SkipKid Weekend Roundup: December 26-27


When the presents have been unwrapped and you’re ready to get the kids outside for some fun, check out these weekend activities. It might not feel like winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the season!

Nutcracker Sweets & the Steadfast Tin Soldier, Puppetworks, Park Slope.
With three showings on both Saturday and Sunday, kids 3 and older have plenty of chances to enjoy performances of Nutcracker Sweets, Tcahaikovsky’s Land of Sweets dances, and the Steadfast Tin Soldier, Andersen’s Toy Story adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

Christmas Bird Count, Prospect Park.
The Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming will ring in the new year with a free Nature Exploration event for the whole family at The Prospect Park Audubon Center. On Sunday, December 27th, don’t miss the Christmas Bird Count at two o’clock, a fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance!, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights.
On both Saturday and Sunday, come learn about the holiday of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of African Heritage, through the arts of music and dance in an exclusive presentation by Brooklyn’s own Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.

Together in Dance, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Heights.
On Saturday, December 26th, come out for a snowflake dance performance with Together in Dance. The company will lead children in creating a dance snowstorm.

Kane Street Sundays, Kane Street Synagogue, Cobble Hill.
Check out this relaxed open play, held every Sunday, with stories and music for your toddlers and babies!