When philanthropist and dog enthusiast Karen LeFrak decided to write a book introducing children to the beauty of an orchestra, it was music to the ears of the New York Philharmonic.
'eebee’s adventures', created by New Yorkers, is a new DVD series that is based on the concept “every baby learns by doing.”
The trials of motherhood have been turned into novels, poetry, and war stories for friends. But if you are an actress, it is natural to write yourself a play. That is just what Amy Wilson has done, in her one-woman show, Mother Load.
What has become of the sanctity of the library? Am I just a blind devotee to the magic of these places, or have things changed?
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, America's first permanent English settlement.
You may have been to these places, but they have special behind the scenes tours.
Former mayor Ed Koch recently collaborated with his sister, Pat, on their second children’s book.
In today’s climate of ever-shrinking funding for the arts, one need only turn to a city in southern Westchester to understand the power of vision and commitment.
British choreographer and director Matthew Bourne has adapted Tim Burton’s movie, 'Edward Scissorhands', for the stage. We caught up by email to discuss Edward and other muses.
The (almost) new A Class Act also offers New York City kids something unique in its acting classes — the opportunity to train with Broadway professionals.
Kids are involved in drama classes throughout the city, but City Lights Youth Theatre occupies a special niche.
Somers has a star in the making. Meet Kristi Nicole, 15.
Anime (also known as Japanese animation) is not like most cartoons for kids, and care has to be taken when allowing them to view it.
Yankee games make for great family outings, but their hour-long behind-the-scenes tour adds an extra thrill for young baseball fans (and moms and dads).
The American Museum of Natural History has launched “A Night at the Museum” sleepovers.
The renowned 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' exhibition has reached its only Northeast destination, and its final stop on the current U.S. tour.
For those parents who bemoan the loss of childhood, the Broadway 'Mary Poppins' is the perfect antidote.
The mega Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, satisfies so many needs (except those of the budget traveler) that it seems niggling to criticize anything.
Winter is a great time to cozy up under the stars, and there’s a great place to do so right nearby.
While some kids dream of becoming astronauts or ballerinas, mine fantasize about being appointed Willy Wonka’s heir. So a trip to Dylan’s Candy Bar is almost educational. This bright and shiny shrine to all that is sweet gives you a sugar high from the moment you enter.
When cold winds blow ...
Thirteen-year-old Tiffany Giardina, from Waccabuc, Westchester, just signed with 785 Records.
The American Museum of Natural History has a new sleepover program, A Night at the Museum.
Seven-year-old identical twins Ira and Sonia Pilling, from Bayside, Queens, link arms as they each slide one blade across the slippery ice, and then the other, in perfect synchronicity.
Most children’s programming comes from magical lands far, far away, but a new show, 'Johnny and the Sprites', is created in the more prosaic neighborhood of Astoria.