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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, always free for those 16 & under & Tuesdays are free all day. "Blooming Lights" light up the Garden with holiday displays, entertainment & refreshments [Weds.-Sun. 5:30-9, through 1/2, $5, $2 child./s.c.]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 


children’s museum of the arts


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs & birthday parties. On Saturday, explore the world of sand during "Sand Casting & Creating Workshop" with Andrea Guttman (1-4); 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


NY BOTANICAL GARDENS


"A Victorian Holiday" celebrates the holidays with a 30-foot glowing tree, miniature trains, caroling & holiday puppet show. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies’ Winter Wonderland" [through 1/9]. Get your picture taken with Thomas the Tank Engine from Fox [call for times, through 1/9]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; noon-5, free w/grounds adm., free after 4.


 


Activities


CALENDAR CREATIONS: HELLO YEAR 2000!


Paint scenery from Wave Hill for a 2000 calendar; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.


 


kids in the kitchen


Poetry & performance workshop for teens, hosted by Annie Lanzillotto & Treva Offutt; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793; Sat. 2-4, free.


 


1000 PAPER CRANES


Celebrate the holidays with a stroll through the church to see Keith Harring’s silver-toned-triptych & a huge tree covered with paper cranes, then make your own to take home; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 


rock climbing classes


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Weds. 3:30-5:30, free [through 12/22].


 


TEA WORKSHOP


Learn about "tea culture" & brew tea from leaves, roots & plants–ages 7 & up; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), rsvp 860-1370; Sat. 1-2:30, free.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise during today’s "Casting Your Net" workshop (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/20].


 


Things to See & Hear


ARTIME


Every Saturday Sensation artist, Rachel Whiteread leads 90-minute gallery tour, discussion & activities in Chelsea; meet at Luhring Augustine, 531 W. 24th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) 718-797-1573, res. req.; 11 a.m., $20 per child & adult, $5 each add. child. [through 12/18].


 


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60 [through 1/9].


 


HOLIDAY PUPPET THEATER


Ralph Lee pres. The Little Engine That Could at NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700; Sat. & Sun. at 1, 2 & 3, $2 [through 1/2].


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Santa & the Snow Queen (1:30) & The Three Bears’ First Chanukah (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 1/2].


 


NEW YORK NEW YEAR


TADA! youth theater’s musical celebration of NYC; TADA! Theater, 120 W. 28th St. (betw 6th & 7th Aves.), 627-1732; Fri. at 7, Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 4, $12, $6 child. [through 1/17].


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production incl. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


RUMPLE WHO?


Musical adaptation of Rumplestilskin; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7 [through 1/22].


 


SONY WONDER


Sony hosts holiday activities for families. This week, screening of the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 4, free.


 


SUN SETS AT THE CASTLE


Learn how sunsets occur with Central Park Conservatory, then watch one from the roof of Belvedere Castle, Central Park (midpark at 81st St.), 772-0120; Sat. at 3:15, free.


 


WISEACRE FARM


Marianna Loosemore directs production about Clifford the Pig’s birthday; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m., $7 [through 1/22].


 


WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY


Part of "Just Kidding!" series at Symphony Space, 2537 B’way (95th St.), 864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org; Sat. at 11 a.m., $8.

 


 


 

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, always free for those 16 & under & Tuesdays are free all day. & "Blooming Lights" lights up the Garden with holiday displays, entertainment & refreshments [Weds.-Sun. 5:30-9, through 1/2, $5, $2 child./s.c.]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 


children’s museum of the arts


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs & birthday parties. On Wednesday, artist Linda St. John leads angel-making & angel cake-eating workshop (5-7). Sunday, learn to make & play drums with Schlomo, "the music man" Pestcoe (2-4); 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


BECOME A FOSTER PARENT


Call 1-800-4-KIDS-27 for information.


 


NY BOTANICAL GARDENS


"A Victorian Holiday" celebrates the holidays with a 30-foot glowing tree, miniature trains, caroling & holiday puppet show. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies’ Winter Wonderland" [through 1/9]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; noon-5, free w/grounds adm., free after 4.


