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  1. Greenbelt Peepers

    October 27 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
    October 27, 2016  |  10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email or call (718) 351-3450. $3; Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members
  2. Greenbelt Tree Tots

    October 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    October 27, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration requested: email: nature or by phone: 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.
  3. Tot’s Time Plus

    October 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  4. Baby & Me

    October 27 @ 11:00 am
    October 27, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tottenville Library
    Songs, stories, rhymes and fun. Come meet other babies in the neighborhood!
  5. Bouncing Babies

    October 27 @ 11:15 am
    October 27, 2016  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  6. Paint Day

    October 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Plenty of time for experimenting with paints and other media.
  7. Teen Lounge

    October 27 @ 2:30 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Use a laptop, work on homework or just hang out!
  8. Coding a Story

    October 27 @ 3:30 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Learn to program afterschool with your friends! Using SCRATCH we’ll code for one hour a week making short videos, animations and simple computer games.
  9. Instructional Flag Football

    October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Ocean Breeze Park
    The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come
  10. PIAB Pre-K Storytime

    October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    October 27, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    This Fall we are teaming up with our Early Literacy Department and offering a Five Senses PIAB for our much younger patrons.
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