In the Magazine: June 2017

In the Magazine: June 2017


Check out our June 2017 issue, which includes a guide to unexpected summer fun in NYC, tips on how to keep the family healthy, and grilling do's and don'ts from Chef John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Read an interview with Diaper Dude's Chris Pegula and check out guides to the beaches and amusement parks near you.

Feature Articles

Unexpected Fun in NYC

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37 things to do in New York City that are unique, unusual, and off the beaten path


Common Summer Health Issues

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How to avoid—or beat—six childhood health issues that commonly strike during the summer months


Recipes for the Grill: Skirt Steak and Spatchcock Chicken

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Chef John Stage, the owner of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, shares recipes for Red Rub Skirt Steak with Charred Tomato and Avocado Salsa and Flip Bird's Spatchcock Chicken with Harissa Spices.


How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

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With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use.


Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in June by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.


Happy Father's Day to the Fellas!

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Alison Wong is the writer and illustrator of New Mom Comics: The First Year, which offers a humorous and relatable take on the wild journey of parenting.  


Last Chance to Enter the Cover Contest

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Hundreds of local parents have already entered the 2017 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, hoping for a chance to see their child or teen on our magazine cover. Are you one of them? If not, what are you waiting for? The contest is open to kids ages 2-16 and closes June 9.

Enter the 2017 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest for a chance to see your child on a magazine cover and win prizes, including a family vacation or Barbizon scholarship. 


Family Outing: Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey

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See real-life aircraft, learn about aerospace pioneers, and enjoy interactive exhibits at the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro, NJ.


Best Beaches in the New York City Area

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Get ready for the smell of sunscreen and the feel of sand between your toes. Our guide covers beaches in the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties. 


Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

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Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.



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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.


Interview with Diaper Dude Founder Chris Pegula

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Chris Pegula is the founder of Diaper Dude, a brand of diaper bags and accessories for dads. His second book, Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years was recently published. 


The Magic of Eid

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My family celebrates the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, which takes place in June this year—here’s why it’s so special to me.


How We Raised Two Adopted Sons as a Gay Couple

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What it was like to raise our kids during changing times.

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