The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kiddie Science Needs Your Support!

Local mad momma Carmen is also a talented teacher of science. And her "Kiddie Science" program has begun to attract a following in these parts.  She's throwing a fundraiser to help her expand her offerings. It's a bit of an open secret that it's hard to make a profit on these kinds of programs unless you're herding them in like the super-popular Carmelo the Science Fellow in Boerum Hill, who also has a preschool and a shoppe on Atlantic Avenue, where I enjoyed his schtick recently at a Birthday party. I mean, um, my 4-year old enjoyed his schtick. Not a whole lot of science happened, but he kept the kids laughing. And they made slime balls.

Back to Carmen. She's building a program from the ground up, and cold use a little inflow to build up the infrastructure. The deets are included below, and by all means try out her one of her Saturday classes. You need only sign up for one, here, and see hows you likes it. Tix to the wine bar 'n' appetizers fundraisers here.

Join us on Sunday, January 19th for the Kiddie Science Wine & Cheese Fundraiser. From 7pm to 9pm, enjoy appetizers and a curated wine bar courtesy of Brooklyn’s own 65 Fen wine shop while supporting quality science education for young children. If you cannot attend, your purchased ticket is still a donation to Kiddie Science, a local, soon-to-be non-profit organization.  All collected funds will go toward expanding our program offerings for 2014. Your donation is tax deductible when filing your 2014 tax return.

Kiddie Science provides inquiry-based, hands-on programming that uses experiments and child-led exploration to empower children to think scientifically. The goal of Kiddie Science is to expand a child's natural curiosity about science and enable them to apply critical thinking skills to their world. To learn more about our programs, visit

Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th! Thank you for supporting Kiddie Science.


Ms. Carmen the Science Teacher said...

Thank you neighbors for all the support! We have just four tickets left. Please help us make this a sold out event by purchasing your ticket(s) today. Thank you for supporting Kiddie Science!

Ms. Carmen the Science Teacher said...

Dear neighbors,

Thank you for your continued support! We are 24 hours away from the Kiddie Science fundraiser and we have just three tickets left. Please help make this a sold out event by purchasing your ticket at

Your purchased ticket is a tax deductible donation to Kiddie Science, a local non profit organization. Again, thank you for your support!

-Ms. Carmen