AUTO FREE NEW YORK, NYPD Downtown Center, 104 Washington St., 475-3394: May 27-”A Transportation Vision for Downtown NY,” 6-8 p.m., free.


The Esplenade, Albany St.: Mon.& Thu.-Lunch Hour Backgammon & Chess, noon-1:30 p.m., through Oct. 31, free.

Esplenade Plaza, Liberty St.: Fri.-Tai Chi, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Through Oct. 24, does not meet on May 23, July 4, Aug. 29 & Oct. 10, free; Wed.-Vollyball, 6-7:30 p.m., through Oct. 31, free; Sat./Sun.-Inline Skating: Quick Tips, noon-1 p.m., through Oct. 31, free.

North Esplenade, Chambers St: Fri.-Inline Skating: Ramps, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Through Oct. 31, free; Sat/Sun.-Inline Skating: Raps & Rails, 2:30-5 p.m., free.

Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Chambers St: Thu.-Tai Chi, 4-5 p.m., through Oct. 30, free; Mon.-Women’s Basketball, 6-7:30 p.., through Oct. 31, free;

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Place & West Side Highway: Wed.-Elements of Nature Drawings, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., through Oct. 29, free; May 17-Fix Your Own Bike,bring your bike, 10 a.m.-noon, free; May 22, Oct. 9 & 23-Bird Watching, noon-1:30 p.m., free; June 5, 12 & 26, Oct. 9-Garden Tours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free; May 30, June 6 & 13, Sept. 12, Oct. 10 & 31-Gone Fishin’, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free.

South Cove, West Thames St/Rector Street Bridge: Wed.-The Figure Al Fresco, 3-5 p.m., through Oct. 29, free; Sat.-Drawing in the Park, May 17, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free.

COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, 145 Ludlow St., 254-5277: Mon.–Yoga classes, traditional Hatha Yoga Asanas, all levels welcome, 6 p.m., $12.

THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE ART SCHOOL, 197 E. Broadway, 212-780-2300: call for current meetings & classes.

THE EMPLOYMENT PROJECT, Judson Memorial Church, W. Fourth St. at Sullivan St., 533-6945: Mon.–“Surviving the Recession: A Mutual Self-Help Support Group,” 6-8 p.m., free.

League for the hard of hearing, 71 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl., 917-305-7700: May 15-Annual Meeting with donations, all benefits the League programs, 3:30 p.m., call for info.

LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY CENTER, 208 W. 13th St., 212-772-3511: Currently teaching Foreign Language classes, call for information.

THIRTEENTH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL, 230 E. 21st St., 212-477-7427: Third Tue. of every month–The community council’s regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., free, call for information.

WALL ST. SYNAGOGUE, 47 Beekman St., 227-7800, ext. 11: Tue., Wed. & Fri.–“Dissecting a Sugya: An Analytic Approach to the Talmud Baba Kama,” a class for students w/ a background in Talmudic studies, 8:15 a.m., at various downtown locations, call for more info.; Wed.–A Hebrew reading crash course, for adults who have never learned the Hebrew alphabet, 6:15 p.m., free, registration reqd.

WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT, Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St. at Seventh Ave., 718-909-2359: May. 31–“Women’s Liberation & National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America,” a feminist consciousness-raising series by Redstockings, Study group, first topic: Are U.S. women really the most liberated in the world?, 1-4 p.m., free, call to register, go to for more information.

THE YOUNG ISRAEL, 3 W. 16th St., 212-255-4826: May 7-Observing Israel Independence Day, 7 p.m., free.


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