Every summer we share a round-up of affordable or free summer activities for kids in Park Slope and Williamsburg. This year, summer in NYC will be a little different. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun while also practicing social distancing. To help, the team at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry is rounding up some ideas for things to do with kids in Brooklyn this summer:
- Take a Free Virtual Prospect Park Yoga Class – Take advantage of free yoga classes from some of Brooklyn’s best yoga instructors. The hour-long classes are for all levels and are part of the 12th annual Prospect Park Yoga series. This summer, the instructors will teach via Zoom from a remote area of Prospect Park. You can plug-in and do yoga from your house, a local park or wherever you are. Classes are held every Thursday through September 3 from 7 to 8pm, making them great summer activities for teens in Brooklyn. You’ll have to register and acknowledge the waiver before receiving your Zoom link. You can register here.
- Virtually Attend Pop-Up Lefferts x CarribBEING Events – Lefferts Historic House has been undergoing a renovation and planned to do pop-up events in Brooklyn neighborhoods this summer. However, with the pandemic, they’re currently doing virtual programming. For their first series of events in June through mid-July, they’ve partnered with caribBEING, a Flatbush-based cultural organization that fosters Caribbean heritage as part of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. In June and early July, you’ll find virtual workshops, storytelling, Caribbean cooking, and more. Up next on Sunday, July 12 from 2 to 4pm, is Stories from the Caribbean, where families can hear a selection of Caribbean stories from storyteller Tammy Hall. RSVP here.
- Go for a Family Bike Ride or Walk on an Open Street – In order to allow NYC residents to get outside while maintaining distance from one another, the city has created an Open Streets Program. So far, about 67 miles of streets are closed to traffic from 8am to 8pm. Check out the map to find the open streets in Brooklyn. Getting a little fresh air and exercise is always one of the best free activities for kids in Park Slope and Williamsburg and now you can do it safely.
- Make a Meal or Snack Together – Send a family member to one of the awesome Brooklyn farmer’s markets and then have kids use what you purchased to whip up a meal or snack. For really little kids, of course, you’ll have to assist them but it’s still fun and when kids have a hand in making the food, they’re more likely to eat it. Try one of these easy recipes kids can make on their own.
- Take Advantage of Virtual Programming at the Brooklyn Public Library – The Brooklyn Public Library is offering a whole host of free activities for kids in Williamsburg and Park Slope with its virtual programming. You’ll find magic shows, storytimes, crafts, and more. Filter the schedule by age to find things to do for babies, toddlers, kids and teens.
- Attend the Parking Lot Social – The Parking Lot Social is one of the few summer 2020 events in Brooklyn for families. Attendees will have a blast without leaving their cars. The event is planned for August 13 through the 23 and there will be certain days for kids’ activities. The venue is yet to be determined but you can stay tuned for updates and purchase tickets here. It’s a twist on the drive-in where families relax in their cars and take part in activities including family trivia contests, Bingo games, Car-A-Oke, food vendors that bring food to your car, and more.
These are just some ideas for free and affordable kids activities in Park Slope and Williamsburg. If a visit to a Brooklyn pediatric dentist is also on the agenda, schedule a visit at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry today.