Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Deedle Deedle Dees at the Oct Hip Tot Music Fest



The Deedle Deedle Dees
+ Dog On Fleas

Hip Tot Music Fest
2pm Sunday, October 14

@Littlefield | 622 Degraww | Gowanus | Brooklyn
$8 kids | $12 adults | $35 family pass [avail online]

FREE snacks from our sponsor Happy Family!

Performance by Walsh Family Media's
The Cool Beans 

Bookreading by illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg
  • Glitter Tattoo NY
  • Lady Z Face Painting
  • Mini Jake + Makedo cardboard castle
  • La Dolce Vita cupcakes
  • arts + crafts with Urban Sitters

  • treat from Happy Family
  • coloring page from Melanie Hope Greenberg
  • Cool Beans flip book #1
  • hand sanitizer from Urban Sitter
  • bObbles book and coupon from Mini Jake

  • 5 backstage passes to meet the band!
  • Mermaids on Parade
  • 4 hours of baby sitting!
  • Glitter Tattoo NY glitter kit
  • Sarah's Silks mermaid costume
  • Klean Kanteen bottle set
  • Beatrix lunchbox
  • InnoBaby snack containers
  • SnackTAXI bags
  • free week of classes at Jete Dance Center

The Itty Biddies

Sunday, November 11 @ 2pm
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215 
(Between 1st and Carroll St. Park Slope)

Rolie Polie Guacamole

Sunday, January 13

Jeremy Plays Guitar
The Rock-ucation Band

And Sesame Street's own 

Bob McGrath

Sunday, December 9 @ 2pm

Saturday, October 6, 2012

No School Monday So Join Us For Field Day!

No school on Monday
so why not join usfor some super fun at theFirst FREE Fort Greene
Track and Field Day

Perfect for kids ages 5 through 14!
Monday, October 8th, 3 – 6 p.m. 
sign in begins at 2:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Tech Football Field, 510 Clermont Avenue 
(between Fulton 
Street and Atlantic Avenue)

Plus Jasmin of Music for Aardvarks
will be there to entertain the lil ones!
Organized by Young Rock Soccer Academy in conjunction with Council Member Letitia James, LIU Brooklyn Sports Science Department, P.S. 11 Purvis Behan School, Hip Tot Music Fest, Everyday Athlete and others. Events include fitness training, dodge ball, capture the flag, relay races, soccer, sprints, tug of war and more.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Child's Play NY After School Acting Classes: Now in Fort Greene!!

School has started and now it's time for all the after school fun! Child’s Play NY, a theater program for 3-11 year olds has added a new class in a new location; Magical Travels for 3-5 year olds at  Cumbe  Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, in Fort Greene. At the same time they are offering a parent and me Baby Drumming for little siblings. Classes start on Monday, September 24 and the first class is FREE!

Mondays 4:00 – 5:00
September 25–January 15
Cumbe Dance
558 Fulton Street
2nd floor

Magical Travels! 
ages 3-5
Magical Travels is geared to 3-5 year olds who are ready to let their imagination take them on a fantastic journey. From the land of the dinosaurs to outer space, the little actors will adventure across enchanted worlds and even travel through time! Child’s Play will show their students how to use theater to explore cultures and characters in history, science and nature.
15 sessions: $425
Baby Drumming
ages 0-2.5 years
While the big guy is showing off his inner Shakespeare, you and the little one can have a blast in this Baby Drumming class!
$5 per class
Around the World
ages 3-5

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
September 25 – January 15
Area Yoga: 144 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights
From the myths of Greece to the fables of China, adventure with us to exciting lands rich with legends and characters.  We’ll sing, dance and (of course!) act our way across the map.  Pack your imaginations and off we go!
15 sessions: $425

Fairy Tale Improv

ages 3-5
Thursdays 3:20-4:20
September 27-January 17
Area Yoga: 389 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Brush off your crown and practice your roar! Let’s discover what happens between “Once upon a time” and “Happily ever after” as we adapt our favorite classic and contemporary fairy tales.
15 sessions: $425

Shakespeare Players: Hamlet
ages 7-11
Sundays 4-5:30 
September 30th – January 13th
St Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights
Jocelyn Greene directs with assistance from Stephanie Janssen (MFA – NYU) and movement/fight choreography from Kelsey Kurz (Juillard).  All Shakespeare Players teaching artists are classically trained professional actors and have performed Shakespeare both on and off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.
13 sessions: $400

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ms. Js Summer Camp

Ms J’s camp is perfect for children ages 3 (potty trained) to 11yrs. Activities run from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our campers will enjoy gymnastics, dance, arts and crafts, games, puzzles, climbing rope, zip-lining, jumping on the BIG trampoline, running through sprinklers at the Grand St park and of course making new friends.  

