You can find all kinds of events at Barclays, including some that have never before been seen in the borough of Kings.
- Your little ones might love seeing Disney on Ice.
- Athletically-inclined youngsters might enjoy college basketball games and other shows.
- And then, of course, there are concerts and Brooklyn Nets basketball games, too.
Here's a sampling of the kinds of events you and the family might enjoy at Brooklyn's 18,000-seat Barclays Center.How to Get to Barclays Center in Brooklyn
1. Winter: Disney on Ice-Treasure Trove
One seasonal family friendly classic is the character-filled Treasure Trove Disney on Ice show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Typically this Disney show includes Peter Pan and an inflatable dragon that nibbles Captain Cook, a fantastic Lion King interpretation, a family of superheros, and enough princesses to make a three-year old's head spin including Tiana, Jasmine, Ariel, and of course, as Disney likes to say, "the one who started it all, Snow White."
Considerations: Some adults who have seen the show report that it is perhaps more geared toward girls than boys, and for younger children. On the other hand child (or adult!) who is fond of Disney films and characters will probably enjoy seeing it, at least once. Parents might wish to see reviews from patrons on Ticketmaster site.
Post Show Ice Skating?And, because some children will be inspired to try skating after seeing the show, parents might need to know Where to go ice skating outdoors in Brooklyn and opportunities for indoor ice skating in Brooklyn.
2. Winter: Disney on Ice-Rockin’ Ever After
Considerations: This show might be geared more toward girls through elementary school, or preschool age boys. But any child (or adult!) who is fond of Disney films, Disney characters, and ice shows will enjoy this show. Parents might wish to read reviews on Ticketmaster.
3. New York Master Horse Jumping ShowThe Masters horse show is described as an "Olympic-level equestrian event featuring the world’s top 30 riders competing for $1 million in prize money."
2012 was the first time this event has been trotted into Brooklyn, having been shown in Paris and Hong Kong, making Brooklyn "home to one of the three most prestigious equestrian show-jumping competitions in the world." Go figure!
4. Kellog's Tour of Gymnastic ChampionsKids — and athletes— of all ages will ooh and aah over the perfect leaps and bounces, twists and turns of the Kellog's sponsored gymnastic champs.
The roster of poised, unbelievably well-balanced young performers includes many with Olympic credentials. Performers include 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber (the London Olympics’ golden “Fierce Five” U.S. squad), along with U.S. Olympic men’s team members Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton and local talent John Orozco.