OHHH my what a week!!! I hope everyone had a good Memorial day weekend. For many Americans Memorial Day is not just a weekend of barbecuing and beaches, it’s truly a day of remembrance for those who gave their lives in the military. My thoughts are with those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Me and my family took it easy that weekend. Family time and bonding with my children is very important to me as you guys well know. SO instead of exhausting myself with preparing corn on the cob, barbecue chicken, and potato salad over the hot grill…I decided to make my way to A place called MOOMAH.
Moomah is a cafe in Tribeca, New York . Created to bring out the creativity of ones creative mind( say that 3 times fast). But it really is a cool place, because adults can sip on a latte and indulge in the coziness of this cafe while their child(ren) enjoy drawing, pasting, coloring, eating tasteful pastries and listening to the light chatter of the surrounding company. Its not an overstimulating environment with loud colors, corny kids music and wacky clowns(not to say there is anything wrong with that)… Moomah is great bonding grounds. It’s a place where you and your child can bond over a fun project. A place where the magic of secrets are amplified and the moments of intimacy are truly cherished. The cafe serves organic kid-friendly delicatessen type food and hot and cold drinks.The food is actually reasonably priced while also wholesome and tasty. The toys and art materials revolve around the nature themed cafe….free spirited and pure.
The most unusual thing about the Moomah Cafe has to be the Funky Forest which is an an interactive room where kids manipulate a video stream to feed the trees and make them grow. The Funky Forest is free and kids of all ages love it!!! This particular day we went they served complimentary cupcakes and one of their talented staff colored the children’s faces with elaborate paintings. When we told her we wanted a butterfly…she really added her all to the artwork. It was so beautiful I didn’t want my daughter to wash her face when we reached home! I really liked this place. Its FUN, FREE (some events) and EDUCATIONAL so Visit them….now! http://www.moomah.com/.
Red Hook Fest
Fri Jun 4 6–9pm. Coffey Park, Richard St at Pioneer St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-643-6790, redhookfest.com).
Sat Jun 5 11am–7pm. Louis Valentino Jr. Park, Coffey St at Ferris St, Red Hook, Brooklyn
The busy weekend kicks off Friday evening with a young people’s poetry slam at the Red Hook Youth Film Fest. On Saturday families can enjoy salsa and hip-hop music, live dance performances, kayaking in the harbor and the return of dancer-singer-rapper-poet Joseph Webb, a hit at last year’s fest.
Dumbo Kite Flying Society
Sat Jun 5 at 10am. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main St at Plymouth St, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-222-8500, galapagosartspace.com).
Kids can take a page from Benjamin Franklin’s almanac and send a cloth glider into the feisty winds over the East River. Loaner kites and lessons are available for beginners.–
We love this place!…..The Moxie Spot 81 Atlantic Ave, at Hicks St, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn (718-923-9710) Fridays @6:15 pm
Every Friday, the tot hot spot holds an evening of movies for the whole fam. First a short film is shown followed by a full-length kid flick. Past films have included favorites like Up and Beauty and the Beast. Viewers are of course encouraged to buy treats. All ages
BRIC ARTS MEDIA
Saturday, June 5, 12-3pm