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Weekend Events: IckyFest, Brooklyn Book Fair, Holiday Train Shows and Much More!

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Author Peter Brown will be at the Brooklyn Museum's Children's Book Fair. Image: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Who’s ready for the weekend?! *Raises both hands*

Smorgasburg Williamsburg and DUMBO will be in their final weekend of operation so head over for some tasty treats before they hibernate for the winter. This weekend score $7 tickets to The Velveteen Rabbit as it comes to stage for one day at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. If there were ever a time to venture out of this lovely little borough, The Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens, will be it! It’s a truly magical experience and worth the effort. Speaking of magic, Mario the Magician is back at Space on White this Sunday, so if you’re looking for a grand time with the kiddies, check it out. We love the Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum- it’s a special opportunity to meet local illustrators and authors, build a library collection for your family, and inspire your children to read. And… if you’re looking to boogie down and party with the little ones, head on over to Baby Loves Disco. And don’t forget to check our events calendar for more fun happenings!

ONGOING

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg Williamsburg
For gourmands everywhere, Smorgasburg in Williamsburg has become a destination to taste artisan foods and snatch up unique housewares.  Every Saturday at the East River, thousands come to see and taste the vendors’ wares and chow with their friends.
Details: Saturday, 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine  East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg DUMBO
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, from 11am to 6pm. Packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-100 vendors. Click here to apply as a vendor. Runs until November 18th.
Details: Sunday (Starting Sept. 9), 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine | The Flea’s Giant All-Food Market Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.)

Through November 18th
Williamsburg Flea
The Williamsburg Flea is a Sunday ritual for our family: with super finds and delicious food vendors, you can spend a whole day just noshing and looking. Located between North 6th and North 7th Streets just south of East River State Park, the Flea is a must-see destination when you get off the ferry. Take a moment to take in the fabulous skyline as well.
Details: Sunday, 10am-5pm, Rain or Shine East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Through November 25th: various times
Black Violin at The New Victory Theatre
This sounds pretty cool. From the website: “With their funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B, BLACK VIOLIN, who played to sold-out New Vic houses in 2009, combine an array of musical styles to produce a signature sound that is part maestro, part emcee, influenced as much by Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z.”
Details: 209 West 42nd Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th: various times
Rapunzel at The Galli Theater
The classic fairy tale of the abundant-haired heroine takes to the Galli Theater stage for November. This lighthearted version is energetic, colorful, and upbeat — just right for young audiences. A woman with child has all sorts of cravings, and when she requests  a special plant from the witches next door, her husband can’t help but get it for her. But he takes that plant without asking, and in exchange the witch takes their newborn baby! She locks the girl in a tower, but will Rapunzel ever learn abut the world outside the tower?
Details: 347 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $20/adults; $15/children. Contact: 212.731-0668. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th: various times
Sparkle, Shimmer, Reflect, and Shine: Art and Light at The Brooklyn Museum
Designed for children ages four to seven and their adult friends, Arty Facts takes place every Sunday, meeting in the museum’s Rubin Lobby. Explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make your own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme. November’s theme is ”Sparkle, Shimmer, Reflect, and Shine: Art and Light.” Learn how artists from Claude Monet to Jean-Michel Othoniel have played with light to create specific effects, and create brilliant, luminous artwork of your own.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington Avenue), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Contact: 718.638-5000. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 2nd
Jean-Michel Othoniel at Brooklyn Museum of Art

This gorgeous survey of Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s 25 year career is worth a half-day visit. The colorful glass sculptures are mesmerizing and imaginative. All ages will enjoy the large scale glass sculptures like the conastaga wagon and bed frame and the smaller works of suspended beads.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052.  Tickets are suggested contributions for adults $12, Children under 12 are free. Monday, Tuesday closed, Wed, Friday-Sunday open from 11 am- 6 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am- 10 pm.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th
The Old Man and The Old Moon at The Gym at Judson
“The Old Man and The Old Moon” tells the epic tale of one elderly gentleman’s spectacular voyage to the ends of the earth in search of his lost love. Bound to his duties as the caretaker of the moon, the Old Man of the title lives a quiet, contented life until the day he discovers his beloved wife has left their home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. In her pursuit, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and an entire world peopled by startling characters and fantastical creatures. Through sweepingly cinematic folk music, clever puppetry, and charmingly theatrical antics, the young men of the PigPen Theatre Co. bring the Old Man’s story to brilliant, vibrant life with wit, style and surprising emotional depth.
Details: 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South), NYC. Cost: $65/general admissions. Visit the website for more information.

