Family Fun Around Fort Greene From June 16-23: Book Readings, Father’s Day Crafts, And Roller Skating

Family Fun Around Fort Greene From June 16-23: Book Readings, Father’s Day Crafts, And Roller Skating

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? From a chance to roller skate with your toddler, to frolicking with butterflies and making crafts, there are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in our area. See the full details below!

For more things to do around Brooklyn, and to add your own upcoming event, check out our calendar.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

dara sing along with kids via lunitasStutengarten Brooklyn
When: Tuesday, June 16 from 2:30-5pm
Where: Die Stammkneipe/ Der Schwarze Kölner at 710 Fulton Street
What: Tuesdays & Thursdays 230-5p. Playgroup!  Parents and/or caregivers can bring their babies (infants and toddlers) for play and socializing.
How much: $10 includes food and drink

Parent’s Corner
When: Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: A space for parents of children ages 0-5 to give and receive support, share strategies, and get ideas. Food and childcare provided.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

Photo by GaborfromHungary.
Photo by GaborfromHungary.

Teen Tech Time
When: Wednesday, June 17 from 4-6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Play on the Wii with neighbors.

Bedtime Stories
When: Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30-7:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Wind down your day with sweet bedtime stories and songs at the library for ages 0-5. Wear your pajamas if you like!

Youth #BHeard: Fighting For A Voice — Community Town Hall
When: Wednesday, June 17 from 7-9pm
Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street
What: The discussion, hosted by Brian Vines (Senior Producer, Brooklyn Independent Media) will set out to reshape the dialogue around urban youth and violence. From the Baltimore uprising to viral teen beating videos, the media has once again turned its gaze on youth, asking are they out of control “thugs,” “brutes,” or “animals”? We’re looking beyond the violence gone viral and trying to connect with the real issues facing urban youth. What role is media playing in both sensationalizing and desensitizing violence? What are the circumstances today that lead to violent expressions of anger? How are our institutions failing young people? And most importantly, how can their voices help us understand the call to action?
How much: FREE | RSVP here.

Van Leeuwens

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Morning Movies
When: Thursdays from 11am-1pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Enjoy popcorn, air conditioning, and a family friendly flick! Ages 2+.

Stutengarten Brooklyn
When: Thursday, June 18 from 2:30-5pm
Where: Die Stammkneipe/ Der Schwarze Kölner at 710 Fulton Street
What: Tuesdays & Thursdays playgroup!  Parents and/or caregivers can bring their babies (infants and toddlers) for play and socializing.
How much: $10 includes food and drink

Reading is Fundamental
When: Thursday, June 18 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Kids and teens can earn FREE books by borrowing and returning books with their library card.

Assante African Safari
When: Thursday, June 18 at 4-5pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Start your summer vacation with a safari without leaving Brooklyn.

Book Reading & Tasting: “Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream”
When: Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: In 2008, Laura O’Neill, Ben Van Leeuwen and Pete Van Leeuwen started their ice cream business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with a pair of buttercup yellow ice cream trucks. Less than a decade later, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is a widely recognized name in quality ice cream and a fixture on the streets of NY and LA. The trio’s new book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, while the quirky, inspiring and even romantic story of how the Van Leeuwens built their venture from the ground up provides the frame work for the unique recipes.
How much: Free | $28.99 for the book

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Photo by Brien Foy.
Photo by Brien Foy.

Toddler Time
When: Friday, June 19 from 10-11am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys, and meet new friends! For toddlers (aged 18-36 months) and their care-givers.

Babies and Books
When: Friday, June 19 from 11:15am-12:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys, and meet new friends! For babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers.

