Looking to keep school-less kids busy this Columbus Day? If you’re planning to stick around town, here are some cool local options for children and families this coming Monday, October 14:
- Kick some butt at Urban Martial Arts. Although main activities are from 9am-4:30pm, you can drop off as early as 8am and pick up as late as 6pm. Kids four years and older can play games, take a karate class, complete art projects centered around the theme of courtesy, and more. Admission is $99 per child and $75 per additional sibling. 965 Coney Island Avenue (between Webster and Newkirk Avenues), 718-287-5500.
- Enjoy Prospect Park. The Audubon Center is free, and will be open 12-4pm, as is the Lefferts Historic House, open from 12-5pm. The carousel will be open 12-5pm with $2 admission, and the Tennis Center will be open 7am-11pm. And if you’re planning to picnic or BBQ at the park, make sure to follow the rules.
- Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s not normally open on Mondays, but Columbus Day is the exception. From 10am-6pm, check out the Oak Circle and Knit, Purl, Sow, plus sunflowers and other plants in bloom. Adults are $10, seniors and kids over 12 with ID are $5, and members and children under 12 are free. 990 Washington Avenue (between Montgomery Street and Sullivan Place), 718-623-7200.