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Month: May 2016

Giveaway~ All-Natural Manicure at an Amazing Eco-Friendly Salon

Enter our newest giveaway today. This awesome nail salon has won us over. Van Court  is one of our new fave places for the summer! All natural everything, from amazing nail polishes by the coolest new environmentally conscious designers, to nail art, to technicians who are the best in the city and use only non-harmful, top shelf, natural products on your hands at every turn. With babies and young children either putting your hands in their mouth or wanting to come with you to get their nails done too, it’s important to frequent only child-safe places. They do gel removal, men’s...

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Memorial Day & Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: May 30th-June 2nd

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is staying cool and have lots of fun over the long weekend. On Memorial Day you can take the kids and enjoy Brooklyn’s 149th Kings County Memorial Day Parade, Fleet Week New York events, Living History: Memorial Day at The New-York Historical Society, Memorial Day in Prospect Park, The Kings County Fair at Aviator Sports And Events Center and the Annual Memorial Day Concert in Green-Wood Cemetery. Also happening this week is Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Big Apple Circus: THE GRAND TOUR in Cunningham Par, Kids...

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My Child’s First Production: A Theater Mom’s Perspective

Sooner or later, your children will be introduced into the world of acting and theater. They may take to it, they may not- but the journey is always the most interesting part. Here, Elana Gartner explains to us what it was like to venture with her son into his first production.  When my seven year-old son came home and told me that his class was going to write and put on a play, I was ecstatic. I’m a playwright, I’ve been a stage manager, I’ve lived for years in the theater world and this would be his first chance...

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Seussical Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr.: Coming to the Stage in June

A Child Grows in Brooklyn absolutely loves the Brooklyn Acting Lab! We wanted to share with you two of their upcoming musical productions in June: Seussical Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr. Not only will you love these shows, but, because they are comprised of children actors, your own kids will have a special affinity to the incredibly directed acting, dancing and singing. Enjoy! Seussical Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr., performed by Brooklyn-area actors aged 6-13. After a successful and sold-out run of Annie Jr. in 2015 and Into the Woods Jr. this past February, Brooklyn Acting Lab...

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5 Steps to A Super Successful Move

Moving is never without some stress, and it’s rarely a party. Here are five steps from Urban Clarity‘s Amanda Wiss for having a successful move.  1. Purge ruthlessly. There’s no reason to pack, move and unpack stuff that you don’t need or want on the other end. Don’t just purge the clothes, kitchen stuff and toys that no one cares about, but also take the time to shred the paper, recycle the electronics, and finally admit that you’re not going to repair that broken chair. Ah, lighter already. 2. Get some vendor quotes! Call some moving companies (we’ll refer...

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