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This Weekend’s Kids & Family Activities in Brooklyn

There’s so much to do with your family in Brooklyn on the weekends! Interested in theater and museums? How about a festival or concert? Find it in our list of this weekend’s best kids and family activities in Brooklyn. Or, check out NY Metro Parents’ calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel for All Children – Willowbrook Park
Through August 08, 2018 – Staten Island

Meet the Greenbelt’s early childhood educators at the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park. Then enjoy a nature activity, and learn about upcoming programs throughout the summer and fall.  Free and suitable for ages 3-5 with chaperone. Registration recommended.

Summer Reading Storytime – Granite Terrace at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3
Through August 08, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water! Brooklyn Heights children’s librarians will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Plaza Theatrical Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – Highland Park
August 08, 2018 – Cypress Hils

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in this theatrical production. Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

A Summer Movie Under the Stars: ‘Space Jam’ – Prospect Park Long Meadow
August 08, 2018 – Park Slope

The Looney Tunes seek out Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball match. Enjoy 80s and 90s R&B, hip hop and dance hits provided by Brooklyn’s own DJ Dr. Israel before the movie. Neighborhood partners will also provide onsite activities.

Music in the Grove: Kids Concerts – Fort Greene Park
Through August 08, 2018 – Fort Greene

Fort Greene’s popular kids concert series returns for its seventh season with hour-long performances perfect for children of all ages and their parents and guardians. Performances by beloved local artists like Hopalong Andrew, Rolie Polie Guacamole, Soul Science Lab, and more!

Forest Adventures – Blood Root Valley (Greenbelt)
Through August 09, 2018 – Staten Island

 Join us for this new weekly series filled with woodland adventures including hikes, seasonal explorations, stories, and crafts. This program is designed for a caregiver and age-appropriate child to explore the wonders of the forest together. 

Nature at Night: Family Edition – Prospect Park Audobon Center
August 09, 2018 – Flatbush

Join Prospect Park Alliance for an evening stroll to see, hear and learn about the mysterious urban wildlife in Prospect Park. In this two hour program, you will have a special behind the scenes look of the animal collection at the boathouse, then explore the park with an expert local naturalist. Along the way, you might see bats, raccoons, insects, birds and amphibians.

Gotham Girls Summer Skate Camp (Week 1) – The Crash Pad
Through August 10, 2018 – Bushwick

Skaters ages 6- 17 will learn to skate and sharpen their derby skills in a multi-skill level camp designed to introduce the wonderful sport of roller derby and challenge current skaters. GGRD coaches will lead a week-long intensive that will cover skating basics up to more advanced derby skills. You must have your own skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, mouth guard and water bottle. No skating skills are necessary, but you must be able to make it around the track without holding onto walls or people. Each camp day will have a morning skate session, lunch and fun off-skates activity, and an afternoon skates session. Mid-day breaks will include activities like games, movies, footage watching, derby rules sessions, skate maintenance and more!

Outdoor Films: ‘Ghostbusters’ – Parade Ground at Governors Island
August 10, 2018 – New York Harbor

Who ya gonna call? Three parapsychologists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis) are fired from their cushy Columbia University gigs and forced into the private sector. After a paranormal encounter at the New York Public Library, they set up shop as spectral exterminators in an old fire house and begin chasing spooks, specters, and ghosts all over the city with unlicensed nuclear accelerators strapped to their backs. Joined by a blue-collar skeptic (Ernie Hudson), they soon find themselves also battling pugnacious bureaucrats, ancient gods, and giant marshmallows all while trying to prevent the end of the world. Ivan Reitman’s comedy-horror masterpiece—also starring Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Rick Moranis—was a megahit upon release, as was Ray Parker Jr.s’ theme song, and they remain just as addictive today. Plus, enjoy pre-screening music by Theodore Jahng beginning at 6pm.

