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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on February 11

February 11, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, February 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Kids Create: Knitting - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 11, 2015 - Kensington

Learn to knit! Get ready for the cold weather by making a cool scarf. Class size is limited. Pick up a ticket at the children's reference desk.

To the Moon! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 15, 2015 - Crown Heights

Did you know that some New Year traditions are based on the moon? Come learn and play with moon science for this special time of year, and touch a real rock from outer space.

A-Maze ‘N Shabbos - Jewish Children's Museum
Through February 19, 2015 - Crown Heights

Navigate your way through a life-sized Shabbat themed maze, complete with word and picture puzzles along the way. Learn the historical significance of traditional Challah bread, and get your chef hat on to try out some unique braiding techniques in a Challah making workshop. Also featuring Shabbat themed game shows and crafts and 3 floors of interactive exhibits. Temporary exhibit open January 19 – February 19. Open on MLK and President’s Day. Program varies by day, see www.JCM.museum for complete schedule.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum: Collection Connection: Visible Storage
Through February 22, 2015 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Museum presents the exciting Arty Facts Visiting Artists Series for families. Arty Facts is a hands-on program for children ages four to seven that meets on Sundays at 11a.m. and 1:30p.m. Each class is 90 minutes long. Families are asked not to bring children younger than four or older than seven. Materials fees are $10 per family (up to 4 participants); $5 for Gallery/Studio families and Members at the Family and Friends level; free to Members at the Contributor level and above. The materials fee does not include Museum admission. This winter, Brooklyn artists visit Arty Facts to share their expertise with families through fun gallery activities and innovative art workshops. In February, peek inside Luce Visible Storage with artist Lari Tuazon to find connections with other pieces on view throughout the Museum.

Mom and Baby In Motion - Mark Morris Dance Center
Through February 25, 2015 - Brooklyn

A class aimed at developing core strength, flexibility, and greater mind-body awareness through gentle stretching and strengthening. The exercises and movements used are designed for postpartum bodies, specifically addressing reduced joint stability due to recent pregnancy and tension areas from baby carrying and feeding. Interact with your baby, learn the basics of infant massage, and meet other new moms! All pre-crawling babies are welcome. Please bring: A receiving blanket. ABOUT AUDREY ELLIS Audrey Lane Ellis earned B.A. degrees in Dance and Philosophy from Goucher College in 2006. Since then she has performed with NYC-based dance companies Headless Horse Dance, Tara Burns Dance, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, El Gato Teatro and 277 Dance Project. She has both choreographed and directed operas for Metropolis Opera Project as well as other musical theater projects and is a dance Critic for The L Magazine. After finishing her Master's degree in Philosophy and Art in 2009, Ellis co-founded Brooklyn dance company a+s works. She taught dance at a public school in Brooklyn for a year and has also taught early dance education for the Greenpoint YMCA, Gymtime Rhythm and Glues, and Wee Dance. In addition to teaching for Mark Morris Dance Group, she is also pursuing her PhD in Philosophy. More Information: mmdg.org

Train Operators School - New York Transit Museum
Through February 28, 2015 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using the realistic OpenBVE software.

Arts of the African Diaspora - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2015 - Crown Heights

Connect to the past and the future by creating a craft that celebrates the traditional and contemporary customs of people of African descent.

Film Screening: Brooklyn Boheme - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through February 28, 2015 - Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Boheme, the acclaimed 2011 documentary by Brooklyn resident, writer and historian Nelson George and award-winning film director Diane Paragas tells the story of the robust and very active black arts movement in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill from the mid-1980s through the 1990s. Screenings take place every Sunday in February at 3pm in the Brooklyn Historical Society's Great Hall.

Hayes Greenfield: Give Me A Sound! - 13th Street Repertory Theater
Through March 22, 2015 - Chelsea

If your kids love music or noise making you won't want to miss this. Award-winning musician and educator Hayes Greenfield presents a fun, creative, and highly interactive sound experience for families and kids of all ages. The audience plays the role of the orchestra and chorus, with Hayes Greenfield serving as maestro for a splendid sonic journey that harnesses kids' sheer love of making sound. No instruments are necessary because all sounds are made by participants' hands, arms, legs, feet, and voices, as they tap, clap, rub, stomp, and vocalize. If kids want to bring instruments, however, all are welcome, especially hand-held percussion instruments like pots and pans, shakers, sticks, tambourines, triangles, cymbals, and party noise makers. Working and playing with sound enhances children's abilities by developing focus, concentration, active memory, creative flexibility, self-regulation, socialization, and hand/eye coordination, while raising self-esteem. Beyond all that, it's just plain fun!

