Weekend Family Events in New York City and Brooklyn

Weekend Events: The Yankee Fair, Hip Tot Music Fest, and Much More!

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The Yankee Fair in Brooklyn Heights (photo from 2010 fair, courtesy of Plymouth Church)

We know it’s hard to think about events for the weekend when others are in such need right now, but levity can be great for kids through this tragedy. (We do have volunteer/donation opportunities posted here) . In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out, this is the final weekend to see Fancy Nancy The Musical and to visit Field Station: Dinosaurs.  Saturday, gather your entire family and head to the Yankee Fair which is one of my favorite Brooklyn fairs. Save some energy for Sunday though, because you’ll need it for the Hip Tot Music Fest (which has turned into a benefit)! And don’t forget to check our events calendar for more details on fun happenings. Have a glorious weekend!

ONGOING

Through November 12th
Fancy Nancy The Musical

Vital Theater has had some successful kiddie hits over the last few years including “Angelina Ballerina” and “Pinkalicious”. This fall they are looking for a repeat with a new production of Fancy Nancy- the precocious, tutu-loving child with an extensive vocabulary. The plot? Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?
Details: McGinn/Cazale Theatre  2162 Broadway. Buy tickets here . Prices start at $29.50 for regular seats and Premium for $49.50. Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Holiday Shows: Oct. 8 and 17 and Nov. 6 and 12 at 11am and 1pm.

Saturdays and Sundays Through November 11th from 10am — 6pm
Field Station: Dinosaurs
9 minutes from Manhattan and 90 million years back in time… That’s what Field Station: Dinosaurs is! My son and I had the opportunity to visit this outdoor attraction a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. There are over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) that come to life. It’s like a museum, outdoors. And it’s totally cool!
Details: Secaucus, NJ. Cost: $20/adults; $17.50/children 3-12; FREE/children 2 and under. 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.

Through November 5th: various times
Century of the Child: Growing By Design Exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art
Taking place in The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor. MoMA’s survey of 20th century design for children. The exhibition will bring together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.
Details: 11 West 53 Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Contact: (212) 708-9400. Visit the website for more information.

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
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.

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 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.

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

Friday, November 9th — Sunday, November 11th: various times
Puppets on Film at BAM Rose Cinema (Peter Jay Sharp Building)
Back by popular demand, The Jim Henson Foundation and BAMcinématek present the best of puppets on film. Explore worlds of fantasy, myth, and magic, as well as several special family programs.
Films include: Labyrinth, Labyrinth Sing-Along, Babe, The NeverEnding Story, Shortstack Family Films!, The Beaver, Her Master’s Voice, Strings, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Jurassic Park, and more!
Family Workshops and Performances include: Father Goose’s Tale: Nappy’s Puppet Performance; Shadow Puppet Family Workshop: Nappy’s Puppet; The Sweatshirt Sheet Puppet Making Workshop.
Details: All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th at 1pm
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things
Abracadabra! Max is cool, totally hip, and incredibly funny. My son and I have seen Max a few times and we always have a good laugh and a great time! From the website, “Bursting with striking visual magic, laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing juggling, and loads of audience participation, this magic show is an out of control roller coaster ride designed to make you and your kids laugh harder than you ever have.”
Details: 248 West 60th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

Friday, November 9th — Sunday, November 11th at 10:30am and 2:30pm
Saturday, November 10th at 12:30pm

Oily Cart’s Ring-A-Ding-Ding at New 42nd Street Studios
Join Alice and her friends Milkie, Mermaid, Captain, and many more, in this creative work of participatory theater as they search all over for her little fury dog. Unfortunately Alice and her dog are having a “wuff” day, and when she asks him to stop chasing his tail, he runs away, and she begins the great adventure and quest to find him. This multi-sensory production is for little people who are ready to interact with those on stage, and will certainly leave feeling as though they’ve been apart of the play.
Details: 229 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Ave, NYC. Ages 5 and under. Cost: $20/general admissions; $15/member admissions. Contact: (646) 223-3042. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th from 11am — 4pm
Wildlife Weekends at Queens County Farm Museum
Doesn’t the title say it all?! Fun on the farm with actual farm animals! Visitors can enjoy birds-of-prey, frogs, bugs, animal shows, hayrides, pony rides, and animal feeding. Sounds like a lot of fun to me!
Details: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy (Btwn Elkmont Ave & 72nd Ave). All are welcomed. Cost: $9/person. Contact: (718) 347-3276. Visit the website for more information.

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.

Friday, November 9th
Saturday, November 10th at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, November 11th at 12pm

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.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

Friday, November 9th 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 9th 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 9th 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 9th 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 9th 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.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

Saturday, November 10th from 9am — 12pm
Build it Green! NYC in Gowanus
Volunteer Door Days is a great way to give back while supporting a great cause — a greener neighborhood! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dusty.
Details: 69 9th Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th from 10am — 11:30am
“Playdate, Politics, and Peer Smarts” Parenting Talk at Abundant Learning
This talk will be presented by Alice Kaltman, LCSW of Family Matters NY, and will focus on social issues and other aspects of children’s personalities. If you’d like to dive all into topics on how to help your child develop compassionate social skills and become a good friend, while you negotiate the challenges of different parenting styles and expectations, as well as discussions on sharing, respectful play, food choices and other loaded issues a parent encounters when their child hits the social circuit, then this is the talk for you! Raising children is no easy feat and it really does take a village and a support system. This talk can be just what you need! Please note: All proceeds will will be donated to a yet to be determined Sandy Relief Organization.
Details: 68 Jay Street, Suite 513, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $40/couple; $25/participant. Contact: Alice at info@familymattersny.com or call 917.509.9531 for more information or to reserve your spot!

