ONE OF THE OLDEST ART CENTERS IN THE COUNTRY The Salmagundi Club was founded in 1871 and offers an array of free art exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations for the Greenwich Village community and the public in general. Kathleen Garcia Arffmann, pictured above, recently accepted the position of Director at this important Center for American Art. Visit www.salmagundi.org for information on upcoming events. 47 5th Ave. 212-255-7740.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH New York Citys largest, most representative celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Pathmark Celebración de la Herencia Hispana, is bringing together a rainbow of talents and cultures from Frankie Morales and the Tito Puente Orchestra to Mariachi Real de Mexico and a host of New Yorks top Latin dance ensembles. Pier 17, South Street Seaport at Fulton and South Sts. Sun., Sept. 18 from Noon 5pm. Free.
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., www.henrystreet.org/abronsartscenter: Community arts education for all ages in Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts. Pre-registration has begun. Classes begin Oct. 4.
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.
the educational alliance art school, 197 E. Broadway, 212-780-2300, x428: Young Artists Program, Fall arts program for kids ages 10-18, courses are offered in photography, cartooning, ceramics, painting, and stone carving, $95 per 10 week course. Afternoon & weekend classes. call for more details and to register. Begins Mon., Sept. 26. www.edalliance.org/artschool/index.htm.
gotham comedy club, 34 W. 22nd St., 212-877-6115, www.kidsncomedy.com: 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, Fall schedule of performances: Sep. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18.
Greenwich House Music School, 44-46 Barrow St., provides a welcoming environment for parents to introduce their children to music, art and ballet. Register any time, 212-242-4770.
The New Shul, 272 W. 10th St., 212-284-6773: Meet the teachers, students and parents of The New Shuls after-school kindergarten - fifth grade program. Tues., Sept. 13 at 7pm.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000, www.rmanyc.org: Special programming for children and families, check online for a current schedule.
south street seaport museum, 12 Fulton St., 212-748-8735: Call about family programs and other upcoming childrens events at the Seaport.
StageCoach, Britains premier stage-school, has been providing acting, dance and singing classes in a fun, safe environment for over 15 years. Performing Arts classes are held for 3 hours every Sunday, starting September 18th, at The Little Red School House, 272 Sixth Avenue & Bleeker Street. Fees are $495 for 6-16 year olds and $295 for 4-6 year olds. Please call Helen at 212-966-6288 for more information.