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Month: February 2018

Mid-Winter Break Events in Brooklyn & NYC: February 19th-22nd

Hi everyone!  NYC public schools are closed for Mid-winter break and the weather is looking great for all the fun events that are happening this week. Head out with the kids and enjoy February Break Discovery Days at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Presidents Week in Prospect Park, Fort Greene History & Colonial Games and Build a Bird Feeder in Fort Greene Park, Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey in Marine Park, Let’s Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Dimenna Children’s History Museum, African Dancing & Folktales at Midwood Brooklyn Public Library, Bromance at The New Victory Theater, Get Kinetic at the New...

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Cool Current and Upcoming Museum Exhibits

  Some great exhibits you can enjoy with your kids with spring:   Tarsila do Amaril: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil at Moma In Brazil she is known by just her first name. Born at the end of the 19th century in Sao Paulo. Her style features lush landscapes while also deeply influenced by the other big names of Modernism that were her contemporaries. This is the first major show of her work in the United States. Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away at the Guggenheim This exhibit is a great way to let kids explore how art can be...

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President’s Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: February 16th-19th

Hi everyone!  If you are in NYC this long weekend get ready to have a blast with all the Lunar New Year, President’s Day and Mid-Winter Break events. This weekend head out and enjoy 10TH Lunar New Year at Sunset Park at Sunset Park Recreation Center, The Gruffalo Live on Stage at Flushing Town Hall, Lego Live at Pier 36, The Secret Subway at the NY Transit Museum, Washington’s Birthday Ball: Kick Up Your Heels! at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Japanese Snow Festival at Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington! at...

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Interview with Lauren Jost, Founder of the Spellbound Theatre

I was fascinated by the decision to go into theatre for small children, in particular babies, and ran across Lauren Jost, the power behind Spellbound Theatre as well as many children’s theatre initiatives in Brooklyn and beyond.  See our interview below. ____ Me: Your bio is so complex! How do you answer the question of what you do in one sentence at a party? Lauren: I usually describe myself as a storyteller – that seems to be the theme that runs throughout my work as a director, teacher, and performer. I’m obsessed with creating spaces for regular people to...

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New York Theatre Ballet’s GOOSE!

GOOSE! Choreography by Keith Michael; Original Score by Vladimir Shinov; Performed at Florence Gould Hall A theatre filled with small kids has a special resonance of snack packages, tiny cries, parent whispers, and constant squirming little bodies, we all expect that. What I didn’t expect was a full professional level ballet company performing a show meant for these young squirmers. The New York Theatre Ballet has been putting on children’s shows for more than 30 years, but they are not a children’s ballet company. They regularly perform classic, famous yet rarely performed ballets for small companies such as dances...

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