Hi everyone!  Wow August is flying by so fast.  Get ready for anther week of Summer fun here in  NYC!


So much is going on but make sure to check out Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Kids Camp: Batman The Movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival in Wagner Park, Build a Better World Interactive Concert at the Kips Bay New York Public Library, Movie Night: Finding Dory at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, Jiggy Tots at the Leonard Brooklyn Public Library, Macaroni! at the Hudson Park NYPL, CityParks PuppetMobile: Cinderella Samba in Marine Park, Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft at the Central Brooklyn Public Library and the last week of Theatreworks USA: Pete the Cat at Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Also don’t forget long running events like the Kids’ Discovery Stations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park, the Victorian Garden at Wollman Rink in Central Park, Summer Kids Matinees: Queen of Katwe at the Museum of The Moving Image, Eloise Storytime at Dimenna Children’s History Museum, Kids to the Rescue! at the Jewish Children’s Museum, Free Bike Mornings on Governors Island, MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Dynamic H2O at Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park and The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

There are more event this week so check the calendar to see everything.   Also follow us on our Facebook page for last minute news and event reminders.

Enjoy the week!

~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)


Monday August 14th

Kids Camp: Batman The Movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Downtown Brooklyn)
Monday-Thursday August 14th-17th 12n.  Batman: The Movie (1966) Run time 105 minutes.  Rated PG.  All Kids Camp screenings are Pick Your Price – $1, $3, $5 – with 100% of ticket sales donated to CAMBA. Pack your Bat-Shark Repellent and join us for a special screening of the original Adam West Batman movie. This exciting adventure pits Batman against the largest collection of his villains ever assembled in one movie. Campy, full of great gags and featuring gung-ho performances, this is the perfect way to introduce your family to Batman without having to worry about Christopher Nolan’s take on The Dark Knight giving the little ones nightmares.

Build a Better World Interactive Concert at the Kips Bay New York Public Library
Monday August 14th 330p.  Free.  Best for children ages 4 to 12 years old.  A Summer Reading Celebration!  Presley and Melody’s Interactive Music productions combines the power of music and reading, with singing, reading, dancing, and continuous audience participation. The creative interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators, as children become stars on stage. Nurturing songs of kindness, love, and acceptance convey how to build a better world!

36th Annual Battery Dance Festival in Wagner Park (Battery Park City)
Monday-Friday  August 14th-18th  7-9p.  Celebrate the 36th year of New York City’s longest running public dance festival presented by Battery Dance. Enjoy six days of exciting international and local dance company against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the city.  See the website for schedule of events.

See all Monday events.


Tuesday August 15th

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren at the Central Brooklyn Public Library
Tuesday August 15th 11a-12n.  Free.  Location: Plaza.  Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun!  It’s exciting!

Indian Dance Workshop at the 53rd Street New York Public Library
Tuesday August 15th 2p.  Free.  Best for ages 5 and older.  A Summer Reading Celebration!  Join us as we travel to India in this interactive, dance and music filled performance/workshop extravaganza. After watching some Mohiniyattam style dance, and listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, you will have a chance to try out the moves yourself! You will also learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms.  Presented by Urban Stages.

Movie Night: Finding Dory at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden  (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
Tuesday August 15th 8-930p.  Free.  Join NYRP in one of Brooklyn’s best gardens!  Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.  The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

See all Tuesday events.


Wednesday August 16th

Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10-1045a until August 30th.  Free.  Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!  Please bring your own yoga mat.

Jiggy Tots at the Leonard Brooklyn Public Library
Wednesday August 16th 1030-1115a.  Free.  Jiggy Tots® is a pre-Irish dance & movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult.  Each uniquely themed class (numbers, animals, transportation etc.) works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness and movement creativity through dance and educational games utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language). Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures. Created and led by Patricia McManus.

Circuits, Science, and Making at the Columbus NYPL (Hells Kitchen)
Wednesday August 16th 3p.  Free.  Best for children ages 6-13 years old.  If you’ve ever wondered more about how electricity works, this is for you! Students will learn about science and circuitry while making their very own LED project, such as a bracelet or wristband that they can wear home! This class will not only introduce you to the world of engineering, but will allow you to engage your creativity by customizing your project! All materials will be provided by RoboFun.

See all Wednesday events.


