Volume 19 Issue 50 | April 27 - May 3, 2007

Youth Activities

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 212-267-9700,

Gardening Club 1st thru 5th graders learn the joys of gardening. Take part in preparing soil, planting seeds, watering plants, composting, garden-related crafts and more. Tuesdays, May 1 - Oct. 30 from 4-5pm. The Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park. $150 for the season or $60 for a 2-month session. Registration begins in April.

Photography for Children Using a pinhole camera that they make themselves, students in grades 1-5 learn the art and science of photography. Mondays, May 7 - June 23 from 3:30-5pm. 2 South End Ave. $70 for 7 sessions. Registration begins in April.

Children’s Museum of the Arts
182 Lafayette St., 212-274-0986,

Summer Art Colony Children ages 6-12 work with professional artists and learn how to truly create. One and two week classes available in a variety of themes, including Ceramics, Animation, Comics, Pinhole Photography, Claymation, Puppetry, Drawing, Textiles and more. Students will visit a museum or gallery and will exhibit their own works in an art show. July 9 - Aug. 31. Classes are Mon. - Fri.; from 10am - 4pm with supervised playtime available before and after. $500 - $1000 per class with registration before April 15.

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

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

The Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green,

Storybook Reading & Workshop Honor Mother Earth and Father Sky. Come for readings from North American Indian stories. An activity led by William Chimborazo will follow. Sat., April 14 at noon. Resource Center.

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

Crime Scene Investigations Children ages 8 and up explore the forensic techniques used by NYPD Detectives. Wed., April 4.

Take Your Child to Work Day Children learn what it takes to become an NYPD officer. Thurs., April 26. All ages.

The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place,

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., April 14 from 10am - Noon.

Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam St., bet Varick St. & 6th Ave., 212-691-1555,

Pinkalicious, The Musical Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. This eventually lands her in the doctor’s office with a case of Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. In the end, only Pinkalicios can get herself out of this predicament. Sat. & Sun. at noon. $25. Ages 3-12. Open run.

South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport Cultural Association’s Performance Space, Front St. & Beekman, 212-393-9191

Little Kids Little Songs Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy hearing original songs about the basics of life - going to the bathroom, getting dressed and making friends. Sun., March 25 & April 1, 18, 22 & 29 at 2pm. $5.

Green Golly & Her Golden Flute In this musical adaptation of Rapunzel, children are introduced to the art of flute and the magic of classical music. Ages 4-8. Sun., March 25 & April 1, 18, 22 & 29 at 2pm. $5.

South Street Seaport Museum

Decorative Delft Discover the history of New Amsterdam’s founding European settlers. Meet at New York Unearthed to explore original Delft Tiles left by Dutch settlers over 400 years ago. Create your own tile depicting traditional Dutch themes such as sea monsters, windmills and ships. Sat., March 31 from 1-3pm.$8 Adults, $4 kids. Takes place at New York Unearthed, 17 State St.. Reservations suggested, call 212-748-8757.

New York Packet Heather Wood and David Jones perform maritime and music hall songs. Sun., April 1, from 3-5pm. $5 adults, $2 kids. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. 212-748-8568.

Spring Break Come aboard the tall ship Peking and step inside the Living Harbor Wet Lab. Learn about the Estuary critters around Lower Manhattan. Listen to Fish Tales and be inspired to create your own aquatic work of art. Help feed the marine animals each day at 3pm. Tues.-Fri., April 3-6. Free with museum admission.

Tribeca Performing arts Center
199 Chambers St., 212-220-1460,

Milkshake A high-energy rock band with playful dance-along songs and percussive style that keeps kids rocking to the music. Sat., March 24 at 1:30pm. $25, $15 students & seniors. Ages 3+.

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