Youth Activities, Jan. 15 – Jan. 28, 2015

“Wild Kratts Live” will be at the NYU Skirball Center this weekend.

“Wild Kratts Live” will be at the NYU Skirball Center this weekend.

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM    |  My 4-year-old keeps asking me what there is to do in the winter. I’m tempted to answer “hibernation,” but since I can’t really do that I’ve dug up some mostly indoor activities to keep us all entertained until the thaw.

Thankfully the Seaport is still offering their free event series this month at the “community cube.” Movies, music, exercise and art are all on the agenda.

Storytimes are always a good fall back plan. Battery Park Library offers their regular line up and McNally Jackson has a great option for the youngest kids. Additionally there’s a unique one this month at The Skyscraper Museum. After listening to Susan L. Roth’s picture book Hard Hat Area, young architects will design their own skyscraper. The event is $5 and requires advance R.S.V.P.

It’s also a good time of year for live theater. I’m taking my kids to “Wild Kratts Live” at Skirball. My boys love animals and they’re entranced by the Kratt brothers’ adventures and antics, so it should be fun. A musical called “Can Do Duck”, based on the children’s book series, also sounds like one that my kids would both enjoy and benefit from!

Another event I’m excited about is the MakerBot Young Explorers series in Chinatown. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a 3D printer for a while now, so this is the perfect excuse. It’s for 8 and up though, so I guess I’ll have to ditch my own children and wrangle a nephew/niece or two.

If you and your kids have a tolerance for outdoor activities, options this month include the B.P.C. afterschool sports program as well as Seaport ice rink skate with characters events. The Berenstain Bears will appear one Sunday and Digit will be there the next.

Finally, there are also a couple fun winter festivals in January. The Children’s Museum of the Arts is teaming up with the Irish Arts Center to offer an immersive Irish Festival with music, dance, theater and performances, and crafts. And P.S./I.S. 276 the Battery Park School is hosting their annual winter carnival with games, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, sweet treats and more.

Have fun and stay warm!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

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 50 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.
Ages 0-18 months | Free | 11:30 am

FILM SCREENING: ‘LITTLE FUGITIVE’
southstreetseaport.com/events
14 Fulton Street
“Little Fugitive” stars young Richie Andrusco as Joey Norton, a seven-year-old Brooklynite left in the care of his 12-year-old brother Lennie.
Not rated | Free | 7-9 pm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

BABY STORYTIME
McNally Jackson Book Store, 52 Prince Street,
mcnallyjackson.com/kids-holiday
Head to McNally Jackson every Friday for Baby Storytime. Their storyteller, Michael Fentin, sings interactive songs with kids and reads entertaining stories to the youngest book lovers.
Ages: 0-2 | Free | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND GAMES
Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren,
Kids ages 7 and up can come play soccer, flag-football, hockey, and more at the Battery Park City Ball Fields. Find winter activities organized by parks programming leaders or play independently. Equipment will be provided.
Ages 7+ | Free | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

YOUNG EXPLORERS — KIDS SERIES
MakerBot, 298 Mulberry Street, makerbot.com/retail-store/events-newyork/,
MakerBot is bringing 3D printing to kids. This class lets kids play while learning and designing in 3D thanks to easy-to-use software. A MakerBot instructor will help children make individual 3D prints on their very own MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer
Ages: 8+ | $10 per child | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

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

Open focus group on children’s services: All are welcome to attend a focus group to share feedback with a librarian on the topic of children’s services in the neighborhood. The library especially wants to hear from parents and educators of 0-5 year olds. What do you love? What does Battery Park need that it doesn’t have? How does the library play a role? Stop by and share your thoughts from 11am-11:30am in the children’s room.

Adults | Free | 11:00 am

HARD HAT AREA: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl. Young learners will be introduced to the basics of skyscraper construction through a group reading of Susan L. Roth’s picture book Hard Hat Area. After the story, the young architects will design their own skyscraper. R.S.V.P. to rsvp@skyscraper.org

Age: 2+ | $5/child | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

‘WILD KRATTS LIVE’

NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place,

nyuskirball.org/calendar/wildkratts

Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS’s Emmy-nominated “Wild Kratts”, come to NYU Skirball in an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series.

Ages: 4+ | $32-$60 | 11:00 am and 3:00 pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

SKATE WITH THE BERENSTAIN BEARS

Seaport ice rink,

southstreetseaport.com/events

Skate with the Berenstain Bears.

All ages | Free | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ SOCCER

Battery City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren Street, fbelliard@bpcparks.org, bpcparks.org/event/womens-girls-soccer/all/

Women’s and Girls’ Soccer at the Battery Park City Ball Fields is good for aspiring athletes or simply those wanting to try a new sport.

Ages 12+ | Free | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL 2.22

FILM FORUM JR. SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES

Film Forum, 209 West Houston St. 

A weekly Sunday matinee series for kids and families through 3/29. January 11:” THE MUPPET MOVIE”

Age 5+ | $7.50 | 11:00 am

IRISH FESTIVAL

Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton S.

