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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.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

ArtRink

WHEN: Dec. 10 - Mar. 31, Thursdays and Fridays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Glide along this eco-friendly skating rink specially designed for skaters of all ages and skills. WANT TO GO? $23. 718-735-4400.
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Ice Skating at the Governors Island Winter Village

WHEN: Jan. 3 - Feb. 27, Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy outdoor ice skating on a 5,000-square-foot rink. Bundle up, enjoy a hot chocolate and glide on the ice! WANT TO GO? $11; $8 skate rental; free admission on Fridays are available by walk up only. 212-440-2205.
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The 3 Wishes a double-feature with 3 Little Lambs

WHEN: Jan. 8 - 16, Saturday and Sunday, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

See both The 3 Wishes and 3 Little Lambs (a reimagining of The 3 Little Pigs)!  The show has been adapted for Hand Puppets by Nicolas Coppola. Suggested for ages 2 and up.
 

WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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Family Bowl

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The family that bowls together rolls together! Bowling at its finest, complete with 16 lanes, critically acclaimed food by Blue Ribbon, and large leather Chesterfield sofas. Bowling lanes operate on a first-come, first-serve basis with the exception of booking a special event. 

WANT TO GO? $30 per lane per half hour; $4.95 shoe rental. 718-963-3369.
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Even More Weekend Fun

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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Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center FREE

WHEN: Nov. 2 - Mar. 31, Tuesdays, 3-5pm; Thursdays, 3-5pm; , Saturdays. 1-5pm
WHERE: Environmental Education Center at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more. WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939.
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Outdoor Ice Skating

WHEN: Nov. 9 - Apr. 3, COVERED RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm; Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 1-9pm; Sunday, 1-4:30pm. OPEN AIR RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday, 9am-7pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience ice skating on two open-air rinks, designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels.   WANT TO GO? Admission is $8 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. 718-462-0010.
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POGO Basketball

WHEN: Jan. 1 - Feb. 26, Saturdays, 11am-12pm ages 5-8; 12-1pm ages 9-13
WHERE: Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: This program has been designed to create a safe environment for players to learn the fundamentals of basketball, make new friends, grow their self-confidence, and much more. WANT TO GO? $30. 718-414-6612.
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Cosmic CAMP

WHEN: Jan. 5 - Feb. 28, 11am-5pm, daily
WHERE: CAMP at City Point, 1 Dekalb Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on an adventure through interactive games, physical challenges, and crazy cosmic-themed locations. WANT TO GO? $20. 718-673-8800.
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Friday Night Kids Night

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25, Fridays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Sports Club , 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Kids 14 years of age and under will have access to the basketball courts and pool!  WANT TO GO? $10 per child and per adult. 718-414-6612.
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Howling Moon Party

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 7-10:00pm
WHERE: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 1368 Fulton St. 3rd Floor, Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Celebrate CUMBE's birthday and its founding artistic director Pat Hall in her living legacy with dance, music, fellowship and more. WANT TO GO? $25. 718-935-9700.
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Howling Moon Party

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 7-10pm
WHERE: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, Bedford Stuyvesant, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance for their 10 year birthday bash! The Howling Moon Party is a tribute to their early days and the popular Full Moon parties Cumbe's founding Artistic Director Pat Hall brought to the community. And now you can celebrate in her living legacy with dance, music, fellowship and more. The full moon is an enchanting element of our celestial system, symbolizing the collective feminine vibrations. All around the world and within a variety of cultures, the full moon is a marker of a new cycle, taking us into a new phase. Celebrations range in style from prayer and meditation to parties and dancing. Step into this new phase of Cumbe with the community, elevating the work, the strength, the joy and the love of all of us, collectively preserving the culture and movement of the African Diaspora. Celebrate and welcome in a new decade of dedication to the collective empowerment. 

WANT TO GO? $25. 718-935-9700.
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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHEN: Jan. 15 - 17, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through interactive performances, protest marches, community art programs, and volunteer projects! Each day features shadow puppet performances and puppet-making with Nehprii Amenii, poster-making and protest marching with Brooklyn-based musician Fyütch, and the creation of a community dream cloud in BCM’s ColorLab art studio.

On MLK Day, Monday, January 17, participate in a volunteer project led by non-profit Repair the World where families will help out by packing diapers and baby essentials to be donated to Little Essentials. Little Essentials offers at-risk families access to children’s supplies & parenting education to promote the health and safety of their young children. This project is generously made possible by the UJA Federation of NY.

WANT TO GO? $13; $12 grandparent; free for babies younger than 1 year. 718-735-4400.
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Events for Youth & Families: Gates of Equality FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, , , NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

This dynamic one-man presentation chronicles the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, from his early childhood through his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. The fictional dialogue is interspersed with real excepts from Dr. King's press conferences and speeches and the practice of nonviolent protest. Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 and older. The program will air on WANT TO GO?
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The Chocolate Makery @ the Jewish Children's Museum

WHEN: Jan. 16 - Feb. 10, Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy , Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Children will join in the fun as they harvest the cocoa pods, grind and roast the beans to mold their very own delicious chocolate creation!  WANT TO GO? $15. 718-467-0600.
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MLK Annual Community Day of Service FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2-5pm
WHERE: Community Conversation And Collaboration INC., 1585 Fulton Street, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

On this day we honor the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by coming together to host a day of service " Community Day" event. Everyone is welcomed to attend the free event. This event will take place outdoors to comply with Covid-19 safety regulations. There are many great resources distributed at this event with Health and Wellness being a main focus point. The event is family and child friendly. Come out, network, take pictures, obtain free giveaways and resources.

WANT TO GO? 718-576-9872.
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MLK Weekend Brooklyn Pop-Up Shop

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 12-6pm
WHERE: Cortelyou Annex, 386 Marlborough Road, Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Star 23 Enterprise for an MLK Weekend Brooklyn Pop-Up Shop! Support your local small business while connecting with other small business. Spend your Sunday enjoying an awesome day with dope music, food and beautiful people! OVER 15+ SMALL BUSINESSES.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 716-553-2923.
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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 17, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 3:30pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Dance Workshop, Dancer and choreographer, Walter Rutledge and song stylist and pianist, Jeanine Odom will share civil rights era songs and stories honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. Come learn about the civil rights era through the music that inspired Dr. King and his followers during the turbulent 1960's. To secure a spot at the workshop, you must book your tickets online to the Staten Island Children's Museum, walk to the front desk on the day of the event and you can sign up for the free spot. It is first come first serve. Visitors aged 5 and above will need proof of vaccine and those 18 and above photo ID.

WANT TO GO? Included with $8 Admission. 718-273-2060.
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Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate

WHEN: Jan. 19 - 23, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 11am and 7pm; Saturday, 11am, 3pm, and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Disney Princesses, the wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen, exciting moments from Disney/Pixar films and more.  WANT TO GO? $20-$115.
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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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