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.), 307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 9/00].
the NY Botanical Garden
"Plant & Bunny Hunt" for children, along with storytelling by Regina Ress & juggling tricks with David Sharps [Sat. & Sun. 10-6, $2]; "Children's Gardening Program," reg. to tend plants, flowers & herbs?718-817-8157 for info [Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 1-6]; Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is now open, highlights incl. sunflower house, bean tunnel & pumpkin patch; "Prelude to Spring: The Winter Flower Show" showcases beautiful plants, shrubbery & trees [through 4/23]; "Early Bloomers: Spring Bulbs" hands-on exhibit [through 4/23]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
UniverSoul Circus [$9-$25, 800-316-7439 for info. & times, through 5/7]. Earth Day 2000, call 718-965-8999 for schedule of events. While you're there experience a ride on the 1912 carousel; Flatbush Ave. (Empire Blvd.), 718-965-8951; call for more info.
The Jewish Museum hosts talks for children every Sunday at 2:30?recommended for ages 5 & up, limited to 25 participants; 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3225; Sun. at 2:30, free w/mus. adm. [through 5/28].
INTREPID MUSEUM SCAVENGER HUNT
"Kid's Quest" hunt on the USS Intrepid, guided missile Growler & the USS Edson destroyer; Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 957-7055; Sat. & Sun. 12-2, free w/mus. adm.
Second weekend of Neues Kabarett Series feat. Lawrence D. Morris Conduction 110 (Sat. at 8); Music workshop, "Creative Sound Workshop" (Sun. at 1), "Conduction Workshop" with conductor Lawrence D. Morris (Sun. at 4, $10), Gold Sparkle Band cd release party (7) & concludes with music performances by The David Boykin's Octet at 8; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; Sat. & Sun., $6/night.
Two-day celebration of peace, land & wet soil. Workshops incl. "Mud Masterpieces" & "Mud Packs & Other Earthly Concoctions;" Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, $4, $2 st./s.c.
Two "Special Earth Day Performances" with puppets, kite flying & wildlife; Belvedere Castle, Central Park (midpark at 81st St.), 772-0210, reg. req.; Sat. at 1, free; Musical performance by Eco-Trio at Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370, reg. req.; Sat. at 2, free.
PASSOVER FAMILY SEDER
Celebrate the holiday with singing, games & a kosher meal?recommended for children 10 & under; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Weds. at 5:30, $45/family, $30 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.), 870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m. [through 6/23].
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Tues. at 3:30, free [through 4/27].
SAVE OUR GARDENS
Giant puppet- & costume-making workshop, part of Rites of Spring: Procession to Save Our Gardens series at Earth Celebrations, 638 E. 6th St., 3rd Fl. (betw. Aves. B & C), 777-7969; Sat. 1:30-4:30, free [through 5/13].
WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS
Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise during today's "Casting Your Net" workshop, "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" with Adam Nadler, "Making the Zine" taught by Marcelle Karp & "Slamming the Poem" instruction with Regie Cabico?ages 13 & up; Writer's Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; call for times, free [through 5/31].
Things to See & Hear
Imaginary friend helps young girl complete her book report; Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508; Sat. at 10:30 & 12:30, $10 [through 5/6].
APRIL BOOK BONANZA
Children's book authors & artists pres. & sign copies of their new works at Books of Wonder, 16 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 989-3270; Sat. 12-2, free.
BALLET TECH & KIDS DANCE
Nearly 30 premieres, revivals & repertory works by kids (Kids Dance) & adults (Ballet Tech) feat. principal dancer Damian Woetzel; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 12 & 4, $35, $15-$35 [through 4/23].
CHILDREN'S MUSIC "SUPERSTARS"
NY branch libraries feat. international musical acts catering to children; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0636, res. req.; Sat. at 11, free, tkts. req. [through 6/1].
KINGDOM OF THE SUN
Play about a girl named Harold who wishes to become a knight; Manhattan Theater Source, 177 MacDougal St. (8th St.), 501-4751; mat. Sun. at 2, $7 [through 5/21].
KMART EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Australia's The Wiggles sing & dance in Central Park; 877-294-4453 for info; Sat. 11-3, free.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
King Authur's Enchanted Sword (1:30) & Rapunzel (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 4/23].
Revival of children's classic "Rumplestilskin" at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 3, $7.
Photo exhibit on the slums of Nairobi, taken by Kenyan children; Staff USA, 495 B'way, 5th Fl. (betw. Broome & Spring Sts.), 925-9700 ext.117; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 11-6 [through 5/6].
New Theater Co. pres. improvised theater works for children; Waterloo Bridge Theater, 203 W. 38th St., 5th Fl. (7th Ave.), 330-8879; Sun. at 11, $7, $1/child. w/adult.
A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7.