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    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]

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    Weekend Events: Family Boogies, Astrograss, Magic of Amore, Nature Playtime, Fancy Nancy and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The weather is lovely today after that cold blast the past few days.  Hard to believe it is exactly one week until Thanksgiving! This weekend there are lots of fun events like Astrograss for KIDS at the Jalopy Theatre, Magic of Amore at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Family Boogies at Brooklyn […]

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    Do You Want to Volunteer This Holiday Season?

    by Sarah on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here is a startling statistic from USA Today: The number of Americans attending food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% over the last five years. Thanksgiving is one of many occasions when those soup kitchens and food pantries get inundated with large numbers of people wanting a special meal. They also get inundated with volunteers (thankfully). While […]

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    Weekday Events for November 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone pulled out their hats and gloves and had a warm fun weekend!  Lots of fun events happening this week so start planning! Quite a few annual holiday events started this weekend so take the little ones during the week to see the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, […]

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    City Stomp: Music Classes Celebrating New York City!

    by A Child Grows on 11/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    City Stomp is an educational music program we’ve featured on our site before, and we’re here again to let you know they are accepting registration for their Winter Session. Parents are loving City Stomp because the music celebrates the sites and sounds of New York City with songs rooted in Caribbean, African, Latin, Jewish and other […]

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    Weekend Events: Tobias the Turkey, Gingerbread Lane, Children’s Book Fair, The Beatles, Trains & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Two weeks until Thanksgiving and the talk of snowflakes tonight makes it feel like we are getting really close to the holidays! The calendar is packed with annual holiday events starting up this weekend.  We have the opening weekend of the Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science and Holiday Train […]

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    Veteran’s Day & Weekday Events for November 10th-13th for Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a great weekend! The NYC public schools are closed on Tuesday for Veteran’s Day and there are several events for the children.   Celebrate Veteran’s Day by Saluting Our Veterans at the Brooklyn Central Public Library, check out a Special Veteran’s Day Art Workshop at Private Picassos Pop-Up Art Studio, go […]

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    Weekend Events: Festival of Light, Nation Beat, Canstruction, Trees, Baylander Tours, Pinkalicious and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has recovered from the change of the clocks and with the darker evenings it feels more like Fall.  I just realized Thanksgiving is in three weeks! The first annual New York Festival of Light is starting tonight in DUMBO and going on until Saturday and looks super fun!  Canstruction is back […]

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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Favorite Backyard Year Round!

    by Deirdre on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    November is here and the days are shorter but the good news is that this week we have some nice weather so everyone should get outdoors and Prospect Park is the place to be!  Spend today, Election Day, at Prospect Park with the events they have planned. Even though the summer is over we don’t […]

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    Weekday Events November 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a fun Halloween and great weekend and were not awake too early this morning after the changing of the clocks! The weather today reminds us that indoor time is coming since it is getting to be more brisk out!  This week you can start heading to the Congregation Beth Elohim […]

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    Will There be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Brooklyn Lyceum This Year?

    by Deirdre on 10/31/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Last week Here’s Park Slope reported that the Brooklyn Lyceum was in foreclosure and was up for auction.  My first thought was what about “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which was done yearly at the Brooklyn Lyceum and is a hit with Brooklyn families.  The Brooklyn Lyceum also did family events like roller skating, the Legend […]

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    Weekend Events: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Lanterns, Fam Jam, Suzi Shelton, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The big day is almost here and the calendar is packed with Halloween events!  There are parades and events tomorrow in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Suyvesant, DUMBO, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint and more so enjoy Halloween! This weekend you can also carve a turnip at the Oíche Shamhna at […]

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    Weekday Events for October 27th-30th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you enjoyed the weekend and excited to keep celebrating Halloween all week! This week there are fun Halloween events at the libraries like the Toddler Halloween Dance at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Alden Moves Dance Theater’s 3rd Annual Monster Mash at the Cortelyou Branch and a Halloween Party at the Brooklyn […]

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    Apply Now for a Free Ice Skating After-School Program at the LeFrack Center

    by Deirdre on 10/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Ice is a free after-school skating program for children in Brooklyn that was founded in 2004.  They are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make ice skating an accessible sport to children living near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Starting in November Brooklyn Ice will be running a free after-school ice skating program in […]

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    Weekend Events: Ghouls & Gourds, Puppets, Monster Mash, Costume Parades, Festivals & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The rain and wind has been such a drag this week but the good news is the weather is going to be great for the weekend! The calendar is packed with Halloween events this weekend like the Monster Mash 2014 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park, Halloween Murder Mystery […]

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    Head to Prospect Park Zoo for a Boo-Tastic Time!

    by A Child Grows on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Grab the family and head to Prospect Park Zoo where Halloween fun awaits! The annual Boo at the Zoo weekend is jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts and, of course, there’ll be plenty of animals to visit. There will also be a Spooky Barn for […]

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    G&T Test Prep at Home with These Great Workbooks!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The NYC Gifted & Talented exam registration just opened and if you have your child’s test date already, then the countdown has officially begun. Whether you plan to use a tutoring service or prepare your child on your own, it is helpful to have some tools at home to familiarize your child with the format […]

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    Weekday Events for October 20th-23rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    H everyone, The weather coming up this week looks a little wet but don’t worry there is a lot of indoor things to do! This week you can check out Bitty Bunnies Sing-a-Long with Lavender Blues at Play Kids, Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural, Stomp, Clap & Sing […]

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    What to Do About Diastasis Recti

    by Sarah on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   So you had a baby. And during your six-week check up your care giver checked you out and told you that you have diastasis recti, abdominal separation of […]

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    Weekend Events: Salsa, The Good Ms Padgett, Fall Kids Fest, Suzi Shelton, Stroller Tours, Art and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! We have noticed on our walks around Brooklyn that the leaves are starting to change and come down!  Makes us want to jump in a large (dry) pile! This weekend is a busy one (and next weekend will be VERY busy!).  This weekend enjoy The Great Pumpkin at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, take the […]

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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

    by Deirdre on 10/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]

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    Practicing Courage: Finding the Fun in Fear

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic play to help our kids overcome their fears and have a blast doing it.   A few years ago I was directing an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with 5 and 6 year olds. As the performance drew near, the little […]

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    Weekday Events for October 13th-16th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another fun busy week ahead of us and my children are looking forward to having a day off from school tomorrow! This week in addition to the Columbus Day Parade there are also Sukkot events happening this week like the Sukkot Drop-In Art Workshops at The Jewish Museum and the Cirque-Tacular Show! at […]