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About | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

A Child Grows, the largest parenting website in Brooklyn, NY and one of the best-known parenting blogs in the NYC area. It’s considered THE go-to resource for Brooklyn families and we are always striving to have the most up-to-date and relevant information for......


Maira's World of Storybooks at the Jewish Museum | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

The Jewish Museum will present Maira’s World of Storybooks on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 pm.  Families can meet artist, illustrator and author Maira Kalman at a special reading from some of her whimsical children’s books.  Illustrations from Kalman’s works such as What Pete Ate From......


Dumbo Arts Festival- open studios, yoga, water balloons and yes..art! | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

One of my favorite festivals of the year, The DUMBO Arts Festival, an arts extravaganza featuring more than 500 local and international artists, is running this weekend and will include lots of family activities. Acrobuffos: Waterbombs! (a water balloon gladiator......


The classic Little Red Lighthouse Festival - this weekend | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

A favorite amongst NYC families for many years, the Little Red Lighthouse Festival celebrates the historic lighthouse located along the Hudson River, as well as all of the beauty and benefits our city’s great outdoors provides. Held from 11:00 am......

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A Family Weekend in Mystic, Connecticut | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

A weekend in Mystic can be quite satisfying for every member of your family…from history to boats to pizza to whales to local artisans.  During the summer, you can visits its beaches; in the fall, you have fall foliage.  It......

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Dude Ranch For Families- Nice Price, Simple Life | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

dude ranches in ny, family weekends, family weekend trip from brooklyn, family weekend trip from nyc, family dude ranch, resort in adrirondacks, family vacation, hudson river resort, family friendly resort in ny, family friendly resort,...

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Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Outhouse Orchards in North Salem | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Just over an hour from the city lies the ultimate apple picking experience.  Outhouse Orchards is family-operated and happens to be open all year, but a visit to the orchard in the autumn is very special.  I had heard about......

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A Day Out in Larchmont, Westchester | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Longing to get out of  Brooklyn for half a day but wondering where to go? Larchmont is a suburb right outside NYC in Westchester County.  Located on the Long Island Sound side, it’s a hop, skip and a jump from......


Where you find some Brooklynites on the weekends | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Ever wonder where everyone goes when Brooklyn empties out on the summer weekends?  I can tell you where they are. Nestled inside the mountainous Catskills region of New York lies a small town called Lake Huntington.  It’s near the town......

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Montreal: A European City Just a Short Ride from Brooklyn | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

If you'd like to take your kids to Europe this summer but are freaked out by the new airfare hikes or the current exchange rate of the Euro, or you're worried about taking such a long flight with youngsters, why not think about spending some time in Montreal? A trip...

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A Day Out in Ocean Grove, New Jersey | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Looking for a Victorian-inspired sea-side experience on the Jersey Shore? Last weekend we spent the afternoon at Ocean Grove, located at the center of the Shore next to Asbury Park.  The town is unique in it’s Victorian architecture that lines......