Friday, December 4, 2015


Are you looking for warm, winter activities to bring your children to nearby? Consider this...

Willow Nest Studio

A creative and playful world for children to grow and learn
is now hosting

Open Play Workshops 
for children ages 1-5 and their parents!

We offer a cozy and creative place nearby for you to
during the cold winter months.

Come explore fort building, shadow story play, puppetry, movement and creative tinkering with artist/educator Elisha Georgiou. Children are provided a beautiful space, an array of wonderfully open-ended materials and sensory exploration  centers where they are encouraged to dream and imagine new possibilities, creating stories, songs and worlds big and small. Interesting and provocative materials change daily. The environment is especially intended to be shared and guided by the children themselves. Come join new friends in a warm, beautiful setting designed to inspire the very young! 

Open Play Fast Facts:
Ages: 1-5 with parents
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Drop-in $15, Class booklet of 10 for $100 (valid for six weeks, public school holidays excluded), siblings half-price.
Registration required: at or by calling 646-236-3116. 24-hour notice of cancellation requested. Space limited. Should a workshop session be filled, barring you from attendance, a credit beyond your booklet expiration will be applied.
Location: Willow Nest Studio, 2nd Floor, 592 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218, between 11th Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest

Interested in a longer, drop-off option?
Willow Nest Studio's inaugural program, Story Tree Playgroup, is also now accepting applications and is open for registration. Story Tree Playgroup is a drop-off, preschool alternative designed for children between the ages of 2.5 and 5. We are accepting applications for children who turn 2.5 in March to finish out the spring 2016 semester. Children registering for the fall semester must be between the ages of 2.5 and 4.5 by September 2016. A discount for early registration next fall is available. 

Parents who we can and do serve:
  • parents looking for 2-4 half days (mornings) of pre-school with a small, focussed group, led by caring, trained educators. Classes run M-W-F beginning at 9:30 and finishing at 12:30 or 1:30. See website for tuition rates. Early registration discounts available.
  • home-school parents looking for an arts enrichment and/or socialization supplement to your current curriculum, 1-2 days weekly.

Thank you for joining hands with local families at the newly opened Willow Nest Studio space. We look forward to helping foster great adventures in ART and PLAY in the years to come!


This post was submitted by Elisha Georgiou, M.Ed.
Founder and Director
Story Tree Playgroup
Supporting Early Learning