Courtesy of Svetlana Negrimovskaya,, the supervisor at the Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn Public Library (2636 East 14th Street), here are March’s events at the local branch. Personally, I can’t wait for Intellectual Club “What? Where? When?”
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The following is a paid announcement from the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (3495 Nostrand Avenue):
Kings Bay YM-YWHA at 3495 Nostrand Avenue features a number of enriching summer camp programs, designed to meet the interests of every kid and the expectations of every parent.
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The seven summer camp programs now open for registration include:
- Preschool Camp
- Summer Day Camp
- Swim Camp
- Basketball Camp
- Hebrew Dual Language Summer Camp
- Russian Dual Language Summer Camp
- Summer Camp for Special Needs
Our camps are open to kids ages 2 to 15.
We take our kids to a fun-filled and beautiful outdoor facility on a country-like campus in Bay Ridge several times a week. There, they’ll enjoy baseball and soccer fields, an outdoor pool, private bowling alley, movie theater, basketball courts, arcade, and an on-site cafe.
In our programs, kids go swimming four times a week and enjoy hot meals every day. Our buses to the facility, as well as on the several field trips throughout the summer, are air-conditioned. We also offer door-to door transportation, and provide the additional convenience of early drop-offs and late stays.
Camp goes from June 27 to August 22.
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Svetlana Negrimovskaya,, the supervisor at the Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn Public Library (2636 East 14th Street), asked us to start passing along the monthly calendar of events for the local branch. Lots of good stuff to do at our local libraries, especially if you’ve got kids!
Libraries across the United States and the United States’ hat (a.k.a. Canada) will celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, February 1, with family-friendly events that encourage reading and education.
The Brooklyn Public Library actually upped the ante on the national initiative and declared it “Take Your Child to the Library Week,” with events throughout the system from this past Monday until tomorrow (most of the events were at branches outside of our coverage area, which is why we didn’t write about it until now).
If you for some reason have not introduced your kid to the library (and, if that’s the case, wtf?), the event is meant to be an introduction to the wild, wondrous world of knowledge.
“Now is the perfect time to introduce your child to the incredible range of programs, materials and services available—all for free—at the library,” said Linda Johnson, BPL’s president and CEO, in a press release. “From afterschool homework help and computer access, to crafts, storytimes and concerts, our branches have everything children need to succeed in school, have fun and explore their interests. And with 60 locations throughout the borough, no matter where you and your family live, there is a library close by.”
To celebrate the culmination of the event, the following Southern Brooklyn libraries will hold family “storytimes” and other events at the time indicated:
- Bay Ridge (7223 Ridge Boulevard) – 11:00 a.m.
- Highlawn (1664 West 13th Street) - 1:00 p.m.
- Kings Bay (3650 Nostrand Avenue) – 1:00 p.m.
- Kings Highway (2115 Ocean Avenue) – 11:00 a.m.
- Mill Basin (2385 Ralph Avenue) – 11:00 a.m.
- Ulmer Park (2602 Bath Avenue) – 11:00 a.m.
The Shorefront Y is hosting a Children’s Book Fair on Sunday, November 24, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to help raise money for the institution’s special needs children, seniors and early childhood programs.
There will be tons of kids books, as well as readings, raffles, arts and crafts and a special performance by an Israeli dance troupe. No kids event would be complete without photo opportunities with Cinderella, Harry Potter, Iron Man and Shrek.
The fair will have specially priced books and educational product including from popular series, award-winning titles, new releases and best sellers from more than 100 publishers.
If you can’t make it, you can still help the Shorefront Y raise some much-needed money for their programs by making purchases through their online book fair, available until December 7. Just visit please visit www.scholastic.com/bookfairs, click “FIND A FAIR” and enter 11235 in the zip code field.
The Shorefront Y is located at 3300 Coney Island Avenue, and the rair runs from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We’re sorry for the late notice on this, but our friends at Coney Island Hospital (2501 Ocean Parkway) are putting on a week-long celebration of breastfeeding, beginning this morning and lasting until Monday.
The events are listed on the flier above. There will be giveaways and raffles, as well as information and registration for the WIC program. Toys ‘R’ Us will provide additional breastfeeding information, and the hospital will be doing tours of the labor and delivery unit as well as the post-partum unit.