Thursday August 17th

CityParks PuppetMobile: Cinderella Samba in Marine Park
Thursday August 17th 11a-12n.  Free.  For all ages.  Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

Macaroni! at the Hudson Park NYPL
Thursday August 17th 11a.  Free. Best for ages 3 and older. A Summer Reading Celebration!  In this high energy, full band, summer celebration, children are excited to play air guitar, jump high, party under the parachute, shake it loud, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden, do the Macaroni dance, and enjoy a special visit from a puppet named “Moochachka” the Monkey. Little ones are thrilled to see Meredith LeVande in person after watching her in-between PBS Kids shows.  Presented by Monkey Monkey Music.

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft at the Central Brooklyn Public Library
Thursday August 17th 4-5p.  Free.  Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats’ books to keep.

See all Thursday events.


Ongoing Events

New York Classical Theatre: Macbeth in The Battery (Battery Park City)
Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Sunday at 7p until August 20th.  Free.  120 minutes, no intermission.  No tickets required!  Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of ultimate power is fueled by the supernatural forces that haunt the castles and forests of early Scotland.  Meet @ Castle Clinton.

Theatreworks USA Presents: Pete the Cat at Lucille Lortel Theatre (West Village)
Monday-Friday 1030a & 1p and Sundays 11a & 2p until August 18th.  Free.  Approximately 50 minutes in length, recommended for grades PreK – 3.  This summer, Theatreworks USA presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Pete the Cat, based on the book series of the same name, by James and Kimberly Dean.  Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond and Music by Will Aronson.  When Pete gets caught by the cat-catcher rocking out after bedtime, he is sent to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. The whole family is immediately taken with Pete, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of school approaches, Jimmy is unable to complete his art assignment. When Jimmy is given a second chance to complete his assignment, Pete turns out to be the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete as they both learn a little something new about inspiration and friendship.

Kids’ Discovery Stations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays 1030a-1230p until August 25th.  Free with Garden admission. This is a drop-in program for camp groups and families with children of all ages.  Explore plants and use real science tools alongside Discovery Docents at our hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden.  All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check this webpage for updates.

Summer Kids Matinees: Queen of Katwe at the Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria)
Tuesday-Sunday August 15th-20th.  All screenings begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $15.  Ticket purchase includes Museum admission.  Recommended for ages 10+.  Dir. Mira Nair. 2016. 124 minutes. DCP. Rated PG. With Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo. Based on a true story, director Mira Nair’s stirring film introduces us to Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the Uganda slum of Katwe whose life changes rapidly after she learns the game of chess in 2011. With the support of family and community she finds out what it means to dream big.

Eloise Storytime at Dimenna Children’s History Museum (UWS)
Tuesdays-Fridays 2p until October 6th.  Free with Museum admission.  Skibble into the Eloise at the Museum story corner and listen to the exploits of the Plaza’s most famous resident.

Kids to the Rescue! at the Jewish Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Monday-Thursday 10a-5p, Sunday 10-530p until August 31st.  Free with Museum admission.  This is your child’s opportunity to engage with an age-appropriate emergency scene and discover the dynamic police, ambulance and fire departments. Climb aboard life size emergency vehicles for imaginative play, drive to the emergency scene, put out ‘fires’ with a giant wind hose, learn to recognize the uses for medical equipment and much more!  Children will also learn to be prepared for any emergency with interactive dispatcher phones, CPR ‘Annie’ and ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ drills.  The exhibit will feature scheduled guest visits from our favorite Safety Heroes.  This is your chance to meet real-life NYPD police, FDNY fire-fighters, OEM disaster responders and many more. Hear their stories, snap a picture and show your support for the wonderful work that they do. The museum will also be visited by the FDNY smokehouse for hands-on fire emergency education.

Storytimes at Stories Bookshop & Storytelling Lab (Park Slope)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1130a and Tuesdays & Thursdays 1030a.  All Ages.  No sign-up or registration is needed for Storytimes.  Weekday Storytimes with our staff are $5 per family, with further discounted Read-y passes available for sale in our bookshop.  See website for details.

MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Thursday & Fridays 2-5p and Saturdays-Sundays 11a-4p until October 22nd.  Free with Museum admission.  Inspired by adventure playgrounds, MakerYard, Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibition, invites children to test their motor skills and imaginations as they construct, build, and invent structures and other creations using everyday materials such as cardboard, tape, fabric, string and recyclables. Parents and caregivers are invited to sit back and let children explore independently, or work collaboratively to create together.

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Thursdays 530-645p until August 24th and Saturdays 10a-3p until August 26th. Free.  Location: Pier 2.  Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.  See the website for all the details.

