Top 10 Weekend Events in Brooklyn

So much is happening in Brooklyn over the weekend. Brooklyn Mamas has put together their top weekend events. Enjoy!

The African Drum
Come listen to the wit, wisdom and humor of the African Drum as it reveals “How the Turtle Got Its Shell” and two other folk tales. 

When: Friday, January 27 at 10:30am
Where: P.S. 3/The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Ages: Pre-K – 5th Grade
Tickets: $7.50 (Dress rehearsals – $6.50)
How to Buy: Call 212-724-0677

The Wiyos
Be prepared to be transported to the 1920’s and ’30s. The Wiyos will be bringing their Fedoras, vaudeville, washboards, kazoos and banjos inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This Brooklyn-based trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music. The Wiyos band includes Michael Farkas (Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Kazoo and Washboard); Teddy Webber (Table/Lap Steel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals) and Seth Sauerkraut Travins (Upright Bass.)  Click here to listen an audio of The Wiyos.  Carnegie Kids hold concerts throughout the city, visit Programs to view the entire schedule.

When: Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 @ 1pm
Where: Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Tickets: Tickets are FREE
Phone: 718-230-2100 or 212 -424-2013


Mil’s Trills Winter Bash 2012: Meet the Orchestra!
A celebration of music for kids, babies & the whole family, Amelia Robinson & her electric ukulele present a symphony of musical guests in the Mil’s Trills Philharmonic premiere!  Your kids will be able to meet the instruments of the orchestra – french horn, flute, sousaphone, upright bass, violin, trumpet & more. Plus there will extra fun with Puppetry Arts, face painters, circus performers, and a recital by parents/graduates of the Mil’s Trills Fall 2011 Ukulele Workshop.

When: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 3pm Seating / 3:30pm Show
Where: Littlefield. 622 Degraw Street (b/w 3rd & 4th Aves), Brooklyn NY 11215. Nearest Subway: R to Union Street
Ages: Suitable for adults with babies, toddlers and children ages 0-4.
Extras: Bring blankets, shakers & ukuleles. Stroller Parking & Refreshments available.
Cost $10 advance / $15 at the door (per adult). KIDS FREE! (under 4 years)
Buy Tickets: To book visit
Information: visit


Hot Peas ‘N Butter
Award-Winning band Hot Peas ‘N Butter will hold an interactive concert with a performance of multicultural music that incorporates traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk and rock. When my daughter was younger, we never missed one of the band’s  concerts. For those unfamiliar with the band you can visit the  Hot Peas ‘N Butter’s website to find out more about the band, hear sample songs and download all the lyrics of their latest CD!

When: January 29, 2012 at 2pm
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road
Ages: 4 and up
Tickets: $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office (open Tuesday -Saturday 1pm-6pm) 718-951-4500

Artist Encounters: Hide/Seek
The Brooklyn Museum provides children seven and older the opportunity to examine the works of Georgia O’Keefe and how she transformed abstracted objects in her surroundings.
When: January 28 at 12pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Phone: (718) 638-5000

Curious about the people who work on the subways. The New York Transit Museum provides visitors with a fun and interactive tour to answer all your questions about subway workers keep us riders safe. Visitors will make a badge for the subway job they most liked to have.
When: January 28 and January 29  at 1:30pm
Where: The New York  Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Phone: (718) 694-1792

Puss in Boots
Kids ages three and up will enjoy the classic story of “Puss in Boots” as a live, musical marionette show. The marionettes, dressed in period costumes will perform to an original score.

When: January 28 & 29, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Puppetworks, 338 6th Ave., Brooklyn
Phone: (718) 965-3391
How Much: $8 per adult; $7 per child.
Information: Puppetworks, Inc.

Excavation Station
Here’s a chance for your kids to play paleontologists. They will be able to examine real fossils, unearth real bones, shells, and other treasures from a plaster dig site.

When: January 29 at 1:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn
Ages: 4 and up
Phone: (718) 735-4400
Information: brooklynchildrensmuseum

Baby Story Time: Acopladitos!

The kid-friendly band ¡Acopladitos! is dedicated to teaching Spanish language through music and movement to young learners. Nora and Angélica will guide your children through a fun and interactive musical experience enhanced by delightful illustrations and props designed by local visual artist Tatiana Arocha. Children will listen, play, move, and sing-a-long to live music from this magical new music project created by members of the Brooklyn indie band Balún.
When: January 29 at  11am
Where: Greenlight bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 246-0200
How Much: FREE


Family Bingo Night
Fun for the entire family! Small prizes will be awarded to the winners. Board games also included. Kids eat free every night.

When: January 29, 6pm-7:30
Where: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 923-9710
How Much: FREE

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