Winter Fun for Everyone

There are lots of ways to get out of the house and enjoy Brooklyn even during the chilliest months. Here are the best of the best ideas for enjoy what NYC has to offer in the winter!

Need help bundling up before heading outdoors? Check out our article on Dressing Kids for Outdoor School & Play, featuring product and brand recs from members.

Not yet a member of Park Slope Parents? Join a community that will help keep you warm all year round.

NOTE: Some venues require proof of vaccination. Check the websites and visitor guidelines for more information before you go.

Ice Skating

LeFrak Center at Lakeside

9:00am - 9:00pm daily. Choose between the open-air rink and the covered rink.

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Industry City

Thursday, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm


Artrink at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Various times available. Ticket price includes skate rentals, access to ArtRink, and all of BCM's exhibits.


Brookfield Place

9:00am - 9:15pm


Court Street Ice Rink

Winter break hours:

Weekdays, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 8:00pm

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Outdoor walks

Fort Greene Park


Trip through the Lullwater at Prospect Park

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Terrace Bridge in Prospect Park


Brooklyn Bridge Park (visit the new Emily Warren Roebling Plaza)


Sunset in Green-Wood Cemetery (the gates close at 5pm in the winter months so be out by 5pm!)

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Green-Wood at sunset


Get out of town and go for a hike! PSP has member-recommended family-friendly day hikes.


Seasonal activities

Governor’s Island Winter Village

Through February 2022

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Snowed in?


We've got 22 top tips for snow days in Brooklyn, including:

-Bring extra gloves/mittens for when the first pair gets wet

-Plastic snowball makers are awesome

-The plastic chalk container makes a perfectly sized snow brick

-Fill squirt bottles with water and food coloring and spray it on the snow

-There nothing like a nice warm bath after a session in the snow!


Prefer to stay cozy at home?

Check out these At-Home Activities from our inventive members. Highlights include:

-Pillow maze/cushion gym: Arrange all of the cushions and pillows you have on the floor for a tumbling extravaganza.

-Sneaky Chip: Hide about 5–10 poker chips around the room (in okay-to-explore places) and have them look for them.

-Hold a fancy Tea Party: Don't forget to cut the crusts off the sandwiches!

-Home Olympics: Make up your own Olympic events and "judge" them.

-Bathtub paints: The bonus is that when you rinse the artwork off, you've cleaned your bathtub.

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