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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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Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster Celebrates Its 95th Birthday

WHEN: Jun. 24 - 26, Friday and Saturday, 11am-12am; Sunday, 11am-11pm
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Luna Park in Coney Island, NYC’s most iconic destination for fun, will be celebrating the 95th Birthday of the legendary Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster all weekend long with free entertainment, music, balloon art, face painting, caricature artists, stilt walkers, photo ops, and more thrilling surprises!  A borough favorite, Coney’s Cones, will also be serving up a limited-edition Cyclone inspired handmade gelato all weekend long. On the Cyclone’s actual birthday, on Sunday, June 26th, the first 95 guests in line will ride The Big Momma of roller coasters for free when Luna Park opens at 11:00am.  The milestone celebration will culminate with a toast and cake cutting ceremony with music, circus inspired entertainment, and appearances from local mascots King Henry and Sandy the Seagull.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free; additional fee for rides. 718-373-5862.
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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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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 - 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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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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden will present For the Birds, a multidisciplinary celebration of the interconnections of birds and plants. Anchored by a Garden-wide exhibition of 33 site-specific birdhouses, For the Birds also features a gallery exhibition, music, performances, and education programming inspired by the Garden’s resident birds and the threat to their long-term survival. A landmark 2019 study, amplified by the National Audubon Society, estimated that there has been a 30 percent decline in bird population across North America since 1970. Climate change, air and water pollution, and habitat destruction are among the cited causes. The 33 site-specific birdhouses on view across the Garden were created by renowned artists, architects, and designers including Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Olalekan Jeyifous, Misha Kahn, Nina Cooke John, Roman and Williams, SO – IL, Steven Holl and Raphael Mostel, Sourabh Gupta, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO by Helene Schauer, Tom Sachs, Walter Hood, and more. Inspired by bird species in residence at BBG, each birdhouse is a meditation on the natural world from artists working in a range of materials and points of view. Each birdhouse is coupled with a track from “The Birdsong Project” offering a multisensory experience for visitors. For the Birds also features an exhibition of works from multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon’s “Birds of the West Indies” in the Conservatory Gallery; a Soundbath featuring Alex Somers; weekly birding tours; horticulture displays connected to the theme of birds and plants; programs for kids and families; and listening areas to hear tracks from “The Birdsong Project.”

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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Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Avenue FREE

WHEN: Jun. 18 - 26, 12-6pm
WHERE: Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, from Fourth Avenue to Hicks Street, Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This 1.5-mile self-guided ArtWalk through Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill will include the works of local artists such as paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and large installations. WANT TO GO? 718-875-8993.
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Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster Celebrates Its 95th Birthday

WHEN: Jun. 24 - 26, Friday and Saturday, 11am-12am; Sunday, 11am-11pm
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Luna Park in Coney Island, NYC’s most iconic destination for fun, will be celebrating the 95th Birthday of the legendary Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster all weekend long with free entertainment, music, balloon art, face painting, caricature artists, stilt walkers, photo ops, and more thrilling surprises!  A borough favorite, Coney’s Cones, will also be serving up a limited-edition Cyclone inspired handmade gelato all weekend long. On the Cyclone’s actual birthday, on Sunday, June 26th, the first 95 guests in line will ride The Big Momma of roller coasters for free when Luna Park opens at 11:00am.  The milestone celebration will culminate with a toast and cake cutting ceremony with music, circus inspired entertainment, and appearances from local mascots King Henry and Sandy the Seagull.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free; additional fee for rides. 718-373-5862.
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Celebrate Pride

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Drag Queen Story Hour for a special story time program, get inspired by some of the activists who have championed equal rights and inclusion for the LGBTQ community, and show off your dance moves for a family dance party. WANT TO GO? $13; $12 grandparent. 718-735-4400.
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Get EVEN MORE Books at the Book Hub! FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Book Bodega, 141 Flushing Avenue, Navy Hill, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Anyone over age 14 is invited to select well-loved overstock, adult, and used books for all ages from the Book Hub.

WANT TO GO? 410-499-0016.
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Pride Extravaganza: Storytime Event FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 11am
WHERE: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St., Red Hook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Pride with Books Are Magic and picture book authors Joanna McClintick, Jodie Patterson, Justin Richardson, and Peter Parnell! WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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Pride Extravaganza: Middle Grade Authors go Head-to-Head! FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 2pm
WHERE: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St, Red Hook, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Celebrate Pride with Books Are Magic and MG authors Alex Gino, Claribel Ortega, Mark Oshiro, and Zack Loran Clark! WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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YA Pride Panel: Writing Queer Joy for Teens FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 6pm
WHERE: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St, Red Hook, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Celebrate Pride with Books Are Magic and YA authors Andrea Mosqueda, Isaac Fitzsimons, and R. Eric Thomas, moderated by Casey McQuiston. WANT TO GO? 718-246-2665.
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NYSoM Once Upon A Time in NYC 2022 FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 2-6pm
WHERE: Maria Hernandez Park , Knickerbocker Avenue, Ridgewood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

NYSoM presents Once Upon A Time in NYC, A Fiction festival celebrating the best in fantasy fiction throughout the ages. See your favorite Cartoon and Fairytale characters from the most beloved cartoons and fairytales including Paw Patrol, Cinderella, Dora the Explorer and Aladdin, Make Your Own Royal House and Cartoon Sing-A-Long, See your favorite sci fi & fantasy characters from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and Harry Potter, Star Wars Jedi Academy and Harry Potter Wizarding School- all this and more! NYSoM Once Upon A Time in NYC will be Hosted by none other than Darth Vader.

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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival FREE

WHEN: Jun. 25 - 26, Saturday and Sunday, 3-7pm
WHERE: Liberty Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See over thirty women-identified Brooklyn and NYC Americana musicians perform original and traditional songs on variety of string instruments spanning a range of genres including Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz. WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939.
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BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL Family Show: Cirque Kalabanté: Afrique En Cirque FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 4pm
WHERE: Lena Horne Bandshell , 9th Street & Prospect Park West, South Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cirque Kalabenté combines breathtaking acrobatics with live music played on the traditional instruments of their native Guinea, including kora, djembe, and various percussion. WANT TO GO? 718-683-5600.
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Best of Bump Club and Beyond featuring Gearapalooza

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 11am-3pm
WHERE: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meet and interact with the BEST baby brands and check out all of their top gear for you and baby, attend educational seminars from baby industry experts on breastfeeding, car seat safety, labor and delivery and more! WANT TO GO? $75 admission with gift bag; $30 general admission.
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Monster Figure Drawing Workshop in Prospect Park FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Prospect Park, 40 West Drive, South Slope, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Figure drawing workshop for the whole family using a live monster as a model! In Artuta's first-ever in-person class, kids and their families are invited to join instructors Joan and Kosuke in Prospect Park for still life drawing using a real, live monster as a model! In this one hour workshop, as the monster holds a variety of fun and not-too-scary poses, Artuta instructors will guide your child through their drawing, offering one-on-one tips and encouraging experimentation. They'll bring paper and pens–and the monster– and, afterward, drawings will be photographed and uploaded to the Artuta Online Gallery so everyone can see! Instructors Kosuke Kawahara, Joan Hacker. Suggested Materials Paper, colored pencils, pens any other drawing materials* *They’ll provide paper and pens and you are welcome to bring your own as well.  

WANT TO GO? 650-660-5504.
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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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