Thanks to the efforts of two local moms, Laurie Nicholson and Kim Rossignol, a little over a year ago, Raising Astoria was born. It has since then become a resource for parents and expecting mothers in the neighborhood. A mix of toy shop, consignment store and learning center, it is a place where you can grab some fab Eco-friendly toys, maternity wear, gifts, or recycle your stuff by placing it into Consignment. (Because you know, how much can we really store in our tight spaces?) It is also a place where you can enjoy open play, yoga with your little one or music classes, and the lily pad learning center is available for party rentals. It’s not all for little ones! Laurie and Kim know how important it is for parents to have resources available to them in their communities.
Since its inception, Raising Astoria has offered helpful workshops and Laurie and Kim are very willing to work with parents to bring what they need to the neighborhood. Among the workshops RA has offered are:
Expecting parent lectures
First aid training
Breast feedingRaising Astoria is especially important to me because it allows me to partake in some fun activities with Enzo, because they have Saturday morning classes. This is important because, if you’re a working mom, you know that most stuff for kids is happening when you’re at work! (how annoying!!) To me, Raising Astoria is a God-send. We’ve been taking music classes there, and they’re so much fun!
Enzo listening to Yoni G. during Music Class. For schedules and pricing click here.