July 2 – 4: Weekend Links for Brooklyn Mamas

Coney Island via Hipstamatic

I did Coney Island and the new Luna Park with the kids this week — other than a fluke-y visual incident I had happen (more on that maybe never), we had a great time! Luna Park is the amusement area right across the street from the entrance to the Cyclone. Rides are slick and impressive, but there’s not much for younger kids (although a couple of rides seem to be in the works). So don’t forget to stop by the old-school, been-there-forever rides area right on the Boardwalk, a little closer to Nathan’s and Stillwell Avenue. They’re less, um, shiny and bright, but they’ll delight little ones anyway.

While we’re talking Coney Island, and since it’s July 4th weekend, don’t forget:

Friday Night Fireworks on the Boardwalk.

Nathan’s Famous Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest (eeewww!)

Now, on to link-age….

Tara Mandy‘s (the genius behind Stroller Traffic) list of mom must-have’s (love reading what other moms swear by!) — Mom Finds

Free Family Workshops (+ kid classes you pay for, too) all summer at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. — A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Tips on surviving the “terrible two’s.”Mom Delicious

Summer Travel: A cute play yard slipcover. — Cool Mom Picks

A new kids’ clothing resale shop wants to buy your old stuff, AND they’ll come pick it up. Awesome. — Brokelyn

This cocktail is so in our near future. We thought you might like to try it, too.

Salty Dog

A Salty Dog (photo by Tom Schierlitz for the July, 2010 Bon Appetit)

Cheers! Happy 4th, mamas!

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