Photo by Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
Fun family events over the next month include rocking out to a Michael Jackson tribute, celebrating “Grandparents Day” at the Children’s Museum, and enjoying breakfast with penguins! Check out all of this and more in this month’s roundup of fun family activities in the area.
It’s Grandparents Day at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Celebrating grandparents and elders in our lives, on March 18th you can meet an artist, touch live sea creatures, go to an interactive story time, say “cheese” with the grandparents in a pop-up photo booth – then design a custom frame to go with your photo! AND so many more fun activities. To learn more, go to: http://www.brooklynkids.org/grandparents-day/
Say goodbye to winter and SPIRAL into Spring at Lefrak at Lakeside’s Ice Showcase, where you’ll see figure skating solos, duets and group numbers. March 19th from 5:30-6:45pm. http://lakesidebrooklyn.com/event/spring-ice-showcase/
From March 18th – 26th check out the Peter Pan Experience at BAM. 5 adult strangers find themselves in a world of nightstands and night lights, a world where your favorite forgotten toys appear out of nowhere, your favorite music thrills you to dance, and all of the joys of childhood come flooding back thanks to the invisible magic of Peter Pan. Dutch’s theater company Het Laagland presents this formally innovative, effortlessly thrilling piece of physical theater about rediscovering the joys of play, shaking off the shackles of adulthood, and flying high with the kind of make-believe. Ages 7+. Tickets: $15. http://www.bam.org/kids/2017/the-peter-pan-experience
On March 25th at Littlefield Performance and Space (622 Degraw Street), check out “Kids Rock Michael Jackson! A Tribute to the King of Pop”. Doors open 11:45, show starts at noon. 10 Amazing young bands play tribute. Tickets are $7, free for kids 5 and under. http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1429508
Every Sunday through April 30th in Coney Island you can come experience an afternoon of fun and wonder at the Magic at Coney Sunday Matinee. There will be magicians, illusionists, escape artists and mentalists. All ages. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. http://www.coneyisland.com/events/?program=21
The Rock and Roll Playhouse at Brooklyn Bowl has some exciting shows coming up! These are unique, interactive and educational live music experiences for children. 60 minute concerts, where children explore live music, movement and collaborative activity. For kids 10 and under. $10 person (under 1 are free). On March 19th there is a concert featuring the music of Prince, on March 26th there is a show featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac, and on April 2nd they will feature the music of the Grateful Dead! http://therockandrollplayhouse.com/brooklynbowl
Breakfast with the Animals: Penguins (New York Aquarium, Coney Island): On April 1st from 9am-10:30am learn all about penguins along while having breakfast and enjoying activities like learning to sing like a penguin and carrying eggs on your feet. There will also be a live animal encounter! Ages 3-8 with caregiver. $45 per ticket for non-members, $40 for members (ticket includes an adult and child). Pre-registration is required. http://nyaquarium.com/programs/family-programs
Want to do something active as a family? How about the Brooklyn 15k run, where you can sign up for a 15k, 10k, 5k or a kids 2k run! It takes place in Prospect Park on Sunday, April 16th. http://www.brooklyn15k.com/
It’s Family Earth Day Celebration at the Prospect Park Zoo on April 22nd from 11am-12pm. All ages, $25 for members, $35 for non-members (ticket prices include one adult and one child). Come to the zoo for an Earth Day celebration to discover how the Wildlife Conservation Society is working to protect wildlife and how you can help! Participants will meet animals up close, decorate a flower pot & other activities. Refreshments will be provided. https://prospectparkzoo.com/family-programs
And don’t forget…. the beloved carousel in Prospect Park reopens March 30th!!!