Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on March 3

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

Dance with MMDG: Family Class with Mark Morris Dance Group - Mark Morris Dance Center
March 03, 2018 - Fort Greene

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome. Featured repertory by Layla & Majnun (2016), taught by: Brian Lawson Nicole Sabella and accompanied on piano by Ai Isshiki.

Holi Hooray! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 03, 2018 - Crown Heights

This two day-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day explores peace, empathy, and togetherness. Visit the museum for special programs and performances all weekend-long honoring Dr. King. Jan. 15: Totally Tots Studio- Meet the Artist 10am-12pm: Each week kids make artwork inspired by artists! This week learn about Kehinde Wiley. Think of your heroic self and create a portrait. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger. Protest Posters 11am-1pm: Learn the technique of silkscreen and make your own protest poster using Civil Rights artwork as inspiration! DNA Bracelets 12-2pm: Explore the diversity of genetic traits and inheritance, as well as how these traits affect the body. Children learn how our genetic code is very much the same, even among people who are not related. MLK, Jr. Cinema 11am-11:30am; 3:30-4pm: Visitors learn about Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the American civil rights movement through the animated film Our Friend Martin. Join us as we see two friends travel through time, meeting Dr. King at several points during his life. Story Time at BCM 1:30-2pm; 3-3:30pm: Join a BCM Educator for an interactive story reading of Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. among other titles focused on MLK, Jr.’s life and those who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. Jan 16: Totally Tots Studio- Meet the Artist 10am-12pm: Each week kids make artwork inspired by artists! This week learn about Kehinde Wiley. Think of your heroic self and create a portrait. Brooklyn Block Lab & Studio 10am-1pm: In BCM's 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius' house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village. Love, Hope & Peace Postcards 11am-1pm: Learn about the teachings of MLK, Jr. by exploring the values of love, hope & peace. Create your own postcards influenced by these ideas and write a message to send to a friend or family member. I Have A Dream Totes 12-2pm: Decorate a canvas tote with MLK, Jr inspired quotes to wear! Additional $5 while supplies last. Brooklyn United Marching Band - Celebrating the Dream Performance 2-3pm: Join the Brooklyn United Marching Band as they deliver a live musical performance that draws on the strength, courage and hope of historical Black leaders. Freedom Hands 2-4pm: Think about the freedoms you enjoy, and remember the work of civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Think about the freedoms that you enjoy, create your own freedom hands and write a list of those freedoms! Story Time at BCM 1:30-2pm; 3-3:30pm: Join a BCM Educator for an interactive story time featuring I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer. Live Animal Adventure 4:15-4:45pm: Join a Museum Educator for this popular live animal show. Learn about and touch an animal from the Museum’s living collection.

The Music of Grateful Dead ft. Stella Blues Band for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
March 03, 2018 - Williamsburg

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series featuring bands performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history. The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The event is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.

Bilingual Music Show for Kids & Family - Branded Saloon
March 03, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Join local mom, musician and educator Mariana Iranzi on a multicultural adventure full of singing, moving and fun in Spanish and English.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
March 03, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Celebrate the New Year with artists and change makers at Target First Saturday. Highlights include performances by Tank and The Bangas, Discwoman, and Cakes Da Killa; a pop-up feminist publishing workshop with Pilot Press; and a screening of Suited. Throughout 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists and organizations that challenge gender conventions. This programming is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. 5pm Music: Tank and The Bangas is one of the most distinctive music groups to come out of New Orleans, combining elements of rhythmic soul and spoken word with such genres as rock, gospel, funk, and folk. 5-9pm Pop-Up Feminist Publishing: Join Pilot Press, a DIY feminist publishing house by Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden, to duplicate, bind, and publish your work. Bring printouts of what you'd like to publish. 6-7pm Curator Tour: Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, shares insights into the exhibition A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt. *6 pm Film: Suited (Jason Benjamin, 2016, 85 min.) captures transformative moments at Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company in Brooklyn that caters to gender-nonconforming and transgendered clients. The documentary reveals the ways well-fitting garments and self-fashioning can garner deeper affirmations around identity. The screening is followed by a talkback hosted by dapperQ with Anita Dolce Vita, Jason Benjamin, Daniel Friedman, Debbie-Jean Lemonte, and Rae Tutera. *6-8pm Hands-On Art: Taking inspiration from A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, make a mask that creates a new identity. 6:30-7:30pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Enjoy ten-minute discussions about works of art in the exhibition Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. 7-9pm Music: Brooklyn-based collective Discwoman celebrates the diversity of female-identified DJs who are shifting the male-dominated culture of the industry. Sets by BEARCAT and SHYBOI. 8pm Book Club: Daniel José Older reads from his new novel, Battle Hill Bolero, the latest from his popular Bone Street Rumba series, with stories set in Brooklyn. He discusses the art of writing sci-fi that centers on protagonists of color in Brooklyn. Followed by a book signing in the Museum Shop. 8:30-9:30pm Dance and Workshop: Take part in a dance workshop and enjoy performances afterwards. Presented by Brooklyn Dance Festival. 9pm Music: Rapper Cakes Da Killa rings in the New Year with refreshing rhymes and a unique sound that mixes various musical influences and pays tribute to underground culture.

'Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!' - St. George Theatre
March 03, 2018 - Staten Island

Affordable Family Theater presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions. After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, The Queen of Hearts, The Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, Alice finds her way home in this fast-paced musical adaptation. Meet and Greet with the cast following the performance in the lobby.

Robin Hood Now - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through March 04, 2018 - Park Slope

Spark Movement Collective introduces a new family-friendly dance production of the age-old tale of Robin Hood with a contemporary twist. Robin Hood Now, updates the famous folklore by drawing inspiration from real stories about acts of kindness shared by children around New York. Choreographed by Artistic Director Chelsea Koenig, a female Robin Hood is inspired to become an active part in her community and creates “Green Hoods for Good,” a space for children to share their worries and challenges. Robin and her friends spring into action by inventing, recycling, creating, and more, all while trying to find a way to celebrate a park that is to be closed down. This production is a perfect example of how it is possible for all of us to help shape the world we live in today. The main character, Robin embodies the spirit of doing good for others, and inspires us to pay it forward. Throughout the show audience members will dance in their seats, or even on the stage, and they’ll help Robin and her friends celebrate the park by generating new dance moves. Robin Hood Now comes at a perfect time, and is thoughtfully crafted for children of all ages and their families to enjoy together.

'Robin Hood Now' - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through March 04, 2018 - Park Slope

Spark Movement Collective introduces a new family-friendly dance production of the age-old tale of Robin Hood with a contemporary twist. Robin Hood Now, updates the famous folklore by drawing inspiration from real stories about acts of kindness shared by children around New York. Choreographed by Artistic Director Chelsea Koenig, a female Robin Hood is inspired to become an active part in her community and creates “Green Hoods for Good,” a space for children to share their worries and challenges. Robin and her friends spring into action by inventing, recycling, creating, and more, all while trying to find a way to celebrate a park that is to be closed down. This production is a perfect example of how it is possible for all of us to help shape the world we live in today. The main character, Robin embodies the spirit of doing good for others, and inspires us to pay it forward. Throughout the show audience members will dance in their seats, or even on the stage, and they’ll help Robin and her friends celebrate the park by generating new dance moves.

First Sundays - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Experience the serenity and wonder of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the winter with programs for the entire family. Programs include Discovery Workshops for kids, Family Storytime, a winter wildlife nature walk, and a tour inside the Steinhardt Conservatory featuring tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates. After touring the Garden, warm up with seasonal brunch and lunch menus in Yellow Magnolia Cafe.

Nature Walks with Brad Klein - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Atrium
Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Spot winter birds in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and beyond with naturalist Brad Klein. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Teknopolis 2018 - BAM Fisher, Fishman Space
Through March 11, 2018 - Fort Greene

