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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 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.

Ice Skating Theme Party: Y2k Hits
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 31, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Industry City, 274 36th St, Sunset Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Skate into winter with the music of Y2K!
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-2020-01-31/.

FREE Sing 'n Schmooze on Shabbat!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 4pm
WHERE: Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue and 81st Street, Bay Ridge
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Singing, games, refreshments, and schmooze time for parents. Led by the amazing Tkiya Music!
WANT TO GO? 718-836-3103. brjc.org.

FREE Winter Jam
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 11am-3pm, weekends
WHERE: Rumsey Playfield at Central Park, Enter at East 72nd Street, Central Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy! Families will experience live ice carving, snowshoeing, curling, ice bowling, flag football, puppet making, photo ops, and a heated New York Public Library Reading Room.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enter the drawing for a chance to get free Learn to Ski Lessons!
WANT TO GO? 212-360-8213. nycgovparks.org.

Sibling Magic
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn all about how to support young siblings as they grow together. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $60 per couple; $45 per person . 718-576-3806. https://shop-thewild.com/.

FREE Children's Musical Story Hour with The Nightingale Fam Co-hosted by PLG Arts
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
AGES: All
WHAT: The Nightingale Fam returns to Greenlight to perform an eclectic program of family-friendly music based on the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer and Wilhelmina Harper's "The Gunniwolf," preceded by a family singalong.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.


FREE READ with Flash Gordon!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights, 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: "Flash Gordon," a certified therapy dog, loves to listen to kids read. Sign up for a 15-minute slot on the day of the program at the customer service desk.
WANT TO GO? 718-623-7100. bklynlibrary.org/locations/brooklyn-heights.

Family Art Workshop: Snow Globes
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 1-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to make your very own snow globes using a variety of materials provided.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 students and seniors 62 and older; $2 children ages 2-12; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

FREE Karina's Funk Revue for Kids
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: Industry City , 274 36th St., Courtyard 5-6, Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.
WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/events/730879767404932/.


BMS Musical Theatre Presents Annie Kids
WHEN: Feb. 1-2, Saturday, 5pm and Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Music School, 126 St. Felix Street, Fort Greene
AGES: All
WHAT: See the culmination of the talented students hard work during the Fall Semester and enjoy a truly magical performance.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 in advance; $5 kids in advance. 718- 638-5660. brooklynmusicschool.org.


The Rock And Roll Playhouse Plays Music Of The Beatles For Kids
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, Doors open at 11am; Event begins at 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: This concert for kids and families shares the music of The Beatles with a new generation of music lovers.
WANT TO GO? $12-$14; free for children younger than 1. 718-963-3369. therockandrollplayhouse.com.


F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 11am-12:30pm and 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children ages 4-6 and their adult companions explore together to discover the world through art, play fun gallery games, and create their own masterpieces in the studio.
WANT TO GO? $29. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.


Infant, Child and Adult CPR Training and Certification
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn prevention, recognition, and treatment of first aid emergencies in children.
WANT TO GO? $85 and up. 718-576-3806. https://shop-thewild.com/.

FREE Groundhog Day
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 7am
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Bundle up for NYC's official Groundhog Day celebration! Watch Chuck look for his shadow and determine if spring is near or if there are six more weeks of winter. There will be musical performances, keeper talks, and feedings in the aviary and fox areas.
WANT TO GO? 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.


FREE Story Time: Megan Reid presents Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 11:30am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore PLG, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Debut author Megan Reid presents her spirited picture book biography of Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

22nd Annual BAMkids Film Festival
WHEN: Feb. 1-2, 10am-4pm
WHERE: BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The festival includes 87 short film programs, hands-on interactive activities, special BAMcafé performances, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will enjoy face painters, balloon artists, interactive juggler-stilt walkers, and an expert clown!
WANT TO GO? $15; children 13 and younger, seniors 65 and older, and members. 718-636-4100. BAM.org/kids.

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.

Lunar New Year
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Weekends, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Meet one of the tiniest rodents in the world, the Eurasian Harvest Mouse and learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is helping animals in China and Southeast Asia.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Special activities and a zodiac scavenger hunt are part of the fun.
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.


FREE Maple Syrup Saturdays
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, 2351 Veterans Rd. W., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup, from tap to table. Participants hike for up to an hour on Clay Pit Pond trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap. RSVP appreciated.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A chance to bundle up as a family and spend some time the fresh air while learning about something yummy!
WANT TO GO? 718-605-3970 x201. https://parks.ny.gov/.

Visual Arts Studio
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Construct work in honor of Betye Saar and learn about her life as the museum celebrates celebrate Black History Month.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members and children younger than 1. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

FREE Movies @ the Library
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 1-3pm **NO SESSION 2/15**
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek, 12143 Flatlands Ave., East New York
AGES: All
WHAT: See a movie and enjoy theater-style snacks.
WANT TO GO? 718-257-6571. bklynlibrary.org/locations/spring-creek.

FREE Story and Play
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear wonderful stories, play with toys, and make new friends at this fun and informal program.
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.


FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 10-10:30am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park , 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Dyker Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.
WANT TO GO? 718-748-8001. bklynlibrary.org/locations/mckinley-park.


FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 10:30-11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope, 431 6th Ave., Park Slope
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to new favorites and classic stories read aloud. All ages welcome! Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before storytime.
WANT TO GO? 718-832-1853. bklynlibrary.org/locations/park-slope.


FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Feb. 1-29, Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek, 12143 Flatlands Ave., East New York
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
WANT TO GO? 718-257-6571. bklynlibrary.org/locations/spring-creek.

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.

FREE Saturday Storytime 
WHEN: Feb. 1- March 28, Saturdays, 2-2:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh , 240 Division Ave. , Williamsburg 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome! 
WANT TO GO? 718-302-3485. bklynlibrary.org/locations/williamsburgh. 

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.

FREE Target First Saturdays 
WHEN: Feb. 1- June 6, first Saturdays of the month, 5-11pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Brooklyn Museum hosts engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month! 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will feel like they're skipping out on bedtime if you head out for a quick visit after dark. 
WANT TO GO? 718-344-8962. brooklynmuseum.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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