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Month: November 2016

Santa Sightings and Christmas Tree Lightings in Brooklyn & Beyond

Where can I see Santa in Brooklyn? It’s the question all my neighbors with babies are asking me this week. Turns out we hadn’t updated our list in a while! Get your fix of caroling, Christmas trees, hot apple cider (and cocoa!), as well as some face-time (lap-time) with the big man himself. You can start tomorrow, wait until Christmas Eve, or play the odds with a lap-sit every weekend between now and Gift Hour Zero. Seems like a great idea, so you’ve been lying to your kid about this dude for months or years, what could possibly go...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: November 28th – December 1st

Hi everyone I hope the long weekend was fabulous and you are ready for another busy week here in Brooklyn & NYC! This week take the kids and check out Music, Smiles & Laughter with Big Jeff at the Midwood Brooklyn Public Library, Spellbound Explorers at The Birth Day Presence, 17th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, Comic Book Illustration with Mark Ziemann at the Kings Highway Brooklyn Public Library, Light up Luminaries at Brookfield Place, 84th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, Let’s Go LEGO! at the Greenpoint Brooklyn Public Library, Afternoon Sing Along at Edamama Cute Cuts & More,...

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Cozy Brooklyn Bakery Round-Up

It feels like the temperature’s going down as we speak, so we wanted to share with you our round-up of some favorite, hands-down best Brooklyn bakeries to visit and get cozy at with your family and friends on this holiday weekend…Yum! Fortunado Brothers– Timeless, traditional Italian baked goods like cannolis, Napoleons, eclairs, cream puffs, etc . Need we say more about this place? You have to know it to love it. 289 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 718.387.2281 Four and Twenty Blackbirds– Best. Pies. Ever. 439 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 718.499.2917 AND they have a cafe at the...

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Teaching Our Kids Rationality and Civic Responsibility Post-Election

Like many Americans, Kathryn Snyder, founder of Parent to Child Family Therapy, has been thinking a lot about how to handle the outcome of this election and help our children understand, even as we struggle with the same.  How do we talk to our children about the outcome of this election? This is the question that is of the most concern to me right now, regardless of whether or not any individual finds this outcome as a blessing or a curse. With either position, we are all responsible for sharing with all of the children around us a fair and reasonable way...

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: November 25th-27th

Hello all I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with their friends and family and ready for a fun weekend! This weekend take the kids and enjoy Park Slope Fifth Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony, Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar at 501 Union, Little Makers: Gingerbread Celebration at New York Hall of Science, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – LIVE! at Kings Theatre, Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School at Queens Theatre, Thanksgiving in Prospect Park, Breakfast with Santa at Rock Center Café, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory & Thanksgiving Family Workshop: Sweets on Screen at the Museum of the Moving...

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