City Parks Foundation Get Up & Go – Parks across New York City
Through August 10, 2018 – New York

This free sports program provides tennis, golf, soccer, track and field, and fitness instruction and use of equipment for over 14,000 New York City children during the summer months. There are activities available for ages 6-16 years old in 39 parks across the five boroughs. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. The fun includes free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events such as a tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows Tennis Center. Sign up and pre-registration required. See website for details and sign up early to avoid disappointment. The emphasis of the program is not only on learning the basics of the sport, but also on developing self-esteem, discipline and sportsmanship.

Astronomy for Beginners – Staten Island Children’s Museum
August 11, 2018 – Staten Island

Create your own costellation viewers using everyday materials to gaze at the night sky. Attendance is limited to 25 guests per session. 

BCM Advocacy Lab Presents: Fundred Project – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
August 11, 2018 – Crown Heights

Join BCM and the Fundred Project as we explore what makes a healthy home and clean environment. Founded in 2010, the Fundred Project teaches about the dangers of lead contamination and helps children become advocates for lead free futures. Through this 30-minute program, BCM kids will have the opportunity to build their own healthy homes and learn to advocate for a safer environment and lead free world.


Fantastic Tunnel Books – New York Transit Museum
Through August 12, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

What do engineers discover as they dig underground to build New York’s newest train tunnels? Find out, and then create and illustrate your own fantastic book about what you imagine finding beneath Manhattan’s busy streets and ancient bedrock. 

Double Dutch – Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 15, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Join Double Dutch Empire for Open Ropes, a weekly double dutch jump rope session every Wednesday. Open Ropes is free and open to everyone of any age, skill, and jump style. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction in a fun block party environment.


Summer Streets 2018 – Between Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets
Through August 18, 2018 – Manhattan

Part block party, part outdoor playground, part bike and walking tour, part water park, this event is not to be missed. For three Saturdays in a row seven miles of Manhattan’s streets will be closed off to traffic, giving you the chance to explore and take part in the numerous fun activities on offer. See website for locations. Highlights for 2017 include a water park on the Upper East Side, and giant slide at Foley Square.

Nature Center Adventures – Salt Marsh Nature Center
Through August 18, 2018 – Marine Park

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Zen Zoo Yoga – Prospect Park Zoo
Through August 18, 2018 – Flatbush

Join Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks for this fun and mindful Shape Up NYC class for kids. Our instructor will teach Asana yoga, which is based on animal forms and shapes. Yoga for kids helps foster self confidence, compassion, visualization and laughter. This class is open to children under 18, no registration is required. All levels are welcome.

‘The Jungle Book’ – Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2018 – Park Slope

Enjoy an artful retelling of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling’s Fables of India, as adapted for marionettes by
Nicolas Coppola and Adam Kilgour. Suggested for ages 3 and up. 

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach – Coney Island Boardwalk
Through August 20, 2018 – Coney Island

On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater! Come on down and see great films representing a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. Festivities begin at 7:30pm and screenings start at dusk.

Discover Gardening – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through August 22, 2018 – Crown Heights

Drop in and practice gardening skills alongside Discovery Docents in the Hamm Children’s Learning Courtyard inside the Discovery Garden. Water and weed fruit and vegetable beds, plant a seed, and learn about what’s growing! Create a plant-inspired craft to take home.

Prospect Park Yoga – Prospect Park Long Meadow
Through August 23, 2018 – Park Slope

Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, lululemon Brooklyn and Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate summer with an hour-long, free yoga class! Featuring Brooklyn’s finest yoga teachers, Prospect Park Yoga gives attendees a chance to try free, outdoor group yoga classes in a low-pressure, beautiful environment. The series draws hundreds of Brooklynites each week to celebrate yoga and wellness in our treasured Prospect Park. Bring your own mat or towel, a bottle of water and friends. All levels welcome.
Please RSVP and sign the waiver prior to your first class.

Drop-In Play – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through August 25, 2018 – Crown Heights

Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio.  Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season.

Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5

Peacock fans: Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat!

Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12

Shooting Stars: Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring!

Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18

Hot Air Balloons: Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies.

Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25

Jellyfish Windsock: Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock.