Splash Pad at Lakeside in Prospect Park
Open daily until September 4th.  Hours are Monday-Saturday 10a-7p and Sunday 10a-6p.  Free.  One Brooklyn’s coolest summer spots, the Splash Pad is designed for children under 12 and their parents and care-givers. With over 20 water jets, the Splash Pad provides state-of-the-art water play and admission is free to the public.

Dynamic H2O  at Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Open weather permitting.  Free with Museum admission.  See website for Museum hours.  For all ages.  Outdoors. Open weather permitting. This summer our splashy Dynamic H2O exhibition,  in CMOM’s Sussman Environmental Center, is the hot place for children to cool off!  With 800 sq. ft. of hands-on interactives and cool colorful graphics, the exhibit offers visitors a fun place to chill while they learn how New York City gets its water and the role water plays in our local environment.  An interactive water table helps children trace the path of New York City’s water as they play and explore. The story begins with the water cycle up in the clouds. Children can release a rain shower and place small floating droplets in the resulting river to follow as they progress downstream toward the city. As the water flows past floating lily pads, there’s an area where children can create waterfalls, build dams and pretend to fish. The opportunities for fun and discovery continue as the water streams toward a build-your-own city that awaits future engineers and architects.  Children can pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create their own 92 mile aqueduct, and construct a city at the water’s edge! They can even try their hand at water-focused careers playing the role of marine scientist, chemical engineer, or even sewage treatment worker.

Victorian Garden at Wollman Rink (Central Park)
Everyday until September 10th at various times and admission & ride prices varies by day.  See website.  Enter park from 59th St. and 6th Avenue and walk north.  Victorian Gardens is a traditional family amusement park featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted rides, games of chance, classic concessions, face painting and live entertainment.

Free Bike Mornings on Governors Island
Monday-Friday 10a-12n until September 29th.  Free Bike Mornings allows visitors to borrow a free bike from Blazing Saddle Bike Rentals for up to one hour every Monday-Friday from 10 AM to noon.  Learn more about bike rental here.

The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)
Mondays-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 11a & 1p until August 27th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly into each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

Drop in Play at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (DUMBO)
Wednesdays 1-5p, Thursday 1-6p (admission is free Thursdays) and Fridays-Sunday 1-5p. $15/child. (BCM Passport Members enjoy free admission). Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab. MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore.

Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p and also Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours three afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

To see all the events click here for the calendar!

Also don’t forget to check out long running events like Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park, Summer Kids Matinees: Queen of Katwe at the Museum of The Moving Image, Theatreworks USA Presents: Pete the Cat at Lucille Lortel Theatre, Eloise Storytime at Dimenna Children’s History Museum, Kids to the Rescue! at the Jewish Children’s Museum, Free Bike Mornings on Governors Island, New York Classical Theatre: Macbeth in The Battery, the Victorian Garden at Wollman Rink in Central Park, the MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Dynamic H2O at Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and  Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

That is just some of the events so check out the calendar to see what else is happening this week!  Also follow us on our Facebook page for last minute news and event reminders.

Happy Summer!

~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)


Monday August 14th

Kids Camp: Batman The Movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Downtown Brooklyn)
Monday-Thursday August 14th-17th 12n.  Batman: The Movie (1966) Run time 105 minutes.  Rated PG.  All Kids Camp screenings are Pick Your Price – $1, $3, $5 – with 100% of ticket sales donated to CAMBA. Pack your Bat-Shark Repellent and join us for a special screening of the original Adam West Batman movie. This exciting adventure pits Batman against the largest collection of his villains ever assembled in one movie. Campy, full of great gags and featuring gung-ho performances, this is the perfect way to introduce your family to Batman without having to worry about Christopher Nolan’s take on The Dark Knight giving the little ones nightmares.

Build a Better World Interactive Concert at the Kips Bay New York Public Library
Monday August 14th 330p.  Free.  Best for children ages 4 to 12 years old.  A Summer Reading Celebration!  Presley and Melody’s Interactive Music productions combines the power of music and reading, with singing, reading, dancing, and continuous audience participation. The creative interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators, as children become stars on stage. Nurturing songs of kindness, love, and acceptance convey how to build a better world!

36th Annual Battery Dance Festival in Wagner Park (Battery Park City)
Monday-Friday  August 14th-18th  7-9p.  Celebrate the 36th year of New York City’s longest running public dance festival presented by Battery Dance. Enjoy six days of exciting international and local dance company against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the city.  See the website for schedule of events.