 


Activities


AIRPLANE ADVENTURE


Explore the Demoiselle & Blackbird planes & learn how to create your own flying machine; Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, W. 42nd St. (12th Ave.), 957-7055; Sat. 12-2, free w/mus. adm.


 


HOLIDAY FUN


Learn how 18th-century families crafted practical items for the home during today’s "Design a Scented Angel Workshop" at Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778; Sat. 12-3:30, $2.50, $1 st./s.c.


 


ORNAMENT MAKING WORKSHOP


Make decorations for your home from things found in nature; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370; Sat. at 1, free.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 


REEL TO REAL


Monthly weekend series for families feat. films & live performances. Today, "Clown Alley" tour with the New York Goofs & screening of fantasy film Lucy at the Circus; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B’way), 875-5370; Sun. at 11:30 & 2, $12, $6 child. 4-14.


 


rock climbing classes


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Weds. 3:30-5:30, free [through 12/22].


 


SATURDAYS ALIVE!


"Books Alive!" feat. Roz Abrams from WABC (12-1), "Jewelry Making" workshop with artist Ayanna Spears (12:30-2:30), learn how glass is made during "Urban Glass Tour" (12:30-2:30) & "Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimy" with puppeteer Preston Foerder (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise during today’s "Casting Your Net" workshop (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].


 


Things to See & Hear


ARTIME


Every Saturday Sensation artist, Rachel Whiteread leads 90-minute gallery tour, discussion & activities in Chelsea; meet at Luhring Augustine, 531 W. 24th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) 718-797-1573, res. req.; 11 a.m., $20 per child & adult, $5 each add. child. [through 12/18].


 


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60 [through 1/9].


 


DANCES BY VERY YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS


Dances for children by children at the Bessie Schonberg Theater, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 924-0077; Sat. & Sun. at 3, $12, $8 kids.


 


HOLIDAY PUPPET THEATER


Ralph Lee pres. The Little Engine That Could at NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700; Sat. & Sun. at 1, 2 & 3, $2 [through 1/2].


 


HOLIDAY READING


Gregory St. John reads Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, followed by a reception at 5:30; Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (Lafayette St.), 777-1089; Sun. at 4, $15.


 


HOLIDAY STORYTELLING


Eleni Constantelos tells tales of gifts & giving at Dahesh Museum, 601 5th Ave. (betw. 48th & 49th Sts.), 759-0606; Sat. at 2:30-3:30, free w/mus. adm.


 


KID’S CULTURE


"New York’s 50 Best Museums for Cool Parents & Their Kids" discussed with Vivienne Shaffer from Lefferts Homestead Historic House Children’s Museum, Deborah Schwartz from the Brooklyn Museum of Art & Mark Watson from the New York Transit Museum, during BMA’s "First Saturdays" series; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free.


 


LOS TRES CERDITOS (THE THREE LITTLE PIGS)


New LES puppet & children’s theater for Latino children; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Santa & the Snow Queen (1:30) & The Three Bears’ First Chanukah (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 1/2].


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production incl. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


RUMPLE WHO?


Musical adaptation of Rumplestilskin; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7 [through 1/22].


 


SONY WONDER


Sony hosts holiday activities for families. This week, screening of the original Frosty the Snowman; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Sat. & Sun. at 2, free.


 


WISEACRE FARM


Marianna Loosemore directs production about Clifford the Pig’s birthday; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m., $7 [through 1/22].


 


Holiday Events & Fairs


CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL & MARCH


International Human Rights Day helps end child labor & sweatshop abuse–live music, giant puppets, customs & march at 6; meet at 57th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 242-3002; 5, free.


 


HOLIDAY BAZAAR


Holiday gifts, games, crafts, jewelry & bake shop, benefits Weekday School; Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784 or 870-6743; Sat. 10-3, $1.

