Volume 16, Number 12 | Aug. 26 - Sept. 1, 2003


CHILDREN

Children's Activities

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
2 South End Ave., 212-267-9700: Free weekly recreation, sports & art programs for kids, all activities through October 31 unless otherwise indicated, call for specific info for future programs:

preschool
PLAY AS YOU PLEASE, Tue., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller park: Kids choose group games and our programming Leaders organize the fun & provide equipment.
PRESCHOOL ART, Thu. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Rockefeller park: Simple art projects for very young artists. Dress for a mess!
PRESCHOOL FAMILY PLAY, Sun., 2-4 p.m., Wagner Park: Join other families with toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.
PRESCHOOL PLAY. Mon., Tue., Wed., 10 a.m.-noon, Wagner Park: Join other parents, caregivers and toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.
SOCCER, Tue. Afternoons, Rockefeller Park: 4 year olds, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

kids
CHILDREN’S BASKETBALL, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes.
CHILDREN’S GARDENING, Tue. 3:45-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Plant, tend & harvest. For children in 2nd-5th Grade. call 212-267-9700 to learn how to register.
CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY, Mon., 3:30-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Photography workshops for children in Fourth & Fifth grade, from Sep. 8-Oct. 27, free, call to register.
GONE FISHING, Sep. 12, Wagner Park: Rods, reels & bait provided for a morning of fishing fun for all ages, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free.
SOCCER, Tue. Afternoons, Rockefeller Park: 5-8 year olds, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; 9-12 year olds, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS IN THE PARK, Wed., 3:30-5:30 p.m., West Thames Park: Join other kids for an afternoon of neighborhood games & art. For children 5 years & older.

TEENS
ART FOR TEENS, Mon.-Tue., 4-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Develop your art skills with training and guidance of a professional educator. Material provided.
BACKGAMMON, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Backgammon after school with the guidance of an expert instructor.
CHESS LESSONS, Mon., 3:45-6 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Expert instruction on the strategy of the game. Separate classes for beginners and advanced students, call 212-267-9700 to register.
GREEK AMERICAN FOLKLORE SOCIETY, Aug. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Esplanade Plaza: An Evening of Greek music & Dancing for all ages.
INLINE SKATING, Fri.-Sun., variable times & locations: Call for information about these sessions with experiences skating instructors.
TAI CHI, Thu., 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m., Esplanade Plaza: Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with a master.
TEEN DRUMMING, Tue., 4-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Join a drumming circle led by a master drummer. Improvise on African rhythms. Drums provided.

BATTERY PARK
North End Ave., 212-945-4370: “Family Film Festival,” free children’s movies, Aug. 26-27-”Jummy Neutron,” & “Dr. Doolittle 2,” call for more information & show times.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
182 Lafayette St., 274-0986: Wed. & Thur.–WEE Artist Drop-in Program, art, music and storytelling for children ages 10 mos. to 3-and-a-half years, 10-11:30 a.m., $13.

EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE art school
344 E. 14th St., 780-2300: Sun.–Family Art Works, art activity workshops for the family, 1-2:30 p.m., free; Fall classes in numerous areas of art study begin Sep. 15, call now for information & to register.

FAITH EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP
30 Wall St., 6th Fl., 566-4085: Mon.–Explore your hidden artistic talents with numerous mediums, free class, 6-8 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month, free, call for more information.

HUDSON RIVER FESTIVAL
various locations, 212-528-2733: Through August-Family Dancing on the Hudson, call now for information about free family dancing throughout the Summer months; Upcoming: Stories for all ages, call for information.

LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
90 Orchard St., 431-0233: Sat. & Sun.–THE CONFINO FAMILY APARTMENT, the “living history” apartment of a Sephardic-Jewish family from Turkey who lived in the tenement in the early 1900s, tours at noon, 1, 2 & 3 p.m., ongoing.

MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATER
380 Broadway, 252-2840: call for current children’s shows.

MANHATTAN YOUTH
Various locations, 766-1104: MY Art Therapy, K-2nd Grade, Sat., 11 a.m.-noon, 3rd-5th Grade, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. manhattanyouth.org.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green, 514-3730: Daily–Short films & videos for children, 11 a.m. & noon.

NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM
278 Spring St., Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-691-1303:Classic Firefirghting equipment & art, ongoing.

NEW YORK ON FOOT
Gould Plaza, corner of N. Fourth & Greene St., 212-567-6109: Sep. 7-The 5th Annual Greenwich Village Treasure Hunt, for older children & alduts teams of 2-6 people, 12:30-4:30 p.m., $20-$25, rain date Sep. 14.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY:

CHATHAM SQUARE
33 East Broadway, 212-964-6598: Through Aug.-numerous programs for children, call for information, free.

Early Childhood Resource & Information Center
66 Leroy St., 929-0815: Thu.-”Summer Read to Me Club,” 18 months to 6 years, through Aug.; Call about other children’s programs.

HUDSON PARK
66 Leroy, 243-6876: Wed.-”Films,” for children ages 3-8, 4 p.m., through Aug.; call for other programs for children.

TOMPKIN'S SQUARE
331 E. 10th St., 228-4747: Call for programs for children throughout August.

PACE UNIVERSITY
1 Pace Plaza, 212-346-1244: Through August-Call about quality summer programs for kids & families at Pace University’s downtown campus.

THE SALON THEATER
45 Bleecker St., 539-6644: Sat.–THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEE, the endearing story of a little bee in pursuit of tastier honey told through rod & shadow puppets & a jazz score, 2 p.m., $7 children, $15.

SEA @ LOS KABAYITOS PUPPET & CHILDREN’S THEATER
107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl., 212-260-4080: “El Mago De Oz (The Wizard of Oz),” a bilingual musical version of the now classic story, Aug. 30, 5 p.m., $9-$11; call for current children’s shows.

SOUTH STREET
SEAPORT MUSEUM
Seaport Kids, Pier 16, Children’s Center, 212-748-8758: Aug. 26-Music of the Sea, Dan Milner & Bob Conroy sing maritme songs, 6-8 p.m., $2 children, $4 adults.

THIRTEENTH STREET
REPERTORY COMPANY
50 W. 13th St., 675-6677, www.13thstreetrep.org: Sat. & Sun.–WISEACRE FARM, the entire farm is celebrating Clifford the Pig’s birthday in contempt of the cake-thieving fox and children are invited to save the cake, ages 3 and up, 1 p.m., $7; Sat.–RUMPLE WHO?, Will Bartlett revives the hit children’s musical adaptation of “Rumpelstiltskin,” dir. by Robert Kreis, ages 5 and up, 3 p.m., $7; THEATER BIRTHDAY PARTIES avail. on days of shows. .

TRIBECA CLAYWORKS
19 Hudson St., 212-349-2009: Through Fall-Register now for Clay & Art classes for children including: “Story Art,” ages 3-4, creating props & objects that relate to books & themes; “Saturday Art Basics,” ages 8-14, foundation drawing & sculpture skills; Clay classes for ages 3-4, 4-5 & 4-16.

WASHINGTON MARKET
community park
Washington Market Park, 212-964-1133: Mon., Wed., every other Sat.-Let’s Explore & Art for Tots, with Sarah Murphy, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 2-7, free.

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
}15 West 16th St., 212-294-8330: “Traders on the Sea Routes: 12th Century Trade Bewtween East & West,” an experimental exhibition for young audiences, Sep. 7-Aug. 2005.


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