Learn about plants' relationships to the weather during "Hot & Cold" family garden adventures (through 2/13). Outside there's mazes to conquer, outdoor galleries & science workshops (through 2/13). "Prelude to Spring: The Winter Flower Show" showcases beautiful plants, shrubbery & trees (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.
PROSPECT PARK'S WOLLMAN RINK
Daily ice skating at Brooklyn's outdoor skating rink in Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Park Slope, 718-282-1226; $4, $2 child/s.c., $3.50 skate rentals [through 3/00].
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 6/00].
BLACK HISTORY MONTH DANCE SERIES
African American dance workshops with Central Park Conservancy; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), rsvp 348-4867; Sat. 1-2:30, free [through 2/26].
CREATIVE SOUND WORKSHOP
Interactive/hands-on experience for children to collaborate with musicians; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 228-5509; Tues. 5-6, free.
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Weekly series. This week, make a musical Valentine bouquet & decorate it with flowers from the greenhouse; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Learn how 18th-century families crafted practical items for the home during today's "Homage to George Washington: Make Your Own Memorial" workshop at Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778; Sat. 12-3:30, $2.50, $1 st./s.c.
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 5-12 & accompanying adults, followed by a short film; this week's focus: "Guardians;" Uris Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Sat. & Sun. at 11, free w/mus. adm.
NATURE STORIES & SONGS
Monthly family events. Today, play your homemade trumpet during "Trumpet Your Love" with storyteller & musician Jody Kruskal; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. at 2:30 & 3:30, free w/grounds adm.
PULP & FICTION: A PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP
Learn card making during the second half of this paper making workshop; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5.
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.; Thurs. 3:30-5:30 & Tues. 1:30-3:30, free [through 3/2].
Sony hosts holiday activities for families. This week, help create "Video Capsule 2000"?recommended for grades 4 & 5; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Sat. 11-1, $25.
SUNDAY SCIENCE SPECTACULAR
Monthly science workshop for kids. This week, learn how plants & animals depend on each other during "Ecology: Living Together" workshop?recommended for kids 6-11; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 10 a.m., $35 for adult & child, $10 add. person.
TALLY LECTURE SERIES
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 6-12 & accompanying adults, this week's focus: "The Time of Lincoln;" Uris Tiered Seating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Fri. at 6, free w/mus. adm. [through 3/31].
Things to See & Hear
ANIME: 50 YEARS OF JAPANESE ANIMATION
Retrospective works by Japanese anime filmmakers incl. premiere of Sailor Moon, Kimba the White Lion, Spider & Tulip; NYU Cantor Film Center, rm. 200, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 349-0330 or www.gkids.com; call for schedule & times, $6-$10 [through 2/13].
Don't See My Bones & Think I'm Dead
Drama about early U.S. slavery, performed by 25 high school students; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 598-0400; Thurs. at 10:30 a.m., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 2, $5 [through 2/13].
"Steel Drum Extravaganza" with Despers USA, part of series at Symphony Space; 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org; Sat. at 11 a.m., $8.
A MAGICAL AFTERNOON
Literary Partners, a non-profit organization that helps adults & children learn to read & write hosts afternoon for kids ages 3-12. They'll be workshops, interactive projects, storybook characters in costumes & readings by Joan Rivers, Deborah Norville & Wendy Wasserstein from favorites like Harry Potter & Raggedy Ann; Christies, 20 Rockefeller Plaza (betw. 5th & 6th Ave.), 573-6933; Sun. 4-6, $65-$500.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Elmo at Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; Sun. at 2, free.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1:30) & Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 3/5].
NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE IN PURPLE
Children's play about a pre-teen who revamps her family's portrait in art class & not everyone is pleased; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-9467; Tues. & Mon. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $8, $5 child. [through 2/20].
Preston Foerder brings The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimy to life?all ages welcome; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793; Sat. at 2, $5.
PETER & THE WOLF
Pushcart Players' adaptation of the classic tale; Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271; Sun. at 2, $10.
REEL TO REAL FOR KIDS
Maestro Rick Benjamin & his 12-piece Paragon Ragtime Orchestra accompany silent Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin comedies during the "Ragtime Royalty" program at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 875-5370; Sat. at 11:30 & 2, $12, $6/under 14.
SESAME STREET STORY TIME
Valentine's Day reading incl. Elmo Loves You & Elmo's Valentine's Day; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; Weds. at 4:30, free.
THE TOOTHACHE OF KING FARFAN
LES puppet & children's theater for Latino children?shows in English & Spanish; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children's Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.
VALENTINE'S DAY STORYTIME
Reading of Saint Valentine told & illustrated by Sandra Sabuda; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; Mon. at 5:30, free.
WEST END CHILDREN'S THEATER
Former Big Apple Circus instructor Kevin O'Keefe's circus in a suitcase, Circus Minimus; West End, 2911 B'way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. & Sun. at 3, $12.