Family Movie, Sunday 12/9

My Neighbor Totoro

Purchase Tickets Here

Join us for a family film afternoon. “My Neighbor Totoro” is a superbly animated children’s tale that follows two young girls in a forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest, who takes the sisters on a magical adventure helping them to understand the realities of life. The film is directed by Academy-Award winner Hayao Miyazak, and like his other family-oriented features, it has a powerful ecological theme. [87 minutes]

Doors Open at 3pm / Film Starts at 3:30pm / Admission $10 per family Snacks and water will be sold

Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit BSI

Sunday November 18 at Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 7th Ave., Brooklyn

Grab your family and friends for a fun day of shopping, listening to read alouds by our teachers, hanging out with friends, and raising money for BSI! You can even buy books for your child’s classroom. BSI is given a code number which you can to apply to in store or online purchases and B&N will give a percentage of the purchase to BSI.

If you can volunteer on the day of the Bookfair to hand out flyers so that B&N customers can use our code at the register, sign up here. Why not volunteer with your kids and show them how we all pitch in to make BSI better?

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event

Where: Floyd Bennett Field
Date: Saturday, October 13 (raindate – October 14)
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ben Hom, BSI parent and a science teacher, will be leading a monarch butterfly tagging event for BSI families on Saturday, October 13 at Floyd Bennett Field.

Thank you, Ben!

Join him to learn about the butterflies’ habitats, and how to capture, tag, and release them to track their annual southern migration to Mexico. This science program is part of the University of Kansas’ Monarch Watch, and is appropriate for all ages.

Where to Meet
Meet Ben at at 10:00 AM in the parking lot of main entrance to Floyd Bennett Field. From the parking lot, the group will head to the community garden to tag butterflies until 1:00 PM. Here are driving and public transit directions from the National Parks Service.

What to Bring
Ben will provide tags, and have butterfly nets for sharing, but If you’ve got your own net please bring it. Please also bring snacks/lunch and water – the nearest food for purchase is at Aviator Sports. There are bathrooms near the community garden.

If you have questions, you can contact Ben at