Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays
On July 5th, beat the heat and celebrate summertime in Brooklyn with outdoor activities, music, and…
Shop for a super hero disguise, roll up your sleeves to create arts and crafts or learn where popcorn originated with these fun and interesting events and activities for children.
This super-secret store has crime fighting merchandise to satisfy even the sneakiest spy. They have a wide selection of capes and secret identity costumes like Suave Airline Pilot, Secretive Doctor and Mysterious Astronaut. You can even pick up a few canisters of antimatter, antigravity or Batman’s personal nightmare, Kryptonite. Stop in or shop online.
These baby and toddler classes are offered at multiple locations in Brooklyn. They combine music and movement in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Little ones are able to develop an understanding of rhythm and music while building awareness and control of their bodies and developing social skills. They can sing songs, march, dance and play with a huge parachute!
This program is perfect for any little soon-to-be engineer. Robot Crafting classes for grades K-1 are focused a bit more on crafts and design of robots; Robot Building classes, for grades 2-4, are taught new engineering concepts while each class builds a robot from scratch. Brooklyn Robot Foundry also offers up clubs, after-school programs and hourly open play with activities like marble tracks, wall coasters and Legos.
The New York Aquarium’s Sea Lion Celebration showcases four sea lions that can crawl like caterpillars, do gymnastics and even bark on cue. Visitors learn about sea lions’ role in the ecosystem and what goes into creating the sea lions’ routines. Everyone takes home an important lesson on how to make sustainable seafood choices. If you’re lucky, Duke or Diego might even blow you a kiss during the show!
While the weather is still agreeable, Urban Park Rangers organize several camping trips in Marine Park for the whole family to enjoy. Create lasting memories, connect with the natural world and bond as a family by camping at the Salt Marsh Nature Center. Rangers will also act as your ambassador to nature and help you discover Brooklyn’s beautiful parks. Space is limited so register your family ahead of time.
Barking Cat Studios offers arts and crafts workshops, camps and parties for kids of all ages. These artsy sessions are fun for kids and stress-free for parents. Creative Cats workshops introduce students to a variety of materials – mosaics, clay, printmaking and more – as well as artistic techniques based on their age level. All classes keep the young artists engaged and challenged.
On August 23rd, all are welcome to join re-enactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. These men, women and children will be dressed in authentic clothing of the time and will be in full character while bringing this historical battle to life. The event will be held at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Did you know popcorn originated from Aztec culture? As part of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Play Lab Workshop, children pre-school age and younger are invited to learn about innovations from the Aztec people. Learn all about the Aztec civilization including their food, architecture and way of tracking time. Kids will also get to make a calendar wheel to take home.
This upcoming season marks the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 60th year of programming. Their Target Storybook Series aims to bring classic children’s books to life and present kid-friendly shows to entertain and educate the whole family. Their first two performances of the season will be Hot Peas ‘N Butter, a blend of jazz, R&B, Latin and Afro-Caribbean music, and talented violinist duo Black Violin.
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