Week after week you cart your little Picassos to art class and look on enviously as they slop paint onto paper. Maybe it’s the nontoxic glue fumes talking, but we think you’re the perfect candidate for a little after-hours craft therapy.
The Uptown drop-in art space (329 Columbus Avenue, between 75th and 76th Streets; 212-362-0350) is open late — 9 p.m. on weekdays, 10 p.m. on weekends. Pop over with some gal pals and choose your project. Options include jewelry making, glasswork, DIY stationery, and soap making. Or book a 90-minute private party. Bonus: Wine is served all day long.
The Tribeca family mecca (161 Hudson Street, between Laight and Hubert Streets; 212-226-0345) recently launched Mom’s Night Out ($65), which includes a bottomless glass of vino (hallelujah), apps from the cafe, as well as materials and instruction for a project designed for moms with exceptional taste. Upcoming workshops include Basics of Felting and Beach Bag Block Printing.
Rent out the cozy Williamsburg spot (355 Bedford Avenue, between South 4th and South 5th Streets; 718-599-2718) for a low-key meet-up — backyard included. Select your crafts ahead of time from a lineup that includes silk screening, crochet, and glass etching. Hand over food and drink duties to the staff or make your party BYOB.
And that doesn’t mean bring your own brushes.
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A Year with Children
What: An annual exhibition of artwork created by NYC elementary school students.
Why: The museum’s Learning Through Art outreach program inspires littles with big creativity.
When: Sun.-Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
Where: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., b/t 88th & 89th Sts. (212-423-3500). Adults, $18; children, free.
Bari Super Mom
What: For you, Bari Method, a fitness workout that combines cardio and muscle sculpting. For your kids, BudoKidz, a simultaneous class based on yoga and martial arts.
Why: Sound bodies, sound minds, no babysitter.
When: Wed., 3:45 p.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 & 11 a.m.
Where: Bari Studio, 23 Leonard St., b/t Varick & Hudson Sts. (212-966-2274). Adult classes, $35; kids’ classes, $35; series, weekly, and monthly passes available.
Dance Parade New York
What: More than 10,000 groovers and shakers take to the streets.
Why: It culminates in a boogie party in the park.
When: Sat. Parade, 1 p.m.; DanceFest, 3 p.m.
Where: Parade route begins on 21st St., at Broadway. DanceFest, Tompkins Square Park, E. 10th St., at Ave. A. Free.
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