This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Brooklyn

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There's so much to do with your family in Brooklyn on the weekends! Interested in theater and museums? How about a festival or concert? Find it in our list of this weekend's best kids and family activities in Brooklyn. Or, check out NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

Dream Machine Interactive Experience - Dream Machine
Through May 31, 2018 - Williamsburg

Inspired by dreams and made for reality, Dream Machine is an interactive, hour-long experience designed to be tactile and shareable. Dream Machine features 10 rooms all inspired by sleep, evoking experiences like dreaming in black and white and floating on clouds. 

Peepers: Learning About Nature for Two Year-Olds - Greenbelt Nature Center
Through May 31, 2018 - Staten Island

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. 

May 2018 Drop-In Play - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2018 - DUMBO

Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on May weekends in our studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore artmaking materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the spring vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the warmer weather. Hooray for spring!

Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6 G is for Grass! Celebrate the grass that grows in spring by creating a masterpiece using different shades of the color green.

Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13 Flower Embossed Stationery Make a card for someone special with paper, textured embossing plates, and drawing tools.

Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20 Stained Glass Kites Decorate your window with a colorful tissue paper kite to celebrate the beautiful warm weather!

Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27 Build A Sailboat Sail into summer with your very own floating sailboat 

ASD Workshops: Sink or Float - New York Hall of Science
June 02, 2018 - Corona

This fun and interactive exhibition helps visitors explore their own personal eating habits, as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet, and the origin of foods that populate grocery store shelves.

14th KidsFilmFest - Made in NY Center Theater
June 02, 2018 - Dumbo

The KidsFilmFest is a festival tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"). It consists of numerous short animation, live-action and documentary films. A Q&A with the filmmakers and a filmmakers workshop usually follows. The 2018 film line-up will be announced later in May. 

Great Fish Count: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, I Fish, You Fish - Kaiser Park
June 02, 2018 - Coney Island

Striped bass and bluefish and fluke, oh my! Now in its third year, this hugely popular, all-age, hands-on event is a celebration of the marine life in the waters surrounding our five boroughs. Top marine biologists and scientists will work with you and your kids to discover–and count–the many species of fish and marine creatures (even seahorses) right here in our own city waterways. All equipment will be provided, including waders. Just head on down and help us count. Note: This event will take place at multiple locations and times throughout the five boroughs. Check online for more Great Fish Count Sites!

Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
June 02, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

This night has it all: multiple telescopes for planets and stargazing; an LED-lit balloon chain installation, floating overhead and swaying to the changing winds; and world renowned scientists and chefs, including a former White House pastry chef, discussing the vagaries of cooking, eating, and staying alive in outer space. Grab your picnic blanket and join us in Brooklyn Bridge Park to contemplate–and savor–your singular, magical, miniscule spot in the universe.

Graphic Novel Character Building Workshop with Justin Hansen - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
June 02, 2018 - Park Slope

Come join graphic novel author and illustrator Justin LaRocca Hansen as we dive into the art of telling stories through pictures. Children will design characters and put those characters into their own comic book page. There will be live drawing, comic making, book signing and lots of talk about comics. Perfect for ages 6 and up. Justin LaRocca Hansen is based in Brooklyn and is the author and illustrator of the Secondhand Heroes graphic novel trilogy and the picture book Monster Hunter.

Carnival and Science Spectacular - Staten Island Children's Museum
June 02, 2018 - Staten Island

The 2018 Con Edison Carnival & Science Spectacular is an annual fundraising event to support the exhibits, programs and community outreach of the Staten Island Children's Museum.  This festival takes place on the meadow in front of the Museum and includes rides carnival games, STEAM activity booths, robotics demonstrations as well as Mad Scientist and Science of the Circus shows. Rain date: Sunday, June 3rd.