Open ended
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
We are so excited about the “beary” good show that will be held at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre! In The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, our favorite Bear Country citizens come to life on the Off-Broadway stage. In addition to teaching life lessons during the show, there will be a mini dance party and face painting afterwards. It’s going to be “bear”mazing! We have all seen it a couple of times and it’s super cute for the kids.
Details: Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre. 10 West 64th Street and Central Park West. Tickets start at $34.95. 866.811.4111.

Through November 2012
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 2nd: various times
Spiders Alive! at The American Museum of Natural History
Among the live spiders visitors will encounter are the goliath bird eater; the western black widow; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders’ silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry. The exhibition will include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: Ticket includes museum admission and Spiders Alive exhibit: $25 adults; $14.50 children; $19 seniors/students. Contact: 212-769-5100. Visit the website for more information.

Saturdays and Sundays through December 16th at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Hansel and Gretel at Puppetworks
Get ready for the classic 1857 Brothers Grimm story to come to life! Adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola, this show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Please note: Reservations are strongly recommended (in advance or same day).
Details: 338 6th Ave (At 4th St), Brooklyn. Ages 10 and under. Cost: $9/adults; $8/children. Contact: 718.965.3391. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 30th
The Three Bears Holiday Bash at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance, and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear’s annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance! Drawing from the stories of Hanukkah, the Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Details: $8/adults; $5/children. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at The Children’s Museum of Art
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum,” the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “wild style” graffiti writer and hip-hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum” showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE’s artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling are RAMMELLZEE’s legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to “break free.”
Details: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets), New York, NY. Cost: $10/person; FREE/seniors and members. Contact: (212) 274-0986. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 13, 2013: various times
Big Apple Circus: Legendarium at Damrosch Park
For its 35th season the Big Apple Circus presents “Legendarium,” an all-new show, where international circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. See the hijinks of hilarious clowns, magnificent horses and playful pooches, soaring aerialists, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and a contortionist with a back as flexible as an archer’s bow. With an affable ringmaster as your guide, watch as an amazing inventor spins in a giant steel hoop and a fearless finambulist astonishes the onlooker.
Details: West 62nd Street (Lincoln Center) between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC. Cost: $25 — $175. Contact: (212) 875-5766. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 27th: various times
The Velveteen Rabbit at DR2 Kids Theatre
The Velveteen Rabbit is truly a favorite amongst kids and adults alike with it’s heartfelt plot and lovely theme! With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props become a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.
Details: 103 East 15th Street (at 20 Union Square East), NYC. Ages 4 and up. Cost: $39.00. Contact: 212.375.1110. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday and Sundays through March 3, 2013 at 1pm
DreamWorks Animation at Museum of the Moving Image
This is your chance for your family to catch your fave family flick in a cool museum. The museum presents an accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday that includes the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” series, “Antz,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and much more, in a theatrical setting. Lights! Camera! Action!
Details: 36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street). All are welcomed. Cost: $15/person. Contact: (718) 777-6888. Visit the website for more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm — 5pm
Family Days Bowling at Brooklyn Bowl
Grab your kids and gather ’round for a day of indoor fun! Seriously, bowling is the new black and it is certainly fun for the entire family. Pack a snack or try tasty food from Blue Ribbon, which will be available for purchase.
Details: 61 Wythe Ave (Btwn N 11th St & 12th St), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: Saturday $25/lane/half hour; Sunday $20/lane/half hour; Shoes: $4.95/per person. Socks: $3/pair. Contact: (718) 963-3369. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th — Sunday, November 18th: 11 am- 6 pm
Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Brooklyn
You can start your holiday shopping early by stopping by this indie makers craft fair. You can see the line-up here. If you’re feeling crafty yourself, you can paint your own glass votive holder with the paint gurus at Pébéo’s make-and-take workshop. And you can make all of your handmade holiday purchases even fancier at Renegade’s own DIY Gift Wrap Station with stamp kits by Yellow Owl Workshop. The free-to-use photobooth from the Magnolia Photobooth Co.will keep you smiling all weekend. Fill up on savory food from Urban Rustic, Chickpea and Olive and La Crêpe C’est Si Bon, and sweet snacks from Vegan Treats. You can warm up and get your caffeine fix with delicious coffee from the Mud Truck.
Details: East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront)

