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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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FREE Free Art Fridays with Sadie Kadlec
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 3-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh , 240 Division Ave. , Williamsburg
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore new techniques and materials with local artist Sadie Kadlec in this visual arts workshop for children ages 4 to 12 years old! Advanced registration required.
WANT TO GO? 718-302-3485. bklynlibrary.org/locations/williamsburgh.

FREE Tot Shabbat
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Bay Ridge
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Laugh, jump, sing along, and welcome Shabbat with stories, music, challah, and grape juice, led by the amazing Tkiya Music. Ages 0-5.
WANT TO GO? 718-836-3103. brjc.org.

Ice Skating Theme Party: 90's Hits
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Industry City, 274 36th St, Sunset Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Skate into winter with the music of the 90's!
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental . 718-557-9432. https://industrycity.com/event/ice-skating-theme-party-disco-forever-2020-01-24/.


Teen Night
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 6-8pm
WHERE: Hall That Fun, 509 Rogers Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Youths will be chaperoned in a safe, kid-friendly environment where they can network with other peers, play games, stream music, and simply have fun.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-324-4643. https://hallthatfun.com/.

FREE GAME ON! and RIF Book Club
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway, 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Play with board games and get free books in the RIF book club.
WANT TO GO? 718-953-4225. bklynlibrary.org/locations/eastern-parkway.

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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/beaded-jewelry-homecrest-library-20200104.

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. bklynlibrary.org/locations/gerritsen-beach.


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!
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/saturday-storytime-bedford-library-20200111.


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
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/saturday-storytime-kings-highway-library-20200104.


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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/saturday-storytime-new-lots-library-20200104.


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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/saturday-storytime-saratoga-library-20200104-1.

Mindful Parenting of School Age Children
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Classeteria , 284 Suydam St., Bushwick
AGES: Adult
WHAT: This workshop will offer insight and support for parents looking to extend their positive parenting practice from the early years to a child’s middle years.
WANT TO GO? $75 couple; $40 individual . 718-576-6115. https://eventbrite.com/e/mindful-parenting-of-school-age-children-tickets-83497291647?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Lunar New Year: Special Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-4pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create lucky red envelopes using calligraphy in this celebratory workshop.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.


FREE Saturday Story Time
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway, 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join the library for story time.
WANT TO GO? 718-953-4225. bklynlibrary.org/locations/eastern-parkway.

Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 12-3pm
WHERE: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Children will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can gather for storytelling, a parade, and food tastings like dumplings, spring rolls, and chrysanthemum tea.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7; free for children younger than 3. 718-273-2060. snug-harbor.org.

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. prospectparkzoo.com. 

Pow Comic Con
WHEN: Jan. 25-26, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint
AGES: All
WHAT: Created by fans for fans, Pow Comic Con brings together the best in Comic Books, Collectibles, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Cosplay, Horror, and all things pop culture.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's New York City’s newest up and coming pop culture convention!
WANT TO GO? $20-$34. https://powcomiccon.com/.

Celebrate Lunar New Year
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Parade throughout the museum with the Chinatown Young Lions and learn about the festival of Lunar New Year.
WANT TO GO? $13; free for members and infants younger than 12 months; pay as you wish 4-7pm. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

FREE Story Time: Michele Wong McSween presents Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Michele Wong McSween, author of the Gordon & Li Li series, for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets!
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

Theatresports
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 12pm
WHERE: Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Park Slope
AGES: All
WHAT: A zany ensemble of professional actors presents improvisational theatre as a competitive sport with help from audience suggestions.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for parents. 212-352-3101. http://galleryplayers.com/.

Mil's Trills 10th Anniversary Winter Bash!
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, Pre-show workshop at 10:30am and Show at 11am
WHERE: Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Gowanus
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the creative process like never before with a one-of-a-kind songwriting obstacle course integrating movement, music, and visual art.
WANT TO GO? $45 family rate day of show; $15 individual; $10 in advance; free for babes in arms. 718-809-8850. milstrills.com.


Charlotte’s Web
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2pm
WHERE: On Stage At Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard , Brooklyn
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
WANT TO GO? $13. 718-368-5596. http://onstageatkingsborough.org.

Family Party
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: For one afternoon only, the Beaux-Arts Court is transformed into an art party like no other! All proceeds support the Brooklyn Museum and their groundbreaking education programs.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes artist-led activities, mind-expanding projects, bouncy castles, treasure hunts, a dance party, a photo booth, snacks, and a goody bag.
WANT TO GO? $50; $25 kiddie ticket ages 2–13. 718-638-5000. https://brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/family_party_2020.

FREE Staff Story Time with Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year!
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join the bookstore for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets!
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/pre-school-story-play-flatbush-library-20200103.

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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/tot-art-flatlands-library-20200106.


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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/after-school-stories-flatlands-library-20200103.


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.
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/read-and-play-flatlands-library-20200103.

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
AGES: All
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!
WANT TO GO? https://bklynlibrary.org/calendar/teen-zone-paerdegat-library-20200103.

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. https://eventbrite.com/e/kids-beginning-learn-to-skate-class-at-dreamland-roller-rink-city-pont-7-tickets-77567982925.

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. https://eventbrite.com/e/sparkle-skate-at-dreamland-roller-rink-city-point-7-tickets-77528595115.


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. https://eventbrite.com/e/toddler-skate-party-at-dreamland-roller-rink-city-point-6-under-parents-tickets-77538566941.

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
AGES: All
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. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/.

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. greenlightbookstore.com.

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. http://puppetworks.org/.

Superpower Dogs 3D
WHEN: Through May 31: see website for showtimes
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
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. https://nysci.org.

An Opening
WHEN: Through June 30: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
AGES: All
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. brooklynhistory.org.

Magic at Coney
WHEN: Jan. 5- Dec. 27 , Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
AGES: All
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. coneyisland.com.

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. brooklyngamelab.com.

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