Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

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Plan your best weekend yet in Brooklyn, NY.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend, Aug. 17-19, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Brooklyn. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Manhattan, QueensNassau and Suffolk counties and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

 

FREE Farmhouse Family Day
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 18, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: Roll up your sleeves—it’s time to get your hands dirty! Explore the growing plants, learn how families can garden together, and taste fresh vegetables right from the ground! The farmhouse's own gardener will also be around to teach some helpful tricks to nurture your own farms at home. Stop by for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts, and more!
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

 

FREE 28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 18, 12-4pm
WHERE: Coney Island USA, West 10th to West 12th streets , Between Beach and Boardwalk , Coney Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Don't miss the 28th annual sand-sculpting competition at Coney Island, where your castle-building skills will be put to the test! On-site registration begins at 12pm.
WANT TO GO? 718-594-7895. coneyisland.com.


FREE Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival!
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 18, 3pm
WHERE: Roulette Intermedium , 509 Atlantic Ave., Fort Greene
AGES: All
WHAT: Greenlight Bookstore is honored to partner with NY Writers Coalition and Akashic Books to present the 13th annual Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival! This year’s event is held at Roulette Intermedium, a venue and organization dedicated to new and adventurous art, and features young writers (6-18 years old) reading alongside published writers for an inspiring afternoon of literature.
WANT TO GO? greenlightbookstore.com.

 

FREE Nature Center Adventures
WHEN: July 5- Aug. 18, 3-4pm
WHERE: Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Marine Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021. nycgovparks.org.

 

Zen Zoo Yoga
WHEN: July 7- Aug. 18, Saturdays, 12-1pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Join Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks for this fun and mindful Shape Up NYC class for kids. The instructor will teach Asana yoga, which is based on animal forms and shapes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love this silly and lighthearted approach to exercise inspired by their favorite zoo animals.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 3-5; free for children younger than 2. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

 

Exhibition: Impractical Jokers: Homecoming
WHEN: July 12-March 17, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture phenomenon. See original costumes, props, and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews and episode highlights, and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all started on the shores of Staten Island.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This exhibit features plenty of interactive surprises that will make visitors feel like they're part of the show itself!
WANT TO GO? TBD. 718-727-1135. StatenIslandMuseum.org.

 

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