Have You Gotten Your 2019 Summer Camp Guide?—Great Parenting and Advice Articles


Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

On Sunday, March 24 at 10am Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square is slated to unveil its 2019 flower show, arguably one of the most ‘grammable ways to welcome spring in New York City. This year’s exhibition is aptly titled Journey to Paradisios, ...

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Kids 'N Comedy Classes Give Kids the Opportunity to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Kids 'N Comedy Classes Give Kids the Opportunity to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Evan Breckman has a connection to comedy and is given the opportunity to channel this passion by performing at the Gotham Comedy Club through Kids ‘N Comedy, founded by Jo Ann Grossman and Stu Morden. Kids ‘N Comedy teaches kids ages 11-18 how to w...

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City Harvest Challenges New Yorkers to Raise $1.1 Million to Feed 50,000 Children in Need

City Harvest Challenges New Yorkers to Raise $1.1 Million to Feed 50,000 Children in Need

City Harvest, NYC's largest food rescue organization, is challenging New Yorkers to raise $1.1 million to feed 50,000 New York children and their families. The fundraising campaign, Skip Lunch Fight Hunger, challenges New Yorkers to donate the mone...

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The American Museum of Natural History's New T. Rex Exhibit Opens Monday

The American Museum of Natural History's New T. Rex Exhibit Opens Monday

T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator is The American Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibit and it opens to the public on Monday, March 11. The exhibit presents the feared and revered dinosaur in a way the American Museum of Natural History never has ...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

On March 1, Parenting Media Association presented NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent, a division of Davler Media Group, with nine excellence awards at its 2018 Design and Editorial Awards reception, held in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

As of January, Daniel's Music Foundation (DMF), an East Harlem music center, is offering two Baby & Me Classes: Rock By Baby for children ages newborn to 1 and Tots Rattle & Roll for children ages ages 1-2 ½. The NYC children's music center welcome...

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The IDEAL School of Manhattan Provides an Inclusive Learning Environment with a Focus on Social Justice

The IDEAL School of Manhattan Provides an Inclusive Learning Environment with a Focus on Social Justice

The IDEAL School of Manhattan, a coed, independent school on the Upper West Side provides an inclusive learning environment for its students. Plus, with a focus on social justice and service learning, students learn the importance of celebrating ev...

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Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee, a leading animal shelter with locations in Manhattan, Wantagh, and Westhampton, just announced the winners of its 11th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest. The contest encourages students in first through 12th grades to submit artwork that e...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatley Heights will offer a new minor in the creative writing department, "Performance, Poetry, and Podcasting," this summer as well as a new theater class and new, small ensemble classes through the music depart...

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Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

This July, Oasis Day Camp on the Upper West Side will offer a new summer program for children ages 3-5 who have not been in school yet. The NYC camp will give children an opportunity to swim three times a week, take introductory sports classes incl...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Calling all artists! Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Uniquely U scholarship. Open for kids ages 7-18 and in grades 2-12 currently residing in New York City, Southern Westchester, or Long Island, this scholarship...

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Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC), with locations in White Plains and various locations in Manhattan, is now offering autism diagnostic evaluations. Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often exhibit deficits in communication and social r...

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Pip's Island Interactive Kids Show to Return to NYC in March

Pip's Island Interactive Kids Show to Return to NYC in March

Pip's Island, a theatrical adventure for kids and families in NYC, is officially reopening on March 21, and permanently residing at 400 W. 42nd Street at the Pod Hotel. The one-of-a-kind show made its world premiere in 2016 for a limited time and w...

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FrostFest Kicks off at Bryant Park with Bumper Cars on Ice and More

FrostFest Kicks off at Bryant Park with Bumper Cars on Ice and More

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park kicked off FrostFest 2019 last Friday with a variety of fun winter activities for the family, including bumper cars on ice at The Rink, the FrostFest Igloo Experience, live ice carving, a silent disco, ...

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16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old bestselling author, playwright, and influencer Carrie Berk created a video in partnership with The Kind Coalition in support of No Bully's efforts to teach kids to practice empathy and to become positive forces in the world to stop bull...

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National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week, which began Sunday and continues through Jan. 26, raises awareness about the different educational opportunities available to families and children in the New York metro area. Over the course of the week, the events thr...

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The Fashion Class to Open on the Upper East Side

The Fashion Class to Open on the Upper East Side

The Fashion Class is excited to announce a new Upper East Side sewing studio for children. The new NYC sewing studio (alongside Applike Couture) will feature ten digital Singer Sewing machines, a variety of fabric choices, and a fun and creative ac...

