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Where to Go With the Kids: March 5-12

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

 

Here's the weekly lowdown on kids events in Prospect Heights plus a selection from Prospect Park, North Park Slope, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Crown Heights. 

 

Monday, March 5 

Tween Book Club A lively discussion for ages 10-12. The book for March is the 2012 Newbery Award winner: "Dead End in Norvelt" by Jack Gantos. Call 718-230-2117 for more information. , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m. Free.

 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.

 

Tuesday, March 6 

 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. 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, March 7 

 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.

Big Brooklyn Playdate Kids participate in games and activities for young children that encourage early literacy. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon. 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.

 This week, instead of the drop-in story time, Spellbound Theatre hosts free trial classes. There is a Magic Moments class for 0-18 months at 3 p.m. and a Creative Journeys class for kids 18 months to 3 at 4 p.m. You must reserve a spot by registering HERE. Birth Day Presence Studio, 182 Eighth Ave., bet. Garfield and First Street. Free. 

 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.  

 Cong. Kol Israel of Prospect Heights is having a Purim event for kids including a performance by Clown & Magic Performance Rob The Brooklyn Magician, an arts and crafts center, face painting, Purim food, games, a costume contest and more. 603 St. Johns Place bet. Classon and Franklin. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5 per child (no child wil be turned away due to lack of funds). 

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, March 8

 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.

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.

 

Friday, March 9

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.

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. This week she is joined by singer-songwriter Michele Rignase. 61Local, 61 Bergen St. bet. Smith and Court. 3:30-4:30 p.m., $15 (recommended).

Arts and Crafts: Craft projects for kids. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 4-5 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.

 

Saturday, March 10

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, Greenlight staff shares some of its favorite books about friendship We'll read You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown, I Am Going! by Mo Willems and other "friend-ly" stories. , 686 Fulton St (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, Free.

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 (1-3:30 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.

 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.

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 HerStory Events This weekend the museum celebrates women who have helped shape history, build communities, preserve culture, and make our world a more beautiful place. The celebration will include crafting, activities, performances and films for all ages. For a complete listing click here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 

Puppetworks' Puss in Boots Perrault's 1697 French Fantasy performed by Marionettes with an original song score and a "live" ogre. 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. 

  In honor of Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, this teen troupe performs and demonstrates her technique, as well as screens rare photos and video. , 10 Grand Army Plaza. 1 p.m. Free.

Transit Museum: Junior Engineer, The Pneumatic Subway In 1870, the inventor Alfred Beach caused a sensation when he opened his experimental subway powered by air. Kids will learn more about his unique design and use air power to conduct experiments of their own. 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, March 11 

 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, staff member Jarrod entertains the littlest readers with stories about bears. For kids 0-3. , 686 Fulton St (at S Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Puppetworks' Puss in Boots Perrault's 1697 French Fantasy performed by Marionettes with an original song score and a "live" ogre. 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.  

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.

 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.

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: Junior Engineer, The Pneumatic Subway In 1870, the inventor Alfred Beach caused a sensation when he opened his experimental subway powered by air. Kids will learn more about his unique design and use air power to conduct experiments of their own. 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.

 This weekend the museum celebrates women who have helped shape history, build communities, preserve culture, and make our world a more beautiful place. The celebration will include crafting, activities, performances and films for all ages. For a complete listing click here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 

 

Monday, March 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).

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 7 to 11 can play video games and board games. Call 718-230-2117 for more information. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 p.m. Free. 

Jenny March 09, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Love the Audubon Center at the Boathouse art and crafts one!! Would love to do that with the kiddies
Jody Fisher March 12, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Great list

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