Kids Theater in Brooklyn Week of May 27

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of May 27 in Brooklyn. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Brooklyn or will just be visiting during the week of May 27, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Brooklyn, go to our complete calendar of events.

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4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference - LIU Brooklyn, Library Learning Center
May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference for Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers. Workshops will be held from 9:00-30;00 all day from Behavior management, Life Coaching Autism and After School options and much more. The focus will be on children from 3-21 years old with disabilities.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
May 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

The Little Artist! - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 27, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Arts and crafts specifically for toddlers and preschoolers.

Kings County Memorial Day Parade - Bay Ridge
May 27, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Pay tribute to war veterans and soldiers missing in action by cheering on marchers in Brooklyn's 146th Memorial Day parade. The parade goes from 87th St. and 3rd Ave to 4th Ave and John Paul Jones Park for a wreath laying ceremony.

Knitting Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
May 28, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids learn the basics of knitting at this all ages workshop.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
May 28, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens play games, read, do homework, listen to music, and take over the library...sort of!

After-School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville branch
May 28, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids get assistance with their homework from library staff.

After School Drama Program - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
May 29, 2013 - Cypress Hills

A drama program for kids and tweens. Registration required.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
May 29, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
May 29, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids get homework help courtesy of the 826 NYC writing/tutoring organization (home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply).

Hive Fashion Teen Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
May 30, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens interested in fashion learn about photography photography and document new styles.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
May 30, 2013 - Marine Park

Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian play some of your favorite tunes.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Animal Encounter - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Curious how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of the Park's trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center's collection.

IDEAS Creative Drama - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids Improvise scenes from their favorite books.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Freshwater Fishing - Willowbrook Park
June 01, 2013 - Staten Island

An experienced Urban Park Ranger teaches the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways in every fishing program. Kids, age 8 and older, and adults can try to hook a largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. A mandatory safety review precedes each session.

The 20th Annual Red Hook Fest - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
June 01, 2013 - Red Hook

The Red Hook Fest brings together fantastic live music and dance with fun family-friendly activities (like free kayak rides in New York Harbor and face-painting). Sit on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront, listen to some of the city's hottest bands, and take in such spectacular views of The Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.

NYC Skyline Tour - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 01, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Observe Manhattan's amazing skyline and learn what's what!

Family Day (Art) - BRIC Rotunda Gallery
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

A professional artist and teacher leads an imaginative adventure in art-making, inspired by the exhibitions on view at BRIC Rotunda Gallery! Create your own artwork using inspirational and fun materials.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

The Deedle Deedle Dees - New York Transit Museum
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit Museum presents a free concert with the Deedle Deedle Dees, the band of Brooklyn musicians slash scholars who infuse history with kindie rock.

From the Earth to the Sky: World Science Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 01, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

"Dance" under the stars and join professional and amateur astronomers for an evening of urban stargazing. Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we'll have on hand. Enjoy conversations with leading astronomers and live music. Festivities include family-friendly activities, twilight sailing of the Schooner Mystic Whaler, refreshments, and plenty of astronomical conversation.

Seining - Marine Park
June 02, 2013 - Marine Park

Seining programs, which use nets to catch sea creatures close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Nature Exploration (light) - Bloomingdale Park
June 02, 2013 - Staten Island

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest on this light hike. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
June 02, 2013 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Lobster rolls, kimchee, dumplings, and much more.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
June 02, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

10th Annual Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' Marathon Reading - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 02, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Young and old poetry enthusiasts--and fans of Brooklyn icon Walt Whitman--can hear Whitman's masterpiece, "Song of Myself," read by a varied bunch, including some folks dressed participants. You are invited to read as well by emailing

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
June 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
June 03, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies and toddlers.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
June 03, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.