Kids

The Best Greenpoint Restaurants When You’ve Got Kids

Lifestyle changes happen when children enter the picture and “family time” becomes the new thing. As far as dining out goes, parents need to either get a babysitter for the occasion or find some haunts that are child-friendly. Most of us that live in Greenpoint (and New York City in general) can’t quite get enough of the cuisine this city has to offer, so it’s good to be in the know about places to take the kiddos.

Babies under 6 months or so usually are very portable and can easily slide into a booth with you in a cozy carrier or right next to parents snoozing away in a stroller. But once your kids are a little bit older, the dining challenges begin to present themselves.

This list isn’t for entertaining children (i.e. kid-themed or places with kid menus, etc) as most of those restaurants are in Manhattan and also have a specific vibe. It’s for when you need a restaurant you’d like to go to with little ones in tow and not worry about whether or not everyone will be welcome. Continue reading

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Haunted House, Bake Sale, Carnival Games, Face Painting: The PS 110 Fall Carnival is TODAY! (10/21)

PS110 flyer

PS110 FALL CARNIVAL
Saturday, October 21 | 2-5pm
124 Monitor Street

The PS110 Fall Carnival is today (October 21st), and there are over 60 amazing prizes to be won this weekend and fun games to play!

Don’t miss the chance to get a 2 night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, a $300 GAP Card, theater tickets, Gift cards to the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques in the area, Spa products, Children’s goods, Wine, Cheese, Chocolates….you name it!

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Family-Friendly Fundraiser for BK Story Voyager This Weekend (9/30)!

St Nick's Alliance 2017 Touch A Truck

What:North Brooklyn Touch-a-Truck
When: Saturday Sept 30th, 11am-2pm
Where: Behind McCarren Park Pool, Leonard St. Between Bayard & Manhattan
Tickets/info: $10 for the first child and $5 for additional children; More info
The 5th annual North Brooklyn Touch-a-Truck fundraiser raises funds to help purchase cool children’s books for the BK Story Voyager, which is literally literacy on wheels—a fun book distribution system that supports parents and schools by infusing and promoting a passion for reading in the lives of children, in particular under-served communities. The event will have trucks for the young ones to explore, face painting, a bouncy house, and arts and crafts!
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Teacup Music FREE Trial Class for Beginner Violin Tomorrow (Wed, 9/20)

Teacup Music is hosting a FREE trial class tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/20) for beginner violin students ages 3-6 years old.

When: 3:00-3:45pm
Where: Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St)
Ages: 3-6 Years

The goal of the program is fostering creativity and a passion for music in early childhood. Not only will students learn basic music theory and get a hands on look at a musical instrument, they will also develop skills in creativity, memory, and self confidence.

Check out the first class for free before committing to the Fall semester. Teacup Music also provides Sliding Scale scholarships to low income families.

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SING BKLYN Launches Neighborhood Children’s Choir

Kids…gear up for fall! A new, exciting afterschool activity is coming to Brooklyn. SING BKLYN children’s choir is inspiring young musicians, grades k-4, to blend their voices and talents to create something beautiful together. “Kids need more opportunities to perform. Kids need more music. Kids need to sing. Kids need a chance to build relationships that require them to work, support and encourage each other,” says founder Mary Duncan Stein.

Mary’s well-established SING LIC choirs in nearby Long Island City have been so well-received that she wanted to share this special experience with kids in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Continue reading

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McGolrick Playground Closing: Temporary Playspaces Meeting Tonight (7/6)!

McGolrick Park Playground, photo via NYC Parks
McGolrick Park Playground, photo via NYC Parks

The playground at McGolrick Park will be closing later in the year year for improvements, which will include new equipment, surfaces and landscaping. The funding source for the repairs is our district’s Participatory Budgeting, as well as Mayoral and Borough President funds (in total, $1-3 million). Construction is expected to take 12-18 months, and you can follow the project’s progress on the NYC Parks site.

Tonight, the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a community meeting to get input on alternative play spaces and family-friendly activities during the playground closure. Because the Greenpoint Library is also closed right now, it’s important to find more ways to keep Greenpoint kids active and occupied.

What: Temporary Playground Meeting
When: Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 6:30pm
Where: Park Church Co-Op, 129 Russell St

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More Free Outdoor Movies: Family Flicks In Transmitter Park!

2017 SummerStarz

WHAT: 13th Annual FREE Summer Starz Movies
WHEN: Fridays, July 7th to August 11th, 8pm
WHERE: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint
COST: FREE!

School’s almost out and Town Square’s free family movie nights are back for the summer. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for these six Friday nights, starting with Guardians of the Galaxy coming up next week on July 7th. Bring a picnic blanket, your friends & family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront.

Check out our roundup of summer outdoor movies here. This Friday June 30th there’s a French film screening at Transmitter, and next Wednesday Mean Girls will be at McCarren.

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Harnessing the Power of Children’s Imagination with Performing and Visual Arts at CAMP! Open House this Sunday (4/9)

Williamsburg’s Creative Arts and Music Programs – CAMP – a performing arts day camp now entering its ninth season is having an open house for its 2017 season this Sunday, April 9th from 10am to 12pm at 361 Manhattan Avenue. The Center For Performance Research, CAMP’s home since its inception, is a beautiful dance theater with full multi-media and LED lighting system set on the ground floor of a LEEDs certified building in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Teaching Artists Seth Ginsberg, Terence Murren, Rozz Nash, and Villi Vilhjalmsson created CAMP in 2009 to provide an enriching and fun arts experience for young people in Williamsburg and the nearby neighborhood of Greenpoint. Campers ages 4-11 participate in dance, music, visual arts and theater classes and learn alongside working artists. Each session has its own script developed by Camp with a professional script writer and theater director. CAMP culminates in a unique, multi media performance presentation with costumes, sets, songs, dances, and video. Continue reading

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