Volume 17, Number 47 | April 15 — 21, 2005

Youth Activities

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue, 212-267-9700

lifeguarding lessons
A 5 week/13 session, all-inclusive course that teaches the skills and knowledge needed by professional lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies at swimming pools and waterfront facilities. All required lifeguard, CPR and first aid skills will be taught. Participants will receive certification upon completion of the course. Must take and pass swimming test. Tues/Wed/Thurs., April 12, 13 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and Wed/Thurs May 3, 4, 10 & 11 from 7-10pm. Must be 15 by end of course. $25 for pre-test, $275 for remainder of course. Call Dwayne at 646-358-7397 or Paul at 646-358-9039 for more info. or to register.

early spring kids’ gardening
A weekly after school gardening program that introduces the joys of gardening to 2nd thru 5th graders. Held outdoors, Children’s Gardening educates as well as entertains. Botany, biology and agronomy figure in the simple and fun science lessons and hands-on demonstrations that accompany planting, cultivation and harvesting instruction. Youngsters also participate in garden-related art activities such as pressing flowers. Tuesdays, thru April 26 from 3:45-5:30pm. The Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park. $5 per session. Registration required. Call extension 348.

Amateur naturalists Club
A new season of the Amateur Naturalists Club will be beginning soon. Register now for the May/June program.
Borders wall street
100 Broadway, 212-964-1988

Join Miss Tonya for stories and lots of fun. Sat, April 16 at 2pm.

182 Lafayette Street, 212-274-0986

$6 per person, kids and adults. All events are free with admission.

Wee drop in
Children 10-42 months experience and explore a variety of age appropriate projects and materials including play-dough, paint, glue, chalk, and stickers. Sessions include music, stories, and time in the ball pond. Show up at 10:45 am to join in the fun. Wed, Thurs, and Fri. from 10:45am-noon. $17 per family (group of 3.)

After school art program
Classes run thru May 9 from 4-5:30pm. There will be supervised free time between 3:30-4pm and 5:30-6pm also available. Mondays, children 7-10 can attend “Cartooning;” Tuesdays, “Beginning Drawing and Painting” for ages 7-9; Wednesdays, “Intermediate Drawing and Painting” for ages 10-12; and Thursdays, “Fine Art Fun” for ages 5-6. Call for more info or to register.

Eldridge st. synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, 212-219-0888 x202

Yiddish folk song sing along
Sing along with Frank London. $8 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to RSVP.

fraunces tavern
54 Pearl Street, 212-425-1778

Looks at just a few of the many people from diverse backgrounds who joined together to win America’s independence. Ongoing.

Manhattan children’s theatre
380 Broadway (4th Floor) in Tribeca
212-226-4085, www.mctny.org

In this twist on the classic Brother’s Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel is snatched from her parents on the night of her birth by the evil witch who lives next door and is raised in a tower for sixteen years. The beautiful young woman finds her prince, but he turns out to be quite different than she expected - he is her twin brother! Together, they defeat the witch and are reunited with their true parents. Sat., April 16 - May 22. Saturdays and Sundays at 12 & 2pm. $15 adults; $10/kids 2-16 years. 212-352-3101. Ages 4+.

Manhattan youth
212-766-1104, www.manhattanyouth.org

weekend basketball
Saturday basketball at Stuyvesant High School. Open play and games. Girls, grades 4-8 at 1pm; boys, grades 4 & 5 at 2:30 and middle school boys at 4pm.

touch football
It is touch football season again for grades 6-10 in two divisions. Sundays at 11am at Pier 40 on the top level of the parking lot. Call (ext. 0) or go online to register.

the museum of the american indian
One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700

the museum of jewish heritage
36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200, www.mjhnyc.org

passover celebration
The downtown community is invited to celebrate Passover and freedom overlooking the Statue of Liberty. This family celebration, co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Project of Lower Manhattan and The Museum of Jewish Heritage, includes fun activities, arts & crafts and a children’s lunch.
Sun., April 17 from 1-2:30pm. $25 for families or $10 per person. Advance reservations recommended. Send an e-mail to info@jcpdowntown.org.

557 Broadway, between Prince
and Spring in SoHo
Stroller entrance: 130 Mercer St.
Event hotline: 212-343-6166

Enjoy stories read by the Scholastic Story Teller every Sunday and Tuesday at 2pm. All ages. Free.

maya and Miguel
It’s double the fun when 10-year old twins Maya and Miguel Santos from the animated TV series “Kids GO!” stop by for a special event. Sat., April 9 at 11am & 1pm. RSVP required. Call 212-389-3800. Ages 4+. Scholastic Auditorium.

soho dance kids
598 Broadway at Houston
212-226-6767 (Rosann)

Dance lessons
Soho Dance offers lessons for children ages 5-15 at all levels of experience in salsa, hip hop, jazz, ballet and more. Classes are held 7 days a week.

south street seaport museum

harlem is... a storybook series Come to the Seaport in celebration of our new exhibition “Harlem Is.” Listen to tales of Harlem and let the words and images inspire you to create an artistic masterpiece of your own. This week's featured story is “Happy to be Nappy” by Bell Hooks and Chris Raschka. Sun., April 10 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St.

Marble archaeology
Be an amateur archaeologist for the day! Come to the Seaport’s urban archaeology center, New York Unearthed, for a 5-week series that explores New York’s history through archaeological remains recovered from beneath the city streets. Craft activities included. This week’s theme is marbles. Sat., April 9 from 1-4pm. 17 State St. $5.

spring break at the seaport
Come and learn what life was like for kids growing up a hundred years ago. Learn about a different 19th century game or toy each day and make your own souvenir. Mon., April 25 - Fri., April 29 from 1-4pm. Mon: Boats, Tues: Puzzles, Wed: Baseball, Thurs: Street games, Fri: Buildings. Free with paid admission.

child’s play exhibition
For children of all ages, this exhibition showcases toys, dolls and games manufactured from the mid 19th century thru the early 20th century. Highlights include a wooden Brooklyn Bridge from 1881, a metal elephant from Coney Island, wooden and metal firehouses, Erector set vehicles, school books, windup toys and two large doll houses furnished and decorated in 19th century styles. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St.

Stuyvesant high school
345 Chambers St.
212-267-9700 ext. 342

Pre-school family play
Programming provided by BPCPC. Sundays from 3-4:30pm. $5 per family.

Synagogue for the arts
49 White St, 212-966-7141

Children 8 months to 8 years and their parents are invited for songs, games, & stories. Sat, April 16 at 10:30am.

family concert
Enjoy patriotic songs of America and Israel performed by Ariel Winds, an all-female woodwind quintet founded at The Juliard School in 1998. Sun, April 10 at 11am. $10/person; $25/family.

186 Franklin Street, 212-760-1440 (Melinda), MZalma@JOI.org

Learn more about the themes of Passover through stories and arts & crafts. Enjoy free french toast, juice and coffee. April 10 at 10:30am. Call or e-mail to RSVP.

tribeca performing arts center
199 Chambers Street at West Street, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 212-220-1460, www.tribecapac.org

silk, swords and fans
This program by the Chinese Folk Dance Company brings Chinese culture to life as traditional Chinese dance and music introduce kids ages 4-10 to the court and countryside of ancient Imperial China. Sat., April 16 at 1:30pm. $14 adults; $9 kids.

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