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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.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

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!

ONLINE Puppet Show LIVE FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Mar. 26, Fridays, 11am
WHERE: WonderSpark Puppets, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready for a highly interactive, very silly puppet show! WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/events/2463180740662088/.

IN PERSON Vale Rink
WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 30, Wednesdays-Fridays, 2-10pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-10pm
WHERE: The William Vale, 111 N. 12th Street, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: WANT TO GO? $20; $12 children. 718-631-8400. https://thewilliamvale.com/vale-rink/.

IN PERSON Outdoor Ice Skating
WHEN: Nov. 27 - Mar. 21, Saturdays, 12-9pm; Sundays, 1-7pm; Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-7pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside offers ice skating, figure skating, curling, and hockey. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that the LeFrak Center at Lakeside is open and operating with limited capacity and COVID-19 precautions in place, including a mask mandate and social distancing. Timed tickets are available to purchase up to one week in advance, with limited tickets set aside for on-site purchase. For free skating on Member Wednesdays, Alliance members at the Supporter level and above can show their member ID for rink admission.

WANT TO GO? Mondays-Fridays until 4pm, $7.50; Fridays 4pm-Sundays and holidays, $11; $8 skate rentals. 718-462-0010. https://lakesidebrooklyn.com/.

ONLINE Danger: Everyday Objects
WHEN: Dec. 11 - Jan. 24, ongoing
WHERE: SLAM Remote, 51 N 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This winter's "home season" program showcases a body of Elizabeth Streb's work which highlights quotidian objects as extreme action hardware. Everyday objects you might see on a construction site, and that make up the building blocks of our lived environment, have long been the subject of Streb's obsessive action invention. From dirt, glass, plywood and two-by-fours, to concrete blocks, I-beams, truck straps, buckets and ladders, Streb has transformed these objects to foment complex extreme action choreography over the years. With a libretto written by Laura Flanders, DANGER: EVERYDAY OBJECTS, weaves together a poetic look at the everyday building objects we all live within. Performance Link will be available from Friday, December 11, 2020, 12 pm - Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:59 pm An exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb moderated by Laura Flanders will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm. Tickets are available on a sliding scale $0-$50. $50 premium tickets includes an exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb, moderated by Laura Flanders on Tue, Dec 15, 7 pm.

WANT TO GO? Tickets are available on a sliding scale $0-$50. $50 premium tickets includes an exclusive virtual conversation and Q&A with Elizabeth Streb, moderated by Laura Flanders on Tue, Dec 15, 7 pm.. 718-384-6491. streb.org/homeseason.

IN PERSON Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp
WHEN: Jan. 9 - Mar. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

See Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp from "1,001 Arabian Nights, " adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola (suggested for ages 3 and up). 

WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391. http://puppetworks.org/.

IN PERSON Science Lab, Launches to Space
WHEN: Jan. 10 - Feb. 11, Sundays: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm; Mondays-Thursdays: 11:30am and 3:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

What do astronauts, asteroids; orbit, galaxy and the Jewish Children's Museum have in common? Simply put! The Jewish Children's Museum is launching to space: Experimenting some cool science creating a feel as if ones an astronaut orbiting space. Now that's what we call a cool fusion! Join the Jewish Children's Museum as they Launch to Space in the Science Lab. See website for more information and booking your ticket.

WANT TO GO? $15. 718-467-0600. https://jcm.museum/upcoming-programs.

IN PERSON Aerialists & Acrobats Showcases FREE
WHEN: Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, Thursdays, 7pm; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: BKLYN Studios at City Point BKLYN, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Watch as New York City Professional Circus Performers showcase their works-in-progress and show-ready acts of dazzling skills, innovative movements, and super-human strength & flexibility! Artists will be inside BKLYN STUDIOS & audience will be in the City Point main passageway. Masks & social distancing are required. 

WANT TO GO? https://anverentertainment.com/citypoint.

IN PERSON Labyrinth
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 22, 5:30pm
WHERE: Skyline Drive-In NYC, 1 Oak Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Purchase tickets in advance.

WANT TO GO? $80 VIP; $55 car up to 7 passengers; $35 motorcycle; $22 single seat;. 347-462-0353. https://tickets.skylinedriveinnyc.com/movie/labyrinth.

ONLINE Drop the Mic: Dream, Speak, Act FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 22, 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), , Fort Greene, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT:

The Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings together artists, activists, civic leaders, and the public for a communal commemoration and reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. King, Jr. Audience members around the world are invited to join BAM for the virtual edition of New York City’s largest public celebration of Dr. King’s legacy featuring a keynote speech by Alicia Garza, author of The Purpose of Power, principal at Black Futures Lab, and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, performances by Grammy Award-winning gospel and R&B artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton, Tank and the Bangas lead vocalist Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Vy Higgensen's award-winning choir Sing Harlem!, Brooklyn-based poet and 2020-2021 BAM Artist Resident Timothy DuWhite, spoken word artist Ashley August, and presentations by leading artists, civic leaders, and changemakers. The 2021 event draws inspiration from Dr. King’s words, his life, and the actions of those around the nation who continue the fight for equality and justice. The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will stream on BAM.org, Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11am EST. Following the stream, the event will be available on BAM’s  YouTube and Vimeo through February 28, 2021. For the first time since its inception, New York City’s largest public tribute to Dr. King will be pre-recorded to air locally on BRIC TV–the Emmy Award-winning cable TV and digital network. This event includes Closed Captioning.

WANT TO GO? 718-636-4100. https://bam.org/education/2021/drop-the-mic.

ONLINE Story Time: Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue present Katie the Catsitter FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT:

Join children's author Emma Otheguy and education professor Carla España for a heartwarming and educational winter story time with Otheguy’s new picture book, A Sled for Gabo! On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled. But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who help him solve the problem in the sweetest way possible! Otheguy will read from A Sled for Gabo, illustrated by Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González, and España will share activities and ideas for using A Sled for Gabo at home and in the classroom. A Q&A with both speakers will follow. A Sled for Gabo will be published simultaneously in Spanish (Un trineo para Gabo) and bilingual and dual-language educators are especially encouraged to attend. Ages 3 to 8.  Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZAKdzq8RfafsV4_-mizFw.

IN PERSON Ratatouille
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 5:30pm
WHERE: Skyline Drive-In NYC, 1 Oak Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Purchase tickets in advance.

WANT TO GO? $80 VIP; $55 car up to 7 passengers; $35 motorcycle; $22 single seat;. 347-462-0353. https://tickets.skylinedriveinnyc.com/movie/ratatouille.

IN PERSON Annie
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 5:30pm
WHERE: Skyline Drive-In NYC, 1 Oak Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. Purchase tickets in advance. 

WANT TO GO? $80 VIP; $55 car up to 7 passengers; $35 motorcycle; $22 single seat;. 347-462-0353. https://tickets.skylinedriveinnyc.com/movie/annie.

IN PERSON The Dark Knight Rises
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 9pm
WHERE: Skyline Drive-In NYC, 1 Oak Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. Purchase tickets in advance. 

WANT TO GO? $80 VIP; $55 car up to 7 passengers; $35 motorcycle; $22 single seat;. 347-462-0353. https://tickets.skylinedriveinnyc.com/movie/the-dark-knight-rises.

ONLINE Sounds of Nature FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 1-2pm
WHERE: Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene Park Willoughby Ave. & Washington Park, Fort Greene, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Urban Park Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural materials and exploring the sounds inside the park.  

WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021. https://nycgovparks.org/events/2021/01/23/sounds-of-nature.

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