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Festive Tunes - Westchester

Festive Tunes - Westchester

Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event.

Advice from Edwina

Advice from Edwina

It isn’t often that a parent will leave a children’s production having enjoyed it as much as her kids, but I had that pleasure after seeing the opening performance of Dear Edwina at the DR2 Theatre.

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

Disney Theatrical Productions today announced a one-of-a-kind limited ticket offer for its three shows currently running on Broadway: THE LION KING, THE LITTLE MERMAID and Mary Poppins.

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

Queens Kwanzaa Celebration

For those families celebrating the holiday of Kwanzaa, the 24th annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration is returning to the Queens Library. Parents can show there children the meaning of Kwanzaa’s symbols and traditions. A great family activity and learning experience for kids.

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows

Holiday events are abundant in New York, especially family friendly shows. All over Manhattan, you can find shows and events that not only your children will enjoy seeing, but your whole family will love as well.

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone.

Thanksgiving Events 2008

Thanksgiving Events 2008

Of course, there's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for family fun....but don't forget there's so much more to do to enjoy the holiday with your children!

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Parents, enjoy the holiday dinner with your family and get the kids involved in the festivities. We've compiled Thanksgiving events, recipes, crafts, helpful articles, and more!

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Jonas Brothers' member Nick Jonas has been battling diabetes for the past three years. Read more of his story here.

Queens Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Queens Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

There are Halloween activities in Queens this October for families! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Queens!

Westchester Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Westchester Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

There's Halloween activities for families in Westchester all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Westchester!

Fun and Games: Children's Toys, Books, CDs, and DVDs

Fun and Games: Children's Toys, Books, CDs, and DVDs

Editor's picks in children's toys, games, DVDs, and books this month!

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance: Broadway Babies/Superstars

As a child, Audrey Kaplan couldn’t get enough of Broadway show tunes. She started Broadway Babies/Superstars to introduce children to that very music. Kaplan’s goal to create new generations of theater-lovers has succeeded far beyond her wildest expectations, with each semester enrolling roughly 900 students for classes.

Everything Horse

Everything Horse

My 10-year-old daughter had been eagerly anticipating the opening of The Horse at the American Museum of Natural History. So, apparently, was the entire population of the city.

Race to Connecticut: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Race to Connecticut: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Whatever ideas visitors have about race are sure to be challenged by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s new exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?. The exhibit examines the history of the social construct of race and our experience of race in daily life, demonstrating that it is not just a “black and white” issue.

Disney Walks on Water

Disney Walks on Water

The Broadway version should please both fanatical devotees of the animated version and neophytes.

All Moms Need Support! says artist who draws joy from hardship

All Moms Need Support! says artist who draws joy from hardship

At 17, Katherine Arnoldi found herself without a job, without a home, and without much self-esteem. What she had, however, was an infant daughter to raise and support who would change her world in more ways than she could have imagined.

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

“The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs.

Star Light, Star Bright...at the Rockland Astronomy Club

Star Light, Star Bright...at the Rockland Astronomy Club

Parents and kids who find themselves looking with wonder at the nighttime sky can find like-minded stargazers at the Rockland Astronomy Club.

Music Camp Open Call

Music Camp Open Call

Since 1999, Manhattan School of Music has been offering a special Summer Music Camp for New York City public school students. Admission is by auditions, which begin this month.

A Hopping Good Time! A New Musical For Kids

A Hopping Good Time! A New Musical For Kids

This month, Theatreworks wraps up the first show of their 47th season with a musical production starring the famous bunny siblings, Max and Ruby. The musical is based on the series of stories by Rosemary Wells, and the popular preschool program on Nick Jr. and Noggin.

Water Everywhere: An American Museum of Natural History Exhibit

Water Everywhere: An American Museum of Natural History Exhibit

You enter the Water exhibit through a ‘wall’ of water mist, with a projection of the word “water” in different languages. The exhibit makes clear that water consumption affects people across borders, so this international display of words stresses its universal concern. But for little kids, it’s just cool.

Jump : A New Off-Broadway Production

Jump : A New Off-Broadway Production

Hailing from Seoul Korea, Jump — the new off-Broadway theater production — brings audiences one part martial arts demonstration, one part physical comedy, and one part sitcom. This unique blend of ingredients creates a haphazard plotline, where literally anything can happen next.

Double Bill at The Jewish Museum

Double Bill at The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum has two great new exhibits for families: From "The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig", and "Archeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces."




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