BROOKLYN HISTORY FAIR Artist Ron Baron helps children create 25-foot towering sculpture which will be displayed until 2000; Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza (Ocean Pkwy.), 718-230-2767; Tues. 10-2, free.
FAMILY ART WORKS! Parents & kids learn printmaking techniques with Louise Nevelson; the Educational Alliance, 197 E. B'way (Jefferson St.), 780-2300 ext.428; Sun. 10:30-12 & 12:30-2, $8 per family of 3.
FISHING: CATCH & RELEASE Learn proper method to release fish without hurting yourself or fellow fishermen with Central Park Conservancy staff; Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370 to register; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-4, free [through 10/30].
HALLOWEEN ON HAUNTED WALK Puppeteer Ralph Lee entertains children?all ages welcome; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; Sun. 2-4, call for price.
HALLOWEEN PARADE & PUMPKIN SAIL All hobgoblins & witches welcome?storytelling (3:30), costume parade (4:30) & jack-o-lanterns afloat the Harlem Meer (5:30); Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370; Sun. 3:30-6:30, call for price.
MYTHS & MAGIC In collaboration with "Clemente" exhibit, children create art inspired by myths; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), res. req. 423-3587; Sun. at 2-4, $15 incl. workshop & adm. for adult & child.
PIONEER SAILS! 90-minute sail on historic schooner, Pioneer?food, fun, & more for the whole family; Pier 16, South St. Seaport, Fulton St. (East River), rsvp 748-8786; daily sails at 12:30, 3:30, 7, 9:30, $20, $15 st./s.c., $12 child.
PUMPKIN PATCH Pick pumpkins from NY Botanical Garden's pumpkin patch, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for info; Sat. 11-4.
THE RUSTIC TOUCH Make your own miniature furniture mocked after Central Park's "natural rustic" style; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370; Sat. at 1-2:30, free.
SATURDAYS ALIVE! Family events incl. "Gourd Harvest" with artist Borikongo (12:30-2:30), "Mix-it-Up: Collage & Photography" feat. artists from International Center of Photography (12:30-2:30) & miming, dance & martial art performances (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.
SHAKESPEARE'S HAUNTED HOUSE The ghost of Shakespeare confronts Hamlet's ghost & other "scary" creations during Faux-Real Theater Company's interactive Halloween play; Belvedere Castle, Central Park (midpark at 81st St.), 772-0120; Sat. & Sun. 1-5, free.
WAVE HILL'S FOURD FESTIVAL: CALABASH Activities incl. "Family Art Project" (1-4), "World Nature Music (2-4:30), "Instrument Building" (1-4) & "Informative & Carving Demonstration" (12-4); Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 12-4, free w/grounds adm.
WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise's "Casting Your Net" (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler's "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp's "Making the Zine" (Mon. 4-6)?ages 13 & up; Writer's Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].
THINGS TO SEE & HEAR
BIG APPLE CIRCUS Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; Thurs. at 6, Sat. & Sun. 12 & 4:30, $15-$60 [through 1/9].
CAROLINE KIDS KLUB This week, "Magic Al" at Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 B'way (49th St.), 757-4100 res. req.; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.
CLASSICAL MAGIC Jarrett Parker's 19th-century magic performed to classical music; Rose's Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.), 875-7785; Thurs. at 7:30 & 9:30, $12, $6 child. [through 11/11].
COLOR ME AUTUMN Halloween stories by Carol Lewis at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700; Sat. at 2, call for price.
THE CRAZY ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE New LES puppet & children's theater for Latino children; 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.
POWER-PARENTING IN THE COMICS Comic artists, Katherine Arnoldi & Ayun Halliday discuss parenting through slideshow & reading at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; call for info, free.
2ND ANNUAL PARENT CONVENTION Learn how to become more active in your child's education, keynote address given by Tipper Gore; Hunter College, E. 68th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 669-2444; Sat. 8:30-3, free.
LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE Two person drama that deals with violence among teenage females; New 42nd St. Theater, 348 W. 42nd St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 532-8887; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun at 3 & 7:30, Mon. at 7, $20 [through 10/24].
THE MAGIC OF CZECH PUPPETRY Czech fairy tales come to life during sixth annual mini-festival feat. "The Fisherman's Clever Daughter" production & puppet dance work entitled "Morgon Kara in Morgan Kara;" Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Sts.), 631-3518; call for times & prices.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP THEATER Cinderella (1:30) & The Three Little Pigs (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 11/21].
STORYTIME Every Monday night Barnes & Noble hosts storytime for kids; 4 Astor Pl., Junior's Dept. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
STORYTIME Sara Weeks reads from Happy Birthday Frankie at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; Weds. at 4:30, free.
WEST END CHILDREN'S THEATER Lyle Cofen entertains kids with song & dance at West End, 2911 B'way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sat. at 1:30, $12.