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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, February 16, 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 February 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Story Time: T.L. McBeth - Greenlight Bookstore
February 16, 2019 - Fort Greene

Greenlight is delighted to host T.L. McBeth for Story Time, featuring his new book Robot in Love. When a shiny, beautiful stranger catches Robot's eye, he knows she's the one. He thinks about her all the time. He even makes her a gift. But will he be able to keep his circuits from overheating and work up the courage to talk to her? T. L. McBeth spins a funny and heartwarming story of love—perfect for sharing at Valentine's Day! McBeth reads from Robot in Love and leads participants in a drawing and coloring activity. 

Hot Cocoa & Coding at Blue Studios - Blue Studios Brooklyn
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kids and parents will enjoy age-appropriate coding activities led by instructors, all while sipping away at hot cocoa. 

If you are a member of Blue Studios, please use your member promo code in order to register for this event.

Disney's DCappella - Kings Theatre
February 16, 2019 - Flatbush

DCappella, Disney Music Group's new a cappella group featuring seven world class vocalists, will embark on its first North American tour in January 2019. Created by Disney and contemporary a cappella legend Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off, and more), DCapella appeals to fans of both Disney and a cappella with their modern a cappella versions of Disney hits.

Photo by Randall Michelson

Music Technology Youth Workshops With Sonic Arts For All - Sawdust
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sonic Arts For All (SAFA!) — a non-profit offering fun yet rigorous alternatives to the traditional music classroom to students around New York and beyond — proudly presents a new monthly workshop at National Sawdust for K-12 students. SAFA combines “the fundamentals” — music theory, ear training, keyboard skills, and the like — with creative innovations coming from the DJ and electronic music scenes. Covering topics related to music technology and the sonic arts, this workshop will empower students to make music without having to learn to read it first, harnessing the potential of new technology to interact directly with sound.

Senegalese Dancer and Griot Lamine Thiam - Brooklyn Central Library
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lamine Thiam is a master Senegalese dancer who comes from a long lineage of griots. As a dancer, he shares with audiences the deep connections of dance and music to everyday life in his home country of Senegal. In this special family program, Lamine and the Bousso Ensemble will perform Senegalese traditional dances and songs while inviting the audience to dance along. As Lamine says "African dance is love."

Families will be given seating priority. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Meet the Artist: Ebony Bolt - New York Transit Museum
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Meet artist Ebony Bolt, hear about her creative process and her colorful, captivating artwork, and add your own marks during a large- scale, interactive drawing activity.

Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun Series: Salsa Class - Mark Morris Dance Center
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance. This energetic class will include stretching, body isolations, and basic partnering. For all ages and abilities. No experience necessary. Suggested attire: Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move, no street shoes. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Disney's DCappella - Kings Theatre
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

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+

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

'Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic' - The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 24, 2019 - Midtown

Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show. But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! Through Justin’s encouragement to practice, work hard and never give up, Elmo embarks on an extraordinary journey. He learns that it’s okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what’s yet to be.

Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science and fun of baking while Abby Cadabby experiences the transformative abilities of caterpillars. Big Bird learns about the magnifying magic of shadow puppetry while Rosita orchestrates a rhythmic beat using everyday objects around her. And artist Grover mixes up the pigment power of the three primary colors. With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.

Tickets for Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic are on sale as of September 25, 2018.

Image courtesy of Feld Entertainment

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.

All technology made possible by DASNY (Tech Tools)

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.

The Music Room - Jewish Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Let children discover the music within! Step into our world of sound at The Music Room, a hands-on temporary exhibit at the Jewish Children’s Museum. Little music makers of all ages are encouraged to experiment with a range of both giant and life-sized instruments. A variety of music-themed crafts and workshops are available on select days. Visit jcm.museum for more information.

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.

