Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher via Prospect Park Zoo
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher via Prospect Park Zoo

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? From a chance to have some fun with fleece, to a free screening of Up, to roller skating with your toddler, 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.

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!

Story Craft
When: Thursday, May 28, 3:30pm
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue
What: Kids will hear a story, and then create a craft based on it.
How much: Free!

Movies @ The Library: Up
When: Friday, May 29, 3:30pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Learn how sometimes life’s biggest adventures aren’t the ones you set out looking for in this adorable animated feature.
How much: Free!

Explore & Create
When: Friday, May 29, 3:30pm
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue
What: Roll up your sleeves and join the kids in some arts and crafts!
How much: Free!

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!

Story Play
When: Saturday, May 30, 11am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids up to age 5 are invited to hear a story and play with toys.
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!

Pop-Up Audubon II
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-4pm
Where: Peninsula, Prospect Park
What: This month, you’ll get to monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park through a range of activities.
How much: Free!

Peanut Butter & Cupcake Storytime
When: Saturday, May 30, 2pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Avenue
What: When a little piece of bread is feeling lonely, the only thing to do is find a friend! Bring the kids to this storytime, which is followed by some special activities.
How much: Free!

Fleece Fun
When: Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24, 2-4pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: See how wool was used on a Flatbush farm! Kids will be able to brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with them.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

Toddler Tuesdays
When: Tuesday, June 2, 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.

Toddler Time
When: Tuesday, June 2, 10:45am
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue
What: Bring the little ones by the library for stories, songs, and playtime.
How much: Free!

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