 

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, always free for those 16 & under & Tuesdays are free all day. Victorian Holiday & train show [through 1/9]. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies’ Winter Wonderland" [through 1/9] & "Blooming Lights" lights up the Garden with holiday displays, entertainment & refreshments [starts Thurs. 5:30-9, through 1/2, $5, $2 child./s.c.]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext. 216; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 


children’s museum of the arts


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs & birthday parties. On Sunday LuAnn Adams reads stories for children (2-4); 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


Family tour of Clemente exhibition followed by poetry workshop with artist John Cassotra; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), 423-3587; Sun. 2-4, $15 per child, incl. mus. adm. for parent & child, $8 each add. child.


 


NY BOTANICAL GARDENS


"A Victorian Holiday" celebrates the holidays with a 30-foot glowing tree, miniature trains, caroling & holiday puppet show. On Sunday, Christmas/Chanukah celebration with The Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Elijah’s Angel feat. Robert Kapilow & Jim Friedland, followed by tree-lighting ceremony outside the Conservatory at 4:30 [Sun. at 3, $3, $1 child.]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; noon-5, free w/grounds adm., free after 4.


 


PROSPECT PARK HANDMADE: A HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR


Third annual event feat. handcrafted jewelry, photographs, pottery, art stuff & lamps–free shuttle bus from 7th Ave. & 1st St; Picnic House, Prospect Park, enter Prospect Park W. (5th St.), 718-965-6505; Sat. 10-5, free.


 


Activities


ARCHAEOLOGY-DIG IT


Kids ages 6-11 are invited to excavate archaeological site & explore science at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. 10-12, $35 for 1 child & adult, $10 each add. person.


 


ARTIME


Every Saturday Sensation artist, Rachel Whiteread leads 90-minute gallery tour, discussion & activities in Chelsea; meet at Luhring Augustine, 531 W. 24th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) 718-797-1573, res. req.; 11 a.m., $20 per child & adult, $5 each add. child.


 


KINGS OF THE COURT VS. TRAXTARS


Harlem Globetrotters & demo kids show off Reebok’s new high tech shoes which measure performance levels via 3-level (gold, silver & bronze) microprocessor; Reebok Concept Store, Lincoln Center, 160 Columbus Center, (betw. 67th & 68th Sts.), 595-1480; Sat. 2-4, free.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 


rock climbing classes


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Weds. 3:30-5:30, free [through 12/22].


 


SATURDAYS ALIVE!


Family events incl. Mickey D. & friends in "Mellow Moves" dance (11), "Painting on Glass" with artists from Urban Glass & "Learn to Play the Steel Drum" workshops (12-1) then watch the C.A.S.Y.M. Steel Band perform (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.


 


TILES THAT BRING SMILES


Explore the history of Minton Tiles at Bethesda & build your own design with Central Park Conservatory staff–ages 6 & up; Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370; Sat. 1-2:30, free.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise during today’s "Casting Your Net" workshop (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].


 


Things to See & Hear


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60 [through 1/9].


 


CAROLINE KIDS KLUB


Singer/performer Bill Gordh’s "Out of the Watermelon Patch" at Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100, res. req.; Sat. at 2, Sun. at 1, $14.


 


CHILDREN’S TELEVISION FESTIVAL


Join Blondie, Dagwood, Babar, Wallace & Gromit for the eight annual children’s festival at The Museum of Television & Radio. This week, animated shorts "The Adventures of Dodo" & "the Adventures of Captain Pugwash" during "Adventure & Travel" weekend. Other events incl. storytelling, live music & workshops; 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; Sat. & Sun., call for times, free w/mus. adm. [through 12/5].


 


DANCES BY VERY YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS


Dances for children by children at the Bessie Schonberg Theater, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 924-0077; Sat. & Sun. at 3, $12, $8 kids.


 


FATHER GOOSE’S TALES


Puppeteer Jim Napolitano pres. new show at Puppet Playhouse, Mazur Theater, 55 E. 90th St. (betw. York & East End Aves.), 369-8890, ext. 159; Sat. & Sun. at 10:30 a.m. & 12, $6.


