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Playing weekend favorites.


Happy Wednesday everybody! I'm moving to new digs on Friday. That's interesting to exactly nobody besides myself, but I did want to get you my weekend picks early. Summer Streets is back on Saturday which means you can play, run, walk + bike on almost seven miles of city streets. If that's not your thing, mix up some potions + enjoy high tea in the gardens of Gallow Green in Chelsea. No Longer Bored Family Day and The Sweet Spot Festival also look like promising contenders. Finally, Cirque du Soleil's Varekai at the Barclay Center certainly seems worth mentioning. If you need more options, cruise on through the calendar. There's a ton of other activities, and I'm always adding stuff at the last minute. Have a great weekend! And maybe wish me a little luck. :\ Image via NYCGov.

Events We Love This Week!
Events for Thursday, July 31st
  • 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.
  • Zumba Kids Jr.

    Zumba Kids Jr.

    A dance 'n' play party where pint-sized party animals can get silly.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 5
    Cost: $10.00 to $40.00
    When: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 + 7/31, 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sandbox: Stories

    Sandbox: Stories

    Be part of fun and fantastic stories told by Brennan Lowery and go on an adventure of the imagination! FREE!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Mondays thru Thursdays @ 2:00PM (7/28 - 8/14)
  • Cirque du Soleil's Varekai

    Cirque du Soleil's Varekai

    Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible.

    Ages: For ages 6 and up
    Cost: $36.00 to $125.00
    When: July 3-August 3. See available showtimes.
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