Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on April 15

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, April 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today 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 street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 15. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

'SNAP' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - Midtown

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time, and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy, and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

Photo by Taewon Kim

'Play Ball' Film Series at Nitehawk - Nitehawk Cinema
Through April 21, 2019 - Prospect Park

As the baseball season begins, Nitehawk Cinema brings its annual baseball-inspired film series to Prospect Park. This year’s starting line up features three kid-friendly films for brunch that the whole family will love: A League of Their OwnThe Bad News Bears, and The Sandlot. All movies are rated PG. 

Music of Queen for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
Through April 21, 2019 - Williamsburg

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre and Industry City, allows kids to "move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon" (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out — this session's artist is Queen. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.

Mother Goose - Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Brairwood

Children ages 6-18 months and their parent/caregiver are invited for simple picture books, nursery rhyme finger plays, and playtime.

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

Kids' Cards - Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through April 25, 2019 - Little Neck

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. 

Opening Week: Science + You Exhibit - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 28, 2019 - Crown Heights

Become a scientist at the newest exhibit! Introducing Science + You, where children and adults can learn about human health and nutrition, scientific tools, and the methods scientists use for problem solving, investigation, and experimentation.

Collect germ cells using a magnetic antibody wand before depositing them into white blood cells; practice using a centrifuge and learn about other amazing sorting machines; and get creative in the test kitchen while learning about balanced and healthy meals.

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic) - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2019 - Prospect Heights

Workshops - Window Studio A Community Art Center In A Bed-Stuy Storefront
Through April 30, 2019 - BedStuy

Artist-led workshops are offered weekday evenings for all ages and levels of experience on a monthly membership basis. Supplies and instruction are included in the low-cost membership fee (unlimited monthly sessions $60/month, one-time registration fee $10) with financial aid available upon request. A variety of media and techniques are explored including drawing, painting, collage and mixed-media. Plus monthly museum visits.

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Life Symphony: The Origins - Triskelion Arts
Through May 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Life Symphony: The Origins by Alternative Synergy Alternative Synergy the Company (ASTC), with two sold-out full productions in 2018, "ASTC The Debut" and "ASTC The Debut Part II," is proud to present yet another phenomenal dance production — Life Symphony: The Origins. The dance performances include a combination of contemporary and street style dance techniques paired with a custom soundtrack by a Brooklyn-based recording artist, Busy Beds, and mixed by Italian sound engineer Good Things Record. Life Symphony: The Origins is character driven, with each story focusing on the struggles of expression of the inner artistic nature. The stories are derived from the choreographers' and dancers' real-life experiences, ranging from sincere to humorous while being universally accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The hour-long show will see the return of some of "The Debut's" most popular pieces, as well as at least 30 minutes of new, and have never been seen before pieces. The styles include Lite Feet, Popping, Stilettos, House, Flexing and a Contemporary. Life Symphony opens the doors to the exciting ASTC lineup of performances for the company in 2019. A journey into humanity, talent, challenge and community. Directed by Founder and Director of Choreography of ASTC, Amanda Spilinga.

Stroller Safari: Spring Sundays - Prospect Park Zoo
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Stroller Safari: Spring Tuesdays - Prospect Park Zoo
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

Thursday Workshops with The Little Orchestra Society - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 23, 2019 - Crown Heights

Every Thursday, children and families are invited to create their own melodies, discover cultures and build communities as they explore new sounds and songs that tell the story of incredible people and places.

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.

The Buttons - The Great Room
Through May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Enjoy some sweet, silly original children's music for kids of all ages.

The Buttons - Jill Lindsey
Through May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sweet, silly original kids music for kids of all ages! 

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.

CP Soccer for Kids With Cerebral Palsy - Cadman Plaza
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

CP soccer is a league for kids with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or traumatic brain injury to play soccer with peers just like them. Kids must be ambulatory and be able to run and kick a ball. Training each Sunday by special coaches trained for CP soccer. Boys and girls are welcome and no prior experience with soccer is required.

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! - New York Aquarium
Through June 30, 2019 - Coney Island

Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon in this brand new exhibit all about sharks, open year-round. More than 115 species, including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles, live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through December 07, 2019 - Downtown Brooklyn

Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables year-round at your local greenmarket! You can also take part in programs like nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections. 

New York Road Runners Open Run - Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through December 18, 2019 - 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 2½-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home as 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.

Friday Drop-Off - Brooklyn Game Lab
Through December 27, 2019 - Park Slope

An opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons with some of the best "Dungeon Masters" in NYC! They create characters and go on multi-month campaigns with a band of adventurous kids each week - making great friends as they quest for treasure and glory. New players welcome every week.

Photo by Marc Goldberg Photography

Saturday Author Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through December 28, 2019 - Fort Greene

Authors and illustrators of picture books visit on Saturdays to present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too.

Sunday Bookseller Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through December 29, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Neighborhood families are invited to join the booksellers of Greenlight for story time every Sunday morning. Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest booklovers, with great books ranging from classics and award-winners to the best new releases and local favorites.

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 such as 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.