Alita Battle Angel: Passport to Iron City - Passport to Iron City
Through March 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Back by popular demand, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL - PASSPORT TO IRON CITY transports visitors directly into the futuristic world of Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, and Jon Landau’s 20th Century Fox film, Alita: Battle Angel. Guests explore the movie’s Iron City, which has been recreated down to the last detail by the film’s production designers, where they interact with the City’s gritty residents, earn credits by completing puzzles and challenges, experiment with custom technology built for the retro-future Alita aesthetic, and uncover hidden clues to determine their fate with the city’s controlling force. PASSPORT TO IRON CITY fully immerses travelers into the world of Alita's touching cyberpunk story, and is unlike anything else.

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

Disney's 'Frozen: The Broadway Musical' - St. James Theatre
Through March 10, 2019 - Midtown

The spectacular Disney film that captivated audiences around the world has finally made it to Broadway! Following the success of the 2013 animated movie, Frozen the Musical expands on the story of two sisters, giving more time to the characters we’ve come to love. With a book by Jennifer Lee, and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the show has kept many members of the creative team from the film, ensuring everything on stage is faithful to the original story. Instead of being a direct copy of the film, what Frozen the Musical does is transform these animated characters into something real and tangible. It really takes the time to dig deep into the characters’ motivations, allowing their relationships to develop further.

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming - Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
Through March 17, 2019 - Staten Island

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture phenomenon. Steeped in embarrassment and awkward situations that make us laugh and cringe, the humor is built upon a foundation of trust and camaraderie amongst the four guys, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brain “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto. See original costumes, props, and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews and episode highlights, and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all started on the shores of Staten Island. Interactive surprises are found throughout the museum to make the Jokers’ exhibition experience as unexpected as the Impractical Jokers themselves. 

Ice Skating - Lakeside Prospect Park
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lakeside’s fall and winter activities include two outdoor ice skating rinks in addition to programming and events, such as Curling, Broomball, Youth and Adult Hockey, and Figure Skating. Our Skate School offers classes for beginners and experienced skaters and our hockey program includes lessons and league play for children and adults.

Uncovered rink hours are subject to change, weather dependent.

Thru March 24, 2019

COVERED RINK
MONDAY: 9:00am-5:00pm
TUESDAY: 9:00am-5:30pm
WEDNESDAY: 9:00am-5:30pm
THURSDAY: 9:00am-5:30pm
FRIDAY: 9:00am-5:30pm
SATURDAY: Noon-9:00pm
SUNDAY: Noon-5:00pm

UNCOVERED RINK – WEATHER PERMITTING
MONDAY: 9:00am-5:00pm
TUESDAY: 9:00am-7:15pm
WEDNESDAY: 9:00am-7:15pm
THURSDAY: 9:00am-7:15pm
FRIDAY: 9:00am-9:00pm
SATURDAY: 10:00am-9:00pm
SUNDAY: 10:00am-5:00pm

Hopalong Andrew - Whole Foods
Through March 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

A former NYC Urban Park Ranger, Hopalong Andrew celebrates nature and the richness of city life — the energy, diversity, and sense of possibility — with the fun-loving “can-do” spirit of the American West. With clever and whimsical cowboy songs about city life, his high-spirited music is meant for the whole family to enjoy, city-slickers and tenderfoots alike. 

Hopalong Andrew - Dekalb Market Hall
Through March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

These weekday performances offer interactive music, rhythm, movement, and social interaction. 

Hopalong Andrew - Busy Bodies
Through March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekday performances offer interactive music, rhythm, movement, and social interaction. 

Lavender Blues Sing Along - Tot Town
Through March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lavender Blues is an early education music and movement class for babies and toddlers 0-3. This curriculum is an effective format for early educational learning as it helps to build social skills, identify objects, numbers, letters and sounds. While developing muscle memory, building confidence and independence in their early stages.

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 02, 2019 - Dumbo

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week.

Little Artists - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 02, 2019 - Dumbo

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class.

Silly Sing-a-Long - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 02, 2019 - Dumbo

Children go on an exciting theatrical journey filled with instruments, puppets, scarves, bubbles, and much more. With a morning sing-a-long, every child starts their day in a creative way!

Baby Sign Language - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 03, 2019 - Dumbo

This winter, we are excited to offer American Sign Languages (ASL) at Spark! In this playful and educational program, students and caregivers will learn the basics of the language, including numbers, colors, greetings, family terms and more. Students can practice and grow their new language skills through a variety of fun activities such as songs and games.

