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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Brooklyn-Dec 23

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!

Circus Glow - PAC Dome
Through December 25, 2018 - Canarsie

Circus Glow is the next generation of family fun entertainment in the circus industry, combining new school traditions with an old school twist. See aerial acts, contortionists, LED robots, and more, like you have never seen before. See what happens when you turn off the lights!

Circuit Power - New York Transit Museum
Through December 23, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Inspired by Rube Goldberg devices, teams will be assembled to plan and construct wacky, winding machines of miraculous motion! 

'The Hard Nut' - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through December 23, 2018 - Fort Greene

Mark Morris Dance Group’s beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker comes back to BAM for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story from the straitlaced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky’s complete original score, performed live by the 53-piece MMDG Music Ensemble, Morris’ lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.

ShopRite Kidz Cook: Winter Holidays - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 28, 2018 - Staten Island

The moon and its phases have been tools for people since the beginning of time. Learn about lunar phases during the Winter Solstice and create your own charts in this science workshop.

Nature Exploration - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through December 30, 2018 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center including animal encounters and guided tours and litter cleaning projects. 

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Kids' ArtFest - Jewish Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2019 - Crown Heights

Calling all little artists to JCM's annual Kids’ ArtFest! Featuring an incredible line-up of workshops and activities for children of all ages.

Holiday Festival of Traditions - H.H. Biddle House
Through January 06, 2019 - Staten Island

This holiday celebration features the Festival of Trees exhibit with a glittering display of decorated evergreen trees and the Menorah representing the Jewish Festival of Lights to commemorate the diverse cultures of our community past and present. Trees are individually decorated to honor the traditions of Poland, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Mexico.