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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.


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Greenpoint Market

WHEN: May. 2 - Nov. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Greenpoint Terminal Market, 2 Noble Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This outdoor flea is located on the Brooklyn waterfront with gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline, showcasing over 100 vendors plus family programing. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 718-625-1327.
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A-MAZE-D

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Mar. 27, Thursdays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm (Closed 1–2pm for cleaning)
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore a maze created from corrugated cardboard boxes that transforms BCM’s 2nd floor Exhibit Gallery into a twisting and turning adventure made up of winding corridors and tunnels! WANT TO GO? $13; pay as you wish on Thursdays from 2-5pm. 718-735-4400.
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Rumpelstiltskin

WHEN: Aug. 27 - Oct. 31, Fridays, 12:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks Inc, 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch Rumpelstiltskin turns straw into gold.  WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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Family Music Concert Series: 'We Got Something to Say'

WHEN: Sep. 18 - Oct. 9, Saturdays, 4-6pm; 9/25, 3-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join BCM for their first annual “We Got Something to Say” Family Music Series, where Brooklyn families connect to Black artists who are using music to inspire change. WANT TO GO? $13; $12 grandparent; free for babies younger than 1 year. 718-735-4400.
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BAMkids Family Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:30am-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Plaza at 300 Ashland, Fort Greene, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

BAMkids Family Day is a free all-day outdoor festival offering an array of live performances, interactive workshops, and showcases of local talent in celebration of community resilience and the power of the arts. Featuring high energy musical performances by Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, Nadia Dieudonn and Feet of Rhythm Kids, Brooklyn United Music and Arts, and Brown Rice Family; interactive workshops Hula Nation Inc. and Dancewave's Moving Together: Bollywood with Pooja Uberoi; and inspiring poetry shares by teen artists involved in BAM's Arts & Justice program. The festivities are emceed by BAM teaching artists Kimani Fowlin and Farai Malianga. RSVP Recommended.

WANT TO GO? 718-636-4100.
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The Great Irish Fair Of New York

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk , 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Irish culture with traditional step dancing, musical performances, and more! WANT TO GO? $20.
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Environmental Education Center Reopening & 6th Birthday Celebration FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 1-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for a special family-friendly event celebrating the reopening and the 6th Anniversary of the Environmental Education Center! Celebrate the reopening and recent 6th anniversary of the space with some special birthday festivities and outdoor activities, in addition to allowing visitors back indoors to explore the unique educational exhibits and animals. Featuring themed crafts, a community art project using recycled materials, a mini photo booth, goodie bags, Park scavenger hunts, and more! Brooklyn Public Library will present a nature themed storytime at 2:30 PM at the Pebble Beach Stairs. This day is presented in collaboration with local partners including Billion Oyster Project, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Bridge Parents, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration required. Please check the Brooklyn Bridge Park website for Covid-19 safety protocols being implemented.

WANT TO GO? 718-802-0603.
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Halloween Harvest

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 31, 9/25, 12-10pm; Saturdays, Sundays, and 10/11, 12-8pm
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun at the park while enjoying Halloween themed activities including Pumpkin Decorating, Tractor Racing, and Trick or Treating!  WANT TO GO? $10 Halloween Harvest package plus Extraordinary Wristband $51 48 inches and above or $30 under 48 inches. 718-373-5862.
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Sukkot

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 10am-1pm, 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Four artists, four messages. Join BCM for their first annual “We Got Something to Say” Family Music Series, where Brooklyn families connect to Black artists who are using music to inspire change. Hear what each artist has to say while enjoying dance, food, community art, and award-winning family music. Produced in collaboration with Family Music Forward.

9/18, Divinity Roxx: Divinity Roxx combines virtuosic bass playing with an eclectic mash-up of hip-hop, rock and funk that she calls ‘Alternative Soul.’

9/25, Fyütch: Fyütch uses Hip-Hop, spoken work, and visual storytelling to create unique all-ages experiences that promote racial equity and liberation.

10/2, Shine and the Moonbeams: Shine and the Moonbeams mix of funk soul with heartfelt sentimentality, and have performed at some of New York’s most prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, SummerStage, and Lincoln Center.

10/9, Father Goose: Known as “The King of the Dance Party,” Father Goose has received recognition from Parent’s Choice Awards and the Grammy Award.

 

WANT TO GO? $13; $12 grandparent; free for babies younger than 1 year. 718-735-4400.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Roller Skating

WHEN: May. 29 - Sep. 26, Mondays-Fridays, 11am-7pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-7pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Skate to a mix of pop hits while taking in views of Prospect Park Lake. WANT TO GO? $10 weekends; $6 weekdays; $7 skate rental. 718-965-8951.
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Glide and Ride Class for Kids FREE

WHEN: Aug. 6 - Oct. 29, Fridays, 3-5pm
WHERE: Shirley Chisholm State Park, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bike Library near the entrance along Hendrix Creek, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn to ride a bike with an intructor.  WANT TO GO? 718-277-2420.
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September Last Saturday FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 3-8pm
WHERE: Leroy's Place, 353 7th Ave, South Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Leroy's Place for their September Last Saturday event! Fanesha Fabre, local artist and illustrator, joins them this month with some of her works. As always, enjoy live music, drinks, art, and snacks in the courtyard behind the art gallery! 

