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    Assault in Prospect Park: Time to Be Smart and Be Brave

    by Sarah on 7/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There are times when I think I live in the most perfect place on earth. Brooklyn, with its parks, museums, brownstones, even the hipsters and the superfund site, can feel idyllic. I sometimes forget that this is a city. I don’t mean that in the epic Roman, center of the universe sense, but in the […]

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    Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks 2014

    by Sarah on 7/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    This is our year, Brooklyn! Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will be on the East River this year. After five years on the Hudson, Macy’s finally got on the Brooklyn bandwagon, right behind the Eastern Bloc and that third-rate tv network. So now you will have a host of optimal viewing options right in your […]

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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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    Because You Aren’t Anxious Enough: Hurricane Preparedness and More

    by Sarah on 6/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    [If you missed this readiness workshop, fear not (well, fear a little or you won't bother packing a "go bag"). All the details you need to get your ducks in a row--your granola bars and batteries and cat food and appropriate sized diapers all packed in a small bag that is not in your way […]

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    I Scream You Scream: Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream

    by Sarah on 6/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is some decent food in Brooklyn, there is even some pretty awesome ice cream, but not as much as you might expect from our DIY, small batch, food truck congested neighborhood. Adding to the wondrous choices of Blue Marble and Ample Hills Creamery comes Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company. Now I’m sure we […]

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    Brooklyn Pools Open 2014!

    by Sarah on 6/26/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Friday June 27th Brooklyn’s outdoor pools open for the summer! Pools will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00pm with an hour break for cleaning between 3:00 and 4:00pm. It’s easy to forget some of the tricks, tips and arcane rules you had down last summer. Here is a quick refresher: Things to Bring: While […]

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    Get Some Culture: Shakespeare in Prospect Park 2014 for Free!

    by Sarah on 6/23/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    All the city will be a stage this summer when New York Classical Theatre celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, as well as its own milestone 15th Anniversary Season, by touring a free production of As You Like It to multiple boroughs and a trio of New York City’s premiere parks. New York’s only […]

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    Free Rowing in Prospect Park!

    by Sarah on 6/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Want to live out your English countryside holiday fantasy?  You bring the parasol and fringed shawl and Village Community Boathouse will provide the rest.  From 12-4 on Saturdays, June  21 and 28, July 12,19 and 26, and August 2, 9, 16 and 23. And from 4 to 7 on Thursdays, September 11, 18 and 25, […]

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    Notes From A Blended Family: The MILF

    by Sarah on 6/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      By: Rebecca Cooney I am fascinated by mothers.  As a seasoned observer, I do much of my field work in the wilds of the urban rubber-tiled jungle gyms. My safaris allow me to watch undetected the many species of moms brought together by the climbing structures, slides, and rows of black bucket swings.  I […]

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    Camp Fort Greene: Finally a Cost-Effective Day Camp

    by Sarah on 6/16/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Parents searching for a cost-effective local Summer Day Camp need to look no further than Camp Fort Greene! Brooklyn mother Eisa Ulen Richardson searched just for this for her son and ended up organizing Camp Fort Greene with the partnership of children’s shop owner, Andriana Spence of Hank & JoJo and Chloe Taylor, Head Teacher […]

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    Even More Available Pre-K Seats and How to Get One

    by Sarah on 6/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    According to DNAinfo, there are still 715 available pre-k seats in New York City. Some of those must be in Brooklyn (we hope?!). To achieve his campaign promises Bill De Blasio is set on getting as many New York City kids into pre-k as he can. Apparently, summer in the city means a long, protracted […]

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    The New Kid-Built Pratt Towers Playground!

    by Sarah on 6/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      On Thursday, June 5 over 200 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies, Pratt TowersCommunity Space, organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Brooklyn community braved the rain to build a new playground at Pratt Towers for neighborhood kids. Pratt Towers, located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, had been without a proper playspace for over 20 years. The design was based on children’s drawings […]

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    Summer Camp: There’s Still Time!

