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JCC Juniors Bring Home Gold from Maccabi Games
A delegation of 29 athletes from the JCC of Mid-Westchester competed in the 2011 Mid-Atlantic JCC Junior Maccabi Games and brought home medals in all events. (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area
As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long. (read the story...)

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know
Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations. (read the story...)

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut
If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout. (read the story...)

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY
Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools in Fairfield County, CT
These swimming schools for kids in Fairfield County, CT, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools in Rockland County, NY
These swimming schools for kids in Rockland County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools in Westchester County, NY
These swimming schools for kids in Westchester County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools on Long Island
These swimming schools for kids on Long Island offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools in NYC
Find swimming schools for kids in New York City that offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)

Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths
A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning. (read the story...)

When to Start Your Child in Swim Lessons
Wondering what age is best to start your child in swimming lessons? Read on for advice from local experts. (read the story...)

Competitive Swimming and Diving: Is It the Right Sport for Your Child?
Competitive swimmers and divers are often in better physical condition than their athletic peers. The sport, which provides excellent all-around exercise, also takes real commitment. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for your child. (read the story...)

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer
If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport. (read the story...)

Harlem Tae Kwon Do Seeks Applicants for their 'One World Taekwondo' Scholarship Program
“Harlem Tae Kwon Do" is currently seeking qualified applicants ages 6 and up for their "One World Taekwondo" scholarship program. When selected for the program, scholarship recipients will be getting the benefits of a martial arts education at the Harlem location on 116th street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglas boulevards. (read the story...)

6 Tips on Gearing Up for Baseball Season from an Equipment Expert
Spring marks the beginning of baseball season. As the weather warms, kids dig out the old baseball glove, wash off dirty cleats, put on a helmet, and get ready to play ball. To ensure everyone remains protected against unexpected fly balls and wild pitches, follow these 6 tips from equipment expert Lindsey Naber. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation's Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Announces Scholarship Tryouts for NYC Residents
The Reebok Junior Tennis Academy will hold tryouts for its annual summer scholarship training program on May 14. Tryouts are open to New York City residents ages 8 to 16. (read the story...)

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens
With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court. (read the story...)

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30. (read the story...)

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities
May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely. (read the story...)

Sports Injuries in Children
Sports are a great way for kids to learn teamwork and stay active, but it also means that they're more susceptible to injury. (read the story...)

Nassau County Sports Commission to Honor Hometown Heroes
The Commission's 16th Annual Salute to Champions Awards Dinner will honor professional athletes from Nassau County along with outstanding local high school players and coaches. (read the story...)

New York Red Bulls Kick-Start 'New York's Got Wings' Campaign
The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs. (read the story...)

The Secondhand Goods Guide for Families
Thrift, consignment, used — no matter what you call it, there's a world of secondhand goods out there that can save your family money. Get tips on how to find the best clothes, furniture, sports equipment, and even secondhand instruments. (read the story...)

Board Games: Should You Let Your Kids Win?
It's an age-old question when it comes to playing games with your children: Should you let your kids win to boost their self esteem, or let them lose, so they can experience how the world really works? Read on for advice from a parenting expert. (read the story...)


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