Top 20 Weekend Event Picks (July 5-7)

20 things to do in and around Brooklyn with kids over the weekend

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW July 4, 2024

There's some rain in the forecast for Saturday, but Sunday will be a beaut! Make the most of your July 4th weekend; Take a peek below for 20 weekend event highlights in and around Brooklyn, and there are many more events listed in the calendar! Check out our Indoor Fun Guide and Sprinkler Guide for more outing ideas. Click on pink links below for full event details. Events are subject to sell out, change, or cancellation; please confirm events before attending.

  1. ๐Ÿช˜International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Downtown Brooklyn
    Thursday-Sunday 10am-9pm | FREE entry
  2. ๐Ÿ” Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 1-5pm | FREE

  3. ๐ŸŒŠ The World's Largest Inflatable Pop-Up Waterpark in Forest Park, Queens
    Through July 15 11am-7pm | $40 sliders, $25 spectators

  4. ๐ŸŽ† Friday Night Fireworks at Coney Island and Breezy Point in the Rockaways
    Friday 9:45/9pm | FREE
  5. ๐ŸŽถ Seaport Kids x Music Fest at The Seaport
    Saturday 11am-1pm | FREE admission
  6. ๐Ÿ›น Free Skateboarding Class at Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights
    Saturday 12-3pm | FREE
  7. ๐ŸŽญ The Tortoise & the Hare at Puppetworks in Park Slope
    Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm and 2:30pm | $10-11 each | For ages 2+
  8. ๐Ÿ“ธ Perspective: A photography class for teens at Brower Park Library in Crown Heights
    Saturday 5-7pm | FREE | For ages 13+

  9. โ˜‚๏ธ Big Umbrella Day and Silent Disco for neurodiverse audiences at Lincoln Center
    Saturday 11am-6pm activities, 6pm silent disco | FREE
  10. ๐ŸŽฅ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Film Night: Do the Right Thing at Prospect Park Bandshell
    Saturday 7:30pm | FREE
  11. ๐Ÿ›ผ Lakeside Community Skate at Lakeside Prospect Park 
    Sunday 10-11:30am | $10 (byo skates) or $16 (includes skate rental)
  12. ๐ŸŒฟ Nature Exploration: Lake Appreciation in Prospect Park
    Sunday 10am-1pm | FREE
  13. ๐ŸŽˆ DUMBO Family Games at Car-Free Washington Street in DUMBO
    Sunday 11am-1pm | FREE
  14. ๐ŸŽฃ Salt Water Fishing at WNYC Transmitter Park in Greenpoint
    Sunday 11am-12:30pm | FREE | For ages 8+
  15. ๐ŸŒณ Sunday fun day at Governor's Island: Cheeseburgers in Paradise, Free open hours at play:groundNYC's The Yard, and Games People Play: Let's Dance
    Sunday 11am-4pm, 12-4pm, 2-4pm | FREE entry
  16. ๐ŸŽฎ Family Day at Barcade in Williamsburg
    Saturday 12-5pm | FREE | Ages 10+
  17. ๐ŸŽถ Soul Sundays at Atlantic Terminal Mall in Downtown Brooklyn
    Sunday 1-4pm | FREE
  18. ๐Ÿคธ Cartwheel Workshop at Prospect Gymnastics in Bed-Stuy
    Sunday 1:15-2:30pm | $25 | For ages 6-11
  19. ๐Ÿ’ƒ Soul Summit Music Festival at Fort Greene Park
    Sunday 3-8pm | FREE
  20. ๐ŸŽฅ Habana Outpost Movie Nights: "Independence Day" in Fort Greene
    Sunday 8pm | FREE entry

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


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