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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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8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
WHERE: FourFiveSix, 199 Richardson St., Greenpoint
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your own basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt! Take your picture with the Easter Bunny, have fun with a spring photo booth, enjoy fun crafts, and music.
WANT TO GO? $5-15. 347-335-0056. fourfivesix.nyc.

Family Photography Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Galley at BRIC House, 647 Fulton St., Boerum Hill
AGES: 7 and older
WHAT: A hands-on workshop for families to work together on a creative art project. Inspired by the works in the Gallery at BRIC House, and made accessible with easy-to-follow instructions and the guidance of BRIC Teaching Artists, these projects celebrate the creative potential of collaboration across generations. This intimate photography workshop for families will be guided by BRIC Teaching Artists. Learn how to use a digital camera and have fun taking photos of your friends and family. For ages 7 and older.
WANT TO GO? 718-855-7882. bricartsmedia.org.

Earth Day Celebration with The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Black Tie Brass
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am
WHERE: Industry City, 220 36th St., Suite #2-A, Sunset Park
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Jam out to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire.
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 929-293-4404. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 12-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Hunt for Easter eggs, get your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy refreshments, music, games, resources, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

FREE Mother Earth Powwow
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 12-4pm
WHERE: Sunset Park , 53rd Street and 8th Avenue, Sunset Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Join NYC Parks for this fun-filled powwow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts.
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

Fort Hamilton Community Club Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: U.S. Army Fort Hamilton - Community Club , 207 Sterling Drive , Dyker Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Gather the family for an annual Easter feast at the Fort Hamilton Community Club, which hosts an Easter Hunt for children and a tasty brunch.
WANT TO GO? $40; $35 members; $20 children ages 4-12. 718-765-7368. hamilton.armymwr.com.

Kids Paint Easter Egg-stravaganza
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 3-5:30pm
WHERE: Colors Effect , 1454 Saint John's Place, Crown Heights
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: There will be bunny bites, face painting, games, music, and Easter items for the kids to take home at this Easter-themed paint event.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 347-921-1869. colorseffect.com.

Sing-a-long at Hill Country Food Park with Lloyd H. Miller
WHEN: April 3-24, Wednesdays at 10:30am
WHERE: Hill Country Food Park , 345 Adams St., Brooklyn
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Lloyd H. Miller, founder and frontman of the Deedle Deedle Dees, hosts a new weekly sing-a-long at Hill Country Food Park — visual cues, manipulatives, volume moderation, a wide choice of seating options (rugs, stools, banquets), physical supports, and space for kids to take breaks and do their own thing make this an event that is suited for children with disabilities.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-885-4608. https://hcfoodpark.com/.

FREE McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday
WHEN: April 6-27, 8am-2pm
WHERE: McCarren Park, 900 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: Buy fresh milk and yogurt, meat including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, and rabbit, seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, preserves, baked goods, eggs, juice, and more.
WANT TO GO? 347-987-2765. townsquareinc.com.

'Play Ball' Film Series at Nitehawk
WHEN: April 13-21, times vary
WHERE: Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park W., Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy baseball-inspired, kid-friendly films such as A League of Their Own, The Bad News Bears, and The Sandlot.
WANT TO GO? $13. 718-782-8370. nitehawkcinema.com.

Music of Queen for Kids
WHEN: April 14-21, Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
AGES: All
WHAT: Dance and sing to the music of Queen.
WANT TO GO? $12. 929-293-4404. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

FREE Kids' Saturday Cinema Club
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm
WHERE: Industry City , 274 36th St., Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Catch a free screening of a popular kid-friendly film, plus arts and crafts hosted by local community organizations.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-6450. industrycity.com.

FREE Bargemusic 'Music in Motion' Family Concerts
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a family-friendly concert located at Fulton Ferry Landing.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

'SNAP'
WHEN: April 12-28, see website for times
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Playing with space and time this ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds!
WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive visual effects, Chaplin-esque comedy, and a running time of 70 minutes, this is an ideal family show.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

 Science + You Exhibit 
WHEN: Jan. 15- April 28, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Learn about health and nutrition, scientific tools, and the methods scientists use for problem solving, investigation, and experimentation.  
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org. 

