Youth Activities, Week of June 19, 2014

Photo courtesy of BPC Parks Conservancy Lawn games organized by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

Photo courtesy of BPC Parks Conservancy
Lawn games organized by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.
Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. | EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30
Bilingual storytime: Children | Free | 4:00 p.m. 

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
212-267-9700, bpcparks.org

Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint.
Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

THURSDAYS UNTIL OCT. 30
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., 212-274-0986, cmany.org

Technique-Based Workshop: Experimenting with Photography & Collage: Experiment with digital and manual photo processes. Learn to alter photos and create digital collages with Photoshop.
Ages 6 and up | $11 (seniors and 0 – 12 months free) | 3-6 p.m. | 

EVERY THURS. UNTIL Aug. 31   

FRIDAY, JUNE 20
NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL
Pier 25, West Street at North Moore, http://www.nrhss.org

Free boat rides, dockside ship tours, a circus on a barge, fishing on the river, knot-tying, Historic vessels open for free dockside tours, 5-8 pm

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., 212-274-0986, cmany.org

Technique Based Workshop: Experimenting With Painting & Printmaking: Experiment with unusual techniques using different types of paint and print media.
Ages 6 and up | Admission – $11 (seniors and 0 – 12 months free, from 4 – 6 p.m.) 3 – 6 p.m. | 

FRIDAYS UNTIL AUG. 31
CHARLOTTE’S PLACE

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night: Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. 

107 Greenwich St. (between Rector & Carlisle Sts. |Free | 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21
NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL
Pier 25, West Street at North Moore, http://www.nrhss.org

Free boat rides, dockside ship tours, a circus on a barge, fishing on the river, knot-tying, Historic vessels open for free dockside tours, 5-8 pm,  Free boat trips on the Hudson River. Try to reserve your FREE tickets for the boat trips online in advance on the website (there’s a $5 refundable fee). Walk-ups will be accommodated the day of if space is available.

BARNES & NOBLE
97 Warren Street, 212-587-5389
Storytime: Free | 11 a.m.
EVERY SATURDAY AT 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22
NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL
Pier 25, West Street at North Moore, http://www.nrhss.org

Free boat rides, dockside ship tours, a circus on a barge, fishing on the river, knot-tying,  1 pm and 4 pm Showboat Circus, 1- 5 pm Family Fun on Pier 25 and aboard steamship Lilac, with fishing, knot-tying and more | Free except Showboat Circus which is $13-15 for adults and $10-13 for children

BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street, http://www.bangonacan.org
Bang on a Can returns to lower Manhattan’s River to River Festival with its annual super-mix of music from around the corner and around the globe.
All ages | Free | 2-10 p.m. 

KidAround Series: Billy Kelly
South Street Seaport
KidAround! at the South Street Seaport is a FREE family event series featuring live music, story-time with characters, games and more. Happening this Summer at See/Change. Billy Kelly has been writing and recording songs for kids since 2009.
All ages | Free | 2-4 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 23
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.
Ages 0-18 months | Free |9:30 a.m.
EVERY MONDAY AT 9:30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time: A librarian will share lively picture books, finger plays, and action songs with toddlers and their caregivers.
Ages 18-36 months | Free | 4 p.m.
 EVERY MONDAY AT 4 p.m.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
212-267-9700, bpcparks.org

Preschool Play: Interactive play on the lawn. Toys, books, and play equipment provided.
Ages 4 and under | Free | Drop in | Wagner Park  | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
EVERY MONDAY 

Children’s Basketball: Adjustable height hoops and fun drills to improve skills. Close-toed shoes required.
Ages 5 – 6 | Free | Drop in |  Rockefeller Park |3:30 to 4:30 PM, 5-6 year olds,
4:30 to 5:30 PM, 7 & older

EVERY MONDAY UNTIL OCT. 27
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., 212-274-0986, cmany.org

Technique-Based Workshop: Experimenting With Ceramics & Sculpture: Experiment with hands-on ceramic techniques. | Ages 6 and up| Admission $11 (seniors and 0 – 12 months free) | 2 – 5 p.m.
MONDAYS UNTIL Aug. 31 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m.
EVERY TUESDAY AT 11:30 a.m.