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 04, 2019 - Dumbo

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2 to 4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making.

Big Trip!: A Musical Journey Around NYC - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 04, 2019 - Dumbo

Big Trip is a highly interactive class featuring original and classic songs about transportation, the natural world, landmarks and other topics familiar to even the youngest New Yorkers. Children and their caregivers will explore imaginary play through seated and standing movement, musical instruments, dance, and lots of sing-a-longs.

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 05, 2019 - Dumbo

Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Through unique integration of movement and original live music, we explore nature, geography, culture, language, rhythm, dance, songwriting, and playing instruments.

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 05, 2019 - Dumbo

Through game-based interactions, children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish.

Cinderella - Puppetworks Inc
Through April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Watch the classic fairytale Cinderella performed by puppets. This show was adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

Opening Week: Science + You Exhibit - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 28, 2019 - Crown Heights

Become a scientist at the newest exhibit! Introducing Science + You, where children and adults can learn about human health and nutrition, scientific tools, and the methods scientists use for problem solving, investigation, and experimentation.

Collect germ cells using a magnetic antibody wand before depositing them into white blood cells; practice using a centrifuge and learn about other amazing sorting machines; and get creative in the test kitchen while learning about balanced and healthy meals.

Bringing Stories to Life Through Music - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2019 - Crown Heights

Join The Little Orchestra Society for “Bringing Stories to Life Through Music”, a music and movement workshop that connects famous children’s stories by authors from around the world to everyday sounds, rhythms, and melodies. An exploration in the process of music making, this workshop unites literature with musical creativity, giving children the opportunity to experiment with new ways of self-expression through singing, playing instruments, and creating sounds to represent ideas. By using music as a common language, children develop a deeper understanding of diverse communities and cultures.

Thursday Workshops with The Little Orchestra Society - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 23, 2019 - Crown Heights

Every Thursday, children and families are invited to create their own melodies, discover cultures and build communities as they explore new sounds and songs that tell the story of incredible people and places.

ColorLab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 24, 2019 - Crown Heights

ColorLab is BCM's new family art studio inspired by contemporary African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and African artists! Rotating programs will feature the work and material inspirations of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists, including Chakaia Booker, Wangechi Mutu, and Jack Whitten. Learn about Afrofuturism through a toolbox containing books, materials, and prompts to guide creating. Each visit to ColorLab will offer new ways to experiment with art and new ideas to explore. Hands-on programs will be supported by BCM’s teaching artists and educators.

The Buttons - The Great Room
Through May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Enjoy some sweet, silly original children's music for kids of all ages.

The Buttons - Jill Lindsey
Through May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sweet, silly original kids music for kids of all ages! 

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.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.

CP Soccer for kids with cerebral palsy - Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! - New York Aquarium
Through June 30, 2019 - Coney Island

Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon in this brand new exhibit all about sharks, open year-round. More than 115 species, including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles, live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through December 07, 2019 - Downtown Brooklyn

Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables year-round at your local greenmarket! You can also take part in programs like nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections. 

New York Road Runners Open Run - Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through December 18, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2½-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home as bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

Friday Drop-Off - Brooklyn Game Lab
Through December 27, 2019 - Park Slope

An opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons with some of the best "Dungeon Masters" in NYC! They create characters and go on multi-month campaigns with a band of adventurous kids each week - making great friends as they quest for treasure and glory. New players welcome every week.

Photo by Marc Goldberg Photography

Saturday Author Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through December 28, 2019 - Fort Greene

Authors and illustrators of picture books visit on Saturdays to present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too.

Sunday Bookseller Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through December 29, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Neighborhood families are invited to join the booksellers of Greenlight for story time every Sunday morning. Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest booklovers, with great books ranging from classics and award-winners to the best new releases and local favorites.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2020 - Brooklyn Heights

Head to the New York Transit Museum every Thursday for stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes such as animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and, of course, the city's subways and buses! Free with admission. For ages 2-5 and adult companions.