7th Annual Car ShowA unique opportunity to view classic patrol vehicles used by New Yorks Finest along with original and replica cars from famous crime-fighting television series. Sat. & Sun., June 9-10 from 10am 4pm. NYC POLICE MUSEUM, 100 Old Slip bet Water & South Sts. 212-480-3100. www.nycpolicemuseum.org.
Childrens Summer CampThe Fresh Air Fund gives children ages 6-12 a chance to meet new people and experience the country at one of five sleep-away camps or with a volunteer host family. To register, contact The Abyssinian Development Corporation, 139-43 W. 138th St., 212-926-0304, on Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Bring a medical card/Medicaid card, Public Assistance information (if applicable), recent physical (dated after August 1st, 2006), three emergency contact names and phone numbers & IEP (for children with special needs). For more information, call 212-897-8900 or visit www.freshair.org.
Ladybug Day Pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and first graders from area schools will celebrate Ladybug Day in Washington Market Park. Any child not enrolled in a participating school may come to the park and join the celebration. Children will receive ladybugs, a magnifying glass and chalk to draw pictures on the sidewalks. Fri., June 1 from 10am - noon. Duane & Greenwich Sts. www.washingtonmarketpark.org. Presented by Friends of Washington Market Park.
Masked MadnessManhattan Youth Players, Lower Manhattans teen theater troupe, will perform four original one-act plays in the Italian Renaissance style of Commedia dellarte. Thirty-one students from I.S. 89 comprise the casts of the four plays, entitled Italian Idol, Fast Asleep, The Politics of love, and Math & Litteracie. Thurs. & Fri., June 7 & 8 at 7pm. P.S./I.S. 89 Auditorium, 201 Warren St. At the Carnival on the Hudson on June 9 outside of the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Manhattan Youth Players will perform the four plays throughout the day along with songs, scenes, comedy bits and magic.
PinkaliciousThe Musical Pinkalicious cant stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. This eventually lands her in the doctors office with a case of Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. In the end, only Pinkalicious can get herself out of this predicament. Open run. Sat. & Sun. at noon. SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., bet Varick St. & 6th Ave. $25. 212-691-1555. www.sohoplayhouse.com. Ages 3-12.
Summer Art ColonyChildren ages 6-12 work with professional artists and learn how to truly create. One and two week classes available in a variety of themes, including Ceramics, Animation, Comics, Pinhole Photography, Claymation, Puppetry, Drawing, Textiles and more. Students will visit a museum or gallery and will exhibit their own works in an art show. July 9 - Aug. 31. Classes are Mon. - Fri.; from 10am - 4pm with supervised playtime available before and after. $500 - $1000. CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, 182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986. www.cmany.org.
2007 Summer Family Concert SeriesFamilies are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy music together under the summer evening sky. Thursdays at 6:30pm. June 21, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could; June 28, Hot Peas n Butter; July 12, Audra Rox; July 19, Louie Miranda; July 26, Lou Gallo & Friends. Presented by Friends of Washington Market Park. WASHINGTON MARKET PARK, Duane & Greenwich Sts. www.washingtonmarketpark.org.
Anthology Film ArchivesFounded in 1970, Anthologys mission is to exhibit, preserve, and promote public and scholarly understanding of independent, classic, and avant-garde cinema. Anthology screens more than 900 film & video programs per year, publishes books & catalogs, and has preserved more than 700 films to date.32 2nd Ave. at 2nd St. $8; $6 students & seniors; $5 members. For information on current events, visit www.anthologyfilmarchives.org.
Hip Hop Odyssey Film FestivalFeatures a variety of films including the world premiere of I Love Hip Hop in Morocco by Jennifer Needleman and Joshua Asen. Sat., June 9 at 7pm. IMAGINASIAN THEATER, 239 E. 59th St. For more information, visit www.ilovehiphopinmorocco.com and www.h2oiff.org.
Truth Be ToldFour nights of short documentary films by the inaugural class of the Documentary Media Studies certificate program at The New School. These eighteen films are the final projects of the one-year intensive study program. Sun., June 3, Against the Odds; Mon., June 4, Who Are You; Tues., June 5, Citywide; Wed., June 6, The Journey. All evenings at 7pm. THE NEW SCHOOL, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W.12th St. 212-229-8903. www.newschool.edu/docstudies. Free.
Vision Festival XII - The Revolution ContinuesArts for Art presents their annual Film Series featuring films focused on composer/trumpeter Bill Dixon and violinist Leroy Jenkins. Sun., June 17 from 6-8pm. TWO BOOTS PIONEER THEATER, 155 E. 3rd St. at Ave. A. 212-696-6681. www.visionfestival.org. $10 at the door.