Grammy Nominated Matisyahu Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Messages on YouTube
Grammy Award-nominated Matisyahu invites artists to spread messages of anti-bullying and self-empowerment by submitting their own covers of the song "Live Like a Warrior" on YouTube.
Brooklyn Congregation Donates 65,000 Meals to Hurricane Sandy Victims
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope has donated and delivered more than 65,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy since the storm struck late last October.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption
From the NYMetroParents June summer activities issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
Greenpoint Child Care Center Adds Infant and Toddler Program
ABC Child Center, which has been providing child care for 20 years, is opening an infant and toddler specific center in June in Greenpoint. The Brooklyn center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, will full- and half-day care available for toddlers. The home-away-from-home environment offers one-on-one and group activities to promote critical and creative thinking, socialization, and motor skills.
A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area
Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description.
Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities
In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots."
Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family
Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.
Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule
Brooklyn Music School is expanding the programs and music lessons it offers for children and adults, including a choir that combines rock with R&B and a mommy and me Saturday morning music fundamentals class. Brooklyn Music School also offers instrumental lessons for children, including piano, violin, guitar, brass, woodwinds, and percussion; various singing lessons; and a music and dance summer camp.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Instillation
After Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden decided to use the trees that fell to create Tree House Instillation. The tree house in the Discovery Garden, which was designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, will serve as an open-air classroom for children’s workshops.
A Sweet Show of Support for Autism
The nonprofit ELIJA School and Foundation teams up with Brooklyn's Runner & Stone Bakery and Restaurant for the Champions of Hope Cookie Campaign, in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month.