Saturday, November 10th from 10am — 3pm
Yankee Fair and Street Fair at Plymouth Church
There’s so much going on in this fair that I’m convinced it’ll be awesome! There will be a Street Fair with loads of activities for young children (pony rides, petting zoo, small carnival rides and more) hosted by the parents of Plymouth Church School. There will be a scrumptious lunch served in Hillis Hall, with a Chilli Bar and Brownie Bar (say it with me: yum!). There will be a Holiday Market filled with handcrafts made by Plymouth’s own, as well as books, CDs, beautiful vintage items for the holiday table, and locally sourced baked goods, jams and frozen entrees. There will be The Underground Thrift Store with a special sales day at the fair, featuring the best of gently used holiday finery for men, women and kids. And… there will be history tours.
Kids activities include: Orange Street Fair, Liam the Magician, The Kids Music Underground, Pony Rides, and a children’s craft table! Told ya it’ll be awesome.
Details: Orange Street between Hicks and Henry, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Contact: 718-624-4743. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th at 11am
Dora, the Explorer and Go, Diego Go at Sony Wonder Technology Lab
This takes Saturday morning cartoon watching to a whole different level. In “Dora Saves the Mermaids,” Dora and Boots need your help to save the Mermaid Kingdom from a mean garbage dumping octopus. In “Save the Giant Tortoises,” Dora and Diego travel to a lost island to help a rare Giant Tortoise form the Galapagos Islands named Lonely Louie find a friend.
Details: 550 Madison Avenue (at 56th Street), NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th 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 10th at 1pm
“Ragas and Rhythm” at Roulette Kids
Sitarist Neel Murgai and tabla player Sameer Gupta bring Indian classical music to life in performance and participatory fun as they break down the music for kids and adults to understand. They perform a mix of traditional music and original songs that will “color the mind,” which is the literal meaning of raga. Participants will learn to sing Indian solfege, count the mathematical patterns of Indian rhythms and comprehend the freedom and structure that defines raga music.
Details: 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Cost: $5/person. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 10th at 1pm
Bubbles the Clown at The Brooklyn Public Library
The super duper fun antics of Bubbles the Clown will keep the entire family smiling. Performer Elaine Gil encourages the entire audience to get involved, which makes this an interactive and lovely experience for all involved.
Details: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (Located in the Carol Dweck Center). FREE for all. All are welcomed.

Saturday, November 10th at 1pm and 3pm
Waltz of the Flowers at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
It’s that time of year again! Children can explore the world of The Nutcracker in a special workshop, which is presented by teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Magical waltzing flowers and busy bumble bees will receive basic ballet instruction and investigate flowering plants with BBG educators. Please note: No dance experience is necessary; Online registration is required.
Details: 150 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Visit the website for more information and to RSVP.

Saturday, November 10th from 3pm — 4pm Rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16
Unbored: The Essential Guide to Serious Fun at powerHouse Arena

This event will totally help you learn about fun and engaging activities with your children. Slate’s parenting writers present Unbored—a guide for parents and kids who like to have fun. Vibrantly designed by Tony Leone, this full-color, illustrated, all-in-one guide and activity book is packed with fun, doable activities that encourage kids—and their parents—to get engaged with the wider world. Join the authors for an afternoon of demos and activities from the book’s pages.
Details:
37 Main Street, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718.666.3049. RSVP at rsvp@powerhousearena.com.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11TH

Sunday, November 11th 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 11th 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 11th at 1:30pm
“Benny’s Brigade” at WORD
Join us for an afternoon of art with aithor Arthur Bradfrod and illustrator Lisa Hanawalt of the brand new picture book Benny’s Brigade, the story of the world’s smallest, chattiest, and most gentlemanly walrus.
Details: 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. For more details, contact Sam Riley at McSweeney’s, sam@mcsweeneys.net. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 11th at 2pm
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust at The Museum Jewish Heritage
In this interactive, musical Hava Nagila show, the puppets —and kids— will dance until they drop! Featuring songs of celebration, everyone will enjoy being part of the fun.
Details: 36 Battery Place, NYC. Ages 10 and under. Cost: $10/adults; $7/children; $7/members. Contact: (646) 437-4202. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 11th at 2pm
Hip Tot Music Fest! The Itty Biddies at Shapeshifter Lab
Rock out and have a ball at this family fundraiser for the Red Hook Initiative. There will be performances by The Cool Beans and Melonie Hope Greenberg. And, there will, of course, be fun!
Details: 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Street), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $8/children; $12/adults; $35/family pack. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 11th at 3pm
Eat, Drink, DOULA at Caribou Baby
Calling all expectant parents! This is BirthFocus’ doula open house where you can learn all about all the services they offer. From the website: “BirthFocus understands the process involved in choosing the right doula to join women and their families on a most intimate experience, the birth of a baby!” This event will give pregnant women, and their partners, a chance to learn more about their doula practice and to connect intimately with several doulas through one on one interviews.
Details: 272 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn. FREE for all. Contact: (347) 460-BABY (2229). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 11th from 3pm — 6pm
Musical Performance: Peter and the Wolf at The 4th Mission
Enjoy the children’s classic Peter and the Wolf by Sergie Prokofiev as performed by the First Street Quintet and narrated by Louise Guerin. Peter and the Wolf tells the story of an enterprising little boy named Peter who outsmarts a wolf, together with a duck, a cat and a bird. Children of all ages (and their grownups) are invited to come and enjoy this wonderful classic piece, which has provided children with a magical introduction to classical music for so many decades. Treat and crafts will be provided for the kiddies!
Details: 729 Carroll Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $10/suggested donation to benefit Old First Ceiling restoration fund. Visit the website for more information.

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