Thanksgiving and Weekend Events in Brooklyn

With a four day weekend approaching, the Brooklyn Mamas has put together the Top 10 to keep kids busy this week from Thursday – Sunday.  Happy Turkey Day!

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NBC, Channel 4
There is nothing better then waking up on Thanksgiving Day and enjoying the parade together.  Forget trying to brave the crowds and tune-in to NBC for all your favorite Broadway musicals, celebrities and character balloons including Buzz Lightyear, Kung Fu Panda and Spiderman!  For more information visit Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Watch the Annual Turkey Trot
November 24, 9:00 a.m.
Prospect Park
Before diving into a delicious feast, bring the family to cheer on the runners in the annual 5M Turkey Trot. Visit Turkey Trot for details.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
November 24, 8:00 p.m.
ABC, Channel 7
Since 1973, kids have been tuning in to this classic peanuts tale before bed as a great way to wrap-up the festivities of the day.  Check it out at A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Va-Va-Volcanos
November 25 & 27, 1:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights
Kids ages four and up are invited to learn all about Volcanos and create their own volcanic eruptions at this hands-on activity.  Learn more at Va-Va-Volcanos.

Story Time with Melissa Sweet
November 26, 10:30 a.m.
Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene
Kids will love listening to Melissa Sweet as she reads from her book Balloons over Broadway, which tells the story of the master puppeteer behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  For more details visit Balloons Over Broadway.

The Reluctant Dragon
November 26 & 27, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Puppetworks, Park Slope
Marionettes tell the story of a relationship between a girl and her unlikely-poetry reading friend.  Get details at Puppetworks.

Winter on a Flatbush Farm
November 26 & 27, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prospect Farm
Learn how prepare for winter like people did long ago.  Make candles, a patchwork quilt and enjoy Dutch treats.  Learn  more at Winter on a Flatbush Farm.

Live Animal Encounter
November 25, 4:15 p.m.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
What’s in the box this week?  Come touch, feel and learn about some of the museums friends at this live animal encounter.  Get details at Live Animal Encounter.

Arty Facts: Mix it Up
November 27, 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Parkway
The museum is open to kids ages four to seven who want to learn how artists create through the combining, transforming and rearranging of objects.  Kids will explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity and make their own art.  Get details at Arty Facts.

Family Bingo
November 27, 6:00 p.m.
The Moxie Spot
Wind down the holiday weekend with a game of family BINGO!   Check out all the fun at The Moxie Spot.

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