Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on March 13

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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, March 13, 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 March 13. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Stroller Tour - Brooklyn Museum
March 13, 2019 - Prospect Heights

Purim Treasure Hunt - Jewish Children's Museum
Through March 17, 2019 - Crown Heights

Join King Achashveirosh on an exciting hunt to find his missing signet ring! Use clues on the exhibit floors to help the king erase the evil decree.

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. 

Centerpiece Studio - Jewish Children's Museum
Through March 19, 2019 - Crown Heights

Design gorgeous glass painted centerpieces to use at your Purim feast!

Megillah Miracles - Jewish Children's Museum
Through March 20, 2019 - Crown Heights

On Purim, the Megillah story is read, telling of the big miracles that happened to the Jews in Persia! Write your own Megillah notes and see how invisible ink works under ultraviolet lights

Stitch It - Jewish Children's Museum
Through March 20, 2019 - Crown Heights

Costumes? YES!! Design, sew and decorate your very own royal cape. 

Hamantash Shapery - Jewish Children's Museum
Through March 20, 2019 - Crown Heights

Join in the Purim spirit as we shape and fill delicious Hamantashen!

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Stop by the Education Center to explore the March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Ice Skating - LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park
Through March 24, 2019 - Prospect Park

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

¡Bienvenidos! Spanish Sing-Along With Lucy Kalantari - Lark Cafe
Through March 25, 2019 - Flatbush

Learn Spanish in song with your child as Lucy guides you through delightful tunes both new and familiar. Explore colors, numbers, animals and go on a mini-adventure during story time with illustrated books in Spanish.

Playspace at BAX - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through March 25, 2019 - Park Slope

Explore tunnels, create funky rhythms, dance with colorful scarves, and sort soft vegetables. Children can bring special toys, books, or other childhood comfort items, but must bring their own diapers, wipes, snacks and drinks. Parents must remain on site. Playspace is a PEANUT FREE ENVIRONMENT. This is a wonderful activity to incorporate into your weekly routine and provides an opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and engage in a bright and open space.

The Buttons Sing Along - Lark Cafe
Through March 26, 2019 - Flatbush

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

Homework Hour for Kids - Prospect Park - Peninsula
Through March 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Need help with your homework? Stop by on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

Sing Along with Debbie Deane - Lark Cafe
Through March 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.

Amy Miles Uke Circle - Lark Cafe
Through March 27, 2019 - Flatbush

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.

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. 

ShaJam Fridays - JCC Brooklyn: Clinton Hill
Through March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community! Neighborhood families are encouraged to join for music, dancing, stories, and snacks led by friends from Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative. FREE and open to all, regardless of background. Fridays 9:30-10:15am *Space is limited! RSVP.

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.

Drop in Sing along with Lloyd H. Miller - Lark Cafe
Through March 29, 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!

Family Playtime - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Lavender Blues Sing Along at Lark Cafe - Lark Cafe
Through March 30, 2019 - Flatbush

Lavender Blues is a Music Group for babies and toddlers. Everyone can sit in a circle, sing songs, play instruments, do movement with fingers, arms, and feet, as well as march, dance, and play with a ginormous parachute.

GiGi's Playhouse Brooklyn Satellite - JCC Brooklyn at North Williamsburg Preschool
Through March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our Brooklyn Satellite Station for a variety of educational and recreational programs designed for those with Down syndrome. Each week alternates between our signature Programs.

Destination Discovery- Volunteers set up a variety of activity stations each focused on Fine Motor, Gross Motor, or Sensory Exploration.

Leaps & Bounds- Music and Movement program where kids sing, dance, run obstacle courses, and more!

Art Explosion- Kids explore their creativity through various hands on art projects.

Rocking Music- Kids can jam out while learning with our Musical guest volunteers leading.

Literacy- Each week, Literacy is woven into all of our programs.

Physical Fitness- We bring in guest program leaders to introduce kids to Yoga, Dance, Zumba, and more!

Saturday Author Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore PLG
Through March 30, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Garden

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.

 

Blue York at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through March 31, 2019 - Prospect Park

Water, water every weekend in March at Prospect Park Zoo. Whether it is the rain splashing across our windows or bubbling through the streams, Brooklyn is wet, wild and surrounded by the ocean.

Come to the zoo to enjoy science experiments, learn about the amazing species that inhabit New York’s waterways, and find out what you can do to protect their critical waterway habitats.

NYTM Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through March 31, 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 March 31, 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

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Stroller Safari: Winter Sundays - Prospect Park Zoo
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Discover zoo animals through movement, song, and play. This 6-week series will foster your child’s natural curiosity with early access to exhibits and live animal encounters.

Magic at Coney- The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island USA
Through March 31, 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.

Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online, or at the door. 75 tickets sold per performance. Advance online purchase recommended. There are no extra fees for online purchases.

Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host, the performers this week are: TBA

Sing Along With Amy Miles - Lark Cafe
Through March 31, 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.

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic) - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

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!

New Parent Support Group - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through April 02, 2019 - Brooklyn

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.

Toddler Time - Prospect Park - Peninsula
Through April 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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.

Mother Goose - Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Brairwood

Children ages 6-18 months and their parent/caregiver are invited for simple picture books, nursery rhyme finger plays, and playtime.

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.

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic) - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2019 - Prospect Heights

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.

CP Soccer for Kids With Cerebral Palsy - Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

CP soccer is a league for kids with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or traumatic brain injury to play soccer with peers just like them. Kids must be ambulatory and be able to run and kick a ball. Training each Sunday by special coaches trained for CP soccer. Join our NYC team in Brooklyn every Sunday afternoon! Boys and girls are welcome and no prior experience with soccer is required.

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.