J.J. Byrne Playground & Old Stone House

J.J. Byrne Playground 4th Street between Fourth & Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, Brookyln, New York
FREE

Enjoy lots of modern climbing equipment juxtaposed with colonial themes inspired by the adjacent Old Stone House, site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Explore a submarine periscope and interactive panels depicting the historic battle among natural stone and rustic pavement, then attack your enemies with water cannons. A gated toddler area features bucket swings,…

Suggested Ages: All

Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Zucker Natural Exploration Area 31 East Dr, Brookyln, NY
FREE

Strategically placed branches and stumps of trees damaged by storms and other materials from within Prospect Park invite engagement nature and unstructured play in this magical playground. several areas to explore including sand for digging and water features for pumping and splashing.

Suggested Ages: All

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
$25/adults, $16/seniors & students, $10/ages 19 & under

The first museum exhibition devoted to late visionary artist and designer Virgil Abloh work spans two decades of the artist’s multidisciplinary practice, including collaborations with artist Takashi Murakami, musician Kanye West, and architect Rem Koolhaas, among others; material from his fashion label Off-White; and items from Louis Vuitton, where he served as the first Black…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
$9.95/adults, $6.95/kids

This former menagerie is designed to allow up-close animal viewing, perfect for families with young children who want to learn about wildlife. Explore a Discovery Trail and encounter 400 animals of 150 species including red pandas, dingos, procupines and a host of beautiful birds. Visit unique small cats, sea lions and Chinese-big headed turtles.

Suggested Ages: All

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
$16/adults, $10/seniors & students, free/ages 19 & under

This encyclopedic, community focused museum in a gorgeous Beaux-Arts building on the edge of Prospect Park hosts a huge, diverse permanent collection, as well as immersive temporary exhibitions. Lots of room to roam and always something exciting to discover. HIGHLIGHTS: 𓂀 A world-renowned  collection of Ancient Egyptian Art & Assyrian Art 🦅 Reimagined American…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

LeFrak Center Ice Skating

Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive, Brookyln, NY
$8/weekdays; $12/weekends + holidays , $8/skate rentals

Skate in a half-covered/half-open lakeside rink in Prospect Park. * Olympic figure-skating athletes Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov direct the Sports Programs for Lakeside's growing Skate School which offers learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play-Hockey classes for all ages. 🔓 Lockers available for rent ($3-$8, 2-hour time limit). 🍽 Light fare and drinks available for takeaway at rinkside…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Free with museum admission

See bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in a survey of Pierre Cardin’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Explore an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes containing over 170 objects drawn from legendary couturie atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Cinderella

Puppetworks 338 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
$10-$11

The classic fairy tale is brought to life with marionettes at intimate Puppetworks. Advance reservations recommended. Strollers must be left on the porch outside (camera monitored). Also at 2:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12
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Sunday Art

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
$16/adults, $10/seniors & students, free/ages 19 & under

Explore Brooklyn Museum galleries, look closely at an object from the permanent collection, and create art inspired by the work. Free with Museum admission.

Suggested Ages: All

Astronomy: Phases of the Moon

Parade Ground, Prospect Park Parkside Ave., Caton Ave., bet. Parade Pl. and Coney Island Ave., New York, NY
FREE

Observe the moon through a telescope with Urban Park Rangers and learn how the movements of the moon and sun appear to Earth. Weather permitting.

Suggested Ages: All
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Tuesday Morning Music

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, Brookyln, New York
$10-$20 suggested donation

Singer and guitar/banjo player Kyle Tigges shares songs with folks of all ages in a cross-generational singalong. Come down to Jalopy to sing, dance, or even just to hang out and listen. We'll keep things easy-going as we slowly get the music flowing again. Space is limited so register in advance; wWalk-ins welcome until space…

Suggested Ages: All

25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival

Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM) 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
$14/adults, $10/ages 13 & under

Join BAMkids’ annual celebration of international stories on film—and create your own new stories through experiential activities, performances, and play. Now in its 25th year, this interactive festival showcases over 50 animated and live action short films from around the globe. Before or after screenings, step into a free family-friendly carnival featuring walkabout performers, live…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
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First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum: Legacy

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
FREE

Enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment for all ages the first Saturday of the month at Brooklyn Museum. Ring in Black History Month and celebrate twenty-five years of First Saturdays. This month’s theme honors the legacy of Black artistic production in Brooklyn. Celebrate the creative excellence of Black artists who are shaping…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Mark Morris Dance Second Sundays

Mark Morris Dance Center 3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
FREE

Visit the Mark Morris Dance Center for adult and family classes, as well as specialized programs in partnership with community dance leaders celebrating a diverse range of African Traditional and Diasporic forms. Learn the fundamentals of a variety of dance, fitness, and music genres in 60 minute family workshops throughout the day. For all ages…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Mozart for Munchkins Bluegrass Jam

Old Stone House 336 3rd Sreet, Brooklyn, NY
$37, free/ages 12 & under

Join an all-ages folksy concert in a relaxed environment. Features five instruments – saxophone, guitar, banjo, five string violin, & baritone violin – plus dancing, singing, clapping, tons of fun. This concert is led by Bobby and Kris who are well versed in many instruments and many styles of music. You can hear Bobby on…

Suggested Ages: All