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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: Bklyn Designs 2013

    by Kim on 6/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month she brings us a sampling of businesses she met at Brooklyn Designs 2013. Bklyn Designs took over St Ann’s Warehouse May 10 – 12 in Dumbo. Meeting in […]

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    5th Avenue Family Festival – April 27th Park Slope – 11am-3pm – A Child Grows Will Be There!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 5th Avenue Family Festival is taking place this Saturday April 27th from 11am-3pm in Park Slope! And A Child Grows will be there! Stop by for a tattoo! See you there! This Saturday, April 27th, join the gang from Park Slope’s Puppetry Arts at 4th Street near Fifth Avenue for a full day of family fun: […]

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    Weather looking bad? Inspirations for indoor fun!

    by Nicole on 2/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    It looks like we are in for a brutal weekend…weather-wise! In anticipation of the stormy days ahead, I’ve come up with some indoor fun for the whole family! 1. Build a fort – This never gets old. We did this last weekend and I rediscovered how fun it is! Use whatever you’ve got – blankets, […]

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    Great Indoor Activity: DIY Audiobooks

    by Nicole on 2/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I got the idea to make my own set of audiobooks from the blog Play At Home Mom LLC, but I decided to put my own twist on it.  Making the audiobooks was extremely easy to do.  I chose picture books that we already had at home, recorded them onto my computer using GarageBand, and […]

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    See Etsy’s Offline Version in Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

    by Nicole on 12/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you spend hours perusing Etsy like I do, then you must visit its offline version in Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is the great grandmother to Etsy. Started in 1854 as a place where women could sell their handcrafts, this Brooklyn institution paved the way for women to earn income without having to work […]

    Could you die right now? This angler fish cape from Pipandbean at Etsy is the best!

    Best and Most Hilarious Etsy Costumes I Could Find in Under 3 Hours

    by Nicole on 10/17/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just for fun I have been searching Etsy for innovative, creative and hilarious costumes…I spent way too much time looking (yawn….) Billed as a Nemo or fish costume, this outfit made me laugh more than any of the others. For $49 from pipandbean, I’m sure your kid would be the hit of the Halloween parade. […]

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    Meatloaf Mummies, Witches Fingers, Spider Cupcakes

    by Nicole on 10/10/12 | 3 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn goes a little bit crazy on Halloween: how do we know? How about the 66 Halloween events we listed last year for Brooklyn parents and their little witches?! Carroll Gardens mom and blogger, Maggie da Silva, has found a way to get your little urchins to eat something of Halloween fun before trick or […]

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    Girl Powered Food and Design Market Debuts

    by Nicole on 10/10/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    There’s a new pop-up market coming to Brooklyn- and before you moan “another one?”- hold on! This one has a totally different mojo and has some great people behind it. The women who created Curious Jane, a summer camp and after-school program for girls focused on design and creativity, have decided to expand their program. […]

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    Where to Get Party Supplies in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 8/16/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whether you are looking for goodie bags or balloons, Brooklyn has a lot of great resources for your birthday supplies. We’ve listed where to get Party Supplies in our Marketplace but we rounded up some of our favorites to share with you. Most of us dread doing the goodie bags for our kids’ birthday parties: […]

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    Wild Bubbles: How to Make a Homemade Bubble Blower

    by Nicole on 6/19/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    We went to a May fest and one of the things we learned besides “choose one of the top ribbons on the pole or you get twisted up”, was “how to make a bubble blower.” It’s better than any of those bubble machines you can buy and it costs next to nothing. This homemade toy […]

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    Our Free Meetup at Moomah This Weekend

    by Nicole on 6/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    We love to do meetups here- and this weekend is a special one that is exclusive for our readers. Newly reopened Moomah is hosting a free art workshop and day of play in their Funky Forest.  Sit back and chill in their calming cafe and enjoy an award-winning latte* or signature smoothie and listen to […]

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    Utrecht Opens Its Largest NYC Store in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 2/02/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    There is no better time than the winter to set yourself up with some awesome art supplies and start a big project. Whether you want to paint, pound some clay or dye some fabric, the newest place to get your art supply bliss satiated is at Utrecht Art Supplies in Clinton Hill. This new outpost […]