Signs of Spring at the Zoo
WHEN: April 6-28, weekends, 10am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the zoo, play games, enjoy experiments, and try drawing your observations with your own nature sketch book activity.
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors ages 65 and older; $6.95 children ages 3-12; FREE for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Workshops
WHEN: April 1-30, Thursdays, 5-6:30pm (8-13 years) and 6:30-8pm (ages 14 and older); Saturdays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Window Studio A Community Art Center In A Bed-Stuy Storefront, 356 Marcus Garvey Blvd. , BedStuy
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting, collage, and mixed-media.
WANT TO GO? $25. window-studio.com.

Bringing Stories to Life Through Music 
WHEN: Dec. 2 - May 5, First Sunday of every month, 5:15pm and 6:15pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A music and movement workshop that connects famous children’s stories to everyday sounds, rhythms, and melodies.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children can experiment with new ways of self-expression through singing, playing instruments, and creating sounds to represent ideas. 
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org. 

Life Symphony: The Origins (ASTC dance show, tickets on Sale 4/1)
WHEN: March 25- May 5, 6-10pm
WHERE: Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This dance performances include a combination of contemporary and street style dance techniques paired with a custom soundtrack by a Brooklyn-based recording artist, Busy Beds, and mixed by Italian sound engineer Good Things Record. Life Symphony: The Origins.
WANT TO GO? $15 per ticket online, $20 per ticket at the door. 347-853-0624. https://alternativesynergythecompany.com/events.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum
WHEN: April 1- May 12, Various Times
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition explores the art and identity of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo using photographs, paintings, and original artifacts.
WANT TO GO? Monday & Tuesday: $20 adults; $18 children ages 4-12. Wednesday-Sunday: $25 adults; $10 children ages 4-12. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

Stroller Safari: Spring Sundays
WHEN: April 7- May 19, 9:30–11am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave
AGES: 4 and younger
WHAT: Discover zoo animals through movement, song, and play. This 6-week series will foster your child’s natural curiosity with early access to exhibits and live animal encounters.
WANT TO GO? 800-433-4149. www.prospectparkzoo.com/programs.

Color Lab
WHEN: Through May 24: Thursday, 2-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Rotating programs will feature the work and material inspirations of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists, including Chakaia Booker, Wangechi Mutu, and Jack Whitten. Learn about Afrofuturism through a toolbox containing books, materials, and prompts to guide creating. Each visit to ColorLab will offer new ways to experiment with art and new ideas to explore. Hands-on programs will be supported by BCM’s teaching artists and educators.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

The Buttons 
WHEN: Feb. 3- May 26, Sundays, 10am
WHERE: The Great Room, 194 Columbia St., Brooklyn 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Jam out to a children's band like no other with lighthearted tunes! 
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. thebuttonsband.com. 

The Buttons 
WHEN: Feb. 3- May 26, Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Jill Lindsey , 370 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Sweet, silly, original kids music for kids of all ages!  
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. thebuttonsband.com. 

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience 
WHEN: Nov. 15 - May 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
WHERE: 218 W. 57th St., 218 W. 57th St., Midtown 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 800-844-3545. trollstheexperience.com. 

FREE CP Soccer for Kids With Cerebral Palsy 
WHEN: Feb. 3- June 16, 1-3pm
WHERE: Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, Cadman Plaza East, New York 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: CP soccer is a league for kids with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, or traumatic brain injury to play soccer. 
WANT TO GO? 3473283390. cpsoccer.us. 

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
WHEN: Through June 30: daily, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon in this brand new exhibit all about sharks, open year-round. More than 115 species, including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles, live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children ages 2 and younger. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket
WHEN: Through Dec. 7: Saturdays, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables and take part in programs like nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections.
WANT TO GO? grownyc.org.

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket 
WHEN: Dec. 8 -7, Saturdays, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables and take part in programs like nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections.  
WANT TO GO? grownyc.org. 

Friday Drop-Off 
WHEN: March 16- Dec. 27, Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope 
AGES: 9-17 
WHAT: Drop in for Dungeons and Dragons and go on a multi-month campaign with a band of adventurous kids each week. 
WANT TO GO? $48. 718-788-1122. Brooklyngamelab.com. 

FREE Saturday Author Story Time 
WHEN: Jan. 19- Dec. 28, Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Fort Greene 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too. 
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. Greenlightbookstore.com. 

FREE Sunday Bookseller Story Time
WHEN: Through Dec. 29: Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with young booklovers.
WANT TO GO? 718-246-0200. Greenlightbookstore.com.

FREE Saturday Author Story Time
WHEN: Through March 17, 2020: 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.

Friday/Saturday Drop-In
WHEN: Through Dec. 31, 2020: 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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