Top 15 Weekend Event Picks (August 11-13)

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

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW August 10, 2023

It's almost the weekend! Check out this weekend's picks featuring a mix of local Brooklyn goodies and cross-town fun. Crossing fingers forecast holds out despite chance of rain on Saturday – keep an eye out for event updates. 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. 🎥 Drop Off Kids Night at PLAY Greenpoint and Brooklearn in Carroll Gardens
    Friday 6-8:30pm and Saturday 5-8pm respectively | For ages 4-8 & 2.5-6 respectively
  2. 🎵 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Weekend Concerts in Prospect Park
    Friday & Saturday 7pm | FREE
  3. 🎥 Catch a free outdoor family film: "Bend It Like Beck­ham" on Governors Island and "Avatar: The Way of Water" at Transmitter Park in Greenpoint
    Friday at sunset | FREE
  4. 🔨 Free craft workshops at local stores: Rolling Toy Pickup Truck at Lowe's in Gowanus and Animal Friend Pencil Toppers at Michaels in Cobble Hill
    Saturday 10am-1pm and Sunday 2-4pm respectively | FREE
  5. 🐉 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens
    Saturday & Sunday 10:30-5pm | FREE admission
  6. 💦 Sprinkler Day at Asphalt Green in Upper East Side
    Saturday 12-3pm | FREE with registration
  7. 🏖️ 31st Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest
    Saturday 12-4pm | FREE
  8. 🚣 Free Kayaking in Newtown Creek at Manhattan Ave. Park in Greenpoint
    Saturday 1-4pm | FREE
  9. 🎸 Rock & Roll Playhouse plays the music of Queen at Industry City in Sunset Park
    Saturday 1pm | FREE | For ages 0-10
  10. 😃 Community Heroes Meet and Greet at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene
    Saturday | FREE
  11. 🪷 11th Annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Saturday 4-7:30pm | FREE
  12. 👩‍🌾 Family Harvest Day at McCarren Demo Garden in Williamsburg
    Sunday 10am-1pm | FREE | For ages 5-10
  13. ☀️ Free classes at Domino Park in Williamsburg: Imagination Adventure: Enchanted Forest and Meet the Beekeeper with Andrew's Honey
    Sunday 10am & Sunday 1pm respectively | FREE
  14. 🔭 Solar Observing with the Amateur Astronomers Association at Pioneer Works in Red Hook
    Sunday 1-4pm | FREE
  15. ☀️ Bed-Stuy Strong Summer Party at Herbert Von King Park
    Sunday 2-6pm | FREE


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


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