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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, October 6, 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 October 6. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Brooklyn, check out our complete calendar of events.

Reading Zoo BookFest - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 06, 2019 - Crown Heights

Say goodbye to the Reading Zoo exhibition with a celebration of books, reading, and the amazing writers and illustrators who call Brooklyn home.

Spend the day reading with authors, creating art with illustrators, and playing games that bring beloved stories to life. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and get free entrance to the Museum.

Little Orchestra Society: The Three C's…Culture, Classical Music, and Composing! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 06, 2019 - Crown Heights

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...

Free Music Class at FEED DUMBO - Feed Dumbo
October 06, 2019 - Brookyn

Join in on the first Sunday of every month for a kids music session with Dan the Music Man.

Free, but RSVP required.

Reading Zoo - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 06, 2019 - Crown Heights

Let your imagination run wild with Reading Zoo, an exhibit inspired by animal stories, natural habitats and highlights from Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s collection of animal taxidermy.

Journey with us through three different North American environments— the freezing Arctic, the cool Northeast Coast, and the lush Northeast Forest. In each of these places, you’ll find taxidermied animals to explore, books that feature our animal friends to read, challenges to match the tracks and scat that animals leave behind, and opportunities to create and act out your own original stories. Visit the RZ research station to learn more about faraway places on the globe and the amazing animals found there.

Reading Zoo was made possible with generous support from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts, and Ikea. Special thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Public Library’s Brower branch who selected the storybooks featured.

Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival - The Plaza at Ashland
Through October 06, 2019 - Boerum Hill

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF) returns for its second year to celebrate Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community and the artists, writers, and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit. Throughout the weekend, acclaimed arts organizations across the Brooklyn Cultural District open their doors with exciting performances, talks, and tours, and present a host of free programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, including theater, poetry, dance, music, and other performances.

Anime Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville
Through October 16, 2019 - Brownsville

Come check out our anime club where members will watch, read, and discuss their favorite shows and series! Popcorn provided. Ages 12+.

 

 

ShopRite Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 18, 2019 - Staten Island

Kids learn to cook in this weekly class. October 4 and 11 they'll taste traditional Puerto Rican Cocina Criolla cuisine. October 18 they'll travel to Italy through their taste buds with a special dish.

PLG Young Readers Book Group - Greenlight Bookstore PLG
Through October 23, 2019 - Prospect Lefferts Garden

Led by Greenlight bookseller Wynne, this young readers book group in Prospect Lefferts Garden is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served. For October, the group discusses Kelly Barnhill’s Newbery Award-winning The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences.

Wafels & Dinges Factory Tour - Wafels & Dinges
Through October 25, 2019 - Red Hook

This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of one of New York City’s most popular street food brands. On this guided tour, we will show you how they make their spectacular Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés; you will learn how those carts and trucks are stored, supplied, and maintained; and you will get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business. You will even get the chance to put your hands in some wafel dough, and even cook your own fresh-made wafel in their custom-made irons

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach
Through October 25, 2019 - Gerritsen Beach

Come hear stories, sing songs, play with toys, and meet new friends!

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach
Through October 25, 2019 - Gerritsen Beach

Kids will have a chance to create projects every Friday afternoon. Projects for the month of October include: 

Oct 4: Magnet Monsters

Oct 11: Haunted Houses

Oct 18: Vampire Bookmarks

Oct 25: Rock Monsters 

Events for Youth and Families - Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
Through October 26, 2019 - Prospect Heights

Events for youths and families takes place every Saturday with a different show to enjoy. Families will be given seating priority.  Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Oct 5: A Bilingual Family Concert with Mister G. Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies on Capitol Hill. His spirited bilingual performances aim to help children see each other across borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

Oct 12: New York International Children's Film Festival: Kid Flicks One. 

Bigger, brighter, bolder—change is in the air in NYICFF Kid Flicks 1, brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation. If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming KUAP. Catching up on penmanship is the name of the game if you want to graduate from pencils in the winning doc Pen Licence. Then little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious Flipped reworks the script. Recommended ages 3-7.

Oct 19: Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions. 

"Schoolhouse Rock" A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it's lighting up stages everywhere – from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country. Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction."

Oct 26: Hot Peas 'n Butter Live! Music for Every Nation & Generation. 

