Top Ten Events for Kids in Brooklyn This Weekend

New York Giant Fans will be getting prepared for Super Bowl XLVI but there is plenty to do before the 6:30 pm kickoff on Sunday.  Brooklyn Mamas has rounded some fun things to do so get out and enjoy the seasonably warm weather.

Coffee Bark
Up and out early?  Kids with or without dogs will love to watch this off-lease social for dogs. Find out more at Coffee Bark.

When: February 4, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Prospect Park

Storytime: Isabel Hill
Brooklyn author and filmmaker, Isabel Hill, shares her new book “Building Stories” which features great rhymes, photographs and stories of the buildings around them.  Check it out at Greenlight Bookstore.

When: February 4, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene

Saturday Family Programs: The Lion’s Whiskers
Kids will enjoy masks, gigantic shadow puppets and original songs as this Ethiopian folktale comes to life.  Learn more at The Lion’s Whiskers.

When: February 4, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Park Slope

School’s Out Summer Camp and After School Expo
The best of Brooklyn’s camp and after school programs come together in one place at this terrific expo.  Meet administrators, take advantage of early bird programs and get ready for a summer of fun.  A complete listing of participants can be found at School’s Out.

When: February 4, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Where: PS 321, 180 7th Avenue, Park Slope

Puss in Boots
Kids ages 3 and up will love this performance of Puss in Boots as told by a marionettes. Get details at Puppetworks.

When: February 4 & 5, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Where: Puppetworks, 338 6th Avenue, Park Slope

Early Morning Birdwalk
Find woodpeckers, chickadees and more of Brooklyn’s backyard birds at this morning nature walk.  Learn more at Backyard Birds.

When: February 5, 10:00 a.m.
Where:Prospect Park

Jumpin’ Juniper Festival
Suzi Shelton will perform an intimate musical performance singing her new hit song “Tomboy In A Princess Dress,” as well as other popular hits alongside some very special children performers. A well-equipped playspace is available in conjunction with the performance. The playspace remains open until 1:00 pm. Learn more at Jumpin’ Juniper.

When: February 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue

Blooming Babies: Spectacular Snowflakes
Toddlers ages 18 months – 2 and ½ years will participate in a snowflake craft and learn what makes each one unique.  See details at Spectacular Snowflakes.

When: February 4 & 5, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights

Meet the Animals
Urban Park Rangers will introduce kids of all ages to the animals that call the Nature Center home.  See more at Meet the Animals.

When: February 5, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U, Marine Park

Kids ages 5 and up are welcomed to read “The Inside-Outside Book of New York City” and then create picture story books to express their visions of subway travel in the city. Get in on the fun at Inside-Outside.

Where: February 4 & 5, 1:30 p.m.
Where: New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights

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