These last few days have been very fall-like! I’m sure summer isn’t over yet – but more rainy and gloomy days are on the horizon, so I decided to do a re post / update on an old topic I visited last winter – Indoor Baby Friendly Places in the Fort Greene / Clinton Hill area:
The Booklyn Flea – On Sundays you can find the Brooklyn Flea indoors at One Hanson Place (the big clock tower) from 10am to 5pm. The Flea is on the main floor and lower level. According to one mom, the lower level has food options, and the upper level is where the sales go on. She said the lower level is a great place to take kids and let them roam around, and that there is space for strollers. So if you are looking for a weekend activity – check out the indoor Flea!
Story time at Greenlight Bookstore – Greenlight Bookstore is located at 686 Fulton Street and has a free story time on Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM. Check it out for more weekend fun. And for any day of the week – Greenlight has a great childrens book section – you can browse while your child plays in the cardboard house, draws on the chalkboard, and snuggles with the giant stuffed bear.
Story time at Brownstone Books – Brownstone Books is located at 409 Lewis Ave in Bed Stuy. Story time happens every Wednesday and Saturday from 12-1pm. Unfortunately this is smack in the middle of Cameron’s nap time, so I have yet to check it out. The suggested donation is $5. For more information, check out the Brownstone Books website.
The Clinton Hill Library – Not only does Clinton Hill Library (380 Washington Ave) have a great and free Reading for Babies program on Tuesdays at 11:00 as well as Toddler Time on Fridays at 11, it’s a great place to take your kid to let them roam around even when no scheduled activities are going on. We spent many a cold winter day here!
Chuck E Cheese – Now this one, I never would have thought of! One day a few of us moms and babes were hanging out at Der Schwarze Kölner and one of the moms said that she had just been at Chuck E Cheese with her little one. She said that it was her nanny who had originally suggested it, and although she was skeptical – it turned out to be a great place for him to roam around, and it was free (since they aren’t playing any games). Chuck E. Cheese is located in the Atlantic Terminal Mall.
Der Schwarze Kölner aka the Beer Garden – As I mentioned above I’ve been going to the Beer Garden (710 Fulton Street) with Cameron and some other moms + babies. It is a great rainy day (or super hot day, or snowy day) option – and they are so welcoming and nice! Read more about Der Schwarze Kölner at this other post I wrote.
Finally, there’s the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. It’s not really in Fort Greene / Clinton Hill – but it’s just a short drive away. I did a complete write up on the Children’s Museum here, so check it out to get all the news you can use!
If you have other ideas to share, please leave a comment!
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