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Kaitlin Ahern is Deputy Editor of NYMetroParents. She currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Kaitlin has a degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University.

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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.

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 14, 2011

In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in.

Local Student-Athletes Awarded with Scholarships
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 10, 2011

Four high school student-athletes in the New York City area won scholarships in recognition of their leadership and ability to make the game better.

Run Raises $34,000 for Kids with Special Needs
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 10, 2011

The 11th annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run raised more than $30,000 to benefit a nonprofit school in Seaford for children with developmental disabilities.

New Organization Will Bring More Books to Brooklyn
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 09, 2011

First Book - Brooklyn, a local branch of a nationwide initiative, launched with the mission to provide books to disadvantaged children and organizations that serve low-income families in Brooklyn, aiming to decrease illiteracy and improve reading levels in the borough.

Best Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan - November 2011
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 07, 2011

Looking for fun and low-cost things to do with your kids in Manhattan this November? We've hand-picked the best kids events in the city from our November calendar, including the 14th annual New York Chocolate Show, the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the opening of a new history museum for children, the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show, family-friendly holiday shows, and a few fun ways to volunteer and give back.

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 01, 2011

Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures.

Mo Willems Debuts First Children's Book App
by Kaitlin Ahern - November 01, 2011

New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, creator of the NYC-based Knuffle Bunny tales, revealed his first children's book app, based on his beloved Don't Let the Pigeon...! series, to an intimate group gathered at Magnolia Bakery on the Upper West Side.

Boot Camp for New Dads Launches in NYC
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 28, 2011

New Dads Boot Camp offers workshops for expectant fathers, facilitating frank discussions on fatherhood and teaching dads-to-be how to care for their kids with guidance from veteran dads.

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 27, 2011

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, a gymnastics and fitness center for kids in Nanuet, NY, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a full day of family fun and activities.

Meet the Editor: Kaitlin Ahern
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 13, 2011

Introducing Kaitlin Ahern, Deputy Editor and Food & Nutrition Editor.

Astoria Federal Savings Announces Winner of 6th Annual Essay Contest
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Brandon Feuerstein, 11, of Long Island, won the 6th Annual Astoria Federal Savings Essay Contest, which asked kids what they would do in the future with the money they start saving today.

Olivia Bouler: At 12, a Pioneer in Environmental Action
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Olivia Bouler of Long Island was awarded the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for her work with the National Audubon Society to protect and restore the Gulf Coast.

Alec Urbach: At 15, a Force of Positive Social Change
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Alec Urbach, a Long Island resident and teen filmmaker, received the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for his inspiring work through Giving from the Ground Up, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2009.

Riana Shah: At 18, a Champion of Social Change
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Riana Shah, an 18-year-old graduate of Bard High School Early College in New York City, received the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the organization she created to bring educational and social change to her native India.

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County Finds Its Own Space
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County has finally moved to its own space in Bridgeport, CT after more than 30 years in the community and will expand its arts programs through a generous grant.

Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn Gets a New Tennis Court, Courtesy of Sprite
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program awarded a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn to rebuild the school's tennis court and get students active.

Brooklyn Public Library Receives $50,000 Grant for Early Literacy Programs
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

Brooklyn Public Library announced August 23 that it had received a $50,000 grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. The grant will fund the Library’s First Five Years Program, an initiative that supports early literacy programs across the Library’s 60 branches.

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues
by Kaitlin Ahern - October 12, 2011

After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues.

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