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Support the Troops: A Weekend Celebration at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 21, 2017
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

Free with Museum admission. The Children’s Museum honors Armed Forces day through a weekend of fitness and design activities. Learn about the variety of people who serve our country, like members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast...

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$15

Food Is Culture: Kids Kimchi Workshop at MOFAD Lab

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Food and Drink, 62 Bayard Street
Brooklyn, 11222 United States

What is kimchi? Why is it good for you? How do you make it? Learn the answer to all of these questions and more at MOFAD! We’ve partnered with Kheedim Oh of Mama O's Premium Kimchi for the second hands-on...

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Spring Sidewalk Sale! at Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday May 20th 10a.  The weather is warming up, and it’s time for a sidewalk sale! Visit our table in front of the bookstore as early as you can this Saturday to check out our outdoor tables and carts, where...

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23rd Annual Fleece Festival at the Prospect Park Zoo

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

Saturday-Sunday May 20th-21st 10a-4p.  Free with Zoo admission.   After a long winter, the sheep are ready to get their thick, wooly coats sheared. Shearing expert Don Kading will explain the process and answer visitor questions before giving the sheep their...

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Viking Fest 2016 in Owl’s Head Park (Bay Ridge)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owl’s Head Park, 67th Street and Colonial Road
Brooklyn, NY United States

Saturday 10a-5p.   The Scandinavian East Coast Museum cordially invites all to Viking Fest 2017.  Join the Viking FUN! Lots of vikings, games & rides, food, vendors, music & entertainment in good old Bay Ridge/Brooklyn! This Swedish Meatball will be squeezing...

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Free

Grand Opening of Brooklyn Historical Society Museum & Shop in Empire Stores (DUMBO)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daily until May 21, 2017
BHS DUMBO, 55 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Saturday-Sunday 10a-7p.  Visit us for FREE opening weekend: May 20 + 21!  Enter at 55 Water St. or through Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Inaugural Exhibition: Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn's Waterfront Opening May 19th.  This exhibition features the work of two...

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The 9th Avenue International Food Festival (Hell’s Kitchen)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 21, 2017

Saturday-Sunday May 20th-21st 10a-6p.  Free with food available to purchase.  Location: Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street.  The oldest, and largest continuing food festival in New York City.  We offer a variety of events and promotions related to the...

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Free

Protect Like a Mother at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 21, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge, Intersection of Middagh St & Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Saturday-Sunday May 20th-21st 9a-6p.  Location: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The free, family-friendly exhibit will pay tribute to the fiercest moms on the planet through larger-than-life interactive animal installations, reaching up to 24 feet in height and including...

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11:00 am
Free

BK Block Party in Albee Square (Downtown Brooklyn)

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Albee Square, 445 Albee Sq
Brooklyn, 11201 United States

Join Brooklyn families this Saturday for a day of live music, double dutch, face painting, balloon animals and more at Downtown Brooklyn's Block Party. Hear Jah Pan, Steel drum and calypso musicians from Trinidad and Tobago play island classics and...

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Just Kidding: Beatbox Bonanza! at Symphony Space (UWS)

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States

Saturday May 20th 11a.  Tickets: $17, members $14.  Beatbox king Rahzel, formerly of the Roots, lets kids in close to witness his legendary beatboxing technique and leads a workshop for the next generation of beatboxers. Learn to beatbox from the...

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Cirque-tacular Presents: Spring-A-Ding-DING! at the 14th Street Y (Stuyvesant Town/East Village)

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 2, 2017
14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States

Fridays 7p, Saturdays & Sundays 11a & 2p until June 3rd. Run Time: 70 Minutes (No Intermission).  Tickets: $28 General Admission, $50 VIP - Priority Seating, Choice of Magnet or Signed Cast Poster & a Concession and $100 Family 4...

