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Surrounded by Squamates

Surrounded by Squamates

Squeamish about snakes? You may be interested to learn that you are actually afraid of squamates, a group that includes snakes and lizards. They are the focus of a new exhibit, 'Lizards and Snakes: Alive!' at the American Museum of Natural History.

Climb Every Mountain

Climb Every Mountain

Though few children would beg to wile away an afternoon studying Tibetan painting, the new exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art proves that children, teens, and families can connect with and experience Himalayan art.

Where The Kids Are

Where The Kids Are

Once your child starts school, you are not even close to being done with making decisions. Afterschool is the next hurdle to clear.

CROSS THAT BRIDGE

CROSS THAT BRIDGE

Most of us think of the Triborough Bridge as a necessary evil, but there was a time when it was truly celebrated. Now, for its 70th anniversary, it is being feted anew at the New York Transit Museum.

 A GOOD BOOK

A GOOD BOOK

I’ll never forget the day my oldest daughter, Hallie, learned to read. We had planned to go to the Fifth Avenue book fair, appropriately enough, when she wanted to sit on our stoop and look at a book. And suddenly, she ‘cracked the code’.

Pow-Wow!

Pow-Wow!

The Queens County Farm Museum goes Native American again this year as it hosts the Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow.

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WELCOME NEIGHBOR

WELCOME NEIGHBOR

Sesame Street starts its 37th season August 14, focusing on getting preschoolers ready for a classroom.

New Kids

New Kids

The New York Public Library's 115th Street Library just reopened after a $4 million renovation. The re-do of the1908 McKim, Mead & White building includes both restoration of original architectural details and the latest technology, with new computers for library visitors, new electrical systems and elevator, and new exterior stairs.

New Kids on the Block - Turning leaves

New Kids on the Block - Turning leaves

“Go outside and read” is not a usual suggestion, but New York’s first Reading Garden may inspire kids to do just that. Opened last month at Lexington and 104th Street, the garden is part of an Open Space Greening Program.

Smile for the Birdy!

Smile for the Birdy!

Eighteen- and 19th-century Americans of the upper classes mimicked their British and European counterparts when it came to status. At a certain point, a portrait was commissioned and the family gathered to pose for posterity.

All Aboard The State Train

All Aboard The State Train

Kids who love trains are in for a special treat starting this month when multiple award-winning illustrator and author Peter Sis will exhibit original drawings from his children’s book, The Train of States at the Children’s Learning Center of the Katonah Museum of Art.

The best in arts & culture - Welcome Back, Mr. Morgan!

The best in arts & culture - Welcome Back, Mr. Morgan!

If you hadn’t heard that The Morgan Library has re-opened, you’ve probably noticed the crowds lining up to get in. It’s well worth the queue. What a facelift! The light and glass walls are now as illuminating as its magnificent manuscripts.

Top Billing: Big Adventure for Small Fry

Top Billing: Big Adventure for Small Fry

One thing the big red apple needs is a big red dog. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has obliged with Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, their new exhibit. The show features a 9-foot-tall Clifford complete with a tail slide, and all the locations familiar to readers of the Clifford books: Birdwell Island’s library, post office and huge dog house.

Outings: Down to the River!

Outings: Down to the River!

Forty years ago, aghast at the condition of the Hudson River, singer, musician, and political activist Pete Seeger resolved to “build a boat to save a river.”

Top Billing - One-Ring Wonderment

Top Billing - One-Ring Wonderment

Just when you thought you’d broken the kids of all those bad habits, along comes Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Corteo.

Outings: Museum 101

Outings: Museum 101

Museum visits are a great way to have fun with your child, as long as you don’t think of them as Introduction to Art 101.

Earthplace Expansion

Earthplace Expansion

The woods of Westport, Connecticut boast a natural paradise and wildlife refuge known as Earthplace. This month, their new exhibit hall, Natureplace, opens.

Who let the dogs in!

Who let the dogs in!

Almost any collection of children’s books includes a few by William Wegman.

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal

Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals.

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf

Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest.

Sarah. Short and Sweet

Sarah. Short and Sweet

When some shows are called formulaic, that’s usually an insult. But in children’s theater, adhering to a formula can be positive.

Top Billing: Chaos for Kids

Top Billing: Chaos for Kids

Many kids like the idea of blowing things up. In the Hayden Planetarium’s new space show, Cosmic Collisions, explosions are the name of the game.

Glimpse into a Golden Era

Glimpse into a Golden Era

The Dahesh Museum of Art’s current exhibit — Stories to Tell: Masterworks from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration — could be subtitled, “The Good Old Days”.

In the Arts: Be-Bop Babies

In the Arts: Be-Bop Babies

Can classes really create mini maestros . . .or even help kids to read?




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