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Mamalu Café, Play & Munch Ground will hold a number of events throughout June and is currently running its new Playspace by Italy’s Play, which now includes a new purple and green sneak-a-peek rocket cylinder and kaleidoscope.

Mamalu’s June Events

Mamalú’s New Playspace By Italy’s Play: Ongoing, $5: Have you seen Mamalú’s new playspace? If not, come check out the orange kaleidoscope and the purple green rocket cylinder, and Mamalu’s new playspace by PLAY+.

PLAY+ aims to enrich the material complexity and variety of environments for young children. A rich material landscape supports children in their learning adventure and in constructing their identities, helping them to hone their sensory perceptions and develop synthetic abilities.

PLAY+ originated with the pedagogical consultancy of Reggio Children, inspired by the experience of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia and the pedagogical philosophy of Loris Malaguzzi to experiment with new types of furnishings involving an extensive team of architects, designers, and educators.

PLAY+ continues the research of the project children, spaces, relations — metaproject for an environment for young children, giving it continuity through the art direction and acting as a support to the activities of a pedagogy of relationships, listening, and project orientation, in support of children’s self-learning processes.

Paint-A-Playhouse Workshop, June 15, 3 p.m., $55 workshop: Parents and their little ones are invited to Paint-A-Playhouse with Brooklyn-based artist, Justin Haskell and the Brooklyn Art Department.

The houses that will be painted by kids are white with six windows, two doors and a mailbox and parents will have the chance to help children design a playhouse, a post office, a store, or a secret hide-out.

The eco-friendly Kids-on-Roof houses are made from recycled cardboard; bio-degradable, and come to life in no time.

Houses are made by Hip from Holland and will be taken home by every little artist participating. Mamalú will provide the house, paint and paintbrushes! Space is limited. To pre-register call 718-486-6312. For children ages two-and-a-half to six.

Free Friday Nite Movie Nite: Every Friday in June (6, 13, 20 & 27), 6:30 p.m.., free: Every Friday Mamalú invites families to bring their comfy blanket and watch a movie for free. Movies begin at 6:30 p.m. Call to find out what film is playing.

Drop-Off Service is also available every Friday night from 4-9 p.m. so you can drop your toddler off to see a movie and go out on a date.

Local restaurants, such as Baci & Abracci and FADA, will give a 10% discount on dinner and drinks to parents who use the Drop-Off Service.

Nannies will watch babies and toddlers for $15 an hour, with a two-hour minimum. Kids get a free admission to a movie, a snack and drink while parents get a night together.

Drop-Off service requires reservations 24 hours in advance. For more, contact scheyla@mamalunyc.com.

For more about Mamaulu Café, Play & Munch Ground events, visit www.mamalunyc.com or call 718-486-6312.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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