This weekend promises indoor and outdoor activities, movies and books, and, best of all, yummy food! There is also an important family-friendly event about how to handle screen time with your kids. Have fun out there, and thank you for your ongoing support.
Lunar New Year celebration, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Heights/Crown Heights. 2016 is the year of the monkey! Join the zoo for a Chinese cultural celebration dedicated to animals and good fortune. Meet the monkeys of Prospect Park Zoo and enjoy traditional performances by Chinese Theatre Works, special crafts and a Chinese Zodiac scavenger hunt around the zoo.
City Stomp Family Concert, ShapeShifter Lab, Gowanus. Join City Stomp as they incorporate fun original songs about growing up in NYC with updated versions of traditional folk songs from other world cultures.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime and Celebration, Barnes and Noble, Park Slope & Brooklyn Heights. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! At this fun-filled storytime you can pin the tail on Horton, decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat and more.
BAMKids Film Festival 2016, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene. Bring your budding cinephile to BAM for the best feature films and shorts from around the globe for the pint-sized. BAMcafé is open all day long, so stop by after your screening for food and a host of fun activities including a BubbleMania! performance, magic shows, animation activities, comic book-making, and more.
Pancakes and Bluegrass, Hootenanny Art House, Park Slope. Rescheduled due to the blizzard, don’t miss this pancake sing-along with music and maple syrup and all the short stacks you can eat–just $5 per hungry mouth.
Allergic to Salad Toddler Cooking Class, The Stomping Ground, Crown Heights. Your little one will whip up dishes such as Chilled Carrot Cumin Soup, Breakfast Burritos and Beet Hummus in this healthy, fun, and hands-on cooking classes.
Story Time with Ross Burach, Book Court, Cobble Hill. Join author and illustrator Ross Burach in celebrating his debut picture book, There’s a Giraffe in My Soup.
Screen Time Social, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City. Okay, this one isn’t in Brooklyn, but it’s a topic worth traveling for: get expert advice on raising kids in the digital age, including a short presentation for the shortest of attention spans (i.e., your toddlers’!) on how screen time affects early childhood development, followed by a Q&A session. Children welcome to attend.