What to do this week! Events, Activities for kids on Mon Jan 28-Thurs Jan 31, 2013

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Hi everyone!

Well looks like we will be getting out of this deep freeze tomorrow!  With more normal temperatures coming this week this could be a good week to try something new to get rid of those winter blues!  In addition to a variety story times, sing-a-longs & playspaces listed below there are also puppets, lego timepost pregnancy pilates for new moms and yoga for big & small children!  Go explore Brooklyn and be sure to check with the location before you adventure out in case there are any schedule changes and you can share any future events with me at events@achildgrows.com.

Stay warm!

Deirdre (mom to O and C)

Monday January 28th

Drop in Playspace @ Jugermos a Cantar (North Slope)

Hours: Monday-Friday 9a to 12p – Fee: $10p/visit – $2 sib.  Drop in playspace. Full of fun, music, play kitchen, blocks, doll houses, work bench, tools, soft play area, ball pit, books, craft table, art area and more.for kids 0 to 4y.

The Playspace @ Kings Bay Y (Windsor Terrace)

M-F 9a-1p for birth to 6 years old.  Join tots and children from the community for an open space designed just for them! Our space provides children with the ability to socialize with others through various types of activities, and props. Enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments and easel boards for drawing.  Price: $50 for monthly memberships, $7 per day; 10 passes for $65

Healthy Body, Happy Baby at Caribou Baby (Greenpoint)

This class is a beneficial playdate for you and your little one as you participate in a body-enhancing, health-improving workout while your little one plays, snoozes, observes or works out right along with us! This class is for mommies of newborns to 2 year olds.  Mondays 915a.  $20 drop in.

Toddler Storyplay at BPL Central Library (Prospect Heights)

Play with toys and hear stories. Ages 18-36 months.  Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Please call 718.230.2117 for more information.  Monday 1015 & 11a.

Rolie Polie Guacamole sing-a-long Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace

Mondays at 1030a.  Join Rolie Polie Guacamole for a sing-a-long.  $5/family.

Open Play at The Learning Garden (Prospect Heights)

M-F 11-6p.  Daily Pass $12.  Our popular Open Play program is a time that offers a social learning environment for your children (ages 0-4) to grow and learn through creative play. With our space changing and growing every week, your little explorer will have lots to discover. Materials and activities are provided to engage you and your child while sparking their imagination.

Arfie’s Sing Along and Open Play at ArtsCetera (Cobble Hill/Gowanus)

Creative play for ages 0-5 with a sing along about 30 minutes into the session. $10 per family. Monday-Thursday 1-3pm.

Moxie Spot Storytime with Emily (Cobble Hill)

Storytime with Emily M/W/F 12n.  $2.50/child 2nd Floor Play Fee EVERY Day. $5 max per family $2.50 waived for every $15 spent in food and beverage

Lego Time @ Leonard BPL (Williamsburg)

Children unleash their imaginations using Lego Building blocks.  Monday 230-330p. 5-10y. Brooklyn Public Library Leonard branch.

Spellbound Storytime at Crespella Cafe (South Slope)

Mondays 4p.  Drop-in weekly storytimes with music, stories, puppets and more.  We blend songs, our favorite books and fables, and classic nursery rhymes with a special twist into an interactive and stimulating storytime specially crafted for babies and toddlers.  Ages 0-5.  $5 drop in.

