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Things for Kids To Do During Spring Break in Brooklyn

Things for Kids To Do During Spring Break in Brooklyn

Wondering what to do with your kids from April 19–28? We've gathered all the Brooklyn events in our inventory to make sure you can find something fun for the whole family, no matter what you're looking for.

FREE Mother Earth Powwow
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 12-4pm
WHERE: Sunset Park , 53rd Street and 8th Avenue, Sunset Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Join NYC Parks for this fun-filled powwow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts.
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

FREE Family Workshop: Photography
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Gallery at BRIC House , 647 Fulton St., Boerum Hill
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This is an intimate photography workshop guided by BRIC Teaching Artists where you will learn to use a digital camera and have fun taking photos.
WANT TO GO? 718-855-7882. bricartsmedia.org.

Earth Day Celebration with The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Black Tie Brass
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am
WHERE: Industry City, 220 36th St., Suite #2-A, Sunset Park
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Jam out to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire.
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 929-293-4404. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
WHERE: FourFiveSix, 199 Richardson St., Greenpoint
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your own basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt! Take your picture with the Easter Bunny, have fun with a spring photo booth, enjoy fun crafts, and music.
WANT TO GO? $5-15. 347-335-0056. fourfivesix.nyc.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 12-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Hunt for Easter eggs, get your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy refreshments, music, games, resources, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

Kids Paint Easter Egg-stravaganza
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 3-5:30pm
WHERE: Colors Effect , 1454 Saint John's Place, Crown Heights
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: There will be bunny bites, face painting, games, music, and Easter items for the kids to take home at this Easter-themed paint event.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 347-921-1869. colorseffect.com.

'Play Ball' Film Series at Nitehawk
WHEN: April 13-21, times vary
WHERE: Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park W., Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy baseball-inspired, kid-friendly films such as A League of Their Own, The Bad News Bears, and The Sandlot.
WANT TO GO? $13. 718-782-8370. nitehawkcinema.com.

Music of Queen for Kids
WHEN: April 14-21, Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: Dance and sing to the music of Queen.
WANT TO GO? $12. 929-293-4404. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

Fort Hamilton Community Club Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: U.S. Army Fort Hamilton - Community Club, 207 Sterling Drive , Dyker Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Gather the family for an annual Easter feast at the Fort Hamilton Community Club, which hosts an Easter Hunt for children and a tasty brunch.
WANT TO GO? $40; $35 members; $20 children ages 4-12. 718-765-7368. hamilton.armymwr.com.

FREE Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi Shelton
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Central Library , 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Suzi Shelton, a music and movement specialist, teacher, and family performer, in this special performance.
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.

Sing-a-long at Hill Country Food Park with Lloyd H. Miller
WHEN: April 3-24, Wednesdays at 10:30am
WHERE: Hill Country Food Park , 345 Adams St., Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Lloyd H. Miller, founder and frontman of the Deedle Deedle Dees, hosts a new weekly sing-a-long at Hill Country Food Park — visual cues, manipulatives, volume moderation, a wide choice of seating options (rugs, stools, banquets), physical supports, and space for kids to take breaks and do their own thing make this an event that is suited for children with disabilities.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-885-4608. https://hcfoodpark.com/.

FREE Free Spring Break Activities at IKEA
WHEN: April 22-26, Various Times
WHERE: IKEA Brooklyn , 1 Beard St., Red Hook
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend Spring Break with activities and make-and-take craft workshops such as spin art and bracelet making.
WANT TO GO? 888-888-4532. ikea.com/us/en/store/brooklyn.

Day-Off-From-School Drop-In Programs: Spring Break
WHEN: April 22-26, Various Times
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy drop-in museum programs including Puppets on Parade and History on Wheels.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17, seniors, and visitors with disabilities. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

FREE Spring Break in Prospect Park
WHEN: April 22-26, 12-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for nature education programs, ready-to-go kits of nature activities, animal encounters, bird walks, carousel rides, and spring cleaning.
WANT TO GO? 646-393-9031. prospectpark.org.

FREE ShaJam Fridays
WHEN: April 5-26, Fridays, 9:30-10:15am
WHERE: JCC Brooklyn, 14 Hope St., Williamsburg
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join for music, dancing, stories, and snacks.
WANT TO GO? 718-872-9445. jcc-brooklyn.org.

FREE Arbor Day 2019
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 12pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for games, crafts, and an exhibit on Brooklyn's last remaining forest. Enjoy ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities and an in-depth look at trees!
WANT TO GO? 646-393-9031. prospectpark.org.

FREE Bargemusic 'Music in Motion' Family Concerts
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a family-friendly concert located at Fulton Ferry Landing.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

FREE McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday
WHEN: April 6-27, 8am-2pm
WHERE: McCarren Park, 900 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: Buy fresh milk and yogurt, meat including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, and rabbit, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, preserves, baked goods, eggs, juice, and more.
WANT TO GO? 347-987-2765. townsquareinc.com.

FREE Kids' Saturday Cinema Club
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm
WHERE: Industry City , 274 36th St., Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Catch a free screening of a popular kid-friendly film, plus arts and crafts hosted by local community organizations.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-6450. industrycity.com.

FREE Tuffy Tiger Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: JJ Byrne Park, 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Park Slope
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Tuffy and his pals! The first 200 kids receive a free goodie bag. There will be crafts, games, and other giveaways too.
WANT TO GO? 718-578-8471. tuffytiger.org.

