkshow ones. He likes plants, but all of his plants are dead and he feels bad about it. He can replace the brake pads on your car. He knows more about synthesizers than he does about microeconomics. Like most of America, he dropped out of community college. He used to love Trent Reznor. In summer 2017, He stepped out from a behind-the-scenes producer role and started releasing the tracks he's produced and co-written as the artist "Nydge". Since beginning his steady release of singles, his music has been streamed over 700,000 times and he's opened for acts like BANKS, SG Lewis, Flint Eastwood & Vesperteen. With the help of spotify's curated playlists (Alternative R&B, Young & Free, Weekly Buzz, Indie-pop), Nydge has received the attention of blogs and listeners alike. Indieshuffle speaks highly of his most popular single Won't You Call Me: "Another rare gem from Detroit, some wonderful collision of atoms. The reaction is straight chemical; the perfect high." Nydge has also placed songs on TV and is played in retail stores around the world.

Enjoy some post holiday cinema just for kids. Wednesday, December 27: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" Friday, December 29: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week... Katina and Sean's self worth depends on it.) Past guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villasenor, Todd Barry, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu and that one comic you saw whose name you forgot but really loved.

Michael McIntyre has become one of the world's most successful comedians without ever performing in America. His stand-up shows have sold nearly two million tickets worldwide and he has been awarded the keys to the 16,000 capacity O2 Arena, the UK's biggest arena, along with Prince and One Direction having played there a record 28 times. On February 1st 2018, he's coming to New York.

Birkin Gainsbourg The Symphonic with Jane Birkin and Wordless Music Orchestra - Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall February 01, 2018 - New York

Birkin Gainsbourg The Symphonic with Jane Birkin and Wordless Music Orchestra Artistic direction: Philippe Lerichomme Arrangements and piano: Nobuyuki Nakajima Featuring a special appearance by Rufus Wainwright Actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin will perform Birkin Gainsbourg The Symphonic—her tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg—with a symphonic orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 1. The concert marks Birkin's first U.S. performance since 2011 and is part of an extensive international concert tour that has seen her playing to full houses in Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and London, among many other cities.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York, GPGDS first received praise for their live show, which combined world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics. In recent years the band's studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. "There is a lot of intention in this release. We had a purpose to prove to ourselves recording this album [MAKE IT BETTER]. We wanted to know that we could put our heads down and do good work fast. It was a great release artistically. It uniquely sounds the most progressive of anything we have ever done while also sounding the most like our first album." -James Searl, Bassist/Vocalist

Catherine Rickman. A Jersey girl raised on opera and the Philadelphia folk scene, Cat Rickman blends jazz, blues, rock, and pop stylings to create a unique sound often compared to the likes of Elle King, Lady Gaga, and Blondie. Her debut EP, "Call It Art," was released earlier this year, and she frequently plays shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Phoebe Robinson, Ali Kolbert, & Aparna Nancherla, with host Dave Hill and music from the Reformed Whores - Cutting Room February 01, 2018 - New York

PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress whom Bust, Time Out NY, Vulture.com, Brooklyn Magazine, Essence, San Fransisco Sketchfest, O Magazine, and Buzzfeed.com have all praised and named one of the top comedians to watch. She has appeared on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers and TODAY; TBS's Conan and Search Party, Comedy Central's Broad City; as well having a recurring role on the Amazon show I Love Dickand creating and starring in Refinery29's web series Woke Bae . She also co-hosts the hugely popular podcast, 2 Dope Queens, and has a special on HBO coming out this year.

An organic blend of roots blues, funk, rock, and world music, The Michael Gannon Band harkens back to a time when musicianship, soul, and originality were prized among music lovers and creators. Vintage feel, vocal harmony, and an innovative mix of styles combine to create music that feels familiar but breaks new ground. A singer and slide guitar specialist, Michael has shared the stage with Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, Jim Belushi of the Blues Brothers, and many other world class musicians. He's assembled a group capable of bringing an ambitious musical vision to life. You haven't heard new music that feels like this in a long time.

You only have to see Kate Yeager perform once to answer the question of how this young singer/songwriter landed a coveted monthly residency at NYC's legendary The Bitter End in Greenwich Village. Her music is lyrically smart and musically memorable and her performances are engaging. Kate's songs speak of personal experience but connect on a universal level. Raised by parents who created their home in the country but grew up in New York City, Kate was raised in an accepting, liberal household - which all too often didn't match the views of those around her. Growing up on a tree farm, a love of music was instilled in Kate at a very young age, with music playing while she picked weeds and collected snails, 5 cents per snail. She sat on her dad's lap as he let her drive the tractor, listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band blasting over the roar of the engine. Kate even boasted to her mom that one day she would be Clarence Clemons. Obviously, her childhood dream was a bit unrealistic. However, Kate did pick up the saxophone though her musical interest quickly led her to guitar and piano. At 18, Kate moved to New York to attend college at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYC Tisch. Suddenly she was surrounded by like-minded people and a wealth of creativity. Inspiration came in every class room, in every new face and around every corner as her creative circle expanded.

Tonight we give our love to the Soul, the Disco and most importantly, that sweet sweet FUNK. We've got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night.Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Funky fresh tunes by DJ Bruce. Drink Specials all night.New Friends,Good Feelings.

Woke AF is an all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share and perform comedy about social issues that they're passionate about. Comedy that they want to open your minds to. Comedy that they're sure will change your life. Friends. Family. Strangers. Prepare to get WOKE! Vibes by BIGWILLYGETSILLY

Neil Berg's 100 Years Of Broadway Matinee & Evening - Westchester Broadway Theater February 01, 2018 - Elmsford

100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

Thursday nights at Arlene's Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York's premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band's collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O'Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson's mantra is simple: "Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself."

Blaine Petrovia's Filthy Pony: A darker, creepier, sexier variety show.For this installment of Filthy Pony we're gonna switch it up a bit. We've decided to slow it TF down. And while we'll still cater to your sexier needs. This time we want to make sweet, sweet love to you - rather than giving you blowys in the back alley like we usually do. Come experience our high-flying aerial acrobatics. Beautiful burlesque. Creepy contortion and some of the sexiest Pole Dancers NYC has to offer.

Jason Mejias, Mr. Gorgeous, Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Cunio "Boys' Night" is overjoyed to announce that we will be presenting our show at The Slipper Room every month! YES, that's right – every first Thursday of the month you get to see our handsome faces! The "boys" are BACK for another night of theatrical/burlesque/circus revelry! From dynamic aerial performers to the best of boylesque, "Boys' Night" is bringing the sexy for all types. The boys AND the girls will love this sensual, hilarious, fun-filled night out.

Do you like performing in front of people? Do you like dressing up in costumes? If you answered yes, then the Story Time Theater Troupe might be for you! Earn community service hours while transforming fairy tales and stories into interactive story times. There will be three practice sessions followed by one performance. Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parents. Sign ups start Monday September 18. Ages 8-15.

Hip Hop and Right on Magazine with Cynthia Horner and Friends - Central Library February 01, 2018 - Jamaica

This memoir is about Bob Brody's occasional successes and frequent failures; about his often-hapless attempts to be a good son, a good husband, a good father and, yes, a good son-in-law; and about his emergence, long overdue and against all odds, from spoiled suburbanite to someone vaguely resembling a grown-up, a family man from head to toe. "Bob Brody's Playing Catch with Strangers is a gem. . . . This collection is filled with insights, wit, pithy observations, common sense and neighborly decency. This delightful and thought-provoking memoir proves that Brody has developed into a master of the short essay." —Dan Rather, former CBS News anchor "A good man, Bob Brody is also an observant one. Nothing escapes his vision. Growing up with deaf parents, he learned to listen hard to the world around him, and this poignant memoir is the result." —Phillip Lopate, author of Inside My Head and editor of The Art of the Personal Essay "In this winning memoir, Bob Brody wears his heart on both sleeves, along with a chip on both shoulders. He's every inch a diehard New Yorker, equally tender and tough. Give the guy credit: he gets stabbed five weeks after moving into the city, but sticks around for the next 41 years." —Nicholas Pileggi, author of Goodfellas

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Oscars Adult Fans of LEGO® Night - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester February 01, 2018 - Yonkers

Enjoy a night at the Oscars with movie trivia, a movie-themed build competition, raffles, and more. Share ideas with the Master Model Builder and take home your own mini Oscar build at the end of the night. Experience LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s rides, 4D theater, and endless amounts of LEGO bricks.

Australian vocalist, Olivia Chindamo is best known for her effortless ability to improvise or "scat". She quickly became one of Australia's most sought-after jazz vocalists performing sold-out shows all over the country with her own band as well as appearing as a guest vocalist with Australian jazz icon, James Morrison and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She was the Bell Award winner for "Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year" in 2016 and winner of the Generations In Jazz Vocal Competition in 2014. She released her debut album "Keep an Eye on Spring" in 2015. Olivia's innate understanding of harmony, together with her perfect intonation and sense of rhythm allow her to create and weave her own melodies over complex progressions. She is an exciting and elegant vocalist who is sure to captivate and impress her audience.

Teen Time: Celebrate Black History Month - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch February 01, 2018 - Dyker Heights

Create a Mural- Draw, paint, color & create a work of art - Brooklyn Public Library, New Utrecht branch February 01, 2018 - Bensonhurst

Kids age 8-12 are welcome to join this 3 week book discussion series where they will choose their own Caldecott winner from a selection of outstanding picture books.

Start your Thursday evening off with a whizz-bang at Happy Hour Piano Karaoke — hosted by Benjamin Easton. Check out Ben's song list! Benjamin Easton is a pianist and arranger based in New York City. Easton is co-bandleader of The Academy Blues Project, a multi-genre group begun in 2012. ABP's newest record, Upwelling, was released in April of this year. When not tickling ivories — or hosting piano karaoke at YOUR next private soiree — you may find Ben crosswording, cycling through the boroughs, or listening to Odessey & Oracle on repeat.

Franklin Kiermyer: Scatter the Atoms That Remain - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola February 01, 2018 - New York

With drummer Franklin Kiermyer, tenor saxophonist Jovan Alexandre, pianist Davis Whitfield, and bassist Otto Gardner "Few musicians approach the music from the same spiritual wellspring that 'Trane did… Fiery, the musical equivalent of a perfect storm: It explodes and takes you for a ride. The playing is superb." – MTV "Drummer Franklin Kiermyer is that rare jazzman–blessed with the ecstatic quality of his free-bop attack." – Rolling Stone Drummer Frank Kiermyer offers a sense of shared catharsis through music that is at once majestic, ferocious, and relatable. When music writers are tasked with describing Kiermyer, the words "ecstasy" and "ecstatic" appear almost predictably, but sometimes a word is just right. Kiermyer's "Scatter The Atoms That Remain" quartet channels the kind of beautiful, disciplined intensity exemplified by late John Coltrane and explosive hard boppers like Billy Harper. Stop by Dizzy's tonight and live in the moment. This type of universal, non-denominational spirituality simply feels good.

'Something to Wine About' - Comedy and Wine Pairing Tour with Laurie Forster - City Winery February 01, 2018 - New York

Laurie Forster is one of America's leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine caught the eye of major networks and led her to guest appearances on Dr Oz, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living Today and ABC News at Noon. Laurie regularly speaks across the country where she edutains a client list that includes MetLife, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, LG Electronics, National Association of Catering Executives, American Cancer Society and McCormick & Company to name a few. She's performed her comedic wine tasting at legendary locations like Carolines on Broadway, DC IMPROV, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah's Casino, City Winery NYC & Chicago and Broadway Comedy Club. Forster is also the host of The Sipping Point and her mobile application "The Wine Coach" was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast. A former software sales executive, Laurie's wine career began in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. Laurie has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

Black History Month Program: Bessie Coleman Airplane Craft - Brentwood Public Library February 01, 2018 - Brentwood

Moca Lunar New Year Night Market - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) February 01, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

In honor of Lunar New Year, MOCA is hosting a food and fun-filled Night Market event! Join us for live music, performances, MOCA Bar, and catered dishes from some of our favorite New York chefs!

Westchester Knicks V.S. Greensboro Swarm - Westchester County Center February 02, 2018 - White Plains

From the team behind Saved by the 90s, Y2K is the hottest, sexiest party in da club, celebrating music from the 2000s and beyond. It is a live band and a DJ that perform the best hits from the millennium. You'll fo' shizzle party to songs from OutKast, Jay-Z, Fall Out Boy, Eminem, The Strokes, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Eat World, Jet, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Linkin Park, and many more. So come drop it like it's hot. We gon' party like it's your birthday!

Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Raised in both Seattle and New York City. Sam released his debut project as a solo artist, "Brand New Bike". Produced entirely by Sam, the album utilized many live instruments from musicians based in Seattle and New York. The next year Sam released 2 EP's, and produced/directed dozens of music videos from the projects After successfully raising 20K on Kickstarter, Sam's second full-length album Huckleberry independently debuted #6 on iTunes Hip-Hop. He then unexpectedly released a free project titled 80 Bars which surpassed a million plays on SoundCloud for multiple songs. Riding that momentum Sam became the first local headliner to sell out Seattle's 1,000 cap Neptune Theater, co-headlined a 29 city national tour, and rocked the main stage at Washington's biggest music festival Sasquatch. April 6th, 2016 Sam's new EP Friends, Funk & Liquor debuted at #2 on iTunes Hip Hop top albums. In 2017 Sam released a full-length EP, Play and Pretend, while headlining a 15+ city West Coast Tour. He also executive produced the debut project from Seattle rapper, Sir Koga Shabazz. Right now, he's currently on a 60+ city tour with Rittz with a full-length album and tour EP on the way

Ten years ago, Ana Grilo and Thea James formed Book Smugglers, a blog celebrating all things SFF. Since then, they've formed Book Smugglers Publishing, an independent digital-first publisher of SFF fiction and nonfiction. Join the Book Smugglers as they lead a conversation about complex female characters in science fiction fantasy with authors Susan Jane Bigelow, Catherine Faris King, A.E Ash, and fantasy illustrator, Reiko Murakami.

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Gallery Talk: Artist to Artist with Steven and William Ladd - Parrish Art Museum February 02, 2018 - Watermill

Join collection artists Steven and William Ladd in the gallery as they share their personal and professional insights into the work of Alan Shields, currently on view in Five and Forward, the reinstallation of the Parrish permanent collection. Space is limited; advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

Join BSM violin faculty member Jessica Park and friends for an evening of Haydn string quartets performed on period instruments.

"I don't do 'covers,' I reinterpret songs. If I can't put my own spin on something, I won't do it…" Without question, popular performer Frank Shiner (winner of two L.A. Music Critic Awards) has demonstrated his finely-honed ability to put his own unique stamp on classic material previously recorded by others via his sophomore album, LONELY TOWN, LONELY STREET. Turning in stellar performances on songs popularized by such artists as The Rascals, Brook Benton, Sam & Dave, Elton John, Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway, Frank has created a tour-de-force collection of twelve songs from the songbooks of legendary writers such as Randy Newman, Doc Pomus, Isaac Hayes & David Porter and Tony Joe White among others. "I decided to do 'blue-eyed soul' for my second album," explains the New York resident, using a term that was first coined by renowned black radio personality Georgie Woods in the mid-'60s when referencing The Righteous Brothers. "I've always been intrigued by and loved the genre which has really morphed into including artists like my heroes Hall & Oates, Amy Winehouse and others." Indeed, with LONELY TOWN, LONELY STREET, Frank can most assuredly add his name to the list of bona fide 'blue-eyed soul' purveyors thanks to his passionate reading of such songs as "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" (written by Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears, who first recorded it and best known for a 1973 recording by late Donny Hathaway) and "Love Is A Losing Game" from the catalog of Amy Winehouse. Notes Frank, "There is a little Donny Hathaway influence in my singing of that song. I think we brought even more passion to it. I'm a trained Shakespearian actor so I need to have a special focus on the lyrics in my songs. With the song by Amy, well, it's heart wrenching. I can't imagine what kind of pain she was going through when she wrote it. It has that feeling of someone who's 'lost' and I well-up nearly every time I sing the song…"

Ted Leo is one of the finest songwriters of our generation, even if it's not entirely clear what generation that is. Starting in New York Hardcore with Citizen's Arrest, making the '90s safe for power-pop and Weller-esque hair with Chisel, then singing our turbulent lives like we were smarter than we were with The Pharmacists, and most recently providing equal parts sweetness and solace with Aimee Mann as The Both, Ted never let us down. And now, seven years after The Brutalist Bricks, he has a new solo album. And it's wonderful. The songs on The Hanged Man, recorded at a home-studio-in-transition in Wakefield, RI, with Ted playing almost all the instruments, are some of the finest and most finely wrought of Ted Leo's career. Ted describes the time working on the album as one of "personal desolation that felt fallow but was actually very fertile" and, indeed, lyrically, The Hanged Man is suffused with hope of sorts but crushingly heavy. The concerns addressed, whether personal trauma or the national disaster we're all currently existing in, matched with the range and vitality of the songcraft is inspiring, even uplifting. The Hanged Man offers the sharp bursts of skinny tie pop-punk fury one would expect from Ted—and even these feel streamlined like never before—but they are offset with an adventurousness in both tone and structure. The intention was to upend expectations but, on songs like the bookends of "Moon Out of Phase" and "Let's Stay On The Moon," the intention never gets in the way of the result. There's no strain of effort in songs that are unlike anything Ted has done previously. The Hanged Man is a career high, born through industry soul sickness, nausea-inducing crisis, and a talent that feels like secular grace.

What does God's creation have to say about the city of man? Come and see a series of plein air paintings and sculptural reflections inspired by natural beauty as it appears on the streets of New York.

Beyond Beautiful: The Music of Carole King and the New American Songbook - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 02, 2018 - Greenvale

Broadway music director Ted Sperling assembles New York's finest vocalists (Melody Betts, Becca Ayers, Alysha Umphress and Clarke Thorell) and musicians to celebrate the living legend, whose songs represent the soundtrack of a generation. Yes, you will hear all the biggest hits! Arts Insider Series at 6:45 PM: The Arts Insider Series will provide you with a view on what goes into each performance and share insights into what you will see and hear. Held in the Concert Hall, tickets are an additional $5 — contact the box office for tickets. Speakers: Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices (formerly the Collegiate Chorale) and Principal Conductor of the Westchester Philarmonic; David Hugo, Professor of Theater, LIU Post. For ticketing policies, including special discounts, click here.

The Music of Louis Armstrong w/ Hot Lips Joey Morant & Catfish Stew - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 02, 2018 - New York

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing are extraordinary. He is known as "Mr. Entertainer" and has traveled the world. He has performed and recorded with hundreds of musicians including the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, Ray Charles, James Brown, Tina Turner, George Benson, Lionel Hampton's Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Jabbo Smith.

Celebrated songstress Regina Belle is back with the most personal album of her career. Lazy Afternoon, recorded by Belle in Los Angeles with veteran producer George Duke, is a thrilling, soul-satisfying collection of beloved rhythm & blues staples, swinging jazz standards, moody torch songs and golden classics; all delivered in Belle's sultry, precise phrasing with memorable, contemporary arrangements. Just her second project for the Peak Records label, Lazy Afternoon finds Belle offering the listener the very heart of her Grammy-winning creative gifts.

Photos and selfies of all of New York's iconic landmarks await. See midtown and lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty from only 100 feet away.

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Come see art, music, & mingle at BombPop!Up Art Collective's new residency! Brooklyn-based artists Drea Cofield, Gaby Collins-Fernandez & Jonah Parzen Johnson bring you ever-changing and popularly repeating art & music events including Live Music, Life Drawing, Video Screenings, Pop-Up Sculpture Garden Shows, Guided Music Meditations, and so on! Always changing, always amazing, First Fridays at Pete's!

Binghamton Devils vs. Belleville Senators - Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena February 02, 2018 - Binghamton

To accompany Raha Raissnia: Alluvius, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Iranian-American artist Raha Raissnia, The Drawing Center will organize two live film-performances. For each program, the artist will interpolate multiple projections, including hand-painted slides and films, to create a flickering hybrid sequence. For the February 2nd event, Raissnia and musician Charles Curtis will perform Freeway I (2005-2008) Tickets $10 via Eventbrite Raha Raissnia, Alluvius 2, 2016. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous and active musical experience! Children, parents, grandparents and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping and celebrating as a community!

Will Friedwald, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair and the author of nine books on popular music, presents curated video clips from his extensive vintage collection to illustrate the great artistry of the performers and composers of the American Songbook.Betty Comden (1917-2006) and Adolph Green (1914-2002) were two of the most gifted lyricists and librettists in the history of American musical theater, resoundingly celebrated for the classic Broadway shows that they wrote with such legendary composers as Leonard Bernstein and Jule Styne. We'll concentrate on brilliant performances of their most iconic songs, both by legendary stars of stage and screen and by Betty and Adolph themselves, in rare television shows and other appearances.

rench-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for twelve French-Algerian and African dancers. A Joyce debut, the piece created by French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father's deathbed revelation that Koubi's family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as Koubi had believed. Exploring the artist's newfound roots, this spellbinding work combines capoeira, martial arts, hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists—and Islamic architecture. Though thrillingly kinetic, what lingers about the piece is the transcendence of a journey home.

Learn the Straight Line Selling system from the "Real Wolf of Wall Street", Jordan Belfort, February 2nd in New York. Master the art of persuasion, influence, and success using the sales system seen in the blockbuster film "The Wolf of Wall Street". At this sales seminar, you'll learn how to ethically persuade prospects to take any action... PLUS increase your income, sales, closing rate and confidence. "The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it." - Jordan Belfort

Reflecting Rhythms: From Taiko to Tap Kazunori Kumagi and Kaoru Watanabe - Asia Society February 02, 2018 - New York

From taiko to tap—this lively performance features two remarkable artists together in a rhythm showcase: Japan's award-winning tap dancer Kazunori Kumagi and the innovative multi-instrumentalist and composer Kaoru Watanabe. Each artist will perform solo before coming together at the end for a rhythmic explosion. Presented as part of February's First Friday Happy Hour.First Friday is Asia Society's unique happy hour from 6:00–9:00pm on the first Friday of the month, offering free museum admission, exhibition tours, refreshments, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and more.

Mandy Gonzalez at Adelphi University on February 2 at 7:30 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center February 02, 2018 - Garden City

Mandy Gonzalez takes the night off from her role as Angelica Schuyler in the hit musical phenomenon Hamilton to kick off the second half of the Adelphi University Performing Art Center’s (Adelphi PAC) 10th Anniversary season. Mandy Gonzalez will perform on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, New York. One of the most powerful and versatile voices in musical theatre, Mandy Gonzalez originated the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights, a role she created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and for which she received a Drama Desk Award. Ms. Gonzalez has appeared as Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida and in the Broadway show Lennon. She was recently seen starring as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, for which she was awarded a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement. Ms. Gonzalez can be seen on the CBS hit “Madam Secretary.” She is also a Warner Music artist and recently released her debut album, FEARLESS, which debuted at #13 on the iTunes pop charts. Mandy founded the social media movement #FearlessSquad, which works to create a sense of belongingness, inclusiveness and positivity in social media. Ms. Gonzalez will perform songs from throughout her musical theatre career, as well as songs from her album FEARLESS. She will be joined onstage by students from Adelphi University and Garden City High School. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $45/$40 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or [email protected] Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning. Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

"In the weightless reading by the violinist Johnny Gandelsman, the violist William Frampton and the vocal ensemble Choral Chameleon , the music unfolded in contemplative beauty, with the juxtaposition of the instruments' throaty individuality and the even-tempered coolness of the voices creating just enough tension to sustain interest." New York Times This program is the first installment of 3-part 'Mind, Body, Spirit' series in 2018 recognizing the singer as an instrument who is also a whole person. In 'Spirit', Choral Chameleon's 12-voice Ensemble explores the movement of the palpable, yet unseen musician's spirit. In this unique program, members of the Ensemble will engage in the music selection as a means of autobiography – each of them openly telling the unique story of their musical upbringing. It is the perpetual musical "coming of age" story for each member and for all of them as a whole. Projection collages specially curated to each performer's story will enhance the listener's experience and draw them closer to us in this intimate, vulnerable setting. The program will also include incredible choral works on the theme of "Spirit" by Edward Thompson, Dale Trumbore, Frank Ferko, and David Conte.

This fun and silly class is an opportunity for kids to share the yoga fun with their favorite doll, creature, or stuffed animal. Participants will explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances, and teensy twists. Bring your own doll or stuffed animal, help them into yoga poses, and they can practice along side, on their very own yoga mat.

Featuring Dax Callner, Terry Shook, Aaron Green, Richie Phillips, Alroy Teves, Michael Villarosa, Alix Briard, and David Kahler. The Dayz is known as one of New York's most exciting, crazy-fun live acts. The band's sound is a mix of rock, funk and jazz, and it's eight members (two vocalists, drums, bass, saxophone, two guitars and keys) put on a romping good show that draws authentic music lovers from New York and beyond. "They deliver the live, party-atmosphere energy of a big-time ska band in rock 'n roll wrapping with some soulful vocals and melodic jazz elements sprinkled in for original flavoring." – Geoff Wilbur's Music Blog

With a Spring prediction success rate of more than 80%, Chuck will once again emerge from underground to make his annual prediction. The Patrick Raftery Rock-a-Silly Band will perform at the ceremony.

 “All Those Years Ago” remembers the incredible life and music history of master musician and lead Beatles guitarist, George Harrison. Born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, George Harrison formed a band with his schoolmates to play clubs around Liverpool and in Hamburg, Germany. Known as The Beatles, George Harrison and his now, bandmates, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr became the biggest and most influential rock band in the world. Harrison's diverse musical interests took The Beatles in many directions, including the incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality. Post-Beatles, George Harrison made acclaimed solo records and started a successful film production company, HandMade Films. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Harrison #11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once in 1988, as a member of The Beatles, and then posthumously in 2004 for his solo career. Celebrate George Harrison’s legendary music career and life as we honor him in this very special 75th birthday concert.

5 Sad Songs' is straight-up heart-wrenching songwriting and the best music that Larry, in between DJ gigs across the capital's underground, has produced yet." – mixmag Abrons Arts Center and DIS are proud to present the U.S. live debut of London-based DJ-producer and songwriter Larry B, who will share renditions of his recently released EP 5 Sad Songs in an intimate, one-night-only performance. Larry B will be joined by BEARCAT of the New York-based collective Discwoman, who will open the night with a DJ set.

Dir. Takashi Miike. 2017, 140 mins. Digital projection. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara.The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike is an adaptation of the international best-selling manga comic series. Manji (Japanese pop idol Kimura), a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin (Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Fukushi). The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

Ten Ton Mojo is a rock band on the rise! They are being hailed in the press as "easily the best rock band in New York City" (The Aquarian Weekly). In the wake of their independently released self-titled album, Ten Ton Mojo has been providing live support for The Supersuckers, The Dirty Pearls, The Compulsions, Jesse Malin, John 5, Smash Fashion, the late Scott Weiland and others. Hip shaking rhythms blend hard rock, soulful blues and southern charm to create the new classic rock. Their single "Pinball Girl" is prominently featured in the indie movie Pinball Donut Girl and a remixed version of their track "One and Only" is being featured in Suzuki's new ATV ad campaign. Ten Ton Mojo has a street wise guitar driven sound crafted by guitarists Scott Lano and Gabe Mera. Backed by thundering rhythm section of Paul Kane on drums and Chris Laubis on bass, this band is the rebirth of real American rock and roll! Ten Ton Mojo has magically captured the secret for success in an evolving industry which demands both mass market appeal and personalized attention to a strong local fan base. They create a musical energy which has yet to be experienced in the 21st century. Along the East Coast, Ten Ton Mojo has already become a game-changer. A grass roots marketing campaign paired with a strong social media presence is helping to create anticipation of a major tour announcement.

Beyond Beautiful: The Music of Carole King and the New American Songbook - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 02, 2018 - Brookville

Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others.

PopGun Presents: Wet Leather (EP Release Show) Ben Seretan and Novelty Daughter - Elsewhere February 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

PopGun Presents: Viceroy, Wilki, Griffin Camper & Misawa, Zephyr Ann, Sammy Bananas, and Son of Lee - Elsewhere February 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

This is a dream collaboration for wine and cheese lovers. Sit down to an enticing spread of specialty goods that you can't find anywhere else but Murray's and Astor. You'll get the lowdown on how these cheeses and wines are made, while enjoying the way these flavors and textures play off each other.

Separately, they are both accomplished musicians. He is a respected and acclaimed guitarist who has traveled the world with some of the biggest names in music; while she is a young singer-songwriter who released her first album at the tender age of 17 to worldwide rave reviews. But, together, they are simply magical! The Glenn & Oria Duo has a repertoire that touches all eras and genres of music — jazz standards, blues, rock, pop. Glenn's virtuoso guitar skills, combine flawlessly with Oria's passionate, soaring vocals for the ultimate music experience.

First Fridays! Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Banda Magda - The Bronx Museum of the Arts February 02, 2018 - Bronx

Carnegie Hall comes to The Bronx! Join us for a special evening of performances by Banda Magda. Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from Samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Magda Giannikou—the Greek-born leader of Banda Magda—boasts silky vocals, nimble-fingered accordion playing, and an effervescent stage presence that, together, make for an irresistible performance. With members of the band hailing from Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States, Banda Magda taps into each of these cultures for an eclectic sound. French songs, Afro-Peruvian landó, samba, Greek dance, and other diverse styles compose Banda Magda’s inventive set list. The group continues to explore new ground with its new album, Tigre, released in 2017.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility - New Museum February 02, 2018 - New York

This event is currently at capacity, but a standby list will begin at 11 a.m. the day of the event. Sign-up for the standby list will be in person only, and we will admit as many people as capacity allows. Celebrate the launch of Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton) with a special panel discussion led by the editors and featuring a selection of the book's contributors. Panelists include Che Gossett, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Juliana Huxtable, and Toshio Meronek. The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked both by heightened violence against trans people (especially trans women of color) and by the suppression of trans rights under civil law. Trap Door grapples with these contradictions.

An evening with rock legend Ace Frehley and his band with special guests APPICE (Carmine Appice & Vinny Appice)! Ace Frehley: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley is one of the most influential and beloved guitar players in rock history. Ace's work as lead guitarist and as a songwriter for Kiss helped turn the band into one of rock's hottest phenomena, with a string of hit albums, sold-out shows (and yes, merchandise sales) rarely matched in rock history. His acclaimed, smash hit 1978 self-titled solo album demonstrated that he could comfortably stand in the spotlight alone, and his long, distinguished and slightly idiosyncratic post-Kiss career has proven that to be true. Kiss developed a reputation for combining great music with a one-of-a-kind stage show, distinguished themselves from the other bands in the New York club scene, and secured a much-coveted record deal. Then they criss-crossed the country over and over, blowing the doors off any band brave or foolish enough to share the stage with them. In 2014 Frehley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his former Kiss bandmates. Although there has been some natural tension between the two camps over the years Ace insists, "We've always been friends. The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy." To that end, he invited Paul Stanley to sing on one of his new album's many highlights, a cover of Free's "Fire and Water." Frehley explained, "He jumped at the chance to do this because it's something that's outside of Kiss and his character in Kiss, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing." On his new album Origins Vol. 1, Ace reclaims "Cold Gin" and "Parasite" from the Kiss catalog by singing the lead vocals on both for the first time ever. He also teams up with Mike McCready, Slash, Lita Ford and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 on supercharged covers of Thin Lizzy's "Emerald" and the Troggs' "Wild Thing." "I'm really thrilled with the whole thing," says Frehley, who indicates a second Origins volume could be headed our way sometime in the future. "I'm excited about it, and I think there's a song on here for everyone." Appice (Carmine and Vinny Appice): You're unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world's greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far. That's about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. Vinny: "As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends." The album is scheduled for release on Steamhammer/SPV on 27 October 2017 and marks a long-overdue new development for fans of these two outstanding drummers. "We never really planned to make an album together until last year. We`ve always had plans to play live together, starting out with drum clinics," Carmine and Vinny explain how the album came to happen. "We both had very busy schedules and finally found the time to do shows together which led to the idea of making an album." The result is – as the Appice brothers call it – "a great-sounding, spine-shaking rhythmic foundation, along with big giant melodic guitars from hell, and on top blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up!"Sinister features both new songs and classic tracks from their "long history in a crazy music business," as Vinny says. Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. ´Killing Floor` and ´Future Past` feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on ´Suddenly` and on ´You Got Me Running`. Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to ´War Cry` and the programmatic ´Monsters And Heroes`, the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnakestringsman Joel Hoekstra on ´War Cry`. Talking of vocals: ´Sinister`, ´Danger` (bass: Phil Soussan), ´In The Night` (guitar: Bumblefoot) and ´Sabbath Mash` (guitar: Eric Turner, keyboards: Eric Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for ´Killing Floor`, Scotty Bruce featuring on ´Future Past` and Robin McAuley on ´Suddenly`. The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on ´You Got Me Running`. Vinny: "Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He´s a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record." Sinister was produced by Carmine and Vinny and recorded at different locations. Carmine nailed some of his drums in a studio on the East Coast, Vinny cut most of his parts in his home studio. Both together recorded some songs in Jorgen Carlsson`s (Government Mule) studio in Van Nuys, California. Steve DeAcutis mixed & mastered the album. Vinny: "Steve was able to get a fantastic sound on every instrument while keeping the drums vibrant and sounding great."

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the crisp winter air while exploring what creatures are around this time of night. Registration required.

Mandy Gonzalez at Adelphi University - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center February 02, 2018 - Garden City

Mandy Gonzalez takes the night off from her role as Angelica Schuyler in the hit musical phenomenon Hamilton to kick off the second half of the Adelphi University Performing Art Center’s (Adelphi PAC) 10th Anniversary season. Mandy Gonzalez will perform on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, New York. One of the most powerful and versatile voices in musical theatre, Mandy Gonzalez originated the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights, a role she created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and for which she received a Drama Desk Award. Ms. Gonzalez has appeared as Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida and in the Broadway show Lennon. She was recently seen starring as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, for which she was awarded a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement. Ms. Gonzalez can be seen on the CBS hit “Madam Secretary.” She is also a Warner Music artist and recently released her debut album, FEARLESS, which debuted at #13 on the iTunes pop charts. Mandy founded the social media movement #FearlessSquad, which works to create a sense of belongingness, inclusiveness and positivity in social media. Ms. Gonzalez will perform songs from throughout her musical theatre career, as well as songs from her album FEARLESS. She will be joined onstage by students from Adelphi University and Garden City High School. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $45/$40 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or [email protected] Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning. Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz phenom, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." He holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master's from New York University's highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine.

Japhlet Bire Attias (Chapman Stick) and Danny Wolf (Drums) - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 February 02, 2018 - New York

In these tough times, it's not always easy to find high quality and fun ways to let off some steam and ease stress. It's harder still to find such diversions that are affordable. That's what Bottles of Laughs is all about. We bring you top-shelf comics who deliver a fine pairing of comedy and laughs at a price you can afford even if you don't have a champagne-level salary. Bottles of Laughs is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," NBC's EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda's Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off.

The Music of LOUIS ARMSTRONG, feat. 'Hot Lips' JOEY MORANT, & CATFISH STEW - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 02, 2018 - New York

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary. Morant is a native Charlestonian, a brass instrumentalist and vocalist. He is the quintessential trumpeter from the Jenkins Orphanage band tradition of the 1950s. At age 11, inspired by the piano, he became interested in classical music. When Fletcher Linton, a teacher at Charleston's Henry P. Archer Elementary School, put a school band together, Morant began studying the trumpet. A generous benefactor, recognizing his talent, arranged for him to spend the summers of his high school years studying theory at the Berklee School of Music. By age 15, Morant was teaching theory and saxophone to Oscar Rivers. Later, he joined the Metronome All-Stars under the direction of music educator Melvin Hodges Jr., a member of the 1996 Olympic Committee.

Every Thursday night, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

The first Friday of every month the Children's Museum of Manhattan opens its doors for free for special evening hours  for families to enjoy all of the exhibits and special programs.

They've Distorted Disney, Perverted Pride and made a mockery of just about every holiday imaginable, now Twizted Sisterz, a collective of some of New York's most in-demand drag queens, set their sights on the comic book world with SICKENING SUPERHEROES. Performances of this new monthly extravaganza begin September 15 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Bam! Swish! Pow! Hiyeeee! With SICKENING SUPERHEROES, The Dragtastic Four -- demented drag stars Holly Dae, Brenda Dharling, Bootsie LeFaris and Brita Filter -- present a rollicking night of comic book characters as you have never seen them before. This late night pop culture spectacular mashes and mangles together the sassiest supergirls and the most voracious villiainesses into a Las Vegas-style revue of epic proportions. Marvel at these Ex-Men and Wonder (if they're) Women as they use their super-drag powers to battle it out in the fight for T, Justice, and The American Gays.

Join Andrea Morale as she leads the class on guitar singing songs, shaking instruments, and marching to the beat in this fun musical storytime. Adult caregiver required.

The Brooklyn Nets take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, February 2. Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Book Launch - Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America - Harmon Leon with special guest Ted Rall - Pete's Candy Store February 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join Vice/This American Life contributor, Harmon Leon, and NY Times bestselling author Ted Rall – for the release of their new book: https://39westpress.com/meet-the-deplorables Partake in an evening of stories from the book.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater February 02, 2018 - Peekskill

Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and her husband and famed producer/songwriter Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo remain bold and distinctive artists both on stage and on record. With two Multi-Platinum albums, five Platinum albums, three Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “We Belong”, and “Invincible,” Benatar shows no signs of slowing down. Meanwhile, Giraldo is responsible for over 100 popular songs written, produced, arranged, and recorded for Benatar and other top-tier talents like John Waite, Rick Springfield (including his hit “Jessie’s Girl”) and Kenny Loggins.

