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Where to Go With the Kids: April 9-16

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

 

Monday, April 9 

 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).

Blooming Naturalists In honor of Spring Break, the Audobon Center will be open all week and kids can learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal at Prospect Park's Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m. Free. 

Spring Sprouts at Lefferts House In honor of Spring Break, this historic house is open all week and kids can make their own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil and seeds. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free.

 In honor of Spring Break, the carousel is open all week, 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.

Prospect Park Tennis Center All week, adults and kids ages 5 and up can participate in drills and match play all afternoon: $80 per day or register for all five days and get a discounted rate of $350. Players must register in advance. 1-4 p.m. Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. Call (718) 436-2500 for more information. 

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.

 

Tuesday, April 10 

Transit Museum: Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple. Get ready to hum along—audience participation makes the show. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

Blooming Naturalists In honor of Spring Break, the Audobon Center will be open all week and kids can learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal at Prospect Park's Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m. Free. 

Spring Sprouts at Lefferts House In honor of Spring Break, this historic house is open all week and kids can make their own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil and seeds. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free.

 In honor of Spring Break, the carousel is open all week, 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.

Prospect Park Tennis Center All week, adults and kids ages 5 and up can participate in drills and match play all afternoon: $80 per day or register for all five days and get a discounted rate of $350. Players must register in advance. 1-4 p.m. Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. Call (718) 436-2500 for more information. 

 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.

 This weekly event features stories, songs and sign language. , 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, and in honor of Spring Break this week, the museum will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10. 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 11

Transit Museum: Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple. Get ready to hum along—audience participation makes the show. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

 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 A weekly sing-along. 837 Union St. at Seventh Avenue. 10 a.m. $3 per caregiver.

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.

Blooming Naturalists In honor of Spring Break, the Audobon Center will be open all week and kids can learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal at Prospect Park's Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m. Free. 

Spring Sprouts at Lefferts House In honor of Spring Break, this historic house is open all week and kids can make their own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil and seeds. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free.

 In honor of Spring Break, the carousel is open all week, 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.

Prospect Park Tennis Center All week, adults and kids ages 5 and up can participate in drills and match play all afternoon: $80 per day or register for all five days and get a discounted rate of $350. Players must register in advance. 1-4 p.m. Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. Call (718) 436-2500 for more information. 

 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, and in honor of Spring Break this week, the museum will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10. 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 12

Transit Museum: Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple. Get ready to hum along—audience participation makes the show. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

 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.

  Before seeing the movie "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (release on April 27), learn how the movie was made using stop-motion animation, and have fun with other pirate-related activities. For ages 6-9. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 

Blooming Naturalists In honor of Spring Break, the Audobon Center will be open all week and kids can learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal at Prospect Park's Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m. Free. 

Spring Sprouts at Lefferts House In honor of Spring Break, this historic house is open all week and kids can make their own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil and seeds. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free.

 In honor of Spring Break, the carousel is open all week, 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.

Prospect Park Tennis Center All week, adults and kids ages 5 and up can participate in drills and match play all afternoon: $80 per day or register for all five days and get a discounted rate of $350. Players must register in advance. 1-4 p.m. Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. Call (718) 436-2500 for more information. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day, and in honor of Spring Break this week, the museum will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10. 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.

 

Friday, April 13

Transit Museum: Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple. Get ready to hum along—audience participation makes the show. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

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

Blooming Naturalists In honor of Spring Break, the Audobon Center will be open all week and kids can learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal at Prospect Park's Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-4 p.m. Free. 

Spring Sprouts at Lefferts House In honor of Spring Break, this historic house is open all week and kids can make their own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil and seeds. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free.

 In honor of Spring Break, the carousel is open all week, 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.

Prospect Park Tennis Center All week, adults and kids ages 5 and up can participate in drills and match play all afternoon: $80 per day or register for all five days and get a discounted rate of $350. Players must register in advance. 1-4 p.m. Parkside Avenue across from Prospect Park. Call (718) 436-2500 for more information. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The museum has events for kids all day, and in honor of Spring Break this week, the museum will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10. 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.

Mil's Trills This musical show for kids by Amelia Robinson includes Jesse Neuman of Music Works on coronet. 61Local, 61 Bergen Street at Smith St., Cobble Hill, 3:30 p.m. $15.

 

Saturday, April 14 

 One of the more well-known singers on the children's circuit will perform songs from her new album, "You Are My Flower." , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1 p.m. Free.

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, Brooklyn-based and award-winning children’s book illustrator Paul Zelinksky presents his new picture book Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, 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 (1-4:30 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). 1-2 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' Little Red Riding Hood Perrault's classic tale, set in Louisiana Bayou country with a Zydeco musical score and performed with hand puppets. 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: There are two events at the museum today:  MAP NYC: ABC 123 There are 25 subway lines and over 200 bus routes in New York City. Pick your favorite and design a unique map inspired by your choice (at 1:30 p.m.). and Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple (at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.). Both events tor ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $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, April 15

 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, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Vered performs. 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 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). 1-2 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.

Transit Museum: There are two events at the museum today:  MAP NYC: ABC 123 There are 25 subway lines and over 200 bus routes in New York City. Pick your favorite and design a unique map inspired by your choice (at 1:30 p.m.). and Sharin' a Ride Carbon Footprint Man and The Professor star in this 30-minute "hysterical, historical tale" of mass transit in the Big (Green) Apple (at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.). Both events tor ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $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.

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 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.

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