From the moment I heard about and went to Families First, I have always admired it. It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families that offer everything from classes for children ages 0-7, workshops for parents to a very popular preschool/parent-child program that has always been difficult to get into. Families First has a new Director at the helm and so I don’t know if the group is essentially the same or not, but I might head to their Spring Carnival to find out a bit more.
What I do know is that the 20 year-old organization is well respected and doesn’t charge much for the playspace, membership or classes. You can tell when you visit Families First that their isn’t a lot of money rolling in.. but that’s it’s a heartfelt and earnest institution. So, it makes sense that they make this fundraiser- which is the principal fundraiser for the group- go off with a bang.
This Saturday, May 14th the Families First Brooklyn’s Annual Spring Carnival will take place on Baltic Street, in Cobble Hill. The day is best for families with children in preschool-to-kindergarten years.
What you can expect:
- A big red real fire truck to climb onto and talk to the firefighters from Engine 110 in Red Hook
- 23 baby animals in a petting zoo
- A carousel with swings gently revolving around a toyland
- strolling musicians
- a special kids’ DJ with games and dancing
- good foods and fruit drinks
- balloons, balloons, balloons!
The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET at
250 Baltic Street, between Court and Clinton Streets
(F, G to Bergen Street) or by bus (B57 to Warren or Kane Street). On the street parking is available.