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KIDS THEATER IN BROOKLYN WEEK OF AUGUST 13

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of August 13 in Brooklyn. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Brooklyn or will just be visiting during the week of August 13, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Brooklyn, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Imagination in Motion - Willowbrook Park
August 13, 2012 - Staten Island

Imagination in Motion draws on various theatrical styles, including mime and vaudeville, to create an athletic movement theater performance for all ages. Audience participation and a delightfully original soundtrack make it even more worthwhile.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
August 13, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Toddlers, 18-36 months, hear stories and play.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
August 13, 2012 - Williamsburg

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Read & Seed - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
August 14, 2012 - Fort Greene

Kids learn about plants and gardening through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories.

Anime Club for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
August 14, 2012 - Midwood

Watch anime, think anime, live anime at this gathering for teen anime fans.

Dirty Sock Funtime Band - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 14, 2012 - Brownsville

Rock out with this high-energy band that seems to have appeared all over TV and has garnered so many accolades and aggrandizement that we'll simply explode with excitement telling you how great they are. But, they are really fun!

Dirty Socks Funtime Band - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 14, 2012 - Brownsville

Rock out with this high-NRG band that seems to have appeared all over TV and has garnered so many accolades and aggrandizement that we'll simply explode with excitement telling you how great they are. But, they are really fun!

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: The Pickney Players - Underwood Park
August 14, 2012 - Clinton Hill

The Pickney Players present "Irie Island," a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in beloved stories, songs, poetry and dance.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
August 15, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Babies and toddlers hear stories and play.

Dream Big: Create a 'When I Grow Up' Mobile - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
August 15, 2012 - Homecrest

Kids design a mobile and collage depicting their dreams and aspirations of when they grow up.

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer - Bloomingdale Park
August 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy the comical Judy Moody as she attempts to revive summer plans that have gone awry.

Music in the Grove: Robbie K and Friends - Fort Greene Park
August 15, 2012 - Brooklyn

Robbie combines her love for children's theater, storytelling, and her great music into a truly fun and interactive show.

Bessie's Big Shot - Greenwood Playground
August 15, 2012 - Kensington

Bessie the cow has long dreamed of being in the circus. In this variety show, through trials and tribulation, we get to see if her dream comes true.

Hayes Greenfield's Jazz-Ma-Tazz - Faber Pool and Park
August 15, 2012 - Staten Island

A great, interactive music program that introduces kids to jazz and, moreover, music in general. Kids get to try out their talent with a band.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
August 16, 2012 - Park Slope

Preschoolers hear a story and create an arts and crafts project as a follow-up activity.

Learn How to Sew - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
August 16, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids learn how to sew and create fashion projects.

St. George Film Series: The Sandlot - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
August 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy this root-for-the-underdog tale about a new kid in town who musters up the courage to play ball with the neighborhood kids.

Poetry Open Mic Night - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
August 17, 2012 - Coney Island

Poets and poetry fans gather to hear teens read original and non-original work.

Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
August 17, 2012 - Brooklyn

Put down that joystick and come enjoy some traditional board games. You won't be bored!

Free Friday Family Jam Series: A Musical and Acrobatic Tribute to Michael Jackson for Kids by Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 17, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids showcase some amazing acrobatic and dance performances in this tribute to Michael Jackson. Bring your white glove, your dance moves, and get off the wall with us!

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
August 17, 2012 - 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.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
August 17, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Basic Canoeing - Willowbrook Park
August 18, 2012 - Staten Island

Canoers of all skill levels, ages 8 and older, paddle around Willowbrook Park's lakes and waterways.

Archery - Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

Experienced rangers demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Junior Engineer: Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore turbines, those engines that draw energy from water, steam, and air to make electric power. Watch a demo and make your own turbine creation.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the third Sunday of every month to sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Brought to you by the New York Food Truck Association.

Biking - Owl's Head Park
August 19, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Meet at the Park House for a ranger-led bike tour of scenic Owl's Head Park.

Salt Water Fishing - Clove Lakes Park
August 19, 2012 - Staten Island

Urban Park Rangers lead a fishing session in which they teach safety and ethics of the sport. Equipment is provided.

Junior Engineer: Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
August 19, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore turbines, those engines that draw energy from water, steam, and air to make electric power. Watch a demo and make your own turbine creation.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
August 19, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Cooper Hewitt Drop-In Family Program: Green Posters - Governors Island
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

Design posters that show your love for the environment.

Summer Reading-Own The Night - St. Albans Library
August 20, 2012 - St. Albans

Teens entering grades 6-12 can explore the wonderful world of reading, get engrossed in a great novel, explore new worlds or participate in special interactive art activities in this summer program.

Drawing Fun - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
August 20, 2012 - Bath Beach

Children, 6 and older, enjoy some drawing time.

Monday Movie Madness - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
August 20, 2012 - Brownsville

Beat the heat with a movie!

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: The Pickney Players - Willowbrook Park
August 20, 2012 - Staten Island

The Pickney Players present "Irie Island," a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in beloved stories, songs, poetry and dance.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 25, 2012 - 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.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level, but this class is particularly geared toward beginning players. All players are welcome nonetheless. Boards are limited so come early.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 -

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

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2012 - 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.

Saturday Pediatric Clinic - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital offers free preventive dental education, information, and toothbrushes on Saturday mornings by appointment. Call the Department of Dental Medicine at 718-780-5410 or Dental Educator Brendan Wheeler at 718-780-5367.

Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - St. Joseph's High School for Girls
Through August 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Children and teens who may feel isolated in grieving the death of a loved one will be given the opportunity to meet and be with others struggling with similar losses. Groups meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Children's Summer Workshops - Conference House Park
Through August 31, 2012 - Staten Island

The Conference House Association is offering summer workshops for children during the months of July and August. Learn how to write with your very own feather quill pen or find out how to make "stone soup". Churn some butter, paint a picture, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn how to "vinegar grain".

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Enjoy free carousel rides In celebration of the horses' 100th birthday. Yep, they were sculpted 100 years ago, so don't go to crazy on 'em.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Children 15 and under will learn about the fishing, including safety and techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Summer Songs and Stories - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Boating - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Boat Basin
Through September 01, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bridge Park offers kayaking and rowing at its Boathouse. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Last sign-up is an hour before closing time.

BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Perpetual Energy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Perpetual Energy, a group show that features sculpture from some of Brooklyn's finest fine artists.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - 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.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House. The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

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