Monday, April 29, 2013

THE BROOKLYN BABY EXPO RETURNS SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 #Bklynbabyexpo


The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Baby Expo, presented by A Child Grows in Brooklyn
Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 10 am – 4 pm

(Brooklyn, NY) – For the second year, A Child Grows in Brooklyn will host the Brooklyn Baby Expo. Held on Sunday, June 2, from 10am to 4pm, this event will showcase top resources for new and expectant parents and provide a space where they can interact with other parents, exhibitors and experts. The Expo will take place at the International School of Brooklyn, (477 Court Street) and will include a full day of mini-workshops, demonstrations, and informative seminars.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their partner, friend or whole family and enjoy lunch in our Fairway Café, play in our movement room, and get comfortable in our nursing lounge. Parents and parents-to-be can learn about and shop for everything from gear, clothing and furniture, to child care services and organic baby food. Hands-on activities include testing baby carriers and strollers, participating in class demos, and learning how to make baby food and install a car seat. Parents can attend full-length seminars about preparing for birth and post-natal care, navigating the new-parent world in Brooklyn, raising a good sleeper, best baby gear, learning how to take photos of their children without ‘missing the moment’, and more.

Raffle Prizes
Parents will have the chance to win highly coveted raffle prizes throughout the day, individually valued between $50-$850. Giveaways include strollers, high chairs, car seats, carriers, kid classes, tickets, gift certificates and more. Raffle sponsors include Baby Bjorn, Orbit, Stokke, Britax, Joovy, Bump Brooklyn, Sweet Seat, Pacific Baby, Milkies International, Skip Hop, Kidville, StrollAway, Rockabye Baby, Pink Lining, CityBabes, and more.
 
Gift Bags
VIP ticket holders will receive a gift bag hand made by Hiho Batik, which will include a BebaSling Lite by Joovy (retail value $99), and many other full-sized samples and premium gifts from sponsors, valued at over $250. Premium ticket holders will receive with a gift bag filled with fabulous finds from Pearhead, Munchkin, Babeland, Joe, Weleda and more, which have a total retail value of $150.

Seminars (as of 4/29/13)
Parents will get in-depth information during one of several exciting seminars offered throughout the day.

Preparing for Birth and Post-natal Care,
with Jada Shapiro of Birth Day Presence Parenting      
The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby, with Keya Chatterjee, Director for International Climate Policy at the World Wildlife Fund  
Survival Guide for New Moms in Brooklyn, with Lori Richmond, Editor at The Bump
Best Baby Gear for Ages 0 – 3, with Jamie Grayson (a.k.a. The Baby Guy)
Photosanity: Take Better Photos of Your Children & Stop Missing the Moment, with Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity.com
Raising a Good Sleeper, delivered by a panel of sleep experts from the greater NYC area
Tech Zone: Online Resources Parents Need to Know about, a panel discussion with creators of the newest and freshest online resources and apps.

Tickets and registration
Tickets may be purchased at
http://brooklynbabyexpo2013.eventbrite.com/
Price: $65 for VIP ticket (family VIP $75), $35 for Premium ticket (or $60 for two tickets), $40 for Premium family pass (includes one Premium gift bag), $15 budget ticket (no gift bag). All activities, seminar and demos included in admission price.

Sponsors
Our expo is sponsored this year by the International School of Brooklyn, Preferred Health Partners, Bright Horizons, Fairway, Britax, Ubbi, Kidville, Joovy, Hiho Batik and our charity partner Little Essentials.

Our Media Partners
Our 2013 Media Partners include: Mommy PoppinsThe Bump, The Staten Island Family, MommyBites, and Red Tricycle. The Media Partners along with all parent bloggers will congregate in the Media Lounge and attend the Expo to experience all that the Expo has to offer.

Exhibitors (as of 4/29/13)


And more…

*Brooklyn Baby Expo charity partner

About A Child Grows in Brooklyn
A Child Grows in Brooklyn is considered the virtual “home” for Brooklyn parents and the first stop for expectant, new and seasoned parents. Learn about parenting resources, schools, camps, classes, neighborhood news, family friendly events, gear, trends and everything in between.

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