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Month: April 2016

Event Spotlight: A Mother-Daughter Tea Party

Are you still wondering what you should be doing with your sweet, lovely daughter for Mother’s Day? Are you looking for something special to get excited about?  We thought we’d let you know about this fun party that Mischievous Goddess is putting on at The Alchemist’s Kitchen. It’s a Mother-Daughter Mother’s Day Tea Party. With magical, healthy elixirs, dress-up, and face painting- what’s not to love? It’s recommended for children 3-8. May 8th, 2pm RSVP HERE and learn more  ...

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Steve and Kate’s Camp in Brooklyn and NYC

We’ve been lucky enough to get a Q&A with Steve and Kate’s Camp– a dynamic organization that is absolutely wowing parents and kids everywhere! I asked them some NYC-specific camp questions here, for your pleasure. Enjoy! ~Rebecca Conroy, Editor of A Child Grows in Brooklyn Tell us about the philosophy of Steve and Kate’s camps within New York City… Our philosophy is really the same across all of our locations. In a society where kids are over scheduled and stuck in extremely rigid environments, Steve & Kate’s provides children the opportunity to discover themselves. By choosing their own activities,...

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Last-Minute Pre-K Tip/Alert

Round 2 of Pre-K Admissions begins Monday, May 2—and all New York City families with a child born in 2012 can apply! Round 2 program options will include: Newly awarded pre-K programs that were not available during the Main Round. Programs from the Main Round with available seats for more students. We will post a list of these programs to the pre-K website on May 2, and you can always find the latest program information in Pre-K Finder. If you applied for pre-K in the Main Round, you will get your offer letter next week. You can accept your...

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Cool Camp Alert! The Double-Daring Camp for Girls, and Camp Half-Blood

Still curious about where you can find the perfect camp? Crystal Bobb-Semple has been a kind of institution in Brooklyn. The owner of Brownstone Books, a brick and mortar that anchored Bedford Stuyvesant’s Lewis Avenue business strip until the shop closed in 2010, Bobb-Semple provided childrens’ storytelling hours and other community events in the 10 years the bookstore was open. It made sense that her first business venture was an open space for community to gather, as Bobb-Semple grew up in Bed-Stuy, where she now lives with her husband and two children, and has made stewardship of Brooklyn a kind of personal mandate. Bobb-Semple founded...

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Mother’s Day: Blank Inside

Mother’s Day is a celebration for so many. But what if it’s not as simple as buying a flowery card and gushing about your love for your mom? Contributor April Reigart shares her experience of the minefields of Mother’s Day.  — It’s May. I’m in this little card store that I love on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. I usually pick my mother-in-law’s card first, because it is easy to pick out a beautiful card for a woman who has given me unwavering love and support. Sadly, she is not with us this year. I move on to...

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