A beautiful, huge crystal nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish, takes riders on an aquatic journey. 10 am to 10 pm.
A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture! With Taiko Drumming, cosplay fashion show, tea ceremonies, kabuki dance, samurai sword fighting, manga drawing, vintage kimonos, Bonsai kids’ workshops, and more. 10 am–6 pm.
The exhibit feature ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur (Yutyrannus huali) and a small four-winged dromeosaur (Anchiornis huxleyi) with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage. Visitors will encounter a tiny dinosaur whose sleeping posture precisely echoes that of a living bird, an extinct-dinosaur nest containing remains of the adult that guarded the hatchlings, and the fossil cast of a relative of Triceratops that had simple feathers on its body. 10 am to 4 pm.
The Milstein Science Series presents this exhibit that takes visitors on a deep dive into Antarctic waters to explore a hidden world beneath the ice. Once thought to be low in species diversity, the Antarctic is now known to be home to a rich variety of life. This immersive dome experience showcases a surprising and visually stunning array of marine life that flourishes on, around, and underneath the Antarctic ice. 10 am to 4 pm.
The 35th annual Cherry Blossom festival, features traditional and contemporary Japanese dances, performances and customs. 10 am.
Now in its 45th year, Learning Through Art (LTA), presents the annual exhibition organized by the Sackler Center for Arts Education that showcases select artworks by students in grades two through six from twelve public schools who participated in LTA during the 2015–16 school year, representing each of New York City’s five boroughs. 10 am to 5:45 pm.
A show about an 11-year-old’s adventures in a world without light. 10:30am.
Families experiment, learn and play together in this fun drop in event and then do a nature based craft. 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms. 11 am–6 pm.
The cast of the largest dinosaur that ever walked the earth is now on exhibit. The 122-foot long dino is residing on the fourth floor. This giant herbivor belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, and weighed about 70 tons. 11 am to 5 pm.
Families enjoy a day at the museum with hands on activities, and explore the works of artists. 11 am and 1:30 pm.
The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition "This Place" explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. 11 am–6 pm.
A pop-up fashion, art and design market. 11 am–6 pm.
This exhibit connects work from 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade. 11 am–6 pm.
Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island, and Fort Greene. Noon–5 pm.
Experts teach children how to start, stop, steer and safety for bike riding. The Department of Transportation will be giving away helmets, while supplies last. Noon to 3 pm.
Once incarcerated and limited to a ballpoint pen to draw, artist Guy Woodward now exhibits his talent exploring photorealism with the simple medium. 12:30–2 pm.
Families with children 15 and younger join with a ranger and identify the more than 250 species of birds in the park. 1 to 2pm and 3 to 4 pm.
Families with children 15 and younger learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and collect their own bait. 1 to 2pm and 3 to 4 pm.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park and visit the giant aquarium filled with East River critters, the reading corner and so much more. Open hours 1 pm to 5 pm.
A solo exhibition of new paintings by Amy Hill, of urban children decorated by logos, tattoos, piercings, drugs and digital media. 1–6pm.
Fences & Neighbors is a mixed media installation exploring the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. 1–6 pm.
Cartoonist Ken Eppstein, creator of "Buck Slaughter’s Book of Rock n Roll Facts" signs his unique comics. 1 pm.
A self-performing theater piece that uses cloth figures, hula hoops, and copper pipes to tell a story about Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein. 1–6pm.
Visit and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you. 2 pm to 4 pm.
How does the democratic nature of photography, especially in the days of digital cameras and smartphones, challenge our notions of “high art” and the role of the individual artist? The two artists discuss. 2 pm.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to Nat King Cole, performing favorites including "Route 66," “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and more. 3 pm.