Info Session for FREE PLAY Movement Class for Kids with Special Needs @ LARK (Flatbush)

Join the ladies at FREE PLAY Movement for a parents meet and greet to discuss the new movement class that will be offered at LARK.  Info Session will be at LARK on Monday January 28th 4-445p. Email us at freeplaybiz@gmail.com

Open House at One World Project (Windsor Terrace)

One World Project is hosting an open house at 36 Fuller Place on January 28 from 4:00 to 5:30pm.  The open house will be an opportunity to meet our teachers, see our space, and discuss our education philosophy.  Children are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to joannederwin@gmail.com

Tuesday January 29th

The Playspace @ Kings Bay Y (Windsor Terrace)

M-F 9a-1p for birth to 6 years old.  Join tots and children from the community for an open space designed just for them! Our space provides children with the ability to socialize with others through various types of activities, and props. Enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments and easel boards for drawing.  Price: $50 for monthly memberships, $7 per day; 10 passes for $65

Drop in Playspace @ Jugermos a Cantar (North Slope)

Hours: Monday-Friday 9a to 12p – Fee: $10p/visit – $2 sib.  Drop in playspace. Full of fun, music, play kitchen, blocks, doll houses, work bench, tools, soft play area, ball pit, books, craft table, art area and more.for kids 0 to 4y.

Music at Mini Max Toys & Cuts (Cobble Hill)

Free music @ 10am on Tuesdays.

Little Yogis 2-3y drop in at Take Root (Carroll Gardens)

Tuesdays at 10a.  $14 per child / drop-in at Take Root our classes will cover both the physical and breathing practice of yoga and simple meditation techniques in a setting comfortable and suitable for children.

Sing Along With Lloyd Miller @ Two Moon (Park Slope)

Come join Lloyd Miller (AKA Ulysses S. Dee of the Deedle Deedle Dees) for a sing-a-long!  $5 per family.  Tuesday 10a

Raga Kids – Indian Music for Kids at Namaskar School of Music (Prospect Heights)

Raga Kids meets Tuesdays 10a. (3m–2y).  Kids listen to Indian Classical instruments like Sitar and Tabla, learn about Indian music and and sing songs in English Bengali and Hindi.  Drop-in – $20 for 1 child, $30 for 2 siblings (please call 718-483-0773 before drop-in)

Toddler Time Youth Wing @ Central BPL

Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Ages 18 to 36 months.  Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program.  2 sessions Tuesdays 1015a & 11a

Drum-a-Long with Ivan at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Find your natural rhythm with Ivan every Tuesday at Play Kids. $5/family. A Drum-a-Long is similar to a Sing-a-Long, but based around drums and rhythm instead of a guitar.  Tuesdays 10a

Open Play at The Learning Garden (Prospect Heights)

M-F 11-6p.  Daily Pass $12.  Our popular Open Play program is a time that offers a social learning environment for your children (ages 0-4) to grow and learn through creative play. With our space changing and growing every week, your little explorer will have lots to discover. Materials and activities are provided to engage you and your child while sparking their imagination.

Story Time for Tiny People @ Dean Street (Prospect Heights)

Story time begins at 10:30am and are just $5/family!

Singalong with Andrew @ Moxie Spot (Cobble Hill)

Singalong with Andrew Tuesdays at 11a.  $2.50/child 2nd Floor Play Fee EVERY Day. $5 max per family $2.50 waived for every $15 spent in food and beverage

Rocking Chair Music Series at Caribou Baby (Greenpoint)

Tuesdays from 11:30am & 1230p.  Caribou Baby presents The Rocking Chair Music Series, a weekly music event for kids and grown-ups alike. Inspired by the beautiful rocking chair in our family lounge, the series brings the spirit of spontaneous family sing-alongs to Caribou Baby’s sunny back room.  This event often sells out, so we strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance online below or in the store.  $5

Pippi /NYC-ARTS at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)

Tue the 29th 1030a & 12n.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  Get $1 off each kids ticket during the month of January! Code: PIPPIJAN.  “Pippi” is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren nearly two-dozen hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Arfie’s Sing Along and Open Play at ArtsCetera (Cobble Hill/Gowanus)

Creative play for ages 0-5 with a sing along about 30 minutes into the session. $10 per family. Monday-Thursday 1-3pm.

Winter Indoor Play @ Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe (Bed Stuy)

Winter Indoor Play: Tuesday – Thursday, 2 pm- 4 pm lower level open with toys & mats & adult/coffee area.  Caretaker must be present $7 per child, stay as long as you like.

