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Magic at Coney - Coney Island Museum
Through December 17, 2017 - Coney Island
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.
'Pinocchio' - Puppetworks
Through December 17, 2017 - Park Slope
Enjoy Carlo Collodi's beloved folk tale from 1883, "Adventures of a Marionette". The show is adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.
Library Lab: Coding - Brooklyn Central Library
Through December 20, 2017 - Prospect Heights
Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library’s dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6 to 10) and their families. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments. Families will receive tips on how to use library resources and how to continue projects at home.
Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through December 23, 2017 - 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.
Neighborhood Family Concerts - Bargemusic
Through December 23, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly performance, including a Q&A session with the musicians.
New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through December 27, 2017 - 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.
Tai Chi - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Through December 28, 2017 - Bay Ridge
Tai chi is one of the most remarkable and practical philosophies ever devised. It combines the pursuit of health and longevity, and the lofty—but attainable—ideals of harmony and balance. It promotes relaxation, joy, compassion, positive growth, and flow. Tai chi gives you a set of mental tools you can apply in all areas of your life, and it helps you learn to achieve your goals with the minimum effort for the maximum result.
'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 30, 2017 - Midtown
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion, and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and older.
Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2017 - 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.
Brooklyn Block Lab and Studio - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - 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.
Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Park Slope
Through December 31, 2017 - Park Slope
Join this weekly story time followed by activities.
SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through December 31, 2017 - DUMBO
SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum is BCM's new art and play space located in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Designed for children ages six months to six years, SPARK features an outpost of the popular Brooklyn Block Lab exhibit, as well as daily art and design workshops, music classes, birthday parties, and more. Walk-ins are welcome, as space permits, but reservations for the one-hour play slots are encouraged.
Gulliver's Gate - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - Times Square
Artists from eight countries took part in building this fantastic miniature world, featuring cities from across the globe, all built to scale. You can also step back in time to see famous historical scenes and interact with the exhibit using a special key.
Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 21, 2018 - Prospect Heights
In the ancient burial ground at Saqqara, Egypt, one animal cemetery alone has yielded over four million individual ibis mummies. And the nearby dog cemetery contained over seven million mummies, with countless others found throughout Egypt. This unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and religion—the mummification of animals—has remained largely a mystery This exhibit explores the religious purpose of these mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many. Drawn from the museum's renowned collection, the exhibition features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. Animals were central to the ancient Egyptian worldview. Most animals had connections to a particular deity. After death, mummified animals’ souls could carry a message to a god.
New Parents' Meetings - Bend + Bloom Yoga
Through February 27, 2018 - Park Slope
Join this weekly group in a supportive space where you can share your experiences and concerns, ask questions and find common ground while forming community with other parents. This hour and a half focuses on a topic concerning the profound transition into parenthood, but is open to individual concerns, so bring your baby (newborns up to 18 months) and your lunch and meet some new friends.
Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park
Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates.
Bank of America Winter Village - Bryant Park
Through March 04, 2018 - Midtown
The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink (free entry!), a European inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and even an observation deck full of games and art supplies.
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.
Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown
The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.
Geometric Figurative Works: Art Exhibit - New York Hall of Science
Through April 14, 2018 - Corona
Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time. Most of the pieces are reverse mirror images – they appear the same when rotated 180 degrees.
Family Fun Series - Mark Morris Dance Center
Through May 05, 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.
Weekly Singalong with Hopalong Andrew - Families First
Through May 28, 2018 - Cobble Hill
Join this weekly singalong with Hopalong Andrew, a New York City-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fixture of the New York City family music scene, he regularly appears at curated events such as Summerstage NYC, Bryant Park, Hudson Park, The Oldtone Roots Music Festival, The Brooklyn Public Library, and more.
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.
'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.
'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.
Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 - Brooklyn
Check out this free beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse.
Sing-along with Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole - Dean Street
Through October 27, 2020 - Prospect Heights
Every Tuesday Andrew plays originals and the classics with a Guacamole twist.
Musical Wednesdays with Emmy & Evan - Dean Street
Through October 28, 2020 - Prospect Heights
Every Wednesday this duo will get the little ones dancing.