5 Kid Friendly Activities This Weekend

gov islandIs your family hanging around Brooklyn this weekend?  Check out our list of 5 kid friendly activities to enjoy!

1.  The Touch Tank–  The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is now featuring The Touch Tank, an interactive feature where children can touch a starfish, a horseshoe crab and a sea snail.  Kids can also learn about the ocean and the diverse creatures who make up the population.  Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:30–3:30 pm until Sunday, Aug. 31.  Website.

2.  Take a Carousel Ride– Prospect Park Carousel.  The Carousel is located at the Children’s Corner, just inside the Willink entrance (intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard).  $2 per ride (12pm-6pm).  OR Jane’s Carousel, DUMBO.  Also $2 per ride, located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in Brooklyn Bridge Park (11am-7pm).

3.  Summer Series Puppet T heater– Puppetworks, Park Slope.  Prokofiev’s orchestral adventure including Peter & the Wolf, The Frog Prince, The comedians and The Ugly Duckling. Recommended for children 3 years and older. Total running time is approximately one hour. 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.  338 Sixth Ave. at Fourth Street.  Website

4.  Governor’s Island and Ferry Ride– Pack the kids scooters or bikes and hope on the East River Ferry from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Spend the day enjoying the playgrounds, food trucks, hammock park, Brooklyn Public Library Pop Up Library, and so much more.  For ferry info, click here- website

5. Brooklyn Cyclones– Catch a home game Saturday night as The Brooklyn Cyclones match up against The Vermont Lake Monsters at 6pm.  MCU Park.  Website