What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BROOKLYN WEEK OF JULY 1

     Home  >  Articles  > 
by Kids Events Editor July 1, 2013

Related:


Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find FREE kids events and family events in Brooklyn this week, July 1, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Want the best Brooklyn events sent straight to your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
July 01, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, ages birth to 5 years, enjoy hearing stories, exploring books, singing, and social interaction. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Drawing Fun - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
July 01, 2013 - Bath Beach

Drawing and illustration for kids.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
July 01, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids can beat the heat with some great board games.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: The Little Fugitive - Coney Island Boardwalk
July 01, 2013 - Coney Island

This family-friendly movie is considered an American response to the French "new wave" school of movie making. A little boy runs away to Coney Island after his older brother plays a trick on him. Follow them in their quest to be reunited.

Green Series: DIY Solar Generators - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
July 02, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

It's Summer, and you never know if those air conditioners will overtax the grid and the electricity will go kablooey. Be prepared with this workshop. Participants will learn how to build a solar generator should the grid blow its lid!

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 02, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Toddlers, 18-36 months, enjoy stories, songs, and playtime.

Let's Go Kayaking - Canarsie Pier
July 02, 2013 - Canarsie

Be the captain of your own boat. Learn beginner paddling skills and practice in the calm waters of Jamaica Bay. 30 minute sessions. Kayaks and life vests provided. Early arrival suggested.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 03, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Get in the reading groove at this high-energy story/music hour that combines new and favorite tales with songs, rhymes, dance, movement, and instrument play.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Music in the Grove: Astrograss - Fort Greene Park
July 03, 2013 - Fort Greene

Astrograss plays a kid-friendly bluegrass/newgrass blend that kids love!

Clearwater Deck Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
July 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Clearwater is a famous sailboat, celebrated in songs and occasionally skippered by Pete Seeger. Clearwater's renown for her mission of teaching young and old about the need for ecological awareness and practice in the Hudson Valley watershed and beyond. Here's an opportunity to tour her decks, meet and learn from her captains, and learn about her mission.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 04, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 04, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Annual July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest - Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
July 04, 2013 - Coney Island

The famous, or infamous, hot dog eating contest celebrates its 97th year. Make it a July 4th day at the beach, and eat a few hot dogs at Nathan's Famous!.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
July 05, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens enjoy games, books, and other activities.

Pop Up Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
July 05, 2013 - Marine Park

Preschoolers enjoy a special story hour with 3D pop up books.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 05, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
July 05, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Family Programs - Museum of Biblical Art
July 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The museum hosts a family program on the first Saturday of every month. Registration is suggested but not required. The programs introduce kids ages 4-12 and their accompanying adults to artwork on view through thematic, interactive tours and art-making activities.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
July 06, 2013 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm - Lefferts Historic House
July 06, 2013 - Flatbush

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Piper Theatre presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Old Stone House
July 06, 2013 - Park Slope

The Tony-award winning musical based on Charles M. Schulz' beloved Peanuts gang comes to Brooklyn.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 06, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

The Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble - Kingsborough Community College
July 06, 2013 - Manhattan Beach

The Wind Ensemble performs patriotic songs in recognition of Independence Day.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
July 07, 2013 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Lobster rolls, kimchee, dumplings, and much more.

History in Your Hands: Storytelling with Tammy Hall - Lefferts Historic House
July 07, 2013 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 07, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
July 07, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
July 08, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids can beat the heat with some great board games.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
July 08, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, ages birth to 5 years, enjoy hearing stories, exploring books, singing, and social interaction. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
July 08, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
July 08, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs, and play.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Bending Steel - Coney Island Boardwalk
July 08, 2013 - Coney Island

Bending Steel offers a glimpse into the world of the super-strong people who actually have the strength to...bend steel!

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! offers a diverse season of free concerts usually on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Highlights this season include a screening of Dracula with a live performance from the Philip Glass Ensemble (July 13.), The Waterboys (July 19), They Might Be Giants (Aug. 10), and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis in a special children's concert (Jun. 8).

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 02, 2013 - Governors Island

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kayaking for all ages. Children under 18 must have an adult present and a waiver signed.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through October 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through November 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through November 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Articles

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Sponsors

Sylvan Learning Center of Darien
14 Brook St.
Darien, CT
203-655-3276
...

Small Wonders Child Care Center, Inc.
250 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Hauppauge, NY
631-360-0472
...

SuperKids
898 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT
866-944-9558
Join us this summer for our Super Summer Kids prog...

Art 81
1313 81st St.
NY
718-490-9971
ART81 provides thoughtful individualized instructi...

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich
299 Greenwich Ave., 2nd Fl.
Greenwich, CT
203-629-1340
Founded in 1918 as a non-profit organization, the ...
See Our Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE