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Parents & Kids: The Ultimate School Open House, Schoolfest 2017, is This Saturday (10/21)!

Schoolfest 2017!
Saturday, October 21 | 12-4 PM
@ John Ericsson Middle School 126|  424 Leonard Street (Bayard entrance)
Cost: FREE

During Schoolfest, North Brooklyn families are invited to meet all types of schools—from day care through college; from public, to private, charter, magnet, community, dual language, and gifted—at one place on one day.  This Saturday October 21st, from 12-4pm, visitors will be able to network and get info on neighborhood schools and admission processes. Schoolfest helps parents navigate through the confusion so that they can make the best choice for their child’s educational needs.  Well known Joyce Szuflita of New York School Help will present workshops on the bewildering array of public NYC schools and equally perplexing admission processes for PK/K, middle schools and high schools.

Get your FREE ticket here
If you’re interested in exhibiting at Schoolfest, click here.

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FREE Greenpoint Mommy classes begin this Thursday (7/26) at Flying Squirrel!

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Attend the first FREE Greenpoint Mommy Class at Flying Squirrel!
Being a new Mom or Dad is super exciting, but, let’s be honest… it’s also very scary. Suddenly you are faced with providing for a little person that you love – whom you want to give safety, comfort and happiness – but maybe you’re not be sure exactly how!?
That’s why Flying Squirrel is supplementing their excellent customer service and high quality children’s goods with a new addition – Greenpoint Mommy Classes!

These FREE classes at Flying Squirrel begin this Thursday, July 24th at 10:30 am. This first class will feature two postpartum doulas who will instruct you in the basics of swaddling, an ancient blanket wrapping practice known to calm, soothe and restrict your baby’s movements during sleep, helping to keep them safe in their cradle. As a bonus, attendees will recieve 30% off Aden & Anais swaddles to take home, a top selling product at Flying Squirrel. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other new parents in the neighborhood; because, after all, the best place to learn is in a supportive community!

Sponsored post courtesy of Flying Squirrel.

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Imaginary Friend Documentary : Call for Participants

Did you or does your child have an imaginary friend?

We are doing a documentary about imaginary friends and are looking for people interested in sharing their stories, experiences, drawings, etc. We are particularly excited to talk to kids who have imaginary friends now, as we are hoping to really bring to life the magical and slightly baffling experience that is such a strong part of childhood, but disappears as we get older.

If you have a story, or if your child has an imaginary friend, please get in touch with Hannah Jayanti (our NEON documentary editor!) at frecklessinbrooklyn (at) gmail [dot] com.

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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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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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“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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