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Volume 19 Issue 42 | March 2 - 8, 2007

Youth Activities

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 212-267-9700, www.bpcparks.org

Annual Art Exhibition View art inspired by the gardens and parks of Battery Park City, created by adults, teens & children during free weekly art classes offered from May - Oct. by BPCPC. Continues weekdays from 2-4pm thru Feb. 28. 2 South End Ave. Free.

Early Spring Gardening Club After-school gardening program that introduces 1st - 5th graders to the joys of gardening. Learn about botany, biology and agronomy while taking part in planting, cultivating and harvesting. Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24 from 3:45 -5pm. The Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park. $30. Registration is required, call extension 348.


Community Center at Stuyvesant High School
Operated by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 345 Chambers St., 636-358-6880, www.ccshs.org

Babysitter’s Training 2-session course will teach boys and girls, ages 11-15, how to handle unexpected situations calmly and competently. Learn essential safety, first aid, safe play and basic care skills. Sat., March 10 & 17 from 2-7:30pm. $50 members, $60 non-members. Registration is required.


Manhattan Children’s Theatre
52 White St., bet Broadway & Church, 212-352-3101, www.theatermania.com

Russian Tales Folk tales from Russia will be brought to life with puppetry, live action and audience participation. Part of the “Little Tales”series geared toward pre-school aged children. Thru Feb. 22, Tues., Wed. and Thurs. at 11am . $10.

The Three Little Pigs A musical comedy starring Pat, Patterson and Patty, three skinny pigs who discover that through working together they can overcome anything, even Bad, the big bad singing wolf who wants to eat them. Thru Feb. 25, Sat. & Sun. at 12 & 2pm. Additional performance on President’s Day, Feb. 19 at 1pm. $15. All ages.

Go, Dog. Go! Dogs take on human characteristics in this stage adaptation of the popular children’s book by P.D. Eastman. Sat. & Sun., March 3 - April 8 at 12 & 2pm. $15. All ages.


The Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green, www.nmai.si.edu

Animation Celebration 2007 View clips of animator Joseph Erb’s works and then create claymation props, animals and people to be captured on camera and made into a very short stop-motion film. Participants will then have the opportunity to see their creation projected on a monitor. Thurs., Feb. 22 & Fri., Feb. 23 at 11am for 8 to 12-year-olds and 2pm for 13 to 16-year-olds.&Mac195;Education Classroom.


The New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip, bet Water & South Sts., 4 blocks south of South Street Seaport, www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100

Crime Scene Investigations Kids ages 8 and up are invited to learn how NYPD Officers solve crimes through forensic techniques. Collect evidence and help solve a crime. Thurs., Feb. 22 from 11am - 2pm. Free with museum admission; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 kids ages 6-18, free for members and kids under 6. NYPD members are free.

Operation Safe Child A national initiative that allows parents to have their children photographed, measured and fingerprinted. Parents then receive a free ID card and their children’s information is added to the national law enforcement directory. Mon. - Fri., Feb. 19-23 from 11am - 2pm.

Irish Americans in the NYPD Salute the Irish heritage of generations of NYPD officers. All ages. Sat., March 10.

Women in Policing Salute the pioneering efforts of female officers in the NYPD. Wed., March 21. All ages.


The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place, www.skyscraper.org

Archikids Working alongside architect Yves Roger, children ages 9-13 will explore skyscraper architecture and create a hands-on building project, which they will be able to bring home. As they learn and work, children will be surrounded by images, vintage film and models of actual skyscrapers of the past, present and future. Sat., March 3 from 10am - Noon.


South Street Seaport Museum
www.southstseaport.org

Thar She Blows! Explore the power, movement and mystery of the wind. Investigate this natural force and learn about the ways in which it has altered the course of history. Create your own Seaport-inspired wind-chime. Sat., Feb. 17 from 1-4pm. Free with Museum admission. 12 Fulton St.

Carving the Day Away Discover the traditional seafarer’s art of scrimshaw-carving, intricate line drawings into whale ivory. Explore scrimshaw artifacts from the Museum’s collection and create your own kid-friendly scrimshaw art piece. Sat., Feb. 24 from 1-4pm. Free with Museum admission. 12 Fulton St.


Tribeca performing Arts Center
212-220-1460, www.tribecapac.org, www.smarttix.com

The Late Great Ladies of Jazz & Blues Backed up by a live jazz band, Sandra Reaves-Phillips will give a great introduction to the world of vocal jazz and blues in honor of Black History Month. Sat., Feb. 17 at 1:30pm. $25, $15 students & seniors. Ages 6+.



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