Wish List

We are currently collecting the following items for the new space:

Kitchen Equipment: Forks, Spoons, Knives, Cutting boards, pots, pans, storage containers for dry goods, spatulas, wooden spoons, etc.

We need a good rug for the entry way. 

Drill Press

iMac.  (for the maker shop) 

Popcorn popper

Stereo and speakers.



Come on a field trip with us!

Free field trip this week!

Brooklyn Apple kids are visiting the Lower East Side Girls Club for two great classes, and 10 more home school students are welcome to join us!  

When: Wednesday, April 29th
Class goes from 11am-12:30.  45 min in planetarium and 45 min in Biobase

Please arrive by 10:50, give yourself plenty of time to make it out to Ave. D, its a long walk so you might want to take the M14D, if you take the M14A, its will take you down Ave. A.  or take the M9 bus. 
Please don't be late, the Lower East Side Girls club is a great.  They are offering their time free of charge, so lets show respect. 

402 E 8th St, New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-1633

Planetarium program:

"Maya Skies" - This introduction to ancient astronomy and cosmology tells us how the Maya studied the skies, invented their calendar, aligned their buildings with the movements of the sun, and learned to predict the movements of Venus and solar eclipses from their observatories in the jungles of Mexico. A view from space clearly explains the seasons, the solstices and the equinoxes. An animated segment tells the story of the Hero Twins from the Popol Vuh, with ties to the heavens and the birth of corn as the basis of Maya life.

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Check out the conference!

Hosted by Alternatives To School
$20 registration here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1294670

For details, please go to: http://alternativestoschool.com/brooklyn-conference/

The conference is open to all, including families who are thinking about leaving the traditional school system and those who are already using family and community-based approaches to learning, including homeschooling, free schooling, and cooperative schooling.

The event will be held over two days. The first day will feature a wide array of school alternatives. The second day will take place outside in Prospect Park, and will feature a DIY picnic, free play, as well as some informal outdoor activities.

-- The conference snacks provided by our proud sponsor, Local Roots NYC --

Peter Gray, the author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, will present his research on free play and self-directed learning (http://www.amazon.com/Free-Learn-Unleashing-Instinct-Self-Reliant/dp/0465025994)

Self-Directed Learning Centers & Schools Panel:
There will be a discussion among some of the most prominent self-directed learning organizations in the New York area, including:
* Brooklyn Free School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
* Agile Learning Center in Manhattan
* South Mountain Co-op in Maplewood, NJ
* Brooklyn Apple Academy in Park Slope, Brooklyn
* Pono Learning Center, in Manhattan

Day 1: May 9th: 12:30 – 5.30
Old First Reformed Church
126 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Day 2: May 10th: 12 – 5
Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn
DIY picnic, free play, and activities in Prospect Park
- It’s Mother’s Day too! Celebrate mom while the kids play!