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5 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

5 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping kids protected while they’re on the web is challenging. Here Titania Jordan, chief parent officer of bark.us, an award winning app that monitors kids’ activities online and alerts parents of potential dangers, shares five ways parents can help keep their kids safe online.

Apr 25, 2018

The Ideal School Emphasizes Inclusion for a More Diverse Education

The Ideal School Emphasizes Inclusion for a More Diverse Education

The academic program at The Ideal School is based on the belief that students learn best when the bar is set high. The faculty at IDEAL believes that true learning is only possible when students feel understood and celebrated. The faculty is made up of dedicated, highly skilled, committed teachers who aim to know their students in and out of the classroom. Through various programs, IDEAL provides time for conversation, reflection, and leadership. The arts, STEAM, and athletics are integrated into the school’s program, fostering creativity and a healthy mind-body balance.

Apr 25, 2018

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

Any one who has visited the American Museum of Natural History is familiar with the lush surroundings that span from 77th street to 81st street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. In the past, the area known as Theodore Roosevelt Park was closed to visitors but it was just revealed that the area will soon open to the public. This summer, as part of the Parks Without Borders initiative, the lawns surrounding the museum will be open to visitors. From Memorial Day to September 30, New Yorkers and tourists can enjoy the space that has been previously closed to the public for many years.

Apr 24, 2018

Central Park Will Be Car-Free This Summer

Central Park Will Be Car-Free This Summer

Following on the heels of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, it was recently announced that, starting June 1, Manhattan's Central Park will be free of cars as of this summer. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that cars will be banned on the roads below 72nd Street in New York's famed park. While cars and buses can still drive crosstown through the four thoroughfares at 66th, 72nd, 86th, 96th streets, all other cars will be prohibited. While cars and buses can still drive crosstown through the four thoroughfares at 66th, 72nd, 86th, 96th streets, all other cars will be prohibited.

Apr 24, 2018

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.

Feb 26, 2018


This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

Apr 18, 2018

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Mar 16, 2018

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids on Long Island this Saturday and Sunday.

Apr 20, 2018

Celebrate Car Free Earth Day in New York City

Celebrate Car Free Earth Day in New York City

New York City is definitely a walking town, but that doesn't mean the traffic isn't brutal. In fact, traffic congestion is so bad that the City is proposing a congestion tax, that would charge drivers traveling in highly congested areas during the times of day when traffic is at its heaviest. To off set this and to encourage walking and public transportation, NYC will hold the third annual Car Free Earth Day event on Saturday April 21, 2018, the day before Earth Day. From Times Square to Union Square, Broadway will be closed to cars and only available to pedestrians and cyclists.

Apr 19, 2018

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

Any one who has visited the American Museum of Natural History is familiar with the lush surroundings that span from 77th street to 81st street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. In the past, the area known as Theodore Roosevelt Park was closed to visitors but it was just revealed that the area will soon open to the public. This summer, as part of the Parks Without Borders initiative, the lawns surrounding the museum will be open to visitors. From Memorial Day to September 30, New Yorkers and tourists can enjoy the space that has been previously closed to the public for many years.

Apr 24, 2018

Central Park Will Be Car-Free This Summer

Central Park Will Be Car-Free This Summer

Following on the heels of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, it was recently announced that, starting June 1, Manhattan's Central Park will be free of cars as of this summer. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that cars will be banned on the roads below 72nd Street in New York's famed park. While cars and buses can still drive crosstown through the four thoroughfares at 66th, 72nd, 86th, 96th streets, all other cars will be prohibited. While cars and buses can still drive crosstown through the four thoroughfares at 66th, 72nd, 86th, 96th streets, all other cars will be prohibited.

Apr 24, 2018

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Grows STEAM Program with New Garden

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Grows STEAM Program with New Garden

Things are looking a lot greener at the Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School. The school constructed a community garden on Sunday, April 22 to expand its current STEAM program to outside the classroom.

Apr 23, 2018

Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

Dental Wellness of Suffern is proud to announce that it has added the Solea Dental Laser to its practice. Solea's technology offers patients a reliably anesthesia free alternative to the traditional dental drill.

Apr 23, 2018

Stuart's Fruit Farm Undergoes Decade-Long Protection Project

Stuart's Fruit Farm Undergoes Decade-Long Protection Project

Westchester Land Trust (WLT) underwent a decade-long, $3 million project to permanently protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers, NY, according to a press release. The conservation easement ensures that the farm’s 172 acres be used for agricultural purposes only. Had it not been placed, the land could have been sold for residential development.

Apr 20, 2018