Weekly Events: New Singalong, New Puppet Group, Discussion about ‘Mom Energy’ and More!

October 2, 2011

Need some more energy? Ashely Koff leads a discussion this week on how to get 'mom energy' to help you feel great.

Hooray for puppets! This week a new puppet (!) playgroup will be up and running.  Held at the Clockwork Puppet Theater, this drop-in class will include music, interactive games and a puppet show with Minkie, the monkey. If you are wishing for more puppetry, check out Puppetonia & Baby Puppetonia, a show for kids with music, bubbles and of course, puppets. This week there is also a new drop-in singalong at Two Boots Brooklyn. Led by Yoshie and Ora Fruchter, a brother-sister guitarist-puppeteer team, this free event means you can do some zinging and some “pizzaering” afterward. We love the pizza and in-house dough making demos at Two Boots.  Be sure to also check out our extensive calendar where you can discover even more events and activities!

Monday, October 3rd 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 3rd, Tuesday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th at 11:00am
HIP play
Still Hip has daily playgroups in their fun playspace. 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.

Tuesday, October 4th 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

Tuesday, October 4th from 10:00am – 11:00am
Mini Max Toys and Cuts Story Time
Mini Max Toys and Cuts hosts a weekly story time with Charu and her crew of readers as they read a selection of your child’s favorite books. After the story, there will be an interactive dance from around the world. Details: 152 Atlantic Ave and Clinton Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 4th from 11:00am – 12:00pm
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.

Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friends for a Friend Benefit Concert
This fundraising event and benefit concert was established to raise funds for a lung transplant for Robert Lewis, a LaGuardia High School alumnus. This will feature musical performances by stars of Broadway and television like Melba Moore, Michael K. Williams (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Valarie Pettiford (Half&Half) and a pre-show cocktail reception and silent auction. Tickets are $100 and available at the venue box office or online here. Details: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For additional information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Mom Energy with Ashley Koff RD
As a mom (or dad), do you always feel sluggish and tired? Well, Ashley Koff RD is hosting a fantastic event where she will provide tips on how to regain your strength through the four pillars of Mom Energy. This will include a discussion of what to eat for optimal health and energy as well as go through some nutrition myths and how to get the most energy from a plant-based diet. The event is $55 per person and tickets can be purchased here. Details: Organic Avenue – Space of LOVE* 116 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets), Manhattan. For more information please email events@organicavenue.com or call (212) 358-0500.

Wednesday, October 5th 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 5th from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Mil’s Trills Mob at the Brooklyn Lyceum

This fun drop-in class is a great way to bond with your baby or big kid (ages 0-4 years) as they listen to music and play. There is a $10 suggested donation. Details: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue. For additional information, please call (718) 857-4816

Thursday, October 6th 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 6th Puppetonia at 10am & 11am and Baby Puppetonia at 12pm and 12:30pm
Puppetonia & Baby Puppetonia
An interactive and fun show, Puppetonia & Baby Puppetonia, is packed with music, bubbles, and, puppets. This show will also keep kids engaged, laughing, and learning with a new show every week.

Puppetonia (Ages 2 to 4)
$16 at the door
$12 if booked ahead of time
Parent or Guardian gets in for free
60 minutes

Baby Puppetonia (Ages 0 to 2)
A more intimate Puppetonia is aimed for the youngest puppet audiences.
Limited space.
$10
Parent or Guardian gets in for free
30 minutes
Details: The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg.

Thursday, October 6th 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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