Volume 20 Issue 22 | October 12 - 18 2007

Youth Activities

Art of the High SeasDiscover the many ways in which the majesty of the ocean has captivated the imagination of artists and seafarers for centuries. With ships, oceans and sea life as the theme, families can choose from a variety of different art projects which they can display at home. Saturdays from 12-3pm. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 12 Fulton St.

BPC Halloween ParadeCome creep, crawl, hop, dance or walk through the annual Children’s Halloween Parade sponsored by the Battery Park City Neighbors’ Association. Sat., Oct. 27. Gather at Liberty St. ramp at 11:45am. Immediately following, the World Financial Center will be sponsoring their Great Pumpkin Party. There will be Trick-or-Treating and games for kids in the Winter Garden from noon – 4pm. Free for children of all ages.

Fishing BluesHear bluesman Michael Hill perform songs relating to fishing and childhood. Part of Battery Park City Park Conservancy’s Go Fish event with catch-and-release fishing for all ages. Sat., Oct. 20 at 12:30pm. WAGNER PARK. Free.

Goodnight MoonBunny’s imagination is never at rest. Before his head hits the pillow, he must say goodnight to everything in the room, but with each goodnight, something comes to life. Adapted from “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. Sat. & Sun., thru Dec. 9 at 12 & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., bet Broadway & Church St. 212-352-3101. Ages 4+. $20, $15 kids & seniors. Premiere seats, $50, include front row seats, meet & greet with actors and programs signed by the cast. Tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the performance.

Halloween Parade & PartyThe Friends of Washington Market Park present the Annual Family Halloween Parade and Party featuring music by Louis Miranda and Subanda plus pony rides and games. Sat., Oct. 27 from 3-5pm. Line up at 3:15 pm in front of the Citigroup Building Plaza, Greenwich St., just north of N. Moore. No strollers in the Park during the event.

Halloween PartyEnjoy a spooky haunted house, face painting, trick-or-treating and Halloween treat bag decorating. All who come to the Museum in costume will receive a prize. Museum staff will also provide tips on how to stay safe this Halloween. Every child will receive a free Halloween wrist reflector. All ages. Sat., Oct. 20 from 11am –2pm. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE MUSEUM, 100 Old Slip, bet. Water & South Sts. 212-480-3100.

Harvest FestivalPaint pumpkins, parade around the straw bales, make bird feeders and other fun Fall crafts. All ages. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am – 2pm. Rain date is Oct. 28. JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN, Greenwich Ave. bet 6th Ave. & W. 10th St. Presented by The Jefferson Market Garden, Village Alliance BID and Jefferson Market Library. Free.

It’s My Park DayPark staff will teach kids about vibrant spring flowers and help them to plant hundreds of tulip and daffodil bulbs throughout the park. Bring a trowel if you have one. Sat., Oct. 20 from 11am-12pm. WASHINGTON MARKET PARK, entrance at Duane & Greenwich Sts. Sponsored by The Friends of Washington Market Park.

Parents’ Network Speaker SeriesKaren Barwick from Boomerang Toys will discuss Holiday Gift Ideas. Breakfast is provided. Children are welcome. Tues., Oct. 16 from 10-11:30am. CHEVYS, Vesey St., upstairs, elevator access from Embassy Suites. Free for Battery Park City Neighbors Association members and first timers. Membership applications available at the event or at

Pier of FearHalloween activities for children and adults. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 & 28 from noon – 9pm. PIER 54, 14th St. & the West Side Highway. Free haunted house tickets, limited quantity. Other activities are reasonably priced.

Pirate Halloween PartyAll aboard the tall ship Peking for a spooky family fun event with the Maritime Pirates. Enjoy games and activities for young and old alike. Turn pumpkins into pirates, create a pirate tattoo and hear tales of lonely ghosts, lost bats and missing pumpkins. For children age 3 and up. Sat., Oct. 27 at 1 & 3pm and Sun., Oct. 28 at 11am, 1 & 3pm. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM. In the case of inclement weather, party will be held in the Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. Reservations recommended. 212-748-8786. $10, $8 members.

Star Hop and Moon WalkUsing binoculars and sharing telescopes, participants, guided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, will seek out stars, planets and lunar craters visible in the early evening sky. Fri., Oct. 26 from 6:30-8pm. WAGNER PARK, The Pavilions. Presented by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. All ages. Call to pre-register. 212-267-9700. Free.

Trick-or-Treat in BPCCalling all ghosts and goblins to trick-or-treat throughout BPC. Look for more information in building lobbies in October. Sponsored by the Battery Park City Neighbors’ Association. Wed., Oct. 31.

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