Open Thread: Brooklyn Heights Parents And Kids

We will be posting a Parents and Kids open thread regularly. This is a place to let other parents (including your humble publisher!) about events, classes and other activities for kids in and around Brooklyn Heights. It’s also a place to ask questions you may have in general about parenting, schools and other family related topics in the area.

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  • Lou

    Has any parent hear any reports on MS 8 from last school year ? Positive or negative I would like to hear your input.
    Thank you

  • BHS Parenting Center

    Things are starting up again at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Parenting Center, with programming for children age 0-5!

    WELCOMING SHABBAT resumes 9/20 and is every FRIDAY at 11:00 (free, drop-in)

    BOUNCING BABIES PLAYGROUP resumes 10/10 and is every THURSDAY at 9:30 (free/drop-in)

    TOT SHABBAT is the first SATURDAY of each month at 9:30.

    Contact parentingcenter@bhsbrooklyn.org for more info or to be added to our mailing list!

    HIGH HOLIDAYS – free community children’s services at 2pm on Rosh Hashanah (9/5) and Yom Kippur (9/14). These services will be held at BHS – 131 Remsen Street.

  • Momy

    It is a good enough choice in an otherwise choice less district.
    Many families have gone from PS 8 to MS 8 so the student body is pretty much the same; and the fact that your kid can walk there… priceless!
    The only issue is the traffic situation around the school. Tillary St has some complicated intersections.

  • 8 and Up, Youth Entrepreneursh

    Youth Entrepreneurship Program is coming to DUMBO! If you have a creative 8-10yr old with a flair of maker & invention in them (or obsessed with makerbot prototypes)– please pass the word on about a great new 6wk course starting close by in Brooklyn. 8 and Up is teaching entrepreneurship to kids in a hands-on, fun way using gadgets, games and 3D printers.

    Sessions are on Thursdays from 4- 5:30pm and Saturdays at 10 or 2pm. Class starts October 10 and space is limited. Program details and registration can be found at http://www.8andup.com or by contacting Christina at christina@8andup.com .