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Labor Day Weekend Kids Events: September 1, 2, 3

Free and cheap Brooklyn children's happenings in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Park and beyond.

 

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Saturday, August 18 

Note: The Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Transit Museum will be closed all weekend.

Special Events

 Join MoCADA on Franklin Avenue as the Central Brooklyn celebrates Caribbean Culture in the heart of the 45th Annual West Indian American Carnival Association's Labor Day Festivities where their Kiddie Carnival Parade will come marching through. Block party includes Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, Steel Pan, Carnival Masks and Head Piece Making, Double Dutch Competition and more. 12pm – 6pm on Franklin Avenue, between Park and Lincoln places. Free.

Hansel & Gretel There's a new show at Puppetworks. The 1857 Brothers Grimm story, with songs by Humperdinck, 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. $9 adults, $8 kids (note, no credit cards accepted). 

 

Weekly Events

Greenlight Kids Story Time Author Susanna Reich will read from her book Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat and then lead a food-related craft activity. Plus there will be croissants and other French baked treats from Greene Grape. For ages 3 to 8.  Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. (at S Portland St), 11 a.m., Free.  

Crafts at Habana Outpost Creative crafts and workshops that teach kids about environmentalism and community. 757 Fulton St. at S. Portland Avenue, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.. 

Prospect Park Carousel The carousel is open Thursdays through Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 6 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 (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.) Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), Kids free, $3 suggested for adults.

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, August 19

 

Special Events:

Hansel & Gretel There's a new show at Puppetworks. The 1857 Brothers Grimm story, with songs by Humperdinck, 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. $9 adults, $8 kids (note, no credit cards accepted). 

 

Weekly Events  

Greenlight Baby Story Time Today Miss Nina, who received a 2010 Parents’ Choice Award for her debut CD, performs. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.m. Free.

Crafts at Habana Outpost Creative crafts and workshops that teach kids about environmentalism and community. 757 Fulton St. at S. Portland Avenue, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Nature on the Go! Play animal charades, pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or join many other fun and active nature games. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us! 1-2 p.m. Meet at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse (just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park). Free.

Prospect Park Carousel The carousel is open Thursdays through Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 6 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.). Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), Kids free, $3 suggested for adults. 

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, August 20 

 

Special Events: 

The West Indian-American Day Parade It's crowded, but the costumes, dance, music and spirt can't be beat. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. Utica Avenue to Grand Army Plaza along Eastern Pkwy. Free.


Weekly Events:

Prospect Park Carousel The carousel is open Thursdays through Sundays and school holidays, 12 to 6 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 Lefferts House is open, though no specific events are scheduled. Still kids can play in the and the outdoor garden. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), Kids free, $3 suggested for adults. 

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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