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    A Hip Hop Album Even Michelle Obama Can Get Behind – And it’s FREE!

    by Kim on 10/22/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of seeing some of the world’s favorite hip hop acts at Symphony Space, promoting a new album called Songs for a Healthier America.  The lineup included (and I can hardly believe I was invited to witness so many stars in such a small venue) acts like […]

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    Upstarts! Parents Raising Children, Building Businesses: Hootenanny’s Pete and Kira

    by Sarah on 10/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    [This is the first profile in our new series, Upstarts!: Parents Raising Children, Building Businesses] Pete Sinjin Heitmann and Kira Smith founded Hootenanny Art House in 2007, or maybe it found them. In 2006 they had just arrived in New York City with their 18 month old daughter Zoe and not much else. They felt embraced […]

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    What Does the Fox Say: What Happens When Old MacDonald Hits the Clubs

    by Sarah on 9/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

     I made a fatal error early on with my daughter. I let her choose the music we listened to. Not to say I didn’t introduce my own choices of children’s music (Free to Be You and Me!), but our Music Together CDs and The Little Mermaid sound track now dominate every car trip and most […]

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    MOVE. SING. DRUM. DANCE! Cumbe’s Children’s Program

    by Nicole on 8/16/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) I have been looking for a more engaging, creative movement class for my daughter. A class that will really tap into her imagination and encourage her to discover what talents she may have within herself…and I have found it! So, I am so excited to tell you about the new dance, drum and music […]

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    New York Philharmonic in Prospect Park – Free – Wednesday July 10th

    by Nicole on 7/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I have gone to see the New York Philharmonic in Prospect Park the last few years and it is simply incredible. In the Long Meadow field, every seat on the grass is a good one. The sound is always amazing and it is a magical way to spend a summer evening. I brought my children […]

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    Globalizing Your Toddler – Is Learning a Foreign Language Possible in English-Only Speaking Households?

    by Nicole on 7/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dual Language is a hot topic these days, especially in Brooklyn. I’ve always been interested in starting my children on another language but have not pursued it yet, mostly because my husband and I aren’t fluent in a second language. I guess I felt a foreign language class wouldn’t have any long term benefits since […]

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    Spoke The Hub’s Local Produce Festival Thursday (Today) at JJ Byrne with City Stomp! Free!

    by Nicole on 6/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      City Stomp is playing at J.J. Byrne Park today as part of Spoke The Hub’s Local Produce Festival! They will be performing outside of the Old Stone House J.J. Byrne Park is between 4th and 5th Avenues and between 3rd and 4th Streets in Park Slope. City Stomp will play a one hour show on Thursday, June […]

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    2013 Summer Concerts for Kids at Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 6/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Downtown Brooklyn has added another performance to their line-up for this summer’s concert series for kids at Albee Square. For more information on the series, please contact Luis Gutierrez at www.downtownbrooklyn.com.

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    Backstreet Boys Concert Ticket Giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 6/11/13 | 15 Comment(s)

    This will take some of you back to the days before kids! The Backstreet Boys are releasing a new album and embarking on a 24 city North American tour – entitled In A World Like This –  with all five original members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Litrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson.  This is the band’s […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for […]

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    Celebrate Brooklyn Starts June 5th!

    by Nicole on 5/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I look forward to Celebrate Brooklyn every year! It is one of the many things that makes Brooklyn so great…and fun!  And A Child Grows is so excited to be a Business Friend of Celebrate Brooklyn this year! The first (free) concert is June 5 with Patty Griffin. The concerts run from June 5th to August 10th. Of […]

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    Free Spirits Music – Outdoor Music Classes

    by Nicole on 5/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I just heard about these music classes in Prospect Park offered by Free Spirits Music. They look like fun and are pretty affordable too. Free Spirits Music just released a lineup of summer music classes In Prospect Park and they are offering A Child Grows readers come join the fun! At our Saturday morning “Songwriting Circles” in Prospect Park, kids 7-12 will […]

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    2013 Summer Concert for Kids Tomorrow – Downtown!

    by Nicole on 5/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is doing some exciting things this summer! Tomorrow, Thursday May 16th they are having a concert for kids from 10-11am. Come to Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn (Fulton St and Bond St) for Moey’s Music Party – Join Moey and her “Princess Revolution” with musical kid-powered takes on classic tales. The Albee Square Farmers […]

