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.

Northern Exposure: Family Activities at Wave Hill

Northern Exposure: Family Activities at Wave Hill

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.

Just the (Arty) Facts

Just the (Arty) Facts

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 the Wings of Imagination

On the Wings of Imagination

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 Land of Enchantment — Family-Style

The Land of Enchantment — Family-Style

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.

The Broadway Kids: A Stage of Their Own

The Broadway Kids: A Stage of Their Own

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.

Reach for the Moon

Reach for the Moon

In a small cozy theater in Chelsea that holds about 125 people, the TADA! Theater Company puts on crowd pleasing family shows starring children 8-18 years old.

It’s a Strike!New recreational facility entertains New Hyde Park families

It’s a Strike!New recreational facility entertains New Hyde Park families

Let’s say you’re planning a family outing and hubby wants to go bowling but the idea doesn’t fly with the progeny — who’d rather do something different, say, tool around on a fast track in a go-kart. Don’t despair, though: at the recently opened Strike, an entertainment center located in New Hyde Park, you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Words on War — For KidsDad’s Activity Book Offers Children a New View on WWII

Words on War — For KidsDad’s Activity Book Offers Children a New View on WWII

Richard Panchyk's book, World War II for Kids (Chicago Review Press, $14.95), has an excellent glossary, from the unfamiliar British slang term "ack-ack" to the more homey "victory garden", words that reflect what the author calls the "scope and breath" of the 20th century's principal conflict.

Skill, Discipline, Appreciation...
Tools for Fun

Tools for Fun

In a bit of serendipity, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has opened Toolville while our new house is undergoing construction.

Eastern Heritage Comes Home

Eastern Heritage Comes Home

When I first heard about the Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture, a new museum in Chelsea, I though there was some mistake; Manhattan already has The Jewish Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Yeshiva University Museum. A Jewish Children’s Museum, in Brooklyn, is also under construction. But this thoroughly engaging hands-on museum designed for kids ages 6-12, has indeed quietly opened near Chelsea Piers, where it offers interactive exhibits and drop-in arts and crafts workshops.

A Whale of a Renovation

A Whale of a Renovation

When the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life reopens in May after more than a year of renovation, its famous 94-foot blue whale will have gone through a little cosmetic surgery.

The Jewish Children's Museum to open in Brooklyn

The Jewish Children's Museum to open in Brooklyn

Brooklyn seems to be the place reaping the richest benefits from the children's museum boom. As museums for kids become ever more expansive and sophisticated, the borough is on the brink of a pair of vanguard moves — the renovation of the Brooklyn Children's Museum into the world's first institution for young people constructed solely from renewable materials; and the brand-new Jewish Children's Museum, targeted to open in Crown Heights late this summer or early fall.




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