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    Weekday Events for March 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March weather is crazy!  Nice one day and not nice the next day!  I am going stay in denial and not check the the weather for later this week. So turns out ice skating got extended a week at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park so NOW this is the last [...]


    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments–Birthday Parties!

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking great photos of our kids. Location: Brooklyn Robot Foundry Story: With two kids in school/preschool now, we are heavy into birthday party territory. Last month we went to a special birthday party for one of Liam’s oldest friends, they “met” when they were six or [...]


    Weekend Events: Charlie’s Kids, School of Rock Grand Opening, Macy’s Flower Show, Scooby-Doo and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone Ahhhhh SPRING is here!  Looks like we will get a good taste of it for the next few days! Another fun weekend is about to start and if you want to get into the mood for Spring you can check out Macy’s Family Fun Day at the Flower Show!   Also happening this [...]


    Brooklyn Game Lab: Don’t Just Play Games, Build Them!

    by Sarah on 3/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Like with most things, I thought I had the Brooklyn Game Lab figured out. I was wrong. I seem to be saying that a lot lately, I’m choosing to see it as a sign of personal growth. Since I walk by the Brooklyn Game Lab everyday I’ve been watching it take shape, going from [...]


    Just Food Conference: We Can Pickle That!

    by John on 3/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just Food Conference is coming up on the weekend of April 5-6. I have been following Just Food for some time now. Since 1995, their role has been to empower and support community groups in their efforts to increase access to local, sustainable food. I’ve been putting their values into practice. I have a batch of [...]

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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon [...]


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

    by Deirdre on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Happy Purim and Happy St. Patrick’s Day (early).  Hope everyone got to enjoy another short taste of Spring yesterday! This week looks like it will be snow free which is great news for our area because we lots of activities happening.  On Monday you can check out a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at [...]


    Weekend Events: Bear Hunt, Celebrate St Patrick’s Day & Purim, James & the Giant Peach & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The last weekend of winter is almost here and it will be a fun and busy one with all the Purim and St Patrick events happening in NYC! This weekend you can learn about Irish traditions, foods, and celebrations at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, check out the Celebration of Ireland with Captain Jam [...]


    Lakeside: For All Kinds of Skate Rats

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since I’m not much of an ice skater (I’ve knocked out enough teeth, thanks), I didn’t really follow the evolution of Lakeside, Prospect Park’s new (well, not so new) skating rink. I had this impression that Lakeside was just Wollman revamped. I had seen a picture or two, but I hadn’t really paid attention. Until [...]


    Weekday Events for March 10th-13th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Well we have moved our clocks forward last night so we are tired but the evenings will be longer which will be so nice!  Tuesday is a half day for NYC public schools so I think the children and I will check out the snowdrops that are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  [...]


    Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I

    by Sarah on 3/07/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      In this two-part series Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, shares her wisdom on beginning music lessons. Part one covers how to choose the right instrument for your child, and next week, part two will help you find the right music teacher.   As a parent, chances are that you’ve already heard how music [...]


    Weekend Events: Read Across America, Making Brooklyn Bloom, BRIC House Party, St Patrick’s & Purim Events and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Exciting weekend coming up!  It will be almost 50 degrees on Saturday!  And don’t forget Daylight Savings begins this weekend.  It will be so great to have longer evenings! Tomorrow is Read Across America Day at Brooklyn Public Library branches!  Branches will host a reading of “Whistle for Willie” by Brooklyn’s own Ezra [...]

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    How Do You Put Your Elected Officials on the Spot? AskThem

    by Sarah on 3/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Do you want to effect change in our country, but writing an email to your Senator feels like a pain in the butt? Well, maybe you’d just like a few questions answered, maybe you want to feel like there are real people making decisions in Washington, and not sit-fillers mumbling “peas and carrot, rutabaga rutabaga” [...]


    Resident Dad: Van Brunt Still House

    by John on 3/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I admit to having an unhealthy fixation with Red Hook. It has everything this urban idealist needs to believe that Brooklyn will find a new model for Twenty-First Century urbanity. Decaying signs of its roots as an industrial port mingle seamlessly with its more recent revitalization, making it an ideal laboratory for a sustainable future. [...]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off [...]


    A Child Grows in Brooklyn Calendar: Go Beyond Movies and Museums!

    by Sarah on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    You’ve been in the house for too long. You look forward to listening to the Frozen soundtrack, even though it makes you cry every time (“ . . .they say ‘have courage’ and I’m trying to, I’m right out here for you, please let me in. We only have each other. . .” Seriously, you’re [...]

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    Weekday Activities for March 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March is here!  Less than three weeks until Spring!  I am hoping this next round of snow will be the last!  It does sound like it won’t be as bad as originally predicted (fingers crossed)! There are only three Mondays of Free Kid Ice Skating at LeFrak Center at Lakeside left!  The ice [...]


    Weekend Events: Spy Kids, Jazz for Kids, Kids Film Fleadh, Lloyd H. Miller, A Cow Named Cow, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Very excited that the month of February is almost done!  March means Dr Seuss’s birthday, Daylight Savings will begin, St. Patrick’s Day and SPRING is coming! This weekend is packed with activities and many of them are FREE!  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore, Jazz for Kids at the [...]


    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Snow!

    by Sarah on 2/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Location: Polar Vortex Brooklyn Story: It may be late February but we still have several more snowstorms forecast before we are done for the season! This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago during one of the bigger snowstorms we had this winter. As you can see, the snow was still falling heavily as [...]


    Upstarts! Parents Raising Children, Building Businesses: Zoe Levine

    by Sarah on 2/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you’ve had a kid in the last decade and you live somewhere in the vicinity of Prospect Park, you’ve probably heard of (if not met) Zoe Levine. Zoe is the queen of prenatal and postpartum fitness, running her own personal training and fitness program, The Thriving Body. You need your diastasis recti measured? You [...]

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    Apply to Pre-K: Because Your Kid Refuses to Get a Job

    by Sarah on 2/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      There has been so much hubbub surrounding Kindergarten applications this year, it’s might be easy for future Pre-K parents to feel neglected. Don’t worry, you too will have your chance to be put through the DOE ringer. One week from today marks the opening of the Pre-K application period, Monday March 3rd, 2014 to [...]

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    Weekday Events for February 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 2/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone got some outdoor time this glorious weekend! NYC schools are open again tomorrow but we still have lots of things to do with the little ones!  This is the last week of free weekday entry to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since February ends this week!  The Oscars are next weekend and [...]

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    Weekend Events: The Frog Prince, Hands on Transit, Legends, BAMkids Film Festival and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope those of you on midwinter break have been enjoying yourselves!  Only 3 days left until our usual weekday schedule is back on track! This weekend is going to be another fun one and dare I say it a little mild!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out all the special [...]


    Is The Fit Mom a Feminist? A Child Grows Interviews Maria Kang

    by Sarah on 2/16/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    You know what our culture likes best? Girl-on-girl crime. That’s right, Maria Kang, aka The Fit Mom, has been cast by the media as one opponent in a virtual mud-wrestling showdown.  After my interview with Maria, I walked away thinking, “she’s great!” She is down-to-earth, funny, smart and, wait for it, not a robot. She [...]

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

    by Deirdre on 2/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all, Happy President’s Day weekend!  My kids are so excited to have a week off from school and it will be a fun week!  So much going on during midwinter break! The good news is that a lot of the events are going on ALL week!  The NY Transit Museum has Hands on Transit [...]