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Where to Go With the Kids: Weekend Edition

Our calendar of children's events in Prospect Heights and beyond for May 4-7.

 

Friday, May 4

 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 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. 61Local, 61 Bergen St. (between 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.

 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 5 

 Help clean up and beautify the berms in Grand Army Plaza. Kids with parents welcome. Meet at Plaza Street East and Vanderbilt Avenue, 10 a.m., free. 

Greenlight Kids Story Time New York-based author Rachel Vail presents a tale of following your dreams with her new picture book Piggy Bunny! , 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., ages 3-8, Free.

Sigma Storytime Volunteers from the Brooklyn Alumni Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity read stories for children ages 3 to 8 years the first Saturday of the month.  , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 12-1 p.m. Free.

 When Baker Bobbie receives an intriguing package from India for her birthday, a trio of native Indian musicians help her reveal the mystery of what's inside. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1 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.

Brooklyn Beanstalk Storytime Volunteers from the Brooklyn Beanstalk language immersion program read stories in French and Spanish. Ages 1 to 7 years. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 1 p.m. Free. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is hosting Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour) and Sow & Sew Flax Weekend, where kids can plant flax, see it spun into linen and sew a linen pouch (1-4 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. 

Transit Museum: Transportation Inventions In Amos Vogel’s beloved book, "How Little Lori Visited Times Square," a young boy attempts a journey to Times Square by train, bus, taxi and turtle! Help Lori get to his destination by designing a vehicle of the future. For ages 6+. 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 6

 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 Miss Nina and her pink guitar brings her original tunes to Greenlight. For kids 0-3. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Lefferts House Events Today this historic house is hosting Second Floor Tours (1-4:30 on the half hour) and Sow & Sew Flax Weekend, where kids can plant flax, see it spun into linen and sew a linen pouch (1-4 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.

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.

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. 

Transit Museum: Transportation Inventions In Amos Vogel’s beloved book, "How Little Lori Visited Times Square," a young boy attempts a journey to Times Square by train, bus, taxi and turtle! Help Lori get to his destination by designing a vehicle of the future. For ages 6+. 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.

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 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.

Kourtney May 04, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I love reading these, always so helpful to find out where to take my kids!
Amy Sara Clark May 05, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words Kourtney : )

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