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Where to Go With the Kids: Dec. 12-18

The weekly lowdown on kids events in Prospect Heights plus a selection from Prospect Park, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Crown Heights.

 

Monday, December 12

 This weekly event allows kids ages 0 to 5 hear stories and play with toys. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10-10:35 a.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.

Gaming for Kids Kids aged 7-11 play video games and board games in this monthly event. Call 718-230-2117 for more information. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 p.m. Free. 

Brooklyn Open Co-hosted by Urban Word, Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. The series is run by teens for teens, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Center, 5-7 p.m. Free. 

 

Tuesday, December 13

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.

 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, 10:30 or 11 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

 This weekly event features stories, songs and sign language. , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave), 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

Audra Rox This "hip" and "rockin" music class (according to the website) is offered on a drop-in basis during December. A.R.T NY/ South Oxford Space 
138 South Oxford bet. Atlantic & Fulton. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. 0-5, $25, cash only, pre-registration here suggested.

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.

 Join the beloved Lloyed Miller, of Deedle Deedle Dees fame, , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 10-10:30 a.m., $5 per family.

 This weekly event allows toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:30 a.m. Free.  

Story Play Kids get the chance to play with toys and hear stories. Ages 0 to 5.  Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.  

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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. 

 Moms share experiences, discuss child growth and development and with their kids, 3 months to 2 years, enjoy activities such as circle time, music, art and baking. , 569 Vanderbilt Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10.

 

Wednesday, December 14

 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.

 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, 10:30 and 11 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

Sing-Along at Tea Lounge This weekly sing-along started up again this fall. 837 Union St. at Seventh Avenue. 10 a.m. $3 per caregiver.

Spellbound Theatre Storytime This newish drop-in weekly storytime blends songs, our favorite books, fables, and classic nursery rhymes with music, puppets and more. Ages 0-5. Birth Day Presence Studio, 182 8th Ave. bet. Garfield and First. No class Dec. 28. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. $5 per family.

Audra Rox This "hip" and "rockin" music class (according to the website) is offered on a drop-in basis during December. A.R.T NY/ South Oxford Space 

138 South Oxford bet. Atlantic & Fulton. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. 0-5, $25, cash only, pre-registration here suggested.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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. 

Bread and Roses Art Class Normally these classes are $55, but today it's $25 (for new students only). So if you have a budding artist, seize the moment. The class will study Inuit art, and kids will make an Inuit Motif Print and an Arctic carved figure. New York Explorers (behind Blue Marble) 186 Underhill Ave. 3:30 to 5:30; $25.  

 This weekly drop-off class is open to kids with a desire to discover acrobatics without the full commitment of an entire session, or to practice skills they've already learned. Open to beginners, newcomers, and enrolled students ages 5-12. , 524 Bergen St. bet. Carlton and Sixth, 5-6 p.m. free.

Mil's Trills Led by Amelia Robinson, this music class engages kids with original music, stories and the help of a ukulele and musical guests. The Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave (bet. Carroll and President)  3:30-4:30 p.m., $15 suggested donation.

 Rollie Pollie Guacamolie rocks with kids of all ages. , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 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.

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.

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.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

 

Thursday, December 15

 Not a children's event but since you can bring the kids, and everyone needs some adult discussion, we're including it: Babysitters, parents, and caregivers meet once a month to discuss popular and classic books chosen by the group. Discussion lead by librarian. Small children are allowed with an adult. December's discussion title will be Testimony by Anita Shreve. 10:30-11:15 a.m. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Free.

 Listen to bedtime stories and get a free Keats book. Pajamas and teddy bears are optional. Ages 3-8. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7:30 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.

 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.

Jewish Sing-Along with Kveller Kveller.com runs this weekly sing-along, led by Ora and Yoshie Fruchter, a Brooklyn-based guitar-playing and puppet-acting duo. Two Boots Brooklyn, 514 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, 10-10:45 a.m., Free.

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.

Kids "Drum-Along"  Join Ivan for this “drum-along” event. , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 10-11 a.m., $5 per family.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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. 

Story Craft Kids hear stories and then make crafts associated with them. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

 

Friday, December 16

Audra Rox This "hip" and "rockin" music class (according to the website) is offered on a drop-in basis during December. Gumbo, 493 Atlantic Ave. bet. Nevins and 3rd Av.,e 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. 0-5, $25, cash only, pre-registration here suggested.

Transit Tots This weekly drop-in program entertains the little ones. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m., Ages 2-5, Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).

Brooklyn Children's Museum This great museum has activities 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.

 Beginner and advanced players are invited to play together in this weekly event. , Youth Wing, Teen Reading Room, 4-5 p.m., Free. 

Teen Time Books, games and music for teens. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 3:30-5 p.m. Free.

Preschool StorytimeEnjoy books, games and music. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10 a.m. Free

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

Holiday Stories and Sing-Along Greenlight staff and local celebrity guests will read holiday classics like ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (performed by Touré in what has become a Greenlight holiday tradition) and Miss Nina will lead a sing-along. Kids can wear their pajamas or their favorite holiday garb, and holiday treats will be served. , 686 Fulton St (at S Portland St), 6-8 p.m., Free.

 Support the school at this film showing. Healthy snacks will be for sale. , 80 Underhill Ave. at St. Marks. 6 p.m. $5 admission includes free popcorn.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.


Saturday, December 17

 Santa will be at the boutique from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 806 Washington Ave. bet. Sterling and St. Johns, Free.

Take the kids to see Santa at Mayday Hardware, where there will also be a raffle for a toy-filled candy cane. Mayday is taking donations for toys-for-tots (new and unwrapped) and the U.S. Marines, in uniform, will stop by that day to pick them up. 755 Washington Ave. at Sterling Place. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. 

Transit Museum 'Travelin' Treats' Kids assemble candies, cookies and cakes into edible transit masterpieces! Space is limited. Advanced phone registration is recommended at 718-694-1792. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m., Ages 2-5, Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).

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.

 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.

Prospect Park Lefferts House Events Today this historic house has Second Floor Tours (1-3:30 on the half hour) and Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Flatbush and Ocean Avenues),  Free.

 Watch as baboons, meerkats, otters, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11 a.m., free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Brooklyn Children's Museum This great museum has activities 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. 

 Magic Jim takes children on an imaginary train ride around the world to learn about Kwanza, Diwali, Solstice, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1 p.m. Free.

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

Homework Help The library offers homework help for kids , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

 

Sunday, December 18

 Santa will be at the boutique from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 806 Washington Ave. bet. Sterling and St. Johns, Free.

 Watch as baboons, meerkats, otters, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11 a.m., free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Transit Museum 'Travelin' Treats' Kids assemble candies, cookies and cakes into edible transit masterpieces! Space is limited. Advanced phone registration is recommended at 718-694-1792. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m., Ages 2-5, Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).

Chanukah Concert and Puppet Show Yellow Sneaker will perform plus there will be sufganyot, a traditional Chanukah fried donut. Union Temple Presechool, 17 Eastern Parkway at Grand Army Plaza, 4 p.m. to 6 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.

Prospect Park Lefferts House Today this historic house has Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour)  and Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past (2:30-3:30 p.m.). Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Flatbush and Ocean Avenues),  Free.

Brooklyn Children's Museum This great museum has activities 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. 

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

Amy Sara Clark December 16, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Several new events added to this for the weekend including Santa at Mayday and a Hanukah Sing-Along,

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