Things to Do in Bklyn

Everyone always asks me ‘What is there to do in Brooklyn?’


New 2019 Summer Camps in Bay Ridge



Things to Do in Brooklyn:

Mommy and Me Classes in Bay Ridge or nearby  **


  • Go to Coney Island – amusement park, beach, restaurants & the original Nathan’s. Visit Luna Park for games and rides (you can get discounted tickets online here) or Deno’s Wonder Wheel which has rides for the smaller kids (you buy the tickets in sheets there).  Don’t bother going to the aquarium – Hurricane Sandy  hurt the aquarium and it still hasn’t been fully restored. Parts are open, but it’s not as much as they had and the aquarium is $$$


  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (people in Brooklyn love to call it the Botanical Gardens – I have no idea why) It’s free to enter on Tuesday AND Saturday from 10 AM to 12PM.   See other free places in NYC here.






  • Ice Skating at Wollman Rink (Prospect Park) from November to March – Skate rental is $6.50 plus $5 adults/$3 kids (to age 14) to skate. See schedule here


  • 7 Days a week play/flight simulation at Aviator Sports 3159 Flatbush Avenue (Floyd Bennett Field)



  • Try bladesmithing and learn to make a knife with Theo Nazz, a Forged in Fire television show champion!  He has classes in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It will take about 4 or 5 visits to create a knife.




  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It cost $15 Million and took 13 years to built (1870-1883). If you do plan to do this, walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan in the morning, rather than the afternoon so that the sun is on your back and not glaring in your face. Don’t put a lock on the bridge because that’s for tourists who can’t afford to go to France do.


  • Eat Pizza – Brooklyn is know for having the best pizza and there are so many places to try! Juliana’s Pizza  (19 Old Fulton Street) was named the best in America so it’s worth a try, right? (We have not tried it yet).  We love Espresso Pizza in Bay Ridge  and  Spumoni Gardens 





  • Go to some of the great street festivals and feasts. The 18th Avenue Feast also known as the feast of St. Rosalia is the biggest and most popular feast in Bensonhurst. 



Sports for Children 


Golf Biking
Bowling Fencing
Squash Rock Climbing
Swimming Lessons Martial Arts
Archery Tennis Lessons
Kayaking Boxing
Roller Skating  Ice Skating
Yoga for Kids Fishing 
Horsebackriding Kiteboarding



Activities for Children


Boy Scouts Girl Scouts
Art Dance
Languages Irish Dancing
Twirlers Modeling
Science Tech/Robotics
Acting/Theater Teen Club
Cooking Sewing/Crochet
Chess Bladesmithing
Voice Lessons   Writing


Team Sports for Children


Soccer Basketball
Football Cheerleading
Swim Teams Hockey
Lacrosse Gymnastics
Volleyball Track
Water Polo Wrestling
Baseball Softball


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