Teknopolis is a three-week-long digital art installation experience in the Fisher building for ages 6+ designed to inspire creativity, connect with the future, and imagine new possibilities through interaction with technology. This is the first digital arts playground of its kind in Brooklyn-and the first time a BAM facility has been dedicated to an interactive, multi-space digital arts showcase for both youth and adult audiences. Algorithms ignite and formulas are felt in this stellar showcase of interactive technology. BAM’s first-ever tech takeover features three floors of innovative installation pieces that bridge the arts and digital media to inspire kids and parents alike. VIRTUAL ADVENTURE ROOM Curated by Future of Storytelling Take a virtual reality dive into fantasy forests, office cubicles, artist's studios, and two original VR films in this room full of immersive technology, where paintings come to 3D life and everyone's the hero of their own story. XYZT ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES Adrien M & Claire B Letters blow like leaves off trees, shifting sands respond to your lightest touch, and clouds mold to your shadow in this series of 10 dreamlike installations, each a unique encounter with a different digital landscape. LUMARCA Matt Parker, Josh Holtsford With just a computer, a projector, some strands of string, and a Microsoft Kinect system, this deceptively simple installation creates your digital avatar and launches it into 3D space. POP N’ LOCK DANCE MACHINE Catshrine Karaoke for the movement-inclined. This fun-filled installation allows participants to select their dance, choose some animated backup performers, and put on a show to the hottest tunes. EXP. INST. RAIN. Balam Soto Part instrument and part installation, this tactile experience gives users an opportunity to “play” sound and light together by touching different points on a wireless cube.

Brian and His Wild Animals - Temple Israel
Through March 11, 2018 - Staten Island

Brian Wild and his interactive animals are coming to Temple Israel. Brian is an experienced in animal handling and will delight both children and parents.  earn about animals and their lifestyles.  Parents will receive handouts which will help them talk to their children about the Jewish value of caring for animals.

The Yellow Sneaker Puppet Show - Blue Marble Ice Cream
Through March 14, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Kids will love this 45 minute interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Bring your little ones to sing, clap, dance, and shake their sillies out. Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families. 

New York International Children's Film Festival - Various theaters throughout Manhattan
Through March 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Set sail on an incredible journey. Befriend a monster. Uncover a mystery. Visit a foreign country — or a foreign planet. For four weekends, New York International Children’s Film Festival invites you and your imagination to explore new frontiers through the best new films from around the world.

Check out nyicff.org for updates.

New York International Children's Film Festival - Various theaters throughout Manhattan
Through March 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Set sail on an incredible journey. Befriend a monster. Uncover a mystery. Visit a foreign country — or a foreign planet. For four weekends, New York International Children’s Film Festival invites you and your imagination to explore new frontiers through the best new films from around the world.

Check out nyicff.org for updates.

Magic at Coney - Coney Island Museum
Through March 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions together with Coney Island USA presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Enjoy a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians and featuring illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world.

Kids' Saturday Cinema Club - Industry City Factory Floor
Through March 24, 2018 - Sunset Park

Every Saturday Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club in the Factory Floor with Rooftop Films. Join this free screening of The LEGO Batman Movie, with arts and crafts from Project kid. RSVP is appreciated but not required. This event will take place indoors.

She's on Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports - Sunset Park Recreation Center
Through March 24, 2018 - Sunset Park

Join Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus, NYC Parks, NYC Football Club, WBLS, Hot 97, and Shape Up NYC for the annual Family Fun Day. This year's theme is the Olympics.

[email protected] - Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Through March 25, 2018 - Carroll Gardens

The Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens hosts its annual Hanukkah Community Art Festival. This holiday art fair is Brooklyn's most popular Hanukkah event featuring a variety of art workshops featuring: Edible chocolate dreidel making Mosaic tile workshop Oil press Cookie and doughnut decorating Tzedakah box making Clay workshop Beeswax candle making

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions) - STREB Lab for Action Mechanics
Through March 25, 2018 - Williamsburg

Created by Elizabeth Streb, the Evel Knievel of dance, this daredevil event nimbly weaves dance, athletics, cirque acrobatics and Hollywood-style stunt work into one amazing live performance.

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2018 - 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. Taught by Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 21st.

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2018 - 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. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker Maximum # of participants: 12 children Eleven sessions from January 10-March 28, 2018. $363 for the winter session. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes is required.

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Art Adventures - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2018 - 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. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2018 - DUMBO

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. Taught by Spellbound Theatre. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 22nd.

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2018 - DUMBO

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theater you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. This class is taught by Spellbound Theater. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in class required.

Lavender Blues Music & Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2018 - DUMBO

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. The class is taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder of  Lavender Blues. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes required.

Little Orchestra Society Presents the Three C's… Culture, Classical Music, and Composing - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

French for Little Ones at SPARK by BCM - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 30, 2018 - DUMBO

Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Taught by Magda Lahliti, French for Little Ones. Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 23.

