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Month: October 2017

A Rainy Day Visit to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Dia de los Muertos Edition

My daughter and I were inside feeling a bit restless and trapped due to so much rain. This was Halloween weekend, but almost everything was cancelled due to the rain and possible flash flooding. So I checked the A Child Grows Calendar for something to do. We decided to go to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the Dia de los Muertos festival (even though it isn’t technically the Dia de los Muertos). I knew it would be crowded, but I was hoping there was enough going on the same day that it wouldn’t be impossibly crowded. We ended up...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: October 30th-November 2nd

Hi everyone!  It might be raining now but the good news is it will be nice on Halloween so get ready to have a fun week. On Halloween take the kids and enjoy BAMboo!, The Curse of the Voodoo Queen at Halloween 313, Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel, A Haunted Hawks’ Nite Out: Nitehawk Prospect Park, DUMBO-WEEN! Tricks, Treats & Family Fun at The Archway, The Society for Clinton Hill’s 24th Annual Halloween Walk, The 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade in Washington Square Park and the last few shows of Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Also...

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Raising Confident Girls

Some thoughts from writer mom Ali Smith-Poe…. According to a recent student published in Science magazine, by age six, girls have started to believe boys are inherently smarter than their own gender. Additionally, at six years old, girls decrease their participation in activities that they consider to be for the “really, really smart” children. Our daughters are limiting themselves due to a belief in negative gender stereotypes in first grade! It’s heartbreaking and infuriating. The only way to combat the negative messages about girls our daughters will be inundated with is by raising them to believe in their own...

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Park Slope Halloween Decorations – The Very Best

Every year I walk around Park Slope and marvel at the fantasic Halloween decorations. I think because we are a mixed faith community there are not as many Christmas lights, but we more than make up for it with Halloween. We recently lost the amazing graveyard spread on 8th St, but this year 9th St and 6th Avenue really stepped up their game. I am excited to present some of my favorite Halloween decorations this year. Scroll to the bottom to see the winner! This page may take while to load, but it is worth it–so wait! Shelly This...

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: October 27th-29th

Hi everyone! The last weekend of October is full of Halloween events so get ready to have an awesome weekend. Take the kids and enjoy Puppetry Arts: 13th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival at 1st Street Recreation Center, Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 17th Annual Halloween Festival and 19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene Park, a Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair in Prospect Park, BKLYN BOO! at City Point, Ghouls & Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a Musical Haunted House at Brooklyn Music School, Dia de los Muertos at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Boo at the...

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