National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year in the U.S. from September 15th - October 15th. The month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. The theme for 2023 is “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We are One,” which reinforces the diversity inherent within the Hispanic community, as well as the power that comes from...
Find more free NYC Parks movies.
For information about the film and its ratings for KIDS, check out Common Sense Media for information on age-appropriateness, sex, romance, nudity, positive messages, language, diverse representation, and much more.
We’ve picked the most family-friendly, but we’re including the links to all the different movie series in case you get a chance to get out of the house without kids!
Save the date: The PSP Members-Only Kids Clothing, Gear, and Maternity Swap returns on Saturday, September 17th, 2022! The swap will once again take place outside behind the Old Stone House, and there will be an Expectant and New Parents After-Swap Party as well!
You must be a member of Park Slope Parents to register for the swap. Join or rejoin us HERE.
Keep your eyes peeled for links to register and volunteer.
We can't wait to swap with you!
Juneteenth is the national remembrance of the last day of chattel slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, when the last enslaved Black people in Texas were freed.
Juneteenth has been an official public holiday in New York State since October 2020, and a federal holiday since June 2021.
On this page, you can learn about family-friendly ways to observe Juneteenth in...
Pride Month is observed each year in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. We've compiled the best family-friendly events (and some adults-only events too) in and around Brooklyn for 2022!
We'll update this page as the month continues, so keep checking back.
Not yet a member of Park Slope Parents? Whether you're an LGBTQ+ parent, a parent of an LGBTQ+ child, or both, we are here for you. Join here!
A week after the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine was cleared for children aged 5 to 11, nearly a million kids had already received their jabs, with another 700,000 appointments scheduled in the days to come.
If your kiddo’s not yet a part of that 1.7 million, check out our info and tips below to set up your appointment and get them protected from Covid-19!
Hop on your broomstick and enjoy everything Brooklyn has to offer this season! From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to block parties and beyond, there’s a spectacularly spooky event to fit every family.
Are you a parent in Brooklyn who's not yet a Park Slope Parents member?JOIN US today to chat with fellow families about trick-or-treating best practices, share intel on the best pumpkin patches, and get advice on everything from costumes to carving...
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Where: All Saints Church 463A 7th Street, entrance on 7th Street (the Park Slope Senior Center)
How much and details:
- $5.00/member - only payable at the door
- You must be a PSP member (we will be checking at the door). Not a PSP member?
What to bring:
- Please bring swappable kid clothing/books/gear for ages newborn-10 years. If you wouldn’t give it to your finicky in-law, don’t
The PSP Members Only Clothing, Gear, and Maternity Swap
When: Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Last entry at 12:10pm
Early drop off from 9:15 to 9:45am
Where: All Saints Church 463A 7th Street, entrance on 7th Street (the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging)
Price and details:
- $5.00/member - payable at the door
- You must be a Park Slope Parents member with a valid Membership Card. Download/Print your membership card. Step
The results are in from Park Slope Parents’ 2023 Babysitter Survey, which surveyed more than 200 Brooklyn parents about all things babysitters: how folks are finding them, who they’re finding, how much they’re paying, and more.
Check out the executive summary below—and if you’re not a member of PSP, join us today to get access to the wisdom of our community, plus a discounted rate on our exclusive Guide to Occasional/Date Night Babysitters!
With 2022 in our rearview mirror, we wanted to reflect back on the last year and highlight our amazing members, partner organizations, and awesome contributors that have made Park Slope Parents’ network of over 7,000 families stronger than ever.
HUGE thank yous to all of the folks that made PSP the great place it is! We're sure we’ve missed amazing, wonderful folks, but please know that you’re loved and appreciated!
Families: Consider creating your...
For many years, we've benefitted from the expertise of our Education and Medical Liaisons, and we'd like to announce that we've added a Park Slope Parents Mental Health Liaison to our team of experts. Mandi White-Ajmani is the Founder of Small Brooklyn Psychology, long-time PSP member, and mother of three. In her practice, she conducts neuropsychological evaluations, giving families the information they need to help everyone thrive. Her team at...
