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Volume 77, Number 3 | June 20 - 26, 2007


Breast-Feeding Support GroupLa Leche League of Downtown Manhattan will offer a meeting open to any woman interested in breast-feeding. Thurs., June 28 from 7-8:30pm. MCBURNEY YMCA, 125 W. 14th St., bet 6th & 7th Aves. For more information, contact Johana Teran at 212-912-2316. Free.

Children’s 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. For more information, 212-897-8900 or www.freshair.org.

The Downtown Parenting Center197 East Broadway, 212-780-2300: NEW CLASS FOR KIDS, Kids 12-months to 3-years will have their imaginations captivated by musician Tony Corsano. Classes include singing, dancing, finger-plays and musical instruments. Wed., June 20 - Aug 15 from 11:30am - 12:15pm. $150. PLAYTIME DROP-IN, Continues throughout the summer. Mon. & Tues. from 10-11:30am & Thurs. from 2:30-4pm. SUMMER DAY CAMP, Preschoolers enjoy activities in the classroom, in the gymnasium and on the rooftop, including arts & crafts, music & dance, sand & water play, games and storytelling.

Fool for Christ/Clowning for PeaceA family afternoon of fun with Fr. Joachim Lally. Enjoy an interactive performance using mime, music and more to teach creative ways to help make peace. Sun., June 24 from 3-5pm. ST. JOSEPH’S, Casserly Hall, Washington Place and 6th Ave., one block north of W. 4th St. $10 per child 12 and under. Free for adults with children. $10 per adult without children. 212-420-0250. nypaxchristi@igc.org.

Kids Acting CampThe best actors on Broadway share their experiences and help nurture new talent. CAMP ACA is a weeklong Broadway summer camp for kids ages 8-15. For more information, visit www.aClassActNY.com.

The New York City Police Museum100 Old Slip bet Water & South Sts., www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100 x102: 3RD ANNUAL FAMILY FAIR, An opportunity for New Yorkers to have some fun while learning more about the NYPD and celebrating the diversity of the police officers who work to make New York City the safest big city in the country. Sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. Sat., June 23 from 11am – 4pm. Free.

RiverFlicksFamily-oriented movies for all ages. Friday evenings at dusk, about 8:30pm. July 13: Charlotte’s Web. July 20: Open Season. July 27: Back to the Future. Aug. 3: Babe. Aug. 10, Wizard of Oz. Aug. 17: Happy Feet. Aug. 24: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971 version. Rated G & PG. Hudson River Park’s PIER 46, Charles St. & the Hudson River. Free Popcorn. Beverages & snacks for sale.

Single Moms Support GroupNew support group for single mothers who want to come together to share ideas, challenges and get support from their peers. Free babysitting provided. Meets every other Tuesday (6/26) from 6:30-8pm. MCBURNEY YMCA, 125 W. 14th St., bet 6th & 7th Aves. For more information, contact LaKeisha Harris at 212-912-2312. Free.

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. July 9 - Aug. 31. Classes are Mon. - Fri.; from 10am - 4pm with supervised playtime available before and after. $500 - $1000. CHILDREN’S 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. Rain location is Church Street School of Music & Art, 74 Warren St. www.washingtonmarketpark.org

HUDSON RIVER PARK, North Moore St. & the Hudson River. Everyday from June 30 – Labor Day from 11am – 7pm.

Big City Fishing & River WorkshopsYes you can fish in the Hudson River and its better than ever at Hudson River Park. Rods, reels and bait are provided. PIER 46, Charles St. & the Hudson River. Weekends thru Labor Day; Tues. – Sun. in July & August from 10:30am – 5pm.

Get Ready for SummerRegistration for summer classes at the 14th Street Y is now available. Classes offered in the arts, parenting, fitness, aquatics, Jewish culture & education and more. 14TH STREET Y, 344 E. 14th St. 212-780-0800 x 221. www.14StreetY.org.

Heritage of Pride EventsTHE MARCH, 5th Ave. & 52nd St. to Christopher & Greenwich Sts. Sun., June 24, begins at 12pm. Moment of Silence at 2pm. RAPTURE, A Women’s Dance. Pier 54, 13th St. at the Hudson River. Sat., June 23 from 6-11pm. DANCE 21, The Dance on the Pier. Pier 54, 13th St. at the Hudson River. Sun., June 24 from 4-10:30pm.

Holistic Stress Management ProgramFree services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, O’Toole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.

Hot!The 16th annual NYC celebration of Queer culture featuring theatre, dance, music, literature, performance art, puppetry and homoeroticism for the whole family. July 2 – Aug. 25. DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, bet Houston & Prince Sts. 212-219-0736. www.dixonplace.org. $0-15.

LGBT Youth Summer CampThe LGBT Community Center’s YES program offers a free summer camp to all LGBT youth ages 13-21. For more information, visit www.gaycenter.org/YES or call 212-620-7310.

Meditation Gathering“Satsanga” is a Sanskrit word that means to associate with the Truth, with Divinity. “Kirtana” is to associate with the Divine through the chanting of His holy names. This is an open invitation to a gathering of prayer, devotional songs and meditation to all spiritual seekers, in an atmosphere of peace and love. Ongoing. Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 8:45pm. RAMAKRISHNANADA YOGA VEDANTA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com. Free.

Rooftop Ethiopian Shabbat DinnerCome for an Ethiopian Shabbat dinner with authentic Ethiopian vegetarian food. Fri., June 22. 14th Street Y rooftop. Alyssa_Abrahamson@14StreetY.org.

Prostate Cancer ScreeningRecommended for all men over age 50. Sun., June 24 from 11am-4pm. MCBURNEY YMCA, 125 W. 14th St., bet 6th & 7th Aves. For more information, contact St. Vincent’s Community Health Resources at 212-604-7572. Free.

Summer in the SquareThe annual entertainment series in Union Square Park featuring a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances as well as yoga and children’s reading groups. Wednesdays, June 27 - August 15. Main acts at 12:30pm & 6pm with an improvisational theater troupe performing on select evenings at 5pm. OM yoga will host a free class at 3pm. Takes place on the center lawn of Union Square Park. www.unionsquarenyc.org. Free.

Swim SeriesCheer as swimmers take on the Hudson or join the race. June 16: Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (28.5 miles). July 15: Stars and Stripes Aquathlon (.50 miles & mile run) and Riverside Park Tune Up (.50 miles). Aug. 25: Little Red Lighthouse Swim (5.85 miles). Aug. 26: Freedom Tower Aquathlon (.50 miles & mile run). Co-sponsored by Hudson River Park & the Manhattan Island Foundation. For details or to register to swim, visit www.nycswim.org or call 1-888-nyc swim.

“UnWedding” CeremonyThe 15-minute event will include a blessing for LGBT couples and will express St. Mark’s support for equal marriage rights for those who desire it. Gay Pride Day, Sun., June 24 at 11am. ST. MARK’S CHURCH IN-THE-BOWERY, 131 E. 10th St. at 2nd Ave. 212-674-6377. Call to participate.

Wine TastingA wine tasting sponsored by Anthony Road Winery. Thurs., July 19 at 7pm. THE VILLAGE POURHOUSE, 64 3rd Ave, corner of 11th St. For tickets, contact cari@yourpartyplanning.com or 212-228-4200 x8003. www.pourhousenyc.com. $25.

Yoga & MeditationClassic Hatha Yoga everyday at 10am and 6pm and Mon. - Fri. at 12pm. First 2 classes are free. Yoga for Children, Wednesdays, 4-4:40pm ages 3-6 and 4:45-5:30pm ages 6-10. RAMAKRISHNANANDA YOGA VEDANATA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com.

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