Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

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Yellow Sneaker Puppet via FBTime to start planning: The New York City Department of Education has cancelled after school programs and PSAL activities for today, Tuesday January 21 because of the weather, and while no other changes to the school schedule have been made yet, if we really get as much snow as is expected tonight, we’d bet schools could be cancelled tomorrow.

With that in mind, here are some events in the area for the rest of the week to keep the kids, school-aged or otherwise, busy:

Yellow Sneaker Sing-Along
When: Wednesday, January 22, 10am
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: A 45-minute interactive singalong with puppets and guitar, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children’s music that’s geared towards kids ages 0-5 and their families​.
How much: $5 per family

Story Play
When: Wednesday, January 22, 1:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: At this weekly program, bring children from birth to 3 years to enjoy stories and some playtime.
How much: Free, but tickets are required, so arrive early

Makerspace Wednesdays Tech Edition
When: Wednesday, January 22, 4pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids in the 6th grade and up are invited to work on Maker projects like 3D printing and Lego Robotics.
How much: Free!

Story Craft
When: Thursday, January 23,3:30pm
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue
What: Kids up to age 5 are welcome to hear a story, then make a craft.
How much: Free!

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories
When: Thursday, January 23, 7pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Definitely seems like a good time to read The Snowy Day! Librarians will read a book aloud to children ages 3-7 and lead singing, rhyming, and playing activities 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.
How much: Free!

Explore & Create: Arts And Crafts For Kids
When: Friday, January 24, 4pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: A weekly, free drop-in program where kids can roll up their sleeves and explore their artistic side.
How much: Free!

Are You My Mother?
When: Saturday, January 25, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: A colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book.
How much: Free!

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