1. Brush up on your local history. The Brooklyn Navy Yard's tour schedule changes this weekend to every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Those who hop on board the tour bus will get to take a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former naval hospital annex that is virtually frozen in time and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building. Oral history clips and historical photographs as well as stories of companies in the Yard today will also be included on this tour. Admission is $30 per person and includes the two-hour guided tour, bus and driver as well as a brochure and map. A percentage of all sales goes to support BLDG 92, the Visitor and Exhibition Center of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
2. Move it. Bring the kids to take a class at the Art Creators Academy, a new performing arts center. Instructors are seasoned, professional performers and educators with credits from Tony award winning Broadway shows, Emmy award winning T.V. and film. Children as young as three-years-old and as old as teenagers are welcome. Classes take place Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 143 Waverly Ave. Click here for class and pricing information.
3. Learn something new. LIU Brooklyn is hosting a video games conference Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1 University Plz. This conference will feature talks on using video games in the health sciences and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
4. Rock out (kid-style). The third annual Brooklyn Kids Rock is this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Music acts including Jeremy Plays Guitar, AudraRox, Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots and The Anna Banana Band will take the stage and provide endless entertainment for the kiddies. And when little feet need a break from the dance floor, there's plenty to keep them occupied: carnival games, arts and crafts and face painting. Taking place at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple at 317 Clermont Ave. Advance tickets are $14, tickets at the door are $17, a pack of four tickets is $48 and all-you-can-play activity bands are $20. Kids under 2-years-old get in free.
5. Move that car. Alternate side parking is in effect today. The next suspension isn't until Tues., March 26 in observance of the first day of Passover.