Oct. 01, 2013



Preschool Play Toddlers accompanied by a parent or caregiver play on the lawn. Toys, books and play equipment are provided. For ages 2–4. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am. Free. Wagner Park, near Battery Pl.,

Wednesdays in Teardrop Join other children ages 5 and older for games and art projects, ranging from designing cities to making animal masks. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free. Teardrop Park

Art & Games Join other school-aged children for art and lawn games. For kids ages 5 and up. Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm at Rockefeller Park. Free.

Preschool Art Young artists are introduced to paper, clay, wood and paint with projects planned and led by an art educator. Materials are provided. For tots ages 2–4. Thursdays, 10:30 am. Free. Rockefeller Park, near Warren St.,



Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights A rock band for kids that makes the whole family laugh will perform their original, silly tunes. There will also be hands-on craft activities. Sun, 10/27, 1–4 pm. $10; $7, children ages 10 and under. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.,





Go Fish! Experienced anglers show kids how to do catch-and-release fishing and talk about aquatic life in the Hudson River. Other activities include art projects and a live musical performance (Moona Luna on 10/5 and The Suzi Shelton Band on 10/19). Rods and bait provided. Sat, 10/5 & 10/19, 10 am. Free. Wagner Park near Battery Pl.,

Fall Community Planting Day Plant gardens that will bloom in the spring. Refreshments, kids’ activities, plants and gardening tools will be provided. Sat, 10/19, 10 am. Free. Bowling Green Park, Broadway at Whitehall St.,

Family Yoga Class Kids learn the foundations of yoga, including breathing techniques and age-appropriate poses, and play games. Vegetable-based snacks will be served. Yoga mats available. Fri, 10/25, 6 pm. Free. Charlotte’s Place, 109 Greenwich St.,




Stories from the Seventh Fire Based on the paintings of an Anishinaabe artist, four short animated films tell the story about a tricky rabbit and other tales of Great Lakes-region Native Americans. Daily, 10:30 & 11:45 am. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green,

James and the Giant Peach Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this animated film features James, a mistreated orphan who crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a magical peach filled with oversized, talking insects. Pizza will be served. Fri, 10/18, 6 pm. Free. Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich St.,



Bunnicula! A musical based on the best-selling books by James and Deborah Howe features Bunnicula, an orphaned rabbit that the Monroes find under their seats at a movie theater. The Monroes bring Bunnicula home, but discover that he has fangs instead of buck teeth, sleeps all day and prowls his cage all night. Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color. Is Bunnicula a rabbit vampire? Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 pm. For ages 5 and up. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. $25 or $15 when bought with other Family Time theater series performances.




Basketball Beginners play with adjustable-height hoops. Mondays, 3:30 pm, ages 5–6; 4:30 pm, ages 7 and up. Free. Rockefeller Park, near Warren St.,

Soccer Learn how to pass, dribble and shoot. Tuesdays, 2:30 pm, ages 3–4; 3:30 pm, ages 5–7; 4:30 pm, ages 8–11. Free. Rockefeller Park, near Warren St.,





Tween Book Club Talk about new, popular books written for middle schoolers, including “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper (10/15) and “The House of Spirits” by Isabel Allende (10/29). Tuesdays, 6:15 pm. Free  Battery Park City Library, 175 N. End Ave.,

Tell-Tale Tales: An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe Children learn about the life and
work of Edgar Allan Poe and hear some of his most famous stories and poems. Afterwards, they create ravens out of arts and crafts materials. Sat, 10/26, 11 am. $5; free under 4. Poets House, 10 River Terrace,

Picture Books The librarian reads from picture books. Ages 3–6. Tuesdays, 4 pm. Free. Battery Park City Library, 175 N. End Ave.,

Tiny Poets Time Poetry readings and related activities for toddlers. Thursdays, 10 am. Free. Poets House, 10 River Terrace,

Jewish and Interfaith Stories Tales about Jewish traditions, holidays and families accompanied by a related arts and crafts project and a snack. Ages up to 4. Wed, 10/2 & 10/30, 3:30 pm. Free. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.,