Kids ages 17 & under encouraged to submit original artwork for consideration, $38,000 in prizes awarded. Send artwork to Arts & Kids, #101-2111, 3600 Crondall Ln., Owings Mills, MD, 21117 by July 31. www.ArtsandKids.com for more info.
The School of Visual Art's registration for Summer 2000 Art For Kids program in July is now open; call 212-592-2560 for more info.
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.), 212-307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 9/00].
Ten Star All Stars is now accepting applications from girls & boys ages 7-19 for summer sessions all over the country taught by professionals like Grant Hill & Michael Jordan; 704-372-8610 for info.
Host a Student
Play mommy or daddy to foreign high schoolers for 2000-2001 academic year through Cultural Academic Student Exchange program; call Joyce at 877-846-5848.
children's museum of the arts
Museum feat. daily activities & exhibitions incl. children's art shows & art studio, interactive computer art station, creative playroom, actor's studio, costume shop, community group workshops, after-school art programs, summer art camps & birthday parties; 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-274-0986; Weds. 12-7, Thurs.-Sun., 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.
International youth student exchange program
Currently seeking both high school students & host families for exchanges betw. the U.S. & Europe; 800-347-7575 for details.
the NY Botanical Garden
Spring Flower Exhibition & Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden how in bloom. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden feat. sunflower house, bean tunnel & pumpkin patch; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
Roberto clemente all stars
Ten-19 year-old future baseball stars needed for six-day camp in Jupiter Fl., college coaches, scouts & scholarships on hand; 800-723-6398 or www.clementeallstars.com for info.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
To find uninsured children by spending Saturdays knocking on doors in housing projects, which not only classifies as "good deed" but looks great on college applications; 212-579-1390 for info.
animals as architects
Interactive games teach kids how & why specific animals build their homes; Everett Children's Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for days & times; free.
View exhibit of Herman Melville's art & make your own painting; South St. Seaport Museum, 207 Front St. (Fulton St.), 212-748-8600; Sat. & Sun. 6-8, $3.
Learn how to make them complete with origami wings following a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Bloomingdale Branch Library, 150 W. 100th St. (Amsterdam Ave.), 212-222-8030, reg. req.; Wed. at 4, free.
medieval arts workshop
Gargoyles are sculpted & illuminated letters are illuminated; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5 fee per child.
mommy, daddy & me
Stories, games, art & sing-a-longs for parents & kids ages 3-5 who want to learn more about their Jewish heritage; Town & Village Synagogue, 334 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-780-0800 ext. 244; Sun. 10-11, free.
pop-ups for pops
Spend some quality time outside & let Katherine Spiratos show 'em how to make a Father's Day or any other day card; 6th & B Garden, 6th St. (Ave. B), 212-982-5673; Tues. at 7 p.m., free.
RAP WRITERS & performance WORKSHOP
Free seminar for teens on the history & business of rap music; Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 212-870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 6/23].
Stories, songs & more for ages 18 to 36 months that will keep them drooling; New York Public Library's Yorkville Branch, 222 E. 79th St., 212-744-5824, reg. req.; Thurs. at 11, free.
Things to See & Hear
brooklyn arts exchange
Take in BAX's year-end student recitals, plays & art exhibit; Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Ave. (8th St.), Park Slope, 718-832-0018 for info.
hans christian andersen
Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen statue is an annual event, loved by New Yorkers of all ages, feat. professional storytellers reciting a different tale each week from around the world; Hans Christian Andersen Statue, 72nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-260-3674; Sat. at 11 a.m., free [through 9/30].
Exhibition highlights 25 projects designed & implemented by children & teenagers incl. playgrounds, parks & schools; Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. (betw. Pitt & Baily Stocker Sts.), 212-598-0400 for days & times; free [through 7/22].
kids 'n comedy
See troupe of kids & parents perform; Carolines, 1626 B'way (49th St.), 212-757-4100; Sun. at 2, $14.
little lame prince & The magic cook
Family series puts on new musical about Prince Dolor who's trapped in hopeless tower; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 212-598-0400; Sat. at 2 & 7:30, Sun. at 2, $5.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Pocahontas (1:30) & Rapunzel (3:30?recommended for ages 2-10; Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 212-741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 6/18].
reel to real
Family series highlights Bill "Bojangles" Robinson with screening of The Little Colonel followed by audience assisted tap dance number; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5370; Sun. at 11:30 & 2, $12, $6/under 14.
strike up the band
Series highlights young musicians. This week: Carteret Middle School, Young Catholic Musicians, Bordentown Regional Schools & Elwood High School; Josie Robertson Plaza, 63rd St. (Columbus Ave.), 212-875-5000 for times & prices.
Improvisational group takes Brecht's theories & makes them a reality for your children in attempt at extreme interactive theater; Waterloo Bridge Theater, 203 W. 38th St., 5th Fl. (7th Ave.), 212-330-8879; Sun. at 11, $7, $3 child.
UNWANTED: THE VERY UGLY DUCKLING
Follow the adventures of Ted & his gorgeous sister as they brave hunters, the Olympics & more; Vital Theater Company, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-592-4508; Sat. at 10:30 & 12:30, $10 [through 7/1].
New York Youth Theater teen production at 593 Park Ave., 7th fl. (64th St.), rsvp 212-888-0696; Fri. at 7, Sat. at 1 & 5, Sun. at 3, $10 [through 6/11].
A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7.