Sing-Along - Edamama Cute Cuts & More
Through March 25, 2015 - Williamsburg

Join the sing-along with Rob Morrison as he plays guitar and keeps the class energetic, cool and groovy. Best suited for babies and toddlers under 3 years.

Ice Skating - Prospect Park: Lakeside
Through March 31, 2015 - Brooklyn

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open for its first full season of ice skating. In addition to public ice skating, the LeFrak Center features figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, indoor/outdoor dining at Bluestone Café, and an array of special events and public recreational programming.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through April 02, 2015 - Park Slope

The Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Thursday to share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding. Kate Sharp, a certified lactation consultant, will cover a topic every week so that there is a focus for discussion. Since babies and challenges change constantly you’ll have lots of concerns not covered by the topic and we will address those as well. Kate’s role is to lead discussion, not lecture, since mothers know so much already and are experts on their own babies.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through April 02, 2015 - Park Slope

The Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Thursday to share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding. Kate Sharp, a certified lactation consultant, will cover a topic every week so that there is a focus for discussion. Since babies and challenges change constantly you’ll have lots of concerns not covered by the topic and we will address those as well. Kate’s role is to lead discussion, not lecture, since mothers know so much already and are experts on their own babies.

Art and Music Classes for Kids - Ume Ume Music and Arts
Through April 04, 2015 - Park Slope

Ume Ume is a children's enrichment program with an emphasis on music and the arts. Parents can choose from programs for children ages 6 months to 12 years old including a seasonal enrichment program of Music, Art, and Movement, Zumba Kids, and private violin and piano lessons.

Nature Playtime! - Prospect Park Zoo
Through April 26, 2015 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance, Prospect Park Zoo and Tinkergarten to explore the Park's natural areas through creative play the entire family will enjoy. Activities include making nature-inspired art, insect observation, playing with snow, and more. Nature Playtime activities are led by zoo educators, with the support of trained teen Discovery Guides. Some activities are designed for families to do on their own including creation of scavenger hunts for future zoo visits and sketching zoo animals.

Kids Yoga: Ages 3-5 - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through April 28, 2015 - Park Slope

Yoga is a fun way for kids to cultivate self-esteem and body awareness. As kids indulge in imaginative yoga play, they learn to focus, cooperate with peers, and to use their breath to find peace – tools important for their daily lives. Plus, kids yoga classes allow kids to indulge in yoga fun while parents and caregivers enjoy their own serene practice in the adjacent studio at the same time.

From Here to There- A New Exhibit at the Brooklyn Children's Museum - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 10, 2015 - Crown Heights

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new traveling exhibition, From Here to There. Visitors can turn up the heat to launch a colorful hot air balloon, operate an authentic canal lock system to move a boat from one water level to the next, and experiment with pneumatics, pulleys, hydraulics and levers to see what kind of mechanical advantage works best. From Here to There consists of twelve fun, interactive exhibits. “This exhibit takes complex concepts from physics and make them accessible to even the youngest learner”, said Marcos Stafne, Ph.D., Vice President of Programs & Visitor Experience. “By creating a hands-on learning experience, exhibits like From Here to There make abstract and advanced topics tangible to children, and spark conversation and interaction among families, which is our ultimate goal.” The 1,500 square foot exhibition is color-coded and divided into three main categories: transportation by land, sea and air. At the Earthmovers exhibit, visitors can discover how simple machines can help move things across land. This ball-pit is fun for all ages, but is designed with the museum’s youngest visitors in mind. Air Tubes allow visitors to send colored balls in a rushing channel of air from one station to another. Visitors can watch the balls as they dart across walls, over the exhibition entrance, and appear at the other station in record time. Visitors can test out rudder and sail positions in Set Sail to send boats across a windy lake. In the Waterways exhibit, kids can operate an authentic canal lock system by adjusting valves to raise and lower water levels. Visitors can Feel the Friction as they try to move different weights across dirt, tracks and through water. Start Your Engines! explores how internal combustion engines work to power anything from cars and airplanes to lawnmowers and snow blowers.

The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children - Williamsburg Northside School
Through May 15, 2015 - Williamsburg

The Wonder of Learning provides a comprehensive view into the world-renowned Reggio Emilia educational approach as it has been practiced in early childhood centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy since the end of World War II. The exhibit has been touring the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, and Mexico since 1987, and has inspired government and business leaders, educators, artists, families, and communities to recognize the extraordinary potential of children’s learning and creativity. The exhibit, which showcases children's work and techniques -- creating artwork from recycled materials, experimenting with writing for the first time, encountering light and other natural phenomena, and more -- aims to expand visitors' understanding of children's approach to collaboration and relationship-based learning.