Music in Motion – Bargemusic
Through August 25, 2018 – Dumbo

Every Saturday from March through May, Bargemusic presents “Music in Motion,” a free family concert series that includes an hourlong performance and a Q&A session with the musicians. 

Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus – Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 26, 2018 – Brooklyn

This June, artist Erwin Wurm will bring his “Hot Dog Bus” to one of New York City’s most popular summer destinations, Brooklyn Bridge Park. This modified, vintage Volkswagen Microbus has been transformed into a bright yellow, overstuffed food truck from which free hot dogs will be served to visitors all summer, hinting at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and the artist’s Austrian homeland. The bus’ bloated form will encourage audiences to reconsider the relationship between capitalism and consumption in today’s culture, while the act of eating, according to Wurm, can be considered an additive sculptural process in its own right. 

Free Beginner Lacrosse Clinic – Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 – Brooklyn

Check out this free beginner lacrosse clinic with Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse.

Art and Storytelling – Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through August 28, 2018 – Park Slope


Looking for ways to keep your little one(s) busy? Head to Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab every Tuesday for an hour of arts and crafts and reading!

Basketball Clinic – Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 28, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Boogie Woogie Nights – Staten Island Children’s Museum
Through August 29, 2018 – Staten Island


Each Wednesday through the end of August, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is open for free. Explore exhibits for two hours and then enjoy a dance program. Dancers demonstrate a specific cultural dance and invite museum-goers to learn new moves.

Free Carousel Rides – Prospect Park Carousel
Through August 30, 2018 – Brooklyn

Enjoy free carousel rides on the historic Prospect Park Carousel every Thursday in August, funded by the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Safety City – Jewish Children’s Museum
Through August 30, 2018 – Crown Heights

The Jewish Children’s Museum hits the road this summer with a child size road course teaching street and pedestrian safety, complete with pedal go-carts and working traffic lights! Drive through “Safety City” and enjoy typical high street attractions along the road. Children will have to practice safe street behaviors both as drivers and as pedestrians, in order to be awarded a “Safety City” license!

Shoprite Kidz Cook – Staten Island Children’s Museum
Through August 31, 2018 – Staten Island

NASA’s astronauts have strange cravings due to the change of atmosphere while in space. Discover some of their favorite foods and learn why they crave them in this tasty class! 

Creativity Lab – Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2018 – Prospect Heights

Drop by the Brooklyn Museum studios and explore your creative side. In this drop-in workshop, take inspiration from our galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay for as long as you’d like!

Free Fireworks – Coney Island Boardwalk
Through August 31, 2018 – Coney Island

Enjoy a free fireworks show at Coney Island from high atop Deno’s Wonder Wheel on the Boardwalk!

Calypso at the Zoo – Prospect Park Zoo
Through August 31, 2018 – Brooklyn

Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in August for a zoo-themed West Indian carnival with steelpan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts, and of course, Caribbean culture. Learn about the unique wildlife of the Caribbean islands and about conservation work in the Caribbean by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Pop-Up Audubon: Fishing and Birdwatching – Prospect Park
Through August 31, 2018 – Prospect Park

Join Prospect Park Alliance educators in free fishing clinics and birdwatching with the whole family! Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Then, participants of all ages can join Alliance naturalists on a walk to identify up to 250 species of birds that pass through Prospect Park. Check online for more schedule and location details. 

Pop-Up Pool – Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 31, 2018 – Dumbo

Take a dip in one of New York City’s coolest hidden gems, then relax on the beach after your swim. The pool is 30 by 50 feet in size, and maxes out at an easy 3.5 feet deep—making it just right for families with smaller kids, too. Swimmers of all ages and levels are welcome to enter daily from 10 am to 6 pm for 45-minute sessions.

Rock and Roll Playhouse with Face Painting – Industry City
Through August 31, 2018 – Sunset Park

Every Wednesday, enjoy free family concerts with live bands and face painting with The Cheeky Chipmunk at Courtyard 1/2. 

