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Weekend Kids Events: July 27-29

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

 

Friday, July 27

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

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, July 28

Special Events

 Fitness activities for all ages including a pep rally for and “Fit Kids Run” for kids ages 6-12 in Fort Greene, a nature walk and guided tour through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and a bootcamp party for ages 5 and under fitness animal games for all ages and an arts and crafts hour at the Brooklyn Children's Museum (see link for details). 

 Before the screening of The Muppet Movie (the 1979 original) the all-star tribute ensemble Loser's Lounge gets its Kermit on with a salute to the Muppet musical oeuvre. Bring your kids, your voice, and your sense of childlike wonder and delight—because the whole night is a sing-along. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West, 7:30 p.m. (but get there early), Free. 

Weekly Events

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.  

 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. 

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.

 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.

Transit Museum: Design a Vehicle Kids use spinning wheels and other parts to make their own bus that moves. For ages 3+. 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). 

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, July 29

Weekly Events  

Greenlight Baby Story Time Miss Nina and her pink guitar promises to get adults singing and moving along with the children. , 686 Fulton St (at S. Portland St), 11 a.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.

Transit Museum: Design a Vehicle Kids use spinning wheels and other parts to make their own bus that moves. For ages 3+. 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).   

Nature’s Helpers at Prospect Park Audubon Center
Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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.

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. 

crystal July 29, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Sunday stories for kids at Community Bookstore are not on for the summer months.
Amy Sara Clark July 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Crystal, thanks for letting me know, I'll remove it!

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