Fatal Portrait: New England's Premier Tribute to the Master of Metal Macabre, King Diamond! - The Chance February 02, 2018 - Poughkeepsie

This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Backed by a strong, powerful Clarence "The Big Man" Clemence…and a smokin' handed "Little Stevie", Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level. Making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E. St. Band's legacy. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status. Bruce's legendary concerts (in the largest arenas) sell-out within hours of their announced sale. For those even lucky enough to get a ticket, there was nothing that could fill the aching void in between Bruce's long-awaited tours…until now. No Bruce Springsteen footage or recordings were used in the making of this Bruce in the USA video ... The Bruce In The USA show was born on the Las Vegas Strip in the winter of 2004, with it's debut at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino's majestic "V Theatre". The West Coast's most acclaimed musicians and characters were casted into a double-take version of the E. St. Band. Bruce In The USA assaulted the senses in a fun-filled and exciting party atmosphere on the Vegas Strip, while suspending disbelief for even the toughest skeptics. They've been met with critical acclaim by even the toughest skeptics, from the Stone Pony, Asbury Park to House Of Blues' and large theatres across the country, where sell out crowds are on their feet from the first song to the last. Clarence Clemens himself, joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest Tribute he's ever seen…

This meta parody of 90s extreme action blockbuster Point Break takes the audience along for the ride as FBI agent Johnny Utah is abused by the bureau, hazed by the LA surf community, and bromanced by one truly radical sonofabich -- wave-catching guru Bodhisattva. In a twist that guarantees a laugh riot, the role of Utah is performed by an audience member selected nightly in an impromptu Are U Keanu? contest. To infiltrate the violent and insular world of the LA surf scene, former audience member Special Agent John Utah must learn to surf, sky dive and dominate at beach football. The audience, as the movie's extras, are caught in the crosshairs of the unintentionally hilarious dialogue of the original film, held hostage in guns-a-blazing bank robberies, bloodied from senseless violence, and soaked in a devastating Australian hurricane! No worries...a POINT BREAK LIVE SURVIVAL KIT (poncho, earplugs, Bodhisattva $, etc) is included with each ticket purchase!!

Grumby, Danny Fingers & The Thumbs, Kevin Daniel, Underblue, Valentin Marx - Pianos (Showroom) February 02, 2018 - New York

Middle school, high school and college students can learn about career opportunities in the engineering field at this event. The evening includes hands-on activities, career conversations with experts in the field, and networking with STEM professionals. Light refreshments will be served. Chaperones required for students under age 16. R.S.V.P. required.

Several jazz critics have claimed that listening to tenor saxman Eric Alexander unfettered and at length, is one of the greatest treats in jazz. This imposing improviser performs with his mentor, the veteran pianist Harold Mabern and is joined by John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnworth on drums.

Join for a three-hour drop-off pajama party at Kidville Union Square. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum, and more.

Joyner Lucas / Dizzy Wright: The 508 / Still Movin' Tour - Gramercy Theatre February 02, 2018 - New York

Justice in Film Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. Stormy Weather (1943) This classic musical is loosely based on—and stars—dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and his rise to fame as a performer. Directed by Andrew L. Stone. Starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson. 78 min. REMARKS Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Stormy Weather actress Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist. TICKETS Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Okay campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties because this February Drunk Restoration Comedy is getting a little loopy with a reading of A Day of Groundhog! A hilarious Shakespearean adaptation from Robert Price of the cult classic Groundhog Day, come find out if Punxsutawney Phil will ever see his shadow on Friday, February 2nd at 10pm at the Players Theatre in the West Village! The premise of Drunk Restoration Comedy: our team of brave (or just crazy?) actors, comedians, and improvisers will perform a reading of a classical piece of theatre. The catch: they'll be doing so while heavily under the influence. Even better, this interactive evening will give audience members a chance to choose their own adventure and dictate which performers get totally sloshed and which are sent packing. Anything could happen, come find out what does! $12 tickets, which include one complimentary beer, wine or specialty cocktail are available now at www.drunkrestoration.com!

An hour of sketches from three long-time cast members of The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour - featuring Matt Barats (JFL "new faces", The Onion), Carmen Christopher (Comedy Central "comic to watch", MTV), and Anthony Oberbeck (IFC, Sex Talk)

Trippy Turtle crawls into NYC on February 1st bringing his 808-heavy, jersey-club influenced sounds to House of Yes! Turtle and the gang have carved out their own place in the club world, transforming pitched up vocal chops, stabs and euphoric synths into huge club bangers. 2017 has seen Trippy Turtle release a slamming new EP including collaborations with Lil B and Soulja Boy. It's a FOFOFADI Records event some special label mates Pretty Panda and Baile Bear!

Lord Easy (of Karaoke Killed the Cat) and Jeremy (Sir Jarlsberg) Gibson are out to spread love and kick down the walls of your private room karaoke! KARAOKE TREMENDOUS is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. Put it this way, if your favorite dance party had a baby with a karaoke machine, that baby would be KARAOKE TREMENDOUS. You sing good? That's great! You don't? That's fine. Just bring the enthusiasm and we'll give you the fun!! Photo: Elann Danziger

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Hellfire. 1949. USA. Screenplay by Dorrell McGowan, Stuart McGowan. With Bill Elliott, Marie Windsor, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis, H. B. Warner. DCP. 90 min. A chance encounter with a preacher sets gunfighter Bill Elliott on a mission to build a church, which he intends to fund with the reward money he'll get for bringing in lady outlaw Marie Windsor. Republic staff cinematographer Jack A. Marta uses the studio's unique two-color Trucolor process to create a stylized world of shifting orange and blue.

For 15 years, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has carried the torch for true rock and roll. The latest edition of the firebrand rock troupe, sees them at their most dynamic. Their sixth studio album, "Specter at the Feast," ventures into diverse sonic territory, delivering their most ambitious offering yet. It's an album of impossible dichotomies; opposing sounds amalgamate into a seamless, entirely coherent package, that rumbles with driving rhythms, and soars with skyward-arcing guitar howls. Robert Been delivers growling bass grooves on "Hate the Taste," and Peter Hayes' guitar wails on what may be their most hard-rocking song, "Rival." Counterbalancing these frenetic outbursts are moments of star-gazing ambient textures, like the crystalline harmonics introducing the slinking album opener, "Fire Walker," and the organ drones of "Returning." There are moments of down-home blues paired alongside flailing punk bombasticism; gnarled dark rock shores upon uplifting, and optimistic anthems. Taking cues from all points of the band's many years on the road, this record is the band's most well-realized album to date. "We thought about making it a double album," Been says of the many songs that were written for the record. To write the album, the Los Angeles band traveled north to the sleepy Northern California town of Santa Cruz, where they holed up in an old Post Office-turned-recording studio. It was here, just a few blocks from where Been grew up, that they began to write. "Peter would spend all day and night in that studio," Been recalls, "[Drummer] Leah [Shapiro] and I would go and check on him every few days, and he'd show us these incredible textures and guitar lines that he built." "I've never seen the sunrise so many times," Hayes laughs, "I'd work all night on these songs, trying to get them right." Prior to heading north to Santa Cruz, Dave Grohl invited them to his Studio 606, home to the storied Neve 8028 console soundboard from the legendary Sound City — the subject of his recent documentary — and on which Nirvana created "Nevermind" and BMRC recorded their debut album in 2001. "It was a nice sense return," Been says, "to come back to the place where it all began for us." For two years, the band worked on creating the album, a process that they all agree, was one of the most difficult of their career. Like the Macbeth quote that became the album's title, there was a painful shadow that had been cast upon the band. During the band's 2010 tour, Robert's father Michael Been — known for fronting 1980's alt-rock group, The Call — died while backstage. He was BRMC's sound engineer, and as Hayes says, "he was like another member of the band." They finished the tour but afterward, the trauma began to set in. "Music began as the best way to escape what was out there, all the shit in the world that feels false, everything you want to say against it," Been says, "but when a loss like this is so close to music, it turns everything upside down. Music becomes the one place where you can't escape. It's like waking up in a completely different world. How do I get my bearings in this world?" Slowly, the band began to rebuild. They fought grief and the pain of Michael's death by confronting it directly, with no fear. "The only thing that felt good was just getting together, plugging in, and turning up loud as shit," Been says. "It was kind of this therapeutic process, playing really loud, and just feeling this energy; letting that be a release. It really helped us pull out of that darkest place that we were in."

God Told Me To. 1976. Directed by Larry Cohen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 02, 2018 - New York

God Told Me To. 1976. USA. Directed by Larry Cohen. 92 min. Original, extended version. "Mass murder, insanity, Catholic guilt… and a hell of alot of violence" read the headline of Club 57's flyer for its 1980 screening of God Told Me To, hosted by Sleazoid Express editor Bill Landis. In Cohen's grisly thriller—reputedly inspired by his reading of the Bible—a homegrown cult leader instigates a series of terroristic murders across New York City, which leads a detective to the discovery of alien visitation, virgin births, and his own complicity. Faded Hollywood star Sylvia Sidney appears as a nursing home resident (a role she would repeat in Tim Burton's 1996 Mars Attacks!), while rising star Andy Kaufman makes his film debut as a possessed cop. Films like this contributed to the transitioning of exploitation film aesthetics into the mainstream in the 1970s and '80s.

Driftwood. 1947. USA. Directed by Allan Dwan. Screenplay by Mary Loos, Richard Sale. Cinematography by John Alton. With Ruth Warrick, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Charlotte Greenwood, Natalie Wood, H. B. Warner, Margaret Hamilton. DCP. 88 min. A young Natalie Wood stars as an orphan who helps a doctor (Dean Jagger) fight an epidemic in a small western town, in one of Allan Dwan's closely observed studies in Americana.

Stolen Jars Each track on glint, Stolen Jars' visual EP, starts with an impossibly small sound – a keyboard briefly glimmering in warm light, a finger sliding down the neck of a guitar, a chord strummed with just enough space in between the strings that each note sounds alone. These are the small spaces from which Cody Fitzgerald starts. Fitzgerald, the group's songwriter and center of gravity, started writing as Stolen Jars in 2011, and in its evolution his small and intricate introductions have grown into full and powerful statements. glint finds beauty in brief moments of reflection, elongating them with deft chamber orchestration, sorrowfully penned lyrics, and vocal performances from Fitzgerald and collaborator Molly Grund that guide each track from tension to reconciliation and back again. Following the success of 2015's sophomore LP Kept – NPR's Bob Boilen named Stolen Jars as one of his top ten bands to watch at CMJ, the Deli Magazine featured the band on the cover of its CMJ issue, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound premiered the album's singles, and the Village Voice ran a feature on the the band's songwriting practice – Fitzgerald sees glint as a lens for his collaborative process. A constellation of musicians orbits the band – vocalists Molly Grund and Sarah Coffey, drummer Matt Marsico, guitarists Connor McGuigan and Peter Enriquez, and keyboard players Grant Meyer and Max Finkelstein make contributions to Stolen Jars and push the band's energy to its outer edges during live shows. glint, thematically unified along lines of loss, reflection, and renewal, breaks apart into different visual interpretations. Each track on the EP plays alongside a composition from different video artists, animators, choreographers, and directors – Evelyn Ross for "Eliot," Jenelle Pearring and Nora Alami for "Gold Age," Abie Sidell and Felix Handte for "Long New York," Marissa Goldman and Blaine Dunkley for "Gone Away," and Henry Chaisson for "Afterlight." Alongside his work with Stolen Jars, Fitzgerald has a publishing deal with SONGS Music Publishing and a burgeoning film scoring career, including credits on feature films The Rewrite and Hard Sell, and Open 24 Hours, a short film that premiered at Cannes in 2015. Music from Stolen Jars has also appeared in film (How To Be Single) and TV spots (Apple's "Do It All" iPad commercial). As Stolen Jars moves forward, it becomes both more frenetic and more precise. Small sounds become larger, Fitzgerald's compositions grow ever-more intricate, and different collaborators bend the project in new directions. glint may hone in on little moments, but Stolen Jars' future is very big.

Sam Lachow Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Raised in both Seattle and New York City. Sam released his debut project as a solo artist, "Brand New Bike". Produced entirely by Sam, the album utilized many live instruments from musicians based in Seattle and New York. The next year Sam released 2 EP's, and produced/directed dozens of music videos from the projects After successfully raising 20K on Kickstarter, Sam's second full-length album Huckleberry independently debuted #6 on iTunes Hip-Hop. He then unexpectedly released a free project titled 80 Bars which surpassed a million plays on SoundCloud for multiple songs. Riding that momentum Sam became the first local headliner to sell out Seattle's 1,000 cap Neptune Theater, co-headlined a 29 city national tour, and rocked the main stage at Washington's biggest music festival Sasquatch. April 6th, 2016 Sam's new EP Friends, Funk & Liquor debuted at #2 on iTunes Hip Hop top albums. In 2017 Sam released a full-length EP, Play and Pretend, while headlining a 15+ city West Coast Tour. He also executive produced the debut project from Seattle rapper, Sir Koga Shabazz. Right now, he's currently on a 60+ city tour with Rittz with a full-length album and tour EP on the way

The New York Pops - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall February 02, 2018 - New York City

The New York Pops gets into the groove with a concert that spans the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Georgy Gusev, Cello Brigitte Armenier, Piano Gabrielle Armenier, Eurythmy - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall February 02, 2018 - New York

He has a prediction success rate of more than 80%, which is pretty good for a Groundhog! Watch Chuck make his call with both accuracy and affection. Then watch the Patrick Raftery Rock-a-Silly Band and the PS 45 Choir perform.

Jack Dept. NYC - Eris Drew, Mike Swells, Volvox & John Barera - Bossa Nova Civic Club February 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night with Conan O'Brien Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn the Sarah Silverman Program Mr. Show with Bob and David and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles California. On the May 8 2009 episode of Comedy and Everything Else Todd mentions that he will have a new CD coming at the end of May on Comedy Central Records called "Thin Pig".

Staten Island Stop 'N' Swap - Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center Through February 02, 2018 - Staten Island

Free community reuse event! Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, two artists steeped in the rich tradition of American folk music team up for some very special performances to coincide with the already acclaimed indie film, "American Folk" as well as its superb soundtrack album released January 2018. "American Folk" is an intimate look into our nation's heart in the days following the attacks of 9/11. The story is told from the perspective of two people traveling across the U.S. with a sobering look into those dark days while also serving as a reminder of the power of music and a compassion that unites us all. Purdy's latest album, "Who Will Be Next?" is a searing but compassionate commentary on our turbulent times. Rubarth's new album, "Wildflowers In The Graveyard," is a collection of songs exploring the cycles of life, death and rebirth in nature and relationships. She has been referred to by Huffington Post as "Part of the new old-soul generation."

To recall the historically ubiquitous practice of the lynching of African Americans in the US (some 3,437 were lynched between the years 1882 and 1951) and to take an unflinching look at the history of domestic terrorism in the US, A Small Oak Tree Runs Red by Brooklyn's own LeKethia Dalcoe, directed by renowned actor and director, Harry Lennix, takes us to a place between reality and memory.

Original Songs by VICO C. Written by Cándido Tirado | Directed by Edward Torres "'La Canción' is an exhilarating theatrical experience, quite literally unlike anything else that has played in the US. Featuring wonderful performances and vibrant choreography, not to mention some of Vico C.'s most accomplished songs..." - StageBuddy "La canción" is the humorous and refreshing story of Rafa, a young man from The Bronx with a passion for music. One night, Rafa dreams of a song he has never heard before and when he awakens he inexplicably knows the lyrics to the song. Captivated by the song and with the desire to adapt it to urban music, Rafa embarks on a quest to find its author, but in his search unexpectedly discovers the truth about his origins. In this new musical, Rafa tells his story through an amalgam of musical genres from Rap to tropical tunes like Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. Earlier Event: January 27 The SHED All–Stars Grammy Week Edition: A DJ Dance Party & Jam Session Later Event: February 14 Lyric of Love: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic

John Escreet – piano Nicholas Payton – trumpet Matt Brewer – bass Justin Brown – drums Plus special guests

It's like shark tank, but for bits Austin Chardac, & 2 guest Chards welcome comics to do 2mins with the investment of a drink ticket on the line. All comics interested in the drink ticket must begin their set with "Hello Chards." Starts at 6:30pm with a hard out by 8pm most weeks.

Fragment of Seeking (1946) On the Edge (1949) The Assignation (1953) The Fall of the House of Usher (1942) Picnic (1948) On the heels of last January's world premiere of Gary Lucas' solo guitar score accompanying Orson Welles' surreal silent comedy Too Much Johnson, the intrepid guitarist returns to Roulette to highlight the works of oft-overlooked West Coast experimentalist Curtis Harrington. Considered one of the godfathers of New Queer Cinema, along with friend and collaborator Kenneth Anger, California-bred Curtis Harrington is best known for his fantasy feature film Night Tide (1961) starring Dennis Hopper — which led to work with Roger Corman and American International Pictures on such bizarre genre fare as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet and Queen of Blood, and later quasi-mainstream horror films such as Games with Simone Signoret, Who Slew Auntie Roo, and The Killer Bees, as well as the widely-loved television series The Twilight Zone. Harrington's early surrealist short films, beginning with Fall of the House of Usher (1948), were created during his high school years. His subsequent short films Fragment of Seeing (1946), Picnic (1948), and The Assignation (1953) are in a class by themselves, widely considered to be some of the most elegant experimental cinema ever committed to celluloid. Harrington kept company with a wide circle of cutting-edge LA cultural outsiders, including Kenneth Anger, Forrest J. Ackerman, Maya Deren, John Gilmore, Marjorie Cameron, and Orson Welles. In 2013, Drag City published Curtis Harrington's memoir, Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood. Hailed as "one of the best and most original guitarists in America" by Rolling Stone, Gary Lucas has released over 30 acclaimed albums in a variety of genres. Lucas is a pioneer of live film scoring, beginning with his 1989 score for the German Expressionist film The Golem (1920). He has composed ten live soundtracks to date for both silent and sound films, including the Spanish Dracula (1931), Luis Bunuel's El Angel Exterminador (1964), and Carl Dreyer's Vampyr. A Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, Lucas has performed in over 40 countries and at international festivals and venues including the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, the Jerusalem Film Festival, the American Film Institute in Maryland, the Havana Film Festival, and more.

Family Science Game Night - Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve February 02, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Join us for Family Science Game Night!  Let your science lover show off their knowledge in a fun and exciting way!  Participate in three rounds of exciting games that include trivia, chemistry and a building challenge.

MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPIES (2 CEU/CASAC HOURS) - Fusion Academy Woodbury February 02, 2018 - Woodbury

Fusion Academy Woodbury, Center for Discovery, and LICADD invite you to an educational and engaging CEU/CASAC presentation: Mindfulness-Based Therapies (2 CEU/CASAC Hours) Investigate the connection between mindfulness and breathing techniques Identify the connection with stress and explore how thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns are related to addiction and how mindfulness can be a tool for emotional regulation Recognize healthy and unhealthy coping skills to understand clinical applications of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Techniques This training provides a hands-on approach to understanding mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and its relevance to the field of substance abuse counseling and self-care. Training provides unsought into the origin, use and advancement of medication as an evidence based means for self-regulation and the improvement of both physical and mental health.

Use yummy art materials to create mini cakes and bonbons that look good enough to eat! Reservations required. Please RSVP at least one day before.

Staten Island Stop 'N' Swap - Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center Through February 02, 2018 - Staten Island

Free community reuse event! Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Linda Loves Bingo with hostess Linda Simpson Drag queens come and go, but only a few endure the test of time! Just ask Linda Simpson, who joined New York's gender-bending scene in the 1980s. Over the past twenty-five years, she's shined as one of the drag world's most multi-faceted DQs, as a nightlife personality, media maven, performer, game-show hostess and drag documentarian. Known for her witty demeanor, fine-tuned camp sensibility and unique blend of sass and class, she enthusiastically embraces the role she was born to play—a reigning queen! Learn more about her at LindaSimpson.org.

A sparkling combo of artsy fun and Science magic! Whip up some groovy concoctions everyone will love! Reservations required. Please RSVP at least one day before.

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air official site | The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air on Facebook | The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air on Instagram | #freshkidsofbelair The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

Wasabassco presents: The Naked Detective - Littlefield Performance and Art Space February 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We once again invite you to pull up a chair, take off your pants, and make yourselves comfortable, as the Wasabassco Mystery Hour presents another thrilling case straight from the files of The Naked Detective. Hollywood tingles with suspense as our Naked Detective grapples with the case of "The Falling Starlet," a live radio striptease spectacular onstage at Littlefield for one night only. When beloved starlet Delysia La Chatte is gunned down on the sound stage at Cli-Max Studios, it's up to Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones to find her killer. Was it handsome leading man Syd Deveraux? Hard-nosed studio exec G.F. "Gal" Friday? Costumer-to-the-stars BooBess? And what light can holy man Father McTigger shed on the mystery? The land of sunshine and palm trees hides a few deep, dark secrets of its own – but all will be revealed in "The Case Of The Falling Starlet." The Wasabassco Radio Mystery Hour presents The Naked Detective in "The Case Of The Falling Starlet." With Nasty Canasta as The Naked Detective and Sapphire Jones as her helpful housegirl. Also starring Amuse Bouche, BooBess, Delysia La Chatte, Gal Friday, Jezebel Express, Sydni Deveraux and Tigger!

Cinema Tropical Festival: La Soledad - Museum of the Moving Image - Red Stone Theater February 02, 2018 - Queens

Winner, Best First Film. Dir. Jorge Thielen Armand.Venezuela/Canada/Italy, 2016, 89 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. In a hypnotic blend of fiction and a documentary-like style, Jorge Thielen Armand looks beyond the headlines and gives a voice to those affected by contemporary Venezuela's inner turmoil. La Soledad follows José, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion he squats will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family from homelessness, José embarks on a mystical search for a cursed treasure that is rumored to be buried in the house. Based on the filmmaker's family and childhood home, most of the characters are played by his real friends and family members. Thielen Armand's lyrical debut feature offers a poignant allegory of the desperate reality of today's Venezuela.Co-presented with the Venezuelan Film Festival of New York (VEFFNY).

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

Experience the winter landscape by the light of the full moon and listen for sounds of owls, wildlife, shifting lake ice, and more. RSVP: Ted at 203-930-1353 or [email protected]

New York-based singer-songwriter Jared Saltiel synthesizes his eclectic inspirations into one unforgettable songwriting voice. Driven by a deeply personal artistic vision and an insatiable need to experiment with new styles, his songs are nonetheless grounded in an old-school, straightforward integrity, making his somewhat indulgent musical detours all the more meaningful and rewarding.

A singer songwriter living and working in New York City, Aimee Bayles is originally from Manassas, Virginia. She has a modern folk sound, influenced by jazz and blues. Her musical heroes include Ella Fitzgeral, Neil Young, Patty Griffin, Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, to name a few. She has a fantastic and supportive group of musicians who play and write with her. They are currently working on material for a new EP. Keep your ears out for new music and shows!

What would you do if you were trapped in the same improv scene over and over and over again? What would you change? Say "goodbye" to the Harold and "hello" to the Harold Ramis, a new form based on his classic comedy starring Bill Murray and the unconditionally hilarious Andie MacDowell. Winter might last forever but this show is one night only!

Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Raised in both Seattle and New York City. Sam released his debut project as a solo artist, "Brand New Bike". Produced entirely by Sam, the album utilized many live instruments from musicians based in Seattle and New York. The next year Sam released 2 EP's, and produced/directed dozens of music videos from the projects After successfully raising 20K on Kickstarter, Sam's second full-length album Huckleberry independently debuted #6 on iTunes Hip-Hop. He then unexpectedly released a free project titled 80 Bars which surpassed a million plays on SoundCloud for multiple songs. Riding that momentum Sam became the first local headliner to sell out Seattle's 1,000 cap Neptune Theater, co-headlined a 29 city national tour, and rocked the main stage at Washington's biggest music festival Sasquatch. April 6th, 2016 Sam's new EP Friends, Funk & Liquor debuted at #2 on iTunes Hip Hop top albums. In 2017 Sam released a full-length EP, Play and Pretend, while headlining a 15+ city West Coast Tour. He also executive produced the debut project from Seattle rapper, Sir Koga Shabazz. Right now, he's currently on a 60+ city tour with Rittz with a full-length album and tour EP on the way

Brooklyn welcomes in Shabbat with singing, storytelling and dancing and followed by a delicious themed dinner. People of all ages, toddlers to seniors socialize and form friendships. RSVP and full payment by January 31.

Children will make special decorations to welcome in the Chinese New Year just like "The Year of the Dog" and "Bringing in the New Year". They will make their own new year banners with Chinese calligraphy.

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys! Check out Mark's song list!

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Danny Bensi is a film composer and cellist living between New York and Los Angeles. He grew up in Denmark, England, Germany and finally Italy before coming to the US to study music at Northwestern University. Upon moving to New York in 2001, he co-founded the band Priestbird - a band known for uniquely fusing different specific styles of music together. Touring and recording extensively, Danny was able to experiment with writing all kinds of instrumental compositions but also take his cello playing and writing for strings to a higher level. After several years of playing and recording with an array of musicians, he joined with long time friend and bandmate Saunder Jurriaans to venture into composing film scores. In the past seven years they have scored hundreds of films, tv shows, documentaries, commercials, art installations, and music for modern dance.

Unified Vision Exhibition is a Workman Collective show. Three Artists give vision to a unified passion for art and beauty through their preferred mediums. Now in its eighth year, the Workman Collective continues to function as a group of unique mid-career Canadian contemporary artists. Its continued emphasis on the juxtaposition of different mediums remains rooted in themes of Canadiana, nature, and abstraction. The program offerings feature the work of three artists working in their preferred medium: Adam Colangelo (metal), Joseph Sampson (oil/acrylic), and Michael Toole (mixed media photography).

Join for a special stroller/babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday of the month! What makes these stroller tours unique? Both the adults and the children (of any age) are engaged when talking about the art. Rather than provide toys as a distraction, the museum includes young children in the conversation about the art and helps parents and caregivers incorporate literacy (both visual and general) when talking to kids about what they see. Bring babies, friends, and family to learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, as well as how to talk to your children about art.

The golden groves are lines with affluence and roses, but the bagheads down by Central Station are closer to where home is.

Third Annual Lighthouses are for Lovers and Friends - National Lighthouse Museum February 03, 2018 - Staten Island,

We invite you to join us for our third annual cabaret event, Lighthouses are for Lovers and Friends featuring Kim Grogg Marin and Friends. This talented group has delighted us for the past two years and they're back to do it again!

Mina Nishimura: Bladder Inn (and X, Y, Z, W) - St. Mark's Church Through February 03, 2018 - New York

Mina Nishimura's Bladder Inn (and X, Y, Z, W) was created in conversation with an original text of the same title, developed by Nishimura with the intention of finding language evocative of internal landscapes. Blurring the boundaries between inner and outer space, visible and invisible presences, and images and abstract forms, Bladder Inn (and X, Y, Z, W) hosts what Nishimura calls "a slippery journey and fleeting fantasy of wandering bodies." The work invites both audiences and performers to consider peripheral spaces of architecture, perception, and sound specific to the architecture of St. Mark's Church. Performed by Mina Nishimura with Martita Abril, Jonathan Burkland, Lydia Chrisman, Samuel Hanson, Maho Ogawa, Ilana Stuelpner, and Niko Tsocanos

Meet "Uncommon Ground", a band that makes it's musical home in the space in, around and between the great American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time music. Regarded by peers, fans and critics alike as some of the Hudson Valley's finest acoustic musicians, violinist Rachel Handman, guitarist Mike Kobetitsch, mandolinist Wayne Fugate and double-bassist Phil Helm make up "Uncommon Ground". The band has been performing together for years now and it shows … they play together with a synergy that simply must be heard to be believed! With thoughtful arrangements that reimagine tunes in exciting ways, they truly define their own musical territory. On Uncommon Ground's musical landscape, virtually any type of music is fair game: from the Beatles to Bartok to Bill Monroe, with excursions into Latin, Jazz and Celtic and even Swedish music, this is a bandthat has something to offer every member of the listening audience. It's all delivered in performances that are as warm and inviting as they are polished, never less than musically captivating, and always in a way that directly involves the audience in the thrill of musical discovery.

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

The staff of the Library is excited to celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day”. You’ll love the musical skits and be captivated by the puppet’s charm in this cute story. There will be activities in the Library after the show. Raffles, Library card sign up and a make-and-take craft, all to celebrate our wonderful Library and its impact on families through education, learning and fun

The Manhattan Vintage Show is on Friday, February 2nd - Saturday, February 3rd! This year, iconic vintage collector, Marilyn Kirschner will share a specially curated 30-piece collection from her personal archives. The Friday show is from 1:00pm to 8:00pm and the Saturday show is from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th St. (between 6th and 7th Aves). It is $15 to purchase a ticket online and $20 at the door. Those who purchase their tickets online will be added to the guest list and can give their name at door. Any additional information can be found through the website: http://manhattanvintage.com/

The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Join us for Storytime and learn more about this important American icon.

111th NYRR Millrose Games - The Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center February 03, 2018 - New York

With a storied history that spans more than a century, the NYRR Millrose Games is one of track and field’s most prestigious and enduring annual events. A New York City sports staple, the meet moved to the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games—established by employees of Wanamaker’s Department Store—feature track and field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate, high school, club and youth competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic champions. In November of 2013, New York Road Runners became the title sponsor of the NYRR Millrose Games, which is owned by The Armory Foundation. The NYRR Millrose Games has taken place in front of enthusiastic, sold-out crowds at The Armory during each of the past three years, as fans welcome the world's greatest athletes to New York City. “The NYRR Millrose Games has clearly reignited the excitement and traditions from its storied history”, said Meet Director, Ray Flynn. “The best athletes are all asking to be included in this world famous track meet at The Armory.” Some of the athletes who will be present at Millrose include: • Emma Coburn recently won Gold at the London World Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase en route to breaking the American Record. Coburn is the only American woman in history to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics or World Championships in steeplechase. She will be competing in the 3,000 meters at the NYRR Millrose Games. • Omar McLeod, of Jamaica, was the Gold Medalist at the 2017 London World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles. McLeod is a 3-time NCAA champion and will compete in the NYRR Millrose Games. • Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the 2016 Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics in 400 meters in dramatic fashion as she dove across the finish line 0.07 seconds ahead of Allyson Felix. A native of the Bahamas, Miller-Uibo became her nation’s first world record holder when she broke Felix’s straight 200-meter record on June 4, 2017. Miller-Uibo will run in the 300-meter event in the NYRR Millrose Games.

The music of the Brooklyn-born funky eclectic rock band IMUNURI can be defined in lots of different ways. NY Music Daily called them "intense female-fronted psychedelic funk." No More Division reviewed them as "funky indie rock with plenty of energy… unpretentious, feel good music." And some fans have said that the music is like a smorgasbord of every 90s music genre. This event marks the release of their first full-length album entitled Elephant Shaped Trees, which features "Are You Listening?" the feminist anthem single and the band's first official video. For more information, visit IMUNURI.com.

Get on the defense against the winter blues, and come to Emma Clark Library for some football-themed fun, just in time to kick off Super Bowl weekend. Drop by the Children’s Department for activities and games that revolve around one of America’s most beloved sports – football. Games include the football bean bag toss and paper flick football. There will also be a special craft, as well as a chance to enter a raffle to win a special prize. There is no need to register.  Patrons are encouraged to wear a shirt or jersey with their favorite football team (but this is not required). 

Celebrate S?llal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities. Enjoy storytelling, participate in arts workshops, compete in traditional games, and more.

This art workshop invites children to work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography. Edvard Munch used practices like blurred motion and eccentric camera angles with poetic results. In this workshop, participants will embrace failures and imperfection, and take inspiration from bizarre and weird results.

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome. Featured repertory: Pepperland (2017) The class will be taught by Domingo Estrada Jr. Nicole Sabella woth accompaniment on piano by Ai Isshiki.

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Jazzy Thespians Night - Nuyorican Poets Café February 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT (Actors & Directors from B'way, Off-Broadway and Film singing Jazzy tunes) Followed by Open Mic Jazz Jam & Complimentary Banana Pudding! Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 @ 9:30 pm $15

AdHoc Presents Adult Mom AdHoc Presents Adult Mom Harmony Woods, Goodie - Baby's All Right February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

"I think dubstep has become so huge because it's a complete bastardization of electronic music," exclaims rapidly emerging young producer and artist DATSIK. "There's a little bit of everything thrown in the mix and dirtied up. There are pieces of hip-hop, the bass from electronic dance tracks and the roots ofU.K.garage and drum & bass…Dubstep is totally the punk rock of electronic music." If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world's preeminent young dubstepstars, it's for good reason. TheKelowna,British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music.

The History of Rock and Roll Salutes Motown starring The Contours, The Original Vandellas, and Bobby Brooks Wilson - Madison Theatre at Molloy College February 03, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Motown legends, THE CONTOURS! Over a half-century later, under the direction and leadership of Joe Billingslea this legendary group continues to shake ’em down. During their distinguished careers, THE CONTOURS have entertained tens of millions of fans and have sold millions of records along the way. They are ranked as one of the top 500 R&B artists of all time according to “Top R&B Singles 1952-1995” compiled from Billboard Magazine’s charts. In the 1960s, the group charted eight hits, including Motown’s first million-seller and its fastest-rising hit of all time, “Do You Love Me.” In 1988, after the release of the movie, “Dirty Dancing”, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

One of Motown Records’ earliest and most exciting vocal groups, Martha and The Vandellas achieved two Top Ten hits before the ascendancy of The Supremes. Driven by Martha Reeves’ soulful, brassy lead vocals, the Vandellas became Motown’s earthier, more aggressive “girl group” alternative to the Supremes. Performing hits such as: “Heat Wave”, “Dancing in the Street”, “Nowhere to Run” and many more!!

The son of soul legend Jackie Wilson, Bobby Brooks Wilson. Bobby began as a Jackie Wilson and Stevie Wonder Impersonator. Bobby was nominated for a Grammy in 2015 for his hit single, “I Can’t Love You Anymore” that peaked #10 in the Adult Contemporary Charts as well as his hit “I Get the Sweetest Feeling”, which peaked #10 on the Top 40 Adult Counterparty Charts in 2014.

Explore Long Island's only public high school for the performing and visual arts. Learn about the Summer Arts Academy for high school and middle school students. Visit an art studio, participate in an improv, enjoy a theatrical performance.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a traditional Chinese “budaixi” glove-puppet shows based on popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating canine wisdom, courage and loyalty. Presented by Chinese Theater Works and sponsored with the generous support of Apple Bank.

Paint a beautiful cat with flowers. No experience necessary. This is a drop off event. Price includes all supplies, canvas, paint, and step by step instruction! Must register online in advance. https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/ghvx6_vh6egkoxv8rf-hrg. Arrive on time or your child will miss important instruction.

Long Island High School for the Arts Open House - Long Island High School for the Arts February 03, 2018 - Syosset

The Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) invites all high school students with artistic talent, passion and ambition to an Open House on Saturday, February 3 from 10am-2pm. LIHSA is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Prospective students from across Long Island are invited to meet with LIHSA Principal Dr. Chris Rogutsky Bleecker, along with the school's expert faculty and staff, and experience classes focused on their specific interests in the visual and performing arts. Interested students can also learn about LIHSA’s Summer Arts Academy for grades 6-12.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a traditional Chinese “budaixi” glove-puppet shows based on popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating canine wisdom, courage and loyalty. Presented by Chinese Theater Works and sponsored with the generous support of Apple Bank.

Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher - Green Meadow Waldorf School February 03, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Come celebrate the season and make wet felted wool hearts. Enjoy a warm fresh cooked snack, play games, and end the morning outdoors. Families with children ages 2-7.

A Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten - Green Meadow Waldorf School February 03, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Experience a typical morning in the Early Childhood Program with your child, including bread-baking and circle time.Families with children ages 2-7. To register, please contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302.

Director: Laura Braza Production: Ted Caine and Noelle Franco Set Design: Julia Noulin-Merat Lighting Design: Daniel Chapman Sound Design: Matthew Fischer Casting: Jessi Blue Casting Starring: Ginna Doyle*, Vasile Fluter, Noelle Franco*, Jerzy Gwiazdowski*, Erinn Holmes*, Jamal James*,Stephanie Pope*, Hannah Sloat* and Jack Sochet*. *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

ABC No Rio in Exile Matinee : Passage, Annulment, None Above All, What of Us - Silent Barn February 03, 2018 - New York

The Summer Arts Academy at the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) invites all interested middle school and high school students with artistic passion to an Open House on Saturday, February 3 from 10am-2pm. LIHSA is now accepting applications for Summer 2018. Artists from across Long Island are invited to meet with LIHSA Principal Dr. Chris Rogutsky Bleecker, along with the school's expert faculty and staff, and experience classes focused on their specific interests in the visual and performing arts. For grades 6-12.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History February 03, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Thank You, Robot presents ... Science Exclamation Point! In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members' credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month. With lectures curated by Dr. Ben Lillie. Bring all of your exclamation points. You will need them.

DEITRE is a provocative new wave Glam Rock duo rooted in NYC, drenched in its cultural revolution. Richie Bee leads this all-out sensory experience with a striking, charismatic stage presence, fusing artful androgyny with a piercing vibrato and heartfelt lyrics in dramatic fashion. What may at first seem like an unlikely pairing, guitarist and producer Peter Savad creates a perfect melodic and aesthetic balance with his love for simple, stripped down rock and roll. As a result, this art-rock power-pop pair develop a space that feels less like another rock band, and more like an all-encompassing queer-empowered troupe of socially entwined, gender-blended performers. Committed to their grassroots approach of distributing raw entertainment directly to the people, they have gained trust and devotion in climbing numbers, igniting once dormant themes of rage, faith, sexuality, and self-worth through the ethereal sounding Rock experience of the DEITRE doctrine.

Hook Line Sinker centers on the inner workings of a content aggregation site. New-hire Matthew falls under the spell of the enigmatic Fergus, CEO of clickbait company Petti Media and specialist in all things viral. Their co-worker Grace is a talented but disenchanted content generator whose immigration status is tied to her continued employment at a company she despises, until she realizes that the only thing stronger than her desire to leave is Matthew's determination to stay. With the company in a clandestine state of crisis, Fergus lectures his staff on the flexible morality of the internet and the absolute importance of site traffic, a message that resonates with some more than others.

Strawberry Fields - A Tribute to The Beatles - All You Can Eat Buffet - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 03, 2018 - New York

Enjoy A Saturday Afternoon With The Music of The BEATLES & A Delicious All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet. STRAWBERRY FIELDS, featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA, is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road", & "Let It Be".

Animaniacs LIVE! Starring Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 03, 2018 - Greenvale

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created all of those memorable songs you STILL can't remove from your brain. For more information on Animaniacs LIVE! Starring Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel click here. For ticketing policies, including special discounts, click here.

Bob Marley Birthday Tribute: Family Matinee w/ CCB Reggae All-Stars - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 03, 2018 - New York

Since emerging in 1996, CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene. The band's annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show, now in its 22nd year, has sold out every year since its inception in 1997. The CCB features the finest players in the NY reggae scene and will perform Bob Marley's Greatest Hits at this show.

22nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute: CCB Reggae All-Stars - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 03, 2018 - New York

Since emerging in 1996 as the High Times Cannabis Cup house band, the CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene. The band's annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show, now in its 22nd year, has sold out every year since its inception in 1997. The CCB features the finest players in the NY reggae scene and will perform Bob Marley's Greatest Hits at this show.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists - Nuyorican Poets Cafe February 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists Tai Allen & Ras Chemash Lamed With: Marcus Persiani (piano), Bryce Sebastien, (bass), Napoleo Revels-Bey (drums) Followed by Jazz Jam and Open Mic Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All

Bruce Springsteen Tribute: The Mighty Spectrum Band - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 03, 2018 - New York

From the Jersey shore to the beaches of the Hamptons, the Mighty SPECTRUM Band has built a strong base of loyal fans. A driving rock 'n roll band, SPECTRUM also has an unmatched horn section - which enables them to play a repertoire of hundreds of songs. The songs, the energy, conviction, and the attitude all come across in the performance. The band's interpretation of the music of Bruce Springsteen bares an uncanny resemblance to being at an actual Springsteen concert. The songs, the energy, conviction, and the attitude all come across in the performance.

The theme is LOVE in all its guises, and Wolff, a skilled musical comedy performer who has tread the boards on Broadway, National Tours and is a veteran TV personality, plays her theme both straight and for laughs. The superb repertoire is culled from Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook and includes music from Kander and Ebb, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, The Righteous Brothers and Carrie Underwood to name a diverse few. Musical Director and pianist Barry Levitt leads a quartet that includes bassist Boots Maleson, Violinist Rob Thomas and percussionist Howie Gordon. Peter Napolitano, Director of Musical Theater at Urban Stages and Producer of Winter Rhythms, directs

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group dedicated to create musical renditions of Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. With the use of the oldest Nordic instruments and poetic metres, lyrics written in Norwegian, Norse and proto-Norse tongue, Wardruna sets out to give new voice to ancient and ever-relevant ideas and wisdom from the past. The group was founded in 2002 by Einar Selvik. After the release of their debut album in 2009, they have patiently established themselves internationally as important communicators of Norse and Nordic cultural heritage. Wardruna are known for doing relatively few, but often very special concerts, and always to high acclaim. The most spectacular example is perhaps when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway. During the last three years Wardruna and Einar has reached a wider audience through his substantial musical involvement in History Channel's hit TV series Vikings. On two occasions Einar has also appeared on-screen in a guest role. — RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK (2016) Wardruna are finally ready to present their next album entitled 'Runaljod – Ragnarok'. It is the third instalment in a trilogy of albums that began with 'Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga' (2009) and continued with 'Runaljod – Yggdrasil' (2013). In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction. Musically and conceptually there is a clear continuity between all three of the albums, but with time and experience comes refinement. And new elements has certainly been added along the way. Most notable on 'Runaljod – Ragnarok' is the use of the Scandinavian bronze lures, whose iconic sound and appearance make them a perfect fit with Wardruna's instrumentation and concept. Special guest performances by Einar's own children and Skarvebarna children's choir must also be noted. 'Runaljod – Ragnarok' was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio. A short tour in support of the album will commence in November, with concerts in Norway, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Many of the concerts were sold out quickly and further touring is planned for 2017. The saga continues. — Einar Selvik: Vocals, taglharpe, Kraviklyra, goat horn, tongue horn, bronze lure, flutes, drums, percussion and electronics. Lindy-Fay Hella: Vocals. Eilif Gundersen: Bronze lure, birchbark lure, goat horn, willow flute and ice percussion. Arne Sandvoll: Vocals. HC Dalgaard: Vocals. Kjell Braaten: Vocals. Ask Einarson Nybro and Tuva J. Einarsdatter Nybro sing on 'Odal' and 'Wunjo'. Skarvebarna Children's Choir sing on 'Wunjo'. Conducted by Ingjerd Almås Arnfinset.

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires brings this smoldering art form to the stage with twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, tracing the history of the art form from its origin on the streets of Buenos Aires. The success of Tango Fire has been phenomenal; it has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa to high acclaim.

Faizon Love grew up as a military brat; raised in San Diego and Newark, NJ. He got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut Off-Broadway both at the age of nineteen. He’s appeared on “Def Comedy Jam,” “Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam” and Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment Comedy.” In his motion picture debut “Bebe’s Kids,” Faizon provided a dead on vocal impression of legendary comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on this animated cult classic. That later led to a role in “The Meteor Man” starring Robert Townsend who then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom “The Parent ‘Hood.” Faizon’s breakout performance, however, was as Big Worm in the 1995 hit film “Friday” (Ice Cube, Chris Tucker). Follow up films include “Elf” (Will Ferrell), “Money Talks” (Chris Tucker), “Blue Crush,” “Tourque” (Ice Cube, Lawrence Fishburn), “The Perfect Holiday” (Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams), “Big Mommas” (Martin Lawrence), and “Couples Retreat” (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau). Evidencing his strong music ties, he’s also appeared in Hip Hop driven films such as “Idlewild” (Outkast), and “Who’s Your Caddy” (Terry Crews, Sherri Shepherd) as well as guested on Ludacris’ song Freaky Thangs from the album Word of Mouf. In 2012, Love began appearing in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones. His voiceover roles include the voices of “Bruce The Bear” in Zookeeper and “Sweet” in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. TV appearances include “Black-Ish,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “That’s So Raven,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “The New Edition Story.” In 2018 Faizon ushers in the digital age, starring in YOUTUBE RED’S first original scripted series, “Step Up: Highwater.” Watch: https://youtu.be/b_XyWbEC2V4. Showtimes: Thurs. 8:00PM / Fri. & Sat. 7:30PM & 10:00PM

Death Of Lovers is a new band featuring current members of Whirr and Nothing, formed from a bond members made while touring together in 2013. Although Death Of Lovers carries qualities of members' previously applauded efforts, they carry a shimmer and fuzz all their own. Dreary vocals, slow motion melody, and plodding percussion swirl together to create a crushingly depressing atmosphere. Kicking up the dust of their prominent influences (Joy Division, The Cure, etc) as they explore the fractured depths the of their uniquely haunting sound. A beautifully addictive introduction to their greatness to come.

Binghamton Devils vs. Rochester Americans - Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena February 03, 2018 - Binghamton

Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant - Herbert Von King Park February 03, 2018 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On the hike, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Come for Gan Shabbat, a program of children’s Sabbath services for nursery school age students and families.This inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers takes place in the synagogue library for toddlers up to grade 2. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service.(“Gan” is the Hebrew word for “garden”).

Puppetry Masterclass: Building Rodette-Style Puppets - BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio February 03, 2018 - Fort Greene

Four factory workers struggle to assemble a gigantic wheel in this creative evocation of play through work. Brimming with the evocative, non-verbal storytelling of Chaplin and Keaton, Do Not Disturb-from acclaimed Spanish cirque juggernaut Vaivén Circo-combines dance, physical theater, and clown. A simple story of teamwork reaches new (figurative and literal) heights through incredible partner balances, acrobatic feats, and choreographed dances as students experience firsthand the power of people working together. To better support the needs and enjoyment of neural atypical audience members, the Feb 11, 2pm performance will be a relaxed performance. Modifications will include elimination of blackouts and sudden theatrical cues; maintaining moderate house lighting through the performance; lowering the overall volume of sound elements; allowing for audience vocalization and movement; and allowing for patron exits and entrances whenever needed.

Against a soaring canvas of projected images, the 10-piece Afrobeat band and the singers and dancers of Fela! The Concert show how music, image, song and dance have been used to promote freedom and champion traditional African culture. Fela Kuti was one of the most celebrated and rebellious world music legends, and a charismatic fighter for human rights. 

Designed for families with children age six and under, these memorable public concerts introduce instruments and music of diverse styles and genres for all ages. Children and adults experience remarkable musicianship in an intimate setting, and an atmosphere of interactive music making. All monthly series are different and include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments at each 45-minute concert.

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations.Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

In this workshop, students will take a journey through the world of mixed media art. They will explore acrylic painting and collage to create abstract pieces with a variety of different materials, such as paint, paper, colored acetate, string, and found objects.

rench-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for twelve French-Algerian and African dancers. A Joyce debut, the piece created by French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father's deathbed revelation that Koubi's family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as Koubi had believed. Exploring the artist's newfound roots, this spellbinding work combines capoeira, martial arts, hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists—and Islamic architecture. Though thrillingly kinetic, what lingers about the piece is the transcendence of a journey home.

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Miller Theater at Columbia University February 03, 2018 - Morningside Heights

POWER TO THE GOD WITHIN is a multi sensory experience inviting the community into a sacred and shared space provoked and stimulated by expressions of identity, community and spirituality. Through moving and still imagery, multi-media art installations, sound and performance art, the artist invites you to reimagine your SELF and the world you occupy daily. About the Artists JOJO ABOT is a genre and medium fusing artist currently touring while developing her ongoing multimedia, multi-sensory immersive project FYFYA WOTO as a member of the New Museum's incubator program, NEW INC in NYC. Through her work, Abot investigates new forms of storytelling that provoke conversations around spirituality, community and expression as part of a growing global conversation around Identity as an evolving subject existing beyond the conventional bias of color, race, class or sexual orientation. Having recently toured with Ms Lauryn Hill and playing iconic venues such as Times Square on New Year's Eve, Radio City Music Hall along with Common, the Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center and Kings Theater, Abot continues to connect with a global audience through her self coined AFRO-HYPNO-SONIC aesthetic.

New York-based jazz duo Yael & Gabriel head to Club Bonafide to extend musical greetings From Italy With Love. Though the pair is best known for combining hot club jazz with classical tango and flamenco, they'll dive into the Romantic Italian songs that have enchanted the world from the 1950's and '60s to today. You'll hear Tony Renis' "Quando Quando," Domenico Modugno's "Volare," Bruno Martino's "Estate" and much more.

Gabriela Martina is a composer, arranger, and bandleader. Released in 2016 with a four-star review from DownBeat, her newest album, No White Shoes, represents a major step in the singer's sojourn as a 21st-century musician. Martina had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with heavyweights like Meshell Ndegeocello, Jack DeJohnette, and Angelique Kidjo. She recorded with veteran drummer J.R. Robinson and was a semi-finalist in the Shure Voice Competition at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival, performing with guitarist Lee Ritenour's band. Martina released a critically hailed EP in 2010, Curiosity, which included her original song "Ain't Nobody," a finalist in the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards in 2012. She sings in four languages (German, English, French, and Spanish) and is currently performing with various groups up and down the East Coast. Martina owns her own booking agency called Red Velvet Sounds and is cofounder and curator of the In Momentum concert series.

Sir Jarlesberg, The Perfect Man, Moist Paula's Aesthetic Alien - El Cortez - Safari Room February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

Come forth and enter the magical world of Sir Jarlsberg. He shall take thee on a multitude of Medieval adventures, introducing thee all to a myriad of enchanting characters. Come hither and explore the birth of Hark Hop. Enjoyith the inaugural Hark Hop album "Hark Thou" that will knock thy pantaloons right off thy hips. Now spread this music through thy land. Tell a horse, a goblin, even a man. Message a maiden, yell to a lad, give word to the peasants, narrate to your dad. Speak to a Bishop, inform thy Queen, summon the jesters, report to thy King. Hark Thou to all and to all a Hark Thou! HUZZAH!

Mike Britt, Brian McFadden, JJ Ramirez, Ruperto Vanderpool - Comic Strip Live Through February 03, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

David Murray - saxophone, bass clarinet Lafayette Gilchrist - piano Jaribu Shahid - bass Nasheet Waits - drums Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston, and Elvin Jones. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement, and evolved into a mature and unique post-free jazz style combining the innovations of free jazz with the New Orleans style, while also drawing from African traditions. As both a bandleader and musician, David Murray has been honored with many prestigious awards including a Grammy, the Bird Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, along with being named Village Voice Musician of the Decade in 1980 and Newsday Musician of the Year in 1993.

Brandon Lopez: Fairer Than Tongue (For P. A. Campos) / Duo with Gerald Cleaver - ISSUE Project Room February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

Saturday, February 3rd, improviser, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Lopez opens his 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of Fairer Than Tongue, a solo piece for improviser in three movements. The evening also features a duo performance between Lopez and celebrated Detroit-born jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver, a close collaborator of Lopez's in numerous configurations (including distinct trios with Andria Nicodemou, Nate Wooley, Keir Neuringer, as well as in various large ensemble formats). Known for a performative style of intense physicality, Lopez works between boundaries of improvisation and composition generally, often blurring the lines between harmony and percussion in his instrumental technique. Operating between these tense dichotomies, Fairer Than Tongue concentrates on a solo improviser and their uniquely difficult -- and potentially transcendent -- position to subvert these boundaries and develop new expressive possibilities. The piece is situated in a series of pieces (to be composed in residence at ISSUE) that use idiosyncratic improvisational techniques within forms of traditional and graphic notation, as well as aural development, to approach broader themes of catharsis and ritual religiosity. The first work in this series, Fairer Than Tongue is partly inspired by the grotesquely humorous painting of the beating of Saint Anthony of Padua and its correlation to the imprisonment and torture of the Pedro Albizu Campos (Leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement) by the US Government. Technically, Lopez employs compositional cells of traditional notation and text to aid in developing and shaping the piece. Brandon Lopez is a Puerto Rican/American Musician who works primarily in the field of far left music. He was raised in the wilds of Northwestern New Jersey, a place where suburban sprawl meets appalachian splendor, and worked summers as a gravedigger in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. He's maintained an obsessive study of noise, free improvisation, non-western art musics, western art musics, new music, and early western art musics. All of the mentioned inform the work, as with everything else. He's had the pleasure of working with some great noisemakers: He's a current member of Nate Wooley's knknighgh quartet and works regularly with William Parker, Paul Lytton, Jooklo Duo, Leila Bordreuil, Mette Rasmussen, Justice Yeldham, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Gerald Cleaver, Man Forever, Joe Morris and many others. He currently leads his own ensemble, The Mess with Chris Corsano and Sam Yulsman, and works extensively as a soloist.

Piano Battle: Andreas Kern VS. Paul Cibis - Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College February 03, 2018 - Flushing

Sing, dance and celebrate as a community! A playful and soulful Shabbat experience for the whole family, filled with music, puppets, art and creative prayer. No experience celebrating Shabbat necessary!

The class is designed for those who have accomplished the basic tap foundations.We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques.

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce invites you to come in from the cold and enjoy a warm and tasty lunch at the 11th annual SOUPer Bowl. Many local restaurants and markets will be donating their best soups for the contest and hope to be voted Port Washington’s 2018 SOUPer Bowl Champ. Visitors get to vote for their favorites. When the ballots are tallied, the 2018 SOUPer Bowl Champ is determined. The winner will receive the “People’s Choice Award.” There will also be a select Judges’ Panel, including local celebrities and gourmets. The winner, as determined by a vote of the panel, is given the prestigious “Judges’ Choice Award.” So join the fun and come to this delicious annual event. You will enjoy a great lunch courtesy of the participating food establishments, cast your vote to select the 2018 SOUPer Bowl Champ, and spend some time with your friends and neighbors on a cold winter’s afternoon. There is plenty of free parking.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center February 03, 2018 - Westhampton Beach

This highly theatrical, eye-popping production incorporates 23 of the songs that Queen made famous: “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Gaga,” “We are the Champions,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and many more. In a novel twist, the concert will also include  a selection of songs that reflect Mercury’s interest in musical styles beyond rock – including “Ave Maria” and the great operatic aria, “Nessun Dorma.” 

Inspirations and Tributes: An African American Lineage - The New York Philharmonic, Merkin Concert Hall February 03, 2018 - Upper West Side

The program, titled “Games and Toys,” is the first installment in Philharmonic Playdates, the season’s theme that imagines playdates with the Orchestra. Hosted by Philharmonic Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young, the program will feature selections from Schubert’s Piano Quintet, Trout, performed by Philharmonic violinist Yulia Ziskel, violist Rémi Pelletier, cellist Qiang Tu, bassist Satoshi Okamoto, and pianist Eric Huebner. Designer Doug Fitch — with whom the Philharmonic has collaborated on several acclaimed staged productions, and who began his involvements in Philharmonic VYPCs in January 2017 — will design and direct the performance.

Saturday, February 3, the inaugural "The Garf" will be held to honor the late Howard Garfinkel. "Garf" was devoted to running Five-Star Basketball Camp from 1966 to 2008, providing guidance to countless players including Michael Jordan and LeBron James as well as providing a jump start for legendary coaches, including John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski. This special matchup will showcase five-time national champion Duke and hometown favorite St. John's.

'Animaniacs LIVE!' starring Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 03, 2018 - Brookville

Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others.

Saturday Science for Students Presents 'My Career as an Ecologist' - The Explorers Club February 03, 2018 - New York

We all know whiskies from the big 5 producing countries: US, Japan, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. But its a big world out there and whiskies are coming from all four of its corners. Some are following traditional methods, some are staking out on their own; all of them utilizing the advantages their part of the world offers, from climate to grains to traditions. In this class, we'll taste 6 whiskies from some of the most unexpected areas of the globe: some are award winning, some are non-traditional, but all are surprisingly delicious.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts & Cac Memorial for Holly Block - The Bronx Museum of the Arts February 03, 2018 - Bronx

Please join The Bronx Museum of the Arts and the museum’s Community Advisory Council in celebrating the memory, friendships, and life achievements of Holly Block, Executive Director of the museum from 2006-2017. The event will include performances by Arturo O’Farrill and Valerie Capers as well as testimonies and presentations by local artists and community members.

This season's production is a narrative musical " An Ananse Tale" taken from a folktale from Ghana, West Africa. Asase Yaa will present this folktale through music, dance, song, and narration. Ghanaians used these stories for generations as metaphors for real life events as a way of teaching their culture, morals, and traditions. This is an explosive performance, showing the richness of African culture. Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre will show the beauty of the connection to God through animals. The story is about Ananse the spider trying to receive all of Nyame's (the sky God) stories. Ananse stories show how the smallest creature can overcome adversity with preparation, determination, and focus. In this show Asase Yaa represents classical African cultures that had very dynamic and diverse traditions that will be presented and enjoyed on this stage during this performance.

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from multiple vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day. Rating: R (for disturbing violence, bloody images, and language); Genre: Documentary; Directed By: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin; Runtime: 114 minutes

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Anna Craycroft: Motion into Being," on view at the New Museum from January 17 to May 13, 2018. Families will physically enter the stage where Anna Craycroft shoots new footage every week for the animated film in her exhibition, presented in the Fifth Floor Gallery. Craycroft draws on traditions of folklore and fables, which often attribute human characteristics to objects and animals to narrate moral tales. In the Sky Room, families will make their own characters with clay and found objects, place them in a landscape, and bring them to life by creating stop-motion animations. New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams - Central Library, Lobby Gallery February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of popular music to give family audiences a soulfully satisfying experience. Come jump, groove, shake, and sing along. Photo ©Gregg Richards Families will be given seating priority. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Events for Youth & Families programs are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis

Events for Youth & Families: Shine and the Moonbeams - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Dweck Center February 03, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana Kemp’s other gig is teaching social studies in a NYC public school.

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club February 03, 2018 - New York

In these tough times, it's easy to get down. To give up. To lose faith. That's why we need some fun, good times and laughter. To combat the negative and remember the good parts of life. That's what Glass Half Full Comedy is all about. We remind you that even when things seem like they're at their worst, there are still plenty of things to provide laughter and joy. Glass Half Full Comedy is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," NBC's EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda's Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off.

A professional Showcase featuring comics from "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Late Night with Seth Meyers", "The Late Show", "The Daily Show", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films.

Photographic Vision: Blackandwhiteandcolor(Ed), Edition II - Central Library, Lobby Gallery February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community. The goal will be to make images that step outside the everyday, to create photographs that are unconcerned with what one expects to see and instead uncover what was there all along, unobserved. Taught by photographer Accra Shepp; presented by BPL Presents and the International Center for Photography. Camera-equipped cell phone required. Students should set up Instagram accounts prior to first session.

ADELA & LARRY ELOW ESTABLISH A MUSICAL "TEENAGER ENDOWMENT FUND," TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION A NEW, DECADE-LONG PROGRAM WILL "ENCOURAGE YOUNG SINGERS TO LEARN AND PERFORM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK" VIA ANNUAL COMPETITION AND CASH AWARDS (New York, NY) The Mabel Mercer Foundation announced this week that Adela and Larry Elow have established a fifty-thousand-dollar endowment fund, created specifically to "encourage teenagers to learn and perform The Great American Songbook, as composed between the years 1900-1970." The Elows' grant -- restricted to this use -- will be administered through the Mercer Foundation and provide annual cash awards across the next decade for three outstanding students, ages thirteen to nineteen. Young performers will compete in concert for the individual honors and are to be selected from performing-arts public high schools in the greater New York area. The initial competition for the teenage vocalists, "Songs Were Made to Sing While We're Young," will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, at 2 p.m.

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Celebrate the New Year with artists and change makers at Target First Saturday. Highlights include performances by Tank and The Bangas, Discwoman, and Cakes Da Killa; a pop-up feminist publishing workshop with Pilot Press; and a screening of Suited. Throughout 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists and organizations that challenge gender conventions. This programming is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. 5pm Music: Tank and The Bangas is one of the most distinctive music groups to come out of New Orleans, combining elements of rhythmic soul and spoken word with such genres as rock, gospel, funk, and folk. 5-9pm Pop-Up Feminist Publishing: Join Pilot Press, a DIY feminist publishing house by Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden, to duplicate, bind, and publish your work. Bring printouts of what you'd like to publish. 6-7pm Curator Tour: Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, shares insights into the exhibition A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt. *6 pm Film: Suited (Jason Benjamin, 2016, 85 min.) captures transformative moments at Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company in Brooklyn that caters to gender-nonconforming and transgendered clients. The documentary reveals the ways well-fitting garments and self-fashioning can garner deeper affirmations around identity. The screening is followed by a talkback hosted by dapperQ with Anita Dolce Vita, Jason Benjamin, Daniel Friedman, Debbie-Jean Lemonte, and Rae Tutera. *6-8pm Hands-On Art: Taking inspiration from A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, make a mask that creates a new identity. 6:30-7:30pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Enjoy ten-minute discussions about works of art in the exhibition Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. 7-9pm Music: Brooklyn-based collective Discwoman celebrates the diversity of female-identified DJs who are shifting the male-dominated culture of the industry. Sets by BEARCAT and SHYBOI. 8pm Book Club: Daniel José Older reads from his new novel, Battle Hill Bolero, the latest from his popular Bone Street Rumba series, with stories set in Brooklyn. He discusses the art of writing sci-fi that centers on protagonists of color in Brooklyn. Followed by a book signing in the Museum Shop. 8:30-9:30pm Dance and Workshop: Take part in a dance workshop and enjoy performances afterwards. Presented by Brooklyn Dance Festival. 9pm Music: Rapper Cakes Da Killa rings in the New Year with refreshing rhymes and a unique sound that mixes various musical influences and pays tribute to underground culture.

The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the fight against slavery. 

"Barely 30" is a standup comedy show that is 30 years in the making. Returning to the place she was booked on her very first comedy show Courtney Maginnis (NPR, College Humor) will be performing a half hour of standup comedy. From growing up in Virginia and becoming a lingerie designer to actually trying to steal peoples babies, Courtney is truly an original comedic voice. Hosted by Wil Cope (The Narcisistas podcast) and featuring standup from Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central) and Tom Delgado (Spike TV) this will, without a doubt, be the best night of your entire life. So don't be boring, just come!

Visually vibrant, "Under the Tangle", follows an adolescent girl who becomes ensnarled in a labyrinth. Throughout her journey, she twists along the brambling pathways while being confronted with obstacles, finding numerous clues and meeting many unusual characters: a flock of birds, the daunting labyrinth guards, and the Queen of the Lost perched upon a grim tower. As a metaphor for adolescence, this visual and artistic adventure is a journey of obstacles, relationships, and discoveries, which strengthen the heroine's character, and eventually set her free from the labyrinth.

Hockey: New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Barclays Center February 03, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served. Registration Required: communityvolunteerday.eventbrite.com

Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. LIRR TRAIN TIME APP Download the LIRR Train Time app to get real-time information. Pick your station, check a countdown to your train's arrival and easily search for your destination. Basic train information is available even without cellular service. Download the Metro-North App LIRR SCHEDULE Plan your trip to Barclays Center with a quick search of the schedule online. View Schedule LIRR SCHEDULE UPDATES Before you leave Barclays Center, check our screens in the arena's main concourse for the latest information on LIRR schedules and service alerts. LIRR EXPANDED SERVICE The Long Island Rail Road has enhanced service to make Islanders games in Brooklyn easily accessible for fans from Long Island. View Details For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Inti-Illimani has transcended our idea of the musical ensemble and has become a cultural location, a liturgy expressing the essence of the Latin-American ethno-musical experience. For 50 years Inti-Illimani has performed world-wide to hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with folk legends, earned awards and honors for their activism and masterful musicianship, and produced one of the richest discographies in Latin-American recording history. Inti-Illimani’s premier album, Nueva Canción, or “new song,” spoke to their role in dreaming a new vision for Chile during the volatile socio-political landscape of South America during the 1960’s and 70’s. They have recorded 36 studio albums, and their newest release is dedicated to the legendary Violeta Parra. Inti-Illimani has toured in dozens of countries at prestigious concert halls, festivals, and benefit concerts.

PRESENTED BY WMI This event is 21 and over Hasidic New Wave Hasidic New Wave When five Downtown New York improvisers with deep roots in the jazz tradition embrace the Hasidic musical legacy and the scintillating rhythms of the holy land, a new voice emerges. Blending together an intense mixture of ethnic and cosmopolitan sounds, Hasidic New Wave fuses spiritual songs from Hasidic dynasties to funk and jazz, Arabic dances with avant-garde rock, and juxtaposes horas and freylekhs with sheer improvisation. Hasidic New Wave's alternatingly ecstatic and meditative performances, imbued (as is consistent with Hasidic tradition) with joy and passion, has led critics to liken the band to Sun Ra meets Jimi Hendrix at a Jewish wedding and exclaim HNW marries Hasidic music to avant-jazz, spinning traditional Jewish celebratory songs into extended Jazz improvisations that incorporate ferocious horn blowing and raucous electric guitar solos. For this concert they will be joined by Senegalese Sabar drumming ensemble Alioune Faye & Yakar Rhythms, performing music from their collaborative recording, From the Belly of Abraham, as well as new material. "…an abundance of pleasantly articulated surprises." – allaboutjazz.com This concert is part of World Music Institute's Contemporary Jewish Series

Watson Adventures’ Brain Squeeze: A Trivia Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art February 03, 2018 - New York

Here’s a chance to show off your knowledge of unusual facts on this trivia-themed scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On this hunt, each question challenges your team to come up with an answer to a trivia question. That answer then becomes a crucial clue to answering a question about an object on display. The trivia comes from movies, pop music, history, sports, science, books – you name it. If you love pub quizzes, you’ll enjoy this hunt. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

The History of Rock and Roll Salutes Motown starring:The Contours - The Madison Theatre February 03, 2018 - Rockville Centre

The History of Rock and Roll salutes Motown starring: The Contours, The Original Vandellas, Bobby Brooks Wilson

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton will be honoring his longtime association with the ground breaking progressive rock band Utopia and their legacy by performing a show consisting entirely of Utopia music with a full band. The set list will be comprised of songs hand-picked by Sulton, spanning the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs. "My career began with Utopia, says Sulton. "I can't think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a handful of shows that celebrate the special and unique music we created together." Utopia was initially formed in 1973 with somewhat of a fluid membership, and by mid-1976 settled into a stable quartet of Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals), Roger Powell (keyboards, vocals), and Willie Wilcox (drums, vocals). All four band members wrote, sang, produced, and even engineered material for the band. Sulton wrote and sang lead on Utopia's biggest hit, "Set Me Free," from their best-selling album Adventures in Utopia (1980), which peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Top 40 charts in the U.S. BAND LINE-UP: Kasim Sulton – Bass and vocals Jesse Gress – Guitar and vocals Wade Preston – Piano and vocals Christopher Clark – Synth and vocals Andy Ascolese – Drums and vocals About Kasim Sulton: Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton is recognized and respected the world over as a solo artist, and for his work with other artists including Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall & Oates, Richie Sambora, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth, Mick Jagger, Blue Oyster Cult, and Don Felder to name just a few. He has added his esteemed input to a variety of projects, ranging from playing bass, keyboards, and/or guitar, to adding vocal harmonies, singing lead, and contributing as a songwriter, to producing entire albums, as he did with the Meat Loaf VH-1 Storytellers CD, released in 1999. His latest solo album, 3, was released in October 2014 and the lead single "Clocks All Stopped" features Todd Rundgren on guitar and background vocals, and Utopia keyboardist Roger Powell on the organ for a sound that is eerily reminiscent of the band's late '70s sound. "I was determined to write a song for this record that paid tribute to the band that started my professional career, Sulton wrote in the album's liner notes. "The music was the easy part. I never had a problem coming up with a few chord changes reminiscent of Utopia." "Clocks All Stopped" was a project over two years in the making, with Sulton working? collaboratively with British songwriter Phil Thornalley before inviting his Utopia bandmates to contribute to the single. There are also two cover songs on 3: "Too Much (On Her Mind)" by Bill Spooner, and the Gershwin Brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me." "While I'n not a musicologist, I do appreciate classics like this one," Sulton said of the latter track. "I wrote [Adventures in Utopia's] 'Love Alone' while thinking of that golden era of songwriting. So whenever I heard this song, I always thought how great it would be to do a version myself." Another highlight on the 11-track album is the closing song, "Fade Away." The rich single tells a timeless story of "mistakes made, damage done and the feeling that the relationship is all but over — but then, by some divine intervention you get a second last chance," Sulton shared. The multi-talented artist plays guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, organ, and other instruments, and exhibits some of these talents on the song "God of Low" – on which he is the sole musician. For more information on Kasim Sulton, visit: www.KasimSulton.com www.facebook.com/kasimsultonmusic www.twitter.com/ksulton www.instagram.com/kasimsulton

Broadway, regional theater and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff will perform an encore of her critically lauded cabaret show, “Prisoner of Love,” on February 3 at 8pm at Don’t Tell Mama. Matthew Martin Ward is Musical Director, leading a quartet, and Peter Napolitano directs. $10 Cover Charge and Two Drink Minimum per person. CASH ONLY The theme of Wolff’s show is LOVE in all its guises, and Wolff - a skilled musical comedy performer who has tread the boards on Broadway and National Tours and is a veteran TV personality - plays her theme both straight and for laughs, interpreting a painfully funny, hilariously sad collection of songs about the many "crimes" we all commit in the name of love: jealousy, betrayal, deceit, revenge and more. The superb repertoire is culled from Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook and includes music from Kander and Ebb, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, The Righteous Brothers and Carrie Underwood to name a diverse few. The title song is a world premier written by Barry Levitt and Peter Napolitano. Standing at a diminutive 4’11”, Andrea (Bell) Wolff’s soaring professional career began at age 17 when she was plucked from the Professional Children’s School to play Ermengarde to Carol Channing’s “Dolly” on a National Tour. She went on to a record-setting number of performances as both Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in “Hello, Dolly!”, working on Broadway and touring that show and others with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. A sampling of credits include: “The Imaginary Invalid” with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee, “Grease,” opposite Andrea McArdle, and “George M!”, “Li’l Abner,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “Funny Girl.” Her work in the revue, “Bottoms Up!”, took her from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to Australia, and she has appeared at such distinguished venues as The St. James Theater, Goodspeed, The Papermill Playhouse and Sacramento Music Circus. Her work with the show band, Your Father’s Mustache, landed her on the Ed Sullivan Show, and she was a regular on the Donny and Marie Show working with Sid and Marty Krofft. Wolff took a long break from performing to raise two children, and returned to the New York stage in 2011 with a show called “Loose Screws,” a risqué, fictional biographical journey of an also-ran entertainer, Ms. Chelsea Sutton Place. In 2015, she mounted a multimedia revue featuring music emblematic of the 1960s “girl group” sound, titled “Bad Girls Do Cry,” at Iridium and Don’t Tell Mama to capacity crowds. General Press Representative: Betsyann Faiella at SavoyPR dot com.

Pat Darienzo has been performing on Long Island and across the Tri-State region as a comedy magician for over 40 years. He has performed on television, and off-Broadway, and has served as a creative consultant for many professional magicians. A graduate of Stand-Up University, Pat's flair for comedy is obvious in all of his shows, and makes even the most bone-chilling experiences delightfully fun. With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the powers of a bona fide mentalist or thought-reader, Pat Darienzo entertains and stuns audiences with demonstrations of unexplainable psychic powers and abilities. Known best for his popular fast-paced, comedy magic shows across the tri-state region, his psychic performances are a dramatic change of pace. Combining magic and comedy with an amazing gift of intuition, Pat's performance must be seen to be believed…or disbelieved. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Enjoy a fun storytime and learn more about this important American icon. Check the website for more Saturday Storytime Special  Events.

The Desire/Divinity Project Premiere with Constellation Chor - Judson Memorial Church Through February 03, 2018 - New York

What: World Premiere of The Desire/Divinity Project When: Thursday-Sunday, February 1-3, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC, Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/M to W 4th St Tickets: $20 Advance. $25 at Door. To purchase, visit BrownPaperTickets.com or call 347.854.6070. Marisa Michelson's Desire/Divinity Project embodies the joyful and aching tension between earthly and divine love by musicalizing the Western worlds oldest erotic poem ("Song of Songs") and Anne Carson's visceral translation of Sappho's fragments. Fifteen singer-movers, members of Constellation Chor, explore singing as a way of merging the interior self with the exterior world. A mixture of live music video, opera, oratorio, and ritual, Desire/Divinity enlivens the sensual and the sacred, the body and the spirit. Conceived, composed and performed by Marisa Michelson Directed by Ethan Heard Movement Direction by Emma Crane Jaster

Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher - Green Meadow Waldorf School February 03, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Celebrate the Seasons with EC teacher Leslie Burchell-Fox. Enjoy a seasonal craft with other families with children ages 2-7. To register, please contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302.

We're excited to welcome back one of our all-time favorites to FIXED- Matthew Dear! From his amazing live sets with a full band, to his next level dj-sets, he never ceases to set it off. FIXED residents JDH & Dave P open up the main room, and NYC's Alan and Andrew Blancato aka A Running Melody take over the Bad Room. Limited $15 Early Bird tickets on sale now!

This season’s bird walks will be impromptu. Sign up to receive alerts about bird walks two days ahead of time based on weather conditions.

Enjoy a celebratory afternoon viewing the 2018 Student Exhibition – works created with Artist-in-Residence Bastienne Schmidt, and refreshments from the Golden Pear Café. RSVP online, or call 631-283-2118 x130. The 2018 Student Exhibition and accompanying programs are supported in part by property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and Tuckahoe Common School District. Additional support for the Artists Choose Artists residency project is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation. The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, George P. Mills, Long Island Community Foundation, H. Peter Haveles Jr., May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation, Town of Southampton, and The Walji Family. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute… This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Backed by a strong, powerful Clarence "The Big Man" Clemence…and a smokin' handed "Little Stevie", Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level. Making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E. St. Band's legacy. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status. Bruce's legendary concerts (in the largest arenas) sell-out within hours of their announced sale. For those even lucky enough to get a ticket, there was nothing that could fill the aching void in between Bruce's long-awaited tours…until now. No Bruce Springsteen footage or recordings were used in the making of this Bruce in the USA video ... The Bruce In The USA show was born on the Las Vegas Strip in the winter of 2004, with it's debut at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino's majestic "V Theatre". The West Coast's most acclaimed musicians and characters were casted into a double-take version of the E. St. Band. Bruce In The USA assaulted the senses in a fun-filled and exciting party atmosphere on the Vegas Strip, while suspending disbelief for even the toughest skeptics. They've been met with critical acclaim by even the toughest skeptics, from the Stone Pony, Asbury Park to House Of Blues' and large theatres across the country, where sell out crowds are on their feet from the first song to the last. Clarence Clemens himself, joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest Tribute he's ever seen… Can't argue with "The Big Man"

Support: James McMurtry Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American music-making, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. "You're still breathing, it's not too late," Jason sings. This album is a call, and the songs on it send sparks flying into a culture that's already running so hot the needle on the temperature gauge is bouncing erratically in the red. And while it's understandable that, in this moment, some people want their radio to help them drift away, this finely calibrated set of ten songs is aimed right between the clear eyes of people who prefer to stay present and awake. It's a call to those who won't cower no matter how erratically the world turns, and who aren't afraid of what looks back when they look in the mirror. Bruce Springsteen did that. Neil Young did that. Jason Isbell does that. It's also worth noting that this album isn't credited to Isbell alone. For the first time since 2011's Here We Rest, Isbell's band, the 400 Unit, gets title billing. "Even when I was writing, I could always hear the band's stamp on the finished product," Jason says. "These songs needed more collaboration on the arrangements to make them work, and I felt like the band deserved it after the way they played." Given Cobb's strict insistence on cutting songs live with no demos or rehearsals, you can easily imagine how the brilliantly raw performances on the record will translate to the stage when the band takes these new songs out on the road. And boy, there's nothing like a 400 Unit show. Not just because the band smokes, but also because Isbell's fans are among music's most ardent. They listen to these songs for months and months on their own, and that momentum rolls them right up to the doors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, or the Beacon Theatre in New York or the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta. And when the band kicks in, they are ecstatic. It's a rock 'n' roll show that feels like fellowship.

