This Weekend: a sing-along for peace, an interactive performance, and MLK Jr. celebrations!


SkipKid Weekend Roundup: January 14-16

This weekend promises music, stories, and multiple celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Enjoy, and thank you for helping us spread the word about SkipKid!


The Small but Mighty Hootenanny benefit concert with Pete Sinjin, the Bell House, Gownanus. Join local hero Pete Sinjin and his House of Song for a visionary, all-ages songfest to celebrate and stand for peace, justice, and love. All proceeds will be donated to organizations fighting climate change, protecting civil rights, and assisting refugees.

SPONSORED POST Open spots in Toddler Time, Giocare’s Preschool Alternative Program. In this drop-off class for ages 18 months to 3.5 years, children engage more actively in choice time and art projects, and are encouraged to play alongside their classmates. The children become more self-directed as they gain comfort in their surroundings and in a regular routine. Giocare has spots available for the winter semester right now! Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-11:30 AM for full morning or just try out the first drop-off experience from 9-10 AM in our mini session. Pay per class, for the whole winter semester, or purchase a 10 or 20 class punch card. SkipKid discount with card or semester.

Rolie Polie Guacamole – “Live on the Fourth of July” Release Party, ShapeShifter Lab, Gowanus. Join family favorite Rolie Polie Guacamole for a kid-friendly singalong to celebrate the release of their new album. All ages welcome!

Story Time: Selina Alko & Sean Qualls, Greenlight Bookstore, Ft. Greene. Join Brooklyn-based husband and wife author and illustrator team as they present two of their powerful recent picture books about love and justice.

SPONSORED POST The Greenpoint Y is the place for kids! The Y offers a wide array of programs for New York City kids and families. Kids create memories, learn skills and build confidence as they explore new interests and passions at the Y. Y classes are taught by talented and experienced staff. From pre-school to afterschool to art classes to summer programs to music, the Greenpoint Y has something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Sign up today or try us for free with a day pass.

Spellbound Theatre presents “Under the Tree,” the Old Stone House, Park Slope. “Under The Tree” returns to the Old Stone House for one day only. Don’t miss this interactive performance in which a young girl escapes her noisy life and takes the audience on an immersive exploration of a magical world in her own backyard. Told through puppetry, multi-media, and interactive storytelling, this unique performance brings the outdoor world to life.

Family Friendly Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017, BAM, Ft. Greene. New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to BAM for the 31st year. This free event brings world-renowned activists, intellectuals, and civic leaders together with musicians, poets, and other performers to honor King’s legacy and keep his message alive.

Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall, Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park. A masterful storyteller, Tammy Hall weaves together diverse tales from around the world to create a rich experience for all at this free event.

I Have a Dream Celebration, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights. Over the course of two days of culture and fun, families will learn about MLK, Jr. and his legacy by taking a deep dive into our country’s history. Learn about the importance of diversity, equality, and rights.