Today's Family & Kids Activities in Brooklyn-Feb 11

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!

Family Playtime - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to a special playtime every Friday morning in the meeting room. Come and play and meet new friends.

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

A different craft every Friday afternoon at Gerritsen Beach! 

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

All RIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in RIF. Receive a free book when you sign up for RIF and free book on your birthday. Check out two books every week and receive a free book every third week.

Mandarin Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Sing songs and hear stories in Mandarin. Space is limited; get your ticket at the customer service desk. First come, first served.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Teen Tech Time: Video Games - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Join the library's Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library Williamsburg branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Williamsburg

Read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toy time! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Preschool Playtime - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Kensington

Stories, songs, rhymes, new friends, and play. Recommended for 3-5 years old. Younger friends are always welcome too.

Kids Create: Digital Stills - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Kensington

Kids Create: Digital Stills is for kids who want to try their hand at drawing with iPads. Participants will be able to use iPads to virtually finger-paint and digitally sketch.

DIY: Creative Writing Club - Brooklyn Public Library- Kensington Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Kensington

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process in a welcoming and encouraging environment. Led by the NY Writer's Coalition.

Kids Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library- Spring Creek Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - East New York

Play on the library's Playstation 4 or other new technology.

Drop in and Sing with Loyd Miller - Lark Cafe
Through February 22, 2019 - Flatbush

Join Lloyd H. Miller of The Deedle Deedle Dees for a wonderful, interactive sing along filled with original songs about the history of new york city and beyond! Lloyd is a LARK favorite and is loved by both the little ones and their grown-ups too!

ShopRite Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through February 22, 2019 - Staten Island

Kids will get a hands-on class on how to create dishes that are tasty for them and their pets!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
Through February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Head to the children's side of the library every Saturday morning for storytime. 

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 23, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
Through February 23, 2019 - Kensington

Head to the library each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. 

Saturday Storytime! - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek Branch
Through February 23, 2019 - East New York

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome.

Lavender Blues Sing Along - Lark Cafe
Through February 23, 2019 - Flatbush

Lavender Blues is a Music Group for babies and toddlers. Little ones will sit in a circle, sing songs, play instruments, move their fingers, arms, and feet, march, dance, and play with a ginormous parachute.

Roll-a-rama Family Skate Extravaganza - Dreamland Roller Rink at Industry City
Through February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Roll-a-rama Family Skate Extravaganza is an all ages, roller skating extravaganza that the whole family will love. 

Each event includes:

  • Mix of contemporary and retro tunes
  • A red carpet where you can take roller disco glam photos
  • NYC Roller Blitz led by Sal Sparkles the roller skating Pizza Slice

Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
Through February 23, 2019 - Williamsburg

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews and more.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch
Through February 23, 2019 - Crown Heights

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome.

Sing Along with Amy Miles - Lark Cafe
Through February 24, 2019 - Flatbush

You may have seen Amy on PBS kids Lomax the Hound of Music, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, or Amy's own web series Meow Meow Music. Amy is a working composer and performer for adults and children. From performing with They Might Be Giants, writing music for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and being a full time Momma herself, Amy stays busy. Playing original and well-known songs on guitar, ukulele, and percussive things, singing stories with puppets and bubbles, Amy brings her quirky, country rock and casual style to the sing along arena.

Magic at Coney - The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island USA
Through February 24, 2019 - Coney Island

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.

Discovery Room – All Over the Map - New York Transit Museum
Through February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

NYTM Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited CapacityAges 10+

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History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
Through February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

The Great New York Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
Through February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

After a reading of Emiliano Ponzi’s The Great New York Subway Map, take Massimo Vignelli's classic map to inspire our own colorful and curvy map for the train routes of the future!  Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Art Studio - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through February 24, 2019 - Staten Island

Create a surrealist collage inspired by Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu.

Writing Workshop with NYWC - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Monday join for a free creative writing workshop hosted by the New York Writers Coalition. This program is open to adults and teens.

Children's Open Play - Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach Branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Check out the children's space for an open play session with plenty of toys, tents, and fun.

Discovery Table - Brooklyn Public Library- McKinley Park Branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Enjoy Discovery Table fun with Legos.

First Five Years Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Fun arts and crafts projects for children ages 0-5. Space is limited.

Chess Master - Brooklyn Public Library- McKinley Park Branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Open chess program for kids of all ages to learn chess from a real Chess Master.

Kids Tech Time + RIF - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Play on iPads and check in for RIF in this fun tech time just for kids.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Dyker Heights

An hour of fun songs, stories, and toys with other toddlers. Space is limited, registration is required before attending the program. Please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk. Ages 18-36 months.

Preschool Storytime with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years with RIF book distribution. Space is limited, registration is required before attending the program. Please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk.

DIY for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Learn how to make useful and fun crafts using your creativity and skills while socializing with other teens.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Central Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

The more you read, sing, and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:15 and one at 11:00.  Please pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's reference desk.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library- Williamsburg Branch
Through February 27, 2019 - Williamsburg

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months

Knitting & Crocheting Club: Fun With Yarn! - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
Through February 27, 2019 - Kensington

An hour to learn to crochet or knit your own hat, scarf, or bag design by yourself. Ages 7 and up.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
Through February 27, 2019 - Kensington

Play various games in a friendly competitive environment. 

 

Sing Along with Debbie Deane - Lark Cafe
Through February 27, 2019 - Flatbush

Local mom and recording artist Debbie Deane leads this fun sing-along for children of all ages. Sing, dance, play percussion, and also listen to a storybook or two.

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch
Through February 27, 2019 - Crown Heights

A special half-hour of stories, rhymes, and songs geared specifically for the youngest children who are not yet walking.

DIY - Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Crown Heights

Hang out with friends, do homework, and participate in arts & crafts.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Crown Heights

Play with a PS4 or X-box in this friendly competitive gaming session.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Homework questions? See the Homework Helper at Gerritsen Beach for students in grades 1-8.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library- Gerritsen Beach Branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? Want to make some new friends? Join Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

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Babies & Books with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library- McKinley Park Branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Dyker Heights

Babies & Books for ages birth to 18 months with RIF book distribution. Space is limited, registration is required before attending the program. Please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk.

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library Williamsburgh branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Williamsburgh

Do a new craft project every week. Ages 4 and up.

Sing Along with the Sparrow Sisters - Lark Cafe
Through February 28, 2019 - Flatbush

The Sparrow Sisters are a group of friends who lead sing-alongs for young children (ages 0-5). They perform a sweet mixture of folk and nursery songs with guitar, violin, vocal harmony, and sometimes a rhythm section. The set is simple yet interactive, sure to get the kids and their caregivers singing and moving.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch
Through February 28, 2019 - Crown Heights

Enjoy stories, rhymes, and hands-on activities at this fun and educational program. Explore a different theme every week. For ages 18 months to 5 years (with a caregiver). Daycares and preschools are also encouraged to attend in groups. Please call in advance for large groups.

Historic Tour - Kings Theatre
Through March 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Buttons - Wild Was Mama
Through May 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Check out this mom and baby boutique to hear sweet, silly original kids music for all ages.