Art is everywhere: in the parks, on the walls, in our favorite story time books. Read stories about Picasso and Andy Warhol and Harold’s purple crayon. There will also be face painting for kids. Ages 3 7. Sat., Jan. 19 from noon 1pm. MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, 52 Prince St., bet Lafayette & Mulberry. 212-274-1160. Free.
Art Out 08
Free art workshops for kids ages 10-18 in Printmaking, Photography, Cartooning & Painting. Teachers and parents can also come learn about the art school, meet instructors & view student artwork. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21. Two time slots, 1:30-3pm & 3:30-5pm. THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE ART SCHOOL, 197 E. Broadway bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts. Pre-registration required. Call 212-780-2300 x 428. Free, $10 contribution to cover supply costs suggested.
Downtown Preschool Fair
Most of the preschools and daycare centers below Canal Street will be in attendance to greet potential parents and share information about their schools. Presented by the Battery Park City Neighbors’ Association & BPC Parks Conservancy. Thurs., Jan. 17 from 7-8:30pm. STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL, 345 Chambers St.
The Festival of the Vegetables
A troupe of child and professional dancers and actors will perform a series of poems and dances that reveal the secret life of vegetables. Ages 5+. Feb. 2 17; Sat. & Sun. at 11am. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. $10, $8 kids ages 12 and under.
During the winter months, Manhattan Youth will offer a touch football clinic outdoors for students in grades 5-10. Thru March; Sundays from 11am 1pm. PIER 40, Houston St. & the Hudson River. 212 766-1104.
Happy Birthday, Rubber Duckie
You’re invited to a birthday party for Ernie’s favorite bird. Sing songs and read stories about Rubber Duckie and his feathery cousins. After story time, kids will adopt and decorate their own rubber duckies. Ages 3-7. Sat., Jan. 12 from noon 1pm. MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, 52 Prince St., bet Lafayette & Mulberry. 212-274-1160. Free.
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
A theatrical work created especially for children and adapted for the stage from the popular children’s books “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” “Julius, Baby of the World” and “Chester’s Way” by Kevin Henkes. Ages 5 & up. Thru Feb. 3; Saturdays & Sundays at 12 & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., 1st floor, bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20, $15 for ages 2-17 & seniors.
My Undying Love: An Amusement
A one-act opera for children and adults about an adolescent girl’s fantasy-play with her dolls and stuffed animals. Fri. & Sat., Jan. 18 & 19 at 8pm. THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 10 E. 18th St., 3rd floor, bet 5th Ave. & Broadway. Call for reservations. 212-924-7882. www.theconstructioncompany.org. $15, $10 students & seniors.
PS 89 School Tours
Adults only, no children please. Bring a picture ID for security. Wed., Jan 30 & Thurs., Feb. 28 at 9pm in the school cafeteria. PS 89,
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