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Where to Go With the Kids: Jan. 9-15

The weekly lowdown on kids events in Prospect Heights, Prospect Park, North Park Slope, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Crown Heights.

Monday, January 9

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 Book Club A lively discussion for ages 9-12. The books for January areare "Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales" by Chris Van Allsburg. (Check back at the BPL events calendar for February's books or call 718-230-2117.) , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m., 8-12 years, Free.

 This weekly event allows toddlers 18 to 36 months to play with toys and hear stories. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. Free. 

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

 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, January 10

Toddler Time This weekly event allows toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. Free. 

Toddler Time 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. -12 p.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 3:30 p.m. Free.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4:30-7:30 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.

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

Teen Gaming Teens are welcome to bring in personal video games or video game consoles to the Teen Reading Room and use the television in this weekly event. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 p.m. Free.   

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.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This cheerful and beautifully designed 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, January 11

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 or 10:30 a.m. (note: no 11 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 This weekly sing-along started up again this fall. 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.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This cheerful and beautifully designed 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. 

 Rolie Polie Guacamole 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.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-6 p.m. Free. 

 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.

 

Thursday, January 12

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.

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 or 10:30 a.m. (note: no 11 a.m.) 0-18 months. Free.

 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.

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 cheerful and beautifully designed  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.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-6 p.m. Free. 

 

Friday, January 13

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

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This cheerful and beautifully designed  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.

 Led by Amelia Robinson, this music class engages kids with original music, stories and the help of a ukulele and a musical guest. 61Local, 61 Bergen St., bet. Smith and Boerum Place, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $15 suggested.

 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


Saturday, January 14

Note: Prospect Park Children's Events will return in February. The park doesn't hold events in January because attendance is traditionally low, a spokesman said.  

Greenlight Kids Story Time Greenlight staffers read stories to kids. Sometimes they bring in authors to do the readings. Get the schedule here. , 686 Fulton St (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, 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.

 Families will engage in an interactive exploration of a single artist and create a piece of art using some of the same materials or concepts. Today participants create a shadowbox in the style of Joseph Cornell. For kids 7+ with an adult companion. , 12-1:30 p.m. Free with suggested admission of $12, kids under 12 are free. Space is limited, register in advance at youth.family@brooklynmuseum.org

Brooklyn Beanstalk Storytime Volunteers from the Brooklyn Beanstalk language immersion program read stories in French and Spanish. Ages 1 to 7 years. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.

Science Clinic For ages 7-14. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 12-1 p.m. Free.

Writing Clinic Develop ELA and writing skills through creative writing and poetry. For ages 7-14. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Free.

Transit Museum 'Journey to the Past'  Journey back in time for a special tale with costumed storyteller Mabel Kline. She will recount her experiences as the subway’s first female conductor in an interactive, imaginary ride on an IRT Local. Performance is 30 minutes. Recommended 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).  

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 Martin Luther King Events This cheerful and beautifully designed  museum has events for kids all day. Today in honor of Martin Luther King, at 2:30 p.m., there's "Join Hands" for kids 5 and under, which explores the differences and similarities of various cultures and discusses tolerance and peace.  See the full schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 

 

Sunday, January 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 Performers keep babies and toddlers under 3 years old entertained with stories, songs, and interactive performance. Today, the kid-loving staff at Greenlight take the stage with sing-alongs from our favorite baby board books like Going On A Bear HuntThe Wheels On the Bus, and more. Get the schedule of performers here. , 686 Fulton St (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, Free.

Transit Museum 'Journey to the Past'  Journey back in time for a special tale with costumed storyteller Mabel Kline. She will recount her experiences as the subway’s first female conductor in an interactive, imaginary ride on an IRT Local. Performance is 30 minutes. Recommended for ages 5+. 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).  

Improv Acting with Ashley For ages 6+. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 1:30 p.m., $8 ($6 if combined with Creative Writing, below).

Creative Writing with Chris For ages 6+. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 2:30 p.m., $8 ($6 if combined with Improv, above).

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 Martin Luther King Events This cheerful and beautifully designed  museum has events for kids all day. Today in honor of Martin Luther King, at 2:30 p.m., there's "Join Hands" for kids 5 and under, which explores the differences and similarities of various cultures and discusses tolerance and peace.  See the full schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 

 

 

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