Volume 17 • Issue 3 | June 11 - 17, 2004



YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Ave. 212-267-9700

BPCPC sponsors extensive youth
programming May thru October.

Check here each week for special events.
First special event begins next week.

Below is the list of regular weekly programs. Activities meet at designated day and time unless otherwise indicated.

Preschoolers
Preschool Play; Mon, Tues & Wed,
10am-Noon. Wagner Park. Free.
Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6 and 10/11.

Family Play; Sun, 2-4pm.
Wagner Park. Free. Will not meet
5/30, 7/4, 9/5 and 10/10.

Preschool Art; Thurs, 10:30am-Noon
Rockefeller Park. Free.

Soccer; (for 4-year olds)
Tues, 2:30-3:15 pm
Rockefeller Park. Free.

CHILDREN 5 & OLDER
Basketball, Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.
Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6 and 10/11.
Rockefeller Park. Free.

Soccer: Tues, 3:30-4:15 pm ( 5-8 yr olds)
4:30-5:30 pm (9-12 yr olds)
Rockefeller Park. Free.

Play As You Please: group games;
Tues, 3:30-5:30 pm
Rockefeller Park. Free.

Games and Art;
Weds, 3:30-5:30 pm
Wagner Park. Free.

Games + Art;
Thurs, 3:30-5:30 pm
Rockefeller Park. Free.

Amateur Naturalists Club (Grades 1 -3); 8 Mon, 3:30-5pm. Rockefeller Park.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28.
Free. Registration required.
212-267-9700 ex.348

Children’s Gardening (Grades 2-5)
Tues, 3:45-5pm.
Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park.
Free. Registration required.
212-267-9700 ex.348

TEENS & OLDER KIDS
Afternoon Backgammon;
Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.
Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6, 10/11.
Park House, Rockefeller Park. Free.

Chess Lessons; Mon, 3:45-4:45pm
(beg); 5-6pm (int /adv)
Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6, 10/11.
$9/session: May/June ($72);
July/Aug ($72); Sept/Oct ($54).
Registration required 212-267-9700.
Park House, Rockefeller Park.

Afternoon Chess;
Thurs, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free.
Park House, Rockefeller Park.

Teen Drumming;
Tues, 4-5:30pm. Free.
Park House, Rockefeller Park.

BEGINNING IN JULY
Teen Marine Adventure (grades 6-8)
4 weeks, Mon thru Thurs, July 6-29.
10am-2pm. Rockefeller Park.
$400/15 session program.
Register now. 212-267-9700 ex.366
Art for Teens (July- October)
Mon & Tues, 3:30-5pm.
Will not meet 9/6 or 10/11.
West Thames Park. Free.

COMMUNITY CENTER
BPCPC also runs classes for teens at Stuyvesant High
School. Classes are now in session and run thru June.

Fitness 101 (ages 12-17);
Fri, 7:30-8:30 pm
Fitness specialist Demetrius Wilson shows teens how to
use their time in the gym to develop strength, agility
and endurance $75, prorated

Teen Activity;
Fri, 7:30-9pm
Drop in. Free.

BATTERY PARK CITY NEIGHBORS AND
PARENTS ASSOCIATION
www.bpcnpa.com
“Springfest,” Sat. May 1, 11-2 pm.
Face painting, kids’ yoga, fun with food,
Music together sing-a-longs, games and
Lots more. Rockefeller Park, south lawn.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC
100 Broadway, across from Trinity Church
(The following may be of interest to parents.)
“Important Things That Don’t Matter,” by David Amsden. Story of a 5-year-old more deeply affected by his parent’s divorce than it would appear. Author reading, May 5 at 5:30 pm.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986
$6 per person kids and adults.
Programs are free with admission.
“A Thousand Words”
Celebrate Poetry Month. Make paintings
and then paste poems on.
Off-site at Poet’s House, 72 Spring St.
Sat. May 1, 11am-1 pm. Pre-registration encouraged. Ages 5 and up.

FIRE MUSEUM
278 Spring St., 212-691-1303
Tue-Sat. 10 am to 4 pm, Sun 10-4
$4 adults, $1 children under 12.
Located in a renovated 1904 firehouse, displays artifacts from the late 18th century to present. Pre-Civil war hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and more.

FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM
54 Pearl St. 212-425-1778
Admission: $3; children, $2
First Sat. of the month, drop in for
Colonial craft project from 11 am – 4 pm.
Free with museum admission.
Sat. May 1. “Rag Rugs” Cloth was expensive and every scrap was put to use in Colonial homes.
Make small rag rug for a hot pad or decoration.Great mother’s day gift.

LUCILLE LORTEL
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.
www.insidebroadway.org 212-239-6200
“Kiss Me, Kate” Inside Broadway’s special 50-minute version of this classic Broadway production adapted for kids.
Sat & Sun, May 1-16th, 10:45 am. $15.

MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE
380 Broadway 212-352-3101 or
www.theatremania.com
Musical adaptation of “The Selfish Giant,”
by Oscar Wilde. Sat., Sun, noon and 2 pm.
Kids - 2-16, $10; Adults $15. Thru May 23

MANHATTAN YOUTH
www.manhattanyouth.org
Check here next week for special events.

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCIAL HISTORY
28 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
212-908-4110 Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Federal and Stock Market Holidays
Admission $2.
“Pan Am and the Golden Age of Air Travel” Come learn about the famous “Clipper Ships.”
Thru May 29.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green
212-514-3730
Check here for here next week for special events

NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY
9 Murray St. 212-732-8186
Check here next week for special events.

POLICE MUSEUM
100 Old Slip, bet. Water and South Sts.
$5 adults, $2.00 for children, 6-18.
www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100
“Women on Patrol,” an exhibit exploring the groundbreaking era of the 1970s, when female police officers in the NYPD achieved equality among the ranks.

THE SCHOLASTIC STORE
557 Broadway, between Prince
and Spring in SoHo
Stroller entrance: 130 Mercer St.
Event hotline: 212-343-6166
The Scholastic Store holds many special events in its spacious basement auditorium. Events will be planned throughout the summer.
Sat. May 1, 3 pm
“A Royal Celebration”
Reading of “The Princess Knight” by Cornelia Funke. Listen to special reading and participate in “royal crafting activities.”
Ages 5 & up

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
212-748-8735
Sun. May 2, 1-4 pm
Peking at Pier 16
“Shake your Maracas”
A Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Listen to stories from Mexico and create your own maracas.
Free with museum admission.
Sun. May 2, 3-5 pm
Don Sineti, maritime singer and banjo player
$4 adults, $2 children

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460
Check here next week for special events.



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