Top 10 Weekend Events in Brooklyn for Kids

There are many great festivals going on this weekend in Brooklyn. If food is your thing then check out our list of NYC food festivals here. You can indulge your literary child at the Brooklyn Book Festival or explore Irish culture at the Great Irish Fair of New York. Town Square in Williamsburg is having a Schoolfest where you can check out local programs for your kids and the Brighton Beach Jubilee will be lighting up the boardwalk. Check out our list below for great events in Brooklyn:



Brooklyn Book Festival

September 17 &September 18, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Calling all book lovers!  Kids ages 10-18 are invited to participate in numerous literary events around the festival including Mad Libs sessions, a comic artists quick draw and the opportunity to meet best selling authors.  Check out all the events at Brooklyn Book Festival.


The Great Irish Fair of New York

September 17 & 18, 2011

MCU Park

A family friendly event celebrating New York City’s Irish-American heritage & culture through traditional and contemporary Irish music, food, dancing, and activities. Family Pass is $30 and kids under 12 are free. Click here for more details.


Flatbush Frolic

Sunday, September 18 · 11:00am – 5:00pm

Cortelyou Road, between Coney Island Avenue and East 17th Street

The Flatbush Frolic is an annual Brooklyn street fair in the heart of Victorian Flatbush! There is a line up of free activities for kids in the Tot Lot (sing-a-long, magic show, story time, and more). Kids of all ages are invited to create a banner and march in the Frolic Parade.


Brighton Beach Jublilee

September 18, All Day

Brighton Beach Avenue & Coney Island Avenue

This multi block festival will feature great rides for kids, delicious food and live music that the whole family will enjoy.  Check out all the fun at Brighton Jubliee.



Saturday, September 17th 12 Noon to 4 pm

Harry Van Arsdale Campus 257 N 6th Street near Driggs Ave.

This school fair by TownSquare, invites all schools (day care to high school, private & public) in one neighborhood (Greenpoint & Williamsburg) – to a single venue to promote their schools & programs to prospective students and parents.  There will also be college representatives and service providers present.  All in all, there will be over 50 schools and organizations coming.

Weekend Family Programs: Park Collages

September 17 & 18, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main Street and Pier 1

Families are invited to use various materials and their imaginations as they create collages of the  Brooklyn Bridge.  Get all the details at Park Collages.


“Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen”

September 17 & 18; 1:30 p.m.

New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights

Kids ages 5 and up will love to learn the history of subway announcements and play conductor.  Check it out at Transit Museum.


Drama Fair

Saturday September 17, 2011 from 10am – 5pm

Brooklyn Lyceum

Enjoy this free afternoon drama fair with theatre workshops and classes to introduce kids to performing arts. Sessions and demos will include theatre games, improvisation and comedy, Shakespeare for kids, teens and adults, movement and music and technical Theatre like scenic painting, green theater, stage combat, costume design for teens and puppet-making. For more information and the schedule click here


Handiwork: Crafts & Tasks for the Past

September 17 & 18, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Prospect Park

Every Saturday and Sunday the Historic Lefferts House invites kids to participate in arts and crafts and create things the way they did in the old days.  See details at Crafts from the Past.


Fall Family Weekend Workshop

September 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Families are invited to drop-in to as a different autumn topic is explored each week via interactive, hands on activities. Get all the details at Fall family Workshop.


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