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Weekend Kids Events: August 17, 18, 19, 20

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

 

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Friday, August 17

 

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 18

 

Special Events

Wash Ave Rocks The third annual street fair includes tons of events for kids including a water slide, face-painting, raffle prizes, a fashion show "celebrating the decades" and arts and crafts. See the full schedule of the Washington Avenue street fair. Washington Avenue between Atlantic and Eastern Parkway, 12-6 p.m. Free.

Final Weekend: 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). 

 

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.

  Did you know that the electricity needed to power our subway may one day come from engines in the East River? Kids will learn about turbines through a demo and then they will have the chance to make their own. For ages 4+ 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).  


Sunday, August 19

 

Special Events:

Final Weekend: 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).

 

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.

  Did you know that the electricity needed to power our subway may one day come from engines in the East River? Kids will learn about turbines through a demo and then they will have the chance to make their own. For ages 4+ 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).  

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). 

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

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 membership).

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.

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