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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

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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Soca Santa and Mrs. Claus FREE

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 4, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Flatbush Ave. BID & Church Avenue BID, Corner of Church Ave and Flatbush Ave., Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a break from holiday shopping this weekend & take a photo with Soca Santa, pick up a few treats (while supplies last), and listen to Caribbea and Holiday music. 

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Sinterklaas– Saint Nicholas Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-4pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children will enjoy a visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback and tells the traditional tale of The Bakers Dozen then sip hot cider, try colonial games, create a holiday pomander, decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas, and dress the tree for the tree lighting that will close the day as the sun goes down.  WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400.
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Keeper for a Day: Spineless

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-4pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

Calling all future animal keepers! This family program lets you explore what it's like to work with jellies, octopus and cuttlefish, go behind the scenes and meet a small ocean animal up close. Ages 3+ with adult

WANT TO GO? $30; $24 members. 800-433-4149.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Science Lab Jr.

WHEN: Oct. 19 - Dec. 1, Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Gear up and get ready to try out some incredible science experiments while discovering the wonders of the Torah. WANT TO GO? Included with museum admission: $15 . 718-907-8803.
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Sing Along with Willie DeVargas & the SUPER GIANT Creatures

WHEN: Nov. 5 - Dec. 3, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Dance, clap & smile to the original music of this award-winning NYC teacher & artist, Willie DeVargas!  WANT TO GO? $20. 718-576-3806.
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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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Gingerbread House & Holiday Cookie Decorating

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am
WHERE: CityPoint, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

CityPoint is ringing in the Holidays with Santa selfies, cookie decorating and holiday markets on Sundays in December. Kids ages 3 years and up are invited to decorate and design their own One Girl Cookies gingerbread houses and dreidel cookies with royal icing colors and decorative elements such as sanding sugar and candy. Participants will be able to take home their creation in boxes we provide and One Girl Cookies will be on site to support the decorating process. 

WANT TO GO? $12 per child. 917-592-8858.
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Brooklyn Navy Yard's 5th Annual Holiday Market

WHEN: Dec. 3 - 4, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue, Navy Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This year's market will feature 80+ artisans and small businesses, gift making stations, fun activities for kids, great food & beverage to eat or purchase, music, and more! Love supporting Black-owned businesses and new businesses just starting out? the Market partnered with The Lay Out, Bed-Stuy Restoration Project, MARP, and Made in NYC to ensure your purchases support Brooklyn makers. Come on Saturday to enjoy hand-made gift stations and Sunday is Family Day with several free activities for kids!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 929-337-1212.
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Keeper for a Morning: Predators!

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Join the Zoo for an exclusive wild morning to meet animals up close and learn how Zookeepers care for animals. Ages 4 and older.  WANT TO GO? $25; $20 members. 800-433-4149.
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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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Cookies with Santa 2022

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm
WHERE: FourFiveSix , 199 Richardson Street, Greenpoint, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

What's that sound?  Is it the jingle of Santa's bells? Yes! Guess what, kids! Bring your list & whisper your wishes! Santa's coming to Greenpoint!  Delicious, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, music, and, of-course, precious moments with Santa. Yummy-delicious holiday drinks at the cash bar for moms & dads. A talented professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures for purchase.  And Queen Elsa may drop in for a special visit! Proceeds benefit Town Square & local scouts Pack 7, Troop 1G & Troop 26. 

WANT TO GO? $20 kid ticket online; $30 at the door; $5 parent ticket.
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Brooklyn FAM Wish Catcher: A Free Storytelling, Art-Making Event FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Ave. , at, Watkins St. , Brownsville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Visit the Brownsville Library for a magical afternoon featuring stories about growth and healing with professional storyteller Thelma Ruffin Thomas and local Brownsville writers.  Share your own stories through conversation over music, refreshments, and a storytelling craft that could serve as a beautiful ornament or table centerpiece at home. 

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UrbanGlass Open Studios: Winter in the City 2022

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am-3pm
WHERE: UrbanGlass, 647 Fulton St., Boerum Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Discover the many ways glass shapes the world around us with an afternoon of art making and exciting demonstrations in UrbanGlass’ 17,000 sq ft studios. Sign up for one activity or try them all! Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

 

 

WANT TO GO? $0-$75. 718-625-3685.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Play the Music of Jay - Z for Kids and More

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4, 12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bowl , 61 Wythe , Williamsburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Founded in 2014 by independent concert promoter Peter Shapiro and educator Amy Striem, The Rock and Roll Playhouse is the largest national kid-friendly live concert series having performed to hundreds of thousands of kids and their families. It has hosted over 1,000 shows in more than 35 leading live music venues across the United States, filling the void for shared musical experiences between parents and children across the country. 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 aged 1-7, games, movement, stories and most importantly an opportunity to rock out. It allows parents to enjoy the music they love while little fans are encouraged to explore their creativity and have fun!

WANT TO GO? $15. 602-384-8869.
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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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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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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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