Our Top 15 Weekend Event Picks (April 8–10)

15 things to do in and around Brooklyn with kids this weekend

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW April 6, 2022

Looking for fun things to do nearby with the kids this weekend? Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW has you covered! Feel free to check out our full event calendar or skip to our top 15 event picks below. We hope our round up helps to make your weekend planning easier and filled with local fun in and around Brooklyn! (Click on pink links below for event details. Events are subject to change or cancellation; please confirm events before attending.)


  1. πŸ›Ό Grand Re-Opening: Pier 2 Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Fri., April 8 3:30pm-7pm (open 12pm-7:30pm on Sat. & Sun.) | FREE admission on Fri. ($11 admission on Sat. & Sun.), skate rentals $7 and skate mates are $6
    With an absolutely spectacular view of the New York Cityscape, Pier 2's Roller Rink is the perfect place for a skate outing with the family!
  2. πŸŽ₯ Cruella Family Movie Matinee at Time Out Market NY
    Sat., April 9 10am | $15 per person | Recommended for ages 11+ 
    Time Out Market New York will be streaming family-favorite "Cruella" on the fifth floor and providing materials for a fun arts and crafts activity (coloring, watercolors) during the screening. A ticket will also get you complimentary access to the nearby Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park and a $15 gift card to use towards the purchase of food from any Time Out Market NY vendor. (Breakfast available from Ess A Bagel or Clinton Street Baking Co.)
  3. 🐰 Easter Egg Hunt at Green Meadows Farm in Marine Park Brooklyn
    Sat., April 9 & Sun. April 10 10am-4pm | $14 per person, free for kids under 2 | Recommended for all ages
    Brooklyn’s favorite Easter Egg Hunt is on! Join us for a fun-filled day outdoors with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, and all his friends at the farm! Admission includes the Easter Egg Hunt, Easter bunny photo opps, Flower Barn photo opps, tractor photo opps, operate a bulldozer, milk a cow, Bunny Barn visit, hayride, farm playground, and Snack Barn. You can also visit the farm animals: Alpacas, Llamas, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Chickens, and Ponies.
  4. 🐾 PAW Patrol Live! at the Hulu Theater
    Sat., April 9 10:30am, 2pm, 5:30pm & Sun., April 10 10:30am, 2pm | Tickets start at $36 (Free for babies under 1), save up to 35% Off | Recommended for all ages
    Set sail for adventure with the pirate pups of the PAW Patrol! They arrrr dressed as pirates for their new high-seas mission aboard the Sea Patroller to save their mateys, Carlos and Tracker, and find some pirate treasure too! It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends to save the day and find the pirate treasure before Mayor Humdinger finds it first!
  5. πŸͺ΄ Family Discovery Days at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Sat., April 9 & Sun., April 10 10:30am-12:30pm | Free with garden admission: Adults $18, Seniors (65+) & Students 12+ with ID $12, under 12 Free | Recommended for all ages
    Experiment, learn, and play! Hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden encourage families to explore science and nature together. Pot up a plant or create a nature craft to take home alongside volunteer Discovery Docents and GAP Teen Apprentices. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather.
  6. 🐰 Myrtle Avenue Easter Hunt in Clinton Hill
    Sat., April 9 11am-1pm | FREE | Recommended for all ages
    Pick up a Myrtle Easter Hunt card in the Myrtle Avenue Plaza (at Myrtle Ave & Hall St), then find all 6 bunnies along Myrtle Avenue and get a goodie bag full of eggs and stickers, a FREE book, and enjoy special Easter happenings at shops along Myrtle Avenue.
  7. 🐰 Family Easter Celebration at Scandinavia House in Midtown East
    Sat., April 9 11am | $5 per person | Recommended for all ages
    Join us with Finnish singer-songwriter Ida Metsberg for an Easter-themed concert and art activity exploring the unique traditions and children’s crafts from the Nordic region. Easter in the Nordic countries is all about welcoming the long-awaited spring after the dark and cold winter months and is celebrated with a variety of fun family-friendly activities and traditions.
