Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in August

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in August

These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this August, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series FREE
WHEN: Jul. 5 - Aug. 10, select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 7:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Bandshell, 7th Avenue and 2nd Street, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See 29 performances reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Stroller parking will be available on the 9th Street side!
WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600. bricartsmedia.org.

New York Musical Festival
WHEN: Jul. 8 - Aug. 4, see website for schedule
WHERE: Various Locations, Various Locations, , NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Selections include My Real Mother and Head and Heart, created by an all-female team.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The festival is a chance to see stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals.
WANT TO GO? see website for details. http://nymf.org/.

Live at the Archway Series 2019 FREE
WHEN: Aug. 1 - 29, 5:30pm
WHERE: Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water Street, between Anchorage Place and Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series features dynamic musical performances, pop-up galleries, and interactive art experiences in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's your last chance to enjoy Family Jam each night with puppets, hula hoopers, and more spectacle fun for kids and adults.
WANT TO GO? https://dumbo.is/live-at-the-archway.

The World's Biggest Bounce House Comes to Brooklyn
WHEN: Aug. 2 - 4, Various Times
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center , Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Big Bounce America–the world's largest touring inflatable event–is coming to Brooklyn! There will be unique custom-built inflatable attractions including the world largest bounce house (Guinness certified!), a 900-foot-long inflatable obstacle course, and a giant maze.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes live DJs, confetti blasts, bubbles, and crazy dance competitions.
WANT TO GO? $19 and up. 718-758-7500. aviatorsports.com.

Peter and the Wolf and The Frog Prince
WHEN: Aug. 3 - 10, Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30 and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks Inc, 338 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Puppetworks presents Prokofiev’s orchestral adventure, “Peter & the Wolf,” and on the same program, “The Frog Prince,” by the Brothers Grimm, with music from Kabalevsky’s “The Comedians,” and Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.”
WHY WE LOVE IT: The show is just an hour -- perfect for young children!
WANT TO GO? $11; $10 Children . http://puppetworks.org/.

Cool Pools NYC: Media Education at Douglass and DeGraw Pool FREE
WHEN: Aug. 7 - 28, Wednesdays, 2-5pm
WHERE: Thomas Greene Playground , 225 Nevins St., Brooklyn , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn photography and videography in these pop-up workshops while waiting on line or spending time by the pool.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The park has a summer upgrade with new lounge chairs, cabana-style shade, fun summer-themed wall art, and poolside programs!
WANT TO GO? 212-360-2702. nycgovparks.org.

Parkside-Empire 5th Annual Street Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 12-7pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Stroll the fair to enjoy great local music, food, and merchandise.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The booth promises great summer reading, giveaways, local authors, and fun craft activities for kids!
WANT TO GO? FREE with costs for merchandise, food & some games. 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

Celebrate the Caribbean Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am-4:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready to celebrate Caribbean history and cultures oversees and in the community through a day of music, food, movement, storytelling, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes art making, souvenirs at the bazaar, and fun with special guests.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $16 Adults; $10 Students, Adults 65+ and visitors with . disabilities; $FREE for ages 19 and under. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

29th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 12pm
WHERE: Coney Island Boardwalk, Boardwalk and W. 10th St., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Everyone has the hidden talent of sand sculpting and every year, hundreds descend down in Coney Island to create these beautiful works of art using our natural elements at the beach.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's an afternoon of fun in the sun, with some friendly competition!
WANT TO GO? https://allianceforconeyisland.org.

FAMAJAM Family Dance Party Series FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Greenwood Park Beer Garden , 555 7th Ave., Between 19th and 20th streets, Brooklyn , NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: FAMAJAM is an outdoor, family dance party. Enjoy dancing, music, food, contests, prizes, games, activities, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun happens rain or shine thanks to the Greenwood Park Beer Garden's new 50-foot tented lawn.
WANT TO GO? FREE activities with fees for food and drink . http://greenwoodparkbk.com/.

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