World Book Day Celebration with The Music of Motown for Kids ft. DJ Lord Easy - Special Set w/ The Band Books
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am
WHERE: Industry City, 220 36th St., Suite #2-A, Sunset Park
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: This session's focus will be the music of Motown!
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 929-293-4404. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

FREE Farmhouse Family Day: Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to care for plants and trees in honor of Earth Day. Arrive early to receive a tree from the New York Restoration Project.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can explore the historic farmhouse and garden, create a seed art activity, try historic toys and games, and join in for a special community seed exchange.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

FREE Family Time at BHS DUMBO- Storytelling: Design and Make Your Own Book
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo, 55 Water St., Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Design and make your own book!
WANT TO GO? 718-222-4111. brooklynhistory.org/dumbo.

FREE Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Sesame Street
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day and the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street with stickers, puzzles, photo ops, and the chance to make your own Sesame Street book.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

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Signs of Spring at the Zoo
WHEN: April 6-28, weekends, 10am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the zoo, play games, enjoy experiments, and try drawing your observations with your own nature sketch book activity.
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors ages 65 and older; $6.95 children ages 3-12; FREE for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

'SNAP'
WHEN: April 12-28, see website for times
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Playing with space and time this ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds!
WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive visual effects, Chaplin-esque comedy, and a running time of 70 minutes, this is an ideal family show.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
WHEN: April 27-28, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Sakura Matsuri, the Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events.
WANT TO GO? $15; $8 seniors and students; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

'Goldilocks & the 3 Bears'
WHEN: April 27-28, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks Inc, 338 6th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: The classic story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears comes alive, thanks to this hand puppet adaptation.
WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children; $9 Groups of 20 or more . 718-965-3391. puppetworks.org.

FREE Earth Day 2019 Celebration in Prospect Park
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 1-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy catch-and-release fishing, raptor demonstrations, volunteer cleanups, citizen science activities, arts and craft, and nature games.
WANT TO GO? 646-393-9031. prospectpark.org.

Girl Scout Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Enjoy fun environmental games, participate in a Citizen Science Project, meet animals, complete a scavenger hunt, and receive an event patch.
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Foraging Tour with Wildman Steve Brill
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 11:45am
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The tour begins with spicy hedge mustard, corn-flavored chickweed, and spinach-flavored lamb's quarters.
WANT TO GO? Suggested Donation: $20; $10 children younger than 12. 718-965-8945. prospectpark.org.

Opening Week: Science + You Exhibit
WHEN: Jan. 15- April 28, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn about health and nutrition, scientific tools, and the methods scientists use for problem solving, investigation, and experimentation.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Aquarium Mornings With The Animals
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy early access to the aquarium while you create, play, and move together.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 members. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Blue Balloon Songwriting School's Pitch and Propeller Mini-Showcase
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to students perform longer sets of (mostly!) original material.
WANT TO GO? $10. 917-789-1600. blueballoonschool.com.

Workshops
WHEN: April 1-30, Thursdays, 5-6:30pm (8-13 years) and 6:30-8pm (ages 14 and older); Saturdays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Window Studio A Community Art Center In A Bed-Stuy Storefront, 356 Marcus Garvey Blvd. , BedStuy
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting, collage, and mixed-media.
WANT TO GO? $25. window-studio.com.

The Buttons
WHEN: Jan. 24- May 30, Thursdays, 3:30pm
WHERE: Wild Was Mama, 272 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out this mom and baby boutique to hear original kids music.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-576-3806. thebuttonsband.com.

Life Symphony: The Origins
WHEN: March 25- May 5, 6-10pm
WHERE: Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This 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.
WANT TO GO? $15 per ticket online, $20 per ticket at the door. 347-853-0624. https://alternativesynergythecompany.com/events.

Tribeca Film Festival
WHEN: April 24- May 5, Various Times
WHERE: Tribeca Film Institute, Greenwich Street between Hubert and North Moore streets, Tribeca
AGES: All
WHAT: The Tribeca Film Festival is back with 10 days of groundbreaking, experiential storytelling.
WANT TO GO? $55 and up; $12 matinee; $24 evening/weekend. 212-941-2400. tribecafilm.com.

Thursday Workshops with The Little Orchestra Society
WHEN: Nov. 12 - May 23, Thursdays, 3pm and 4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Create your own melodies, discover cultures, and build communities as you explore new sounds and songs.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

The Buttons
WHEN: Feb. 3- May 26, Sundays, 10am
WHERE: The Great Room, 194 Columbia St., Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Jam out to a children's band like no other with lighthearted tunes!
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. thebuttonsband.com.

The Buttons
WHEN: Feb. 3- May 26, Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Jill Lindsey , 370 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sweet, silly, original kids music for kids of all ages!
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. thebuttonsband.com.

ColorLab
WHEN: May 24-24, Thursday, 2-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about contemporary Afrofuturism through books, materials, and prompts to guide creating.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

FREE CP Soccer for Kids With Cerebral Palsy
WHEN: Feb. 3- June 16, Sundays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Cadman Plaza, Cadman Plaza East, New York
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: CP soccer is a league for kids with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, or traumatic brain injury.
WANT TO GO? 347-328-3390. cpsoccer.us.

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
WHEN: June 30-30, daily, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island
AGES: All
WHAT: See the more than 115 species, including sand tiger sharks and sandbar sharks, that live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Sharks aren't your thing? There are also rays, sea turtles, and other marine life that live right off the Coney Island Boardwalk.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children 2 and younger . 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Friday Drop-Off
WHEN: March 16- Dec. 27 , Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Drop in for Dungeons and Dragons and go on a multi-month campaign with a band of adventurous kids each week.
WANT TO GO? $48. 718-788-1122. Brooklyngamelab.com.

FREE Saturday Author Story Time
WHEN: Jan. 19- Dec. 28 , Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. Greenlightbookstore.com.

FREE Sunday Bookseller Story Time
WHEN: Feb. 3- Dec. 29 , Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with young booklovers.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. Greenlightbookstore.com.


Transit Tots
WHEN: Jan. 1- Dec. 31 , Thursdays, 10:15-11am
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.