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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BROOKLYN

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by Directories Editor - Weekly February 6, 2013

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There's so much to do with your family in Brooklyn on the weekends! Interested in theater and museums? How about a festival or concert? Find it in our list of this weekend's best kids and family activities in Brooklyn. Or, check out NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

Disco Time and Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
February 06, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Join Gillad Khalifa and Yoni the Puppet for disco dancing and Sing alongs.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
February 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help with homework.

Wii for Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 06, 2013 - Greenpoint

Tweens play Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii.

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 06, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Phil's chamber group examines Brooklyn's history as a classical music hotbed at the turn of the previous century. Enjoy excerpts from Brooklyn-based composers.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

Create an arts and crafts project based on a story read aloud earlier in the session.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 07, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids practice their writing skills in a focused workshop environment.

Chess Class - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 07, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, singing, and arts and crafts.

Cancer Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

This group meets the first Thursday of every month for those who have survived and are currently being treated for cancer.

Movies - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
February 08, 2013 - Mapleton

Kids enjoy an after-school movie.

Teen and Tween Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
February 08, 2013 - Brownsville

Teens and tweens gather for books, games, music, homework, and socializing.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 08, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2013 - Staten Island

Make some delicious Red Velvet cupcakes.

Junior Engineer: Dig It - New York Transit Museum
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction. Kids work together to dig up artifacts from our makeshift excavation site.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 09, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays. Headquartered at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, to help the public view our national symbol in the wild. See an eagle up-close at the entertaining and educational shows taking place all day long in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Or participate in any number of activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children's programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit teatown.org/eaglefest. Tickets are required for any shows in the Eagle Theatre and for bus tours. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase tickets in advance. Parking is free, and shuttle buses will bring guests from the outlying lots and the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park.

Cultural Connections: Phyllis Rose Dance Company - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Rose and her troupe bring music, stories, and folktales to the Museum in a performance that celebrates Black culture throughout the world.

Dads (or Moms) and Daughters Ball - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Enjoy being a debutante with mom or dad during this evening of dancing. Includes refreshments, a free corsage, a keepsake photo, and a night to remember.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about the Chinese zodiac and the year of the Snake. Make a craft and discover what this year may bring.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Performers present examples of Chinese performing arts on this day of celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the snake.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Literacy Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

The Staten Island Reading Association presents "Poopendous" author Artie Bennett, and Sabrina Panfilo, author of "Tomey & the Caterpiller."

Sssecond Sssaturday Sssnakes - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet, greet, and touch live exotic snakes.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Make a square to go on the Museum's quilt in honor of Black History Month.

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

Winter Break Activities - New York Transit Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit museum is open and offering activities during February vacation week: The Great Subway Search scavenger hunt at 11am, and Create a Grand Central City (see Feb. 16 and 17) at 1 and 3pm.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

'The Prince and the Magic Flute' - Puppetworks
Through March 24, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppets present the melodramatic tale of a Prince who asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the bird catcher's mouth. (You have to be there...)

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through May 31, 2013 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through July 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.


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