Veterans Day Activities

by Maytal Wichman

11/11/11 is not just a really cool date; it also happens to be Veterans Day – a federal holiday, meaning your kids will be off from school. What to do with them?

Here are some options:


New York Transit Museum

Transit Tots
130 Livingston Street
At the corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
10th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 694-1792

This popular weekly drop-in program is free with admission. The program included hands-on activities, stories and more. For ages 2-5 and adult companions. Museum admission: $7 adults; $5 children 2-17.

Brooklyn Public Library at Flatlands

Read and Play
2065 Flatbush Avenue, at Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 253-4948

This weekly program is for children with and without special needs under the age of 5. The program included book-sharing and creative educational playtime. Children learn social skills and their language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys. Parent or guardian must accompany children.

Caribou Baby

272 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(347) 430-2229

Meetup group: Newborns-crawling

Meetup group: Crawling-18 months


Couleur Cafe
435 7th Avenue
between 14th & 15th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nikolai Moderbacher will perform some NikosKids originals, along with some funky renditions of folks standards. Percussion instruments and toys will be handed out so everyone can join in. $10 suggested donation.

The Moxie Spot

Family Movie Night Fridays
81 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks St.)
Brooklyn, NY11201
(718) 923-9710

6:15pm Shorts
6:45pm Feature

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 735-4400

Due to the holiday the museum will be open half an hour earlier than usual: 9:30am-5pm.



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