Youth Activities, Week of June 18, 2015

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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 preschoolers have fun kicking, running and being part of a team. Drop in. For ages 3 to 11 years old. 

Big city fishing: Pier 25 (near N. Moore St.).
hudsonriverpark.org; (212) 627-2020; Sundays 1-5 pm (except on 6/28), Mondays 5-7:30 pm. Free.
For children 5+ and adults who want to learn how to fish and about river ecology. All fishing equipment is provided.

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, Now – Wed, Sept. 30; 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. 

Accessible Arts Initiative: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; cmany.org; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm; Free.
The museum is beginning a pilot program which will enable any child with a disability and their caregiver, admission to programs during general public hours in exchange for feedback to help strengthen museum wide programs.

Thurs, June 18

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

Eric Carle celebration: Battery Park City Library. (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 10 am. Free.
Bring the whole family and kids of all ages for stories, followed by an Eric Carle-themed craft.

Sat, June 20

What’s Anthropomorphic?: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., Battery Park City. (212) 968-1961; skyscraper.org; 10:30 – 11:45 am; $5 per child.
Kids will work together to compose a skyline of their own traced silhouettes, turning their drawing into a personal building form. All ages, RSVP required.

Sun, June 21

Father’s day: 10 am–5 pm. Children’s Museum of the Arts. See Thursday, June 18. 

Mon, June 22

Baby Laptime: Battery Park City Library. (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 9:30 am; Free.
Babies 0 – 18mo. and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs/rhymes and meet other babies. Limited to 50 babies; first-come fist-served.

Toddler story time: Battery Park City Library. (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 pm; Free.
Toddlers 12-36 mo. and their caregivers can be entertained by a librarian sharing lively picture books and songs.

Tues, June 23

Baby Laptime: 11:30 am. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

Picture book time: Battery Park City Library. (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 pm; Free.
A librarian will share classic picture books. For all ages.

Wed, June 24

Toddler story time: 10:30 am. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

Crafternoon: Battery Park City Library (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 pm; Free.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and make them a superhero. Kids will create capes and masks for their toy. Kids of all ages invited with their caregiver. Limited to 25 kids.

Thurs, June 25

Baby Laptime: 11:30 am. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

Sat, June 27

My City Park Day: Bowling Green Park, Broadway and Whitehall Street; www.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 28

History tour: Pier A, Battery Place and the Hudson; bpcparks.org/event/pier-a-tour; 2–3 pm; Free.
Take a walk and talk and learn all about the recent restoration of Pier A, the last remaining historic pier in the city. Great for all ages. Hosted by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. 

Mon, June 29

Toddler story time: 4 pm. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

Tues, June 30

Baby Laptime: 11:30 am. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

Wed, July 1

Bug out: Battery Park City Library (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 pm; Free.
Kids learn all about what bugs are through experiments, demonstrations and stories taught by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. For grades K – 5, limited to 25 kids and their caregivers.

Thurs, July 2

Baby Laptime: 11:30 am. Battery Park City Library. See Monday, June 22.

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