Father’s Day weekend is just around the corner. Help dad relax with local jazz and supervised craft time at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
With so much hoopla surrounding what to give dad for the big day, it’s easy to forget what to actually, well, do (after you’re done with that meticulously prepared breakfast-in-bed, of course). Thankfully, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has done some of the dirty work for you. Beginning on June 16 at 1 pm, the museum will host the second annual Jumpin’ Jazz Fest, two days full of music and art making for the most free flowin’ of broods. Performances include a live show by jazz harpist Brandee Younger, a screening of documentary short, We Will See Tomorrow: The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, as well as a Louis Armstrong tribute by trumpet player Joey Morant.
Check out the museum’s calendar for the full lineup, and rest assured, the supervised craft table will be thriving all the while. Namely, an “ocean daddies” painting project teaches little ones about how whales, fish, and other creatures take care of their young. Kids can paint and collage maritime scenes to their hearts' content, and resulting deep sea creations will be displayed in the museum lobby. Talk about the blues! —Lucie Alig