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Splendiferous Story Hours in NYC
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 29, 2012

In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday this March, we've compiled a list of some splendiferous (and mostly free!) story time events happening across Manhattan. Bring your child to one of these events to introduce her to a fun new book and help instill a love of reading early on.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this March
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 29, 2012

Looking for fun and affordable things to do with your kids in Manhattan this March? Click through for our roundup of the best local family events of the month, including the NYC kids' film festival, two new family-friendly Broadway shows, the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, a colorful new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and more.


Star Wars Sleepover Helps Community
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

A Star Wars-themed sleepover at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square celebrated the release of "Star Wars Episode I in 3-D" and raised funds for a nonprofit organization that benefits local families.


Spotted in the Saddle
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

Teen actor RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" fame visited New York City to mentor budding actors, speak out against bullying, and support therapeutic horseback riding.


Brooklyn's Robo Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

Brooklyn's FIRST LEGO League qualifier, which was filled to capacity with more than 400 students competing, advanced 22 teams to the NYC-wide regional robotics challenge.


What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 08, 2012

The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this February
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 03, 2012

Looking for fun and affordable family events in NYC? We've put together a list of the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this February, from Valentine's Day concerts to Kids' Night on Broadway, Sesame Street Live, a groovy Gustafer Yellowgold show, the 50th anniversary of "A Wrinkle in Time," a dance concert and pow-wow, a soccer-inspired show, and sledding in the parks.


Kudos for Charitable Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 03, 2012

Give your kids that extra incentive to give back to their community. Kids Who Give is a national contest that honors children and teens ages 7-17 who have done something remarkable to help make the world a better place. Got a charitable kid? Get the details.


Snacking Explained: How Kids Regulate Caloric Intake
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

Most kids are naturally able to limit snacking to when they’re hungry, but parents should pay attention when snacking becomes more than a tie-over between meals.


Heroes for Hope Honored in Huntington
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

Northport High School students recognized three inspiring individuals while raising funds for ALS.


New City Kumon Awards Scholarship to Local Student
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

A six-year-old boy of Pomona was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Kumon Math and Reading Center of New City as part of the Kumon Fall Scholarship Sweepstakes.


Dunk for Adoption
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 20, 2012

A dozen people, dressed as penguins, participated in the Second Annual Dunk-a-Thon hosted by You Gotta Believe!, a teen agency based in New York City that is dedicated to finding permanent families for local teens.


Ali Forney Center Kicks Off 10th Year with $500,000 Grant
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 20, 2012

The Ali Forney Center kicks off its 10th year with a grant of $500,000 that will help build the nation's first 24-hour drop-in service center for homeless LGBT youth.


Wine Tasting Raises Nearly $10,000 for Guide Dog School
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted its second annual wine tasting event at its headquarters in Yorktown Heights, where blind sommelier provided guests with personal wine consultations


Boys & Girls Club Raises $5,000 at Annual Memorial Fundraiser
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

An annual memorial fundraiser hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester raised $5,000 for the Chris Cutri Memorial Scholarship.


Rally for Reading Raises Nearly $20,000
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

A nonprofit, Room to Read, hosted a Rally for Reading, raising nearly $20,000 to help build and stock three new libraries in developing worlds.


A Passion for Education
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 10, 2012

The 11th Annual Catholic School Administrators Association presents the 2011 Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award to St. Paul School's principal.


The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 13, 2012

From kung fu to tae kwon do to karate, martial arts have many benefits and great appeal for kids. Here's what you need to know before you enroll your little ninja.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this January
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 06, 2012

Want fun and low-cost things to do with your kids in Manhattan this month? We've got you covered! Get all the details on family-friendly shows coming to town, the boat and motorcycle shows at the Javits Center, Dan Zanes' special appearance at the New York Guitar Festival, MLK weekend highlights, a special camp fair, and more!


Westchester Camp & Activities Fair Comes to Town
by Kaitlin Ahern - December 13, 2013

More than 50 camps will gather for you to do your summer camp research all in one place—and getting your questions answered in person, well, there’s nothing better than that.


Kids Plus History Equals Serious Fun
by Kaitlin Ahern - December 20, 2011

Kids become history detectives at the New-York Historical Society's DiMenna Children's History Museum, discovering hundreds of years of American history through the eyes of children who came before them. With the right mix of education and innovation, "worth the trip" is an understatement.


Kids, Meet Billy
by Kaitlin Ahern - December 08, 2011

Inside Broadway celebrated its 30th anniversary with an interactive "Creating the Magic" workshop that introduced the magic of "Billy Elliot the Musical" to 1,000 NYC public school students.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this December
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 30, 2011

Looking for fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan? We've hand-picked the best family events in New York City from our December calendar, including a variety of both classic and new holiday shows, the best holiday pop-up shops in the city, a historic holiday on the Upper East Side, a pet-blessing service before the New Year, and a special session with the author of "The Polar Express."


Hockey Tournament Benefits Ronald McDonald House
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 22, 2011

The area's junior hockey teams compete in a tournament to help raise money for The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, a nonprofit that offers a warm and supportive environment for families who are caring for seriously ill children throughout Long Island hospitals.


March of Dimes Presents 15th Annual Golden Apple Awards
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 17, 2011

Ten faculty members across Long Island were awarded with Golden Apple Awards presented by March of Dimes to recognize their commitment to education.



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