Sure, you can go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood this year to local mom-and-pop businesses, but there’s also some cool events happening this Halloween for tiny Greenpoint witches, pirates, zombies, and other spooky kidlets.
So make or thrift that costume and load up the kids for The Greenpoint Halloween Parade. The parade itself is free, but other spooktacular events for your supernatural sprogs start at $15. Kids can enjoy a Halloween party with crafts, music, games, face painting, and enjoy a Nerf war. Prices for the party or the Nerf War start $15 a piece, but there are combo special available – so get on it! (Note: The zombie Nerf war is marked on the Eventbrite listing for “older kids.” )
The proceeds of the Halloween parade and party will benefit Town Square, local Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26, and local Brooklyn Pack 7.
WHEN: 12 noon, Saturday October 28th WHERE: 176 Java Street
Whether you’re a local parent or a way hip aunt/uncle (or whatever title you prefer), there’s a bunch of local, fun, and creative classes for Greenpoint kidlets to explore. Check out some of our picks below. Get learning, crafting, or exploring.
1. Brooklyn Craft Company. Is there a craft kiddo in your life? Well, look no further than Brooklyn Craft Company’s ballin’ after school program. All kids benefit from hands-on engagement and tactile, experiential learning. So, sign your sprog up for a sewing or fiber art class. Who knows, they’ll put a bird on something in no time.
Prices start at $495 for a ten week course. (Bonus: This class series can include an after school pick up for busy parents!)
2. Teacup Music. Music education is something sorely looked over in our contemporary school system and it’s an artistic outlet that has one of the most profound effects on kids. With Concetta at Teacup Music, kids can learn the art of the violin and gain priceless life skills.
The class costs $660 a semester (12 sessions) and includes a recital and instrument rental. Pick up on Wednesdays from PS 110 is also available.
3. Fairy School. Every kid benefits from having more magic and joy in their life. Children will learn and engage with a “curriculum of healing arts, creative play, and studies in ecological awareness.” That sounds pretty damn neat to me. If anything, I’d love to enroll in fairy school for myself. Adults need magic, too.
A full 9 week term costs $360 (plus $20 supply/snack fee). Fairy School will return in Spring 2019.
The last FREE family-centric Summer Sunday of the season is happening this Sunday (Sept 9th) at McGolrick Park, from 11am-1pm. The kid friendly event will feature Rock’n’LoLo and her Spanish singalong and Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St) hosting arts and crafts. All are welcome!
Tonight, watch the Pixar hit Inside Out outdoors on the waterfront at Transmitter Park. Tonight’s film is part of their FREE Summer Starz series, bringing family-friendly flicks to Greenpoint. All screenings start around sunset (8pm-ish). Bring blankets, chairs and snacks for your little ones!
From 11am-1pm this Sunday (7/15) when you swing by the farmers market in McGolrick to pick up those oh-so-perfect summer cherries, you and your kids can enjoy lots of family-friendly activities. Part of a summer series that goes through September, this Sunday’s event will feature live music, watercolor crafts, a hula hooping workshop and face painting.
WHAT: Summer Popsicle Pop-Up WHEN: Weds June 13th | 2:30pm-4pm WHERE: McGolrick Park (rain location: inside Park Church Co-Op 129 Russell St) INFO: After school fun and sweet treats for kids! Come by, cool off and learn about Park Church Co-Op’s community events and events for kids and families.
Hosh Yoga’s 10 week Children’s Yoga Series is back for another semester and Greenpointers get 20% off with Discount code “Namaste”! Your little yogis will work on their strength and flexibility while improving their body coordination with music and games throughout class.
Classes are offered in a 10 class series because little ones are more successful in yoga when they can get into a rhythm with the routines. When students of this age come regularly, they get a chance to play more games because the group dynamic becomes consistent and sweet friendships are formed.
Schedule and details:
Tuesday’s May 15 – July 31, 2018
Ages 2-4: 4:00-4:45 pm Ages 5-8: 5:00-5:45 pm
Price: $145 for all 10 Classes
Greenpointers Readers Special Discount: “Namaste” for 20% off 10 Kids Yoga Classes.
WHAT: Town Square Easter Egg Hunt WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 11am, 12 noon, 1pm & 2pm WHERE: FourFiveSix | 199 Richardson Street *Note, the location in the flyer above is incorrect. The event has been moved to FourFiveSix. RSVP here, $15 per child in advance, $5 adults, BYOBasket!
An annual tradition, Town Square’s Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, this time at FourFiveSix (199 Richardson Street) because original venue t.b.d. recently closed its doors. Bring the kiddos, your own baskets and join the search for eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops, and there’ll be music and egg-tacular arts and crafts (not to mention a cash bar for the hard working parents). Each time slot can fit ten children, so you’ll need to pick the start time when you purchase your ticket. Last year’s event sold out, so you will probably want to get your tickets sooner rather than later.
Proceeds will help local Greenpooint’s Brooklyn Boy Cub Scouts Pack 7 and East Williamsburg’s Boy Scouts Troop 26.
“An Unidentified Flying Boombox has landed in Bushwick.”
This announcement, along with a pre-show layer of purple haze, are harbingers for Brobot’s cosmic arrival. Cast out of the planet Nubian, he’s here to share the human — er, robot — experience in order to save planet earth. (The reason our blue marbleis in jeopardy is never made clear, but look no further than daily headlines to grasp Brobot’s desperation to save us.)
Brobot arrives, lays down some beats, and harnesses audience enthusiasm à la Tinker Bell resuscitation to refuel his spaceship and return home. This is the flimsy and stilted premise of Darian Dauchan’s new show, The Brobot Johnson Experience, now playing at experimental powerhouse The Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street) through March 17. Dauchan writes and stars in his a one-robot, existential spaceship-palooza, and though director Andrew Scoville keeps the pacing breezy and the staging kinetic, the show remains rather plotless: After a few numbers, a craving for conflict (or other characters) settles in. Without any dramaturgical verve, all fuel (literally absent from the ship) must come from our trusted time and space traveler.