News

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

What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

Finding a skin rash on your infant is fairly common given that her skin is so sensitive. But how do you know if it's a normal occurrence or it it's a more serious rash that needs medical attention? Doctors share the most common skin rashes on babies, what they look like, and how to treat them—and when it's time to see a pediatrician.

Apr 24, 2018

The 2018 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

The 2018 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

Our annual Kids Cover Contest is now open! Enter your child, ages 3-16, for a chance to see him or her on a cover of our magazines, and to win amazing prizes.

Apr 23, 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

Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

In the 1980s, Ozone Park, Queens, native Cyndi Lauper swept Billboard charts with her hit single, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” And she’s right—they do. However, they also want to be taken seriously, especially when it comes to their career aspirations. With this notion at the forefront of their minds, two Forest Hills moms, Sharita Manickam and Jen Bruno, hope to challenge gender stereotypes with their in-development hardcover children’s book, Rad Girl Revolution. Rad stands for Rise Above Doubt and Reach Any Dream; and their motivational book will feature 30 inspiring storybook-style photos of real little girls in occupations that are generally male-dominated, or assumed to be, such as Scientist, Judge, Artist, Astronaut, Doctor, and more. A diverse group of girls are featured in the book, with a majority of them from Queens.

Apr 17, 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

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