See all Monday events.


Tuesday August 15th

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren at the Central Brooklyn Public Library
Tuesday August 15th 11a-12n.  Free.  Location: Plaza.  Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun!  It’s exciting!

Indian Dance Workshop at the 53rd Street New York Public Library
Tuesday August 15th 2p.  Free.  Best for ages 5 and older.  A Summer Reading Celebration!  Join us as we travel to India in this interactive, dance and music filled performance/workshop extravaganza. After watching some Mohiniyattam style dance, and listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, you will have a chance to try out the moves yourself! You will also learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms.  Presented by Urban Stages.

Movie Night: Finding Dory at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden  (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
Tuesday August 15th 8-930p.  Free.  Join NYRP in one of Brooklyn’s best gardens!  Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.  The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

See all Tuesday events.


Wednesday August 16th

Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10-1045a until August 30th.  Free.  Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!  Please bring your own yoga mat.

Jiggy Tots at the Leonard Brooklyn Public Library
Wednesday August 16th 1030-1115a.  Free.  Jiggy Tots® is a pre-Irish dance & movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult.  Each uniquely themed class (numbers, animals, transportation etc.) works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness and movement creativity through dance and educational games utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language). Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures. Created and led by Patricia McManus.

Circuits, Science, and Making at the Columbus NYPL (Hells Kitchen)
Wednesday August 16th 3p.  Free.  Best for children ages 6-13 years old.  If you’ve ever wondered more about how electricity works, this is for you! Students will learn about science and circuitry while making their very own LED project, such as a bracelet or wristband that they can wear home! This class will not only introduce you to the world of engineering, but will allow you to engage your creativity by customizing your project! All materials will be provided by RoboFun.

See all Wednesday events.


Thursday August 17th

CityParks PuppetMobile: Cinderella Samba in Marine Park
Thursday August 17th 11a-12n.  Free.  For all ages.  Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

Macaroni! at the Hudson Park NYPL
Thursday August 17th 11a.  Free. Best for ages 3 and older. A Summer Reading Celebration!  In this high energy, full band, summer celebration, children are excited to play air guitar, jump high, party under the parachute, shake it loud, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden, do the Macaroni dance, and enjoy a special visit from a puppet named “Moochachka” the Monkey. Little ones are thrilled to see Meredith LeVande in person after watching her in-between PBS Kids shows.  Presented by Monkey Monkey Music.

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft at the Central Brooklyn Public Library
Thursday August 17th 4-5p.  Free.  Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats’ books to keep.

See all Thursday events.


Ongoing Events

New York Classical Theatre: Macbeth in The Battery (Battery Park City)
Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Sunday at 7p until August 20th.  Free.  120 minutes, no intermission.  No tickets required!  Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of ultimate power is fueled by the supernatural forces that haunt the castles and forests of early Scotland.  Meet @ Castle Clinton.

Theatreworks USA Presents: Pete the Cat at Lucille Lortel Theatre (West Village)
Monday-Friday 1030a & 1p and Sundays 11a & 2p until August 18th.  Free.  Approximately 50 minutes in length, recommended for grades PreK – 3.  This summer, Theatreworks USA presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Pete the Cat, based on the book series of the same name, by James and Kimberly Dean.  Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond and Music by Will Aronson.  When Pete gets caught by the cat-catcher rocking out after bedtime, he is sent to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. The whole family is immediately taken with Pete, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of school approaches, Jimmy is unable to complete his art assignment. When Jimmy is given a second chance to complete his assignment, Pete turns out to be the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete as they both learn a little something new about inspiration and friendship.

Kids’ Discovery Stations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays 1030a-1230p until August 25th.  Free with Garden admission. This is a drop-in program for camp groups and families with children of all ages.  Explore plants and use real science tools alongside Discovery Docents at our hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden.  All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check this webpage for updates.

Summer Kids Matinees: Queen of Katwe at the Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria)
Tuesday-Sunday August 15th-20th.  All screenings begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $15.  Ticket purchase includes Museum admission.  Recommended for ages 10+.  Dir. Mira Nair. 2016. 124 minutes. DCP. Rated PG. With Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo. Based on a true story, director Mira Nair’s stirring film introduces us to Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the Uganda slum of Katwe whose life changes rapidly after she learns the game of chess in 2011. With the support of family and community she finds out what it means to dream big.

