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Where to Go With the Kids: May 7-14

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

 

Monday, May 7 

 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, May 8 

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.

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.

Uhuru A free and creative movement class for ages 3-5. Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Second Floor (near Flatbush Avenue), 4-5 p.m. $16.

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, May 9

 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, 10:15 or 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.

Music & Movement & Literacy, Oh My! A mixed-aged where kids participate in singing, dancing, playing instruments and a craft project as they enhance a variety of developmental abilities and literacy skills.  Concerning Learning, 213 Eastern Parkway, downstairs, between Washington and Classon, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-5, $10.

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.

Uhuru A free and creative movement class for ages 2-4. Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Second Floor (near Flatbush Avenue), 9:45-10:45 a.m. $16.

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, May 10

Meet the Author Past "Ezra Jack Keats Book Award" winner, Bryan Collier, will read from his latest books and discuss his illustrations. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Center, 10 a.m. Free.

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, 10:15 or 11 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

Music & Movement & Literacy, Oh My! A mixed-aged where kids participate in singing, dancing, playing instruments and a craft project as they enhance a variety of developmental abilities and literacy skills.  Concerning Learning, 213 Eastern Parkway, downstairs, between Washington and Classon, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-5, $10.

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.

Hip Hop With Roger G for ages 7-10. Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Second Floor (near Flatbush Avenue), 4-5 p.m. $16.

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 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, May 11

 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.

Preschool Storytime Story time for kids 3-5.  , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45-11:30 a.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 guest the trombone. 61Local, 61 Bergen St. (between Smith and Court), 3:30-4:30 p.m., $15 (recommended).  

Arts and Crafts Craft projects for kids. This week kids with make a Mother's Day project.  , 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, May 12 

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.

Greenlight Kids Story Time Author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Dan Yaccarino present their new book Boy and Bot. Ame will read from her book while Dan does live drawings in his signature style, and afterwards kids can draw their own robot friends! Ages 3-7. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., Free. 

 Children become naturalists as they explore plant and animal life cycles and experience the springtime world through fun, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and story time. Workshops also on May 13, 19, 20 and June 2 and 3 (Sundays are 1-3 p.m.). , 1000 Washington Ave, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with garden admission of $10 adults, kids under 12 are free. 

 All ages can enjoy this festival on the plaza that features music by Brooklyn Youth Chorus; art workshops by artist, Felix Plaza and illustrator Taeeun Yoo; book signing by author/illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg; and other activities. In case of rain, the festival will be held in the Dweck Center/Lobby. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1-4 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 (1-4:30 p.m. 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.

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). 

Transit Museum: Transit Time Capsules Two “bluebird” cars on the Museum’s platform level traveled to the World’s Fair decades apart, one in 1939 and the other in 1964. Learn about the Fairs and the Westinghouse Time Capsules, which are meant to stay sealed for 5,000 years. Kids will use MetroCards, maps and items they bring from home to fashion time capsules that tell the story of transit today. 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).  

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, May 13

 Children become naturalists as they explore plant and animal life cycles and experience the springtime world through fun, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and story time. Workshops also on May 19, 20 and June 2 and 3 (Saturdays are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.). , 1000 Washington Ave, 1-3 p.m. Free with garden admission of $10 adults, kids under 12 are 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 This week story time is for moms though kids are welcome. Brooklyn writer Erin Bried presents her new book, How to Rock Your Baby: And Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Concerning Learning Open Play Families can make impromptu puppet shows, do craft activities, draw on white boards, engage in learning activities on touch-screen computers, play games, explore the book collection and more. No reservation needed, caretaker supervision required. Concerning Learning, 213 Eastern Parkway, downstairs, between Washington and Classon, noon to 4 p.m. $10/child.

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is hosting Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 p.m. 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.

Adult Book Talk and Games for Kids  Authors Cheryl and William de Jong-Lambert will be on hand to discuss their new book Outdoors with Kids New York City while kids play “learn what’s in your pack”; explore a campsite; or take part in a scavenger hunt and other games. Afterward, take the whole family on a naturalist-guided walk along the Waterfall Trail, where you’ll learn about the park’s network of waterways. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-2:30 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 (note, no credit cards accepted). 

Transit Museum: Transit Time Capsules Two “bluebird” cars on the Museum’s platform level traveled to the World’s Fair decades apart, one in 1939 and the other in 1964. Learn about the Fairs and the Westinghouse Time Capsules, which are meant to stay sealed for 5,000 years. Kids will use MetroCards, maps and items they bring from home to fashion time capsules that tell the story of transit today. 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). 

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, May 14

 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).

Gaming for Kids Kids aged 7-11 play video games and board games in this monthly event. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 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.

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