Mommy Poppins Picks for the January 11th Weekend (Brooklyn)

There’s lots of indoor fun on tap this weekend (even though it’s supposed to warm up there’s rain on the way). Kids can get messy and gooey at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s annual IckyFest weekend, celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at the Museum at Eldridge Street and enjoy face time with a live wolf at the American Museum of Natural History.

All Weekend

MulchFest – Citywide
If your Christmas tree is still standing, it’s time to recycle it. Bring it to one of the Parks Department’s designated sites throughout the city and watch it get chopped up into mulch that will help nourish NYC green spaces. FREE

Icky Fest! – Crown Heights
Ready to get yucky? Then head to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a weekend full of icky activities. Enjoy face time with live bugs and snakes, make slime, find out how well you wash your hands and try other yucky fun. Free with admission: $9.


DiNO-Light: A Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Adventure – Upper West Side
One of the Mommy Poppins January Go List picks! Head to Symphony Space to catch the eye-popping Lightwire Theater in this high-tech stage spectacle, which brings the extinct creatures to life via illuminated costumes and puppets. Mommy Poppins Blogger Stephanie and her son saw the troupe’s wonderful adaptations of The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare back in 2012 and were wowed by the special effects and simple wordless storytelling. $25 for adults, $15 for children


WinterGreen Festival: A Tu B’Shvat Celebration – Lower East Side
Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at the Museum at Eldridge Street with planting projects, green arts and crafts, genealogy workshops, bialy making and a Bash the Trash concert with recycled instruments. $10 for adults, $6 for children 3-17

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Flatbush
Catch a live musical adaptation of the popular children’s book at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The show was written by the original author, Judith Viorst, so expect a faithful interpretation! $7

Find out what else is going on this weekend at Mommy Poppins.

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