Winter in Brooklyn! Five Fun Wintertime Activities

Cool Things to Do This Winter

It’s winter in Brooklyn. Although the winters are getting milder, winter still brings a chill in the air. It might be a bit too brisk for a picnic in the park, but don’t fret, there’s still a ton of great wintertime activities to fill up your calendar.

Here’s five fun plans for a winter’s day in Brooklyn. From belting out tunes in a hip Korean BBQ & karaoke bar in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn to a nature winter walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park, there are many reasons to visit Brooklyn in the winter,

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    The ice skating rink, Lakeside at LeFrak Center, underwent a renovation a few years ago. The sleek new facility in Prospect Park has two rinks and also houses the Bluestone Cafe. In the spring, the LeFrak Center turns into a roller skating rink. Enjoy skating on the ice to fun tunes at this ice skating rink located in scenic Prospect Park.

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    Insa, a Korean BBQ and karaoke joint is a hot spot in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Run by the folks at The Good Fork, a neighborhood favorite in Red Hook, the restaurant has an eclectic menu of good eats and private karaoke rooms are available for an evening of belting out your favorite tunes. There is no finer way to warm up this winter.

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    This winter the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting First Sundays, a day filled with winter-themed family programing. From tours to yoga, there are many activities offered throughout the day. Visit the garden on one of these fun filled First Sundays on December 4, 2016, and January 8, February 5, and March 5, 2017.


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    Although you might have to bundle up, the scenic waterfront park stretching from Dumbo to Brooklyn Heights has some of the most stellar views of Lower Manhattan. Check the schedule of events on the park's website for winter tours and activities. If you just want to stroll through the park and take in the views, you can easily fill an afternoon exploring the area. Afterward, head down Atlantic Avenue, checking out the array of shops and restaurants. Make a left on Henry or Clinton Streets to walk through the scenic brownstone lined streets of Brooklyn Heights. 

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    You know it's winter when the famed Brooklyn Flea moves to an indoor location. This winter the Brooklyn Flea will be housed at Industry City. After perusing the aisles of incredible vintage and handmade finds at the Flea, you can check out the other spots in Industry City. This industrial center in Sunset Park, now houses artists studios and small business, and is also home to a distillery and many restaurants.