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BIG HELP



Nickelodeon
hosts interactive outreach program for kids ages 7-15 interested in helping
their environment, feat. games & workshops on topics like water preservation;
Hudson River Park, Pier 25, West Side Hwy. (Chambers St.), 212-533-PARK; Sun.
10-2.


 


CENTRAL PARK
CONSERVATORY



Conservancy
offers basketball, climbing courses, fitness programs & more; North Meadow
Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), 212-348-4867, reg. req.;
Weds.-Tues., call for times, free.


 


CHILDREN’S
FESTIVAL



Annual celebration
highlights the arts & culture of Plains Indians w/workshops, dance performances,
games & videos; George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State
& Whitehall Sts.) 212-514-3894; Sat. & Sun. 12-5, free.


 


DROP-IN WORKSHOPS



Museum educator
conducts weekly program for families. This week, create mobiles at Queens Museum
of Art, New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700, www.queensmuse.org;
Sun. 1-4, free.


 


EARTH CELEBRATIONS



"Fostering
Ecological Awareness Through the Arts" program feat. workshops for children
8+ at the Green Oasis Garden, 8th St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-777-7969
or www.earthcelebrations.com; Thurs. 3:30-5:30, free [through 5/31].


 


ETIQUETTE CLASS
FOR CHILDREN



Learn about
proper place setting & more as certified expert offers hands-on instruction
to kids ages 6-18–boys, the male-female ratio at this thing is like 10-90;
Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave, 3rd fl. (59th St.), 212-546-5495, reg. req.; 12-2, $35.


 


FISHING: CATCH
& RELEASE



Central Park
Conservancy staff teaches you the proper way to release a fish
without hurting yourself or fellow fishermen–like, if you released the
fish & flung it at another guy’s head?; Dana Discovery Center, Central
Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 212-860-1370 to reg.; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-5,
free.


 


FREE-FOR-KIDS
PROJECT



Fly-By-Night
Dance Theater, the trapeze dance troupe, holds its third annual festival
in a different Manhattan or Brooklyn location each weekend; 212-924-0077 for
location & res.; $15, $12 st., free for those 18 & under [through 5/28].


 


GO FISH



More fish fun
as attendees experience catch & release techniques at Wagner Park;
Batter Park City, West Side Hwy. (Battery Pl.), 212-267-9700; Sat. 10-2, free.


 


LITTLE QUILT
CARDS



Make a mini-quilt
at Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.),
212-595-9533; Sun. 2-4, $3 material fee.


 


MUSEUMKIDS



Film screenings,
tours of the museum, gallery workshops, introduction to the encyclopedia
collection & storytelling–call for complete sched.; Metropolitan Museum
of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3961; call for times, free w/mus.
adm.


 


THE NY BOTANICAL
GARDEN


Ruth Rea Howell
Family Garden is now open. Discover the fun of gardening flowers & herbs;
plus demonstrations & yummy compost facility. Highlights incl. animal garden,
reflection garden, row row row your boat, flower bed, plant philharmonic &
shoe families; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700
or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 1-5, $4-$10.


 


PLACE FOR JUNIOR
HIGH STUDENTS



Metropolitan
Museum of Art hosts interactive class: "Sunday Adventures" about African
& Asian art; 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-5121 to reg.; Sun., call
for times, free w/mus. adm. [through 5/20].


 


SONY WONDER



Sony hosts
weekly activities for families. This week, create a visual map for your website
during "Planning Your Website" workshop; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave.
(55th St.), 212-883-8100 or www.sonywondertechlab.com; Sun. 3-5, $10.


 


SPACE ADVENTURE
SWEEPSTAKES



Enter to win
a round-trip all-expenses paid jaunt to the Parent/Child Space Camp in
Titusville, Florida, incl. accommodations & spending money; log onto www.nabiscoworld.com
for details; contest ends July 14.


 


THE TEDDY BEARS’
PICNIC



BYOB: Bring
Your Own Bear & celebrate 75th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh w/storytime
& "Teddy Bear Jamboree"; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St.
(5th Ave.), 212-704-8658, res. req.; Sun. at 3, free.


 


YOGA FOR KIDS
DAY



Instructors
from New York Yoga teach various movements to inner city kids; Intermediate
School 192, 650 Hollywood Ave., Bronx, 212-369-1700; Weds. 3:30-5:30.


 


YOU GOTTA HAVE
PARK!



Teens from
Spirit GDA troupe tap at Imagination Playgound in Prospect Park, Ocean Ave.
(Lincoln Rd.), Park Slope, 718-284-3322 or www.prospectpark.org; Sun. at 1,
$1 contrib.


 



Things to See
& Hear



FAMILY DAY
GALA



American Ballet
Theater hosts family series at Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, B’way
(65th St.), 212-362-6000; call for time, $20-$7500.


 


THE LITTLE
MERMAID: A MUSICAL



Will she choose
a new love on land or her old life in the sea? One o’clock workshop preceeds
performance ($5); YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 212-866-5170; Sat. &
Sun. at 2, $15 [through 5/20].


 


MAYA THE BEE



Entertaining
families for a year now, the jazz puppet play for kids 3-9 is based on
German book about a bee who runs away from her hive; Salon
Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-539-6644; Sat. at 2, $7-$15.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S
LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE



The Princess
& the Pea (1:30); Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw.
Hudson & Bleecker Sts.), RSVP 212-741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through
6/17].


 


REEL TO REAL
FOR KIDS



Actress from
the Royal Shakespeare Co., Lisa Harrow, brings stories of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail
& Peter alive during "Pas de deux Potter" at Walter Reade
Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B’way), 212-875-5370; Sun.
at 11:30 & 2, $15, $7.50/under 14.


 


RUMPLE WHO?



Revival of
children’s classic Rumplestilskin at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th
St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sun. at 3, $7.


 


SCHOOLHOUSE
ROCKS LIVE! JR.



NY Youth Theater’s
adaptation of popular 70s cartoon series; 593 Park Ave., 7th fl. (64th St.),
RSVP 212-888-0696; Fri. & Sat. at 7, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $12 [through
5/20].


 


VICTORIAN SECRETS



Theatrical
look at Victorian era through music & script; Church of Incarnation, 209
Madison Ave. (35th St.), 212-867-1331; Thurs. at 7:30, $35.


 


WISEACRE FARM



A birthday
on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.),
212-675-6677; Sat. at 1, $7.



 


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