What to do this week? Events below for the week!!!

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Hi everyone!

Happy February!  I am not a fan of the winter so having one month done makes me happy!  Have you noticed its not dark at 5p!  I love it!  We have another exciting week ahead of us here in NYC.  Did you know that Canstruction the 20th Annual NYC Competition is going on now everyday until February 11th!  And that it is the last week for the 11th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show!  Also there is only 1 month left for ice skating at Citi Pond in Bryant Park!  All free events!  Also the Children’s Museum of the Arts has a new exhibit opening Thursday!

In addition to those fun events in Manhattan there are all sorts of music, storytimes, sing-a-longs, yoga, art, playspaces to check out in Brooklyn.  I also found some theaters that let adults go to the movies with their babies!  So check out all the events below and plan your week!

Go explore NYC and be sure to check with the location in case there are any schedule changes and if you want to send me any tips on events send them to me at events@achildgrows.

Stay warm!
Deirdre (mom to O and C)

Monday February 4th

Ice Skating at Citi Pond  at Bryant Park (Mid Town)

Now until Sun March 3rd 2013.  Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 8am – Midnight. skating: free.  rental skates: $14.  locker use: fee.  lock rental: $9.  bag check:  medium bag $7 & large bag $10.  skate sharpening: $20.  The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.

11th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show (mid town)

Until February 10, 2013.  Monday – Friday 8am-8pm Saturday – Sunday 10am-6pm FREE New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal (42nd St and Park Ave, Shuttle Passage).  Celebrating the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, a new Lionel train show will feature R-16 and R-30 subway trains winding their way through a miniature Manhattan.

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.

Drop-in Play at Bija Kids (Clinton Hill)

Mondays 10a-1p & Fridays 11a-2p.  $5/family.  Bija Drop In Play relax and enjoy family time.  We know you need to get out of the house sometimes. Especially on those really cold winter mornings. We know your kids have lots of great stuff to play with at home, but sometimes you just need a change of scenery. And some other adults to chat with. Join us in our beautiful, bright, clean space for a much needed change of pace.  Drop in play time is for families with kids up to age 4 (no minimum).  We provide the space, toys, blocks, puzzles, art materials and music. You supervise your own child.

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition at WFC (Manhattan)

10am-6pm daily except February 11, 10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE – Suggested donation: At least one can of food per person. Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex.  Canstruction is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world.  Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

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.

Toddler Time Park Slope BPL

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library branch Mondays 1030-1130a

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.

Tuesday February 5th

Ice Skating at Citi Pond  at Bryant Park (Mid Town)

now until Sun March 3rd 2013.  Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 8am – Midnight. skating: free.  rental skates: $14.  locker use: fee.  lock rental: $9.  bag check:  medium bag $7 & large bag $10.  skate sharpening: $20.  The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.

11th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show (mid town)

Until February 10, 2013.  Monday – Friday 8am-8pm Saturday – Sunday 10am-6pm FREE New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal (42nd St and Park Ave, Shuttle Passage).  Celebrating the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, a new Lionel train show will feature R-16 and R-30 subway trains winding their way through a miniature Manhattan.

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.

SILLY SING-A-LONG wthe “the Ballooniac” at LARK (Flatbush/Prospect Park South)

Tuesdays 10a.  Mike Gold, balloon artist, children’s entertainer and member of the popular kid’s band Funkey Monkeys, hosts a sing-a-long. With old favorites and original tunes such as his classic hit, “Hey, Mr. Tuna”. Jump, clap, dance, sing and be as silly as you want! Suggested donation $10. 0-5y

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition at WFC (Manhattan)

10am-6pm daily except February 11, 10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE – Suggested donation: At least one can of food per person. Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex.  Canstruction is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world.  Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

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

Lavender Blues music group at Boulevard Books & Café (Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights)

Lavender Blues is a Music Group for babies and toddlers up to 3 yrs.  $5.  Every other Tuesday at 11a.

