NEW YORK CITY ROCK N ROLL A new CD complied by Steven Blush “documenting a rebirth of NYC’s downtown rock scene.” Record Release party at the Virgin Megastore at Union Square, 14th between 4th Ave. and Broadway on Thurs., Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pictured above is the band ‘Go To Town,’ which is scheduled to perform. For information: 212-475-1111.

Battery park city parks conservancy, 212-267-9700: FIGURE al FRESCO, Wed., 3-5 p.m., South Cove: Learn figure drawing outdoors with a clothed model and an artist/educator. Call for registration: INLINE SKATING, Fri.-Sun., various times: call for schedule of classes with experienced skating instructors; LUNCH HOUR BACKGAMMON & CHESS, Mon. & Thu., noon-1:30 p.m., the Upper Room: Enjoy these popular strategy games with experts on the games; SUNSET JAM ON THE HUDSON, Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wagner Park: Join others in a drumming circle led by a master drummer, instruments provided or bring your own; 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; VOLLEYBALL AFTER WORK, Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., Esplanade Plaza: Join other adults for a good-natured games of volleyball; WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, Mon., 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Park: Join other women for after-work basketball.

OUR LADY OF POMPEII CHURCH, 25 Carmine St., 633-9868: Sat. & Sun.–Antique/flea market, 10 a.m.-dark.

South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16, 212-748-8758: MUSEUM BOOK CLUB, a new title is selected each month, call for information.

Wall Street Community Day Festival Series, Wall Street from Water to South St., 212-809-4900: Oct. 24-Classic closed street fairs through the fall, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free admission.