  8. 🎻 Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra presents Five Magical Tales at the Brooklyn Museum
    Sat., April 9 1pm | Adults: $20, Youth (18 and under): $10 – includes museum admission | Recommended for ages 4–10
    The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra and music director Dorothy Savitch present “Five Magical Tales” – a family concert! The event will feature the BCCO performing music from “My Neighbor Totoro” and favorites by Ravel, Debussy, Akpabot and de Falla. The concert will be narrated by Uton Onyejekwe and Ghanaian drummer Amos Gabia will also perform.
  9. πŸ’ƒ An Interactive Dance Performance by Spark Movement Collective in Downtown Brooklyn
    Sat., April 9 2pm-3pm | $10 tickets | Recommended for ages 12 and under
    Dance company Spark Movement Collective is bringing Cleo Wade’s book What the Road Said to life with The Road, an original dance performance to children of all ages. In this interactive reimagining of the book, Spark follows one child as they work through life’s challenging questions and moments. The audience will have a chance to interact with the performers and share what they think it means to be brave while helping to create movements for the characters at the end of the story. The Road helps us all see how we can walk our own paths and bring those around us together with love, peace, and patience.
  10. 🐰 Easter Bunny Brunch at American Girl Place
    Sun., April 10 8:45am-11am | $38 per person | Recommended for girls ages 5+
    Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to hop on into American Girl’s Bunny Brunch! You and your girl will enjoy a marvelous meal; plus, she’ll get a chance to see the season’s celebrity, the Easter Bunny.
  11. πŸ«“ Celebrate Passover at Hannah Senesh school in Carroll Gardens
    Sun., April 10 10am-12pm | $5/person at the door | Recommended for ages 2–8
    Join us as we explore and celebrate Passover! This event features a sand artwork craft with Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Camp and other Passover themed arts and crafts with CBE Kids, a sing-along with holiday classics and some fun Passover pop reinventions with Tkiya music, and an interactive scavenger hunt game with Sababa Beach Camps to get ready for the afikomen search.
  12. 🀾‍♀️ Kids Fit & Sip Sunday with Zing! Fit at Talea Beer Co. in Williamsburg
    Sun., April 10 10am | $20/family | Recommended for ages 4–7, children 3 and younger are welcome to attend with caregiver support
    Zing! Fit and Talea Beer Co. are hosting a fit & sip day that the whole family will love! Zing! Fit fuses FUNctional exercise with positive affirmations, mindfulness, and LOTS of creative play. Come by for a high-energy, kid-focused movement class, stay for the smiles & drinks at TALEA with Zing! Class will take place outside in our courtyard. In case of inclement weather, we will move class inside.
  13. 🎢 Spring Family Day at Carnegie Hall
    Sun., April 10 12pm | FREE with registration | Recommended for ages 5–10
    Carnegie Hall’s Spring Family Day is a daylong open house that invites children and their adults to explore the idea of Afrofuturism. In a fitting nod to the boundless imagination of Afrofuturism, families enjoy an array of social experiences, arts activities, music making,β€―concerts, and more. Design your own comic-book hero and super-powered instruments for harmony and justice, and participate in a group songwriting session. Sing and dance to soulful funk music, build your own instruments from recycled materials, and more!  
  14. πŸ‘©‍🍳 Matzah Bakery Workshop for Passover at the Jewish Children's Museum
    Sun., April 10 12:30pm-1pm, 1:30pm-2pm, 2:30pm-2pm | Adults & kids 2+ $15 | Senior (65+ with ID) $12 | Free for kids under 2 | Recommended for all ages
    Our annual Model Matzah Factory is back! Can you bake that matzah before the dough rises? Join us as we cut, thresh, and grind wheat into flour. Race against the clock as you mix, punch, roll and bake your very own matzahs to take home.
  15. 🍽️ Matzah Cover Making and a mini-Seder with Greenpoint Shul
    Sun., April 10 2pm-4pm | $8 suggested donation | Recommended for ages 0–7
    Come join the Greenpoint Shul for Matzah Cover Making and a mini-Seder. With giveaways from Hopalong Andrew!!

Have a great weekend!!


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