Volume 17 • Issue 30 | Dec. 17 - 23, 2004

Youth Activities

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue, 212-267-9700


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

Fraunces tavern museum
54 Pearl Street, 212-425-1778

Ongoing Exhibits:

Looks at just a few of the many people from diverse backgrounds who joined together to win America’s independence.

History of the streets of nyc
Images, documents, and objects illustrate the stories behind street names as well as the people, places, and events that have called those streets home. Thru Jan. 8.

51 Hudson Street, 212-406-7440

kKatch coffee bar
9 Maiden Lane, 212-227-7276 (Ask for Pam)

Lucille lortel theatre
121 Christopher St., 212-279-4200

The pirates of penzance
Inside Broadway’s brand new 50-minute version of the play featuring modern dialogue and pop rock music. The hilarious pirates will tickle your funny bone as part of the Weekend Family Theatre Series. Appropriate for all ages. Saturdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11, & 18 at 10:30am. $15.

Manhattan children’s theatre
380 Broadway (4th Floor) in Tribeca
212-226-4085, www.mctny.org

Robin Hood
Adapted from the legends of Robin Hood by Mark Sarto, this upbeat and raucous adventure whisks viewers from the downtrodden streets of Nottingham to the mystery of Sherwood Forest in a fun filled musical romp that will delight the entire family. Suitable for all ages. Nov. 20 - Dec. 19, Sat. & Sun. at 12 & 2pm and Dec. 18 & 19 at 4pm. $15, $10 kids and seniors. 212-352-3101. During this time, the theatre will be sponsoring a Toy Drive and invites families to bring in new toys, books and clothing for those in need.

One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700

Movie screenings for kids
Films include: Eagle Song, a music video celebrating the spirit of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma; Vnoksetv/Greedy, a claymation by Muscogee Creek schoolchildren that tells a traditional Creek story; Tales of Wesakechak: The First Spring Flood, about the trickster Wesakechak who was put on earth to take care of all the creatures, and First Steps, about a Cree community in northern Ontario that celebrates the "first steps" of its very young children. 10:30 & 11:30am daily thru Dec. 6. George Gustav Heye Center Screening Room, State Street Corridor, second floor.

Coming Soon:

Singers and dancers
Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers in this interactive dance presentation of their Eastern Woodland Culture. Fri, Nov. 26 & Sat, Nov. 27 at 1 & 3 p.m. George Gustav Heye Center Rotunda.

Police museum
100 Old Slip

Expanded hours
The museum is now open on Sundays from 11am - 5pm and Tues. - Sat. from 10am - 5pm. $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 kids.

Exhibits on view
Visitors can view vehicles and uniforms used by police officers throughout the years, photos of some of New York’s most notorious criminals, an exhibition of photos that “capture the rare moments that define being a New York City police officer,” and a permanent exhibition in memory of 9/11.

557 Broadway, between Prince
and Spring in SoHo
Stroller entrance: 130 Mercer St.
Event hotline: 212-343-6166

Enjoy stories read by the Scholastic Story Teller every Sunday and Tuesday at 2pm. Free.

This Week:

Tickle your funny bone
Come check out two new hilarious books, This Book is a Joke by Holly Kowitt and Just Wacky by Andy Griffiths. Visit special “wacky” stations where you can act like a gorilla, do the chicken dance and more! Sat, Nov. 13 at 3pm. Ages 6 and up.

South street seaport museum

East river suspension
Discover the history of the Brooklyn Bridge and create your own artistic homage to take home. Sat, Nov. 13 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. Free with museum admission.

Fish tales
Come listen to Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway 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, Nov. 14 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. Free with museum admission.

Coming Soon:

Children’s book week
Join us for a reading of Eric Carle’s new book Mister Seahorse. Learn how shapes and colors can tell a story through the art of collage. Sat, Nov. 20 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. Free with museum admission.

New york story exchange
Audiences of all ages are invited to join Barbara Aliprantis and guest storytellers for Tellabration 2004. Story topics will include migration journeys, family gatherings, traditional harvest myths, and folktales. Sun, Nov. 21 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. Free with museum admission. 212-748-8735.

Stuyvesant high school
345 Chambers St.
212-267-9700 ext. 342

Pre-school family play
Sundays from 3-4:30pm. $5 per family.

Hanukkah Event at TriBakery
186 Franklin St, 212-760-1440, www.tribooka.org

Free Jewish book brunch for kids and their parents. Come hear children's author Fran Manushkin read from her acclaimed book: Latkes and Applesauce. The reading will be followed by an arts and crafts project. Free French toast, coffee and juice provided. There will be a book raffle too! Nov. 21 at 10:30am. Ages 4-7. For more information, contact Melinda at 212-760-1440.

Tribeca performing arts center
199 Chambers Street at West Street
212-220-1459, www.tribecapac.org

Chinese dance
The Family Folk Fairy Tales series continues as The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents "A Dragon's Tale" and other dances. The program features beautiful dances inspired by traditional Chinese festivals with fantastic props, colorful costumes and ingenious choreography. Sun, Nov. 14 at 1:30pm.

Wall street rising
25 Broad St, 212-425-INFO

Holiday toy drive
Everyone is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Downtown Information Center for The United States Marine Corps who will distribute them to needy children in the community. Mon, Nov. 22 - Tues, Dec. 21 from 11am - 7pm. `

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