Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Photo via The Pop Ups
Photo via The Pop Ups

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this week? From a storytime about waiting with a popular author, to a fun live performance that includes a talking banana, to the Opening Day Parade, there are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in our area. See the full details below!

Spring Break At Prospect Park
When: Through Sunday, April 12, various times
Where: Prospect Park
What: Schools are out, and the park is the place to be. From fun, free activities — including nature and animal programs — to rides on the carousel and spins around the roller rink at Lakeside, families will find plenty to do throughout the week.

Babies & Books
When: Wednesday, April 8, 10am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids ages birth to 18 months and their guardians can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
How much: Free, but you must pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children’s reference desk.

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
When: Wednesday, April 8, 3:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Join neighbors for an afternoon movie at the Park Slope Library! This week, Ben Stiller discovers that his wax friends at the Natural History Museum are in trouble, and journeys to London’s British Museum to try and save the day, in the sequel to Night at the Museum.
How much: Free!

Despicable Me
When: Thursday, April 9, 2pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Join the library for a free screening of this animated tale of a diabolical fellow name Gru who’s trying to steal the moon, as assisted by some Minions and three adorable little girls.
How much: Free!

Story Craft
When: Thursday, April 9, 3:30pm
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue
What: Kids up to age 5 are welcome to hear a story, then make a craft inspired by it.
How much: Free!

Opening Day Parade
When: Saturday, April 11, 10am
Where: Parade starts at 7th Avenue and Carroll
What: Festivities will begin at 10am with little leaguers marching up 7th Avenue to 9th Street, and then on to the Prospect Park Bandshell, where they throw the first pitch of the season, and can enjoy even more fun activities in the park throughout the day.
How much: Free!

Maker Party With Coder Dojo NYC
When: Saturday, April 11, 12:15-3:15pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Know a kid who’s interested in coding and making, but doesn’t know where to start? This is a hands-on multimedia tech event that includes coding with Scratch, web page building, and more.
How much: Free!

The Pop Ups
When: Saturday, April 11, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The Brooklyn-based “kindie” band The Pop Ups will provide a creative, DIY performance with puppets, dancing, live drawing, a “talking banana,” and more. It should be a fun, interactive performance the whole family will enjoy.
How much: Free!

“I Wish You More” Storytime
When: Saturday, April 11, 2pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Avenue
What: Bring the kids to a reading of their Picture Book of the Month, I Wish You More, which is described as a “sweet, uplifting book…perfect for wishers of every age.”
How much: Free!

Family Bird Watching
When: Sunday, April 12, 10am
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: After learning how to use binoculars, join the park’s naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Note this tour leaves promptly at 10am.
How much: Free!

Mo Willems: Waiting Is Not Easy!
When: Monday, April 13, 5pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Avenue
What: The popular author/illustrator Mo Willems will be in the neighborhood to read his more recent Elephant & Piggie book, and he’ll be signing that,The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, and one other item per family — but you’ll have to get a wristband to attend, which will only be distributed to people who purchase one of those books on the day of the event.
How much: Free!

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