Author: Michelle Caines

Crayon Power, Brooklyn – Our Second Home

Recently my daughter has made much progress with her social awareness & adaptation and ability to control her anxiety. I owe much credit and praise to Kristen and her team at Crayon Power. I’d like to share my review of their program below: We were nervous about the price at first but got a chance to meet Kristen before starting. She knew a lot about what Sara needed just by spending a few minutes with her. Kristen, Amanda, and Matt are all instrumental in not only Sara’s life but mine as well. They genuinely care about her and my well being. They have taught me a lot about how to interact with my daughter on a deep level. Since starting the class, Sara has improved in behavior and temperament. She is learning how to use her words for what she’s feeling and not have fits. I’ve learned how to approach her high anxiety with warmth even when the going gets tough. This place is a staple in our family and everyone close to us can see the difference in Sara. From CP: Crayon Power is Reggio Emilia inspired cooperative focused on growing agency and emotional awareness. Children experience projects based on sensory experiences, art, adventures in Prospect Park and community involvement. We spend 50% of our day outside in local parks and going on adventures! Early drop off and...

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Kidpreneur – India Jolie of India’s Italian Ice’s

We first met India at a local Harlem family fair. This pint-sized entrepreneur launched her brand at the age of 5 and hasn’t slowed down a bit. She has a phenomenal business that is employable year round. Her Ice’s are served in ample sized cups and are a delicious addition to any party. We asked India to serve her Ice’s at our Uptown Birdies website launch party earlier this year and we’ve been in love with the flavors ever since!  Here’s the scoop: India Jolie is the kidpreneur behind India’s Italian Ice’s. She is a tiny adventurer and ice...

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Giving Tuesday: Donate to our Favorite Nonprofit Organizations

With all the cheer and excitement the holidays bring, there’s also a bit of madness. As soon as the Turkey leftovers hit the fridge, we make that mad dash to a department store or online outlet for the promise of a Black Friday deal. Meanwhile, freshly cut trees and lights adorn the streets as if Thanksgiving was a thing of the distant past. Soon it settles in that we must attack that gift list with a vengeance like a pouncing tiger before all the L.O.L. dolls or iPhone 7s are sold out! But in all this, we can forget...

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Uptown Ballet Academy Classes

Saturday Ballet classes begin on October 21st! There are still a few spaces left! They are also accepting a limited number of new students in some other classes: Boys Contemporary, Tap Sundays, Jazz, and select weekday Ballet classes. Prorated tuition for the current session is $210. Conveniently located at Uptown Studio NYC (5030 Broadway, Suite 803), and have been providing high quality dance education in Upper Manhattan for 3 years. Our emphasis is to provide children and developing dancers with a nurturing and disciplined environment for their dance studies. Younger students are given an introduction to how the body...

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20% off at New Co-Working Space: TEEM

Join TEEM CoWorking to take your business to the next level, as an Uptown Birdies subscriber you will receive 20% off of your initial term when you sign up for a Dedicated Membership using a special  promocode. You must be a subscriber of Uptown Birdies in order to take advantage of TEEMs discounted rate. Simply let us know you have subscribed and would like to take advantage of this discounted rate and we’ll send you the code! You can use the Contact Us page, email or leave a comment below. TEEM website:...

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