Led by Danny Lapidus, the award-winning family music band, Hot Peas 'n Butter, wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their interactive, roots music from around the world.

With eight award-winning albums and numerous music videos (some of which have been featured on Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon TV), Hot Peas ‘n Butter makes new friends everywhere they go!

Lauded for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove” (The Los Angeles Times), Hot Peas ‘n Butter mixes a tasty combination of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, and Rock, bringing fans of all ages to their feet. Indeed, “This serving is the kind that will please musical appetites” (The New York Times).

Smorgasburg - East River State Park
Through October 26, 2019 - Williamsburg

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in beautiful Prospect Park.

Tavern Terrace Summer Concert Series - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 26, 2019 - Staten Island

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for a another fun filled season at Historic Richmond Town!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family! Bring a blanket and have a picnic!

Enjoy classic outdoor games like giant jenga and cornhole before cooling down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

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 [email protected] to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP. Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 26, 2019 - Staten Island

Harvest season at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm is fun for the entire family! Pick a pumpkin to take home, enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Hattie Carthan Saturday Market - Hattie Carthan Community Garden
Through October 26, 2019 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Hattie Carthan Community Market 2019 season officially commences on Saturday, July 20th, and continues every Saturday thru November 16!  

At the market, you can find:

  • Specialty Farm Products 
  • Youth Cooking Demos
  • Communal Dinners in the Marketplace
  • Smoothie Bike Blender 
  • Farm Fresh Produce
  • Community Events
  • Shop for Fresh, locally grown produce, stone fruits, vegetables, herbs, Hattie Carthan cage-free eggs and more! 

Movies @ the Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek
Through October 26, 2019 - East New York

Come enjoy a free movie at the library every Saturday. Theater style snacks will be served. 

Annual Halloween Harvest at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 27, 2019 - Coney Island

Experience all the thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Halloween Harvest at Luna Park, which will be buzzing with festive and seasonal activities along with special events in the spirit of Halloween.

Step right up for:

  • Miss Tillie's Tractor Race
  • Blackbeard's Pumpkin Patch
  • Face Painting
  • Interactive Performances on the Monster Mash Stage
  • Extreme Pumpkin Carving
  • Arts and Crafts

Prospect Park Walking Tours - Prospect Park - Westside
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come out and enjoy Prospect Park while learning about its incredible history! Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours host a series of walking tours that examine the many layers of natural and human history to be found in Brooklyn's Backyard. 

During the 2019 season, beginning April 28, visit the park to experience a different tour each week:

  • Hidden Treasures Tour (1st Sundays)
  • Waterways & Wellhouse Tour (2nd Sundays)
  • Art & Architecture Tour (3rd Sundays)
  • Brooklyn’s Backyard Tour – Family-friendly tour that includes a scavenger hunt, plus Zoo and Carousel admission (4th Sundays)

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through October 27, 2019 - Prospect Park

Have a spooky good time with Halloween-themed games and crafts. Learn about bats around the world and right here in New York where the Zoo is participating in a project to understand the ecology of urban bats in our own backyard – Prospect Park.

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.

NYTM Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited CapacityAges 10+

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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.

Discovery Room — Build & Construct - New York Transit Museum
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Stop by the Education Center to explore transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and hands-on materials!

Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults.

Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
Through October 27, 2019 - Williamsburg

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more!

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.

Hattie Carthan Sunday Market - Hattie Carthan Herban Farm
Through October 27, 2019 - Red Hook

The Hattie Carthan Sunday After Church Market opens its 2019 season on August 4. 

At the market, you can find:

  • Specialty Farm Products 
  • Youth Cooking Demos 
  • Communal Dinners in the Marketplace 
  • Smoothie Bike Blender 
  • Farm Fresh Produce
  • Community Events

Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce, stone fruits, vegetables, herbs, Hattie Carthan cage-free eggs, and more.

Movie Night at Habana Outpost - Habana Outpost
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Habana Outpost projects classic films (many are rated PG) onto its big outdoor screen from late spring to late fall. 

October Schedule: 

Oct 6 - Goodfellas R (1990)
Oct 13 - Sister Act R (1992)
Oct 20 - Scream R (1996)
Oct 27 - Hocus Pocus PG (1993)

Storytime - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through October 28, 2019 - Park Slope

5 days-a-week we offer a 30-minute staff-led Storytime, filled with songs + stories, perfect for little ones with their grown-ups.

