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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!

IN-PERSON Art Adventure for Kids

WHEN: Mar. 27 - May. 29, Saturdays, 10:45-11:45am
WHERE: Creatively WILD Art Studio, 98 Water Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Work with professional artistic materials & learn techniques as you create magical works of art! Explore Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Found Object Art & more! Suitable for Kids 4.5 -8 yrs. Advanced registration required.  WANT TO GO? $55. 646-469-7498.
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IN-PERSON Art Adventure for Kids

WHEN: Mar. 28 - May. 23, Sundays, 10:45-11:45am
WHERE: Creatively WILD Art Studio, 98 Water Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Work with professional artistic materials & learn techniques as you create magical works of art! Explore Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Found Object Art & more! Ages 4.5-8. Advanced registration required.  WANT TO GO? $55. 646-469-7498.
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ONLINE Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!) FREE

WHEN: Apr. 2 - 30, Fridays, 8pm
WHERE: Living Room Show, , Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Living Room Comedy Show (on Zoom!) The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn is still going strong! Hosted by Turner Sparks and Aaron Kominos-Smith, it's still totally clean, it's still free, and we still have the most hilarious comedians on earth joining us. The only difference is this time it is on Zoom (so actually in your living room). Join us from wherever you are to see some of TV's funniest comedians. You may be quarantined but everyone is invited. No restrictions on audience as comics are asked to keep their acts clean. How it works: Make sure to reserve your with a valid email address and you'll get an email by noon on the day of the show with the Zoom link. You don't need to download Zoom, just click the link and the video will pop up. Tickets are limited to the first 100 reservations so get them now.

WANT TO GO? 916-693-8387.
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ONLINE FamilyTree: Love and Justice

WHEN: Apr. 4 - 25, Sundays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Lab/Shul, , NY, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Child-centered and parent-guided, Lab/Shul's FamilyTree is a community-building experience driven by dynamic learning and shared values. This 2nd semester is dedicated to “Love and Justice: A Family Roadmap for Connection.” FamilyTree curates Jewish values and wisdoms to nourish our relationship to self, to others, and to the world around us.  This journey is designed for families with children ages 4-6 years old (siblings welcome!). Each FamilyTree semester can be taken independently of the others – no need to have taken Semester 1, to join Semester 2!  Here’s How it Works Upon joining, families receive an artful wooden tree cut-out and a set of stick-on leaves. At the top of each week, we introduce a new lesson and theme. We email you a digital package including an engaging, interactive video plus a series of family-guided conversational prompts for meal times and bedtime. Throughout the week, families are encouraged to record learnings, questions, and responses to the prompts onto their leaves and attach to their FamilyTrees. On Sunday morning, families come together online for a 40 minute hands-on, lively session layered with storytelling, puppetry and songs to deepen the connection and to see each other’s Trees in bloom. With Lab/Shul’s unique God-optional approach to tradition, text, and story, FamilyTree is open to those who identify as Jewish, Jew-ish, and those who love them. All Online Gatherings are Sunday Mornings, 11:00am-11:40EST April 4* - Chesed ?????‎: A little compassion goes a long way. Me to You April 11 - Todah ??????: Grateful inside, grateful outside. Me to Life April 18 - Lev ???: Follow your heart. Me to Me April 25 - Tzedakah ???????‎: Building a better world. Me to Other *Please note that the first week’s learning materials will be sent out on March 28.

WANT TO GO? $36-$72 sliding scale . 212-908-2536.
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Spring Into Gardening

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Jun. 11, Thursdays, 4-5:30pm; Fridays, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: These one-day programs are a mix of guided and self-guided activities that include watering, seeding, nature crafts, potting up, compost explorations, digging, and more. WANT TO GO? $18; $16 members. 718-623-7200.
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays FREE

WHEN: Apr. 11 - 25, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Chuck E. Cheese, 139 Flatbush Ave. , Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program. The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.

WANT TO GO? 718-230-8245.
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ONLINE Story Time: Ruth Chan presents The Alpactory FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. , Fort Greene, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Acclaimed author-illustrator Klaas Verplancke joins Greenlight (virtually!) all the way from Belgium to share his new picture book, The King’s Golden Beard! The lush, golden royal beard is a wondrous thing—especially to the king himself. He spends his days admiring and grooming it, and passes laws making it a crime for anyone else’s face to sport even a single hair. As the people of the kingdom nervously shave daily, the royal beard grows and grows until it appears at the palace’s back gate. Fans of Tomi Ungerer’s mischievous humor and Jon Agee’s sly morality tales will be delighted by this picture book about a long, long beard and its short-sighted royal owner. Join Verplancke for a morning of reading, crafts, and lots of laughs at the king’s expense at this Saturday story time! Ages 4-8. Register in advance. 

WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200.
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GREEN MEADOWS FARM FLORAL FANTASY

WHEN: Apr. 17 - May. 2, Saturday and Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center , Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a stroll to the family selfie stations with thousands of beautiful flowers then meet the animals and explore the play areas. WANT TO GO? $12; extra charges apply for animal feed. 718-758-7500.
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The 3 Wishes a double-feature with 3 Little Lambs

WHEN: Apr. 17 - May. 2, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See a special double feature of The 3 Wishes about a Magic Fish that is asked to grant 3 wishes and then catch The 3 Little Lambs, a reimagining of The 3 Little Pigs. WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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Earth Day at Ecology Park FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 18, 12-2pm
WHERE: Ecology Park , Bergen Avenue and Avenue T, Bergen Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the 15 different NYC plant communities in this scenic and educational park along Jamaica Bay. Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, April 7.

WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021.
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