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Get on track to Strasburg, PA., where kids can climb aboard a life-size Thomas, complete with blinking eyes!
On TV, in movies, and in person, Rhea Perlman conveys a great sense of fun. Now she is bringing her trademark spunkiness to the page, in a book series for kids.
Learning through play is one of the basic tenets of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), a concept that reaches its fullest expression at the new permanent exhibit, PlayWorks.
Not all kids are ready for full-length theatrical performances, but exposing kids regularly to family-friendly productions helps.
Celebrate the fall season with a visit to Boscobel, where you and your family will be transported back to the 19th century.
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck, at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, re-opened in November, 2005, beckons with its panoramic views, outdoor platforms, and light shows
The book of Genesis gets a radical make-over in Creation: A Clown Show — a limited engagement, playing through September 10, which offers a unique take on Biblical stories
The largest public play and learning center for early childhood in Manhattan debuts this month with the opening on September 21 of PlayWorks at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
An exhibit titled 'Into Me/Out of Me' and encompassing artistic views of the concepts of passing into, through, and out of the human body, should naturally include the theme of childbirth.
When you consider that Elton John and Tim Rice began the tradition of Brits on Broadway, at least as far as Disney musicals are concerned, it would seem that fellow Englishman Phil Collins is continuing the trend.
Squeamish about snakes? You may be interested to learn that you are actually afraid of squamates, a group that includes snakes and lizards. They are the focus of a new exhibit, 'Lizards and Snakes: Alive!' at the American Museum of Natural History.
Though few children would beg to wile away an afternoon studying Tibetan painting, the new exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art proves that children, teens, and families can connect with and experience Himalayan art.
Once your child starts school, you are not even close to being done with making decisions. Afterschool is the next hurdle to clear.
Most of us think of the Triborough Bridge as a necessary evil, but there was a time when it was truly celebrated. Now, for its 70th anniversary, it is being feted anew at the New York Transit Museum.
I’ll never forget the day my oldest daughter, Hallie, learned to read. We had planned to go to the Fifth Avenue book fair, appropriately enough, when she wanted to sit on our stoop and look at a book. And suddenly, she ‘cracked the code’.
The Queens County Farm Museum goes Native American again this year as it hosts the Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow.
Sesame Street starts its 37th season August 14, focusing on getting preschoolers ready for a classroom.
The New York Public Library's 115th Street Library just reopened after a $4 million renovation. The re-do of the1908 McKim, Mead & White building includes both restoration of original architectural details and the latest technology, with new computers for library visitors, new electrical systems and elevator, and new exterior stairs.
“Go outside and read” is not a usual suggestion, but New York’s first Reading Garden may inspire kids to do just that. Opened last month at Lexington and 104th Street, the garden is part of an Open Space Greening Program.
Eighteen- and 19th-century Americans of the upper classes mimicked their British and European counterparts when it came to status. At a certain point, a portrait was commissioned and the family gathered to pose for posterity.
Kids who love trains are in for a special treat starting this month when multiple award-winning illustrator and author Peter Sis will exhibit original drawings from his children’s book, The Train of States at the Children’s Learning Center of the Katonah Museum of Art.
If you hadn’t heard that The Morgan Library has re-opened, you’ve probably noticed the crowds lining up to get in. It’s well worth the queue. What a facelift! The light and glass walls are now as illuminating as its magnificent manuscripts.
One thing the big red apple needs is a big red dog. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has obliged with Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, their new exhibit. The show features a 9-foot-tall Clifford complete with a tail slide, and all the locations familiar to readers of the Clifford books: Birdwell Island’s library, post office and huge dog house.
Forty years ago, aghast at the condition of the Hudson River, singer, musician, and political activist Pete Seeger resolved to “build a boat to save a river.”