 


FESTIVAL OF LIGHT & SOUND


Lights, Santa, Action–A Chanukah Celebration: Ancient Wonders Modern Miracles feat. classics by Lazar & The Selah Vocal Ensemble; World Financial Center Winter Garden, West St. (betw. Vesey & Liberty Sts.), 945-0505 for complete schedule of events; Mon. at 6:30, free.


 


LOS TRES CERDITOS (THE THREE LITTLE PIGS)


New LES puppet & children’s theater for Latino children; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Santa & the Snow Queen (1:30) & The Three Bears’ First Chanukah (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 1/2].


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production incl. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


READINGS AT BOOKS OF WONDER


Weekly readings & meet the author series at NYC’s largest independent children’s bookseller. Today, Hilary Knight, illustrator for Eloise joins Books of Wonder, 16 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 989-3270; Sat. 12-2, free.


 


SONY WONDER


Sony hosts holiday activities for families. This week, "The Puzzle Place" screening & discussion about holiday celebration with Patti LaBelle; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Sat. & Sun. at 2, free.


 


WEST END CHILDREN’S THEATER


Today, ventriloquist Winnie Blake & Dottie Lee’s puppet show; West End, 2911 B’way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. at 1:30, $12.


 


YIDDISH SONGS FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY


Chanukah Yiddish party with The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus & the Pripetchik Youth Chorus; De Jur Playhouse, Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 598-0400; Sun. at 2, $5.


 


Holiday Fairs & Carnivals


CRAFT STUDENTS LEAGUE HOLIDAY SALE


Affordable handmade crafts incl. ceramics, jewelry, books & more; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 735-9731; Thurs. & Fri. 12:30-7:30.


 


P.S. 41


Annual winter carnival feat. holiday gifts, games, crafts & international food, all proceeds benefit the children of P.S. 41; 116 W. 11th St. (6th Ave.), 741-1099; Sat. 12-6.


 


TARTAN CHRISTMAS FAIR


Eighth annual fair feat. live entertainment, handmade crafts, toys, books, antiques & more; The First Presbyterian Church, 12 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th Ave. & University Pl.), 675-6150; Fri. 4-8:30, $1 [repeats Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 11-4].

 

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, always free for those 16 & under & Tuesdays are free all day. Victorian Holiday & train show [opens Fri. through 1/9]. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies’ Winter Wonderland" [opens Fri. through 1/9]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext. 216; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 


children’s museum of the arts


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs & birthday parties. London’s Young Circus Performers come to CMA (Fri. & Sun. 2-4); 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


WINTER FESTIVAL AT PROSPECT PARK


Saint Nicholas stops by for an afternoon of holiday oriented workshops incl. candle- & toy-making; Lefferts Homestead Children’s Historic House Museum, Prospect Park, Flatbush Ave. (Empire Blvd.), 718-965-6505; Sun. 1-4.


 


Activities


ARTIME


Every Saturday Sensation artist, Rachel Whiteread leads 90-minute gallery tour, discussion & activities in Chelsea; meet at Luhring Augustine, 531 W. 24th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) 718-797-1573, res. req.; 11 a.m., $20 per child & adult, $5 each add. child.


 


FAMILY SERIES


Henry Street Settlement celebrates 25th anniversary with performances & workshops. Today, London’s Young Circus Performers in "Cinderella á la Tango;" Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 598-0400; Sat. at 2, $5.


 


GARDEN TO GARLAND-WREATHS TO SWAGS


Make a fragrant decoration from flowers & dried herbs; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.


 


HAWK MIGRATION & NAVIGATION


Learn about hawks & falcons with Central Park Conservatory staff as the birds pass over Central Park during their migration south; Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370; Sat. 1-2, free.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 


rock climbing classes


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Sat. at 1:30 & Tues. at 3:30, free [through 11/30].


 


70TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRVING JOHNSON’S VOYAGE


Celebrate Johnson’s voyage around Cape Horn on South Street Seaport’s historic Peking ship. Activities incl. screening of Peking, reading from Johnson’s diary & splicing rope ($2 fee); South St. Seaport Museum, 207 Front St. (Fulton St.), 748-8600; Fri.-Sun., call for times, free w/mus. adm.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].


