Kids Theater in Brooklyn Week of November 19

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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 November 19 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 November 19, 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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Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
November 19, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Beginners and experts have fun playing chess with the help of a chess expert.

The LIttle Artist! - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
November 19, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy a read aloud an an art activity.

Tween Art Club - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 19, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Kids, 8-12 years old, experiment with arts and crafts.

Thanksgiving Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
November 20, 2012 - Homecrest

Kids create a Thanksgiving-related craft.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
November 20, 2012 - Brownsville

Kids, with and without special needs, hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft (part of the Child's Place for Children With Special Needs).

Toddler Time Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
November 20, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers hear stories and sing songs with Ms. Cindy.

Creative Writing for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
November 21, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Kids and tweens practice the craft of word smithing with help from library staff.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Mill Basin branch
November 21, 2012 - Mill Basin

Babies explore books and hear a story.

Sacred Jewel Sorority for Tween and Teen Girls - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 21, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Girls learn to empower and strengthen their resolve for self through peer exchange, academic tutoring, health advocacy, mental health counseling, life skills coaching, and more.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation -
November 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

It takes a lot of helium to keep the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons afloat. Enjoy this opportunity to see the balloons grow, and get a 1st look at the parade balloons on Thanksgiving eve.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Manhattan
November 22, 2012 - Manhattan

An annual holiday tradition featuring the signature giant helium character balloons, fantasy-filled floats, marching bands, performance groups and a variety of clowns.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -
November 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

As much a part of Turkey Day as family feasts, post-consumption naps, and watching football, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns this year to the delight of families across the nation. The floats, performers, and larger-than-life balloons promise endless entertainment. The parade line-up includes performances by Spirit of America Dance and Camp Broadway Kids, among others, and even younger kids will recognize their favorite characters in balloon form, like the Kool-Aid man, Buzz Lightyear, and SpongeBob. Not brave enough to bundle up the little ones and battle the crowds gathered across Manhattan? Not a problem. You can watch the whole thing on TV while still in your PJs (check your local listings).

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
November 23, 2012 - Brownsville

Teens can play computer games, learn about cool websites, and get tech and homework help on new laptops.

Zumba Fest - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush branch
November 23, 2012 - Flatbush

Zumba dancing for fun or to lose weight.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
November 23, 2012 - Park Slope

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Make an arts and crafts creation to celebrate.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 23, 2012 - 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.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
November 24, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
November 24, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Story Time with Carol and Friends - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
November 24, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Toddlers and pre-ks hear stories read aloud.

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
November 24, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

The AAGS partners with the library to assist anyone whose ancestors made the crossing from Africa to America in the 19th century and before to trace their roots.

Winter on a Flatbush Farm - Lefferts Historic House
November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Kids learn how to make candles, start a patchwork quilt, and preserve food for the coming months. Watch flax be spun into thread and enjoy Dutch treats made at our open hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. St. Nick makes an appearance at 3pm.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - 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.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
November 25, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 26, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Afterschool Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
November 26, 2012 - Red Hook

Kids with and without special needs enjoy stories, music and crafts, and more. Part of the Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

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

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

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.