Monday, April 9, 2007

Kids & Kensington

Couple ideas from the local Moms and Dads. We don't have kids so I'm only going from suggestions.
Buzz-A-Rama (Slot car racing)
Contact: Frank (Buzz) Perri
69 Church Ave.
718-853-1800 (Only open Saturday & Sunday)

Crossroads Café
1241A Prospect Avenue
They have a children's sing along one or two days per week.

Cynthia King Dance Studio
1256 Prospect Avenue
Baby & Toddler Music Together plus pre-K dance for 3 and 4 year olds.

Honeydew Drop Playhouse
1113 Church Avenue in Kensington (Between Stratford and Westminster)

Kensington Stables
51 Caton Place
$2 pony rides, need I say more?

Train World
751 McDonald Ave (between Cortelyou Rd & Ditmas Ave)
718- 436-7072

Windsor Terrace Library
160 E. 5th St. at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Story time, kids events, very child friendly!

Greenwood Playground (E 5th St and Greenwood Ave, WT)
Newly renovated in 2006 with neighborhood input. Active 'Friends of Greenwood Playground" group. Has a designated toddler area.

PS 230 Playground (McDonald Ave)
Smaller, public playground, with some good equipment for younger kids. Slated to be renovated soon.

Vanderbilt Playground (Prospect Park at Vanderbilt)
Due to be renovated. Very near the lake in Prospect Park and has a sandbox.

Prospect Park!

East 4th Street Community Garden (formerly known as the Windsor Terrace Kensington Veterans Memorial Garden)
East 4th St. between Caton Ave. and Ft. Hamilton Parkway

Green-Wood Cemetery
Recently named a National Historic Landmark.
From a local Mom: My favorite place to bring the kids is Greenwood Cemetery. It’s gorgeous, quiet and you can see lots of wildlife plus they learn their numbers and letters from the tombstones.