(Cancelled – Check website for rescheduled dates.) Saturday, January 23 – Sunday, January 24, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. MS 442 (Union St. between Hoyt and Bond). Free, advance registration required; $8.25 for each workshop.
The theme of Beam Center’s seventh annual Inventgenuity Festival is Natural Machinery. Beam Center blends art, science and imagination at its annual winter celebration of making things, this year at a new location, PS32/MS442 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In this year’s Festival Project, the Mechanical Marsh, kids will construct real and imagined mechanical birds that will appear to take flight in a large-scale kinetic sculpture-scape. Participation in the project is free as are demonstrations that will include presentations from DBA Arcade Cabinets, Nerdy Derby, and Gerb’s Garage. Attendees may also sign-up for one of the rotating slate of 45-minute workshops: Making Thaumatropes, Color Wheels, Omnivorous Plants, Balancing Sculptures, Wooden Snakes and more. Register HERE – the workshops tend to fill up in advance. The event will be held regardless of weather.
Saturday, January 23, 11:00 am – noon. Central Library, Dweck Center. Free.
Program will be held regardless of weather. With the guidance of artist Keith DuQuette and a workshop featuring drawings of a diverse group of real animals, participants are asked to draw their own animal combination, put it in a setting, and give it a made-up name. At the conclusion of the workshop, the children will have an opportunity to share their wondrous animal creation with the group.
Sunday, Jan. 24, 9:00 am – noon. Hannah Senesh Community Day School. $5.
Tu Bishvat is the Birthday of the Trees in Israel. Celebrate with interactive storytelling, crafts and environmentally inspired art workshops run by local artists and community organizations.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, January 29 – February 14. Go here for showtimes. $15 adults, $12 kids with code SEUSS4SCHOOLS
In this re-envisioned Seussical, a small boy with a big imagination wanders into a theatre where a troupe of actors create a show inspired by the Dr. Seuss books. Blending favorite Seuss characters such as Horton, Jojo, Gertrude McFuzz, and, of course, The Cat in the Hat, the production embraces the simple magic of theatre in order to reveal the essential beauty of imagination. Buy tickets here. Families at local schools can get $3 off each ticket purchased using the code SEUSS4SCHOOLS.