Things to do this weekend in Brooklyn with Kids – April 28 and 29

Sakura MatsuriIt’s hard to believe but it’s almost May.  So get and enjoy since this weekend is packed full of fun activities for kids. 


Saturday Family Programs: Brian Barrentine and his FunikiJam Friends

Here is a rock concert for the entire family as you get down with Brian Barrentine and his FunikiJam friends with their globe spanning and infectious music. FunikiJam is jam packed with multicultural songs, storytelling, dancing, interactive learning, and fun. Warning: FunikiJam side effects may include clapping, dancing, jumping, laughing and singing a variety of languages. Seating is first come, first served.


When: April 28,  2012  at 1:00pm
WhereBrooklyn Public Central Library, Dweck Center

Terrarium Workshop with Emily Thompson Flower

Kids and Parents learn to make and care for terrariums. Class is $40 for instruction and basic materials for 1 terrarium and additional materials and terrariums will also be available for purchase. This is not drop off This is a parent participation class.

When: April 28,  2012  at 11:00am
Where: Pomme, 81 Washington Street

5th Avenue Family Fun Festival

Come to 5th Avenue Park Slope for a  day of family fun, filled with live music, food, games, face painting crafts, bounce house and Star Wars Characters. The first 200 kids will receive a gift bag full of goodies.
When: April 28,  2012  from 11am – 4pm
Where: 4th Street and 5th Avenue, Park Slope

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate at the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  The Sakura Matsuri is the nation’s largest event in a public garden with weekend long events to celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.  Conceived as a tribute to the Garden’s iconic display, Sakura Matsuri  has  over 60 performances, demonstrations, and exhibits—many of which are specially commissioned for this dynamic spring celebration.

When: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival from April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Where: Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Entrance at Flatbush Avenue, 900 Washington Avenue, and at Eastern Parkway
Information: visit for information and weekend schedule of events


Kindie Fest: A Family Music Festival

Concert performers include Steve Songs, Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Moona Luna, WeBop, Big Bang Boom, KBC Kids!, Apple Brains.
When: April 29,  2012  at 12:00pm, doors open at LL30
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street  New York, NY 11217



Touch a Truck

What child doesn’t love trucks? Here a chance for kids to climb inside, touch and explore working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life, up close and personal at Touch A Truck Brooklyn. Over 20 vehicles are scheduled to take part in the event, along with their drivers/operators, who will be on hand to explain how these automobiles work and what purpose they serve in the community. All proceeds benefit the arts programs at P.S. 295.

And how can there be a Touch A Truck event without Brooklyn’s famed gourmet food trucks? Families can purchase savory treats from the following food trucks that will be at the event: Frites & Meats will be on hand  with amazing burgers and fries, Souvlaki GR with their authentic Greek street food, Mr. Jalapeño’s great Mexican food and  The Treats Truck with their delicious sweets.

When: Saturday, April 28, 12:00PM – 5:00pm, rain or shine
Where: The fair will run the length of 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, next to PS 295, which lies at the intersection of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.
Tickets: $5 per person (no charge for infants under six months).


SEW Moni Sunday Craft Pop-Up Market

The SEW Moni Sunday Craft Pop-Up Market  will showcase  handmade items including clothing,  fashion accessories, home decor items, stationary and more.  Participating Artists include Brooklyn Thread, Glamourpuss, Big Bridge Studios, Brooklyn Cat, Hartland Brooklyn, Bar Soap Brooklyn, and Sweater Toys. Don’t miss out on supporting local businesses, enjoy sips and sweets at the market.

When: April 29 from 11 -5 pm. Keep up to date with added vendors at
Where: SEW Moni – 330 S. 3rd Street (between Keap & Hooper), Brooklyn NY 11211


Brooklyn Family Resource Day

The New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium will have representatives from a variety of community resources  for Brooklyn Family Resource Day. The day is aimed at  providing information to help families find summer camps, child care programs and educational resources. Various workshops and activities will also be available throughout the day. Children will be able to have their face painted. Give-aways will also be available for children.

When: April 28, 2012 from 11am – 3pm
Where: Kings Plaza Shopping Center: 5100 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11234
Information: New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium, call  (888) 469-5999 or


Brooklyn Navy Yard Walking Tour
Explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader in sustainable urban industrial parks.

When: April 29 at 1pm and 2:30pm
WhereTours will begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Cost: Urban Oyster offers two Navy Yard Tour options: a two-hour comprehensive tour for $30 and a one-hour highlights tour for $18.
For dates, tickets, and more information, please visit or call Urban Oyster at 347.618.8687.


Coney Island Circus

Sideshow Sideshows By The Seashore is the last permanently housed place in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow.  Freaks, wonders and human curiosities, don’t miss it.

When: April 28 and 29,   2012  from 1-8pm
Where: Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island

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