Stutengarten Playgroup at Der Schwarze Kolner Biergarten (Fort Greene)

$5 min toward beverages or pretzels (or make it a donation) parents and/or caregivers can bring their babies (infants and toddlers) to Stutengarten Playgroup located at Der Schwarze Kolner Biergarten! We have playmats, toys, ample room to play.  Tuesday & Thursday 230-5p

Len Heiser of Dreamstreet Presentation at Extreme Kids Space No.1 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Tuesday 630p.  Len Heiser of Dreamstreet has been creating performance arts based activities for the special needs community. He will present their innovative programming at Space No. 1 and we can plan some workshops of our own. Please RSVP.  Kate Milford 718-576-6471 katemilford@extremekidsandcrew.org

Wednesday January 30th

The Playspace @ Kings Bay Y (Windsor Terrace)

M-F 9a-1p for birth to 6 years old.  Join tots and children from the community for an open space designed just for them! Our space provides children with the ability to socialize with others through various types of activities, and props. Enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments and easel boards for drawing.  Price: $50 for monthly memberships, $7 per day; 10 passes for $65

Drop in Playspace @ Jugermos a Cantar (North Slope)

Hours: Monday-Friday 9a to 12p – Fee: $10p/visit – $2 sib.  Drop in playspace. Full of fun, music, play kitchen, blocks, doll houses, work bench, tools, soft play area, ball pit, books, craft table, art area and more.for kids 0 to 4y.

Spellbound Storytime in Park Slope

Drop-in weekly storytimes with music, stories, puppets and more. Wednesdays 4p The Birth Day Prescence Studio 0-5y $5/drop in first 17 families only

Storytime at Mini Max Toys and Cuts (Cobble Hill)

Free storytime @ Wednesdays 10am with Charu

Storytime with Mary Jo at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Storytime with Mary Jo for all ages.  Wednesdays at 10am.  $5/person

Babies & Books Yourth Wing @ Central BPL

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.  Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program.  Wednesdays 2 sessions 10 & 1030a.

The DAD BEATS at LARK (Flatbush/Prospect Park South)

Wednesday at 11a.  The Dad Beats are a power trio wrapped in a playdate with a hootenany garnish! Made up of three real live Brooklyn dads, the Dad Beats traverse surf, rock and country grooves to deliver playful reimaginings of your childhood favorites. Bring your baby/toddler/kid and dance along with the Beats! $5 suggested donation.

Pippi /NYC-ARTS at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)

Wednesday the 30th 1030a, 12n, 230p.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  Get $1 off each kids ticket during the month of January! Code: PIPPIJAN.  “Pippi” is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren nearly two-dozen hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Shake It Up Baby! @ Dean Street (Prospect Heights)

Percussion sing a long weekly kid event begins at 10:30am and are just $5/family!

Open Play at The Learning Garden (Prospect Heights)

M-F 11-6p.  Daily Pass $12.  Our popular Open Play program is a time that offers a social learning environment for your children (ages 0-4) to grow and learn through creative play. With our space changing and growing every week, your little explorer will have lots to discover. Materials and activities are provided to engage you and your child while sparking their imagination.

Moxie Spot Storytime with Emily (Cobble Hill)

Storytime with Emily M/W/F 12n.  $2.50/child 2nd Floor Play Fee EVERY Day. $5 max per family $2.50 waived for every $15 spent in food and beverage

Arfie’s Sing Along and Open Play at ArtsCetera (Cobble Hill/Gowanus)

Creative play for ages 0-5 with a sing along about 30 minutes into the session. $10 per family.  Monday-Thursday 1-3pm.

Winter Indoor Play @ Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe (Bed Stuy)

Winter Indoor Play: Tuesday – Thursday, 2 pm- 4 pm lower level open with toys & mats & adult/coffee area.  Caretaker must be present $7 per child, stay as long as you like.

