Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Weekend Events for Kids in Brooklyn

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 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 Children's Halloween Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10am
WHERE: Coney Island, 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Head to Coney Island for Halloween-themed games, face painting, live entertainment, trick-or-treating, and the official Coney Island costume contest!
WHY WE LOVE IT: The first 1,500 registered kids receive a two-hour Luna Park wristband!
WANT TO GO? 718-594-7895.


FREE Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 12-3pm
WHERE: Lookout Hill, 150 West Drive, Prospect Park
WHAT: Encounter Halloween spirits on a walk through the Lookout Hill. Then, enjoy a festive Halloween fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities and treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-8951.


Members-Only Halloween Party!
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 6-8pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy live entertainment, light dinner, candy, spooky crafts, and the famous haunted house.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-273-2060.


Halloween Harbor
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Get your fill of trick-or-treating, spooky movies, arts and crafts, mad science, and a costume contest at this year’s Halloween Harbor!
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060.


A Twilight Ride to Green-Wood Cemetary
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2:30-8pm
WHERE: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Sunset Park
WHAT: Travel back in time in vintage IND R1-9 subway cars, pack a picnic and take a guided tour to learn the fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents from the Victorian era and beyond.
WANT TO GO? $50. 718-768-7300.


Día de los Muertos Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 12-1pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
WHAT: Join artist Tamara Geisler in creating Mexican folk art and sample traditional foods for a Day of the Dead celebration.
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060.


Musical Haunted House
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 3-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix St., Fort Greene
WHAT: Participants will then be lead on a spooky tour of the school where they will encounter themed classrooms such as: Zombeethoven, Glenn Ghoul, Knife at the Opera. For younger ones, an instrument petting zoo/graveyard will be offered.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-638-5660.


The Knights: Family Matinee
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2pm
WHERE: BRIC House Ballroom , 647 Fulton St., Fort Greene
WHAT: Audiences of all ages will be introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting!
WANT TO GO? $10 advance; $14 day of . 718-683-5600.


Spooky Strings
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 1pm and 2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Get in the Halloween spirit and enjoy music from the young performers of The Mighty String Demons.
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060.


Stories and Songs Presented by Drag Queen Story Hour
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will listen to stories about the beauty of being themselves and sing songs with drag queen Ms. Ona!
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060.


FREE Pamela Zagarenski and Randall de Sève Present 'Zola's Elephant'
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene
WHAT: Zagarenski and de Sève present their book about friendship and the power of make-believe with a special drawing session.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200.


Up and Down Again
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10am and 11:15am
WHERE: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St., Park Slope
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This one-of-a-kind performance features digging, lifting, rolling, stacking, measuring, and bulldozing!
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-768-3195.


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