This Weekend: Schubert and U2 Brooklyn-style, and non-stop holiday parties!


SkipKid Weekend Roundup: December 10-11

Music, books, Christmas, and Hanukkah: December is a non-stop dance party (yes, we have that, too!). Have fun this weekend, and thank you for helping us spread the word about SkipKid!


Walk The Windows, Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy festive holiday windows, special events, live music, free holiday treats and Santa while you shop and dine on Atlantic Avenue.

Story Hour with Andrea Davis Pinkney, Book Court, Cobble Hill. A Poem for Peter: the story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Come out for a reading by Andrea Davis Pinkney, the bestselling author of many books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, and non-fiction.

Sadly, Book Court (Cobble Hill) is closing at the end of this month, a reminder this holiday season to support independent bookstores throughout Brooklyn. Hooray for Brooklyn author and mother Emma Straub, who plans to open a new bookstore soon! Stay updated here.

Holiday Photos with Santa, The Old Stone House, Park Slope. Kids of all ages are invited to take holiday photos with Santa! Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis for $10.

Greencycle Holiday Swap, Greenpoint Public Library, Greenpoint. Just in time for the holidays, it’s a chance to recycle, reuse and reduce while finding something “new” for your loved ones. Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection, and take as many “riches” as you can carry for a $5 donation. Don’t forget to bring a bag (or cart) to tote them all!


The Knights Family Concert, BRIC, Fort Greene. You’re invited to this family performance featuring a specifically Brooklyn-flavored “Schubertiade.” Inspired by Schubert’s own intimate, salon evenings of music, poetry, song, and art, the orchestra curates a special program celebrating Brooklyn artists.

Hanukkah Community Art Festival, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Carroll Gardens. This holiday art fair features a variety of crafts and art workshops run by local artists and community organizations. Art workshops for the whole family. Everyone in the community is welcome.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of U2, Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg. During this fun-filled show, children will explore live music, movement, and collaborative creativity. Young talents will gain knowledge and develop their musical skills through laughter and imagination.


Dancewave’s Holiday Fiesta – Nutcracker Suite, PS 133, Park Slope. Kids of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled family event featuring four exciting dance performances!

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, Dyker Heights. The lights are up in Dyker Heights, and if you haven’t seen them, make time this year to visit. We recommend taking the kids in carriers and on foot. The crowds are big but gracious and the decorations are a spectacle you won’t want to miss.