BTB Presents 'James and the Giant Peach Jr.' - New Dorp Moravian Church Theatre
Through June 02, 2018 - Staten Island

Based on one of Roald Dahls most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

The possibilities for creative costuming and puppetry abound, and young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

Build Your Own Hiking Stick - Fort Greene Park
June 02, 2018 - Fort Greene

Walking sticks make hiking more fun. Also called hiking poles or hiking staffs, they let your arms get into the act, so you cover ground more easily. Even better, they help you keep your balance, while hiking along the trails. Enjoy an afternoon with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how to make your own hiking stick.

Classic Wooden Car Workshop - Home Depot Gowanus
June 02, 2018 - Gowanus

Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together, you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. 

Red Hook Fest - Erie Basin Park at IKEA
Through June 02, 2018 - Red Hook

The 25th Annual Red Hook Fest returns to Red Hook with freee live music and dance performances on the scenic Brooklyn waterfront. Featuring activities, workshops, community services, games, face painting, delicious food, and world-class performers, Red Hook Fest is fun for the whole family. We have a stellar lineup of performers, including the international fusion band, Peliroja, the Afro Puerto Rican drum and dance company, Bombazo Dance Company, and stunning contemporary-traditional African dance from Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE. FRI JUNE 1, 2018 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (5:30pm-8:30pm) P.S. 15/Patrick F. Daly School (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn) Performances by: DJ Mikey Palms SAT JUNE 2, 2018 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm) Erie Basin Park @ Ikea (1 Beard Street, Brooklyn) Performances by: Peliroja, Bombazo Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE and more!

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival - McCarren Park
June 02, 2018 - Williamsburg

Now in its 10th year, Go Green! is the place to learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, and music. Participating organizations, businesses, schools, crafters and artists inform and entertain the thousands of park-goers that enjoy McCarren Park on a beautiful summer day. Green exhibitors, school sustainability challenges, fitness workshops, dance performances, eco-art, educational and scientific displays concerning our environment, a Greencycle Swap, volunteer park clean ups, a carefully curated eco-market and so much more!

Little Laffs Children's Variety Show - Jalopy Theatre
Through June 03, 2018 - Carroll Gardens

Check out this fun and entertaining monthly variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. For ages 3-9.

11th Annual World Science Festival 2018 - Various locations
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

This year's festival features over 50 events at venues that span the five boroughs, all celebrating the wonder of science. Highlights include stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, street science in Washington Square Park, Alan Alda's Flame Challenge and a catch and release fishing experiment. This year the festival will celebrate the achievements of Women in Science, and explore the impact of the award-winning teachers on the future of scientific discovery See separate listings for full details.

Family Discovery Weekends - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 03, 2018 - Crown Heights

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats, and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Docents. No programs May 26, 27.

Songs For Extraordinary People - Barbès
Through June 03, 2018 - Park Slope

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

Jungle Discovery - Jewish Children's Museum
Through June 10, 2018 - Crown Heights

Children will go on a discovery journey through the jungle, learning the many different lessons from the animals that live there. Throughout the exhibit, the young explorers will get to learn and experiment with building a lion’s den, using the sense of touch to find different animals in a sand box, crawl through a giant caterpillar and play on a jungle moon-bounce.

Block Party Exhibit - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 10, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Farmhouse Family Day - The Wyckoff House Museum
Through June 16, 2018 - Canarsie

Explore NYC's oldest house. Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigations, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

In Search of Earth's Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through June 17, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore the stories of Earth’s past revealed through the research of the JOIDES Resolution vessel! Kiosks and other fun interactives will show how to drill Earth cores and reveal some of Earth’s best kept secrets about its past.


Wild Waterfront - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - DUMBO

Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! Students will get their hands dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by their outdoor adventures. This spring, students will explore Spark’s special waterfront oyster estuary with the Billion Oyster Project.

Art Adventures! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - DUMBO

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class.

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - DUMBO

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. Taught by Spellbound Theatre. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 22nd.

French for Little Ones - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Dumbo

Immerse your little one in this specially designed language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 to 36 months, spanning 10 weeks. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Class size is limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Dumbo

Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Drop-in Class: Puppets, Stories and Songs in French - The Language and Laughter Studio
Through June 23, 2018 - Boerum Hill

This fun, interactive story and sing-song class is designed to nurture and stimulate the creativity and imagination of young children in a foreign language. 

