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J.J. Byrne Playground & Old Stone House

J.J. Byrne Playground

January 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

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

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Suggested Ages: All

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, farm animal cutouts, and a tot size climbing structure. The park also hosts a multipurpose synthetic turf field, a skate park, two new basketball courts, eight handball courts, and a dog run.

See a beautiful, interactive exhibit about the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War and what it was like to live in Brooklyn from 1776 – 1783 as well as contemporary exhibits featuring work by emerging artists at the historic Old Stone House (open by appointment Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from Noon-3 pm). Discover gardens vibrant with native and useful plants and shop at Farmers’ Market (Sunday 10 am – 4 pm year round). Any day, get quality fresh frozen yogurt combined with artisanal toppings as well as hot chocolate, coffee and baked goods from nearby Culture NY.

Discovery Carts

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable, garden encourage families to explore nature together.

Drop-in. Free with Garden admission.

All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check the website for updates.

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First Discoveries at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Explorers up to 5 years old (and their caregivers) can pot up a plant, create a craft, read a story, and use senses to explore nature at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers. Activities rotate weekly.

Drop-in. Free with Garden admission.

All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check the website…

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LeFrak Center Roller Skating

Head to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park for roller skating daily in an outdoor, covered rink and the Dreamland Roller Disco every Friday night.

Light fare and drinks available at rinkside Bluestone Cafe, plus a variety of bike & boat rentals.

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Family Discovery Days at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Experiment, learn, and play at hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden that encourage families to explore science and nature together. Pot up a plant or create a nature craft to take home alongside volunteer Discovery Docents.

Drop-in program for families with children of all ages. Free with Garden admission.

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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

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.

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