Printable August calendar of events & holidays for Brooklyn families

A look ahead at what's happening this month

By Macaroni KID Brooklyn NW / Macaroni KID August 1, 2023

Happy August! Are you ready to soak up the last bits of summer fun this August? Well, get those shades on because we've got an awesome roundup of events that will add a splash of excitement to your sunny days! Let us help you find your family fun... 

Here's a sneak peek of Brooklyn event highlights to make the most of the month with your family! Access our printable calendar for August here or click the image below. And there are many more local events in the calendar.

Plus, a list of 10 national holidays in August:

1. World Breastfeeding Week

First off this month: Let's raise a toast to all the moms out there with their amazing breastfeeding skills! World Breastfeeding Week, supported by UNICEF and the World Health Federation in more than 120 countries, was created with the goal of providing support for breastfeeding moms everywhere. Aug. 1-7

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2. National Night Out

Get ready to party with your neighbors and have a blast building a stronger, friendlier community. Aug. 1

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3. National Girlfriends Day 

Who's up for a fantastic night out with your besties? It's time to paint the town red and create unforgettable memories! Aug. 1

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4. National S'mores Day

S'mores, please! Dive into the ooey-gooey deliciousness of s'mores galore! Check out this idea for a s'mores buffet! Aug. 10

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5. 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

Hip Hop dates back to August 11, 1973 at a back-to-school party in the Bronx. Behind two turntables, eighteen-year-old Clive Campbell, better known as DJ Kool Herc, played two copies of the same record, looping the percussion portions of each track to keep the beat alive. Attend a celebration to uplift and honor Hip Hop Culture and this momentous golden anniversary. Aug. 11

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6. International Youth Day

International Youth Day, a United Nations initiative, is an opportunity to celebrate the involvement of young people in issues worldwide. The 2023 theme is Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World. Take the opportunity on International Youth Day to ask your kids what they think the most pressing issues of today are and how they think we might make progress in solving them. You might be surprised by their insights. Aug. 12

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7. Pluto Demoted Day

Pluto, you'll always be in our hearts! Explore space together and check out the jaw-dropping pics from the James Webb Space Telescope. Space-tastic! Follow the telescope and its latest images on NASA's site. Aug. 24

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8. Dog Day 

Time to give a woof-tastic salute to our furry friends! Show your pups some extra love or go on an adventure to find your perfect furry companion at a local shelter. Aug. 26

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9. Women's Equality Day

A day to celebrate the fierce women who shaped history! Let's cheer for progress and remind our little ones that they can achieve anything. Aug. 26

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10. Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' Speech 

Martin Luther King Jr. made his "I Have a Dream” speech on this day in 1963. Today, with your kids, read the speech and talk about King's message. How far have we come? How far do we have to go? Let's all keep his spirit alive by making strides toward a better, more just tomorrow. Aug. 28


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