The Museum’s Greenhouse Photo: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Readers, don’t let the television, YouTube or social media babysit your kids this week. Get them out and active. Here are a list of things to do across Central and East Brooklyn to keep their minds and bodies active during spring break!

1. New York Water Taxi All-Day Access Pass, (Mon-Fri), $30

Location: New York Water Taxi1 Water Street, Pier 1, Brooklyn

Waves of fun await you aboard this jam-packed, exciting adventure around the NY Harbor! The All-Day Access Pass is New York City’s ultimate Destination Ferry, where one ticket is all you need to see the entire city from the vantage point of a local. Marvel in breathtaking 360 views, aboard NYC’s most iconic boat where you will see the entire New York City & New Jersey skyline, alongside world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, and more!

Customize your itinerary by doing the complete ride in 90-minutes or go at your own pace, getting on and off as many times as you like at any of our five piers! Explore the bright lights of Times Square in Midtown, or take in the charming neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, meatpacking and the Highline. Visit the 9/11 Memorial and museum, or marvel in historic Lower Manhattan, the financial district, and Wall Street. Complete the journey with a stop through DUMBO and Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s hippest new art, gallery and shopping scene.

The All-Day Access Pass is the Ultimate Destination ferry, where one ticket is all you need to build your iconic New York adventure! To purchase tickets, go here.

2.  Teen Basketball Clinics at Brooklyn Bridge Park, (Mon-Fri), Free

Location:Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2150 Furman Street

This spring break, high school students can join Big And Little Skills Academy at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 for five days of basketball clinics, tournaments, and more! Let the kids work off some steam team-building, while you do yoga!

Monday 4/10
Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm
Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf

Tuesday 4/11
3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm

Wednesday 4/12
3v3 Boys basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm

Thursday 4/13
3v3 Girls basketball tournament, 12pm-5pm

Friday 4/14
Basketball clinic, 12pm-4pm
Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf

To participate in any of these activities, just find the registration table nearby (drop-ins are welcome!) and grab some free water and snacks before you hit the courts.  Or for more information, go here.

3. Spring Break Camp at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, (Mon-Fri) $11/day

The Museum’s Greenhouse
Photo: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Location: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue

Just in time for spring break, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be cranking into gear for its annual Earth Week celebration, and it has prepared a bevy of children’s activities each day focused on the environment, life sciences and art. The museum is featuring a revolving day of programming calendared for each day of spring break, including such activities as leaf printing and table-top dioramas in the “Totally Tots Studio,” for ages 2.5 and above; a chance to learn about and touch live animals, from the museum’s small, private collection; learn compass-reading and map making in their “Wilderness Camp;” a storytime for all ages featuring books on recycling, conservation and preservation; a chance to “meet” worms, hissing cockroaches and stick bugs during the museum’s “Bugs vs. Insects” program, a part of the Greenhouse Exploration; and much much more.

To see a full list of the museum’s daily itinerary, go here. To purchase tickets, go here.

4. Hunt for Easter Eggs in Flatbush, (Tues, April 11) FREE

Location: Healthcare Choices, 179 Jamaica Avenue

Bring your kids to an Easter Eggstravaganza, including an Easter Egg Hunt, refreshments, a movie screening of the film “Hop” and a chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny! This event is free and open to the public!

5. Outdoor Playgroup Meet-up at Elizabeth Stroud Playground, (Thursday, April 13), all ages, FREE

Elizabeth Stroud Playground

Location: Elizabeth Stroud Playground, Stuyvesant Ave. and Fulton St.

Come enjoy other moms and their children for a weekly playgroup for Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights mothers on Thursday, April 13, from 10am-12pm. If you are interested in meeting outdoors but the park is too far, please comment on the event. Depending on interest, we may be able to accommodate. If you are able, please bring a healthy snack that can be shared with other children. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

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