Youth Activities, Week of July 16, 2015


Tennis program: East River Park, Montgomery St. and E. 12th Street;; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am – noon, Now – Fri, Aug. 14; Free. 

City Parks Foundation is again hosting tennis lessons for children as part of its Summer Sports program. Registration is required on line. 

Yoga: Washington Square Park, West 7th St. and University Place;; Thursdays, 10 am to 11 am, Now – Fri, Aug. 21; Free. 

Bring your little ons 2 to 7 years old for a stretching session. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Mats will be provided. 

Art time: Nelson A Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700;; Thursdays, 10:30 am–noon, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free. 

Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and other supplies. 

Accessible Arts Initiative: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. at Hudson Street; (212) 274–0986;; Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon–5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm; Free.

The museum is beginning a pilot year of the program which will enable any child with a disability and their caregiver to help strengthen museum wide programs. The initiative is aimed at making the museum more accessible for all children including special needs children. Registration is required.

Art and games: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free. 

Create a fun project, make friends and play games. For children 5 years and older. 

Arts Island outpost: Governors Island, Outside Building 14; Nolan Park; (212) 274–0986;; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm to 4 pm, Now – Sun, Sept. 27; Free. 

The whole family will enjoy making artwork inspired by Governors Island. Participants create works with natural materials found on the island, including rocks, recyclables and more. Hosted by the Children’s Museum of Art. 

Track and Field: East River Park, Montgomery St. btween E. 12th Street and the FDR Drive;; Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am and 10:30 am to noon, Now – Wed, Aug. 12; Free with museum admission. 

Art and play: Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700;; Mondays – Wednesdays, 10 am–noon, Now – Wed, Oct. 28; Free. 

Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too. 

Parent and baby yoga: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Mondays, 1 –2:15 pm and 2:30–3:45 pm, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; $180. 

Multi-level class designed to strengthen the body after giving birth. Pre-registration required. (two sessions). 

Basketball clinic: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm, Now – Mon, Oct. 26; Free. 

Staffers teach children of all ages the basics of the sport. No classes May 25, September 7 and October 12. 

Hudson River Outpost: Hudson River Park, Pier 25 at North Moore Street; (212) 274–0986;; Tuesdays, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Now – Tues, Aug. 25; Free. 

Hosted by the museum and Hudson River Park Trust, families explore the environment of the JHudson through art workshops. No registration required. Drop ins welcome. All materials provided while supplies last. Weather permitting. 

Soccer clinic: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Tuesdays, 2:30–3:15 pm; 3:30–4:15 pm and 4:30–5:30 pm, Now – Tues, Oct. 27; Free. 

Children learn the fundamentals of the game and pre-schoolers have fun kicking, running and being part of a team. Drop in. For ages 3 to 11 years old. 

Young sprouts gardening: Nelson A Rockefeller Park (Children’s Garden), Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700;; Tuesdays, 3:15 – 3:45 pm, Now – Thurs, Oct. 29; Free. 

Little ones 3 to 5 years old learn about simple gardening projects. Space limited first come, first served. 

Drop in chess: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City;; Wednesdays, 3:30–5 pm, Now – Wed, Sept. 30; Free.

Players of every level practice, learn and hone up on skills. For children 5 to 15 years old. 

Playtime: Teardrop Park, Battery Park City;; Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 pm, Now – Wed, Oct. 28; Free. 

Staffers teach children the value of play and create fun projects in drawing, sculpting and murals. For children 5 and older. 

Sat, July 18

Play festival: Governors Island;; 11 am – 4 pm; Free. 

From 6 to 60 have fun in this event of crazy sports and kid friendly activities. Hosted by ESI Design. 

Wed, July 29

“Tales of Brier Rabbit”: Seward Park, Essex St. and E. Broadway;; 10:30 am; Free. 

Presented by the City Park’s Foundation and the Puppet Mobile. Follow the tales of the feisty Brier Rabbit who is always getting into trouble. Part of SummerStage Kids. 

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