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ALL OF BROOKLYN Adoptive Families This group, started in 2008, is for families who adopt children in Brooklyn. Art Spa therapeutic art studio Nadia Jenefsky, MPS, LCAT 241 Bedford Avenue, Suite 12 Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg) 917-293-4642 Nadia offers classes for artists who are parents. Classes/workshops include: an art therapy group for helping professionals, art group for expectant parents, art and therapy training for mental health professionals. Brooklyn Postpartum Depression Support Group We are two moms of young boys who each struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety. Molly has a master of social work degree from Southern Connecticut State University, where she conducted research on peer support and also co-led psychoeducational groups. Chris has been a phone volunteer through Depression After Delivery and The Postpartum Resource Center of NY since 2002 and is a postpartum doula with the Brooklyn-based Birth Day Presence. We established a peer support group in Brooklyn in 2006 as a place where pregnant and postpartum women can get support if they think they are at risk for PPD, are experiencing symptoms and need further help and resources, or are in the care of a therapist and want to attend the group as part of their treatment plan. The group is free, meets twice monthly (usually on the second and fourth Sunday of each month), and babies are welcome to join us. Brooklyn...

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Indoor/Rainy Day Activities

American Museum of Natural History and the Discovery Room Central Park West Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St: 212-769-5100 Suggested admission $14, seniors and students $10.5, children $8. The Discovery Room is an interactive space offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, a gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at its science. It offers Gateway Storytime (Science and culture for preschoolers and their parents or caretakers). Meet the Scientist (Come and meet a Museum scientist and learn about their work!) and Roving Mars (This engaging large-format film explores the surface of Mars through the eyes of Spirit and Opportunity, NASA’s robotic Mars rovers.) The Hall of Ocean Life features a life-size model of a blue whale, suspended from the cavernous ceiling, while the Gem and Mineral Collection is the setting for the 563-carat Star of India, the largest sapphire on display anywhere. The Hall of Meteorites is home to the 34-ton Anighito meteor, while the museum’s IMAX theater screens eye-popping nature documentaries. The Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space—a giant silvery globe that’s dazzling to behold after sundown—houses both the Space Theater, which uses a customized Zeiss Star Projector to bring the night sky to life, and Big Bang, where surround-sound and lighting effects transport visitors back to the universe’s earliest days.-...

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Toys and Strollers and Furniture

Acorn 323 Atlantic Avenue 718-522-3760 Open Tu-Th:11-6, F:11-7, Sa:11-6, Su:12-6. A Brooklyn toy shop featuring handcrafted toys, clothing (0-8), and select children’s furniture. They have wonderful toys and handknit items- though at times I think the displays are too precious as is the selection of toys. A few of my friends would disagree and say that it is precisely its preciousness that makes it a delight. -Karen Area Kids 103 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-636-7235 Open M-Su:10:30-6:30. Our largest store featuring a wide selection of cool baby & kid clothing and accessories from independent designers. Plus furniture, Bugaboo strollers, clothes, shoes, Ergo baby carriers, toys, dvd’s & books. Free yoga class with every $100 purchase. Area Kids 320 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 718-797-3699 Open M-Su:10:30-6:30. Some of the cutest & coolest baby and kids clothes from an assortment of independent designers. Also the Ergo baby carrier and shoes for younger kids. We also carry the most unique toys in the neighborhood. Free yoga class with every $100 purchase. Area Play 331 Smith Street 718-624-2411 Open M-Su:10:30am-6:30pm. A wide variety of fun items for ages 0-100. Specializing in wooden toys & items not available at your everyday toy store. Adults love to shop here for themselves as much as for kids! Come play today! Free yoga class with every $100 purchase. Baby Central

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