Comedian, host, actress and more, Amanda Seales doesn't just want to make you laugh, she wants to make change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, enigmatic silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screen. In other words, she's a witty woman working to upgrade the world. Along with performing stand up across the globe, she has created, written, and hosted award winning web series for major platforms like scripted comedy "Get Your Life" (Issa Rae Presents), the news sketch/commentary show "TIL This Week" (Kollide.TV), "The Spark" (AOL) and "Funny Style" (BET.com) just to name a few. This funny lady with a master's in African American studies from Columbia University has been invited to guest host on ABC's "The View", opened for the legendary Paul Mooney, been featured on VH1's "Best Week Ever", TRU TVs "Friends of the People", as a host/contributor to MTV, Al Jazeera America, Huffpost Live and an appearance on CNN went viral when armed with intelligence, wit, and now famous facial expressions, she deftly took down a sexist defender of catcalling. Her interactive one woman show It's Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions on Love was featured in the NY Comedy Festival '14 and NY Comedy Week '15, she has been trained in sketch writing at UCB Theater, was a semi-finalist in NBC Stand Up Diversity, and alongside pundit Marc Lamont Hill created and hosts the monthly comedy show "Smart Funny and Black" at The NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles. As a DJ, she spins on tv along with events of all kinds, all over the world, from "Good Morning America" to working with brands like Samsung, the American Black Film Festival, Origins, to name a few. Most recently, she can be seen as the host of VH1's Late Night Pop Culture Talk Show "POP CAPSULE", FOX's "The Lincoln EMPIRE After-Show", as well as TruTV's "GREATEST______ EVER." She can also be seen as Tiffany on HBO's "Insecure."

Bootie pays tribute to two of the greatest and most influential musicians of the past 50 years -- it's Bowie vs. Prince Mashup Night! Of course, these two legendary artists will get the Bootie treatment, mashed-up and remixed with anybody and everybody

Winter can be dreary, but if you look carefully the woods are still filled with surprising color.  Explore the trails and enjoy the hidden hues of winter.  Register at 581-6908 or [email protected]

Anna & Elizabeth Family Concert: an Imbolc Celebration - Irish Arts Center February 03, 2018 - New York

There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration…a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, aficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great Old-time duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle will join us for an intimate candle-lit concert. Grab a hot chocolate and cozy up as Anna & Elizabeth bring to life the vibrant world of Appalachia with a variety show featuring their signature crankies—scrolling storyboards inspired by ballads and oral histories, each drawn and crafted to be hand-cranked and unfurled at the pace of a song. Just in time to celebrate Imbolc, a Celtic traditional festival in February commemorating the turning of the season and the lengthening ofdays, young audiences will set the mood for the show by making their own candles and take a piece of the afternoon home with hand-made crankies.

GRAMMY Award nominated Alastair Moock and his special guests always bring a rowdy, rootsy, sing-along dance party for the whole family. Known as "The Tom Waits of Children's Music," this Parents' Choice and National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Medal winner has long been one of Boston's premier folk artists. Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006.

Dani Danger Stoller makes her first appearance at The Cutting Room to overshare about about the life of a perpetually single, viciously uncomfortable, overly-talkative, terrifyingly-anxious, totally neurotic, somewhat endearing, twenty-something. Featuring songs by some of her favorite pop and rock songwriters and accompanied by an incredible band featuring Matthew Schleigh, Jaime Ibacache, Laura Van Duzer, Manny Arciniega, and Jason Wilson! Dani Stoller is an actor and playwright originally from Brooklyn, New York. Everything You've Heard is True is her third solo show following That Girl and Awkward. Her previous credits include District Merchants (World Premiere), As You Like It, and Midsummer Night's Dream at the Folger Shakespeare Theater. The Diary of Anne Frank and Annie at The Olney Theatre Center. Hair and Dogfight at the Keegan Theatre. Blithe Spirit, The Italian American Reconciliation, The Good Counselor, and Bat Boy at 1st Stage. Invisible Man and Carrie: The Musical at Studio Theatre. As a playwright her work has been performed in New York and DC. Her plays Accepts With Pleasure and Fortune Cookies for Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes were both featured in SigWorks at the Tony Award Winning Signature Theater. Fortune Cookies will be receiving another workshop later this month.

Students will visit the galleries to find inspiration and create their own artwork based on this inspiration. Free reservations encouraged at https://give.guildhall.org/EducationFreeEvents. Programming supported in part through the generosity of The Hearst Foundation.

Wild in the Streets. 1968. Directed by Barry Shear - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 03, 2018 - New York

Wild in the Streets. 1968. USA. Directed by Barry Shear. Screenplay by Robert Thom. 97 min. "Many of the Club 57 regulars were too young to be hippies or beatniks in the 1960s, and were therefore too young to have gone wild in the streets. So, naturally, the notion of going wild in the streets held a romantic fascination. In this satire about the generation gap (a popular term in 1968), disaffected teen Max Flatow (a handsome Christopher Jones) leaves his castrating mother (Shelley Winters) and becomes a pop idol, a music business millionaire, and then POTUS. The film also features Diane Varsi (Peyton Place), Hal Holbrook, and Richard Pryor. From Renata Adler of The New York Times, June 6, 1968: 'Brutally witty and intelligent. It is a very blunt, bitter, head-on but live (sic) and funny attack on the problem of the generations. The best American film of the year—so far.'" (film notes by John Epperson).

Mermaid Lagoon returns to the House of Yes for a special winter edition to raise funds for NYC's Billion Oyster Project, and continue supporting Orca Network in their quest to retire Lolita, the 20-foot-long orca who has lived in an illegal tank at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970.Come dressed for a cold night on the high seas of ice and snow with revelry and song as we dig deep to give back to our oceans. Remember your connection to the sea in a winter lagoon full of dancing sea creatures, ocean dreamscapes, and costume contest for best Ice Mermaid.

Voice Cult: Sing. Connect. Express. Heal. Singing together can be closer than touching. ::::: About Voice Cult ::::: ON the first Saturday of every month at House of Yes, we ask you to travel from near and far, and to bring your voice to us. You have been singing since the beginning of time. We connect, align, vibrate, express, process, remember, forget, wish, apologize, forgive, go into altered states, heal ourselves and each other, flee, find, talk to dead grandfathers, lure each other into love, become our own mothers, and paint the room with iridescence. And frequently we have no idea what the hell we are doing, which is okay too. If you can speak, then you can sing - even if you have only ever croaked out thin ratchety wisps of songs and especially if your mom told you that you were tone-deaf in the fourth grade. If you are a great singer, come because you love singing, the more the merrier. We perform vocal healing rituals. We sing through the colors of the rainbow. We sing in circles. We sing on the floor. We sing for aerialists flying through the sky. We hug our own shadows while singing Soundgarten. We are irreverent and we like to try new things.

As a kick-off, just one week before the 2018 Winter Olympics, Harlem families can glide and twirl on the rink at the 21st Annual Gwendolyn Simmons Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party, a fund-raiser for Figure Skating in Harlem’s ground breaking program as seen on CNN, NBC, Forbes.com and more. Competitive figure skater, Sharon Cohen, founded the organization in 1997 to help young girls gain access to the sport of figure skating and to boost their confidence, academics, and leadership skills. In addition to rink time, the party will feature live music by Power 105.1FM DJ Whutever, snacks, activities, raffle prizes and performances by FSH’s Harlem Ice synchronized-skating teams. The event is made possible by the support of the dedicated FSH Parent Association, community businesses, and our generous sponsors, Nielsen and Con Edison. About Figure Skating in Harlem: Now in its 21st year, Figure Skating in Harlem remains the first and only organization in the country that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating to transform the lives of girls of color. Through its unique programming, FSH provides girls ages 6-18 with innovative skating and education programs that promote academic success, physical health, and emotional well-being. Recent graduates of the program have gone on to Brown University, Boston College, Howard University, and others.

DJ Jeremy Bastard, Kyle Motsinger, Silver Relics, Dionysia, Bazmati Vice, The Good - The Delancey February 03, 2018 - New York

Lage Lund , guitar; Peter Bernstein , guitar A rare duo performance by two of the most evocative and swinging guitarists in contemporary jazz. "Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!"

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Sleepy & Boo present the next edition of Frequencies at TBA Brooklyn Saturday February 3r. Every month Sleepy & Boo explore the power of sound's frequencies to change our environments - the idea that the frequencies of music and sound can heal and uplift, align and amplify energy. Focusing on their original productions, including tracks tuned to 432hz (the natural tuning of the universe), Frequencies is a night dedicated to gathering people together to dance to underground sounds and the unique energies of music.

Angel on the Amazon. 1948. Directed by John H. Auer - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 03, 2018 - New York

Angel on the Amazon. 1948. USA. Directed by John H. Auer. Screenplay by Lawrence Kimble, based on the story by Earl Felton. With George Brent, Vera Ralston, Brian Aherne, Constance Bennett. DCP. 86 min. A mysterious woman (Vera Ralston) leads an explorer (George Brent) and his party to safety after a crash-landing in the Amazon rainforest, in an extravagant John H. Auer drama with unexpected fantasy elements.

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Regret the Hour, Long Time, Vaureen - Rough Trade NYC February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly Bred and born on the windswept shores of Brooklyn, NY, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly jangle, stomp, and spark. A frenzied friendship of rhyme and rhythm, their obituary reads "extremely happy indie rock" and some say they still haunt this barn Regret the Hour's sound swirls with chiming guitar melodies reminiscent of early U2, and a heavy, yet subtle rhythm section gaining frequent comparisons to The National and The War on Drugs. Comprised of brothers Nate McCarthy (lead vox/guitar) and Ben McCarthy (lead guitar) with childhood friend Anders Fleming (drums), and recent addition Tim Emmerick (bass), Regret the Hour cut their teeth playing live in New York City and their hometown of Nyack, New York before even finishing high school. Tragically, during those recording sessions, the band lost their beloved friend and bassist, Jesse Yanko, to stage-four soft tissue cancer at the age of 16. After a period of mourning the band released "Better Days" in 2013. Following their freshman year of college, the band returned to the studio to record their EP, "The Far and the Near. The band has shared the stage with acts including punk legends The Misfits, Best Coast, Dry the River, and The Gin Blossoms. They are currently at work on a new full length album with producer/engineer Aaron Bastinelli, expected to be released in early 2018. Long Time Sometimes the dreams of our youth are not fully realized until we embrace the reality of adulthood. We may know what we want, but we cannot will ourselves into that existence. For the members of Long Time, the journey to being the men they became involved numerous bands, jobs, and relationships, all of which transformed members Thomas John Cadrin, Colin Dinnie, and Andrew Nault in ways too numerous to count. Each success and failure helped to refine their individual worldview, and the combination of those unique perspectives has helped to create one of the most engaging and unique rock bands of the modern era. Long Time was forged in a studio session that was never intended to be more than a one-off event. Since that time the band has worked tirelessly to craft an infectious sound that Vaureen is a female-fronted trio that combines shoegaze, grunge and sludge influences. The band formed in 2011 when tech co-workers Andrea Horne and Marianne Do began playing music together. Cale Hand joined the band in 2015, and the following year they released Violence, a three song EP which has been described as "a spacey onslaught of melodic feedback." Their first full-length album, Extraterra, will be released in 2018.

The Age of Insects. 1990. USA. Directed by Eric Marciano. Screenplay by Marciano, Andy Rees, Peter Christian Hall. Cinematography by Ignacio Valero. With Jack Ramey, Dallas Monroe, Louis Homyak, Lisa Zane, K. C. Townsend. Score by Art Labriola. Video from Super8mm, 16mm, and 35mm. 75 min. Spin Cycle. 1986. USA. Directed by Eric Marciano. Cinematography by Frank Linkoff. With Chris Tanner, Nick Wolf, Jacqueline Ramel. Score by Art Labriola. 16mm. 16 min. Narrowcast. 1996. USA. Directed by Eric Marciano. Cinematography by Frank Linkoff. With Chris Tanner, Mary Lou Wittmer, Gilbert Adams. Score by Art Labriola. 35mm. 20 min.

Late Show French Horn Rebellion, Janelle Kroll, Glassio, Deidre & the Dark, Demoda, Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue - Mercury Lounge February 03, 2018 - New York

French Horn Rebellion is comprised of brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, the now Brooklyn-based duo formed in 2007 after a lifetime of making music together. Robert had been playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, when he decided to pursue his true passion of making music people can dance to. Pretty Lie To Me displays the Chicago-born, New York-based singer-songwriter in her latest evolution. A sultry romp through R&B sensuality, pop sensibility, indie dreamscapes, and vocal-driven melodies, Pretty Lie To Me sees Kroll defying genre boundaries and artistic expectations with no regard for rules, but her own. "I think right now is a very exciting time to be genreless and forge your own path," says Kroll. "Listeners today have more eclectic tastes because of how we're able to absorb music. As artists, I think we should outwardly present music that is varied." It's a creative approach present all throughout Pretty Lie To Me, where Kroll breaks free of a singular sonic atmosphere and instead embraces a kaleidoscopic sound. An alternative take on radio pop, lead single "Barricade" sees Kroll pouring her whole essence over a deceivingly bouncy beat and brightly sung hook, while the lyrics mask underlying dark tones that serve as a framework for heartbreak. The downtempo delicacy of "Blush" featuring Aalias mixes future pop airiness built around electronic-kissed soul. Elsewhere, the title track "Pretty Lie To Me" is an exploration in sensuality, longing, and identity. "Shadowdancer" feels like Jai Paul meets Sade meet Fleetwood Mac, while "How Do You Know Me" is an angel song that floats above clouds of dreamy harps and synthetic bliss. For Kroll, her artistic journey lives in her music and comes to life via her songs and lyrics, where she freely explores the definitive themes surrounding her personal life and openly expresses her essential perspectives. Key among those is emotional authenticity, as best heard on the lead single "Barricade," in which she lays all her heart's cards on the table. Deceptively sad, as Kroll describes it, "Barricade" is simultaneously a love song and a heartbreak anthem, in which the singer moves through polar extremes of love and unrequited romance, never ashamed of what she feels getting through it all and never leaving listeners brooding in the moment. It all reflects Kroll's acceptance of impermanence, her belief that nothing is forever no matter what our hearts desire. Admittedly, she embraces the inescapable life fact that all things, good or bad, come to an end. Pretty Lie To Me is an appropriate continuation to Kroll's last release, the Outsider EP, in which she fully explores the realms of dreampop and alternative pop à la contemporaries Banks, AlunaGeorge and Lana Del Rey. Whereas Outsider is more sentimental, Pretty Lie To Me is a few shades brighter, where playful lyrics intertwine with sensual melodies for a sultry treat. The new project also sees Kroll diving headfirst into a newfound R&B sound as heard on the triplet rollout of "Blush ft. Aalias," "How Do You Know Me," and "Pretty Lie to Me." Prior to Outsider and Pretty Lie To Me, Kroll developed her singing and songwriting chops through various creative partnerships, including her time singing lead vocals while on tour with indietronica outfit Big Data in the summer of 2014 as well as a co-writing credit with Estelle on "Time Share (Suite 509)" off her 2015 album, True Romance. Kroll first left her mark on the world with her 2015 hit, "Sunny Days," which was featured on Spotify's influential New Music Playlist. The track later went Top 10 on the streaming platform's US Viral Chart and Global Viral Chart. Further backed by ongoing support from tastemaker media outlets like Harper's Bazaar, Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, and more, Kroll secured a coveted performance slot on internationally celebrated music festival Lollapalooza in her native Chicago in 2015, a special homecoming show of sorts. Elsewhere, Kroll has worked as a featured vocalist on a handful of tracks from buzzing electronic dance music acts, including Moon Boots ("Utopia") and Autograf ("Metaphysical"), as well as house music veteran Dennis Ferrer on "Mind Ur Step," which dominated radio stations across Europe. And while Kroll's cutting lyrics and deep-seated songs come from a very personal space, they reach audiences from all walks of life. Her story unfolds as a solo mission teeming with universal appeal to which she credits to her self-created notion of "dependent music," a connection with listeners bridged solely by the raw emotions and emotional dependencies we all share as humans. "Music should help you with your troubles, with what you're hung up on, and help you find a release," Kroll explains. "In life, we go through a wide range of experiences, but with a limited range of emotions. I want my music to validate other people's feelings and help them feel special, whether that's taking them someplace else or bringing them deeper within themselves." With Pretty Lie To Me, Janelle Kroll accomplishes both, taking listeners on a journey that's part personal and part communal, singular and universal, reality and dream. The Pretty Lie To Me EP from Janelle Kroll is out fall 2017 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend. Glassio Glassio is an alt-pop duo made up of Sam Rad (Dubai/London) and Charles Pinel (Paris). They began their musical collaboration after a long weekend of dancing in the forests of Latitude Festival in the UK. With a love for fusing dreamy, lush vocals with 80's inspired Chicago house and UK-electronica, Glassio have proven to be at the forefront of electronic acts spawning out of New York City today. Their sound, described by XLR8R as "effervescent and colorful," found it's way to the top of the Spotify Viral Charts in 2016 and their EP Poptimism heralded as "an encyclopedia of Pop" by The Village Voice. With a sharp taste for melody, and pop hooks, Glassio's sound brings together a perfect marriage of indie-pop and alt-electronica. They often collaborate and co-write with different artists, and their songs have been placed in shows such as MTV's Scream, CW's Arrow and MTV's Loosely Nicole. Latest releases have included "Make Me Feel," which reached the Top 10 on the Hype Machine charts, as well as an ethereal, electro-gospel rendition of "Search & Destroy," by Iggy & The Stooges. Their latest single, "Morning House" is a testament to their love for electro-hip/hop inspired beats and sounds, with the overarching catchiness of an Indie-pop smasher.

China Institute's Gourmet Food Circle will get ready for the launch of the Institute's upcoming exhibition, Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer's Lens, by exploring Tibetan specialties at Punda Tibetan Restaurant in Sunnyside Queens. The program will include a multi-course tasting (including the restaurant's specialty tsampa shake and classic momo dumplings) with an introduction by Punda Tibetan Restaurant owner and head Chef, Tenzing Tsering, as well as a presentation by an expert on Tibetan culture.

The Flame. 1947. USA. Directed by John H. Auer. Screenplay by Lawrence Kimble, based on the story by Robert T. Shannon. With John Carroll, Vera Ralston, Robert Paige, Broderick Crawford, Henry Travers, Hattie McDaniel. DCP. 97 min. John Carroll plots to relieve his brother (Robert Paige) of his inheritance, with the help of femme fatale Vera Ralston and some extravagant noir stylings from director John H. Auer.

Deep-rooted blues, gospel, and soul traditions live on in vibrant new ways in this exciting double bill. Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster mixes gritty blues, funky soul, and ecstatic gospel in performances that are transfiguring experiences. The North Mississippi Allstars bring their gravelly vocals, biting guitar, and relentless drumbeats, creating a new brand of Southern blues-rock.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall February 03, 2018 - New York City

Even at 21, Rossini knew how to light up an opera audience—in the Overture to Il signor Bruschino, he had them laughing before the curtain went up, while Haydn's "night music" dazzled London with its crackling wit. Norway's trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth applies her silky tone to illuminating adaptations of concertos by Bach and Albinoni, while Mozart's popular 40th Symphony smolders with passion and drama.

Horror of Party Beach. 1964. Directed by Del Tenney - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 03, 2018 - New York

Horror of Party Beach. 1964. USA. Directed by Del Tenney. 78 min. "A long-term staple at Club 57 was the Tuesday night Monster Movie Club curated by Tom Scully and Susan Hanaford. The bill was usually a double one, with fare remembered from the 1950s and 1960s. (For instance, it could have been a double bill of William Castle's Psycho rip-offs Homicidal and Strait-Jacket.) 1964's The Horror of Party Beach was a typical Monster Movie Club screening, combining nostalgia, '60s music, and the need to poke some fun at our own childhoods and celluloid ineptitude. The unintentionally hilarious movie itself was a first of its kind—a combo of beach party films (AIP's mega-hit Beach Party, with Frankie and Annette, was released the year before) and sci-fi horror. According to a theater owner quoted in The I Was a Teenage Juvenile Delinquent Rock'N'Roll Horror Beach Party Movie Book, A Complete Guide to the Teen Exploitation Film: 1954–1969, 'The critics can pan this all they want to but somehow or other, this has definite appeal for the teenagers that make up ninety percent of my patrons. So who am I to complain if this pulled average for me, which it did?'" (film notes by John Epperson).

Forte International Music Competition - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall February 03, 2018 - New York

City That Never Sleeps. 1953. Directed by John H. Auer - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 03, 2018 - New York

City That Never Sleeps. 1953. USA. Directed by John H. Auer. Screenplay by Steve Fisher. With Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Marie Windsor, Paula Raymond, Chill Wills. 35mm. 90 min.

Performers Malek Jandali Trio ··Malek Jandali, Piano and Artistic Director ··Abdulrahim Alsiadi, Oud ··Matthew Dudzik, Cello

Kids can engage in free seasonal crafts, with projects ranging from winter wonderland globes to design and play STEAM planes.

Make homemade Valentines featuring romantic Skyscrapers. You can share them with family, friends, or your secret crush.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Center for Architecture wants to celebrate our love for NYC. Families will create their own 3-D “tunnel book” using a variety of art materials and architectural images. Families will also consider how windows and doors frame views in architecture, and use these architectural elements to present their own views of New York City.

Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858-1920 - The Grolier Club Through February 03, 2018 - Upper East Side

Check out more than 200 vibrantly colored children’s illustrated picture books, drawings, watercolors, and ephemera on view. The exhibition focuses on the accomplishments and technological innovations of McLoughlin Brothers, the influential late 19th-century children’s book publishing firm.

With guidance from Pamela Collins, students ages 11-18, develop observation and mixed media techniques inspired by works on view in the Museum's galleries. Space is limited and advance registration is required. A minimum of five pre-registered students is required for the class to run. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any class which does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Story Time: Kabir Sehgal presents 'Festival of Colors' - Greenlight Bookstores February 03, 2018 - Fort Greene

Just in time for Halloween, debut children’s book author Jennie Palmer presents The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza.  Anita and Winnifred Wompananny are two reclusive kitchen witches who love to whip up delicious treats but are simply terrified of children. After a run-in with a few scary kids in their neighborhood, Anita and Winnifred decide to make their favorite meal: pizza! But they've unintentionally baked their anxious, fearful, freaked-out feelings right into the crust and created one mean pizza… who’s just escaped the kitchen! Bring your little witches, wizards, and pizza lovers for an interactive Halloween story time.

Free community reuse event. Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night with Conan O'Brien Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn the Sarah Silverman Program Mr. Show with Bob and David and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles California. On the May 8 2009 episode of Comedy and Everything Else Todd mentions that he will have a new CD coming at the end of May on Comedy Central Records called "Thin Pig".

Free community reuse event. Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

You’ve gone back to work but you still want to play, right? Join Anna Beth Rousakis as we bond and breathe with babies in this special event designed for parents with non-mobile babies as well as mobile babies who are not yet walking. Our weekend event focuses on baby-centered activities and language-building games, and we’ll even blow off a little steam with some bubbles. Let’s explore nursery rhymes in a new light, sing and dance together, and get a much-needed stretch! Tiny Tots Yoga incorporates music and song, elements of Brain Gym, and story-time to support developing verbal and motor skills. Dads, grandparents, and other caregivers welcome, too!

GOSH, Xu Zhen Zhen, 3Bangz, Pangmailang, Peter Li, Xumengyuan, C.N.K - Terminal 5 February 03, 2018 - New York

To recall the historically ubiquitous practice of the lynching of African Americans in the US (some 3,437 were lynched between the years 1882 and 1951) and to take an unflinching look at the history of domestic terrorism in the US, A Small Oak Tree Runs Red by Brooklyn's own LeKethia Dalcoe, directed by renowned actor and director, Harry Lennix, takes us to a place between reality and memory.

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Paul Weller, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records in 1990. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist. Somewhat Slightly Dazed followed in 1994, and in 1998 Gaines returned with Galore. Always Be marked Gaines first release for the new millennium.

Enjoy live music and learn some new animal songs! Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently. Registration required.

As always, rare 45s alllllll night! Rare Soul, motown madness and 60s girl groups. Fancy Cat x One Mint Julep x Mr. Fine Wine Every first Saturday at Friends and Lovers.

John Escreet – piano Nicholas Payton – trumpet Matt Brewer – bass Justin Brown – drums Plus special guests

Vincent Chancey – Composer, French Horn Newman Taylor Baker – Composer, Washboard Marvin Sewell – Guitar Bill Salter – Bass TBD – Violin Maria Mitchell – Choreography, Dancer Cleo F. Wilson – Narrator, Spoken Word Bill Tolles – Audio Visual At the heart of 2/4/THREE are two musicians in deep exploration of their instruments of choice—the French horn and the washboard. The evening will move through original solo, duo, and ensemble pieces, sometimes punctuated by the choreography, spoken text, and audio visuals, rounded out with guitar and bass. The evening is also a birthday celebration for three musicians friends who share(d) the same birthday — Vincent Chancey, Newman Baker, and John Stubblefield (who died of prostate cancer in 2005). Newman and Vincent delve into story, fact, mystery, question, and discovery pulled from intimate family history. Native Chicagoan Vincent Chancey moved to New York after a completion of a bachelor of music degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Music in classical studies. His classical private horn teacher was with Dale Clevenger, principal French horn of the Chicago Symphony. Chancey has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Pan American Symphony, the Harlem Symphony, the One World Symphony, the Zephyr Woodwind Quintet, and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. He received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to study jazz French Horn with jazz horn pioneer, Julius Watkins. He was awarded a Meet the Composer Grant for workshops and concerts, and a Chamber Music America/FACE French American Jazz Exchange Grant for a collaboration with French guitarist, Serge Pesce. Newman Taylor Baker is a master percussionist known for his solo drum set project, Singin' Drums, and Washboard XT, his current pursuit of 21st century music for the washboard. He started on the washboard in 2010 when working with the Ebony Hillbillies. Newman plays the washboard like a drum set, placing the instrument in his lap and using prepared shotgun shells on his each of his fingers. This year Newman adds the epithet "Washboard XT" to his name in the spirit of 19th century Black String bands players. Washboard XT is also Baker's band of many sizes. Marvin Sewell joined Newman in the band's debut at Andrea Wolper's Why Not Experiment? series in the West Village. Baker toured with his Washboard XT Szczecin to five cities in Poland and to three in Japan. Other appearances took place at the Edinburg Fringe Festival, the Washboard Festival, Logon, OH, and New York's Arts for Art. "Singin' Drums" is Newman's enhanced, pitch-specific drum set configuration that has allowed him to develop a broad repertoire of music for solo drum set. This music can be heard on Drum Suite Life and The NYFA Collection on Innova. Baker was awarded a NYFA Music Fellowship and Meet The Composer Grant for this project.

Ninja Nation 2018: Tour Datsik, Dmx, Riot Ten, Wooli, Cookie Monsta - PlayStation Theater February 03, 2018 - New York

If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world's preeminent young dubstepstars, it's for good reason. TheKelowna,British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music. DATSIK's future-tech dance-floor detonators exploded on the dubstep scene almost immediately, racking up a series of seven #1 tracks on Beatport, including at one time owning five of the ten tunes on their best-sellers chart. He's also had smash hits on other music sites like Juno, Red Eye and Chemical Records and early remix credits include works for the biggest names in the game like Diplo, The Crystal Method and Bassnectar. Now he's produced a dozen new tracks for his debut full-length album, VITAMIN D on Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with Infected Mushroom, DJ Z-Trip and Jonathan Davis of KORN. "I've been a KORN fan since back in the day," DATSIK explains about Jonathan Davis who reached out to him directly to collaborate on KORN's 2011 genre-defying album The Path of Totality. "He was so complementary about our music and how much he loved it. So when he said he wanted to work with us, we couldn't say yes fast enough."

Jessie's Girl official site | Jessie's Girl on Facebook | Jessie's Girl on Instagram | #jessiesgirlnyc This amazing 7-piece band brings back the '80s like no other, performing all the greatest hits live! JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

An Evening of Professional Stand up Comedy - Orange County Distillery at Brown Barn Farms February 03, 2018 - New Hampton

Starring: Headliner Mike Stankiewicz Atlantic City Las Vegas A & E TV Feature: Dan Geurin Funny Bone Comedy Clubs Comedy Works The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour Regular Emcee: Aaron David Ward TV's Glenn Slingerland Situation Boston Comedy Festival World Series of Comedy Las Vegas (New Hampton, NY) -- The Not Too Far From Home Stand Up Comedy Tour stars comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is "not too far from home." All the comedians either live in or have ties to upstate New York and have been performing professionally for years. Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional stand up comedy world for a night of laughter.

Cherch (The Bottom Dollars, Deathrow Tull) Heralded in the New York Times, Daytrotter, NPR, Paste Magazine & more as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and lyricist: Cherch (given name: Brian Cherchiglia), is best known as the vocalist and guitarist of Brooklyn's rock outfit The Bottom Dollars. Cherch also became somewhat infamous for his guitar work in punk, hip-hop troupe Deathrow Tull, as well as as a Producer, Musical Director and curator, cultivating numerous community events in his home of New York City. An artist's artist, Cherch is constantly subverting genre, known to fuse his favorites into amalgamates he coyly refers to as, "late night rock n roll." After an impromptu session opening Spotify's studios in New York which featured members of The Bottom Dollars, NO ICE, Rhythm & Stealth, Brady Watt and Sharkmuffin, Cherch began producing the recordings that would eventually become his debut A/B: The Other Side of the World. Cherch's return to the zeitgeist is ferocious; signaling tropes of Replacements and Clash-era punk, while spinning into an almost Crimson psychedelia and a cool delivery reminiscent of early Lou Reed.

The Karpenteers - A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters - Floral Park Library February 03, 2018 - Floral Park

Whether you've only just begun, or already have moved on to getting close to someone, you'll be on top of the world listening to this musical tribute to the brother and sister duo of the 70's - Karen & Richard Carpenter.  No registration required.

O Coen, Where Art Thou? a tribute to the films of the Coen Brothers On View: February 3rd - February 25th, 2018 Opening night reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 6pm-9pm SPOKE NYC is pleased to present O Coen, Where Art Thou? a tribute by over fifty artists from around the world celebrating the films of American film-makers, Joel and Ethan Coen. Drawing inspiration from the duo’s classic films such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men, the exhibition is comprised of a diverse array of painting, sculpture, and limited edition prints, with each artist offering their interpretation of iconic characters in the Coen Brothers films. Please join us Saturday, February 3rd from 6 - 9 pm for the opening reception of O Coen, Where Art Thou? Costumes are encouraged and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at [email protected] Adam Caldwell | Alex Garant | Andy Stattmiller | Anna Tillett | Beau Berkley | Bec Winnel | Blunt Graffix (Matt Dye) | Brighton Ballard | Caroline Caldwell | Carrie Ann Hudson | Chris Walker | Codeczombie | Concepcion Studios | Conor Langton | Craig Drake | Dan Grissom | David Moscati | Derek Ballard | Eleni | Emily Dumas | Evanimal | Fernando Reza | George Townley | Greg Gossel | Guillaume Morellec | Harmony Deimling | Harry Michalakeas | Ivonna Buenrostro | Jay Gordon | Jay Riggio | Jeany Ngo | Jessica Deahl | Joshua Budich | Laura Eliason | Lauren Gregg | Liz Vowles | Maggie Ivy | Maria Suarez-Inclan | Marni Manning | Matt Ritchie | Matthew Bone | Max Dalton | Miles Ritchie | Nan Lawson | Raul Barquet | Rich Pellegrino | Ryan Berkley | Serge Gay Jr. | Thomas Walker | Tim Jordan | Tom Eglington | Van Orton Design

Jazz Standard's brunch series, "The Smokestack" continues, now on Saturdays! Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. This multi-talented performer can be seen playing multiple genres on multiple instruments, but for this engagement and his debut at Jazz Standard he returns to his first love: tenor saxophone. Join him for a swinging show on our stage.

Kids' Saturday Cinema Club: The Princess and the Frog - Industry City Factory Floor February 03, 2018 - Sunset Park

Every Saturday Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club in the Factory Floor with Rooftop Films. Join this free screening of The Princess and the Frog, with arts and crafts from our friends at BRIC Arts.

The game is this: one storyteller tells the unvarnished truth, the other 3 include carefully-crafted little white lies. The audience gets to question the storytellers, who can improvise their responses. then vote for the person they think told it straight. With some improvised story-inspired music and songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and Wells Hanley. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. HOSTED BY: Jude Tredder-Wolff (Storyteller, writer/performer, singer/songwriter, and the creator, and curator of (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS. Jude has been featured on the hit storytelling podcast RISK! (three times), StoryFest at The PIT, and the Speak Up, Rise Up Festival.) STORIES BY: Robin Bady, Brian Grossi, Nancy Hemmendinger, and Ihab Ibrahim. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door (cash only), and are available at www.mostlytruethings.com - Coffee press coffee, tea and/or bottled water is included in the ticket price.

David Murray - saxophone, bass clarinet Lafayette Gilchrist - piano Jaribu Shahid - bass Nasheet Waits - drums Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s, 80s and 90s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Max Roach, Randy Weston, The Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Elvin Jones & Geri Allen. As both a bandleader and musician, David Murray has been honored with many prestigious awards including a Grammy Award, the Bird Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Danish Jazz Par Prize along with being named Village Voice Musician of the Decade in 1980 and Newsday Musician of the Year in 1993. Mr. Murray is celebrating 40 years on the road playing and writing jazz with his third release on Motema records named Blues for Memo, to be presented live on Birdland's stage.

Come forth and enter the magical world of Sir Jarlsberg. He shall take thee on a multitude of Medieval adventures, introducing thee all to a myriad of enchanting characters. Come hither and explore the birth of Hark Hop. Enjoyith the inaugural Hark Hop album "Hark Thou" that will knock thy pantaloons right off thy hips. Now spread this music through thy land. Tell a horse, a goblin, even a man. Message a maiden, yell to a lad, give word to the peasants, narrate to your dad. Speak to a Bishop, inform thy Queen, summon the jesters, report to thy King. Hark Thou to all and to all a Hark Thou! HUZZAH!

MOCACREATE: Lunar New Year Museum Makeover - Museum of Chinese in America February 03, 2018 - Chinatown

Paint, build, craft, or collage – use familiar materials, or experiment with new! Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month. In February, help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the museum. Transform the space with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!

Sleepy & Boo present the next edition of Frequencies at TBA Brooklyn Saturday February 3r. Every month Sleepy & Boo explore the power of sound's frequencies to change our environments - the idea that the frequencies of music and sound can heal and uplift, align and amplify energy. Focusing on their original productions, including tracks tuned to 432hz (the natural tuning of the universe), Frequencies is a night dedicated to gathering people together to dance to underground sounds and the unique energies of music.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art February 03, 2018 - New York

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center February 03, 2018 - Cornwall

Families will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Outdoor Discovery Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails, complete the hunt, and receive a small prize. Enjoy free same day admission to the Wildlife Education Center after paid attendance.

Cinema Tropical Festival: Adriana's Pact (El pacto de Adriana) - Museum of the Moving Image February 03, 2018 - Queens

Special Jury Mention. Dir. Lissette Orozco. Chile, 2017, 96 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. Adriana was always director Lissette Orozco's favorite aunt. A confident woman who had settled in Australia, one day in 2007 she is suddenly arrested while visiting her family in Chile and accused of having worked for dictator Pinochet's notorious secret police, DINA. As the aunt denies these accusations, her niece sets out to investigate Adriana's history, managing the tough balancing act of maintaining her role as both niece and filmmaker. "Raw and compelling… a brave documentary" (Jay Weissberg, Variety), Lissette Orozco's extremely personal debut feature is a riveting personal journey that serves as a timely account of lies and self-deception, both within a family and a nation.

BOOTIE NYC: Bowie vs Prince, MYSTERIOUS D, and Bootie NYC's own: DJ Lobsterdust! - Brooklyn Bowl February 03, 2018 - Brooklyn

Bootie pays tribute to two of the greatest and most influential musicians of the past 50 years -- it's Bowie vs. Prince Mashup Night! Of course, these two legendary artists will get the Bootie treatment, mashed-up and remixed with anybody and everybody! Only $10! with MYSTERIOUS D and Bootie NYC's own: DJ Lobsterdust!

Cinema Tropical Festival: Memories of a Penitent Heart - Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room February 03, 2018 - Queens

Winner, Best U.S. Latino Film. Dir. Cecilia Aldarondo. USA/Puerto Rico, 2016, 74 mins. In English and Spanish with English subtitlesCombining a wealth of newly discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, Memories of a Penitent Heart is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora's box of unresolved family drama. Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo's suspicion that there was something ugly in her family's past, the film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel's death, and her search for Miguel's partner Robert a generation later. After two years of dead ends, Robert turns up: but he's not the same man. He's reinvented himself as Father Aquin, a Franciscan monk with twenty-five years of pent-up grief and bitterness. For the first time, a member of Miguel's family wants to hear Aquin's side of the story—but is it too little, too late? A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, Memories of a Penitent Heart is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

Kids Workshop: Home DepotKids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.9am-12pm

All ages welcome. There's a 2 drink minimum per person. Line-up subject to change. Arrive 30 mins before showtime as seating is on a first-come basis. Those arriving late are not guaranteed seats. If reservations are missed, they can be rescheduled without penalty.

These fitness-based dance classes are not only amazing cardio workouts, but they make working out fun!  At the core of each class is music from all over the world, resulting in a class that has international rhythms and moves, making the class time fly by.  All fitness levels, body types, and ages may attend.

oin the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.

Back 2 Mac began in Louisville KY in 2010 as a one-night only festival concert performance of the Rumours album and has since become a seven year labor of love among musical friends who gather a few times a year to play the music of Fleetwood Mac with a spirit and playfulness that only happens among seasoned musicians with history and a deep love for the music. In the course of Back 2 Mac shows you can expect electrifying reads of hits like "Gypsy", "Go Your Own Way", and "Everywhere", but the band also revel in the lesser played eras of Fleetwood Mac led by Peter Green and Bob Welch. Since 2010, the band have made rare tours of the midwest and have previously sold out Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre.Back 2 Mac's performances center upon Kimmet Cantwell's remarkable take on the music and energy of Stevie Nicks. A Long Island native, Cantwell moved to Kentucky in the late 90's where she and Back 2 Mac drummer Ray Rizzo met and toured together in the Geffen/Interscope post-grunge band Days Of The New. Since that band's dissolution, Cantwell works non-stop throughout the mid-west as an in-demand vocalist and video producer, while Rizzo, now a New Yorker, records and tours with the likes of Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Trixie Whitley, and downtown artists like Amber Martin and Justin Vivian Bond. Kimmet's longtime musical collaborator in Louisville is Back 2 Mac's keyboardist Bob Ramsey, who played for many years with Leon Russell.

With guidance from Pamela Collins, students ages 11-18 develop observation and mixed media techniques inspired by works on view in the Museum's galleries. Space is limited and advance registration is required. A minimum of five pre-registered students is required for the class to run. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any class which does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Take one dozen delicious heart-shaped cheese ravioli to bake at home!  Students must bring a rolling pin.

Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. 1946, 104 mins. New DCP Restoration. David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey. David Niven plays a WWII British airman who cheats death after being shot down but finds himself in the courts of Heaven defending his right to live. This is a stunning new restoration of the Technicolor classic, which Martin Scorsese called "a romantic, daring and beautifully realized allegorical fantasy, one of the best of the Powell/Pressburger movies." With its unique blend of fantasy and naturalism, and its bold visual style, this is one of the most exciting cinema rediscoveries of the past year.

Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared to curious families, extraordinary children and their unusual friends. The show draws from Michael Hearst's highly successful series of books, albums and PBS series. It is an unusually-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet, odd and daring characters, and buildings sometimes stranger than the Brooklyn Bridge - using such odd-ball instruments as theremin, claviola, and stylophone. Fun for the whole family!

Influenced by Stevie Wonder?s groove to Burt Bacharach relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel?s trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being a easy listening modern chamber pop.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! Come dressed as your favorite character, meet fellow fans, and enjoy trivia, games, and more.

The Losers Lounge Tribute to Barbra Streisand - Joe's Pub at The Public Through February 03, 2018 - New York

The Losers Lounge is back with at Joe's Pub on Februar 1-3 with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. For one weekend only, only at Joe's Pub.

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running hit. Ever.

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

"La fiaca" is a comedy which premiered in 1967 and has had world-wide success. In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!

Will Stratton is an American songwriter. Will Stratton (b. 1987, Woodland, California) is an American musician living in Beacon, New York

YouTooCanWoo 'Night Out' with French Horn Rebellion & Friends - Mercury Lounge February 03, 2018 - New York

French Horn Rebellion is comprised of brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, the now Brooklyn-based duo formed in 2007 after a lifetime of making music together. Robert had been playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, when he decided to pursue his true passion of making music people can dance to. After informing his conductor that Mahler isn't fun anymore, Robert got his bassoon-toting older brother, David, to join him on this endeavor of self-emancipation. As French Horn Rebellion's resident pied piper, Robert concedes this bit of affable insight, "I play French horn really, really loud. That's the number one thing. We're running around and ripping off Jimi Hendrix solos on French horn. It's the equivalent of a pizza party in band class with Teddy Riley on the jukebox." With this attitude, the band has gained a worldwide following of like-minded, rebellious band geeks. French Horn Rebellion has performed on 5 continents, in search of the best parties and collaborators. The group has been fortunate enough to work, play, perform and collaborate with some of the best and most influential artists around, such as Beyoncé, Of Montreal, Cut Copy, Yelle, Hot Chip, St. Lucia, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club, SebastiAn, Autograf, and OMD. French Horn Rebellion has also had enjoyed getting their feet wet in other artistic industries world, with performances at fashion weeks in New York (Lincoln Center), Paris (The Louvre, Jean Charles de Castelbajac), and Berlin (Pull & Bear). Since its inception, French Horn Rebellion has been an independent project, and the brothers now also co-own their very own label and studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - YouTooCanWoo. The studio has been responsible for producing musical artists such as MGMT and The Knocks, while also creating the audio identities for companies like Spotify, MTV, and LOGO.

New Jersey is teeming with night life, and owls are some of the state’s star creatures of the night. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator for a short introduction to these raptors and a visit from a live owl. Afterwards, the group will venture outside in search of nocturnal feathered friends. Registration is required.

The Kid Who Helped Leak the Pentagon Papers: Robert Ellsberg in Conversation with Steve Sheinkin - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society February 03, 2018 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition 'Hotbed' with those who led the crusade for women’s rights 100 years ago. Meet suffragists who won the vote in New York in November 1917?three years before the 19th Amendment! Portrayed by Living Historians, the suffragists will share stories all about how they each contributed to the battle for the ballot. Ask about their early 20th-century wardrobe, learn how they marched in parades, and make a suffrage cockade.

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

Boybands Vs Girlbands Feat. Hits From Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Spice Girls, + More - Knitting Factory February 03, 2018 - New York

Boybands vs Girlbands The Ultimate 90's Battle with hits by Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, SPICE GIRLS, TLC and much more!!!

Let your subconscious run wild in your waking life as we explore lucid dreamscapes and the endless imagination of your own psyche. Sleep tight in the nightlife, move your body to the music of your dreams. It's a slumber party dance party fantasy brought to life! Dress as your best DREAM! Creative Outfits are Required for Entry. Sleepwear styles and nighties. ONESIES welcome! Silk robes! Slippers. Pajamas. Negligees and teddys. Stuffed Animal accoutrements. Use Your Imagination!

Muppet History 101 - Remastered in High Definition - Museum of the Moving Image - Red Stone Theater February 03, 2018 - Queens

This unique program of rarities from the Henson archives was one of the first retrospective compilations presented by The Jim Henson Legacy and was prepared in close consultation with the late Jerry Juhl, one of Jim Henson's closest collaborators. Newly remastered with new HD versions of some of its content, the program examines the origins of the Muppets. It includes excerpts from early live television appearances, unusual commercials, guest spots on variety shows, and much more, including clips from the rarely seen pilot episode of The Muppet Show. Program duration: 80 minutes.

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World - Museum of the Moving Image February 03, 2018 - Queens

Panel discussion with Kevin Allocca, Kenyatta Cheese, The Gregory Brothers, and Vanessa Hill in person As Head of Culture and Trends at YouTube, Kevin Allocca has watched first-hand as the video sharing platform has transformed the way we watch, make, and share video. In his new book Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World...with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can't Stop Watching, Allocca charts how and why some of the internet's most-watched videos became so popular and examines the surprising ways people around the world are using the site today. He heads a panel with Kenyatta Cheese (Know Your Meme), The Gregory Brothers (Auto-Tune the News), and Vanessa Hill (Braincraft) to share what he has learned and talk about the stories behind the videos. Followed by a book signing in the Museum store

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with A Taste of Japan.  Patrons will learn how to make Sushi rice at home and then how to prepare and make their own Sushi rolls. Patrons will also make Dango, a rice flower dumpling which is a nice dessert. 

Visit The Bridges Academy to learn about their academically enriched programs for Preschool through 8th Grade. They offer a small class size environment with a dedicated faculty that allows students to achieve their  best. To register for an Open House, go to thebridgesacademy.net/admissions or call 631-446-8050 to schedule a private tour.

Art for Kids with Norte Maar - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch February 03, 2018 - Brownsville

Taylor 2 Dance Company at Adelphi University on February 3 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center February 03, 2018 - Garden City

The Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center to showcase the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Paul Taylor’s work. The company will perform on Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dance Theatre in the Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This program will feature the comedic hit Funny Papers, The Uncommitted and the Paul Taylor masterwork Airs, all restaged for this talented company of six dancers in our intimate Dance Theatre. Paul Taylor established the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Working with longtime colleague Linda Hodes, he modeled Taylor 2 after the original six-member company he established in 1954. Taylor 2 is able to perform in smaller venues with more modest budgets than the larger Paul Taylor Dance Company without sacrificing any of the artistry that characterizes a Taylor performance. Paul Taylor, one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced, continues to shape America’s indigenous art of modern dance as he has since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. Having performed with Martha Graham’s company for several years, Mr. Taylor uniquely bridges the legendary founders of modern dance – Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Ms. Graham – and the dance makers of the 21st Century. Through his new initiative at Lincoln Center – Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance – he is presenting great modern works of the past and outstanding works by today’s leading choreographers alongside his own vast and growing repertoire. And he is commissioning the next generation of dance makers to work with his renowned Company, thereby helping to ensure the future of the art form. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $40 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or [email protected] Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning. Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

Enjoy some post holiday cinema just for kids. Wednesday, December 27: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" Friday, December 29: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome. Featured repertory: Pepperland (2017) Taught by: Domingo Estrada Jr. Nicole Sabella Accompaniment: Ai Isshiki (piano)

MOVE to LEARN! Mindful Movement for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch February 03, 2018 - Crown Heights

Enjoy a log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, hikes, maple sugaring, and fun crafts that will warm everyone up.

This memoir is about Bob Brody's occasional successes and frequent failures; about his often-hapless attempts to be a good son, a good husband, a good father and, yes, a good son-in-law; and about his emergence, long overdue and against all odds, from spoiled suburbanite to someone vaguely resembling a grown-up, a family man from head to toe. "Bob Brody's Playing Catch with Strangers is a gem. . . . This collection is filled with insights, wit, pithy observations, common sense and neighborly decency. This delightful and thought-provoking memoir proves that Brody has developed into a master of the short essay." —Dan Rather, former CBS News anchor "A good man, Bob Brody is also an observant one. Nothing escapes his vision. Growing up with deaf parents, he learned to listen hard to the world around him, and this poignant memoir is the result." —Phillip Lopate, author of Inside My Head and editor of The Art of the Personal Essay "In this winning memoir, Bob Brody wears his heart on both sleeves, along with a chip on both shoulders. He's every inch a diehard New Yorker, equally tender and tough. Give the guy credit: he gets stabbed five weeks after moving into the city, but sticks around for the next 41 years." —Nicholas Pileggi, author of Goodfellas

Free Family Art Days are opportunities for families to play, imagine, and explore through a variety of different art forms. Each month storytellers present crafts, songs, stories, and creative play around a theme.

From Shockwave (Chris Sullivan) and King Supernuts II (Victor Varnado) comes Battlicious: a freestyle rap battle between comedians turned rappers and rappers turned comedians. Shockwave DJ's on the beatbox/sampler and King Supernuts emcees the night of beats, rhymes, jokes and insults - all from the top of the head, powered and decided by the audience. Craptalking abounds, audience members go toe to toe and champions return to defend their honor. Anything can happen in this hip-hop tournament to the death and anything will.

Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and audiences. Jay's next show "Nukular Tulips" is in the works.

With pianist Dave Meder, bassist Tamir Shmerling, and drummer Kush Abadey Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee. Reserve by phone 212-258-9595 In person after 6pm daily at the club

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day by creating a variety of craft projects together with your family.

Drop in for a hands-on art workshop led by fine arts and crafts specialists from craft store A.I. Friedman.

Mocacreate Lunar New Year Museum Makeover! - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) February 03, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

Put a spin on a MOCA tradition-- help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the Museum. Transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display through our annual Lunar New Year Family Festival! Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month from 1-4pm. Free with Museum admission!

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

Discover exclusive, new, hot chocolate recipes that give the real essence of what chocolate in a glass on a cold day should be. Participating bakeries (Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ladurée, Fika, La Maison du Chocolat, Baked, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, Epicerie Boulud, Daily Provisions, Petrossian Bakery, Brooklyn Roasting Company and Patisserie Chanson) and beverage professionals will create exclusive new hot chocolate recipes for the occasion, available during the time of the Festival at each participating store. And 50 cents from each hot chocolate sold will be donated to the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Job Training Program.

There will be a kickoff event on January 18 and then the festival takes place January 20th to February 4th.

BROADWAY PREMIERE Rising playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her Broadway debut with The Children, a slow-burning drama that asks where our responsibility for future generations begins and where it ends. Set in a post-apocalyptic Britain, the story revolves around three old friends who must choose between action and self-preservation. Laced with black humor and moral quandaries, this three-hander leisurely unfurls its mysteries over its run time, building to a startling climax. The original West End cast - Bafta Award winner Francesca Annis, Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay - star in this transfer, all of whom drew rapturous reviews from the UK critics. WHAT IS THE CHILDREN ABOUT? Retired nuclear engineers Hazel and Robin are living out their perfectly content married existence in a coastal cottage in England, as the world outside their windows goes to pieces due to the meltdown of a nuclear power plant nearby. Their peace is interrupted by the arrival of Rose, an old friend from over 30 years ago. It soon becomes clear that this is not a purely social visit, and that Rose has a question to make of the couple - will they help her in the clean up, and make sure there's something left for generations to come, or are they content to shirk their responsibilities?

Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters - Wave Hill Through February 04, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

New York Aviators vs. Skipjacks Hockey Club - Aviator Sports and Events Center Through February 04, 2018 - Brooklyn

New York Aviators Premier Junior Hockey team is for Players 18-20 Years of Age providing exposure for the Next Level of Hockey. The appeal of this program is to provide a platform to eventually play collegiately at the Division 1/3 Levels. Players that compete on this team are from all over the US as well as World and billet and house with Families in Rockaway and Brooklyn. The season spans from September to March playing in 60 plus games.

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale and Understanding Urban Coyotes - Wave Hill Through February 04, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as "Prince Ali" help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?

Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown

Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.

Soaking WET - West End Theater, St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church Through February 04, 2018 - Upper West Side

The Soaking WET series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, with associate producer Dylan Baker, presents two different programs of all premieres by five choreographers, Angharad Davies, Aviva Geismar, Victor Lozano, Jody Sperling, and Katy Orthwein - each with a distinctive dance voice and style.

Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights, with a performance The New York Times calls "a tour de force."

The fascinating life of one of pop music's greatest performers and songwriters takes center stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole's personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Play with Puppets Workshop - Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAMcafé Through February 04, 2018 - Fort Greene

Poet, singer, and actor Flaco Navaja (HBO’s Def Poetry Jam) celebrates Puerto Rican heritage with stories, poetry, and songs backed by his six-piece salsa band (featuring bass, piano, Latin percussion, trumpet, and trombone).

The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe, a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and stakes couldn't be higher.

On Sunday, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4, come and enjoy great books, lively discussion, and delicious snacks. On Jan. 7, enjoy a discussion about Winn Dixie, and on Feb. 7, talk about The One and Only Ivan. For children in grades 3 and 4 with an adult. Register. The booklist is available in the Children's Room. 

In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.

The whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: "what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely." The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble's 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners, and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time. The group currently serves as artists in residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Mostly Mozart Festival, and previously led a five-year residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

The Soaking WET Dance Series opens 2018 with two different programs of all premieres by five gifted choreographers, Feb. 1-4. Program A will be shared by Aviva Geismar and Katy Orthwein (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM). Program B features works by dancer/choreographers Angharad Davies, Victor Lozano and Jody Sperling. Producers are David Parker and Jeff Kazin, with associate producer Dylan Baker.

Monster Jam - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Through February 04, 2018 - Uniondale

Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle.

Two-time Tony Award® winner Bernadette Peters, "the most accomplished musical-comedy star of her generation" (The Washington Post), returns to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! — the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" This unparalleled "Broadway legend" (Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The Village Voice) steps into the iconic title role, descends the grand staircase, and caps a six-decades-long career of historic stage success. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' triumphant production is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). Ben Brantley, in The New York Times says, "let's just hope this show's producers have earthquake insurance." Don't miss this "musical comedy dream" (Rolling Stone) — Hello, Dolly! , at the Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th St.).

Feb Drop-in Play: Tissue Paper Paintings - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum Through February 04, 2018 - DUMBO

Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in November in the Studio. This month at SPARK we encourage children to make unique artworks to share with friends, caregivers, and family members as part of BCM’s I Am Thankful Celebration Weekend.

Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 5: Pumpkin Sun Catchers. Make a sun catcher for your window with colorful tissue paper pieces.

Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12: Use pinecones and mixed media elements to create pinecone creatures

Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, November 19: Fall Leaf Rubbings Create colorful crayon rubbings with leaves from BCM’s collection.

Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26: Wild Bird Feeders Make at tasty treat for your feathered friends with birdseed and honey.

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show—a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that can't play dead. It's a classic murder mystery… and it's a mystery how it ever got to Broadway!

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm; Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats)/ $89.50* (VIP Experience)

Prokofiev! Peter, The Wolf, and More - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Through February 04, 2018 - Upper East Side

This concert will focus on the composer and his notable works, making an enchanting program the whole family will enjoy as part of the Little Orchestra Society's (LOS) third season of the LOS KIDS concert series.

Dive with us into the deepest oceans to rediscover ATLANTIS, an ancient arctic kingdom submerged in seduction, myth and magic. Dance in your discovery, swim amongst the coral reefs of revelry, bask in wild waters and ride the tides with the fanciest fish, diamond-covered crustaceans, Merkings and Queens and every creature of underwater wonder. Creative Outfits required for entry into ATLANTIS. Dress to Express. Submerge your Style. Merbabe Royalty, Gods of the Underwater Underworld, Poseidons and Pirates, Sea Witches, Sideshow Sharks, Surfers of Serfdom, Scuba Divers of Divinity, Life Guardians, Sea Horses, Jelly Fish, Clown Fish, Tiger Fish, Every kind of fish.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.

Anticipating an audience whose reading of drawing is informed by new media, Iranian-born artist Raha Raissnia sources her densely-composed charcoal works from her films, each a document of the artist's private life. Using drawing to recreate (and at times undo) moments from everyday life, Raissnia transfers images of friends, strangers, and intimate spaces between celluloid and paper until the original forms become unrecognizable. For her exhibition at The Drawing Center, Raissnia will create a series of film performances, in which photographs of drawings and 35mm film loops are constructed in a flickering, hybrid sequence before the audience. Raissnia will also present several series of works on paper, the belabored surface of each drawing stressing the immense psychological effort that goes into forming each image.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Vanderbilt Hall - Grand Central Terminal Through February 04, 2018 - New York

The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum will continue its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal starting in November and running through the New Year. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://nytransitmuseum.org.

The combined gifts of Jamison Ross – as a composer, arranger, vocalist, and drummer – were showcased on his 2015 Concord Jazz debut Jamison, later nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album. His sophomore disc All For One (due out 1/26/2018 on Concord Jazz) will surely solidify Ross's reputation as one of his jazz generation's brightest multi–talents. Among the outstanding original compo¬sitions are the gentle, blues–tinged ballad "Unspoken," the steady–grooving "Call Me," and "Safe in Arms of Love," a charming bossa nova co–written with guitarist Rick Lollar. Elsewhere on All For One, the 29–year–old Ross digs deep into the musical goldmine of his New Orleans and Deep South roots. From this rich lode, he extracts such gleaming nuggets as "A Mellow Time," written by Allen Toussaint and first recorded by Lee Dorsey; Mose Allison's 1968 classic, "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy," and the disc's title track "All For One" – a rare groove composed (and originally cut, in late career) by Wilson Turbinton, better known as New Orleans cult hero Willie Tee. "This album is a result of a personal reve-lation that we all have the capacity to love with empathy in a deeper way," says Jamison Ross. "The love you need comes from me and the love I need comes from you. All For One, one for all." Jamison Ross - drums and vocals Rick Lollar - guitar Chris Pattishall - piano Cory Irvin - Hammond B3 Organ Barry Stephenson - bass

The 19th annual BAMkids Film Festival includes six shorts programs curated by Northwest Film Forum and TIFF Kids International Film FestivalTM. With a total of 58 films from 27 countries, the shorts programs include an eclectic array of films including Akouo, the beautiful story of a young girl in a silent universe as she meets an intriguing creature who quickly brings amazement and color into her world; Toys, the stop-motion animated film of a poem about a girl’s unexpected aptitude for the toys her father gives her; Mr. & Mrs. Kim, the live action comedy about a boy who realizes that the made-up story about his parents is far less interesting than their real story; Moom, the beautiful animated film from Japan that explores the memories attached to forgotten objects; Nitanish: To My Daughter, the live-action film about a mother’s message to her soon-to-be-born daughter through the making of her blanket; I am not a Mouse, the charming film for the youngest age group (3—6) about Lucy, who turns into a real mouse every time her mom calls her “Mouse”; Fulfilament, the inventive film from the UK that follows a little lost thought as it travels around the brain and eventually becomes a great idea; and Lilou, the beautiful and poignant animated film from Lebanon and France about empathy helping a young girl come out of her shell. In addition to the films, this year’s festival will include various free activities in the Opera House lobby, including face painters, balloon artists, walkabout entertainment, and the opportunity to meet and greet the Hip-Hop Juggler, who will provide pre-film entertainment for the festival. There will also be special café performances by Move NYC, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and PATH Step Group in the Lepercq Space. The Lepercq Space will also feature free with movie stub family-friendly activities including Stop-Motion Animation activities and two virtual reality film experiences curated by the Future of Storytelling: Rain or Shine—the interactive story of Ella on a sunny day in London with her new sunglasses—and Invasion!, the story of a pair aliens plotting to take over the planet only to be thwarted by two adorable creatures.

Random Farms Kids' Theater presents 'The Addams Family [email protected]' - Tarrytown Music Hall Through February 04, 2018 - Tarrytown

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now a teenager, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for her immediate family of endearing misfits and her haunted ancestors, returned from the grave to musically guide the family through the mayhem. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos ensues and the Addams family must face the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.

A Henson Valentine - Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room Through February 04, 2018 - Queens

Valentine's Day is just days away, so celebrate with two classic shows featuring the Muppets's own unique approach to romance. In 1974's The Muppets Valentine Show, The Muppets are joined by Mia Farrow for a music-filled tribute to love. Then, Miss Piggy has a plan to turn a wedding sketch into the real thing in a 1978 episode of The Muppet Show with guest star Marisa Berenson. Approximately 50 minutes.

Jools Holland 'Piano, Vocals And Drum Frenzy' - Blue Note Jazz Club Through February 04, 2018 - New York

The Blue Note NY is proud to present world-renowned rhythm and blues pianist, orchestra leader and BBC Television host Jools Holland, in Jools Holland ?Piano, Vocals and Drum Frenzy at the Blue Note?. The iconic performer will appear with drummer extraordinaire and co-founding member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis and vocalists Ruby Turner, Mabel Ray and Louise Marshall. This show will mark Holland?s first time back performing in the U.S. in over 20 years, making it a "must see" event. The 19-piece Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra plays to audiences in excess of 300,000 each year, touring continuously in the UK with regular shows in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria as well as shows in other parts of the globe like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. Jools will now present this more intimate performance at the legendary Blue Note in New York City, shining the spotlight on the heart and soul of his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in its original form?..piano, drums and vocals.

Living History: Meet Harriet Tubman - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 04, 2018 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition 'Hotbed' with those who led the crusade for women’s rights 100 years ago. Meet suffragists who won the vote in New York in November 1917?three years before the 19th Amendment! Portrayed by Living Historians, the suffragists will share stories all about how they each contributed to the battle for the ballot. Ask about their early 20th-century wardrobe, learn how they marched in parades, and make a suffrage cockade.

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family.

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Check out the first-ever French animation festival in the United States, Animation First, with ambitious, innovative, and award-winning animated feature and short films, virtual reality, video games, and more. Animation First features special screenings and events for all ages, putting audiences in the front seat of 3D animation, works in progress, interactive workshops on drawing and sound effects, gaming demonstrations, and panel discussions with leading artists and studio executives. 

The festival will present a preview of Terry Gilliam and Tim Ollive's latest project 1884: Yesterday’s Future; a rare Q&A and presentation of Oscar-nominated The Red Turtle with celebrated director Michael Dudok de Wit, the festival’s guest of honor; and the US Premiere of En sortant de l’école, a collection of animated short films inspired by the poems of surrealist author Robert Desnos.

The Opening Night celebration, for all ages, is a special 3D screening of the beloved film Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, followed by a kick-off party at FIAF.

With saxophonist Azar Lawrence, trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Benito Gonzales, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Lenny White Over the course of saxophonist Azar Lawrence's career, he has performed with such groundbreaking icons as McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. With the Quintet performing tonight, Lawrence focuses on powerful original music composed by himself and several of his long-term bandmates. This is a rock-solid jazz unit whose group chemistry is hard-earned, and they sell out Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola when they're in town. Make your reservation to see Lawrence live in concert, and then check out his recent interview with Jazz at Lincoln Center about his time with McCoy Tyner!

There is a lot to celebrate in this much anticipated announcement and I hope you will join us in January for new work by Heather Kravas, David Thomson, Dean Moss, Dane Terry, Atlanta Eke, Angela Goh as part of our 13th annual Coil Festival. Since 2006, Coil has presented works from the world's most exhilarating and thought-provoking performers and interdisciplinary artists. Between January 10–February 4, 6 projects mark both the first performances in the newly renovated spaces at 150 1st Avenue. Single tickets are $20 until December 15 ($25 after). Student and senior discounts are available.

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Buffet Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Fried Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Home Style Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes, Whole and Sliced Fruit, Freshly Baked Bagels, Assorted Danish, Muffins, Breakfast Pastries, Yogurt and Cereal. A la carte options of Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast made to order. BEVERAGES 1 Mimosa per Adult, Assorted Juice Selection, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.

TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series - The Actors Temple Theatre Through February 05, 2018 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series January 15, 29, and February 5, 2018 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theatre Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 15, 29, and February 5, 2018 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. A "Dollars and Sense" talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing [email protected]   The purpose of the series is to help develop new musicals, help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond our series. Each reading will be followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the works presented. Shows that have been optioned for future development from this industry-focused series include My Life Is a Musical, Volleygirls, The Forgetting Curve, Echoes of Octavia, The Hummingbirds, Pied a Terre and The Great American Trailer Park Musical.   "Our submissions continue to reflect the variety of creative expression and diversity that is the TRU community! Our reading series includes a musical comedy set on the Mexican border, Viva Max! with implications for today's America; another set in the South with a country-western sound, Carolina Rising; and a just-for-fun Christmas comedy/fantasy, The Ugly Christmas Sweater. It really is an amazingly diverse group of 'good to go' musicals that we're so proud to present and help move forward into production," said TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata.   Viva Max! - January 15, 2018  A new musical-comedy adventure, with music & lyrics by Skip Kennon (Time & Again, The Last Starfighter, Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco) and a book co-written by Julie Miller (productions include Amigo Duende, Zapata, The MAC Awards Show) & Fred Landau (The Last Starfighter, I Never Miss a Larry Kramer Musical). The show is based on the novel by Jim Lehrer, who is probably best known for The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and Jim Lehrer's NewsHour on TV, but is also a renowned novelist and playwright. Produced by Yoni Vendriger (Right Before I Go, Sacrifices, Loveless Texas) and Mor Cohen (Shotz!, The New Galileos, Over the Wall). Directed by Evan Pappas, whose numerous credits across the country include Liberty, the upcoming A Letter To Harvey Milk, and Wonderful Town.  Remember the Alamo? Max will make sure you never forget it! In this new musical comedy-adventure, a young, idealistic Mexican General seeks respect for himself and Mexico by marching his soldiers into Texas in an against-all-odds quest to reclaim the Alamo. The show is based on Jim Lehrer's rollicking satiric novel set 50 years ago, but the story remains current and passionate on 21st-century matters like immigration, gun control, and respect for foreign peoples and their cultures. The cast includes Broadway's Caesar Samayoa (Come From Away, Sister Act, The Pee-wee Herman Show) as General Max, Savannah Frazier (Amazing Grace) as Paula, William Parry (Groundhog Day, Camelot, Road Show) as President LBJ, Maureen Silliman (I Remember Mama, Shenandoah, Blue Window) as Hattie, Jane Smulyan (The Most Happy Fella) as Lady Bird Johnson, and Michael Cone (Brigadoon, Rags, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) as Private Ungaro, and Sarah Corey (Prospect's Illyria, Souvenir Stories) as the fiery Carmela, who sends Max off on his quest.   Ugly Christmas Sweater, The Musical - January 29, 2017 Book, music and lyrics by Mark William Butler (Mr. Whiskers Goes Viral; Instant Happy!; Attack of the One Acts; Pizza Punks from Outer Space; Patrick's Parade, The Laundry War, The Nickname Fairy, Bad Christmas Sweater); directed by Richard P. Butler (New works: In the Wilderness; Cat Gets Credit Card!; Instant Happy!; A Brooklyn Bargain Basement Christmas; Bad Christmas Sweater; The Laundry War. Revivals: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Godspell; The Rocky Horror Show); music director Will Buck; presented by John Lant. Holly thinks Christmas is ugly until she wears "the sweater" - and goes on a high-flying storybook sleigh ride with a wacky cast of North Pole characters - including an ugly Christmas sweater that comes alive and helps her navigate her journey from naughty to nice in this fresh, grown-up holiday yarn.   Carolina Rising - February 5, 2018 A new country-western musical Book & Lyrics by Bryan D. Leys (Hell's Belles, La Ribalta, How To Marry A Divorced Man, Midsummer Nights, The White Witch of Rosehall, Murder On Broadway, 2017 TRU Voices New Plays Series-Moonshadow); Music by Kevin Kuhn (composer: Midsummer Nights, 66, Harley.  Broadway guitarist: Aladdin, The Lion King, The Who's Tommy); Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones, Cagney, Gigi, Artistic Director/New York Theatre Barn); Music Director: Balint Varga, Stage Manager: Michelle Perri; Presented by Sharon Weiss and Eileen B. Weiss of Tweiss Productions (Hell's Belles, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging, Appendage). Crystal Ann McKay's wild and independent spirit finds no outlet in her town's unending dreariness, but life abruptly changes when a labor organizer arrives from Detroit.   Inspired by true events, Carolina Risingshows how frustration mixed with courage can turn a troublemaker into a hero.   Admission is free for everyone. But reservations are required. Please reserve at http://truonline.org/tru-voices (click for the show you wish to reserve), or call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail [email protected]   TRU is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 TRU Voices Play Reading Series. For details, and to submit an application visit https://truonline.org/2018-play-guidelines/. Deadline for submissions is January 21, 2018.   Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-five year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of the arts. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.    TRU publishes a community email newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York theater; and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition plus Resource Nights and "Speed Dating."    Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and with support from the Montage Foundation.    For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212 714-7628.

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family's shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it's up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies' shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out "kinky boots" under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

The idiosyncratic Long Island City arts organization Flux Factory will be having our first ever Flux-a-Thon, a kooky arts walk-a-thon for the artistically inclined. Apply with your idea by February 28th! With this application, we’re seeking artists to apply to lead the charge of shopping-cart floats, pied pipers, artists dressed like birds, stilt-walkers, and mobile art projects for a wander through NYC. Eventually we’ll parade our creations in front of a panel of judges, and then we’ll adjourn to an awards ceremony and dance party! Who will win best costume? Best rivalry? Best use of garbage? Highest concept? Most money raised? Only our expert panel of judges can tell… For more details on how to participate, please visit: http://www.fluxfactory.org/news/flux-a-thon-open-call/

Learn to play the drums and jam with drum professor David Elliot. Bring your own drum or borrow one from the library. Registration required.

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

The Westchester will screen free family-friendly movies in the CONNECT Lounge. Before the movie begins, be sure to stop by one of the great eateries in SAVOR for dinner. Please make a reservation indicating the number of children and adults in the party: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-family-movie-nights-at-the-westchester-tickets-41625117848

Students will use a variety of art-making materials such as graphite, ink, charcoal, tempera, watercolor and methods such as drawing, painting, collage, transfers, sculpture, assemblage in the creation of works of art directed by student interest. Subject matter is prompted through observation, imagination, and personal interest.

Opera Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of PORTRAIT, an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture that will run January 19- February 8 at their flagship gallery on New York’s Madison Avenue. Highlights include Pablo Picasso’s semi-abstract painted portrait of a woman, Raoul Dufy’s ambiguous portrait of a boy, Andy Warhol’s famous Jackie, Alex Katz's vast and enigmatic Ulla, Keith Haring’s playful Sneeze and Yue Minun’s wildly exaggerated Everywhere.

The new Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City launches with a selection of icons from the landmark exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, which toured nationally from 2014 to 2017. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, both the new gallery and the namesake exhibition shows folk and self-taught art from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries drawn from the museum's collection of more than 8,000 works of art. Highlights from Self-Taught Genius is cocurated by Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions, and Dr. Valérie Rousseau, Curator, Art of the Self-Taught and Art Brut, both of the American Folk Art Museum.

One World Observatory’s, ONE Dine Joins NYC Restaurant Week As a New Dining Location This Winter - ONE Dine at One World Observatory Through February 09, 2018 - New York

ONE Dine, One World Observatory’s restaurant, located on Floor 101, will join 375 restaurants across the five boroughs to participate in NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018, which runs from January 22 to February 9. Beginning January 8, guests will be able to book a table at ONE Dine during weekdays (Monday – Friday) throughout Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week reservations can be made on OpenTable.com. The Observatory will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for each guest, Monday through Friday, for both lunch ($29) and dinner ($42), during Restaurant Week. Each booking will include (1) complimentary admission ticket to One World Observatory and, (1) appetizer, (1) entree and (1) dessert at ONE Dine. Guests who dine at ONE Dine during Restaurant Week will be treated to new lunch and dinner menu items, exclusive to Restaurant Week guests. For more information, please visit oneworldobservatory.com or call 800-416-7192.

ONE Dine at One World Observatory Joins NYC Restaurant Week As a New Dining Location This Winter - ONE Dine at One World Observatory Through February 09, 2018 - New York

ONE Dine, One World Observatory’s restaurant, located on Floor 101, will join 375 restaurants across the five boroughs to participate in NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018, which runs from January 22 to February 9. Beginning January 8, guests will be able to book a table at ONE Dine during weekdays (Monday – Friday) throughout Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week reservations can be made on OpenTable.com. The Observatory will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for each guest, Monday through Friday, for both lunch ($29) and dinner ($42), during Restaurant Week. Each booking will include (1) complimentary admission ticket to One World Observatory and, (1) appetizer, (1) entree and (1) dessert at ONE Dine. Guests who dine at ONE Dine during Restaurant Week will be treated to new lunch and dinner menu items, exclusive to Restaurant Week guests.

LABA Second Stages Productions at The Theater at the 14th Street Y - The Theater at the 14th Street Y Through February 10, 2018 - NYC

LABA presents two Second Stage events at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, in February 2018. "The first year of the LABA fellowship is really about the first encounter -- the first try, the impulse, a first creative sketch and creating a touch point for the artist," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director of LABA. "In the Second Stage program, we go into the next layer -- it's about finding depth. This program gives the artists the resources and community to continue their development and process. Through this program, artists are able to deepen their engagement with the material and the final outcome. Our goal is to guide the evolution and nuance of the piece into the next level. Ideally, our artists come back for a third stage -- whether that be performance, gallery exhibit, concert, or even have a book published -- we want to serve the artistic community as an incubator for new Jewish Culture." Keren Moscovitch presents One More Way: Revolt!, a video installation, from February 1-4, 2018. Hours: Thurs, 7-10pm; Fri, 4-8pm; Sat, 4-8pm; Sun, 4-8pm. FREE - 18+ ADULT CONTENT One More Way: Revolt! is a multi-channel, site-specific video installation that re-imagines a living text through performance and communal interpretation of intimate dialogue. Instead of a live audience, a script unfolds in front of multiple cameras, audio recorders and a crew, resulting in footage that questions the possibility of singular meaning. Projected on multiple surfaces, the immersive experience invites viewers to meditate on the infinitude of significations found in the empty space between words, the ways that the body interprets text, and the subtle shifts in meaning that happen over short bursts of time. The piece demonstrates that it is through our intimacy that we are able to escape the structures that imprison us, and create a new realm founded in freedom. Performances by Dawn Akemi Saito and Yehuda Hyman; performance direction by Michael Leibenluft; cinematography by Keren Moscovitch, Ken Lavey and Zen Piet Astrud; sound by Shuonan (Liam) Liu and Eamon Goodman; projection design by Gil Sperling; production assistance by Morgan Day; consulting by John (Jackie) Kelsey. Hadar Ahuvia presents "Everything you have is yours?" from February 8-10, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at 14streety.org/everything. "Everything you have is yours?" This was the question an Israeli security official asked Ahuvia when she went to renew her passport. The question resonated with her as she considers her relationship to her Israeli heritage. "Everything you have is yours?" explores the construction of Israeli identity through the performance of Israeli folk dance - with attention to gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Arab Jewish traditions. Ahuvia's investigation also explores the double-appropriation of Israeli dance by American Christian Zionists in their own pursuit of "authenticity." Through mirroring of archival footage and instructional videos, the work reveals the subtext of the dances, making explicit the Otherness at the kernel of Israeli identity. Performances by Hadar Ahuvia, Mor Mendel, and Lily Bo Shapiro, Projections Gil Sperling, Sound Design Avi Amon, Dramaturgy Lily Bo Shapiro, Dramaturgical support Stacy Grossfield, Rowan Magee

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Presents Third Annual LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival - New York Arts Live Through February 10, 2018 - New York

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the third edition of the organization’s acclaimed LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival, which will feature new interdisciplinary works by three world-renowned women in dance, theater, and more. The Festival, which will take place from January 25 – February 10 at New York Live Arts in New York City, was created in 2016 as a means of providing artists that span the breadth of the performing arts with crucial opportunities to premiere new works in the New York City area. The festival will showcase new works from three daring artists, including Kei Takei and her company Moving Earth Orient Sphere (January 25-27), playwright and performance artist Robbie McCauley (February 1-3), and choreographer, dancer, and visual artist Dana Reitz (February 8-10).

Spread the love! Design one-of-a-kind valentine cards & gifts, sculptures, and projects with our buffet of fun and crafty treasures! 10:30 -11:30 am; 12:30 - 1:30 pm;  2 - 3pm.  Reservations required. Please R.S.V.P. at least one day before.

Based on the play LILIOM by Hungarian master Ferenc Molnár (which inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), JERICHO by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Michael Weller, revolves around the love affair between a scoundrel carousel barker and a maid at a Catholic Young Women’s Inn. His confused violent passion and her simple unshakable devotion, form the combustible heart of this dark fairytale for grown-ups. Staying true to Molnár’s marginal Budapest, Weller sets JERICHO at Coney Island during the Great Depression of the 1930s; a place and time when work was scarce, and life was a matter of desperate survival.

Little Red is wondering why life isn’t more exciting, while Granny shows up in search of the Wolf.  The Wolf enjoys being evil, and loves little children (on whole wheat toast).  When Granny has an accident, Little Red sets out to deliver dinner to her.  She goes through the woods, where she encounters a variety of forest creatures including, of course, the Wolf, who discovers her destination and arrives at Granny’s house before she does.  He locks up Granny and lays a trap for Little Red but the Woodsman arrives in time to save her.

Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida' - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center Through February 10, 2018 - Oakdale

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, chronicling a love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida finds her heart entangled with Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Rated PG13 

The Philanthropy Poster Project, a collection of 24 posters by School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA Illustration as Visual Essay students that use familiar and unfamiliar quotes to illuminate philosophy, will debut at the SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City for the first time. Curated by Viktor Koen, the unique collection showcases the way young artists and designers-in-training perceive the subject of giving through a literal, symbolic or purely aesthetic expression. Additionally, the international makeup of SVA’s student body generates a multicultural approach to the theme of philanthropy that has evolved into a global sampling of ideas, quotes and expressions of the highest quality.

