An indoor children’s playspace is opening at 81 Washington Street in Dumbo this summer (corner of York and Washington Streets). Recess Dumbo is a 1200+ square foot main play area with all custom-designed and built play structures. The space was formerly occupied by Pomme, a children’s boutique until it closed its Dumbo location in May 2013.
According to the owners, the structures were designed to fit with the aesthetic of the space, which has exposed bricks and original wood beams. There are plans for stainless steel slides, climbing tubes made of natural-colored netting and other climbing and play structures. There will also be a separate area appropriate for kids under two, and a classroom for programming (offered during the week, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings). The classroom will double as an event room for birthday parties (after hours and weekend afternoons).
While the playspace is appropriate for kids ages 6 months to 6 years, there are plans to offer after school programming to kids up to age 8.
There will be memberships to the playspace that offer a flexible, unlimited drop-in model to our members, as well as some other perks, including offers for weekend events and limited drop-off options.
For programming, there will be music, dance, art and yoga teachers as well as collaboration with some established professionals like Child’s Play NY (theatrical arts), Chess at 3, and Language Beans (Mandarin language programs) who will offer their programming in the space. They plan to offer a mini-session in late June through July and start a full semester of programming in September. With more and more parents of young children in the neighborhood, Recess Dumbo is a welcome addition.
PS 307 in Vinegar Hill is hosting open house dates (209 York Street) on November 21 from 9-10am, December 8 from 6-7pm, and December 12 from 9-10am. If you are wondering about Pre-K options for your child born in 2011, this is a good chance to visit the Magnet School for STEM Studies that offers a public Pre-K program with Mandarin and more.
PS 307 (Daniel Hale Williams)
209 York Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (Between Navy & Gold Streets)
PS 8 Overcrowding
PS 8 is asking parents to alert the Department of Education, our elected officials, and others about our severe concern regarding current and future overcrowding at our school. There is an online petition for public support to push for short and long term solutions to this problem.
There is a meeting tonight, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Plymouth Church (57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights), 6:30-8pm
Visit Egg by Susan Lazar at 72 Jay Street for their semi-annual sale, which includes items from their Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Styles including graphic tees, silk cotton dresses, swimwear and rash guards, cotton shirts, and more are up to 70% off. Some items are even as low as $8. If you can’t make it to the Dumbo location, shop online at www.egg-baby.com. Free shipping is included when you spend $100 or more.
Brooklyn Bridge Parents reports that there are open spots for Pre-K at PS 307 on York Street in Vinegar Hill. They are expanding its Pre-K program this fall to 6 classes, each with a size of 18 students and 2 teachers. For the month of July, out-of-zone families can apply directly at the school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Parents should bring a birth certificate, proof of address and immunization records to register their child born in 2010.
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, PS307 will become a science and technology-focused Magnet School for STEM Studies. Contact PS 307 for more information about the Pre-Kindergarten program.