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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in September

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in September

Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in September. Head to the the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Jewish children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, and other nearby spots for fun this month.

Friday Drop-Off
WHEN: Mar. 16 - Dec. 27, Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Drop in for Dungeons and Dragons and go on a multi-month campaign each week.
WANT TO GO? $48. 718-788-1122. Brooklyngamelab.com.

NYTM Train Operators Workshop
WHEN: Aug. 3 - Sep. 1, Saturdays & Sundays: 11:30am-12:30pm and 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: 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 capacity. Ages 10 and older.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $10 Adults; $5 Children; $5 Senior and visitors with disabilities. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Solar Cat
WHEN: Sep. 1 - 2, Various Times
WHERE: New York Hall of Science , 47-01 111th St, Corona , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The exhibit centers around a giant, 140-watt cat-shaped solar panel that is mounted to the window. The energy harvested by Solar Cat powers an adjacent interactive pedestal that features fun facts and diagrams about how solar panels work.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $16 Adults; $13 Children ages 2-17, Students, and senior citizens. https://nysci.org/.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Jan. 21, Daily at 3pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling 2D cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing.
WANT TO GO? $6 Adults; $5 children plus museum admission: $16 Adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens . https://nysci.org.

Above and Beyond — The Ultimate Flight Exhibition
WHEN: Sep. 1 - 8, Various Times
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: NYSCI’s summer exhibition uses flight simulation, augmented reality, touch tables, design and skill challenges, and more to immerse visitors in the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design, and technology.
WANT TO GO? $4 plus museum admission: $16 Adults; $13 Children, students & senior citizens . https://nysci.org.

Imaging Women In The Space Age
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Nov. 3, Various Times
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $16 Adults; $13 Children ages 2-17, Students, and senior citizens. https://nysci.org.

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 12-5pm
WHERE: Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition is based on immigrant oral histories from The Brooklyn College Listening Project. Brooklyn College students interviewed family, friends, neighbors, and strangers and recorded their stories.
WANT TO GO? $3 suggested donation. 718-789-2822. prospectpark.org.

Build With LEGO FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - 24, 4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Meet new friends and have fun building with LEGOs. For ages 6 to 12
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org/locations/central.

PLG Graphic Novel Book Group FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 7:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Read and discuss comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For September, the group discusses Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book One by highly acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel writer Alan Moore.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

Open Hours FREE
WHEN: Sep. 5 - 28, Saturdays: 1-5pm; Thursdays: 4-8pm
WHERE: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St. , Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A visit includes a look at the Captain's original living quarters, the tools used by longshoremen and stevedores, and the gongs and bells of the tug and barge system. Videos tell the story of the barge's rescue from the mud and kids love the ball machine that whirls, jumps, and plays music via gravity.  
WANT TO GO? 718-624-4719. waterfrontmuseum.org.

Waterfront Heroes FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 5, 4-8pm
WHERE: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St. , Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Waterfront Heroes is an exhibition by City Lore & L.I. Traditions, and folklorists Naomi Sturm and Dan Ward honoring New York Harbor maritime profiles. 
WANT TO GO? 718-624-4719. waterfrontmuseum.org.

An Opening
WHEN: Sep. 7 - Jun. 30, Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An Opening, an installation of audio and visual artworks by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, engages with a multiplicity of Muslim experiences in Brooklyn.
WANT TO GO? Suggested Admission: $10; $6 Seniors and teachers; FREE for children and visitors with disabilities. 718-222-4111. brooklynhistory.org.

Transit Walk: Lower Manhattan
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2-4pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves in Lower Manhattan for a transit walk and explore the fascinating history of pre-subway New York.
WANT TO GO? $30. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Second Sundays: September FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 12-6pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Second Sundays is a free event series that engages Pioneer Works disciplines through live music, food, artists’ open studios, and interactive programs.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

4th Annual Camp Doughboy WWI History Weekend FREE
WHEN: Sep. 14 - 15, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The largest free public WWI exhibition in the United States includes living history, reenactors, authors, experts, vintage vehicles, and animals.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

City of Women Map 2.0: A Conversation With Joshua Jelly-Shapiro
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 19, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis and co-creator of the City of Women map, will discuss the significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history while shedding light on the names of the unsung heroines who contributed to it.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Schoolfest
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 12-4pm
WHERE: John Ericsson Middle School 126, 424 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Now in its 12th year, Schoolfest is a one-of-a-kind school fair for North Brooklyn students and parents in which you can learn about schools and programs located in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. 
WANT TO GO? $3 reservation, to be refunded at the door. 347-559-1410. https://eventbrite.com/e/schoolfest-2019-admissions-tx-tickets-63008065821.

Coming Out and Of Age
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, TBA
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. , Downtown Brooklyn , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A conversation about coming out and coming-of-age stories, engaging with a range of writers, who pay specific attention to the intersections of class and geography, in conjunction with this season’s stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’ autobiographically inspired novel.
WANT TO GO? Various Prices . 718-802-3700. https://bam.org/talks/2019/coming-out-and-of-age.

Parade of Trains
WHEN: Sep. 28 - 29, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Brighton Beach B/Q Station, Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Transit Museum's vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line.
WANT TO GO? FREE with the swipe of a MetroCard!. 718-694-1600. https://nytransitmuseum.org/program/paradeoftrains2019/all/.

Super Science: Catapult into Physics
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: From pre-Roman times until the Middle Ages, catapults, ballistas, and similar weapons were the cutting edge of weapon technology. Participants will build catapults and experiment with them to learn about projectile motion.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $8 adults; $5 students and seniors; $2 children age 2-12. 718-907-3488. statenislandmuseum.org.

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