NYC Ferry

NYC Various locations,

Travel by state-of-the-art ferry to stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island along the East River and Hudson River. Indoor and outdoor seating. Charging stations, concessions, AC/heat and stroller parking available onboard. Travel time varies, from 20 to 60 minutes. Ferry frequency differs by stop; see the online schedules. Some family-friendly destinations include Domino…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $2.75, free/kids under 44 inches

Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

A focused selection from the world-class collection of musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys spotlights works by Black diasporic artists. Expansive in their collecting habits, the Deans, both born and raised in New York, champion a philosophy of “artists supporting artists.” Admire works by Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25/adult, $17/students & seniors, $10/ages 4-12

Museum of Food and Drink– Flavor: The World to Your Brain

Empire Stores 55 Water Street, Brooklyn

Take a sensory journey through our bodies and our world, designed and curated by food scientists and culinary anthropologists. Unpack what really happens in our heads when we experience the flavors of food, discover the ways flavor companies engineer and design the flavors that we eat almost every day, and learn what natural and artificial…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $15/ages 15+, $7/ages 5-14, free/ages 4 & under

Prospect Park Carousel

Prospect Park Carousel 95 Prospect Park West, Brookyln

Take your first ride of spring on Prospect Park Alliance’s historic Carousel. 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots in a charming carousel built in 1912. One of the only wheelchair accessible carousels in the nation. Snacks available at the Pony Express Snack Bar. In the park's…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $3/ride, $13/five rides

Pier 2 Roller Rink

Brooklyn Bridge Park 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn

Skate on a world-class roller and inline skating rink with a waterfront view and a top 40 soundtrack. Skatemates available for beginners ($6). Wrist guards required for all skaters; rentals are provided free of charge. 🍽️ Purchase snacks and beverages at the rinkside cafe. 🎟️ Free admission Mon & Fri 3:30pm-6:00pm, Sat 10:30 am–12 pm

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $12, $8/skate rental

LeFrak Center Roller Skating & Bumper Cars

Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive, Brookyln

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. Ages 7+ (42 inches+) can also ride bumper cars ($8 for 10 minutes). One rider per car. Flat, closed-toe shoes required. Reserve your bumper car ride online; rides…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $9.80/weekdays, $14.50/weekends, $9/skate rentals

LeFrak Center Boating & Biking

Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive, Brookyln

Ride single or double kayak and pedal boat to explore 55 acres of waterfront in Prospect Park ($16-$36/hour). Lightweight, synthetic clothing & water bottles suggested. Choose from an array of bike rentals from traditional two wheels and kids trailers to a four-wheeled, 6-person double surrey ($13-$38/hour). Half-day, full-day and season pass rentals also available. In…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $16-$36/hour

Free Storytime at Treasure Trunk Theatre

Treasure Trunk Studio 141 Atlantic Avenue, Brookyln

Join a world of wonder and imagination at a free weekly community story time for little ones ages 0-4 and their grownups. This enchanting experience, led by enthusiastic and engaging teaching artists/actors, introduce news favorites and familiar tales, with time for free play and connection in a warm and cozy space.

Open Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park Environmental Education Center

Brooklyn Bridge Park Environmental Education Center 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn

Visitors of all ages can get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with rotating 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. Enjoy self-led investigation with guidance by expert educators to reveal the hidden stories…

Molière in the Park: The Miser

Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive, Brookyln

Step into a world of biting absurdity and timeless truths with a free full production of Molière’s most successful play, re-imagined for today's world. Harpagon, a newly widowed geezer, consumed by fear of losing his wealth, will do anything to save his fortune. When he announces that he has found love again and is ready…

The Pinkster Stroll Send-Off

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum 4881 Broadway at 204th Street,

Send off the Pinkster Stroll, a group of Black New Yorkers dressed in historically inspired garb walking from Dyckman Farmhouse to New-York Historical Society. Discover how the Christian feast of Pentecost celebrated by the Dutch, evolved into a Black American festival used by Black New Yorkers to gather with family and friends and reconnect with…

Event Series Prospect Park Zoo Reopening

Prospect Park Zoo Reopening

Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

Celebrate the reopening of the Prospect Park Zoo with fun activities, including animal enrichment chats, Turtle Time & Conservation stations, sea lion feedings with narration, and more. Reserve a date-specific ticket in advance.

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $3/ride, $13/five rides

DanceAfrica Community Class

Brooklyn Bridge Park 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn

Families deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, outdoor workshop, led by BAM teaching artist and performance art education scholar, Dánice Jones, learning rhythms and movement from Cameroon. Co-presented by BAM and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Registration is required to attend this event. A limited number of spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve…

Event Series Bluey’s Big Play

Bluey’s Big Play

Kings Theatre 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

See a new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers with featuring brilliantly created puppets. Grab the sticky geckos, break out the duck cakes, and alert the grannies. ⏱️ 50 minutes

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 8
🎟 $42.50-$82.50
Event Series Smorgasburg Williamsburg

Smorgasburg Williamsburg

Marsha P. Johnson State Park 90 Kent Avenue at North 7 Street, Brookyln

Nosh at a Saturday open-air food market in America featuring over 35 local vendors in a waterfront park. At what the New York Times calls “The Woodstock of Eating," try unique treats like fried cookie dough balls, Honduran baleadas, baklava beignets, butter tarts, Japanese fried chicken, lobster truffle fries and so much more yumminess.

DanceAfrica 2024: The Origin of Communities / A Calabash of Cultures

Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM) 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Celebrates the dance and music of Cameroon in a unique collaboration with the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers and The Billie's Youth Arts Academy Dance Ensemble, joined by Women Of The Calabash, an ensemble known for its mesmerizing polyphonic sound. The streets surrounding BAM transform into a global marketplace at the DanceAfrica Bazaar (Sat-Mon 12-8 pm), featuring…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $22-$95
Event Series PuppetWorks

Jack & the Beanstalk

Puppetworks 338 6th Ave, Brooklyn

Puppetworks marionettes' brings the classic tale to life with an original song score & a "live" Giant Advance reservations recommended. Strollers must be left on the porch outside (camera monitored). Also at 2:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
🎟 $10-$11
Event Series STREB: Ringside

STREB: Ringside

Streb 51 N 1st St Broklyn, Brooklyn

See STREB Extreme Actions'unique blend of athleticism, skill, daring in a new dance show featuring its latest Action Machine, SURF—a thrilling apparatus designed to evoke the power and turbulence of maverick waves. The company is renowned for its death-defying stunts and high-energy, physically demanding performances that challenge traditional notions of dance and push the boundaries…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25-$50
Event Series DUMBO Family Games

DUMBO Family Games

Washington Street-Manhattan Bridge Washington Street, Brooklyn

Enjoy an epic Lego table, plus building blocks, arts & crafts, Corn hole, Connect Four, arts & crafts, balloon twisting by Leaf Medical & Dental and more on car-free Washington Street on Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm (weather permitting). Curated by the DUMBO BID x Brooklyn Bridge Parents.