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Hi everyone! June is flying by and Sunday is Father’s Day. Lots to do with the children here in NYC this weekend.


Take the kids and enjoy Celebrate Brooklyn! Family Concert in Prospect Park, Moving Together Family Dance Series in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Eggrolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas at Museum at Eldridge Street, Dragon Boat Family Festival! at Museum of Chinese in America, Ladybug Day in Washington Market Park, New York Philharmonic Concert in Prospect Park, Broadway in the Boros: Hadestown & Mean Girls at Restoration Plaza, Bring the Cool: Our City: Celebrating Diversity at Brooklyn Museum, Discovery Hike: All About Ants in Marine Park, Free Walk-up Kayaking at Louis Valentino Jr. Pier Park, Family Storytime at the Giant Wash Laundromat, Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends at Flatlands Brooklyn Public Library, Community Roller Skating Party in McCarren Park and Farmhouse Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum.

Also check out long running events like Smith Street Stage: Romeo & Juliet in Carroll Park, Shakespeare Downtown: Hamlet at Castle Clinton, play:groundNYC’s the Yard on Governors Island, Peter & the Wolf & The Frog Prince at Puppetworks, Urban Farm Exploration Days on Randall’s Island Park, Puss in Boots at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Film Forum Jr. Matinee at the Film Forum, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at the American Museum of Natural History, History on Wheels at the NY Transit Museum and the Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo.

These are just some of the events so check the >calendar

to see everything going on in NYC this weekend. Also like us on Facebook for last minute events and updates.

Happy Father’s Day and enjoy the weekend!

~ Deirdre (mom to O & C)


Friday June 14th

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends at Flatlands Brooklyn Public Library

Friday June 14th 11a-12n. Free. Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies, and today’s hits.

Broadway in the Boros: Hadestown & Mean Girls at Restoration Plaza (Bedford Stuyvesant)

Friday June 14th 12n-1p. Free. Rain or shine. Come out and hear some of the best songs from hit Broadway musicals in plazas in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island! Free performances featuring current Broadway stars. June 14th head to Restoration Plaza to see performances from Broadway cast members and musicians from Hadestown, a Tony winner, and hit Broadway musical Mean Girls.  See the website for information on the Queens, Bronx & Staten Island performances.

Community Roller Skating Party in McCarren Park (Williamsburg)

Friday June 14th 4-7p. This event is free, but children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Join NYC Parks for a day of roller skating, music, and more! Roller skates will be provided.

New York Philharmonic Concert in Prospect Park

Friday June 14th 8p. Free. Duration: 2 hours with intermission. Long Meadow Ballfields. Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street, or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest, and 15th Street. See the website for all the event details.

>See all the Friday events here.


Saturday June 15th

Farmhouse Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Saturday June 15th 11a-3p. Free. Celebrate the solstice and the opening of our Organic Farmers’ Market at Wyckoff’s June Family Day! Stop in early to check out our fresh, all-natural products, and then spend the day exploring our farm and grounds, enjoying our outdoor toys and games, or touring our historic home.Join our special activity at 1:00 p.m., where we’ll explore the relationship of farms to the sun and create vibrant sun prints to take home. Please note: Reservations not required, but recommended. RSVP here.

Ladybug Day in Washington Market Park (Battery Park City)

Saturday June 15th 11a-12n. Rain date Sunday June 16th 11a. Free. Come Join us to release ladybugs and keep our plants green and strong!

Dragon Boat Family Festival! at Museum of Chinese in America (SoHo)

Saturday June 15th 12n-4p. Tickets: $10 per person. $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members. Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families. Make a splash with MOCA! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with an afternoon of family fun–filled with miniature boat races, sticky rice zongzi, and plenty more! See the website for the event schedule.

Bring the Cool: Our City: Celebrating Diversity at Brooklyn Museum

Saturday June 15th 12n-4p. Free with Museum admission (free for Cool Culture families). Join us on June 15th from 12pm-4pm for our annual family festival at Brooklyn Museum. This year, Bring the Cool, will celebrate the creativity and diversity of our city through interactive and imaginative art-making activities, performances, storytelling and more!

