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.
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].
brooklyn cultural adventure program
Three 2-week long summer camp sessions for kids at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Prospect Park Wildlife Center, Brooklyn Public Library & more. Scholarships available; 718-623-7220 for more info.
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. This week's highlights: "Keats' Favorites" reading & workshop, Sat. at 2:30; "Miniature Beaches" create your own beach workshop, Sun. at 1; 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.
Roberto clemente all stars
Ten-19 year-old future baseball stars needed for six-day August camp in Jupiter Fl., college coaches, scouts & scholarships on hand; 800-723-6398 or www.clementeallstars.com for info.
Sign kids up to be next Happy Gilmore or prepare them for life as another over weight, corporate bottomfeeder. Staffed by PGA pros & free; 718-699-4212 for more info.
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.
kids for kids musical theater summer workshop 2000
Registration is now open for ages 7-11 & 12-15. Five-day August camp teaches acting, dance & music; 212-262-6433.
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.
open casting call
Chance to appear on Teen Choice Awards as presenter. Ages 12-20 eligible; Nike Town, 6 E. 57th At. (5th Ave.), 212-891-6453; Sat. at 11.
american craft museum summer 2000
"Summer Festival" with workshops based on exhibitions in museum; American Craft Museum, 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-956-3535; Weds., Thurs. & Tues. at 11, free w/mus. adm.
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 [through 8/31].
BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
"Grow Wild Wednesdays" plant activities plus a pizza garden, Weds.; "Magic Mondays" weekly program merge scientific theory with practice for activities like make your own ice cream, Mon. at 2:30; "Together Thursdays," sing-a-longs & street games about Manhattan, Thurs.; "Free Friday Family Fun" series. This week: "Michael Rosman's Amazing Feats of Comedy," Fri. at 6:30; Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. (St. Marks Ave.), 718-735-4400; 6:30, free.
Bring kids down for reflection garden, petting zoo, flower garden & teeny-tiny train as part of NY Botanical Garden's "Cool Off!" July event where they're sure to get wet; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 1-6, call for price.
Archeology camp for kids. Beginner & intermediate sessions with actual excavation; South St. Seaport Museum; Children's Center, 165 John St. (betw. Front & Water Sts.), 212-748-8757 for more info.
field day kits
Pick up a canvas bag for the day with frisbee, jump rope, soccer ball & more inside; North Meadow Central Park Recreation Center, 97th St. (mid-park), RSVP 212-348-4867, call for times & price.
family art projects
This week: "Fly Like A Bird" exhibition & create your own nest; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
HP inventor center
Exhibit lets kids learn about & discuss some of USA's prominent inventors & construct their own gadgets; Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-721-1223; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-5, free w/mus. adm. [through 11/30].
St. John The divine
"Medieval Arts Workshop" where gargoyles are sculpted, stone is chiseled & illuminated letters are illuminated; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sat. at 10, $5.
Disability awareness with dolls & sign language for ages four-8; Hamilton Grange Branch Library, 503 W. 145th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-926-2147; Weds. at 4, free.
Mermaids, Angels & Critters
In conjunction with The Art of William Edmondson exhibit, kids participate in crayon resist workshop; Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 212-595-9533; Sun. at 2, call for price.
MET family programs
"Ends of the Earth" gallery tour & film, Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 11; "Hello Met!" discussion & sketching workshop, Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 2; This week's Family Lecture: "Asian Art of War," Fri. at 6; El Primer Contacto con El Arte film introduces Spanish speaking families to museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3932; free w/mus. adm.
NY FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL
This week incl. "Well Spring Dance Project," Thurs. 7; "Kettle Drum," Fri. at 7; "Brazilian Village" music & dance workshops, Sat. 2-7; Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 212-870-6784 for price & full schedule.
sony wonder technology lab
Make your own mousepad during "Mousepad Mania" workshop at Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 212-883-8100; Sat. & Sun., free.
summer train show
Ride on miniature train through miniature forest & village feat. models of Laura Ingalls Wilder's little house on the prairie, Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx cottage & more; Everett Children's Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for days & times; free [through 8/31].
Things to See & Hear
the adventures of rocky & bullwinkle & friends
Watch originals. Even that kid who hangs out with the dog who's really a professor will be there; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-6600 for more info [through 9/17].
children's sculpture garden
One-hundred & twenty bronze miniatures surround 40-ft. high peace fountain; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347 for days & times; free.
the confino family apartment
Take tour through space based on immigrant family's first home in 1916. Actress plays teenage Victoria Confino & answers questions; LES Tenement Museum, 90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 212-431-0233; Sat. & Sun. at 12, 1, 2 & 3, $6-$8.
Ivan Ulz headlines with his Songs From The Old School album; Bank St. Bookstore, 112th St. (B'way), 212-678-1654; Sat. at 1.
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].
MAYA THE BEE
Jazz puppet play for tikes 3-9 based on German book about bee who runs away from hive; Salon Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-539-6644; Sat. at 11, $8-$16.
Bards tell stories & sings songs about Central Park for kids ages 3-8; Central Park, 212-860-1370 for info [through 8/3].
Improv 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 ugly duckling
Follow the adventures of Ted & his gorgeous sister as they brave hunters, the Olympics & more; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), RSVP 212-866-5170; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $15.
USO VARIETY SHOW
It ain't Marilyn, but they have entertained troops in Saudi Arabia, Jordan , Egypt & Kuwait; Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, W. 42nd St. (12th Ave.), 212-245-0072 for times; Sat. & Sun., free w/mus. adm. [through 8/31].
WISEACRE FARM & RUMPLE WHO?
A birthday on the farm & an old classic at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1 & 3, $7.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
See classic that has been wowing 'em since 1900; Theater at 219 Sullivan St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 3rd Sts.), 718-965-3391; Sun. at 1:30 & 3:30, $7, $5 kids [through 8/20].