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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BROOKLYN WEEK OF JANUARY 7

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by Kids Events Editor January 7, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find FREE kids events and family events in Brooklyn this week, January 7, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 07, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for the pre-walker set.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
January 07, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids, grades 1 to 8, get tutoring and homework help in all core subjects.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
January 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help in all subjects.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
January 08, 2013 - East Flatbush

Teens gather for books, games, and music.

Tween Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
January 08, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Tweens can enjoy some electronic and traditional games after school.

Little Hands Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
January 08, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Preschoolers and toddlers experiment with arts and crafts.

The Diviners Costume Party for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 08, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Join Libba Bray, author of The Diviners, for a 1920s-era costume party, complete with free books, music, dancing, fortune tellers, and "mocktails."

Elektrik Youth After School - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
January 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to promote literacy and language development with your preschooler through play.

Wii Gaming for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
January 09, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids gather to play Wii video games.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
January 10, 2013 - Bay Ridge

A workshop-style environment for kids to practice creative writing.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat branch
January 10, 2013 - Mill Basin

Toddlers enjoy stories and playtime.

Game Space Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
January 10, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids and tweens gather for electronic and board games.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
January 10, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Brighton Beach branch
January 11, 2013 - Brighton Beach

Kids enjoy an arts and crafts session.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 11, 2013 - Midwood

Children, 3-5 years, plays with toys and hear stories.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
January 11, 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.

Resources NYC Presents: What Special Ed Reform Means for You and Your Child - CEC 20
January 11, 2013 - Bay Ridge

There have been rumors about kids being moved to inclusion classes from special education classes, and the elimination of full time specail education classes altogether. Get the facts about the sweeping changes that is taking place to NYC public schools special education programs.

Spring Semester Kids & Teens Open House - Dancewave
January 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

The School at Dancewave offers dance classes for all ages. Learn more at this open house.

Brooklyn Beanstalk French and Spanish Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Story time in French and Spanish for children ages 12 months to 7 years.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 12, 2013 - Park Slope

Put your holiday tree back where it came from--the earth! Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will be turned into mulch for healthy ground cover. Plus, you can take some home for your own yard or garden. You can also drop off your tree at the Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. entrance.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 13, 2013 - Park Slope

Put your holiday tree back where it came from--the earth! Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will be turned into mulch for healthy ground cover. Plus, you can take some home for your own yard or garden. You can also drop off your tree at the Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. entrance.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 14, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Babies and toddlers gather for stories and playtime.

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
January 14, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids, 8 and older, learn and play chess.

Chess - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
January 14, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Learn chess. Play chess. Do chess!

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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