Top Ten Weekend Events in Brooklyn

Top Ten Weekend in Brooklyn President’s Weekend means  having extra family time, fun activities and much needed down time. Brooklyn Mamas has pulled together family friendly activities to enjoy in between resting and hanging with the family.

Winter Festival: Coming in from the Cold
Pass the long winter days with fun family entertainment and learn to make your very own board game. See details at Coming in from the Cold.

When: February 18, 19 & 20, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House


Story Time: Valentine’s Day
The Greenlight staff will read from their favorite Valentine’s Day books including Guess How Much I Love You and Giant Crush. Appropriate from ages 3-8 with an adult.  Share the love at Valentine’s Story Time.

When: February 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene


Urban Stages Presents Musical Tales with Atiba
In celebration of Black History Month, musician and storyteller, Atiba Wilson, shares African folktales and beautiful music for an afternoon of fun for the entire family.  Learn more at Atiba.

When: February 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Park Slope


Animal Tracks Exploration
Urban Park Rangers will introduce kids of all ages to the abundance of wildlife living in and around the Salt Marsh Nature Center.  See more at Animals Tracks Exploration.

When: February 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Marine Park


Baby Story Time: Vered
Kids ages three and under will be entertained by the beautiful family friendly music of Vered.  Her album, voted a 2011 favorite by USA Today and Laurie Berkner, uses music to explore the parent child relationship.  See what it is all about at Baby Story Time.

When: February 19, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene


Playlab Workshop: Marvelous Mardi Gras
Kids ages 2 ½ – 5 will learn all about Mardi Gras festivities and create a colorful mask of their own to take home.  Lean more at Mardi Gras.

When: February 18 & 19, 11:30
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Crown Heights


Junior Engineer: Dig It
Kids ages 4 and up will work together to dig up artifacts from the museums excavation site and learn all about the hidden treasure buried beneath the NYC subways.  Get in on the action at Dig it.

When: February 18 & 19, 1:30 p.m.
Where: New York Transit Museum, corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn, Brooklyn Heights


Terrific Traffic Lights
Kids ages 5 and under are invited to learn all about the inventor of the traffic light and create their own traffic craft to take home.  Get details at Terrific Traffic Lights.

When: February 19, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Crown Heights


President’s Day Kids Reading
Kids ages 4-8 will enjoy listening to stories including Looking at Lincoln and George Washington’s Birthday in honor of President’s Day.  Get in on the fun at President’s Day Kids Reading.

When: February 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Dumbo


LIFE: Kids Nature Film Series
Check out an award-winning nature documentary series, all week long as kids and parents alike enjoy numerous films about the spectacular diversity of life on earth.  Check out further information at Kids Nature Film Series.

When: February 20 (and all week long), 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park Boathouse

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