Grand openings usually mean festive and free activities accompanied with food- which means loads of people. I usually avoid them like the plague but there are two grand openings this weekend which are on my list of must-dos. Both celebrations are for well-known Brooklyn businesses who have found new spaces that will let them expand their offerings. Birth Day Presence has been a favorite provider of many Brooklynites for the past nine years, offering everything from doulas to childbirth classes. Previously, their studio was in the back of the pilates garage which made it a bit awkward as you had to traipse to the back room for classes. With their new studio location, they not only get a private space but larger digs too. Bija Kids Yoga, a popular kids’ yoga studio, is opening a new studio in Clinton Hill in a massive 2500 square feet space. Though I have always been partial to their current homey studio with rafters and large, airy windows, the back of the studio was also a shared living space. The new location will now not only have their current offerings of childens’ yoga, birthday parties and camp, but will host language classes, art and music for families too.
Here are the details on both openings.
Grand Opening and Celebration for Birth Day Presence
Coffee/Tea from The Tea Lounge, bagels, workshops, raffles and a sing-a-long.
Anyone who attends this event will receive $25 off childbirth class sign-up and/or $50 off doula services.
11am “The Do’s & Don’ts Of Exercise During & After Pregnancy” With personal trainer Zoe Levine of The Thriving Body.
11:30am “Top 3 Pain Relief Techniques for Labor: A glimpse of what you’ll learn in Childbirth Class” with Jada and Anna, co-owners of Birth Day Presence
11:45am “Baby Gear: What you really need to buy (and what you don’t!)” with baby gear gurus, Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy and Jennifer Link of Sweet Pea Baby Planners
12:15pm “Baby Wearing Demystified: Demos & Benefits” with Adriane Stare of Caribou Baby.
12:45 “What is a doula Q&A?” with Jada & Anna, co-owners of Birth Day Presence
1p “Tummy-Time, Rolling and Reaching ” Workshop with Dan Rindler of Child’Space NYC. For pre-crawlers.
1:30pm “Sing-A-Long & Puppet Show” with Ora Fruchter of Yellow Sneaker Productions
2pm Raffle including a Maclaren Stroller, Giggle gift certificate, free private fitness session with The Thriving Body., 1 hour free consultation with The Baby Guy, free BabyBites Event, and more!
Sat, Apr 9 from 11a-2:30p.
Birth Day Presence Studio Brooklyn
182 8th Avenue, parlor floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (btwn Garfield and 1st St.)
Grand Opening Party for Bija Kids
At this grand opening, try our free children’s yoga sessions, rock out to a concert with Michael of Preschool of Rock, fill up with food and drink, and relax with chair massages for grown-ups. At writing, their full schedule wasn’t up. Check for it here later in the week.
In addition, get 10% Discounts off all spring class registrations, summer camp, teacher trainings and birthday parties.
Bija Kids Yoga
Sunday, April 1oth from 10am – 3pm
900 Fulton Street btwn Waverly and Washington Avenues