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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

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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Green Meadows Baby Farm Animals & Children's Fun

WHEN: Apr. 30 - May. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Green Meadows Farm, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Floyd Bennett Field, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Baby Animals Are Here! Come discover Green Meadows Farm new little additions- so many NEWBORN BABY ANIMALS plus all of their amazing other farm animals. WANT TO GO? $14 ages 2 and older. 718-470-0224.
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The Great Dumbo Drop FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 3-8pm
WHERE: Pearl Street Triangle, 155 Water St., DUMBO, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See elephants "fly" at this block party with live performances, a Kids Zone featuring bedazzling elephant crafts, plus other family-friendly activities, music, and more. WANT TO GO? 718-237-8700.
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Church Avenue Street Fair FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 12-6pm
WHERE: Church Avenue Business Improvement District, Coney Island Ave to Argyle Road, Ditmas Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy a day out exploring Church Avenue and with local restaurants including Jiku Wicked Wings, Am-Thai Bistro, Jane's Ice Cream, Suzy's Roti Parlour, and a special visit from Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck. Activities include bounce house and other kids rides; live gymnastics, dance, free salsa classes for all ages, and other performances. Free crafts activities led by local art teachers. FDNY Fire Safety on site with fire prevention tips and free giveaways. Plus, shop local vendors and more!

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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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Family Weekend Matinees

WHEN: Apr. 9 - Aug. 28, Saturdays, 10am
WHERE: Time Out Market, 55 Water Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: See a family favorite film, create some art, then take a ride on Jane's carousel and grab a bite to eat at one of the concession stands.  WANT TO GO? $15. 917-569-3559 .
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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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Paint Workshop

WHEN: May. 2 - Jun. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Don a smock, grab a paintbrush, and join in on the fun to create a painted masterpiece. WANT TO GO? Included with museum admission: $15. 718-907-8861.
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Failing Forward

WHEN: May. 7 - 29, Saturdays, 5pm; Sundays, 3pm
WHERE: STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, 51 N. 1st Street, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The STREB Extreme Action Company brings its thrilling feats of physicality, grace, strength, and risk back to SLAM! This spring’s performances, FAILING FORWARD, will showcase new action, new stunts, and new ideas, along with some familiar favorites. FAILING FORWARD investigates Elizabeth Streb’s philosophy that failure is an integral part of the creative process, making space for discovery and innovation and leading to unexpected, surprising and true original moves. The show will feature gasp-inducing first looks at new work—including a 22 foot I-Beam, 2, 160 pound concrete filled metal pipes, and spiked rebar, which hang, spin, swing and circle the space— alongside repertory favorites including TIP – an action packed, teeter-totter for the stout of heart, KISS THE AIR – a bungee cord-aided duet of duets, and a selection of rarely seen solos originally performed by Elizabeth Streb in the 70s and 80s. For All Ages.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25. 718-384-6491.
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Stranger Things: The Experience

WHEN: May. 7 - Jul. 17, Wednesdays-Fridays, 5–9pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–9pm
WHERE: Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave., Building 268, Navy Hill, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Discover your power in an immersive Stranger Things experience filled with fan-favorite characters, iconic locations and tubular monsters! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $54.
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Babylist Cribs New York FREE

WHEN: May. 13 - 22, 10am-4:30pm, daily
WHERE: Babylist Cribs, 693 Humboldt St., Little Poland, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Babylist Cribs is an immersive home where guests can experience editor-tested and most popular products, interactive brand partnerships and educational content all styled in a real home. Test and try Babylist brands and products first hand as they are intended to be.

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BRIC presents ‘Re: generation’, 33rd Annual Student Exhibition FREE

WHEN: May. 19 - Jun. 12, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: BRIC, 647 Fulton St., Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: BRIC, an arts and media institution, announced its 33rd annual student exhibition, 'Re: generation,' celebrating the creativity of K-12 graders who represent a network of over 2,000 students across 43 schools and three community centers around Brooklyn.  WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600.
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BRIC presents ‘Re: generation’, 33rd Annual Student Exhibition FREE

WHEN: May. 19 - Jun. 12, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

BRIC, a leading arts and media institution, is pleased to announce its 33rd annual student exhibition, Re: generation, celebrating the creativity of K-12 graders who represent a network of over 2,000 students across 43 schools and three community centers around Brooklyn. With the return of students to full-time, in-person learning for New York City Public Schools in September 2021, the need for community re-building was necessary more than ever. With the support of BRIC's Youth Education residency programs and its 30 teaching artists and professional educators, classrooms in participating schools became spaces in which students could reconnect and express themselves through visual arts and media. On view from May 19 to June 12, 2022, with an opening reception May 21, the exhibition explores topics of identity, activism, current events, mental health, community, and the characteristics that shape one's personal and communal identities.

WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600.
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Open Stages FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 3-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Park Slope with more than 150 musicians, including hip hop artists, classical musicians, marching bands, kids' groups, an “Encanto” sing-along, plus ensembles and student groups from all of BKCM's flagship programs and much, much more. WANT TO GO? 718-622-3300.
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Meadow Storytime FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Naval Cemetery Landscape, 63 Williamsburg Street West, New Williamsburg, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Hear great books about butterflies read aloud and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. WANT TO GO? 718-522-0193.
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Storytime with Lil Miss Hot Mess & Christopher Griffin FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 11am
WHERE: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Books are Magic for a fun-filled storytime with renowned performer/storyteller Lil Miss Hot Mess, presenting IF YOU'RE A DRAG QUEEN AND YOU KNOW IT! WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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Farmhouse Family Day: Pinkster Celebration FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the history and traditions of Pinkster for May’s Farmhouse Family Day. In partnership with Elite Learners, Inc., join us for a carnival games, activities and a celebration of the Pinkster holiday. Musical performances led by Chief Baba Neil Clarke, master percussionist and musician, teaching more about this regional tradition.

WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400.
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Jewish Heritage Month Storytime FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 22, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Join the library for a special storytime program in the Youth Wing Upper Program Room honoring this special month that celebrates over 350 years of Jewish life in the United States. There will be readings of folktales including Joseph Had a Little Overcoat inspired by a Yiddish song. Storytime will be followed by a short activity.

Ages 3-8 years. Space is limited. Masks are required for all participants ages 2 and up.

WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100.
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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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