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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Favorite Backyard Year Round!

    by Deirdre on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    November is here and the days are shorter but the good news is that this week we have some nice weather so everyone should get outdoors and Prospect Park is the place to be!  Spend today, Election Day, at Prospect Park with the events they have planned. Even though the summer is over we don’t […]

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    Will There be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Brooklyn Lyceum This Year?

    by Deirdre on 10/31/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Last week Here’s Park Slope reported that the Brooklyn Lyceum was in foreclosure and was up for auction.  My first thought was what about “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which was done yearly at the Brooklyn Lyceum and is a hit with Brooklyn families.  The Brooklyn Lyceum also did family events like roller skating, the Legend […]

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    What to Read Right Now: The Barter

    by Sarah on 10/30/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In honor of Halloween you must immediately read this book: The Barter by Siobhan Adcock. The Barter is a unique beast, a literary ghost story. I am not someone who enjoys being scared. I don’t watch horror movies or like rides or games where people jump out at me. I am terrified enough of serial […]

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    Ample Hills Creamery is Zagat’s Top Ice Cream in New York City!

    by Deirdre on 10/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Congratulations to Ample Hill Creamery on being voted the Top Ice Cream in New York City in the 2015 Zagat Survey!  Ample Hills Creamery opened in Prospect Heights in 2011 and they make all their own ice cream with the freshest ingredients and have always been popular which can be seen with their Google reviews. […]

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    What’s Up With BASIS Independent Brooklyn?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of you who may have noticed the Red Hook location of BASIS Independent Brooklyn still looking…well, a little undone, I’ve got news for you- it’s because it’s not done! That may not be shocking to learn but what may be surprising, is the fact that not only is BASIS up and running at the temporary 15 Snyder […]

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    Apply Now for a Free Ice Skating After-School Program at the LeFrack Center

    by Deirdre on 10/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Ice is a free after-school skating program for children in Brooklyn that was founded in 2004.  They are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make ice skating an accessible sport to children living near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Starting in November Brooklyn Ice will be running a free after-school ice skating program in […]

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    A Taste of A Child Grows in Philly: Stack That Paper!

    by Sarah on 10/23/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look. In her Editor’s Post Mollie Michel talks about Philly life and a great cause that is close to our hearts. A Child Grows in Philly is already mixing it up!   We hear it everyday […]

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    Head to Prospect Park Zoo for a Boo-Tastic Time!

    by A Child Grows on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Grab the family and head to Prospect Park Zoo where Halloween fun awaits! The annual Boo at the Zoo weekend is jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts and, of course, there’ll be plenty of animals to visit. There will also be a Spooky Barn for […]

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    Amazon is Delivering Groceries in Park Slope!

    by Deirdre on 10/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    It was announced last week that Amazon is launching a grocery delivery service called AmazonFresh in NYC.  Per the Re/code article the service will only be in Park Slope at this time and for Amazon Prime customers.  AmazonFresh first started servicing Seattle and expanded to Los Angeles & San Francisco, California last year. Per the […]

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    More Lunch Scraps Being Put to Good Use!

    by Deirdre on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My children have been learning about saving the planet and we try to reduce, reuse & recycle what we can.  We own a very large collection of reusable shopping bags that I ‘usually’ remember to take to stores.  We have variety of reusable sandwich pouches for their lunch boxes and our picnics.  I LOVE taking […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

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

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]

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    Registration is Now Open for G&T Testing

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

    It is that time of year again!  Per the NYC DOE website the Gifted & Talented (G&T) Request for Testing period started Wednesday, October 8th and registration is open until Friday, November 7, 2014. Families with children who are entering K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade in the fall of 2015 in NYC can submit […]

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    Betty & Veronica Are Moving to Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Great news!  Sadly last year Gus, Central Park Zoo’s beloved polar bear died but now his empty exhibit is getting some new residents.  NYC Park’s tweeted that two brown bears named Betty & Veronica will be moving to the Central Park Zoo from their current home in the Bronx Zoo in late 2014! My family […]

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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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    Fall is Not Just About Apples & Leaves!

    by Deirdre on 10/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Fall is here!  This time of year means apples, pumpkins, leaves changing and cooler weather.  For children in elementary schools and that are in 5th  grade it also means the Middle School application due date is coming up.  District Middle School Fairs have started and open houses are going at Middle Schools all over Brooklyn. […]

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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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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event

    by Kim on 9/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Attention babywearing enthusiasts! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event, happening October 5th at MommyCon Philadelphia. MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing together modern parents and parents-to-be.  MommyCon focuses on natural and organic parenting methods, while creating realistic expectations in this modern […]

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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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    Win Tickets to Prospect Park Zoo Breakfast in the Outback!

    by Sarah on 9/18/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    What could be better than starting your day at the zoo? Enjoy the perfect fall weather and commune with nature, specifically with the dingoes at the Prospect Park Zoo. Win one ticket that covers one adult & one child to Breakfast in the Outback on Sept 28thfrom 9:30-11am.  Ages 5+ with adult. Bring the whole family […]

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    Real Estate Alert: Oosten in Williamsburg on the Market

    by A Child Grows on 9/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    South Williamsburg is soon to become more like, well, North Williamsburg! A brand new super luxurious addition to the neighborhood is coming to Kent Avenue just a few blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge and about four blocks over from Peter Lugers. Designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon, Oosten (means East in Dutch) will have over […]

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    Check It Out: Brooklyn Public Libraries Extended Hours and Menu

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Public Libraries are extending their hours just in time for the gearing up of homework assignments. The Central Branch leads the way staying open as late as 9 pm Monday through Thursday. Many other branches across Brooklyn will keep their doors open later as well, many until 8 pm on specified weekdays. While this […]