Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue, 212-267-9700
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. Works can then be viewed Weekdays from 2-4pm thru Fri, March 4. Access at W. Thames St. Free.
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 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. Show up at 10:45am to join in the fun. Wed, Thurs, and Fri. from 10:45am-noon. $17 per family (group of 3.)
Puppetry is a theatrical art form used in many cultures throughout the world. Children will create dramatic stick puppets using cardboard and fabric. Thurs, Feb. 3 from 1-5:30pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 5+.
After school art program
Classes run for 14 sessions between Jan. 24 and May 9 from 4-5:30pm. There will be supervised free time between 3:30-4pm and 5:30-6pm also available. Mondays, children 7-10 can attend Cartooning; Tuesdays, Beginning Drawing and Painting for ages 7-9; Wednesdays, Intermediate Drawing and Painting for ages 10-12; and Thursdays, Fine Art Fun for ages 5-6. Call for more info or to register.
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.
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! Kids will relate to Harrys urge to rebel, his desire to get really dirty, and finally the comfort of being reunited with his family. Thru Feb. 13. Saturdays & Sundays at 12 & 2pm. $15 adults, $10 kids. Call 212-352-3101 for reservations. Suitable for all ages.
Saturday basketball at Stuyvesant High School. Open play and games. Girls, grades 4-8 at 1pm; boys, grades 4 & 5 at 2:30 and middle school boys at 4pm.
It is touch football season again for grades 6-10 in two divisions. Sundays at 11am at Pier 40 on the top level of the parking lot. Call (ext. 0) or go online to register.
The MMuseum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200
Student Art & Essay Contest
The contest is open to students at the Elementary, Middle and High School Level and has the goal of illustrating the key role that immigration plays in New York City and in the United States while celebrating the diversity among all Americans. Elementary School students will be asked to draw a picture about immigration and write a short story about the picture. Older students will be asked to write a creative or researched essay of 300-500 words responding to one of two questions: Why do immigrants come here? or How do immigrants respond to a new environment? Prizes will be awarded. Further details and a release form can be found at www.mjhnyc.org/nycor. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. 646-437-4200 x4492.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700
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. 7 days at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Thru Jan. 30. From Feb. 1-17, kids can view Northern Ice, exploring the seasonal cycle of life in the Arctic and the Inuit spirit of survival; The Beginning They Told, about the creation of earth, Box of Daylight, a Tlingit story of how Raven brought daylight to the world; The Legend of Quillwork Girl and her Seven Star Brothers, about the origin of the Big Dipper and Star Lore, featuring Native American sky myths.
Amy Tall Chief (Osage) will instruct participants on the two-needle flat stitch in a two-part workshop. In part one, make heart earrings or pendants. In part two, learn how to complete the backing and edging. Thurs, Feb. 3 & 10 from 4:30-7:30pm. Educational Classroom, 2nd floor. Ages 16+. $20, $18 members. Pre-registration required. 212-514-3714.
100 Old Slip
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.
PS/IS 89 Theater
201 Warren Street
As You Like It
The Manhattan Youth Players, as part of Manhattan Youths IS 89 after-school program, will be presenting Shakespeares As You Like It. Jan. 28 at 7pm and Jan. 29 at 3pm.