Brooklyn: Things to Do This Weekend with Kids – May 19-20

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It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in NYC. The Brooklyn Mamas have rounded up the best outdoor activities, festivals and park events to make the most of your family time together. Check em out!






Red Hook Family Festival

Puppetry Arts comes to the Red Hook waterfront for a fun filled day full of crafts, snacks and games for kids of all ages.

When: May 19, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: PS 15 71 Sullivan St, Red Hook
Visit: Red Hook Family Festival


8th Annual Block Party at Habana Outpost

Habana Outpost is having their annual block party this Saturday, May 19. Along with being New York’s first eco-eatery  and cooking up an award winning cuban sandwich, Habana Outpost will kick off Kids Corner, a free, creative workshop every weekend at the Annual Block Party.

When: Saturday, May 19th 10:30 – 6:00pm
Where: 757 Fulton Street (corner or South Portland)
Information: Here


When I Grow Up Weekend

Check out the entire roster of weekend activities for the “When I Grow Up” series at the Museum. Events and activities include the Ready, Set, Grow Playlab Workshop, a Junior Explorer event and much more. Visit the full schedule below.

When: May 19 and May 20
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights
Visit: When I Grow Up Weekend

Fleece Festival

Come see the sheep and alpacas get shorn and see weaving, knitting and spinning techniques. Parents and kids will also love the great line-up of musical guests.

When: May 19 & May 20, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park Zoo
Visit: Fleece Festival

Design a Bus

Kids ages 3 and up will use materials provided by the museum to make their own moving bus craft project.

When: May 19 & May 20, 1:30 p.m.
Where: New York Transit Museum
Visit: Design a Bus

Bay Fest 2012

This annual events will have loads of great activities for kids including an arts and crafts station, bouncers, a Nets basketball unit, costume characters and more.

When: May 20, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Emmons Ave from E 27 Street to Ocean Ave, Sheepshead Bay
Visit : Bay Fest 2012

Coney Island Strongman Spectacular

Come see some amazing feats of strength at the annual Strongman Spectacular!

When: May 20, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Coney Island, Outside of Sideshows by the Seashore
Visit: Coney Island


Come experience this classic fairytale with the whole family as the American Family Theater’s award-winning production makes its way to Brooklyn College.

When: May 20, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College
Visit: Cinderella

It’s My Park Day

Make keeping the park clean a family event! Pitch in with brooms, shovels and rakes to help keep our parks clean.

When: May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park, Bandshell


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