amato opera, 319 Bowery, 212-228-8200: The Forest, commissioned childrens opera written especially for Amato Opera, for the family series, June 18, 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., $15, call for reservations.
Battery Park parks conservancy, Wagner Jr. Park, 212-267-9700: June 17-Sunset Singing Circle, friday evenings for young & old, 7-8:30 p.m., free; Through June 25-Art Portfolio developement class for teens, session 1, 4 Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $12- program fee, $20 materials fee, call for information and to register.
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; June 19-Arts & crafts, create a crafts project with other kids that relates to one of the current exhibitions, 2-5 p.m., $5.
the drawing center, 35 Wooster St. & the Drawing Room at 40 Wooster St., 212-219-2166: June 18-Draw On-Site Family Day, bringing together artists from the community for a day of art making for the whole family, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free.
gotham comedy club, 34 W. 22nd St., 212-877-6115: Call to enroll your child in an upcoming workshop to improve their routines; Also find out about upcoming Kids N Comedy performances, children perform standup routines, call for reservations & details, 2 p.m., $15 plus one drink min.
south street seaport museum, 12 Fulton St., 212-748-8735: June 19-Family program: Seaport science smarts, learn about the critters of the east river, includes animal feeing at 3 p.m., also includes arts & crafts activity, 1-4 p.m., free with museum admission; Call about family programs and other upcoming childrens events at the Seaport.