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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Just when you thought you’d broken the kids of all those bad habits, along comes Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Corteo.
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.
The woods of Westport, Connecticut boast a natural paradise and wildlife refuge known as Earthplace. This month, their new exhibit hall, Natureplace, opens.
Almost any collection of children’s books includes a few by William Wegman.
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals.
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest.
When some shows are called formulaic, that’s usually an insult. But in children’s theater, adhering to a formula can be positive.
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.
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”.
Can classes really create mini maestros . . .or even help kids to read?
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”.
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”.
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.
Here’s a new kind of outing to delight city kids, and visiting out-of-towners — New York City Audubon has just launched Eco-cruises in the waters of the Big Apple.
March will be filled with music, thanks to the Kids on Central concerts at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains.
We asked local authors, and our own editors, to name a book they couldn’t put down as a child, and why:
Run by the Puppeteers’ Cooperative — a group of puppeteers based in Boston and New York with members spread out along the East Coast — the 100 or so puppets stored inside the Brooklyn monument have the same mission as a good book from the public library: Circulate.
Paul Reiser wrote and stars in The Thing About My Folks, a new feature film which opens September 16. But more importantly, he has mined his life to create a rich family portrait that resonates with families everywhere, not just those in the New York Jewish milieu in which he is intimate.