Volume 17 • Issue 12 / August 13 - 19, 2004



YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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

BPCPC sponsors extensive youth
programming May thru October.
Friday evenings in July and August:

Sunset Jam on the Hudson
With Pamela Patrick, Mary Knysh and Maguette Camara. “Bring your own drum or borrow one.” Wagner Park, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Special this week:

West African Family Dance
Mane Kadang perform music; dances led by Kotchenga Dance Company. No partners or experience necessary. All ages. Esplanade Plaza, Sat., July 24, 6:30-8pm.



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. Park House, Rockefeller Park, Free

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

Art for Teens;
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography
Mon & Tues, 3:30-5pm.
Will not meet 9/6 or 10/11.
West Thames Park. Free.

BATTERY PARK CITY STADIUM
102 North End Ave, 212-945-3418

Free Children’s Movies
The Battery Park movie theater will be running free children’s films on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. All screenings are at 10 am.

This week: Tues, July 27
“Rugrats In Paris,” G
Wed, July 28
“Good Boy,” PG

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986
$6 per person kids and adults. All events are free with admission.

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

HAPPY BABY TOYS
51 Hudson St, (bet Duane and Jay)
212-406-7440

Creativity & Kids
Susan Izatt, early childhood art educator from “Kids A Go-Go,” discusses picture books, art and creativity in children’s learning. For parents of children thru age 4. Wed, July 28 at 7 pm. Free.
Story Time - every Thursday at 10 am.

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.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green
212-514-3730

Movie screenings for kids. Daily at 11 am and noon

NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY
9 Murray St. 212-732-8186

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
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.

“Around the World”
Summer series where kids get passports and visit a different country each week. For ages 5 & up.

This week:
Down Under with Moish
Visit Australia with Moish from “Where the Wild Things Are”! Watch a movie, play games, and learn about different animals & their habitats. Sat, Aug. 14 at 3 pm.

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

Drip, Drip, Drop!
Come cool off at the Seaport and learn interesting facts about water. Create your own “water” masterpiece. Tall ship Peking, Sat, July 24, 1-4 pm.

Beach In A Box
Aboard the Living Harbor Wet Lab. Tall ship Peking. Sun. July 25, 1-4 pm. Animal feeding time: 3 pm.

Aqua Yoga For Kids: The Flood
Explore folktales from around the world while learning yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques. Tall ship Peking, Sun, July 25, 3-4 pm, $15. For reservations: 212-748-8758.

New York Packet - Music of the Sea
New York Packet and guests perform music of the sea. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. Tues, July 27, 6-8 pm. Adults: $5, children: $2

sydney’s playground
66 White St, bet Church and Broadway
212-431-9125; Indoor playground for children 6 and under. $8.50 admission

YANKEE FERRY - PIER 25

SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP
“Round the World with Ant and Bee”
Story of Ant and Bee who lose an umbrella and travel the world to find it. Ages 5-10. Cost $450 for the four week program. July 20-Aug 13, Mon. - Fri, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. For information call 212-608-5480 or nils@supergalaxie.com



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