Top Ten Weekend Events – January 20-22

by Maytal Wichman

Winter will finally show her head this weekend with rain and snow but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Brooklyn Mamas has put together some really fun activities for you and your children to enjoy.

Brooklyn’s Third Annual Inventgenuity Festival

Children ages 7-16 will participate in a range of activities, such as disassembling an entire room full of everyday objects and then putting it back together in imaginative ways.
When: January 21 & 22, 11am-5pm
Where: The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (347) 560-3641
How Much: FREE but advance sign-up is required. Some workshops cost $5 material fee. Register here.
Information: theinvisibledog.org

 

Baby Story Time: Jon Samson

Jon Samson, a musical therapist and professional goofball will keep babies and toddlers under three entertained with his guitar and bag of musical tricks.
When: January 22, 11am
Where: Greenlight bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 246-0200
How Much: FREE
Information: greenlightbookstore.com

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 21 & 22, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Puppetworks, 338 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1215
Phone: (718) 965-3391
How Much: $8 per adult; $7 per child.
Information: Puppetworks, Inc.

Boulevard Books & Cafe Storytime with author Michelle Knudsen

Best-selling author, Michelle Knudsen (“Library Lion” ), will read  her book Argus, which is about a dragon that was supposed to be a chick.
When: January 21, 11am
Where: Boulevard Books & Cafe, 7518 13h Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11228
Phone: (718) 680-5881
How Much: FREE
Information: facebook.com/events

Teen Jazz Winter Concert

Jazz students from the Berkeley Carroll School will perform various selections from the jazz repertoire in a student recital.
When: January 21, 1pm
Where: Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 789-6060
How Much: FREE
Information: bqcm.org

Meet the Author: Michele Wong McSween

Children ages 3-8 will get an introduction to Mandarin during a reading of Gordon and Lili: Learn Animals in Mandarin and Gordon and Lili: Count in Mandarin.
When: January 21, 11am
Where: Greenlight bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 246-0200
How Much: FREE
Information: greenlightbookstore.com

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 22, 6pm-7:30
Where: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 923-9710
How Much: FREE
Information: themoxiespot.com

Saturday Family Program: Celebrate Chinese New Year

Grace Chang and her dragon, Jin Jin will light up the stage in an incredible celebration of puppets, magical illusions, acrobats, miming and storytelling.
When: January 21, 1:00-2:00pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 230-2100
How Much: FREE
Information: brooklynpublic.org

Play Lab Workshop: 3,2,1…Happy Chinese New Year!
Children Ages 2.5-5 will learn all about the Chinese New Year celebrations and create a special craft to take home. Free with museum admission.
When: January 21, 2012, 11:30am

Dragon Dance

Children ages 6 and up will learn the Dragon Dance and create a paper dragon to take home. Free with museum admission.
When: January 21, 2012, 2:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Contact: (718) 735-4400
Information: brooklynkids.org

Mini Jake’s Little Dragon Chinese New Year Celebration

Mini Jake’s will be celebrating the Chinese New Year with crafts,  a Chinese folk dance performance, a sample mandarin class  offered by Lango Kids as well as a reading by Michele Wong McSween, author of the Gordon & Li Li series.  All activities are FREE but registration is required.

10:00 – Craft and story time (REGISTRATION REQUIRED*)
11:00 – Sample Lango Mandarin class
11:30 – Chinese folk dance performance
2:30 – Michele Wong McSween, author of the Gordon & Li Li series, book signing/reading and Q&A

When: January 22, 2012 beginning at 10am
Where: Mini Jake, 178 N. 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Contact: (718) 782-2005
To Register for Class: Registration Form
Information: facebook/minijake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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