Please park strollers outside during Storytime as it gets crowded. Arrive 10 minutes early to guarantee a seat. We are a nut-free space. And the more grown-ups participate the more the kids have fun!

Kids Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach
Through October 29, 2019 - Gerritsen Beach

Come hang out and enjoy different kinds of tech with other kids 12 and under. We'll have diffrerent options on different days so one week might have video games while the next is Minecraft on our tablets. You'll have to show up to find out what we're up to this week!

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square - Bartel-Pritchard Square
Through October 30, 2019 - Park Slope

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Paint, Stamp & Draw: 2D Art Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 30, 2019 - Staten Island

Join us in the Walk-In Workshop and create your own artwork!

Poco a Poco: Spanish Language Playgroup - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 30, 2019 - Staten Island

Conducted in Spanish, this program offers children ages 2 – 8 a fun way to learn about Latin American culture through music, crafts, storytelling, and more! 

Presentado en español, este programa ofrece a los niños de 2 a 8 años una oportunidad aprender por medio de los cuentos, el arte, las manualidadades, y mucho más. Los días miércoles, desde las 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Entrada gratis.

Chess Workshop with William Del Castillo - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens
Through October 30, 2019 - Carroll Gardens

Kids Care: Eco Lab - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach
Through October 30, 2019 - Gerritsen Beach

The environment is a bit of a mess right now and since kids are the ones who will be making the big decisions next, we want to start them on the right foot.

Our Eco Lab participants will do experiments, make crafts, and learn lots of new ways to take care of our planet.

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Environmental Education Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through October 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.

Spanish Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh
Through October 31, 2019 - Williamsburgh

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Sing-Along with Hannah from The Buttons Band - The Wild
Through October 31, 2019 - Williamsburg

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 confirm before you go. 

Tots Time - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2019 - Staten Island

Play in learning centers, listen to stories, and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 - 4. $6 additional per child.

Sculpt & Shape: 3D Art Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2019 - Staten Island

Join us in the Walk-In Workshop and create your own artwork!

Imaging Women In The Space Age - New York Hall of Science
Through November 03, 2019 - Corona

This exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women). This unique exhibition showcases the achievements of America’s pioneering astronauts and highlights the fascination with space women. From the earliest moon goddesses to today’s galactic fashions, visions of females in space have sparked the creative imagination.

The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America’s first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America’s first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.

Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek,photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci’s designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel’s 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock.

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. 

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

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.

Acting Technique and Scene Study After-School Classes - Chaos Studios
Through December 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Sleeping Beauty - Puppetworks Inc.
Through December 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Perrault's real Faery Tale with music by Tchaikovsky is adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola. Suggested for ages 4 and older.

Two Faeries meet The Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola. Photos by TA Smith

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.

Fight for Sunlight Exhibit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through December 31, 2019 - Crown Heights

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouse complex was built in the 1980s to cultivate and display plants from environments around the world. Specifically selected for its access to sunlight, this is one of the only places in New York City where you can see such a diverse collection of rare plants in bloom year-round. Now it’s under threat.

Come learn about the history of these buildings, the rare plants that thrive here, and why allowing the construction of massive towers would be catastrophic.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition - New York Hall of Science
Through January 21, 2020 - Corona

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling 2D cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission – one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon.

Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future, leaving us marveling at human ingenuity and the impulse that led us into space.

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover and Samsung. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Duration: 25 minutes.

Superpower Dogs 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through May 31, 2020 - Corona

Join an immersive 3D adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America; Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a California surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! 45 minutes.

Duration: 45 minutes.

An Opening - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through June 30, 2020 - Brooklyn Heights

An Opening, an installation of audio and visual artworks by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, engages with a multiplicity of Muslim experiences in Brooklyn. Eleven large-scale prints by Rasheed are placed in conversation with audio narratives from oral histories drawn from BHS’s recent Muslims in Brooklyn project. The result is an immersive encounter with art and sound that challenges narrow conceptions of Muslim identity and history.

Muslims in Brooklyn is a public arts and history project which amplifies the stories of Brooklyn’s diverse Muslim communities. For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for New York City and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities hold great resonance for national conversations on religious diversity and pluralism.

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.