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In the Magazine: March 2016

In the Magazine: March 2016


Check out our March 2016 issue, which discusses the camp effect and why camp friendships and camp counselors are so important. It also includes everything you need to know about Community Supported Agriculture and how teachers are using the new Tappan Zee Bridge to teach STEM. Plus, a braided headphone DIY, a look at the Beardsley Zoo, and a list of places to volunteer.

Feature Articles

Hometown Love

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We at NYMetroParents asked readers to tell us, in words and photos, why they love being a parent in their particular hometown. From Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, to Fairfield, Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk, see how readers answered that question.

The Importance of Summer Camp Friendships

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Friendships that form in just a few weeks can last a lifetime.

The Lasting Effect of Camp Counselors on Campers

 campers and counselors

Find out why kids love listening to camp counselors and why parents should take a step back.

Community Supported Agriculture: Fresh Produce from the Farm to Your Table

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Think the only way to get farm fresh produce is going to the farmers' market? Think again. Here's what you need to know about CSA: community supported agriculture.

Teachers Use New Hudson River Bridge to Spark Interest in STEM

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As the area's first new bridge in more than 50 years arises across the Hudson River, local educators are seizing the opportunity to spark students' interest in STEM learning.

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Fun and Activities

DIY: Braided Headphones



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Custom decorate your headphones using friendship bracelet techniques you learned at camp.

Beardsley Zoo

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Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut offers visitors of all ages the chance to experience nature with year-round family-friendly programming that emphasizes education, conservation, and fun.

Family Activities Calendar

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

Where to Guide: Volunteering in the NYC Area

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Showing your children how to give back to the community helps them grow into thoughtful adults. So clean out those closets for clothing drives or walk to raise awareness with these volunteer opportunities for families in NYC in March.

Connections

Voices: Why You Should Never Comment on a Pregnant Woman’s Diet

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This local mom of six kids riffs on pregnancy cravings and nine months’ worth of unfiltered comments from friends and strangers alike.

Quotables

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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.

The Book Blossoms: Book Club for Kids

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Sharon Marcus is a New York mom and founder of The Book Blossoms, a book club for kids where children can discover a love of reading by using their creativity.

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