CLEAN AND SHINE DAY AT THE ELDRIDGE STREET SYNAGOGUE Join the Eldridge Street Project for a unique spring-cleaning that will make the 1887 landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue gleam again. Volunteers will make a tangible contribution to the renewal of the building by painting, dusting, and polishing. A tour will follow. Sunday, April 3 from 2-5pm. 12 Eldridge St. Free. 212-219-0888 x 302.
JEWISH FAMILY ART WORKSHOP Art educator Jan Moseman will lead a print making workshop for families as part of the art-based program Crossing Eldridge Street. Children ages 5-9 will design a beautiful patchwork parochet, the traditional curtain hung in front of a synagogue ark. Egg creams and snacks will be served. Sun., March 27 at 11am. Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. $8 per child & accompanying adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. 212-219-0888 x 302.
THE BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS A new show combining elements of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque and cabaret with the help of jugglers, clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists, musicians, magicians, dancers and more! Thurs., Feb. 24 April 3, Fri. & Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 7pm. Opening night is Mon., Feb. 28 at 8pm. Special performances by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret on Thursdays at 8pm. Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. $15. 212-352-0255.
Battery park city parks conservancy, Community Room at the Regatta, 21 S. End Ave., 212-267-9700: Through April 27-Stories and Songs, share the joy of music and storytelling with your infants, toddlers and preschoolers, sessions run on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m., $192 for 16 sessions; Mar. 15-April 26-Early Spring childrens gardening, Rockefeller Park, Tuesdays, 3:45-5:30 p.m., call for registration.
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 334-6414: Feb. 26-Dr. Seuss reading, with Bob Holman playing the Cat in the Hat, noon, $10 adults, kids free.
Childrens galleries for jewish culture, 515 W. 20th St., 212-924-4500: Weekly-Arts & crafts for children ages 6-12, from mosaics and models to weaving and jewelry, 2-5 p.m., $5 per person; Feb. 27-Arts & crafts, work with little stones to create mosaics, 2-5 p.m., $5.
The educational alliance, 197 E. Broadway, 212-780-2300, x378: Starting Feb. 14-After school and weekend classes in art for kids ages 10-18, registration still open, $95 per 10 week course.
The eldridge street synagogue, 12 Eldridge St., 212-219-0888, ext. 302: Feb. 27-Crossing Eldridge Street Family program, children learn about cooking while preparing a savory Sabbath meal, 11 a.m., $8 per child and accompanying adult.
Gotham comedy club, 34 W. 22nd St., 212-877-6115: Mar. 6-Childrens stand-up comedy show, 2 p.m., $15, plus a one-drink minimum; Mar. 13-Kids N Comedy workshop, children should arrive with 2-3 minutes of original material, call for reservations & details, $50 per child.
Los kabayitos Puppet & childrens theater, 107 Suffolk St., 212-260-4080, ext. 14: Through Feb.-Little Red Turns Tables on Wolf, a bilingual childrens play presented in English & Spanish simultaneously, Sat, 3 p.m., $10-$12