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Prospect Heights Kids Events: August 20-27

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

 

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Monday, August 20

Weekly Events:

 All summer the museum will open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for members. See their schedule here. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free (with annual family membership of $85).

Toddler Story Play Toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the library the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 or 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.

 

Tuesday, August 21

Weekly Events:

  Stories and songs. , 755 Dean St., at the corner of Underhill Ave, 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

Toddler Time Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers 18-36 months. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the library the morning of the program. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10:15 or 11 a.m. Free.

Toddler Time Toddlers 18 to 36 months to enjoy stories and a chance to play. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45-11:45 a.m. Free.

Drum-Along with Ivan The name says it all ... Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

 This is the second to last week for kids to learn about New York City garden plants and animals through hands-on exploration, story time, and garden hunts. Each week, young urban gardeners will explore a different nature theme and then create their own windowsill planting or nature craft to green up their home or neighborhood. The event is canceled in rain or heat of 95°F or above. Meet in Discovery Garden. For more information, visit bbg.org/discovery. , 1000 Washington Avenue, 1:30 p.m. Free. 

Story Play with First RIF Kids ages 0-5 play with toys and hear stories, earning free board books along the way. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.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.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Events The cheerful 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.  

 

Wednesday, August 22

Weekly Events:

 Stories and songs. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. , 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Grand Army Plaza, 0-18 months. Free.

 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 Yellow Sneaker leads a weekly sing-along with puppets. 837 Union St. at Seventh Avenue. 10 a.m. $5 per family.

Story Time with Mary Jo Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

Board Games Play classic board games and meet new people. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

 Drop-in weekly story times with music, stories, puppets and more for ages 0-5. Birth Day Presence Studio, 182 Eighth Ave., bet. Garfield and First Street. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. $5 per family.

Mini Keyboard with Leslie A beginning keyboard class for kids 1-4 years old that teaches notes and keys through symbols and colors. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 3:30 p.m., $5/child. 

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.

 

Thursday, August 23

Special Events:

 In August the carousel is free on Thursdays! Open Thursdays through Sundays, 12 to 6 p.m. Enter Prospect Park at the Willink entrance, located at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

 Listen to bedtime stories and get a free Keats book. Pajamas and teddy bears are optional. Suitable for ages 3 to 8. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7:30 p.m. Free.

 

Weekly Events:

 Stories and songs. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program. , 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Grand Army Plaza, 10:30 a.m. 0-18 months. Free.

 Lloyd is away until September, but Chris of the Deedle Deedle Dees is leading this 45-minute sing-along. , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave), 10:30 a.m., $5/family.

Transit Tots Stories, games and more. Ages 2-5. New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 11 a.m., Free with museum admission (adults $7, kids 2-17 and seniors $5).  

Story Craft Listen to a story and create a craft.  , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

Sea Lion Feedings 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.

 

Friday, August 24

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.

Sing-Along A sing-along for kids of all ages. Play Kids, 676 Flatbush Ave., bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop. 10 a.m., $5/family.

Preschool Storytime Stories for kids aged 3-5. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 10:45-11:45 a.m. Free. 

Arts and Crafts Crafts open to kids of all ages. , 25 4th Ave. at Pacific St. 1-2 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, August 25

Special Events

Puppetworks' Punch & Judy Punch & Judy introduce three classic tales: The 3 Wishes, The Ugly Duckling and The 3 Little Pigs. 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). This show is only playing August 25-26.

 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 and fall (see link). 

 

Weekly Events

Story Play Play with toys and hear stories. , 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10 a.m. Ages 0-5 years. Free.

Greenlight Kids Story Time During July and August, Greenlight is taking a summer hiatus from hosting children's book authors. However, there will still be stories in the kids section every Saturday morning—courtesy of their book-loving, kid-friendly staff! 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.

 This free program offers kids fishing instruction and an introduction to aquatic ecology. Children 15 and under will learn about recreational fishing, fishing safety, and fish-friendly techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day in the Park. See our  for more information. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (718) 287-3400 x303 for details. 1 p.m. or 3 pm. Meet at the Audubon Center, Lincoln Rd & Ocean Ave., Free. 

 Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures. Meet at the Imagination Playground (Lincoln Road entrace at Ocean Avenue). 2 p.m. Free. 

 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.

 After reading The Inside-Outside Book of New York City, kids will create colorful “inside–outside” picture books to express our visions of subway travel. For ages 5+ 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).  

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. 

 

Sunday, August 26

Special Events:

Puppetworks' Punch & Judy Punch & Judy introduce three classic tales: The 3 Wishes, The Ugly Duckling and The 3 Little Pigs. 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). This show is only playing August 25-26.

 

Weekly Events  

Greenlight Baby Story Time Today Vered, a singer, songwriter, music therapist and mom will perform. Her album Good Morning My Love was named by kids music superstar Laurie Berkner as a 2011 favorite (USA Today.) , 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.

 This free program offers kids fishing instruction and an introduction to aquatic ecology. Children 15 and under will learn about recreational fishing, fishing safety, and fish-friendly techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day in the Park. See our  for more information. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (718) 287-3400 x303 for details. 2 pm. Meet at the Audubon Center, Lincoln Rd & Ocean Ave., Free. 

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.

 Storyteller and musician Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Gather under the big tree at Lefferts Historic House and be engaged and enchanted by stories from around the world. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 2 p.m. Kids free, $3 suggested for adults.

 After reading The Inside-Outside Book of New York City, kids will create colorful “inside–outside” picture books to express our visions of subway travel. For ages 5+ 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).  

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. 

 

Monday, August 27

Weekly Events:

 Today is the last day the museum will be open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for members. See their schedule here. Note that the museum will be closed for annual maintenance from Sept. 10-21, another reason to get there soon. 145 Brooklyn Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. Free (with annual family membership of $85).

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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