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Kaitlin Ahern

Kaitlin Ahern

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

Email: kahern@davlermedia.com

Kaitlin Ahern Articles (487)

The Galápagos Islands with Kids—Yes!

This exotic locale is not at the top of most family vacation lists, but it should be, especially for families with older kids. This one-of-a-kind place offers awesome animal encounters, adventures in nature, and pristine beaches. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget.

Jun. 03, 2015

Your Complete Guide to Raising Kids in Manhattan

This is your ultimate guide to life in Manhattan with kids, a cheat sheet to everything you need for your family, from the best events each weekend to the top birthday party places, summer camps, schools and child care, sports and after-school activities, doctors and hospitals, parent support groups, and more.

Mar. 31, 2015

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Ring in the New Year with kids at these family-friendly New Year's Eve parties in NYC's Times Square. You can enjoy all the excitement of a Times Square New Year's party without having to leave any family members at home.

Dec. 29, 2014

Village of Ossining Names Christopher Soi Superintendent of Recreation

The Village of Ossining has announced the appointment of Christopher Soi as Superintendent of Recreation. Soi, who assumes the role in January, will be responsible for the coordination of all recreational activities for both the Village and the Town of Ossining.

Dec. 09, 2014

Rockland Jewish Academy Students Collect 135 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Young students at Rockland Jewish Academy, an independent school of just 85 students, collected 135 pairs of shoes for those in need this fall, to benefit the Soles4Souls organization.

Dec. 08, 2014

Unique Kids' Gifts from New York City Museums

Looking for an original gift for a special little person in your life? Look no further than those amazing NYC cultural hubs -- the museums! Here, our friends over at ThoughtGallery.org present a gift guide featuring presents for future engineers, vintage kids, aspiring artists, and wee New Yorkers.

Dec. 03, 2014

And the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 Are...

What do you think are the most popular baby names of 2014? Find out if Liam and Charlotte held onto the top spots for boys and girls, respectively, or if Amelia and Noah beat them out. Plus, find out what name from Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones made it into the top three for girls.

Dec. 03, 2014

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

What's made of 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,320 pounds of sugar, and 5,000 candies? No, it's not the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel. It's the life-size, dine-in gingerbread houses you'll find at Great Wolf Lodge during the holidays.

Nov. 12, 2014

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween on Long Island. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, museum parties, community celebrations, and more.

Oct. 23, 2014

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

Your guide to free things to do for Halloween in New York City, including family festivals, carnivals, costume parties, spooky story times, and much more in the five boroughs.

Oct. 23, 2014

Catching Up with Alexander Weiss, MasterChef Junior Season 1 Winner

A year after he claimed the title in season 1 of MasterChef Junior, 14-year-old Alexander Weiss of Manhattan is cooking alongside professional chefs, jet-setting all over the world with his family, and dreaming bigger than ever.

Oct. 23, 2014

Joe Bastianich Shares the Recipe to Win MasterChef Junior

Joe Bastianich is a local dad, restaurateur, and judge of MasterChef Junior on FOX. Here, he dishes on what makes kids stand out in the competition and the skills they need to win, plus some advice for budding young chefs.

Oct. 23, 2014

Understood.org Launches as Complete Resource for Learning Disabiilities Community

Understood.org is a new, state-of-the-art website with a mission to help you find clear answers to the challenges your child with learning disabilities or attention issues may face at home, in school, and with friends.

Oct. 03, 2014

Rockland Community Throws 'No More Chemo' Party for Local Young Girl

Art Adventure and several other businesses in Rockland County, NY, threw a free party for 3-year-old Gabi Olivo to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy treatments.

Sep. 15, 2014

Foster Kids Star in Heart Gallery Photo Exhibit at Broadway Mall in Hicksville

Kids in foster care who are seeking "forever families" are the subjects in a new photo exhibit at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. The exhibit is organized by Heart Gallery and is the first of its kind on Long Island.

Aug. 27, 2014

Meet the New, Older Dora the Explorer

Valerie Walsh Valdes, the NYC co-creator of Dora the Explorer discusses her inspiration for creating an older Dora and the new show "Dora and Friends: Into the City", plus Fatima Ptacek, a Queens kid who voices Dora, gives us the inside scoop on the older character.

Jul. 28, 2014

10 Tips to Help Kids Ace Theater Auditions

Is your child trying out for a school play or community theater show? Get tips from casting directors on how to help your kid ace the audition, including how to prepare the right song and monologue, calm nerves and stage fright, and deal with disappointment if your child doesn't get the role.

Jul. 25, 2014

Pro Tips for Kids Auditioning for Broadway Roles

For kids who want to audition for professional acting roles on Broadway or even in TV or film, we've got the best advice from pro casting directors on how to stand out from the crowd and make the most of each audition and callback.

Jul. 25, 2014


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