Fall is here and school has started for most kids. We are happy to be reporting on cool events in Brooklyn for our very first harvest season. You can download our September Calendar for Brooklyn Families here. Or just see our event picks below. Happy September!
Introduction to Birdwatching
September 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Prospect Park, Audobon Center
This free event is a great way for kids to learn about and recognize the over 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. For more information visit Events at the Audobon Center.
World Passport Workshop: Celebrate Carnival!
September 3, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Prospect Heights
Kids ages three and up are invited to learn all about the culture of the Caribbean through music, stories and headdress making. Check out all the fun at Celebrate Carnival!
Weekend Family Program: Labor Day
September 4 & Monday September 5, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Come celebrate the unofficial end of summer and the long holiday weekend with various crafts sessions and flag making activities. Get details at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
West Indian Carnival Parade
September 5, 11:00 a.m.
Crown Heights/Prospect Heights
Join the party as a colorful array of costumes, floats, music and music makes its way through Brooklyn at the 44th annual West Indian Parade. For details visit West Indian Labor Day Parade.
September 8 , 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.
The Brick Theater, Williamsburg
Kids will love this interactive puppet show. Playing every Thursday in September, parents can pick cfrom 0-2 or 0-4 year old classes and watch as children enjoy singing, dancing and bubble time. Visit Puppetonia for details.
September 9, 11:00 a.m.
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights
This free, drop-in program is great for parents and toddlers looking for transportation themed story times and great hands on activities. Visit The New York Transit Museum for more information.
Seeds (6 Classes)
September 10, 17 & 24 (3 classes in October)
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
A drop off program for 4-6 year olds, this 6 week class will introduce kids to planting and gardening. Games, arts & crafts and a variety of botanical games will immerse kids into communal garden plots which will grow flowers and vegetables that they can bring home. Visit Seeds.
Bike New York: Kids Learn to Ride
September 11, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Time to take off those training wheels and learn how to ride. Experienced instructors teach parents and kids how to pedal, steer and ride like the wind. Get information at Learn to Ride.
Brooklyn Book Festival
September 15 – 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 literally 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.
Family Bingo Night
September 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Moxie Spot, Atlantic Avenue
Spend a Sunday night with the family enjoying some good food, fun and an old fashioned game of Bingo! Get in on the fun at Bingo Night!
September 19, 10:00 a.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
This free event, open to kids ages 0-5, will engage children in story telling, socialization and introduce them to great new books. Visit Brooklyn Public Library to view this and other story time sessions.
Annual Apple Festival
September 24, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wyckoff Farm House Museum
Celebrate fall at the museum with apple cider pressing, crafts, music, games and delicious fall treats. Learn more at Wyckoff Farm House.
September 24 & September 25, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prospect Park, Historic Lefferts House
Celebrate the beginning of fall. Kids will press cider, churn butter and run in potato sack races the way the way people did long ago. Visit Harvest Days for details.
NYC Trees and Climate Change
September 25, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Prospect Park Audobon Center
Designed for kids ages 10-17 and their parents, this free class will explore climate change in our borough, New York and the planet. Get details at Climate Change.