Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in April

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in April

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this April, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

New York Road Runners Open Run FREE
WHEN: Sep. 6 - Dec. 18, Tuesdays, 7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
WHAT: Open Run is a 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 courses are usually between 2½-3 miles. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939.

The Little People Party Open Play
WHEN: Sep. 11 - Jun. 1, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Backyard, 196 N. 14th St., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:  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.  
WANT TO GO? $20. 646-707-4372.

Ice Skating Season
WHEN: Oct. 28 - Apr. 2, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5:15pm; Friday, 9am-9pm; Saturday, 11:30am-9pm; Sunday, 11:30am-5:15pm
WHERE: Le Frak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park, Parkside/Ocean avenues entrance or Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
WHAT: 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.  
WANT TO GO? $6 weekdays; $9 weekends and holidays; $6 skate rentals. 718-462-0010.

Block Party Exhibit
WHEN: Dec. 16 - Jun. 30, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursdays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
WHAT: Experience a real Brooklyn block party in the middle of winter. Come hang out on the stoops at this cultural celebration featuring street games like hopscotch, jump rope and skelly, sidewalk chalk drawing, mixing tunes at a DJ booth, “grilling” some summer treats, and getting to know your neighbors. This exhibit features photographs by local artist Anderson Zaca, who has been documenting block parties in New York since 2005. 
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1; pay as you wish on Thursdays, 2-6pm. 718-735-4400.

Mini Monkeys Learn and Play Group FREE
WHEN: Jan. 17 - Jun. 25, Wednesdays, 9-11:30am
WHERE: Monkey Do! Yoga, 279 3rd Ave., Gowanus, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Storybooks, integrated movement and mindfulness, language development, art, and music are all part of the weekly enrichment activities offered in Mini Monkeys Learn and Play groups, as well as access to an enclosed backyard space. Students may join open play sessions for free all semester long.
WANT TO GO? 347-987-3797.

Little Makers Space
WHEN: Mar. 1 - Apr. 30, Thursday-Sunday, 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Little Makers Studio is filled with all new activities for young artists and their caregivers to explore together. Activity stations invite tots to build and refine their motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials; and learn how to share with others.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400.

Escape Room
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 2, 12-6pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, New York
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Time is ticking and the pressure is on! Beat the clock and race to discover the clues and solve the puzzles needed to escape from Egypt.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-467-0600.

Hockey: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 3, 7pm
WHERE: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Prospect Heights, NY
WHAT: The New York Islanders play a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 718-942-9587.

Tot Shabbat FREE
WHEN: Friday, Apr. 27, 5:30pm
WHERE: Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 405 81st St., Bay Ridge, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Experience Shabbat with songs, stories, instruments, and dancing. Tot Shabbat concludes with challah and grape juice.
WANT TO GO? 718-836-3103.

Eat, Learn, Pray FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 28, 9am
WHERE: Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 405 81st St., Bay Ridge, NY
WHAT: Come to partake in breakfast and engaging discussions led by the Rabbi, followed by an abbreviated Shabbat morning service.
WANT TO GO? 718-836-3103.

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