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11:30 am
Free

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Louie from Jerry Joy Music at Midwood Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Midwood, 975 East 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11230 United States

Saturday May 20th 1130a-1215p.  basement meeting room

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Free

Bike the Branches: ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE at the Kings Bay Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Kings Bay, 3650 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11229 United States

Saturday May 20th 1130a-1230p.  Bring your kids for a joyful music program Rolie Polie Guacamole. The performer Frank Gallo has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers in their latest album Chips and...

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Free

Magic Show with Gary the Great at the Saratoga Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Saratoga, 8 Thomas S. Boyland St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233 United States

Saturday May 20th 1130a-1215p.  Free.  The Saratoga Branch will be joining the Bike the Branches festivities with a magic show, courtesy of Gary the Great. The show is free and suitable for all ages.

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12:00 pm
Free

Brightly Storytime at Bloomingdale’s Book Fair

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Avenue
New York, 10022 United States

12–5PM, books read aloud at the top of each hour location: bKIDS on the 5th floor Bring your kids for a special storytime event at the Bloomingdale’s Book Fair! Brightly, the Webby-nominated website that shares resources to help parents raise...

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Free

Zumbatomic at New Utrecht Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library New Utrecht, 1743 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214 United States

Saturday May 20th 12n-1245p. Free.  Celebrate Bike the Branches 2017 by dancing to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it!

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Free

Lego Mindstorm Introductory Workshop at the Central Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch), 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, 11238 United States

Saturday May 20th 12n-1p & 2-3p.  Free.  Join us on the Central Library Plaza for a Lego Mindstorm Intro Class for Bike the Branches.   Using Lego Mindstorms, students are given the knowledge and hands on experience to assemble and program...

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Free

Butterflies, Bulbs, & Bookmarks at Cortelyou Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Cortelyou, 1305 Cortelyou Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11226 United States

Saturday May 20th 12n-4p.  In addition to our Bike The Branches events, the Friends of Cortelyou Library are pleased to present their 5th annual Butterflies, Bulbs, and Bookmarks event! All are welcome to enjoy music, snacks, and craft making. Let's...

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Free

Dance Performance – April’s Dancing Feet at Jamaica Bay Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Jamaica Bay, 9727 Seaview Ave.
Brooklyn, 11236 United States

12n-1230p Students of local dance studio April's Dancing Feet show off their talent and hard work with a series of dance numbers - right here in the library! Fun and entertainment for all ages.

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Free

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at Greenpoint Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Greenpoint, 107 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States

Every day is a Mardi Gras party with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards: the first and only New Orleans Jazz Band just for kids and families. Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards use their original tunes and some of...

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Free

Moona Luna at the Washington Irving Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Washington Irving, 360 Irving Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237 United States

Moona Luna is the passionate second project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velazquez and her critically acclaimed Latin group Pistolera.  They have toured extensively, delighting fans of all ages.  They have toured extensively, delighting fans of all ages around the...

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Free

Family Day at P.S. 249 (Prospect Park South)

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PS 295, 330 18th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturday May 20th 12n-3p.  Free.  Celebrate spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene! Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!

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Free

Essex Street Market Block Party!

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Saturday May 20th 12n-5p.  This event is FREE but we appreciate an RSVP! RSVP here.  After 77 years in our historic building, we're coming up on our final year at 120 Essex Street before we move across Delancey Street to...

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12:30 pm
Free

Bike the Branches: Handsome Harry’s Magic and Juggling at the New Lots Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library New Lots, 665 New Lots Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States

Help the New Lots Library celebrate Bike the Branches 2017 with Handsome Harry. Handsome Harry will amaze audiences with his incredible juggling and magic act.

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1:00 pm
Free

Events for Youth & Families: Shine and the Moonbeams at the Central Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday May 20th 1-2p.  Free.  Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana Kemp’s...

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Free

Burdetsky Family Circus at Canarsie Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Canarsie, 1580 Rockaway Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11236 United States

Saturday May 20th 1-2p.  Free.  Arkasha Burdetsky heads up this amazing small family circus that spans three generations. Arkady, who trained with and worked for the renowned Moscow Circus, is a distinguished acrobat and juggler. His assistant is his wife,...

