Things To Do With The Kids, Through September 15: Hip Tot Family Day, Make Paper Houses, And The Beatles As Kids

Things To Do With The Kids, Through September 15: Hip Tot Family Day, Make Paper Houses, And The Beatles As Kids
Photo via Hip Tot
Photo via Hip Tot

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? There are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in Brooklyn, and we’ve selected some of our favorites. See the full details below!

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

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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.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sing Along With Lloyd Of The Deedle Deedle Dees!
When: Thursday, September 10, 10:30am
Where: Dean Street, 755 Dean Street, Prospect Heights
What: Sing along to the tunes of Lloyd of the Deedle Deedle Dees.
How Much: $8 per family.

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Sing Along With Frank From Rolie Polie Guacamole
When: Friday, September 11, 4pm
Where: Elk Cafe, 154 Prospect Park Southwest, Windsor Terrace
What: Sing along with Frank from Rolie Polie Guacamole.
How Much: $10 suggested donation.

Nature Exploration
When: Saturday, September 12, 10am-1pm
Where: Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Prospect Park
What: Join the Prospect Park Alliance for free nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Photo via LAKESIDE.
Photo via LAKESIDE.

Hip Tot Family Day
When: Sunday, August 13, 11am-2pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
What: Enjoy a performance by Ska legend and dad, Vinny Nobile and his band The Trummytones, plus games, dancing, giveaways and a magic show by The Magik Theater.
How much: Free!

Little Feet Wise Heart Yoga
When: Monday, September 14, 4-4:45pm
Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue, Ditmas Park
What: Yoga and storytime come together at this fun class created for kids ages two years and up.
How much: $15 per child, $10 for siblings.

Photo via New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Photo via New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

KIDtivity Wednesday with Puppetsburgh
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 1pm
Where: Lakeside at Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Puppet Shows for the Hipster Set – Dancing, Music, Bubble time + a brand spanking new puppet story each week!

Photo via LeFrak Center a Lakeside.
Photo via LeFrak Center a Lakeside.

Free Kids Roller Skating
When: Wednesday, September 9, 2pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
What: Grab a skate rental for $6 and skate your heart out with free admission to the rink.
How Much: Free rink admission, $6 skate rental.

Reading Is Fundamental
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 2:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Earn free books by joining RIF and checking out books with library card. Ages 6-18.

Game On!
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 4pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Play games and have fun with others.

KIDtivity Wednesday with Creative Kitchen
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 4pm
Where: Lakeside at Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Kids make recipes and participate in related activities such as kitchen crafts, fun food stories, and songs!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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+.

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Stutengarten Brooklyn
When: Thursday, September 10 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, September 10 at 3:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Kids and Teens can earn FREE gift books by borrowing and returning books with their library cards.

Image via Brooklyn Public Library.
Image via Brooklyn Public Library.

Kids Create: Paper Houses
When: Thursday, September 10 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Make and decorate your own mini-house! Kids under 5 can participate with adult supervision.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Toddler Time
When: Friday, September 11 at 10:15am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and fun for toddlers and caregivers!

Babies and Books
When: Friday, September 11 at 11:15am
Where: Clinton Hill LIbrary at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Storytime is for babies, too! Come sing, play, hear stories, and meet with other parents and caregivers.

Movies at the Library
When: Friday, September 11 at 3:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Free movie screenings for kids ages 6-12 and their families.

Image via Lakeside Prospect Park.
Image via Lakeside Prospect Park.

Build With LEGO and DUPLOS
When: Friday, September 11 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: LEGOs at the library! Come help us think up new things to build – towers, house, cities, vehicles, monsters? Collaborate with your friends and get creative. Also, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will have their own play area at the library with DUPLO blocks galore!

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco
When: Friday, September 11 form 7:30-10pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: All things Prince at this weekly roller disco party. A different theme every week!.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

sidewalk-sale1Fall Sidewalk Sale
When: Saturday, September 12 at 10am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: It’s the last Sidewalk Sale of the year, as we make room for new fall books in the store! Visit our sidewalk table as early as you can this Saturday to check out our outdoor tables and carts, where you’ll find a wealth of slightly shelf-worn books at deep discounts. Discover treasures just right for cozying up with, decorating your coffee table or stocking your library. Get them while they last!

Shape Up: Stretching (Essentrics)
When: Saturday, September 12 at 10am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Our popular NYC Parks Department “Shape Up! program with a local volunteer instructor and an emphasis on stretching (Essentrics). Class begins at 10 AM and ends at 11 AM. No registration is needed.

fab four friends book beatlesStorytime: “Fab Four Friends”
When: Saturday, September 12 at 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: In 1957 in Liverpool, England, a young lad named John Lennon and his band played music at a local church fair. In the audience was Paul McCartney, who liked what he heard and soon teamed up with John. Paul’s friend George Harrison kept showing up at rehearsals until the older boys finally let him in. Eventually they found the perfect drummer, Ringo Starr, and the perfect name: The Beatles. Told through lyrical prose and stunning paintings, Fab Four Friends spotlights four ordinary boys growing up amid the rubble of postwar England who found music to be a powerful, life-saving force. Author Susanna Reich (Minette’s Feast) presents her new picture book, to a soundtrack of The Beatles, of course! Ages 3 to 8.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Free Movie
When: Sunday, September 12 at 8pm
Where: The Joint on Myrtle at 471 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free movie for the family, every weekend. Free popcorn and kitchen open until 11pm. Call 347-763-1455 to find out what movie is playing. Suggest your favorite movie for a future screening!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Preschool Storytime
When: Monday, September 14 from 10:30-11am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: A read-aloud for preschool-aged kids. Groups and classes are welcome to attend (please contact the children’s librarian, Emily Heath, at 718-398-8713 to let us know ahead of time that you will be bringing a group, if possible, so we can arrange for adequate seating).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

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Baby Breakfast
When: Tuesday, September 15 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 with RIF
When: Tuesday, September 15 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Come and enjoy books, songs and toy time. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Get free books with the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program.

Story Play with Reading Is Fundamental
When: Tuesday, September 15 at 11am
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Children ages birth-5 years can hear stories, sing songs and play with their parents and caregivers.

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).

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