 


Things to See & Hear


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60 [through 1/9].


 


CAROLINE KIDS KLUB


Watch Don Miller go out of control at Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100, res. req.; Sat. at 2, Sun. at 1, $14.


 


CHILDREN’S TELEVISION FESTIVAL


Join Blondie, Dagwood, Babar, Wallace & Gromit for the eight annual children’s festival at The Museum of Television & Radio. This week, "Growing Up" shorts & international screenings incl. "Growth Vitamins: Jolly Good Family" & Canada’s animated "Stickin’ Around: Send in the Clones" Other events incl. storytelling, live music & workshops; 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; Sat. & Sun., call for times, free w/mus. adm. [through 12/5].


 


EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD CAN MAKE YOUR MIND BIGGER


Advice from the theories of Aesthetic Realism Foundation on learning to like the world as a whole, for children ages 5-12; 141 Greene St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 777-4490; Sat. at 11, $7.


 


FESTIVAL OF LIGHT & SOUND


Lights, Santa, Action–Lighting ceremony & Chanukah celebration with caroling & St. Luke’s Orchestra; World Financial Center Winter Garden, West St. (betw. Vesey & Liberty Sts.), 945-0505 for complete schedule of events; Tues. at 5:30, free.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Santa & the Snow Queen (1:30) & The Three Bears’ First Hanukkah (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 1/2].


 


NEW YORK GOOFS


Try to win tickets to the Film Society’s "Reel to Real for Kids" screening of Lucy at the Circus; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B’way (66th St.), 595-6859; Mon. at 4:30, free.


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production incl. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


READINGS AT BOOKS OF WONDER


Weekly readings & meet the author series at NYC’s largest independent children’s bookseller. Today, Jerry Pinkney pres. his new picture books, The Ugly Duckling & The Little Match Girl & Robert Sabuda pres. The Movable Mother Goose at Books of Wonder, 16 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 989-3270; Sat. at 2, free.


 


REAL-T0-REAL


Fourth annual Family series at Lincoln Center. Today, the Alloy Orchestra performs original scores for silent movies during "Cookin’ Up Music for the Clowns" event; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B’way), 875-5370; Sat. at 2, $12, $6 for kids 4-14.


 


STORYTIME


Every Monday night Barnes & Noble hosts storytime for kids; 4 Astor Pl., Junior’s Dept. (betw. Lafayette St. & B’way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.


 


WEST END CHILDREN’S THEATER


Today, "Cross Currents" at West End, 2911 B’way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. at 1:30, $12.

 

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, free for under age 16 at all times & Tuesdays are free all day; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext. 216; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 



CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ART


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s’ art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs, summer art camps & birthday parties. Interactive play, "Fred the Caterpillar" (Sun. 2-4); 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


Activities


CHESS WORKSHOP


Chess lessons by Central Park Conservatory staff; The Dairy at Central Park, 64th St. (midpark), rsvp 794-6564; Sun. at 1-2:30, free.


 


FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER


Four & five-year-olds compete in Karate tournament to benefit breast & ovarian cancer support organization, SHARE; West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St., 4th Fl. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4106; Sat. 8:30 a.m.-12, $3-$5.


 


FITNESS WORKSHOP


Learn the importance of exercise & proper nutrition; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), rsvp 348-4867; Sat. 11-1, free.


 


MONUMENTAL STATUES


Learn about the monuments of Central Park & then create your own; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370, res. req.; Sat. 1-2:30, free.


 


ON THE HOME FRONT


Discover inventions, stories & creations during mid-1900s as kids recreate life during W.W.II; Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, W. 42nd St. (12th Ave.), 957-7055; Sat. 12-2, free w/mus. adm.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 



ROCK CLIMBING CLASSES


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Sat. at 1:30 & Tues. at 3:30, free [through 11/30].


 


TRIP TO THE FARM


Veteran’s Day field trip for children ages 6-11–collect eggs, groom the horses, plant seeds & pick apples; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Thurs. 8:30-5:30, $50 incl. transportation.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise’s "Casting Your Net" (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].


