Community News - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

(Sep. 17, 2019) - A Girls Who Code Club has launched in Bedford-Stuyvesant for girls in grades 3-5 who would like to learn more about computer languages while working on leadership skills. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.


Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

(Jul. 26, 2019) - In an effort to combat the landfill waste produced by the fashion industry and to promote sustainability, Parachute Brooklyn operates as a clothing exchange store for kids. Parachute Brooklyn opened its doors this Spring and is excited to announce the launch of their online store. They offer lightly used and vintage children’s clothing kids 10 and younger.


Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

(Jul. 26, 2019) - Lemonade Day Brooklyn, which is affiliated with the Lemonade Day national youth entrepreneurship program, is celebrating its third year of operation on Saturday, July 27. On this day, 30 kids and teens will launch their lemonade businesses featuring refreshing Wyler’s Light lemonade and will host lemonade stands from 12-6pm during Old Timers Day at the Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn.


Children's Clothing Resale Store Opening in Greenpoint

Children's Clothing Resale Store Opening in Greenpoint

(May. 06, 2019) - Parachute Brooklyn announces its grand opening in Greenpoint on May 18. The store offers lightly used and vintage clothing for children ages newborn to 10 years.


The Bija Project Preschool Hosts Dance Party Fundraiser

The Bija Project Preschool Hosts Dance Party Fundraiser

(May. 02, 2019) - The Bija Project is hosting their second installment of Baby&Soul on Saturday, May 4 from 4-7pm. Baby&Soul is a dance party open to everyone, hosted by a community and collective of music lovers, across class differences, inclusive of all ages, genders, and races. The party takes place at the school’s Clinton Hill location at 900 Fulton St.


First Spanish-Language Forest School Opens in Prospect Park

First Spanish-Language Forest School Opens in Prospect Park

(Apr. 24, 2019) - NIDO Forest School is the latest in a growing group of outdoor schools that have been founded in response to parents who desire an education for their children that expands beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. In these classes, learning occurs naturally through meaningful relationships and spontaneous discovery. NIDO brings a unique cultural spin to the usual forest school model, by immersing children in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.


Brooklyn Girl Scout Creates Partnership Between Curvebreakers Test Prep and Bishop Kearney High School

Brooklyn Girl Scout Creates Partnership Between Curvebreakers Test Prep and Bishop Kearney High School

(Feb. 19, 2019) - Grace Aluisa, now a senior at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn, is an accomplished young person. One of the top-performing academic students in her class, Grace has also reached the highest level within the Girl Scouts organization as a Girl Scout Ambassador.


The Brooklyn Green School Opens in North Crown Heights

The Brooklyn Green School Opens in North Crown Heights

(Jan. 08, 2019) - The Brooklyn Green School is now enrolling in North Crown Heights. The Brooklyn middle school has an active-driven mission and will use an integrated curriculum that is focused on sustainability, including environmental issues and justice concerns. The staff is committed to cultivating the joy of learning in every classroom, through a constructivist approach that values student agency, collaborative inquiry, project-based and service learning, community alliance, diversity, and social justice.


Donate New or Gently Used Coats to Massage Outpost, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint

Donate New or Gently Used Coats to Massage Outpost, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint

(Dec. 10, 2018) - Massage DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint are accepting new or gently-used coat donations in exchange for $20 off your first massage. Donations will be delivered to local New York Cares Coat Drive warehouses. From there, homeless shelters, community organizations, and groups assisting people in need will distribute the coats. In the past 30 years, 2 million coats have been delivered through this effort.


Mill's Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash Invites You to Become a Songwriter

Mill's Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash Invites You to Become a Songwriter

(Dec. 06, 2018) - Recognized as a 2018-2019 Jubilation Foundation Fellow for her excellence in bringing joy to children, Amelia Robinson unites Brooklyn communities once again in this year’s annual celebration of live music and art-making at the Mill’s Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash. The event will feature a full band performance as well as a recital of budding young songwriters ages 7-9 years who will be playing original songs and improvised tunes created on the spot with the audience. The event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 from 3-4pm at ShapeShifter Lab in Gowanus.


City Parks Offers Free Street Hockey Program in Brooklyn and Queens

City Parks Offers Free Street Hockey Program in Brooklyn and Queens

(Oct. 31, 2018) - City Parks Foundation is offering a free, weekly instructional street hockey program for kids ages 8-12 in local neighborhood parks. Youth will learn basic hockey skills such as stickhandling, passing, shooting and core life skills, such as safety, teamwork and sportsmanship. The program is in partnership with the New York Islanders.


Theatre Collective for Children Will Perform a Hilarious Version of The Odyssey

Theatre Collective for Children Will Perform a Hilarious Version of The Odyssey

(Oct. 02, 2018) - Classical Remix Theatre Collective is performing a parody of Homer's The Odyssey on select dates October 6-10. The Theater is based out of P.S. 264, The Bay Ridge Elementary School for the Arts. The work that they produce services the P.S. 264 school community as well as the Brooklyn community at large.


Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

(Sep. 12, 2018) - MUSE Academy's doors opened on September 5 with a first day of school celebration of the inspiration of the ancient Greek Muses for the young scholars who make up the founding class of the new school in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district.


Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

(Sep. 07, 2018) - After 10 years of growing the beloved Hootenanny Art House on 15th Street, Pete Sinjin and Kira Smith are thrilled to be opening their second location, just for ART: the new Hootenanny ART Annex! They are happy to continue to bring Art to the Park Slope community in the former Brooklyn Design Lab space, at 413a 7th Ave.


Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

(Sep. 07, 2018) - Following the successful programs in New Jersey, Houston and Mid-Atlantic, Cerebral Palsy Soccer (CP Soccer) is forming an NYC team in Brooklyn on September 30. The program is open to children with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or traumatic brain injury who can walk and run unaided.


YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

(Aug. 09, 2018) - YokeyPokey Virtual Reality (VR) Club opened last summer and is now offering birthday party and corporate event packages. The cafe provides virtual reality gaming experiences, Minecraft, and 360 degree immersive experiences during the party.


Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

Brooklyn Heights Psychologist Offering Free Support Group for Parents of Children With Social Difficulties

(Aug. 07, 2018) - A free support group for parents of young children with social communication difficulties, ADHD, and Aspergers is being held in Brooklyn Heights by Steven Goldman, Psy.D. Dr. Goldman is both a licensed psychologist and the parent of a child with a social communication disorder. He has more than 20 years experience working in both schools and hospitals conducting individual and group therapy, as well as administering neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.


Cirque Us Returns to Brooklyn with StarStruck: a Cosmic Circus

Cirque Us Returns to Brooklyn with StarStruck: a Cosmic Circus

(Jun. 12, 2018) - Cirque Us is back in town, this time, with some cosmic energy. The world of StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus will be returning to Brooklyn June 27 at The Muse. Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where you will fall into orbit with nine acrobat planets, each one the center of their own private universe. The show features professional circus artists including Delaney Bayles, who holds a world championship title in juggling as well as four world records, Justin Durham, a recent graduate of the National Circus School of London, and Cam Zweir, who recently toured with Pippin The Musical. The newest member of the team is the director Jesse Dryden, an instructor at the National Circus School of Montreal and former creative director of Circus Smirkus for ten years. Watch as these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Prepare to be dazzled as you discover what happens when you wish upon a star. Cirque Us is a circus collective on their third tour gaining national attention. Their never before seen show, StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus, launches on June 21st at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vermont. For ticket information and tour dates visit the Cirque Us website.


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