Neighborhood News | 2/23 | A Child Grows

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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 | 8 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 […]

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    Luna Park Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 9/13/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    Here is another great giveaway from Luna Park. Get in the last of the season’s fun for FREE! This is your chance to wear your varsity sweater and soulfully eat cotton candy while you hum “Summer Loving.” I guess the kids can go too, but only if you dress them up as Pink Ladies. Here […]

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    I Was the Uncool Mom Writing a Novel in a Coffeeshop

    by Sarah on 9/12/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Siobhan Adcock, novelist, mother and internet maven, confesses her desire to be cool, her complete inability to achieve said coolness and the possibility that that is ok. We LOVE Siobhan. Like love, love, gonna purpose at the end of Bachelor in Paradise, love.    Like a lot of people, I wrote a novel in a […]

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    How to Build Your Child’s Library with Books They’ll Love

    by Sarah on 9/10/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all get that sad scholastic catalog in our kids’ cubbies at preschool. Or have diligently collected the books  from the inside of Cheerios boxes(which are actually sort of awesome, Boss Baby anyone?). But the collection of chewed and mauled and generally abused books on our kids’ shelves can’t really be called a Collection. The […]

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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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    Can Your Kid Still Ride for Free? Get a Student MetroCard

    by Sarah on 9/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Now that school is officially in full swing and I have five seconds to take a breath and figure out when was the last time I had a full meal that wasn’t in bar form (and no chips and salsa at 11 pm doesn’t count). Now, I can start thinking about some of the details […]

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    Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park Become Classrooms with Tinkergarten!

    by Sarah on 9/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We love the idea of learning outdoors with Tinkergarten and taking full advantage of nature through the wonderful parks Brooklyn has to offer. Tinkergarten begins their fall season on September 15th, offering classes for your 1.5 to 7 year old.  Using both Prospect and Fort Greene Parks as their unique classrooms, leaders trained and certified by Tinkergarten […]

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    Queens Zoo Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 9/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Celebrate heading back to school by spending your first fall Saturday at the Queens Zoo with your kid. Give them a treat for surviving those tough first couple of days at school, and work on your spanish at the same time. Join this bilingual tour through the zoo. See what awaits you at the zoo! […]

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    Luna Park NYC Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 15 Comment(s)

    We all love Coney Island and we all love Luna Park NYC. Only Coney Island can make you feel like you are living on the edge of some strangle time portal, on the one hand you have the Cyclone, which hasn’t really changed since 1927, and go-karts, which are basically as they have always been. On […]

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    How to Head Back to School With No Tears

    by Sarah on 8/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and soother of nerves, gives us the essential tools to prepare ourselves, oh and the kids too, for heading back to school.    A good beginning to your child’s school year can help the months ahead go more smoothly. Here are some ideas that can make a difference. Before school starts: […]

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    Subway Sleuths: Afterschool Program for Children with Autism

    by Sarah on 8/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Finding activities to fit your child’s interests and attention span can be challenging for any parent. But when you are a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, that challenge takes on mythic proportions. Enter the New York Transit Museum, which is probably already your favorite place in the world. I mean your child’s. […]

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    Kids Book Swap Hosted by Krrb and A Child Grows in Brooklyn

    by Sarah on 8/18/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The good people at Krrb, the hyperlocal trading,swapping and selling site, and we, your partners in crime at A Child Grows in Brooklyn, are teaming up to host this years ultimate book and educational toy swap. Sometimes just donating your old books doesn’t feel like enough, doesn’t feel like you are truly closing the circle. […]

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    Girls Night Out: Dirty Dancing at Coney Island Flicks

    by Sarah on 8/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of us who have young children now, there are many generational markers that bind us together. The advent of MTV, the Challenger explosion, the first Iraq War, New Coke, anything movie by John Hughes, and, of course, Dirty Dancing. There are a lot of coming-of-age stories out there. There are also a lot of […]

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    Real Estate Alert: New Building Opening at 345 Carroll Street

    by A Child Grows on 8/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is only one topic Brooklyn parents talk about more than all-things-parenting, and that is: real estate. Trying to accommodate the changing needs of our growing families in this crazy town is an all-consuming mission. There is a brand new building in Carroll Gardens called 345 Carroll Street that looks pretty gorgeous. Here is their description: “Featuring 32 […]