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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

Roller Rink

WHEN: Apr. 25 - Oct. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 10:30am-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
WHAT: Lace up your boots and groove to the cool beats. WANT TO GO? $9.94 weekday admission; $14.26 weekend admission; $9.94 skate rental. 718-965-8951.
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A Bubble Adventure

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Aug. 25, Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Dive into the most mesmerizing bubble adventure of your life, where you'll go from learning what a bubble is to having that wonderful feeling of endless bubble fun! WANT TO GO? Included with $15 museum admission. 718-907-8833.
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Even More Weekend Fun


WHEN: Apr. 3 - Oct. 30, Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Breeze Hill, Lincoln Road Park Entrance, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
WHAT: Smorgasburg, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, is considered the “Woodstock of Eating.” Local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 718-965-8951.
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Family Weekend Matinees

WHEN: Apr. 9 - Aug. 28, Saturdays, 10am
WHERE: Time Out Market, 55 Water Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: See a family favorite film, create some art, then take a ride on Jane's carousel and grab a bite to eat at one of the concession stands.  WANT TO GO? $15. 917-569-3559 .
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WHEN: Apr. 19 - Aug. 7, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See Collodi's Adventures of a Marionette (1883) adapted from a WPA script by Nicolas Coppola. WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure

WHEN: Apr. 23 - Nov. 27, See website for schedule
WHERE: American Princess Cruises, 2498 Emmons Avenue (Pier 3), Sheepshead Bay, NY
WHAT: Go on an adventure in search of whales and dolphins! Children participation will be encouraged.  WANT TO GO? $65; $60 seniors older than 62; $45 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5 . 718-474-0555.
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Stranger Things: The Experience

WHEN: May. 7 - Jul. 17, Wednesdays-Fridays, 5–9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–9pm
WHERE: Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave., Building 268, Navy Hill, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Discover your power in an immersive Stranger Things experience filled with fan-favorite characters, iconic locations and tubular monsters! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $54.
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For the Birds

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Oct. 23, Through August: Tuesdays, 10am–8:30pm; Wednesdays, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-8:30pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden will present For the Birds, a multidisciplinary celebration of the interconnections of birds and plants. Anchored by a Garden-wide exhibition of 33 site-specific birdhouses, For the Birds also features a gallery exhibition, music, performances, and education programming inspired by the Garden’s resident birds and the threat to their long-term survival. A landmark 2019 study, amplified by the National Audubon Society, estimated that there has been a 30 percent decline in bird population across North America since 1970. Climate change, air and water pollution, and habitat destruction are among the cited causes. The 33 site-specific birdhouses on view across the Garden were created by renowned artists, architects, and designers including Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Olalekan Jeyifous, Misha Kahn, Nina Cooke John, Roman and Williams, SO – IL, Steven Holl and Raphael Mostel, Sourabh Gupta, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO by Helene Schauer, Tom Sachs, Walter Hood, and more. Inspired by bird species in residence at BBG, each birdhouse is a meditation on the natural world from artists working in a range of materials and points of view. Each birdhouse is coupled with a track from “The Birdsong Project” offering a multisensory experience for visitors. For the Birds also features an exhibition of works from multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon’s “Birds of the West Indies” in the Conservatory Gallery; a Soundbath featuring Alex Somers; weekly birding tours; horticulture displays connected to the theme of birds and plants; programs for kids and families; and listening areas to hear tracks from “The Birdsong Project.”

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $18; $12 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200.
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Green Meadows Farm 4th of July Celebration

WHEN: Jul. 3 - 4, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center , Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park, NY
WHAT: Enjoy your holiday with a free pony ride, free hot dog, and all the other activities included in your paid admission including visits with live animals, Happy Hayride, Selfie Barn, and much more. WANT TO GO? $14. 718-758-7500.
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Feast of the Giglio FREE

WHEN: Jul. 6 - 17, Weekdays, 6-10pm; Saturdays, 4-11pm; Sundays, 12-10pm.
WHERE: Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets, Williamsburg, NY
WHAT: This annual festival returns with the Dance of the Giglio, food vendors selling Italian delicacies, rides and games, and more. The feast honors St. Paulinus of Nola, Italy.  WANT TO GO? 718-384-0223.
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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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