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Bring Your Mitts! Greenpoint Little League Registration This Weekend (3/8-9) + Funny Ump Video

Sure you are proud of your kid and enjoy sunshine in the bleachers while chowing down on a hot dog, but sometimes magic happens when adults participate in kid’s sporting events, as the video below proves.

The Greenpoint Little League will be holding registrations for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 this Saturday, March 8th – 3 to 6pm and Sunday, March 9th – 3 to 5pm at The Cage (62-40 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village) Continue reading

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Immerse your Child’s Imagination at Tumbleweeds Art Camp

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Tumbleweeds Art Campers Showing Off Their Creations

The closest I ever got to art at summer camp was making friendship bracelets. Art camp didn’t exist when I was a kid – oh the things I would have made!

Give your child the opportunity to make and learn about REAL art this summer at Tumbleweeds Art Camp, taught by local teaching artist Hayley Youngs.

Located at the beautiful Awakening NY wellness center, Tumbleweeds Art Camp will run for 3 weeks this July 2014 for children 4-8 years old.

Each day campers work on structured art projects with one-on-one attentions, plus free art time to find their inner Picasso. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber art and recycled art are just some examples of what your child will be getting into. Snack time, lunchtime and outdoor playtime will take place nearby at the McCarren Park Playground.

Don’t wait. Summer camps fill up quickly in North Brooklyn.

To register email Hayley at tumbleweedsartgroup@gmail.com

For more information, visit Tumbleweeds’ Website.

Schedule and detailed camp information follows: Continue reading

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Valentine Craft Day for the Kids at Jellio Shop This Sunday (2/2)

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This Sunday, February 2nd from noon-4pm, bring your little ones over to the Jellio Shop @ the Flying Squirrel (87 Oak St) for an afternoon of Valentine-themed crafting!

We hear there will be no shortage of glitter.

Hosted by Jellio.com and Eckford Street Studio, all of your crafting supply needs will be there waiting for you, i.e. sculpted paper, sparkles, and crayons, as well as refreshments.

Oh, and did we mention it’s entirely free? Continue reading

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Grand St Holiday Windows Contest Designed by HS Students! Vote Saturday (12/14)

Last Year's Window Design Entry on Grand St!!! WATCH OUT SANTA!!!

This Saturday December 14th, 2013 will be the 2nd Annual Grand St Holiday Window Display Competition in Brooklyn! Continue reading

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Jellio is Bringing Santa to Greenpoint! Thurs. & Sun.! (12/12 & 12/15)

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Attention little and big kids! Take photos with Santa in a true winter candy land!

Jellio.com, makers of fun, childhood-inspired furniture and home decor items, is welcoming Santa to their new Greenpoint shop, this Thursday, December 12th from 3-7pm, and Sunday, December 15th, from 1-5pm.  The Jellio Shop is located within The Flying Squirrel (87 Oak Street) in Greenpoint.

Let’s face it you can’t take Christmas photos with a drone. Plus, Santa is giving out candy and FREE GUMMY BEAR TOYS!!!

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“Mean Monster Principal at PS 31 Brooklyn Is Anti-Halloween”

I got two gem emails this morning – one that made me wonder why I blog and the other that made me realize why I blog. The first had the subject line “Hipster” and when I opened it it said in bold “I HATE YOU.” (The fact that I am even protecting the identity of this loser is beyond me.)

Then the sky opened and an anonymous email came from an address named “Be Kind To Children” with the subject line “Mean Monster Principal at PS 31 Brooklyn Is Anti-Halloween” Continue reading

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FREE Scavenger Hunt For Kids in McCarren Park Sunday (9/15)

Via GWAAP:

Scavenger Hunt in McCarren Park
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Free.
More information

On Sunday, Sep 15 at 1:00pm @ Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street, McCarren Park, Brooklyn

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City Sculpting: A Creative Visual Arts Program For Kids – DISCOUNT!

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City Sculpting is looking forward to another spectacular summer beginning July 8th at our Manhattan and Greenpoint locations!

Art teachers Vanessa Solomon, Elaine Carl, Katherine Valentine and Gemma Gibb bring their diverse artistic experiences and talents to our students.

Our 2013 City Sculpting Summer program will explore countless ways of making, building and casting all sorts of sculptural creations. We use life casting to inspire projects around a theme of self portraits. We will make exotic clay creations inspired from Africa and Mexican masks. Children will learn to weave, bead and make endless crafty creations. Not to mention print making and water colors and basic life and fantasy drawing.

Children build on projects one day at a time, expanding their technical skills and creative realms.

Older children are are challenged with more advanced projects and techniques. Our age range is 5 to 12.

We are outward-bound everyday, weather permitting, for free play and outdoor picnics, and our Greenpoint location has a magical garden!

Many children come back for a second week and return with friends to our program every year!

DISCOUNT! 10% OFF IF YOU MENTION GREENPOINTERS!

The classes are small and space is limited, advance registration is advised.

The average class size in Brooklyn is 6; in Manhattan it is 12 to 18. Child teacher ratio is 6 to one.

The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Extended days are offered at both venues, pricing will vary according to numbers.

Registration is weekly and only a few spots are available. Hurry to inquire by emailing Vanessa (at) citysculpting.com or call Vanessa at 646-2218450

Go to www.citysculpting.com for details and more information.

Register for the program: http://citysculpting.com/join.html

Check out the images on our blog: http://citysculpting.blogspot.com/

As seen in:
Time out New York Kids

Sponsored post courtesy of City Sculpting.

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Big Brooklyn Toy Drive Tonight! (12/4)

Tonight (12/4) from 7-10pm is the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party at Red Star (34 Greenpoint Ave). They will be collecting toys and raising money for local kids affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Many lost almost everything they had. The toy drive will focus specifically on the children affected by the hurricane and attempt to bring them some joy through toys this holiday season.

Open bar/Raffle/50/50
Cover: $20 or a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more
(all proceeds to go the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive)

If you can’t make the party, you can drop off unwrapped toys on any East River Ferry vessel, from Nov. 25 until December 16th.

RAFFLE PRIZES

-Vacation voucher good for a 3 night cruise, with your choice of destinations including Mexico, the Bahamas and several Caribbean destinations. Airfare included!
-ONE YEAR PASS on the East River Ferry
-$75 gift certificate to Calyer Restaurant
-$75 gift certificate to Anella Restaurant
-At the Corner Barber: Haircut, hot shave, & Amercan Crew Dopp Kit (value $102.00)
-At Mousey Brown Salon: Haircut & Pureoloogy hair care gift box (value $107.00)
-Two pool passes for the King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg

This looks like so much fun and a really great way to help out this season!

RSVP

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PS 31 Needs Donations for Harvest Fest (*Artists Please Read)

PS 31 is having a Fall Harvest Fest on Tuesday October 30, 2012.  ”As you know public schools don’t get much from the NYC Dept of Ed,” so the school is looking for donations for the following items:

* Someone who can create/paint a Fall Harvest Festival theme background/surrounding
• Pumpkins
• Markers
• Stickers
• Ring Toss Game
• Fall Harvest Festival Giveaway

Gosh I wish I could paint, because I’d would be all over that fall harvest background!

*Greenpointers will sponsor an artist to paint the background by paying for the materials – just give me a shout: greenpointers (at) gmail.com.

If anyone can donate any of these items, please contact Maria: sdmla (AT) aol.com.

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