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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.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Hansel & Gretel

WHEN: Aug. 27 - Nov. 13, Saturdays, Sundays, 10/10 and 10/11 at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: See this Brothers Grimm story performed with marionettes and featuring Humperdinck songs. WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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Pumpkinfest FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10am-4pm
WHERE: 4th place between Court and Clinton Streets, 4th Place between Court and Clinton Streets, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

At this year's Pumpkinfest, families can expect games, activities, clowns, live music, seasonal food, raffles, a photo booth, and much much more. And, of course, there will be pumpkins. 100% of donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and emotional support for families during difficult hospital stays, as well as financial assistance for families in need.

WANT TO GO? 718-624-8494.
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MasterChef Junior Live!

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 7pm
WHERE: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch Season 8’s winner, finalist, and fan favorites as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. WANT TO GO? $25-$75. 718-856-5464.
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Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

WHEN: Oct. 9 - 10, Sunday and Monday, 10am and 2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on their rooftop to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in partnership with the North American Indigenous Center of New York. Featuring storytelling, live music, theater performances, food demonstrations, games and art-making!

WANT TO GO? $13; $12 grandparent; free for babies younger than 1 year. 718-735-4400.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Smorgasburg

WHEN: Apr. 3 - Oct. 30, Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Breeze Hill, Lincoln Road Park Entrance, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Smorgasburg, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, is considered the “Woodstock of Eating.” Local and regional food purveyors will gather to offer a range of cuisines. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 718-965-8951.
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FREE Admission Roller Skating

WHEN: Apr. 4 - Oct. 28, Mondays and Fridays, 3:30-6pm
WHERE: Pier 2 Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park , 150 Furman Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy free admission along with an afternoon of skating to today's top music alongside the best views in New York! WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $7 skate rental and rollerblade rental if needed. 718-300-2401.
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Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure

WHEN: Apr. 23 - Nov. 27, See website for schedule
WHERE: American Princess Cruises, 2498 Emmons Avenue (Pier 3), Sheepshead Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on an adventure in search of whales and dolphins! Children participation will be encouraged.  WANT TO GO? $65; $60 seniors older than 62; $45 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5 . 718-474-0555.
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Roller Rink

WHEN: Apr. 25 - Oct. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 10:30am-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Lace up your boots and groove to the cool beats. WANT TO GO? $9.94 weekday admission; $14.26 weekend admission; $9.94 skate rental. 718-965-8951.
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For the Birds

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Oct. 23, Through August: Tuesdays, 10am–8:30pm; Wednesdays, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-8:30pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: For the Birds is a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series that explores the connections between birds and plants.  WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $18; $12 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200.
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Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

WHEN: Sep. 23 - Oct. 30, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse, 145 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

The Brooklyn Heights Association (New York's oldest neighborhood advocacy group) will be hosting their 3rd biennial Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse where visitors can take a rare inside tour of a quintessential Brooklyn Heights 1839 Greek Revival townhouse, just steps from the world famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Even more, the rooms will each be beautifully and creatively transformed by over a dozen talented interior designers from New York and Brooklyn's celebrated design community. The townhouse features a grand double parlor with soaring 13' ceilings and preserved period details, a spacious full-floor primary bedroom suite and 5 beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces. A fifth floor features floating stairs to the roof deck with both city and water views. 

WANT TO GO? $40; $20 students with valid ID.
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Greg's Great Pumpkin Patch FREE

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Oct. 31, 9am-9pm, daily
WHERE: Domino Park, 15 River St., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Greg's Trees will transform Domino Park (South 1 St. & River St.) into Greg's Great Pumpkin Patch with events and attractions for the whole family. Expect a massive selection of pumpkins, fancy gourds and lots of Halloween decor along with a haystack maze for little ones, pumpkin painting and carving for everyone, Instagram-able photo opps and activities galore.

WANT TO GO? 212-484-2700.
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Halloween Harvest

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Oct. 30, See website for schedule
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest offers visitors fun-filled activities ranging from trick-or-treating and tractor racing to seasonal decorating stations and pumpkin carving– all leading up to the popular, elevated pumpkin carving event by Brooklyn’s own Maniac Carvers on Saturday, October 22. The fun doesn’t stop there as Luna Park in Coney Island will be offering fall-flavored food items across popular dining options including Half Moon Food Court, Coney’s Cones and Salt & Sizzle. For all pumpkin-spice lovers, guests can indulge in Pumpkin Spiced Funnel Cake, Candy Apples, Pumpkin Spiced Gelato, Apple Fries, and Purple & Orange Halloween-themed Cotton Candy.

WANT TO GO? Ride wristbands are $35-$60; single ride tickets are available to purchase. 718-373-5862.
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Rock and Roll Playhouse: Divas of Discos for Kids

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1-2pm
WHERE: Industry City, 238 36th Street, Sunset Park, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring your little ones to boogie down to the sounds of disco! Expect dancing, interactive games and loads of fun. WANT TO GO? $5.
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WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Families with children 2 through 8 years old, enjoy a fall day in an outdoor Sukkah with new friends! Enjoy festive holiday activities such as art-making, stories, sing-a-longs, and more! ACTIVITIES: Create stunning Sukkot sun catchers with Sprout Brooklyn Read Sukkot stories at PJ Library’s reading room Build your own 2-D popsicle stick sukkah with Fig Tree Decorate cups and sip lemonade with JCH Enjoy a Sukkot sing-a-long with Yonaton Gutfeld 

WANT TO GO? $5. 718-858-8663.
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Storytime with Pauline David-Sax FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 11am
WHERE: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Books are Magic for a storytime with author Pauline David-Sax, presenting Everything in its Place! 

WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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Practice in the Park with the Brooklyn Nets FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, Furman Street and Clark Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Fans are invited to watch the Nets take the court as they prepare for the upcoming season with one of New York City’s most iconic views as the backdrop. This is the sixth time the Nets have held their open practice at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The free, open-to-the-public event will feature elevated entertainment throughout the afternoon to tip off the team’s celebration of 10 Years in Brooklyn. This year’s Practice in the Park will include musical performances by Joey Bada$$ and Flipp Dinero and prior to the team’s practice, the Nets will host the first annual Brooklyn Park Classic presented by SeatGeek – a 5v5 game featuring notable celebrities and influencers - with teams coached by Nets legend Kerry Kittles and New York Liberty player DiDi Richards. After the team’s practice is complete, Brooklyn Nets players will recognize deserving children from the community on-court, and personally give them their jersey to keep. The children have been identified through the Nets’ community partner organizations. Practice in the Park will also include performances by the Brooklynettes Dance Team, Team Hype and The Brooklyn Nets Beats Drumline, merch giveaways, food trucks and more. Additionally, there will be a barber shop on-site as well as interactive photo opportunities, including a station where fans can pose in a Nets press conference setup and enter to win a year’s supply of BioSteel. Prior to the team taking the court, community programming will feature youth from the Nets Academy and a girls basketball showcase featuring some of the best middle school hoopers in the city. Fans can attend Practice in the Park by claiming complimentary tickets. 

Missed out on tickets? There will be tickets distributed on-site for fans that couldn't claim them online- while supplies last! 

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Practice in the Park with the Brooklyn Nets FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, Furman Street and Clark Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Fans are invited to watch the Nets take the court as they prepare for the upcoming season with one of New York City’s most iconic views as the backdrop. This is the sixth time the Nets have held their open practice at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The free, open-to-the-public event will feature elevated entertainment throughout the afternoon to tip off the team’s celebration of 10 Years in Brooklyn. This year’s Practice in the Park will include musical performances by Joey Bada$$ and Flipp Dinero and prior to the team’s practice, the Nets will host the first annual Brooklyn Park Classic presented by SeatGeek – a 5v5 game featuring notable celebrities and influencers - with teams coached by Nets legend Kerry Kittles and New York Liberty player DiDi Richards. After the team’s practice is complete, Brooklyn Nets players will recognize deserving children from the community on-court, and personally give them their jersey to keep. The children have been identified through the Nets’ community partner organizations. Practice in the Park will also include performances by the Brooklynettes Dance Team, Team Hype and The Brooklyn Nets Beats Drumline, merch giveaways, food trucks and more. Additionally, there will be a barber shop on-site as well as interactive photo opportunities, including a station where fans can pose in a Nets press conference setup and enter to win a year’s supply of BioSteel. Prior to the team taking the court, community programming will feature youth from the Nets Academy and a girls basketball showcase featuring some of the best middle school hoopers in the city. Fans can attend Practice in the Park by claiming complimentary tickets. 

Missed out on tickets? There will be tickets distributed on-site for fans that couldn't claim them online- while supplies last! 

WANT TO GO?
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Practice in the Park with the Brooklyn Nets FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, Furman Street and Clark Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Fans are invited to watch the Nets take the court as they prepare for the upcoming season with one of New York City’s most iconic views as the backdrop. This is the sixth time the Nets have held their open practice at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The free, open-to-the-public event will feature elevated entertainment throughout the afternoon to tip off the team’s celebration of 10 Years in Brooklyn. This year’s Practice in the Park will include musical performances by Joey Bada$$ and Flipp Dinero and prior to the team’s practice, the Nets will host the first annual Brooklyn Park Classic presented by SeatGeek – a 5v5 game featuring notable celebrities and influencers - with teams coached by Nets legend Kerry Kittles and New York Liberty player DiDi Richards. After the team’s practice is complete, Brooklyn Nets players will recognize deserving children from the community on-court, and personally give them their jersey to keep. The children have been identified through the Nets’ community partner organizations. Practice in the Park will also include performances by the Brooklynettes Dance Team, Team Hype and The Brooklyn Nets Beats Drumline, merch giveaways, food trucks and more. Additionally, there will be a barber shop on-site as well as interactive photo opportunities, including a station where fans can pose in a Nets press conference setup and enter to win a year’s supply of BioSteel. Prior to the team taking the court, community programming will feature youth from the Nets Academy and a girls basketball showcase featuring some of the best middle school hoopers in the city. Fans can attend Practice in the Park by claiming complimentary tickets. 

Missed out on tickets? There will be tickets distributed on-site for fans that couldn't claim them online- while supplies last! 

WANT TO GO?
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

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!

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