Grimaldi’s pizza. Prospect Park. More space for the kiddies. After birthing babies there’s just no way to avoid a conversation about Brooklyn.
If you’re not ready for the 718 just yet, ease into it with an original print by local artist Jim Datz.
Each of his limited-edition posters features playful illustrations of Brooklyn’s neighborhood highlights — from Bushwick to Brighton Beach, Cobble Hill to Red Hook — with a classic Coney Island hot dog stand thrown in for good measure.
Area names and landmarks are strung between two buildings on an imaginary clothesline that lends the scene a playful, urban vibe. So each time you look at it, you can slowly warm up to the idea of leaving the island.
Without losing any of your cool.
Available at the Brooklyn Flea, Saturday, June 6, Lafayette Avenue, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Fort Greene; online at threepotatofourshop.com.
Mini Chef’s Culinary Playground
What: Join chef Sylvie’s cooking extravaganza, where kids make dishes from around the globe.
Why: Food for thought.
When: Thru June 29. Mon., 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Where: Paradou, 8 Little West 12th St., b/t Ninth & Washington Aves. Register at 212-727-2703 or online at minichefnyc.com.
Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash
What: Enjoy carnival rides and games, plus Clifford the Big Red Dog and WordGirl, to support families in need.
Why: It’s an amusement park with purpose.
When: Tues., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Rain date, Wed., June 3.
Where: Victorian Gardens, Wollman Rink, Central Park. Enter at 59th St. & Sixth Ave. Tickets at 212-736-1772 or online at babybuggy.org.
Shop Lucky Finds
What: Find gently used clothing, gear, toys, books, and new items at sample sale prices at the massive one-day consignment sale.
Why: Reduce! Reuse! Bicycles!
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Saint Jean Baptiste Community Center, 184 E. 76th St., b/t Lexington & Third Aves. Info at 917-796-7092.