Hello from Japan! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 16, 2015 - Upper West SIde

Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in CMOM’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. The museum will be running fun Japanese workshops to support the exhibition. Everything from manga artists and food, to traditional Japanese storytelling. See website for activity details.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Prospect Heights

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity.

Yo Re Mi: Sing and Move class - Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe
Through June 01, 2015 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

This class features familiar sing-along songs as well as new ones. Children develop coordination through rhythm exercises, discover the joy of playing instruments, and learn basic yoga poses.

Kids Yoga: Ages 6-8 - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through June 03, 2015 - Park Slope

Yoga is a fun way for kids to cultivate self-esteem and body awareness. As kids indulge in imaginative yoga play, they learn to focus, cooperate with peers, and to use their breath to find peace – tools important for their daily lives. Plus, our kids yoga classes allow kids to indulge in yoga fun while parents and caregivers enjoy their own serene practice in the adjacent studio.

Tweens Yoga: Ages 9-12 - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through June 04, 2015 - Park Slope

Yoga is a fun way for kids to cultivate self-esteem and body awareness. As kids indulge in imaginative yoga play, they learn to focus, cooperate with peers, and to use their breath to find peace – tools important for their daily lives. Plus, these kids yoga classes allow kids to indulge in yoga fun while parents and caregivers enjoy their own serene practice in the adjacent studio.

Yo Re Mi: Sing and Move class - The Stomping Ground
Through June 05, 2015 - Crown Heights

This class features familiar sing-along songs as well as new ones. Children develop coordination through rhythm exercises, discover the joy of playing instruments, and learn basic yoga poses.

Jack And The Beanstalk - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through June 15, 2015 - Upper West Side

Based on the classic English fairytale, this fresh retelling of the Swedish Cottage original production takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. In this starry new world, Jack encounters the notorious Giant, Milford, whose thieving ways have brought misfortune upon Jack and his mother. Determined to make life better for his family, Jack, with help from friends old and new, risks his life to take back what the Giant stole. For ages 3-9

After School Book Club - Historic Richmond Town
Through June 24, 2015 - Staten Island

Using Historic Richmond Town as the backdrop, students will have the opportunity to read, imagine, and in many cases, to actually engage in the experiences they have been reading about. The collections and historic buildings of Richmond Town will enhance the readers experience of the various time periods in which the books are set.

Tots Yoga - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through June 26, 2015 - Park Slope

Bring your babe to celebrate the wonders of mobility, communication, and independent exploration with you in this joyful class. Animated animal poses and imaginative games help toddlers to recognize (and eventually repeat!) patterns and tap their budding creativity. The tot-centric poses improve motor coordination, cognitive development, and socialization while kids learn about the wonders of their body. For walkers up to 3 and a parent or caregiver.

Play Practice Babies - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through June 26, 2015 - Park Slope

Stretch, bond, and breath with your active baby in this special yoga class designed for parents and caregivers with mobile babies through almost walkers. Meet other parents while you strengthen and support post-partum, sleep-deprived bodies with specifically chosen asanas and sequences. Every class will devote time for playful yoga activities and simple games to encourage developmental milestones such as rolling, creeping, crawling and walking. Play Practice Babies incorporates music and song, elements of Brain Gym, American Sign Language, and storytime to support developing verbal and motor skills. Dads and caregivers welcome. For crawlers through early walkers.

Baby & Me Yoga - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Through June 26, 2015 - Park Slope

This popular class focuses on asana to rejuvenate your body after childbirth. Rebuild strength and soothe the aches of new parenthood while connecting with your newest addition. After 50 minutes of flowing yoga, focus on bonding with your new babes through infant massage and gentle stretching. Open to all parents and caregivers and infants up to crawlers. Bring an extra baby blanket for your babe to chill on.

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

Tiny Giants - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 05, 2015 - Upper West Side

Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported to another world to experience the titanic battles tiny creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona's scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can these hidden creatures survive. Tiny Giants is produced by BBC Earth and narrated by Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). Tiny Giants will be shown daily in the Museum's Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and in 3D at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm. Times are subject to change.

Open Play Community Day - ATLAS Foundation for Autism
Through December 26, 2015 - Chelsea

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children (in multiple communities) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)*. However despite these numbers, families living with autism find it more difficult to get out and about. Every other Saturday ATLAS opens the doors of its 7,300 sq. ft. facility and welcomes members of the autism community and their families to drop in, play, gather & connect in a worry-free environment where acceptance is the norm. This event is free but donations of any amount are appreciated will help provide refreshments and materials for Open Play Community Days. *Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among children aged 8 years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010.

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