Sure, you can go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood this year to local mom-and-pop businesses, but there’s also some cool events happening this Halloween for tiny Greenpoint witches, pirates, zombies, and other spooky kidlets.
So make or thrift that costume and load up the kids for The Greenpoint Halloween Parade. The parade itself is free, but other spooktacular events for your supernatural sprogs start at $15. Kids can enjoy a Halloween party with crafts, music, games, face painting, and enjoy a Nerf war. Prices for the party or the Nerf War start $15 a piece, but there are combo special available – so get on it! (Note: The zombie Nerf war is marked on the Eventbrite listing for “older kids.” )
The proceeds of the Halloween parade and party will benefit Town Square, local Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26, and local Brooklyn Pack 7.
WHEN: 12 noon, Saturday October 28th WHERE: 176 Java Street
Tonight, watch the Pixar hit Inside Out outdoors on the waterfront at Transmitter Park. Tonight’s film is part of their FREE Summer Starz series, bringing family-friendly flicks to Greenpoint. All screenings start around sunset (8pm-ish). Bring blankets, chairs and snacks for your little ones!
Do you have gently used items taking up closet space? Bring everything over to Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap at the Leonard Public Library (81 Devoe Street) this Saturday (April 14) from 12-3pm!
Bring some! Or take some! No need to bring things to take things! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Let’s recycle, reuse and reduce.
MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, PHONES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS. – Electronics accepted until 2PM. – Limited to the 1 bag or the number of bags that you’ve brought to donate to the swap. – No taking donated items to resell. (Because all remaining items are donated to local homeless shelters for neighbors truly in need.)
$20 suggested donation a family to help cover costs. Your donation will be tax deductible. For more info, please contact Town Square at 347.559.1410 or [email protected]
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.
Cleaning out your closets for back to school? Bring everything over to Greencycle Swap! Bring some! Take some! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Recycle, reuse and reduce!
The next Greencycle “Back-to-School” Swap is happening this Saturday, September 9 at Leonard Library (81 Devoe St) from 12pm-3pm.
They’ll be accepting: Men’s, womens and children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, phones, household items and electronics. Electronics accepted until 2pm—cleaned, gently used and working items please. You don’t need to bring anything to take anything. However, out of consideration for others, they may limit folks to the greater of 1 bag or the number of bags that you have brought to donate to the swap. Continue reading →
By now, you’ve probably heard about the KonMari method of organization—Martha’s raved about it, Oprah’s into it, and social media has sure helped spreadtheword—but maybe you haven’t actually gotten around to putting any of those tips into action. It’s time to finally let go of that wacky-yet-aspirational outfit sitting unworn in the back of your closet, and those big “donation” bags sitting in the hallway that you never got around to dropping off. Load it up and bring it all over to the Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap at the Greenpoint Public Library, and feel good about your stuff passing on to the next realm. You can even take stuff home too, if the absence of junk in your home leaves a hole in your heart.
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12-3 PM Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue (Leonard Street corner)
Town Square’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Day is this Saturday, October 1st at the Brooklyn Expo Center (in past years it was held at McCarren Park). Each year, hundreds of kids and parents come to pick pumpkins and have fun with Fall! There’s a pick-your-pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, face painting, concessions, activities presented by local businesses and organizations, and live music and dance performances. Continue reading →
This Saturday, June 4th (1-5PM)Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is taking over McCarren Park with a FREE celebration of the North Brooklyn Community and local environmental programs. Park-goers can engage with and learn about sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, participating in live-action art projects, music performances, and more!
Town Square introduces the Greenpoint Chess Club, for kids 6-10, beginner to intermediate levels.
Meets Sunday afternoons at 4pm for 90 minute sessions.
$100 fee for half year (about $5 per session!). Goes to coach fee, supplies, & tournament costs.
First meeting: Sunday, January 15th.
Interested, contact Debbie (917) 957-1714 or deborahfeiner (at) gmail.com. Include: child’s name, age, grade, school attended, and level of play and whether they play chess at school and/or competitions.