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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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Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking Weekends

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center , Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit Green Meadows Farm-friendly animals, have fun on the hayride, pick your own pumpkin, and be delighted by their Fall decorations. WANT TO GO? $12. 718-758-7500.
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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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Pumpkin Painting

WHEN: Oct. 12 - 31, Sundays-Fridays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: gnA Studios, 255 McKibbin Street, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring your friends or little ones to enjoy painting pumpkins! Private grouping available for up to 6 people. Supplies and light snacks are provided. Adults can purchase drink ticket which includes unlimited wine. Flexible scheduling available for child/youth sessions. Please email gnastudios@gmail.com for scheduling questions

WANT TO GO? $35 adult ticket with wine; $30 adult ticket; $25 child's ticket.
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Time Travel Guitar with Counselor James

WHEN: Oct. 14 - 30, Thursdays, 4:15pm; Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: CAMP at City Point, City Point 1 Dekalb Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Go on a musical time traveling adventure with Counselor James! He's got a special guitar that actually has the power to travel through time (with a little help from you, of course). This music and movement class is like a dance party and a karaoke night all rolled into one, just for kids and their music-loving caregivers. Get ready to dance, sing along, and rock around the clock — literally — with Counselor James' time traveling guitar!

WANT TO GO? $25 per child ages 2 and older; free for accompanying adults . 917-310-2448.
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Journey to the Stars FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 7-10pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Journey to the Stars is back for one night only this fall for International Observe the Moon Night 2021! Join Amateur Astronomers Association of New York as they set up high-powered telescopes to observe the moon from the Pier 1 promenade in Brooklyn Bridge Park. International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds at this fun, family-friendly stargazing session that is free and open to the public. This event is walk up only and weather permitting.

 

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Music of David Bowie for Kids and More

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 17, 11am, door open; 12pm, show begins
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.  This concert for kids and families shares the music of David Bowie with a new generation of music lovers, but is not associated with or endorsed by the artist. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. The Rock and Roll Playhouse knows that little ears are sensitive, so they turn down the volume at their shows. However, all kids experience music differently and you may find that your child is more comfortable wearing hearing protection earmuffs, such as Baby Banz, which are available for purchase.

WANT TO GO? $12-15; free for kids younger than 1. 718-963-3369.
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Vale Park Annual Pumpkin Patch FREE

WHEN: Oct. 17 - 24, Sundays, 11:30am-3pm
WHERE: The William Vale, 111 N 12th St., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the whole family to Vale Park to pick your own pumpkins and get into the fall spirit. WANT TO GO? 718-631-8400.
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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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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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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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BAMkids Virtual Workshops

WHEN: Oct. 10 - Nov. 15, See website for schedule
WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music, , , NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

Young artists develop their storytelling and filmmaking skills in these fun-filled virtual workshops, led by teaching artists from BAM and BRIC. Whether participants join a one-day workshop or dive deeper into their craft during a multi-week series, these interactive sessions encourage collaboration and creativity from the comfort of home.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $5. 718-636-4100.
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Kabbalat Shabbat@Senesh

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 4-5pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith Street, Red Hook, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Kabbalat Shabbat@Senesh is a new outdoor program to kick off Shabbat that meets one Friday a month in October, November, and December 2021, and then again in spring 2022. There will be a Shabbat sing-a-long in Hebrew and English, a craft, and each child will take home a Shabbat bag. REGISTRATION: Register in advance at https://bit.ly/seneshshabbat or just drop in. 

WANT TO GO? $5. 718-858-8663.
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New Orleans Funk and Soul for Kids ft. Black Tie Brass Band

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 1-2pm
WHERE: Industry City, 238 36th Street, Sunset Park, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presented by Volvo: New Orleans Funk + Soul A family concert series, presented by Volvo every Saturday. Rock n' Roll Playhouse plays tunes from a rotating roster of artists for kids, and adults too. Expect dancing, interactive games and loads of fun. All are welcome. The core audience is children 10 years and under. This event is free for anyone under 1-year-old.

WANT TO GO? $5; free for anyone under 1-year-old. 718-963-3369.
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Day of the Diaspora FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10am-6pm
WHERE: World Arts East Red Hook, 127 King Street, 2nd Floor, Red Hook, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Day of the Diaspora celebrates the arts and history of the African and Latino diaspora. All are welcome to experience a variety of family friendly dance and music workshops, panel discussion, dance performance, and live Salsa music. Come and experience the rich arts and history of the diaspora.

WANT TO GO? 929-295-0605.
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Gowanus Open Studios, 25th year FREE

WHEN: Oct. 16 - 17, 12-6pm
WHERE: Greater Gowanus neighborhood, Atlantic Ave to 20th Street, and from Court Street to 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

After taking a year off due to COVID-19, Gowanus Open Studios returns stronger than ever for its 25th year. Hosted by Arts Gowanus, Gowanus Open Studios is Brooklyn's biggest celebration of local art and artists. More than 400 artists and venues in the greater Gowanus neighborhood will open their doors, giving the public a rare glimpse inside the former factories, warehouses, and studio buildings of this vibrant neighborhood. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work, share their processes, and showcase their latest projects. Partner businesses in the neighborhood will be offering discounts. 

WANT TO GO? 848-225-7217.
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Morgus Bootoux's Shadow Show

WHEN: Oct. 17 - 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 4:30pm and 5:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A shadow puppet show for children and adults in search of a unique way to celebrate the spooky season.   WANT TO GO? $8. 718-440-0375.
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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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