This Weekend: Street Festivals, Live Performances, and Bounce Houses!


SkipKid Weekend Roundup: September 24-25

This weekend is all about neighborhood street festivals and family-friendly live performances. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so if it’s music or storytelling or simply strolling through Brooklyn that you’re after, SkipKid has something for you. Have a great time, and thank you for helping us spread the word about SkipKid!


BIG THINGS Album Release Concert!, ShapeShifter Lab, Gowanus. Come play, dance and sing to celebrate BIG THINGS with the jazz age stylings of Lucy Kalantari. Enjoy a full band performance with special guests, arts & crafts, pearls and balloons. Fun for the entire family!

Family-Friendly Piano Concert, Old First Nursery School, Park Slope. Kids can run around to the Turkish March while parents enjoy a performance by internationally acclaimed pianist Sergey Malinin. Snacks and coffee will also be for sale.

Spellbound Season Kick-Off Party and Fundraiser, The Old Stone House, Park Slope. Celebrate Spellbound Theatre’s fifth anniversary and 2016-17 Season kick-off at the Old Stone House. There will be food, drinks, crafts, creative play, and a special storytelling performance created just for this event.

PS9’s Bounce Back to School Carnival, PS9 Playground, Prospect Heights. This year’s carnival will feature bouncy houses (including one for toddlers), face painting, carnival games and more! There will be BBQ, drinks, popcorn and other snacks for all to enjoy.

Garden Story Time, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights. Read garden-inspired stories alongside volunteers. This is a drop-in program for families with children of all ages. Free with Garden admission.


23rd Annual Bus Festival, Downtown Brooklyn. The New York Transit Museum’s annual Bus Festival returns on Sunday, September 25! See and step aboard more than a dozen buses from the Museum’s vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history.

The Atlantic Antic, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn — from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. The Atlantic Antic is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn. Families can enjoy an entire block dedicated to kids! Pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and many other children’s activities make the festival fun for the entire family!

Flatbush Frolic, This year the Flatbush Frolic will feature food, dance, live music, a pizza eating contest, craft fair, children’s area, main stage, beer garden, and more.