Free Events During the Winter Break

Audubon Center - Prospect Park (Photo Credit: Prospect Park)

If you are like me, you probably went over your Christmas budget and your wallet needs a rest. Brooklyn Mamas has put together a list of FREE Events happening over the Winter Break.


Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn Bowl, one of New York’s most popular bowling alleys is having a Family Bowl from 12 – 8 pm and from 12-2pm, Bowling and shoes are FREE.

When: December 27, 28, and 29 2011, from 12 – 6 pm. From 12-2 pm, Bowling and Shoes are FREE
Where: 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 – 963-3369


Needlecrafts  at Lefferts Historic House Museum

Put away the video games and bring the kids to try your hand at needlepoint or have them write out their New Year’s resolution with a quill style,  all done in a 19th century house.

When: December 26- January 2, 2012 from 1-3 pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House Museum in Prospect Park, Flatbush Ave at Empire Blvd, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Ages: 5 and up
Phone: 718-789-2822

The movie of the evening is the ever popular Happy Feet preceded by a short film.

When: December 30, short begins at 6:15 pm followed by the movie at 6:45ish
The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue at Hicks, Brooklyn, New York

Phone: 718-923-9710

20th Annual Quilt Show: Turning Twenty
See the best quilts from New York City and beyond at this popular annual exhibit. The exhibit will also showcase quilts from the previous 19 shows.

When: December 26- December 31 from 12-4pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park  at the Boathouse is located just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park


Arts and Recreation
Amazing craft activities and fun nature play at the Boathouse.

When: December 30 and 31 from 1-3pm
Where: Prospect Park at the Boathouse is located just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to Prospect Park

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Ring in the New Year at Brooklyn’s biggest party that includes Fireworks, entertainment and more.

When: December  31 at 11pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York

Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
Enjoy the a morning walk on the first day of the year and explore the Lullwater and Peninsula Nature Trails. Guided by the Brooklyn Bird Club, you and your kids will discover the beautiful plumage and fascinating behavior of the Park’s wintering ducks.

When: January 1, 2012 @ 10 am
Where: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn, Near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance, Brooklyn

Baby Story Time with Miss Nina
Miss Nina brings her pink guitar and original songs to Story Time Sunday  guaranteed to keep both adults and kids movin’ and groovin’. Click here to learn more about Sunday’s guest performer,  Nina Stone,  2010 Parents’ Choice Award Recipient for her debut CD “Singing & Dancing Together.”
When: Sunday, January 1, 1:00 pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore,  686 Fulton Street at South Portland,  Brooklyn, New York
Phone: 718-246-0200

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