Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
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:
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.
CHILDRENS BASKETBALL, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes.
CHILDRENS 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.
CHILDRENS PHOTOGRAPHY, Mon., 3:30-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Photography workshops for children in Fourth & Fifth grade, from Sep. 8-Oct. 27, free, call 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.
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.
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.
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.
CHILDRENS 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.
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.
MANHATTAN CHILDRENS THEATER
380 Broadway, 252-2840: Sep. 27-Nov. 2-Goblin Market, by Cristina Rossetti, Sat.-Sun., noon & 2 p.m., $10-$15; call for current childrens shows.
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: DailyShort films & videos for children, 11 a.m. & noon.
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM
278 Spring St., Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-691-1303:Classic Firefirghting equipment & art, ongoing.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Early Childhood Resource & Information Center
66 Leroy St., 929-0815: Call about childrens programs throughout Sep.
66 Leroy, 243-6876: Call about childrens programs throughout Sep.
19 Hudson St., 212-349-2009: Through Fall-Register now for Clay & Art classes for children including: Story Art, ages 3-4, creating props & objects that relate to books & themes; Saturday Art Basics, ages 8-14, foundation drawing & sculpture skills; Clay classes for ages 3-4, 4-5 & 4-16.