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Summer is upon us, the final days of school are here. Maybe you are still hashing out your summer plans, maybe your stay-cation is looking overwhelming, maybe the reality of your “Camp Mom” idea is starting to sink in, maybe you just need to work and spaced signing the kids up for summer camp. Whatever […]

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    World Cup 2014 in DUMBO!

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The DUMBO Improvement District will be showing the 2014 World Cup on their inflatable big screen under the Archway. As in 2010, folks with gather under the arch to watch selected games and generally whoop it up, in a global hooligan sense. Hopefully this time the US can keep it together and keep the ball […]

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    There’s a Seal in My Bedroom: Understanding Croup

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.  What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is sever their can be swelling around your trachea (wind pipe) […]

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    Discuss Sandy Recovery and Hurricane Strategy in Red Hook

    by Sarah on 6/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Do those “Know Your Zone” ads have you freaked out, or worse, tapping into your post-traumatic stress? Channel your fear into activism. The effects of Sandy are still felt across Brooklyn, particularly in Red Hook. Put a face and a voice to your experience, and that of your neighbors. Remember that the groundwork you lay down […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Here’s one for the parents, Cheers!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. There have been a few occasions since becoming a parent that I have wished that ordering alcohol was as easy as placing an order through Seamless.  Enter Minibar, an app for parents.  Minibar verifies your age and address, and directs […]

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    Happy Doughnut Day from Dough!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Everyone loves doughnuts. So who wouldn’t want a year’s supply of doughnuts pushing them toward their weigh-gain record and into a diabetic comma? Well, in honor of Doughnut Day, Dough (everyone’s favorite Bed-Stuy bakery) is giving away a year’s supply of doughnuts! Drop by the bakery anytime on Friday June 6th to sign up, 448A […]

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    Moms Demand Action Rally 2014! Be there!!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Moms Demand Action invite you to join their second annual rally for gun control. This is how to effect change, to demand it. As Ghandi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Here is your invitation: Please join us as we gather to raise our voices, as we march together […]

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    Still Searching for PreK Spots in Brooklyn for Fall 2014?

    by Sarah on 6/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    According to a local Yahoo group, a great school in East Williamsburg still has seats available. So if you’re looking for PreK spots in Brooklyn for Fall 2014, get while the getting is good! Here are the details: PS 147, an absolutely wonderful school in East Williamsburg off the Montrose L, was recently awarded an […]

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    Composting in Brooklyn: Have You Started Yet?

    by Sarah on 6/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    According to the New York Times, many Brooklynites are a bit slow to embrace our new composting program. I’m embarrassed to say that I am one. It’s not that I don’t thoroughly believe in composting, I do. The idea that what is now considered garbage could one day be powering homes with Methane gas or turned […]

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    Park Slope Housing Lottery: Priced Out No More

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you ever wish that your parents had the foresight to put your name on the two-decades long wait list for Section 8 housing in Tribeca? Or that you had the income to afford a more livable space in your current neighborhood, someplace where there was enough room for every member of your family to […]

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    Running With Heels Event! Mogul, Mom and Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Join the invitation-only dinner party series for busy women professionals and entrepreneurs. Gain access to a select group of dynamic business Women. Be entertained, educated and empowered by inspiring speakers, like Liz O’Donnell. Each dinner guest will take home an autographed copy of O’Donnell’s book Mogul, Maid & Mom. Liz O’Donnell is a working mother and […]

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    Basis Independent Brooklyn- Where Did They Go?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows has some Basis Independent Brooklyn updates for you and some great news with it! We’ve featured them before and are thrilled to do it again because there are lots of new things happening including the development of a merit based scholarship program! If you’re familiar with Basis Independent Brooklyn, you may also […]

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    Support Bed-Stuy Slow Zone: Working Toward Vision Zero

    by Sarah on 6/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    If you were planning to attend tonight’s vote at Community Board 3, you are going to be disappointed. Yet again they have delayed, so if you want to work toward Vision Zero, if you support the Slow Zone in Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy then take the advice of the movements organizers who say: Let’s send a […]