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    Deconstruct, Construct and Invent at Inventgenuity Festival

    by Nicole on 1/09/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Have you got a deconstructivist, constructionist or inventorist sleeping in that twin bed down the hall? That inspired kid just might freak out over the Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival coming up at the end of January.  Your child can participate in “The Dis/Assembly Line,”: an evolving decomposition and aesthetic reprocessing of an entire room of everyday […]

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    Your One-Stop Gingerbread House Guide

    by Stacie on 12/06/11 | 2 Comment(s)

    Gingerbread is a term used for a spiced molasses confection that ranges from a soft cake to a crisp, flat cookie. Sometimes it’s light, sometimes dark. Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes spicy. It’s always delicious and is most fun when made into gingerbread men or their candy-covered, usually Victorian-inspired homes. Making gingerbread men is pretty straight […]

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    Weekend Events: Holiday Fun and Lots More!

    by Alicia on 12/02/11 | 4 Comment(s)

    Happy December everyone! As you’re gearing up to rock around the Christmas tree or Menorah, we’ve got tons of events to have you ho, ho, ho-ing all around town. The Galli Children’s Theater Company is coming to Brooklyn on Sunday with an interactive, fun, and free performance of “The Frog Prince.” Santa Claus is coming to […]

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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 […]

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    For crafty you- a list of my favorite craft stores

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

    I so badly want to be crafty. I want to make snow hats and wool felted animals…but I just….don’t. I have a full tote of craft supplies: stencils, pom poms, pipe cleaners and the ultimate necessity: glue gun. I just don’t have the motivation. But, I do have the motivation to aspire to crafting.  And, […]

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    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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    Two Innovative Ways To Raise Funds For Schools, Those In Need

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

    With so many people in need giving back is a great way to do your part and teach our children to help those less fortunate. We recently learned about two ways to support education and those in need of some of life’s basics.  We are really excited to have learned about Portrait Press Fundraising, a […]

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    Apple Tablecloth Craft for Rosh Hashanah

    by Nicole on 9/29/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s not Rosh Hashanah without the apples and honey. And with this project, you can add some apple decor to your new year’s table. Special thanks to my 7-year old son for helping with this one! (You’ll see his handiwork in the photos.) You’ll need: Tablecloth and Napkins Apples Brushes (wide and narrow) Fabric paint […]

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    Burning Man right here in NYC with the Maker Faire?

    by Serena on 9/12/11 | 3 Comment(s)

    If you have always wanted to go to “Burning Man” like us, we just might have a close substitute for you.  The Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, celebrates art, science, DIY culture and creativity whose mission is to “inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all […]

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    Giveaway: Silhouette Portraits at Pink Olive and a Giveaway!

    by Serena on 9/08/11 | 15 Comment(s)

    Kids change so fast and one unique way to capture how they look throughout the years is with a silhouette cut out. This week, renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be at Pink Olive doing just that. Karl, a 3rd generation silhouette artist, has created silhouettes for thousands of people including celebrities and their children. […]

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    Shopping in Containers at Dekalb Market

    by Nicole on 7/21/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    This Saturday will mark the debut of what promises to be one of Brooklyn’s most interesting markets.  The DeKalb  Market will take place in 22 re-purposed shipping containers on unused land next to the Fulton Mall. In recycling old containers and barren land, they are creating a new green space for downtown Brooklyn. In fact, […]

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    Weekend Events: Block Parties, Sandwich Festival, Brooklyn Wellness Day and Much More!

    by Serena on 7/21/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Although it is reportedly going to be in the 100s you and your family can stay cool by checking out some indoor fun (and air conditioned) activities and events like Northside Market, a new artisanal and craft market in Williamsburg or your kids can create their own cool projects at the Design Your Own Textile […]

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    Getting Crafty at Spacecraft

    by Serena on 7/16/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    We love learning more about crafts like how to knit, paint or sew that also makes for a very relaxing activity with and sometimes without the kids. This month Spacecraft, a craft-making and supply boutique in Williamsburg is offering some unique classes like Men’s Knitting and a Thursdays on Sunday, a crafting class that combines […]