“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.
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
This tour highlights a few of the many Greenwich Village houses and haunts where children's book authors and illustrators have lived and worked.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Non-New Yorkers may not believe that large grasslands of culture lie within the confines of the concrete Bronx. Native New Yorkers as well might be surprised to hear that over 28 acres of beautiful grounds have served as an educational and learning opportunity for its visitors since 1965.
When my husband and I first started visiting The Brooklyn Museum, 17 years ago, the place often resembled a tomb, eerily quiet and devoid of life. Over the past years, it has become vibrant, with a new wing (part of the original plan for the museum) and a new grand entrance, still not complete.
On page 11 of “The Bird of Imagining”, there's a marvelously expressive pastel drawing by a kindergarten student, identified only as Klay, from the Children's Workshop School.
The art, the culture, the fine dining, the music of Santa Fe. It's without a doubt one of the great cultural destinations in the United States, but is it a place you can take your children and still enjoy the finer elements of life? The answer is an unequivocal yes.
Making it on Broadway is tough enough, but surviving there is equally hard — especially for kids, who have a selfish tendency to grow (and whose voices sometimes change) during the run of a show.