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    Gorgeous pumpkins ready for pickin' at the Queens County Farm

    Day Trip to Queens County Farm Museum: Pumpkin, Apple Picking

    by Serena on 10/04/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    The problem for the novice pumpkin patch seeker is that this season can be a bit overwhelming; there are so many options! Since we don’t have a car – a local day trip was more along the lines what we were going for. We were so happy to discover a tranquil and family-friendly farm in […]

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    Never Too Late For Summer Basball, Softball or Flag Football

    by Serena on 6/08/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Most baseball teams start training in the spring and some continue into the summer. So, if you miss the boat in the spring, you are on the bench for all of summer. Not with the South Brooklyn Baseball League (SBBL), a league run by parent volunteers. They offer plenty of leagues, clinics and sporting fun […]

    Berry picking season is just beginning!

    Best Places to Go Berry Picking from NYC

    by Serena on 6/03/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    Everyone wants summer’s fresh berries and June marks the beginning of berry season. But instead of picking up your berries at the bodega, grocery store or farmer’s market, how about picking them off the bushes yourself? One of the best ways to enjoy berries is to pick-your-own where you simply pay for the cost of […]

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    Organic Teethers: What to Look for and Where to Find Them

    by Serena on 5/14/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    Teething is not only painful for babies- it’s painful for us parents. The screaming, crying and anxiety of hearing your child hurt can be awful. How do you soothe your child? I have tried everything from frozen peas to cold rings, necklaces, blanket or other chewable teethers – some work and others don’t. The problem […]

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    The Best All-Natural and Safe Insect Repellents

    by Serena on 3/22/12 | 13 Comment(s)

    We love the spring and summer and the longer days full of adventure but there’s nothing worse than having that summer bubble POPPED by a bite.  Warmer weather means insects; gross ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, and gnats! Always on the hunt for all-natural and safe products for our kids we complied a list of some […]

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    Shop Local: Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets in Brooklyn

    by Serena on 11/29/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    With all of the craziness that comes with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and deals flooding our inboxs, we are so happy that Brooklyn offers a bit of calm from the sea of commercialism. Thanks to local holiday fairs and markets, you can buy handmade gifts like pottery, jewelry, clothing and toys without the hassle and […]

    The infamous tree at Rockefeller Center is just one of the many tree lighting ceremonies happening in NYC.

    Tree Lighting Ceremonies in NYC

    by Serena on 11/27/11 | 3 Comment(s)

    There is something magical about a Christmas tree. The sparkle, the lights and the beautiful tree topper make this a fantastic symbol to admire as we kick-off the holiday season. In addition to dressing your own tree you can also enjoy numerous tree lighting ceremonies throughout the city. The most renowned is the Rockefeller Center […]

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    Holiday Shows and Theater Performances for Kids

    by Serena on 11/23/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    It is truly magical to see a show in NYC, especially a holiday show, but it also a limited-time opportunity. We have put together an extensive list of holiday theatre including the classics like the beloved Radio City Christmas Spectacular and various productions of the Nutcracker. This year, there are also some new productions of […]

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    Holiday Train Shows in NYC are Back

    by Serena on 11/21/11 | 4 Comment(s)

    Chances are if you have a kid, you will be interested in heading to a train show this holiday. This year, there has been no word about Grand Central Terminal doing their train show- but if you know anything, please email us.  No matter! Our favorite train show at the  NY Botanical Gardens is back […]

    Santa is Coming to NYC. Check out our extensive list of where to find him.

    Where to See Santa in NYC

    by Serena on 11/21/11 | 5 Comment(s)

    Can you believe the holiday season is upon us? We can’t either but the decor has been popping up in store windows and the appearances of Santa Claus are starting in a few days. We updated our annual classic list of spots like ABC Carpet & Home and Macy’s but added some new spots like […]

    Weekly singalong with Lloyd Miller (AKA Ulysses S. Dee)

    Weekly Events: Auction for Film Biz Recycling, Knitting, After School Stories and Much More!

    by Serena on 11/01/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    We started the week with a bang thanks to Halloween. Although things have mellowed out a bit, there are still engaging and fun activities out there for kids of all ages. For parents, we are really excited for the live auction that will benefit Film Biz Recycling and a free adult knitting workshop at the […]

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    How to Find a Nanny in Brooklyn

    by Serena on 10/30/11 | 9 Comment(s)

    One of the many unfortunate results of the tanking economy, is that there are a lot of nannies out there looking for positions.  But with all the available nannies, it still comes down to finding the right one for you and your family. This includes a nanny that can meet your needs (number of hours, […]

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    Updated: 2011 Halloween Events: Your Complete Halloween Activity Guide

    by Serena on 10/28/11 | 9 Comment(s)

