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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BROOKLYN ON SEPTEMBER 8

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 8, 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 September 8. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Thursday Corps - Prospect Park Bandshell
September 08, 2011 - Park Slope

Volunteer for crucial horticultural and maintenance projects around the Park. Call 718- 965-8960 for location.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
September 08, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Stargazing on Pier 1 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
September 08, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Amateur Astronomers as they guide your eyes to the wonders of astronomy. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade!

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Staten Island

Who knows? Picasso may have started like this!

Tot's Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Staten Island

Preschoolers create artwork, perform sing-alongs, listen to stories, and visit exhibits.

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

Amuse Bouche - The Brick Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Williamsburg

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. This September, The Brick presents its biennial Amuse Bouche selection of outstanding Clown Theatre work: nine mainstage shows, three cabarets, and clown films and classes, with performers from Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the far corners of the U.S.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 -

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

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