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Earthplace Expansion
The woods of Westport, Connecticut boast a natural paradise and wildlife refuge known as Earthplace. This month, their new exhibit hall, Natureplace, opens. (read the story...)

Who let the dogs in!
Almost any collection of children’s books includes a few by William Wegman. (read the story...)

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals. (read the story...)

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest. (read the story...)

Sarah. Short and Sweet
When some shows are called formulaic, that’s usually an insult. But in children’s theater, adhering to a formula can be positive. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Chaos for Kids
Many kids like the idea of blowing things up. In the Hayden Planetarium’s new space show, Cosmic Collisions, explosions are the name of the game. (read the story...)

Glimpse into a Golden Era
The Dahesh Museum of Art’s current exhibit — Stories to Tell: Masterworks from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration — could be subtitled, “The Good Old Days”. (read the story...)

In the Arts: Be-Bop Babies
Can classes really create mini maestros . . .or even help kids to read? (read the story...)

Desperate housewives the norm?
Ok, so who are we going to believe? Women cheat as much as men do, and it’s actually harder for a woman to stay in a monogamous relationship, says Michelle Langley, author of the new book, Women’s Infidelity: Living in Limbo: What Women Really Mean When They Say, “I’m Not Happy”. (read the story...)

Editorial: Good Practice
I’m a great believer in the importance of having music in one’s life. This month, music educator Michael Barry explains what music can do for kids in “Be-Bop Babies”. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Singing for Soup!
You don’t just go through 47 years without learning a thing or two … and it’s evident that the Paper Bag Players have crammed a whole lot of expertise into their almost five decades of performing live children’s theater. (read the story...)

Outings: Take Me to the River!
Here’s a new kind of outing to delight city kids, and visiting out-of-towners — New York City Audubon has just launched Eco-cruises in the waters of the Big Apple. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Grand Central Kids
March will be filled with music, thanks to the Kids on Central concerts at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains. (read the story...)

The Books We Loved
We asked local authors, and our own editors, to name a book they couldn’t put down as a child, and why: (read the story...)

Take Our Puppets, Please!
Run by the Puppeteers’ Cooperative — a group of puppeteers based in Boston and New York with members spread out along the East Coast — the 100 or so puppets stored inside the Brooklyn monument have the same mission as a good book from the public library: Circulate. (read the story...)

The Things About Reiser
Paul Reiser wrote and stars in The Thing About My Folks, a new feature film which opens September 16. But more importantly, he has mined his life to create a rich family portrait that resonates with families everywhere, not just those in the New York Jewish milieu in which he is intimate. (read the story...)

DINOSAURS A New Look at Old Creatures
Many people are fascinated by dinosaurs, perhaps because they have never been seen by humans. The new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries", offers a striking new perspective on these extinct creatures, certain to appeal to all ages. (read the story...)

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE EDUCATIONALTelevision and Our Children’s Brains
Now recent studies suggest that children who watch television from a young age may develop attention disorders and aggressiveness. (read the story...)

So, You Wanna Be . . .Breaking into the kids’ market — those who’ve done it share their stories
The New York region is particularly rich with talent: musicians, writers, artists, inventors, businesspeople. Many turn this acumen to the family market, writing and illustrating children’s books, performing for children, opening stores for kids, inventing new games. The mom you meet at the playground may have written your son’s favorite bedtime story or headlined a concert at the children’s museum. You could do it, too? Other parents who have succeeded share their stories . . . (read the story...)

For decades, their silvery spires defined the classic landscape of Queens. And now they’re back — and better than ever! The towering Titan and Atlas rockets located at the New York Hall of Science (NYHS) in Flushing Meadows Park have been restored to their former glory following an ambitious four-year renovation project that includes an interactive rocket park. (read the story...)

With the fringe on top!
In the early part of the 19th century, when the elegant Boscobel mansion was built on its perch above the Hudson River, the horse-drawn carriage was the principal mode of transportation. On Sunday, October 3, travel back in time as Boscobel Restoration presents its first Horse & Carriage Day. Horses and carriages will be on display on Boscobel’s grounds, and various events centering on this mode of transportation are scheduled from noon-4pm. (read the story...)

Fall foliage cruises on the Hudson
One of the greatest things about living in New York City is our proximity to the Hudson River. If you're looking for a fun family outing, how about a cruise up the Hudson? And since the leaves are just starting to change, the view should be spectacular. There are several companies that offer Hudson River cruises — from 90-minute tours to week-long excursions. Here are some of your choices: (read the story...)

'...Suddenly There Came a Tapping'
October, Halloween month, is the perfect time to remember the prolific legacy of the great writer Edgar Allan Poe. (read the story...)

Victory for the Vikings!
When you see adults attending a kids’ show without a child in tow, you have to figure they are friends of the cast. But when those adults are genuinely applauding and laughing along with the kids in the audience, you know this is not your standard kids’ fare. (read the story...)

Kid-Sized Opera
Just over 60 Manhattan blocks separate opposite poles in the opera world. (read the story...)

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