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Where to Go With the Kids: Weekend Edition, May 18-21

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

 

Friday, May 18

 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. 

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.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback.3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

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 19 

 This annual celebration of the cultural vitality of Africa and its disapora begins with the Council of Elders performing libation ceremonies to honor those who have passed on to the ancestral grounds, followed by Afro-Cuban and Haitian dance, drumming and more. Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Bergen St., 10 a.m. Free. 

 Volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort. Meet us at the Bandshell for this major spring cleaning event. , Prospect Park W & 9th St, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

 Watch the sheep get their annual haircuts, and learn felt-making, weaving, and spinning techniques. Musical guests will also perform. , 450 Flatbush Ave., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 Free classes and performances for kids and adults including Hip Hop, Jazz and Indian Dance (schedule at link). 45 4th Ave. at Dean Street 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, but you must reserve a class in advance at RSVP@dancewave.org.

Greenlight Kids Story Time , will read from her book and lead a craft project. 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. 

An art-themed block party in Crown Heights for children and families with live music and food, plus several different arts and crafts opportunities for kids as part of Arts to End Violence festival week, an initiative of Save Our Streets Crown Heights. Kingston Avenue between Bergen and Dean streets, 1-5pm, Free. Rain date is June 7th, on Park Place outside Brower Park.

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 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 part of , where kids can watch sheared wool become yarn. 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: Design a Bus Kids make their own rolling buses. For ages 3+ 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).  


Sunday, May 20

 Watch the sheep get their annual haircuts, and learn felt-making, weaving, and spinning techniques. Musical guests will also perform. , 450 Flatbush Ave., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

 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 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. 

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

 This dance/acrobatics performance troupe is raising funds for its community programs including tuition subsides and scholarships, a free weekly  class and its partnership with P.S. 9. First-timers welcome (there will be spotters available). Handstand for a few seconds or several minutes. Every bit helps. , 524 Bergen St. bet. Carlton and 6th Ave., 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 or bookstore staff read their latest books. , 143 7th Ave, 11-1 p.m., Free.

Greenlight Baby Story Time This week, singer-songwriter Vered performs. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is hosting part of , where kids can watch sheared wool become yarn. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 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: Design a Bus Kids make their own rolling buses. For ages 3+ 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 21

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

 Rides and games for kids of all ages, plus a trapeze show, Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers and eqestrian Artistry performed by The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback. 3159 Flatbush Ave. (Aviator Sports and Events Center), 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission (rides and performances are extra). 

Rudy May 18, 2012 at 03:37 PM
TGIF!!!!! Some great ideas here. Thanks! Rudy

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