|Go Green Brooklyn Festival, McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Now in its 10th year, Go Green! is the place to learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, and music.PS 39 Spring Carnival ’17, PS 39, Park Slope
PS 39’s annual Spring Carnival is a community block party and fundraiser that features music (student bands and karaoke), bouncy house (this year look for a bouncy slide and swing, too), games (manned by students and parents), a raffle, food, face-painting, crafts, and other family friendly activities.
PS 124 Spring Fest, PS 124, South Slope
Support a local school at this annual outdoor carnival featuring a bouncy obstacle course, bouncy house castle, mini golf, music, face painting, sand art, and more!
World Science Festival: Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park lights up the night’s sky with high-tech interactive and stargazing activities! Step up to a telescope, join the one-and-only Bill Nye the Science Guy for a Q&A session and book signing. Then, take part in UP! Umbrella Project, a participatory experience created by Pilobolus in collaboration with MIT Distributed Robotics. Armed with an LED-lighted umbrella, create your own exploding stars and a total eclipse, along with physicists and astronomers in a larger-than-life celebration of our universe.
Figment Festival, Governors Island
An explosion of creative energy: a free annual participatory arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream.
Family Discovery Weekend, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights
Come out for the final family discovery weekend of the spring season. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats, and in the fruit and vegetable garden, encourage families to explore nature together. On Saturday, the Discovery Garden opens early (9am) for children and families of all abilities.
Paddlewheeler, PS 8, Brooklyn Heights
PS8/MS8’s annual block party attracts countless families to the day-long festivities, which include fun carnival rides, face painting, arts and crafts, hair designs, a giant slide, book fair, bounce house, and more!
“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please,” Old Stone House, Park Slope
Don’t miss Spellbound Theater’s final performance of the season. This one-of-a-kind storytelling performance follows a lost toy, Catbear, as he travels through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for his owner. Interactive and intimate, this show is ideal for children ages 2-5.