Youth Activities, Week of June 4, 2015

Long-running
Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; 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; 

bpcparks.org/event;Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free. Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older. 

Arts Island outpost: Governors Island, Outside bldg. 14 in Nolan Park; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–3 pm, Now – Sun, Sept. 27; Free. 

Enjoy a day out with art workshops, and fun projects. 

Art and play: Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; 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; bpcparks.org/event; 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; bpcparks.org; 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. 

Young sprouts gardening: Nelson A Rockefeller Park (Children’s Garden), Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org; 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; bpcparks.org/event; Wednesdays, 3:30–5 pm; Free. Players of every level practice, learn and hone up on skills. For children 5 to 15 years old. 

Playtime: Teardrop Park, Battery Park City; bpcparks.org; 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. 

June 4
International Children’s Day: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Noon–6 pm; $11 per person; (seniors & infants free). Celebrate children and cultures from around the world. 

Fri, June 5
Friday nights: Battery Park River Terrace, 6 River Terrace (Irish Hunger Memorial0; (212) 267–9700;www.bpcparks.org/event/friday-night-for-teens-2; 7–9 pm; Free. Teens come together and make new friends and play games. Hosted by the Battery Park Conservancy. 

Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library: Siempre Verde Garden, 181 Stanton St. and East Houston Street; (646) 400–2042; nycgovparks.org; 10:30 am – noon; Free. Join in for stories for toddlers through five year olds. 

Stories for All Ages: Teardrop Park, Warren St. and River Terrace; (212) 267–9700; bpcparks.org/event/stories-for-all-ages-2; 11 am; Free. Master storyteller Mary Ann Schmidt tells the tale of a shy earthworm and a lonely caterpillar. For ages 2 and older. Hosted by the Battery Park Conservancy.

Sun, June 7
International Children’s Day: 10 am–5 pm. Children’s Museum of the Arts. See Thursday, June 4.

My City Park Day: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, E. Houston St. and Stanton Street; nycchildrenstheater.org; 1 pm; Free. Children learn the importance of community spaces – sing along puppet musical tells the story of Milo who finds out his favorite park is closing, so he asks his friends to help him save his park. Suitable for children 3 to 7 years old.

Mon, June 8
Story Pirates: Pier 25 in Tribeca. (212) 627-2020; hudsonriverpark.org; 6:30 pm. Free. Professional actors bring children’s original story ideas to life in front of their eyes.

Wed, June 10
Do you believe in magic show: Battery Park City library; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 pm. Free.

Magic show for kids 3+ featuring a superhero and his puppet rabbit sidekick.

Fri, June 12
101 Dalmatians”: Museum of Chinese in America, Mulberry St. and Worth Street; (212) 406–0243;

nycgovparks.org; 8 pm – 10 pm; Free. 

Presented by the Museum of Chinese in America, the Disney classic tells the story of beloved pets Pongo and Perdita. The move pays tribute to Tyrus Wong, the artist who designed the Disney’s animated styles. For older children.

Sat, June 13
Mermaid parade: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; 10 am–5 pm; $11 per person; (seniors & infants free). 

Shine up those flippers and march through the museum.

My City Park Day: Hamilton Fish Park, E. Houston and Sheriff St.; 

nycchildrenstheater.org; 1 pm; Free. 

Children learn the importance of community spaces – sing along puppet musical tells the story of Milo who finds out his favorite park is closing, so he asks his friends to help him save his park. Suitable for children 3 to 7 years old.

Sun, June 14
Family Concert: Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Park City; ww6w.bpcparks.org/event/family-art-tour-workshop-gimme-shelter; 1 pm; Free. 

Rock out with the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene performance by Socalled. Bring a blanket, and picnic lunch and enjoy the music and views of the harbor. 

Mon, June 15
Father’s day: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986;

cmany.org; Noon–5 pm; $11 per person; (seniors & infants free). 

Celebrate dear old dad with fun projects. Dads are free on June 21. 

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