For The Kids: Greenpoint’s Spring Egg Hunt is Happening March 31st

2018 Egg Hunt

WHAT: Town Square Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
, 2018 – 11am12 noon1pm & 2pm
WHERE: FourFiveSix | 199 Richardson Street *Note, the location in the flyer above is incorrect. The event has been moved to FourFiveSix.
RSVP here, $15 per child in advance, $5 adults, BYOBasket!

An annual tradition, Town Square’s Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, this time at FourFiveSix (199 Richardson Street) because original venue t.b.d. recently closed its doors. Bring the kiddos, your own baskets and join the search for eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops, and there’ll be music and egg-tacular arts and crafts (not to mention a cash bar for the hard working parents). Each time slot can fit ten children, so you’ll need to pick the start time when you purchase your ticket. Last year’s event sold out, so you will probably want to get your tickets sooner rather than later.

Proceeds will help local Greenpooint’s Brooklyn Boy Cub Scouts Pack 7 and East Williamsburg’s Boy Scouts Troop 26.

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Peace, Love, and Dopeness in The Bushwick Starr’s New Spaceship Spectacular

"The Brobot Johnson Experience" with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova
“The Brobot Johnson Experience” with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova

“An Unidentified Flying Boombox has landed in Bushwick.”

This announcement, along with a pre-show layer of purple haze, are harbingers for Brobot’s cosmic arrival. Cast out of the planet Nubian, he’s here to share the human — er, robot — experience in order to save planet earth. (The reason our blue marble is in jeopardy is never made clear, but look no further than daily headlines to grasp Brobot’s desperation to save us.)

Brobot arrives, lays down some beats, and harnesses audience enthusiasm à la Tinker Bell resuscitation to refuel his spaceship and return home. This is the flimsy and stilted premise of Darian Dauchan’s new show, The Brobot Johnson Experience, now playing at experimental powerhouse The Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street) through March 17. Dauchan writes and stars in his a one-robot, existential spaceship-palooza, and though director Andrew Scoville keeps the pacing breezy and the staging kinetic, the show remains rather plotless: After a few numbers, a craving for conflict (or other characters) settles in. Without any dramaturgical verve, all fuel (literally absent from the ship) must come from our trusted time and space traveler.

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For The Kids: Tales of The Night, PS 110 Childrens’ Film Series (2/10)

PS 1 Monitor - Tales of the Night

WHAT: TALES OF THE NIGHT animated film screening (in English)
WHERE: PS 110 The Monitor School, 4th Floor Auditorium, 124 Monitor Street
WHEN: Saturday, February 10th, 2pm-4pm (Doors at 2, film starts at 2:30pm)
COST: Tix at the door. $5 adults, $3 children, $10 for a family of +3. All proceeds benefit PS110 art programs.
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For The Kids: Storytime and Crafts Every Sunday in January!

Both the McGolrick Park Playground and the Greenpoint Library are under construction, so where can you take the little ones for a bit of fun? Every Sunday in January at 1pm, a Children’s Librarian from the Brooklyn Public Library will be at the indoor McGolrick Park Winter Farmers Market (inside the Park Church Co-Op, 129 Russell St) for a storytime and kids’ craft session. Participation is free and open to the public. The Winter Farmers Market runs every Sunday from 10am to 4pm through April 29th, inside the Park Church Co-op.

WHAT: Kids Storytime and Crafts
WHERE: 129 Russell Street, Greenpoint (inside Park Church Co-op)
WHEN: Sunday, January 14th, 21st and 28th at 1pm
WHO: pre-school and elementary-age kids and their families
HOST: Down to Earth McGolrick Park Farmers Market

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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

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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