Things to Do This Weekend in Brooklyn – May 5 and 6

We at Brooklyn Mamas are excited that The Mamas Expo is finally here. Come out this Saturday to the New York Hall of Science and check it out. If not,  here is our list of fun things to do with your kids this Cinco de Mayo weekend.


Cinco de Mayo brunch at pomme
Anna Harrington will guide the kids in making their own Huevos Rancheros. Kids will cook fried or scrambled eggs on a griddle top.  They will learn important lessons about cooking with heat. The kiddies will make fresh salsa to go along with their yummy eggs.  They will also make Mexican hot chocolate as an extra treat, and then set the table and share in a festive brunch! For ages 4-8yrs and is a drop off event.

When: May 5,  2012  at 11:05 am.  *This is a drop-off event*
Where: Pomme, 81 Washington Street
Cost: $25 per child


B&B Carousell Open House
Come out and experience the first glances of the rehabilitated B&B Carousell. The first completed restored horse will be on display and you will be able to have your picture taken with the new horse. The Coney Island History Project will host this open house and have information and photos of the restoration process.

When: May 5 and 6, 2012  from 12pm-4pm
Where: 3059 West 12th St., Coney Island, New York

5th Annual Go Green! Greenpoint! Earth Day Festival
Families will have so much to do at Go Green! Greenpoint. This fun-filled community event will include educational displays, health & wellness tips. You can shop as there will be arts & crafts sold by artists, artisans, & craftsmen. Plenty of  children’s activities along with live music & performances, and so much more!

When: Saturday, May 5, 11 am- 5 pm (May 11/11 tentative rain date)
Where: McCarren Park, Brooklyn

The Fourth Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade
The Fourth Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade  will showcase over 30 local artists and crafters from Etsy New York Team.   Lovers of all things local and handmade  can load up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, kids clothing and accessories,  housewares and more, all handmade by some of the most creative local artisans and crafters in the NYC metropolitan area.

Arrive early, as the first 100 shoppers will receive an amazing goodie bag packed with a unique sampling of handmade wares from members of Etsy New York and local small businesses sponsoring the event.

With each purchase, shoppers will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three Etsy New York prize packages, filled with handmade donations from our talented members.

When: Saturday, May 5 from 11am-5pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street


Chocolate Chip Music presents Saris and Sitars
A trio of native Indian musicians featuring Sitar, Tabla and Violin, provides an educational and festive framework to the Baker’s birthday celebration in the park. When Baker Bobbie receives an intriguing package from India for her birthday, this program ‘unfolds’ to reveal all kinds of possibilities as to what is inside.  Seating is first come, first served.

When: May 5,  2012  at 1 pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center


15th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K Run
Children ages 5-12 can run the race after the 5K run and will receive a medal for participating. Of course, if parents would like to participate, register at for the 5K run through Prospect Park.

When: May 6,  2012  at 11am
: Prospect Park, Bartel Pritchard Circle
Cost: Adults, $25 and  children’s race $10<


Silhouette Portraits
Andrea Peitsch returns to ArtsCetera to create the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for the moms in your life or a present for yourself. And it only takes 5 minutes.

Silhouette Booking Details: You may book one portrait sitting for you or your child(ren), or a double sitting for you and the kid(s). When you book a double sitting, bring in a photo of grand or great grandmother and Andrea will create an intergenerational keepsake.

When: Saturday, May 5 from 3pm to 6pm and Sunday, May 6 from 10am to 5pm
Where: ArtsCetera Studio,  212 Smith Street between Baltic & Butler, Cobble Hill
Cost: Pricing begins at $35 for a single portrait; signed, mounted, and ready to be framed. Additional pricing depends on number of originals and copies, and your framing choices.
Reservations: Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may have to wait or return for a later appointment, depending on availability. For multiple portraits, a scheduled appointment is a must!
Book a Sitting: please email or call, Attn: Nanette/Silhouette Appt.


Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day takes place the first Saturday in May each year when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Where: Click here for participating Brooklyn Comic Bookstores.


Transportation Inventions
In Amos Vogel’s beloved book, How Little Lori Visited Times Square, a young boy attempts a journey to Times Square by train, bus, taxi and turtle! Help Lori get to his destination by designing a vehicle of the future. For ages 6+

When: May 5 and 6,  2012  at 1:30 pm.
Where: New York Transit Museum

Sow and Flax Weekend
Come help them prepare the soil and sow flax seeds along with seeing how a spinning wheel turns flax into thread and how that thread is then woven into cloth. You will be able to use needle and thread sew a linen pouch for yourself.

When: May 5 and 6,  2012  from 1-4pm
Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House

PS 15’s Spring Flea in Red Hook

Browse the Red Hook flea market for that missing treasure, unique Mother and Father’s Day gift or a future family heirloom. There will be plenty of activities for all ages from swing dancing to a bouncy house, robot making and more. Visit for the entire day’s schedule and flea market vendors.

When: May 5, 2012  from 10am – 5pm
PS 15 School


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