Month: December 2015

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 1st-3rd

Hi everyone, Just a few more hours left in 2015! Enjoy the last weekend of Winter break and take the kids to the Coney Island Polar Bear Club & Camp Sunshine New Year’s Day Swim, First Saturdays for Families: Unfamiliar Faces at New Museum, Just Kidding: Sonia De Los Santos with Dan Zanes at Symphony Space, Target First Saturdays: New Year, New Futures at the Brooklyn Museum, PJ Party at NY Kids Park Slope Club, The Trummytones at Little Laffs at the Jalopy Theatre and a Teddy Bear Tea at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden. Also check out...

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Saying Yes and No in the New Year

I’ve been reading that book that everyone and their mother raves about “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo, and I’ve been obsessed with the idea of purging and letting go. As I go about my day at home I am looking at things differently. Do I use you? Why did I buy you? Do I need you? Do you bring me joy? On the full moon at Thanksgiving I did a new moon ritual with my brothers and sisters, under the moonlit creek, where we wrote down what we...

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Cardboard Crowns for New Year’s Eve

Who knew that cardboard boxes could make such majestic, attractive crowns? You may be surrounded by them after the holiday gift-giving has died down. The texture of corrugated material when the top cardboard layer is peeled off makes for great layering and has an organic, natural, and almost wooden feel. Arty Garden Party is a creation of Leela Le Noury and Corinne Amato, two cool Brooklyn mothers who have a penchant for art, fun, making things, and children. They gather with their wares for group classes like the one we are showing here, and also for birthday parties and...

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Tough Houseplants for New Yorkers to Adopt

We may still be looking at our Christmas trees, loving the exotic beauty and accentuation that they bring to our city apartments. We know that in another few days though, it will be time to toss them to the curb (or to take them to the park for mulch-making). It’s dreary outside, and all of our Brooklyn tree-lined streets are leafless. The winter months ahead call for some houseplants, pronto! Here’s a list of some that I can earnestly say don’t die easily. Aloe– For some beautiful reason, these plants want to thrive. A little water every few days,...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: December 28th-31st

Hi everyone, Hard to believe it is the last week of December 2015.  There are so many Winter break events happening this week! If you are in town this week take the kids and enjoy Movies @ the Library: The Polar Express at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library, Block Lab & Play Space at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Holiday Show and Play at The Muse Brooklyn, Holiday Open House at Queens County Farm Museum, Free Yoga Storytime at Karma Kids Yoga and Pedal Punk at The New Victory Theater.  Also check out some New Years celebrations like New Year’s...

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