Fools Company's NY School for Performing Arts seeks NYC residents ages 16-21 looking to develop their creative & communication skills; 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 6/00].
Kate's Paperie & The Children Museum of the Arts hosts workshop; Kate's Paperie, 561 B'way (Prince St.), 941-9816; Sat. 2-4, free.
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Weekly series. This week, watch shadow puppet plays & build a 3-dimensional rainforest tree with artist Jorge Crespo; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 5-12 & accompanying adults, followed by a short film; this week's focus: "The 20th-century;" Uris Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Sat. & Sun. at 11, free w/mus. adm.
MICROLAB: UP-CLOSE & NATURAL
Monthly science workshop for kids. This week, examine beetles, bugs & spiders?kids 6-11; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 10 a.m., $35 for adult & child, $10 add. person.
Poetry & performance workshop for teens, hosted by Annie Lanzillotto & Treva Offutt; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793; Sat. 2-4, free.
PROSPECT PARK'S WOLLMAN RINK
Daily ice skating at Brooklyn's outdoor skating rink in Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-282-1226; $4, $2 child/s.c., $3.50 skate rentals [through 3/00].
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Thurs. 3:30-5:30 & Sat. 1:30-3:30, free [through 1/29].
Learn cartooning with artist Dwayne Ferguson (12:30-2:30) & see Zhongmei Dance Co. perform classic ballet & modern dance works (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.
TALLY LECTURE SERIES
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 6-12 & accompanying adults, this week's focus: "Before Baghdad;" Uris Tiered Seating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Fri. at 6, free w/mus. adm. [through 3/31].
TEEN SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. 12-4, free.
Things to See & Hear
Shadow Box Theater's musical celebrates African-American history month; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; Sat. at 11, $8.
AMERICA ON STAGE: STORY SALAD XII
Children's folk tales from around the world?recommended for ages 3 & older; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 10:30, $10.
Barney's musical castle
Children's entertainment group from Australia, The Wiggles perform at Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (51st St.), 307-7171 or 247-4777 for info; Weds. at 7, Thurs. at 2:30 & 7, Fri. at 7, Sat. at 11 & 2:30, Sun. at 11, $18-$30 [through 1/30].
CAROLINE KIDS KLUB
David Levitan amuses kids with his magic tricks; Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 B'way (49th St.), 757-4100; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.
DAVID GROVER & THE BIG BEAR BAND CONCERT
Kids concert benefits The Brownstone School & Daycare Center; P.S. 87, 160 W. 78th St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 463-1341; Sat. at 11 a.m., $15, $12 child.
MAGIC FOR THE MILLENNIUM
Magic show for kids ages 5-10; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0636; Sun. at 3, free.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1:30) & Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 3/5].
NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE IN PURPLE
Children's play about a pre-teen who revamps her family's portrait in art class & not everyone is pleased; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-9467; Tues. & Mon. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $8, $5 child. [through 2/20].
TONY RANDALL & FRANCINE GRESHLER FELDMANN
Actor & composer pres. their new CD Helena Grapevine?recommended for kids 3 & up; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; Sat. at 11, contrib.
Sony hosts activities for families. Today, composers video series concludes with Bizet's Dream; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Sun. at 2, free.
WEST END CHILDREN'S THEATER
Pierrot & Pirouette?love story between a ballerina & circus clown; West End, 2911 B'way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. & Sun. at 3, $12.