AMERICAN JEWS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR a new exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. There will be an opening ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at 9:45 a.m. NBCs Tom Brokaw along with military personnel and 27 veterans whose stories are chronicalled in the exhibit will attend. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31, 2004. 36 Battery Place across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Battery Park City. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Hours: Museum is open every day except Sat. Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs it closes at 5:45 p.m. Wed at 8 p.m. and Fri. as well as the eve of Jewish holidays: 3:30 p.m. For information: 646-437-4200.
PAUL SHARPE CONTEMPORARY ART exhibits a new show, Betrayal/Portrayal, by four gay artists who express themselves through painting, works on paper, sculpture and conceptual installations. The premise of the show is does ones sexuality affect ones art? And, if so, is there such a thing as gay art? Pictured above is a piece by one of the artists, Aaron Krach. Other artists are: Robert Appleton, Alfredo Cannata and Robert Irwin. The gallery is located at 86 Walker St., 6th floor, one block below Canal, between Broadway and Lafayette. Hours: Wed. thru Sat. noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment. 646-613-1252.
Apexart, 291 Church St., call for hours, 212-431-5270: To Be Political It Has To Look Nice, work by PABLO LEON de la BARRA, through Nov. 8; What, How & for Whom, group exhibition, Nov. 12-Dec. 20.
Banning, 64 N. Moore St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-966-4144: New York in the Sixties, vintage photographs, through Nov. 15; Paintings of the Kennedy Years, by PETER RUTA, Nov. 20-Jan. 10, 2004.
Capeluto arts, 147 Reade St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-964-1340: Kaze (Wind), paintings & pottery by SHINMAN YAMADA, through Nov. 8.
CHERYL PELAVIN FINE ARTS, INC., 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: Fiendish Plots, new drawings by NANCY FRIEDMAN, through Nov. 22.
Dietz gallery, 429 Greenwich St., call for hours, 212-343-1859: Expressions of Pleasure, large installation work by ANNE FRANCOISE POTTERAT, through Nov. 30.
dfn gallery, 176 Franklin St., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-334-3400: BEN ARONSON & PETER SCHROTH, new paintings, through Nov. 8.
THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE, 197 E. Broadway, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-9 a.m., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-780-2300: ALEXANDER KRUSE (1888-1972), paintings, through Nov. 7; Direct Metal, steel sculpture by members of The New York Sculptors Guild, Nov. 12-Dec. 12.
ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS, 37 Walker St., Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 625-1250: Making China, contemporary Chinese art by 13 artists, curated by HUANG DU & BINGYI HUANG, call for closing date.
FRAunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., Mon.-Tue., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778 : Frances Tavern: Forging a New Nation, exhibit tracing museum history, throug Dec. 31.
Fusion arts museum, 57 Stanton St., call for info., 212-995-5290: Transfusion, a group show, through Nov. 9.
Kristen frederickson contemporary art, 149 Reade St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-566-7787: Urban Movements, paintings by HELEN BOUGH, through Nov.
Latin collector, 153 Hudson St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-7813: Call for current exhibition information.
The lower east side tenement museum, LMCC, 91 Orchard St., call for hours, 212-431-0714: Points of Entry - Regarding the Mihrab, storefront installation; Permenant exhibitions about the tenement history on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, ongoing.
Lower manhattan cultural council, The Regent Wall St., 55 Wall St.: Local - Global, new paintings bu YI-CHEN, Nov. 5-Jan. 31; One Wall Street Court, 2nd fl., Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-219-9401: Motion Studies, multi-media exhibition exploring movement & performance, through Dec. 12.
Matthew geller, Cortlandt Alley between White & Walker St., Tue.-Sun., noon-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. until twilight: Matthew Geller presents Foggy Day, a unique outdoor installation that will be presented on select days through Nov. 14.
Michael perez gallery, 11 Harrison St., call for hours, 212-966-7278: Call for current exhibition information.
mf gallery, 157 Rivington St., call for hours, 917-446-8681: Halloween Group Show, through mid-Nov.
Museum of american financial history, 28 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-908-4695: Pan Am & the Golden Age of Air Travel, a historical exhibition, through Dec. 30.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 18 First Place, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 501-6130: Ours to Fight For: merican Jews in the Second World War, Veterans Day-Nov. 11.
New york city police museum, 100 Old Slip, call for hours, 212-480-3100: Numerous ongoing exhibtions related to our Police force.
Paul sharpe contemporary art, 86 Walker St., 6th fl., call for hours or appointment, 646-613-1252: Betrayal/Portrayal, new works by ROBERT APPLETON, ALFREDO CANNATA, ROBERT IRWIN & AARON KRACH, Opening Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m., through Dec. 6.
The ritz carlton, Battery Park City, 24 hours, Seven Days, 212-206-6674: Art on the Plaza, instalation by Chinese artist ZHANG HUAN called Peace, presented by Creative Time, through April 2004.
SOHO PHOTO, 15 White St., Thur., 6-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., or by appointment, 212-226-8571: FRANSISCO MATA ROSAS, JESSICA HAYNE, seperate shows of new photography, through Nov. 29.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Walter Lord Gallery, 209 Water St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 748-8600: Ongoing Exhibitions: All Available Boats: Harbor Voices & Images 9/11/01, Monarchs of the Sea: Celebrating the Ocean Liner Era, & Van Ryper: A World of Ships in Miniature, ; Mellville Gallery, 213 Water St., call for hours, 212-748-8735: Men at Sea, photographs by JEAN GAUMY, through Dec.; Schemerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St.: Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade & the Making of the Americas, starting in Nov., call for info.
Synagogue for the arts gallery, 49 White St., Mon., Wed.-Thu., 1-5 p.m., Tue., 1-7 p.m., or by appt., 212-966-7141: In the Sporit of Contemplation, BARBARA COLEMAN, abstract paintings, through Nov. 30.
Tamad, 5 Harrison St., call for hours, 212-566-7030: Day Tripper - TriBeCa, digital media work by LAUREL BECKMAN, Nov. 6-Dec. 15.
Westbeth arts gallery, 155 Bank St., Tue.-Thu., 2-6 p.m., 212-989-4650: Call for current exhibition information.