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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

Pre Chanukah Family Fest

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 18, Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Get into the holiday spirit by creating a Chanukah craft, discover the art of olive oil making in an interactive workshop, and explore the museum’s unique exhibits. WANT TO GO? Included with museum admission: $15. 718-907-8833.
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Best of BAMkids Film Festival: Follow Your Dreams

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 11am
WHERE: BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

In partnership with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival. Let your imagination lead the way! Come to BAM Rose Cinemas for a selection of the most popular films for kids ages 6 to 8 from this year’s BAMkids Film Festival. These international stories of friendship and adventure include both this year’s BAMmie Award recipients: Best Live Action Short winner Tails on Ice and Best Animated Short winner Elevator Alone. Come early to design your own unique paper sculptures with the creators of Sockz Theatre, whose animated short Orbie was presented at BAMkids Film Festival 2022.

Sockz Theatre workshop runs from 10—10:45am and 12—12:30pm in The Peter Jay Sharp Lobby

WANT TO GO? $14; $10 children; $9 members. 718-636-4100.
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Jr. Keepers: Sharks

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2-4pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave. , Coney Island , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore what it's like to be a keeper, go behind the scenes and meet a small ocean animal up close. WANT TO GO? $50 . 800-433-4149.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Taylor Swift for Kids and More

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl , 61 Wythe , Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Are you ready for it? Introduce your little ones to the music of Taylor Swift and more at this kiddie concert.  WANT TO GO? $15. 602-384-8869.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Lightscape

WHEN: Nov. 16 - Jan. 8, Open from 4:30-8:45pm. See website for exact dates. Closed November 21–22, 24, 28–29; December 5–7, 12, and 25; and January 3.
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the beauty of nature in winter with family and friends on an enchanting trail featuring over a million dazzling lights. WANT TO GO? $40; $20 ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 718-623-7200.
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IC Ice Rink

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Mar. 12, Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Industry City , 274 36th St, Sunset Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

IC Ice Rink welcomes all to come for an iconic winter experience. The rink is uncovered and outside, so dress appropriately for an enjoyable and comfortable skate.

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 skate rental.
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Photos with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Kings Plaza Shopping Center, 5100 Kings Plaza, Level 2, near Zara., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Pre-Booking your visit is recommended to help reduce wait time. 

WANT TO GO? Visit is free, photo packages start at $39.99 . 718-253-6844.
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Holiday Winter Putterland

WHEN: Dec. 2 - Jan. 1, Thursdays, 7-11pm; Fridays, 3-11pm; Saturdays, 11am-11pm; Sundays, 11am-10pm. Closed 12/24 and 12/25. Open 12/26-28, 11am-10pm; 12/29-30, 11am-11pm; 12/31-1/1, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Shipwrecked Miniature Golf, 621 Court Street, 2nd FL, Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Play through this festive course surrounded by holiday lights, decorations, music, special effects, and Insta-worthy moments. WANT TO GO? $21.99; $19.99 Senior, Military, NYC employee, Teacher; $16.99 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-852-4653.
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FAD Market: Holiday Pop-up – Boerum Hill

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 17, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

FAD Market’s bringing the holiday spirit to Boerum Hill with three festive holiday markets, held on the first three weekends of December! Each holiday market will feature a rotating roster of over 50 of the region’s most talented makers, designers and artisanal food brands offering a highly curated selection of impeccably crafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, handmade food items, home furnishings and more. Come discover unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list! This event is part of FAD Market’s Holiday Pop-up series taking place on the first three weekends of December, where they will have two holiday markets running concurrently at two locations, Empire Stores in Dumbo, and The Invisible Dog Art Center in Boerum Hill. Located within a short subway ride, you will find collectively, across the two locations, a rotating roster of over 80 of the region’s most talented makers. As always, FAD Market is free and open to the public. Pets are also welcome! 

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 917-775-4636.
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FAD Market: Holiday Pop-up – Dumbo

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 18, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Empire Stores, 55 Water Street, DUMBO, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This holiday season find the perfect gifts for everyone at FAD Market. Discover a rotating roster of over 30 talented makers, artisans and small businesses who live and create in New York City and beyond. Grab a friend and come for a curated selection of goods including handmade jewelry, stationery, bath and body care, tableware, artisanal packaged food, beverage items, home furnishings and more. Find unique holiday gifts and snag one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers at FAD Market this winter! This event is part of FAD Market's Holiday Pop-up series taking place on the first three weekends of December, where they will have two holiday markets running concurrently at two locations, Empire Stores in Dumbo, and The Invisible Dog Art Center in Boerum Hill. Located within a short subway ride, you will find collectively, across the two locations, a rotating roster of over 80 of the region's most talented makers. As always, FAD Market is free and open to the public. Pets are also welcome!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 917-775-4636.
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Jr. Zoo Club: Sundays

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 18, Sundays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Be a part of the Jr. Zoo Club where you and your little one will learn together about animals as you engage in crafts, early science skills, playtime and songs. Ages 2-5. WANT TO GO? $25 per adult and child pair; $20 members. 800-433-4149.
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Public Ice Skating at Lakeside

WHEN: Dec. 6 - Feb. 28, See website for schedule
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Glide under the stars in Brooklyn’s most scenic backyard – Prospect Park. WANT TO GO? Weekday Admissions, $9.50; Weekend Admissions, $14. 718-462-0010.
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Nature Club / Club de Naturaleza

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: This bilingual program is designed for families to explore the zoo, learn about nature, participate in outdoor activities and meet an animal up close! Ages 4 and older. WANT TO GO? $10; $8 members. 800-433-4149.
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Herbs, Art, and Community FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge, 7223 Ridge Blvd. at 73rd St., Bayridge, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Exploring the world of herbalism and art: Brooklyn Public Library Heritage Ambassador, Cinthya Santos-Briones, will present the collective exhibition in collaboration with artists from the Voces Ciudadanas organization of blueprint photographs, oral histories, and handmade artisan books on herbs. Then join artist Tatiana Arocha for a hands-on workshop on printmaking with local plants. Explorando el mundo de la herboristería y el arte: La embajadora del patrimonio de BPL, Cinthya Santos-Briones, presentará la exhibición colectiva en colaboración con artistas de la organización Voces ciudadana de fotografías en cianotipos, historias orales y libros artesanales hechos a mano sobre hierbas. Luego únase a la artista Tatiana Arocha para un taller práctico sobre grabado con plantas locales. Cinthya Santos Briones is a nahua-mestiza participatory artist, anthroplogist, popular educator and community organizer based in New York. As an artist, her work focuses on a multidisciplinary social practice that combines participatory art and the construction of collective narratives. 

WANT TO GO? 718-748-5709.
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Timbalooloo Jazz for Kids with Oran Etkin and Vitor Gonçalves

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 11am
WHERE: National Sawdust, 80 N 6th Street, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Timbalooloo method brings instruments to life and encourages children to “talk” through music, activating your child’s imagination and encouraging their self-expression. WANT TO GO? $20. 646-779-8455.
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Breakfast with Santa

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 8-10am
WHERE: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar at Gateway Shopping Center, 448 Gateway Drive , Spring Creek, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy a family breakfast at Applebee's with a visit from and, photo opportunity with Santa. Breakfast includes Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Breakfast Potatoes and, Juice, Coffee or Tea.

WANT TO GO? $15.
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Old Stone House Holiday Bazaar FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Old Stone House/Washington Park Brooklyn, 336 3rd St., South Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Third Annual Holiday Bazaar brought to you by Brooklyn Pop-Up in partnership with Old Stone House. 35+ vendors with handmade goods ranging from kids clothing and contemporary fashion to jewelry, homewares, beauty and wellness, pet gear, gifts and ornaments. Kids ornament making art activity sponsored by Private Picassos, DJ, toy drive, mulled wine and more.

WANT TO GO? 347-625-7329‬ .
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It's a Wonderful 5K Run/Walk - Prospect Park

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Prospect Park - The Peristyle, Park Side Ave & Parade Place, South Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Pull up your socks, lace up your shoes, and earn your wings at the It's a Wonderful 5K. Run through the scenic pedestrian paths of Prospect Park. Take home some merry swag and festive treats from All Round Foods.

WANT TO GO? $33. 516-531-3323.
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Big Band Hanukkah!

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 3pm
WHERE: On Stage At Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Hanukkah with this uniquely original, soulful and swinging big band holiday concert! Inspired by Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker, Vilner’s jazzy and festive Hanukkah concert honors the beauty of traditional Hanukkah songs while blending the sounds of jazz and swing with Israeli, Jewish, and Middle Eastern music.

Photo by Nina Galicheva

WANT TO GO? $37-$42. 718-368-5596.
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Hanukkah Community Arts Festival

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith Street, Red Hook, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Bring the family out for an afternoon full of art workshops and family fun for children ages 2-10! Art Workshops include Candle Making, Cookie Creations, Dreidel Decorating, Maccabee Finger-Puppet Making, Hanukkah Music Jam & Book Nook, Menorah Decorating, Model Clay Workshop, Book Drive & Sorting, and more! Participating Organizations include Be’chol Lashon, Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, Congregation Beth Elohim, Dirah, Flatbush Jewish Center, Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool & Daycarem, Habonim Dror Camp Galil, JCC Brooklyn, Kane Street Synagogue, Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, PJ Library, Repair the World NYC, Senesh Parent Association Social Action Committee, Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, Tkiya, URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camps More partners and activities being confirmed. 

WANT TO GO? $5; no charge for parents/caregivers. Cash preferred, Venmo accepted. . 718-858-8663.
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Brunch with Santa

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 11, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Positano , 10018 4th Avenue , Bayridge, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring your children & join us for brunch and photos with Santa, a Christmas character meet and greet, Christmas carols and more! Ticket price includes all food and soft drinks as well as professional photo with Santa- backdrop and digital picture with Santa is included. Adults' and Children will have choice of food from special brunch menu.

WANT TO GO? $65; $45 ages 12 and younger.
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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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