Volume 20, Number 37 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Feb. 8 - 14 , 2008

Kids Events

89 Dreams
Features original theater work by over 30 children. Presented by Manhattan Youth Players. Thurs. & Fri., Feb. 8 at 7pm. Sat., Feb. 9 at 3pm. PS/IS 89, Auditorium, 201 Warren St.

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
For boys and girls ages 11-15. Tues. — Thurs., Feb. 19-21 from 7:15-9:15pm, three-session course during mid-winter vacation. Advanced registration required. COMMUNITY CENTER, Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St. 646-210-4292. $50 members, $60 non-members.

BPCPC Annual Art Exhibition
Kids, teens & adults show their artwork created in BPCPC’s Painting & Drawing Programs. Continues thru March 28. BATTERY PARKS CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, 2 South End Ave. 212-267-9700. Free.

Children’s Concert
Matt Mehlan and Doron Sadja present the Free Music FunHouse, an all ages extravaganza of wacky sounds, video clones, Frankenstein instruments and more. Sat., Feb. 9 from 2-3pm. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand Sts. 212-219-8242. $5.

Enjoy the classic love story with a bit of Latin flavor. The piece features romantic tango rhythms, magic and wonder. Presented by Teatro Sea, New York’s only Latino Bilingual Children’s Theatre. Sat., Feb. 9, 16 & 23 at 3pm. TEATRO LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., Suite 200, bet Rivington & Delancey. 212-529-1545. $15, $12.50 kids.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” However, the Pigeon cajoles and sings to get his own way. Based on Mo Willems’ children’s book series. Ages 3+. Sat., March 15 at 1:30pm. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460. $25, $15 students & seniors.

Family Workshop
Families are invited to attend a free hands-on workshop entitled Exploring Identity, Immigration and Memory through Art and Culture of the Dominican Republic. During art-based activities and talks with artist educators, families will create a memory box incorporating portraiture, writing and collage. During mid-winter vacation, Mon. — Fri., Feb. 18-22 from 11:30am -1pm. MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 36 Battery Place. Free, reservations encouraged, call 646-437-4202.

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+. Thru Feb. 17; Sat. & Sun. at 11am. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302. $10, $8 kids ages 12 and under.

Flag Football
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.

The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggily: Windblown Visitors
A verse play with music for young audiences that describes the dislocation of families during Hurricane Katrina. A child is uprooted from New Orleans and separated from her grandfather during her rescue. She is whisked off to distant relatives in New York and finds herself in a strange new world. Feb. 28 - March 23; Fri. at 8pm, Sat. & Sun. at 3pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater, 155 1st Ave. at 10th St. 212-254-1109. $12, $5 kids 12 & under.

Hansel & Gretel
The classic Brothers Grimm story presented for children ages 5 and up. Feb. 9-March 30; Sat. & Sun. at noon & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., 1st floor, bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-352-3101. $20, $15 kids 2-17 and seniors.

K Studies
After-school enrichment programs combining academic skills with fun-filled real world experiences for 2nd thru 5th graders. Programs include Little Greenies about the environment, Magazine Study, Culinary Adventures, Movie Making Study, Art History for Kids, Birdwatching, Garden Study and Homework Help. Tribeca Community School, 22 Ericsson Place. All programs meet once a week at TCS; pick up is at 5:30pm. For more information, email Sign up with a friend and receive a 10% discount.

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. $20, $15 for ages 2-17 & seniors.

PS 89 School Tours
Adults only, no children please. Bring a picture ID for security. Thurs., Feb. 28 at 9pm in the school cafeteria.

Valentine’s Day Workshop
Create your own miniature book of love for someone special using a variety of recycled materials. All ages welcome, but children will need assistance from an accompanying adult. Refreshments will be served. Sat., Feb. 9 from 2-4pm. Pre-Registration recommended. BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, 2 South End Ave. 212-267-9700 x348. $5 suggested donation.

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