Throughout the year, Families First coordinates special events for its members as well as for the entire Brooklyn community.


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MentorMoms Sunshine

Bring your baby or babies and join us at Families First on Fridays for a new Mom's meet up hosted by experienced moms (mentors) from the local community.

Each week a different "Mentor Mom" will facilitate a discussion based on her experience, professional and personal, to welcome other parents into the community and share ideas and resources about parenting. Come join other fellow moms to gather and share triumphs, goals, concerns, joy, frustrations, ask for advice and share advice all in a nurturing and supportive environment.

New parents encouraged, all parents welcome (including Dads!).

Fridays at 10:30 am
You do not have to be a Families First Member to participate, $10 suggested donation

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On May 25th at 7pm, Families First will host New York Times best selling author Jancee Dunn for a reading from her new non-fiction book How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids (Little, Brown). A former MTV veejay and Rolling Stone staff writer, her latest book investigates why she became so angry at her husband after the birth of their child and how they overcame the resentment that threatened to derail their relationship. She details advice from couples therapists, parenting experts and even an FBI hostage negotiator in this humorous how-to/memoir, while explaining the science behind things like why a baby's cry wakes up women at night and not men. Join us for an evening of laughs, parenting talk, and complimentary wine and cheese.

On Saturday, May 20 th , the Annual Spring Carnival will take place on Baltic Street, between Court and Clinton Streets in Cobble Hill. Sponsored by Families First, which is located on Baltic Street, the day is a celebration of family and community for families of toddlers to kindergarten-aged children. The Carnival features the kids’ favorites: pony rides, bouncy houses, face painting, tattoos, carnival games, arts & crafts, a bake sale, a used book sale and balloons! The Annual Spring Carnival is the principle fundraiser for Families First, a not-for- profit organization established in 1981 to provide families with children’s classes, workshops for parents, and an indoor PlaySpace. Parents, caregivers, and young children, six months to 5 years, find a warm and supportive educational environment here that prepares them to successfully enter the school age years. Other sources of support for Families First are membership and program fees, grants and donations. We would like to thank Ridgewood Savings Bank for underwriting assistance for the 2017 Spring Carnival. Proceeds from the event will be used to support parent/child education programs at Families First.

Our 4 th annual “Burgers and Beers Benefit” which will be hosted by Moo Burger is happening on Tuesday, April 4 th from 6:00 – 9:00pm. This is our one “adults only” event at Families First. So, book your babysitter, invites your friends and get ready for a great night out in support of Families First! We have planned a fun-filled event - great food, drinks and some awesome silent auction items on which to bid. And, we are also having a raffle with the chance to win an Amazon Echo or a reservation for two at Rao’s Restaurant – the “most exclusive restaurant in New York” according to Vanity Fair! You can purchase tickets on-line through our website or in person at Families First.