February’s Sunspots

Compiled by Pamela Stern

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends
Date: Friday, February 26- Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: Time of Show vary depending on the day of the show
Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
For Tickets/Information: 1-800-745-3000

The Ringling Bros Circus is a great event for the whole family! Be prepared to see circus acts that you would thing would be impossible. Ringling Bros has the most skilled circus masters that work with the most majestic animals that you have ever seen.


 

That Physics Show

Date: Friday, February 26- Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Time: Times vary on the dates of show

Address: Elektra Theatre 300 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

For Tickets/Information: http://www.ThatPhysicsShow.com

This unique show will have you on the edges of your seats to see how professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings scientific “magic” to life. Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years.


 

 

 

 

 

Classic Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise

Date: Sundays, February 28-March 6, 2016

Time: Board at 12 noon

Address: Board from Pier 40 at Hudson River Park 353 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 10014

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

This two hour cruise will allow patrons to have a wonderful brunch buffet menu along with a dessert station which also has coffee or tea available. There will also be a jazz band on board to get you into your dancing mode. This is great to do this time of the year.


 

BAMkids Film Festival 2016

Date: Saturday, February 27-Sunday February 28, 2016

Time: Starting at 10am

Address: BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information: 718-636-4100

Brooklyn’s children’s film festival is returning for its 18th year. This festival showcases the best short and feature films from around the world. This year‘s program curates selections from the top children’s festivals in North America. This program is for children 3-11 years old. The BAMcafe will be open all day long, so after your screening, you may stop by for food and some fun activities including: BubbleMania! Performance, magic shows, animation activities, comic book-making and more.


 

Lantern Festival

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 11:30am-3:30pm

Address: Sunset Park Brooklyn; 53rd-55th Streets and 8th Avenue

For Tickets/Information: This is a FREE event!

This is great for the whole family to participate in. There will be cultural performances, martial arts, lion’s dancing, art and craft, calligraphy. There will be give-a-ways, free popcorn, cotton candy and social services booths.


 

Matilda the Musical

Date: Tuesday, March 1-24, 2016

Time: Show times vary depending on the day

Address: Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

For Tickets/Information: 1-800-432-7250

This show was inspired by Roald Dahl with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin and the book by Dennis Kelly. This new masterpiece revels in the anarchy of childhood, the vision and inspiring tale of a girl who ventures to change her future.


 

 

Sesame Street Show

Date: Thursday, February 11-Sunday, February 21, 2016

Time: Saturday/Sunday performances at 10:30am, 2pm, 5:30pm

Address: The theatre at Madison Square Garden, NY, NY

For Tickets/Information: ticketmaster.com Prices range from $15 and up

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up close interactive experience that you haven’t seen before! The audience is invited to dance with all of your favorite Sesame Street characters. Elmo uses his imagination to “ Do the Robot,” while Cookie Monster teaches all “feets” to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with his favorite, ”Shake Your Head One Time.” This is a family fun experience!


 

Rock The Yacht Cruise!

Date: Friday and Saturday, February 12-13, 2016

Time: Boarding at 8:30pm, Cruising 9pm-12am

Address: Departs from Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

Time for a night out? Rock The Yacht is just the thing for you. This three hour party cruise tours the Hudson with a backdrop of Lady Liberty, the Freedom Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Laser lights and light appetizers will pump you up on the dance floor as you dance the night away to smash hits and those classic hits. Great for a birthday get together, bachelor/ette, or just a Girls (or Boys) Night Out!


The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Reggae for Kids

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 11am

Address: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: therockandrollplayhouse.com/brooklynbowl Tickets are $10 per person

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a non-profit organization that presents musical education to children that they might not receive in school. Every weekend there will be a children’s music workshop this fall at the Brooklyn Bowl. These workshops are designed to teach children about music while allowing the children to have fun at the same time. Workshops are 60 minutes long and are specifically designed for children 7 and under, but all members of the family are welcome at this family show. Tickets are $10 per person. Kids will get to learn all about Reggae with Black Rock Social, which is a roots reggae band with a twist.


 

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Time: 7 pm

Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information: 1-844-33-ISLES or 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.barclayscenter.com/ny-islanders

The New York Islanders will play against the Carolina Hurricanes.

For all the schedule information please refer to the website at www.barclayscenter.com/ny-islanders


 

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Romeo and Juliet

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Time: 8pm

Address: On Stage at Kingsborough, Leon Goldstein Performing Arts Center, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: 718-368-5596

This Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love is coming to Brooklyn! This ballet is choreographed by Michael Lavrosky. This is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day by going to the ballet.


 

A Taste of Chinese New Year

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Time: 11am-3pm

Address: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, NY, NY 10006

For Tickets/Information: 212-744-8181 Free and open to the public

This is a great opportunity to watch a free Lion dance, Kung Fu performance, learn how to make dumplings and participate in New Year themed arts and crafts.

Classic Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise

Date: Sundays, February 14-March 6, 2016

Time: Board at 12 noon

Address: Board from Pier 40 at Hudson River Park 353 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 10014

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

This two hour cruise will allow patrons to have a wonderful brunch buffet menu along with a dessert station which also has coffee or tea available. There will also be a jazz band on board to get you into your dancing mode. This is great to do this time of the year.


 

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 1pm

Address: Chinatown Lower Manhattan

For Tickets/Information: This is a FREE event.

Gung Hei Fat Choy! That means Best Wishes and Congratulations in Chinese. The Chinese New Year is upon us and this year is the year of the Firecracker Monkey. The parade route runs from Mott and Canal Square through East Broadway and concludes next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Great fun for the whole family!


 

Little Club Heads Valentine’s Day Party

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm-3:00pm

Address: Verboten, 54 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

For Tickets/Information: Tickets can be purchased at www.littleclubheads.com

Want to spend Valentine’s Day with your entire family and have fun? The Little Club Heads Valentine’s Party will have Djs, face painting, balloon twisting, live performances, and a dance contest. This party is geared for children from 1-12 years old, older siblings are welcome to attend if they are joining their younger siblings.


 

Chaka Khan

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

Time: 9pm

Address: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

For Tickets/Information: Kings Theatre Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com

Chaka Khan is a ten time Grammy winner. She has a rich musical legacy, but the buck doesn’t stop there. Chaka Khan is a songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist. Chaka Khan has influenced many different artists. Chaka has released 22 albums, some of her notable songs include,” I’m Every Woman” which was written by Ashford & Simpson, “ I Feel for You,” “Tell Me Something Good,” and “ Ain’t Nobody.” Her vocals can be heard on several movie soundtracks.


 

BAMkids Film Festival 2016

Date: Saturday, February 27-Sunday February 28, 2016

Time: Starting at 10am

Address: BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information: 718-636-4100

Brooklyn’s children’s film festival is returning for its 18th year. This festival showcases the best short and feature films from around the world. This year‘s program curates selections from the top children’s festivals in North America. This program is for children 3-11 years old.

The BAMcafe will be open all day long, so after your screening, you may stop by for food and some fun activities including: BubbleMania! Performance, magic shows, animation activities, comic book-making and more.


 

Comedian Damon Rozier

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time: Seating begins at 8pm and show starts at 8:30pm

Address: Fusion East Restaurant, 1179 Elton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11239

For Tickets/Information: 718-975-5065

Damon Rozier has developed his own unique type of “sit down” comedy after surviving a devastating motorcycle accident which resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic. Rozier is no stranger in the comedy world having appeared on BET’s Comic View, and on TV One’s “Off The Chain.” He reaches diverse audiences while still overcoming challenges in the entertainment world.