Enjoying with Active Kids

There are so many great ways to enjoy time with kids in the Brooklyn area. This guide offers more than a dozen ideas for getting out of the house and having fun, just for the next few days. Here are just a few of the spaces and activities they suggest.

Friday, May 3: On the first Friday of each month, the Brooklyn Public Library offers a 30 minute reading and singing with librarian Sarah. This will take place at the Smith Street location from 1-2pm.

Saturday, May 4: Get the kids outside for learning and activity. The Bee Conservancy, Earth Matter NY and GrowNYC are offering a tour of the Urban Farm on Governors Island. The tour will take place from 2-3:30 and is offered on the first Saturday each month.

Sunday, May 5: Japan Village is going to be celebrating Children’s Day from 12-6 where people can come to enjoy Mochitsuki, origami coloring, a Japanese sword performance by Zentokan Dojo and more.

These are just a few of the many examples of fun activities that await your enjoyment in Gowanus this week and weekend. Learn about these and so many other choices.


James Allenby is the editor of Gowanus Lounge, bringing to his position a vast background on New York, and especially Brooklyn history, culture and lifestyle. Born and bred in the heart of "the County of Kings" James Allenby knows what it means to be a Brooklynite, and imparts this meaning at all times to his readers. Contact James at info(at)gowanuslounge.com.