Here are some highlights from Rockland Parent's November 2009 calendar of events and activities for kids and families.
We polled our dads here at Davler Media for their ideas of what makes a great Father’s Day. As it turns out, the perfect gift for Dad may be easier than you think.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern, two NeYC moms, have written a new book to help us remember. In 'If You Give a Mom a Martini … 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself' (Random House $16.95), they present a collection of ways that their stressed-out counterparts take time for themselves.
Here’s a food craft that you can set up in advance & the kids can have fun with on their own. Then, when they serve up their creations, you can all share a tasty meal & a good laugh!
Make a flowery paper mâché vase with blooming flowers this Mother's Day...
Walk, cycle, carpool or train it to the Westchester County Annual Earth Day Celebration...
It wouldn’t be Easter without dyed eggs and treasure hunts. There are Easter egg hunts scheduled in Fairfield county. Check them out and enjoy the fun!
Easter is known for special dinners with family and friends. You can make the dinner table look eggs-cellent with homemade egg silverware holders and bunny napkins.
A great way to teach your children the Passover story is to make matzah with them, just like the Jewish slaves did thousands of years ago.
The New York Hall of Science is devoting a whole weekend to an unforgettable Earth Day Celebration!
Express your inner Irish! Celebrate the day by wearing green, going to a parade & eating Irish foods. Here are a few crafts and recipes...
Love is in the air, and there’s no better way to show it than by making a homemade card or a yummy treat for that special person.
During the holiday season, you may be invited to many parties. Some will be adult-only and you will have to find a sitter to watch the kids while you’re out. But many hosts welcome children and encourage the little ones to come. Regardless of where the party is at, you need to pack a few essentials. Read all of our recommendation for when you are partying, with your kids in tow.
During the holidays, many families choose not just to give to each other but also to give back to their community. There are hundreds of ways your family can make a difference. This is a great way to show your children how to give back during the holidays. Contact the Salvation Army in the New York area or consider these family-friendly suggestions for volunteering.
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, an all-time holiday favorite is being presented at the Emelin Theatre, in Mamaroneck in Westchester. Ebenezer Scrooge changes his life after a Christmas eve encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This family-friendly show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as the entire family.
The Gingerbread Adventures program at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, renowned New York area bakers display their creations of an entire “town." Your children and entire family will love the gingerbread people displays. Kids can also step inside a larger-than-life model of a decorated gingerbread house, and make their own creations.
Children will learn about the cultures of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other festivals of light that are celebrated around the world during Festival of Lights at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Activities include “Linked by Lights,” “Holiday Decorations,” “Winter Mittens” and “Frosted Sun Catchers.” The event is at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Children of all ages, in addition to the entire family wil love this holiday event.
The 92nd Street Y is the place to be for Hanukkah celebrations. The Hanukkah Festival allows children to “travel around the world." They’ll enjoy a Hanukkah puppet show and make menorahs. Children will light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah at a special Hanukkah Dinner. They can dance and sing for the annual Hanukkah Lights. A perfect way for children to learn about the Jewish culture and bond as a family.
Replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks form a seasonal wonderland at the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and the old Yankee Stadium — everything’s made entirely from pieces of plants. Children and parents will enjoy watching the model trains go around the track. The perfect family outing.
Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event.
Get creative this holiday season at the Rye Historical Society, Square House Museum, Rye, Westchester. Children, parents, and families, can make and decorate holiday ornament, as well as learn how to make cookies, peppermint drops and other treats. This will definately get you and your family in the holiday spirit.
It might look like a winter wonderland, but the cold weather can have dangerous side effects.
Disney Theatrical Productions today announced a one-of-a-kind limited ticket offer for its three shows currently running on Broadway: THE LION KING, THE LITTLE MERMAID and Mary Poppins.
The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.