Singalong with Jarrod
When: Friday, June 19 at 2:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Singalong/story time event on the third Friday of each month for babies and toddlers! Join us in the kids section for favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar. Ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Teen Tech Time: Wii
When: Friday, June 19 at 3:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Have fun playing video games with your friends.

lola roller disco lakesideKids Create: Magic Nuudles
When: Friday, June 19 from 4-5pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: The sky’s the limit to what you can create with this super-easy no-mess craft! Kids of all ages are welcome.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco
When: Friday, June 19 form 7:30-10pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: All things Material Girl at this weekly roller disco party. A different theme every week!.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

how to babysit a leopard by ted and betsy lewinStorytime: Ted and Betsy Lewin
When: Saturday, June 20 at 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Join veteran children’s book authors/illustrators (and Greenlight neighbors) Ted and Betsy Lewin as they travel the globe on wild, exciting, and sometimes terrifying adventures! From Africa to Asia Pacific, from Europe to the USA, Ted and Betsy have roamed the earth taking on snakes, tracking mountain gorillas, and generally trying to avoid being eaten by various jungle creatures. Packed with pencil drawings, full-color illustrations, and captivating photographs, How to Babysit a Leopard has not a single dull moment as Ted and Betsy take the reader through their dramatic, funny, and often poignant stories…all true! Ages 3 to 12.
How much: FREE | $22.99 for the book

Dashiell, two, and dad Matt, match in blues.
Dashiell, two, and dad Matt, match in blues.

Habana Outpost Kids Corner
When: Saturday, June 20 from 11am-3pm
Where: Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street
What: Make cardboard ties for dad this Father’s Day! The Kid’s Corner is a weekend program that offers free, creative workshops and crafts that teach environmentalism, wellness and community to neighborhood kids.

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
(FATHER’S DAY) 

Habana Outpost Kids Corner
When: Sunday, June 21 from 11am-3pm
Where: Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street
What: Make cardboard ties for dad this Father’s Day! The Kid’s Corner is a weekend program that offers free, creative workshops and crafts that teach environmentalism, wellness and community to neighborhood kids.

MONDAY, JUNE 22

Play With Me In The Park!
WHen: Mondays from 11am-12:30pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Classic playgroup adapted for Fort Greene Park: exploration and activities to enjoy outdoors. Ages 4 months to 4 years.

Homework Help
When: Monday, June 22 from 3-5pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: If you are in Grades 1-8 we can help you with your homework!

selina alko My Subway Ride bookTransportation Workshop
When: Monday, June 22 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Make your own 3-D train with author/illustrator Selina Alko. She will begin by reading her book, My Subway Ride, and showing classic subway cars from NYC Subway trains book with 3-D traditional trains. Kids will have the opportunity to create their own trains out of cardboard boxes, recycled materials and paint.

Explore and Create: Sewing For Kids
When: Monday, June 22 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn basic sewing techniques.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

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Toddler Tuesdays at Lakeside
When: Tuesday, June 23 from 9:30am-12pm
Where: LeFrak Center Lakeside in Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Start your Tuesdays with an action-packed morning of toddler-only dedicated skate time on the rink, instructor-led games, music, play-based activities, snacks, and beverages. The Toddler Tuesday program is designed for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Accompanying caregivers are required to participate in all activities with their toddlers and must be prepared to assist/monitor the toddler accordingly. For more information call (718) 462-0010 or email groups@lakesidebrooklyn.com.
How much: $15 per child; two children per caregiver

habana outpost baby breakfast

Baby Breakfast
When: Tuesday, June 23 from 10am-12pm
Where: Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street
What: The courtyard is transformed into an into a toddler wonderland complete with toys, a water table and supervised art projects geared towards children 4 and under. Come meet your neighbors and watch your kids make new friends. Presented in conjunction with My Brooklyn Baby.
How much: Free, rain or shine

Toddler Time
When: Tuesday, June 23 from 10:15-11:15am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Hear stories, sing songs, play with toys and meet new friends! For Babies (18-36 months) and their caregivers.
How much: Free

Sing With Me!
When: Tuesdays from 11am-12:30pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Sing, dance, laugh and make music with your little ones (aged 4 months to 4 years).

Babies and Books
When: Tuesday, June 23 from 11:30-12:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys and meet new friends! For Babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Playing with your baby is more than fun, it’s one of the most important ways you can encourage early literacy and language.

Explore and Create: Summer Craft
When: Tuesday, June 23 at 3:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Arts and crafts activities for children ages 6 and up.

Young Readers Book Group: “The Westing Game”
When: Tuesday, June 23 at 5:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 8 to 14, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served. For June, the group discusses Ellen Raskin’s Newbery Medal-winning classic The Westing Game. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. They could become millionaires – it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings. Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.
How much: Free | $8.49 for the book

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This post is sponsored by the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. For more information about children’s events, check out their website.

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