About Park Slope Parents

Park Slope Parents (PSP) is a community of 5500+ families in Brooklyn, NY. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, its members have shared advice on everything from choosing childcare to camps, hairdressers to healthcare, and coping with teething, terrible twos, and tweens.

With over 75 different online groups, PSP is stronger than ever. In addition to the popular Advice, Classifieds, and Career Networking groups, PSP has grown to include more intimate settings such as:

Park Slope Parents provides:

PSP is instrumental to the Brooklyn community and has been featured in the NY Times, NPR, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and other media.

 

Other useful links:

  • Our Story -  Information about our history, moderators, stories written about Park Slope Parents and more 
  • Advertise with Us -  The Park Slope Parents website is advertiser supported.
  • Get Help  -  Information, FAQs and guidelines to help you navigate both our site and our Yahoo! Groups.
  • Contact Us - Drop us a line to ask questions, give us feedback, or otherwise say howdy!
  • Join PSP  - Discover the many benefits of membership, including:
    • Join today at: https://parkslopeparents.clubexpress.com
    • Access to our large Yahoo! Groups, including lists dedicated to Advice, Classified Ads, and Career Networking.
    • Specialty Groups for online and in-person gatherings with people who share your interests. Our Pregnancy and Baby Groups have helped new parents embark on the journey of parenthood for more than a decade; other groups are dedicated to Stay-at-Home Moms, Dads, Cooking, Language, Tweens and more
    • Discounts for more than 1,000 local businesses (explore the full list here)
  • How to join:
    • Step one: Submit an application HERE. We'll respond quickly-- usually within 24 hours.
    • Step two: Once your membership is approved, you’ll receive instructions for paying your membership fee.
    • Step three: Sign up for the Yahoo! Groups and Specialty Groups you’d like to participate in. To join our large Yahoo Groups go to the follow pages and click "Join this Group."
  • Already a member and looking for our groups? 

 

100 People, Places, and Things that Made 2016 An Awesome Year for PSP

In no particular order, the people, places, and things that made 2016 an awesome year for Park Slope Parents include...

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Park Slope Parents' Founder, Susan Fox

Susan Fox, Ph. D. is a community organizer and mother of two. Her first child was due September 12, 2001 and after the events of September 11th made the decision to focus on quality of life and community issues. Since that time Susan has led efforts to create online and offline networks of people who can support each other and the community. Susan was chosen as one of the District Attorney’s Brooklyn Extraordinary Women for 2009 and a Woman of Distinction in 2010 by New York State Senator Eric Adams.

Susan founded Park Slope Parents in July, 2002. The group supports each other online by sharing information about raising a family in Brooklyn (e.g., “does anyone know a local pediatrician?” or "How do I find a great nanny?") and issues about being a working parent (“how can I negotiate maternity leave?”). There is also a strong offline component as well, including a Spring Fling, kids’ music concerts and clothing swaps. There are also partnerships with non-profit organizations to provide child-related items (e.g., clothing, cribs, blankets) for needy families. She rallied donations of blankets, food and supplies during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts including over 1,5000  meals over a week for 500 displaced families.

Susan has a background that is a tapestry of varied experiences. She has a Ph. D. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Susan worked as Executive Director of Research for an entertainment market research company, an assistant professor, program coordinator for an Easter Seals camp for kids with disabilities, yoga instructor, blackjack dealer, and Can-Can dancer. She teaches a graduate course in Interpersonal Communication at NYU and also consults companies in strategic marketing and communications. Her most rewarding work-related experience, though, is as a Brooklyn community organizer.

 

Feb 18: Upcoming PSP Events

UpcomingMeetups

Every week, Park Slope Parents' groups put on events and meet ups for PSP members. Here are some of the meet ups happening this weekend. See you there, PSPers!

Want to attend but not a PSP member? Sign up to become a PSP member here and start enjoying the community of PSP, find out about events in the future, plus get member discounts at some of your favorite stores and restaurants.

 

This weekend's member events:

 

Saturday, February 18:  PSP-Single Parents by Choice meetup
When: 10:30AM-12:30PM
Where: Address given upon registration (Greenwood)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPSPCMeetup_Feb_2017

 

Saturday, February 18: PSP-LGBTQ Family hangout
When: 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Henri's Backyard, 256 4th Avenue (between President and Carroll Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPLGBTQFamilyHangout_Feb_2017

 

Saturday, February 18: PSP-SDS Parents of Tweens Support Group
When: 2:30-4:30PM
Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPSDSParentsofTweensSupportGroup_Feb_2017

 

Feb 24 - Upcoming PSP Events

UpcomingMeetups

Every week, Park Slope Parents' groups put on events and meet ups for PSP members. Here are some of the meet ups happening this weekend. See you there, PSPers! Want to attend but not a PSP member? Sign up to become a PSP member here and start enjoying the community of PSP, find out about events in the future, plus get member discounts at some of your favorite stores and restaurants.

 

Saturday, February 25
December 2015 Baby Group babies reunion
When: 3:00
Where: Learning Tree, 274 14th St
RSVP: No need to RSVP. Please bring a donation of a gently used toy or books (books are preferred). Please check the group for the link to use to state your BYO food to share.

Sunday, February 26
Monthly Motherless Mothers Tea and Sympathy meetup
When: 3:00-5:00PM
Where: Sir D's, 837 Union Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/MotherlessMothersSundayMeetup_Feb_2017

Sunday, February 26
New to the Hood Playdate at JJ Byrne Playground
When: 9:30-11:30AM
Where: JJ Byrne Playground (5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPNewtotheHoodPlaydate_Feb_2017

Sunday, February 26
April 2017 Babies Meetup
When: 4:00-6:00PM
Where: DuJour Bakery, 365 5th Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPApril2017BabiesFebMeetup2_Feb_2017

Monday, February 27
PSP Dads Poker night at Dizzy's
When: 7:00PM
Where: Dizzy's on 5th Back Room (5th Avenue at President)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2017_PokerPapas_Feb27

Tuesday, February 28
July 2017 Pregnancy Group Meetup
When: 7:00PM
Where: Sir D's, 837 Union Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
RSVP: no need to RSVP

Wednesday, March 1
PSP Small Business Support Group meetup
When: 7:00PM
Where: Prospect Bar, 545 5th Avenue (between 14th and 15th Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPSmallBizSupportMeetup_Mar_2017

Wednesday, March 1
WOMBATS* Moms Night Out
*Wonderful Older Moms of Babies and Toddlers
When: 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Brookvin, 381 7th Avenue (between 11th and 12th Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPWOMBATSMeetup_Mar_2017

Thursday, March 2
May 2017 Babies Pregnancy meetup
When: 7:00-8:30PM
Where: Birth Day Presence, 182 8th Avenue (between Garfield and 1st Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPPregMomMeetupMarch22017

May 2017 Babies PARTNERS meetup
When: 6:45-9:00PM
Where: Parish Bar, 223 7th Avenue (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSPMay2017PARTNERSMeetup

 

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History

A look at our history since our beginning in July, 2002.

 

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