Things to Do This Weekend in Brooklyn with Kids June 9-10

Summer Stage Kids opens this weekend with a Family Day in Von King Park. Also going on are some great street festivals, food markets, and the Coney Island rides are open as well. Enjoy!




86th St Bensonhurst Street Festival
Check out the fourteenth annual Bensonhurst Street Festival on sunday for yummy food, games and fun!
When: Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:00am
Where: from 19th Avenue through Bay Parkway along 86th St. in Brooklyn, NY

SummerStage Kids Brooklyn Family Day
Come out and enjoy some awesome African dance by Fela’s Queens as well as some circus fun presented by the The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus as well as traditional street fair attractions such as face painting and crafts.
When: Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Herbert Von King Park, Marcy and Lafayette Avenues Brooklyn, NY 11216

Coney Island Rides Open!
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Coney Island and this weekend marks the opening of the iconic landmark!
Where: Coney Island Surf Ave & Stillwell Ave Brooklyn, NY 11224

Smorgasburg: A Brooklyn Flea Food Market
Bring your little foodie to “Smorgasburg”  and check out the nearly 100 food vendors selling all sorts of goodies!
When: Every Saturday, rain or shine, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Where: East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Samba with Sea Lions
The Samba New York! percussion band is performing with two sea lions (“Stella and Beebe”) at the Prospect Park Zoo. Little ones can learn some moves from the dancers and also watch the sea lions dance to the beat! (free with admission)
When: Sat, June 9, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225 (map)

Spring Pier Art Show
This show in Red Hook is a great way to expose kids to local art in all forms. Sunday features a 3pm concert by trumpet player Wayne Tucker.
When: May 12 through June 17, 2012; open weekends 1-6
Where: 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, New York., opposite Fairway.

Race Around the Farmyard
Spend the day outside in the sun for some old fashioned (free!) fun. Potato sack races, stilts and more!! The Lefferts Historic House is in a beautiful spot, in the Park’s Children’s Corner, close to the Carousel and the Prospect Park Zoo.
When:Saturdays & Sundays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m
Where: Lefferts Historic House


Prospect Park Carousel’s 100th Birthday Party

Celebrate the Carousel’s 100th birthday with free rides, games and even birthday cake!
When: Sunday, June 10, 2012 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Prospect Park Carousel, Intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues  and Empire Blvd


Wild Water Weekend!

The roof of the Brooklyn Childrens Museum is getting transormed into a water park complete with relay racces, model sail boat races and even some opportunities for gardening!
When: Saturday June 9, and Sunday June 10, 2012 10:00am
Where: Brooklyn Childrens Museum 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213

Eagle Street Rooftop Farms
Inspire a green thumb this Sunday at the open farm hours of Eagle Street Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint.
When: Sunday June 10 2012, 1 PM – 4 PM
Where: 44 Eagle Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn


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