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

Toddler Time at Clinton Hill BPL

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.  Tuesdays 1115a.  Clinton Hill Brooklyn Public Library branch.

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

Bring Your Baby Matinees at AMC theaters (Manhattan)

Bring Your Baby Matinees happen at select AMC Theaters across the country the first Tuesday of every month at 12n. Stroller parking is available, moms are welcome to breastfeed and babies are welcome to cry.  Two theaters in Manhattan participate:  Kips Bay 15, 570 Second Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets & Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway at 68th Street.  Adults pay full price and babies are free.  The movie Tuesday February 5th is: Warm Bodies

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

Tue the 5th 1030a & 12n.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  “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

Get the 411 on Preschool at Caribou Baby (Greenpoint)

Tuesday, February 5th 7-8pm.  Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  This seminar will demystify all things preschool and is perfect for families who are just starting to look and think about preschool or for those parents who just want to get a leg up.  The seminar will end with a Q&A session so bring those burning questions!  Sign Up: http://www.cariboubaby.com/products/get-the-411-on-preschool

Wednesday February 6th

Ice Skating at Citi Pond  at Bryant Park (Mid Town)

now until Sun March 3rd 2013.  Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 8am – Midnight. skating: free.  rental skates: $14.  locker use: fee.  lock rental: $9.  bag check:  medium bag $7 & large bag $10.  skate sharpening: $20.  The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.

11th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show (mid town)

Until February 10, 2013.  Monday – Friday 8am-8pm Saturday – Sunday 10am-6pm FREE New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal (42nd St and Park Ave, Shuttle Passage).  Celebrating the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, a new Lionel train show will feature R-16 and R-30 subway trains winding their way through a miniature Manhattan.

Babies at movies at United Artists Court Street Stadium (Brooklyn Heights)

United Artists Court Street Stadium 12 in Brooklyn Heights welcomes adults with babies under 2y to the first showing on Wednesdays. The theater is located at 106 Court Street between Schermerhorn and State Streets. Call 718 246-8170 for upcoming movies. Adults pay full price and babies are free.

babies at movies at BAMcinématek & BAM Rose Cinemas (Fort Greene)

BAMcinématek & BAM Rose Cinemas welcomes parents with infants to the first matinee screening every Wednesday (except for holidays).  As always, adults pay full price and babies are free.   http://www.bam.org/#Film

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.

Last Subway Sleuth observation for 10-12 year olds at NY Transit Museum (Brooklyn Heights)

Social Skills groups are forming now for Subway Sleuths, a program for children on the autism spectrum ages 7-12, with a passion for trains and transit. This Spring, we’re expanding to include a Saturday session of the program. All interested students must attend an observation session to be considered for the program.  Wednesday 2/6 is the last session and it is for 10-12 year olds.

To form the Subway Sleuths groups, expert facilitators observe students in a fun, half hour session at the NY Transit Museum in Brooklyn.  To reserve space in an observation session, send your child’s name, age, grade level, school and parent/guardian contact information to: Julie at Subwaysleuths@gmail.com 718-694-3385

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition at WFC (Manhattan)

10am-6pm daily except February 11, 10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE – Suggested donation: At least one can of food per person. Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex.  Canstruction is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world.  Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

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.

Lavender Blues music group at La Bella Panini (Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights)

Lavender Blues is a Music Group for babies and toddlers up to 3yr old. Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for a 40 min session with bubbles and a parachute! ($10)

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 6th 1030a, 12n, 230p.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  “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.

Rattle & Reel at The Sunshine Cinema (Lower East Side)

The Sunshine Cinema welcomes caregivers and their babies on Wednesdays for our special Rattle & Reel screenings. Adults pay normal admission prices but all babies are FREE!  Tickets available at the box office only on the day of show.  Screening Wednesday, February 6 at 12:00 noon: Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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.

