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Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 17, 2013

UPDATED JUNE 2014: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.

generationOn Presents 2013 Outstanding Leadership in Youth Service Awards
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 17, 2013

During a benefit in Manhattan, generationOn presented its 2013 Outstanding Leadership in Youth Service Awards to Chelsea Clinton, Julie Fisher Cummings, and Bank of America. It also presented 6 young people with the 2013 Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards.

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 17, 2013

The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 17, 2013

Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days."

Brooklyn Congregation Donates 65,000 Meals to Hurricane Sandy Victims
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 16, 2013

Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope has donated and delivered more than 65,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy since the storm struck late last October.

Recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad from Planet Hollywood
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 16, 2013

New York City's only Planet Hollywood, located in the heart of Times Square, shares its easy-to-make summer watermelon salad recipe that features summer's refreshing fruit.

Westchester Children's Museum Gala Raises Close to $200,000
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 16, 2013

The Westchester Children's Museum gala at The Ritz-Carlton Westchester in White Plains raises nearly $200,000 with the help of more than 350 museum supporters, including county executive Rob Astorino who showed his public support for the WCM for the first time.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Hosts Annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic with Eli Manning
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 16, 2013

Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted spring tee-off for its annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning at Mulino's of Westchester in White Plains.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 15, 2013

From the NYMetroParents June summer activities issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

WeeZee World of Westchester Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 14, 2013

WeeZee World of Westchester, a family play space full of sensory adventures for children, celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 26, in conjunction with National Sensory Awareness Day.

Rockland High School Students Awarded at History Conference
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 14, 2013

The Historical Society of Rockland County hosted a High School History Conference on April 9 and awarded Rockland honor students based on their presentations.

Carousels in Rockland and Westchester Counties
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 10, 2013

Our list includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in Rockland County and Westchester County in New York as well as Bergen County, NJ. Get details on carousels in Bear Mountain, Rye, and West Nyack, NY, as well as nearby in Paramus, NJ.

Carousels in Connecticut
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 10, 2013

This guide features carousels and merry-go-rounds in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, and Hartford, CT. It includes a description of each carousel as well as its location, the hours it's open, and the price per ride.

Carousels on Long Island
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 10, 2013

This guide includes information on carousels and merry-go-rounds on Long Island, New York, including Farmingdale, Garden City, Greenport, Medford, and West Hempstead. We've included location, hours, price per ride, and a description for each carousel.

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - June 11, 2014

Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if My Teen is Missing a Tooth?
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 10, 2013

Whether your teenager was born with missing teeth or has lost teeth due to an injury, you may be wondering what your options are to replace his or her pearly whites. Here, a prosthodontist offers expert advice on dental implants for children.

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 09, 2013

Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit, from a Latin watermelon wrap to a Greek wrap with watermelon.

How to Make a Mermaid Tale from Watermelon
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 09, 2013

Follow these step-by-step directions to create a mermaid tale centerpiece out of watermelon rinds and decorate it with watermelon cutouts. This piece of watermelon art is perfect for your next backyard barbecue or summer party.

Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 09, 2013

A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed.

Three Little Piggies Debut at Queens Zoo
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 09, 2013

Queens Zoo welcomed three rare domestic pigs, mulefoot hogs, to its grounds in May.

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 07, 2013

NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 06, 2013

Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model.

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 06, 2013

In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots."

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 02, 2013

Take a culinary adventure in your own backyard when you grill up this sweet and spicy Korean barbecue beef tenderloin featuring classic Asian flavors. Serve with a flavorful side of stir-fried bok choy that comes together in about 5 minutes.

Top 10 Tips for Cooking on the Grill
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 02, 2013

Before you fire up the grill for your next backyard barbecue, check out the top 10 grilling tips from the experts at Omaha Steaks. Follow these best practices to avoid common grilling mistakes and make sure your food tastes delicious every time.

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