IckyFest! runs 10am-5pm, November 21-22 at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. All ages are welcome; some activities have minimum age requirements. Admission is $7.50; FREE for museum members and children under 1. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Marks Avenue. For more information, or for a list of IckyFest! activities and events, call 718-735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
New Addition to Vintage Tradition
The 8th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show at the New York Transit Museum features Lionel trains chugging through a miniature Manhattan to the North Pole. New this year is a Long Island Rail Road train model, which joins MetroNorth, New York Central, and Pennsylvania Railroad cars on the elevated section of a 34-foot long track. The lower level of the track will feature models of New York City's Transit R-27 subway cars. Vintage Lionel trains from the Museum's collection will also be on view. For holiday shoppers, the Museum's store and booth at the Holiday Gift Fair in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station will offer a wide array of subway and railroad gifts. The train show is open to visitors November 25 - January 18 during regular museum hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday; noon-5pm Saturday and Sunday. $5; $3 children 3-17 and seniors (62 and older); FREE for museum members. New York Transit Museum, 130 Livingston Street. 718-694-1792; www.mta.info/museum.
Party for a Cause
The Sky of Love Block Party Fundraiser will be an in-store event at Claro Shoes to benefit Sky of Love, a non-profit organization that strives to shelter and educate orphaned, abused, and neglected children in Africa. There will be a DJ, face painting, food provided by local merchants, and raffles. Claro Shoes will donate a portion of the day's sales and all raffle proceeds to Sky of Love. All ages are welcome at this event. Saturday, November 14, 10am-5pm. FREE. Claro Shoes, 312 Livingston Street. 718-809-7010; www.skyoflove.org.
Silly n' Sweet
Jumpin' Juniper performs with Erin Lee and Marci at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange on Sunday, November 22, at 11am. The hour-long, high-energy performance includes stories and songs for tots and elementary school-aged children. A well-equipped playroom is available for any child who needs a break from the activity, with the option to return to the show at any time. $8-$15. Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue. To order tickets online: www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information: 718-832-0018 or www.bax.org.
Visit Franklin the turkey (pictured) and his feathered friends and make a take-home craft during Talkin' Turkey, at the Prospect Park Zoo, November 18. For more information, call 718-965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.org.