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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. (read the story...)

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’. (read the story...)

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

Monster House
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WELCOME NEIGHBOR
Sesame Street starts its 37th season August 14, focusing on getting preschoolers ready for a classroom. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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.” (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Who let the dogs in!
Almost any collection of children’s books includes a few by William Wegman. (read the story...)

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals. (read the story...)

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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”. (read the story...)

In the Arts: Be-Bop Babies
Can classes really create mini maestros . . .or even help kids to read? (read the story...)

Desperate housewives the norm?
Ok, so who are we going to believe? Women cheat as much as men do, and it’s actually harder for a woman to stay in a monogamous relationship, says Michelle Langley, author of the new book, Women’s Infidelity: Living in Limbo: What Women Really Mean When They Say, “I’m Not Happy”. (read the story...)

Editorial: Good Practice
I’m a great believer in the importance of having music in one’s life. This month, music educator Michael Barry explains what music can do for kids in “Be-Bop Babies”. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Singing for Soup!
You don’t just go through 47 years without learning a thing or two … and it’s evident that the Paper Bag Players have crammed a whole lot of expertise into their almost five decades of performing live children’s theater. (read the story...)


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