Volume 20 Issue 24 | Oct. 26 - Nov.1, 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.

Children’s ConcertJoin Joseph C. Phillips & Numinous for a music and fun-filled afternoon of wacky and playful sounds, instruments, images and readings for students in pre-K thru 3rd grade. Sat., Oct. 27 at 2pm. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand Sts. 212-219-8242. $5.

Children’s Harvest FestivalEvent features kid-size pumpkins and supplies to paint them, seasonal autumn crafts, goodies and the rare opportunity for city kids to kick leaves and roll off big bales of straw. Entertainment sponsored by the Jefferson Market Library. Come in costumes, masks, or as you are. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am-2pm. Rain date is Sun., Oct. 28. JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN, the junction of Greenwich Ave., Sixth Ave. & 10th St. Free.

Earth School Fall FairEnjoy a day of Fall fun for the whole family. There will be a Haunted Maze, a live music performance at noon, pumpkin painting, games, crafts, face painting, hair braiding, food, music and storytelling. There will also be a Rummage Sale with all proceeds benefiting the children’s programs at the Earth School. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am – 4pm. Rain date is Sun., Oct. 28. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, E. 10th St & Ave. A.

The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger HuntKids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Sat., Oct. 27 & Sun., Oct. 28 at 3:30pm. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Teams with only adults are not permitted. Advance reservations required. 877 – 9 – GO HUNT. Ages 7+. $20.50.

Ghoulish Ghost Puppet PartyKids can stop by for treats and stay to decorate their own ghost puppets. Listen to Halloween stories, put on a show, play Count the Eyeballs and get a souvenir photo in your Halloween costume. Ages 3-12. Wed., Oct. 31 from 6-7:30pm. MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, 52 Prince St., bet Lafayette & Mulberry. 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 at HallmarkArea families are invited to enjoy refreshments, musical entertainment, and trick-or-treating for children of all ages. Oct. 31 from 3-5:30pm. THE HALLMARK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, 455 North End Ave.

Halloween HappeningOn Wed., Oct. 31 from 4-6pm, children ages 3+ are invited to enjoy treats, face painting, a photo booth and stories from some of the churchyard’s most famous inhabitants. From 8-10pm, there will be a free screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula accompanied by a score played by organist Cameron Carpenter, ages 10+. TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET, Broadway. 212-602-0800. Free, donations accepted.

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.

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.

Kids ‘n Comedy Stand-up ComedyCreated and performed by kids aged 11-18 in front of an audience. At shows, some kids from the audience have the opportunity to get on stage and tell a joke. Sun., Oct. 28 and Sun., Nov. 18 at 1pm. $15, plus one-drink (soda) min. Appropriate for ages 9+. Reservations required. GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, 208 W. 23 rd St. 212-877-6115.

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.

PS 89 School ToursAdults only, no children please. Bring a picture ID for security. Tues., Nov. 27; Wed., Jan 30 & Thurs., Feb. 28 at 9pm in the school cafeteria. PS 89, 201 Warren St. 212-571-5659.

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.

Tompkins Scare ParkA Halloween extravaganza with art, entertainment and healthy treats for kids. Highlights include interactive art displays, costume fashion shows, Halloween caroling and musical performances. Activities for more grownup kids include art exhibits, interactive entertainment and a multi-media “haunting” of the Park from 4-8pm. Sat., Oct. 27 from noon-8pm. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, E. 7th St. & Ave. A, bet 7th & 10th Sts. and Avenues A & B.

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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