Open Stages 2023
May 13 @ 3:00 pm– 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s spring music festival is back to rock Park Slope once again. Stoops, school lots, parks, gardens, and sidewalks host more than 150 musicians throughout the day, including classical musicians, hip hop artists, teen rockers, marching bands, kids groups, and more music-makers of all kinds. Find puppets & an instrument petting zoo at the Old Stone House.
After a day of exploring the festival, families are invited to join BKCM from 7-8 pm for one massive celebratory closing concert.
Performances are free. A $250 family ticket includes curated food and drink during the festival and helps support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City.
Prospect Park Zoo
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.More info
Jalopy Folk School Music Festival
Come see what The Jalopy School of Folk Music has been up to this year – and join right in. Enjoy jams, sing-a-longs, hands-on instrument test drives, informal workshops, and an all-student/staff showcase from 5 – 9pm.More info
Tastes of Park Slope
Enjoy restaurants, bars, food establishments and more small businesses, plus a pop-up Hip2B Healthy Market run by kids. Create a personal food and drink tour in a historic neighborhood. Each ticket has 4 tastes; tickets can be shared.
Purchases support local businesses and Seeds in the Middle, a non-profit focused on school-run farm/flea markets, gardens…More info
First Saturday: Pride
Enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment for all ages the first Saturday of the month at Brooklyn Museum. Celebrate Pride Month and 25 years of First Saturdays with a line-up of queer and trans artists honoring the heritage of LGBTQ+ creative communities in Brooklyn while imagining their incandescent futures.More info
J.J. Byrne Playground & Old Stone House
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,…More info
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.More info