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Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Plan the best weekend ever with your kids in Brooklyn!

Weekends are the best because they're a chance to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip near New York City or you want to find fun things to do this weekend that are close to home. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Brooklyn—all happening this weekend! 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 NYC 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. 

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Ice Skating Theme Party: 80's Hits
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Industry City, 274 36th St, Sunset Park
WHAT: Skate into winter with the music of the 80's!
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental . 718-557-9432.

FREE Farmhouse Family Day: Delft Discoveries
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
WHAT: Explore the fascinating international history of blue-and-white ceramics. Sculpt your own mini plates and bowls to decorate, keep warm in Wyckoff House Museum's cozy picture book nook, and play with traditional toys and games.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400.

FREE Drag Queen Story Hour
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100.

The Period Talk
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Kiddie Science, Inc., 509 Rogers Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: This will be an informative discussion and exploration of menstruation and some of the products available for use. Adults and children ages 7 and older. Advanced registration required.
WANT TO GO? $20. 646-420-1880.

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
WHAT: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra plays a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 adults 65 and older, students (valid I.D.), and visitors with disabilities (care partner free of charge); free for ages 19 and younger and members. 718-638-5000. Brooklynmuseum

Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
WHAT: Join the New York Chinese Cultural Center in a special Year of the Rat dance performance.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend
WHEN: Jan. 18-20, Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
WHAT: Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum to honor the life and legacy of the iconic civil rights leader and celebrate themes of diversity, equality, freedom, and resistance.
WANT TO GO? $13; free for members and infants younger than 12 months; Sunday, 4-7pm. 718-735-4400.

FREE Beaded Jewelry
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest, 2525 Coney Island Ave. at Ave. V , Bensonhurst
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Make beautiful bracelets using beads.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach, 2808 Gerritsen Ave., Gerritsen Beach
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy storytime with family and friends! Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 718-368-1435.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 2-2:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford, 496 Franklin Avenue, Prospect Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway, 2115 Ocean Ave., Near Kings Highway, Sheepshead Bay
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 12-12:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots, 665 New Lots Avenue at Barbey St., East New York
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga, 8 Thomas S. Boyland St. at Macon St., Ocean Hill
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children’s programs may include films, crafts, games, open play sessions, technology and other activities. Ages 3-5.

Winter Zoo Wonderland 
WHEN: Dec. 1-Jan. 26, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore Prospect Park Zoo’s wintery outdoor trail, warm up in their indoor exhibits, and discover the special adaptations animals have to survive in the cold. 
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. 

FREE Pre-School Story Play
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 11:15am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush, 22 Linden Blvd. at Flatbush Ave. , Flathbush
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Storytime with toys and interactive manipulatives to promote the development of cognitive and gross motor skills.

FREE Tot Art
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:30-11am, **LIBRARY CLOSED 1/20**
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands, 2065 Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P, Bergen Beach
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join the library for a creative art session geared for 0-5 year olds.

FREE After School Stories
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands, 2065 Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P, Bergen Beach
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun! For children with and without disabilities. A parent or caregiver must accompany children.

FREE Read and Play
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands, 2065 Flatbush Ave. at Ave. P, Bergen Beach
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear stories, makes friends and play at this inclusive story time. Ages birth-5.

FREE Teen Zone
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat , 850 E. 59th St. at Paerdegat Ave. South, Bergen Beach
WHAT: Enjoy an open space for teens to hang out, listen to music/DJ, craft station, homework help, movies, and more. Bring food and tell your friends!

Kids Beginning Learn To Skate Class (7+)
WHEN: Dec. 7-Feb. 15, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Dreamland Roller Rink, 445 Albee Square W., Downtown Brooklyn
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids will have fun while learning to skate.
WANT TO GO? $18.

Sparkle Skate
WHEN: Jan. 4-Feb. 15, Saturdays, 12-2pm
WHERE: DREAMLAND ROLLER RINK BKLYN, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Skate in this immersive roller disco experience! As soon as you step into the 10,000-square-foot roller rink you’ll be transported into a magical roller disco dreamland full of dazzling iridescent unicorns, retro rainbows, colorful dance floor lighting, and sparkling disco balls! For ages 7 and older.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 guardian non-skating.

Toddler Skate Party (6 and younger with an adult)
WHEN: Dec. 7-Feb. 15, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Dreamland Roller Rink, 445 Albee Square W., Downtown Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: You and your little one will skate and groove.
WANT TO GO? $18.

Park Slope Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Jan. 5- March 1, Sundays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, 5th Avenue at 4th Street, Park Slope
WHAT: The Park Slope Farmers Market brings small farms and local artisan food makers together every Sunday year-round.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-923-4837.

FREE Saturday Author Story Time
WHEN: Through March 17: Saturdays, 11:30am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers or the Greenlight staff sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and often activities and crafts too! Check the Events Calendar for an updated schedule of featured authors. Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids who are old enough to enjoy listening to a story, asking questions, and working on crafts.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200.

Alice in Wonderland
WHEN: Jan. 11- April 5, Saturdays, Sundays, and 1/20, 2/17-2/21, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks Inc, 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Brooklyn
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See Alice in Wonderland in a whole new way.
WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.

Superpower Dogs 3D
WHEN: Through May 31: see website for showtimes
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
WHAT: Join an immersive 3D adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
WANT TO GO? $6 adults; $5 children plus museum admission: $16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens.

An Opening
WHEN: Through June 30: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
WHAT: 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.
WANT TO GO? Suggested Admission: $10; $6 Seniors and teachers; FREE for children and visitors with disabilities. 718-222-4111.

Magic at Coney
WHEN: Jan. 5- Dec. 27 , Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
WHAT: See this magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from around the world.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 children younger than 12. 718-372-5159.

Friday/Saturday Drop-In
WHEN: Through Dec. 31: Friday-Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: Drop off the kids (ages 8 and up) for Friday drop-in, role-playing game night. Brooklyn Game Lab run great D&D campaigns for new and highly experienced RPG-players. Saturday nights are geared towards our Teen Pass members, but all older kids (12 and up) are welcome to participate. Play sophisticated RPGs with complex campaigns and awesome characters, plus get some DM training.
WANT TO GO: $48. 718-788-1122.

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