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].
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.
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 more details.
june balloon goes south of the border
Brooklyn festival celebrating the people & culture of South America; Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. (St. Marks Ave.), 718-735-4400; Sun. from 11-5, free w/mus. adm.
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.
"You Gotta Have Park Weekend" celebration of the Park feat. activities for kids, sporting events, nature tours & marble exhibit in Grand Army Plaza (Sat. & Sun., through 7/2), 718-965-8999; While you're there experience a ride on the 1912 carousel or visit Lefferts Homestead Children's Historic House Museum & the Prospect Park Zoo; Flatbush Ave. (Empire Blvd.), 718-965-8951; call for more info.
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 teache 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.
Annual celebration feat. games, crafts, tours of Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine & a picnic; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7314; Sat. 11-3, 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, call for price.
Let artist Trina Lion take your child through 90-minute crash course in art of "suitcase book" making with their self-generated story idea; Seward Park Branch Library, 192 E. B'way (Jefferson St.), 212-477-6770 res. req.; Tues. at 4, free.
Tours, face painting, origami & Japanese printing with lots for kids; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; Sun. at 1, free w/mus. adm.
just kids festival
Carnival, outdoor bazaar or game time, whatever you call this activity-packed event it's definitely somewhere to take the brood this weekend; P.S. 87, 160 W. 78th St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 212-463-8787; Sat. 11-5.
kid's book project
Offers them chance to produce & "market" their own garden story; 6th & B Garden, 6th St. (Ave. B), 212-982-5673; Sat. at 8, free.
weekly 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 for supplies 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].
Things to See & Hear
Vic the Bruiser of WBAI hosts all-age concert w/Global Kids, benefits that organization; Brownies, 169 Ave. A (betw. 10th & 11th Sts.), 212-420-8392; Sun. at 6, $7.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Program for young musicians offers concert with "Over the Rainbow"; Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church, 6th Ave. (betw. Park & Sterling Pl.) Bklyn., 718-243-9447; Sat. at 2 & 7:30, $5-$25.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC "SUPERSTARS"
NY branch libraries feat. international musical acts catering to children; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-0636, res. req.; Sat. at 11, free, tkts. req.
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 tales from around the world. Has Christian Andersen Statue, 72nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-260-3674; Sat. at 11 a.m., free [through 9/30].
Hear notorious Tom Chapin sing "Family Tree," "Moonboat," "Billy the Squid" & more? arrive one hour prior for fist come, first serve tickets; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-0636; Sat. at 11, free.
hansel & gretel
Ellen van Wees puts on Czech marionette puppet show in "jewelry box" surroundings; Webster Branch Library, 1465 York Ave. (78th St.), 212-288-5049; Thurs. at 4, free.
little lame prince & The magic cook
Family series puts on new musical about Prince Dolor who's trapped in the hopeless tower; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 212-598-0400; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $5.
magic & variety show
Mr. John Carlson offers laughs, ventriloquism & animal balloons for kids ages 5 & up; Hudson Park Branch Library, 66 Leroy St. (7th Ave.), 212-243-6876; Mon. at 4, 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].
Photo exhibit on the slums of Nairobi, taken by Kenyan children; Staff USA, 495 B'way, 5th fl. (betw. Broome & Spring Sts.), 212-925-9700 ext.117; Weds. & Sat. 11-6.
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 adult, $3 child.
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.