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    Review: The Firework Maker’s Daughter at the New Victory Theatre

    by Deirdre on 5/08/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The U.S. Premiere of The Firework Maker’s Daughter is happening now at The New Victory Theater in Times Square. The opera is by David Bruce and Glyn Maxwell and based on a novel by Philip Pullman. The Firework Maker’s Daughter is co-produced by The Opera Group and Opera North in association with ROH2 and Watford […]

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    200 Music Students from 26 NYC Schools Perform in 10th Annual “Fiddlefest” in Prospect Heights

    by Nicole on 4/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Over 200 musicians from 26 New York public schools will converge in one place for the Noel Pointer Foundation’s 10th Annual Fiddlefest. Founded in 1995, the Noel Pointer Foundation (NPF) is a not-for-profit that dramatically enriches children’s lives by developing string music education programs for underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Since 1998, […]

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    Giveaway: The Fun Music Kidz Show Saturday April 6th at the Canal Room

    by Nicole on 4/03/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    The Fun Music Kids Show is happening this Saturday, April 6th, at 11:30am and 2pm at the Canal Room in Manhattan! The Fun Music Kids Show is the brainchild of Canal Room owner Marcus Linial. “I Have 2 young kids myself. I know what they want to hear. They love the hits you hear on […]

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    Dancing Kiddos: Songs About Chickens

    by John on 2/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Last week I shared the initial installment of my Adventures with Food, in which I share recipes, tips, lore, and my own exploits preparing, serving, and repurposing the food our family eats. But also, since the birth of Stringbean, I’ve been developing my own “Dancing Baby” playlist on iTunes where I gather the songs I […]

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    Giveaway: Baby Loves Disco Tickets!! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 1/30/13 | 26 Comment(s)

    We are so excited to give away a family four pack of tickets to Baby Loves Disco for Sunday, February 10 at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan! Preschoolers and their families will take over this nightclub during the daytime to make Valentine’s Day treats and enjoy a super-chill Pajama Party, best for kids ages 6 […]

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    Sing-Along with “Sound Of Music” Film on Monday

    by Nicole on 12/13/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sing your heart out this Monday at Big Movies for Little Kids’ end-of-season screening of “The Sound of Music”. Little kids are encouraged to sing along with the adorable Von Trapp children and the ultimate nanny- Maria. So, wet those whistles and get ready for a totally fun, boisterous event with your neighborhood friends. Details: […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: October 12,13,14

    by Charles on 10/11/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn is home to some fabulous musical events this weekend: head to the library for some loud and funky storytelling with Aesop Bops! David Gonzalez and The Yak-Yak Band. You will have to choose between that and the Roulette Kids performance that showcases electronica with dance. On Sunday, the Hip Tot Music Fest features the […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 29,30

    by Charles on 9/28/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Lots of fun music events this weekend: the Chile Pepper Fiesta will have music all day to complement those high energy moves you get from the chocolate peppers. The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival is popular and a worth a trip over the water to the other side. Don’t forget Carroll Park’s Kids Concert- the […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 22,23

    by Charles on 9/20/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    BAM is making a doing it up this weekend to celebrate its new facility: they have lined up some great Brooklyn bands throughout Saturday, starting with one of our favorites- Shine and the Moonbeams. Kids will also be able to try out new percussive instruments and do artistic workshops all day long.  See locals Rolie […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 14,15,16

    by Charles on 9/13/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Saturday is a big kids’ music day with Brooklyn stars Gustafer Yellowgold and Audra Rox each holding court at their respective concerts.  If you have a tiara-loving kid at heart, head to Bloomingdale’s for Moey’s Princess Ball. Groove back in time to the 1960′s with Washington Square Park’s Folk Festival where contemporary bands plan to […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: September 8,9

    by Charles on 9/06/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    This weekend there should be a good crowd out to see Audra Rox belt out her engaging tunes at the Hip Tot Music Fest at Littlefield. On Saturday, check out relative newcomer venue on the Brooklyn scene, Roulette, for some crazy sounds that will delight your kids, but might make you crazy! Have a happy […]

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    Kids Music Listings this Weekend: August 24,25,26

    by Charles on 8/23/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Charles, our Listings Editor, has collected the best picks for family ears for this weekend. He reports, “the show at J&R Jr. is certainly the big show of the weekend but the Ramadan and Bengali celebrations and Chinese Opera show in Queens really intrigue me.  There’s also the Carroll Park show which I have a […]