Photo by Jane Weissman, courtesy of Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.
Preschool play Doug Van Horn, of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and young rocker at preschool play: Mon., Tues., Wed. 10 a.m. until noon in Wagner Park.
The Art Institute of NYC
75 Varick St., 16th fl., 212-625-6027: July 8-10-2004 High School Graduates are invited to participate in a Culinary Arts.Pastry Arts workshop, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $75, register
BARNES & NOBLE
33 E. 17th St., 253-0810: Sat.Storytime, 2 p.m.
BATTERY PARK CITY
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:
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.
CHILDRENS BASKETBALL, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes.
CHILDRENS 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.
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.
STORIES FOR ALL AGES, Sat. Aug. 9, 11 a.m., South End Ave.: Joy Kelly presents River Tales, a multicutural review for all ages, free.
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.
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.
SUMMER ADVENTURES, Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through July 30, Rockefeller Park: Call 212-267-9700 to register for this fun program for young teens.
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.
FOR JEWISH CULTURE
515 W. 20th St., 924-4500: OngoingFrom Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East, children hunt for food, grind wheat, weave cloth & build little houses; From Home to Home: Jewish Immigration to America, crafts & activities related to migration, $5; Sun.Ancient Necklaces & Postcards from America, arts & crafts, 2-5 p.m., free with admission; Call about current events for children.
CHILDRENS 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.
344 E. 14th St., 780-2300: Sun.Family Art Works, art activity workshops for the family, 1-2:30 p.m., free.
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.
Henry street settlement
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., 212-598-0400: June 27-July 13-The Devil & Daniel Webster, one of the great classic american plays gets a new slant presented by the Urban Youth Theater, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., $5-$10.
HUDSON GUILD BEACON
333 W. 17th St., 243-7574: Mon.-Fri.AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, including athletics, tutoring, arts and more, 3-6 p.m, free.
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.
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: DailyShort films & videos for children, 11 a.m. & noon.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Early Childhood Resource & Information Center
66 Leroy St., 929-0815: Wed.Classic short films for children, 4 p.m., free.
66 Leroy, 243-6876: Wed.Film for children ages 3-8, 4 p.m., free.
9 Murray St., 732-8186: Mon.Picture Book Hour, 4 p.m., free.
331 E. 10th St., 228-4747: Mon.Picture Book Hour, ages 3 to 7, 4 p.m.
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 & CHILDRENS THEATER
107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl., 212-260-4080: call for current childrens shows.
TADA! YOUTh Theater, 15 W. 28th St., 2nd fl., 212-252-1619: call for current Childrens Theater productions.
THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY COMPANY
50 W. 13th St., 675-6677, www.13thstreetrep.org: Sat. & Sun.WISEACRE FARM, the entire farm is celebrating Clifford the Pigs 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 childrens musical adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin, dir. by Robert Kreis, ages 5 and up, 3 p.m., $7; THEATER BIRTHDAY PARTIES avail. on days of shows. .
Washington Market Community Park
Washington Market Park, 212-964-1133: Mon., Wed., every other Sat.-Lets Explore & Art for Tots, with Sarah Murphy, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 2-7, free.