Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

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Pop Up Audubon via Prospect Park on Flickr
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this week? We’ve got a long weekend coming up — which means some things will be closed, like all the branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. But there’s still plenty to do in the area!

Babies & Books
When: Wednesday, May 21, 10am & 10:30am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Bring your kids up to 18 months old to enjoy books, songs, and rhymes.
How much: Free, but space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Reference Desk on the morning of the program; call 718-230-2117 for more info.

Story Craft
When: Thursday, May 22, 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, May 22, 7pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: 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!

Animal Encounters
When: Friday, May 23, 3-4pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: Meet Snappy the turtle, see a snake gobble up a mouse, and enjoy more of the animals at the Audubon Center.
How much: Free!

Introduction To Birdwatching
When: Saturday, May 24, 12pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: The Brooklyn Bird Club will lead a tour to show you some of the 250 birds that call Prospect Park home.
How much: Free!

Precious Monster Operas
When: Saturday, May 24, 6pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Three short operas designed for ages 5 and up follow a child through a journey to find a missing monster. Reception and discussion to follow.
How much: $5 suggested donation

Sing Along With Miss Amy
When: Sunday, May 25, 10am
Where: Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Avenue
What: Playing original and well-known songs on guitar, ukulele, and percussive things, singing stories with puppets and bubbles, Amy brings her quirky style to the sing along arena.
How much: $7

Memorial Day In Prospect Park
When: Monday, May 26
Where: Prospect Park
What: Play in the yard at Lefferts Historic House or take a ride on the historic Carousel – both are open 12-5pm. The Audubon Center is open with free admission from 12-4pm. And you can always have a picnic or BBQ!
How much: Free!

Photo via Prospect Park

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