PAST EVENTS

Friday
Apr222011

Fri, April 29, 2011: An Evening of Creatives & Cocktails

As the spring finally peaks through, and the swirl of creative energy is in the air, Momasphere is happy to co-present, Creatives and Cocktails, an evening of creative networking + brainstorming with Whitney Ferre, the Founder of Creatively Fit.

Bring your big dreams, new ideas and visions to the table & expect to be supported and inspired. Not only will there be incredible people and creative conversation, but we will have colorful markers, paper, magazines and glue sticks, so whether a quick vision board or "Scribble Drawing" is needed to further your creative visions we can help! If you are ready to CREATE change on any level, or to help others launch newness into their lives, please join us!

 

DATE: Friday, April 29
TIME: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
PLACE: Linger Cafe and Lounge, 533 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Phone: 347-689-4813
ADMISSION: is FREE but we still need you to RSVP in advance online HERE!
Cash or credit accepted for the cafe's delicious & creative menu!

Be one of the first to RSVP online for a chance to win a free copy of Whitney Ferre's book The Artist Within: A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit or Ellen Bari's Children's Book Jumping Jenny!

 This is a great opportunity to meet Whitney in person and learn more about her Creatively Fit Online Programs and how they can inspire your life. Whitney will be signing copies of her book, The Artist Within: A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit. Momasphere’s Ellen Bari will also be there to share her creative journey, in publishing her new children's book, Jumping Jenny.

Whitney is offering our Momasphere members a special 2-for-1 opportunity to join her 8-session Meet Your Artist Within online program so you can join with a friend, and inspire each other to reach outside of your creative comfort zone. To register, click here and enter Coupon Code "Momasphere" to receive 50% off the regular fee. Encourage a friend to do the same and cheer each other on! There are also still a few spots left for Whitney’s Creative Expression Program April 30th program at the Brooklyn Artist’s Gym.

Click below to learn more about Whitney Ferre's book The Artist Within: A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit & Ellen Bari's Children's Book Jumping Jenny!

  

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Thursday
Nov182010

Tues, Dec 14th, 2010: Film Screening & Intimate Discussion of "Who Does She Think She Is?" 

 
 

A Documentary About The Thorny Balancing Act Between Motherhood & Artistic Expression.Time:

6:30pm to 9pm - (Film Screening 7pm - 8:20pm)
Date: Tues., Dec 14th, 2010
Price: General Admission: $10 online and $15 at the door (cash only at the door)
Place:
Brooklyn Creative League, 540 President St, 3rd Fl (Betw. 3rd & 4th Ave.), Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215.

SCHEDULE:

  • 6:30pm - Enjoy wine & snacks
  • 7pm - 8:20pm - Film Screening
  • 8:20pm - 9pm - Audience Circle Discussion with 3 Creativity Coaches as Facilitators

 

Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online: Proceeds of the event will go to Soaringwords, an online support network for sick children and their families. Features stories , creative works, counseling, and gifts.

 
 

We had such great feedback from Momasphere's Lunafest Film Festival last spring that we decided to kick off this season with a screening and discussion as well. We've invited three Brooklyn-based creativity coaches- who also just happen to be moms- to facilitate an intimate conversation, after the screening, about some of the meaningful issues the film raises. ( We will supply tissues). The three coaches are Denise Laurin of Make a Living Creatively, Rahti Gorfien of Creative Calling Coaching and Joanna Lindenbaum of Soulful Coaching. We encourage you to invite creative mom friends who are not Momasphere members. We'd hate to see them miss out on such a great film and discussion!

WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?, a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within.

The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. TO WATCH A TRAILER AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM CLICK HERE.

Thursday
Apr292010

May 23rd 2010 - Lunafest Women's Film Festival

Award-winning Films By...For...And About Women.

WHEN: Sun, May 23rd, 2010
PLACE: Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue (Between 7th & 8th St.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215
PRICE: Tickets are $20 online at www.Momasphere.com/upcoming-event 
or $30 cash at the door (one free raffle ticket is included in ticket purchase- additional raffle tickets available for $5 each)
 

AGENDA:

4:00 pm - Enjoy wine & snacks, browse tables & sample great local businesses.

4:30 - 6:00 pm - Film Screening

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Discussion with Ela Thier
, award winning writer & director of Lunafest Film A Summer Rain

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Reception

Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Tickets at the door are cash only and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 15% of the proceeds from this event will go towards fighting Breast Cancer and 85% of the proceeds will benefit the Bax Artists in Residence Program.

