Youth Activities, Aug. 13- Aug. 31, 2015

 

Downtown Express file photo by Milo Hess The Battery’s long-awaited SeaGlass Carousel opens Aug. 20.

Downtown Express file photo by Milo Hess
The Battery’s long-awaited SeaGlass Carousel opens Aug. 20.

Long-running

Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free.
Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies.

Accessible Arts Initiative:
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street;(212) 274–0986; www.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 year of the 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. Registration is required.

Art and games:
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; 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;www.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; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays, 10 am–noon, Now – Wed, Oct. 28; Free. 

Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, sing, and hear stories too.

Basketball clinic:
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm, Now – Mon, Oct. 26; Free. 

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

Hudson River Outpost: Hudson River Park, Pier 25 at North Moore Street; (212) 274–0986;cmany.org; Tuesdays, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Now – Tues, Aug. 25; Free. 

Hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts and Hudson River Park Trust, families explore the environment of the Hudson through art workshops. Weather permitting.

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, Now – Tues, Oct. 27; 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; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Tuesdays, 3:15 – 3:45 pm, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; 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; www.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, Now – Wed, Oct. 28; Free. 

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

SeaGlass Carousel: SeaGlass Carousel, The Battery (Formerly Battery Park) opens Aug. 20;www.thebattery.org; Daily, 10 am to 10 pm; $5 per ride. 

A beautiful, huge crystal nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish, takes riders on an aquatic journey.

TUES, AUG. 11

Curious George story time:
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499;nypl.org; 4 p.m.; Free.

Children of all ages with a grownup are welcome at story time where they will also make a special craft, all about Curious George. Limited to 25 children, first come, first served.

WED, AUG 12

Toddler story time:
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 10:30 a.m.; Free.

A librarian shares lively picture books, finger plays and action songs with children 12-36 months and their caregivers.

Bug Out!:
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m. Free.

In the Bug Out! Class, children learn all about what insects are and what makes them crucial to the environment. For kids in grades K-5. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and limited to 25 school-age kids and their caregivers. First come, first serve basis.

Thurs, Aug. 13

Kids in Motion:
Columbus Park, Mulberry St. and Worth Street; (212) 408–0243; http;//www.nycgovparks.org; 11 am – 3 pm; Free. 

Arts and crafts, zuma and fun games at this annual festival. Pre-registration required.

Sensory storytime:
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; www.cmany.org; 4:30 pm to 5 pm; Free with museum admission. 

Explore books recommended for the new exhibition about small worlds and the far off places of imagination. Ages 3 to 7. Children with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Baby Laptime:
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 11:30 a.m.; Free.

Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood. For children 0-18 months and limited to 50 babies and their caregivers.

Movement and music concert for little superheroes: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m.; Free.

A summer reading celebration! Turtle Dance Music engages little caped crusaders ages 2 and up with 60-minute superhero training experience. For children ages 18 months to 12 years.

Fri, Aug. 14

Lego workshop:
Cannon’s Walk, 207 Front St.; 10 am – noon; Free. 

FiDi Families and Play Well Teknologies unite to provide an engineering with LEGO workshop; Children use their imagination and over 20,000 pieces of LEGO to construct projects including bridges, skyscrapers and motorized LEGO cars.

Be a city hero:
Hands-on-science: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 3:30 p.m.; Free.

Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city. Limited to 15 school-aged children and their caregivers.

Sat, Aug. 15

Slide the City:
Vita Coco Beach – Foley Square Rest Stop, Duane and Centre streets;www.nyc.gov/summerstreets.; 7 am – 1 pm; Free. 

Cool off while you slush and speed down a 270 foot water slide. Yippee! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to slide through the streets is presented by Vita Coco Coconut Water; Participants must register on line in advance.

Toddler story time

See Wed., Aug. 12.

Saturday studios:
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986; www.cmany.org; 10 am– 1 pm; $12 plus general admission. 

Skill-based art classes for parents and kids together! Pre-registration required.

Tues, Aug. 18

“Little Giants”:
Sol Lain Playground, Henry St. and Grand St.; (212) 387–7685;www.nycgovparks.org; 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm; Free. 

View a screening of this movie about a hometown hero facing off against a nerdy brother.

Baby Laptime See Thurs., Aug 13.

Preschool story time:
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m.; Free.

Listen to stories picked out especially for preschoolers. Older and younger siblings welcome.

Wed, Aug. 19

Toddler story time

See Wed., Aug. 12.

Bug Out!: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m. Free.

In the Bug Out! Class, children learn all about what insects are and what makes them crucial to the environment. For kids in grades K-5. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and limited to 25 school-age kids and their caregivers. First come, first serve basis.

Thurs, Aug. 20

SeaGlass Carousel: opens in The Battery. 

See Long Running.

Sensory storytime

See Thursday, Aug. 13.

Baby Laptime

See Thurs., Aug 13.

Crafternoon: Origami paper cranes: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m.; Free.

Learn how to craft your very own origami paper crane and take it home! There will also be reading of the picture book “The Paper Crane” by Molly Bang. Open to all children who bring an adult to help with folding.

 

Fri, Aug. 21

Be a city hero

See Fri., Aug. 14.

Sat, Aug. 22

Top This!: Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl.; (212) 968-1961; skyscraper.org; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child, admission fee for residents.

Kids will learn about the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State Building’s spires, and then create their own version of these icons.

Mon, Aug. 24

Toddler story time

See Wed., Aug. 12.

Tues, Aug. 25

Baby Laptime

See Thurs., Aug 13.

Preschool story time:

See Tues., Aug 18.

“Dream Girls”: Tony Dapolito Recreation Roof, 3 Clarkson St. and Hudson Street; (212) 242–5228; www.nycgovparks.org; 8 pm to 10:30 pm; Free. 

Sit back and enjoy the classic with great music. For older children.

WED, AUG 26

Toddler story time

See Wed., Aug. 12.

Bug Out!: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m. Free.

In the Bug Out! Class, children learn all about what insects are and what makes them crucial to the environment. For kids in grades K-5. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and limited to 25 school-age kids and their caregivers. First come, first serve basis.

Trilingual story time: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Ave; (212) 790-3499; nypl.org; 4 p.m.; Free.

Enjoy classics songs, stories and rhymes in English, Spanish and French. For children all ages.

Fri, Aug 28

Be a city hero

See Fri., Aug. 14.

Mon, Aug 31

Baby Laptime

See Thurs., Aug 13.

Toddler story time

See Wed., Aug. 12.

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