Weekend Plans: Spend Time Outdoors This Weekend 6/21-6/23

Mini-Mermaid-Parade_6-5-13What a great weekend to spend outdoors with your kids! The weather has finally cleared up and you can enjoy everything that Brooklyn has to offer with these great ideas from the Mermaid parade to Make Music New York.

 

Friday

Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 514 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

Saturday

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park for a Family Field Day as they bring a range of fun games, sports and activities for children ages 4 to 10. Join them for a park party on the picturesque Pier 5.

Reading with babies and toddlers in Greenpoint. Authors Susan Straub and Rachel Payne present a shared reading/rhyming/singing storytime, featuring tips on choosing the best books for babies and toddlers, how to read to a squirmy kid, advice on children’s e-books and apps, and more from their new book, Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning and Growing Together Through Books.

The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation.  A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

Sunday

STooPS is a community-building event to be held in Bed-Sty where homeowners, artists, and businesses collaborate to bring the people of Brooklyn outside. 15 home and business owners will allow local artists to share interactive music, dance, spoken word, and much more on their STooPS, yards or sidewalks.

Town Square is partnering with Brooklyn Bowl, to sponsor Bring Back the Music benefit concert.  IS 318 is a Title 1 school, with a majority of families living on the poverty level. Bring-Back-The-Music is a first-of-its-kind fundraiser for this school. Proceeds will help keep alive the school’s after school programs.

The performance Under the Tree is coming to Brooklyn. It is a full-length collaboration between theatre artist and puppeteer Lauren Jost, and visual artist and animator Christine Dehne and is produced by Spellbound Theatre.  It is sure to spark the curiosity and creativity of young audience members while recalling the nostalgia of childhood for older audiences.

 

 

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