Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

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Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this week? Rock out and splash around at a Hip Tot event at Lakeside, ride the carousel for free, enjoy Peter Pan in the Park, or channel an inner scientist. Details on those and more upcoming kid-friendly events:

Story Play
When: Wednesday, August 6, 1:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Bring the family out to the library on Wednesday afternoon for stories, games, and fun with friends. Geared toward children ages birth to 3 years.
How much: Free, but tickets are required for entry (one per family), so be sure to arrive early to score your ticket.

Free Carousel Rides
When: Every Thursday in August, 12-6pm
Where: Prospect Park
What: Who doesn’t love a ride on the Prospect Park Carousel?! Every Thursday afternoon throughout the month of August, kids 12 and under are invited to hop on for free. Note that children must be accompanied by an adult.
How much: Free!

Tween Creative Writing Workshop: Build-A-Character
When: Thursday, August 7, 5:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Is your kid the next J.K. Rowling? Give their writing skills a jumpstart with the Park Slope Library’s character development workshop on Thursday. Lead by local writer Elizabeth Isadora Gold, children will create a fictionalized story about a character they’ve based on themselves.
How much: Free!

Greenmarket Storytime
When: Saturday, August 2, 10am-12pm
Where: Under the cherry tree next to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
What: Enjoy stories and activities with your fruits and veggies after you’ve done a little shopping. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
How much: Free!

Free Public Rowing
When: Saturday, August 9, 12-4pm
Where: Boat ramp on Well House Drive, Prospect Park
What: Take the kids for a boat ride around the Prospect Park Lake! The Prospect Park Alliance and the Village Community Boathouse are teaming up to make rowing accessible to all on select dates this summer, so paddle on over.
How much: Free!

Summer Science Club
When: Saturday, August 9, 1-3pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Got a budding biologist or a future physicist? Kids ages 2 and up are invited to try out some fun science crafts and activities in the children’s room every Saturday through mid-August.
How much: Free!

Peter Pan And The Pirates
When: Saturday, August 9, 2-4pm
Where: Zucker Natural Exploration Area, Prospect Park
What: In Peter Pan and the Pirates, Eva Dean Dance is inspired by the new Zucker Exploration Area to create a magical site-specific Neverland, choreographed to David Kahne’s Peter Pan Ballet sound score.
How much: Free!

Hip Tot Family Day @ Lakeside
When: Sunday, August 10, 11am-2pm
Where: Lakeside, Prospect Park
What: Bring the family for some Lakeside water fun, where you’ll hear tunes from Father Goose and Mr. Marc the MC + DJ Beyonder and a story time with Melanie Hope Greenberg, plus you’ll enjoy sing-alongs, crafts, and freebies (while supplies last). Rain or shine!
How much: Free!

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