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Sunday, May 7 (See map view)

Monday, May 8 (See map view)

In BCM’s 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

10 am.

Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, the story of young Olive and her grandmother is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance, and an original live music score inspired by melodies of bluegrass, Irish fiddle, and traditional lullabies. For ages 2-5.

11 am.

Children climb aboard and learn the Hebrew Alphabet with interactive and hands on experiences.

1:30 pm.

Join the behind-the-scenes discussion with Margaret Streicker Porres, owner of the long-abandoned mansion at 100 Clark Street, and architect Tom van den Bout, to hear how they are saving this landmarked, 150-year old building from certain demolishment.

6:30 pm.

Tuesday, May 9 (See map view)

Calling all explorers 2 to 4 years old (and their caregivers)! Plant a seed, touch a wriggly worm, and nestle into a meadow nook to read a story, or create a unique nature craft at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers. Activities rotate seasonally. This is a drop-in program for families with children of all ages. Programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check this webpage for updates.

9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Tuesdays are dedicated to our permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in our greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats? Check out our exhibits.

10 am – 4 pm.

Get your hands dirty at kids’ discovery stations throughout the Garden. Investigate and classify plants, touch a carnivorous plant and learn how it eats, or go on a monarch and milkweed exploration in the meadow! This is a drop-in program for schools and families with children of all ages. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather; for cancellation updates, visit this page.

10:15 am to 12:15 am.

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

Children climb aboard and learn the Hebrew Alphabet with interactive and hands on experiences.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The Human Impact Institute brings together local arts and culture with community stewardship with a party! Learn about community composting from the NY Department of Sanitation, care for trees, have fun with the local environmental and social justice programs, eat some BBQ, and dance!

2:30–6:30 pm.

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park and visit the giant aquarium filled with East River critters, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the reading corner, and so much more.

3 pm to 5 pm.

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training. For children 8 to 17 years old

4 pm.

Academy Award winner Diane Wiest stars in Samuel Beckett’s "Happy Days," a modern drama about buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion.

7:30 pm.

A combination of bingo and music trivia, with a little bit of karaoke. Winners get free tickets to shows and events.

8 pm.

Wednesday, May 10 (See map view)

Children make inspired artwork. Learn about Kehinde Wiley, Titus Kaphar, Alma thomas and Ebony Patterson.

10 am to noon.

The exhibit explores pilotless aircraft and the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian and commercial challenges. Visitors will be able to fly actual drones and watch the first-person viewpoint of a drone racing; get up close and personal with Volantis, the world’s first “flying dress,” designed by global superstar Lady Gaga, in collaboration with TechHaus; also on display is a prototype of an Amazon cargo vehicle designed for home delivery of online shopping orders; explore the use of drones in police and fire departments; see how drone technology creates new perspectives for photographers, artists, filmmakers and stage productions; explore the implications of pilotless aircraft on industries including infrastructure, agriculture and meteorology; learn about its contributions to conservation and humanitarian efforts; and consider what the future holds – from the possibility of personal flying cars to space exploration.

10 am to 5 pm.

Get your hands dirty at kids’ discovery stations throughout the Garden. Investigate and classify plants, touch a carnivorous plant and learn how it eats, or go on a monarch and milkweed exploration in the meadow! This is a drop-in program for schools and families with children of all ages. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather; for cancellation updates, visit this page.

10:15 am to 12:15 am.

This contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale is presented by The CityParks PuppetMobile and sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The lproduction features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.

10:30 am to 11:30 am.

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents three classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen "The Princess and the Pea," “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling.” For children ages 3 to 9.

10:30 am and 2 pm.

A new look at the renowned modernist artist and her self-crafted public persona.

11 am–6 pm.

Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results!

11 am–6 pm.

Children climb aboard and learn the Hebrew Alphabet with interactive and hands on experiences.

Noon to 4 pm.

Come to this spectacular annual event and get a plant or two for mom, Mothers day is 5/14

1 pm to 2 pm.

Academy Award winner Diane Wiest stars in Samuel Beckett’s "Happy Days," a modern drama about buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion.

7:30 pm.

With Richard Papiercuts and Mountain Movers.

8 pm.

With opener Japanese Breakfast.

8 pm.

Thursday, May 11 (See map view)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) annual benefit Plant Sale returns, a spring tradition anticipated by New York–area gardeners of all levels. Features a wide selection of locally grown, hand-selected plants of all kinds.

9 am–8 pm.

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