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Free kid-friendly activities this week in Brooklyn

Our weekly overview of events and things-to-do for families in Brooklyn is out! Highlights include Sunday Games indoors at CityPoint, the wonderful kids and teens programming at our public libraries and stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Music in the Grove | Fort Greene Park | Wednesday, July 27

Join Flor Bromley on Wednesday, July 27th from 10-11am for an upbeat musical concert that brings parents and children of all ages together with live and in person music! Bring your blanket and set it down by the trees just south of the Prison Ship Martyrs. Performances are free and open to children and caretakers of all ages.

Stargazing | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Friday, July 29

Join Amateur Astronomers Association of New York as they set up high-powered telescopes to observe the moon, stars, and distant planets from the Pier 1 promenade on Friday night! Walk-up and weather-permitting. Fridays 8.30 to 10.30 pm.

DUMBO Family Game Time | Car-free Washington Street in DUMBO | Saturday, July 30

Join us for DUMBO Family Game Time on Saturdays from June 25 to September 10 (except Labor Day weekend) from 10 am to 12 pm on pedestrian-only Washington Street with free games for kids 1 to 10!

Creatively Wild Art Workshops: Building Bridges | Dumbo library | Saturday, July 30

What is a bridge? What does a bridge represent? Explore the theme of “bridges” in this free art workshop led by Creatively Wild Art Studio presented by Adams Street Library. For kids ages 8-12: Saturday, July 30, 12-2pm. Free RSVP here.

Sunday Games @ CityPoint | Downtown Brooklyn | Sunday, July 31

Free games for children 2 to 10 years old on Sundays in July from 12 to 3 pm. Come play and cool down at City Point! Sunday Games will take place inside at City Point with Lego and block building and arts projects for kids 2 to 10 years old. FREE on Sundays in July in the ground floor hallway at City Point. RSVP here.

Basketball clinics | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Tuesdays

Free Youth Basketball Clinics will be hosted on Tuesdays, May 31 through August 30; two age group ranges are offered for 7-12 and 13-17 year olds at the Pier 2 Courts. You can register your children one week in advance, starting Tuesdays at 10 am.

Live at The Archway | DUMBO | Thursdays

From June 16 to September 1, family-friendly, free concerts in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge ranging from Afro-soul to salsa and Japanese pop. Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm.

Kayaking | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Wednesday, Thursday Saturday & Sunday

With the Conservancy’s ever-popular kayaking program held in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, visitors can enjoy gliding across the East River on Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturdays starting in June through the end of September. New family kayaking on Sundays will also be offered. Advance registration is required for all, starting first weekend of June, make reservation today. Make a reservation here.

Library programming | Brooklyn Heights library | Mondays to Saturday

  • Tuesdays 3.30 – 4 pm: STEAM Pre-K story time for ages 3 to 5. Registration opens 48 hours in advance.
  • Wednesdays 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Teen Time with Origami. RSVP here.
  • Thursdays 10.30 – 11.00 am: Babies & Books for 0 to 18 months. RSVP here.

Library programming | DUMBO library | Mondays to Saturday

  • Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11 am and 11.30 am to 12 pm: Toddler time for ages 18 months to 3 years. RSVP here.
  • Thursdays from 3.30 to 5 pm: Teen Tech Time with video gaming. No RSVP required.
  • Friday from 1.15 to 1.45 am and 2.15 am to 2.45 pm: Toddler time for ages 18 months to 3 years. RSVP here.

Cumbe Dance Series | Fort Greene Park | Sundays

Join the Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy every Sunday from 11am to 12pm in July for rotating Afro Diasporic Dance groups who will teach a family-friendly workshop followed by a performance.