Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM ) - located at Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, and BAM Fisher - 321 Ashland Place is offering programs for young people in creative writing, video making game design, drama, music and dance. Programs are for children 1-13. Tickets are $12. Call 718.636-4100.
May 26-28- Dance Africa - celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this celebration of African dance with a focus this year on the art and dance of Guinea. See African and AAfrican American companies come together to celebrate the founder Chuck Davis at various performances.
May 29 Dance Africa Family Dance Workshop - Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop tthat will illustrate the fundamentals of Guinean styles of dance and music at 10am at Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave (Brooklyn) Tickets are $10; $5 (ages 15 and under)
BAM Rose Cinemas - Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn offers films for families. General Admission is $14,and Children 12 and under $10.
May 28 Le Ballon d’or - This joyous French-Guinean production chronicles the adventures of a spirited young boy named Bandian (Sumah) as he goes from small village to big city to pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. Bursting with kinetic sports sequences and an infectious energy, Le Ballon d’or paints a vivid portrait of growing up in West Africa. At 2pm and 7pm in Peter Jay Sharp Building. Admission is: $14, $10 for children (13 & under) and seniors (65+)
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views. They have activities forthe whole family. To enter the park at Pier 1, please use the address 1 Water Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street). This is the address of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory located at Fulton Ferry Landing. To enter the park at Pier 6, please use the address 4 Joralemon Street. This is the address of the paid parking lot located at Pier 6. Park is accessible by bus subway and ferry. For direction visit their site.

Jane's Carousel - Take a joy ride through history on a beautiful, antique carousel Located in the Empire Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park,

Special programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park include:
Bargemusic - walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance - no reserved seating is available. Visit for more! Saturdays at 4pm On Fu;tpn Ferry Landing.
The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 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!
Puppetworks, Inc - 338 6th Avenue at 4th Street, Brooklyn- families can enjoy classic puppet shows on weekends at 12:30 & 2:30 pm. Tickets: $9/child, $10/adult. (suggested for ages 3 and up) Groups of 20 or more: $9 for children and $10 for adults. Registration is suggested. Call 718.965.3391 or email to reserve your tickets!
Jan - Apr 9 Puss in Boots- - Charles Perrault's 1697 French Fantasy with an Original Song Score adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola (suggested for ages 3 and up) Public Performance:Saturdays & Sundays and on President's Week Feb 20-24 (suggested for ages 3 and up).

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories - enjoy the Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories and Take-A-Book Series, librarians read aloud to children and lead singing, rhyming, and playing activities related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books to keep. The program occurs every month at Central Library - 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, Call 718-230-2100 for details.

Ezra Jack Keats Programs at Central Library - 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY - The Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft programs at the Central Library will take place at 4:00pm on the following dates:

Ezra Jack Keats Stories and Crafts Series at Arlington Library - 203 Arlington Ave. at Warwick St. Brooklyn, NY 11207, 718-277-6105 will have a Ezra Jack Keats Stories and Crafts Series starting next year. The Arlington Branch was Ezra Jack Keats' local branch when he was growing up in Brooklyn. Come celebrate his life and work at any (or all!) of the four monthly story and craft programs offered at the Arlington Library. Everyone who participates will receive a free book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. Please visit this site to find out when the next series of Keats programs at the Arlington Branch is scheduled.

Kingsborough Community College - 2001 Oriental blvd., Brooklyn 11235 offer the following family performances,

May 13
Morgan's Journey - follow Morgan the Clown and his friend, a wise sock puppet on a journey of discovery at 2pm. Tickets are $12.

Wyckoff House Museum - 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn NY 11203, call 718-629-5400 - history comes alive as you explore a new theme in the garden or historic farmhouse each month. Educators assist you and your family to explore what life was like in rural Brooklyn and investigate clues to the past. Touch old artifacts, examine the historic architecture, and get to know one of Brooklyn’s first families, the Wyckoffs. Come back each month to try out new hands-on or seasonal activities such as seed planting, candle making, or butter churning. Admission $5 Adults/ $3 Children under 10/ FREE for kids 2 and under

Apr 15 Farmhouse Family Day - Holiday Special Easter Egg Hunt (East Flatbush Village Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m)History comes alive as you explore a new theme in the garden or historic farmhouse each month. Educators assist you and your family to explore what life was like in rural Brooklyn and investigate clues to the past. Touch old artifacts, examine the historic architecture, and get to know one of Brooklyn’s first families, the Wyckoffs. Come back each month to try out new hands-on or seasonal activities such as seed planting, candle making, or butter churning. Farmhouse family days are free and open to families with children of all ages. The activities are best suited for kids ages 4 through 10. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m, and 3 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Family Days are generally scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month--Mar 18, Apr 15 (East Flatbush Village Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m), May 20 and Jun 17.



Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Ave. next to Brower Park is the oldest museum for children offering special exhibits and events on weekends from 10 – 5 pm and weekdays from 11-5pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Free admission on weekends before 11 am. Admission is $7.50 per person. Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age. Free early bird admission is available before 11am on the second weekend of each month for families. Enjoy free admission to the Museum from 2 to 5 pm on Wednesday afternoons for families. Call 718.735-4400 or visit

The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights – this new exhibit created by Rusty Zimmerman, creates a portrait of a place through its people. Zimmerman's oil-painted portraits of 200 Crown Heights residents acts as a physical record of the neighborhood amid shifting demographics. The project upends a tradition of portraiture reserved for a wealthy few by giving these paintings to people from all walks of life.
Totally Tots - This pint-sized paradise is designed for our youngest visitors, featuring nine different sensory play areas including water, sand, music, and more. Exclusively for children ages zero to 5.
Neighborhood Nature -Examine the many ecologies found in your own Brooklyn backyard. This exhibit introduces children to life sciences, and features live animals from the Museum’s living collection.
SPARK in Dumbo by Brooklyn Children’s Museum is now open! Located at 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Designed for children ages six months to six years, SPARK features an outpost of the popular Brooklyn Block Lab exhibit, as well as daily art and design workshops, music classes, birthday parties, and more.
Admission is $15 per child. BCM Passport Members enjoy free admission. Admission is free on Thursdays from 1pm to 6pm
Ongoing Workshops:
Blooming Babies
: Let’s Get Healthy! Being active and healthy is very important! Explore what animals and people do to live healthy, happy and fit. Make a healthy, yummy snack to take home. 11:30, for 18 mos-2 1/2 yrs
Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal! At 1:30, for All ages
Art Works - Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso. 2:30, for 5 and under
Wacky Tuesday - Explore art, science and culture in a wacky, fun and exciting way. At 11:30, for 5 and under. 1:30, for 4 and up.
Bug Out! - Creepy, crawly bugs?! Ewwww! Meet Mother Nature’s little helpers up close and personal. Give them a pet, and learn the many reasons why they’re so important. At 2:30, for 5 and under.
Tales for Tots - Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world. At 2:30, for 5 and under
Little Scientists - Investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities. At 2:30, for 5 and under.
Sensory Room Family Hours - Over, under, swing and rock as you explore our newest space at BCM. Unlock doors on our Sensory Snake or relax and read on our fluff chair mountain. This is an inclusive space that engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Space is limited; availability on first come, first served basis. 02:00, for All ages.

Feb 12 Tu B’Shevat Earth Celebration - In partnership with Repair The World, a non-profit organization committed to volunteerism and social action, BCM celebrates Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees! Enjoy a live performance with The Pop Ups, celebrate our leafy friends, and learn more about this Jewish cultural celebration from 10:00am to 5:00pm Join for an interactive storytelling experience of the Family Seder performed by Repair The World Fellows. Create and learn about the “Commitment Tree” by adding key components, the roots, trunk, and leaves that make up a tree!

Brooklyn Museum – 200 Eastern Parkway has family events on the weekends. Call 718.638-5000 or visit Suggested Contribution:$10 Students with Valid ID:$6 Adults 62 and over:$6 Members:Free and Children under 12:Free. Target First Saturdays - features music and art from the Museum's collection every month.

