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Volume 77, Number 4 | June 27 - July 3, 2007

Family

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.

Cabinet of WondersFamily program where participants build their own cabinets and fill them with objects of interest and beauty. Sat., June 30 from 2-3:30pm. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 W. 17th St. 212-620-5000 x331.

Free Kids Summer VacationThere is still time to register your child for a free Fresh Air Fund summer vacation. Open registration is Tues. & Thurs. from 4-7:30pm & Sat. from 11am - 3pm thru June. FRESH AIR FUND, 633 3rd Ave., 14th floor, bet 40th & 41st Sts. Registration is free, download the application at www.freshair.org. Bring a medical card/Medicaid card, Public Assistance information (if applicable), recent physical (your child must have a physical exam dated after August 1st, 2006) and three emergency contact names and phone numbers. Bring your child with you to register. 800-367-0003.

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.

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.

Rubin Museum of Art150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000 x331: WORD PLAY, A literacy-focused program for children ages 3-5. Program incorporates Himalayan themes, interactive storytelling, song, dance, puppet plays and more. Mondays from 3-5pm. THE YAK PACKERS, Children ages 2-5 will make art while listening to music from the Himalayas. Thursdays from 10am – 12pm. MOVING THROUGH ART, Children ages 2-5 learn to understand art through movement. Fridays from 11am – 12pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Programs continue thru Aug.

Scholar’s RocksFollowing in the tradition of ancient Chinese scholars, participants will mold strangely-shaped rocks out of clay that they can take home to contemplate. Sat., July 7 from 2-3:30pm. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 W. 17th St. 212-620-5000 x331.

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 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.


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