SkipKid Weekend Roundup: May 21-22


Story times, sing-alongs, bouncy houses, and live theater! Oh, and a flock of sheep to shear! Have fun, and thank you for your ongoing support.


Spring into Stories: Children’s Author and Illustrator Festival, Central Library, Prospect Heights. Meet an all-star line-up of Brooklyn children’s book authors and illustrators, and enjoy hands-on art, lively presentations, music from BPL house band Lost in the Stacks, and more.

MOVE! along with Lolly & YoYo, Book Court, Cobble Hill. Join Lolly and YoYo for a unique book reading that includes live music, fun fitness games and a healthy dose of imagination!

Families First’s Annual Spring Carnival For Kids And Tots, Downtown Brooklyn. This all ages carnival features pony rides, two bouncy houses, face painting, tattoos, mini-carousel, carnival games, arts & crafts, a bake sale, balloons, and a book sale.

STEAM Fair, P.S. 10, Park Slope. Outdoor fair that showcases businesses, students, and school clubs focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. We’re inspiring the next generation of big thinkers and great tinkerers with 40+ exhibitor booths with hands-on learning projects.


Storytime with Randall de Sève, Community Bookstore, Windsor Terrace. Long a singer of whimsy and toys’ histories, Randall de Sève returns to this siren song in A Fire Truck Named Red, in which a kid hoping for a brand-new fire engine finds himself in possession of an older, more storied vehicle.

Spellbound Theatre presents “Grow”, Old Stone House, Park Slope. Seasons and seeds come to life in this magical exploration of growth. Children learn the simple rhythms of a plant’s life cycle through sensory activity, sign language, and visual storytelling.


Fleece Festival, Prospect Park Zoo, Crown Heights. At the zoo, a master sheep shearer will help our sheep lose their winter coats in preparation for summer. Enjoy wool working demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep!

Tree, Boom, Umthi, BAM, Fort Greene. South African theater company uses image, song, and the body to tell the story of a human relationship with a tree—and the changing of the seasons. Intended especially for young viewers, this delicate, inventive work is performed in three different languages.