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Free kid-friendly events in Brooklyn week 5/22 – 5/29

Brooklyn Bridge Family Anniversary Walk, DanceAfrica Bazaar and more free events happening this week in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge Family Anniversary Walk | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Saturday

Immerse yourself in the dramatic history and innovative design that forever changed the Brooklyn landscape. The morning begins with an interactive story and lesson on the bridge’s history and engineering. You’ll finish with an actual walk up to the Brooklyn Bridge tower! This program is designed specifically for children and families. Saturday, May 27 from 11 to 12 pm at Emily Warren Roebling Plaza. Just show up.

Open Streets | Montague Street | Saturday

Tip toe through Montague Street Blooms, a 6-foot flower pop up park, and enjoy the magical public space, practice and learn to score goals, dribble, and zigzag from the pros at Super Soccer Stars, use your imagination to play with New York Society of Play. After you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Mad for Chicken, 80 Montague Street, where kids eat free from 12-5pm.

Free Concerts at Bargemusic | Pier 1 | Saturday

Bargemusic’s free concert series has returned for the season. Come hear world class professional musicians…for free! All ages are welcome as this is a unique opportunity to expose younger children to classical music. Programs are less than 1 hour long. The next performance is this Saturday, May 27th @ 4pm at 1 Water Street. Future performances are June 3rd, June 24th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 19th and August 26th.

DanceAfrica Bazaar | Fort Greene | Saturday to Monday

DanceAfrica’s bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora—and see the streets surrounding BAM transformed into a global marketplace. Sat, May 27, 12—10pm, Sun, May 28, 12—8pm and Mon, May 29, 12—8pm.

DanceAfrica Community Workshop | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Saturday

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, outdoor workshop led by BAM teaching artist and performance art education scholar, Dánice Jones on the fundamentals of Ghanaian movement and music. All ages. Walk-ups are welcome as space allows. Saturday, May 27 at 11 am (rain date Sunday, May 28 at 11 am) at the Pier 6 liberty lawn.

Ping Pong Happy Hour | Brooklyn Commons Park | Tuesdays

DJ Mike Doelo and The Push are back for another series of ping pong match ups on Tuesdays from 5 to 7.30 pm. Free RSVP here.

Storytime | McNally Jackson CityPoint | Tuesdays and Wednesdays

McNally Jackson bookstore is hosting free story times upstairs in their children’s section Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 pm for ages 4 to 8. No RSVP required, just show up.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble in Cobble Hill | Saturdays

Weekly story time on Saturdays at 11 am for kids ages 2 to 8 is back at the new Barnes & Noble location on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill.

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