Happy New Year! And New Year’s Day Activities

Happy New Year from Brooklyn Mamas!!  Most of us will enjoy  the First Day of the New Year relaxing with family and friends but Brooklyn Mamas has culled together New Year’s Day activities if you want to get out and about.

The Polar Bears Club Annual New Year’s Day Swim
A real New York experience, bundle up and take the kids to see the annual dive into the freezing Atlantic on New Year’s Day.  A small donation to Camp Sunshine, which benefits children with life threatening illnesses, will not only help you start the New Year off right, but also gives you free access all day to the New York Aquarium. Learn more at The Polar Bear Club.
Where: January 1, 1:00 p.m.
When: The Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island

Baby Storytime
Miss Nina kicks off the New Year for the 3 and under set with her pink guitar, original songs and interactive play.  Get all details at  Storytime with Miss Nina.
When: January 1, 1:00 p.m. J
Where: Greenlight Book Store, Fort Greene

Ice Skating
Enjoy all that the winter has to offer with a family New Years Day at the Abe Stark Rink.  Visit Abe Stark Rink or details.
When: January 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Abe Stark Rink, Coney Island

New York Aquarium
After cheering on The Polar Bears Club, head over to the Aquarium for a fun filled day.  4D movies, live animal encounters and a great educational experience will keep kids busy all day.  Get in on the fun at New York Aquarium.
When: January 1, Open All Day
Where: Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Coney Island

Prospect Park Zoo
Spend a lazy day walking around the zoo enjoy live animal encounters, chatting with zoo keepers and enjoying the sea lion feedings.  Get the full schedule of activities at New Years Day at the Zoo.
When: January 1, Open All Day
Where: Prospect Park

A Christmas Carol, Oy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan
A Christmas Carol, Oy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan is set in Old London, but with Czech accents. Imagine that the familiar tale was told to you not by an English serial novelist, but by your Czech grandmother that includes a few twists,  multicultural references and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew, Latin & Swahili.
When: Sunday, January 1 at 4pm and 7pm.
Where: ClockWorks Puppet Theater, 196 Columbia Street, between Sackett and Degraw Streets, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Tickets: $20 for adults and $12 for children and adults over 65; purchase tickets at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

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