Volume 20, Number 47 | THE NEWSPAPER OF LOWER MANHATTAN | APRIL 4-10, 2008

Kids to-do List

Children’s Concerts Jennifer Undercofler leads “Face the Music: New Works Played by Teens and Tweens.” Face the Music is made up of 20 students ages 10-15. April 6 at 3pm. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand Sts. 212-219-8242. www.roulette.org. Each concert is $10.

Early spring Gardening club Inch by inch, row by row, NYC youngsters make their garden grow in this weekly after-school gardening program for 1st-5th graders. Activities include planning garden beds; testing and emending the soil; planting peas, lettuce and carrots; and transplanting seedlings. The young environmentalists learn about green practices, such as composting, and about beneficial insects, worms, and other garden critters. Six Tuesdays through April 29, 3:45-5pm. THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. 212.267.9700, ext. 348. $60. Registration req.

Storybook Readings and Workshop Listen to stories about the people of the Northwest Coast such as “Storm Boy,” by Paul Owens Lewis; “Solomon’s Tree,” written by Andrea Spalding and illustrated by Janet Wilson, and a story from “Eagle’s Reflection and Other Northwest Coast Stories” by Robert James Challenger. Then kids learn about Northwest Coast button blankets and make a button blanket hanging of their own. April 12 at noon. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, One Bowling Green. Resource Room. 212-514 –3716, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu. Free.

Manhattan Youth offers a number of after-school programs and classes, including a Downtown basketball league and day camp. Call 212 766-1104 or visit www.manhattanyouth.org.

Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck Award-winning children’s recording artist Rebecca Frezza celebrates the release of her 4th kids’ CD, “Special Kind of Day.” She and her 7-piece band, Big Truck, combine pop/rock, country and jazz. April 5 at 1:30 p.m. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460, www.tribecapac.org. $25 general, $15 students/seniors.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie When a young boy is home alone for the afternoon, he is met by a seemingly harmless little creature, but giving that mouse one cookie sets off a chain of events the boy will never forget. Suitable for ages 4 and up. April 5-May 18; Sat. & Sun. at noon & 2pm. $20, $15 kids 2-17 and seniors.
Summer Stars acting camp Registration is open for this 2-week course featuring creative games, drama activities, music, movement and art. Children will become their favorite storybook characters and learn how to design and create plays of their own. July 14-24. $250/week or $450 for 2-week session. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., 1st floor, bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-352-3101.

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 kstudies@kstudies.com. Sign up with a friend and receive a 10% discount.

Marine Education program for schools The program is open to schools citywide and is appropriate for Grades 3-12. Sessions take place Tuesday mornings in May, June, September and October during the school year. Students learn about the Hudson and to catch fish using rod and reel in sessions led by BPCPC’s Marine Education Coordinator Bill Fink For more info, call 212.267.9700, ext. 355.

New York Theatre Ballet On Bring Your Kids to Work Day, the extraordinary American choreographer Agnes de Mille is celebrated in this family program with a suite of dances from her best-known Broadway shows: Brigadoon, Carousel and Oklahoma!  The dance concert is complete with live music, boys and girls will find themselves humming and dancing along with these beloved masterpieces. April 24 at 12:30pm. World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. Free.

www.southstreetseaportmuseum.com. Free with admission ($8, $6, $4)

TEEN VOLLEYBALL All teens are welcome and no previous experience necessary. Referee/Scorekeeper and Ball Provided. Presented by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Saturdays, 4:30-6:30 pm. COMMUNITY CENTER AT STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL, 345 Chambers St. 646.210.4292 or www.ccshs.org. Free for members, $10 non-members. Photo ID required.

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