Picture Book Time: A librarian will read classic stories and new picture books.
All ages. | Free | 4 p.m. |
EVERY TUESDAY AT 4 p.m.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
212-267-9700, bpcparks.org

Preschool Play: Interactive play on the lawn. Toys, books, and play equipment provided.
Ages 4 and under | Free | Drop in | Wagner Park | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Soccer for Preschoolers and Elementary Schoolers: Have fun passing, shooting & dribbling! Parks programming leaders facilitate the fun. Everybody plays! Closed-toe shoes required. |
Free | Drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park |2:30 – 3:15 PM, 3-4 year olds | 3:30 – 4:15 PM, 5 to 7 year olds | 4:30 – 5:30 PM, 8 to 11 year olds

EVERY TUESDAY UNTIL Oct. 28
THE FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON MARKET PARK
Chambers Street at West Street, in tennis courts, info@washingtonmarketpark.org, http://www.washingtonmarketpark.org/events/childrens-tennis-clinic

Children’s Tennis Clinics: The Friends of Washington Market Park organizes free tennis clinics for children. Grouped by age, children receive instruction from the tennis pros — this year from Super Duper Tennis. No reservations are necessary — the first 20 children to arrive at the courts for each time slot will be able to participate. 

 3-4pm is for children aged 7-8 year olds | 4-5pm is for children aged 9-10 year olds | Free | 3-5pm
EVERY TUESDAY IN JUNE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city

Toddler Story Time: A librarian will share lively picture books, finger plays, and action songs with toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18-36 months | Free | 10:30 a.m.
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10:30

Gross Biology: Discover what is inside you, how the body works hard to keep you healthy, and why it is important to make healthy choices.
Ages 5 and up | Free | 4 p.m. 

SEE/CHANGE
Front/Row Stage, http://www.southstreetseaport.com/events/#

Wednesdays with Bilingual Birdies: Every Wednesday this summer, join Bilingual Birdies at the Seaport. Bilingual Birdies is a foreign language program for kids that will teach Spanish (June), French (July), and Mandarin (August) through live music, movement, dance, puppetry, and theatre-based games.
Free | 1:30pm and 2:30pm 

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Wagner Park, 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org

Preschool Play: Interactive play on the lawn. Toys, books, and play equipment provided. 

Ages 4 and under | Free | Drop in | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Wednesdays at Teardrop: Come enjoy lawn games and art projects. Art supplies provided. Ages 5 and up. | Free | Drop in | Teardrop Park | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL 10.29 

Drop-in Chess: Play chess and get pointers from an expert. 

Ages 5 – 15  | Free | Drop in | Rockefeller Park | 3:30 – 5 p.m. 

EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL OCT. 24 

THURSDAY, JUNE 26
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: See 6.19 for info

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Art: See 6.19 for info

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

103 Charlton St., 212-274-0986, cmany.org 

Technique-Based Workshop: See 6.19 for info 

FRIDAY, JUNE 27
CHARLOTTE’S PLACE
107 Greenwich Street, rear of 74 Trinity Place, between Rector and Carlisle

Family Veggie & Yoga Night: This fun, healthy class includes yoga poses that are accessible to people of all ages, and also emphasizes group and partner poses. Delicious veggie snacks will be served. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. | Free | 6 p.m.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
North of Battery Park, off Battery Place, 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org

Sunset Singing Circle
Sing together! Share rounds and folk songs. Led by folk singer Terre Roche.
Ages: all | Free | 7-8:30 p.m.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
Technique Based Workshop: See 6.20 for details

SATURDAY, JUNE 28
UNUSUAL CREATURES
376 9th Street at Sixth Avenue, New York NY, http://unusualcreatures.com/

Experience Michael Hearst’s unique project Songs for Unusual Creatures, a five-piece band that shows videos and croons tunes about strange animals from across the globe. Hear the wacky sounds of the theremin, claviola, daxophone and stylophone. All ages | $10 suggested donation | 4-5 p.m.

BARNES & NOBLE
Storytime: See June 21 for info

MONDAY, JUNE 30
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: See 6.23 for details
Toddler Story Time: See 6.23 for details

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play: See 6.23 for details
Children’s Basketball: See 6.23 for details

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
Technique-Based Workshop: See 6.23 for details

TUESDAY, JULY 1
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: See 6.24 for info

Picture Book Time: See 6.24 for info

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Play: See 6.24 for info

Soccer for Preschoolers and Elementary Schoolers: See 6.24 for info

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Toddler Story Time: See 6.25 for more information

SEE/CHANGE

Wednesdays with Bilingual Birdies: See 6.25 for more information

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Play: See 6.25 for more information 

Wednesdays at Teardrop: See 6.25 for more information

Drop-in Chess: See 6.25 for more information

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