What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  




     Home  >  Articles  > NYMP News (not region specific)
by Kaitlin Ahern

Related: new places, new programs, kids, children, families, Brooklyn, NY, July, 2010, Steven Hero Productions, Stefan Held, Boulevard Books, Cafe, Tatiana Nicoli, children's bookstore, recording studio,

Check out these new additions to Brooklyn that cater to children and families.



Reading & Fun Under One Roof

Boulevard Books & Cafe; in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NYBoulevard Books & Café, a new bookstore in Dyker Heights, opened May 22. Opening festivities at the store featured the launch of author Carol Casey's third children's book, Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World. The event welcomed 300 people to the store, says Owner Tatiana Nicoli, and included an interactive story time and book signing with the author.

 The front of the store houses a large, jungle-themed children's section, with a wide selection of books for children ages newborn to young adult, comfortable spaces for reading, and oversized stuffed animals. Story time is held here twice weekly, at 11am on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

 The store also hosts events and classes for kids and parents, Nicoli says, including arts and crafts and mommy and me yoga. The lower level serves as a community space and is available for birthday parties, which can be planned by Nicoli or the respective party. The café, which opened in June, offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cookies.

 The atmosphere of the store is what sets it apart from other bookstores, Nicoli says. "It's calming and quiet, the colors and lighting are subdued," she says. "It's a peaceful environment for children."

 Located at 7518 13th Avenue, Dyker Heights. 718-680-5881. Search "Boulevard Books" on Facebook and Twitter.



Stefan Held, owner of Steven Hero Productions in BrooklynSing Your Heart Out

Steven Hero Productions, a  music production studio in  Williamsburg, recently began offering an opportunity for singers of all ages to record their own single, says Stefan Held, owner of the studio and an internationally renowned music producer and musician.

 Held records an instrumental track for the song of someone's choice, he says, then gives the singer the opportunity to come into the studio and record the song professionally. "Lots of kids like to sing, and most people sing in the shower," Held says. "I offer them a chance to record [a song] like a real singer."

 After the recording session, the singer receives copies of the CD single as well as the original instrumental track without vocals. The CD single makes a great gift to family members or can be used for auditions, Held says. And the singer can use the original instrumental track to accompany them during a performance, such as at a talent show, birthday party, or bar/bat mitzvah.

 Held is available to coach each singer through the recording process, he says, and is also happy to refer his clients to qualified vocal coaches in the area. His studio is located at 150 South 1st Street, at the corner of Bedford Avenue. 646-246-6134. www.stefanheld.com.

Boredom buster

Be a parent in the know
Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More NYMP News (not region specific) Articles

Brooklyn's PS 84 Students Perform an Original Rendition of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
Brooklyn Cultural Adventure Program Receives 2010 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
New Places and Programs for Kids and Families in Brooklyn - November 2010
Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder
826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local NYMP News (not region specific) Sponsors

ABC Child Center
109 Nassau Ave.
Greenpoint, NY
ABC is open year-round, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am ?...
Mozarts and Einsteins
910 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
185 Court St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY
A Montessori Summer offers exciting and stimulatin...

Oak Meadow
Brattleboro, Vermont
Oak Meadow's creative, experiential homeschooling ...
Park Explorers-Exploring Theater
8th Ave & 6th St
Park Slope, NY
See Our NYMP News (not region specific) Directory

local zones


Nassau cont.


Suffolk cont.


Westchester cont.



Rockland cont.


Queens cont.


Brooklyn cont.


Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE