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BIG HELP

Nickelodeon hosts interactive outreach program for kids ages 7-15 interested in helping their environment, feat. games & workshops on topics like water preservation; Hudson River Park, Pier 25, West Side Hwy. (Chambers St.), 212-533-PARK; Sun. 10-2.


CENTRAL PARK CONSERVATORY

Conservancy offers basketball, climbing courses, fitness programs & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), 212-348-4867, reg. req.; Weds.-Tues., call for times, free.


CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

Annual celebration highlights the arts & culture of Plains Indians w/workshops, dance performances, games & videos; George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 212-514-3894; Sat. & Sun. 12-5, free.


DROP-IN WORKSHOPS

Museum educator conducts weekly program for families. This week, create mobiles at Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700, www.queensmuse.org; Sun. 1-4, free.


EARTH CELEBRATIONS

"Fostering Ecological Awareness Through the Arts" program feat. workshops for children 8+ at the Green Oasis Garden, 8th St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-777-7969 or www.earthcelebrations.com; Thurs. 3:30-5:30, free [through 5/31].


ETIQUETTE CLASS FOR CHILDREN

Learn about proper place setting & more as certified expert offers hands-on instruction to kids ages 6-18?boys, the male-female ratio at this thing is like 10-90; Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave, 3rd fl. (59th St.), 212-546-5495, reg. req.; 12-2, $35.


FISHING: CATCH & RELEASE

Central Park Conservancy staff teaches you the proper way to release a fish without hurting yourself or fellow fishermen?like, if you released the fish & flung it at another guy's head?; Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 212-860-1370 to reg.; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-5, free.


FREE-FOR-KIDS PROJECT

Fly-By-Night Dance Theater, the trapeze dance troupe, holds its third annual festival in a different Manhattan or Brooklyn location each weekend; 212-924-0077 for location & res.; $15, $12 st., free for those 18 & under [through 5/28].


GO FISH

More fish fun as attendees experience catch & release techniques at Wagner Park; Batter Park City, West Side Hwy. (Battery Pl.), 212-267-9700; Sat. 10-2, free.


LITTLE QUILT CARDS

Make a mini-quilt at Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 212-595-9533; Sun. 2-4, $3 material fee.


MUSEUMKIDS

Film screenings, tours of the museum, gallery workshops, introduction to the encyclopedia collection & storytelling?call for complete sched.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3961; call for times, free w/mus. adm.

THE NY BOTANICAL GARDEN

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is now open. Discover the fun of gardening flowers & herbs; plus demonstrations & yummy compost facility. Highlights incl. animal garden, reflection garden, row row row your boat, flower bed, plant philharmonic & shoe families; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 1-5, $4-$10.


PLACE FOR JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS

Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts interactive class: "Sunday Adventures" about African & Asian art; 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-5121 to reg.; Sun., call for times, free w/mus. adm. [through 5/20].


SONY WONDER

Sony hosts weekly activities for families. This week, create a visual map for your website during "Planning Your Website" workshop; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 212-883-8100 or www.sonywondertechlab.com; Sun. 3-5, $10.


SPACE ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES

Enter to win a round-trip all-expenses paid jaunt to the Parent/Child Space Camp in Titusville, Florida, incl. accommodations & spending money; log onto www.nabiscoworld.com for details; contest ends July 14.


THE TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bear & celebrate 75th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh w/storytime & "Teddy Bear Jamboree"; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 212-704-8658, res. req.; Sun. at 3, free.


YOGA FOR KIDS DAY

Instructors from New York Yoga teach various movements to inner city kids; Intermediate School 192, 650 Hollywood Ave., Bronx, 212-369-1700; Weds. 3:30-5:30.


YOU GOTTA HAVE PARK!

Teens from Spirit GDA troupe tap at Imagination Playgound in Prospect Park, Ocean Ave. (Lincoln Rd.), Park Slope, 718-284-3322 or www.prospectpark.org; Sun. at 1, $1 contrib.

Things to See & Hear

FAMILY DAY GALA

American Ballet Theater hosts family series at Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, B'way (65th St.), 212-362-6000; call for time, $20-$7500.


THE LITTLE MERMAID: A MUSICAL

Will she choose a new love on land or her old life in the sea? One o'clock workshop preceeds performance ($5); YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 212-866-5170; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $15 [through 5/20].


MAYA THE BEE

Entertaining families for a year now, the jazz puppet play for kids 3-9 is based on German book about a bee who runs away from her hive; Salon Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-539-6644; Sat. at 2, $7-$15.


MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE

The Princess & the Pea (1:30); Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Hudson & Bleecker Sts.), RSVP 212-741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 6/17].


REEL TO REAL FOR KIDS

Actress from the Royal Shakespeare Co., Lisa Harrow, brings stories of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail & Peter alive during "Pas de deux Potter" at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5370; Sun. at 11:30 & 2, $15, $7.50/under 14.


RUMPLE WHO?

Revival of children's classic Rumplestilskin at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sun. at 3, $7.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS LIVE! JR.

NY Youth Theater's adaptation of popular 70s cartoon series; 593 Park Ave., 7th fl. (64th St.), RSVP 212-888-0696; Fri. & Sat. at 7, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $12 [through 5/20].


VICTORIAN SECRETS

Theatrical look at Victorian era through music & script; Church of Incarnation, 209 Madison Ave. (35th St.), 212-867-1331; Thurs. at 7:30, $35.


WISEACRE FARM

A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sat. at 1, $7.





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