Daily News from New York, New York on March 24, 1978 · 103
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Daily News from New York, New York · 103

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VS, MARCH 24, 1978 FRIDAY Ilarc-Stcslsirs g Bvenfs By JO MARTIN kJP IWiSMp"- '"'fS:: - ; ;;; j;;; j ; '..... 'yCy". ..... -,-r- ;j SSl '- fc'l' frmiiiii-iiifirrffiiiiiiiiriiiimiiii mmim'mwlihmiimikSHlmmtisak KAY, THE WINTER is over. Officially, it happened last Monday- but that's only for the record books. Everybody else knows that a surer sign of spring than the first robin is when Coney Island throws off its winter wraps and gets ready to greet people. Or when the sightseeing boats start again to push out of their berths on W. 43d St. to take people on a round-Manhattan cruise. Both of those events are set for this weekend, so spring is really here. Coney Island never really closes, of course, but there Isn't- much to attract anyone out there in the winter unless you're a member of the Polar Bears. But beginning tomorrow, Astroland Park will start its 16th consecutive season. The world-famous Cyclone, the roller coaster Charles Lindbergh once described as "a greater thrill than flying an airplane at top speed," will also be ready to take on passengers for its 51st year. Astroland is the successor to the many amusement areas that made Coney Island famous. ; J; There are 10 rides, including the Tilt-Swings, Water-Fame, Double Diving Bell and the Enterprise, plus a giant amusement area for children with 15 featured rides. Top attraction is the kiddie roller coaster, the "Big Apple," which is claimed to be a one-of-a-kind item. The park is located at W. 10th St., between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk. It will open daily at noon. Coney Island can be reached by taking the B, D, N of F subway trains. A more leisurely time but just as pleasant a one can be had aboard the Circle Line boats that cruise down the Hudson to the Battery, go around the tips of Manhattan Island to head north on the East River, turn west and follow the Harlem River back into the Hudson. It is a 35-mile sightseeing jaunt that takes about three hours and requires no walking. The public address system, which can be heard clearly anywhere on board, is used to point out high spots and places of interest, from the World Trade Center to the George Washington Bridge, and plenty more. The boats are heated at this time of year, and full information as to schedules and prices can be had by calling 563-3200. A PAIR OF FIRSTS: Color photo-: graphs by Jan Groover and David ..Haxtoriwill be on exhibit at the J i .Whitney 'Museum (945 Madison Ave.) i othrougb. April 23. This exhibition marks ? 4he first New York showing of Haxton's j '(photos and the first New York museum ir. exhibition, of Groover's work. Call" 0 S94-06G9 ior information. KGLUBS ON HIS OWN: Pianist Don Tabor , seems to have found a steady home at ?tke Priory (224 E. 53d St.), which place he also happens to own. Don entertains nightly from 9 to 1 a.m. and his wife Pat bake the cheesecake. For reservations, ealL 753-1090. 1 - Lynda Hayes WtRbtrtiiV'roo'rtf: THE OTHER BUNNIES: If you are a little too old for the Easter Bunny and would like to check out some other bunnies the Playboy Club (5 E. 59th St.) could be the place for you. Singer Lynda Hayes is keeping the customers in tune in the Cabaret Room through the weekend. For more information call 752-3100. THE NAME GAME: The Riverboat is back in action with a new name. It is now the N.Y. Yankees Riverboat. To get started Count Basie and his Big Band will be swinging there tonight and tomorrow at 8. Call 736-6210. N. Y. Yankees is added to the name because special telephones will be placed In the Riverboat which can be used to order tickets for all Yankee home games. ' " - --Compiled By Bill FarreQ YEN A HARE ON the hustle would have prot- 3 lems Keeping up. with all the Easter recess " f 1- !1 J : 1 1 a even la ior cnuaren scneauiea in mg Apple museums and parks this coming week The following is only a partial listing of kiddie treats guaranteed to attract hordes of holiday fun-seekers. Have yourself a nautical week at the South Street Seaport Museum, 165 John St. (766-9020), where workshops on toy boats, tatooing and theater will be the order of the day. Bathtub sailors will take a tour of the museum's historic vessels, see a slide show on boats and then try to make their own (all materials supplied), Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. Tougher tars will look at a slide show on tattooing, try their hands at designing tattoos, then execute a design or two in tempera paint on skin, or on large cartoon-figure murals just made for doodling, on Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. Puppets, shadow play and costume drama will help young salts act their way through legends and tales of the sea at the museum's Davey Jones Theater workshop, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Admission to the workshops is by contribution and kids must have an adult in tow. Visual arts, dancers and musicians will explore "Celebrations." tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Filth Ave. at 82d St. (879-5500), admission, $2. Free film showings in the Junior Museum include: "Pysanka, The Ukranian Easter Egg," "Paint" and "Caler's Circus," on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and "Pysanka," "Arrow to the Sun," "Clay" and "Merry Go Round in the Jungle," on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Easter egg decorating, an artists-at-work demonstration by Nick Ruocco, will be held tomorrow and next Saturday at noon and 2 p.m., admission free. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 are invited to an Easter egg roll for fun and profit, tomorrow at 1 p.m. on the Gi-eat Lawn in Central Park (80th-84th Sts.). Contestants will roll brightly painted wooden eggs with large metal spoons (provided by the parks and recreation department), and trophies and prizes will be awarded winners in the youngest age groups. Register at the site by 12:30 p.m. Rain date: next Saturday (April i). The New York Historical Society, Central Park West at 77th St. (873-3400), offers a story hour for children on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and films, "Mr. Hora-tion Knibbles," on Tuesday at 2 p.m., and "Rookie of, the Year," on Thursday at 2 p.m., all admission free. Puppet shows, a sampling of the best in town, will be presented at the Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Ave. at 103d St. (534 1672), Tuesday through Saturday at 1:30 p.m., admission $1 . . . School of the Performing Arts Dancers will do their thing Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. in the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St. (TR 3-1300). There is a pay-what-you-can admission to the museum. "Seven Come Eleven." a musical by the Acting By Children Company, will be held Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. admisison free, in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Library, 111 Amsterdam Ave. (799-2200). In the Library's Heckscher Oval: Folk songs by the Bergerfolk, tomorrow at 3 p.m., and "A Present For You," by the Learning Theater, next Saturday (Apr. 1), at 2 p.m. Admission to the Oval shows is free, but advance phone reservations are re quired. The Easter Bunny himself will be the star of the Children's Zoo of the Bronx Zoo, which opens today - : is , 1 . -iini-)imiiiiTi iiii iniii '- -TiWi i -rT The Bergerfolk sing tomorrow at the Heckscher Oval. for its spring and summer season. Besides dozens of cuddly creatures to pet and feed, youngsters this weekend can participate in an Easter egg relay, indulge in "Chicken Art," make original rabbits. Admission to the Children's Zoo is 50 cents, admission to the Bronx Zoo Is $1.50 for adults, 75 cents for children Fridays through Mondays, free on Tuesdays through- Thursdays. ' . NOTE: All events are subject to change without v notice.

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