Saturday, December 5, 12:00 pm. Ages 4 – 10, $10.
Buttermilk Bakeshop’s Katie Rosenhouse will create a gingerbread model ready for children to decorate and “commission.” Participants become ship builders in training as they are led on a mini interactive exhibit tour followed by an arts & crafts based shipbuilding workshop led by an educator from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Each participating child will also receive a gingerbread ship cookie and supplies to decorate.
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Adults $5, Children under 10 $3, free for kids 2 and under.
Explore New York City’s oldest house and learn how the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus with traditional music, treats, stories, crafts, and St. Nicholas’ arrival on horseback.
Designed by The LAB at Rockwell Group, Luminaries is a lighting display that follows the glass enclosed topography of the Winter Garden. Visitors are immersed in a glowing canopy of 650 lanterns, embedded with LEDs, each capable of changing color and intensity. Five different light shows – Snowfall, Christmas Tree, Ribbons, Firecracker, and Northern Lights – are scheduled throughout the day and evening every two hours beginning at 10 AM and ending at 8 PM daily.
Also at The Old Stone House, Saturday, December 12, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. $10 per family (includes cocoa, crafts and photographer).
Santa will be coming to Park Slope on Dec. 5th at Le Pain Quotidian, Dec. 12th at Sidecar, and Dec. 19th at Lulu’s for Baby.
Sunday, December 6, – Sunday, December 13, various times. Free.
Brooklyn hosts the 32-foot World’s Largest Menorah at the borough’s Grand Army Plaza. Each night of Hanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes and gifts for the children.
From December through March, BBG presents First Sundays,celebrating our connection to nature in the quietest months of the year. December’s events include a winter birding walk, a giant origami animal exhibition, and much more.
The Nostalgia Train is made up of subway cars in service along the lettered lines between the early 1930s to the mid-1970s. Equipped with ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, the R/1 through R/9 cars served the IND and later some BMT lines. The holiday “Nostalgia Train” will operate along the M train route on Sundays only.
Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 am, Council Chambers, City Hall.
The NYC City Council’s Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on 12/8 regarding the oversight of school crossing guards. Councilmember Brad Lander recognizes the critical importance of crossing guards in our communities, and that the current approach to recruiting, retaining and deploying guards needs to be closely examined to ensure the safety of children in our city. The Committee will consider proposed City Council legislation designed to bring better oversight and deployment practices. Live video streaming of the hearing is available here for those who would not be able to attend in person.
Saturday, December 12, 7:00 pm; Sunday, December 13, 3:00pm & 5:00 pm. $20 for adults and children in chairs, $5 for children sitting on the floor.
Spoke The Hub’s faculty and student body present a showcase of what they’ve been studying and creating this fall. Proceeds will go towards STH’s expanded summer scholarship program, as well as STH’s annual Local Produce festivities, which present free dance, music, theater and art each spring in Park Slope’s community green spaces
Saturday, December 12th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. NYC Affinia Hotel.