Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on August 23
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Sing-Along with Hannah from The Buttons Band - Wild Was Mama
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn
The Buttons Band is an upbeat original kids music band based in Brooklyn. Join Hannah from the band every week for a lively song and dance party to keep little ones moving through their afternoon.
This singalong is scheduled for every Thursday, but we recommend calling in advance to comfirm before you go.
Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights
Celebrating 20 years of evening film screening, Movies with a View attracts tens of thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park. The 2019 theme: Better the Second Time Around.
Sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase, thanks to a partnership with Smorgasburg - including cheeseburgers and crab cakes from Burger Supreme, Belgian-cut fries from Home Frite, pizza from Wood Fired Edibles, and homemade ice cream from Bona Bona Ice Cream. Food options rotate throughout the season, with new concessions added every week! In addition to food, each night also includes pre-show music sets spun by Brooklyn Radio DJs, and short films curated by Bamcinématek.
August 1: Crooklyn (PG-13)
August 8: The Big Lebowski (R)
August 15: An American Tail (G)
August 22: Selma (PG-13)
August 29: Audience votes! Options are:
- The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (1994) (R)
- Groundhog Day (1993) (PG)
- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) (G)
Prospect Park Yoga - Prospect Park Long Meadow
Through August 29, 2019 - Park Slope
Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital to celebrate summer with an hour-long, free yoga class every Thursday evening from June through August.
Featuring Brooklyn's finest yoga teachers, Prospect Park Yoga gives attendees a chance to try free, outdoor group yoga classes in a low-pressure, beautiful environment. The series draws hundreds of Brooklynites each week to celebrate yoga and wellness in our treasured Prospect Park. Bring your own mat or towel, a bottle of water and friends. All levels welcome.
RSVP and learn more here.
Enter Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza and meet in the Long Meadow.
Aug 1: Giulia Pline, Kula Yoga
Aug 8: Amy Quinn Suplina, Bend + Bloom Yoga
Aug 15: Beau Dobrikov, Namastuy Healing Collective
Aug 22: Emily Giovine, Bend + Bloom Yoga
Aug 29: Stephanie Battle, Sacred Yoga and Bend + Bloom Yoga
Rooftop Rhythms at The Box House Hotel in Brooklyn - The Box House Hotel
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn
Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville
Through August 29, 2019 - Brownsville
Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.
Musical Yoga Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
Through August 29, 2019 - Prospect Heights
Join us for a storytime for toddlers incorporating live music and yoga! Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program at the children's desk.
Kids Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek
Through August 30, 2019 - East New York
Kids can have fun with the Playstation 4 or any of the other new technology!
Coney Island Fireworks - Coney Island Boardwalk
Through August 30, 2019 - Coney Island
Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends on the Coney Island Boardwalk in front of Deno's Wonder Wheel, and then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!
Takes place Fridays from June 21 through August 30, 2019, weather permitting. The party starts at 7pm and goes on till 11pm. Fireworks show is at 9:30pm.
Living Room Comedy Show - Postmark Cafe
Through August 30, 2019 - Brooklyn
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th year)! Every Friday night at 8pm come to this clean, all-ages show to see some of TV's funniest comedians and hear jokes they're working on for their next TV appearance on Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan, The Tonight Show, and more! Come as a couple or come alone. Bring a group friends or bring your family. No restrictions on audience, we ask comics to keep their acts clean and EVERYONE gets in FREE! The show is at The Postmark Cafe: 326 6th St in Brooklyn. While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.com Follow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter/ Facebook and email email@example.com to get our monthly lineups direct to your inbox. facebook.com/livingroomshow
Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek
Through August 31, 2019 - East New York
Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
Seining - Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 4
Through August 31, 2019 - Brooklyn
Discover the amazing biodiversity of the Hudson River Estuary as staff and scientists use a seine net to humanely catch incredible creatures that live below the water’s surface.
