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End-of-Summer-Break Activities

Two months gone by, and you still don't have anything for that what-I-did-on-my-vacation essay? Five ideas for five boroughs.

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1. New York Hall of Science

The twenty interactive activities at "Robotics" demonstrate that C-3PO may soon be an everyday companion. Afterward, let 'em blow off steam at the way-cool playground with its 40-foot spiderweb. Closes September 1. (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47–01 111th Street, Queens; 718-699-0005.)

2. Wave Hill

The gardens are in bloom, and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. there's a Family Art Project where kids create their own versions of Mother Nature in various media. (Kerlin Learning Center, 675 West 252nd Street, the Bronx; 718-549-3200.)

3. Wyckoff House Museum

They've been eating ice cream all summer; now show them how kids once suffered for the stuff. The museum, a 1652 house, gives them a chance to churn it themselves. (August 31 from 1 to 3 p.m.; 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn; 718-629-5400.)

4. The People Garden

A musical, featuring a cast of kids, showing that lessons learned in kindergarten are the same ones required for life. Saturdays at 11. (York Theatre, Church of St. Peter at Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Avenue, near 54th Street; 800-233-3123.)

5. Staten Island Yankees

Still the division leader (at press time). The Cyclones series in late August is sold out, but tickets are available for the September 2 and 4 games against the New Jersey Cardinals. And for Pete's sake, take the ferry. (Richmond County Bank Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island; 718-720-9200.)


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