Volume 17 • Issue 16 | SEPTEMBER 10 - 16, 2004

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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

BPCPC sponsors extensive youth
programming May thru October.

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 9/6 and 10/11.

Family Play; Sun, 2-4pm.
Wagner Park. Free. Will not meet
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 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.

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

New:

gone fishing
Come join Master Anglers for catch and release fishing. Fish caught will be placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson River. Rods, reels, and bait provided. Fri, Sept. 10 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Wagner Park. Free. All ages.
Stories and songs
A 14-week program of participatory music and stories for children ages 6 months to 4 years and accompanying adults. Develops children’s enjoyment of active listening, socializing, and cultural literacy. Rhythm instruments provided. Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Dec. 15. Two 50-minute sessions at 10am and 11am. The Regatta Community Room, 21 South End Ave. $168. Advance registration required. Call 212-267-9700 ext. 348 or 366.

Photography for Children
This is a special program for kids in grades 2 thru 5. Learn the art and science of photography. Create a pinhole camera and a solargraph. Mondays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 18, 25. 3:30-5 pm. Free but pre-registration is required. Call 212-267-9700.


TEENS & OLDER KIDS

Afternoon backgammon
Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.
Will not meet 9/6, 10/11
Park House, Rockefeller Park. Free.

Chess Lessons; Mon, 3:45-4:45pm
(beg); 5-6pm (int /adv)
Will not meet 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:
Mon & Tues, 3:30-5pm.
Will not meet 9/6 or 10/11.
West Thames Park. Free.


BATTERY PARK CITY NEIGHBORS & PARENTS
www.bpcnpa.com


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Ice skating lessons
Free 30-minute ice skating lessons at 1 and 2pm and free general skating from1-2:30pm. Sat, Sept. 18 and 25. Sky Rink, 18th St. and the Hudson River. Skate rental additional. 212-336-6879.


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

back to school
The New England Primer was the main schoolbook from 1690 until the 19th century. Children learned how to read from it as well as morals and manners. Make a primer that tells about your life and what is important to you. Sat, Sept. 4. Drop in between 11am and 4pm.


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

Music Time - 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 Klutz Book Factory,” a brand-new, interactive, hands-on activity space for children of all ages will be opening this fall. The space will also be available for kids’ birthday parties with unique party themes and packages available.

Also this fall, the Scholastic Story Teller will read stories from the Scholastic library of books every Sunday and Tuesday at 2pm. Free.

This week:

bye to summer with clifford
Clifford the Big Red Dog puts the RED in “red, white, and blue” when he comes by for a special Labor Day visit. Celebrate the holiday with games and activities. Sat, Sept. 4 at 3pm. All ages.


south street seaport museum
212-748-8758

sOCA SEAPORT FETE!
Join us as we celebrate West India Day! Design your own mask and a hand-made instrument to dance the afternoon away. Sat, Sept. 4 from 1-4pm. Free with museum admission.

Fish Tales
Come and listen to Swimmy by Leo Lionni as we celebrate our long-time fishy neighbor, The Fulton Fish Market, before it moves to its new location in the Bronx. Make crafts inspired by the story. Sun, Sept. 5 from 1-4pm. Free with museum admission.


Sydney’s Playground

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



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