This is a paid announcement from the Hebrew Learning Academy Charter School, a public elementary school in Community District 22, 1340 East 29th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11210.
HLA is now recruiting students for the 2013-14 Academic Year!
75 kindergarten spaces available with limited space
through fifth grade!
located at 1340 East 29th Street • Brooklyn, NY 11210 • 718-377-7200
ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Apply for your child NOW!
- Open Houses Scheduled every Tuesday!
- HLA is a dual language public school with rigorous academic instruction in grades
- Grades K through 5: Hebrew and English Language Instruction, Enriched Math for High Performing Students
- Israeli Culture and History, Chess Instruction, Community Service
- Two Teachers in Each Class
- Extended School Day and School Year
- Application is due April 1, 2013
- Lottery will be held on April 11, 2013
- Opening Day for Students will be in August 2013
Please visit our website to download an application at WWW.HLACHARTERSCHOOL.ORG
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School – A Public Elementary School in Community District 22, 1340 East 29th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210, (718) 377-7200
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This is a paid announcement from the Thinking Tree Learning Center, located at 2620 East 18th Street, 2nd Floor, Office #2, Brooklyn, NY 11235.
Thinking Tree Learning Center has come to Sheepshead Bay!
With a focus on education and success, backed by New York State-certified teachers, Thinking Tree is the right place for your child.
All curricula are based on the New York State Department of Education requirements. We formulate a customized curriculum for each child based on their weaknesses and strengths. We prepare your child for the city and state standardized exams.
We also have tutoring services to improve your child’s performance and help them exceed expectations as a student. We provide a fun learning environment for children and use positive reinforcement to enhance the child’s desire to learn.
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We are also having a Spring Recess mini-camp from March 27 to April 2. Children will participate in fun activities, trips, sports, and homework completion for any assignments due after the break. For more information, visit Thinking Tree’s website.
Thinking Tree Learning Center, 2620 East 18th Street, 2nd Floor, Office #2; (718)-872-6767.
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Hurricane Sandy has created a miserable month for thousands of Southern Brooklynites. Homes were flooded, cars were destroyed, jobs were lost, and scores are still left without heat and power. While adults everywhere have been reeling from all the damage they have incurred, their children are also paying a heavy emotional price.
According to an article in the New York Daily News, children all across Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Red Hook, living in homes without power, heat, and hot water, have become anxious, depressed, and frightened due to the radical change in their lives, and wondering when or if their misery will end.
Normally when the snow comes, it brings great elation to children everywhere, but not when they have been absent heat or power for over a week with no relief in site.
“I don’t want to live in my house anymore. I am scared. I don’t want to come back. We are literally right by the water,” told Janasia Chambers, 12, to the Daily News, “When it was snowing, it was scary.”
The Daily News cites child psychology experts who describe how fear and depression grow in children deprived of simple things we all take for granted like warm showers, fresh clean clothes, and the ability to play video games.
“The longer this persists, the more of a lasting impact it will have on kids. It will make them more fearful and more anxious,” said Alan Hilfer to the News, “[its like] a prison sentence.”
New York City has worked hard to reopen all public schools as quickly as possible since Hurricane Sandy battered them with flooding, blackouts, and damaged heaters and equipment, but progress has finally taken a significant step forward in recent days.
For the first time this week, students were finally able to return to their actual schools, as opposed to the replacement transfer schools located in other districts, and attendance has surged to over 90 percent according to a story by NY1. That is a massive increase for a school like Brighton Beach’s own P.S. 253, for which only 12 percent of students showed up at their temporary location in Flatbush.
Part of the problem with the temporary locations set up by the city was the lack of reliable transportation. Many parents had no access to cars or the subways in the weeks following the storm, and a citywide school bus shortage limited the amount available pickup sites.
Even in areas where the regular schools have not reopened, like for Coney Island’s P.S. 188, a return to normal school bus service yesterday helped the replacement location at P.S. 281 in Bensonhurst receive an 80 percent attendance rate. While bus service has increased, so has the chaos that ensued for parents and children trying to figure out a way to navigate to their new destinations.
“A bunch of kids screaming, a little girl screaming,” said one student to NY1. “It was confusing.”
Crowding, chaos, and confusion aside, the return to normal attendance numbers is an encouraging sign for students of Southern Brooklyn looking for any kind of normalcy.