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Where to Go With the Kids: May 21-28

Our weekend calendar of children's events in Prospect Heights and beyond.

Monday, May 21 

 Each week Annie Nieves will lead the group in an art project that promotes creativity and experimentation. The class also includes some independent play and concludes with music and a sing-a-long. For ages 2-5. , 755 Dean St. at Underhill. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10/child ($5/additional sibling).

Sea Lion Feeding This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 


Tuesday, May 22 

Toddler Time This weekly event allows toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the library the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 or 11 a.m. Free.

Music Jam Session Join Brittany with her ukulele, sing a song, and prepare to shake your groove thing! Mini Max Toys & Cuts, 151 Atlantic Ave., at Clinton St., 10 a.m., all ages, Free.

Drum-Along with Ivan Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

 Evgeniya of Child's Play NY reads stories and sings songs. , 755 Dean St., at the corner of Underhill Ave, 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

 Toddlers 18 to 36 months to hear stories, rhymes and songs. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45 a.m. Free.

Story Play Kids 0-5 play with toys and hear stories. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free.

Sea Lion Feeding This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The cheerful museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.  

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 

Wednesday, May 23

 Stories and songs. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10 or 10:30 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

 Come shake, rattle and roll with Annie. Session includes singing, dancing and stories (egg shakers provided). , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave). 10:30 a.m. $5/family.

Sing-Along at Tea Lounge Yellow Sneaker leads a weekly sing-along with puppets. 837 Union St. at Seventh Avenue. 10 a.m. $5 per family.

Story Time with Mary Jo Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

Storytime with Charu Join Charu and her crew of readers as they read from your favorite stories. If your child have a favorite book, bring it along and they'll be happy to include it. , 151 Atlantic Ave (at Clinton St), 10 a.m., all ages, Free.

 Drop-in weekly story times with music, stories, puppets and more for ages 0-5. Birth Day Presence Studio, 182 Eighth Ave., bet. Garfield and First Street. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. $5 per family.

 This class, for parents/caregivers and their babies includes stretching, strengthening and the learning of rhythm and movement patterns. , 348 Saint Marks Ave, 4 p.m., $15.

 This weekly drop-off class is open to beginners, newcomers, and enrolled students ages 5-12. , 524 Bergen St. bet. Carlton and Sixth, 5-6 p.m. free.  

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.  

Sea Lion Feeding This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 

Thursday, May 24

 Past "Ezra Jack Keats Book Award" winner David Ezra Stein will read from his latest books and discuss his illustrations. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Center, 10 a.m. Free.

Babies and Books Stories and songs. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 or 11 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

Baby Clay Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. for ages 6 months to 2 years 9:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., $10/child.

 Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees leads a 45 minute sing-along. , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave), 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

French Storytime French stories and songs. Great for children of French families or parents looking to expose their kids to a new language. Mini Max Toys & Cuts, 151 Atlantic Ave (at Clinton St), 10 a.m., all ages, Free.

Transit Tots Stories, games and more. Ages 2-5. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

Baby Clay For Big Kids Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. for 2-5+ years 11 a.m., $10/child.

 Listen to bedtime stories and get a free Keats book. Pajamas and teddy bears are optional. Suitable for ages 3 to 7. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Sea Lion Feedings This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 The Carousel is open Thursdays – Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 5 p.m. $2 per ride; $9 for a book of five tickets. Enter Prospect Park at the Willink entrance, located at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 

Friday, May 25

 The lead singer of Dirty Sock Funtime Band leads a sing-along for kids of all ages. , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave), 10:30 a.m. $5/family

Sing-Along with Lloyd A sing-along for kids of all ages. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

Preschool Storytime Story time for kids 3-5.  , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Free. 

Arts and Crafts Craft projects for kids. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 4-5 p.m. Free.

 Come celebrate Shabbat with Yoshie. For kids 3-6. , 17 Eastern Parkway (at Grand Army Plaza), 4 p.m. Free.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.     

Sea Lion Feeding This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 The Carousel is open Thursdays through Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 5 p.m. $2 per ride; $9 for a book of five tickets. Enter Prospect Park at the Willink entrance, located at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

 Great for older kids as well as adults, there's a great line-up of African dance performers all weekend long, see link for details. 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, tickets $20 and up, half price for kids 16 and under. 

Saturday, May 26 

Note: All Brooklyn Public Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.

 Not only are there over 300 vendors offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and clothing, there's also roving musicians as well as face painting and crafts for kids at the Children's Village. Ashland Place and Hanson Place, noon to 10 p.m. Free. 

