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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BROOKLYN

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by Directories Editor - Weekly June 12, 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.

Lunchapalooza: Ariadna Castellanos - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
June 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Spanish pianist and composer Ariadna Castellanos is one of the emerging talents on the Flamenco and Jazz scene.

Plaza Swing Series: Nu d'Lux - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
June 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Incorporating Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto Rican vocal stylings, Nu d'Lux travels from the sweetest Son to amped up and funky modern Cuban numbers with astounding ease. Dance lessons are at 6:30pm. The band starts at 7 pm.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
June 12, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

History Tour: What Was Here - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 12, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

This walking tour considers the pre-history of Brooklyn Bridge Park, from colonial times to the present day, paying particular attention to the era when dockside warehouses lined the shore and New York was the world's largest seaport. RSVP required; visit website for information.

History Tour: What Was Here - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 12, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

This walking tour considers the pre-history of Brooklyn Bridge Park, from colonial times to the present day, paying particular attention to the era when dockside warehouses lined the shore and New York was the world's largest seaport.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
June 13, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids meet up at a nurturing and supportive creative writing workshop.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
June 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers gather to hear books read aloud and explore books with their caregivers.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
June 13, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, with and without special needs, hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 13, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

Teen Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
June 14, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Teens enjoy video and board games.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
June 14, 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: Struffola - Staten Island Children's Museum
June 14, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat struffola, those little Italian honey balls.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie by Jason Pizzarello - Irondale
June 14, 2013 - Fort Greene

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie engages families with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren’t everything... you are what you eat... and what doesn’t kill you makes you more alive. Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

Kids Nature Hike - Bloomingdale Park
June 15, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids explore and observe and learn during this light nature walk.

Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn - Old Stone House Park
June 15, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppet performances all day with puppetry troops from around New York City and beyond. Hand puppets, body puppets, rod puppets, marionettes, and more. Performances are every 30 mins on the main stage. The festival includes puppet and mask making, face painting, popcorn, and more! The first 200 kids receive Puppetry Arts Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies. Special guest Noel MacNeal and Lionel from PBS "Between The Lions"

I Love My Daddy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 15, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers can celebrate the wonderful world of dads when they listen to some jazz music and make a gift for the special man in their life.

Cultural Connections: East Meets West: The Shakuhachi Flute and Dragon Trumpet - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 15, 2013 - Crown Heights

Aaron Ryuko Shragge presents an interactive performance of traditional and original music for Zen meditation on the Shakuhachi flute and the Dragon Mouth Trumpet.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
June 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Inspector's Tour: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Adventure - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
June 15, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

Kids and tweens follow clues to uncover treasures nestled within the Brooklyn Navy Yard's 300 acres. Interactive tour leads families on a search for industrial cranes, street lamps powered by wind and the sun, and more as they learn about Brooklyn's shipbuilding legacy, New York's modern maritime industry, and the "greening" of today's Yard.

Zooquest - Staten Island Zoo
June 15, 2013 - Staten Island

It's a zoo-wide scavenger hunt with trivia questions and hands-on activities. Participants can form teams, or play as individuasl. There will be prizes for the winners.

The Art of Dance: African Diaspora Dance Fusion - Brooklyn Museum
June 15, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Performances by KowTeff African Dance Company and Balance Dance Theater blend West African dance and contemporary African-descended modern dance.

Brooklyn Arts Council presents Water Lore at the Water's Edge - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 15, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

This event combines traditional stories, dances, drumming, and rituals that teach diverse meanings of water; featuring Brooklyn artists from Hawaii, Brazil, Belize, Guyana, and Haiti.

Saturday Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
June 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Get out on the water! Children under 18 must have a guardian present.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie by Jason Pizzarello - Irondale
June 15, 2013 - Fort Greene

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie engages families with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren’t everything... you are what you eat... and what doesn’t kill you makes you more alive. Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

Pachamama: Mother World - Center for Performance Research
June 15, 2013 - Williamsburg

Pachamama: Mother World is a dance theater creation inspired by indigenous tribes of North and South America. RSVP by June 15.

Mixed Up Vehicles - New York Transit Museum
June 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids create and color their very own fantasy vehicles Amphibious buses? Trains with wings?

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 16, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers let their imaginations soar through block building. They can build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooded ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Torah Unwrapped - Jewish Children's Museum
Through June 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Children explore the process of making a Torah during this interactive workshop. Uncover the history of 100-year-old scrolls. See and handle unfinished hides for parchment, mix ink, fashion goose-feather quills, and watch the scribe as he practices his "scribal scribble" on a piece of parchment.

Garden Tea Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Visit the Museum for a spot of tea and learn about global tea cultures.

Big Bugs - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Wriggle like a worm, slide like a snail, flit like a butterfly, or fly away home like a ladybug. Learn about the fascinating life of backyard critters each week.

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.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids discover the diversity of life under the sea by exploring marine animals up close and personal.

Tales of Wonder - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids travel to far away places in their imaginations by listening to tales from around the world.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

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.

Little Artists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore arts and crafts in a late morning or early afternoon session.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children love painting with watercolors. Here they can examine the work of master watercolorist John Singer Sargent via a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In all, 93 pieces are on display, exemplifying the beauty and majesty of watercolor art.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! offers a diverse season of free concerts usually on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Highlights this season include a screening of Dracula with a live performance from the Philip Glass Ensemble (July 13.), The Waterboys (July 19), They Might Be Giants (Aug. 10), and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis in a special children's concert (Jun. 8).

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

Skate Truck NYC - Governors Island
Through August 31, 2013 - Governors Island

Rent roller skates, helmets, and safety equipment.

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kayaking for all ages. Children under 18 must have an adult present and a waiver signed.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Tree House Installation - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created a whimsical, inhabitable sculpture using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This "tree house" will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Created specifically for BBG, it will invite visitors of all ages to experience the Garden in a new way.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through November 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through November 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

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

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

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through November 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 28, 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.

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.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 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.


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