Mini Monkeys Learn and Play Group - Monkey Do! Yoga
Through June 25, 2018 - Gowanus

Mini Monkeys Learn and Play at Monkey Do! Yoga specializes in age appropriate guided play and enrichment activities. These include storybooks, integrated movement & mindfulness, language development, art and music activities, as well as access to an enclosed backyard. A mix of Open and Guided Play in our intimate group setting encourages social skill development. Students may join open play sessions for free the entire semester!

Drop-in Art, Poems, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through June 25, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Sing-Along with Ari the Singalong Guy - The Knitting Factory
Through June 29, 2018 - Williamsburg

Blue Balloon students ages 3 and older perform their own original songs. This year's concert features tweens and teens from Blue Balloon's new branch Pitch & Propeller Songs and Instruction.

Shabbat Songs and Stories - Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene & Clinton Hill
Through June 29, 2018 - Clinton Hill

Join every Friday morning to wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Neighborhood families are encouraged to join with students from the Early Childhood Programs for music, dancing, stories, and snacks. This event is open to all, regardless of background. 

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation - Conference House
Through June 30, 2018 - Staten Island

Conference House Park will combine 18th century life with 21st century entertainment as it hosts this annual event. There will be a re-enactment of the Sept. 11, 1776, conference attended by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Edward Rutledge and British Adm. Richard Howe in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. Among the other attractions from the 18th century will be spinning and weaving demonstrations courtesy of the Staten Island Hand Spinners and Weavers; wood crafting; quilting; canoeing; calligraphy; tin smithing, and colonial tailoring.

June 2018 Drop-In Play - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - DUMBO

Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on June weekends in our studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore artmaking materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Summer fun continues with programs focusing on the outdoor themed art activities.

Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3: Bright Butterflies Explore the warm colors of summer and use everyday materials to create a textured butterfly collage.

Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10

Paper Popsicles: Paint a popsicle with pastels and watercolors. What’s your favorite flavor? Yum!

Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17

Hug Sculptures: Celebrate a special grown up in your life by making a folded paper hug.

Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24

 Intergalactic Collages: Construct an outer space collage to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1

Handprint Sun: Welcome the summer season with a cheerful sunshine craft made with paper, paint and glue.


Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in an incredibly realistic game.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Staten Island

Food Puns! You can't play with your food, but you can play with a food name. Harvey "Milkshakes"! "Roux" Paul! Jodie "Bananas" Foster! Enjoy foods inspired by these proud icons.

Brooklyn Block Lab and Studio - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2018 - Crown Heights

In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

Musical Wednesdays with Emmy & Evan - Dean Street
Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Every Wednesday this duo will get the little ones dancing.

Swale Comes to Brooklyn Army Terminal - Brooklyn Army Terminal
Through July 01, 2018 - Sunset Park

Swale, the Floating Food Forest, is confirmed to travel to Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), Sunset Park from May – July, 2018. The social-engaged public artwork, created by artist Mary Mattingly, will bring educational programming to the local Brooklyn community, families and children. Built on a barge, Swale contains 5,000 square feet of edible perennial garden and presents opportunities for New Yorkers to get involved in building ecological resilience through promoting food as a public commons. While at BAT, Swale will activate the Sunset Park waterfront and serve the surrounding community, as a platform for local engagement around social, physical and environmental wellness. Swale will be free and open to the public on weekends, and by appointment for school groups during the week. During the weekend hours, visitors can come aboard the barge and harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables, with guidance from the onboard staff members. In addition to their open hours, Swale will host regular public programs around topics of wellness, public arts & environmental activism and collaborate with local civic organizations and serve as a site for community-based cultural events. 

