Brooklyn Bridge Park Playgrounds

Brooklyn Bridge Park John Street & Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

This expansive park has great attractions and a gorgeous only-in-NYC view. Explore refurbished piers, most of which host playgrounds (our favorites are at Pier 6 including giant Slide Mountain, Sandbox Village, Swing Valley and the splashy Water Lab). Play in the sand and admire tide pools at Pier 4 Beach (no swimming/wading).

Find a variety of yummy concessions throughout the park and restrooms at Piers 2,5 & 6. 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

DeKalb Market Hall

City Point 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

This bustling basement food hall houses 40 diverse food vendors, including old-school & new-school NYC names. Feast on artisanal arepas, noodles, baos, donuts, french pastries, susgi, tacos, sushi, churros, crepes, frites, humus, ice cream and more. Hours vary by vendor.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Time Out Market New York

Empire Stores 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
$10/adults, $5/ages 2-18 & 62+

Explore a train/vehicle-lover's dream, underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn. HIGHLIGHTS: 🚌 Get behind the wheel in On the Streets: New York’s Trolleys and Buses 🚊 A working platform spanning a full city block with vintage subway cars in Moving the Millions CURRENT EXHIBITS: 🪙 Historic fare collection equipment in Ticket…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Beat The Bomb

Beat The Bomb NYC 255 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
$51

Suit up in hazmat gear, dodge lasers, and crack codes in a 1 hour video game escape room with a signature paint bomb ending. Take on Hack Attack, Laser Maze, Echo Chamber and Floor Grid, before reaching the bomb room game Cyberbot where you must drive a bomb-disposal robot through a maze to acquire the…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Jane’s Carousel

Brooklyn Bridge Park John Street & Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
$2

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Open Hours at Environmental Education Center

Brooklyn Bridge Park John Street & Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more. Drop-in hours offer the opportunity for self-led investigation with guidance by expert educators to reveal the hidden stories…

Suggested Ages: All

The Rink at Brooklyn Commons

Brooklyn Commons Park 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
$15, $5/skate rental

Enjoy a festive outdoor skating experience on a 5,000 square-foot ice skating rink  Downtown Brooklyn in Brooklyn Commons Park. Private lessons, semi-private lessons, and birthday parties available. Rent skate aids for $20. Mon-Fri 2 – 8 pm Sat-Sun 11 am–7 pm

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Recurring

Art in Dumbo’s First Thursday Art Walk

Cuban Art Space 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, openings, artist talks, and live performance. Enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges while walking from one gallery to the next. Find more art (and playgrounds) in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Brooklyn Indoor Block Party

City Point 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

Join an indoor block party hosted by  City Point and Brooklyn Bridge Parents. Free fun activities include bouncy house Lego building, arts & crafts, ceramics, chess, soccer & basketball games, slime making, skate boarding and a summer camp fair at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn at 445 Albee Square West.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12