One World Observatory Joins NYC Must-See Week Offering 2-for-1 Tickets and Spectacular Views from 1,250ft - One World Observatory Through February 11, 2018 - New York

January 29 through February 11 One World Observatory, located on the top three floors of One World Trade Center, joins NYC Must-See Week, by offering a 2-for-1 ticket deal which runs from January 29 through February 11. Beginning on January 18, guests can purchase two tickets for the price of one, for dates between January 29 and February 11, by using offer code “MUSTSEE18.” One World Observatory is among the 62 participants giving locals and visitors unique opportunities to explore New York City. The Observatory is offering buy one get one free tickets for Priority Reserved Admission, Day Flex Admission, Sunset Flex Admission, Standard Reserved Admission and Mastercard VIP Tours. Tickets can be purchased here: https://oneworldobservatory.com/en/buy-tickets?promoCode=mustsee18. For more information, please visit oneworldobservatory.com or call 800-416-7192.

43rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City Through February 11, 2018 - East Village

Featuring dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of all ages from the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions. Troupe Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), also an educator, will introduce and explain all elements of the performance. Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American crafts and jewelry will be sold in the lobby.

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring. Please note: During Thanksgiving weekend and Winter Recess, the Museum will present holiday programs for families featuring a big-screen matinee and themed-workshop activities.

Schlosser Media Wall, Lobby 2014. Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives in Brooklyn). Animation. 1,756 frames, photographed from canvas with oil paint. 4 minutes. Ezra Wube works with video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Reflecting on his identity as a person of two cultures at the intersection of tradition and modern life, Wube makes work about the uncertainty of time and place and the malleability of memory. A Memory of Astoria, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding this building. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area's confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. He reconstituted these experiences into a poetic visual collage, inserting himself as a silhouetted observer exploring the memories of his walks. The production of A Memory of Astoria was an intensive, months-long process, with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last. The result is striking: street scenes assemble and disassemble, leaving visible marks of the past as if time and space have melted together. Through these impressions, Wube reveals a diverse, rapidly changing neighborhood that the Museum has called home for more than 30 years. Support provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts

The Theater at The 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress - The 14th Street Y Through February 11, 2018 - New York

The Theater at The 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress January 20 - February 11, 2018 The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from January 20-February 11, 2018.  Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.14streety.org/hanna. For more information, visit www.themoonlitdress.com. Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is back in NYC to kick off the New Year following the first North American tour, making stops in Houston, Baltimore, Toronto and Detroit.     Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale “Hanna’s Sabbath Dress” by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi’el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit.   Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her...  “Based on Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi’el’s classic tale, this interactive musical tells the story of a young girl who helps a coal miner and ends up with black spots all over her new Shabbat dress (a gift from her mother). Little does she know she'll be rewarded for her kindness.” - Time Out New York   Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is a delightful musical revealing the mysterious power of good deeds. Developed at the 14th Street Y and LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, Hanna’s story brings new Jewish / Israeli culture to life.   This magical interactive journey with beautiful special effects, live music, and set created by the audience transports children into Hanna’s enchanted world. Recommended for ages 2-8. (15 minute workshop and 40 minutes show with no intermission) “Hanna and the Moonlit Dress Provides an Alternative Holiday Experience...delightful and inspiring....a good exploration of a religious tradition of the non-Christmas variety.” - Miles Harter, ZEALnyc “An absolute delight from start to finish!” - Jill Valentino, beyourbestmom.com “Beautifully, visually done; the idea of cutouts, and everything being white, and made out of paper, it’s really magical.” - Adi Ezroni, Israeli TV star and film producer “A winning combination, a simpler day in time; Storytelling that captures the attentions of children with music deeply symbolic of the Sabbath.” - Squeegi.com   The cast features Case Watson, Kate Mullberry, Matt Webster, Hannah Seusy, and Jordan Silver. Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit, with musical direction by Emily Erikson; music by Rafi Ben-Moshe and Yoav Gal; music arrangement by Uri Scharlin; book adaptation, translation and lyrics by Gina Bonati and Ronit Muszkatblit; set and costumes by Yoav Gal; and Lighting Design by Josh Benghiat and Kryssy Wright.   LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study. About LABA Each year, The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents the residency program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to support Jewish art and culture by providing the space, time, and resources needed to create new work. At the core of LABA’s mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions that our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought. About The Theater at the 14th Street Y The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists at the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all. Art is incubated here. About the 14th Street Y The 14th Street Y’s philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We’re committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14th Street Y serves more than 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown. Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets.

Inspired by Rube Goldberg devices, this workshop involves joining a team to plan and construct wacky, winding machines of miraculous motion.

Family Program Moving Image Studio Fall/Winter - Museum of the Moving Image Through February 11, 2018 - Queens

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions.

A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have. Atlantic is thrilled to welcome Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief) for her Off-Broadway debut! "Anyanwu offers distinctive but universal characters and a bleak yet comforting outlook on the human condition that hint at a long future!" – The Hollywood Reporter

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring. Free with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions. Please note: During Thanksgiving weekend and Winter Recess, the Museum will present holiday programs for families featuring a big-screen matinee and themed-workshop activities.

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist. Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 20’s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, John Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

TNC Presents the 43rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow Wow - Theater For The New City Through February 11, 2018 - New York City

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 43rd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 2 to 11, 2018, featuring dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. Th e event has become a treasured New York tradition forcelebrating diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. The dozen-or-so dancers range from nine-year-old Isabel Cespedes (Mayan) to retiree-age. Troupe Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), also an educator, will introduce and explain all elements of the performance. Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American crafts, jewelry will be sold in the TNC lobby. February 2-11, 2018 Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street). Presented by Theater for the New City. $12. Kids' tix $1 on matinees.

Studio PSK: Polyphonic Playground - The Museum of Arts and Design Through February 11, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound is a multi-component exhibition featuring interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects that explore how the ephemeral and abstract nature of sound is made material. The Polyphonic Playground feature, a project by Studio PSK, is an abstract, monumental, climbing frame with swings, a slide, and monkey bars. Affixed with pads that emit electronic sounds and a warm blue glow at the lightest of touch, the piece will act as a giant 3D synthesizer for anyone who interacts with it. MAD has invited experimental choreographers to activate the piece, while engaging visitors to do the same.

The Theater at The 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress January 20 - February 11, 2018 The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from January 20 – February 11, 2018 at 7:30pm. Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.14streety.org/hanna. For more information, visit www.themoonlitdress.com. Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is back in NYC to kick off the New Year following the first North American tour, making stops in Houston, Baltimore, Toronto and Detroit.   Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit.   Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her...   "Based on Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el's classic tale, this interactive musical tells the story of a young girl who helps a coal miner and ends up with black spots all over her new Shabbat dress (a gift from her mother). Little does she know she'll be rewarded for her kindness." - Time Out New York   Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is a delightful musical revealing the mysterious power of good deeds. Developed at the 14th Street Y and LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, Hanna's story brings new Jewish / Israeli culture to life. This magical interactive journey with beautiful special effects, live music, and set created by the audience transports children into Hanna's enchanted world. Recommended for ages 2-8. (15 minute workshop and 40 minutes show with no intermission)   "Hanna and the Moonlit Dress Provides an Alternative Holiday Experience...delightful and inspiring....a good exploration of a religious tradition of the non-Christmas variety." - Miles Harter, ZEALnyc   "An absolute delight from start to finish!"  - Jill Valentino, beyourbestmom.com   "Beautifully, visually done; the idea of cutouts, and everything being white, and made out of paper, it's really magical."  - Adi Ezroni, Israeli TV star and film producer   "A winning combination, a simpler day in time; Storytelling that captures the attentions of children with music deeply symbolic of the Sabbath."- Squeegi.com   The cast features Case Watson, Kate Mullberry, Matt Webster, Hannah Seusy, and Jordan Silver. Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit, with musical direction by Emily Erikson; music by Rafi Ben-Moshe and Yoav Gal; music arrangement by Uri Scharlin; book adaptation, translation and lyrics by Gina Bonati and Ronit Muszkatblit; set and costumes by Yoav Gal; and Lighting Design by Josh Benghiat and Kryssy Wright.   LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.   About LABA Each year, The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents the residency program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to support Jewish art and culture by providing the space, time, and resources needed to create new work. At the core of LABA's mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions that our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.   About The Theater at the 14th Street Y The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative.  Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists at the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all. Art is incubated here.   About the 14th Street Y The 14th Street Y's philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We're committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14thStreet Y serves more than 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.   Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets.

The true story of an orphaned baby hippo and a 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. When Owen the hippo was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan and an elderly tortoise named Mzee adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. A joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than differences.

A permanent exhibition devoted to Jim Henson. This dynamic visitor experience—housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of artifacts from throughout Jim Henson's remarkable television and film career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s lesser known and experimental film projects, presenting Henson as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. Among the nearly 300 objects on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on more than 27 monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character. Many of the artifacts in the exhibition are drawn from the 2013 donation by Jim Henson’s family to the Museum’s collection, which includes nearly 500 objects related to Henson’s unparalleled career and features historic puppets, costumes, production design material, and licensed merchandise. The exhibition also includes sketches, storyboards, scripts, and other material on loan from The Jim Henson Company Archives. Archival video and photographic material was provided by The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

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He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box - Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center Through February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

By Adrienne Kennedy Directed by Evan Yionoulis January 18 – February 11, 2018 World Premiere Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, This New Work by One of America's Greatest Living Dramatists Is a Heartbreaking and Nail-Biting Memory Tale of Segregation, Theatrical Yearning, and Doomed Love. the Action, Driven by Lyrical Parallel Monologues and a Chilling Tour Through a Storeroom of Charged Images, Braids Together the Indignities of Jim Crow, Rising Nazism, Sexual Hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the Lingering Shadow of a Terrible Crime. Adrienne Kennedy, the Doyenne of African-American Drama, Is Also One of America's Most Celebrated Dramatic Innovators. the World Premiere of Her First New Play in Nine Years Is Directed by Evan Yionoulis.

An invisible boy and an invisible girl wander through an invisible town - but in this invisible world, there is no sound. Then one day, a sound begins: a beating, a drumming, a thumping calling out to the invisible friends. The audience is led into a parallel world of sound and visual poetry.

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box - Polonsky Shakespeare Center Through February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941 this heartbreaking memory tale of segregation and doomed love braids together Jim Crow, sexual hypocrisy, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime. The world premiere of her first new play in a decade is directed by Evan Yionoulis who staged the award-winning TFANA production of Kennedy's Ohio State Murders. Running Time: Approximately 45 minutes with no intermission.

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and build their own puppets and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen. Activities include stop-motion animation, puppet making with found objects, create your own meme, and coloring.

'Hanna and the Moonlit Dress' - The Theater at the 14th Street Y Through February 11, 2018 - East Village

An invisible boy and an invisible girl wander through an invisible town - but in this invisible world, there is no sound. Then one day, a sound begins: a beating, a drumming, a thumping calling out to the invisible friends. The audience is led into a parallel world of sound and visual poetry.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer - Metropolitan Museum of Art Through February 12, 2018 - New York

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today. This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition will examine Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer.

Instructor Susan Blake brings her creative movement class to the museum. Includes themed story, exhibition tour, movement activities and a simple art project.  For more information call (631) 751-0066 x212.

Whether your sweetheart is your best friend or significant other, your combined swim distance and donations can earn you prizes including a dinner for two for you and your sweetheart The YMCA Sweetheart Swim a thon is annual fundraising event to raise money for continued aquatic instruction and drowning prevention programming for the 1,300 + youth in the “School-to-Swim” and “Summer Camp” programs. It’s an opportunity for people to come together and enjoy swimming while raising money for a great cause.

Video Screening Amphitheater 2016. Bennett Foddy (b. 1978, Melbourne, Australia, lives in New York) and AP Thomson (b. 1989, Istanbul, Turkey, lives in Brooklyn, NY). Multibowl is a collection of fast-paced mini games sourced and sampled from more than 300 video games that were published between 1976 and 2000. Two competing players are dropped into the middle of one of these games and given very little time (usually 30 seconds or less) to accomplish a goal before progressing to the next mini game. Often these goals align with the source's original play (e.g. knockout your opponent or beat them to the finish line), but frequently they bend towards the counterintuitive and even subversive. These rapid context shifts task players with quickly understanding the controls, mechanics, and rules of each mini game, making the chaotic scramble for comprehension the core aesthetic of Multibowl. All the while, Multibowl offers a surprisingly effective way to explore some of the winding alleyways of video game history, a journey made possible by the free and open source Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) on which Multibowl is built.

Hands-on cooking lessons for kids ages 2-4  with an adult on Thursday, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, and Feb. 15. 

Homeschool Draw and Paint with Art Teacher Amy! - Art Teacher Amy Through February 15, 2018 - Oakdale

Have fun while learning to draw animals, people, works by famous artists. Experiment with different mediums including oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolors, markers, and colored pencils. Learn about art history, color theory and blending and shading techniques. Expand your drawing skills with this highly successful step-by-step method! For more information and to enroll go to artteacheramy.com 

The tale of Sybil, a young science nerd who compares herself to so-called “perfect” people. A perfect friend is what she needs, or so she thinks. To solve this issue, Sybil sets out on a mission to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle. With a few bumps along the way, Sybil is left with a room full of marvelous, yet mischievous monsters.

We're Here: A group exhibition with Gazoo to the Moon, STAINO, Alfredo Martinez and more. - Contra Galleries Through February 16, 2018 - New York

Industry leading and local favorite street artist's Gazoo to the Moon and STAINO announced today "We're Here", their upcoming group exhibition which also includes street artists CH!Go, Jasper, and Alfredo Martinez. The collaborative group show "We're Here" will be launching on January 31st with a reception for press and collectors from 5pm to 9pm followed by a 2 week period for public viewing. The group exhibition combines a variety of both street and fine art viewed through varying lifestyles to show with art that we're all in this together and we're here together.

Calling all budding builders, soon-to-be scientists, and mathematicians in the making, join this Engineer’s Club. During the bi-weekly drop-off workshop, kids will enjoy a series of STEM-based activities including popsicle stick bridges, household chemistry, basic circuitry and more.

Read to Angie the Therapy Dog - Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building Through February 17, 2018 - Harrison

Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.

The Chekov Dreams: True love never dies. And that's the problem. Jeremy's fiancée has it all. She's beautiful. She's smart. She's captivating. Unfortunately, she's also dead. But hey, no relationship's perfect, right? Besides, she visits him every night in his dreams, so what's to stop them from living happily ever after? Well for one thing, his party boy brother, who's not at all happy with Jeremy sleeping all day, and who has forced him into signing up for an acting class. And for another, his overly enthusiastic scene partner, with whom he's stuck working on a scene by Chekhov – the one writer he loathes. Worse yet, her infectious personality is starting to arouse the jealousy of his betrothed, who has just begun to reveal her true powers. His fiancée may be to die for, but will he go that far?

Rosemary and Time, based on a true story, is about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970’s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time. Written by Jennifer Fell Hayes Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan The production is led by Broadway veteran, Judith Barcroft, whose Broadway credits include, Dinner at Eight, Mating Dance, Betrayal, Elephant Man, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Shimada and Plaza Suite. The company features Eliana Grace Brenden, Ciela Elliott, Kate Grimes, Mary Kate Harris, Michael Markham, Virginia Roncetti, and Zoe Watkins. Performance Schedule: Friday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm (Opening Night) Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 4 @ 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 7 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 10 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 11 @ 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm

Hindle Wakes, called, "one of the best plays of modern times" by Theatre Magazine in 1922, mixes questions of ethics, class, custom, and morals into an effervescent fizz of comic realism. It's "wakes week" in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner's son. Alan takes Fanny to an hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Of course, Alan should marry Fanny, the fathers agree. No matter that Alan is engaged already. Must Alan do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny, or must he do the right thing and stand by his fiancé?

Twenty Five Hours, a site-specific exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jesse Chun, transforms data about the Brooklyn waterfront and the East River’s tides into visual poems. Chun began the project by collecting information from diverse sources before using various methods of digital manipulation, printing, painting and drawing to create visually engaging works of Concrete Poetry. The result is an installation of text-based paintings on canvas, and pigment prints on paper and organza.

Words carry meaning, shape communities, and create pop culture. As the leading purveyor for public art initiatives in downtown Los Angeles, Arts Brookfield is bringing words to life with Monumental Words, an exhibition by artists Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg. This display of internally lit, oversized sculptures will be presented for three months at the premiere shopping destination FIGat7th (735 South Figueroa Street). With a collection of six-foot and 12-foot sculptures, the FIGat7th plaza will be all aglow throughout the holiday season. The installation is free and open to the public as part of Arts Brookfield's continued effort to activate Brookfield's public spaces through art. Monumental Words, a series that debuted at the 2009 Burning Man Festival, provides a simple yet artistic way of expressing and sharing positive vibes. Using words and symbols with instant universal meaning and broad appeal, the sculptures are the must-snap, selfie moment of the holiday season. Visitors can spread love to family and friends near and far. "In times of world change and strife, I find making art and placing art in public places my way of making change. This show of 12 foot XOXO and Rainbow LOVE spreads the perfect message of sending kisses and hugs and LOVE for all…especially (for) one's self," says artist Laura Kimpton. Monumental Words opens on Monday, November 20 and is on display through Valentine's Day, ending on Saturday, February 17. Free and open to the public, the installation will be lit each evening from 4 to 11 pm. For more information, visit www.artsbrookfield.com. For press related inquiries, please contact Darren Gold at [email protected] ABOUT LAURA KIMPTON Artist Laura Kimpton is a California-based, American contemporary artist. Her creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. ABOUT FIGAT7TH FIGat7th is Downtown LA's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. An open-air shopping and dining mecca, FIGat7th is home to H&M and Zara flagship stores, Bath & Body Works, Target, and more, as well as a first-class collection of unique eateries that delight fashionistas and foodies alike. With free concerts, movies, and events all year long paired with plentiful, inexpensive parking, FIGat7th is the best place to begin when exploring Downtown LA.

In Politics, the Less You Know, the Higher You'll Go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont. With the threat of a special election, Ned appears remarkably terrified before the media's glaring spotlight and seems destined to fail. But the political guru Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for…the worst candidate to ever run for office!

"One Drop," a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's "passing" for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1 to 18 in honor of Black History Month.

Come see this movie on a huge screen. The Maritime Aquarium is only 1 of 10 theaters in the U.S. that will show this movie in 70 mm projection. Thus, "Star Wars" fans won't see this movie bigger or better anywhere in New England or in the NY metro area--than at the Maritime Aquarium with it's 6-story screen.The theater combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard formats.Episode VIII in the “Star Wars” series and sequel to “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. New cast members include Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern. Fisher died in December 2016, making “The Last Jedi” her final film role.

“The Last Jedi” is expected to have a rating of PG-13. It’s produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

TADA! Youth Theater Presents “The Perfect Monster” - TADA! Youth Theater Through February 19, 2018 - New York

TADA! Youth Theater will present “The Perfect Monster,” which tells the tale of Sybil, a young science nerd who compares herself to so-called “perfect” people. A perfect friend is what she needs, or so she thinks. To solve this issue, Sybil sets out on a mission to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle. With a few bumps along the way, Sybil is left with a room full of marvelous, yet mischievous monsters. For more information, please visit http://www.tadatheater.com/.

This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. Actor Greg Oliver Bodine plays Dickens who must perform from memory the magical story of Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age.

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed and exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Awards include the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art in 2000, a 2002 Governor General's award in Visual and Media Arts and the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art 2002. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988, the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997. For inquiries about this video, please contact Pari Nadimi at parinadimigallery.com

Drop-In play at SPARK is offered Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. FEBRUARY 2018 DROP-IN PLAY Celebrate Black History Month by creating artworks inspired by innovative and influential African American contemporary artists. Learn more about Black History Month programs at BCM in partnership with the Weeksville Heritage Center on our programs page. Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 4 Tissue Paper Paintings! Embellish a pair of mittens with precut shapes, fluffy cotton balls, and stickers! Saturday, February 10 – Sunday, February 11 Stamped Valentines Create a valentine by overlapping, printing, and stamping shapes on decorative paper. Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18 Mixed Media Collages Make a mixed media collaged figure inspired by Nick Cave textured Soundsuits! Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25 Shadow Puppets Celebrate Kara Walker’s revival of the silhouette by creating a puppet and playing with it in our SPARK Shadow Theater. All programs subject to change.

The library is sponsoring a team in the national Rube Goldberg Contest, which will compete at the Engineering Expo in White Plains on April 15. The challenge this year is to pour a bowl of cereal. This is a middle school team and the members of the team will meet frequently at the library to design and build the entry which will then be taken to White Plains. John and Eileen Diehl will be running this program.

All interested middle schoolers are invited to join and call or email the library at 914-669-5161 or [email protected] or click on the RSVP button.

Step onto a life-sized board game and play a unique and exciting ‘Game of Jewish Life’.Celebrate and explore the milestones of a Jewish life through interactive activities and imaginative play.

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave which is part of the On the Rock exhibition. This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street. Email [email protected] for more information.

On Thursdays, toddlers and caregivers meet up in Toddler Beach for some stories, song, movement, and more. 

American Escape Artist starring Thomas Solomon - Coney Island Museum Through February 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

"American Escape Artist" showcases the award-winning and original escapes of Thomas Solomon, recognized by the Academy of Magical Arts as the World’s Greatest Escape Artist." With two network television specials under his belt, his performances at Coney Island will feature exciting presentations on classical magic and the unique escape artistry that has audiences standing and cheering. Friday nights in February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 at 8pm

Rise and Ride the Holiday Express - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 23, 2018 - Upper West Side

Get an early train fix with your little one at the beloved exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar.

Learn how to make the best gourmet pizza you’ve ever had! Chef Robert DellAmore will teach you how to use spinach, mushrooms, cauliflower, artichoke, roasted peppers and part-skim mozzarella on whole wheat or white flour flatbread to create a delicious pizza.

Kids and their parents will both enjoy these screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 2/2: "Despicable Me 3"; 2/9: "Tangled"; 2/16: "The Princess and the Frog"; 2/23: "Brave". Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave which is part of the On the Rock exhibition. This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street. Email [email protected] for more information.

Join for a special stroller/babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday of the month! What makes these stroller tours unique? Both the adults and the children (of any age) are engaged when talking about the art. Rather than provide toys as a distraction, the museum includes young children in the conversation about the art and helps parents and caregivers incorporate literacy (both visual and general) when talking to kids about what they see. Bring babies, friends, and family to learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, as well as how to talk to your children about art.

 Exclusive Museum access for families on the autism spectrum. This early access hour, before the Museum is open to the general public, will allow visitors of all ages to explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, facilitated by Museum educators. A different theme will be offered each month. Light breakfast refreshments will be served in the Moving Image Cafe. Reservations required.

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade." Time Magazine cheers, "if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Saturday Stories - Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building Through February 24, 2018 - Harrison

Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.

Ever wonder what really happened in the legend of the lass with the long, long hair? Here is a hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. 

Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind "Or Current Resident," a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs.

Presented by Theater for the New City and Squeaky Bicycle Productions Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind "Or Current Resident," a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs. The play is set in a Silicon Valley bungalow, from which three generations of the Finch family are in constant fear of being uprooted. The family patriarch, an engineer, has passed on, and the resilient matriarch, Mimi, holds the household together in cramped and rambunctious harmony. Everyone pools their earnings to rent month-to-month from a landlord who is yielding to the tech-driven real estate market. Ironically, the tech sector both suppresses and sustains the Finches, since their primary breadwinners--Mimi's two daughters--make their livings off it. Lynn, an aspiring realtor, white-knuckles a marginal living based on housing turnover. Jill, an agoraphobic technical writer, earns meager fees writing user manuals from home. Jill has twin 16 year-olds: Mason, a budding film maker bewitched by war movies, and Molly, an addict to social media. Both teens are being bullied in school. This crowded household becomes explosive when Ted, Mimi's ex-con son, is released from prison and tries to fit himself back into the family unit. While Mimi uses her optimistic disposition to steer her family through hardships, she may finally be outmatched. The fragility of the family's finances challenges the earning power of Lynn and Jill. There is great personal drama in the struggles of Mason, Molly and Ted. The teens are outsiders, ostracised from their peer groups. Crisis ensues for Molly when she is ambushed on social media. Ted is straining to reintegrate into society and clings desperately to the life lessons in serenity that he learned in prison. He struggles to defend Molly in her Facebook fracas but fumbles awkwardly in his attempts to help her. Mason, fighting for his own self-image, attempts to stage a backyard combat scene for a video project that could gain him some respect. Of all the Finches, Jill provides the most formidable challenge to her family. She is battling mental illness and struggling to reclaim ownership of her circumstances. Who will have the resources to take care of her when Mimi is gone? The dramedy reveals a family in crisis as it lies shivering in the cold glare of untenable revelations. Silicon Valley, which they can no longer afford, threatens to ultimately expel their family together with its history. The play's themes carry very real stakes, but its characters are endearing and drawn with wit. The piece was inspired by stories and events of playwright Joan Bigwood's earlier life in Palo Alto and her friendship with a fellow writer, now deceased, who went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. The play was developed as part of Squeaky Bicycle's 2016 Reading Lab under the guidance of the Company's resident dramaturg, Kathryn McConnell. Director Brandi Varnell has cast the nuclear family non-traditionally, as the experiences of the Finch family are universal. She explains, "The issues this family face--finances, gentrification, mental illness, criminality, school bullying--are common to all of us. As soon as you say they are somebody else's problem, they will affect you too. The more you look at the commonality of these issues, the more empathetic you will be." The very realistic set by Meg McGuigan will highlight the family's history in the home and their relationship to technology in all its forms. Playwright Joan Bigwood, currently a resident of Newmarket, NH, is a graduate of Smith College who studied scriptwriting under Olwen Wymark in London. A flair for doggerel earned her an international prize sponsored by Givenchy and inspired the book and lyrics to "Hats Off!," a show about a London hat shop that was shortlisted for the prestigious Vivian Ellis Prize and staged by Nantucket Theatre Workshop in 2016. Her first novel, "Co-opted," won an IndieReader Discovery Award in 2011. Unfinished works include "First Person Plural," a two-woman dramedy about the Mexican-American experience, and a novel about the working poor in America. Director Brandi Varnell is a director, Equity actress and co-founder of Squeaky Bicycle Productions. She has directed the company's productions of "Alligator Summer" by Dylan Lamb and "Lumbricus Terrestris" by Emily Daly. She holds a BA in Theatre from The New School and sits on the board of the Weathervane Theater Alumni Association. Betty Hudson (who appeared in "George M" on Broadway) plays the matriarch, Mimi Finch. Bettina Goolsby plays Lynn, the realtor. Krystle N. Adams plays Jill, mother of the teenage twins. Curry Whitmire plays Mason and Carly King plays Molly. Michael Vitaly Sazanov plays Ted, the ex-con. Set design is by Meg McGuigan. Lighting design is by S. "Stoli" Stolnack. Sound design is by Megan Culley. Squeaky Bicycle (www.squeakybicycleproductions.com), founded in 2010 and dedicated to new works, is now a resident company of Theater for the New City. The company values the development process, seeking to nurture every contributor's artistic journey, offering a safe place to take risks and explore the depths of their talents. Brandi Varnell is Artistic Director; Kathryn McConnell is Executive Producer and Literary Manager. Ms. Varnell writes, "Theater for the New City has been an institution for innovative new work for decades, one of the most known and respected downtown theaters. We could not be more appreciative and more inspired by our residency at TNC. Crystal Field and the staff of TNC have offered us such support and insight as we pursue our artistic vision. They believe in the unique voice of the artists they work with, and we are truly thankful to be nurtured by the innovators and creators at TNC."

"Frog & Peach is a jewel of Off-Broadway. You can't find a more exhilarating evening than to join this troupe for a romp in the woods!" – Ronald Gross, NYTB Guide The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017's Macbeth with A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon (Erick Gonzalez, star of 2017's hit Macbeth) and his Queen Titania (Amy Frances Quint) are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck (Marcus Watson) Oberon casts a spell over his estranged lover, as well as the lovers Hermia (Alyssa Diamond), Helena (Bess Miller), Lysander (Edan Jacob Levy) and Demetrius (Kyle Primack). Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom (Kevin Hauver) into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day? With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and celebrity, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a startlingly modern comedy.

Bring the kids for stories and crafts around weekly themes and characters including Doc McStuffins, Elmo, Peppa Pig, and Clifford.

More than 150 miniature landmarks are created from plant materials. Come watch trains make their way through the Statue of Liberty,a nd so much more. This year's show features replicas of the Empire State Building. Timed shows. 

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Games, Gambling & Gleeful Diversions… - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Through February 25, 2018 - New York

Many new Yorkers, flush with new money, were wild for gambling and gaming in the 19th century (but now it's more easy to pay with neteller). See what amenities brought them to places like the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum through this exhibition of 19th-century gaming boards, chips, cards and other accessories presented by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, with special loans from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (Madison, New Jersey).

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 25, 2018 - Upper West Side

Discover the wonder of hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection at this annual holiday exhibition. Immersive scenes and displays captivate children and adults as they hearken back to a bygone era in our shared transportation history. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through the first floor.

"Open Sesame!" With these words, Ali Baba opens a mysterious mountain and finds great treasure. But his greedy brother Cassim also wants part of the loot…

Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres. Help celebrate the show in its tenth year of eye-catching, pop-able, reach-out-and-grab-them fun. Show runs more than 60 minutes without an intermission. Lasers and strobe lights are part of the performance.

Listen to traditional tunes plus witty originals by danna banana, an award-winning children's performer with six albums. A big basket of percussion toys turn the audience into the drumset!

Autism Speaks. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija School.

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand.

Enjoy some post holiday cinema just for kids. Wednesday, December 27: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" Friday, December 29: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

In this class we will explore body awareness, self-regulation, self-esteem, strength and flexibility through yoga, play and story. Each class will offer active yoga poses, balance poses, partner/group poses, breathing techniques and relaxation. You are welcome to try a class or bring a friend (must call in advance) Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

Facilitated by Deirdre O'Reilly,  this class is specifically designed for tweens allowing for the opportunity to build strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Along with active yoga poses, balance poses, partner poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation, journaling, music, art, and games will also be weaved into the classes. Try the class or bring a friend (must call in advance). Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

Join this weekly group in a supportive space where you can share your experiences and concerns, ask questions and find common ground while forming community with other parents. This hour and a half focuses on a topic concerning the profound transition into parenthood, but is open to individual concerns, so bring your baby (newborns up to 18 months) and your lunch and meet some new friends.

Baby Fingers Sign and Song Class - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts Through February 27, 2018 - Lido Beach

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child's age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. This "Sign & Song" class is open to ALL children and their families, aged birth through 5 years old. 

Pictures Under the Palms - Winter Garden at Brookfield Place Through February 27, 2018 - New York City

“Netflix and chill” is so last season. Cozy up and unwind with new and classic films indoors under the Winter Garden palm trees. Comfy seats, free popcorn and a pre-show DJ at 5:15 PM kick the night off right, with a screening beginning at 7 PM. The last three films of the film series will be chosen by you! Vote for your favorite sports films online at https://brookfieldplaceny.com/stories/pictures-under-the-palms. The winning sports films will be announced on February 6th. FILM SCHEDULE 1/23 Wonder Woman (2017), PG-13, 141 mins 1/30 Mama Mia! (2008), PG-13, 108 mins 2/6 Rebel Without a Cause (1955), PG-13, 111 mins 2/13 (Sports Themed: People’s Choice: Bronze) 2/20 (Sports Themed: People’s Choice: Silver) 2/27 (Sports Themed: People’s Choice: Gold) People’s Choice Movies 1. Battle of the Sexes (2017), PG-13, 121 mins 2. Cool Runnings (1993), PG, 98 mins 3. Cutting Edge (1992), PG, 101 mins 4. Hoosiers (1986), PG, 114 mins 5. Miracle (2004), PG, 135 mins 6. Space Jam (1996), PG, 88 mins 7. The Triplets of Belleville (2003), PG-13, 78 mins 8. When We Were Kings (1996), PG, 86 mins

The Paley Center for Media Celebrates Black History Month - The Paley Center for Media Through February 28, 2018 - Midtown

The Paley Center for Media celebrates Black History Month with exhibits, screenings, and family activities.

Weekly movie sessions for families, caregivers and children to enjoy.  1/3 "Despicable me 3" (PG) 1/10 "Emojii Movie" (PG) 1/17- "Lego Movie Ninajo" (G), 1/24 "Disney Cars 3" (G), 1/31- "Deep" (PG) 2/7 "A Dog's Purpose" (PG), 2/14 "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (PG) 2/21 "Tales of Beatrix Potter" (G), 2/28 - "My Little Pony". 

ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho's Window to the Heart - Duffy Square Through February 28, 2018 - Times Square

Window to the Heart is the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February.

Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera.

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

'Flora Humana' by Domingo Art Exhibit & Opening and Reception - The Dolphin Bookshop Through February 28, 2018 - Port Washington

February art exhibit and opening reception. "Flora Humana" by local artist Domingo. Simplifying, exaggerating, and abstracting, tells the story of Domingo's pictures from beginning to end. Feb 3rd, 2:00-4:00pm,

Running Scared Running Free - Educational and Cultural Center Through February 28, 2018 - Stony Brook

Long Island’s history comes alive with an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom.  Reservations required.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (www.wosa.us/), the industry association that promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce a partnership with the Chelsea Drinks Project, a joint project of Wine Lovers of NYC and Pierre Loti Wine Bars in Manhattan to launch the first-ever South African Wine Project. This partnership will offer NY wine lovers the opportunity to explore the diversity of South African wine in one location through tastings or just a quick drink at the bar. The month-long event will take place in February, and will feature eight special South African by-the-glass pours and bottles on the menu. And there will be four special events at Pierre Loti Chelsea (258 West 15 St at 8th Ave) celebrating South African Wines: 2/1: Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close 2/4: A guided tasting of South African Wines with Pascal Schildt, a major importer of South African wines. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm 2/18: A guided tasting of South African Wines with Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager of Wines of South Africa. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm 2/28: Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close And South African Airlines will be offering a free trip to South Africa to one lucky couple who visits Pierre Loti Chelsea during the month. Make sure to stop by!

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-making methods of casting, cutting, and repeatedly polishing glass, Window to the Heart will leverage the latest advances in design, materials, and fabrication to craft something that was previously unattainable. Each lens segment is 3D-printed at a high resolution by Formlabs using clear resin, a material capable of the unique surface quality and clarity required by optical elements. With the lens made entirely from a 3D-printed material instead of glass, Window to the Heart upends the centuries-old methods of lens-making to invite individuals to reimagine how they see and photograph the world.

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-making methods of casting, cutting, and repeatedly polishing glass, Window to the Heart will leverage the latest advances in design, materials, and fabrication to craft something that was previously unattainable. Each lens segment is 3D-printed at a high resolution by Formlabs using clear resin, a material capable of the unique surface quality and clarity required by optical elements. With the lens made entirely from a 3D-printed material instead of glass, Window to the Heart upends the centuries-old methods of lens-making to invite individuals to reimagine how they see and photograph the world.

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-making methods of casting, cutting, and repeatedly polishing glass, Window to the Heart will leverage the latest advances in design, materials, and fabrication to craft something that was previously unattainable. Each lens segment is 3D-printed at a high resolution by Formlabs using clear resin, a material capable of the unique surface quality and clarity required by optical elements. With the lens made entirely from a 3D-printed material instead of glass, Window to the Heart upends the centuries-old methods of lens-making to invite individuals to reimagine how they see and photograph the world.

Work up a sweat on the Rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Class starts promptly at 8am. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in, put on your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. You may bring your own skates and lock; skate rental is $20 per person and locks are $10. Showers and towels are not provided. This class is recommended for competent skaters. Participants should feel comfortable with stopping, moving forward, and skating without holding onto anything. The Rink is open to the public during Exerskate sessions. Photo Credit: Colin Miller

Work on developing your creative writing in a fun and encouraging environment. Workshop dates are 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, and 3/1. Registration is required. Sign-up at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717. 

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh Karol - Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza Through March 01, 2018 - Park Slope

In partnership with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks project, the Prospect Park Alliance presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Carol Eisner. Four sculptures, created from I-beams twisted into lyrical forms will be on display at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel Pritchard Square, Litchfield Villa and the Peninsula through 2016.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate a Joyful the Year of the Dog - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' Kumble Theater and other NY Locations Through March 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate a Joyful the Year of the Dog The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company proudly announces the Company's upcoming production for the Celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Dog at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on February 11th, 2018 at 3pm. In addition, this fantastic production will also be presented by Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts in Queens on February 28 and March 1, 2018 at 10:30am, at the College of Staten Island on February 27th, 2018 at 10am, and at Lehman College in the Bronx on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10am and 11:30am, as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm and February 10, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm. These performances will include festive traditional dances, new work, music, visual art and crafts, showcasing the diverse talents of Asian American artists from the NY/NJ area, and that of the Company, whose mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding and developing new works that bring together the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of Asian art. For this celebration, in which many New York and New Jersey audience have made it an annual tradition, Nai-Ni Chen produced a program aiming to introduce the beauty, creativity, and diversity of Chinese and Chinese American arts in New York and New Jersey through high quality performance and activities. As a tradition, the Company will begin the celebration with the a new and fantastic Double Lion Dance, where a dancer, dressed as a child, plays with two golden lions in stylized, coordinated acrobatic maneuvers. The dance symbolizing the coming of the spring and a prayer for peace as a small child can be in harmony with the ferocious lions. To celebrate the diverse Chinese folk cultures, the Company will offer coin stick dance based on the Han people's culture in Hubei China. This year, aside from festival programs featuring these wonderful traditional dances, the Company will be celebrating the special Year of of the Dog also with Internationally renowned acrobat Lina Liu, also known as Miracle On Tiptoe who is a world record holder of the number of umbrella she can hold on her toes. Through her toes and body, Lina Liu skillfully expresses the classical umbrella dance culture. Lina Liu has performed in some the most prominent events of all 5 continents including the World Expo and the World Davos Forum. This year's festival will also include traditional music by some of the most prominent musicians from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, the largest ensemble of top-tier classical Chinese Musicians China. These colorful, culturally rich dances not only bring up the festive mood of the audience, they also provide them with the background to join the company in celebration of Nai-Ni Chen's original creations based on her signature cross-cultural style that brings cultures together. This year, she will feature two of her choreographic works that fuse the dynamism of American modern dance and the diverse, elegant splendor of her own Chinese culture. The final dance in Nai-Ni Chen's Five Element series, Metal will feature 6 dancers dancing with swords and fans, which reflects the destructive and constructive power of the Metal. Nai-Ni Chen created this work not only to celebrate the New Year, but also to celebrate the cycles of nature that is the core of Chinese artistic tradition. She will complement with the Metal with Wood, a dance for five women using 10 feet Bamboo poles. The dance is based on one of Nai-Ni Chen's signature work, Bamboo Prayer, a dance about the inner strength of women. Since 2005, Nai-Ni Chen has been experimenting with Chinese Bamboo Rap, a form of folk music that is prevalent in Beijing with strong social justice roots. She will showcase this cross-cultural, cross-genre work: Bamboo Rap in the Year of the Dog. According to the Chinese calendar, family and friends should expect 12 months of joyful togetherness in the Year of the Dog. This lively performance to mark the beginning of the year will warm the hearts and delight the senses of audiences of all ages. Dancers with colorful, elaborate costumes, musicians playing ancient melodies and dazzling acrobats fill the stage. The playful Lions bring in joy and good fortune. The majestic dragons fly out of the ocean and charm the earth with a spell of peace and wealth. The exotic music and dance from various parts of China come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities extend into the lobby, where an arts and crafts display showcases more of the culture and creativity of the Chinese-American community. A Chinese New Year Celebration would not be complete without a visit to the auspicious Dragon. The Company will be performing the Dragon Dance as a conclusion for this fantastic celebration. About Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America.  Ms. Chen's unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, rising beyond form into the spirit.   One of the few Asian American professional dance company with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world.  Nai-Ni Chen has also developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings.  It's colorful and engaging programs and workshops has reached over one million young audience in NY/NJ area. The Company is currently in-residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principle Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.  For additional Company information, visit our website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246. About the Ahn Trio Hailed as "exciting musicians" with virtuosity and flair, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin and Maria on the cello) have embraced 21st century classical music while redefining the art of chamber music. Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City, the Ahn Trio brings a new energy and an ever evolving vision of music to the performance stage, whether it be Vienna's Musikverein, New York's Lincoln Center, Beijing's Concert Hall or The White House. In this innovative collaboration with Asian-American choreographer, Nai Ni Chen, the world-class dance company and trio are immersed in the visual element of the pieces, creating a mesmerizing blend of music and dance of sheer aural and visual beauty.

Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Then meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring. Refreshments will be served.

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Invisible Man Tattoo will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project's developments.

'Paper Medium Rare: All Things Paper' - Nassau County Museum of Art Through March 04, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink (free entry!), a European inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and even an observation deck full of games and art supplies.

Roots of 'The Dinner Party': History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago's evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of community art-making, and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago's ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as the artist studied and experimented with China painting, porcelain, and needlework. The exhibition presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks, and preparatory drawings from 1971 through 1979 alongside The Dinner Party, encouraging exploration of its formal, conceptual, and material progress.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mum find when she gets home…?

US Premiere Play of the Royal Court Theatre production of HANGMEN Written by MARTIN MCDONAGH Directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit. Following a sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (Atlantic/Broadway's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic with his first US premiere in 8 years! "Hangmen is a triumphant return for Martin McDonagh! The sound of a playwright's reasserting his singular voice is among the most pleasing experiences one can have in the theater, and it isn't long into Hangmen before you can practically feel the audience grinning as one. McDonagh remains in command of an irrepressible gift." – The New York Times Single tix start at $70 and are on sale NOW! Or save up to 26% by purchasing an Atlantic Passport! Already have a Passport? Log-in here! For access to sold out performances, consider joining the Patron Program with a donation of $1750. Contact Camille Susarchick at 646.216.1088 for more details.

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Experience the serenity and wonder of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the winter with programs for the entire family. Programs include Discovery Workshops for kids, Family Storytime, a winter wildlife nature walk, and a tour inside the Steinhardt Conservatory featuring tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates. After touring the Garden, warm up with seasonal brunch and lunch menus in Yellow Magnolia Cafe.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.  Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. 

Nature Walks with Brad Klein - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Atrium Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Spot winter birds in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and beyond with naturalist Brad Klein. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this series hour-long outdoor narrated walks designed to relieve the winter doldrums.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is an exhibition focusing on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd.

A two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation. Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is now entering its bicentennial year, and this musical honors that source material.

"Vivian Reed, human dynamo at Feinstein's/54 Below… you must not miss this great artist. It is the best major artist's show I have seen this year!" -Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! After her sell-out show packed Feinstein's/54 Below to the rafters a couple seasons back, multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed returns with a brand new show, celebrating the 100th year of Lena Horne. The show will include some of Miss Horne's well known songs reinterpreted with Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings, amidst an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee — who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others — pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and three background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests. It's an evening you'll never forget!

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed across four continents and 11 countries, with revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras, viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight and how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Earthflight - American Musuem of Natural History Through March 08, 2018 - New York

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in four continents and 11 countries, the film took four years to make. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents; and collaborate with other animals to find food. LeFrak Theater, first floor BBC Earth presents a John Downer Productions and BBC Earth Production Earthflight distributed by BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films. Photo by Christian Moullec © John Downer Productions

Badges of Honor: Brooklyn's Protectors - Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library Through March 09, 2018 - Brooklyn

Our exhibit, Badges of Honor: Brooklyn's Protectors, highlighting the good work that is done by every day Brooklynites, brings together items from the Brooklyn Collection's photographs, prints and ephemera collection along with 21 on-loan badges belonging to Brooklyn native, Art Sinai. The exhibit contains badges that span a century (1850 – 1950) selected from a variety of neighborhoods as well as occupations such as beach patrol, sheriffs and firefighters. Art Sinai was raised in East New York, Crown Heights and Sheepshead Bay. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1961, he started his law enforcement career as a treasury agent. In 1977 at the age of 38 he was appointed to the Treasury Department as a deputy assistant secretary. A year later, after being gifted a badge by a classmate, Mr. Sinai started his collection. This led to a lifelong passion for collection badges, which now includes up to 8,000 federal, state, city, local and railroad badges. It also includes the largest collection of historic humane law enforcement badges in the world. Having bought, sold and traded badges for over 50 years, some of the most thrilling finds are rare badges from Brooklyn. We're pleased to announce that Mr. Sinai is also donating a portion of his collection to the Brooklyn Collection. Everyone has the potential to be someone's hero. By featuring the good work done by Brooklyn's protectors, we aim to shine a light on the everyday members of our community, who in times of trouble take on the mantle.

During the Saturday service, the Rabbi discusses and explains the weekly Torah portion. Light refreshments are served and everyone is invited and welcome to join and share in the warmth, knowledge, and friendship within the congregation.

FACTION's inaugural New York project celebrates the building of identity from a common heritage within a community engaging Harlem exhibition. FACTION Art Projects presents their inaugural exhibition, All That You Have Is Your Soul, a group show of 17 artists, all of whom are tied together by their responses to building identity within a foreign land. The exhibition uses the link of heritage between the artists to present artworks that celebrate difference in identity.

As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing, and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a 50-minute musical that is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences.

Andy Warhol Art Exhibition - Hofstra University, David Filderman Gallery Through March 11, 2018 - Hempstead

This original exhibition of works by Andy Warhol, a major pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century, includes a selection of his screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum Collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibition contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. As a participant in the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program since 2008, the Museum has received donations of 153 photographs (Polaroids and gelatin silver prints) and nine screenprints from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition only later in life, she hoped to encourage the efforts of fellow career artists not yet familiar to the public. In 2014, MoMA PS1 presented Maria Lassnig's first comprehensive American museum survey to universal acclaim.

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence - New York Historical Society Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical's own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay's personal copy of John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783. This exhibition was organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library as We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence and curated at New-York Historical by Nina Nazionale, Director of Library Operations and Curator of Printed Collections. The book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783, is available for purchase at the NYHistory Store. Lead support for We Are One provided by Mary Jo Otsea and Richard H. Brown. Additional support provided by the Berkley Family Foundation, Gerry Lenfest, the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Butler, William B. Ginsberg, Ruth and Sid Lapidus, William S. Reese, Tom and Lee Touchton, and an anonymous donor. Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the '60s and '70s - Heckscher Museum of Art Through March 11, 2018 - Huntington

Kids and adults will appreciate the colorful and iconic artwork created during this exciting era, but will have even more fun with the activities in the galleries.  Multiple Lite Brite stations (the toy was introduced in 1967) and more “create your own” fun will let young artists find their inner flower child.

Brian Wild and his interactive animals are coming to Temple Israel. Brian is an experienced in animal handling and will delight both children and parents.  earn about animals and their lifestyles.  Parents will receive handouts which will help them talk to their children about the Jewish value of caring for animals.

Kids will love this 45 minute interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Bring your little ones to sing, clap, dance, and shake their sillies out. Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families. 

2014. Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives in Brooklyn). Animation. 1,756 frames, photographed from canvas with oil paint. 4 minutes. Ezra Wube works with video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Reflecting on his identity as a person of two cultures at the intersection of tradition and modern life, Wube makes work about the uncertainty of time and place and the malleability of memory. A Memory of Astoria, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding this building. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area's confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. He reconstituted these experiences into a poetic visual collage, inserting himself as a silhouetted observer exploring the memories of his walks. The production of A Memory of Astoria was an intensive, months-long process, with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last. The result is striking: street scenes assemble and disassemble, leaving visible marks of the past as if time and space have melted together. Through these impressions, Wube reveals a diverse, rapidly changing neighborhood that the Museum has called home for more than 30 years.

Looking for a way to get to know Whitby School  better? Come for  coffee and good conversation  from January 10 through March 14. This series is an informal opportunity to see how their student-driven program inspires children 18 months-Grade 8 to ask big questions, take action in the local community, and prepares students to excel in high school, college and beyond. About Whitby School At Whitby, school is just the beginning.  At Whitby, students grow beyond all expectations. Students, parents, and teachers at Whitby are proud to share their multiple cultures, experiences, and languages with one another. As the first school in America to combine IB and Montessori within an early education program, and the longest running Montessori school in the United States, Whitby's educational approach is a response to what the world needs now more than ever.

EINY organizes school tours from September through December in order to give prospective parents the opportunity to meet the Head of school, the faculty, current parents, and tour our facilities.

Additional dates include:Thursday, January 25, 2018, evening session 6-7:30pmWednesday, February 14, 2018Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kids will love this 45 minute interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Bring your little ones to sing, clap, dance, and shake their sillies out. Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families. 

Winter Playdate On The Farm - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Through March 15, 2018 - Yaphank

This Early Childhood Classroom is toasty warm and filled with lots of things to play with, craft supplies to use, and fun activities to discover. Get your friends together or come and make some new ones. Take part in some child guided exploration. Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations. If the weather allows, there will be a visit with the animals and a wagon ride. In the case of extreme weather conditions, date may be rescheduled. Pre-registration is required. Call 631 852-4600 with Visa/MasterCard between 9am and 3pm Monday- Friday.

Talmud and the Ethics of our Sages - Yorktown Jewish Center Through March 15, 2018 - Yorktown Heights

During the Saturday service, the Rabbi discusses and explains the weekly Torah portion. Light refreshments are served and everyone is invited and welcome to join and share in the warmth, knowledge, and friendship within the congregation.

Fun and interactive music class for your little one with the very popular Bobby Doowah! Enjoy rockin' Shabbat music, playtime, and Challah making. Go home with delicious fresh Challah each week!

In this musical advenure, the villains of the storybook community learn they have to put their differences aside and team up to save the day.

Downtown Jewish Life and The 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC. PAUSE/PLAY invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. PAUSE/PLAY will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes. Highlights of the upcoming PAUSE/PLAY season: • The mainstages will be joining for December's PAUSE/PLAY, with partner NCDC, for the Hanukkah party at the end of the afternoon. The day will also feature Bling Your Own Dreidel, as well as Dan Friedman from The Forward, who will lead a whiskey tasting with conversation. • January will feature inflatables and games, family boxing, and a Disco Dance Party. • February will feature family Zumba, PJ Play!, and partnerships with local synagogues like Town & Village. • March will have a Spring Carnival and PJ Play! • Each month, you can spend time with local rabbi's at "Rabbi's on the Rocks" and this year, we are partnering with the In[heir]itance Project to engage in community art projects and workshops in preparation for a festival of plays (inspired by the book of Genesis) coming to the theater in May. • This year, PAUSE/PLAY is having a "Community Passport" that families can decorate each month and bring to each event. The more it is filled out, families can enter into monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs or other great community prizes. PAUSE/PLAY is open to all ages in this diverse downtown community. Y Members: Free; Non-Members Advance Tickets: Children ($5), Adults ($10), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $35); Day of Tickets: Children ($10), Adults ($15), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $45). Hanukkah Celebration (Festival of Lights) December 2, 2017 2-6PM Reimagine the holidays with us as we host an interactive day featuring a show for little ones with PJ Play! Join us for our annual Hanukkah party featuring the always-delicious jelly-filled donuts and always-classic Bling Your Own Dreidel! You can also enjoy Family Swim, yoga, and games! Family Fit Day January 6, 2018 2-6PM Jump in to our Family Fit Day! Everyone's favorite bounce house will be set up all afternoon in the Gym, with Family Swim and yoga for all ages downstairs. End the day with a Disco Dance Party - the grooviest way to burn off those holiday calories! Tu B'shvat (Going Green) February 3, 2018 2-6PM Celebrate the "Birthday for Trees" with the 14Y! Together we will grow our understanding and awareness of the world around us through art, games, PJ Play! and other fun activities. There will be wine tasting for adults and endless activities for the kids! Spring Carnival March 17, 2018 2-6PM Our PAUSE/PLAY season wraps up with our fantastic Spring Carnival! We'll have balloons, face-painting, tasty treats, and all your favorite activities including PJ Play! and family fitness classes. PAUSE/PLAY is free for 14th Street Y members, but reservations are recommended. To become a member of the 14th Street Y, visit http://www.14streety.org/membership/join-membership-benefits. PAUSE/PLAY is generously funded by the UJA Federation of New York, the Covenant Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The In[heir]itance Project is a devised theater program which is bringing to life the stories of Genesis in May. About the 14th Street Y The 14th Street Y's philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We're committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14 th Street Y serves more than 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown. Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets.

Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in the community with art, yoga, and meditation workshops, creative art projects, music, food, and spa experiences, plus indoor and outdoor play. Program offerings for both children and adults.

All are welcome in the community for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. And each month, you can spend time with local rabbi's at 'Rabbi's on the Rocks.'

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Jones Beach Field #10. Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Program fee is $4 per person. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295. SEAL PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES: January: Monday 1 1:30 pm Saturday 13 10:00 am Sunday 21 1:30 pm Saturday 27 10:00 am February: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm Saturday 24 10:30 am March: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Magical Promotions together with Coney Island USA presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Enjoy a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians and featuring illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world.

Inside the cozy Discovery Center, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators. In the spectacular IMAX format, the lush jungle is as beautiful as the monkeys, birds, insects and one troublesome jaguar.Variety magazine said: “While nearly all made-for-IMAX educational movies boast breathtaking visuals, this one matches its imagery with an equally memorable story.”  View the trailer at http://skfilms.ca/productions/amazon-adventure-3d/

The gallery ushers in 2018 with a stunning new portrait exhibition, Near To You.  What does it mean to capture the impression or image of a person? What is it that the viewer recognizes in a portrait? The exhibition will be on view January 19 – March 24, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Featured artists are Tim Doud, Jenny Dubnau, Donna Festa, John Mitchell, Heather Morgan, and Julia Schwartz. Two of the artists, Dubnau and Festa, are 2017 Alexander Rutsch Painting Award finalists. The exhibition title is inspired by Nina Simone’s haunting version of the Adler-Ross show tune of the same name, and makes us wonder if we are seeing the so-called real person or a trace element, fleeting in time.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America's greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein's life and career ever staged in a museum setting. Items on display will include Bernstein's conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including "America," "Tonight," and "Maria"; Bernstein's handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein's creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein's most noted works; and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein's greatest orchestral works, while a specially designed interactive gives visitors the opportunity to step into Bernstein's conducting shoes and lead the New York Philharmonic. There are Bernstein home movies, GRAMMY® performances, interviews with contemporaries and colleagues, clips of his most noted stage works, segments taken from Bernstein's famous Young People's Concerts, and performances with the New York Philharmonic.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

The Ramsey Farmers' Market hosts its 7th year at the indoor winter market. Over 30+ local farmers and food purveyors offer fresh, local, seasonal produce, including organic, artisan breads and fine cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, hummus, made on site guacamole, gluten free baked goods, organic prepared foods, exotic soups, organic and paleo granola, kombucha, homemade pasta, sauces, mozzarella, and chili, artisan coffee and tea, spices, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, apple cider and apple cider donuts, free trade chocolates, local honey, organic maple syrup and much more.

Playwright Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder) and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder) team up again for KINGS, a hilariously blistering new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? KINGS is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

The Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens hosts its annual Hanukkah Community Art Festival. This holiday art fair is Brooklyn's most popular Hanukkah event featuring a variety of art workshops featuring: Edible chocolate dreidel making Mosaic tile workshop Oil press Cookie and doughnut decorating Tzedakah box making Clay workshop Beeswax candle making

FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures - Museum of Chinese in America Through March 25, 2018 - Manhattan

As a way to actively engage visitors in a conversation about immigration issues, FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures will present the story of the passengers of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying 286 undocumented Chinese passengers that ran aground in New York City in 1993. Selected from MOCA's collection, over forty sculptures collectively created by the immigrants while detained for years at York County Prison will be on display. Through symbolic representations that include caged birds and American eagles, the sculptures give shape to both the quantitative and qualitative time spent waiting for uncertain legal outcomes. For most of these sculptures, their forms are Chinese folk art, but their subject matter is uniquely American. Idiomatic expressions and art-related theories of the "fold" as a form, action and metaphor will be used as an organizing principle for the exhibition's content and design. In addition to archive materials, recent interviews with immigration attorneys and supporters of the Golden Venture detainees will also provide multiple perspectives on the attainment of the American Dream.

Molding / Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs Through March 25, 2018 - Long Island City

Opening receptions for Molding / Mark- Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings will be on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 2-5pm

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class. Taught by Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 21st.

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play, and an art project with different materials to explore every week. Taught by Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 21st.

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker Maximum # of participants: 12 children Eleven sessions from January 10-March 28, 2018. $363 for the winter session. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes is required.

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. Taught by Spellbound Theatre. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 22nd.

Toddler Storytime - New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Through March 29, 2018 - Midtown

Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door.  Once 10:15 tickets run out, tickets for the 11:15 session will be distributed.  

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theater you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. This class is taught by Spellbound Theater. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in class required.

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. The class is taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder of  Lavender Blues. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes required.

Check out this indoor public ice skating rink open daily, with Friday night sessions full of lights and music.

Children along with a caregiver can participate in a variety of different developmental activities. From bounce house, balance beam, bouncy balls, mat activities, and more to help develop social skills, balance, and coordination. This is an open recreation time and is not staff led.

French for Little Ones at SPARK by BCM - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum Through March 30, 2018 - DUMBO

Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Taught by Magda Lahliti, French for Little Ones. Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 23.

Toddlers and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and other activities from 10:15am to 11am. Each session features stories, songs, and games that encourage children's emerging language skills. Open to all children younger than 5 who are able to sit quietly. Limited to the first 20 children.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. The audience will take a journey of discovery, from the world's tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds, and a solar race across Australia-to witness how today's engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow. This inspiring film also delves into the heart that drives engineers to never give up. Learn how students in an underserved high school in Arizonia build an underwater robot that will compete agaist well-funded groups from MIT and other higher universities.

Scribner's Lodge x Veuve Clicquot Après Ski - Scribner's Catskill Lodge Through March 31, 2018 - Hunter

We are sharing details around the Après Ski offering that Veuve Clicquot Champagne is bringing to Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, taking place now through the end of March. If you are looking for an elevated weekend getaway to escape the city, let a little champagne be your inspiration. This winter, delight in this dreamy oasis at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, complete with fireside fondue, custom s’mores kits and of course, a fully stocked Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar. For a Clicquot twist on your typical winter cocktail, try the below selection of seasonal Champagne cocktails made with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé and Demi-Sec, created to perfectly pair with hand-crafted snacks including warm crab dip, smoked salmon, jalapeño cheese bites and more.

Returning for the 10th season, the Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market brings the FARMS to YOU every Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, stock up on just picked veggies and locally made artisinal specialties. Craft table for kids. Every Saturday in December Hudson Valley crafts are available for gift giving. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Plunge into the oceans to encounter unique, dangerous and colorful creatures. Narrated by actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, this film leaps into oceans around the world to spotlight exotic creatures, including wolf eels, manta rays, ocean sunfish, a huge species of squid that vibrates colors, several odd relatives of sea stars, and a camouflaged frogfish. Audiences go face-to-face with thse creatures. 

See seals and waterfowl during an invigorating 2.5 hour cruise. Aquarium educators will point out federally-protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. And they'll discuss what happens with the Sound's marine population during the winter: who stays, who migrates out, and who migrates in. Photograph winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant gees, and long-tailed ducks. Binoculars will be provided. Dress  warmly. Participants must be at least 42 inches.

Get close to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous animals in the sea at this newly-expanded exhibit. Come explore the most species of jellies in New England. Come explore large new displays with such non-native species as brown sea nettles, Australian spotted jellies, Japanese sea nettles, and more. 

Visit the toy boat-making area for a fun 20-minute boat-building activity, Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. 

Now in it's 17th smash year - Naked Boys Singing continues to prove that clothes alone do not make the man! In this all-male, all-nude, musical comedy revue 6 gorgeous and talent young men entertain for 60 minutes through hilarious original music including the songs "The Perky Little Pornstar", "Gratuitous Nudity", and more!

This newly opened, immersive entertainment experience takes families on a simulated underwater adventure to witness Pacific Ocean life firsthand. It's an interactive journey across a 60,000-square-foot marine attraction to meet sea lions, humpback whales, and great white sharks. Catch sight a stunning coral reef and other awe-inspiring sights and sounds thanks to an incredible visual effects team and award-winning designers and sound engineers. This walk-through experience lasts approximately 90 minutes. Buy tickets online for a reserved entry time. A portion of proceeds supports the National Geographic Society's nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, research, and education.

From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn - New York Transit Museum Through March 31, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

Using the museum’s vintage subway cars as the stage, you’ll design a crowd of puppets that animate a tale of travel.

This season’s bird walks will be impromptu. Sign up to receive alerts about bird walks two days ahead of time based on weather conditions.

Check out this holiday sample sale with brands including Masala Baby, Frenchie, Mini Couture, Sophie, Catalou, Bit'z Kids, Republic of Pigtails, Lili Collection Home and Loft, Loralin Designs, Kickee Pants, Mini Shatsu, and PeacheyBoo. Along with all the sale there will be activities for parents and children including a Brooklyn Bowl children's concert, FiDi Families arts and crafts, and complementary cocktails for the adults.

Seal walks meet at the Jones Beach Nature Center. We then go to Field 10 after sign-in and a short presentation at the Nature Center.

Sea of Light installation will be like no winter light show you have ever seen before. Explore a fully immersive sensory adventure of light and sound activated by proximity and touch. 

A learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination offering an alpine escape right in your backyard. Enjoy a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines and uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and instruction for all ages available.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2018, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking, strollers are not recommended and to meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. To make reservations and/or for more information, call (631) 668-5000.

'The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats' - St. Luke's Theatre Through March 31, 2018 - Midtown

A play that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure. Four of Keats' best stories are brought to life, including Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets make the 60-minute show fun for all.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal - Grey Art Gallery Through March 31, 2018 - New York

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal's astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today.Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal's drawings, the show will situate them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtapose them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams.

Baya: Woman of Algiers is the first North American exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). Known as Baya, she was born in Bordj el-Kiffan and orphaned at age five. Encouraged by her adoptive French mother to pursue art, she began as an adolescent to paint gouaches and make ceramics. Her work was soon discovered by fabled gallerist Aimé Maeght who, along with André Breton, organized an exhibition in Paris in 1947. Baya's colorful depictions of women, rhythmic patterns, and bright palette drew the attention of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with whom she later collaborated in the renowned Madoura pottery studio in Vallauris. Celebrated in both Algeria and France, Baya has yet to gain international recognition. Woman of Algiers reexamines Baya's career within Surrealist, "outsider," and North-African post-colonial art contexts.

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Experiment with clay and explore your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Projects take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Space is limited. Tickets go on sale at the front desk at 10am the day of class. Call 914-937-2047 to register or drop in by 1:45pm. First come, first served.

The Pleasantville Farmers Market brings its goods indoors for winter at the largest, year-round farmers market in Westchester. With over 40 vendors participating in the indoor market, the delicious good time continues each Saturday at the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria.

Family friendly screenings run most Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Bartos Screening Room.

Shop with your neighbors and support the local food system. The Ossining Farmers Market offers produce, meat and eggs from local farms, baked goods, local fish, ready-to-eat items, honey, coffee, and more.

Take a trip back to Springfield High as we follow the singing quartet, The Marvelous Wonderettes,, from a hilarious last minute performance at their 1958 senior prom to their 10 year reunion. Told through the biggest pop hits of the decades - "It's My Party", "Leader of the Pack", "Mr. Sandman", "Lollipop", "Respect", and more!

Now in its 8th smash year and winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical - NEWSical is NYC's hilarious, ever-evolving, sketch comedy musical of all the news that's fit to spoof!

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art Through April 01, 2018 - New York

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition will present their accomplishments across a range of disciplines—from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s.

Enjoy Robert Southey's beloved Folk-Tale from 1837: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The show is adapted for hand puppets by Jack Kaplan.

A Chorus Line, the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is one of the true masterpieces of live theater. A celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage.  Its powerful stories are touching, funny, inspiring and relatable to anyone with a passion for performing.  The show is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. Memorable musical numbers include "I Can Do That", "At the Ballet", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "The Music and the Mirror", "What I Did for Love", "One (Singular Sensation)" and "I Hope I Get It."

Ice Skating Season - Le Frak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Through April 02, 2018 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open for a full season of ice skating. In addition to public ice skating, the LeFrak Center features figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, indoor/outdoor dining at Bluestone Café, and an array of special events and public recreational programming.

From the creative geniuses behind South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, with music by Robert Lopaz, co-composer of Avenue Q and Frozen, comes the smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon!! After seeing Avenue Q, Parker and Stone were inspired to create a musical of their own with Robert Lopez, and began meeting to discuss and write – a process which, including research involving a trip to Salt Lake City to meet Mormon missionaries, took almost 7 years. It was well worth the wait – the Book of Mormon took Broadway by storm, setting record ticket sales for the Eugene O’Neil Theatre, and winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the world premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age - The Museum of Modern Art Through April 08, 2018 -

Drawn primarily from MoMA's collection, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989 brings artworks produced using computers and computational thinking together with notable examples of computer and component design. The exhibition reveals how artists, architects, and designers operating at the vanguard of art and technology deployed computing as a means to reconsider artistic production. The artists featured in Thinking Machines exploited the potential of emerging technologies by inventing systems wholesale or by partnering with institutions and corporations that provided access to cutting-edge machines. They channeled the promise of computing into kinetic sculpture, plotter drawing, computer animation, and video installation. Photographers and architects likewise recognized these technologies' capacity to reconfigure human communities and the built environment. Thinking Machines includes works by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, Waldemar Cordeiro, Charles Csuri, Richard Hamilton, Alison Knowles, Beryl Korot, Vera Molnár, Cedric Price, and Stan VanDerBeek, alongside computers designed by Tamiko Thiel and others at Thinking Machines Corporation, IBM, Olivetti, and Apple Computer. The exhibition combines artworks, design objects, and architectural proposals to trace how computers transformed aesthetics and hierarchies, revealing how these thinking machines reshaped art making, working life, and social connections.

Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) remains among the most revered figures in classical music, due in large part to the dissemination of his work through hundreds of commercially produced recordings and wide-reaching radio broadcasts, which helped to define and perpetuate his cultural significance during the second half of his meteoric career. This exhibition explores the iconoclastic yet beloved conductor's legacy through the very medium in which he worked: sound. With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini's lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpms discs. As one of the world's leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will place front and center Toscanini's recordings through ongoing live demonstrations and free public programs devoted to the craft of preserving and archiving the technology he helped define during his lifetime.

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email [email protected] NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."

The Off-Broadway hit The Bench starring Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders, will extend its sold out run at The East Village Playhouse. This production is being presented by Golden Globe Nominated Chris Noth, Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Award winner Barry Shabaka Henley and produced by Tony Award winning producer Terry Schnuck. Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It’s a unique and fresh solo theatre piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional ‘monologue black out, monologue black out’ traditional solo theatre form.

Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time. Most of the pieces are reverse mirror images – they appear the same when rotated 180 degrees.

This outdoor exhibit features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn. Bring the family at nightfall to see hundreds of transparent white spheres suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling, as they gently sway with the wind currents.

Warm yourself up with this monthly storytime. Listen to stories about tea parties and visit the Ladies Parlor to see the tea party display. Afterward, there will be a pretend tea party using cups and saucers from the Touch Collection. For children 6 and younger.

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. The exhibition is curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions. The exhibition's illustrated companion book may be purchased at the NYHistory Store.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU - Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Through April 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts announces seven performance at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn for the 2017-18 season Featuring jazz performances by the Tierney Sutton Band, Kenny Barron, and Alicia Olatuja, the return of seasonal favorites Lunar New Year Celebration and Step Afrika, and more! Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is thrilled to announce a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. Brooklyn Center will announce additional performances in the fall in conjunction with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.   "We are thrilled to continue our commitment to presenting world-class artists to the diverse communities of  Brooklyn," said Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. "Since our home base of Whitman Theatre will be closed for twelve months for much-needed structural repairs, the upcoming season will be presented in two alternative spaces, allowing us the opportunity to share more intimate arts experiences with our audience." The season opens on October 21, 2017 with the Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Praised by The New York Times as "a pure jazz spirit," Ms. Sutton and her trio give fresh jazz interpretations to the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. Other jazz performances in the Kumble season include NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron (February 24, 2018), stepping away from his trio to present an evening of solo piano, and Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja (March 10, 2018), who first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama's second inauguration. Actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty will revive his one-man-show Emergency during Black History Month (February 17-18, 2018), in which he portrays more than 40 characters. Having premiered in 2006 at The Public Theater (where it was titled Emergence-SEE!), this solo tour-de-force explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns for the fifth annual Lunar New Year Celebration, and Step Afrika! brings their "percussive spectacle" (The New York Times) back to Brooklyn Center. Finally, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 present a musical celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican holiday traditions with their family-friendly Christmas in El Barrio. Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn: Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn "A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level."  -- The New York Times Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" - a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she and her trio bring their 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, The Sting Variations, to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3pm, $25 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn From the mountain tops of Puerto Rico to the street corners of New York City, the Puerto Rican holiday season is about reaffirming cultural identity and rejoicing in the strength of family and community ties. Music is at the center of the festivities, with friends gathering in groups called parrandas, going from home to home singing traditional aguinaldos into the wee hours of the morning. Experience the holiday season Borinquen-style, as the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 present a musical celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican Christmas traditions. Fifth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm, $25 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Celebrate the oncoming arrival of spring with an all-new festival of Chinese music and dance commemorating the Year of the Dog, faithful guardian and loyal friend to mankind. This family-friendly event includes graceful dancers, a colorful Chinese marketplace, red lions and golden dragons frolicking to the lilting sounds of traditional instruments, and more. Enjoy the elegant splendor and rich culture of one of Brooklyn's most vibrant communities with this award-winning performance by the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Daniel Beaty: Emergency Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 3pm; $30 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters' various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life."We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility."- Daniel Beaty from Emergency   Kenny Barron (solo piano) Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Praised by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the top jazz pianists in the world," NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY® nods, most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Don't miss this intimate solo performance by a masterful artist who Jazz Weekly calls "the most lyrical piano player of our time." Alicia Olatuja Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8pm, $30 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn "[A] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage." - The New York Times Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama's second inauguration, and has since established herself as one of this generation's most versatile and elegant jazz artists. Her sublime voice has graced the stage of major venues across the country with a combination velvety tone and vibrant confidence. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences-from classical and gospel, to jazz and R&B-she returns home to Brooklyn with her scintillating jazz stylings. Step Afrika! Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3pm & 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world's first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.    Multibuy  discounts (three or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices. Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances at Brooklyn College. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn Online orders:  BrooklynCenter.org Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331              About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the PerformingArts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.    Major support for the 2017-18 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 season.   Brooklyn Center's presentations of Kenny Barron and Alicia Olatuja are made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Shop for local foods all through the winter at the indoor McGolrick Park Farmers Market located in the basement of the Park Church Co-op just outside McGolrick Park. Each Sunday you will find regional farmers and local food makers. No market Sunday December 24th, Sunday December 31st, Sunday March 25, or Sunday April 1st.

Rockland Center for the Arts, in partnership with Collaborative Concepts, have sited sculptures by 12 regional artists on RoCA's new nature trails just off the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park. Artists create and exhibit site-specific pieces relating to the environment and man, inspired by the natural habitat of the lower Hudson Valley. Artists will address ideas of light, organics, recycling and sustainability through these sculptures. Some may even explore the passage of time, loss or regeneration. Visitors will be able to see the connection between nature and sculpture and how nature can inform design, illuminating the bond between art and nature. The idea is to have adults and children connect with nature, to relieve the ‘nature deficit disorder’ we have these days. Perfectly placed sculptures, visible through and around the natural habitat brings a fresh enchantment to these trails. A glimpse of an art piece beckons the visitor to meander slowly through the paths and observe the intricacies of each exceptional work displayed within the landscape. The sculpture trail connects to the Palisades Park. This tourist destination will have an emotional connection for visitors with nature, the art and inspire all to spend more time outdoors while paying homage to the creative spirit that lives right here in the Hudson Valley and Rockland. The exhibits will be on view May 21, 2017 – April 30, 2018, free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY. Gallery hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4 pm; Sat and Sun 1-4 pm. For more information visit www.rocklandartcenter.org or call 845-358-0877. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time - The Morgan Library & Museum Through April 29, 2018 - New York

What time is it? The question seems simple, and with a watch on your wrist or a cell phone in your hand, the answer is easy. In the Middle Ages, however, the concept of time could be approached in many different ways, with vastly different tools. Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan's collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it. The manuscripts range in date from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major countries of Europe. The exhibition begins with the quirks of the medieval calendar, exploring sacred feasts, the mysteries of Golden Numbers, the utility of Dominical Letters, and how the Middle Ages inherited the Roman Calendar of Julius Caesar. Visitors will engage with the complexities of time as defined by liturgical celebrations and their two overlapping systems of temporale (feasts of time) and sanctorale (feasts of saints), systems that still influence the way we tell time today. Now and Forever also explores how time beyond the grave preoccupied medieval people for whom life on earth was a mere dress rehearsal for the main event—the afterlife.

Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets - Children's Museum of the Arts Through April 29, 2018 - Greenwich Village

Through her exploration of the human inclination to decorate, embellish, and adorn our surroundings, Ellen Harvey has created an immersive installation featuring large-scale works that apply ornamentation to scenes from both city life and nature.

Locally produced food, featuring fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings and other great items. 

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker - 9/11 Memorial Museum Through May 01, 2018 - New York

“Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline. The exhibition takes visitors through the magazine’s depictions of the city’s experience as the Twin Towers were constructed and stood as icons of the city, their sudden absence when they were destroyed, the widely felt grief and anxieties in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, their commemoration in the years that followed, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site now home to The New Yorker and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition will run through May 2018 in the museum’s South Tower Gallery.

Walking tots and preschoolers are invited to take part in story time, a craft, dance games and activities, plus free play time. It's a great way for grown-ups to introduce their children to the wonderful world of performing arts in a nurturing and creative environment.

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome.

Enjoy fresh produce and goodies even when its cold out. Find baked goods, pickles, produce, vegetables, jams, eggs, meats and more!

Craycroft's Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles (2107); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, or (2013); the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2010); Tracy Williams Ltd., New York (2008, 2009, 2011); and Le Case D'Arte, Milan (2005). She Has Had Two-Person Exhibitions at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2015); Redcat, Los Angeles (2014); and Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles (2007). Craycroft Recently Debuted a Major New Work, the Earth Is a Magnet, Commissioned for the Ica Boston Exhibition "the Artist's Museum" (2016). Other Notable Group Exhibitions Include "Champs Elysees" at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2013), and Moma P.S.1's "Greater New York" (2005). She Has Received Commissions for Public Sculpture from Socrates Sculpture Park (2004), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (2005), and Art in General (2006), New York, and from Den Haag Sculptuur, the Hague (2008).

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing - The Morgan Library & Museum Through May 13, 2018 - New York

One of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) was a master of language and a tireless craftsman. This exhibition focuses on Williams's career during the years 1939–1957, when he authored such masterpieces as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The show examines his creative process and his involvement with the production of his plays, along with their reception and lasting impact. Uniting his original drafts, private diaries, and personal letters with paintings, photographs, production stills, and other objects, the exhibition tells the story of one man's struggle for self-expression and how it changed the landscape of American drama.

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the museum’s simulated archaeological dig. RSVP Recommended.

Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions through explorations, songs, and wonderful PJ Library books.

Preschoolers and their adult companions can explore Scenes from the Collection, the museum’s new collection exhibition, through themed tours and engaging gallery activities, followed by a visit to the museum’s art studio.

All fiber and textile enthusiasts are welcome. Join for a monthly handcraft night. Drop in with any portable knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, spinning, or weaving project you would like to work on. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Hosted by Madeleine Polemeni. For information contact Stephanie King at [email protected] or call 914-232-9555 ext. 2968.

Look at books with your child, listen to stories, create an art project, and dance to the music with Petra as part of this imaginative, interactive story time. You can even bring your lunch to enjoy as part of the class.

All are welcome with children ages 2-3 years old. Come for an hour of playing, learning, discovering, and exploring.

Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games, and nature with fun-filled activities, performances, and visits from special guests all week long. Spend the school break looking for science in all your favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard.

