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 August 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 [through 8/31].
Central Park emphasizes importance of family health with both educational activity & exercise based lessons for ages 9 & up; North Meadow Recreation Center, mid-park (97th St.), rsvp 212-348-4867; Sat. 11-1, free.
medieval arts workshop
Gargoyles are sculpted & letters illuminated for special Father's Day "Family Garden Workshop" at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5 per child.
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].
sony wonder technology lab
Visit robot puppy dog Aibo & turn him into a puzzle; Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 56th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-833-6532; Sat. & Sun., call for times, free.
Things to See & Hear
Goldilocks & Three Bears
Story told through carved, miniature marionettes by puppeteer Liz Joyce; Aguilar Branch, 174 E. 110th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-534-2930; Weds. at 3:30, free.
gordon from sesame street
Rub his head in person & take part in sing-a-long & other family activities; Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. (St. Mark's Ave.), 718-735-4400; Sat. 11:30-1, free.
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].
dancing in the streets
Sixth annual youth performance festival along Red Hook's waterfront with live acts & music for entire family. Rain date following day; Beard St. Pier, 141 Beard St. (Van Brundt St.), Bklyn., 212-625-3505; Sat. 10 a.m.-sunset, free.
Maria Del Ray performs Lullabies of Latin America (Music for Little People) from her album, Carnegie Corporation sponsors; Washington Heights Library, 1000 St, Nicholas Ave. (160th St.), 212-923-6054; Thurs. at 4, free.
Flash, Bam, Alakazam
Hear music from the 20s, 30s & 40s plus learn to conga; Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave. (10th St.), 212-243-4334; Weds. at 3:30, free.
Guided tours of Guggenheim's exhibitions, workshops with artists & Catskill Puppet Theater perform; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (betw, 88th & 89th Sts.), 212-423-3500; Sun. 2-4, $5 per child.
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].
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.
MEET AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR CHRIS CONOVER
Author of Lion's Share reads, talks & draws at Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-0636, res. req.; Sat. at 3, free.
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].
Teachers & musicians introduce kids aged 2-5 to Central Park every Weds. at E. 72nd St. playground, every Fri. at E. 100th St. playground & every Sun. at W. 81st St. playground, 212-860-1370 for times; free.
strike up the band
Series highlights young musicians. This week: Willets Road School from Roslyn Heights, NY & Montgomery County Boyschoir from Christianburg, VA; Josie Robertson Plaza, 63rd St. (Columbus Ave.), 212-875-5000 for dates, 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.
TRAVELS OF BABAR: AN ADVENTURE IN SCALES
Composer Raphael Mostel premieres this narrated, "musical adventure;" Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St. (Madison Ave.), call 212-355-6160 for dates, times & prices.
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.