Playtime In Kensington & Windsor Terrace: Upcoming Children’s Events

Lucy Kalantari will lead a sing-along for kids and families at Elk Coffee this Thursday. Photo via Lucy Kalantari
Lucy Kalantari will lead a sing-along for kids and families at Elk Coffee this Thursday. Photo via Lucy Kalantari

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? From a waterfall hike in Prospect Park and learning about sharks at the Windsor Terrace Library to sing-alongs at Elk Coffee and Lark Cafe, 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.

Sing-Along With Debbie Deane
When: Wednesday, June 17, 11am
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue
What: Belt out some family favorites with local mom and recording artist Debbie Deane.
How much: $5 per family

Jam With The Dad Beats
When: Thursday, June 18, 11am
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue
What: Made up of three real-live Brooklyn dads (and neighbors), The Dad Beats traverse surf, rock and country grooves to deliver playful reimaginings of your childhood favorites.
How much: $10 per family

Nature Exploration
When: Thursdays & Fridays, 12-4pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: Families can enjoy a variety of activities, from games for bird nerds to Citizen Science projects to a chance to meet a resident snake.
How much: Free!

Sing-Along With Lucy Kalantari
When: Thursday, June 18, 4pm
Where: ELK Coffee, 154 Prospect Park Southwest
What: Join neighbor Lucy Kalantari as she sings and plays the ukulele! This is a wonderful event for kids and caregivers alike.
How much: $5 per family

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco
When: Friday, June 19, 7:30-10pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park
What: Get out your best Madonna get-ups for neighbor Lola Star’s “Material Girl” party, which will include dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and, of course, a whole lot of music and roller skating!
How much: $18 per person, which includes event admission and skate rentals

Lavender Blues Sing-Along
When: Saturday, June 20, 9:30 & 10:30
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue
What: Bring your babies and toddlers to the Lavender Blues sing-along, when the kids will have a blast singing, playing instruments, dancing, and playing with a ginormous parachute!
How much: $8 per family

Nature Exploration
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-1pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: Much like on the weekdays, families can enjoy a variety of activities, including bird watching, nature-based projects, and more.
How much: Free!

Pop-Up Audubon
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-4pm
Where: Eastwood, Prospect Park
What: This month, through hikes, birding tours, and more, families will get to know a thing or two about the wonderful warblers that visit the park at this time of year.
How much: Free!

The New York Aquarium Presents: Mystery of the Deep — Sharks!
When: Saturday, June 20, 11:30-12:30pm
Where: Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E. 5th Street, by Fort Hamilton Parkway
What: The New York Aquarium is bringing its world of sharks to the Windsor Terrace Library, where you’ll get to learn about these amazing animals that have been around long before dinosaurs even existed. Take part in interactive activities, including trivia, observations and examination of shark artifacts. This is recommended for children ages 6-9. The program is limited to 35 participants.
How much: Free!

Waterfall Hike in Prospect Park
When: Saturday, June 20, 1-2:30pm
Where: Meet at Prospect Park’s Audubon Center
What: This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls that were part of the park design by Vaux and Olmstead to imitate the serenity of mountains upstate. Please note the tour leaves promptly at 1pm.
How much: Free!

Make Music New York: Groupmuse
When: Sunday, June 21, 4-6pm
Where: Prospect Park’s Concert Grove
What: The Prospect Park Alliance partners with Make Music New York and Groupmuse to present the Britpop Choir, which performs a cappella versions of British pop and rock songs. Groupmuse is an online platform that connects local classical musicians to living room house party concerts hosted by people in the Groupmuse community.
How much: Free!

Kids Yoga With Yoga Jen
When: Sunday, June 21, 10am
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue
What: Come dance, play and move into animal poses during this 35-minute class with your little one. Space is limited, and it’s first-come, first-served. Contact instructor Jen Pinna at gamm57@aol.com for more information.
How much: $15 per family; $1 more if you want to rent a mat.

Sing-Along With Amy Miles
When: Tuesday, June 23, 10am
Where: ELK Coffee, 154 Prospect Park Southwest
What: Join Amy Miles — who you may have seen on PBS’ “Lomax the Hound of Music” or Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls — for fun renditions (there are puppets and bubbles!) of well-known songs on guitar, ukulele and more.
How much: $8 per family

Toddler Tuesdays
When: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30am
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
What: Enjoy some toddler-only dedicated skate time on the rink, as kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers will skate to instructor-led games, music, play-based activities — plus there are snacks and beverages.
How much: $15 for one child and accompanying adult; adult skate rentals are $5 (kid skate and helmet rentals are included). Tickets available in advance.

Sing-Along With Miss Katie
When: Tuesday, June 23, 11am
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue
What: Singing a mix of classic kid favorites and rare folk gems, Miss Katie is known for bringing the sing-along fun to Brooklyn families! As one parent put it, “Miss Katie knows how to connect with caregivers, parents and children to bring out the rhythm in all of us.”
How much: $10 per family

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