Celebrate Brooklyn! Family Concert in Prospect Park

Saturday June 15th 2p gates, 3p show. Free.  The Bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party in Brooklyn with RICH MEDINA, “one of the most in-demand DJs out there, capable of turning any type of crowd into a frenzy” (Philly Voice) spinning grooves old and new, and local favorites SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE, who have built a buzz around New York for their high energy, crowd captivating live performances, putting on a show guaranteed to get little feet moving.

>See all the Saturday events here.


Sunday June 16th

Eggrolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas at Museum at Eldridge Street

Sunday June 16th 12n-4p. Free. The Museum’s signature, fan-favorite festival is back for another year! This multicultural block party unites the vibrant cultures of our neighborhood, pairing Chinese Opera and acrobatics with klezmer music and mambo. Enjoy al fresco Mah jongg games, Jewish scribal arts, Puerto Rican lace making, tea ceremonies, and much more. Plus, enjoy iconic foods of all three cultures!

Family Storytime at the Giant Wash Laundromat

Sundays 12n-2p until June 30th. Free. Laundromats aren’t just for washing clothes. You can talk, read, sing, write, and play here too! Come join a BPL children’s librarian who will lead story time and fun literacy activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Moving Together Family Dance Series in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunday June 16th 1-2p, Free. Location: Pier 3 Plaza. Join us for Moving Together, a brand new community dance class series featuring Latin, Hip-Hop, and Afro-Caribbean dance for all ages and abilities! Dancewave’s Moving Together program hosts community dance classes for children and adults in a community setting. Dancewave’s expert teaching artists lead movers of all ages and abilities in the chosen dance style. Sunday, June 16: Latin Dance This Moving Together class explores the movements of Latin America’s most popular dance styles. Participants of all ages will develop an understanding of the core rhythm, movement and patterns of Latin Dance. There will be additional events on Sunday July 14th 1-2p & Sunday August 11th 1-2p. See the website for all the details.

Discovery Hike: All About Ants in Marine Park

Sunday June 16th 1-230p. Free. Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center. Our Discovery Hike is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants. Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find out some interesting facts about these small insects.

Free Walk-up Kayaking at Louis Valentino Jr. Pier Park (Red Hook)

Sundays 1-4p until September 22nd (except 9/8). Come paddle with us! IT’S FREE… first come, first serve (no reservations necessary). Since 2006, thousands of people have joined us for a paddle inside the protected waters of the Louis Valentino Jr. Pier Park. We provide all the equipment along with paddling & safety tips. You arrive, put your name on a list, and then take a kayak out for a short paddle to explore the cove at your own pace (you will get a little wet). Afterwards, you can join us in our beach cleanup.

>See all the Sunday events here.


All Weekend

Smith Street Stage: Romeo & Juliet in Carroll Park

Friday June 14th 730p (opening night) & Saturday-Sunday June 15th-16th and additional performances Thursday-Sunday 730p until June 30th. Free. Seating is first come first serve. 99 seats available. Shakespeare in Carroll Park! A long-standing feud between two wealthy families causes both chaos in the city of Verona and tragic results for two young lovers. Check the website for weather updates.

Shakespeare Downtown: Hamlet at Calstle Clinton (Battery Park City)

Thursdays-Sundays 630-9p with no intermission until June 23rd. Tickets are free and available the day of the performance at the castle starting at 6pm. There will be seating for 250 people a night. Audience members experience the plays how they were originally done at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 400 years ago – in the open-air, in the round, on the water. With 250 seats a night, Shakespeare Downtown presents the most accessible Shakespeare in the Park in New York City; and a new American Globe Theatre.

