This Weekend: celebrate the Year of the Rooster, sing along with “the White Stripes,” and bring the outside world indoors!


SkipKid Weekend Roundup: January 21-22

This weekend, celebrate the Year of the Rooster, enjoy the music of the White Stripes, or bring the outdoors inside at the opening weekend of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new exhibit. And in celebration of the Women’s March, check out our favorite feminist books for kiddos! Have fun out there, and please continue to spread the word about SkipKid!


SPONSORED POST. Art Class at Giocare Play Spot, South Slope. Check out this drop-in art class Friday mornings, 10-11:30 AM. From process to product, collective to individual, these art projects are designed to help children experience various techniques and have age-appropriate experiences in making their mark on the world. Giocare’s resident art teacher Kate has all kinds of fun plans and experiences for the children. Class is $15 per student and includes admission to the Giocare indoor play space.

Baze and His Silly Friends, Central Library, Prospect Heights.
Multi–award winning BAHSF are a super creative, super fun, and super duper talented children/family rock band. No show is complete without tons of bubbles, laughs, hip shakin’, and toe tappin’ good time songs that will make even grandma get out of her rocking chair and boogie up those stairs.

Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rooster, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Flatbush. The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty are well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of The White Stripes, Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg. Children will explore live music, movement, and collaborative creativity.

Sunday Story Time with Fiona Robinson, Powerhouse on 8th., Park Slope. From the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson comes Ada’s Ideas, a gorgeous picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Bring your children and help celebrate strong women who make history!

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.


WILDERNESS CAMP, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights.
Featuring art installations by Tattfoo Tan, Brooklyn Children’s Museum announces a new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, an indoor experience that brings the great outdoors to family audiences through role-play and the exploration of nature.

INVENTGENUITY FESTIVAL 2017, PS32/MS442, Carroll Gardens.
Beam Center puts kids’ hands on sewing machines, glue guns, circuitry and other tools in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations at its eighth annual Inventgenuity Festival. Kids will make Bobblehead Clones, Kinetically-Modified Crops and other projects in an imaginative, craft-based take on bio-engineering.


This weekend in addition to The Women’s March on Washington it is the Women’s March on New York City! In celebration of tolerance and civil liberties for all, check out our favorite feminist books for kiddos.