Giving Tuesday-- Check out our Favorite Places!

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and, if you’re like me, you’ve gotten a plethora of emails asking you to give. We wanted to remind people to give locally and as generously as you can. If you have presents to buy this season, consider purchasing MEMBERSHIPS as gifts and asking family and friends to do the same. It can be a membership for folks in your family or for friends, a nanny, baby group leader who helps plan lots of events, a teacher, grandparents, or anyone you can think of. It’s a great way to reduce waste, give the gift of experience, and help support our great local organizations.

Supporting these organizations means that they have a larger operating budget to do things like offer classes, pay for extra sessions of an outdoor story time, stay open later, and hire more staff!

But, you say, it's not in a box that someone can unwrap? It can be! Print out a fun picture (e.g., a shark for a kid who loves the aquarium, an ice skater for someone who loves the park, the favorite artist who has a painting at your local museum), put it in a box, wrap it up and put it under the tree. Many organizations have fun ways to give as well.

Here are our some of our local favorite organizations that have been hit during the pandemic and could use your help!

 

OLD STONE HOUSE

Support the House, gardens, and JJ Byrne playground, dog run, basketball courts, skate park, and more—they hosts many great events all year round. Park Slope Parents members enjoyed so much through the Old Stone House this year, including giving us a space for our outdoor clothing swap, Jack & Friends concerts with BPL and Suzi Shelton, hosting Dad soccer and basketball, Dr. Alex concerts, Rollie Pollie Guacamole, our in-person (yay!) Babywearing events, the Neighborhood of Trees performance and so much more.  Please Give Generously to keep this wonderful space growing!

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PROSPECT PARK ALLIANCE

Support the park that “Olmsted got right” (he also designed Central Park) and help keep it great. We had our Summer Fridays in Prospect Park, night walks, Summer Movies Under the stars, and so many wonderful picnics, meetups, walks.  Donate to help them stay our wonderful oasis in the urban jungle!

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FORT GREENE PARK CONSERVANCY

How many times did our baby/toddler groups meet up in this great space?  200?  500?  What a great space to bond with other parents.  Give back to keep things at FGP wonderful!

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY

Between all their great programming, including their Harvest Fest, Summer Movies, exercise classes, and so much wonderful family programming, donations to BBPC help keep these flowing!

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GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

 What can we say, I love Green-wood and their Stroller Tours helped new parents get out into the fresh air in a beautiful location. Battle of Brooklyn events, walk with families, tours.  If you’ve ever experienced loss, see the After the End exhibit before December 6thYour donations help support their great programming!

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

BPL made the best of the pandemic by having outdoor story times across Brooklyn, the Jack and Friends concert series, online story times and so much to support! Give to support all of their great programming!

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AS ALWAYS—PLEASE SHOP LOCAL and keep money in Brooklyn. It makes for a better community!

SIDE NOTE: You can also help support Park Slope Parents by giving the gift of membership to an expectant parent, new parent, parent who just moved here, a client/family, or someone who needs it more than they know.

PARK SLOPE PARENTS GIFT MEMBERSHIPS

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