Time for apple and pumpkin picking, Halloween and hay rides!
Check out Park Slope Parents' extensive list of apple and fruit picking destinations HERE. September 25th/26th (Rosh Hashanah) and October 13th (Columbus Day) are DOE school holidays, so beat the weekend crowds if you can make those days work.Tip: Before you trek out, make sure they still have an open field for pickers.
Reminder: PSP Members get $35 off a Zipcar memberships to ZipCar-- so you can skip public transportation. Sign up here. Contact to switch over your existing account or ask questions.
Did you know that PSP has over 700 discounts (and more every month)?
Check them out here! Ask your local stores if they have a PSP discount--have them email if they want to sign up!
Save the date: The 2014 Halloween Parade is Friday, October 31st.
This year's theme: Monster Mash! (Note: Elsa calls herself a monster in Frozen - so that costume counts too!)
Every year since 1986 the Park Slope Civic Council organizes the Children's Halloween Parade (with some help from PSP!). It's an all volunteer organized event and may be the largest children's Halloween march in the nation.
More details to come, but get those monstrous costumes ready!
(image here is the 2008 "so Park Slope" Halloween Poster!)
Clothing Swap! Get out your hand me downs
Sunday, October 5th is set for our Fall Clothing Swap so get ready to purge your old stuff and get some new!
OR Donate to Little Essentials, our go to place for donations. They are once again doing pickups (Tuesdays 3-6) and have a huge need for your extra or old gear!
Have a GREAT Start to FALL and Happy New Year!
Rachel, Susan, Melissa and Colleen
The Park Slope Parents Membership Team
Thanks for those of you who are posting the Department of Health information about the EV-D68 enterovirus.
With school back in session and classes well underway, kids coming in contact a lot more with each other. It's important we talk and teach them about public health safety.
Regardless of which virus, remember:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
- Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza.
Here are some other ways to stop the spread of infection:
- Have kids wash their hands when they come home from school.
- Wash hands after being on the subway, going shopping, or being out and about. Make it a habit to wash when you get home..
- Wash dishes well and don’t reuse glasses.
- Remind kids not to share things such as chapstick, towels, razors, toothbrushes, etc.
- Don’t pick your nose (and keep your kids from picking theirs – or yours!).
- Clean the “green 11s.”
- Keep tissues handy to clean off kid snot before they get it on their hand, to get it on the school banister, etc.
- Cover your mouth (not your hand) with your arm when you sneeze or cough. Teach your kids to do this religiously (have them practice)
- Use safe cooking (and sex!) practices
DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL SICK! It doesn’t matter if they are in 4th grade and you fell the “but absences matter” pressure — keep them home for everyone’s benefit.
Keep the pathways to infection clear to reduce the ability of “bugs” to get in your body.
The first day of school is coming up in the next few weeks. With that comes first Day of School jitters. Your child may be nervous. You may be nervous. Big Changes are afoot and they can be scary.
Here's a new song called "Forever Friends" from the Bright Sides about starting school.
Join your friends and neighbors at Park Slope Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones game on Sunday, August 24th.
The Cyclones take on the Tri-City ValleyCats at 5 PM at MCU Park on Coney Island. Take advantage of the special Park Slope Package. For just $16 you get a field box seat and a Free Cyclones souvenir cap ($18 value).
BEST of ALL -- a portion of the proceeds benefit the Old Stone House and Washington Park located right here in our Neighborhood. It’s also family FUN DAY at the Ballpark so come early and bring your gloves and a ball for a pre-game catch on the field at 4pm and stay late as kid’s get to run the bases after the game.
For seats visit brooklyncyclones.com or click HERE.
Please use passcode: PARKSLOPE when ordering.
See you there!