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Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this Weekend

Plan the best weekend ever with your kids in Brooklyn!


Enjoy these fun weekend things to do with your kids in Brooklyn. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of the top things to do.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

Whether you want to find fun things to do this weekend that are close to home or you're planning a day trip near New York City, check out our picks for in-person and virtual kids' activities in Brooklyn this weekend! There are lots of family activities this weekend, from storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your family's weekend in Brooklyn with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood, including fun things to do with kids in Coney Island, Brooklyn Heights, Staten Island, Prospect Park, Flatbush, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Fort Greene. Check out our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland weekend roundups!

ONLINE Puppet Show LIVE FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Mar. 26, Fridays, 11am
WHERE: WonderSpark Puppets, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready for a highly interactive, very silly puppet show! WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/events/2463180740662088/.

IN PERSON Vale Rink
WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 30, Wednesdays-Fridays, 2-10pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-10pm
WHERE: The William Vale, 111 N. 12th Street, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: WANT TO GO? $20; $12 children. 718-631-8400. https://thewilliamvale.com/vale-rink/.

IN PERSON Outdoor Ice Skating
WHEN: Nov. 27 - Mar. 21, Saturdays, 12-9pm; Sundays, 1-7pm; Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-7pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside offers ice skating, figure skating, curling, and hockey. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that the LeFrak Center at Lakeside is open and operating with limited capacity and COVID-19 precautions in place, including a mask mandate and social distancing. Timed tickets are available to purchase up to one week in advance, with limited tickets set aside for on-site purchase. For free skating on Member Wednesdays, Alliance members at the Supporter level and above can show their member ID for rink admission.

WANT TO GO? Mondays-Fridays until 4pm, $7.50; Fridays 4pm-Sundays and holidays, $11; $8 skate rentals. 718-462-0010. https://lakesidebrooklyn.com/.

ONLINE Danger: Everyday Objects
WHEN: Dec. 11 - Jan. 24, ongoing
WHERE: SLAM Remote, 51 N 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This winter's "home season" program showcases a body of Elizabeth Streb's work which highlights quotidian objects as extreme action hardware. Everyday objects you might see on a construction site, and that make up the building blocks of our lived environment, have long been the subject of Streb's obsessive action invention. From dirt, glass, plywood and two-by-fours, to concrete blocks, I-beams, truck straps, buckets and ladders, Streb has transformed these objects to foment complex extreme action choreography over the years. With a libretto written by Laura Flanders, DANGER: EVERYDAY OBJECTS, weaves together a poetic look at the everyday building objects we all live within. Performance Link will be available from Friday, December 11, 2020, 12 pm - Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:59 pm An exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb moderated by Laura Flanders will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm. Tickets are available on a sliding scale $0-$50. $50 premium tickets includes an exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb, moderated by Laura Flanders on Tue, Dec 15, 7 pm.

WANT TO GO? Tickets are available on a sliding scale $0-$50. $50 premium tickets includes an exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb, moderated by Laura Flanders on Tue, Dec 15, 7 pm.. 718-384-6491. streb.org/homeseason.

IN PERSON Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp
WHEN: Jan. 9 - Mar. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

See Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp from "1,001 Arabian Nights, " adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola (suggested for ages 3 and up). 

WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391. http://puppetworks.org/.

ONLINE Story Time: Ellen Tarlow presents Looking for Smile FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 16, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Join children's author Emma Otheguy and education professor Carla España for a heartwarming and educational winter story time with Otheguy’s new picture book, A Sled for Gabo! On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled. But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who help him solve the problem in the sweetest way possible! Otheguy will read from A Sled for Gabo, illustrated by Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González, and España will share activities and ideas for using A Sled for Gabo at home and in the classroom. A Q&A with both speakers will follow. A Sled for Gabo will be published simultaneously in Spanish (Un trineo para Gabo) and bilingual and dual-language educators are especially encouraged to attend. Ages 3 to 8.  Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7nrfqv6NSZac7D9DTqUhVw.

ONLINE Virtual Farmhouse Family Day: Color and Light FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 16, 1pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Join Family Programs Coordinator Chloe for step-by-step instructions for a hands-on activity of the month. This month, create colorful glowing lanterns with papier-mâché!  They'll be posting video instructions as well as step-by-step photo slides on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, so you can follow along at your own pace.

WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

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