 


Things to See & Hear


THE ART OF DISNEY STORYBOOKS


Exhibition feat. seven decades of children’s books. Disney storybook illustrator Gil DiCicco speaks about his career, followed by Q&A during opening on Sat.; 7A N. Park Ave. (betw. Merrick Rd. & Sunrise Hwy.), 516-536-6886; call for hours, free [opens 11/13, through 12/24].


 


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60, $200 & up for gala tix. [through 1/9].


 



BIRDWATCHING WORKSHOP


Educator Leslie Day teaches kids about bird migration & how to identify them during walk at Belvedere Castle, Central Park (midpark at 81st St.), rsvp 772-0210; Sat. 11-12:30, free.


 


CAROLINE KIDS KLUB


Fun & magic with Silly Billy the clown; Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100 res. req.; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.


 


CHILDREN’S TELEVISION FESTIVAL


Eight annual festival at The Museum of Television & Radio. This week, join Blondie, Dagwood, Babar, Sylvester & others for an afternoon of international movies, storytelling & workshops; 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; Sat. & Sun. at 1, free w/mus. adm. [through 12/5].


 


CLASSICAL MAGIC


Jarrett Parker’s 19th-century magic performed to classical music; Rose’s Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.), 875-7785; Thurs. at 7:30 & 9:30, $12, $6 child. [through 11/11].


 


THE CRAZY ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE


New LES puppet & children’s theater for Latino children; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. & Sun. at 3:30, $8, $6 kids.


 


FACES OF NEW YORK


Teen photography exhibit sponsored by E. Harlem Community Against Drugs/Mount Sinai Narcotics & Rehabilitation Center; Julio De Burgos Cultural Center Gallery, 106th St. (Lexington Ave.), 996-8112; Fri. & Sat. 12-6, free.


 


FILMS AT MOMA


Eli Noyes’ Bad Dog–ages 5-10; Museum of Modern Art, The Roy & Niuta Titus Theater 2, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400; Sat. 12-1, $5 per family.


 


KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS


Jeffrey Siegel pres. one hour concert, "Keyboard Conversations for the Young & Young-at-Heart;" 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 11 a.m., $10.


 


MANHATTAN FORUM & RESOURCE FAIR


Afternoon of free workshops on disabilities & where to seek services; P.S. 163, 163 W. 97th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 979-9700 ext.237 or 273-6289; Sun. 11:30-4.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Cinderella (1:30) & The Three Little Pigs (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 11/21].


 


NIGHTLIGHT READING SERIES


John Bemelmans Marciano reads from Madeline in America & Other Holiday Tales at The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. (betw. Canal & Greene Sts.), 219-2166; Sun. at 3, free.


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production incl. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


READINGS AT BOOKS OF WONDER


T.A. Barron reads from The Mirror of Merlin (Thurs. 6-8), new works read by John Bernelmans Marciano, Mary Ann Hoberman, Holly Hobby & Kevin Hawkins (Sat. 12-2) & Lois Lowry, author of Zooman Sam reads from new work (Tues. 5-7); Books of Wonder, 16 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 989-3270; free.


 


REEL TO REAL


Monthly weekend series for families feat. films & live performances. Today, "Latin Mania" incl. pilot screening of I Love Lucy, cartoons & live tapping by Feet Two the Beat; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B’way), 875-5370; Sun. at 11:30 & 2, $12, $6 child. 4-14.


 


THREE BEARS & A BABE


Musical fairy tale for children; Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508; Sat. at 11 a.m., $8 [through 11/20].


 


WEST END CHILDREN’S THEATER


Magic Al entertains audience with magic, stories & fun at West End, 2911 B’way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. at 1:30, $12.

 

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, free for under age 16 at all times & Tuesdays are free all day; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext. 216; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.


 


children’s museum of the arts


Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children’s’ art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor’s studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs, summer art camps & birthday parties. Opening of "Stories from Tibet" exhibit feat. drawings of Panchen Lama, 11-year-old abducted political prisoner [Thurs. 6-8]. Sat. & Sun. celebrate Tibetan culture [12-5]; 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.