LUNAFEST™- www.lunafest.org , the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be presented by Momasphere Events at Brooklyn Arts Exchange in ParkSlope (BAX), Brooklyn on May 23rd, 2010. This will be the ONLY Lunafest film festival in New York City this year!

The award-winning films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers: http://www.lunafest.org/the-films.cfm

All proceeds from Momasphere’s LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the BAX Artist in Residence program. To date, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, has raised over $470,000 for local women’s community nonprofit organizations and over $285,000 for the national Breast Cancer Fund. In addition to fabulous raffle prizes, attendees will receive goodie bags chock-full of great products courtesy of awesome sponsors: LUNA bars, Rahua Haircare Products, Sambazon Acai Berry Mineral Drink, Babeland, Brooklyn Flavors Natural Skin Care, Nine Cakes Cupcakes, Q'Bel Bars, Bust Magazine.  Tote-bags courtesy of: Park Slope Eye. Our generous Lunafest media sponsors: Bust Magazine, YELP, and Brooklyn Based. 

 

  Filled with stories of reflection and whimsy, hope and humor, grace and perseverance, LUNAFEST films are renowned for celebrating the talents and stories of women. Our films include many off the traditional “festival circuit.” Collectively, LUNAFEST films captivate audiences, compel dialogue and arm those who participate with both the knowledge and the motivation to make a difference in their communities.LUNAFEST’s films have won industry awards and audience accolades, and the films selected for 2009-10

 

For a glimpse into LUNAFEST, watch the teaser below from this year's films or read on to learn more about this year’s selected films:

 

Check out all the fun local businesses that will be tabling at Lunafest!

  • Phinizy and Phebe - sample handcrafted and unique ice cream from Brooklyn
  • Sambazon - enjoy complimentary organic acai berry juice blends
  • Yona's Gourmet Delights - try delicious hors d'ouvres & quiche: Homemade Elegance Made Easy
  • Luna Bars - snack on a variety of delectably flavored nutrition bars
  • Mad Mimi  - learn about simple, intelligent & powerful email marketing utility that anyone can use
  • Shustir - find out about the online marketplace for small businesses
  • Flip Maja - order your own unique yoga and pilates bag custom made for you
  • Skin Specialty Group - get a free make-over from the most current and up-to-date dermatologic and cosmetic experts.

Plus, great raffle prizes! - A Sexy Surprise from Babeland - Two Gift Certificates for Slope Suds Salon - A One Hr One-on-One Personal Fitness Session with Zoe Bowick Levine - One-on-One Coaching Session with Life Coach Alina Bas - Pampering Massage compliments of S Clubs

 

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Tuesday
Apr272010

May 19th, 2010 - Momasphere is Sponsoring "Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids" at Babeland

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time:
7:30pm
Price: $20 at the door
Place: Babeland Brooklyn, 462 Bergen Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn

 

Do moms make better lovers? We think so, and in this workshop just for moms you’ll discover how to claim the sexual satisfaction you so richly deserve. Taught by Babeland’s own Anne Semans, co-author of Sexy Mamas: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids, you’ll learn (and share!) tips on how to embrace your body, make time for sex, re-ignite desire, and reconnect with your own erotic nature. Single moms welcome! Come early for snacks, mingling and pampering: 15-minute chair massages will be offered from 6:30-7:30.



 

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Monday
Apr262010

May 13th 2010 - Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Sharon Lerner, Author of The War on Moms: On Life in a Family Un-Friendly Nation

Momasphere and Park Slope Parents Career Networking presents an intriguing book launch and panel discussion with Sharon Lerner, author of The War on Moms: On Life in a Family Un-Friendly Nation. With life harder on American families than it's been in decades, the book takes the blame away from moms and puts it where it really belongs. Leading work/life balance and legal/policy experts will join Sharon for an illuminating evening. You won't want to miss this relevant discussion! Wine and snacks will be served.

All guests will receive a complimentary copy of Brain Child Magazine, the ‘magazine for thinking mothers’.  

All Proceeds of the event will go to support Children Of The City, a local charity dedicated to changing the culture of poverty through education and outreach.


Time:  6:30pm to 8:30pm
Date:  Thursday, May 13th
Price:  General Admission: $10 online and $15 at the door (cash only at the door)
Place: Brooklyn Creative League, 540 President St, 3rd Fl., Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

 Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Tickets at the door are cash only and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

We are honored to present the first Brooklyn look at this fascinating book, a few short days after its release. Sharon Lerner's The War on Moms is battlefield reporting on the widespread, brutal realities facing most American women today: the lack of paid maternity leave, the dearth of decent part-time work options, and the shortage of good, affordable childcare options. We are honored to present our panel of experts whose knowledge and experience offer an added dimension to Sharon Lerner’s impeccable reporting and insight into the status of the American mother today:

 

Read Momasphere's interview with Sharon Lerner on our blog, and click on READ MORE below to learn about the panelists.

