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Where to Go With the Kids: Weekend Edition, June 15-18

Brooklyn children's events in Prospect Heights, Prospect Park, Park Slope and beyond.

 

Friday, June 15


Special Events:

Skate Truck at Prospect Park Want to go roller skating with the kids but don't want to invest in the equipment? Today there will be skate and safety equipment rental and instruction by Skate Truck NYC at the 3rd Street entrance to the Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3 p.m.). The truck will be at the park periodically over the summer (see link). 

 

Weekly Events:

 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.

Preschool Storytime: Games and music for kids ages 3 to 5. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Free.

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 16


Special Events

Mommy & Me Book Club Reading Meet Author Madafi Pierre who will be reading from her children’s book “LoCo’s Lullaby.” , 726 Franklin Ave. (between Sterling and Parkl), 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Free.

 A free arts festival celebrating African-American history and culture, featuring dance, music, and discounts at local businesses. Cuyler Gore Park at Fulton and Greene, 12pm to 6pm, Free. 

 Saturday and Sunday the museum is having special dad-themed events plus a jazz concert by harpist Brandee Younger as part of the  series. See the schedule 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 

 

Weekly Events

Greenlight Kids Story Time, Brooklyn author/illustrator and frequent guest Elisha Cooper will present his new picture book Homer! The reading and drawing presentation will begin at 11:00 as usual, but Cooper will be at Greenlight starting at 10:30 to create drawings for kids by request. Ages 3-7. , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., Free.

 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.

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: Dig it ... With Dad Did you know that archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction? Kids and their dads (or moms, etc.) will dig up artifacts from the museum's  makeshift excavation site. For ages 4+. 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).  

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). 


Sunday, June 17


Special Events: 

  Ok, this isn't per se a kids event, but kids might enjoy the wide selection of treats on offer, especially if you have a second adult to do the waiting on (very long) lines, while you and the kids play in the park. Grand Army Plaza entrance, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Father's Day at the Audubon Center Kids can make a Father’s Day card out of recycled materials from 1 to 3 p.m. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). 1-2 p.m., all ages, Free.

Father's Day Sing-along In addition to the usual events at Lefferts House, in honor of dad, there's a sing along with Rory Dineen plus kids will have the chance to treat Dad to fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 3 p.m. Kids free, $3 suggested for adults.

 Saturday and Sunday the museum is having special dad-themed events plus a jazz concert by harpist Brandee Younger as part of the series. See the schedule 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free with admission of $7.50 for everyone 1 year and older. 


Weekly Events  

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 Singer-songwriter Vered will perform. The Brooklyn mom's albumGood Morning My Love was named by Laurie Berkner as a 2011 favorite. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today the historic house is hosting a Father's Day Sing-along, they're service strawberries with homemade whipped cream, and there's 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.

Transit Museum: Dig it ... With Dad Did you know that archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction? Kids and their dads (or moms, etc.) will dig up artifacts from the museum's  makeshift excavation site. For ages 4+. 1:30 p.m. Also from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. signal tower operator Paula will be “on duty” to talk about a day’s work in the 1940s and teach kids a thing or two about the importance of signals. For all ages. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St. Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5)

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.

 

Monday, June 18 


Special Events:

Tween Art Club Art projects for ages 8 to 12. , Youth Wing, 4-5 p.m., Free. 


Weekly Events:

Toddler Story Play It's back! Kids ages 12 months to 36-months play with toys and hear stories. Space is limited, so get to the library early and pick up a ticket at the reference desk. , Youth Wing, 10:15 and 11 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.

 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).


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