Friday, November 16th — Sunday, November 18th
The Velveteen Rabbit Opening Weekend at DR2 Kids Theatre
You won’t want to miss the opening weekend of The Velveteen Rabbit, a true favorite amongst kids and adults alike with it’s heartfelt plot and lovely theme! With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props become a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.
Details: 103 East 15th Street (at 20 Union Square East), NYC. Ages 4 and up. Cost: $39.00. Contact: 212.375.1110. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th from 10 am — 7pm
The Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanic Garden
Now here’s a reason to leave our lovely borough and venture out to the Bronx — The Holiday Train Show! If you have a train lover on your hands, this is certainly an outing that you’d want to make happen this Holiday season. The “oohs” and “aahs” you’re likely to hear witll surely warm your heart! Late-1800s American steam engines and streetcars travel alongside modern freight and high-speed passenger trains and trolleys. Cable cars travel over the Conservatory’s reflecting pool. Even Thomas the Tank Engine joins the fleets, which traverse across rustic bridges, along overhead trestles, through tunnels, and past waterfalls that cascade into flowing creeks.
Details: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx. All ages welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $15/children. Contact: 718.817.8700. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th — Sunday, November 18th from 10am — 5pm
IckyFest Weekend! at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
It’s time to celebrate all things messy this year at IckyFest! Participants can muck around at the mud pie table, feel friendly bugs crawl across your hand, and mix up a batch of fake blood and gooey snot.  “It’ll be yucktastic and disgust-elightful!” And you’ll love it!
Details: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718-735-4400. Visit the website for more information.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH

Friday, November 16th from 8am — 8pm
Book Fair at PS 230
there will be many awesome books for sale for all age groups, baby through adult as well as some really cute gift items perfect for upcoming holidays. They are also collecting donated books, either new or in great condition to sell at a steeply discounted price for anyone who may not be able to buy new books.
Details: 425 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn.

Friday, November 16th from 10am — 11:30am and 1pm — 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library: Kids Mobile at Prospect Park Children’s Corner
Brooklyn Public Library’s colorful Kidsmobile, a children’s library on wheels, is busy at schools, daycare centers, Headstart and after school programs and community events. Head on over for fun, free, and educational activities!
Details: Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn. Across from the carousel. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718-253-4948. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 16th from 11:30am — 12:00pm
Story Time with Jordan at powerHouse Arena
Join in the fun on Fridays as powerHouse Children’s Book Specialist Jordan Nielsen reads from some of our favorite kids books. It’s a perfect pre-nap activity, if you ask me. Please note: RSVP is highly recommended.
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 2-6. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049 or email kids@powerHouseArena.com. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 16th from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 16th from 2pm — 5pm
Holiday Crafts at Carroll Gardens Library
Participants can join Kathleen (affectionately known as “The Carroll Park Lady”) for Thanksgiving Crafts and fun!
Details: 396 Clinton Street, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 16th from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 16th at 6:15pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

Friday, November 16th from 6pm — 9pm
Thanksgiving Bash Pajama Party at Kidville Park Slope
The children will enjoy the following: a healthy dinner, educational activities, free play, music, and a featured film. The adults will enjoy the following: a night on the town! What’s not to love? The children will have a blast under careful and qualified supervision, and create fun memories.
Details: 808 Union Street, Brooklyn. Ages 2-6. Cost: $45 for the first child in the family and $25 for each additional sibling. All proceeds to benefit Project Playdate, which is a nonprofit organization that aims at helping young mothers. Visit the website for more information.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH

