Today's Family & Kids Activities in Brooklyn-Apr 9

Parents, don't let your children miss out on the fun! Here are some of today's kids and family activities in Brooklyn, from concerts and museums to decorating cupcakes and gardening! Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World) - Triskelion Arts
April 09, 2019 - Greenpoint

Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute present, in association with Triskelion Arts, a performance of Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World). The title of the piece Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World) originally comes from the Buddhist teachings: One flower is one world. One blade of grass is one paradise. One leaf is buddhahood. One grain of sand becomes heaven. One piece of ground becomes pure land. One laughter is a connection, One desire becomes stillness. Moeno Wakamatsu creates and performs original dance works influenced by Japanese Butoh and her Buddhist upbringing.

Moeno Wakamatsu in Hitohana Hitosekai - One Flower One World

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies - Brooklyn Central Library
April 09, 2019 - Prospect Heights

The Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music and dance! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

Subway Shindig for Families: 'From the Page to the Platform' - New York Transit Museum
April 09, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Celebrate the magic of characters and stories from beloved illustrated books all about transportation and travel. Listen to favorite stories, create your own storybook, and bring a favorite character to life by designing puppets to parade on our trains and platform.

April 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

School-Time Performance: Word. Sound. Power. 2019 - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through April 12, 2019 - Fort Greene

Some of the best hip-hop MCs and poets from Brooklyn and beyond gather once again for this electrifying showcase hosted by beloved MC Baba Israel. Students discover how the political becomes poetic, and vice versa, through these powerful performances.

Photo by Dino Perucci

Roll-a-Rama Family Skate Extravaganza - Dreamland Roller Rink at Industry City
Through April 13, 2019 - Sunset Park

Roll-a-rama Tween Skate Extravaganza is a fabulous roller skating, extravaganza that kids 7 and up will love! Each event includes a rad mix of contemporary and retro tunes, a red carpet where you can take roller disco glam photos, and dance floor events like the YMCA Dance. For every four guests under the age of 18 there must be one adult chaperone present. 

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Sing-a-long at Hill Country Food Park with Lloyd H. Miller - Hill Country Food Park
Through April 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

ShaJam Fridays - JCC Brooklyn
Through April 26, 2019 - Williamsburg

Join JCC Brooklyn every Friday morning to wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community! Neighborhood families are encouraged to join for music, dancing, stories, and snacks led by our friends from Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative. Free and open to all, regardless of background.

*Space is limited! RSVP to let JCC Brooklyn know you’re coming.

McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday - McCarren Park
Through April 27, 2019 - Williamsburg

This much-loved Saturday market bridges the burgeoning Williamsburg community and long-time Greenpoint Polish communities who come to shop, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy McCarren Park. Open since 1997, this market has adapted to the changing face of the neighborhood while staying true to its loyal customers. People line up ten deep to purchase bottles of fresh milk and yogurt; an array of meat including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, and rabbit draws its own crowd. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are piled high, and honey, preserves, baked goods, eggs, and juice keep the crowds pleased year-round. 

Bargemusic 'Music in Motion' Family Concerts - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Located at Fulton Ferry Landing, Bargemusic presents great music up to five days a week, every week of the year. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.” Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.”

Kids' Saturday Cinema Club - Industry City
Through April 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club with Rooftop Films in Building 1. Catch a free screening of a popular kid-friendly film, plus arts and crafts hosted by local community organizations.

10:00 AM: Doors Open and Arts and Crafts
11:00 AM: Film Begins 

RSVP is appreciated, but not required. 

Signs of Spring at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through April 28, 2019 - Prospect Park

Celebrate spring and nature, and learn how to use your powers of observation to explore the natural world around you. Explore the zoo, play games, enjoy experiments, and try drawing your observations with your own nature sketch book activity. 

The Buttons - Wild Was Mama
Through May 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Check out this mom and baby boutique to hear sweet, silly original kids music for all ages.