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New amenities for families coming to our neighborhoods

New amenities for families have recently opened or are coming soon to our neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Our overview covers new daycares and preschool programs, a new interactive play space in Industry City, virtual indoor golf in Downtown Brooklyn, Le Meraviglie art center’s second location near Brooklyn Bridge Park, a new School of Rock location in Bay Ridge, and a new art studio in Downtown Brooklyn.

CREA Interactivity at Industry City | Sunset Park | NOW OPEN 

Opened in May, CREA is Industry City’s first tech driven indoor playground where players navigate through interactive zones, conquering challenges and fostering creativity through movement. The Crea Adventure is a 60 minute experience, geared toward 5-12 year olds that combines technology with traditional play/games. Each step reveals new and captivating challenges as players run, jump, climb, crawl and dodge through our seven zones. The experience begins with a warm-up, revealing the day’s mission, and ends in the ChillZone where players decompress, relax and report back on the success of their mission. Drop-ins are $35/class. CREA also offers Date Night Drop Offs on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 pm for $75/child per event (pizza and drinks provided). Check out their birthday parties, camps, and more programs here!

School of Rock | Bay Ridge | NOW OPEN

School of Rock Bay Ridge is proud to now serve the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn—as well as surrounding areas like Sunset Park, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, and Borough Park—with a revolutionary music education approach. Our quality music lessons are taught by real, practicing musicians and students can learn to rock out on guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals, across many genres. Students can develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging environment, and gain confidence like true rock stars by jamming together in a band with friends. Come join the band and visit School of Rock Bay Ridge today! Browse all programs—from private guitar lessons to Rock 101 group rehearsals—for all ages here, and schedule a free trial!

Golfzon Social | Downtown Brooklyn | NOW OPEN

This new 18,000-square-foot venue opened in May at 11 Hoyt Street and is home to 16 state-of-the-art golf simulators. Golfzon Social provides a unique opportunity for customers to play 240 simulated courses meticulously mapped by Golfzon from around the world, including Bay Hill, St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Kiawah Island, Harbour Town, PGA National and more! Kids and families can also enjoy other interactive games on the simulators; kids of all ages are welcome with parental supervision. The venue is ideal for hosting kid’s birthday parties and private gatherings for all ages; capacity is 280. Golfzon Social is also launching instructional golf clinics in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development that will include a golf clinic pilot for students and their families that are part of the Ingersoll House Community Center. This new Cornerstone program will teach the game of golf to participants across a range of experiences, and position Golfzon Social to be an accessible, relaxed space for New Yorkers of all ages. Golfzon Social starts at $79 per bay on weekdays, with a maximum occupancy per bay of 6 people.


Brooklyn Renaissance Art Studio | Downtown Brooklyn | NOW OPEN 

Brooklyn Renaissance opened in April with the mission of supporting and uplifting the local art community. The studio space not only provides a welcoming creative third space to create, but a beaming gallery with works of local artists to foster creativity within the space. This summer, Brooklyn Renaissance will be offering Summer Craft Camp for ages 8-14, with painting, macrame, polymer clay, multimedia collage, embroider journals, friendship bracelets, fairy house, crochet, felting, and more! The studio also offers weekend self-guided Art Lounge hours for art exploration, Art Workshops on weekdays, and more. Learn more here!

Le Meraviglie Art’s New Location | Brooklyn Heights | Opening Summer 2024

Le Meraviglie Art, a visual arts and culinary arts studio for young children, is expanding this summer. Their second location is coming to 67 Atlantic Avenue, not far from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. The new venue will be inaugurated with Summer Camp programming! The new studio will offer a more spacious area for campers and closer proximity to outdoor art activities in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Stay up to date on their opening through Instagram, and find out about Summer Camp at 67 Atlantic Avenue here.

Congregation Beth Elohim’s New Preschool Location | Prospect Heights | Opening September 2024 

The Early Childhood Center at Congregation Beth Elohim, now in its 47th year in Park Slope, is thrilled to be opening a second location, in Prospect Heights—a brand new, state-of-the-art space steps from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, and Prospect Park. Congregation Beth Elohim offers an inclusive and comprehensive preschool program emphasizing the social, emotional, and physical development of kids ages 2-5. At both locations, families will find a play-based curriculum, flexible schedule options, outdoor exploration, music, creative movement, and art, as well as an accessible and relevant approach to Judaism. The preschool also offers a Dual Language Program in English and Hebrew. Note: All religious backgrounds are welcome at ECC! To learn more and schedule a tour, email [email protected]. To learn about more preschools and daycares in our neighborhoods, download the Brooklyn Bridge Parents comprehensive Preschool Guide here

Parker’s Place Preschool | Boerum Hill | Opening September 2024

Parker’s Place opened its doors in 2008  in Park Slope. After 15 wonderful years in the original location, Parker’s Place is moving to Boerum Hill! Their brand-new location features 5 classrooms, an indoor playground/sensory gym, a rooftop play space, and quick, easy access to a local playground. This location features special needs inclusion and classrooms for toddlers (under 2 years). Parker’s Place is now hosting tours and accepting applications for September 2024. Visit or email [email protected] for more info. To learn about more preschools and daycares in our neighborhoods, download the Brooklyn Bridge Parents comprehensive Preschool Guide here

German School Brooklyn’s Preschool Program for 3s and 4s | Crown Heights | Opening September 2024

German School Brooklyn is excited to launch a Preschool for 3s and 4s this September! Tailored to meet the developmental needs of children aged 3 to 5 years old, the preschool promotes the principles of Montessori education while fostering a language-rich environment in both German and English. GSB Preschool offers 4 and 5 day options, as well as extended day care. To learn more about the program, click here. Sign up for an Open House in June! The Open House on Sunday, June 16 will also include a sing along and playtime with Ms. Alex of Lavender Blues Music. Reach out to [email protected] with questions about enrollment. To learn about more preschools and daycares in our neighborhoods, download the Brooklyn Bridge Parents comprehensive Preschool Guide here

Updated: June 7, 2024. Main Image: CREA Interactivity.

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