Regal Summer Movie Express – UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14
Through August 31, 2018 – Sheepshead Bay

Throughout July and August, Regal Cinemas in Brooklyn and Staten Island (UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX and UA Staten Island Stadium 16 & RPX) will screen family-friendly movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for just $1, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Will Rogers Institute. Films will include Despicable Me, Storks, Iron Giant, The Lego Movie, and many more!

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families Exhibition – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through September 02, 2018 – Crown Heights

BCM’s newest exhibit, Native Voices: New England Tribal Families, opened June 30th and features the seasonal traditions of five Native American tribes from New England. Meet the Narragansett, Mashpee Wampanoag, Aquinnah Wampanoag, and Penobscot and Passamaquoddy communities through photographs, videos, and activities that invite you to participate in daily life and special events. Join us for this important and unique opportunity to learn about the history and modern life of indigenous communities through first-person narratives, oral history storytelling, large photo murals, hands-on activities, and evocative collection objects. Visitors will also be invited to explore a wigwam that will be built on the Museum’s roof and learn about traditional building methods.


Live at the Archway – Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
Through September 20, 2018 – Dumbo

Live at the Archway is DUMBO’s signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances, a pop-up gallery, and interactive art experience, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine. 

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor – Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Through September 22, 2018 – Staten Island

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour with hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!  The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor tour brings you through an 83-acre site and reveals the history of this 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries of the grounds.

Kayaking – Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at Pier 2
Through September 30, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.


Weekday Nature Exploration – Audubon Center at the Boathouse
Through September 30, 2018 – Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Join Prospect Park Alliance for free nature education programs every Thursday and Friday afternoon at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Summer Open House – H.H. Biddle House
Through September 30, 2018 – Staten Island

Explore this NYC landmark house built in the Greek Revival style and overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork. Explore the property’s adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Coastal Cleanup – Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through October 03, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Coastal Cleanup volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Smorgasburg – Prospect Park, Breeze Hill
Through October 07, 2018 – Prospect Lefferts Garden

Every Sunday from April through October, head to Breeze Hill in Prospect Park to finally take in some sun, and enjoy food from more than 100 local vendors.

Winged Jewels of the Forest: Images of Birds in the Surrounding Hudson Valley – New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2018 – Corona

This exhibition features photographs of birds from Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pleasantville, N.Y., 30 miles north of New York City. The Preserve provides habitat for thousands of birds and this exhibition highlights the diversity of the birds found there.

NYC Audubon Summer Residence – Governors Island
Through October 28, 2018 – New York Harbor

Join NYC Audubon’s seasonal residence on Governors Island! This year’s nature center will feature displays on conservation, a children’s room with books and activities, bird-inspired artwork and studio space showcasing artists creating work inspired by Governors Island and its variety of avian residents. Guests can borrow binoculars and participate in one of the free guided bird walks or strike out on their own to discover the bright and bustling bird life all over the island. Visit and learn all about the feathery friends who share our urban environment and what we can do to help them out.

Children’s Museum of the Arts Free Island Outpost – Governors Island
Through October 31, 2018 – New York Harbor

Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Free Art Island Outpost on historic Governors Island every Saturday and Sunday this summer for free, hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences. The open outdoor space of the Free Arts Island Outpost beckons you to come collaboratively create! Young artists will be inspired and challenged to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums.

Governors Island Open Season – Governors Island
Through October 31, 2018 – New York Harbor

Beginning May 1, New Yorkers are invited to enjoy the Island’s open and expansive park spaces with unforgettable views of New York Harbor, car-free recreation and a robust calendar of free public programming just a short ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.  Ferries will be free for all visitors during the first week of the season, from May 1-6.

Summertime Skating Rink – Mel’s Rink Governors Island
Through October 31, 2018 – New York Harbor

The Trust for Governors Island has announced the opening of a new summertime skating rink along Governors Island’s Western shore. Made from a synthetic material designed for metal ice skates, Mel’s Rink Governors Island will give New Yorkers the rare opportunity to skate during the summer months and is the first outdoor skating opportunity on Governors Island. Skate rentals will be available for ages, with free skating every weekday from 10AM-12PM. The rink officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 26.