Please help our friend Shane Blodgett who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He and his family need financial support for travel, treatment, special dietary needs, and to cope with all the unexpected expenses that arise when there is a medical crisis.
There’s been plenty of reflection this year on how things have changed. However, what hasn’t changed is the ability for people to come through adversity and support one another in making things better. Park Slope Parents bounced back in 2021 with even more meetups, meetings, webinars, concerts, and even our famous PSP Clothing Swap! This was all possible thanks to our members, community organizations, parenting experts and so many more.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) is a Federal program to provide food benefits to children who will miss out or have missed out on school meals due to the pandemic. Those of us with children in NYC public schools (and most charter and parochial schools) will receive a P-EBT card that can be used in the same way as SNAP (food stamp) cards.
Here, find help for some of the most common P-EBT issues, including getting a...
While we’re all aware of the job losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, a less publicized aspect of the crisis is the skyrocketing level of food insecurity across the country. According toFeeding America, the number of people without adequate access to nutritious food is likely to grow by 17 million in 2020, including nearly seven million children. Bringing that number down starts in our local communities—so we’ve compiled a few...
Parenting has changed drastically over the past 50 years, from family-centered to child-focused and instinctual to expert-driven. Please join Park Slope Parents for a free forum on RETHINKING PARENTING co-sponsored by Community Bookstore on Thursday, April 8th from 8:00pm - 9:15pm.
Head HERE to sign up.
What: PSP Rethinking Parenting Forum
When: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Eligible for a vaccine, but not sure where to begin? Navigating the appointment process can be a bit of a maze, but PSP members have you covered with top tips on what websites to visit, who to call, and how to make it happen.
Face coverings are crucial in keeping yourself and your neighbors safe, but some little ones are having trouble coming around to the idea. If your toddler or young child is finicky about face masks, these tips sourced from PSP members might do the trick!
What’s the PSP Chinese Group talking about this week? Our parents have some recommendations for the best Lunar New Year picture books. Put in your order now to keep the festivities going!
Did you know that Park Slope Parents has more than a dozen bilingual and heritage groups to help you get connected to families in Brooklyn who share your cultural background? Click HERE to get connected; and if you’re not yet a member of PSP, join us HERE!
NYC.Gov’s Snow Response Page (you can track the snow plows!)
Shop early and shop smart.Definitely pick up hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows, but also make sure you have easy-to-eat foods on hand in case the power goes out.
Buy some “hot hands” or other hand and feet warmers.
Keep your cell phones and other devices chargedin case of a power outage.
Check in on family membersoutside your
While it’s hard to believe what happened on Capitol Hill today, the effects on our psyches are undeniable. Even though Congress has reconvened and is getting back to the work of certifying the election results, this could be a very upsetting time for our families.
Knowing that we may be able to give you some tools to talk to your kids, I called my social worker brother—who has a lot of experience counseling families—and he helped me pull together...
What a year! There are lots of things we want to leave in our rearview mirror for 2020, but there are also a lot of people in the Park Slope Parents circle who kept us going and growing. As we look ahead to what HAS to be a better 2021, we wanted to take a minute to thank our awesome community members and some of our great helpers for what they’ve given us in 2020.
PSP Members We Love!
Mister Rogers tells us to notice the helpers, and we had...
The findings from the 2020 annual Park Slope Parents Holiday Tips Survey, in which Brooklyn residents report their upcoming end-of-year gifts to service providers, nannies, and teachers.
The ultimate gift guide for the 3s, 4s, and 5s in your life has arrived! From art supplies to costumes to puzzles and beyond, Park Slope Parents members have suggestions for kids of all genders, interests, and attention spans.
Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP,join our community today to connect with families raising young ones the same age as yours.
Shopping for someone on the younger side? We have...
Tweens and teens may be notoriously difficult to shop for, but our Park Slope Parents members have them outsmarted with these savvy suggestions.
Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP, join our community today to connect with parents in our Tweens & Teens Group!
As we head into a most unusual holiday season, we at PSP hope you’ll join us in supporting those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic and its effects on poverty, food insecurity, and housing insecurity. No matter your age, skillset, or availability, there’s an opportunity for you to donate some time or money to lend a hand this holiday season.