Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in January

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in January

Get moving this month! Step away from the screens and enjoy these active events for kids and families in Brooklyn in January, such as fitness and fun in Prospect Park, fresh-air yoga in Park Slope, a roller disco party, and more!

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. 11 - Apr. 1, daily, 8:30-12am
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 Fifth Ave., Midtown, NY
WHAT: Take a skate around the outdoor rink before stopping by the many shops and restaurants at Rockefeller Center. Skate lessons are offered as well.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 seniors and for children younger than 11. 212-332-7654.

Public Ice Skating
WHEN: Oct. 23 - Feb. 28, Monday-Tuesday, 10am-2:30pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sundays, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Wollman Rink, 59th Street and Central Park South, Central Park, NY
WHAT: This outdoor rink offers an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline, plus 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.
WANT TO GO? Monday-Thursday: $12; $5 seniors; $6 for children 11 and younger; Friday-Sunday and holidays: $19; $9 seniors; $6 for children 11 and younger. 212-439-6900.

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.

WHEN: Nov. 5 - Mar. 25, Sundays, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring the little ones to this Sunday morning programming and indoor playspace that includes a full-size, sunlit gym play area that encourages exploration, interaction, and discovery.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-858-8663.

Sunday Mommy/Daddy & Me Classes
WHEN: Dec. 3 - Jan. 27, Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Sensory Street Pediatric Occupational Therapy , 703 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Welcome crawlers and parents! Sensory Street Pediatric Occupational Therapy is hosting Sunday Mommy/Daddy & Me c lasses in 3 new time slots Call to RSVP.  
WANT TO GO? $12. 718-789-2451.

Block Party Exhibit
WHEN: Dec. 16 - Jun. 30, Tuesday-Sunday 10am–5pm; Thursday 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.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. Pay as you wish on Thursdays 2-6pm. 718-735-4400.

New Year's Day Family Bowl
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 1, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY
WHAT: Start the year off right with all ages Family Bowl for the whole crew. Besides the music, this event features a brunch menu, brunch drink specials, and kids menu.
WANT TO GO? free entry; prices vary for food and drinks. 718-963-3369.

Dance with MMDG FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-4pm
WHERE: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene, NY
WHAT: Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. Featured repertory will be Mosaic and United. All ages and levels are welcome.  
WANT TO GO? 718-624-8400.

Children's Museum of Manhattan's Sunday Funday
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 28, 10:30am-2pm
WHERE: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, 11th Avenue and West 19th Street, Chelsea, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This annual fundraiser is packed with indoor sports and games, obstacle courses, sports celebrity appearances, bouncy castles, creative workshops, sing-alongs, and more family-friendly activities and food.
WANT TO GO? $125; $95; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.

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