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2014-08-20

Alright, guys. I arrived down south yesterday afternoon to visit family for our annual beach week. My mother-in law just ferried my five year old off to build sand castles so I could post quickly before joining them. It's the end of August which means it feels super quiet, but there is still plenty of stuff to do if you are pounding the city pavement with your kids. Use the calendar to find any of the park's programs, an outdoor movie, a music class, or story time. The big news for this weekend is Arthur Ashe Kids Day so grab tickets ASAP if you'd like to attend. Also, consider purchasing tickets now for one of the last two sessions of the Children's Potions & Planting Tea Party which is supposed to be absolutely lovely.

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Thursday, August 21st
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • Play Time @ Art Farm In The City

    Play Time @ Art Farm In The City

    All ages can drop in for animal time, arts & crafts and creative play in the playroom.

    Ages: For ages 6 and up
    Cost: $20.00
    When: Monday - Thursday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Infant + Toddler Story Time

    Infant + Toddler Story Time

    Twice weekly, half-hour story times that are free + open to the public.

    Ages: For ages infants to 3
    Cost: Free
    When: Wednesdays + Thursdays @ 10:30AM
  • Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making

    Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making

    Crafts, play, story telling and gallery trips inspired by the Rubin's beautiful Himalayan art.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 4
    Cost: $10.00
    When: Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
  • Rockin' With Andy!

    Rockin' With Andy!

    Forty-five minutes of fun for babies and toddlers 0-18 months of age.

    Ages: For ages infants to 2
    Cost: $20.00
    When: Thursdays @ 12:00PM
  • Wee Warriors by Lil Yogi's NYC

    Wee Warriors by Lil Yogi's NYC

    This 45 minute class incorporates a warm up, a yoga adventure, yoga games, a yoga story and relaxation.

    Ages: For ages infants to 3
    Cost: Free to $40.00
    When: Thursdays,10:30AM-11:15AM
  • Preschool Art

    Preschool Art

    Introduce young artists to paper, clay, wood, paint and mixed media.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (May 1-Oct 30, 2013)
  • Creative Dream Playhouse

    Creative Dream Playhouse

    Drop in for two hours of unstructured fun + playtime activities in a 3000 square foot space.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 8
    Cost: $15.00 to $80.00
    When: Monday-Thursday, 10:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-3:00PM
  • Toddle Around

    Toddle Around

    Children squeeze, pour, and pound their way through process-oriented projects.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 3
    Cost: $38.00 to $960.00
    When: Tuesdays @ 10:40AM; Wednesdays @ 1:00PM; Thursdays @ 4:00PM (May 27 - September 5, 2014)
  • Jam Sessions Babies (drop-in)

    Jam Sessions Babies (drop-in)

    Come to a drop-in music class and meet other moms and dads of young babies!

    Ages: For ages infants to 1
    Cost: $30.00 to $552.00
    When: Wednesdays @ 2:00PM; Thursdays @ 3:00PM (May 27 - September 5)
  • Mess it Up (2 years - 3 years)

    Mess it Up (2 years - 3 years)

    Sensory free play, group and solo science experiments, storytelling + simple process-oriented projects.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 3
    Cost: $38.00 to $960.00
    When: Thursdays @ 10:40AM (May 27 - September 5, 2014)
  • Go Swimming!

    Go Swimming!

    Cool off in one of the city's outdoor pools when the city really starts to sizzle.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Daily, 11:00AM-7:00PM with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.
  • Start with Art

    Start with Art

    An hour of sketching, exploration, and storytelling.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 7
    Cost: Free to $25.00
    When: Select dates. See enclosed listing.
  • Kayaking @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Kayaking @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

    Ages: For ages 8 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Saturdays, 10:00AM-3:00PM; Thursdays 5:30PM-6:45PM (June 14 - August 30, 2014)
  • Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

    Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

    Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch a snake gobble up a mouse?

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Thursdays + Fridays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Nature on the Go!

    Nature on the Go!

    A naturalist guides children and families around the Audubon Center.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Pop Up Makerspace

    Pop Up Makerspace

    Come build, tinker and create in an enriching environment filled with possibilities.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Thursdays @ 5:00PM-7:00PM; Sundays @ 10:00AM-12:00PM (7/3-8/28)
  • Moosiki Kids Music Class

    Moosiki Kids Music Class

    "Grownup-and-me" style music classes for adults and children ages 4 months to 4 years.

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $25.00
    When: Thursdays, 3:00PM + 4:00PM
  • Big City Fishing

    Big City Fishing

    Fishing in New York City? You bet!

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: See event listing for schedule. (7/1 - 8/28)
  • CMA Hudson River Art Outpost

    CMA Hudson River Art Outpost

    Teaching artists from Children's Museum of the Arts will facilitate hands-on art-making activities.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays + Thursdays @ 1:00PM-4:00PM (7/1 thru 8/28)
  • CMA Pier Pop Up

    CMA Pier Pop Up

    Individual and collaborative mixed media art projects inspired by the unique waterfront environment.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 12
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00PM-4:00PM (7/1-8/28)
  • Fringe Junior @ 14Y

    Fringe Junior @ 14Y

    FringeJR is FringeNYC for the whole family!

    Ages: For ages 5 to 12
    Cost: $13.00
    When: August 8-August 24. See available showtimes.
  • The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning Thief

    Let Theatreworks take you into a world with gods, monsters, and heroes! Tickets are free.

    Ages: For ages 8 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: July 21 - August 22, 2014. See available showtimes.
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