With Speed of Life, the Morgan presents the first in-depth retrospective of the New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987). Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist's work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the exhibition and its catalog explore the artist's full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later. Hujar's sharp, serene, square-format photographs confer gravity on the object of his attention, granting it an eternal moment's pause within the rush of passing time. Hujar focused on the spark of encounter between himself and his subject, be it a goose, a lover, an underground theatrical performer, the dappled surface of the Hudson River, or the placid features of his own face. In early adulthood Hujar worked as a studio assistant to magazine professionals and spent years in Italy with two successive partners, artists Joseph Raffael and Paul Thek. His short career in fashion photography ended in 1971, when Hujar decided the hustle of magazine work "wasn't right for me." After moving into a loft above a theater at Twelfth Street and Second Avenue in 1973, Hujar pursued a bohemian life of poverty, taking paying jobs only when necessary and focusing on the subjects that compelled him. In his book Portraits in Life and Death (1976) Hujar combined intimate portraits of his downtown coterie (painters, performers, choreographers, and writers) with studies of mummies in the Palermo Catacombs. Briefly a lover and then a mentor to the young artist David Wojnarowicz, in his final seven years Hujar continued chronicling a creative Downtown subculture running out of time in a fast-changing city.

Enjoy a log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, hikes, maple sugaring, and fun crafts that will warm everyone up.

New on View "Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center first rose into the skyline, it began appearing on covers of The New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site. The exhibition runs through May 2018.

Find joy in the care routines you create for your new baby. Topics include diapering, circumcision, and umbilical cord care, bathing and dressing, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and more. There will be time for all your questions as well.

Rock out with popular children's musician Graham Clarke. Kids love Graham's silly humor and fun songs and will enjoy moving and grooving to the beat during his energetic performance.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO) will get families grooving every Sunday throughout the school year at Jazz Standard's popular JAZZ FOR KIDS brunch. Talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18 dish out jazz classics such as "Cherokee," "How Insensitive," and "Billie's Bounce," as family audiences devour the goods off Blue Smoke's southern barbecue lunch menu. Babies welcome!

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic - American Folk Art Museum Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History Through May 28, 2018 - Upper West Side

The butterflies are back! For the 20th year, families can hang with as many as 500 fluttering butterflies at the museum's 80-degree warm vivarium full of tropical flowers too. The insects come from farms in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Florida, Kenya, Malaysia, and Thailand and species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, scarlet swallowtails, large owl butterflies, and green birdwings.

Join this weekly singalong with Hopalong Andrew, a New York City-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fixture of the New York City family music scene, he regularly appears at curated events such as Summerstage NYC, Bryant Park, Hudson Park, The Oldtone Roots Music Festival, The Brooklyn Public Library, and more.

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist's work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media. The artist's first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore's work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography's possibilities.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, announces an exciting 2017-18 season.    The season will begin at American Dance Guild's 60th Year Anniversary in Citigroup Theatre at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York. Ms. Chen will then go to Case Western Reserve University to adapt one of her signature dances, Bamboo Prayer, on the Dance Department students in their prestigious MFA program. In the 2017-2018 season, the Company will continue to be in residence at the New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ with extensive community activities including dance curriculum planning, teaching and rehearsing, research and choreography.  The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is honored to have been selected in two prestigious regional arts presenter conference this year. First, by Southern Arts to appear in the annual Performing Arts Exchange's prestigious juried showcase program at the Rialto Center in Atlanta on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30pm. On October 18 at 9:30pm, the Company will be performing in Arts Northwest's juried showcase in Seattle, WA. In January and February 2018, to chase away the winter blues, the Company will showcase the eye-popping, colorful extravaganza of the Company's 20th Lunar New Year Festival, celebrating The Year of the Dog at Brooklyn College, Queens College, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.   To establish and maintain a world-class dance company which creates vibrant new works that celebrates the diversity of the global community has been the main focus of Nai-NiChen since she began her company 28 years ago.  She enjoyed collaborations with other artists to promote the understanding of arts and humanities. And through this she is hoping to reach out to a broader and more diverse audience base.  This season is no different. Ni-Ni Chen is actively working on a series of new works that reflect the hope, joy, and struggle that she is facing as an immigrant artist.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Nai-Ni Chen returns with the world renowned Ahn Trio to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the premiere of their new collaboration "A Quest for Freedom". Following the NJPAC performance, the Ahns will join the Company again at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia in the NextMove Dance Festival from April 18-20, 2018.   The season will continue with an appearance on Ellis Island in the Asian American Heritage Month in May. The Company will be presenting the third Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in the Great Hall of Immigration on Ellis Island.   Followers and audience can gain an early glimpse of the Company's new works during our open rehearsal sessions and at Flushing Town Hall in New York; at Aljira in Newark, NJ and as well as at pop-up locations around the NY/NJ area to be announced on our e-newsletter.    In addition to developing new dances, Nai-Ni Chen is equally committed to introduce the Chinese American heritage to children and family in diverse communities. Her K-12 assembly program The Art of Chinese Dance is performed throughout the year in schools and community centers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.   Continuing its commitment to preserve and advance dance in the Chinese American community in New Jersey, the Company offers regularly scheduled community workshops at the Metuchen Dance Centre every Saturday with award-winning instructors from China, Taiwan and US.     2017-18 Upcoming Events   September Fri. 9/8/2017 8pm  American Dance Guild at 60, Festival at Ailey Citigroup Theater Tickets Available Here   Wed. 9/27/2017 5:30pm  Performing Arts Exchange, Southern Arts Showcase, Atlanta, GA, Call us at 800-650-0246 for more info.   October Tue. 10/10/2017 9:30pm  Arts Northwest Showcase in Tacoma, WA.  Call us at 800-650-0246 for more info.   January Wed. 1/31/2018  10am & 11:30am  Lehman College Performing Arts Center, Sponsored by Arts On Stage,  Red Firecrackers for Chinese New Year for K-12   February Fri. 2/2/2018   TBA International House, NYC, Year of the Dog Celebration   Thu. 2/8, Fri. 2/9/2018 10am &12:30pm  New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   Sat. 2/10/2018  2pm & 7pm   New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Year of the Dog Celebration   Sun. 2/11/2018  3pm   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Year of the Dog Celebration   Tue. 2/27/2018 10am   College of Staten Island Performing Arts Center, Enrichment Through the Arts,  Red Firecrackers for Chinese New Year for K-12 Schools Wed. 3/1/2018  10:30am   Kupferberg Center For the Performing Arts, Queens College, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   March Thu. 3/1/2018  10:30am   Kupferberg Center For the Performing Arts, Queens College, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   Sat. 3/24/2018 7:30pm     New Jersey Performing Arts Center, A Quest for Freedom with Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio   April   Sun. 4/15 2pm Flushing Town Hall, CrossCurrent V, A Celebration of Asian American Dance Artistry    Thu 4/19, Fri 4/20, Sat 4/21  Prince Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, NextMove Dance Festival, A Quest for Freedom with Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio     May Sun. 5/6/2018  12pm Great Hall of Immigration, Ellis Island National Monument, Imagine Ellis Island AAPI Heritage Festival   For more information, please visit [email protected]

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season - 14th Street Y Through May 31, 2018 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. Each year, the company presents a provocative season of theater and dance from independent New York artists in dialogue with the residency program of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to provide a big picture narrative focused on social awareness and change that transcends cultures and borders. The Theater supports the creation of new art and culture by placing artists at the heart of the 14th Street Y community, and providing the space, time, and resources needed to create new work.   "In an effort to provide an environment for free expression for our curated artists to more easily create, the 14th Street Y has changed its model to be a co-presenter of all the works in our season," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director of Arts + Culture, the 14th Street Y. "To make this possible, we have made our Theater even more accessible to a wider artist base, also providing Box Office, administrative, marketing, and technical support to truly put artists at the center of our community." The Theater at the 14th Street Y welcomes artists of all backgrounds, seeking to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all.   Highlights of the season include: ?  Flux Theatre Ensemble's AM I DEAD? The Untrue Narrative of Anatomical Lewis, the Slave by Kevin R. Free ?  New Yiddish Repertory presents Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets, in the original Yiddish.  ?  Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins perform Black Velvet, a dance/multi-media piece developed through an art residency at São Paulo Dance Company and Escola de Dança de São Paulo in Brazil.  ?  Based on the children's book by Keren Ann Zeidel, The Invisible Book introduces audiences to invisible characters in an invisible world, whose surroundings slowly become visible through their love for each other.  ?  14th Street Y continues the ground-breaking series by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, which pushes the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach.  LABA is a program of the 14th Street Y.  Each year, LABA Fellows share works in process partnered with a teaching in the LABAlive Series. The LABA 10th Anniversary season kicks off with DRUNK, an evening of wine tasting with renowned sommeliers, revelry, and new work inspired by ancient Jewish text. "Seven years ago, I began work with the Theater at the 14th Street Y as a LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture fellow, with no idea that I would become the Artistic Director of Arts + Culture. When I began in this role, the different artistic programs existed in their own bubbles and had no discourse," said Ms. Muszkatblit. "Now for the first time, two separate programs, LABA and the Theater/Dance Series, are being brought together around a central theme. Through the collaboration with my Associate Artistic Director, David Stallings, we are presenting a season that merges these seemingly two separate worlds that co-existed here at the 14Y into one larger conversation -- a Talmudic kind of argument. One necessary theme, OTHER resonated in a world so divided, hostile and fragmented.  In Hebrew we say DAVKA (exactly now or in spite of), which is the moment to find the most humane, ethical, and touching examples of bridging our differences.  We are not afraid to present differences - join us in the dialogue."   [email protected] Flex Pass  Subscribe to the 14th Street Y and save with Flex Pass.   Now, you can create your own subscription series to our season!  For the low price of $42, choose any 3 shows from our upcoming season themed, OTHER. 14streety.org/flexpass   2017-2018 Season:   Addy & Uno / Realabilities Original Concept & Book by Nava R. Stilton Ph.D. Music & Lyrics by Bonnie Gleicher August 28-September 24, 2017 Addy & Uno is a new puppet musical about kids with disabilities. Told through unforgettable music, humor, and heart, this show celebrates the wondrous abilities within disability, empathy, and the understanding that it's "nice to be nice."   Committed / Altruistic Theater Company Written by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Hill August 28-September 24, 2017 Committed examines the final days of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gough's life before his murder. The play explores the collision of an artist's unyielding vision with modern political realities and the inevitable tragedy when uncompromising values clash.   The Curly Monologues / Jonathan Pillot and Project Curly September 25-28, 2017 What happens when you get twelve women, girls, and even some guys performing original Monologues that speak to the essence of who they are? This show is about way more than hair, or even the Tribe of Curls.   AM I DEAD? The Untrue Narrative of Anatomical Lewis, the Slave / A Flux Theatre Ensemble Written by Kevin R. Free and directed by Heather Cohn October 6-22, 2017 In the 1830s, the University of Virginia owned a slave called "Anatomical Lewis" who was tasked with the maintenance of its students' dissection chamber. Now, four strangers find themselves trapped forever in the purgatory of Lewis' anatomical theater - unless they can find a way to reassemble his body.   House on Poe Street / Yonder Window Theatre Company Written by Fengar Gael and directed by Katie McHugh October 27 - November 12, 2017 Two sisters inherit the house where Edgar Allen Poe penned The Raven, only to find it haunted. This play shows how the power of poetry can affect emotions and visions of a spectral afterlife.   DRUNK / LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture November 18, 2017 The 2017-18 LABA fellows kick off the season with an evening of wine, revelry and new work inspired by ancient Jewish text on the theme, WAR + PEACE.   Awake and Sing / New Yiddish Repertory Written by Clifford Odets and directed by Johanna Gruenhut November 20 - December 24, 2017 New Yiddish Rep brings an American Classic to new life in Yiddish. In this play, Clifford Odets claimed that he was writing not about individuals so much as about a whole social class being sundered by economic problems beyond their control. One solution he offers is particularly chilling and ironic.   Black Velvet / Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca del Carlo January 8-14, 2018 Black Velvet is a 45-minute dance/multi-media piece performed by Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins, developed through an art residency at São Paulo Dance Company and Escola de Dança de São Paulo in Brazil.   LABAlive I January 18, 2018 First in the new work series by 2017-2018 fellows as they present their work in progress on the theme, WAR + PEACE.   Y Cabaret / Bearded Ladies Productions January 19-21, 2018 Get up close and personal with some of the hottest new choreographers in town. Experience dance outside of the boundaries of traditional performance.   The Invisible Book Book created by Keren-Ann Zeidel and Elinor Milchan, adapted by Gina Bonati and Ronit Muszkatblit, music by Keren-Ann Zeidel, directed by Ronit Muszkatblit and produced by Adi Ezroni. January 22-February 11, 2018 An invisible boy and an invisible girl wander through an invisible town - but in this invisible world, there is no sound. Then one day, a sound begins: a beating, a drumming, a thumping calling out to the invisible friends. The audience is led into a parallel world of sound and visual poetry.   Everything you have is yours? / LABA 2nd Stage By Hadar Ahuvia with Mor Mendell and multimedia by Gil Sperling. February 8-10, 2018 Everything you have is yours? is a darkly humored, evening length performance that deconstructs instructional videos of Israeli folk dance to uncover the Arab origins of Israeli identity.    The Art of Loss / Bryn Cohn + Artists February 12-18, 2018 Bryn Cohn + Artist presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss - a collection of notable works from 2014-2017 that examine isolation, intimacy and a return to the self within a universal community.   Tap & Tom / Felipe Galgani & Company February 21-25, 2018 Using Tom Jobim's compositions, Felipe Galganni's Tap & Tom is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of bossa nova and Jobim's 90th birthday with an evening of tap dance, live music, and singing with music direction by award-winning Carlos Bauzys.   A Footnote in Ballet History / From the Horse's Mouth March 12-18, 2018 The life and times of Magda Saleh, Prima Ballerina of Egypt, in celebration of Egyptian Dance in all its forms and traditions.   LABAlive II March 22, 2018 The second showing in the new work series by 2017-2018 fellows as they present their work in progress on the theme, WAR + PEACE.   Y Cabaret / Bearded Ladies Productions March 23-25, 2018 Get up close and personal with some of the hottest new choreographers in town. Experience dance outside of the boundaries of traditional performance.   We Are A Masterpiece / Retro Productions Written by Gina Femia and directed by DeLisa M. White April 6-22, 2018 During the AIDS crisis, patchwork families were formed; friends and co-workers becoming brothers and mothers, stepping into the holes that their family members left. When a nurse, Joan meets John, who has been abandoned by his partner and family, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them.   In[heir]itance Project April 23-May 13, 2018 Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle, and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project uses a community-driven process of theatrical tools and educational programming to create original performance events inspired by common sacred stories.   LABAlive III May 31, 2018 The third and final showing in the new work series by 2017-2018 fellows as they present their work in progress on the theme, WAR + PEACE.   Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets. About The Theater at the 14th Street Y The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative.  Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists at the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all. Art is incubated here.   About LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture At the core of LABA's mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.   About the 14th Street Y The 14th Street Y's philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We're committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14th Street Y serves more than 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.

Discover what connections artists and designers make to the natural world—and make your own. Explore natural materials, find shapes and patterns in nature, or create a nature-inspired design.

The Little People Party is a children's entertainment company with a current pop up tot party for ages 6 months-3 years held at an indoor soccer field. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids and the bar sells refreshments for the adults.

Explore Walks: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Walking Tour - Brooklyn Borough Hall Through June 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Let the entire city be your museum! Our guided walking tour starts in downtown Brooklyn and explores the history and evolving present of Brooklyn as we cross the world's most famous bridge. The tour continues up through Chinatown and back to Lower Manhattan, passing some of the most historic sites and diverse architecture in all of New York. Sites like Federal Hall, Wall Street, African Burial Ground, World Trade Center, and many more that might otherwise fly beneath the radar! The tour finishes steps from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and ferries to the Statue of Liberty, perfect for continuing your trip!

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

Check out this fun and entertaining monthly variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. For ages 3-9.

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

With his guitar and a wagon full of kids' instruments, Greg sings both originals and favorites old and new.

Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by a parent/adult and child. Space is limited to the first 10 families. Pre-registration is recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come first-served basis as long as there is space. Class begins with a demonstration of the art project.

Bring your child to Bay Ridge Jewish Center to learn the joys of Judaism, its rituals, customs, basic Hebrew language, and prayers.

Bring your child to learn the joys of Judaism, its rituals, customs, basic Hebrew language, and prayers.

Kids can spend their winter break with us! On 2/21, Puzzle Time, on 2/22, Craft time, on 2/23, we'll screen the movie "The Secret Life of Pets."

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts, a beautifully unique program for children and young adults with special needs, announces its fall lineup of after school programming. An array of subjects are being offered after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including art, music, drumming, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are small in size, and taught by passionate, talented, certified teachers. Each student receives individual attention and also has a one-on-one buddy. Typically-developing siblings and friends are welcome. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is ongoing and we offer a new student discount. To inquire about rates and to sign-up, and to learn more about our weekend respite programs, please contact Assistant Director Alyssa Sosnik at [email protected] or 516-432-0200.

Join a Baby & Me, Anyone & Me or Two's Company class designed to develop relationships through movement and safe tumbling techniques. Great way to prepare your little one for our Nursery School Program.

After School Classes for ages 2 - Teen - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Syosset Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

From Cooking to Indoor Soccer and Acting Classes, M.A.T.S.S offers a rainbow of programs and classes all under one roof!

Massapequa Bowls Kids Leagues are now forming !! Thursday and Fridays starting at 4pm. Saturday Instructional League starts at 10am. Sunday classes for adults and children start at 10am. Register.

Explore NYC's oldest house. Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigations, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

The classic musical "The Wizard of Oz" is being performed by a multi-racial cast with a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation.

Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room - The American Museum of Natural History Through June 18, 2018 - Upper West Side

Swing by the museum on a Monday morning for an engaging story time with plenty of interactive learning. Space is limited and tickets are distributed on a designated single-file line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45am and 10:15am on a first-come, first-served basis. Any remaining tickets will be distributed from the Discovery Room itself.

Parents and Babies Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island Through June 21, 2018 - Huntington

Take a break and join this weekly class to deeply relax, enjoy guided meditations and explore some of Buddha's practical advice that can help you face the changes and challenges that come along with nurturing a new life. Come and find some inner peace, without having to find a babysitter! No one will mind if your baby is making sounds, moving around or needs to be rocked or walked. By the way, our meditation mats make really comfy baby beds – just bring your own blanket from home to cover them.

Does your life sometimes seem out of control? Do you want to live in a happier world? Learn how controlling your mind enables you to control your world. This weekly meditation class will show us how to change our mind so we can go from being moody, angry or just plain annoyed, to fun, happy and inspired. Learn how through the power of positive minds and actions it is possible for everyone to live in and build a better world. Teens also benefit from the practice of meditation. They learn how to stay relaxed and focused in pressured situations, improve their concentration and memory, develop confidence, stay calm in conflicts and make good decisions, deal with painful situations and feelings, discover their limitless potential, learn a life-long skill for achievement of greater happiness and success.

Drop-in Art, Poems, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab Through June 25, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Drop-in Art, Songs, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab Through June 26, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Esther Crow (from Thunder and Sunshine, the NYC rock group for kids), and her funky puppets are coming to Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe. There will be lots of music, dancing, noise-making, and hand-made puppets.

Esther Crow (from Thunder and Sunshine, the NYC rock group for kids), and her funky puppets are coming to Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe. There will be lots of music, dancing, noise-making, and hand-made puppets.

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

Blue Balloon students ages 3 and older perform their own original songs. This year's concert features tweens and teens from Blue Balloon's new branch Pitch & Propeller Songs and Instruction.

Shabbat Songs and Stories - Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene Clinton Hill Through June 29, 2018 - Clinton Hill

Join every Friday morning to wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Neighborhood families are encouraged to join with students from the Early Childhood Programs for music, dancing, stories, and snacks. This event is open to all, regardless of background. 

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in an incredibly realistic game.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Duration: 20 minutes.

Jacques Jarrige: Kinetic Outdoor Sculptures Curves #1, #2, #3 - Rockland Center for the Arts Through June 30, 2018 - West Nyack

Jacques Jarrige Kinetic Sculptures at RoCA The Rockland Center for the Arts presents new work by Jacques Jarrige. Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is pleased to present the sculptural works of French artist Jacques Jarrige. Jacques Jarrige has created a site-specific work for RoCA’s outdoor sculpture garden to be on display from September 23, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2pm-5 pm, Rockland Center for the Arts, (27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack) will have an opening reception of Sculptures by Jacques Jarrige in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park and in our Nature Trail. Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 4pm to 5pm at RoCA Jacques will invite participants to create their own sculpture inspired by his vocabulary using material he will provide. Jacques, at the same time will create small sculptures on the spot that he will autograph.. The exhibit is on view September 23 – June 30, 2018. To purchase tickets to the house tour go to www.rocklandartcenter.org “Support RoCA” tab. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, [email protected] Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.

In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Sing-along with Mike Messer of the Dirty Sock Fun Time Band - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Sing-along with Lloyd of The Deedle Deedle Dees - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Sing-along with Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

There is tons to explore at the BCM and Tuesdays are dedicated to the museum's permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in the greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats?

The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY Street Team, is showcasing its collective history as makers, and offering customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts from indie vendors, all based in the NY tri-state area.

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Spring 2018 Season Schedule The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera Monday, January 8, 7:30 pm Prior to the opening of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas(Music, Book, Lyrics; Book by Stewart Lee), director John Rando, and choreographer Joshua Bergasse discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times.    DANCE COMMISSION Battleground  Ryan McNamara Wednesday-Friday, January 10-12, 7:30 pm Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process presents an encore of this one-of-a-kind "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" made in and for the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater. Three squads of performers-the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage-battle for dominance with audience members acting as embedded witnesses.    DANCE COMMISSION One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15, 7:30 pm Works & Process -presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES. This work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music,featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston.   A New Carousel Jack O'Brien and Justin Peck Sunday, February 4, 7:30 pm Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical returns to Broadway for the first time in over two decades. The new productionfeatures choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck and direction by Jack O'Brien. Prior to the Broadway opening of Carousel, cast members perform excerpts of new choreography, and Peck and O'Brien discuss the creative process behind this new presentation of a musical drama that has captivated theatergoers for generations.   Mozart in the Jungle: Inside the Music Sunday, February 11, 3 and 7:30 pm Audiences are invited inside the world of Mozart in the Jungle, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series set in the orbit of the fictional New York Symphony. The Amazon show has featured performances by artists including Joshua Bell and Plácido Domingo, who sang on a raft in a Venetian canal with fictional opera diva "La Fiamma" (played by Monica Bellucci), conducted by Maestro Rodrigo de Souza (Gael García Bernal), and cameos by composers Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw. At Works & Process, Shaw joins showrunner Will Graham and creative consultant Elena Park in a program that takes the audience inside the music, including performances by Shaw of music that was originally created for the television series.   The Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte  Peter Gelb, Christopher Maltman, Phelim McDermott, and Kelli O'Hara Monday, February 12, 7:30 pm Prior to the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Così fan tutte, general manager Peter Gelb leads a panel discussion about the company's new production, which sets Mozart's masterpiece in a carnivalesque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The panel includes baritone Christopher Maltman, who sings Don Alfonso; production director Phelim McDermott; and soprano and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, who sings Despina. Members of the cast perform excerpts from the opera.   The Washington Ballet Julie Kent and Gemma Bond Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 7:30 pm A champion of new choreography, Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond discusses Bond's newest work. Washington Ballet dancers perform highlights from a new commision by Bond prior to the March 14premiere in Washington, D.C.   LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: Place Ted Hearne, Patricia McGregor, and Saul Williams Monday, March 5, 7:30 pm A modern-day oratorio, Place explores a country at a crossroads, where manifest destiny and gentrification meet history and personal experience. The creatorsdiscuss their collaboration and the complex and contentious map of the place we call home. Actors Steven Bradshawand Allison Semmes perform highlights prior to the premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (April 2018), Barbican Centre, London (May 2018), and in New York (fall 2018).   Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo Sunday, March 18, 7:30 pm Excerpts are performed from this new two-act opera based on the true story ofDanny Chen, proud American and son of Chinese immigrants residing in Manhattan's Chinatown. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Chen is welcomed in boot camp, but in Afghanistan, his own base becomes enemy territory as military hazing turns deadly, posing powerful questions about what it means to be an American. Librettist David Henry Hwang and composer Huang Ruo discuss their collaboration with Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America, prior to the opera's premiere in Saint Louis.   Presented in association with the Museum of Chinese in America, New York. Prurience Christopher Green An experiential entertainment about our private pleasures . . . March 20-31  For performance times, please visit worksandprocess.org Location: The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed.Questioning theside effects of porn, Green asksaudiences to consider if society is in the grip of anactual addiction or a moral panic.    COSTUME AND DANCE COMMISSION Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Sunday, March 25, 3 and 7:30 pm Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm Costume design takes center stage in this new work devised by designers Reid & Harriet Design in collaboration with their favorite clients and dance makers, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, Jack Ferver, Gwen Welliver, and Burr Johnson.    Nederlands Dans Theater Sol León and Paul Lightfoot Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm This performance offers behind-the-scenes access to the Nederlands Dans Theater's U.S. tour. Company dancers perform highlights from Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Shoot the Moon (2006), with music by Philip Glass; and Singulière Odyssée (2017),featuring music by Max Richter. León and Lightfoot participate in a moderated discussion.   Breaking Bread with Balanchine  Meryl Rosofsky Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9, 7:30 pm Legendary choreographer George Balanchine was also a great cook. Food scholar Meryl Rosofsky previews her "culinary biography" of the dance master, showing how his relationship to food illuminates forces-cultural, geographic, political-that shaped him as an artist. Joining her are special guests who danced or dined with Balanchine. Dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts.   Prior to the program, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will offer special dishes from Balanchine's repertoire, including his paskha and kulich, which he made each year for his famous Russian Easter feasts. Reservations for this special dinner will be accepted starting in March call 212 427 5690 or visit OpenTable.   BALANCHINE is a trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.   American Ballet Theatre: AFTERITE Wayne McGregor Sunday and Monday, April 29 and 30, 7:30 pm Utilizing Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring as inspiration, the Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a new work that reconceptualizes the seminal work. McGregor and American Ballet Theatredancers present excerpts of AFTERITE prior to its New York premiere at the Metropolitan Opera.   Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon Sunday, May 6, 7:30 pm Ephrat Asherie, a 2016 Bessie Award-winner, discusses her newest work prior to its Jacob's Pillow premiere with festival director Pamela Tatge. Dancers and musicians perform highlights and explore what happens when dances from the African diaspora-including breaking, hip hop, house, and vogue-intersect and remix with the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth.   MCC Theater: Reasons to Be Pretty Happy Neil LaBute and Leigh Silverman Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm Tony Award-winner Neil LaBute and Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman discuss their creative process, and cast members perform highlights from Reasons to Be Pretty Happy. Labute, MCC Theater's Playwright-in-Residence, and Silverman revisit the characters first introduced in Reasons to Be Pretty (a 2009 Tony Award-nominee for Best Play) and Reasons to Be Happy (2012). After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with the friends they left behind.  Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets: $45, $40 members, $10 student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts December 4, 2017, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above. General ticketing starts December 13, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   #15XX December 4, 2017   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact: Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 [email protected]   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 [email protected]   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 [email protected]

Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Times Square, as if the city itself is singing to you. Compass Song is centered at Duffy Square, with sounds spread between 49th Street to the north, 42nd Street to the south, 8th Avenue to the west, and 6th Avenue to the east. Let the map guide you within the active soundscape to seek out more of the audio experience, or wander through the district using only the app’s compass to happen upon divergent sonic elements. For more information on the project, please visit CompassSong.com

A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen.

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary consists of 50 works of mixed-media collage, assemblage on wood panels, and sculpture presented in an installation designed by the artist that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century.

The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America. Referred to simply as The Green Book in its day, the publication served as a guide to finding businesses that were welcoming to black Americans, including hotels and restaurants, during an era when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against nonwhites was widespread. These designated safe spaces were places of refuge and leisure, where one could spend quality time with friends and family. The depiction of black America at leisure is a theme of continued interest to Adams, who explores how engaging in leisure as a form of relaxation and reflection can be a political act when embraced by members of black or working-class communities. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary reflects on the plight of working-class black people before and during the Civil Rights Movement, and their determination to pursue the same American Dream afforded to others. Today, The Green Book serves as a poignant artifact and reminder of the importance of equality during a time in which uneven law enforcement continues to negatively shape the lives and experiences of many black Americans. 

Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA's SHIFT (2014/15) and the Queens Museum Studio Program (2015-2017). He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad - American Museum of Natural History Through September 01, 2018 - Upper West Side

Families with members on the autism spectrum can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the museum opens to the public.

Children ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America. They will then plunge into the ocean to explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Children ages 10–14 will take a trip through the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations.

Access+Ability - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Through September 03, 2018 - Upper East Side

This powerful new exhibit displays products, projects, and services developed by and with people with disabilities—physical, cognitive, and sensory—that expand their ability to lead independent lives and engage more fully in the world. The Access+Ability exhibition features more than 70 works, from adaptive clothing and eating implements that assist with daily routines to apps and “smart” technologies that aid in social interactions and navigating the environment. A variety of interactive elements will be installed throughout the exhibition to engage visitors, underscoring the importance of prioritizing users throughout the design process.

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

Sacred Spaces: The Road To … and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room - Rubin Museum of Art Through October 15, 2018 - Chelsea

Featuring artist Ghiora Aharoni’s series “The Road to Sanchi” and two video works by artist Arthur Liou, the exhibition engages time as a medium and challenges viewers to consider the sacred and think about their own experiences with meaningful journeys. These installations continue the exhibition’s focus on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places.

Aharoni’s series of sculptures reimagines vintage taxi meters, now obsolete, from India. Video screens embedded in the meters capture the artist’s rickshaw rides in India to sacred sites for Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. Each sculpture, whose form simultaneously references a time capsule and the silhouette of a stupa, becomes the oculus of a pilgrimage. 

The videos “Kora” and “Saga Dawa,” created by Arthur Liou, explore aspects of Tibetan Buddhist ritual and celebration as they take place in the breathtaking environment around Tibet’s holiest mountain, Mount Kailash.

Visitors can take a pause inside the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by traditional Tibetan household shrines. They are also invited to write letters to future museumgoers in a dedicated area in the gallery.

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

From the Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Career - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art Through November 04, 2018 - New York

This presentation in the Museum's fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the late 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist's career long after his or her breakthrough moment. Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides another view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA's collection, and includes examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Maria Lassnig, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.

Join this hands-on workshop in honor of Veterans Day, and you and your child can build a toy helicopter with turning blades. Once the toy helicopter is built, your child can decorate it with paint & stickers to create a mini-military vehicle.

Come for fun hands-on activities and a family-friendly shorts program featuring recent student work and festival favorites. Bring the whole family and enjoy watching, animating, and coloring together as we celebrate young filmmakers. Activities take place upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery. You can also stop by the Media Arts Lab (where education programs are held) for free tours! Recommended for ages 3 and older.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's Environmental Education Center is a new, year-round space which will be open to families and park visitors on weekends and outside of school hours. The Ed Center offers multiple interactive elements and a reading corner. The two signature exhibits are a discovery station and an aquarium. The Nancy Bowe Discovery Station is a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring interactive modules that offer an in-depth look at the park's ecology, history and sustainable design. The Ed Center's 250-gallon aquarium showcases fish and invertebrates from the East River that have been caught during the Conservancy's popular seining program. A child-friendly touch tank offers visitors an opportunity to gently interact with marine animals, which are carefully monitored and regularly released back into the river.

Open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI).

This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI). It is open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. No fee, no registration, just come and go as needed. Siblings and pregnant women welcome.

New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 Through December 18, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home ? bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

Bring the little ones to this event to get their wiggles out while the adults get to know other stay at home parents.

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

New Moms and Infants Support Group - Croton Free Library Through December 27, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI).

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus meet for fun and fellowship. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12 and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books every fourth Wednesday of the month. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served.

Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life. The Aquarium will raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle, only about 3 inches at first, will live in a new habitat near the "Sea Turtles" exhibit.

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Ring in the New Year with Marquee, providing you sounds by Sunnery James & Ryan Merciano. Your general admission tickets include 4 hour premium open bar 8:30pm - 12:30am, hors d'oeuvres, and festive attire required. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as valid photo ID. Must be 21+ years to attend.

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Enjoy these weekday singalongs featuring a different favorite local musicians each day! Monday Make Music & Dance with DARA! Tuesday Sing along with ANDREW of ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE! Wednesday Sing along with EMMY & EVAN! Thursday Sing along with LLOYD of the DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES! Friday Sing along with MIKE MESSER of the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND!

Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum's Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.

Guess What: A PG Stand Up Comedy Show for Families - The Creek and the Cave Comedy Club Through January 19, 2019 - Long Island City

The Guess What comedy show is a stand up comedy show with the perfect recipe for parents and kids: funny jokes and no sailor talk. Plus parents now don't need a babysitter to see a comedy show. Watch top NYC comics do their PG best jokes and, in between, kids gets a chance to go on stage and tell a joke. The vibe is definitely kid friendly as the hosts of the show are a dad comic and his 9-year old daughter. Tickets are free. Different comedians each month. Great brunch and kids menu. 3rd Saturday of Each Month Doors open at 12:30pm. Show starts at 1pm.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.

This one-time free class is a chance for your child to try their hand at fencing. Registration required.

New Permanent Exhibit: Titanosaur - The American Museum of Natural History Through January 19, 2020 - Upper West Side

The museum adds another must-see exhibit opening on January 15, a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur Titanosaur that is part of a special year of dinosaur events, exhibitions, and digital offerings. Paleontologists have inferred that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants. In preparation for adding this colossal new exhibit, the museum closed the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center in September to remove the hall's current incumbent: a life-sized—but, by comparison, diminutive—fleshed-out model of a juvenile Barosaurus that has been on display since the completion of the fourth floor in June 1996. The new, much larger occupant will graze the gallery's approximately 19-foot-high ceilings and, at 122 feet (37.2 meters), is just a bit too long to fit completely into the space. Instead, its neck and head will extend out towards the elevator banks, welcoming visitors to the "dinosaur" floor.

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six of the screens are more than 14 feet tall and one screen, which shows a digital waterfall, is 38 feet tall. The screens show six different, but interconnected, environments – desert, mountain valley, plains, reservoir, jungle and wetlands – each with their own unique trees, plants and creatures, but sharing common resources, such as water and weather patterns. Some of the animals travel across environments for breeding or to access food. A central reservoir, which is fed by the waterfall and supplies water to the six environments, is projected on the floor, covering approximately 2,300 square feet.

or three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. If you would like to perform during the open mic, please remember, TRACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT! The live band will be happy to assist you in any musical stylings you may desire. For more information:

THEATER Adapted by Naomi Iizuka Directed and devised by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival "This is my 17th straight day without sleep." A Japanese housewife's mundane existence of chores and grocery shopping explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown. Based on the 1994 short story by the beloved Japanese author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), this hypnotic physical theater piece by Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning company Ripe Time follows one woman beyond the bounds of society. Led by a powerhouse female creative team—including director Rachel Dickstein and playwright Naomi Iizuka—and featuring an original score performed live by NewBorn Trio, this playful and eerie journey takes audiences through a wakeful realm where bodies float, ghosts lurk, and daylight rules no longer apply.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL PRODUCTION REVIEW Dear Evan Hansen has surpassed Josh Groban as Broadway’s biggest new hit. With $1.1 million in its pockets, this musical is creating a huge buzz that is drawing ardent fans across the board. Its average ticket price of $141 remains one of the highest box office rates in its niche. This amazing hit was originally in book form and the creativity of Steven Levenson led to its seamless transition to a wave-making high school musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the musicals for Dear Evan Hansen. It is on track to be one of the most successful pieces of musical theater ever to originate in Washington. The plot is centered on the peculiar problem of communicating in a time where technology has made it easier to reach out to people. Evan Hansen is a friendless high school student who achieves Internet fame due to a misunderstanding he perpetuates in regards to his supposed closeness to another troubled classmate who committed suicide. The twists in the story line help to accentuate the challenges that the younger generation face in today’s world. The gripping effects of the story and the raw show of emotions make this story one of the most amazing productions to ever grace Broadway. Parents can gain more insight and understanding into their children. Children can watch and learn how challenging it is for their parents to understand them at times. Grandparents, well, they will get to view this communications conundrum from all angles and certainly gain a good chuckle along the way. This record-setting, sold-out musical has been attracting positive reviews from leading names in the industry and beyond. Peter Marks of the Washington post calls it ‘’A heart-piercing trip to the place that musical theater can sometimes take us to.’’ He believes that this musical, which was first performed on November 14, 2016, holds the ace in every range. On the other hand, Charles Isherwood of the New York Times proclaims “This is a superb musical with great heart and humor.’’ When you leave a musical with one or two great songs running through your head, it can be said to be a success. However, leaving a musical with about 10 great songs running through your head is pretty much unheard of. The power of Dear Evan Hansen has set a new height that may not be surpassed by any production for many years. This is a performance that anyone serious about the arts absolutely must see and a performance certain to draw in permanently that first time attendee to a Broadway performance.

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depicts a scene with a bullring and celebratory spectators. Picasso painted it as an illusionistic window in a larger curtain that functioned as a backdrop setting the scene for the ballet. At some point before 1956 Diaghilev cut it from its larger context. For more than half a century the curtain, believed to be the largest Picasso painting in the United States, has hung in the hallway of the Four Seasons Restaurant, in the landmarked Seagram Building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, on Park Avenue and Fifty-second Street in New York City. Vivendi, the company that once owned the Seagram Building, gave the Picasso curtain to the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2005 as a "Gift to the City." The show positions Picasso's curtain in a dialogue with other N-YHS objects, including paintings from the European tradition that provide background to the artist's work as well as to the traditions against which the revolutionary artist rebelled. Other thematic threads pivot around dance subjects and explore roughly contemporary American paintings, sculpture, posters, and watercolors. Among the works included will be examples by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Will H. Bradley, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Childe Hassam, Malvina Hoffman, Ricardo de Madrazo y Garreta, Elie Nadelman, Edward Penfield, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and Adriaen van Utrecht.

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Rockland County Department of Health are pleased to have opened the 1st drop-in Baby Café in the NY Metro area. Open every Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm Drop-in to get-together to: *Meet and talk to new moms *Learn how to make breastfeeding easier *Make sure your baby is latching and gaining well Get tips on pumping and going back to work *Learn about other parenting topics Contact Sharen Medrano, 914-922-2240 for more information. Join our Facebook page: Rockland County Baby Café

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