Youth Activities, Week of May 7, 2017


Art and play
Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free.

Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.  

Basketball clinic
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free. 

Staffers teach children of all ages the basics of the sport. No classes May 25, September 7 and October 12. 

Soccer clinic
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Tuesdays, 2:30–3:15 pm; 3:30–4:15 pm and 4:30–5:30 pm,; Free.

Children learn the fundamentals of the game and pre-schoolers have fun kicking, running and being part of a team. Drop in. For ages 3 to 11 years old. 

Arts and crafts
Pavilion at Union Square Park, West 14th St. and Union Square East;; Tuesdays, 3 pm to 5 pm,; Free.

Children explore new topics through arts and crafts. 

Young sprouts gardening
Nelson A Rockefeller Park (Children’s Garden), Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//; Tuesdays, 3:15 – 3:45 pm,; Free.

Little ones 3 to 5 years old learn about simple gardening projects. Space limited first come, first served. 

Drop in chess
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Wednesdays, 3:30–5 pm,; Free. 

Players of every level practice, learn and hone up on skills. For children 5 to 15 years old. 

Teardrop Park, Battery Park City;; Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.

Staffers teach children the value of play and create fun projects in drawing, sculpting and murals. For children 5 and older. 

Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon,; Free.
Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies.

Art and games: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.
Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older.

Sat, May 9
Craft Fair: Chelsea, West 21st St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues; (917) 589–8893;; 11 am–4 pm; Free.

Two Fair Ladies present over 60 handmade artisans featuring handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories for kids and adults, art, ceramics and more. Seventh annual event benefits PS 11. 

Sun, May 10
Tycoon Dog: Holly Plaza – Washington Square Park, McDougal St. and Fifth Avenue;;

1 – 3 pm; Free. 

Children enjoy the music. 

Thurs, May 14
Far, Far Away: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986;; 10 am–4 pm; Free with museum admission.

The exhibit considers the possibility of alternate worlds,dreamscapes and imagined landscapes– places where adventures occur and fantasy takes over. The exhibit is open through Sept. 6. Opening day features fun activities of art-making workshops and much more. 

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