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Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.

Jul. 28, 2015

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Savor some grilled goodness (and a healthy dose of antioxidants) with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork.

Jul. 28, 2015

STEM Camps in the NYC Area

Find a STEM camp for your child in our guide to math, science, and tech camps for kids in the NYC area, including programs in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Jul. 28, 2015

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders, while adding a hefty dose of antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Add blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!

Jul. 27, 2015

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.

Jul. 27, 2015

Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields

Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay has opened a new Sensory Garden, the first of its kind on Long Island. The $1.3 million garden is a space where visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy multisensory experiences.

Jul. 14, 2015

Show Your Child how to Give Back

Teaching kids a lesson in giving shouldn't be limited to the holiday season. Here's an easy—and important—way for your family to help local schoolchildren right now.

Jul. 08, 2015

Birthday Parties at Family Center for Autism

Looking for a venue to hold a birthday party for your child with special needs? There's a new option right on Long Island.

Jul. 08, 2015

10 Tips & Tools for Organizing Your Family Life

Deciding that you're going to organize your family life is one hurdle to get over. So here are 10 tips and tools to make it easier to organize your life and get a clutter-free home.

Jul. 01, 2015

Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

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.

Jun. 23, 2015

2015 Cover Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.

Jun. 22, 2015

New York First State to Give All Pregnant Women Access to Health Care

New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.

Jun. 18, 2015

Shows and Performances in New York City in July

Catch a show with your kids this July in New York City. Here's our list of free and low-cost theater and performances for kids and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Jun. 16, 2015

Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in July

Bring your family to one of these fun outdoor activities in New York City this month, including outside events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Summer is a great time to learn about nature and spend more time outdoors!

Jun. 16, 2015

Bowlmor Long Island Adds Family-Friendly Arcade

Bowlmor Long Island, located in Melville, opened a new arcade last month to add to its family fun atmosphere. The arcade features games for kids and adults alike, and offers single- and multi-player games.

Jun. 05, 2015

Your Guide to Kids' Classes in the NYC Area

Find after-school classes and activities for kids in the NYC area, including sports and fitness classes, dance and gymnastics, swimming lessons, theater and music classes, and more in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield County, CT.

Jun. 02, 2015

Mike Risko Music in Westchester Named a Top 100 Music Store

Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the second year in a row by the global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants.

May. 28, 2015

Children's Museum of Manhattan Opens Pop-Up Play Space Focused on Early Childhood Learning

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.

May. 28, 2015

Children's Book Soothes Kids While Parents Are Away

Ann M. Hughes' new children's book tackles the issues of parents who have to be away during pivotal moments in their children's lives, including school events and being sick in bed, and balancing work and parenting spheres. Long Distance Goodnight Kisses helps explain to children that moms and dads always put them first, even when they have to be far away.

May. 26, 2015

How to Leverage Mindfulness in Real Life

Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., author of "Parenting in the Present Moment," shares what mindfulness is and how parents can apply it in messy real life situations.

May. 26, 2015


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