From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn - New York Transit Museum
Through March 31, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

Using the museum’s vintage subway cars as the stage, you’ll design a crowd of puppets that animate a tale of travel.

Brooklyn Flea - Industry City
Through March 31, 2018 - Sunset Park

Check out this holiday sample sale with brands including Masala Baby, Frenchie, Mini Couture, Sophie, Catalou, Bit'z Kids, Republic of Pigtails, Lili Collection Home and Loft, Loralin Designs, Kickee Pants, Mini Shatsu, and PeacheyBoo. Along with all the sale there will be activities for parents and children including a Brooklyn Bowl children's concert, FiDi Families arts and crafts, and complementary cocktails for the adults.

   

 

Little Makers Space - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Color Cove - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

'The Prince and the Magic Flute' - Puppetworks
Through April 01, 2018 - Park Slope

Enjoy Robert Southey's beloved Folk-Tale from 1837: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The show is adapted for hand puppets by Jack Kaplan.

Ice Skating Season - Le Frak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
Through April 02, 2018 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open for a full season of ice skating. In addition to public ice skating, the LeFrak Center features figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, indoor/outdoor dining at Bluestone Café, and an array of special events and public recreational programming.

Lavender Blues Music & Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 05, 2018 - DUMBO

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

Down to Earth McGolrick Park Farmers Market - Park Church Co-op
Through April 29, 2018 - Greenpoint

Shop for local foods all through the winter at the indoor McGolrick Park Farmers Market located in the basement of the Park Church Co-op just outside McGolrick Park. Each Sunday you will find regional farmers and local food makers. No market Sunday December 24th, Sunday December 31st, Sunday March 25, or Sunday April 1st.

Bon Appétit - New York Hall of Science
Through May 13, 2018 - Corona

This fun and interactive exhibition helps visitors explore their own personal eating habits, as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet, and the origin of foods that populate grocery store shelves.

Mommy and Me Drop-in Classes - St. Joseph the Worker
Through May 18, 2018 - Windsor Terrace

All are welcome with children ages 2-3 years old. Come for an hour of playing, learning, discovering, and exploring.

The Little People Party Open Play - The Backyard
Through June 01, 2018 - Williamsburg

The Little People Party is a children's entertainment company with a current pop up tot party for ages 6 months-3 years held at an indoor soccer field. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids and the bar sells refreshments for the adults.

Little Laffs Children's Variety Show - Jalopy Theatre
Through June 03, 2018 - Carroll Gardens

Check out this fun and entertaining monthly variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. For ages 3-9.

Songs For Extraordinary People - Barbès
Through June 03, 2018 - Park Slope

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

Farmhouse Family Day - The Wyckoff House Museum
Through June 16, 2018 - Canarsie

Explore NYC's oldest house. Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigations, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Drop-in Art, Poems, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through June 25, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Sing-Along with Ari the Singalong Guy - The Knitting Factory
Through June 29, 2018 - Williamsburg

Blue Balloon students ages 3 and older perform their own original songs. This year's concert features tweens and teens from Blue Balloon's new branch Pitch & Propeller Songs and Instruction.

Shabbat Songs and Stories - Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene Clinton Hill
Through June 29, 2018 - Clinton Hill

Join every Friday morning to wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Neighborhood families are encouraged to join with students from the Early Childhood Programs for music, dancing, stories, and snacks. This event is open to all, regardless of background. 

Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in an incredibly realistic game.

'Dream Big: Engineering Our World' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Block Party Exhibit - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

'Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.

'Journey To Space 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Duration: 20 minutes.

Brooklyn Block Lab and Studio - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Crown Heights

In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

'Conquest of the Skies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Musical Wednesdays with Emmy & Evan - Dean Street
Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Every Wednesday this duo will get the little ones dancing.

The Means of a Ready Escape - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through July 13, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY Street Team, is showcasing its collective history as makers, and offering customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts from indie vendors, all based in the NY tri-state area.

Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Check out this free beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse.

New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through December 18, 2018 - 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 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home ? 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.

Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2018 - Park Slope

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

Waterfront Exhibition - Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
Through December 31, 2018 - DUMBO

Located in Empire Stores directly on Brooklyn Bridge Park near Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is an exciting new museum that highlights the amazing history and beauty of the Brooklyn waterfront. The museum is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-7pm and family programs are planned for Fall 2017.

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.

Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum's Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.