Eloise Storytime at Dimenna Children’s History Museum (UWS)
Tuesdays-Fridays 2p until October 6th.  Free with Museum admission.  Skibble into the Eloise at the Museum story corner and listen to the exploits of the Plaza’s most famous resident.

Kids to the Rescue! at the Jewish Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Monday-Thursday 10a-5p, Sunday 10-530p until August 31st.  Free with Museum admission.  This is your child’s opportunity to engage with an age-appropriate emergency scene and discover the dynamic police, ambulance and fire departments. Climb aboard life size emergency vehicles for imaginative play, drive to the emergency scene, put out ‘fires’ with a giant wind hose, learn to recognize the uses for medical equipment and much more!  Children will also learn to be prepared for any emergency with interactive dispatcher phones, CPR ‘Annie’ and ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ drills.  The exhibit will feature scheduled guest visits from our favorite Safety Heroes.  This is your chance to meet real-life NYPD police, FDNY fire-fighters, OEM disaster responders and many more. Hear their stories, snap a picture and show your support for the wonderful work that they do. The museum will also be visited by the FDNY smokehouse for hands-on fire emergency education.

Storytimes at Stories Bookshop & Storytelling Lab (Park Slope)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1130a and Tuesdays & Thursdays 1030a.  All Ages.  No sign-up or registration is needed for Storytimes.  Weekday Storytimes with our staff are $5 per family, with further discounted Read-y passes available for sale in our bookshop.  See website for details.

MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Thursday & Fridays 2-5p and Saturdays-Sundays 11a-4p until October 22nd.  Free with Museum admission.  Inspired by adventure playgrounds, MakerYard, Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibition, invites children to test their motor skills and imaginations as they construct, build, and invent structures and other creations using everyday materials such as cardboard, tape, fabric, string and recyclables. Parents and caregivers are invited to sit back and let children explore independently, or work collaboratively to create together.

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Thursdays 530-645p until August 24th and Saturdays 10a-3p until August 26th. Free.  Location: Pier 2.  Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.  See the website for all the details.

Splash Pad at Lakeside in Prospect Park
Open daily until September 4th.  Hours are Monday-Saturday 10a-7p and Sunday 10a-6p.  Free.  One Brooklyn’s coolest summer spots, the Splash Pad is designed for children under 12 and their parents and care-givers. With over 20 water jets, the Splash Pad provides state-of-the-art water play and admission is free to the public.

Dynamic H2O  at Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Open weather permitting.  Free with Museum admission.  See website for Museum hours.  For all ages.  Outdoors. Open weather permitting. This summer our splashy Dynamic H2O exhibition,  in CMOM’s Sussman Environmental Center, is the hot place for children to cool off!  With 800 sq. ft. of hands-on interactives and cool colorful graphics, the exhibit offers visitors a fun place to chill while they learn how New York City gets its water and the role water plays in our local environment.  An interactive water table helps children trace the path of New York City’s water as they play and explore. The story begins with the water cycle up in the clouds. Children can release a rain shower and place small floating droplets in the resulting river to follow as they progress downstream toward the city. As the water flows past floating lily pads, there’s an area where children can create waterfalls, build dams and pretend to fish. The opportunities for fun and discovery continue as the water streams toward a build-your-own city that awaits future engineers and architects.  Children can pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create their own 92 mile aqueduct, and construct a city at the water’s edge! They can even try their hand at water-focused careers playing the role of marine scientist, chemical engineer, or even sewage treatment worker.

Victorian Garden at Wollman Rink (Central Park)
Everyday until September 10th at various times and admission & ride prices varies by day.  See website.  Enter park from 59th St. and 6th Avenue and walk north.  Victorian Gardens is a traditional family amusement park featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted rides, games of chance, classic concessions, face painting and live entertainment.

Free Bike Mornings on Governors Island
Monday-Friday 10a-12n until September 29th.  Free Bike Mornings allows visitors to borrow a free bike from Blazing Saddle Bike Rentals for up to one hour every Monday-Friday from 10 AM to noon.  Learn more about bike rental here.

The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)
Mondays-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 11a & 1p until August 27th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly into each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

Drop in Play at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (DUMBO)
Wednesdays 1-5p, Thursday 1-6p (admission is free Thursdays) and Fridays-Sunday 1-5p. $15/child. (BCM Passport Members enjoy free admission). Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab. MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore.

Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p and also Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours three afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

To see all the events click here for the calendar!