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Free

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Monkey Monkey Music at Brighton Beach Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Brighton Beach, 16 Brighton First Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music.

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Free

11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival (various locations)

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dance Parade 1-3p.  Location 21st & Broadway to Ave A Join 10,000 dancers for NYC's 11th Annual Dance Parade on Broadway Dancefest 3-7p in Tompikins Square Park Post-parade festival on five stages.

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1:30 pm
Free

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz and Camille! at the Kensington Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

While you're biking the branches, stop by to dance along to "silly jazz" with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: "The Monster Under My Bed," "Muffin Man," and "Chopsticks."

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2:00 pm
Free

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew at the Clinton Hill Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Clinton Hill, 380 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, 11238

Join the fun with folk sons, cowboy songs and other fun songs sprinkled in. Tunes to sing, holler and hoedown to with Fort Greene/Clinton Hill's own Hopalong Andrew! C'mon down, y'hear!

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Free

Jeremy Plays Guitar at the Windsor Terrace Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Windsor Terrace, 160 E. 5th St.
Brooklyn, 11218

Grab your kids for a sing-along dance party with the awesomely educational band Jeremy Plays Guitar! Rock out to award-winning music and find out what the critics are raving about - it's the most fun your kids have while (shhh)...

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Mad Science of New York: Energy Burst at the DeKalb Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Dekalb, 790 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221 United States

Explore the energy of motion (potential versus kinetic energy), and how energy can be conserved.  Launch the Mad Science Spring Thing to help learn all about energy--and shock your friends. Ages 6-12

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Free

Rolie Polie Guacamole at Crown Heights Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights, 560 New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

We are excited to be hosting one of the hardest working bands in kids’ music for Bike the Branches 2017! Rolie Polie Guacamole blends acoustic rock, funk and folk with catchy sing-alongs. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA...

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2:15 pm

Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets at the Flushing Town Hall

May 20 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354 United States

Saturday May 20th 215p (Interactive Arts Workshop at 1p)Tickets: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children. Tim Kubart and special guests sing about all new adventures: the kind you can find in your home and in your heart, with your friends and...

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2:30 pm
Free

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Park Slope, 431 6th Ave.
Brooklyn, 11215

Every day is a Mardi Gras party with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards: the first and only New Orleans Jazz Band just for kids and families. Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards use their original tunes and some of...

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3:00 pm
Free

Dance with MMDG

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 Select a Country:

Fun for the whole family, our free Dance with MMDG class is taught by MMDG dancers and accompanied by live music. You’ll learn choreography in conjunction with the Dance Group’s performances. No experience is necessary. We encourage all ages and...

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3:30 pm
Free

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Louie from Jerry Joy Music at the New Utrectht Brooklyn Public Library

May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library New Utrecht, 1743 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214 United States

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a wide...

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4:00 pm

The Good Ms Padgett Children’s Music Show at Jalopy Theatre

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, 11231 United States

$5 kids/$10 adults/$25 families of 4 or more.  Come sing, dance, and act out stories with The Good Ms Padgett! The Good Ms Padgett sings lovely lullabies and wild rock jams about lollipops, monsters, singing rabbits, and pizza. "A nice...

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8:00 pm
$32

The StepCrew at Kingsborough Community College

May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States

Canada’s tour de force The StepCrew will take the audience on an adventure of dance, from the haunting beauty of Ireland to the spirited wilds of North America, as part of On Stage at Kingsborough's 2017 spring season. The StepCrew...

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Free

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets in Calvert Vaux Park (Gravesend)

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Calvert Vaux Park, Gravesend Bay, Bay 44 St. to Bay 49 St., Shore Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11214 United States

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks! In this delightful nimated feature, the quiet life of Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier, is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a an unruly stray whom Max...

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