SCOUTING IN CHINATOWN In a neighborhood as diverse as Chinatown, the Boys, Girls and Cub Scouts of America played a pivotal role in introducing immigrant children to American society during the early half of the 20th Century. Be Prepared: Scouting in New York Chinatown is the new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas. Includes images from 1918 through the 1940s. Above: Portrait of Troop 50, February 1918. 70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor 212-619-4785.
KRAPPY KAMERAS AT TRIBECAS SOHO PHOTO GALLERY The annual exhibit features images produced using equipment from the lowest end of the technological scale. Demonstrates how artists can use any piece of equipment to create engaging photographs. Soho Photo Gallery is now in Tribeca at 15 White St., 212-226-8571, www.sohophoto.com
WOMENS HISTORY MONTH AT POLICE MUSEUM The New York City Police Museum presents Women on Patrol, an exhibit exploring the 1970s, when female police officers achieved equality among the ranks. Opens Thurs., March 4, 100 Old Slip, four blocks south of South Street Seaport. 212-480-3100, www.nycpolicemuseum.org.
Aesthetic realism/terrain gallery, 141 Greene St., Wed.-Sat., 2-5 p.m., 212-777-4490: The Surprising & Abiding Opposites, III, photographs by DIENES & BERNSTEIN, paintings and prints by KOPPELMAN, RACKOW & SPINELL, through Mar.
Brooke alexander, 59 Wooster St., call for hours, 212-925-4338: Under $2,000 Alber <-> Zaugg, various works, through Mar. 20.
Carolina nitsch editions, 101 Wooster St., call for appointment, 212-966-4095: Call to see new editions by numerous artists including LOUISE BOURGEOIS, OLAFUR ELIASSON & LAURA OWENS, open ended.
The center for book arts, 28 W. 27th St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-481-0295: Call for current exhibition information.
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: Call for current exhibition information.
55 mercer Gallery, 55 Mercer St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-8513: Call for current exhibition information.
Fraunces tavern museum, 54 Pearl St., Tue., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 pm., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778: Call for information about current exhibitions, open houses & other events this winter at the museum, $2-$3.
Hebrew union college, One West Fourth St., call for hours, 212-824-2205: The Art of Aging, group exhibition, through June 25, 2004.
The lower east side tenement museum, 91 Orchard St., call for hours, 212-431-0233: Eat.Live.Work/Pray, installation by ADAM LUBINSKY & GARY STOLTZ, through June 12.
Museum of chinese in the americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd fl., call for hours, 212-619-4785: Living Through History: Chinatown Stories, large collection, open ended; General Lees Banquet Room, conceptual work by CINDY SURIYANI, Jan 27-July.
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM, 278 Spring St., Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 691-1303: Classic firefighting equipment & art, ongoing.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
NYU BObst library, 70 Washington Square South, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-998-2596: Visions for a Changing Theater, assorted items from the Amitin/Universal Theater Repertory/World of Culture Archives, through Mar. 12, 2004; The Nicholas Wahl Papers, a major archival collection, ongoing.
NYU grey art gallery, 100 Washington Square East, call for hours, 212-998-6780: Family Albums, photographs by DIANE ARBUS, through Mar. 27; call about numerous events related to the Arbus show through Mar.
Posteritati movie posters, 239 Centre St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m., 212-226-2207: Vintage Movie Posters on display at all times.
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Ave., daily, 1-5 p.m., 255-7740: Call for current exhibition information.