Local parenting resources.
This page offers an overview on some of the most common questions and topics for families in Bed Stuy. Have an idea of something we should include? Email us!
Special events for families in Bed-Stuy.
Bed-Stuy is home to year-round, family friendly community traditions, thanks to the hard work and vision of longtime residents.
EASTER EGG HUNT Completely unofficially, parents meet in Saratoga Park on Easter Sunday and hide eggs for the toddler set. Hiding at 9:30 a.m., hunting at 10 a.m. Please bring LOTS of eggs and avoid treats with nuts.
KID FLIX Every Friday in August features kids' movies in Fulton Park, culminating every year in a screening of The Wiz! Yellow brick road included, costumes encouraged. Sponsored by MoCADA.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT Gather in costume in Fulton Park at 4 p.m. and pick up a map of participating trick-or-treat houses in this annual Haunted House Tour put together by the Stuyvesant Heights Parents Association. A real community event for all ages! Bring a wagon for the tots and a hip flask for the grown-ups.
CHRISTMAS Each December, gather in Fulton Park for the lighting of Bed-Stuy's giant Christmas Tree, designed and decorated by Deborah at Seasons, the local gardening store. Gather afterwards at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on MacDonough for holiday carols and gifts!
Our favorite playgrounds.
Looking for a place to play? Check out the list of our members' favorite local playgrounds.
Bed Stuy is home to many childcare options – some are larger establishments, some are official preschools and many are smaller, in-home licensed care settings. Here are some of our members’ favorites, plus their reviews.
Finding a nanny.
Looking to hire a babysitter or nanny to care for your children? Here are some sites our members recommend using:
- Bed Stuy Kids Listserv
- Stuyvesant Heights Parents Listserv
- Fort Greene Parents Listserv
- Urban Sitter
Also we highly recommend using Park Slope Parents' Nanny 101 when determining any and all things nanny!
Gardening and green space.
Looking for a place to plant tomatoes? Teach the kids about gardening? Check out our local community gardens.
Dining with kids.
Itching to get out of the house for a meal you don't have to cook? Want to avoid the anxiety of wondering if the restaurant will have a high chair or a side of fries? Here are some of our members' recommendations for local dining options where children are welcomed: