Many of us in the New York metro area hope to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis when he visits in September. It won't be easy, but we've rounded up every possible opportunity.
Thanks to a confluence of calendar quirks, New York City public school students will have classes only 12 days in all of September--delighted children and confounding parents.
Grand Central Terminal will host its second annual Life's A Picnic in Grand Central this month. It features free indoor picnic space and live entertainment during the lunch and dinner hours.
Billy Beez, an indoor play space with a location in West Nyack, recently opened a location at the Bay Plaza Mall in the Bronx. The kids' entertainment center also hosts birthday parties.
LittleBits, an electronics company that aims to “democratize hardware,” opened its first pop-up shop to the public today on West Broadway in SoHo. The store’s grand opening is planned for Aug. 13.
The Fashion Class, a program that teaches kids to design and sew their own clothing, is offering two new classes this fall for young fashion designers: fashion trend forecasting and handbag design.
The New York Wheel, on the Staten Island shoreline, will be the largest of its kind in the world, creating a major new attraction for travelers on the Staten Island Ferry and others who venture to that borough.
One local mom's email inspired the New York City Ballet to create special dance workshops for kids with disabilities. Their reaction will melt your heart.
You can take a ride with the 30 luminescent fish that make up the new SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery in Downtown Manhattan. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Woodland Gardens that encircle the carousel are also set to open to the public.
The flagship FAO Schwarz toy store is shutting down for good. Visits there were always about the experience more than the toys--but oh, how magical, those visits were.
The High Bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting Washington Heights to the Bronx, reopens as a park, after 40 years of being closed to the public.
Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation is offering free summer sports programs for kids in New York City, including free tennis, golf, soccer, and track and field instruction and free use of equipment in parks across all five boroughs.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
The Museum of Modern Art will host a new museum program for kids in NYC that features movies for children. The museum's summer film festival for children will span four Wednesdays in July.
Collina Italiana, which teaches Italian language and culture to children and adults in NYC, is now offering a mini summer camp and an art class, in which children will learn Italian.
Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.
New York City students across all five boroughs today debuted the largest art exhibition in the history of NYC parks. Using lunchroom tables as canvas, the students created artwork that expressed their views on social issues such as bullying, racism, gay rights, and discrimination.
City Parents Legal Planning, a law firm in Manhattan, caters its services to parents who are looking for future and estate planning to make sure their children are taken care of if anything should happen.
Tibetan Care recently began offering its nanny, doula, and home companion placement services to families in New York City.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will run Frolic!, a new interactive rock ‘n’ roll-themed pop-up play space for children newborn-5, from June 5 through Dec. 31, offering unique set of music, movement, and imaginative play experiences.
Rudolf Steiner School, a K-12 Waldorf school in Manhattan, is hosting two new summer camps this year. The school has added a sustainability and environmental camp and a jazz and theater camp.
Advantage Camps is expanding its summer camps to include tennis, as well as arts and crafts, other sports, and swimming—depending on which camp your child enrolls in.
Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.
Students from Success Academy charter schools in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, and Harlem earned three of the top 10 spots at the National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville May 8-10.
The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.