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8 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn This Weekend, Jan 26-27, 2012

By January 25, 2013

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Check out these family friendly events in Brooklyn this weekend! Choose among several theater events, a festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and even a few events in hip Williamsburg, geared for kids.

$$$ Notes: All of the listings below cost money, with tickets from a few bucks to $100 (Barclays). For cheap fun, check your local Brooklyn public library branch for child friendly readings, always a free and educational way to spend a few hours.

Barclays:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

  • Weekend Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, called "Illuminated: A Winter Festival" . Bring the kids for the BBG's usual inventive programs. Saturday, enjoy family friendly art, with an evening walk through a section of the Garden that is both illuminated and populated by surprise visits from friendly puppets and cool, impossibly tall stilt walkers. On Sunday, kids can play in a DIY clubhouse, do crafts and more.

Crown Heights:

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum: MLK "Justice Everywhere"- On Saturday at 2:30, an exploration of justice through the lens of Dr. Kings words and legacy. For kids 4 and up. On Sunday, the deliciously named Light it up--Wobble Detector that explores electricity and light bulbs.

Fort Greene:

  • BAM has a dynamite production of Alice and Wonderland.

Flatbush

  • Brooklyn College Theater Production of 'The Little Prince' - Sponsored by Target, Brooklyn Colleges  Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' Storybook Series  produces this children's favorite with big puppets, multi media and other whiz-bang fun.

Park Slope

  • That venerable Park Slope institution, the Gallery Players, turns over the stage to an improv group TheaterSports for a rollicking, fun show at noon on Sunday. Kids can toss out suggestions to the actors, vote on the best skit. (Adults might be intereseted in the rather more serious play, Parade.)

Williamsburg:

  • Brooklyn Bowl is putting on a show with a self-explanatory name: Kidrockers. For hipster kids, Sunday afternoon.
  • Nitehawk Cinema: Known for its midnight flicks for adults, Nighthawk also has noontime movies for little kids...and best of all, food is allowed!
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