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Where to Go With the Kids: Dec. 19-25

The weekly lowdown on kids events in Prospect Heights plus a selection from Prospect Park, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Crown Heights.

Monday, December 19

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.

Tween Art Club Art projects for ages 8-12. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 p.m. Free.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

 

Tuesday, December 20   Happy Hannukah!

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. And tonight Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz  will be a juggling show. 5:45 p.m.

Puppet Show At P.S. 321 tonight Small Wonder Puppet Theatre will tell the story of Chanukah, plus there will be latkes, sufganyot (traditional Chanukah donuts), door prizes, face painting and arts and crafts. 80 Seventh Ave., 5:15 p.m., $5 per person. RSVP if possible to brownstonejewishevents@gmail.com.

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.

 This weekly event features stories, songs and sign language. , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave), 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

Teen Gaming Teens are welcome to bring in personal video games or video game consoles to the Teen Reading Room and use the television in this weekly event. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-5 p.m. Free.   

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.

 Join the beloved Lloyed Miller, of Deedle Deedle Dees fame, , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 10-10:30 a.m., $5 per family.

 This weekly event allows toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:30 a.m. Free.  

Story Play Kids get the chance to play with toys and hear stories. Ages 0 to 5.  Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.  

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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. 

 Moms share experiences, discuss child growth and development and with their kids, 3 months to 2 years, enjoy activities such as circle time, music, art and baking. , 569 Vanderbilt Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

 

Wednesday, December 21

Note: I accidentally left in Audra Rox and the Bread and Roses Art Class from last week's list. I just removed them. I apologize to anyone who might have been inconvenienced by the error. 

 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 This weekly sing-along started up again this fall. 837 Union St. at Seventh Avenue. 10 a.m. $3 per caregiver.

Spellbound Theatre Storytime This newish drop-in weekly storytime blends songs, our favorite books, fables, and classic nursery rhymes with music, puppets and more. Ages 0-5. Birth Day Presence Studio, 182 8th Ave. bet. Garfield and First. No class Dec. 28. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. $5 per family.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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.  

 This weekly drop-off class is open to kids with a desire to discover acrobatics without the full commitment of an entire session, or to practice skills they've already learned. Open to beginners, newcomers, and enrolled students ages 5-12. , 524 Bergen St. bet. Carlton and Sixth, 5-6 p.m. free.

 Rollie Pollie Guacamolie rocks with kids of all ages. , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., $5 per family.

 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.

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.

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.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-6 p.m. Free.

The Fifth Night Brooklyn Children bring gifts to be donated to Little Essentials, which provides free baby and toddler clothing and other essential items to needy Brooklyn families. After gift collecting, a communal candle lighting, some songs and a shared treat (dinner will not be served), a representative from Little Essentials will thank the children and describe briefly how their donations will impact the recipients and their families. Bija Kids Clinton Hill, 900 Fulton Street. Space is limited, reserve your spot here.  6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring one new, unwrapped gift for a child 0-5 for each child attending.

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. 6 p.m.

 

Thursday, December 22

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.

 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.

Jewish Sing-Along with Kveller Kveller.com runs this weekly sing-along, led by Ora and Yoshie Fruchter, a Brooklyn-based guitar-playing and puppet-acting duo. Two Boots Brooklyn, 514 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, 10-10:45 a.m., Free.

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.

Kids "Drum-Along"  Join Ivan for this “drum-along” event. , 365 5th Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 10-11 a.m., $5 per family.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events This great 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. 

Story Craft Kids hear stories and then make crafts associated with them. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

Homework Help For all ages. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 4-6 p.m. Free.

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. 6 p.m.

 

Friday, December 23

Transit Tots This weekly drop-in program entertains the little ones. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m., Ages 2-5, Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).

Brooklyn Children's Museum This great museum has activities 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.

 Beginner and advanced players are invited to play together in this weekly event. , Youth Wing, Teen Reading Room, 4-5 p.m., Free. 

Teen Time Books, games and music for teens. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 3:30-5 p.m. Free.

Preschool StorytimeEnjoy books, games and music. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10 a.m. Free

Arts and Crafts: Craft projects for kids. Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 4 p.m. Free

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. 3:30 p.m.


Saturday, December 24

Note: All libraries are closed today and all Prospect Park events are canceled except for the GreenMarket.

Transit Museum 'Zoomin' Zoetropes' Travelers on the Q train heading from Brooklyn to Manhattan whirl past a blast of light and shapes as they emerge onto the Manhattan Bridge. This is Bill Brand’s Arts for Transit installation, Masstransiscope,which brings the optical illusion created zoetropes to subway riders every day.  We’ll design these simple animation devices, and learn how to tell stories by creating the illusion of motion. For ages 4+. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m., Ages 2-5, Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).

 Watch as baboons, meerkats, otters, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11 a.m., free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Brooklyn Children's Museum This great museum has activities 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. Note that the museum closes at 3 p.m. today.

 Take the kids to see this holiday classic performed by the renowned American Ballet Theatre company right at BAM. Moreover, it's performed with a live orchestra and sets and costumes are by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson, who did The Lion King. Starts tonight and runs through Dec. 31 with performances evenings at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.). Matinees are Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m. and Sun. at 1 p.m. No performances on Christmas Day. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. $25-$120.

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, December 25    Merry Christmas!

Note: The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, The New York Transit Museum and all libraries are closed today and all Prospect Park events canceled, but the Prospect Park Zoo (bless them) is open 365 days a year.

 Watch as baboons, meerkats, otters, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. , 450 Flatbush Avenue, 11 a.m., free with zoo admission of $8 adults, $5 kids 3-12.

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting A three-story menorah will be lit in Grand Army Plaza by Chabad. There will also be music, dancing and free latkes. 6 p.m.

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