Weekly Events: Free Trial Classes, The Muppet Movie, Nutrition 101, and More!

October 24, 2011

To kick-off the week, we discovered a slew of cool things for you to do with your kids. We are really excited about the viewing of The Muppet Movie And Henson And Oz at Cobble Hill Cinemas where Matt Zoller Seitz (the filmaker of the movie)  as well as view some behind-the-scenes footage about the puppeteers, writers and filmmakers. This week you can also check out some trial classes at Kick & Play, a movement and soccer program for parents and toddlers and at City Kids Dance for their superhero class. There is also a great volunteer tree planting event through MillionTreesNYC at Marine Park and a Nutrition 101 course at the Metropolitan Recreation Center. You can also discover more local listing on our calender page. Have a great week!

Monday, October 24th at 9:15 to 9:55am (12 to 17 months) and 10:05 to 10:45am (18 to 24 months)
Kick & Play Demo Class

Kick and Play, a movement and soccer program for parents and toddlers is having a trial class for kids up to 24 months old. The class will teach about interactive play, stretching, throwing, kicking, running and jumping. To RSVP please info@kickandplay.com Details: 8th Avenue at 2nd Street Entrance on 2nd Street, NYC. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 24th at 10:00am
New Puppet Play Group
Puppetry is quite an incredible art that kids of all ages love! Liz Joyce, performer and musician, established puppet playgroups in Sag Harbor at Goat on a Boat that she is now bringing to Brooklyn at the Clockwork Puppet Theater. This 8-week course, taught by Liz, will include music, interactive games and a puppet show with Minkie, the monkey. The complete series is $150 for 8 sessions or the whole family can drop-in on a class for $25. Details: Clockwork Puppet Theater, 196 Columbia St # A, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1432. To register, please email Liz at goatonaboat@gmail.com or call her at (631) 276-1014

Monday, October 24th from 10:00am – 10:45am
Babies and Books at the Central Library
A fun way to bond with your baby and meet new parents is through the Babies and Books program at the Brooklyn Public Library. This free event is targeted for babies 0 to 18 months and includes readings from children’s books, songs and rhymes. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program. Details: Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 24th, Tuesday, October 25th, Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th at 11:00am
HIP play

We reported last week that our favorite resale shop Still Hip is closing Until the end of the month, you can still enjoy their playgroups. Participants are simply asked to help set up and clean up the space, but there will always be someone in the store to help. Drop-ins for $3 (or 10 for $25) will always be welcome as long as there is space. Details: 283 Grand Avenue, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 24th at 4:00pm
The Muppet Movie And Henson And Oz: Never Before, Never Again
As a part of the Big Movies for Little Kids Series, this feature-length musical adventure will be a hit with children of all ages. The movie will be introduced by Matt Zoller Seitz, the filmmaker of the movie and it will also include a behind-the-scenes short documentary about the puppeteers, writers and filmmakers. Admission is $7.00 per person. Details: Cobble Hill Cinemas is located at 265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. For additional information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 25th from 11:00 am12:00 pm
Weekly Storytime

This storytime, designed for kids 5 and up, is with Michelle. Kids will love to bop and dance along to some of their favorite songs. Dean Street is also an excellent restaurant where you can enjoy lunch after the show. Details: Dean Street 755 Dean Street, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 25th from 11:00 am12:00 pm
Food Day Seminar: Nutrition 101
Today is Food Day and what a better way to celebrate then learning about Nutrition 101. This course will cover the new dietary guidelines from USDA and My Plate, as well teach people how to read a nutrition label. Details: Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. (212) 360-3304. For additional information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 25th from 11:00 a.m.12:00 pm
Sing-along with Lloyd at the Moxie Spot
The Moxie Spot hosts a weekly sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees. Details: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. For additional information, click here.

Wednesday, October 26th from 9:00 am 1:00 pm
MillionTreesNYC Fall Volunteer Planting Event
MillionTreesNYC is a fantastic way to encourage New Yorkers to volunteer and plant trees throughout the city. Today you can plant some trees in Brooklyn at Marine Park. Please RSVP at svp@milliontreesnyc.org. Details: Marine Park at Everett Avenue (in Marine Park), Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00am
Music Jam Session
Rock out with Brittany and Jessica with their ukulele and fun songs! Details: Mini Max Toys and Cuts, 152 Atlantic Ave and Clinton Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, October 26th from 3:00 pm6:00 pm
The High School for Public Service Youth Farm’s End of Season Harvest Festival
This is the Youth Farm’s last market of the season. This free festival will include various activities that will help them fundraise for their next season. Details: High School for Public Service, 600 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Wednesday, October 26 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
Free Super Hero Demos by City Kids Dance
Do you have a superhero nut? Try out this new class that lets boys and girls shake out their super hero moves. Kids will jump (small buildings), leap, web-sling, run and dance while imagining they are their favorite superheroes. Super Girls, Batman’s, Spiderman’s and Wonder Women are all encouraged to come to the free demo that will let them all explore their superhero identities, powers and attitudes. If superhero stuff isn’t your calling- how about just creative dance? There is a free trial for 18 month olds and up for this shake-your-own thing class. If you plan to attend please RSVP with Anne. To register for the full 10-week session or to find out more about the program, please visit http://www.letsdancebklyn.com/
Details: DUMBO Chabad, 205 Plymouth street near Bridge Street.

Thursday, October 27th at 10:00am
French Storytime
This fun storytime will allow your kids enjoy French stories and songs. Details: Mini Max Toys and Cuts, 152 Atlantic Ave and Clinton Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Thursday, October 27th Puppetsburg at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm and 1:00pm
Puppetsburg
An interactive and fun show, Puppetsburg, is a weekly puppet show for babies featuring cool puppetry and music. Children are $16 and adults are free with a child’s ticket Details: The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg. For additional information, please click here.

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 – 10:45 am
Free singalong with Yoshie and Ora Fruchter
There is a new free singalong to check out this week with Yoshie and Ora Fruchter, a brother-sister guitarist-puppeteer team. This fun session is geared towards kids ages 0-4 years old. Details: Two Boots Brooklyn, 514 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue.

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