Happy New Year! Start 2012 off with a bang and hit some of these great local activities to keep warm, stay busy and have a great family fun weekend. From local story times for the little kids, to stage productions for the older one, there is something for everyone.
Families are welcomed to bring their pooches for a great morning of off leash activities and goodies at the Picnic House. See all details at Coffee Bark.
When: January 7, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Prospect Park
The Greenlight staff shares some of their favorite books exploring imagination with tales including Pajama Pirates, Max’s Castle; and Not a Box. Learn more at Books About Imagination.
When: January 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene
Kids Writing Clinic
Kids ages 7 -14 are welcomed to enjoy time at the library learning how to sharpen their creative writing and poetry skills. View details at Writing Clinic.
When: January 7, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing
Beatles Rock Band Night
For an evening activity that both parents and kids will like, head to the Moxie Spot, pick up a guitar and rock out at Beatles Rock Band night. Get details at The Moxie Spot.
When: January 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Moxie Spot, Park Slope
Plan a family outing to treecycle your Christmas tree at Mulchfest 2012. Numerous parks across Brooklyn will be participating in this recycling event which will help to nourish parks across the city. Visit Mulchfest to find a chipping location near you.
When: January 7 & 8, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Various Brooklyn Parks including Prospect Park, Marine Park, Cobble Hill Park and more
The Steadfast Tim Soldier & Nutcracker Sweets
Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy both of these tales in one show as told by a cast of marionettes.
See more information at Puppetworks.
When: January 7 & 8, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Puppetworks, Park Slope
Journey to the Past
Kids ages 5 and up are welcomed to go through a journey back in time as a costumed storyteller recounts the tale of the first female train conductor. Visit Jouney to the Past for more information.
When: January 7 & 8, 1:30 p.m.
Where: New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights
Produced by Company XIV, parents and children alike will love this reimagined, critically-acclaimed performance of the classic fairytale. For tickets and additional information visit Snow White.
When: January 7 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m; January 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Bond Theatre, Carroll Gardens
Kids ages four and up are invited to take a journey back millions of years as they touch real dino footprints, fossilized amber, and participate in a fossil dig! Get details at Dino-mite!
When: January 8, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crowne Heights
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Kids ages four and up will love to see Clifford come to life in this brand new musical filled with singing, dancing and lots of important lessons about friendship and sharing. Visit Clifford The Big Red Dog for tickets.
When: January 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn College, Walt Whitman Theatre