July 2 - August 31st
$65 per half day: 9am to 1pm
$87 per full day: 9am to 3:30pm
$10 registration fee if not already members
289 Kent Ave | 718-218-7065

Monday, June 18, 2012

Kids Corner

Habana Outpost
757 Fulton Street
If you’ve ever been to Habana Outpost you know it is one amazing place! The super cool Brooklyn eatery is totally run by solar power, they use rainwater for their plants and the bathroom, the food is delicious and the drinks even better. But what you probably didn’t know is that Habana Outpost is comprised of a few parts, one being Habana Works, a 501-C3 non-profit organization that provides free, hands-on programs that celebrate urban environmentalism as a means of contributing to an educated, happy and engaged community in downtown Brooklyn, created by Habana Outpost owner, Sean Meenan.

What does Habana Works do exactly? Way more than you could imagine. A major part of Habana Works is The Kid’s Corner. This is a weekend program that offers free, creative crafts and workshops that teach environmentalism, wellness and community to neighborhood children. All Kid's Corner activities are held outdoors on Saturdays and Sundays (from 12pm to 4pm, May through September) in the Habana Outpost courtyard. The Kids Corner staff creates recycled art with kids for FREE and will make your visit as a parent a much more enjoyable experience.

Are you an educator looking for a fun way to introduce environmentalism to a class? Habana Works is here for you! Come to Habana Outpost and have your class take a ride on the Human Powered Bike Blender, taste the difference between Chocolate mint and Apple Mint and learn how we harvest rainwater to flush the toilets! Tours are FREE and can be booked easily by emailing

If that’s not enough, on Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm the courtyard of Habana Outpost is transformed into a toddler wonderland complete with toys, water table and supervised art projects geared towards children 4 and under. Meet your neighbors and watch your babies make new friends.  Presented in conjunction with My Brooklyn Baby. What a great way to introduce your little one to their community!

Community building is what Habana Works is about and we want you to build it with us.

Come by the kids corner for these upcoming activities:
June 23 & 24 - Stick Mobiles
June 30 & July 1 - Nature Collage

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father’s Day at Mini Jake

Sunday, June17th

(but you knew that already)

Bagel Smith Bagels and Oslos coffee!

Recycling fun with MakeDo!

Lego Ninjago game time!
Sign up to have your 7-14 year olds try out the latest craze, Ninjago.
6 kids per slot.
Click here to sign up!

Ogo Sport demo! 

Father's Day Giveaway
Win an Ergo, Bjorn Miracle Carrier, Moby Wrap, a Diaper Dude Survival Kit, Manny and Simon toy and Badger Products summer protection gift bag. 
Click here and answer one question to enter

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ms. J's Kids Night Out

Saturday, June 16

Need a night out?
Ms. J's hosts a gymnastics pizza party from 6-9pm on the third Saturday of every month.

find out about group rates

FREE glass of wine
w/dinner at Fornino Pizza

10% off dinner
at Patricia's Pizza

10% off at
Indie Screen 

Ms J's Gym
289 Kent

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Silhouette Cut Outs with Erik Johnson @ Mini Jake

Mini Jake is going old school! 

When I say old school, I mean one room school house old...

Silhouette Cut Outs @ Mini Jake

10am-6pm | Tuesday, June 12
5 X 7 - $25
frames and additional cut outs available for an extra charge

Silhouettes can be made of any of these

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ms Js Summer Camp Open House!

Ms Js Summer Camp Open House!

Come on by and enjoy a short demonstration of what the gymnastics portion of Ms Js camp day will be like, meet the councilors and see some original art work made at camp last year!

Ms J’s camp is perfect for children ages 3 to 11yrs.
Activities run from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our campers will enjoy gymnastics, dance, arts and crafts, games, puzzles, climbing rope, zip-lining, jumping on the BIG trampoline, running through sprinklers at the Grand St park and of course making new friends.

Sign up for 1 week or all 9 weeks (2 day minimum per week)
$65 for a half day: 9am to 1pm
$87 for a full day: 9am to 3:30pm

Ms J's Gymnastics and Dance - 289 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211  |  |  718-218-7065

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hip Tot Music Fest is On It's Way!

Get Involved with Hip Tot

The Hip Tot Music Festival was created by local Brooklyn parents Gabby Napolitano and Adam Meyer. The family-friendly live music series, 'Hip Tot Music Fest' happens on the second Sunday of every month at Littlefield. The fest will feature arts and crafts, face painting, local food, giveaways and, of course, great music.
  • July 8 - Tres Leches + Rene Collins Band
  • August 12 – Suzi Shelton (not yet confirmed)
  • September 9 - Audra Rox
  • October 14 - The Deedle Deedle Dees + Dog on Fleas
  • November 11 - The Itty Biddies December 9 - Jeremy Plays Guitar

Friday, May 18, 2012

Habana Block Party is Here!

