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Events and things-to-do for families in Brooklyn this week

This week is packed with Hanukkah celebrations for families and a new discounted Kids Skate & Play series on Thursdays at Industry City.

Chanukah at Jane’s Carousel | DUMBO | 12/20

Families are invited to join the Chanukah party at Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park hosted by the Chabad of DUMBO and DUMBO Gan preschool. Ice Menorah Lighting at 4.30 pm. Free rides, Hanukkah crafts and more. Suggested donation per family $20 in cash please. Free RSVP here.

Chanukkah Celebration | Atlantic Terminal Mall | 12/20

Join the Chabad Jewish Center of Prospect Heights and Atlantic Terminal Mall for a special Chanukkah celebration! The event will take place on the ground floor of Atlantic Terminal near Rumi from 4:00-5:30PM. The menorah exterior lighting & show will take place on Atlantic Terminal’s exterior plaza from 5:30-6:00 PM. Crafts for Kids, balloons, donut decorating, face painting, latkes, music, Menorah lighting & more. Free RSVP here.

Chanukah at Carroll Park | Carroll Gardens | 12/20

Community Menorah lighting, live music, latkes & donuts and fire show in the park on Tuesday, December 20 at 5.30 pm. Find out more here.

Meet Santa & Cookie Decorating | Camp City Point | Wednesday

Families with kids looking to spend time with the big, jolly man himself, & then spend the afternoon in outer space in our immersive Cosmic CAMP show! $30 per child this Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets here.

Santa Land | Atlantic Terminal Mall | Daily

Santa Land at Atlantic Terminal Mall is open from 11-7 daily though the 23rd & from 10-6 on Christmas Eve. Find out more here.

Family Skate & Play | Industry City | Thursdays

Mommy Poppins has teamed up with Brooklyn Bridge Parents and Industry City to create exclusive Skate + Play packages, including ice skating admission, skate rental plus unlimited play in the game room at the IC Skating Rink for a discounted price. Ice skating lessons are also available! Get your tickets for Thursdays between 4 and 8 pm here.

  • Skate + Play Package – $20: Includes ice skating admission, skate rental, and game room (save $13)
  • Skate, Play + Learn  Package – $55: Includes ice skating admission, skate rental, game room and a 30 minute small group lesson
  • Skate Lesson Package – $220: 5 weeks of lessons, skating and game room for the price of 4

Library programming | Brooklyn Heights library | Tuesday to Thursday

  • Tuesday 3.30 – 4.00 pm: Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5
  • Tuesday 4 – 5 pm: Teen Time meet a Scientist
  • Wednesday 10.30 – 11 am: Toddler story time
  • Wednesdays 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Teen Time. RSVP here.
  • Wednesday 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Chess Club
  • Thursday 10.30 – 11 am: Babies & Books
  • Thursdays 4 – 5.00 pm: Teen Time Holiday candle making RSVP here.
  • Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm: Family Karaoke Night

Library programming | DUMBO library | Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Tuesday 3 – 4.15 pm: Kids Create Holiday crafts
  • Tuesday 3 – 5 pm: Homework Help
  • Wednesday 4 – 5 pm: Teen Tech Time

Storytime | McNally Jackson CityPoint | Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

McNally Jackson bookstore is hosting free story times upstairs in their children’s section Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 1 pm for ages 4 to 8. No RSVP required, just show up.

Ice skating | Various neighborhoods | Various dates

The outdoor ice skating rinks in Prospect Park, Industry City, at Brooklyn Commons in Downtown Brooklyn as well as the Artrink at Brooklyn Children’s Museum are now open until end of February or even March. Find out more here.

Lightscape | Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Various dates

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s after-dark, illuminated spectacular returns on November 16, 2022. This year’s trail shines with over a million lights and features new works of art by both local and international artists along with the returning iconic Winter Cathedral and a reimagined Fire Garden. Lightscape runs on select dates through January 8, 2023. Nonmember regular admission tickets are $40 and $20 for children ages 3 to 12. BBG member regular admission tickets are $36 and $18 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under enter for free. Buy your tickets here.

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