    This year is PACKED with activities for kids of all ages, some of our favorites include the Park Slope Halloween Parade, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo and Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. There are tons of local celebrations like the 12th Annual Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park and […]

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    Weekend Events: Halloween Weekend, Boot Camp for Dads, Mo Willems and Much More!

    by Serena on 10/27/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Halloween weekend is finally here and we are so excited to trick or treat, dress up and enjoy some activities with our families. (For a complete listing of Halloween activities in NYC, please click here.) This list includes cool events like a meet and greet with Meet Mo Willems, author of Knuffle Bunny, and a […]

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    Ice Hockey Classes in NYC

    by Serena on 10/27/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Now that the temps are dropping and fall is the air we are excited for winter activities and sports like ice hockey. Many facilities in NYC offer classes where kids can learn the basics of skating, how to maintain balance, puck-handling, the basic skills for the game and how to work in a team. Here […]

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    Canstruction: Awesome Canned Sculptures for City Harvest

    by Serena on 10/26/11 | 4 Comment(s)

    What happens when you take thousands of cans and stack them together? If you are a designer or artist at Canstruction- something spectacular.  For the past 19 years Canstruction, a pop-up exhibit held at the World Financial Center,  has been working with innovative designers who stack up and transform over 100,000 cans into art while […]

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    Scavenger Hunts for Date Night and Family Night: Watson Adventures

    by Serena on 10/26/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Living in NYC, date night should be a pretty exciting opportunity for us parents to get out and do something amazing….which is why it’s so discouraging that my husband and I just end up checking out a restaurant or seeing a movie. I want our date nights to be a way for us to reconnect […]

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    National Gaming Day at Your Local Library

    by Serena on 10/26/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you loved Risk or Sorry! and miss those days of friendly family rivalries around the kitchen table, we can empathize. Most of us grew up playing card and board games but in today’s digital age it is a rarity to actually sit down and play board games. We recently learned about a fantastic event […]

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    From Movie Set To Your Home: Cheap Design

    by Serena on 10/24/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    Do you ever wonder what happens to all of the furniture and clothes after a television show or movie has stopped filming? A lot of it is passed on to crew members (I am the proud owner of red velvet curtains and some funky lamps), but a significant portion of these items end up as […]

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    Raw Metal Dance Company Comes to NYC

    by Serena on 10/24/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    We recently found the ultimate show that parents and their kids can enjoy together with Untapped!, an eclectic fusion of tap, acrobatics, funk, rock and beat boxing. Featuring five dancers from the Australian troupe, Raw Metal Dance Company, this eclectic and high-energy show has toured throughout Australia, Asia and Europe to sold-out crowds and is […]

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    Weekly Events: Free Trial Classes, The Muppet Movie, Nutrition 101, and More!

    by Serena on 10/24/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    To kick-off the week, we discovered a slew of cool things for you to do with your kids. We are really excited about the viewing of The Muppet Movie And Henson And Oz at Cobble Hill Cinemas where Matt Zoller Seitz (the filmaker of the movie)  as well as view some behind-the-scenes footage about the […]

    Celebrate Halloween early this week with the A-Scarium at the New York Aquarium

    Weekend Events: Halloween Events, Harvest Festivals, NYC Historic Tours and Much More!

    by Serena on 10/20/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    This weekend is kicking off with some fun Halloween events like the Pumpkin Painting at the Craft Studio and Egghead Halloween, a craft party where kids can choose an Egghead character and dress it up in their choice of silly and spooky Halloween costumes. If you aren’t into celebrating Halloween this early then there are tons of harvest […]

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    Researching Schools in Brooklyn- Which Sites Give You What

    by Serena on 10/18/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    Growing up in Brooklyn I don’t ever remember my own mother researching schools – we simply went to the school that was in our neighborhood. And now? As parents, we discuss zoning, applying out of zone, G & Ts, charters, magnets- and it isn’t enough to just discuss it sometimes: you really need to research […]

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    Cut through the drama- theatre reviews for parents

    by Serena on 10/17/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    In my past life, (you know the one before the kids), I went to the theatre a lot. I still go about once a month, but it’s usually kids’ theatre. I suspect that most of you went to the theatre pre-children too- and miss delving into gritty subjects (but not too raw), laughing at adult […]

    Get in the Halloween spirit early by visiting the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden

    Weekly Events: Puppetsburg, Fork & Pencil Book Fair, Storytime at Dean Street and Much More

    by Serena on 10/17/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited about Halloween (have you seen our massive Halloween activity guide?!?!) and to lead up to the big day we are excited to enjoy some Halloween-related events this week like The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden and the Paint-A-Pumpkin event at Moomah. In addition to all things Halloween, […]