Youth Activities, Aug. 28 – Sept.10, 2014

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Events Downtown

 Thurs August 28- Wed. SEPTEMBER 10

THURSDAY, AUGUST 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.
EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30

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 a.m.

CRAFTernoon: Bring your imagination and get creative! Listen to a story and create a hands-on project.
All ages | Free | 4 p.m.

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Pier 25, hudsonriverpark.org/events/cma-art-outpost
CMA Hudson River Art Outpost: Teaching artists from Children’s Museum of the Arts will facilitate hands-on art-making activities including an individual mixed media project and a larger-scale collaborative project, inspired by the unique waterfront environment. All ages | Free | 1 – 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

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 a.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Free Yoga Presented by Lee Lee’s Forest:
Lee Lee’s Forest will be offering free yoga out on the Front/Row Lawn. Bring your own mat and head down to the Seaport. After class stop by Lee Lee’s Forest for 20% off your purchase.
All ages | Free | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

SEE/CHANGE
South Street Seaport,
southstreetseaport.com/events/
Front/Row Stage – TruBrit Join TruBrit on the Front/Row Stage (11 Fulton Street). Formed in 1999 TruBrit is Joey Barbosa, Richie Bell, Edgar Gross, and Don Linares. Covering songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Hollies, The Searchers, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Yardbirds and many more.
All ages | Free | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Hot Peas ’N Butter Hot Peas ’N Butter will be performing at the South Street Seaport Sun., Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. as part of the KidAround Series.

Photo courtesy of Hot Peas ’N Butter
Hot Peas ’N Butter will be performing at the South Street Seaport Sun., Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. as part of the KidAround Series.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

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. Each workshop has two projects – an interactive guided lesson and a “larger than life” build which challenges participants to adapt newly learned skills to different resources and scale.
All ages | Free | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Pier 25,
hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/big-city-fishing
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

SEE/CHANGE
South Street Seaport, southstreetseaport.com/events/
KidAround Series: KidAround! at the South Street Seaport is a free family event series featuring live music, story-time with characters, games and more. On 8/31 hear Hot Peas ’N Butter. By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas ’N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike.
All ages | Free | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

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

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 more.
Ages 3 – 9 | Free | 2-3:30 p.m.

HUNGRY MARCH BAND CONCERT
South Street Seaport
southstreetseaport.com/events/
Celebrating over 15 years of bringing live musical spectacle to the people of New York City and beyond is Hungry March Band, a brass, percussion, and performance ensemble. HMB has shared their creativity with audiences around the United States, South America, and Europe, where they’ve been embraced by a longstanding community of brass bands. A unique sonic voice has emerged from the recording of their four self-released albums—one that melds their musical knowledge of big band, traditional, and free jazz, with punk rock and global brass influences.
All ages | Free | 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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 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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

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.

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

#FIRSTWEDNESDAYS TWEEN BOOK CLUB MEETING
Torly Kid, 51 Hudson Street
torlykid.com/pages/happenings
This month the club will be reading: Upside Down In the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana. Children should attend the meeting after having read the monthly book. Discussion will be followed by projects and crafts. Email: torly@torlykid.com to register. Ages 7-14 years | $10 | 6-7 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Art: See 8/28

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and CRAFTernoon: See 8/28

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Greenwich Street, between Chambers and Duane, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city
Storytime at Tribeca Saturday Greenmarket: Librarian Lauren will be have a special story time at the Saturday Greenmarket at Washington Market Park. She’ll be close to the park entrance. Join her for songs and stories about farming and planting.
All ages | Free | 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

HUDSON RIVER PARK
Big City Fishing: See 8/31

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Toddler Story Time: See 9/1

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play and Children’s Basketball: See 9/1

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers and Picture Book Time: See 9/2

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play and Soccer for Preschoolers and Elementary Schoolers: See 9/2

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH
Toddler Story Time: See 9/3

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
Preschool Play, Wednesdays at Teardrop and Drop-in Chess: See 9/3

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