Family Time at BHS DUMBO - Changing Perspectives

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Event Info
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Check out the exhibit Waterfront and stay for “Changing Perspectives on the Waterfront,” a mix and match activity where children learn more about life on Brooklyn’s waterfront at different points in history and create their own new exhibition using a selection of images from BHS’s collection and contemporary images of Brooklyn.

Following the activity, stick around to enjoy the many family-friendly parts of Waterfront with children as young as one-year old to:

  • Dress up like the women welders of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in WWII.
  • Touch and smell goods, like cochineal bugs and coffee beans, which passed through Empire Stores when it was a busy warehouse.
  • Use our Brooklyn waterfront magnet board to design your own city.
  • Film videos of yourself traveling back in time.
  • Color a Brooklyn waterfront themed postcard to mail to family & friends.


Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
55 Water Street
Brooklyn , NY 40° 42' 13.2012" N, 73° 59' 30.0084" W
New York