Youth Activities, Week of July 31, 2014

Photo courtesy of The New York Public Library Toddler Story Time at the Battery Park City Library branch

Photo courtesy of The New York Public Library
Toddler Story Time at the Battery Park City Library branch

THURSDAY, JULY 31

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Pier 25 at North Moore,
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.
EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30

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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

FIDI FAMILIES
South Street Seaport Summer Stage Fulton Street,
FiDiFamilies.com
Summer Fridays with FiDi Families
Every 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.
All ages | Free | 10:00 a.m.

RIVERFLICKS FAMILY FRIDAYS
Pier 46 in Greenwich Village,
hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/riverflicks-family-fridays
This outdoor Movie Series features family oriented movies suitable for all ages.
Films are rated PG | All ages | Free | 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

SUMMER STREETS
Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, New York NY
nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/route/route.shtml
Summer Streets Route: With nearly 7 miles of open streets, 5 rest stops and a seven-block-long art installation in the Park Avenue Tunnel – there is plenty to explore at Summer Streets
All ages | Free | 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Pier 25,
hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/pop-up-maker-space
Pop up maker space: Guided maker workshops challenge participants to design and construct projects inspired by both innovative technologies and traditional crafts. Participants will learn from and collaborate with each other while working together to find solutions to real-world challenges. Projects will range in difficulty from low tech to high tech. Investigate WHY and HOW things work!
All ages | Free | 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25,
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, AUGUST 4

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 – 4:30 PM, 5-6 year olds,
4:30 – 5:30 PM, 7 & older

EVERY MONDAY UNTIL 10/27

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25,
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, AUGUST 5

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 | Free, first-come first-served | Ages 0-18 months | 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 p.m., 3-4 year olds
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., 5 to 7 year olds
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 8 to 11 year olds

EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH 10/28

BIG CITY FISHING
Pier 25,
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, AUGUST 6

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.

SEE CHANGE
Front/Row Stage,
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 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 p.m – 5 p.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL 10/24

SUMMER FILM SERIES FEATURING THE WORK OF STEVEN SPIELBERG
Museum of Jewish Heritage,
36 Battery Place,
mjhnyc.org/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 | 6:30 p.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH 8/18

SEE CHANGE/NY FAMILY FILM SCREENINGS
South Street Seaport,
southstreetseaport.com/events/
Outdoor movie screenings at the Seaport all summer long. | 8:00pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH 8/27

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

HUDSON RIVER PARK
River Rangers: See July 31

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Bilingual Birdies: See July 31

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Art and Art & Games: See July 31

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

FIDI FAMILIES
Summer Fridays with FiDi Families
See August 1

RIVERFLICKS FAMILY FRIDAYS
See August 1

BIG CITY FISHING
See August 3
MONDAY, AUGUST 11

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Toddler Story Time
See August 4

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play and Children’s Basketball: See August 4

BIG CITY FISHING
See August 4

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers Teen Advisory Group and Picture Book Time: See August 5

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play and Soccer for Preschoolers and Elementary Schoolers: See August 5

BIG CITY FISHING
See August 5

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Toddler Story Time and Science Club:
see August 6

SEE CHANGE
Wednesdays with Bilingual Birdies: See August 6

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play and Wednesdays at Teardrop and Drop-in Chess: See August 6

SUMMER FILM SERIES FEATURING THE WORK OF STEVEN SPIELBERG:
See August 6

SEE CHANGE/NY FAMILY FILM SCREENINGS:
See August 6

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