Youth Activities, Week of July 17, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 17

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Pier 25 at North Moore, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/river-rangers-2014

River Rangers: Hudson River Park offers budding scientists an opportunity to learn more about the great outdoors. Hudson River Park’s environmental educators bring the opportunity to observe and explore through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Hands-on learning and play activities for kids will vary from week to week and will include touch tanks, puzzles, science experiments and much more!

Ages 3 – 9 | Free | 10-11:30 a.m. 

EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 8/28

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

Art & Games: Age 5+ | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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 birdies: Children | Free | 3:30 p.m. 

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

River & Blues Concert Series: Enjoy summertime blues against the backdrop of spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River on five Thursday evenings in July and August 

All ages | Free | Wagner Park| 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, JULY 18

FIDI FAMILIES
South Street Seaport Summer Stage Fulton Street, http://www.FiDiFamilies.com

Summer Fridays with FiDi FamiliesEvery Friday in July and August, FiDi Families will present a fun, family-friendly activity and/or musical performance at the South Street Seaport Summer Stage. July 18 Music Beans and City Man 

All ages | Free | 10:00 a.m.

RIVERFLICKS FAMILY FRIDAYS
At Pier 46 in Greenwich Village, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/riverflicks-family-fridays This outdoor Movie Series features family oriented movies suitable for all ages – Films are rated PG. “Ghostbusters”

All ages | Free  | 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city
Toddler storytime
Ages 18-36 months | Free |10:30 a.m.
Saturday Family Drive-In Movies: The library is screening classic children’s films on the second floor. Kids can use library bins to decorate their very own “cars” and then drive in for the movie. Film runtime: 30-45 minutes. 7/19: Kevin Henkes | All ages | Free | 3:00-3:45 p.m. 

SUNDAY, JULY 20

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/big-city-fishing
The rods, reels, bait and instruction will be provided. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river.
5+ | Free | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH 9/28

MONDAY, JULY 21

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 4:00 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 10/27

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/big-city-fishing
The rods, reels, bait and instruction will be provided. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river.
5+ | Free | 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

EVERY MONDAY THROUGH 8/25

TUESDAY, JULY 22

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.

Teen Advisory Group: Come chill out with new friends and old at the Teen Advisory Group! Trade book and media recommendations, work on your own digital projects, volunteer at the Library and more.  Refreshments will be served
 13-18 years | Free | noon
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 p.m., 3-4 year olds
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., 5 to 7 year olds
4:30 – p.m., 8 to 11 year olds

EVERY TUESDAY

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/big-city-fishing
The rods, reels, bait and instruction will be provided. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river.
5+ | Free | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH 8/26

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

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 a.m.

Science club: Educators will lead weekly workshops exploring simple machines and their unique functions. Students will learn about gears, pulleys, wheel and axles and much more through hands-on demonstrations.
Ages 5-12 | Free | 4:00 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 | Wagner Park | 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 10/24 

SUMMER FILM SERIES FEATURING THE WORK OF STEVEN SPIELBERG

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, http://www.mjhnyc.org/spielberg/ 

Downtown at the Museum of Jewish Heritage see collection of iconic films directed by Steven Spielberg. Tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4 P.M. on the day of each screening 

Free suggested donation | 6:30pm 

EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH 8/18

SEE CHANGE/NY FAMILY FILM SCREENINGS 

South Street Seaport, http://www.southstreetseaport.com/events/ 

Outdoor movie screenings at the Seaport all summer long. | 8:00pm 

EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH 8/27

THURSDAY, JULY 24

HUDSON RIVER PARK

River Rangers: See July 17

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Bilingual birdies: See July 17

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Art and Art & Games: See July 17

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

River & Blues Concert Series: See July 17

FRIDAY, JULY 25

FIDI FAMILIES

Summer Fridays with FiDi Families | July 25 Creative Play For Kids | See July 18

RIVERFLICKS FAMILY FRIDAYS

July 25 “Ghostbusters II” | See July 18

SATURDAY, JULY 26

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Toddler Storytime and Saturday Family Drive-In Movies: See July 19

SUNDAY, JULY 27 

BIG CITY FISHING

See July 20

MONDAY, JULY 28

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Toddler Story Time: See July 21

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Play and Children’s Basketball: See July 21

BIG CITY FISHING

See July 21

TUESDAY, JULY 29

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers Teen Advisory Group and Picture Book Time: See July 22

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Play and Soccer for Preschoolers and Elementary Schoolers: See July 22

BIG CITY FISHING

See July 22

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

Toddler Story Time and Science Club: see July 23

SEE CHANGE

Wednesdays with Bilingual Birdies: See July 23

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY

Preschool Play and Wednesdays at Teardrop and Drop-in Chess: See July 23

SUMMER FILM SERIES FEATURING THE WORK OF STEVEN SPIELBERG

See July 23

SEE CHANGE/NY FAMILY FILM SCREENINGS 

See July 23

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