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Thursday
Jan282010

April 24th, 2010 - Adopt A Sock Monkey Event For The Whole Family!

 

Momasphere is sponsoring Adopt a Sock Monkey!

Date: Saturday, April 24th
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Place: Pink Olive, 167 Fifth Ave. (between Lincoln and Berkley place), Park Slope, Brooklyn

Adopt a sock monkey for $30 from FreshArt at the Pink Olive store in Park Slope, Brooklyn and go bananas with a complimentary photo shoot from Classic Kids Photography! Receive a free 3.5X5 professional quality print of you & your new sock friend! Just mention "Momasphere" at the counter to get special treatment! Momasphere members get a special 10% discount on all additional prints ordered, as well as any other items (besides the sock monkey) in the store. Momasphere moms also get first dibs on signing up for the free photo session for adopting the sock monkey! Please email us at info@momasphere.com if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you and your kids there!

80% of the Sock Monkey proceeds will go back to FreshArt along with 10% of all additional prints purchased from your monkey shoot. FreshArt is a non-profit organization that provides expanded artistic, personal development, and entrepreneurial opportunities in New York City artists with special needs.

Other generous sponsors of this fun, fundraiser/event are: NY Kids Club, Classic Kids, and Kumkuat Cupcakes.

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Tuesday
Jan262010

April 18th, 2010 - Join us for a Live Video Event with Cathy Greenberg, PhD, Happiness Expert and author of What Happy Working Mothers Know!

 

You can click on the "Join Event" button on the image above or click on the following link and it will bring you directly to our program on Sunday, 4/18 at noon (EST): What Happy Working Mothers Know Video Event

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS - PLS. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. We strongly recommend that you register with Vokle before the event in order to get the full benefit of participation. This is a simple less than 5 minute procedure, so you may want to log on a few minutes before the call so you can easily join the call at noon.

  2. You also have the option to log on the day of the event with your Twitter Username and Password instead of registering to Vokle. If you don't log on with Twitter or register with Vokle right before the event, you will only be able to be a spectator and not a participant.

  3. You will enjoy the experience more with headphones. The simple earpieces that you use on your IPOD are perfect.

  4. So as not to tax the system, we will not be taking video questions on Sunday. We will limit our interaction with Cathy this time to text questions only, which we will share with the group as Cathy fields your questions.

We’re very excited to be working with Cathy and to be pioneering a new technology that allows for an interactive dialogue. As such, the internet connection with Cathy in Arizona might not be as smooth as if we were broadcasting locally, so we ask that you bear that in mind. Cathy, an international consultant and coach, has an incredible amount to share about building a foundation for happiness in our lives, and the immediacy of having Cathy answer our questions is quite thrilling.

Thanks again for joining us on this inaugural video event. We believe you will find Cathy engaging, enlightening and empowering!

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Monday
Jan252010

March 8th, 2010: How to Prepare a Restaurant-Class Dinner for Four for Under $20! With Executive Chef of Melt Mark Simmons

Momasphere is thrilled to offer an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes at Melt and learn from a true master. New Zealand born and bred, celebrity "Top Chef" contender, Chef Mark Simmons will share his secrets for the perfectly braised lamb shank, delectable herbed polenta and exquisitely charred asparagus. Whether you’re cooking for a family of four, or an intimate dinner party, you will learn how to prepare a high-end meal on a low-end budget. Wine will be matched with the relaxed meal that follows the class.  You will walk away with a great taste in your mouth, new cooking skills and recipes for all dishes made and served.

Time :  6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Date :  Monday,  March 8th 
Cost :  $50  (Tickets must be purchased online prior to class)
Place : MELT Restaurant 440 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 

Tickets will sell fast and space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. This intimate class and dinner is limited to 8 participants. We will create a waiting list for another class with Chef Marko for those who cannot be accommodated.

  •   Chef Marko will offer tips on:
    • The best bang for your buck when buying fresh at local markets
    • How to customize high-end dishes with affordable alternatives 
    • Keeping your family’s taste buds tantalized using ingredients in your refrigerator

The dinner party following the class will offer a great opportunity not only to socialize with like-minded moms, but also for continued questions and answers with Chef Mark who will share well-kept secrets of the trade. Take way hand-outs of all the recipes you’ve learned to try at home.

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