Top 15 Weekend Event Picks (August 4-6)

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

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW August 3, 2023

What a weekend to enjoy summer in NYC! There is some potential for rain Friday night, but looks like Saturday and Sunday will be gorgeous. From hip hop anniversary celebrations to annual summer event favorites and more, there are so many reasons to get out and make the most of the weekend with your family. Take a peek below for 15 weekend event highlights, and there are many more events in the calendar

Click on pink links below for event details. Events are subject to sell out, change, or cancellation; please confirm events before attending.)

  1. 🖼 UNIQLO NYC Nights with free admission for NYC residents to the Museum of Modern Art
    Friday 4-8pm | FREE with registration (up to two adults, unlimited kids)
  2. 🎥 Drop Off Movie Night at PLAY Greenpoint
    Friday 6-8:30pm | $40 per kid | For ages 4-8
  3. 💃 Summer Fridays: 50 Years of Hip Hop celebration at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3
    Friday 6-9pm | FREE
  4. 🎥 Catch a free outdoor film: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at Transmitter Park in Greenpoint or Going Varsity in Mariachi documentary at BK Army Terminal in Sunset Park
    Friday 8pm and Saturday 7pm respectively | FREE with RSVP
  5. ☀️ Annual Summer Streets pedestrianized streets from Brooklyn Bridge to W. 125th Street
    Saturday 7am-1pm | FREE
  6. 🔨 Free toy building workshops at local stores: Treasure Chest at Home Depot (Bed-Stuy or Sunset Park) or Fidget Bugs at Michaels (Cobble Hill)
    Saturday 8am-12pm or Sunday 2-4pm respectively | FREE
  7. 🏖️ Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival in Coney Island
    Saturday 9am-5pm | FREE
  8. 🎉 Celebrate the Caribbean with Brooklyn Children's Museum in Crown Heights or Tropicalfete at Vanderbilt Open Streets in Prospect Heights
    Sat. 10am-5pm or Sun. 12-2pm respectively | $12-13 BCM admission or FREE respectively 
  9. 🧱 Free kids activities from Brooklyn Bridge Parents at DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown BK or Washington Street in DUMBO
    Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 11am-1pm respectively | FREE
  10. 📚 Author storytimes: Nic Yulo's Out of the Blue at Books Are Magic Montague in Brooklyn Heights and Barbara Elaine Burns' The Curious Twins at Barnes and Noble in Cobble Hill
    Saturday 11am | FREE
  11. 💃 Summer Party with Kuki NYC and Maker Park Radio at Hoyt open Street in Boerum Hill
    Saturday 12-3pm | FREE
  12. 🎵 NY Public Library's annual Dance Party NYC celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop across NYC
    Saturday 12-8pm | FREE
  13. 🏖️ Sandcastle Contest at Rockaway Beach
    Sunday 11am-2pm | FREE
  14. 🎸 Rock & Roll Playhouse plays the music of Phish at Brooklyn Bowl 
    Sunday 12:30-1:30pm (doors open at 12pm) | $16, Kids under 1 are free | For ages 0-10
  15. 🎵 Soul Summit Music Festival and community dance party at Fort Greene Park
    Sunday 3-8pm | FREE


There's more in the calendar – check it out, and have a great weekend! 


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