Williamsburg is now home to so many families The New York Times dubbed it “Toddlertown,” and this Saturday Town Square and Motherburg NYC are embracing the baby boom with the all-day Brooklyn BabyFEST. Cloth diapers, home births, tips on sleep and getting into preschool are just some of the things new and expectant parents can glean from the 70 exhibitors and 20 panel discussions. Expect food and drink from The Brooklyn Hero Company, ice cream by LIC’s Malu, live music, free childcare on site, and Brooklyn Based Kids is sponsoring the first-ever Diaper Derby–a crawling contest for those who are mobile but not yet walking. Email us if you want to enter; there are only 5 slots, and the first baby to reach the finish line gets a $40 gift certificate to children’s bookstore, The Story Nook. Be sure to check out the exhibitors and lineup of panelists and demos, then purchase tickets in advance to save time and money at the door.
While July 4 is the pinnacle of patriotism across the country every summer, Aug. 27 is a date that holds a lot of historical significance for Brooklynites, too, because it was the day the Battle of Brooklyn was waged during the American Revolutionary War. The battle actually started brewing 238 years ago on Aug. 22 […]
One of the benefits of this cool summer is that you can exercise outside without the formidable feeling of melting. If your fitness routine could use an infusion of fresh air, now is the time to take advantage of the seasonal workouts in Brooklyn’s great outdoors. Here are six to get you started. 1. Brooklyn […]
Brooklynites: I’m really sorry to have to break this to you, but your uber-cool borough’s best new restaurant is inside an Urban Outfitters. The Gorbals, which opened earlier this summer on N. 6th Street, is set on the third story of Space Ninety 8, a made-for-Brooklyn experimental “concept store” owned by Urban O. On the […]
Many years ago, I spent a college summer living with my aunt and uncle and their two young kids in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among the many things about this arrangement that benefitted me, I had access to the excellent homecooked Cantonese food prepared by my cousins’ babysitter, a neighbor and Chinese immigrant named Yuan Yuan. In […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]