Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio to create their own interpretation of the person in the portrait.”

The schedule of events going forward is:

Sing Back, Brooklyn! with Lloyd H. Miller [photo] is a monthly sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring songs, stories, skits, movies, and more. Join Brooklynite and leader of the band The Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller, every first Saturday of the month for an afternoon of singing and dancing based on Brooklyn’s fun and fascinating history.

Every second and third Saturday, get inspired with Handmade History. Families will visit one of BHS’ galleries and let their creativity run wild with a fun art-making project that they can take home with them.

The whole family can move and groove in tune with Brooklyn history with Brooklyn Family Boogie, every last Saturday of the month. This unique workshop, led by Brooklyn-based Together in Dance, uses the borough’s diverse past to inspire creative movement in children and parents alike.

The activities are best suited to children from age five through ten, but siblings of all ages are welcome.

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