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    Weekend Events: Fleece Festival, FAB Friday, Touch-a-Truck, NY Baby Show, Kings County Fair, Festivals & More!

    by Deirdre on 5/15/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Mid May is here and with Memorial Day weekend coming up soon there are more outdoor events happening! Festivals are happening everywhere!  We have the FAB Friday Kid Activities, the Fleece Festival at the Prospect Park Zoo, the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, PS 295′s Touch a Truck, The Kings County Fair at Aviator […]

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    Touch-A-Truck 2014: You Know You Want To

    by Sarah on 5/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally spring so that means that there is an obscene amount of stuff to do and lots of pressure to get out and do it. Before you get overwhelmed with choices and blow them all off to watch “family” movies (meaning Star Wars) and eat pizza, know that this weekend is one of the […]

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    Weekday Events for May 12th-15th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 5/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Happy Mother’s Day to all our mom readers!  I hope you get to have fun with the family or some alone time or both! This week we have a variety of events like Spanish Story Time! with Maria at The Stomping Ground, Rolie Polie Guacamole at Brooklyn Kensington Public Library, and a free […]

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    75 Giveaway Tickets To New York Baby Show

    by Sarah on 5/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th  from 10am to 4pm our friends at New York Family magazine will be hosting the annual New York Baby Show. And A Child Grows is giving away 75 family tickets away to the show. Enter below for your tickets! a Rafflecopter giveaway Last year the New York Baby Show […]

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    Mothers Day Weekend! Handmade History, Mary Poppins, HyperISH, Baby Rave, Boat Bash and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 5/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Mother’s Day weekend is almost here and hope all our mom readers have a great day! This weekend there are mom events like Frolic’s ROCK, RAVE ’N’ ROLL: A Mother’s Day Event at Brooklyn Bowl, Free Admission for Mom’s at Children’s Museum of the Arts, and Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at the New […]

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    Rolling River: The Ultimate Day Camp for Brooklynites

    by Sarah on 5/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are you looking for a traditional Summer Day Camp experience for your child accessible on a daily basis from Brooklyn? Rolling River Day Camp offers air-conditioned bus transportation to and from Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.  This second generation, family-owned and operated summer camp has been run by all five members […]

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    Weekday Events for May 5th-8th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 5/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to start planning your week!  The weather looks pretty decent and now that it is May there are more outdoor events starting up! The month of May makes me think of lots of time outdoors!  This week Preschool Play at Wagner Park and Young […]

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    Weekend Events: Bedtime, Dear Albert Einstein, Pixar in Concert, Free Comics, Little Laffs, Spring Fling and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 5/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Hi everyone! Happy May!  I can’t believe we have gone from cold wet weather to like summer in 24 hours!  The good news is that the weather will be decent for the weekend! This weekend you can join thousands of New Yorkers who participate in It’s My Park Day to volunteer and celebrate their […]

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    Spring Fling Meets Camp Panic Event: Everything You Need in One Place!

    by Sarah on 4/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Do your weekends feel so booked with errands that you never quite get to the family time you want, or vice versa? Well, clearly you need a camp fair, clothing swap and kid-friendly spring festival in one. Lucky for you the Spring Fling Meets Camp Panic is happening May 3rd from 10:00 am to […]

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    Weekday Events for April 28th-May 1st in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So life is back to normal with Spring break all done and hope everyone has settled into their routines again! For those of you with young children don’t worry there are lots of activities to do this week in NYC!  The Brooklyn Central Library is having a The Big Brooklyn Playdate this week […]

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    Weekend Events: FAB Fridays, Prospect Park Fair, Cherry Blossom Festival, Hip Tot Family Day & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Wow the weekend is here already!  Since NYC public schools had Monday & Tuesday off this week the weekend is coming faster than normal! The event that always means SPRING has arrived!  To my family and lots of Brooklyn families..the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!  Also happening this […]

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    Spring Break & Weekday Events for April 21st-24th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Back to sunshine this weekend and hoping it stays this time!  There are 2 more days of Spring break for NYC public school kids this week & guess that makes all those trips to school in snow last winter worth it! If you didn’t get to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to see […]

