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Where to Go With the Kids: April 16-23

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

 

Monday, April 16 

 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.

Tween Art Club Art projects for ages 8-12. , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m., 8-12 years, Free.

 

Tuesday, April 17 

 Kids 18-36 months hear picture books read aloud and play with other children. 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. 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. Pacific Library, 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 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.  

 

Wednesday, April 18

 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.

 

Thursday, April 19

 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. 

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.

 The third Thursday of the month, the museum is free from 4 p.m. to 7 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 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.

 

Friday, April 20

 ArtsCetera is hosting a free trial class this with their imaginary mascot Arfie. For ages birth to 3.5 years. , 807 Classon Ave. 10 a.m. Free. 

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

Arts and Crafts: Craft projects for kids. Pacific Library, 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.

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 – 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.

 

Saturday, April 21 

Prospect Heights Craft Fair The craft fair not only sells artisan crafts and food to raise money for kids programs at the school, it also offers a full schedule of kids events including crafts, soccer clinics, music performances and lectures from a Brooklyn-based Monstrologist. A schedule of the kids’ events is available here. 80 Underhill Ave. at Bergen, $5 per child for a full day of events. 

Story Play Kids 0-5 play with toys and hear stories. , 10 Grand Army Plaza. 10-11 a.m. Free.

Greenlight Kids Story Time This week, Japanese photographer Takashi Owaki will lead kids on a journey around the world, where they can color in the countries on their own world map and learn about the children who live there.  Then kids can write down their own dreams, and Mr. Owaki will take their photo to glue beside it. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, Free.

 Everyone's favorite puppet journeys through the Land of the Toys, meets a singing and dancing fox and cat, and is rescued from the belly of a whale. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1 p.m. Free. 

 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 this historic house is hosting Second Floor Tours (1-3:30 on the half hour) and Race Around the Farmyard (2:30-3:30 p.m.). Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), Free.

 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). 1-3 p.m., all ages, Free.

Nature's Helpers Families can take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 2-3 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.  

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. 

Transit Museum: The Great Subway Search Discover key signs, symbols and subway parts in this unique scavenger hunt through vintage cars. For ages 4+. 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, April 22

Art, Magic and Puppets A new learning center is asking area kids to help them decorate their walls. Kids who participate will have their artwork framed and on display (with a title/artist plaque, of course!). The event will also include magic and puppetry demonstrations. Concerning Learning, 213 Eastern Parkway bet. Washington and Classon, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 

 The Museum’s collections will inspire kids to imagine and create new worlds while exploring color and other elements of art in this ninety-minute class. , 200 Eastern Parkway,11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Ages 4-7, $10 plus museum admission of $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, children under 12, free.

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

Greenlight Baby Story Time Today, Today Jon Samson brings his guitar and bag of musical tricks to Greenlight. For kids 0-3. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is hosting Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour) and Spring Wash Day (1-4 p.m.). Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), Free.

Audubon Center's B'Earthday Come celebrate Earth Day and the Audubon Center’s 10th Anniversary! Enjoy nature games, tours, lakeshore clean-up, educational activities, performances and crafts. Special events include Recording why you love the Audubon at the Beat Cave; Making a musical instrument from recycled materials with Bash the Trash and an Animal Encounter with a Bird of Prey from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m., all ages, Free.

Nature's Helpers Families can take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 2-3 p.m. Free.

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.

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. 

Transit Museum: The Great Subway Search Discover key signs, symbols and subway parts in this unique scavenger hunt through vintage cars. For ages 4+. 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.

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, April 23 

 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).

Preschool Story & Craft  Hear a story and make a craft. , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m., 3-6 years, 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.


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