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Free kid-friendly activities this week in Brooklyn (10/3-10/9)

Indigenous dance performances, indoor pumpkin decorating, Open Streets pickle ball, Yemenite festival and more free fun this week in Brooklyn!

Storytime | Fort Greene Park | Thursday 10/5

Sing, read, and play with librarians from Brooklyn Public Library this Summer! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children every Thursday from 4 to 4.45 pm at Fort Greene Park, from June – October.

Native American Dancing | Governors Island | 10/8-10/9

Indige­nous Enter­prise will present free dance per­for­mances in hon­or of Indige­nous People’s Day. The com­pa­ny was estab­lished with the goal of shar­ing the pos­i­tive aspects of indige­nous cul­ture through film, fash­ion, and dance. Since their found­ing, Indige­nous Enter­prise has become one of the most dynam­ic and excit­ing cul­tur­al com­pa­nies in the world. Their per­for­mances have cap­ti­vat­ed audi­ences at some of the most icon­ic venues and events, includ­ing the Super Bowl, Syd­ney Opera House, Joyce The­ater, and the 2020 Pres­i­den­tial Inau­gu­ra­tion. Free performances in Nolan Park on Sun­day, Octo­ber 82pm and 4.30 pm and Mon­day, Octo­ber 92pm. RSVP here.

Annual PumpkinFest on Court Street | Cobble Hill | Sunday 10/8

Mazzone Ace Hardware hosts this beloved community tradition on 4th Place between Court and Clinton. Choose from over a thousand pumpkins to decorate your own, plus there will be entertainment, food booths, games, and activities. They will be fundraising for NYC area Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Sunday, October 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. FREE with suggested donation

Immersive Halloween Experience + pumpkin decorating at CityPoint | Saturday 10/7

What’s the spookiest thing you’ve ever seen? Share your answer on a Post-It and be part of a Community Halloween Installation. To kick off the interactive installation, City Point and Brooklyn Bridge Parents will host free pumpkin decorating on Saturday, October 7 from 11am to 2pm in the space opposite the book store. Subway Therapy is an immersive and interactive work aiming to help people smile, laugh, and de-stress. It’s about community expression and bringing together our vibrant and diverse BKLYN community. Subway Therapy is an ongoing interactive and participatory public work. The space will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm and Tuesdays to Fridays 12 to 6pm until November 6. Stop by to share your scary stories! FREE

District 33 Shred Fest & Touch A Truck | Downtown Brooklyn | Saturday 10/7  cancelled

Bring your confidential documents to shred and recycle and bring the kdis for a Touch A Truck experience at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket on Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.

Children’s Harvest Festival at Saratoga Farm | Bed-Stuy | Saturday 10/7

The Children’s Harvest Festival is an annual street fair hosted by The Campaign Against Hunger. Bed Stuy Families and residents are encouraged to stop by for face-painting, scavenger hunts, performances, free food, games and more! Saturday, October 7 from 1 to 4 pm. FREE

Open Streets on Montague Street | Brooklyn Heights | Sunday 10/8

Free street games, music, adult cocktail area and more fun on car-free Montague Street from 12 to 6 pm. Free pickle ball this Saturday: Bring your paddle and balls or use ours. Courts will be open from 12pm – 5pm.

Yemeni American Heritage Day | Bay Ridge | Sunday 10/8

Music, food, cultural dances, bouncy houses, kids crafts, block building, face painting and more free fun for families at the Yemeni American Heritage Day on Sunday, October 8th at 86th Street in Bay Ridge from 2 to 7 pm.

DUMBO Family Games | Washington Street DUMBO | Sundays

Enjoy our epic Lego table, plus building blocks, arts & crafts, Corn hole, Connect Four, arts & crafts, balloon twisting by Leaf Medical & Dental and more on car-free Washington Street on Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm (weather permitting). Curated by the DUMBO BID x Brooklyn Bridge Parents and supported by Leaf Medical & Leaf Dental in DUMBO. No need to RSVP, just show up.

Waterfront Walks | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Sundays

Free waterfront walks through Brooklyn Bridge Park to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront and the park’s design.  All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance, weather permitting every Sunday at 10.30 am through October.

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