FAB Friday Kids' Concerts - Crispus Attucks Playground
Through July 13, 2018 - Clinton Hill

This spring, the FAB Friday Kids' Concerts series moves to Crispus Attucks playground on the border between Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. This series for kids ages 12 months to 5 years is interactive, educational, and loads of fun.  New this year is Fitzgerald Sam, from Brooklyn Music School, who will share the language of his Congolese drums, and bring all ages into his orbit to feel the heartbeat of west African music.

The Means of a Ready Escape - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through July 13, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY Street Team, is showcasing its collective history as makers, and offering customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts from indie vendors, all based in the NY tri-state area.

Babies and Books - Greenpoint YMCA
Through July 31, 2018 - Greenpoint

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Double Dutch - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 15, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Double Dutch Empire for Open Ropes, a weekly double dutch jump rope session every Wednesday. Open Ropes is free and open to everyone of any age, skill, and jump style. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction in a fun block party environment.


'The Jungle Book' - Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2018 - Park Slope

Enjoy an artful retelling of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's Fables of India, as adapted for marionettes by
Nicolas Coppola and Adam Kilgour. Suggested for ages 3 and up. 

Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Check out this free beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse.

Creativity Lab - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Drop by the Brooklyn Museum studios and explore your creative side. In this drop-in workshop, take inspiration from our galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay for as long as you’d like!

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor - Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Through September 22, 2018 - Staten Island

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour with hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!  The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor tour brings you through an 83-acre site and reveals the history of this 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries of the grounds.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at Pier 2
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.


Saturday Volunteer Corps - Prospect Park
Through September 30, 2018 - Park Slope

The Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great way to explore Prospect Park and give back to your community!  Every Saturday, volunteers will take on a different section of the Park and engage in various tasks such as tree care, perimeter maintenance, litter patrol, bench painting, and more! Registration is requred. 

Weekday Nature Exploration - Audubon Center at the Boathouse
Through September 30, 2018 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Join Prospect Park Alliance for free nature education programs every Thursday and Friday afternoon at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

    Carousel for All Children - Willowbrook Park
    Through October 07, 2018 - Staten Island

    The 2018 Carousel for All Children season in Willowbrook Park  kicked off on Saturday, May 5 with festivities from 12 – 4 pm.

    Join us for fun and games as we greet another new Carousel season in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook park.  This year’s celebration falls on Cinco de Mayo. Join us for a fun celebration of the monarch butterfly's (mariposa) annual migration to Mexico! Festivities will begin at 12pm with a live musical performance by “Music with Patrick.”

    The Carousel is open  from 11am – 5:45pm on the following days:

    May, September and October: Friday – Sunday  (The Carousel will close after Columbus Day Weekend).

    June: Wednesday – Sunday.

    July & August: Seven days a week.

    Smorgasburg - Prospect Park, Breeze Hill
    Through October 07, 2018 - Prospect Lefferts Garden

    Every Sunday from April through October, head to Breeze Hill in Prospect Park to finally take in some sun, and enjoy food from more than 100 local vendors.

    NYC Audubon Summer Residence - Governors Island
    Through October 28, 2018 - New York Harbor

    Join NYC Audubon’s seasonal residence on Governors Island! This year’s nature center will feature displays on conservation, a children’s room with books and activities, bird-inspired artwork and studio space showcasing artists creating work inspired by Governors Island and its variety of avian residents. Guests can borrow binoculars and participate in one of the free guided bird walks or strike out on their own to discover the bright and bustling bird life all over the island. Visit and learn all about the feathery friends who share our urban environment and what we can do to help them out.

    Children's Museum of the Arts Free Island Outpost - Governors Island
    Through October 31, 2018 - New York Harbor

    Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art's Free Art Island Outpost on historic Governors Island every Saturday and Sunday this summer for free, hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences. The open outdoor space of the Free Arts Island Outpost beckons you to come collaboratively create! Young artists will be inspired and challenged to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums.

    Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
    Through October 31, 2018 - New York Harbor

    Beginning May 1, New Yorkers are invited to enjoy the Island’s open and expansive park spaces with unforgettable views of New York Harbor, car-free recreation and a robust calendar of free public programming just a short ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.  Ferries will be free for all visitors during the first week of the season, from May 1-6.

