At 2 a.m. local time this Sunday, daylight saving time arrives with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening sunlight. Sure, you lose an hour of sleep but the longer days and evenings are so worth it!
Make sure to turn the clock ahead — remember it's spring forward — before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid the panic of a late rise.
Here’s some advice about adjusting to the time changes:
1. Have a later bedtime the night before:
"I have found that the spring time change is easier than the fall one. I will put my kids to be about 1/2 hour later on Sat. night with the hopes that they will wake up approx. 1/2 hour later. I know, it doesn't always work. And then I put them to bed at their regular time on Sunday. Sometimes it takes a few days of adjusting their bed times, but it works itself out."
2. Get ready several days out and introduce self imposed time changes:
"Try to shift your child’s body clock before the Spring forward comes. You can start now by putting them to bed 15 minute earlier for the next 5 days which should help. It’s a shift a bit in the time of the routine, but make sure to keep the routine. (Note: it may take a week to adjust to the new time… it will pass- really!)"
3. Be gentle with yourselves over the week:
"Spring Forward last year was like being jet lagged and beaten with baseball bats so this year we are going to bed 15 minutes earlier each day and getting up a little earlier too. It's not too late to do the same. In any case, whether you ease into it or tough it out, be gentle with yourselves next week."
This is also a good time to put new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as other battery operated devices like hazard warning radios and flashlights.
As a crime prevention tip, the 78th precinct also advises to change PIN numbers when you change the clocks for daylight savings time.
Some places don't observe daylight saving time. They include Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 2nd.
For some fun facts and trivia about Daylight Savings, read the PSP page Spring Forward (O The Humanity)
On Sunday, March 9 from 11 - 4pm, head over to 1112 Cortelyou Road (in front of Qathra Cafe) and meet Cloudy, Amos, King, Almond Joy and other kitty cutie pies from the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition.
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I hope you are excited as we are here for the THIRD ANNUAL A TASTE OF FIFTH. Please join us on APRIL 9TH, 6:30 – 9:30 PM at THE GRAND PROSPECT HALL for a night of delicious food and drink from some of the best food that Park Slope's Fifth Avenue has to offer (also known as the best food that NYC has to offer)!
Last year nearly $10,000 was raised for local charities! This is the third year of A Taste of Fifth and the plan is to make the event bigger and better than ever! We hope to see you there!
Tickets are $45 pre-sale and $50 at the door. $20 from every ticket will go to benefit a local non-profit charity. Get your Tickets HERE
Are you a local business and want to participate?
Please take a moment and click on this link to sign up for your free spot today: http://bit.ly/1aRkSCc.
Are you a parent of a young volunteer? This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance launches the Junior Volunteer Corps, a new program that invites families and youth organizations to help clear leaves and debris, making your favorite Park look its best. The program is a great way to encourage environmental stewardship and volunteerism throughout a child’s life.
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