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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in May

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in May

Get crafty! Take your kids these creative events and activities in and near Brooklyn this May.

Transit Tots
WHEN: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, Thursdays, 10:15-11am
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

ColorLab
WHEN: May. 24 - 24, Thursday, 2-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about contemporary Afrofuturism through books, materials, and prompts to guide creating.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Family Screen Printing Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Gowanus Print Lab, 304 5th Ave., Gowanus, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Bring the kids to this T-shirt printing workshop where they'll have a chance to print themed projects to take home and display.
WANT TO GO? $60. gowanusprintlab.com.

Creativity Lab
WHEN: Sunday, May. 12, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Take inspiration from the galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities; free for ages 19 and younger. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

Craft in Focus Festival 2019 FREE
WHEN: May. 18 - 20, daily, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Industry City, 274 36th St., Sunset Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy workshops for people of all ages, master classes, and demonstrations, focusing on master craftsmanship. Workshops include calligraffiti, eco-dyeing, basketry, stained glass, robot making and boat building for children, and more.
WANT TO GO? 856-341-4507. craftinfocusnewyork.com.

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, Session One: 11am-2pm; Session Two: 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 220 36th St., Sunset Park, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Gain exposure to design and the design process in these highly interactive workshops.
WANT TO GO? up to $30. 212-849-8400. cooperhewitt.org.

Opening Reception for The 31st Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 23, 5-7pm
WHERE: BRIC House, 647 Fulton St., Fort Greene, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join the opening reception for the exhibition of work completed by students in BRIC's Education residency program, which places professional contemporary artists in in public schools across Brooklyn. 
WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600. bricartsmedia.org.

East Coast Slimers Convention
WHEN: Sunday, May. 26, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Mill Basin, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Slime fans of all ages will have an opportunity to meet talented slimers, vendors, attend slime Q&As, participate in slime workshops and contests, and more.
WANT TO GO? $20-$65. 929-464-6233. eastcoastslimers.com.

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