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Make Way Zagat — for an Insider's Guide to Visiting NY With Kids

Make Way Zagat — for an Insider's Guide to Visiting NY With Kids

It’s called The Grownup’s Guide: Visiting New York City With Kids, but you don’t have to be a visitor (you don’t even have to be a grownup) to take advantage of this incredibly comprehensive resource guide to New York City.

For 'The Perfect Game', Roots Run Deep

For 'The Perfect Game', Roots Run Deep

A quick glance around Barnes and Noble easily confirms it: Baseball appeals warmly to sophisticates. Writers like George Will and Roger Angell have repeatedly turned their attentions to the sport, examining it to death in social, economic and political terms, constantly trying to nail down its lasting fascination, and always, somehow, failing to say what's really on their minds about it — that baseball is fun.

A New Generation Discovers CMOM

A New Generation Discovers CMOM

With three decades of educating and entertaining children under its belt, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is now at that poignant time of its existence when it's older than some of the parents who bring their kids there. The chances are excellent that many of today's parents romped through the museum themselves as youngsters — and there's no reason not to expect, in 20 years' time, to see them coming back with their kids again, with grandchildren in tow.

For the Love of Kids’ Music

For the Love of Kids’ Music

He was at a crossroads in his musical career. She had great ideas about developing music for children. Luckily, they were both at the right place at the right time. When Puerto Rican-born Luis Antonio (Louie) Miranda met Joy Suarez at Cleopatra’s Needle, a jazz restaurant on the Upper West Side in 1995, “I was debating what I should do. I didn’t want to continue traveling with the band I was with, and Joy had great ideas about music for children,” Louie says. That meeting was the start of Jerry Joy Music.

KidSavvy County:All in one book

KidSavvy County:All in one book

Who knew suburban motherhood could be so hip and fun? Laura Wilker and Betsy Cadel, authors of KidSavvy Westchester: A parents' guide of information & inspiration (Suburban Goddess Press, $17.95), are happy to report that Westchester is an ideal place to raise young children.

Hanging Over the HudsonBAP sends two Barnard college students to trapeze school!

Hanging Over the HudsonBAP sends two Barnard college students to trapeze school!

“You go first.” “No, you. Please, I insist.” Deciding who would take the first plunge may have been the most difficult part of our trapeze experience. But once we were up on the platform, we weren’t about to turn back. We came to Trapeze School New York (TSNY) expecting a one-of-a-kind experience — and that it was. With a few minutes of preparation, we ascended the 23-foot ladder to our jumping-off point. We weren’t about to just hang around. We were about to learn some new tricks.

Where the Wild Yard Grows

Where the Wild Yard Grows

Once a landfill, the grass at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens is far from perfect, with its innumerable bumps and bare patches, its crabgrass and dandelions. The park's location is beautiful — on Vernon Boulevard, right on the East River, with Manhattan as a backdrop. But with its urban setting and less-than-manicured lawn, it may seem like the wrong place for a sculpture exhibition about suburbia. It's not; in fact, there couldn't be a more ideal venue in all New York.

How well do you know your children’s books of the city? An excerpt fromStoried City: A Literary Walking Tour of the Village

How well do you know your children’s books of the city? An excerpt fromStoried City: A Literary Walking Tour of the Village

This tour highlights a few of the many Greenwich Village houses and haunts where children's book authors and illustrators have lived and worked.

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A Day on Staten Island

A Day on Staten Island

Even with Lower Manhattan only a short ferry ride away, the borough sometimes seems miles from New York. But get ready for a surprise: Staten Island does have things to do.

Corneel Meets the Kids

Corneel Meets the Kids

Move over Eloise, Corneel is now at The Plaza. While Eloise is often naughty, Corneel is mostly nice. Eloise’s claim to fame is her knack for getting into trouble; Corneel is the perfect gentlemen. (Well, not quite a gentleman, but he’s definitely gentle). Eloise may come from a well-heeled family, but Corneel comes from a family that heels well. And the biggest difference, Eloise lives in the imaginations of children, but Corneel is a real live children’s book character.

The “Talkie” of the Town

The “Talkie” of the Town

Testing…one…two…three. Kids can experiment with the magic of the greatest symphony in their lives — their own voices — at The Museum of Sound Recording at RKO Keith’s (MOSR) in Richmond Hill. The Museum launches its historic collection of sound technology with a grand opening on June 7.

