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New York International Children’s Film Festival Lineup Announced

New York International Children’s Film Festival Lineup Announced

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2016 lineup announced.

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in February

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in February

Do you have young film buffs on your hands? Here are the best kid-friendly film screenings in NYC in February for your movie-loving clan, including a Mexican film festival at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in February

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in February

We've gathered the best kid-friendly concerts to take your family to in February, including Frolic! on the Upper West Side, SummerStage performances in Central Park, and early childhood trial classes at Diller-Quaile School of Music.

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

New and returning shows in 2016 for kids and teens, including a Lion King spin-off and an X-Files reboot, have lots of promise for families.

Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group

Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group

Find out which Star Wars movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.

Best Family Movies of 2015

Best Family Movies of 2015

Common Sense Media shares its top-rated films of 2015 for kids, tweens, and teens.

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Common Sense Media shares its ratings for three classic Christmas movies, and what to expect in 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens', in theaters Dec. 18.

Star Wars Activities For Kids in NYC

Star Wars Activities For Kids in NYC

Get your Star Wars on with these great activities for kids in New York.

Disney’s New Polynesian Princess Adventure, 'Moana', Hits Theaters Next November

Disney’s New Polynesian Princess Adventure, 'Moana', Hits Theaters Next November

Excitement mounts as new details emerge about 'Moana', Disney's upcoming Polynesian princess adventure, slated to release next November 2016.

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Common Sense Media shares ratings for three new fall shows for kids and families, plus what to anticipate in the November release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2'.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Donates $150 Million for NYC Music Programs

Andrew Lloyd Webber Donates $150 Million for NYC Music Programs

Iconic Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has donated $150,000 to the City of New York’s Fund for Public Schools as part of a new initiative called “Rock the Schools.”

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.

New York City Celebrates 'The Peanuts Movie' with Events Citywide

New York City Celebrates 'The Peanuts Movie' with Events Citywide

A week of activities for kids in New York City to celebrate of "The Peanuts Movie."

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies for kids and families compiled by Common Sense Media is sure to hit just the right note.

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

Common Sense Media shares what you need to know about the movies available in October on DVD and streaming, plus a preview of "Pan".

MoMA to Host Children's Summer Film Festival

MoMA to Host Children's Summer Film Festival

The Museum of Modern Art will host a new museum program for kids in NYC that features movies for children. The museum's summer film festival for children will span four Wednesdays in July.

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park.

Kid-Friendly Film Screenings in Nassau County in May

Kid-Friendly Film Screenings in Nassau County in May

Take your little film buffs to one of these family-friendly movies at a film screening for kids in Nassau County, including Into the Woods in Mineola, a sensory-friendly showing of Tomorrowland in Levittown, and Hidden Universe in 3-D in Queens. Bonus: Some of these film screenings are FREE.

Pinot's Palette Expands Paint Classes to Children

Pinot's Palette Expands Paint Classes to Children

Pinot's Palette, which originally began offering paint-and-drink classes for adults, will begin offering kids' painting classes this month. The paint venue also hosts art birthday parties.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, recently opened a second Long Island location in Mount Siani. The fitness facility for families offers a range of classes including a toddler trampoline fitness class and a special needs jump time.

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.

Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History

Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History

Are your kids not thrilled about learning history? Try immersing them in history by visiting a local museum with a mummy exhibit, The Brooklyn Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art are two nearby, or watch one of these movies or play one of these games about history to supplement learning.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Launches Two New Programs

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Launches Two New Programs

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, which provides art education programs for families, recently launched two new programs: Sunday Afternoon Concert Series and Assembly Program for Schools & Families.

Meet the New, Older Dora the Explorer

Meet the New, Older Dora the Explorer

Valerie Walsh Valdes, the NYC co-creator of Dora the Explorer discusses her inspiration for creating an older Dora and the new show "Dora and Friends: Into the City", plus Fatima Ptacek, a Queens kid who voices Dora, gives us the inside scoop on the older character.




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