Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue, 212-267-9700
STORIES AND SONGS
16-week program of participatory music and stories for young children and accompanying adults intended to develop kids enjoyment of active listening, socializing and cultural literacy. Professional musicians and storytellers will entertain and teach each week. Rhythm instruments will be provided. To register, visit BPCPC's offices Mon. - Fri. from 9:30am to Noon. Advance payment of $192 must be made in person by check or money order made payable to BPCPC. Wednesdays, Jan. 12 - April 27. Sessions are filling up quickly. Still available: 9:30-10:10am (6-12mo.) & noon-12:40pm (2 years +). Community Room at The Regatta, 21 South End Ave. 20% discount to siblings.
BATTERY PARK CITY
NEIGHBORS & PARENTS
Sky Rink, Pier 61, 23rd St. and the Hudson River, 212-929-5811
As Ice Theatre's home rink since 1995, Sky Rink is proud to co-present the Winter Festival. The show highlights the artistic development and notably diverse repertory created by Ice Theatre of New York over its 20-year history. The five performances include revivals of past works as well as new pieces. Dec. 27-29 at 7pm; Dec. 29 -30 at 3pm. $20 adults; $15 students and seniors; $25 for the show and general ice skating, including skates.
OF THE ARTS
182 Lafayette Street, 212-274-0986
$6 per person, kids and adults. All events are free with admission.
Wee drop in
Children 10-42 months can experience and explore a variety of age appropriate projects and materials including play-dough, paint, glue, chalk, and stickers. Sessions include music, stories, and time in the ball pond. Fri, Dec. 24 from 10:45-12pm; Wed. Dec.29 from 9:45-11am & 10:45-12pm; Thurs. Dec.30 from 9:45-11am & 10:45-12pm. $17 per family (group of 3.) Call for more info.
YOUNG ARTISTS DISPLAY
This exhibition highlights art work by CMA members and participants in the various summer art programs the museum offered. Thru Jan. 2. Beginning Jan. 13, work from the fall season will be on display. Thru Feb.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street, 212-425-1778
Looks at just a few of the many people from diverse backgrounds who joined together to win Americas 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.
Checkers, or Draughts, is a game with ancient roots and was commonly enjoyed by 18th century patrons of Fraunces Tavern. Drop in to paint your own canvas checkerboard and learn more about the history of this popular game. Sat, Jan. 8 from 11am - 4pm. Free with museum admission.
HAPPY BABY TOYS
51 Hudson Street, 212-406-7440
Klatch coffee bar
9 Maiden Lane, 212-227-7276 (Ask for Pam)
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St., 212-279-4200
Manhattan childrens theatre
380 Broadway (4th Floor) in Tribeca
Harry the Dirty Dog
A play adapted from the book by Gene Zion. Harry is a white dog with black spots who likes everything - except getting a bath! Jan. 2 - Feb. 13. Saturdays & Sundays at 12 & 2pm. $15 adults, $10 kids. Call 212-352-3101 for reservations. Suitable for all ages.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700
View several short films on various topics. Films include, How the Redbird got his Color, a claymation of a kind deed rewarded; Box of Daylight, the Tlingit story of how Raven brought daylight to the world and others. Thru Jan. 2. Daily at 10:30am and 1pm.
Storybook Reading Workshop
Native basket weaving is featured in Little Firefly: An Algonquian Legend by Terri Cohlene and the story Gluskabe and the Snow Bird from the book Four Ancestors by Joseph Bruchac. Following the readings, children 7 and up can make a woven bookmark with basket weaver Theresa Secord. Sat, Jan. 8 at noon. Free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 212-514-3714. Resource Center, second floor.
Loom beadwork is the focus of this hands-on workshop led by bead worker Amy Tall Chief (Osage). Pre-registration is required. Call 212-514-3714. Ages 16 years and up. Materials fee is $25, $22 members. Thurs, Jan. 27 from 4:30-7:30pm. Education Classroom, second floor.
100 Old Slip, 212-480-3100
Exhibits on View
Visitors can view vehicles and uniforms used by police officers throughout the years, photos of some of New Yorks 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.
THE SCHOLASTIC STORE
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.
New years with clifford
Start your new year off on the right paw when you get to meet everyones favorite big, red dog, Clifford. Parents be sure to bring your camera to take your childs photo with their new pal! Sat, Jan. 1 at 3pm. All ages.
South Street Seaport Museum
Stuyvesant high school
345 Chambers St., 212-267-9700 ext. 342, www.ccshs.com
Pre-school family play
Sundays from 3-4:30pm. $5 per family.
Swimming, Tai Chi & Yoga
Weekly classes begin Jan. 15 and run for 10 sessions. Tai Chi and Yoga classes cost $75 for Community Center Individual/Youth members, $100 for Pool/Gym/Student/Senior members, and $150 for non-members.
The fee for Swimming Lessons (10 weeks) is $135 for both members and non-members. Private Swim Lessons (30 minutes) are given by appointment on Sat. and Mon. evenings, available only in packages of 3 ($90) or 5 ($150). Space is limited. Registration, is required and is now open. Visit www.ccshs.org for more info.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street at West Street, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 212-220-1459, www.tribecapac.org
Wall Street Rising
25 Broad St, 212-425-INFO