Farmer’s Market – Wyckoff House Museum
Through November 03, 2018 – East Flatbush

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Wafels & Dinges Factory Tour – Wafels & Dinges Headquarters
Through November 09, 2018 – Gowanus

Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to run a successful street food business behind the scenes? This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of one of New York City’s most popular street food brands. On this guided tour, we will show you how they make their spectacular Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés; you will learn how those carts and trucks are stored, supplied, and maintained; and you will get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business. You will even get the chance to put your hands in some wafel dough, and even cook your own fresh-made wafel in their custom-made irons.

New York Road Runners Open Run – Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through December 18, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home ? bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

Lavender Blues Music & Movement – Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Dumbo

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

Classic Mew-vie Night – Brooklyn Cat Cafe
Through December 31, 2018 – Cobble Hill

Watch a classic movie along with the cats of the Brooklyn cat cafe as they nap soundly in your lap, or perhaps purr distractingly as you try to pay attention. Ticket price includes a snack and drink. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and everyone must sign a waiver.

The Little Orchestra Society: The Three C’s…Culture, Classical Music, and Composing! – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

Throughout December, The Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis.

Touch Tank – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

Meet and touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins.

Sensory Room Family Hours – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Totally Tots – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

Each week children are introduced to an artist and an activity inspired by their techniques, materials, and ideas. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

Farmer’s Market – Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2018 – Park Slope

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket’s flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

Waterfront Exhibition – Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo
Through December 31, 2018 – Dumbo

Located in Empire Stores directly on Brooklyn Bridge Park near Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is an exciting new museum that highlights the amazing history and beauty of the Brooklyn waterfront. The museum is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-7pm and family programs are planned for Fall 2017.

Holding History – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum’s collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Live Animal Adventure – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through December 31, 2018 – Crown Heights

Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum’s Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.

Escher: The Exhibition and Experience – Industry City
Through February 03, 2019 – Sunset Park

Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. Experience the utterly captivating and mind-bending work of graphic illustrator M.C. Escher in this new exhibition featuring more than 200 original works. 

Exhibition: Impractical Jokers: Homecoming – Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
Through March 17, 2019 – Staten Island

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture phenomenon. Steeped in embarrassment and awkward situations that make us laugh and cringe, the humor is built upon a foundation of trust and camaraderie amongst the four guys, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brain “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto. See original costumes, props and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews, episode highlights and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all started on the shores of Staten Island. Interactive surprises are found throughout the museum to make the Jokers’ exhibition experience as unexpected as the Impractical Jokers themselves. 

The Buttons Weekend Sing-Along – Edamama Cute Cuts & More
Through March 17, 2019 – Williamsburg

Please join The Buttons Band (Caitlin Mahoney and Hannah Winkler) for a grooving weekend sing-along on Saturdays at Edamama! Enjoy an energetic 45-minute set of our original tunes, classic children’s songs, and oldies rock n’ roll that is sure to get both kids and grown-ups singing and dancing! We hand out shakers, teach some moves, and encourage everyone to get their bodies grooving to the music. The Buttons’ sing-along is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child and your community through the love of music and the joy it brings.

ColorLab – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through May 24, 2019 – Crown Heights

ColorLab is BCM’s new family art studio inspired by contemporary African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African artists! 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.

Saturday Author Story Time – Greenlight Bookstore
Through March 17, 2020 – Fort Greene

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. 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.

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! – New York Aquarium
Through June 30, 2020 – Coney Island

Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon in this brand new exhibit all about sharks, opening year-round beginning June 30. More than 115 species including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.

Friday/Saturday Drop-In – Brooklyn Game Lab
Through December 31, 2020 – Park Slope

Drop off the kids (ages 8 and up) for Friday drop-in, role-playing game (RPG) 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. 

Transit Tots – New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2020 – Brooklyn Heights

Head to the New York Transit Museum every Thursday for stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and, of course, the city’s subways and buses! Free with admission. For ages 2-5 and adult companions.


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