D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and representatives of the city's business community will meet in New York Thursday night with Bowie Kuhn, the baseball commissioner, and the president of the American and National leagues.

"We want to renew discussions of bringing a team to Washington so the issue stays alive," Barry said yesterday in explaining the purpose of the trip.

In an interview with The Washington Post last month, Barry said he will continue to press for a major league team for Washington, which has been without one for eight seasons, and indicated he might attend the annual winter meetings in Toronto next week.

But, a Barry aide said yesterday, the mayor decided to ask for the New York meeting instead so the group could talk privately and more extensively with Kuhn, Al President Lee S. MacPhail and NL President Charles S. (Chub) Feeney.

Accompanying Barry to the dinner meeting will be Oliver T. Carr, a developer who was president of the D.C. Board of Trade; Robert Linowes, a lawyer who is past president of the Board of Trade; Allison Bryant, vice president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce; Joseph Riley, president of the National Savings and Trust Bank; RFK Stadium general manager Robert Sigholtz, and mayoral assistants Guy Draper and Ivanhoe Donaldson. r