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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

ArtRink

WHEN: Dec. 10 - Mar. 31, Thursdays and Fridays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Glide along this eco-friendly skating rink specially designed for skaters of all ages and skills. WANT TO GO? $23. 718-735-4400.
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Ice Skating at the Governors Island Winter Village

WHEN: Jan. 3 - Feb. 27, Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy outdoor ice skating on a 5,000-square-foot rink. Bundle up, enjoy a hot chocolate and glide on the ice! WANT TO GO? $11; $8 skate rental; free admission on Fridays are available by walk up only. 212-440-2205.
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The Rink at Brooklyn Commons

WHEN: Jan. 18 - Feb. 27, Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8pm; Fridays, 2-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Commons, 1 MetroTech Center , Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Situated in Brooklyn Commons Park, residents, families, professionals and tourists alike can enjoy a festive winter skating experience in Downtown Brooklyn! The Rink features an outdoor skating rink and offers daily public skating as well as upscale ice skating programs for men, women, and children.

 

WANT TO GO? $15; $5 skate rental.

Even More Weekend Fun

A-MAZE-D

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Mar. 27, Thursdays, 2-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm (Closed 1–2pm for cleaning)
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore a maze created from corrugated cardboard boxes that transforms BCM’s 2nd floor Exhibit Gallery into a twisting and turning adventure made up of winding corridors and tunnels! WANT TO GO? $13; pay as you wish on Thursdays from 2-5pm. 718-735-4400.
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Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center FREE

WHEN: Nov. 2 - Mar. 31, Tuesdays, 3-5pm; Thursdays, 3-5pm; , Saturdays. 1-5pm
WHERE: Environmental Education Center at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more. WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939.
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Outdoor Ice Skating

WHEN: Nov. 9 - Apr. 3, COVERED RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm; Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 1-9pm; Sunday, 1-4:30pm. OPEN AIR RINK: Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday, 9am-7pm
WHERE: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience ice skating on two open-air rinks, designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels.   WANT TO GO? Admission is $8 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. 718-462-0010.
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POGO Basketball

WHEN: Jan. 1 - Feb. 26, Saturdays, 11am-12pm ages 5-8; 12-1pm ages 9-13
WHERE: Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: This program has been designed to create a safe environment for players to learn the fundamentals of basketball, make new friends, grow their self-confidence, and much more. WANT TO GO? $30. 718-414-6612.
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Cosmic CAMP

WHEN: Jan. 5 - Feb. 28, 11am-5pm, daily
WHERE: CAMP at City Point, 1 Dekalb Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on an adventure through interactive games, physical challenges, and crazy cosmic-themed locations. WANT TO GO? $20. 718-673-8800.
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Friday Night Kids Night

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25, Fridays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Sports Club , 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Spring Creek, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Kids 14 years of age and under will have access to the basketball courts and pool!  WANT TO GO? $10 per child and per adult. 718-414-6612.
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The Chocolate Makery @ the Jewish Children's Museum

WHEN: Jan. 16 - Feb. 10, Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy , Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Children will join in the fun as they harvest the cocoa pods, grind and roast the beans to mold their very own delicious chocolate creation!  WANT TO GO? $15. 718-467-0600.
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Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate

WHEN: Jan. 19 - 23, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 11am and 7pm; Saturday, 11am, 3pm, and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Disney Princesses, the wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen, exciting moments from Disney/Pixar films and more.  WANT TO GO? $20-$115.
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Parenting in the Present Moment FREE

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 20, 12:30pm
WHERE: HeartFull Parenting, , Brooklyn, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

Lunch and learn workshop, Parenting in the present moment. Learn the importance of this and how it can help you develop strong relationships with your children based on love, respect, and trust.

WANT TO GO? 917-371-6506.
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Date Night Drop-Off Party

WHEN: Jan. 22 - Feb. 5, Saturdays, 6pm
WHERE: CAMP at City Point, City Point 1 Dekalb Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Kids will have a blast at this special drop-off party — while grown-ups get time for errands, shopping, or even a date night! Registration closes 48 hours before your date. There must be at least 6 Campers signed up. You will be notified 48 hours prior and issued a full refund if the minimum isn't met.

WANT TO GO? $60. 917-310-2448.
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Beauty & the Beast

WHEN: Jan. 22 - Apr. 3, 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: Beauty & the Beast the French Fantasy with a "live" Beast adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola (suggested for ages 3 and up) WANT TO GO? $11; $10 children. 718-965-3391.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays the Music of Stevie Wonder for Kids + More

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 11am, door open; 12pm, show begins
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to "move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon" (NY Times). Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. 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. 

WANT TO GO? $12-15; free for kids younger than 1. 718-963-3369.
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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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