 Great for older kids as well as adults, there's a great line-up of African dance performers all weekend long, see link for details. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, tickets $20 and up, half price for kids 16 and under. 

Greenlight Kids Story Time , Fort Greene's own Ted and Betsy Lewin are awill read from their latest books (one about Kensington Stables) and lead a craft project. Ages 3-7. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., Free. 

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 The Carousel is open Thursdays – Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 5 p.m. $2 per ride; $9 for a book of five tickets. Enter Prospect Park at the Willink entrance, located at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

There are more than 250 species of birds in Prospect Park. See some of them at this weekly event that is engaging for both older children and adults. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park), 12-1:30 p.m., Free.

Lefferts House Events Today the historic house is hosting , where kids can spread manure, till soil and plant potatoes. Once the planting is done, kids wash up, churn some fresh butter and spread it on freshly baked cornbread made on-site over an open fire. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids free, $3 suggested for adults.

 Make all-natural and recycled crafts with a new project each week. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-2 p.m., all ages, Free.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.  

Puppetworks' The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India
with an original song score adapted for Marionettes. Suggested for kids 3+. Reservations suggested at 718-965-3391 or puppetworks@verizon.net. 338 Sixth Ave. at Fourth Street. 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. $8 adults, $7 kids (note, no credit cards accepted). 

Transit Museum: "Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen!" Kids learn the history of the subway’s public address announcements and then head to the Technology Lab where they become the conductor, creating announcements of their own. For ages 5+ New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

Prospect Park Zoo Events On Saturdays and Sundays, there are events for kids going on all day including sea lion feedings, keeper chats, close-up encounters with individual animals and more. See today's schedule here. , 450 Flatbush Avenue. Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.


Sunday, May 27 

Note: No  today at the Brooklyn Museum and all Brooklyn Public Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.

 Not only are there over 300 vendors offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and clothing, there's also roving musicians as well as face painting and crafts for kids at the Children's Village. Ashland Place and Hanson Place, noon to 8 p.m. Free. 

 Great for older kids as well as adults, there's a great line-up of African dance performers all weekend long, see link for details. 3 p.m. Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, tickets $20 and up, half price for kids 16 and under. 

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

Sunday Stories for Kids Come hear your favorite children's authors or bookstore staff read their latest books. , 143 7th Ave, 11-1 p.m., Free.

Greenlight Baby Story Time The kid-friendly band ¡Acopladitos! performs. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today the historic house is hosting , where kids can spread manure, till soil and plant potatoes. Once the planting is done, kids wash up, churn some fresh butter and spread it on freshly baked cornbread made on-site over an open fire. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids free, $3 suggested for adults.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.  

Puppetworks' The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India
with an original song score adapted for Marionettes. Suggested for kids 3+. Reservations suggested at 718-965-3391 or puppetworks@verizon.net. 338 Sixth Ave. at Fourth Street. 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. $8 adults, $7 kids (note, no credit cards accepted). 

Transit Museum: "Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen!" Kids learn the history of the subway’s public address announcements and then head to the Technology Lab where they become the conductor, creating announcements of their own. For ages 5+ New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).   

Prospect Park Discover Tour Find out how to use binoculars to spot some of the incredible species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Learn the history of the Boathouse and see little-known curiosities about the Park and its animal residents. Meet at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). For adults and older kids. 3-4 p.m. Free.

Prospect Park Zoo Events On Saturdays and Sundays, there are events for kids going on all day including sea lion feedings, keeper chats, close-up encounters with individual animals and more. See today's schedule here. , 450 Flatbush Avenue. Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.

 The Carousel is open Thursdays – Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 5 p.m. $2 per ride; $9 for a book of five tickets. Enter Prospect Park at the Willink entrance, located at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

 

Monday, May 28 

Note: All Brooklyn Public Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.

 Not only are there over 300 vendors offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and clothing, there's also roving musicians as well as face painting and crafts for kids at the Children's Village. Ashland Place and Hanson Place, noon to 8 p.m. Free. 

 Great for older kids as well as adults, there's a great line-up of African dance performers all weekend long, see link for details. 3 p.m. Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, tickets $20 and up, half price for kids 16 and under. 

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is open from noon to 6 p.m. and is hosting Second Floor Tours every half hour. Free for kids 16 and under, $3 suggested for adults.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events Thanks to Memorial Day, the museum is open today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older.

Sea Lion Feeding This daily event features the Prospect Park Zoo sea lions showing off their dives, catching fish mid-air and other tricks. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 Today is the last day of the fair, which includes rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 


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