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May 10-12

What mom really wants

Happy Mom's Day!:
One celebrated food blogger and mom of three shares what she really wants for Mother's Day, including sleeping in, not having to prepare meals or clean up, and perhaps a gift certificate for a pedicure. Plus, get her recipe for delicious Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana Crepes (breakfast in bed, anyone?) What do you want for Mother's Day?

National Foster Care Month: The Children's Museum of the Arts and Heart Gallery NYC team up for an NYC photo exhibit to raise awareness about foster care and help find loving "forever families" for children in foster care through art created by renowned photographers. View the exhibit now through May 31.

Considering a Move?: Use the NEW NYMP real estate database to find the home of your dreams! It has thousands of listings for houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses on Long Island, and in Westchester, Fairfield, and other suburbs to search. Check out this open house for a Victorian 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in Chappaqua that's happening this Saturday, May 11 from 2-4pm. Start your search today!
Have your next birthday party at Bounce!

Sponsored Events

May 11
Asphalt Green's Summer Day Camp Open House
Asphalt Green Murphy Center, Upper East Side
Stop by to discover the fun that awaits your camper this summer at Asphalt Green. All are welcome.

May 11
Fitness Festival: Walk, Roll, & Play
Glen Island Park, New Rochelle
Get active on the 1.5-mile route and keep your family moving with carnival games, hula hooping, and more. FREE for kids.

May 11-12
'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'
Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield, CT
A classical Broadway musical based on the iconic characters of Charles Schulz.

May 18
The Queen of Colors
Flushing Town Hall, Queens
An award-winning story about unleashing creativity and choosing not to "color within the lines." Save 20% with code: EQP20

May 31
4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference
LIU Brooklyn, Library Learning Center
Workshops on various topics, including behavior management, autism, and after-school options, with a focus on ages 3-21 with disabilities.

June 8
BooZoo's Canine Carnival
Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk, CT
Explore the powerful bond between humans and their animal friends. Canines welcome.

June 8
Launch Party for H2O Go Ball!
Howe Caverns Adventure Park, Cobleskill, NY
You're invited to a launch party for the new H2O Go Ball featuring live entertainment and a BBQ.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, May 10

• Create your own MOMento Portrait in Brooklyn

• Catch a performance of pirates, dragons, and monkeys in Manhattan

• Jump and party at Glow Bounce on Long Island

Saturday, May 11

• Search swamps for tiny, but loud frogs in Rockland

• Bring your flashlight and experience the NEW Go & Glow in the Dark nature program in Fairfield County, CT

• Meet parrots from all around the world in Westchester

• Take Mom to a lovely Garden Party in the Bronx or in Queens

• Make a special card for Mom at Manhattan's Skyscraper Museum

• See how high your kite flies at the annual kite-making workshop in Queens

• Work together at the Riverkeeper Sweep and help clean up shorelines and plant trees in Westchester

• Create a special necklace or bracelet for Mom using recycled paper beads on Long Island

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Fairfield, CT

Long Island

Catch the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater!

Sunday, May 12 - Happy Mother's Day!

• Head out on a wildflower discovery adventure for Mom's Day in Westchester

• Moms take the mic at The Listen To Your Mother Reading Series in Manhattan

• All moms get FREE admission to the Stepping Stones Museum in Fairfield County, CT

• Celebrate Mother's Day with FREE admission to the hatchery on Long Island

Plant a flower pot for mom and hear a flowery children's tale in Manhattan

• Dance to the tuba, drums, accordion, and more at Hip Tot Music Fest's Mother's Day Show in Brooklyn

• Discover the night sky at a Wonders of the Universe Planetarium Show in Rockland

• Build with all sorts of blocks at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

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Picks for You

Train Day!

It's National Train Day!: Celebrate National Train Day this Saturday, May 11, with NYC-area train museums and exhibits and take advantage of special events that happen only once a year, including a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, meet-and-greets with Sir Topham Hatt, the Parade of Trains at Grand Central Terminal, and tons more family-friendly activities.

Parent Survey

Survey Says: Parenting 'Tougher' with Social Media

Mom's Gifts

Stuff We Like:
Gift Ideas for World's Greatest Mom

Debt free

How a Long Island Mom of Two Got Her Family Out of Debt


Your Guide to Nature Centers, Gardens, and Zoos
Plan your kid's next birthday party at Clearview Cinemas!




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