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)In this new series, children ages 4 to 6 and their adult companions are invited to adventure through the galleries, exploring art from around the globe. The magic word is collaboration: every Sunday, you’ll be working with your child to make new discoveries, play fun gallery games, and create your own masterpieces in the studio! From sketching stone creatures in the Sculpture Garden to hunting for ancient materials in the Egyptian galleries, together you and your child will unlock the magic of your imagination. A special Brooklyn-based guest artist will visit the program each semester to share other ARTastic activities with the group. This winter’s theme will be “Transformations,” exploring unexpected materials, art for the body, and more! Winter session starts Sundays, January 8–February 12 (6 sessions) $150 non-Members; $113 Insider Members; Registration opens Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m.
Meet the Museum -
Little artists meet a big Museum! Toddlers ages 2 and 3 and an adult companion experiment with and explore art through storytelling, song, playful activities, and art-making in the studio. Grown-ups work closely with their little ones to discover creative and fun ways to learn and grow together. In the afternoon class, 4-year-olds are welcome to join their younger siblings. They offer a 10% sibling discount for each child (maximum of two children per adult). Winter session:starts January 5–February 9 (6 classes) $150 non-Members; $113 for Insider Members;
Creativity Lab -Welcome to the lab! Visitors of all ages are invited to drop by the Brooklyn Museum’s studios and explore their creative side. In this drop-in workshop, take inspiration from the galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay for as long as you’d like! The lab is open one Sunday a month, October through May, 4:00–5:30 p.m., and is free with Museum admission! Visit on Nov 6, Nov 27 and Jan 8.
Target First Saturday - every month on the first Saturday enjoy special activities focusing on the Museum's exhibits. December 5 discover the magic behind the exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of An American Dreamland, 1861–2008. with curator discussions, hands on art activities, film and music. Revisit The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978, 134 min.) and discover your favorite New York City landmarks, including Coney Island, with Dorothy (Diana Ross) and her friends as they journey through Oz, a fantasy land that resembles the city at 6pm. Hands-On Art - Work with wire to design a model of your own Coney Island ride from 6:30–8:00 p.m. Get tickets for events at the Admission Desk.

Brooklyn Historical Society - located at 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201., ‎ (718) 222-4111. Celebrates African American history with two major exhitsOpen Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. Adults: $10. Seniors 62 and over: $6, Teachers: $6 Students (with I.D.): Free, Children under 12: Free

Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom - This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn's anti-slavery movement -- ordinary residents, black and white -- who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn's abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project. Thru Winter 2018.
The Emancipation Proclamation - View a replica of Brooklyn Historical Society's rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and examine its dramatic and polemic impact on Americans at the height of the Civil War. The exhibit suggests ways that the document's social and political meaning has evolved in the 150 years since it was signed, and invites visitors to reflect on its legacy in the twenty-first century.Thru Winter 2018.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden - located at 900 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY Admission is $10 for adults, seniors and students $5 and free for children under 12. From May to September and during select school breaks, children can take part in fun activities, plantings, and open-ended exploration workshops free with garden admission. Workshops are on a drop-in basis and appropriate for a broad range of ages.
Children's Garden - children can cultivate their green thumb this spring. Children aged 2 to 17 can plant their own crops and flowers and harvest them under the guidance of garden instructors. Younger children, called KinderGardeners, combine planting, tending, and harvesting with craftmaking and creative play. For older children, lessons in science and urban ecology accompany the gardening, and teenagers who successfully complete the program can go on to become Junior Instructors. Over a thousand youngsters now garden in the Children's Garden every year.
First Discovery Days - Explore exotic habitats from around the world and have some hands-on science fun during the midwinter school break. Families can learn together at Discovery stations inside BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory as kids use their senses to investigate plants and other natural materials firsthand and find out how plants survive in environments from deserts to rainforests. Explore the lush conservatories on scavenger hunts, listen to stories, and pot up a plant to bring home from 9:30–10:30 a.m from through May. Free Admission.
First Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host a series of fun wintry events for all ages the first Sunday of each month. When cabin fever hits the family, a variety of activities at the garden will give visitors a chance to get in touch with nature during the quiet winter months. On Sunday, February 5, families can take a stroll to peep birds with a local naturalist, listen to storyteller read books about birds, weave a decorative nest, or check out a bird guide from the garden’s library. All ages.

Toy Museum of NY



Toy Museum of NY - at 180 Smith St at Warren St, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn ( Toy Museumof NY f ound a new home in a bright green building in Boerum Hill, and it's celebrating with a grand opening day event on Saturday, October 6. Prices vary. Visit the website for details. Shows are suitable for children ages 3 and up. This little gem hidden in Brooklyn Heights provides a home for toys from decades past and brings alive their stories in a theatre performance for families, schools and groups. The Museum’s toys have been collected and donated from all over the country and offers social insight into the social history of the last century. Hours: School and Camp Groups only: Monday – Friday, 10:15 - Noon. Performances will be held Sat Oct 6 at 11am, 1pm; Sun Nov 4, Sat Dec 8, Sun Dec 9 at 1, 3pm. Prices vary. Visit the website for details. Shows are suitable for children ages 3 and up. School and Camp Groups: $8 per person and includes a 50-minute live theatre performance. Reservations required. Contact for more information 718.243—0820