WANT TO GO? 718-369-4200.
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Space Party in Prospect Park

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Harmony Playground , 64 West Drive, South Slope, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Astronaut facts, telescope magic, and alien dance moves galore! Join Curated Care for an out of this world morning! Create galaxy friendship bracelets, make your own telescopes and finish with an alien freeze dance! Bring a picnic blanket or towel and cozy up with your crew while enjoying socially distanced fun outdoors. *Ticket includes one set of craft materials per kiddo

WANT TO GO? $35. 646-450-2750.
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Irondale Open House and Season Preview FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2-5pm, open house; 7-10pm, season preview
WHERE: Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

After being away for so long, the Irondale Center thrilled to welcome the community back inside The Space at Irondale! The day will be divided into two sections: An Education Open House and a Season Preview. The Education Open House will be an event for the entire family to enjoy! There will be theatre and improv games during the day, registration for FREE Youth programs (for middle & high school students), and a special performance by The Walter Thompson Orchestra at 4PM. You can also buy discounted tickets for Irondale’s upcoming season and buy raffle tickets to some amazing prizes! Irondale’s 2021/22 Season Preview from 7-10 PM The evening section of the event will be a preview of our 2021/22 Season. Old and new friends will be welcomed for a night of shows, performances, and a lot of fun! Come celebrate the reopening of the space with a sneak peek of the upcoming season and enjoy special discounts for Irondale shows on sale. it is strongly suggested to stay around the neighborhood to grab dinner between the two events. Irondale is proud to be a member of the Fort Greene community and have made friends with a variety of local businesses and restaurants. Stay tuned for special offers from their partners! FREE Admission Proof of vaccination will be required for all who are eligible (currently ages 12+) to enter the building. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. RSVP suggested.

WANT TO GO? 718-636-4181.
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Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn Bridge Park FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, 2 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's "Share the Stage" series, Mark Morris Dance Group will present a special, outdoor performance (two showings, 2-2:45pm and 4-4:45pm) and an all-ages family-friendly workshop (3-3:45pm). The program features three dance pieces: Quad, Words, and the premiere of their brand new performance Water-- under a stunning backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, at one of the Park's most iconic locations. This event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration required. Please note this event is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. Check the Brooklyn Bridge Park website for the most up to date information regarding this event.

WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600.
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Storyland Cabaret FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 1-2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join New York City Children's Theater for an afternoon of music and stories at their 25th Anniversary Storyland Cabaret performance featuring songs from their hit productions Wanda's MonsterInterstellar CinderellaDory Fantasmagory, and more! WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100.
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Sukkot@Senesh

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Families with children newborn through 7 years old, are invited to join the Hannah Senesh Community Day School at their outdoor Sukkah for a festive day of art-making, a puppet performance, a sing-a-long, and more! SCHEDULE: 9:00am-12:00pm: Drop in for arts and crafts, read-a-longs, and more! Build your own sukkah, create decorations, get cozy and read all about the holiday. 10:00am: The Lost Lulav from WonderSparks Puppetry Enjoy this Sukkot puppet show with crazy characters, songs and a mystery to solve! 11:00am: Interactive Hebrew/English singalong with Sivan Arbel Join us for this fun family singalong with Israeli musician Sivan Arbel. IMPORTANT HEALTH GUIDELINES: This event will be held outside only. Rain or shine. Masks are required for all, including those who are vaccinated. Anyone 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination. Food and drinks will not be served. REGISTER: This event is open to the public. Register in advance at bit.ly/seneshsukkot or feel free to drop-in. Pay at the door; cash preferred, Venmo accepted. Please email Associate Director of Community Engagement Tamar Shohat Mackay with any questions.

WANT TO GO? $5. 718-858-8663.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays the Music of The Beatles for Kids + More

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 11am, doors open; 12pm, concert starts
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This concert for kids and families shares the music of The Beatles with a new generation of music lovers WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 718-963-3369.
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Brooklyn Book Festival: Brooklyn Book Bodega and House of SpeakEasy FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 2pm
WHERE: READ 718, 336 Malcolm X Blvd., Stuyvesant Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Brooklyn Book Bodega, READ 718, and House of SpeakEasy invite you to a back-to-school celebration for young readers. United by a shared mission of building community by increasing book access and a love of reading, the event will kick-off the Bookends week with children’s author Daniel J. O’Brien and YA author Torrey Maldonado, an interactive mural led by Bed-Stuy artist Michela Martello, craft workshops and free coloring books courtesy of Pen + Brush. Brooklyn Book Bodega book giveaways will take place throughout the day at READ 718’s Bed-Stuy center from The SpeakEasy Bookmobile.

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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

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!

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