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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

American Museum of Natural History

Manhattan Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - Mon, May 26, 2014

This annual favorite features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from Central, South, and North America, Africa, and Asia. Housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat with live flowering plants, species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Check out illustrated displays ...

New York African Film Festival

Walter Reade Theater

Manhattan Wed, May 07, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

For more than 20 years, the NYAFF has been shining a light on both new and classic films from Africa and the African diaspora, through a series of screenings, panel discussions with filmmakers and critics and school programs. The festival opens on May 7 at Lincoln Center with a screening ...

Dance Africa 2014

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Brooklyn Sat, May 17, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

DanceAfrica—the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance—returns for its 37th year, bringing together performance, art, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora. This year, the spotlight shines on Madagascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga, making its US debut. ...

The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan Sat, May 10, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

This major retrospective explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852–1871). The first full-scale exhibition in thirty-nine years devoted to Carpeaux (1827–1875), it features about 150 works including sculptures, paintings, and drawings, which are ...

Frankie 100: Special Frankie 100 Youth programming at Lincoln Center

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

We are excited to announce this special program for young dancers 18 years of age and under in conjunction with the regular weekend event taking place May 22nd through 26th!

Art for Progress 10 Year Anniversary Jam

Bowery Electric

Manhattan Sun, May 25, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

AFP’s 10 Year Anniversary Jam kicks off the summer season with live performances from rising stars and more established artists in the NYC scene.

Frankie 100: Herräng in an Afternoon

Terminal 5

Manhattan Sun, May 25, 2014 - Mon, May 26, 2014

Spend an afternoon getting a glimpse of the Herräng bubble! One of Frankie’s favourite camps, Herräng is a crazy place where there is always something happening, any time of day or night.

Torah Unwrapped

Jewish Children's Museum

brooklyn Mon, May 26, 2014, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children explore the process of making a Torah during this interactive workshop.Uncover the history of hundred-year-old scrolls, see and handle unfinished hides for parchment, mix ink, fashion goose-feather quills and watch the scribe as he practices his "scribal scribble" on a piece of parchment!Showing at 12:00PM

FamilyDay@theCenter: Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Center for Architecture Foundation

Manhattan Sat, Jun 28, 2014 - Wed, May 28, 2014

We'll travel the Greenwich Village neighborhood on a tour and select our favorite buildings then we'll construct models of our own!

As Night Strolled Over to See What’s Up

Blackburn 20|20

Manhattan Tue, May 06, 2014 - Wed, May 28, 2014

As Night Strolled Over to See What's Up May 6-28 Opening Reception: Friday, May 9  6 - 8 PM   As Night  features the work of six artists who engage the countless duplicate, lending strangeness to everyday objects.   In magazines, metro cards, and tuna cans we are reminded of ...

Arts, Culture & Fun; Rooftop Painting Workshop in partnership with the Art Students League

NYC Parks and Recreation

Manhattan Wed, May 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Amy DiGi on the roof of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center to learn how to begin a painting working from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provded for you. No experience necessary.

SummerStage: Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez Aesop Bops! Funky Fables/ Kids Junk Orchestra/ Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

St. Mary's Park

bronx Sun, Jul 13, 2014 - Thu, May 29, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!