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Sponsored By BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a brand new private K-12 school with a program of study ranked among the best in the world.

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Waiting out school admissions–whether it’s a kindergarten or middle school spot at a coveted public school, or your child’s first-choice private school–can be maddening.

That’s what makes the admissions process at BASIS Independent Brooklyn so refreshing. The new private K-12 school, opening in Red Hook this fall, stands out among other education options in New York for its rigorous, STEM-focused curriculum, unique teaching style, and accountability. So, as part of their mission to raise American education to the highest international levels, they’re taking a different tack toward admissions. (more…)

02/05/14 6:00pm


TRUNK is hosting a Valentine’s Day event featuring artist Stefan Killen. On the opening night on February 6, 2014 at TRUNK, Stefan will be taking couples’ portraits with his pinhole camera. Bring your sweetheart or a friend or a child and get a moody and quirky portrait taken by Stefan.

Pinhole Photobooth, by Stefan Killen
Opening reception is on Thursday, February 6th, 6-9 pm.
Exhibition runs thru the month of February.
Link for additional info and bio:

TRUNK (trunkbrooklyn.com)
68 Jay Street #101, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.522.6488

02/05/14 12:01pm

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Sponsored By BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a brand new private K-12 school with a program of study ranked among the best in the world.

Created By BlankSlate

Few things concern Brooklyn parents more than getting their child into a good school. Desirable public schools offer no guarantee of admission, and most private schools are priced out of reach, which is why any parent currently weighing their options should consider the new k-12 BASIS Independent Brooklyn opening in Red Hook this fall.

The school is one of the first two private schools from BASIS.ed–the other is in Silicon Valley–and it will draw upon the successes of its flagship charter schools. To name a few: BASIS students take an average of 10 AP exams each, and most complete them by their junior year. BASIS students also outperform their peers in Shanghai, China–the top students in the world according to international assessment tests.

“We’re bucking the trend of American kids falling behind their international peers,” says BASIS Independent Schools communications director David Schulz, a New York City native and Stuyvesant High School alum who understands the need for superior schools in the city.


Even if global test scores mean little to you, the way that BASIS teaches its own, rigorous curriculum is exciting in its own right. From the first through the fourth grades, students have two teachers in every class–a subject expert and a learning expert who travels with the students throughout the day, ensuring that any child experiencing difficulty in a subject can lean on this person for support. Mandarin is taught beginning in kindergarten, and by the first grade, students attend a class called “Connections” in which they’re given challenges to tie together their studies. A typical challenge might start with the children translating “The Three Little Pigs” into Mandarin, and then calculating the distance required for the wolf to blow down each house. All in the second grade.


01/30/14 5:45pm


From The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce:

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for applications to this year’s BKLYN DESIGNS, New York’s premier exhibition of contemporary furnishings and home accessories designed and/or manufactured in Brooklyn.

BKLYN DESIGNS 2014 will return on May 9-11 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. The new deadline for exhibitors is Monday, February 10.

This internationally renowned juried exhibition features a dynamic collection of designs from the most innovative Brooklyn-based furnishing designers and manufacturers.

Over the past decade, BKLYN DESIGNS has grown to be one of the biggest design shows in the country, featuring scores of exhibitors. Each year, BKLYN DESIGNS raises the bar for avant-garde, iconic Brooklyn designs, exceeding the expectations of both participants and viewers alike.

Once again, BKLYN DESIGNS promises to be more inspiring and hotter than ever. Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on DUMBO over the three-day show to take in the dynamic collection of designs, including the latest contemporary furniture, lighting, carpet and flooring, wall coverings, tabletop/outdoor furniture, and accessories coming out of Brooklyn.

If you are interested in participating, you can download the application now at www.BklynDesigns.com.

01/23/14 2:17pm


Daniel Hale Williams School (PS 307) is a community school committed to academic & personal excellence for ALL Students is holding open house sessions on the following dates.

  • Thurs. Jan. 23, 9:00-10:30am
  • Thurs. Jan. 23, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tues. Feb. 4, 9:00-10:30am
  • Tues. Feb. 4, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 11:00am -12:00pm

PS307 is a PreK to 5th grade school offering:

  • Common Core Curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary STEM Projects
  • S – Science
  • T – Technology
  • E – Engineering
  • M – Math
  • ASD Horizon Classes (Autism Spectrum Disorder Program)
  • Online Learning Courses
  • Foreign Language Program
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Music, Visual & Theater Arts
  • Technology Lab
  • Nutrition Education Program
  • Award Winning Cheer Squad
  • Athletics For All
  • Parent Activities & Community Partnerships
  • School Based Health Center & Dental Clinic
  • And Afterschool Programs

P.S. 307 (ps307.com)
209 York Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201