This Weekend: Marathon Watch Party, Meet Thomas, and a Nighttime Lantern Walk!


SkipKid Weekend Roundup: November 5-6

We have live theater, family art projects, and even a bridge-building challenge for you this weekend! Don’t forget to vote at a special election just for kids. And if it’s books you’re after, you can’t miss with two fabulous story times. Finally, celebrate Daylight Saving Time with a family lantern walk. Have fun out there, and please continue to spread the word about SkipKid!


Meet Thomas, Central Library, Dweck Center, Prospect Heights. Join WNET-New York Public Media at the Brooklyn Public Library for a literary adventure withThomas and Friends! Bring your little train enthusiasts for a special meet-and-greet session with Thomas, as well as episode screenings, activity stations, book read-alouds and giveaways.

Story Time: Sergio Ruzzier presents Two Mice, Greenlight Bookstore, Ft. Greene. Brooklyn resident and illustrator of multiple children’s books Sergio Ruzzier returns to Greenlight with his newest book.

The Bridge Building Challenge, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights. The many bridges in New York City have different sizes, types and designs. Bring your family and join the team challenge to design and build a better bridge using only the materials the museum supplies! For all ages.


Tinkergarten’s Fall Lantern Walk, Prospect Park Third Street entrance, Park Slope. Bring your friends and bring a lantern for your family to carry in this nighttime parade celebrating “fall back” to Daylight Saving Time. The Lantern Walk is designed to help kids big and small welcome and see the beauty in the darkness. It’s a chance to be out in the wild at night!

Creativity Lab, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights. Visitors of all ages are invited to drop by the museum studios and explore their creative side. In this drop-in workshop, take inspiration from the art galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay for as long as you’d like! Free with Museum admission.

Cast Your Vote, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights. Kids learn about the democratic voting process and get to cast their ballot for one of this year’s presidential candidates in this workshop that includes printmaking their own ballot card and a hands-on experience with a presidential object from the Museum’s collection.

Little Laffs, Jalopy Theatre, Red Hook. “Big Fun for Little Ones” is a variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. Come out to the fabulous Jalopy Theatre in Carroll Gardens/Red Hook for an afternoon full of Little Laffs!

Don’t forget about the NYC Marathon this weekend! PS 118, at 4th Avenue and 8th Street in Park Slope, is hosting a fund-raising marathon viewing party. This elementary school is at mile 7 of the race, so catch the runners as they begin their journey! Entertain the kids with bounce houses, sign making, art projects, snacks, and more!

Also, it’s time to say goodbye to longtime Prospect Park Carousel manager Lucio Schiavone. Help kick off Lucio’s retirement on November 5 at 11:45 am at the Carousel! The Prospect Park Alliance will be commemorating Lucio’s significant contributions by naming a favorite horse “Lucio” in his honor, and offering free carousel rides from 12-1 pm.