Daughter’s day! Second father-daughter ball at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

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Brooklyn, we go hard: The kids take center stage.
Having a ball: Joe Barclay and his date for the night — daughter Gabreille, 2.
Dancing queen: Emma Bracero, 2, shines on the dance floor.
Proud papa: Jordy Castillo and his daughter Diana, 4, take a break.
Belle of the ball: John Foss dips daughter Lillian, 6.
Strike a pose: Spencer Marsden and his daughter Marsala, 9, are caught mid dance.

Valentine’s Day met Father’s Day at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday.

Dads had so much of a blast with their daughters at the second-annual Dads and Daughters Ball that neighborhood moms were feeling like they weren’t invited to the party.

“We are looking at changing or revamping the name because that question did pop up a lot, ” said Beverly Newsome, the manager of visitor services at the museum. “It’s meant to be for both parents. Moms are welcome!”

Still, last week’s party of about 100 guests was a big success, with dancing — including the much heralded-but-often-embrassaing dad dance-off — craft-making, and a surprise appearance by Curious George.

It is all an important way for fathers to bond with their young daughters.

“It establishes a line of communication. It just makes [a relationship] bigger and broader and establishes memories for kids,” said Newsome, who said the event is geared towards 2- to 6 year olds and their parents. She also said the ball is part of the small Crown Heights museum’s, which hosts about 200,000 visitors a year, kid-centric programming.

“Our demographics are changing, but we cater to the children,” said Newsome. “Our majority population will always be children.”

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. Follow him at
Updated 10:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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