Redhook Festival!

The Ladies in white (Gospel Dancers) getting down at The RedHook Festival

Was this festival a great experience? Yes. Did it feel like I was picnicking with my family and friends?? Yes. Did my children enjoy making new friends ??? Of course!! Wait, Did I enjoy making new friends???? Yup!

Okay, okay  I know it’s too many questions at the beginning of my blog. I apologize for that. It’s just that all I can think of is questions that I will answer yes too. Sooo, think of a question…anything about how much fun I had at the Redhook Festival On Saturday June 5th. My answer will be only positive. Here’s the rundown.

Ken the Host...dancing dancing Dancing Machine!

We got there at 4pm.

Played with Hula Hoops provided by one of the sponsors.


Walked the pier.

Listened to Great Bands…One of my favs was NONstop to Cairo.

Rode the water taxi to the South Street Seaport and back..FOR FREE!!! (its free every weekend)

Ate good food (served 1 adult and 2 kids) for $8.

Danced the Electric slide and the Cha Cha slide with hundreds of people.

Raffle winnings (like a 36″ plasma T.V. and IKEA couch).

Kids got their face painted.

Kids played on the gymnastics mat.

Volleyball and animal balloons.

So many sponsors! So many giveaways! We were well taken care of . I even placed my pocketbook in the chair five feet away from me…cuz I’m crazy 🙂 I just felt at home. Just  shows you how comfy I felt in this loving, caring and vibrant environment.

At the end of the night the most important event took place. We met someone named “Cyndi” (named changed for legal purposes). She was re diagnosed with cancer EIGHT times in 10 yrs. She was truly grateful and defiant against what cancer tried to take away from her. She gave me a lot of hope.

Everyone present made memorials and letters/drawings of support  from white paper bags, sand and tea candles. Then at 9pm sharp my family and hundreds of others affected by cancer walked around the park observing and giving remembrance to those who passed away and to survivors as well.

Memorial for victims of Cancer

My daughter shed tears as she recalled the pain her grandmother went through while undergoing chemo… It was hard, yet strengthening to see everyone come together for a great cause…It also was a great feeling to know that we were part of the $92,000 raised for cancer research. Redhook is a tucked away community in Brooklyn. Its like one of Brooklyn’s best kept secrets. An event Redhook is hosting I am sooo there!!! (If my busy schedule allows of course). Here are some Great events that are happening this weekend!

Don’t Forget to Donate!!



A play  for children at the Brooklyn Lyceum,227 4th ave. 718 857 4816

this SATURDAY and SUNDAY @ 12:30PM & @2PM



tickets are available at the door or on or @



Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

This Saturday from 12pm-4pm .Kids can try their hand at activities such as churning butter, popcorn and apple pressing, quill and ink workshops and bookmaking. Be sure not to miss a storytime with the Brooklyn Storytellers, a jam session with Louiejoy Music and a puppet show courtesy of the Swiss Cottage Marionette Puppet. All ages

5816 Clarendon Rd (at Ralph Ave)
Brooklyn (Other)

718-629-5400 take the  2, 5 train to Newkirk Ave; then take B8 bus

Prices are $5, children under 13 $3


The 6th KidsFilmFest will run June 12&13, 2010

» Saturday, June 12 at the Long Island Children’s Museum at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets: Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members), $6 Kidsfilmfes only.

» Sunday, June 13 at indieScreen in Williamsburg at 1pm. Tickets: 10$ adult, children 12 and under are free.

where: 285 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn, 11211
when: Sunday June 13th, 20101pm
Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members), $6 Theater only.
:: Film Program :: Events
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
when: Saturday June 12th, 20101pm and 3pm
tickets: 10$ adult, children 12 and under are free
:: Film Program :: Events
The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger Directed by: Bill Plympton

Electric Car Directed by: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  Directed by Mo Willems and animated by Pete List
Huck on the Gowanus  Directed by: Christina Kelly
And one of my childrens favorite Books….
Knuffle Bunny Too Directed by Mo Willems and animated by Karen Villarreal

LittleMissMatched And Bendigirl Yoga At

LittleMissMatched 5th Avenue Store

Saturday June 12,2010

Tweens will stretch their bodies and minds with Kristin McGee from 8:45-9:30 a.m. and enjoy a healthy brunch and private shopping event (with a 15% discount) from 9:30-10:00 a.m.! Yoga mats will be provided.
Pricing & Ticket Info: RSVP to to reserve your spot now!
Date: 06/12/2010
Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Early American Crafts and Games

Saturday June 12,2010

Kids participate in games, arts and crafts just like children from 19th Century Brooklyn. The event is held at Lefferts Historic House. In Prospect Park
Date: 06/12/2010
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Phone: 718-287-6215 x104

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