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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!


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*
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. 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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First Discoveries for Toddlers
WHEN: March 6-20, Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn how plants and animals keep warm during the winter, read a story, or create a nature craft to take home. Up to 5 years old.
WANT TO GO? Free admission to grounds until 12pm. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

Special ShopRite Kidz Cook: New Year Nowruz 
WHEN: Friday, March 20, Fridays, 3-4pm and 4-5pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as Persian New Year. Create a traditional treat for the occasion. 
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

FREE Drag Queen Story Hour
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.

Brooklyn Quilters Guild
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Industry City  274 36th St, Factory Floor, Building #1, Sunset Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Over 200 quilts will be on display along with free kids activities, guided tours of the show, along with a vibrant vendor shopping area.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 in advance; free for children 12 and younger. 718-736-2516 x200. https://industrycity.com/.

FREE Farmhouse Family Day: Women's Art, Women's Work
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
AGES: 4-11
WHAT: During this artist-led workshop, explore crafts and objects from the Colonial era, dive into some picture books, and tour the historic house and grounds. Reservations recommended.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. https://eventbrite.com/e/farmhouse-family-day-womens-art-womens-work-tickets-86188099927.

FREE WonderSpark Puppets: Who Stole the Cookie Jar?
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Beyond at Liberty View, 850 3rd Ave., Sunset Park
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Join WonderSpark Puppets as they perform Who Stole the Cookie Jar?
WANT TO GO? 929-305-3821. https://bedbathandbeyond.com/brooklyn/index.html.

Breakfast with Baboons
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 9am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave, Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the zoo early, meet animals up-close, and make a special treat for these amazing primates.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 members. 800-433-4149. https://prospectparkzoo.com/learn/children-and-family-programs/experiences.

Drag Queen Story Hour
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 10:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo, 55 Water St., Dumbo
AGES: All
WHAT: Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
WANT TO GO? $5. https://eventbrite.com/e/family-time-at-bhs-dumbo-drag-queen-story-hour-tickets-73610638401.

Remembering Poet Audre Lorde
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Staten Island OUTloud to discuss Audre Lorde's life and work, then see a dance performance inspired by her poems.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear firsthand the conclusions reached by the panel about Staten Island’s role in expanding voting rights.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 students and seniors; $2 children 2-12; free for members. 718-727-1135. http://statenislandmuseum.org/.

FREE Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1pm
WHERE: Marine Ave. and 3rd Ave., Marine Ave. and 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: The Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day steps off at Marine Ave. and 3rd Ave. and ends at 67th St. and 3rd Ave.
WANT TO GO? https://brparade.com/.

FREE Team Up To Read: Interactive Storytelling
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Have fun making puppets to use for reading fluency practice!
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.

Broadway Rock for Kids ft. Singers and Musicians Direct From Broadway
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Greenpoint
AGES: All
WHAT: The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a children's concert series offers its core audience of children aged 10 and under games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out in a sensory-friendly environment.
WANT TO GO? $14; $12 in advance. 646-560-0065. https://ticketweb.com/event/the-rock-and-roll-playhouse-brooklyn-bowl-tickets/10196035?pl=bbowl.

FREE Author Artie Bennett Reads and Showcases his New Children's Book
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 11:30am (Prospect Lefferts Gardens) and 1:30pm (Fort Greene)
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens; 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Acclaimed children’s book author will share his heartwarming, inspirational new picture-book biography, The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. greenlightbookstore.com.

FREE Story Play
WHEN: Through March 27: Fridays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh, 240 Division Ave., Williamsburg
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: During this program the group will read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime!
WANT TO GO? 718-302-3485. bklynlibrary.org/locations/williamsburgh.

FREE DIY: Creative Writing Club
WHEN: Through March 27: Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington, 4207 18th Ave., Kensington
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Led by the NY Writer's Coalition, teens work on their creative writing process in a welcoming and encouraging environment.
WANT TO GO? 718-436-0545. bklynlibrary.org/locations/kensington.

ShopRite Kidz Cook
WHEN: March 6-27, Fridays, 3-4pm and 4-5pm; different program March 20
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear a passage from A Woman's Place... by Deepi Ahluwalia. Create a recipe inspired by one of the pioneering women.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

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

FREE Movies @ the Library
WHEN: March 7-28, Saturdays, 1-3pm; no session March 21
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek, 12143 Flatlands Ave., East New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the library for a film and theater-style snacks.
WANT TO GO? 718-257-6571. bklynlibrary.org/locations/spring-creek.

'Alice in Wonderland'
WHEN:  Through April 5: see event for schedule
WHERE: Puppetworks Inc, 338 6th 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/.

FREE Macy's Flower Show
WHEN: March 22-April 5, daily, 10am-10pm
WHERE: Macy's Herald Square, 100-104 W. 35th St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Dive into the vibrant colors of deep-sea florals and stunning marine life at the upcoming Flower Show, “Voyage to Oceanum.” Visitors to Macy’s will embark upon an exciting under-the-ocean odyssey, discovering long-lost treasures and breathtaking aquatic beauty along the way.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a highly visual way to engage little ones while you get some shopping done!
WANT TO GO? 212-695-4400. https://macys.com/s/flower-show/.

Take A Closer Look—At Spring!
WHEN: March 8-April 26, Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate spring and learn how to be an urban scientist.
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

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: Through June 6: first Saturdays of each month, 5-11pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Park 
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: Through Dec. 27: Saturdays, 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: Fridays-Saturdays, 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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