YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

2 South End Ave. 212-267-9700

BPCPC sponsors extensive youth

programming May thru October.

Check here each week for special events.

First special event begins next week.

Below is the list of regular weekly programs. Activities meet at designated day and time unless otherwise indicated.

Preschoolers

Preschool Play; Mon, Tues & Wed,

10am-Noon. Wagner Park. Free.

Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6 and 10/11.

Family Play; Sun, 2-4pm.

Wagner Park. Free. Will not meet

5/30, 7/4, 9/5 and 10/10.

Preschool Art; Thurs, 10:30am-Noon

Rockefeller Park. Free.

Soccer; (for 4-year olds)

Tues, 2:30-3:15 pm

Rockefeller Park. Free.

CHILDREN 5 & OLDER

Basketball, Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.

Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6 and 10/11.

Rockefeller Park. Free.

Soccer: Tues, 3:30-4:15 pm ( 5-8 yr olds)

4:30-5:30 pm (9-12 yr olds)

Rockefeller Park. Free.

Play As You Please: group games;

Tues, 3:30-5:30 pm

Rockefeller Park. Free.

Games and Art;

Weds, 3:30-5:30 pm

Wagner Park. Free.

Games + Art;

Thurs, 3:30-5:30 pm

Rockefeller Park. Free.

Amateur Naturalists Club (Grades 1 -3); 8 Mon, 3:30-5pm. Rockefeller Park.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28.

Free. Registration required.

212-267-9700 ex.348

Children’s Gardening (Grades 2-5)

Tues, 3:45-5pm.

Children’s Garden, Rockefeller Park.

Free. Registration required.

212-267-9700 ex.348

TEENS & OLDER KIDS

Afternoon Backgammon;

Mon, 3:30-5:30pm.

Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6, 10/11.

Park House, Rockefeller Park. Free.

Chess Lessons; Mon, 3:45-4:45pm

(beg); 5-6pm (int /adv)

Will not meet 5/31, 7/5, 9/6, 10/11.

$9/session: May/June ($72);

July/Aug ($72); Sept/Oct ($54).

Registration required 212-267-9700.

Park House, Rockefeller Park.

Afternoon Chess;

Thurs, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free.

Park House, Rockefeller Park.

Teen Drumming;

Tues, 4-5:30pm. Free.

Park House, Rockefeller Park.

BEGINNING IN JULY

Teen Marine Adventure (grades 6-8)

4 weeks, Mon thru Thurs, July 6-29.

10am-2pm. Rockefeller Park.

$400/15 session program.

Register now. 212-267-9700 ex.366

Art for Teens (July- October)

Mon & Tues, 3:30-5pm.

Will not meet 9/6 or 10/11.

West Thames Park. Free.

COMMUNITY CENTER

BPCPC also runs classes for teens at Stuyvesant High

School. Classes are now in session and run thru June.

Fitness 101 (ages 12-17);

Fri, 7:30-8:30 pm

Fitness specialist Demetrius Wilson shows teens how to

use their time in the gym to develop strength, agility

and endurance $75, prorated

Teen Activity;

Fri, 7:30-9pm

Drop in. Free.

BATTERY PARK CITY NEIGHBORS AND

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

www.bpcnpa.com

“Springfest,” Sat. May 1, 11-2 pm.

Face painting, kids’ yoga, fun with food,

Music together sing-a-longs, games and

Lots more. Rockefeller Park, south lawn.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC

100 Broadway, across from Trinity Church

(The following may be of interest to parents.)

“Important Things That Don’t Matter,” by David Amsden. Story of a 5-year-old more deeply affected by his parent’s divorce than it would appear. Author reading, May 5 at 5:30 pm.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986

$6 per person kids and adults.

Programs are free with admission.

“A Thousand Words”

Celebrate Poetry Month. Make paintings

and then paste poems on.

Off-site at Poet’s House, 72 Spring St.

Sat. May 1, 11am-1 pm. Pre-registration encouraged. Ages 5 and up.

FIRE MUSEUM

278 Spring St., 212-691-1303

Tue-Sat. 10 am to 4 pm, Sun 10-4

$4 adults, $1 children under 12.

Located in a renovated 1904 firehouse, displays artifacts from the late 18th century to present. Pre-Civil war hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and more.

FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM

54 Pearl St. 212-425-1778

Admission: $3; children, $2

First Sat. of the month, drop in for

Colonial craft project from 11 am – 4 pm.

Free with museum admission.

Sat. May 1. “Rag Rugs” Cloth was expensive and every scrap was put to use in Colonial homes.

Make small rag rug for a hot pad or decoration.Great mother’s day gift.

LUCILLE LORTEL

Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.

www.insidebroadway.org 212-239-6200

“Kiss Me, Kate” Inside Broadway’s special 50-minute version of this classic Broadway production adapted for kids.

Sat & Sun, May 1-16th, 10:45 am. $15.

380 Broadway 212-352-3101 or

www.theatremania.com

Musical adaptation of “The Selfish Giant,”

by Oscar Wilde. Sat., Sun, noon and 2 pm.

Kids – 2-16, $10; Adults $15. Thru May 23

MANHATTAN YOUTH

www.manhattanyouth.org

Check here next week for special events.

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCIAL HISTORY

28 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

212-908-4110 Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Federal and Stock Market Holidays

Admission $2.

“Pan Am and the Golden Age of Air Travel” Come learn about the famous “Clipper Ships.”

Thru May 29.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

One Bowling Green

212-514-3730

Check here for here next week for special events

NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY

9 Murray St. 212-732-8186

Check here next week for special events.

POLICE MUSEUM

100 Old Slip, bet. Water and South Sts.

$5 adults, $2.00 for children, 6-18.

www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100

“Women on Patrol,” an exhibit exploring the groundbreaking era of the 1970s, when female police officers in the NYPD achieved equality among the ranks.

THE SCHOLASTIC STORE

557 Broadway, between Prince

and Spring in SoHo

Stroller entrance: 130 Mercer St.

Event hotline: 212-343-6166

The Scholastic Store holds many special events in its spacious basement auditorium. Events will be planned throughout the summer.

Sat. May 1, 3 pm

“A Royal Celebration”

Reading of “The Princess Knight” by Cornelia Funke. Listen to special reading and participate in “royal crafting activities.”

Ages 5 & up

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

212-748-8735

Sun. May 2, 1-4 pm

Peking at Pier 16

“Shake your Maracas”

A Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Listen to stories from Mexico and create your own maracas.

Free with museum admission.

Sun. May 2, 3-5 pm

Don Sineti, maritime singer and banjo player

$4 adults, $2 children

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460

Check here next week for special events.

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