    New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
    Through December 18, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

    Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home ? bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

    Lavender Blues Music & Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - DUMBO

    Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

    Classic Mew-vie Night - Brooklyn Cat Cafe
    Through December 31, 2018 - Cobble Hill

    Watch a classic movie along with the cats of the Brooklyn cat cafe as they nap soundly in your lap, or perhaps purr distractingly as you try to pay attention. Ticket price includes a snack and drink. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and everyone must sign a waiver.

    The Little Orchestra Society: The Three C's…Culture, Classical Music, and Composing! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    Throughout December, The Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis.

    Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    Meet and touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins.

    Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

    Totally Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    Each week children are introduced to an artist and an activity inspired by their techniques, materials, and ideas. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

    Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
    Through December 31, 2018 - Park Slope

    Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

    Waterfront Exhibition - Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
    Through December 31, 2018 - Dumbo

    Located in Empire Stores directly on Brooklyn Bridge Park near Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is an exciting new museum that highlights the amazing history and beauty of the Brooklyn waterfront. The museum is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-7pm and family programs are planned for Fall 2017.

    Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

    Live Animal Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through December 31, 2018 - Crown Heights

    Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum's Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.

    Stay Small Art Club - Edamama Cute Cuts & More
    Through March 13, 2019 - Williamsburg

    The Stay Small Art Club is a mobile art class whose interactive art classes introduces your toddler to a world of creativity.  Your little artists will explore a wide variety of art materials such as paint, paper, collage, and crafts.  Stay Small art classes will help develop skills important for school success such as fine motor, language, cognitive and the ability to listen and follow directions all while making beautiful messes and masterpieces to hang on the fridge!

    The Buttons Weekend Sing-Along - Edamama Cute Cuts & More
    Through March 17, 2019 - Williamsburg

    Please join The Buttons Band (Caitlin Mahoney and Hannah Winkler) for a grooving weekend sing-along on Saturdays at Edamama! Enjoy an energetic 45-minute set of our original tunes, classic children's songs, and oldies rock n' roll that is sure to get both kids and grown-ups singing and dancing! We hand out shakers, teach some moves, and encourage everyone to get their bodies grooving to the music. The Buttons' sing-along is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child and your community through the love of music and the joy it brings.

    ColorLab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through May 24, 2019 - Crown Heights

    ColorLab is BCM's new family art studio inspired by contemporary African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African artists! Rotating programs will feature the work and material inspirations of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists including Chakaia Booker, Wangechi Mutu, and Jack Whitten. Learn about Afrofuturism through a toolbox containing books, materials, and prompts to guide creating. Each visit to ColorLab will offer new ways to experiment with art and new ideas to explore. Hands-on programs will be supported by BCM’s teaching artists and educators.

    Saturday Author Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
    Through March 17, 2020 - Fort Greene

    Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers or the Greenlight staff sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and often activities and crafts too! Check the Events Calendar for an updated schedule of featured authors. Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids who are old enough to enjoy listening to a story, asking questions and working on crafts.

    Drag Queen Story Hour - Brooklyn Children's Museum
    Through April 14, 2020 - Crown Heights

    October is filled with pumpkins! Explore the icky squishy innards of pumpkins and make your own printed art using pumpkins, paint, and other fall harvest vegetables.

    Friday/Saturday Drop-In - Brooklyn Game Lab
    Through December 31, 2020 - Park Slope

    Drop off the kids (ages 8 and up) for Friday drop-in, role-playing game (RPG) night. Brooklyn Game Lab run great D&D campaigns for new and highly experienced RPG-players. Saturday nights are geared towards our Teen Pass members, but all older kids (12 and up) are welcome to participate. Play sophisticated RPGs with complex campaigns and awesome characters, plus get some DM training. 

    Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
    Through December 31, 2020 - Brooklyn Heights

    Head to the New York Transit Museum every Thursday for stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and, of course, the city's subways and buses! Free with admission. For ages 2-5 and adult companions.