Saturday, November 17th at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
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 read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th at 11am
Maple Street School Book Fair with Stories and Music at Barnes N Nobles
Hosted by the Maple Street School, this is a low-key and enjoyable event for everyone in the family to enjoy! All purchases made at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble on November 17 will benefit Maplr Street School, a non-profit, cooperative preschool. All you have to do is say “Book Fair” at the register. The schedule includes:
11AM: Story time with the Brooklyn Community Storytellers reading exciting and fun family Stories.
3PM: concert with popular children’s band Jeremy Plays Guitar (The Rock-ucation Band) with Jeremy Zmuda playing hits from their award-winning album “Use Your Words” – a rock-u-cation.
Details: 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE for all.

Saturday, November 17th at 11am
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show at Symphony Space
Symphony Space is pretty far from our neck of the woods, but I’d travel to the UWS for this! It’s not just an experience for kids as the show offers equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, in which the music is coordinated with full-color, large screen, animated images of Gustafer and his friends. Morgan and The Yellowgold Band have performed as the supporting act with WILCO and The Polyphonic Spree, as well as headlining kids’ venues all across the United States, in London, and as far away as Seoul, Korea.
Details: 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $15/children. Contact: 212.864.5400.

Saturday, November 17th from 11am — 4pm
Family Day at Citi Pond, Bryant Park
Just when we thought the Pumpkin Patch season is all over, Citi Pond brings us Family Day! There will be lots of live entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts, activities, giveaways, and… pumpkin patches!
Details: 42nd Street and 5th Avenue, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: (212) 661-6640. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th from 11am — 7pm
Egg Baby Trunk Show at Pink Olive
Pink Olive is hosting an Egg Baby Trunk Show & canned goods drive. Egg will be offering 15% off the entire collection if customers bring a canned good. All goods will be donated to the local Red Cross for hurricane relief.
Details: 167 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. RSVP at concierge@pinkolive.com.

Saturday, November 17th at 12pm
Glitter, Glow, and Groove
Led by the ever inspiring Micaela Walker, children of ALL abilities are invited to express themselves with light in long exposure photographs! They will provide  a variety of light-up tools and music to inspire everyone to make their mark, participants will provide great energy and enthusiasm. Images will be available to download or print for all participants.
Details: 40 Brevoort Place. RSVP: info@extremekidsandcrew.org. Visit the website with more information.

Saturday, November 17th from 12pm — 1pm
Sweet Dreams at Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Head to Sony Wonder Technology Lab for the Family Workshop: Sweet Dreams! Participants will learn about Native American Dream Catchers and then make their own.
Details: 56th Street and Madison Avenue, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $5/person. Contact: (212) 833-8100. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th from 12pm — 3pm
Instrument Workshop and and Music with Acopladitos! at ISA
As part of the ISA brunchCRAFT series, ISA presents a fun and interactive musical experience with ¡Acopladitos!, the kid-friendly band of artists who create instruments and props out of found objects and perform with them en Español!
Details: 348 Wythe Street (near South 2nd Street), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all.

