Today's Family & Kids Activites in Brooklyn-Jul 18

July 18, 2011 - by CG Directory Editor

Brooklyn has many things for families and kids to do, and during the spring and summer New York City has thousands of kid- and family-friendly activities that include arts and crafts, museum exhibitions, concerts, sports, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's activities in Brooklyn, from gardening to sports meets!

Coney Island Flicks at the Beach: Rango - Coney Island USA
July 18, 2011 - Coney Island

Enjoy a screening of Rango as you breathe the salty air, hear squawking seagulls and crashing waves, see the stars above, and taste popcorn at Coney Island.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
July 18, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington branch
July 18, 2011 - Kensington

Children, ages birth-5 years, enjoy hearing stories read aloud and interaction with others.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library Bay Ridge branch
July 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes. 0 to 18 months. FirstRIF and Toy Time follows.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library Coney Island branch
July 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children can play board games with their peers.

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
July 18, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Park's playground associates for fun, engaging activities for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2011 - Bronx

Green Currency seeks to enrich visitors’ understanding of the important uses of plants through detailed depictions by some of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. The exhibition, accompanying catalog, and audio tour feature 43 works depicting plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

Cirque du Soleil Presents 'Zarkana' - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

This epic spectacle features 71 international artists and follows Zark, a magician on a quest to find his lost powers. Along his journey, audience members are plunged into a fantastical and suspenseful world inhabited by surreal and mesmerizing creatures who perform highly-acrobatic feats to original live music and interactive multimedia elements.

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.


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