Volume 17 • Issue 23 | Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2004


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

Special Events:

Catch and release fishing
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 or bring your own. Sat, Oct. 16 from 10am - 2pm. Wagner Park. Free. All ages.

Costume-making workshop
Workshop will be lead by Jeriana Hochberg, costume designer for The Tempest. Drop in between 11am and 2pm. Sat, Oct. 16. Wagner Park. Free.

The tempest
Vital Children’s Theatre will perform William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in terms that children can understand, appreciate, and enjoy. Sat, Oct. 16 from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Wagner Park. Free.

BPCPC sponsors extensive youth programming thru October.

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

Preschool Play; Mon, Tues & Wed, 10am-Noon. Wagner Park. Free.
Will not meet 10/11.

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

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

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

Basketball, Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.
Will not meet 10/11.
Rockefeller Park. Free.

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

Special Programs:

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.

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.

New This Week:

fix your own bike
Bring your bike, tricycle or scooter for a Fall tune-up. Learn the basics of maintenance, how to make simple repairs and safety tips from Bicycle Habitat’s Martin Nichols. Tools and cleaning supplies provided. Sat, Sept. 18 from 10am until noon. Wagner Park. Free.

Catch & release fishing
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 or bring your own. Sat, Sept. 18 from 10am - 2pm. Fish-related art projects also available from 11am - 2pm. Wagner Park. Free. All ages.

African folktales
Treehouse Shakers present Animal Rhythms. Through the use of body drumming, storytelling, and modern dance, tales follow several animals as they learn about helping, sharing, working and friendship. Sat, Sept. 18 from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Wagner Park. Free.


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

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


Third annual block party
Sat, Sept. 18. Come at 11: 30 am for the opening parade, wear a crazy hat; Other activities include: apple pie contest; pet performance; food tastings by local vendors; Karoaoke stage, hula-hoop contest, face painting, games and fair rides. There will also be a teen table and a table sponsored by a newly-formed singles group. Runs till 5 pm, Vesey St, free.

Chelsea piers

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.

182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986
$6 per person, kids and adults. All events are free with admission.

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.

54 Pearl St. 212-425-1778
Admission: $3; children, $2

History of the Streets of NYC
The names of New York’s streets reflect the city’s rich history. Images and objects will illustrate the stories behind the names. Thru Dec. 31. Open Tues., Wed., and Fri. from 10am - 5pm, Thurs. from 10am - 7pm, and Sat. 11am - 5pm.

51 Hudson St, (bet Duane and Jay)

Music Time - Thursday at 10 am.

Manhattan children’s theatre
380 Broadway (4th Floor) in Tribeca

treasure island
By Robert Louis Stevenson. Runs Sept. 25 - Nov. 7. Sat & Sun at 12 and 2pm. Weekday school performances also available. Suitable for ages 6 and up. $10 for children 2-16 and $15 for adults. Call 212-352-3101 or visit www.theatermania.com for tickets.

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.
One Bowling Green

Movie screenings for kids. Daily at 11 am and noon.

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.

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

This week:

meet walter wick
In celebration of his new book, Can You See What I See? Cool Collections, Walter Wick will host a live performance and share the secrets behind some of his most confounding puzzles. Sat, Sept. 18 at 11am & 1pm. Ages 5 and up. Reservations required. Call 212-389-3800.

south street seaport museum

Fish Tales
Come listen to Crab Moon by Ruth Horowitz and Kate Kiesler 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. 19 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. Free with museum admission.

Sydney’s Playground
66 White Street
Between Church and Broadway

Indoor playground for children 6 and under. $8.50 admission

tribeca clayworks
19 Hudson Street, Studio 500

Classes for pre-K and after school ages 4-16. Register now for fall semester which starts October 1.

Saturday Family Clay Day starting in late October.

Call for information on the great birthday parties we have available!

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