Disco Time with Yoni & Gilad @ Windsor Terrace BPL

Join Gilad Khalifa and Yoni the Puppet for Disco Time and Sing-a-longs! Get Ready to Dance, Shake, Rattle, and Roll!   Wednesday at 330p

Sing Along with Frank of the Rollie Pollie Guacamole @ Two Moon (Park Slope)

sing-a-long Frank from the Rollie Pollie Guacamole with great songs and family fun.  ($5) Wednesday 230p & 330p

Temple of True Drop-in afterschool yoga (Park Slope)

Ages 7-14.  Wednesdays 330-430p.  Introducing meditation as an instrument of peace integrating animal postures, breath, movement.  $10 per class.  Pick-up available from PS 321.  At Old First Church, Lower Hall 729 Carroll at 7th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  More info: 917.837.7579 – jennyburrill@gmail.com.  Learn more at templeoftrue.com

Little Yogis 3-4y drop in at Take Root (Carroll Gardens)

Wednesday 430p.  $14 per child / drop-in at Take Root our classes will cover both the physical and breathing practice of yoga and simple meditation techniques in a setting comfortable and suitable for children.

Mini Keyboard with Leslie at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Let your little one begin to explore colors and sound with Leslie Ward and her group of Mini Keyboards.  Wednesday 330p.  Ages 1-4y.  $5/child

Keyboard + Steelpan Lessons at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Join Pianist and Pannist, Leslie Ward for private keyboard and/or steelpan lessons every Wednesday 4-6p. Each private lesson is 20min, $15/lesson. You can reserve a lesson spot each week, or drop-in when you’re free. Ages 4 – Adult.

Knitting Cirlce at Bedford BPL (Crown Heights)

Wednesday 5-6p.  Free.  An all ages event for knitters young and not so young.  Bring your own needles and yarn.  Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch.  718-623-0012

Thursday January 31st

The Playspace @ Kings Bay Y (Windsor Terrace)

M-F 9a-1p for birth to 6 years old.  Join tots and children from the community for an open space designed just for them! Our space provides children with the ability to socialize with others through various types of activities, and props. Enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments and easel boards for drawing.  Price: $50 for monthly memberships, $7 per day; 10 passes for $65

Drop in Playspace @ Jugermos a Cantar (North Slope)

Hours: Monday-Friday 9a to 12p – Fee: $10p/visit – $2 sib.  Drop in playspace. Full of fun, music, play kitchen, blocks, doll houses, work bench, tools, soft play area, ball pit, books, craft table, art area and more.for kids 0 to 4y.

Jitterbugs Jam with Sarah at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Thursdays 930a Drop-in Jitterbugs Jam with Sarah 9:30am $10/child, $3/sibling (cash only) 6m-5y.  Come sing and dance along to your favorite Jitterbugs tunes!  We’ll bring shakers and other surprises, you bring your dancin’ shoes!

Transit Tots — New York Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)

Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans!  Free with admission. Ages 2-5, and adult companions. 1015Am

Post Pregnancy Pilates at Caribou Baby (Greenpoint)

Thursdays 10:15-11am.   $20 for drop in, $75 for 5 class cards.  Pre-crawling babies are welcome!  To help you get back to feeling more like yourself, you need a little time for yourself. This class will give you the opportunity to focus on you and healing your body.

Open Play at The Learning Garden (Prospect Heights)

M-F 11-6p.  Daily Pass $12.  Our popular Open Play program is a time that offers a social learning environment for your children (ages 0-4) to grow and learn through creative play. With our space changing and growing every week, your little explorer will have lots to discover. Materials and activities are provided to engage you and your child while sparking their imagination.

Babies & Books Youth Wing @ Central BPL

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months.  Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program.  Thursdays 2 sessions 10 & 1030a.

