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Recess DUMBO

Recess DUMBO is Brooklyn's coolest playspace for children.


Recess was founded in 2015 by working moms Alexa Englander and Caroline Pardo. Alexa and Caroline, mothers of two boys each, met in the playroom of their apartment building in the days after Hurricane Sandy. They were neighbors, then friends, who shared the vision of creating a unique indoor playspace and birthday party venue that would meet the high standards of local families. They sought to offer a wide variety of enrichment classes and provide a place where kids and parents can socialize, explore, relax and have fun. After over two years of planning, it’s finally time for Recess.