Volume 16, Number 9 | July 29–Aug. 4, 2003
BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
2 South End Ave., 212-267-9700: Free weekly recreation, sports & art programs for kids, all activities through October 31 unless otherwise indicated, call for specific info for future programs:
PLAY AS YOU PLEASE, Tue., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller park: Kids choose group games and our programming Leaders organize the fun & provide equipment.
PRESCHOOL ART, Thu. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Rockefeller park: Simple art projects for very young artists. Dress for a mess!
PRESCHOOL FAMILY PLAY, Sun., 2-4 p.m., Wagner Park: Join other families with toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.
PRESCHOOL PLAY. Mon., Tue., Wed., 10 a.m.-noon, Wagner Park: Join other parents, caregivers and toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.
SOCCER, Tue. Afternoons, Rockefeller Park: 4 year olds, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
ART & GAMES, Thu., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Join other kids for art making & games. For children 5 years and older; Mon.-Wed., through July 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockefeller park: Express yourself in new & fun ways in this five week program for young people entering the 6th-8th grades. Call for information.
CHILDREN’S BASKETBALL, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes.
CHILDREN’S GARDENING, Tue. 3:45-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Plant, tend & harvest. For children in 2nd-5th Grade. call 212-267-9700 to learn how to register.
SOCCER, Tue. Afternoons, Rockefeller Park: 5-8 year olds, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; 9-12 year olds, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
STORIES FOR ALL AGES, Sat. Aug. 9, 11 a.m., South End Ave.: Joy Kelly presents “River Tales,” a multicutural review for all ages, free.
WEDNESDAYS IN THE PARK, Wed., 3:30-5:30 p.m., West Thames Park: Join other kids for an afternoon of neighborhood games & art. For children 5 years & older.
ART FOR TEENS, Mon.-Tue., 4-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Develop your art skills with training and guidance of a professional educator. Material provided.
BACKGAMMON, Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Backgammon after school with the guidance of an expert instructor.
CHESS LESSONS, Mon., 3:45-6 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Expert instruction on the strategy of the game. Separate classes for beginners and advanced students, call 212-267-9700 to register.
INLINE SKATING, Fri.-Sun., variable times & locations: Call for information about these sessions with experiences skating instructors.
SUMMER ADVENTURES, Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through July 30, Rockefeller Park: Call 212-267-9700 to register for this fun program for young teens.
TAI CHI, Thu., 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Park, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m., Esplanade Plaza: Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with a master.
TEEN DRUMMING, Tue., 4-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Join a drumming circle led by a master drummer. Improvise on African rhythms. Drums provided.
BOOKS OF WONDER
16 W. 18th St., 212-989-3270: call for current children’s events.
the center for book arts
28 W. 27th St., 212-481-0295: Aug. 11-15-”Cultural Autobiography,” a weeklong, daytime intensive workshop in bookbinding for teens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., call for information.
CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY
15 W. 16th St., hours vary, please call, 294-8301: “THE TREE OF LIFE SHTENDER,” a sculptural lectern by artists David Moss & Noah Greenberg, ongoing.
CHILDREN’S GALLERIES FOR JEWISH CULTURE
515 W. 20th St., 924-4500: Ongoing–“From Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East,” children hunt for food, grind wheat, weave cloth & build little houses; “From Home to Home: Jewish Immigration to America,” crafts & activities related to migration, $5; Sun.–“Ancient Necklaces & Postcards from America,” arts & crafts, 2-5 p.m., free with admission; Call about current events for children.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
182 Lafayette St., 274-0986: Wed. & Thur.–WEE Artist Drop-in Program, art, music and storytelling for children ages 10 mos. to 3-and-a-half years, 10-11:30 a.m., $13.
344 E. 14th St., 780-2300: Sun.–Family Art Works, art activity workshops for the family, 1-2:30 p.m., free.
FAITH EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP
30 Wall St., 6th Fl., 566-4085: Mon.–Explore your hidden artistic talents with numerous mediums, free class, 6-8 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month, free, call for more information.
the fresh air fund
Camps on East Coast, 212-897-8900: Through Summer-Call now to register your children, ages 6-8 years old, for free Summer vacations, it’s not too late so call now for information.
GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB
34 W. 22nd St., 877-6115: call about upcoming children’s comedy workshops & shows.
Chelsea Loft Location, 212-362-8190: Call for info & to register for One Day Art Camp for kids ages 5-12, $150 including lunch.
HUDSON GUILD BEACON
333 W. 17th St., 243-7574: Mon.-Fri.–AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, including athletics, tutoring, arts and more, 3-6 p.m, free.
husdon river festival
various locations, 212-528-2733: Through August-Family Dancing on the Hudson, call now for information about free family dancing throughout the Summer months; Upcoming: Stories for all ages, call for information; Aug. 9-River Tales, 11 a.m., Rector Park, Battery Park City.
LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
90 Orchard St., 431-0233: Sat. & Sun.–THE CONFINO FAMILY APARTMENT, the “living history” apartment of a Sephardic-Jewish family from Turkey who lived in the tenement in the early 1900s, tours at noon, 1, 2 & 3 p.m., ongoing.
MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATER
380 Broadway, 252-2840: call for current children’s shows.
Various locations, 766-1104: MY Art Therapy, K-2nd Grade, Sat., 11 a.m.-noon, 3rd-5th Grade, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. manhattanyouth.org.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
One Bowling Green, 514-3730: Daily–Short films & videos for children, 11 a.m. & noon.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Statewide Summer Reading Program
go to summerreadingnys.com or call 203-863-1008 for information about the statewide summer reading program for grades K-12 this summer.
Chatham Square Library Children’s Room
33 East Broadway, 212-964-6598: Through July-numerous programs for children, call for information; Tue.-”TV @ 4:30,” summer reading club for teens, through Aug. 12, free.
Early Childhood Resource & Information Center
66 Leroy St., 929-0815: Tue., Wed., Fri.-”Summer Readiing Aloud,” for all ages, 2:30 p.m., through July 30.
66 Leroy, 243-6876: Wed.-”Songs from the Old School,” a sing along for ages 3-8, 2:30 p.m., through July.
209 W. 23rd St., 924-1585: Wed.-You Are the Light,” musical concert for children, 4 p.m., through July.
331 E. 10th St., 228-4747: Through July-Summer Reading Aloud, for all ages, 2 p.m.
omega teen sailing program
North Cove Harbor, end of Liberty St. north of Gateway Plaza, 917-385-3575: Through Aug. 17-Registraton for the free Omega Teen Sailing Program, for teens ages 13-18 who live below Canal St., sign up online at nyharborsailing.com, sessions are three weeks long, Saturdays from 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., free.
1 Pace Plaza, 212-346-1244: Through August-Call about quality summer programs for kids & families at Pace University’s downtown campus.
police athletic league
34 1/2 12th St., 212-477-9450: Summer 2003-Summer Playstreet Program, supervised places for children to enjoy summer fun, call for information & schedule.
THE SALON THEATER
45 Bleecker St., 539-6644: Sat.–THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEE, the endearing story of a little bee in pursuit of tastier honey told through rod & shadow puppets & a jazz score, 2 p.m., $7 children, $15.
SEA @ LOS KABAYITOS PUPPET & CHILDREN’S THEATER
107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl., 212-260-4080: call for current children’s shows.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
Seaport Kids, Pier 16, Children’s Center, 212-748-8758: July 29-Music of the ea, Bonnie & Dan Milner singing Irish Ballads, 7-9 p.m., $3 donation; Aug. 2-Model Boat & Ship Festival, model builder display their work, noon, free; Through Aug. 23-Summer Yoga Class, classes for children ages 4-10, $5 per session, call for information.
THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY COMPANY
50 W. 13th St., 675-6677, www.13thstreetrep.org: Sat. & Sun.–WISEACRE FARM, the entire farm is celebrating Clifford the Pig’s birthday in contempt of the cake-thieving fox and children are invited to save the cake, ages 3 and up, 1 p.m., $7; Sat.–RUMPLE WHO?, Will Bartlett revives the hit children’s musical adaptation of “Rumpelstiltskin,” dir. by Robert Kreis, ages 5 and up, 3 p.m., $7; THEATER BIRTHDAY PARTIES avail. on days of shows..
washington market community park
Washington Market Park, 212-964-1133: Mon., Wed., every other Sat.-Let’s Explore & Art for Tots, with Sarah Murphy, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 2-7, free.