Charles Waters will entertain kids with comical poems at Poets House on Nov. 22.

Oct. 31, 2014


Chess Learn the game from an expert. Ages 5–12. For beginners through early intermediate level. Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm. (No class on 11/11.) $350. Classes have started but new students can pay on a pro-rated basis. 6 River Terrace,

Skyscraper Skeletons Learn how skyscrapers stand tall through a reading of the children’s book “Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building.” Kids will then build their own skeleton of a skyscraper using toothpicks and gumdrops. Ages 4 and up. Sat, 11/8, 10:30–11:45 am. The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place,

Geodesic Dome Workshop Learn about domes from across the world, from igloos to Bucky Fuller’s minimalist structural frames. Kids will build their own domes while learning history too. Sat, 11/22, 10:30–11:45 am. Ages 8-15. The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place,

Thanksgiving Crafternoon Hear a story and create fall wreaths to take home. All ages. Thurs.,11/20, 4 pm. Battery Park City Library, 2nd floor, 175 North End Ave.,


Especially for Kids Three films by Mi’kmaq directors: an animated legend about a canoe and a boy making his rite of passage; a video about identity; and a documentary about the art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Daily, 10:30–11:30 am. Free. The National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green,


Taino Music Kids ages 18 months to 4 years hear about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and activities. Wednesdays, 10:30 am and 2 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green,

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers Simple stories, songs, and rhymes for children up to 18 months and their caregivers. Thurs, 11/20, 11:30 am. Battery Park City Library, 2nd floor, 175 North End Ave.

Yellow Sneaker The musical group focuses on caring for the environment, friendship, and love and kindness. Families, musicians, and puppets will sing and learn together. Sun, 11/16, 10:30 am. Free. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.,


Animal Habitats Learn about different environments, such as the rainforest, desert, and mountains and explore the animals and insects that live there. Free. Ages 5 and up. Mon, 11/3, 3:30 pm. New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray St.,

Release of the Fishes Children from Washington Market School help return fish, crabs, snails, and other animals to the Hudson River. Refreshments will be served. Thurs, 11/6, 4-6 pm. Takes place in the Wetlab on the South Walkway of Pier 40 at Houston and West streets.


Poem Reading & Writing Charles Waters, a children’s poet, actor and educator, will get kids laughing with humorous poems at Battery Park City’s Poets House on Nov. 22, starting at 11 a.m. The children will also write their own comical poems together and act them out on stage. $5 per child. Poets House is at 10 River Terrace,

Intellectual Kids Club Kids discuss a Tolstoy story. Ages 4–8. Thurs, 11/13, 4 pm. Battery Park City Library, 2nd floor, 175 North End Ave.

Toddler Storytime A librarian shares picture books, finger plays, and action songs with toddlers and caregivers. Ages 1 to 3 years. Wed, 11/5, 10:30 am. Battery Park City Library, 2nd floor, 175 North End Ave.

Space Oddities Explore the Earth, the sun, surrounding planets, stars, constellations, and more. Through inquiry about experiments, children learn about what life may be like on other planets, what stars are made of and how astronauts were able to travel to the moon. Ages 6 and up. Wednesdays, 11/5-11/26, 4 pm. Free. Battery Park City Library, 2nd floor, 175 North
End Ave.

Storytime at Tribeca Saturday Greenmarket Join Battery Park City librarian for songs and stories about farming and planting. Sat, 11/8, 10 am. Takes place near the entrance of Washington Market Park, Greenwich between Chambers and Duane streets.

Children’s Storytime Readings of new and classic children’s books. Saturdays, 11 am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St.,


Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Judy Blume’s 10-year-old Sheila Tubman comes of age in ArtsPower’s musical about discovering the person within. $25. Sat, 11/15, 1:30 pm. Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Go to or the box office, 199 Chambers St.

A Christmas Carol Scrooge Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and others appear in the musical based on Dickens’ classic tale. $25. Sun, 11/23, 1:30 pm. The Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Go to tribeca or the box office, 199 Chambers St.

Conversations with Anne Call 212-431-7993 or email Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl.,