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No School All Week, What To Do?! We Have a List….

October 31, 2012

Now that school has been cancelled for the rest of the week and your kids are probably jacked up on sugar- what do do with their energy all week?! We have some suggestions:

Most Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) locations, including Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, will be open from 10 PM – 5 PM tomorrow, Thursday, November 1.  The following branches will NOT be open this week: Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Flatlands, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Jamaica Bay, Kensington, McKinley Park, Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay.

The Prospect Park Zoo is reopening on Thursday and the Bronx Zoo is reopening on Saturday.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will reopen to the public on Friday, November 2. Certain areas will be cordoned off to permit ongoing work, but the Cherry Esplanade, Steinhardt Conservatory, the Herb Garden, Lily Pool Terrace, and several other iconic gardens—in addition to the Terrace Café and new Visitor Center—will be open and accessible to all. Friday also marks the beginning of BBG’s Free Winter Weekdays, and special tours and programs have been planned to accommodate families while public schools remain closed. And coming up this Sunday, November 4, visitors can enjoy the start of a new series of Light in Winter programs, which kicks off with a bird walk, yoga class, Garden Shop tasting, and other all-ages activities designed to highlight the beauty of the Garden during the colder months of the year.

The Brooklyn Art Museum will be open tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st from 11am-9pm.  Check out the gorgeous survey of Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s 25 year career there. The colorful glass sculptures are mesmerizing and imaginative. All ages will enjoy the large scale glass sculptures like the conastaga wagon and bed frame and the smaller works of suspended beads.

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has reopened and you can visit it from 10 am- 5 pm. Tomorrow they have programming starting at 11:30 am. Check their calendar for events throughout the week.

Bija Kids has special programming for tomorrow, Friday, all weekend through Election Day.
Thursday 11/1
9:30am – 1pm
Drop In Play (up to age 4yrs)

1pm – 1:45pm
Large Scale Art!
Bring a stick or leaves and help us create a mixed media, large scale tree! We’ll be using paint, paper, fabric and natural materials and working together to create a work of art. (Ages 3yrs – 8yrs/with adult)

Friday 11/2
Little Lotuses Yoga is Cancelled. Makeup classes will be offered
9:30am  – 1pm
Drop In Play (up to age 4yrs)

1pm  – 3pm –
Sita Sings the Blues Movie Viewing
(popcorn provided! Ages 3+)

Saturday 11/3
10am – 10:45am
Little Lotuses Yoga (mobile – 3yrs/with adult)
Special Price $15/family

11am – 1pm
Drop In Play (up to age 4yrs)

Sunday 11/4
9:30am – 10:15am
Little Lotuses Yoga (mobile – 3yrs/with adult)
Special Price $15/family

11am – 5pm –
Mini Photo Sessions with Kelley Bruso.
Details at www.bijakids.com/workshops

Monday 11/5
Preschool and Afterschool and Yoga classes resume on a regular schedule! Yeah!

Tuesday 11/6
Election Day Camp
Half Price!
Camp Details at www.bijakids.com/camp
Ages 3yrs – 8yrs
Half, full and Extended Day Options