In January, C.M.A. will team up with the Irish Arts Center to explore the creative world of Irish literature and folk arts at the Irish Festival. The event will feature live music, dance, theater and storytelling performances, and craft workshops.

All ages | Free with paid admission | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 19

‘WILD KRATTS LIVE’

NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, nyuskirball.org/calendar/wildkratts

See 1/17 for info

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND GAMES

Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren

See 1/16 for info

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

COMMUNITY CUBE: BEACH BABY FITNESS

South Street Seaport, 14 Fulton Street,

southstreetseaport.com/events

Pre and post-natal fitness program that was created to teach women how to stay in shape during pregnancy and how to get back in shape after giving birth.

Adults | Free | 10:00 am

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 am

Picture Book Time

A librarian will share classic picture books and new stories.

All ages | Free | 4:00 pm

CURLING TUESDAYS

Seaport ice rink,

southstreetseaport.com/events/

The Seaport ice rink is hosting a learn-to-curl program each Tuesday night in January. Participants will get their first exposure to the sport and learn the fundamentals. Each evening consists of (2) 60 minute timeslots, where participants can choose their preferred session time either by dropping in or signing up in advance.

Teenagers and adults |  $50 | Session 1: 7 pm -8 pm, Session 2: 8 pm -9 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

COMMUNITY CUBE: KAREN DEKKER + FRIENDS

South Street Seaport, 14 Fulton Street,

southstreetseaport.com/events 

Violinist Karen Dekker brings fun, inspired music to kids.

All ages | Free | 10:00 am

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 12-36 months | Free | 10:30 a.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10:30 am

Budding Bookmakers (Eric Carle, Denise Fleming, Ed Emberly, Ezra Jack Keats)

Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Ages 5+ | Free | 4:00 pm

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND GAMES

Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren

See 1/16 for info

THURSDAY, JANUARY 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 am

Bilingual storytime

Enjoy classic stories, songs and rhymes in French and English.

All ages | Free | 4:00 pm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

BABY STORYTIME

McNally Jackson Book Store, 52 Prince Street,

mcnallyjackson.com/kids-holiday

Join McNally Jackson every Friday for Baby Storytime. Their storyteller, Michael Fentin, sings interactive songs with kids and reads entertaining stories to the youngest book lovers.

Ages: 0-2 | Free | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren,

Come to the BPC Ball Fields for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. The game is great fun for novices and experts alike. Newcomers are welcome. Co-ed/Pick-up. Discs are provided.

All ages | Free | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

YOUNG EXPLORERS — KIDS SERIES

MakerBot, 298 Mulberry Street,

See 1/17 for info

IRISH FESTIVAL

Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St

See 1/18 for info

2015 WINTER CARNIVAL

P.S / I.S. 276 Battery Park City School, 55 Battery Place, http://www.bpcschool.org/home, 212-266-5800

Carnival games, bouncy castle, karaoke, dance party, prizes, face-painting, dessert bar, Taste of 276, Pinkberry, hot chocolate bar, arts and crafts and much, much more.

All ages | $3 admission plus tickets for food, games activities | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

SKATE WITH DIGIT FROM CYBERSPACE

Seaport ice rink,

southstreetseaport.com/events

Skate with Digit from Cyberspace.

All ages | Free | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ SOCCER

Battery City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren Street

See 1/18 for info

FILM FORUM JR. SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES

Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., filmforum.org/series/film-forum-jr.-series-page

See 1/4 for info. January 25: “THE 77TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD”

IRISH FESTIVAL

Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St

See 1/18 for info

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

COMMUNITY CUBE: MUSIC BEANS

South Street Seaport Community Cube (next to the ice rink)

southstreetseaport.com/events

Providing a fun, creative, and enlightening place for kids music learning.

All Ages | Free | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 50 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.

Ages 0-18 months | Free | 9:30 am

Toddler Story Time: A librarian shares lively picture books, finger plays, and action songs with toddlers and their caregivers.

Ages 12-36 months | Free | 4:00 pm

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND GAMES

Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren

See 1/16 for info

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

COMMUNITY CUBE: MUSIC FOR AARDVARKS

14 Fulton Street

southstreetseaport.com/events

Kids music fun with catchy tunes and interactive experience.

All Ages | Free | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 50 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.

Ages 0-18 months | Free | 11:30 am

Picture Book Time: A librarian will share classic picture books and new stories.

Ages 12-36 months | Free | 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

COMMNUITY CUBE: HEROS OF THE CITY SCREENING

South Street Seaport Community Cube (next to the ice rink)

southstreetseaport.com/events

Television series for preschoolers with stories that convey the message of helping, sharing and caring. In the stories, everyone can be a hero!

Preschoolers | Free | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH

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

Toddler Story Time and Budding Bookmakers See 1/21 for info

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND GAMES

Battery Park City Ball Fields, West Street between Murray and Warren

See 1/19 for info

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