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Youth Activities, Week of July 17, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 17 HUDSON RIVER PARK Pier 25 at North Moore, http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/river-rangers-2014 River Rangers: Hudson River Park offers budding scientists an opportunity to learn more about the great outdoors. Hudson River Park’s environmental educators bring the opportunity to observe and explore through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Hands-on learning and play activities for kids […]

THURSDAY, JULY 3 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30 […]

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THURSDAY, JUNE 19 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers: Enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Limited to 25 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served. Ages 0-18 months | Free |11:30 a.m. | EVERY THURSDAY AT […]

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY North of Battery Park, off Battery Place, 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Sunset Singing Circle:  Sing together! Share rounds and folk songs. Led by folk singer Terre Roche. Ages: all Free| 7-8:30pm SATURDAY, JUNE 7 NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BATTERY PARK CITY BRANCH 175 North End Ave, 212-790-3499, nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city Toddler […]

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  Former Yankee great Bernie Williams, top, was the featured guest at the Downtown Little League’s  Opening Day ceremonies Saturday in Battery Park City. He signed autographs and spoke to the players, who heard many cheers from parents along with some from Councilmember Margaret Chin, bottom left.  

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  The city’s plan for  a new park at Pier 42 focuses heavily on wide open lawn space, waterfront marshes and near-complete removal of the large shed that currently stands on the Lower East Side pier. Community Board 3’s Parks Committee on Dec. 5  approved the master plan — which is estimated […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  A developer has filed plans for a six-story, 70-foot-tall residential building on a contested lot that was part of a Lower East Side community garden for more than 30 years. Supporters of the Children’s Magical Garden, at the corner of Stanton and Norfolk Sts., were dismayed this spring when Serge […]

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BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  Father Fagan Park, at Prince St. and Sixth Ave., will soon be home to artist Anthony Heinz May’s third sculpture in New York City, “Disangeopia.” “Disangeopia” is an arch-like structure constructed with pixel-shaped pieces of wood, with two tree trunks holding the structure to the ground. A major theme of “Disangeopia” […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Alternative medicine is gaining increasing acceptance in the Western world. In the case of Catherine Abate, president and C.E.O. of Community Healthcare Network (C.H.N.), she not only accepts alternative medicine — she firmly believes it saved her life. Diagnosed with stage-four uterine cancer in May 2012, Abate’s positive experience with holistic […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The storm that nearly wiped out all of the South Street Seaport a year ago, hit Jeremy Holin particularly hard. Superstorm Sandy struck all three of the Holin family restaurants-bars. Talk about a grand slam. A triple whammy. But that didn’t slow down the sixty-something former school teacher who came to […]

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