Experience a week of Wimbledon with
HSBC June 21 – June 25
HSBC, the world’s local bank, is bringing a taste of Wimbledon to NYC with a five day event tennis fans won’t want to miss.
Location: Rockefeller Center between 50th and 51st Streets
1. Eat Strawberries and Cream Stop by our carts for a traditional Wimbledon treat distributed between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.
2.Picture with the Wimbledon Trophy Through green screen technology fans can pose with the Wimbledon trophy and walk away with a photo via the direct print station in the plaza daily.
3. Play “Grand Slam Tennis” Throughout the week, compete against players in the Wimbledon queue with the video game, “EA Sports TM Grand Slam® Tennis.”
Modern Art for Modern Tots Art Opening
YMCA Sports Complex at Park Slope Armory
361 15th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
F to 15 Street-Prospect Park or Seventh Ave.
Take a look at pieces created by kids age 3 to 8 while enjoying light refreshments. All ages.
Erin Lee & Marci
Madison Square Park
Broadway (at 23rd St)
Subway: N, R, W, 6 to 23rd st
Erin Lee & Marci—the self-proclaimed “Indigo Girls meets the Smothers Brothers” duo—will get your tots rockin’ to hilarious-yet-hip songs about loose teeth, terrible haircuts and other kiddie conundrums. Ages 2 to 8.
Young Sprouts Gardening
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Battery Park City (Enter at Chambers St and Riverside Terr)
Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St
In the park’s own Children’s Garden, tots will read picture books and create nature-themed crafts. Then the little green thumbs will get their hands messy planting seeds, watering the garden and picking the fruits of their labor. Ages 3 to 5
Tuesdays 3:15pm–3:45pm Through Oct 26
Rules to Rock By Launch Party and Show
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St (between Houston and Prince St)
Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St.
Talk about mixed media: the new young-adult novel by Josh Farrar comes with its own soundtrack. Hear excerpts of the story, which is about a kid rocker trying to form a new band when her family moves relocates from Brooklyn, and then rock out to live performances by young musicians who are featured on the album. Ages 8 and up.
American Ballroom Theater’s Dancing Classrooms: Colors of the Rainbow Team Match
@ the World Financial Center Winter Garden
200 Vesey Street, NY. NY
212-945-0505 (automated information)
A, C, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau
HSBC Family Day at Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St (between Dahlia and Elder Aves)Flushing, Queens
Travel: 7 to Flushing–Main St, then take the Q44 bus south to Dahlia Ave
In celebration of the site’s Children’s Garden Program, families can spend the day outside creating soil plantings, trying touch-and-smell stations and playing various nature-themed games. Parents will receive $50 off tuition if they sign-up for summer session classes today. Ages 5 to 12.
Tech for Tots: Learning with Computers
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave (at 56th St)
Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th St; E, V, to 5th Ave; F to 57th St. www.wondertechlab.sony.com
Children explore shapes, colors, and letters while being introduced to some of the basic functions of a computer. Ages 4 to 6.
10 River Terrace (at Murphy St.)
Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St; E to World Trade Center
The new children’s room kicks off its weekly program for toddlers. Gathering in a space that encourages imaginative thinking, babes will take part in a variety of activities—like listening to readings, participating in singalongs and watching puppet shows—all of which will incorporate lessons on poetry and rhyme. Ages 1 to 4.
Weaving Open House
Textile Arts Center
320 2nd St (between Fourth and Fifth Aves)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Subway: F to Seventh Ave; R, M to Union St.
Tickets: FREE Weaving Open House
Fri, June 25, 4pm – 6pm
The last Friday of every month, we host a FREE Weaving Open House from 4-6pm. Adults and children are welcome to come in and try weaving — if you like it, sign up for class that day and get 10% off! Since this is an Open House we do not restrict the amount of people who come — participants will rotate through. Please RSVP, though, so we have an idea of who is coming!
Art Island Outpost: Pinata Making
Travel: 1 to South Ferry, then take the Governors Island ferry from Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7
At this crafty fiesta, teaching artists from the Children’s Museum of the Arts will show your tyke how to make a pinata in the shape of a mythical underwater creature. All ages.
*Starting Jun 25.
Fri–Jun 27 11am–3pm
A Clearing in the Forest: “The Dream” Ballet Workshop
Great Hill at Central Park
106th St and Central Park West
Subway: B, C to 103rd St
Teaching artists introduce families to a one-act ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream through storytelling, crafts and ballet instruction (no dance experience required!). Ages 4 to 12.
Clifford’s Annual Beach Festival
557 Broadway (between Prince and Spring St)
Subway: D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St.
It’s a big celebration with a big red dog. See how low you can go with limbo and dance around in a conga line. Kids get their own lei and can make a sand craft to take home. All ages.
Dancing in the Sky: Creative Movement Class for Kids on the High Line
835 Washington St (at Little W 12th St)
Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Take performance arts to new heights with one of the three 45-minute creative movement classes going on today. Choreographer Lydia Bell guides kids through expressing the shapes and sounds of the High Line through spontaneous and innovative dance techniques. Enter at the 14th St passage. RSVP required. Ages 8 and up
Meet the Author: Carin Berger
@ the Word
126 Franklin St (at Milton St)
Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave
Little ones can hear New Yorker Carin Berger’s tale, Forever Friends, which follows a bunny who has to make it through a long winter without his best friend, the bird. She also illustrated the book, using a cut paper collage technique. She’ll also help her young fans in a craft project. Ages 3 and up.
between North 4th and 9th St
Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Get outside and celebrate summer and sustainability with tours, music and a giant picnic. An entire block-turned-“island” of this six-street fair will have kids crafts, performances, water games and a jungle gym. All ages.
*Starting Jun 26.
Sat, Jun 27 1pm–7pm
Family Mornings at Baco Café
71 Jay St (between Front and Water St)
Subway: F to York St.
Kids and parents will enjoy themed songs, book readings, prizes and games, plus a full menu of tasty treats. Ages 1 to 8.