FREE Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn Week of February 11

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find FREE kids events and family events in Brooklyn this week, February 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Preschool Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 11, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children ages 2-5 enjoy a read aloud and an art activity.

Tween Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 11, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Tweens enjoy arts and crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 11, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Babies and toddlers enjoy books, songs, and social interaction.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 12, 2013 - Marine Park

Preschoolers and younger, with and without disabilities, enjoy books, stories, exploring books, and playing. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
February 12, 2013 - Midwood

Kids and tweens get homework help.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 12, 2013 - Greenpoint

Babies and toddlers hear stories, explore books, and play.

Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Kids flex their writing talents using whatever form they wish.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Everybody is invited to this chess workshop event. Learn, play, practice!

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City plays urban folk music drawn from various sources and united by the blues. Burnham is a master violinist who has worked with Cassandra Wilson, James Blood Ulmer, and many others. He also sings and plays mandolin.

Who Loves Ya? - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 14, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Make valentine's day arts and crafts for your special ones.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 14, 2013 - Homecrest

Stories, singing, and arts and crafts for preschoolers

Growing Dollars and Sense for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 14, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about banking and maintaining a portfolio through virtual investing.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 14, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick branch
February 15, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens can use computers, hang out, do their homework, read, write, hear music, and more.

Read, Play, Grow - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 15, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Parents and caregivers learn ways to promote and encourage literacy with their preschoolers through play.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 15, 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.

The Night Sky (Astronomy) - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 16, 2013 - Staten Island

The Urban Park Rangers lead an astronomy program for all ages. Did you know that winter is the best season for viewing meteor showers, phases of the moon, and the planets of the milky way?

Birding: Winter Birds - Fort Greene Park
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Observe the birds of winter at one of Brooklyn's most historic and beautiful parks.

Saturday Family Programs: Bop Goes the Weasel - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 16, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children enjoy an introduction to jazz with vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her trio. They will be performing some standards in an accessible way that makes it easy for children to catch the melody, move with the rhythm, tap their feet, and snap their fingers.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Exploring our Climate - Blue Heron Park
February 17, 2013 - Staten Island

Urban Park Rangers teach about the global changes in climate and explain ways to prepare for changing weather patterns and future storms.

Words are Freedom: Nightjohn - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This film follows Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl, who faces a relatively hopeless life until the arrival of a runaway slave names Nightjohn who secretly begins to teach her to read and write, a crime punishable by death.

Classical Interludes: Trio Lumine - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This piano trio performs works by Brahms, Berg, Khachaturian, and other composers.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 17, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Midwinter Recess - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

The Audubon center will be open during the midwinter break for a variety of nature activities and learning opportunities.

Coming In from the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Bundle up and visit the Lefferts Historic House for some indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris, make your very own playing board to take home, and experience how life was before TV, the internet, and video games.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Learn about Winter Finches and other visiting bird species. See them up close and personal.

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.

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email to reserve a spot.

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.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Booksstore
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.

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.

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.