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    Little Swappies: Brooklyn Kids’ Gear Swap!

    by Sarah on 4/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     With the change of the seasons comes the inevitable closet clean out. Not yours. Of course not yours, not a fun makeover. No. I mean the stowing away of your children’s winter clothes that will never again fit, and the taking out of the few pieces of summer gear you’ve got from your sister or […]

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    Weekend Events: Eggs, Eggs & More Eggs, Easter Parade, Passover Dance Party, Matzah Box Art, Goldilocks and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has been able to get out and have some fun during the Spring break.  We are enjoying seeing hyacinths, daffodils and the buds on the trees! There is so much going on at the moment!  If you didn’t get to participate in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt then just head over […]

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    Adventures with Food: Fiddleheads!

    by John on 4/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What a difference two weeks make! The crocuses are already crinkling like wet paper in the 60-degree sun, the daffodils are in bloom, and the first daylily shoots are poking their little prongs out of the moist, fast-warming ground. Though spring arrived almost three weeks ago, it finally feels like it—right in time for Passover, […]

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    Weekday Events for April 14th-17th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Well what a beautiful weekend to kick off Spring Break for the NYC public schools!  Trees now are covered in green, white & pink buds and it is such a joy to see after that endless winter! There is SO much going on this week that I listed the Spring Break activities that […]

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    Weekend Events: Earth Day Expo, Miss Nina, Luna Park, ShirLaLa, Eggs, Dinos, Robots and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Spring break is almost here for NYC public schools and my kids are jumping for joy! With schools closing that means there are fun events happening over break and some start this weekend!  We have the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed opening at the Bronx Zoo, Meet the Makers Festival at the Children’s Museum of […]

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    Spring Break Camp: It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

    by A Child Grows on 4/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Teachers, school administrators, seasoned parents of school-age kids, these are people who live and breath by the public school calendar.  For many others, spring break sneaks up on us and we realize – EEK! Spring break is next week and we have no plans! Well, there’s a wonderful thing called Spring Break Camp. Also called […]

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    Royal Palms Shuffleboard: Mai Tai is Better Than Your Tie

    by Sarah on 4/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new shuffleboard place in Gowanus, and many of you have probably already been to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (you guys will heretofore be known as The Choir). But for those of you who haven’t, it will far exceed your expectations, since your expectations maybe a grey, mostly […]

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    Weekday Events for April 7th-10th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Were you at the Expo earlier today?  Such a nice day for it and hope you won some fabulous prizes and had fun! As usual we have so much going on this week!  A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum called Brooklyn Block Laboratory that allows kids to design […]

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    Weekend Events: Family Expo, Bello Mania, Fiddle Fest, Passover Puppet Show, Little League Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you been getting out and enjoying the sometimes nice weather!  We have been seeing some daffodils popping up! I can’t talk about weekend events without talking about our own A Child Grows in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo at St. Francis College that is happening this Sunday April 6th from 11-3!  The […]

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    Unity Prep Charter School: Accepting 6th Grade Applications until April 7th

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention parents of 5th graders! Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn is accepting 6th grade applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Application deadline is at 5pm on April 7th.  This tuition-free public charter school located in Bedford-Stuyvesant opened its doors to sixth graders in the fall of 2013.  This coming year they will have 6th […]

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    Summer Fun at the Wildlife Conservation Society

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Summers are Wild with the Wildlife Conservation Society! From toddlers to teens, the WCS has the unique summer camp experiences for all ages at their zoos and aquarium. Explore the wonderful world of animals at one of the five facilities throughout New York, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, […]

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    Weekday Events for March 31st-April 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! April is arriving this week and for some children that means the NY State ELA exams are happening which means as parents we are trying to keep our children calm and zen this week! One way to help kids beat stress this week is to check out Kids Yoga with Nora at Play […]

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    Weekend Events: U is for Underwear, The Good Ms Padgett, The Pop Ups, P for Puppets, Miles of Tiles and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I am finding it hard to believe that April is almost here!  Fingers crossed that the cold mornings will be gone for good real soon! The calendar is packed with events like The Good Ms Padgett at the Jalopy Theatre, a book launch U is for Underwear at Powerhouse on 8th, The Pop […]