Volume 16, Number 11 | Aug. 12–Aug. 18, 2003



Children’s Activities

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 Culi
nary 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
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.

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.

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.

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.

CHILDREN’S GALLERIES
FOR JEWISH CULTURE
515 W. 20th St., 924-4500: Ongoing–“From 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.

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
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.

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY:

Early Childhood Resource & Information Center
66 Leroy St., 929-0815: Wed.–Classic short films for children, 4 p.m., free.

Hudson Park
66 Leroy, 243-6876: Wed.–Film for children ages 3-8, 4 p.m., free.

New Amsterdam
9 Murray St., 732-8186: Mon.–Picture Book Hour, 4 p.m., free.

Tompkins Square
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 & CHILDREN’S THEATER
107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl., 212-260-4080: call for current children’s shows.

TADA! YOUTh Theater, 15 W. 28th St., 2nd fl., 212-252-1619: call for current Children’s 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 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. .

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.


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