Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events


Staying in town for the long weekend? If you’re looking for some ways to entertain the kids, there’s still plenty going on, from storytime for the little ones, a chance to sign their own John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence, and a trip to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Details on those and more upcoming events:

Babies & Books
When: Wednesday, July 2, 10am & 10:30am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids ages birth to 18 months and their guardians can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
How much: Free, but you must pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children’s reference desk.

Nature On The Go!
When: Thursday, July 3 & Friday, July 4 2-3pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
How much: Free!

Declare Independence
When: Friday, July 4, 1-4pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: Celebrate America’s birthday by signing one of the greatest documents ever written! Look extra patriotic as you make yourself a plumed hat to wear while signing your own “John Hancock” on a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

History In Your Hands: Farm And Yard Work
When: Saturday, July 5, 2-4pm (repeats every Saturday in July)
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: Help take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and cooking herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water them. (Now if only you can get the kids to do that at home, too.)
How much: $3 suggested donation.

The Wizard Of Oz
When: Sunday, July 6, 3pm & 6:30pm
Where: BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street
What: Put on your ruby slippers and watch Dorothy and the gang navigate the Yellow Brick Road in this classic film from 1939.
How much: Kids $10, Cinema Club members $9, general admission $14; tickets available in advance. Note the 6:30pm screening is in 3D, and tickets cost a bit more.

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