Volume 17 • Issue 32 • Dec. 31, 2004 - Jan. 6, 2005

Youth Activities

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

Coming Soon:

stories and songs
A 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.

annual art exhibition
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy offers weekly art classes for adults, teens, children and preschoolers from May 1 thru October 31. Their work, inspired by the gardens and parks of Battery Park City, the majestic views of the Hudson River and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, can be viewed at the Annual Art Exhibition. Opening Reception will be Sun, Jan. 23 from 1-3pm. Works can then be viewed Weekdays from 2-4pm thru Fri, March 4. Access at W. Thames St. Free.

babysitter training
The American Red Cross will be offering a 2-day course for babysitters ages 11-15. The course will cover safety issues, first aid, and basic care skills designed to increase leadership and professionalism. Jan. 22 & 29 from 10am - 2:30pm. 2 South End Ave, access at W. Thames St. $30, pre-registration required. Mail checks or money orders to BPCPC, 2 S. End Ave, NY, NY 10280, Attn: Parks Programming. Include name, age, address, and phone number. 212-267-9700 ext 366.


182 Lafayette Street, 212-274-0986

$6 per person, kids and adults. All events are free with admission.

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.

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. 31 from 10:45-12pm. After Jan. 5, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. from 10:45am-12pm. $17 per family (group of 3.) Call for more info.

fraunces tavern
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.

Coming Soon:

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.

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

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! Kids will relate to Harry’s urge to rebel, his desire to get really dirty, and finally the comfort of being reunited with his family. 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

One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700

animation celebration
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.

films for kids
Kids can view films including “Eagle Song,” celebrating the spirit of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, “Retrace,” about an elder who retraces his past creating a landscape of questions, and “First Steps,” about a Cree community in northern Ontario that celebrates the ‘first steps’ of its very young children. Daily at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Thru Jan. 30.

Coming Soon:

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
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.

police museum
100 Old Slip

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.

New year’s with clifford
Start your new year off on the right “paw” when you get to meet everyone’s favorite big, red dog, Clifford. Parents be sure to bring your camera to take your child’s 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

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

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