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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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A Bubble Adventure

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Aug. 25, Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Dive into the most mesmerizing bubble adventure of your life, where you'll go from learning what a bubble is to having that wonderful feeling of endless bubble fun! WANT TO GO? Included with $15 museum admission. 718-907-8833.
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Kiddie Raves

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 9:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Muse Brooklyn, 350 Moffat Street, East New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A day of fun for the whole family! Circus adventures, arts & crafts, a ball pit wonderland, music, and a kiddie dance party, all before afternoon nap!

WANT TO GO? $12-$20. 929-400-7980.
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Kiddie Raves

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 9:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Muse Brooklyn, 350 Moffat Street, East New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A day of fun for the whole family! Circus adventures, arts & crafts, a ball pit wonderland, music, and a kiddie dance party, all before afternoon nap!

WANT TO GO? $12-$20. 929-400-7980.
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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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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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Pinocchio

WHEN: Apr. 19 - Aug. 7, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Puppetworks, Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, at 4th Street, Park Slope, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See Collodi's Adventures of a Marionette (1883) adapted from a WPA script by Nicolas Coppola. WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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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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Stranger Things: The Experience

WHEN: May. 7 - Aug. 28, 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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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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Free Fireworks Fridays FREE

WHEN: Jun. 24 - Aug. 26, Fridays, 9:45pm
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Luna Park every Friday night for a spectacular show that lights up the Coney Island skyline. WANT TO GO? 718-373-5862.
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Family Kayaking FREE

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 28, Sundays, 12-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the basics of kayaking, build confidence, and see the city in a whole new way.  WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939.
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Brooklyn Book Bodega at East New York Farmer’s Market (Book Giveaway All Ages) FREE

WHEN: Jul. 30 - Sep. 3, Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: East New York Farmer’s Market, 620 Schenck Avenue, East New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop by for free books, arts and crafts, and more. WANT TO GO? 617-504-1719.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Stevie Wonder for Kids

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 1pm
WHERE: Industry City , 274 36th St., Sunset Park, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT:

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series providing kids and parents a place to inspire creativity through music across the country at historic music venues. Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of families with children ages ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. As such, The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child?s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. Come play!

WANT TO GO? $5. 718-965-6450.
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Storytime at Books Are Magic with Melissa Iwai FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 11am
WHERE: Books Are Magic , 225 Smith Street , Red Hook, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

An exciting new I Can Read series by author and illustrator Melissa Iwai! Gigi, a biracial six-year-old girl, learns about her Japanese culture from her grandfather when he comes to visit. Gigi can’t wait for her Ojiji—Japanese for grandpa—to move in. Gigi plans lots of things to do with him like playing tag, reading books, and teaching Roscoe, the family dog, new tricks. But her plans don’t work out quite the way she’d hoped. And her grandpa doesn’t seem to like Roscoe. Will Gigi find a way to connect with her Ojiji? This Level Three I Can Read book is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. The story contains several Japanese words and a glossary of definitions and pronunciations.

WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Grateful Dead for Kids + More

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 12:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Introduce your children to the music of The Grateful Dead at this kiddie concert just for them! WANT TO GO? $15. 718-963-3369.
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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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