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Charles Beacham

Charles Beacham, former NYMetroParents assistant editor and Big Apple Parent calendar editor, grew up in Texas as the eldest of eight, and graduated from Brigham Young University. Now fulfilling his dream as an assistant editor at Marvel Entertainment, he lives in New Jersey with his wife.

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Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City
by Charles Beacham - June 24, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in New York City in the summer, including paddle boat rental at Central Park in Manhattan, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens, and wet and wild fun at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in New York City
by Charles Beacham - June 24, 2014

After a cold winter, there is nothing better than getting out with the family in the spring sans all that snow! We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in New York CIty, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan, The Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn, and Mother's Day fun!

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in New York City
by Charles Beacham - June 24, 2014

Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home all winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in NYC handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including going ice-skating, sledding, and some spectacular holiday shows.

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in New York City
by Charles Beacham - June 24, 2014

From the peeping the changing leaves to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of family activities in New York City to keep you having fun all fall, including old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

Sibling Storylines: Simplifying Summer Camp Plans for Several Campers
by Charles Beacham - July 07, 2014

Juggling summer camp schedules for several kids can be tough, but if you plan ahead, it is possible to help each child enjoy camp and without having a crazy schedule.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Schools Embrace Innovation
by Charles Beacham - January 06, 2014

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is taking steps to raise its Long Island Catholic schools to new heights. The schools now integrate technology in curriculum, offer more extracurricular activities in leadership, and teachers have been prepared for the common core standards.

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation
by Charles Beacham - December 20, 2013

Despite a number of Catholic schools shutting down across the nation, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is taking steps to innovate its schools to keep Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens open.

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November
by Charles Beacham - November 01, 2013

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this November includes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation, a new space show at the American Museum of Natural History, Thanksgivukkah events throughout NYC, and more.

Camp Countdown: Watch and Learn
by Charles Beacham - October 25, 2013

Parents make the most of summer camp by having kids teach family members what they learned at camp during weekly family activities.

Superhero Halloween Costumes Inspired by Blockbuster Films
by Charles Beacham - September 29, 2013

As comic book heroes continue to take pop culture by storm, superhero-themed Halloween costumes are expected to be a favorite among young trick-or-treaters.

Park Slope Preschool Focuses on Art and Academics
by Charles Beacham - September 16, 2013

Mozarts and Einsteins is an art-focused preschool in Park Slope. In addition to the regular core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and Spanish, an emphasis is placed on visual and performing arts.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports Opens Syosset Location
by Charles Beacham - September 16, 2013

Bounce! Trampoline Sports recently opened its Syosset location. The indoor trampoline center on Long Island offers birthday parties, trampoline fitness classes, and open bounce time.

Temple Sholom Teaches Tots to Write Without Tears
by Charles Beacham - September 10, 2013

The Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom, a Jewish nursery school in Greenwich, is implementing the Handwriting Without Tears learn-to-write program for its students this year. The nursery school also features a hands-on, creative curriculum.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
by Charles Beacham - September 23, 2014

Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan. Here, we've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone, from a Night at the Museum and Halloween Murder Mystery to spooky concerts and trick-or-treating.

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