BrooklynKids-CirqueTacularThe Brooklyn Children’s Museum has been around since 1899 and offers a plethora of interactive and unique activities to keep your child engaged with an  ever changing multitude of exhibits and programs. During the summer, the museum ha Free Friday Family Jams that runs from  July 8 – August 26.

Here is the calendar of events for July and August:

July 8 – Irene Koloseus’s Feraba:  African Rhythm Tap 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Irene Koloseus’s Feraba:  African Rhythm Tap features the eponymous Artistic Director, Koloseus and music director, Andy Algire and the ensemble as they introduce the swinging syncopated sounds of tap dance set to the propulsive rhythms of African drums and percussion. 

July 15 – Soul Understated 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Expect this skillful ensemble, adeptly and seemingly effortlessly weaving together soul, jazz, funk and gospel, like so many threads in a tapestry, and Ms. Poole does not miss a beat, adding scat and exotic vocals to the mix “like the final spices in an excellent gumbo.” 

 July 22 – Third Rail Projects: Through the Looking Glass 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Through the Looking Glass is a cutting edge, re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice” stories, designed and staged under the direction of Bessie Award-winning artists Zach Morris and Tom Pearson of Third Rail Projects. 

July 29 – Brooklyn Arabic Music Trio 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music featuring the Brooklyn Arabic Music Trio, with Amir ElSaffar (santour, vocal, trumpet); George Ziade (oud, vocal); and Zafer Tawil (violin, qanun and percussion).

August 5 – CIRQUE-TACULAR 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Cirque-tacular brings the Circus tent to you with daring acts at the extreme edges of human capability. Bring the family and reignite your belief in human potential! 

August 12 – Flamenco Vivo – Carlota Santana 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s performances uphold the purity and traditions of flamenco and classical Spanish dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. 

August 19 – Sounds of Deliverance 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

At the age of 96, founder and saxophonist extraordinaire, Fred Staton keeps busy with frequent international tours to Russia, Scandinavia and Asia with either the S.O.D. or with the legendary Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. The Sounds of Deliverance are delighted to perform for all ages with this interactive performance. 

August 26 – Charles Moore Dance Theatre 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Founded in 1974 by the great contemporary choreographers, the late Charles Moore and current Artistic Director, Ella Thompson Moore, the company’s colorful African, Caribbean and African-American dance programs have thrilled New York audiences for years. 

General Museum Information

Summer: Open Tuesday- Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Hours: Member Mondays begins July through September from 9am-1pm.

Location: Brooklyn Children’s Museum – 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213

Information: (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org

Admission:  $7.50 per person. Museum members and children under 1 free.