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.
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; 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.
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.
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.
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: "Harlem Swing Festival," 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.
drop in tour & garden
See what grows in Children's Garden & give kids chance to plant; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; Tues. at 2 & Sat. at 11:30, free.
family art projects
This week: tour "Welcome" exhibition & create art out of placemats & table clothes with artist Renny Molenaar; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Exhibit lets kids learn about & discuss some of USA's prominent inventors & construct their own gadgets; Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 8
3rd 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, Sat. 10-12; "Brass Rubbings Workshop," Sat. 10-12; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; $5.
MOMA 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: "Bronze & Brass," 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.
noah summons the animals
Take part in storytelling & sculpture workshop at Yeshiva University Museum, 15 W. 16th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-294-8335; Sun. at 2:30, free.
Take a slow ride in vintage 1920s car to Coney Island; NY Transit Museum, 718-243-8602 for more info; Sun. at 10, $10-$25.
NY FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL
This week: "Native American Village," Sat. 1-5; "Griot Trio" African folktakes with masks, music & dance, Mon. at 7; Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 212-870-6784, call for price.
In conjunction with The Art of William Edmondson exhibit, kids carve their own designs in soap; Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 212-595-9533; Sun. at 2, call for price.
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].
british animator martin davies
Presents & discusses his short Keep In A Dry Place And Away From The Children at Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-0624; Tues., call for times, free.
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; Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 212-431-0233; Sat. & Sun. at 12, 1, 2 & 3, $6-$8.
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 7/14].
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.
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.
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].