Celebrate Father’s Day! at Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)

Saturday-Sunday various times. Free with Museum admission. Storytelling: My Daddy Snores 11a & 4p all ages, drop-in. Come join us for a storytime that will feature Nancy H. Rothstein’s hilarious book My Daddy Snores and many other books and songs. Father’s Day Duct Tape Creations (11a-1p & 2-4p all ages, drop-in). Design an unusual Father’s Day gift for someone special in your life using an unlikely art material—duct tape! Create ties, picture frames, and wallets out of a variety of wacky patterns and awesome colors. Rad Dad Portraits (10a-1230p & 2-4p all ages, drop-in)

Dads can take a seat during this program as you paint a one-of-a-kind portrait for Father’s Day!

>History on Wheels at the NY Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)

Saturdays-Sundays 1130a-1230p in June. Free with Museum admission. For all ages. Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation, exploring materials connected to sounds of the subway.

>Peter & the Wolf & The Frog Prince at Puppetworks (Park Slope)

Saturdays & Sundays 1230p & 230p until August 18th. Suggested for 3y and up. Admission for a Child is $10, an Adult $11. No credit cards accepted. Reservations are suggested: 718-965-3391 (current day or advance reservations) or e-mail us: puppetworks@twcmetrobiz.com (NO same day e-mail reservations). Both of musical fantasies at each performance. Adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

>play:groundNYC’s the Yard on Governors Island

Saturdays-Sundays 12n-4p until October 27th. Free. play:groundNYC is back for their fourth year on Governors Island, stewarding and operating The Yard – a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for you to play, imagine and dream big! This year, play:groundNYC will be offering an adventure club, school field trips, professional development for educators, a ten-week summer camp program and, of course, free play every weekend all season long. See website for all the details and rules.

Urban Farm Exploration Days on Randall’s Island Park

Saturdays-Sundays 11a-5p until October 19th. Free. Location: Urban Farm in Randall’s Island Park Wards Meadow Loop. Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.

>Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

Daily until November 3rd. Zoo hours are: Monday-Friday 10a-5p & weekends & holidays 10a-530p. Included in the Total Experience ticket. See website for all the details. Plan your visit to the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time on our guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. We’ll help you spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos. The perfect prehistoric day.

>The Carousel in Prospect Park

Thursdays-Sundays 12n-5p & holidays. $2.50 per ride; $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets. Take a first ride of spring on Prospect Park Alliance’s historic carousel! Featuring 53 magnificent carved horses, this much-loved attraction will be open for the season starting March 28th.

>Puss in Boots at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park

Tuesdays-Fridays 1030a & 1130a and Saturdays & Sundays at 1p. Tickets: $8 for children under 12 (babies under 18m free), $12 adults. A classic story with a twist, Puss in Boots is the tale of two friends – Fergus Mundingle and his sly cat Puss – who are tired of their dull and penniless lifestyle. Looking for a change, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend willing to help at any cost.

>T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at American Museum of Natural History (UWS)

Daily 10a-545p until Friday August 9th. Timed entry only. Gallery 3, third floor. General Admission + One tickets: Adult $28 / Child (2-12) $16.50 / Senior & Student $22.50. Free for members. How did T. rex evolve to become the most fearsome carnivore of the Mesozoic? T. rex: The Ultimate Predator will introduce you to the entire tyrannosaur superfamily and reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, engaging interactives, and an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition. Warning: you may never think of T. rex the same way again.

>Film Forum Jr. Matinee at the Film Forum (Lower East Side)

Saturdays-Sundays at 11a until June 29th. ALL TICKETS $9. Advance tickets on sale at the box office and online. Most programs appropriate for ages 5 and up. Classics For Kids and Their Families All movies in glorious 35mm or equally glorious DCP. Absolutely no DVDs, no Blu-rays, no kidding! June 15th-16th Spike Lee’s CROOKLYN

Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p and Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours three afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

See the calendar for all the events.

Source : https://www.achildgrows.com/2019/06/13/weekend-events-in-brooklyn-nyc-june-14th-16th/

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: June 14th-16th