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About valeriegerstein

A former online media professional, I am home, on the Upper West Side, with my 2 gorgeous girls, Mia and Liza and their wonderful Daddy, Mark.

Curious about becoming a Human Milk Donor? Join us Saturday 3/5!

Are you curious about what a Human Milk Bank is? Interested in becoming a Human Milk Donor? Each breastmilk donation contributes to saving the lives of micro-premature babies! Join us this Saturday, March 5th at Explore + Discover (444 2nd … Continue reading

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Really Ready to Read book event. March 6

UWS Mother/daughter book event. http://www.hbscny.org/s/1738/cc/index2.aspx?sid=1738&gid=4&pgid=46597&cid=100260&ecid=100260&crid=0&calpgid=13&calcid=78389 Conscious Parenting – Really Ready to Read Event.pdf

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Girls Leadership on the UWS

From: “Girls Leadership” <elinzer> Date: February 16, 2016 at 6:15:24 AM EST

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Mega Challah Bake for Kids – THIS TUESDAY

  Thanks Limor and Noa for suggesting I spread the word… Friday nights will never be the same: Please have your kids, boys and girls, Join hundreds of other NYC kids on January 12th at the New York Hilton Midtown for a child-centered … Continue reading

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Bereavement program for Hanukkah

I attended this event after my Mom died and found it very useful. I highly recommend it whether you, a loved one or a friend will be facing a sad and happy – light and dark holiday season. Lights in … Continue reading

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UWS Playground to Get New Equipment in $705K Upgrade

I love DNAInfo… I get great news there and I wanted to share this article which is great news since there are so many schools nearby. By Emily Frost | October 20, 2015 4:42pm UPPER WEST SIDE — A local playground near … Continue reading

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NY Times article about PS 199

What do you think? I saw this on DNAinfo’s site: www.neighborhoodsquare.com http://nyti.ms/1OWRc9t Manhattan Rezoning Fight Involves a School Called ‘Persistently Dangerous’ By KATE TAYLOR OCT. 27, 2015 Children arriving at Public School 199 on Tuesday. The Manhattan elementary school is part of a … Continue reading

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The Big Apple Circus is back in town!

You may have seen the tent going up a couple weeks ago… We have a family tradition, well many traditions, but one this time of year is going to the Big Apple Circus. I asked the circus if they could offer … Continue reading

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The New Victory Theater – The Gruffalo

Only 1 express subway ride away from 72nd street and the Upper West Side, I promised myself I’d go with my family to more shows at The New Victory Theatre.  We went this weekend to see The Gruffalo since it … Continue reading

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Girl Empowerment – Dynamo Girl

I saw that Barney’s has a great window about Girl Empowerment and there are many programs (local and beyond) that empower girls.  I want to support a local Mom who has a program for empowering girls through sports – Dynamo Girl. … Continue reading

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