 


Activities


KISS ME KATE


Theater production to benefit The Manhattan League of Helen Keller Services of the Blind programs for children, preceded by cocktails (5:15) & dinner (6:15) at Barbetta; Martin Beck Theater, 302 W. 45th St. (8th Ave.), 285-7029 for res. & info; Fri. at 8, $175-$300.


 


MINI MARATHON


Former NYC Marathon runners offer tips for kids; Great Hill in Central Park, 1106h St. (Central Park W.), 860-1370, reg. req.; Weds. 10-12, free.


 


MONUMENTAL STATUES


Learn about the monuments of Central Park & create your own; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370, res. req.; Sat. 1-2:30, free.


 


OPERATION CHICKEN SOUP


Teens gather to prepare & deliver kosher food to those in need; Jewish Community Center, 15 W. 65th St. (betw. Central Pk. W. & B’way), 580-0099; Thurs., call for info.


 


RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP


Free seminar on rap music at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 12/17].


 


rock climbing classes


Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up–learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Sat. at 1:30 & Tues. at 3:30, free [through 11/30].


 


SATURDAYS ALIVE!


Family events incl. reading with author Faith Ringgold & Diane Wolkstein (12-1), "Muppets Make Puppets" with artists from The Jim Henson Foundation (12:30-2:30), "Make a Pop-up Book" (12:30-2:30) & black light production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & the Very Quiet Cricket (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.


 


WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS


Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise’s "Casting Your Net" (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].


 


Things to See & Hear


BIG APPLE CIRCUS


Annual gala held Fri. at 6 feat. new production of Bello & Friends; Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; call for times, $15-$60, $200 & up for gala tix. [through 1/9].


 


CAROLINE KIDS KLUB


See dancing, miming & acrobatics during Super Silly Circus at Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100 res. req.; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.


 


CHILDREN’S HEALTH SERIES


Series of five discussions focuses on children’s health issues. Today, orthopedic surgeon Lon Weiner, MD, on "Sports Medicine: Maximizing Performance, Minimizing Injury;" 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 2, $20.


 


CLASSICAL MAGIC


Jarrett Parker’s 19th-century magic performed to classical music; Rose’s Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.), 875-7785; Thurs. at 7:30 & 9:30, $12, $6 child. [through 11/11].


 


THE CRAZY ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE


New LES puppet & children’s theater for Latino children; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.


 


FILMS AT MOMA


Ellen Besen’s Sea Dream & Gene Deitch’s Where the Wild Things Are–ages 5-10; Museum of Modern Art, The Roy & Niuta Titus Theater 2, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400; Sat. 12-1, $5 per family.


 


MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE


Cinderella (1:30) & The Three Little Pigs (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 11/21].


 


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


Radio City Rockettes, dancers & Santa Claus continue to entertain families during a 90 minute production feat. "Parades of the Wooden Soldiers" & "The Living Nativity;" Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (34th St.), 465-MSG1, call for schedule, $29-$77 [through 1/2].


 


RAGGEDY ANN


Meet the red hair wonder for storytime at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; Thurs. at 10 a.m., free.


 


RAISING AN ONLY CHILD


Patti Wolamn offers advice to parents at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Thurs. at 8 p.m., $20 per family.


 


READINGS AT BOOKS OF WONDER


Joan Aiken reads from new works incl. Nightbirds on Nantucket (Thurs. 6-8) & John Scieskza, author of The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Stupid Tales reads from new work entitled It’s All Greek to Me; Books of Wonder, 16 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 989-3270; free.


 


THREE BEARS & A BABE


Musical fairy tale for children; Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508; Sat. at 11 a.m., $8 [through 11/20].


 


WEST END CHILDREN’S THEATER


Bobo the Hobo entertains audience with magic, stories & fun at West End, 2911 B’way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. at 1:30, $12.


 


YUEH LUNG SHADOW THEATER


Learn ancient legends of the East through puppetry, part of "Super Saturday Family Performance" at Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), 423-3587; Sat. at 4, free w/mus. adm.

 

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