Volume 20, Number 29 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2007

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Youth Activities

Advent Fair?ctivities and programs for all ages including origami, wreath making, sing-alongs and more. Sun., Dec. 2 at 1pm. TRINITY CHURCH, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd floor Dining Room, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602-0755. Free.

Art of the High Seas?iscover 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.

BPCNA Holiday Party?elebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors with holiday carols from around the world, arts & crafts for children and adults, cookies and hot chocolate. Co-sponsored by the Church Street School for Music & Art and the Battery Park City Neighbors Association. All ages. Sat., Dec. 1 from 1-3pm. EMBASSSY SUITES, Atrium, Vesey St. & North End Ave. $10/family at the door, members are free.

Children’s Chanukah Party?oin CBST, New York City’s synagogue for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews, families and friends, for a family Chanukah celebration. Make a menorah, spin the dreidel and eat some latkes & jelly donuts. Sun., Dec. 9 from 2-4pm. CONGREGATION BETH SIMCHAT TORAH, 57 Bethune St., bet Washington & West Sts. RSVP at $15 per family in advance, $20 at the door. Please bring an article of new or gently used warm outerwear to donate to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Soup kitchen.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley?heater at Trinity presents their annual reading of Israel Horovitz’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley. All ages. Sun., Dec. 16 at 1pm. TRINITY CHURCH, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd floor Dining Room, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602-0755. Free.

Christmas Party in the Park?he Friends of Washington Market Park host their annual Christmas Party. Enjoy Christmas carols with Richard Younger, a performance by the Stuyvesant High School Acappella Group, arts & crafts, holiday treats and a visit from Mr. Claus. Sun., Dec. 16 from 2-4pm. WASHINGTON MARKET PARK, entrance at Greenwich & Duane Sts.

The Divine Reality Comedy Circus?n adaptation of Dante’s Divina Commedia for kids of all ages. Thru Dec. 16; Sat. & Sun. at 3pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Johnson Theater, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-254-1109. $12.

Festival of Light and Sound?vents include the New York Theatre Ballet performing The Nutcracker on Tues., Dec. 4; the Strauss/Warschauer Duo delivering Klezmer for Kids on Sun., Dec. 9; Basya Schechter leads her band Pharaoh’s Daughter through Hasidic chants and Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock on Tues., Dec. 11; Funk Filharmonik from former Tower of Power singer Tom Bowes on Fri., Dec. 14; and Ethel’s In the House of Ethel: Fri., Dec. 21. Santa will visit children on Fri. – Sun., Dec. 7, 8 & 9. WINTER GARDEN, World Financial Center, 220 Vesey St. Free.

Flutterbox Children’s Concert?eill C. Furio and Janine Nichols perform fun and playful songs for families. Sat., Dec. 1 from 2-3pm. Presented by Roulette. Takes place at 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand St. 212-219-8242. $15, $10 students.

Goodnight Moon?unny’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.

Holiday Lights?elebrate the holiday season with a Christmas tree and Menorah lighting as well as seasonal music performed by The Roches and seasonal snacks. Please bring a new unwrapped gift or article of clothing to be wrapped and distributed by Stockings With Care/Dreidels With Care. Thurs., Dec. 6; Gather at 5:45pm, Tree & Menorah lighting at 6:15pm. BATTERY PARK CITY, South Cove. 212-267-9700. Free.

Holiday Toy Drive?he United States Marine Corps will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Toys will be distributed to needy children in New York City. Thru Dec. 17. DOWNTOWN INFORMATION CENTER, 55 Exchange Place, Suite 401. 212-425-INFO.

Little Red Riding Hood?he Society of the Educational Arts presents everyone’s favorite hooded heroine in a fantastical world with a fresh array of characters that come to life. Sat., Dec. 1 & 15 at 3pm. TEATRO SEA, Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theatre, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Floor, bet Rivington & Delancey. $15, $12.50 kids.

Menorah Lighting?rt, music, menorah projects, and fun for the entire family. Come light the candles as a downtown community with JCP, Synagogue for the Arts, Tribeca Hebrew and Battery Park Synagogue. Sun., Dec. 9 from 10:30am - 1:30pm. Takes place at PS 234, Corner of Chambers & Greenwich. $45 family, $15 adult, $10 child.

Parents’ Network Breakfast?ll parents, expectant parents and babies 0-12 months are invited to a monthly breakfast. Meet neighborhood parents, share tips & seek advice. Tues., Dec. 4 from 10-11:30am. APPLEBEES, on Vesey St. Free for Battery Park City Neighbors Association members and first timers. Membership applications available at the event or at

Parents’ Network Speaker Series?oin in some holiday cheer and gifts for the children. Share your best advice for making the holiday season merry and memorable. Breakfast is provided. Children welcome. Tues., Dec. 18 from 10-11:30am. CHEVYS, on 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

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

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid?dapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive winter play for kids blends technology, music and live performance. Ages 4+. Dec. 7-22; Fri. at 7pm; Sat. at 2 & 4pm and Sun. at 2pm. AXIS THEATRE, One Sheridan Square, just off 7th Ave. 212-352-3101. $10, $5 kids.

Tales of My Life and My People, Sho’ Nuff?ichael D. McCarty will share personal, historical and folk stories of Black history and culture as well as stories from his life. Ages 6+. Sun., Dec. 2 at 3pm. THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, 133 MacDougal St., just south of Washington Square Park. 212-998-5867. $5, children free.

Visit with Mrs. Claus?at. & Sun., Dec. 8 & 9 from 2-5pm. FIREFLY CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE, 224 Front St. 646-416-6560.

Washington Square Park Tree Lighting?elcome the Holiday Season with The Washington Square Association. Sing holiday songs and watch the lighting of the tree under the Arch. Complimentary songbooks provided. Tues., Dec. 4 at 6pm & Mon., Dec. 24 at 5pm. WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK ARCH, foot of 5th Ave., one block south of 8th St. 212-252-3621.

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