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Where to Go With the Kids: May 29-June 4

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



Tuesday, May 29 

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.

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.  

 

Wednesday, May 30

 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 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.

Mini Keyboard with Leslie A beginning keyboard class for kids 1-4 years old that teaches notes and keys through symbols and colors. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 3:30 p.m., $5/child.

 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.

 

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Thursday, May 31

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. 0-18 months. Free.

Baby Clay Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. for ages 6 months to 2 years 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., $12/child. Note: May 31 is the last week of the class until fall. 

 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).  

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, June 1

 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.

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.

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.

 

Saturday, June 2

Greenlight Kids Story Time, This week, peter Brown, author of Children Make Terrible Pets, will read from his books and do a drawing. In addition, the shop will be holding a fundraiser for First Book-Brooklyn, the local chapter of the national nonprofit organization that provides new books to kids in need, and will donate 20 percent of all sales of children's books and toys to the organization. Ages 3-7. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., Free. 

 A full day of free admission and special programs to celebrate the opening of the . There will be West African cora music and activities for kids and adults. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., noon to 6 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.

Lefferts House Events Today the historic house is hosting Race Around the Farmyard, where the whole family can participate in potato sack races, stilts and other old-fashioned games (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.). For older kids there are also  Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour) Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 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.

Transit Museum Events Today there are two events for kids at the museum: "Miles of Tiles," where kids discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies NYC's subway stations and then experiment with unique patterns and designs with glass tile (tor ages 4+, 1:30 p.m.); and "Transit Comic Strips" where kids will use archival and current photos of buses and subways and Comic Life software to design a transit- themed comic strip of their own (for ages 6+, 2:30 p.m., space is limited so get there early). 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).  

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.  

Princess Show at Adventurer's  Although out of our regular coverage area, this one is worth noting: Brooklyn is getting a Princess Show! Bring your little princess out to Adventurer's amusement park to enjoy this live 20-minute children's show. This free staged production features a singing Cinderella, a tumbling Tinkerbell, and lots of popular songs for your little Adventurer to sing along to as they help the Princesses solve a mystery! 1824 Shore Parkway (just off the Belt Pkwy between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, there's free parking or take the D Train to 25th Avenue). 5 and 6:30 p.m. Show is free, $3 per ticket for the rides.

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). 

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, June 3

Morning Bird Walk: Local Nesters  Meet the local birds raising families in Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Meet at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 8 a.m. Free.

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 Miss Nina brings her pink guitar and original songs to Story Time. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today the historic house is hosting Race Around the Farmyard, where the whole family can participate in potato sack races, stilts and other old-fashioned games (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.). For older kids there are also Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour) Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 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.

Transit Museum: See Art Make Art! Artist Antonio Masi’s dramatic paintings of bridges dazzle visitors in the Museum’s newest exhibit. See his work, then meet the artist! Masi demonstrates his unique watercolor technique and talks about why our city’s bridges so capture his imagination. Witness art in the making—and paint a bridge of your own in our Education Center. For ages 6+ Offered in connection with the exhibitNew York’s Golden Age of Bridges: Paintings by Antonio Masi. 1:30 p.m. 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).

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). 

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, June 4 

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.

 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).

Tween Book Club A lively montly discussion for kids ages 10 to 12. The book for June is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m., Free.

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