Saturday, November 17th from 12pm — 4pm
Children’s Book Fair at The Brooklyn Museum
For the love of reading! Here’s the chance to meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at this year’s fair, featuring storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels. Enjoy readings, games, and activities for all ages, including special drawing sessions with Mike Herrod (Comics to Go) and Brian Snyder and Alexis Moniello (Everything Butt Art). Family-friendly performance The Composer is Dead, by the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, will immediately follow the fair.
Readings in the Rubin Pavilion:
1pm — Scott Menchin, illustrator of Riding in My Car
2pm — Miriam Weiner and Shannon Whitt, author and illustrator of Shakespeare’s Seasons
3pm — Artie Bennett, author of POOPENDOUS!
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. FREE with Museum admission. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th from 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Junior Engineer: Dig It! at New York Transit Museum
Did you know that archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction?! Participants will work together with the museum’s educators to dig up artifacts from the “excavation” site.
Details: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. Ages 4 and up. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718-694-1792. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th from 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Family Yoga at Midwood Martial Arts
Start the holiday season off with some fun family time: Family Yoga, a holiday craft project and a warm winter treat, and a comfy
padded mat. This fun event will be hosted by April Cantor of Soul Shine Life Yoga.
Details: 1302 Avenue H, Brooklyn. Ages 2 — 7. Cost: $30/family of 3; $5/additional person. Contact: 718-258-KICK. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 17th at 4pm
The Composer is Dead at The Brooklyn Museum
Presented by the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, in this performance you will have the opportunity to meet the orchestra, solve the mystery, and laugh. This is a cutting-edge introduction to the orchestra featuring text by Lemony Snicket and music by Nathaniel Stookey.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Ages 5 and up. Cost: $15/adults; $10/children. Contact: (718) 638-5000. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18TH

Sunday, November 18th from 10am — 2pm
LemonSky Fabric Printing and Sewing at Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School
Participants can create their very own reusable sandwich wrap and lunch bag. Remember, bring your own lunch.
Details: 54 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn. Ages 6 and up. Cost: $75.00; 10% sibling discount.

Sunday, November 18th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore
Babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be highly entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play as the children’s performers Miss NinaJon Samson, and Vered take turns keeping them busy.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder
Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th from 12pm — 2:30pm
Baby Loves Disco at Le Poisson Rouge
Brooklynites… get ready to boogie down! My son and I have gone to Baby Loves Disco several times and we L-O-V-E it! It is loads of fun and we always bond and paarrrtttyyy! There is are DJs, MCs, dancers, music, arts and crafts, food, drink boxes, cash bar for grownups, and, of course, dancing.
Details: 158 Bleeker Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $20 per person or 4 for $60. Contact: andy@babylovesdisco.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th from 12pm — 5pm
Family Day at Bija!
Bring your family for an afternoon of play, yoga, and a clothing swap! Bring what you no longer need and leave with a few wonderful additions to your child’s wardrobe. In addition, Alicia Marin will join the event and talk about the use of herbs and whole foods in childcare. You can learn how to make your own herbal syrup and have it on hand for the winter months!
Details: 900 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Cost: $25/person, which includes syrup to take home. All proceeds will benefit Added Value Farm’s restoration in Red Hook. Contact: 718.483.4795. Visit the website for more information. 

Sunday, November 18th from 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Junior Engineer: Dig It! at New York Transit Museum
Did you know that archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction?! Participants will work together with the museum’s educators to dig up artifacts from the “excavation” site.
Details: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. Ages 4 and up. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718-694-1792. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th from 3pm — 4pm
Mario the Magician at Space on White
This is a show that my son and I have gone to a few times. Mario is hilarious and engaging and the audience loves him. Loves! From the website, “Join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario’s old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.”
Details: 81 White Street, NYC. Ages 11 and under. Cost: $20/adults; $10/children. Contact: katie@mariothemagician.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th from 3pm — 5pm
Expressing Gratitude with Poems and Dance at Cynthia King Dance Studio
From the event organizers, “It has been a challenging few weeks. We invite you to gather with us to express your gratitude through poetry and dance at a FREE Thanksgiving-time event for dancers of all ages. Ms. King will lead a dance-along to readings from Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by author Maya Gottfried. Festivities include book signing, refreshments, a raffle, and a dance studio tradition of “adopting a turkey” through Farm Sanctuary. We will also still be accepting donated supplies to support those harmed by Hurricane Sandy.” Doesn’t get more therapeutic than this!
Details: 1256 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Space is limited, please RSVP to info@cynthiakingdance.com or 718-437-0101. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 18th from 6pm — 9pm
Family Bingo Night at The Moxie Spot
Participants can eat, drink, play bingo, and win big! There will be prizes for the children, who, by the way, will get to eat for FREE with the purchase of an entree.
Details: 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 9 and under. FREE for all. Contact: 718-923-9710. Visit the website with more information.

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