Storyteller's Journeys Become Kids' Oasis for Imagination

Storyteller's Journeys Become Kids' Oasis for Imagination

The word storytelling is frequently preceded by the words "the art of", and sometimes, unfortunately, even by "the lost art of". Storytelling is as much an art as painting, although these days it often feels as removed from us as the parasol-and-cravat Sunday promenade along Fifth Avenue.

Painting a Fresh Coat on Arts Ed.Queens Takes Early Lead in Meeting Certified Art Teachers Requirement for 2004

Painting a Fresh Coat on Arts Ed.Queens Takes Early Lead in Meeting Certified Art Teachers Requirement for 2004

Manhattan's P.S. 191 is one of the institutions taking part in Studio in a School's 14-week artist residency. Twice a week, a third grade class from the school, run by teacher Paola Higuera, works with Damali Miller, one of the Studio's teaching artists.

A Taste of Victorian Times, in Flushing

A Taste of Victorian Times, in Flushing

Nestled between gardens brimming with native plants, the pink Victorian house stands out like a peacock among pigeons in its urban neighborhood. Located in downtown Flushing, The Voelker-Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden joins the impressive number of historic landmarks in the borough of Queens.

Sleeping Giants and Nature Canoes:Outdoors in New Haven

Sleeping Giants and Nature Canoes:Outdoors in New Haven

A cornucopia of culture New Haven is famous for many things, we learned during our three-day visit there. Besides being the home of Yale University, New Haven and its surrounding towns offer visitors a cornucopia of historic, cultural, and outdoor experiences that make it a stand-out among communities its size.

A Queens Summer Residence for the Broadway-Bound

A Queens Summer Residence for the Broadway-Bound

With the beginning of summer just around the corner, the decision on where to send children for summer camp can often be daunting. Luckily, there is a camp for every interest: sports, arts and crafts, and music are just a few. For those who aspire to the performing arts, the stage at the Professional Performing Arts Center of Queensborough Community College (QCC) in Bayside is already set for tapping, singing and much more.

Marvelous Marco-mania!

Marvelous Marco-mania!

If your kids (and you!) have fallen in love with the muppet-like Sushi Baby and Baby Alien, you're familiar with the work of up-and-coming graphic designer, Marco.

Record sales expected for new Harry Potter bookWhy We’re So Wild About Harry

Record sales expected for new Harry Potter bookWhy We’re So Wild About Harry

Children and adults across the country are desperate for their next fix. But don’t worry, this craving isn’t for anything illicit. It’s for Harry Potter. And the good news is, the wait is finally over.

Gone Up In Smoke

Gone Up In Smoke

The bars on the zoos’ monkey cages are rattling, city unions are on the defensive as the threat of larger layoff cuts loom, and child advocacy groups are bracing themselves for the deep wounds that a $3.4 billion budget gap will impose on core services for the city’s children. Reality is blinding sometimes.

TV-Turnoff Week: April 21-27, 2003Tune out TV: Turn on Life!

TV-Turnoff Week: April 21-27, 2003Tune out TV: Turn on Life!

Last April, hundreds of thousands of children across the country participated in TV Free Week. They switched off the tube and biked to their libraries, played Monopoly, and talked to their parents. What were the results?

Somewhere between the surreal and the sophisticated:

Somewhere between the surreal and the sophisticated:

Shrunken heads, waxen gangsters, a carousel, street magicians, ice cream, and lots of reptiles. Just the right ingredients for a perfect vacation — and all available in St. Augustine, Florida.

Gliding to Glory: Ice Skating

Gliding to Glory: Ice Skating

On a recent Tuesday evening, the ice rink at Riverbank State Park is swarming with young figure skaters dressed in matching light blue warm-up suits.

True Stripes

True Stripes

A good zoo exhibit isn't just improvised by luring lions and tigers through a gate with White Castle hamburgers and turning the key behind them. What makes a zoological exhibit dramatic and relevant is the recreation of the creature's natural habitat — which is exactly what the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing at the Bronx Zoo with its new attraction, Tiger Mountain.

Senorita Cinderella

Senorita Cinderella

In a small way, seeing the new bilingual play Cenicienta/Cinderella will prepare kids for going to the opera. English-speaking children are probably not used to hearing another language at a play, and seeing (and hearing) a familiar tale in another language may open them up to listening to, or even learning, another language.




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