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Playtime on car-free streets in the City 1968 and 2022

A new photo exhibit shows NYC children playing on car-free streets in the summer of 1968. With the Open Streets program and other initiatives we are bringing play to the streets of Brooklyn with various partners this summer! While it looks a little different to 1968 the idea stays the same – play, move and build community!

DUMBO Family Games | Saturdays | all summer long | DUMBO

Join us for DUMBO Family Game Time on Saturdays until 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! Rain dates are Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm. Enjoy our epic Lego table, plus building blocks, arts & crafts, Corn hole, Connect Four, balloon twisting by Leaf Medical & Dental and more. Curated by the DUMBO BID x Brooklyn Bridge Parents and supported by Leaf Medical & Dental in DUMBO.


Back to School Bash | Saturday, August 27 | Downtown Brooklyn

Celebrate Back to School with Atlantic Terminal Mall! Atlantic Terminal has partnered up with YWCA, St. Joseph’s University, Emblem Health, Brooklyn Bridge Parents & Sigma Gamma Rho to host an epic back to school bash. The free event and family festival will take place on Atlantic Terminal’s exterior plaza and car-free Fort Greene Place on Saturday, August 27th from 1 to 4PM. Atlantic Terminal is located at 139 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. The event will house 20+ free kid-friendly activities from local community partners and Atlantic Terminal retailers. Come join us for some fun and get back-to-school ready with games, music, live performances, wellness check-ins, an on-site barber, kids corner activities, bounce house & much more! Free RSVP here.

Back to School Party | Saturday, September 17 | Brooklyn Heights

Join us for our Back to School Party during Open Streets on Montague on Saturday, September 17 from 1 to 5 pm with free kids activities, music and more. We will have games, arts & crafts, soccer, chess, golf, dungeon building, balloon twisting, Ninja warrior training and much more. The Puppet Mobile will offer free puppet shows for kids 3+ years at 2 pm and 3.30 pm (each show takes about 30 minutes, be there on time to get a seat). The car-free blocks will be from Clinton, Henry to Hicks. Free RSVP here.