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Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

Fifth Avenue Fair via All About Fifth

It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend with all of these family events, but there’s no need to wait until then to start the fun! Bring the kids to a free dance class tonight at Spoke the Hub, and then choose among any of Sunday’s enticing activities.

Street Jazz & Hip Hop With Harold David
When: Wednesday May 15, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center, 748 Union Street between 5th & 6th Avenues
What: This sample dance class will explore lyrical hip-hop with dancer, choreographer, and teacher Harold David. The class will begin with a thorough cardio warm-up then move into a set piece of choreography and end with a relaxing cool-down. Students are encouraged to speak up and ask questions and find their own style and voice throughout the class. All levels are welcome.
How much: Free!

Sunday Morning With Bean Dog & Nugget
When: Sunday May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street between 5th & Flatbush Avenues
What: Fashion Kitty writer and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper will be signing two new young readers’ books featuring new characters Bean Dog and Nugget. Plenty of cookies will be there for the taking, along with stickers and temporary tattoos. Plus, the kids will get a chance to make their own puppets!
How much: Free!

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair
When: Sunday May 19, 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Fifth Avenue between 12th Street and Sterling Place
What: The annual street fair brings a day of fabulous family fun on Fifth Avenue, with live performances, local vendors, and special attractions (previous years have included rides, arts and crafts, antique cars, and puppetry theater arts).
How much: Free!

Children’s Book Week: A Storytime And Music Event
When: Sunday May 19, 3 – 5:30 p.m. (doors at 2:30)
Where: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street at 7th Avenue
What: It’s story time with author Sara Varon and illustrator Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), author Stephanie Graegin and illustrator Emily Jenkins (Water in the Park), and author/illustrator Brett Helquist (Grumpy Goat). Illustrators will be doing drawings in addition to the readings, and both authors and illustrators will be on hand for signings. Each event will run twice, at 3pm and 4pm. There will also be live music throughout the day and cookies after the program. Children are invited to come in costume as their favorite character from a book or movie.
How much: $10 at the door, all proceeds benefit the Old First ceiling restoration fund. 

Photo via All About Fifth

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