Kiddos Welcome!

Family

Classes galore. Parks for miles. And yes, pizza. Get the scoop on all things for all family members here.

There's always something interesting happening. Dumbo is the best place to be. I am never leaving.

Local mom and founder of MILK Podcast, Mallory Kasdan

Dumbo is filled with families and they are well taken care of around here. The life of a Dumbo kid includes days riding scooters in Brooklyn Bridge Park, riding Jane's Carousel over and over again, an ice cream (or hot cocoa) at Jacques Torres, the best fries in the city at Superfine, a dress up party at Recess and rocking out on summer nights under the Archway. Babies are welcome in our quaint coffee shops and in our museums. Even Seamore's has a kids menu.

Play. Learn. Experience.

Dumbo has plenty of play spaces and activities for the kiddos.

Creatively Wild Art Studio

Creatively Wild Art Studio

Develop your creativity, artistic skills, and self-esteem within a incredible range of visual arts, dance and music classes for children, teens, and adults.


Pigeonholed Theater

Pigeonholed Theater

Embrace your inner clown, get comfortable on your feet in front of others, and practice public speaking at these great theater classes for kids.


Loop of the Loom

Loop of the Loom

Get your zen weaving on at NYC's only SAORI weaving studio! Drop off, after school, workshops, one-on-one, parties and more at Loop of the Loom


Brooklyn Bridge Fencing

Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club

BBFC offers fencing classes for students of all ages and skill levels, instilling self-confidence, sportsmanship, ambition, and analytical thinking through positive motivation.


Barolette Martial Arts

Barolette Martial Arts

Barolette Martial Arts cultivates an environment for growth through martial arts training in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn.


Absolute Piano

Absolute Piano

Private lessons in the Dumbo store location (in-home lessons can be arranged at an extra cost) from Absolute Piano's experienced instructors.


Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Environmental Education Center

Learn about the ecology, history, and sustainable design of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Families can stop by for free drop-in hours, or can sign up for special classes offered at the Center.


Girl Be Heard

Girl Be Heard

Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.


Recess Dumbo

Recess DUMBO

With learning pods, drop-in classes, a customized play space, and more, Recess is a 2,200-square-foot play space for kids six months to six years of age.


Aegir Boardworks

Aegir Boardworks

Affordable indoor skate lessons and a skate camp throughout the winter, you won't have to wait until it's warm again to ride the halfpipe.


Area 53

Area 53

Laser and archery tag will keep the kids entertained for hours on end.


Beat the Bomb

Beat the Bomb

Beat the (paint!) Bomb! Kids 10+ can race against the clock or be covered in paint, smoke, and other fun things.


Dumbo Workshop

Dumbo Workshop

Ever wanted to take a woodworking class? Learn from Dumbo's best! Many types of wood and metalwork, suitable for kids aged 10 and up.


The Little Gym

The Little Gym

The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 4 months through 12 years. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood. They offer infant/toddler classes, open play, dance, sports, gymnastics, camps, birthday parties and more!

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It’s time for school

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PS307

PS307 in Brooklyn, also known as the Daniel Hale Williams school, is a Magnet school for STEM studies. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at P.S.307 are all encompassing, every child from Pre-K to Grade 5 is immersed in STEM studies throughout their day and within all academic subjects.

Pre-K - 5th grade.


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Dock Street School for STEAM Studies

The Dock Street School provides a rigorous college preparatory education for grades 6-8 with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). Our goal is to foster curiosity, independence and problem solving in young people so that they are able to adapt to an ever-changing and complex world. Students engage through an authentic STEAM curriculum and work closely with cultural partners in order to develop a deep appreciation for creativity and innovation. The Dock Street School provides an enriched academic experience that develops critical thinking skills for our leaders of tomorrow

Grades 6 - 8.


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The Art of Words Community School

A prestigious private school in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC, TAWCS (The Art of Words Community School) combines the best of Waldorf-inspired and foundational education, while creating innovation.

Kindergarten - 12th grade.


Kids Create Bpl Annex
Pre-K Options in Dumbo include:

Imagine Early Learning Center (85 Adams Street)

PS 307 (209 York Street)

PS 8 (37 Hicks Street)

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Dumbo is Happening

Named by artists who moved here in the 1970s, Dumbo today is happening: it hosts some of New York's best cultural experiences, is full of public art, and is home to dozen of galleries, performance spaces and world class arts organizations that support and create some of the most significant works New York City has to offer.

SEE THE CALENDAR.


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The Brooklyn Public Library

Dumbo is getting its own branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the Adams Street Library, BPL's first new branch in more than 30 years. It's slated to open in Fall 2021. Until then, you can visit the ANNEX, at 1 John St (entrance on the Brooklyn Bridge Park side.)

At the Annex, patrons will be able to access free WiFi, borrow a laptop on-site, pick up materials on hold and borrow from a small collection. On Wednesday and Friday mornings, the Annex offers programming for babies, toddlers and young children. Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Annex hosts after-school programs for kids, tweens, and teens, and evening programs for adults.


Powerhouse Books Kids Corner
Powerhouse Arena

A Dumbo institution, Powerhouse Arena is much more than a bookstore. From book launches to Lit Camp for ages 9 - 13, you'll find a world of adventure at your fingertips.

Sometimes Scary, Always Adorable.

The Dumbo Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us to ignite some holiday cheer on December 2!

Dumbo is Delicious

A Dumbo discount program?

This is why we have nice things.

Elected Officials and Community Board Resources

Looking for a Notary Public? Find one The Modern Chemist.