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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 2009 Mother's Day (& week) Events in Park Slope for Sexy, Edgy, Stylish & Fit Moms

Pre-Mother's Day Professional Photo Shoot!

Saturday, May 9th from 12-6pm

Bump Brooklyn, 464 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, www.bumpbrooklyn.com (718-638-1960)
- Bump Brooklyn is offering Mom's an incredible pre-Mother's Day opportunity to have their photograph taken by Brooklyn based photographer Justine Cooper. Justine has an amazing ability to capture life's most precious moments.You can see images of her photographs here: images.

Justine will be doing 15 minute mini-shoots for bumps & babes with a fitting urban Brooklyn backdrop on our block. In the event of rain, we will move the shoot indoors to one of the empty storefronts on Bergen thanks to our friends at Pintchik.

  • There is a $25 suggested donation for the shoot and tasty cupcakes from Staceycakes. Bump will be matching all donations and giving the proceeds to The New Space for Women's Health.
  • Select photographs from the shoot will be put on exhibit at Bump. Prints will be available for purchase after the exhibit opening in early June - the perfect gift for Father's Day!
  • The New Space for Women’s Health is improving the quality of health care for all women in New York City by establishing an independent, freestanding center for birth, breastfeeding, and women’s health care, opening in midtown Manhattan in early 2011. For more information, please visit their site.
  • Staceycakes are made by our friend and fellow mom, Stacey Shapiro. She has been making cupcakes for years, but finally decided to make a business of it and we can't complain. She is super talented and her cupcakes are always a hit.

For more information about the shoot or to reserve your spot, please call us at t:718 638 1960.

Slots are limited and this is an opportunity not to be missed, so come to Bump, try some clothes on, have some photos taken and eat a cupcake all for a great cause!

Sexy Babeland's Mother’s Day Celebration

Sunday, May 10, noon-7pm, Free
Babeland Brooklyn, 462 Bergen Street
Babeland supports all the Sexy Mamas in Brooklyn and invites them to stop in for an all-day celebration! Moms can enjoy complimentary hand massages from noon-2pm courtesy of Jimmyjane, hourly raffles and refreshments. The first 25 moms will receive Babeland gift bags and all moms and their families will receive a 10% discount all day!

7th Annual BKLYN Designs - www.bklyndesigns.com
Sunday, May 10th
1pm – 3pm: Mother’s Day Brunch and Educational Eco-friendly Series Visit 93 Nevins, Brooklyn’s Newest Green Townhomes for a Mother’s Day Brunch, and to experience the latest in green technology! Join us at 93 Nevins for an educational open-house tour all weekend: Saturday, May 9th 1pm - 5pm & Sunday, May 10th 1pm - 5pm (Mother’s Day Brunch) - Eco-friendly Experts and Professionals will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Green Designs, Construction, Materials, and Energy Efficiency.

1pm - 3pm:
Kid’s Story Time at Iglooplay Join Iglooplay for a special Mother’s Day Story Time as four different authors/illustrators share their work. Enjoy Story Time and relax in the OM cushion lounge, provided by Object Interiors!!

2pm - 4pm:
Avant-Arrangements: Designing with Flowers
Presentation and Brunch - In conjunction with BKLYN DESIGNS, Design Within Reach hosts an installation of modern flower design. Amy Gardella of Seaport Flowers will demonstrate how to create long-lasting and striking arrangements. Join us for Amy’s presentation or stop by the Studio during the BKLYN DESIGNS - Design Within Reach: Brooklyn Heights 76 Montague Street (between Hicks and the Promenade)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3pm: Argington & American Cancer Society Raffle Please join Argington as they support the American Cancer Society through a raffle of their Bamboo Uffizi Bunk Bed accompanied by a Fuji Toy Box and a Bamboo Sahara Crib with a Delphi Changing Table. Jane’s Carousel • 56 Water Street

Thursday, May 14th
Tales of Motherhood without Sanctimony - Join acclaimed playwright Diana Son, journalist Beth Harpaz, novelist Mary Morris, and five other notable mother-writers for a fun reading over a much-needed glass of wine, just a few days after Mother’s Day. From aggrieved moms of pot-smoking teens to fed-up new mothers of colicky infants, these writers will shock, amuse, and entertain you, and they won’t make you eat your vegetables before you get dessert.

Third Annual Edgy Mothers Reading at the historic Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. The Brooklyn Reading Works curator is Louise Crawford and the Edgy Mothers Reading curators are Sophia Romero, Amy Sohn, and Michele Madigan Somerville.

The complete line-up:

Jill Eisenstadt, author of From Rockaway and Kiss Out
Beth Harpaz
, author of 13 is the New 18 and other things my children taught me while I was having a nervous breakdown being their mother and The Girls in the Van

Mary Morris
, author of Revenge,
Vanishing Animals, The Bus of Dreams, and The Lifeguard Stories
Jenny Offill
, author of Last Things and editor of Money Changes Everything

Sophia Romero
, blogger, The Shiksa from Manila and author of Always Hiding

Amy Sohn
, author of Run Catch Kiss and the upcoming Prospect Park West

Michele Madigan Somerville
poet and author of WISEGAL and Black Irish
Diana Son
, playwright of Stop Kiss and Satellites

Location: Old Stone House, Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets (Phone: 718-768-3195) - 7:30 p.m: Open bar/Wine donated by Shawn Liquors. Reading is at 8PM. Suggested contribution: $5 to benefit Old Stone House. Reading is open to all – not just mothers – though please leave children at home.

NY Fit Mama Event 2009 in Park Slope www.NYFitMama.com
May 17th, 2009 11am - 4pm

Fitness sampler classes, inspiration, motivation, and rockin' fitness ideas for moms! Prospect Park Picnic House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

This first annual event has been designed to bring together moms and fitness and lifestyle experts for a day of fitness classes, real discussions, and fun in the park! You'll have a chance to try out new kinds of exercise, chat with other moms, find new motivation and tips, and work up a little sweat while you're at it. The NY Fitmama fitness classes are geared toward Moms no matter how long ago you gave birth! We welcome, to the event and fitness classes, babies aged 6 weeks to pre-crawling. Come join us!

Check out the schedule, meet the presenters, and reserve your spot now! B.Y.O.M (Bring Your Own Mat) for the classes. Light refreshments will be available. No tickets will be sold at the door so please purchase yours before 11pm on May 16, 2009