Breastfeeding Support Group at Gumbo (Boerum Hill)

Breastfeeding Support Group with Certified Lactation Consultant, Andrea Syms-Brown
.  Wed 230-430p  $20. Group generally meets every other week.  Call to let us know you are coming. (718) 855-7808

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

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

Toddler Time at Park Slope BPL

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library branch Wednesdays 330-430p

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

Mil’s Trills Drop-in at The Rock Shop (Park Slope)

Wednesday 2/6 330-430p.  Experience an intimate afternoon with Amelia Robinson, founder of Mil’s Trills, who will lead families in gentle song, games, and stories about instruments with help from musical guests.  Tickets: $15 Recommended for adult + child, $5 per additional sibling.  Reservations: milstrills@gmail.com. 0-4y.  Bring instruments / shakers

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

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 February 7th

Ice Skating at Citi Pond  at Bryant Park (Mid Town)

now until Sun March 3rd 2013.  Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 8am – Midnight. skating: free.  rental skates: $14.  locker use: fee.  lock rental: $9.  bag check:  medium bag $7 & large bag $10.  skate sharpening: $20.  The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.

11th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show (mid town)

Until February 10, 2013.  Monday – Friday 8am-8pm Saturday – Sunday 10am-6pm FREE New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal (42nd St and Park Ave, Shuttle Passage).  Celebrating the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, a new Lionel train show will feature R-16 and R-30 subway trains winding their way through a miniature Manhattan.

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!

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition at WFC (Manhattan)

10am-6pm daily except February 11, 10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE – Suggested donation: At least one can of food per person. Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex.  Canstruction is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world.  Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

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 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.  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 7th 1030a & 12n.  Tickets $8 adults & $5 children.  “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.

Lavender Blues music group at Brooklyn Robot Foundry (Gowanus)

Lavender Blues is a Music Group for babies and toddlers up to 3yr old. Every Thursday morning at 10:30 ($15)  We sit in a circle, sing songs, play instruments, have movement with our fingers, arms and feet, as well as march dance and play with a ginormous parachute!!

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 sing along at Speedy Romeo (Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy)

New drop-in sing along at Speedy Romeo! Thursdays at 11:30 am. $5 at the door.

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.

Learn more about Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Greetings from Brooklyn Bridge Park! You are cordially invited to a neighborhood meet and greet on Thursday, February 7th at 1 pm. This is a great way for us to get to know our neighbors and to let you know what’s going on in the park. Light refreshments will be served so we hope you can join us. Please RSVP with Maureen Lynch at malynch@bbpnyc.org or 718-724-6444. Looking forward to meeting you!

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

Face to Face exhibit opening at Children’s Museum of the Arts (SOHO)

Celebrate CMA’s 25th anniversary with a new exhibit opening February 7, 4-6p.  Face to Face exhibit showing February 7 until June 9, 2013.  Featuring the most comprehensive show to date of children’s artwork from our permanent collection, this new exhibition explores ideas of self and identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology.  Museum admission is: $11 for adults & children over 12m.  Thursdays 4-6p is pay as you wish.

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.

Lecture on Autism Spectrum Disorder at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (Park Slope)

Brooklyn Letters presents a multidisciplinary parent-friendly lecture on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), early childhood through the adolescence years.  Thursday Feb 7th.  715-9p.  $25 per person/$40 couple.  To reserve a spot, please email Craig at craig@brooklynletters.com.

Dr. Lindsay Whitman, neuropsychologist, Dr. Carolyn Kessler, child psychologist, Dr. Blythe Grossberg, learning specialist and author of Asperger’s Rules, and Craig Selinger, speech language therapist, will present the changing diagnostic criteria of ASD in addition to, understanding the ASD assessment process, how neuropsychological testing can aid with diagnosis as well as, delineate how to best support a child with ASD.

The lecture will also address how to help children on the autism spectrum best work in school, and how the speech language therapist helps facilitate the child’s and adolescent’s social thinking and communication.

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