Drum Along with Ivan at Two Moon Art House & Cafe(Park Slope)

Drum Along with Ivan Thursdays @ 10 am at Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 Fourth Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets in Park Slope.  $5/family

Singalong with Lloyd @ Dean Street (Prospect Heights)

Singalong with Lloyd (From The Deedle Deedle Dees!)weekly kid event begins at 10:30am and are just $5/family!

Pippi /NYC-ARTS at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)

Thursday the 31st 1030a & 12n.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  Get $1 off each kids ticket during the month of January! Code: PIPPIJAN.  “Pippi” is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren nearly two-dozen hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Dance Around with Nat @ Moxie Spot (Cobble Hill)

Dance around with Nat Thursdays 11a.  $2.50/child 2nd Floor Play Fee EVERY Day. $5 max per family.  $2.50 waived for every $15 spent in food and beverage

Drop-in Babies Playgroup at LARK (Flatbush/Prospect Park South)

Free babies playtime at LARK on Thursdays between 11am-1pm. Get out of the house, and in from the cold and hang out with other parents/caregivers and babies galore! Great for babies- 2 years old.

New Moms’ Support Group at Gumbo (Boerum Hill)

New Moms’ Support Group with Shira Eisenberg.  Thursday 1230-2p, $15.  Call to reserve.  Come join other moms and babies in a safe and comfortable space to discuss all aspects of being a new mom, joys and challenges alike!

Arfie’s Sing Along and Open Play at ArtsCetera (Cobble Hill/Gowanus)

Creative play for ages 0-5 with a sing along about 30 minutes into the session. $10 per family. Monday-Thursday 1-3pm.

Raga Kids – Indian Music for Kids at Namaskar School of Music (Prospect Heights)

Raga Kids meets Thursdays 130p. (3m–2y).  Kids listen to Indian Classical instruments like Sitar and Tabla, learn about Indian music and and sing songs in English Bengali and Hindi.  Drop-in – $20 for 1 child, $30 for 2 siblings (please call 718-483-0773 before drop-in)

Winter Indoor Play @ Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe (Bed Stuy)

Winter Indoor Play: Tuesday – Thursday, 2 pm- 4 pm lower level open with toys & mats & adult/coffee area.  Caretaker must be present $7 per child, stay as long as you like.

Stutengarten Playgroup at Der Schwarze Kolner Biergarten (Fort Greene)

$5 min toward beverages or pretzels (or make it a donation) parents and/or caregivers can bring their babies (infants and toddlers) to Stutengarten Playgroup located at Der Schwarze Kolner Biergarten! We have playmats, toys, ample room to play.  Tuesday & Thursday 230-5p

Storytime at P.S. Bookshop (DUMBO)

Thursdays 4-5 PM Books reading and guitar accompanied sing along. Aimed mostly for ages 2-5, though younger babies are welcome as well.  RSVP is encouraged.  $5/per family.

Toddler Yoga with Nora at Play Kids (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

Thursdays at 4p $12/drop in.  18m-4yrs.  Come play, stretch, sing and find your balance in this playful intro to Yoga for toddlers.  Reserve your spot today by emailing classes@norastephens.com

Banjo Singalong at Two Moon Art House & Cafe (Park Slope)

Thursdays at 3 PM $5/family.  Led by songwriter and performer Spencer Chandler, the weekly banjo singalong is a perfect place to sing some old songs, learn some new ones, and make friends in a warm, welcoming environment. spencerchandler.com

Musical Story Time with Ms. Alayna at Gumbo (Boerum Hill)

Thursdays 4p 0-5y $18 drop-in class.  Ms. Alayna, teacher, performer and kid-extraordinaire, invites you into her world of storybooks, songs, movement and more.  Call to reserve your spot: (718) 855-7808

Little Yogis 4-6y drop in at Take Root (Carroll Gardens)

Thursday 430p.  $14 per child / drop-in at Take Root our classes will cover both the physical and breathing practice of yoga and simple meditation techniques in a setting comfortable and suitable for children.

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