“Why New York? Our segregated schools epidemic” event at Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights
Interesting event coming up with PS 307 parent Nikole Hannah-Jones who is an award-winning investigative reporter covering civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. About the event: New York State has some of the most segregated schools in the nation, a fact of which many New Yorkers are likely not aware. We do know [...]
Stagecoach Theatre School announces fall after school and weekend classes
Stagecoach Theatre School offers first class performing arts training for children aged 4-16 years. Classes are divided by age and children receive lessons in dance, drama and singing. All Stagecoach teachers are working professional performers from Broadway or nationally touring shows. At stagecoach the emphasis is on learning in a fun, safe and creative environment while developing [...]
PS 8 and PS 307 rezoning proposal published: DUMBO to be rezoned for PS 307 to address PS 8 overcrowding
For the school year 2014/2015, the PS 8 zone “produced” 162 kindergarten applications while the PS 307 zone only “produced” 17 Kindergarteners. The PS 8 and PS 307 zones don’t only look disproportionate on the current zoning map below, they are also disproportionate for New York City standards (the PS 8 zone is one of the largest [...]
New state-of-the-art private school BASIS Independent in Red Hook open (sponsored)
Visit BASIS Independent Brooklyn’s new, state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot schoolhouse and meet passionate, expert educators to discover why their students truly love to learn and excel in the classroom. Now open at their permanent location at 556 Columbia Street in Red Hook, BASIS Independent Brooklyn has gained the attention of families of Preschool-12th grade students seeking an [...]
Swim lessons for kids in our neighborhood
The Dodge YMCA with a75 ft by 42 ft pool offers parent-child classes (6 months to 3 years), preschool classes (3 to 5 years), progressive swim classes (6 to 11 years) and more. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1 and 10:1 depending on class. The fall programs run [...]
DUMBO & Vinegar Hill families needed for PS 8 rezoning survey
A task force was established by Councilman Stephen Levin to consider the issue of overcrowding at PS 8, the need for additional school slots, and the possible re-zoning that will occur to address these issues. In order to accurately represent the interests of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill residents, all families living in DUMBO and Vinegar Hill should respond [...]
New SUPER DUPER Tennis fall classes at Squibb Park (sponsored)
Super Duper Tennis has returned to Brooklyn Heights to offer more FUNdamentals of tennis for kids 3 – 8 years! Outdoor tennis on kid-sized portable courts with kid-friendly equipment will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at Squibb Park off Columbia Heights and Middagh Street. [...]
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