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    An Autumn Road Trip Playlist

    by John on 10/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, it is a Saturday in late summer. Temperatures are hovering steadily in the 70s, and we may even get into the 80 tomorrow. But by the time this post is published, it will be autumn. This is nothing to bemoan—autumn on the Northeast coast is perhaps the most pleasant of seasons, […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Park Slope

    by Sarah on 10/05/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’ve lived in this neighborhood a long time, long enough to feel like everyone must know every little secret or interesting thing about this hood, but I will try to look at it with fresh eyes and give you non-Slopers the scoop. First of all, everything you hear about Park Slope is true: the kids, […]

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    Upstarts!: The Mompreneur Behind Edamama, The Kids Salon with A Soul

    by Sarah on 10/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    At some point your progeny will need a haircut. You have a few options: go for the Shaolin look and just buzz it all off yourself, or hit one of those local kiddies salons with the dizzying pink walls and the correctional lighting where you get to stand awkwardly in the corner or sit on […]

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    UME UME Music + Arts, Bringing together Children & the Arts

    by Sarah on 9/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Ume Ume is the Music and Arts space which opened earlier this year by brother and sister team Christos and Sotiria. Located in Park Slope on 3rd Street and 4th Avenue in their pristine and gorgeous light filled space, parents can choose from programs for children ages 6 months to 12 years old including a […]

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    Rock Out at the 2014 Little Essentials Benefit Concert!

    by Sarah on 9/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      The good people at Little Essentials are inviting you to their annual benefit concert: The annual Little Essentials benefit event is on Saturday September 27th 6-10p at Saleya restaurant in Tribeca. Tribeca Pediatrics’ We Care for Our Kids Foundation is co-hosting the event and Martha Redbone and her band will perform. There will be […]

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    Summer Strolls-Streets of Wander

    by Sarah on 7/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you have yet to check out Summer Strolls-Streets of Wander, you have another chance Saturday, July 26th. This weekend the strollers and wanderers are back in South Slope on 7th Avenue between 9th and 16th Streets. This is not your typical street fair. There are lots of arts and crafts, activities for kids, live […]

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    Philharmonic in Prospect Park 2014: Class Up Your BBQ

    by Sarah on 7/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Despite spending over a decade living in this borough, last summer was my first time attending the Philharmonic insanity in Prospect Park. I suppose many of the previous years I was out of town or too lazy or not particularly plugged into all the wonderful things that were happening right outside my front door (this […]

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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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    Get Down at InspireCorps Gala Event!

    by Sarah on 4/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get your dance on, while contributing to a seriously worthy cause. InspireCorps, a Brooklyn based resource that connects New York City schools with a network of artists, writers and musicians in hosting its first annual gala. Created by Stephanie Thompson in the summer of 2013, the InspireCorps mission is to expose youth from all backgrounds […]

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    Your Guide to Easter Egg Hunts NYC 2014

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

    There is nothing I like more then the vestiges of pagan ritual in our very modern world like christmas trees, jack-o-lanterns and may poles. The egg hunt is a favorite of mine, searching out symbols of fertility hiding among the newly blooming flowers, those pagans didn’t really go in for subtly and thank god. Otherwise, […]

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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest […]

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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 […]

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    Choosing the Right Music Teacher for Your Kid: A Musical Primer Part II

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

      Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, follows up Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I, with this eye-opening guide to finding the right teacher.   Last week I discussed helping your child choose a musical instrument. Once you’ve decided which instrument to study, you might think that your research […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    International Women’s Day NYC: U-N-I-T-Y

    by Sarah on 3/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Started at the turn of the last century, IWD began as a chance to champion the working-women of Eastern Europe. But the political overtones gave way, in many countries, to a more general appreciation of women. While, I admit, I wasn’t really up on IWD, I had […]

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    Dancing Kiddos: Songs of the Snow

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

    As I write this, I’m looking out our window at mostly white. Snow covers the ivy around our garden, the Weber grill, our bathtub flowerbed with its slumbering calendula seeds and iris rhizomes, Checkers’ bike, Crazy Eights’ tricycle, even the jogging stroller. I hardly want to do anything with the kids outside the house, knowing […]

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    The Cure for The Boring Date Night: Gowanus

    by Sarah on 2/12/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    The Gowanus neighborhood conjures lots of images—superfund site, flood zone, artist enclave, industrial wasteland—it is a strange secret sort of place, where one goes to hide out from the world.  It is the back alley of Brooklyn, and, in my opinion, nothing is better for quiet and contemplation than a back alley. But, in the […]

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    Long Time Passing: A Brooklyn Mom Remembers Pete Seeger

    by Nicole on 1/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn mom, Lexi Dwyer, recounts her sweet story in honor of Pete Seeger’s passing.  In November 2005, well before we had kids, my husband and I hiked Breakneck Ridge, a popular trail in the Hudson River Valley. The trailhead, which is just outside Cold Spring, starts with fairly steep rock scramble. Our plan was to […]

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    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to New Victory Theater’s Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

    by Nicole on 1/26/14 | 12 Comment(s)

    A jammin’ new musical with live accompaniment featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist’s message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds. Opening the day after what would have been the singer and songwriter’s 69th birthday, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds performs at The NewVictory Theater from February 7 – […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Fostering a Love of Creating Music

    by Nicole on 1/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By: Christine Dehne As the daughter of a Suzuki Piano teacher, learning to play an instrument on the iPad seems impossibly silly.  I don’t believe you’ll actually learn to play an instrument well using an app, but you can work on rhythm and ear training, and keep the experience fun.  Here are a few apps […]

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    Restaurant and Play Space in One: The Moxie Spot

    by Sarah on 1/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Now that it is officially wet, sloppy, slippery and gross outside, it’s time to come in from the cold. Sure, sledding over the weekend was fun, fun that is thankfully over. And by now, with the new year, the snow day and one epic feeling weekend, we are all ready to get these kids off […]

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    STAM-PEDE at Symphony Space: Schedule The Fun!

    by Sarah on 12/27/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    One of the big points for New York City naysayers is that there are all sort of things to do here, but how often are you really doing them? Maybe your New Years resolution will be to get out there more. It’s a great sentiment: take advantage of our fair city, teach our kids through […]

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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services in Brooklyn

    by Sarah on 12/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Once all the presents have been bought and all the food prepped and stocking stuffed and pills pop, ‘cause Jesus this is stressful, it’s time to celebrate the man, the baby, the Big Baby. Jesus, the eternal birthday boy, reminds us that, as the Who’s down in Whoville say, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. […]

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    Why “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” may be the most important Christmas song to share with your children

    by John on 12/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Something tells me most of the Western world, especially those who lived through the Eighties, will either meekly agree or angrily disagree with me on this. (Bob Geldof, who co-wrote the song with Midge Ure in 1984, now calls it one of the two worst songs in the world.) Either way, you might be right. […]