Habana Block Party!

It's almost time for the biggest party of the year! Bands, DJs, Games, Fashion, Art, Clowns, Prizes, Food, Drinks... Kick off summer right!
11am-6pm | Saturday, May 19
Habana Outpost
757 Fulton St


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Child's Play NY Summer Camp!

Child's Play NY Summer Camp for 3-5 year olds

Animals in ACTion,Ocean AdventuresMagical Travels
and Fairy Tale Improv
Campers explore creative movement, theater games, improvisation, song and literature in our theater camp.  They are taught character-driven physicality and vocal techniques by professional actors and teachers.  Play is at the heart of the camp, and the children’s intuitions and imaginations are encouraged at every step. They build props and costumes to augment their dramatic play.  The final day is open to friends and family.
South Oxford Space (Great Room)
138 South Oxford

August 13-24 | 9am-12pm | $325/week


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Habana Block Party is a Week Away!!

Habana Block Party!

It's almost time for the biggest party of the year! Bands, DJs, Games, Fashion, Art, Clowns, Prizes, Food, Drinks... Kick off summer right!
11am-6pm | Saturday, May 19
Habana Outpost
757 Fulton St


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Habana is Happening!

Habana Outpost
757 Fulton Street

Our favorite family hang is finally open! The crowds were there and Habana was ready on opening day with the most interesting vendors teaching about all kinds of recycling and environmental awareness. But that's not the only big thing going on at Habana Outpost. On Saturday, May 12th Habana Outpost will have their famous block party that officially marks the opening of the Kids Corner. Not sure what that is? The Kids Corner is a part of Habana's non-profit, Habana Works, that offers free activities for kids all season long. Contact me if you have ideas or suggestions for kids activities at Habana.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Small Biz Saturdydays!

Small Biz Saturdays at Ms Js!

Wouldn't it be great to market that new product you've been working on while your kids get to jump around and learn how to use uneven bars? It can happen! Ms Js would like to extend an open invitatio to display your work or give out samples at one of their Small Biz Saturday events. If you are interested in being involved simply send me an email and we an work it out!

Ms. J's Gym | 289 Kent Ave |

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day at Mini Jake!

Mother’s Day at Mini Jake

Sunday, May 13th (but you knew that already)

10:00 Breastfeeding Questions for the pregnant family  
Learn about breastfeeding basics from a board certified lactation consultant. Topics covered:  how much and how often to feed a breastfed baby? When to seek help? How to know everything is going well. 
Usually $25/couple Mother's Day discount: $10/couple or $5/just mom

11:00 Infant Feeding Q&A 
Ask a board certified lactation consultant and PhD candidate in educational psychology and child development about infant feeding whether breast or bottle. We all have questions. Come have them answered. 
Usually $15/couple Mother's day special $5/couple

10:00-noon Massages 
Tanja Lahtinen is joining us to give you 10 minutes (or more) of pure relaxation.
$10/10 minutes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Win a FREE
Bugaboo Cameleon!

brown base with tailored fabric of your choice
Want 2 chances to win?
Check in on your phone (via Foursquare, Facebook, etc), take an Instagram photo and tag the location, or scan the code below and ‘like’ us on Facebook. As long as it’s done in the store, you get 2 chances to win!
Runner up prizes include: Green Toys Planting Kits, Moby Wrap Gift Set, 3 Sprouts storage bins, Playmobil toys, Lunchskins sandwich and snack bags and more! Winners will be selected on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hip Tot Music Fest

My new music series, the HipTot Music Fest, is almost here! On the second Sunday of every month Littlefield (622 Degraw Street) with host our family music series featuring the best live music for failies; along with an open market, craft activities and giveaways. Please contact me if you are interested in being involved as a vendor, sponsor or musician.

Second Sundays @ Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
July 8
    Tres Leches
    Rene Collins Band
September 9
    Audra Rox
October 14 
    Deedle Deedle Dees
November 11
    The Itty Biddies
December 9
    Jeremy Plays Guitar
$8 kids  |  $12 adults
non-walkers FREE
$35 family of 4 pass
(with advance purchase)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

painting faces!

Face Painting
Check out the super fly face paint my daughter has in the picture above. This was done at one of the Still Hip block parties a few years back by my favorite facepainter of all time, Candice Crawford. If you are interested in having her come to your party or event let me know and we can work out the details. If you want to check her out in person, come by the Go Green! Greenpoint Earthday Festival on Saturday, May 5th. If you are interested in booking Candice for a party just send me an email or give me a call.  |  718.809.8850