Giveaway: 4 Premium Seats to Peter & The Wolf at BAM!

    by A Child Grows on 12/12/14 | 14 Comment(s)

    One lucky family will win 4 premium seats to this one-day only holiday production of Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece, Peter & the Wolf at BAM. It is a MUST-SEE show this holiday season! Peter & The Wolf at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House December 27th, 2014 at 11am and 1pm The Little Orchestra Society, in association […]


    Indoor Activities For Kids Part I: Creating the Stage and Surviving Winter

    by Sarah on 12/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic, imaginative play to help our kids have fun indoors and preserve our own sanity this winter.   Ok guys.  It’s cold outside, it’s dark early, and I’ve got a 2 year old.  So, I’m putting some ideas out there – from work with […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Fort Greene

    by Sarah on 12/02/14 | 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.   In a couple of months, I will have lived in New York City longer than anywhere (but you’ll always be my first, Billings) and will have been in […]

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    Frozen on Ice Part II: Your Survival Guide

    by Sarah on 11/13/14 | 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.   Loyal readers may recall I recently discussed an impending trip to Disney on Ice: Frozen and how the words “On Ice” led to trepidation on Dad’s part. And […]


    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, […]


    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 […]


    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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    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to See Blue Man Group!

    by Nicole on 6/23/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s what Blue Man Group is like.  I took my 5 year old daughter to see this and we both enjoyed it immensely! It was […]


    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 […]


    Demystifying End of the Year Teacher Gifts

    by Sarah on 5/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      As parents, the best thing for us to do is not to ask, “What do teachers want?” But what would we want? When buying gifts for people you don’t really know (and No, you don’t really know them) always get something you would get for yourself. I don’t mean that wireless drill that you’ve […]

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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 […]


    Giveaway: Four Tickets to See Murder for Two, an Off-Broadway Musical

    by Nicole on 4/14/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    Who wants an adult night out on Broadway?? Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO! A hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is […]


    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 […]


    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to New Victory’s Theater Production of Measure for Measure

    by Nicole on 2/24/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    New York’s Fiasco Theater sheds new light on one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies with live music and moxie. When the Duke of Vienna disguises himself as a friar among his people, he finds the city unraveling in an ethical free fall. Before he reclaims his dukedom, can he help the chaste Isabella save her brother […]


    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages

    by Nicole on 2/06/14 | 18 Comment(s)

    GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW: The Next Generation Be dazzled by new spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and awesome display’s of bubble artistry. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will blow you away.  A bubble-laser spectacular that will amaze everyone with mind blowing bubble magic.  Step into an interactive bubble world that will make you smile, laugh, […]


    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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    (Sponsored) Upcoming Events at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      If you’re in need of things to do in the city, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has you covered till spring. Check out the round-up of all the wonderful performances they’ve got starting as early as this Sunday! Brooklyn Center’s Target Storybook Series continues this Sunday with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No […]

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    Giveaway: Four Tickets to Stomp

    by Nicole on 1/08/14 | 12 Comment(s)

    STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated and sexy. The idiosyncratic band of body percussionists fills the stage with magnificent rhythms, using matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps – everything but conventional percussion instruments.  STOMP!  See what all the noise is about. And we are giving away four tickets to a show of […]


    Giveaway: Tickets to iLuminate

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/17/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows is giving away tickets to iLluminate! From AMERICA’S GOT TALENT to the New York Stage!     iLuminate takes you on a dance-in-the-dark journey, telling the story of Jacob, a talented artist with an extraordinary paintbrush that transforms characters from his palette to life. Told through a mash-up of illusions, technology, and […]


    Weekday Events for December 16th-19th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 12/15/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! What a day of snow yesterday!  Hope everyone had a safe fun Saturday!  Winter is arriving later this week so it is time to find indoor events! For indoor fun this week we have Mondays with Rob at Stocked, Pajama Rama at the Carroll Gardens Brooklyn Public Library, a Dr. Seuss Party at […]


    Review: Mother Africa at The New Victory Theater

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

    Do you have visitors coming to visit you this holiday season and are looking for a way to entertain them while they visit the Big Apple?  Then I would highly recommend taking them to The New Victory Theater in Times Square to see the U.S. Premiere of Circus Der Sinne Mother Africa.  Circus Der Sinne […]


    It’s Not Too Late!: NYCB’s The Nutcracker

    by Sarah on 12/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Despite my love of ballet and my general devotion to The Nutcracker (Balanchine’s), I hadn’t gotten my crap together to get tickets this year, and I assumed that, at this late date, there was no point. Taking a four-year-old to see her first full-length ballet from the nose bleeds seems cruel (for everyone). So I […]

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    Giveaway: A Christmas Carol Tickets on Broadway

    by Nicole on 12/04/13 | 4 Comment(s)

    A Christmas classic – A Christmas Carol on Broadway – Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th St., btwn 9th & 10th Aves.)! From the writer of the Tony Award® Winning hit, The 39 Steps, comes this spirited new adaptation of the beloved Dicken’s classic. Five gifted actors bring to life all of your favorite characters […]


    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Forces at Slam in Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 11/22/13 | 5 Comment(s)

    Forces - The story of action by the people who live it. It’s the theater of flight and impact, physics and courage, powered by pure adrenaline. Big Ideas, Big Hardware, Big Hearts and Big Muscles, in a Big Show for the whole family, just in time for the holidays. And we are excited to giveaway four tickets […]

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    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Mother Africa at the New Victory Theater – Great Theater for Ages 5+

    by Nicole on 11/19/13 | 10 Comment(s)

      This production of Mother Africa a the New Victory Theater is sure to entertain all children, with a mix of songs, dance, acrobatics, and music. We are giving away a family four pack of tickets to the show, running December 6th to January 5th. Enter below and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway   Tickets start […]