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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BROOKLYN-OCT 5

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Parents, don't let your children miss out on the fun! Here are some of today's kids and family activities in Brooklyn, from concerts and museums to decorating cupcakes and gardening! Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

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!

Blogging for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
October 05, 2012 - Midwood

Teens become familiar with the basics of creating blogs, and some of blogging's potential uses.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 05, 2012 - Staten Island

California almond brittle vs. North Carolina peanut brittle-make some brittle and vote for your favorite.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 05, 2012 - Staten Island

California almond brittle vs. North Carolina peanut brittle-make some brittle and vote for your favorite.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 05, 2012 - Staten Island

California almond brittle vs. North Carolina peanut brittle-make some brittle and vote for your favorite.

Autumn Open Village - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 05, 2012 - Staten Island

Get a glimpse of what it was like long ago to prepare for winter. Watch wool be spun into yarn and learn how different foods are preserved in order to last through the winter months. See what farm families did in the cold season when they didn’t have crops to tend to.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
October 05, 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.

Open House - Dillon Child Study Center
October 05, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Learn about the Dillon Child Study Center, which offers toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs that are child-centered and feature inclusive classes for children who are developing typically and atypically.

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids get in the kitchen and create some eats that will have their taste buds tingling.

Shadow Box Theater presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin - The Bedford Village School
Through October 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story conveys a message that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it.

Autumn Open Village - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin; enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride and corn field. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. Additional cost for pumpkins.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - 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.

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).

Children's Acting & Puppetry Playdates - Brooklyn at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
Through December 02, 2012 - Park Slope

Children learn communication, socialization, and story structure through theater games and puppets!

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

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

Craft-tastic Saturdays - Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!
Through December 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

Craft-tastic Saturdays at Barking Cat Studio offers kids 3.5 years and older fun projects that are sure to inspire and delight! Price includes all materials. All classes must be scheduled in advance.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - 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!

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - 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.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - 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.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - 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.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

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

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through January 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.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

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

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.

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

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.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 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.

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.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - 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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