August 10, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Seining: Hudson River Fish Count
August 31, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Seining
Photo by Navid Baraty
Summer Nights - New York Aquarium
Through August 31, 2019 - Coney Island
Calypso at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through August 31, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens
It’s an explosion of Island Culture every weekend in August for Brooklyn’s own West Indian carnival featuring steel pan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts and, of course, island wildlife. Learn about wildlife in the Caribbean islands and the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society in those special places.
Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse
Through August 31, 2019 - 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.
May 30-August 31: Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm; Thursdays 5:30pm-6:45pm
September: Saturdays 10am-2pm
Photo by: Etienne Frossard
Environmental Education Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 31, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park by visiting the Environmental Education Center's 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more.
ColorLab - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2019 - Crown Heights
ColorLab public programs explore a unified theme. Educators facilitate 45-minute sessions that include individual and collaborative art-making inspired by Muse Artists. In each session, educators guide young artists and their families through the exploration of themes, techniques, tools, vocabulary, and materials related to each Muse Artist’s process.
The three program seasons for 2019 include: The Future Is Now (spring/early summer), Color.Spot.Light. (summer/early fall) and Listen Up (fall/winter).
Saturday Storytime with Imagination Playground - Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope
Through August 31, 2019 - Park Slope
Join us in the story garden (or the children's room, if it's raining!) for stories and songs old and new for kids of all ages! After storytime, we will build with giant blue Imagination Blocks in the garden on good-weather days. Tickets are not required for Saturday Storytime.
Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park, Imagination Playground
Through August 31, 2019 - Flatbush
Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday in July and August at the Imagination Playground for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Discover fun and exciting tales as you gather around Peter and Willie, the statue of two beloved Keats characters. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
Story and Play - Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
Through August 31, 2019 - Prospect Heights
Hear wonderful stories, play with toys, and make new friends at this fun and informal program.
NYTM Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through September 01, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights
Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited capacity. Ages 10 and older.
Fishing Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are offering over 500 free and low-cost events over the course of the summer, which marks the 20th Anniversary of the Conservancy's free, public programing in BBP. This summer, the Conservancy is proud to announce the launch of brand-new Fishing Clinics for kids and adults. Participants can learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and even reel up a fish. Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, they will learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of Brooklyn Bridge Park's aquatic organisms. The clinics are produced in part by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and equipment is provided on-site. While sessions are drop-in, participants are encouraged to RSVP on the website so that instructors can gauge flow.
Public Art: Bridge Over Tree - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights
The newest Public Art Fund installation, Iranian artist Siah Armajani’s Bridge Over Tree, is now open at Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn.
Armajani’s artwork features a 91-foot-long walkway with a set of stairs that rise and fall over a single evergreen tree, inviting us to experience the idea of a bridge in a new way.
Green Team 2019 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through October 26, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights
Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best.
Saturdays, May 25-Oct 26, 2019, 10am to 12pm.
All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.
Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in Green Team sessions. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator/Elizabeth Harnett at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a date.
Photo by Alexa Hoyer
play:groundNYC's The Yard - Governors Island
Through October 27, 2019 - New York Harbor
play:groundNYC is back for their fourth year on Governors Island, stewarding and operating The Yard – a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for you to play, imagine, and dream big! This year, play:groundNYC will be offering an adventure club, school field trips, professional development for educators, a ten-week summer camp program and, of course, free play every weekend all season long.
New York Virtual Volcano Observatory - Governors Island
Through October 27, 2019 - New York Harbor
New York Virtual Volcano Observatory brings the experience of exploring a volcano to Governors Island. Join volcanologists from CUNY and other NYC institutions to discover the complex life of magmas and volcanos – and the rich volcanic history of the New York region – through virtual reality experiences, a volcano sound gallery, guest speakers, and kid-friendly activities.
Smorgasburg - Prospect Park, Eastside: Breeze Hill
Through October 27, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Garden
Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April 7–October 27, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.
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 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
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.