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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies
Find outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival
Check out the highlights of this year's New York International Children's Film Festival in Manhattan, including when and where to get a sneak peek of "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Rio 2," meet the stars of Broadway's "Annie," and go behind the scenes of "Coraline." (read the story...)

French Organization Hosting 10th Anniversary of French Cinema
Alliance Francaise of Greenwich has partnered with Focus on French Cinema to host the 10th anniversary of the French film festival in Greenwich this year. Festivalgoers can screen French films, meet French celebrities, attend Q-and-A sessions with film stars and directors, and attend an opening night gala. (read the story...)

Family-Friendly Movie Theater Revamps Seating
Family-friendly movie theater Movieworld Cinemas in Douglaston recently replaced its old seating to make the movie-watching experience more comfortable. The theater offers competitive rates on tickets and snacks. The cinema also hosts children’s birthday parties, as well as private screenings for groups, such as schools and camps. (read the story...)

PBS Kids Premieres 'Curious George Swings into Spring' on Earth Day
On Earth Day (April 22), PBS Kids invites viewers to join America's favorite monkey for a new Curious George special: "Curious George Swings into Spring," which will encourage kids to go outside and explore the world around them. (read the story...)

What to Watch at the 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival
The 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival will present more than 100 children's films and shorts at several theaters in Manhattan this March. Here, a sneak peek at the movies you won't want to miss. (read the story...)

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America
A new documentary, "A Place at The Table," shines a light on hunger in America. The film seeks to enlighten Americans that most people in the country are "food insecure"—they don't know where their next meal is coming from. (read the story...)

PBS Kids' 'Dinosaur Train' Will Air One-Hour Special on Presidents Day
PBS Kids will air a special one-hour episode of 'Dinosaur Train' on Presidents Day called 'Submarine Adventure,' in which kids will learn about the Shonisaurus, Archelon turtles, and more prehistoric creatures. (read the story...)

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Living in the New York metro area means you can expose your children to the world's cultures without traveling to foreign countries. We've compiled restaurants, festivals, and other activities to introduce your children to the world. (read the story...)

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music
A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed in to kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family. Plus, his list of top 10 current kindie albums. (read the story...)

Our Top 10 List of Current Kindie Rock and Family Music CDs
One local music-loving dad give us his list of top 10 current kindie albums that will be popular with the whole family. (read the story...)

3 Must-Do Halloween Ideas for Music-Loving Families in Manhattan
Bust out your dance moves with the kids at these Halloween activities in Manhattan that bring music entertainment alive. (read the story...)

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'
"Secret of the Wings," Tinker Bell's first 3D adventure in the Disney Fairies series, takes her to the far reaches of Pixie Hollow, where she flies with new friends and uncovers a secret that changes her world. (read the story...)

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains
“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds. (read the story...)

Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC
UPDATED 2013: There are many family-friendly outdoor movie screenings this summer throughout the NYC boroughs. Here, you'll find the full August schedule, including outside film series in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. (read the story...)

How Do Spiderman's Powers Compare to a Real Spider?
With the recent launch of the fourth Spiderman film and the reign of Broadway's "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," your kids might be showing interest in arachnids. So, how do Spiderman's abilities stack up against those of a real spider? (read the story...)

Did You Know? Blue Man Group Trivia
Think you know everything about Blue Man Group? Guess again -- here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the cobalt-colored trio. (read the story...)

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival
The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong. (read the story...)

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!
Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow (read the story...)


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