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Dances Patrelle Holding Auditions for The American Dream: It's Only Business, a Ballet

Dances Patrelle Holding Auditions for The American Dream: It's Only Business, a Ballet

Dances Patrelle is looking for three teens, male and female, between the ages of 15 and 18, with strong ballet technique and acting skills for the upcoming production of The American Dream: Its Only Business. It is also seeking four or five young d...

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Young Moguls DJ Summer Camp Announced in Union Square

Young Moguls DJ Summer Camp Announced in Union Square

This summer, Manhattan kids ages 8-12 will have the chance to learn the fundamentals of DJing and immerse themselves in music mixing, beat-making and other high-tech fun at Young Moguls DJ Camp.

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Wegmans to Open in Brooklyn in the Fall, Provide Estimated 500 Jobs

Wegmans to Open in Brooklyn in the Fall, Provide Estimated 500 Jobs

The beloved, upstate-based supermarket chain is expected to open its first New York City location in Brooklyn at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard in the fall. The highly anticipated expansion will offer more than 500 jobs, including 150 full-time positions. Th...

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Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Returning to Live Arts in 2019, "Dance by Very Young Choreographers" will showcase the work of 5-18 dancers and choreographers Jan. 26 and 27. Spearheaded by Ellen Robbins , this program has be an opportunity to introduce and empower children to cr...

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Sunday, Feb. 17–Saturday, Feb. 23. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on...

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Cerebral Palsy Soccer Now Offering Indoor Team in Manhattan

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Now Offering Indoor Team in Manhattan

Following the successful programs in New Jersey, Houston, Mid-Atlantic, and most recently Brooklyn this September, Cerebral Palsy Soccer (CP Soccer) is forming an NYC team in Manhattan. Cerebral Palsy (CP) Soccer is a non-profit founded to help the...

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Titi Fund of New York and Operation Warm Partner to Provide Coats to 5,000 Kids in Need

Titi Fund of New York and Operation Warm Partner to Provide Coats to 5,000 Kids in Need

The Titi Fund of New York provided 5,000 brand new coats to students in need, in partnership with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children. All 31 schools on the Operation Warm wish list within...

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The Long Island Science Center Opens in Riverhead

The Long Island Science Center Opens in Riverhead

The Long Island Science Center will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Riverhead location on Thursday, Jan. 17, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm. The much-anticipated opening comes after a two-year hiatus, following a temporary reloc...

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Warby Parker Expands Partnership with NYC Department of Education to Give Kindergarten-First Graders Free Eyeglasses

Warby Parker Expands Partnership with NYC Department of Education to Give Kindergarten-First Graders Free Eyeglasses

To help more kids see in school, Warby Parker is continuing its partnership with the New York City Department of Education to distribute free glasses to over 100,000 students in more than 200 Community Schools. The two joined forces in 2015, and no...

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The LEARN Lab at NYU Wants Your Child to Participate in Research for a New Study

The LEARN Lab at NYU Wants Your Child to Participate in Research for a New Study

Do you wonder how your child’s mind works? The LEARN Lab, a research group at NYU, is studying children’s amazing abilities to learn language. They invite you and your child to visit us and participate in this study.

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The National Museum of Mathematics Extends Math Outreach Program to Encourage Early Math Fluency

The National Museum of Mathematics Extends Math Outreach Program to Encourage Early Math Fluency

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in Nomad is continuing its innovative math outreach program, MoMath 2 Go: the Family Math Initiative, with a partnership with the Long Island Explorium in Port Jefferson. This program is designed to help ...

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The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Interactive T. Rex Exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Interactive T. Rex Exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History is slated to open a new exhibit T. rex: The Ultimate Predator in March. The Upper West Side exhibit will bring the latest research and discoveries about tyrannosaurs, with emphasis on the T. rex, to the world ...

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How Dwight School on the Upper West Side Turns Students’ Passions into Purpose

How Dwight School on the Upper West Side Turns Students’ Passions into Purpose

The educational philosophy of Dwight School, an international school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is “igniting a spark of genius in every child,” helps students thrive in academics as well as in life. Dwight School focuses on providing stud...

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CAMP Toy Store Opens Near Union Square

CAMP Toy Store Opens Near Union Square

The CAMP store, a summer camp-themed, novelty toy store recently opened on Fifth Avenue. It’s more than just a toy store though. The family-friendly NYC store also boasts a number of kid-friendly games, interactive experiences, and classes.

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The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

Puss in Boots is making its debut show at the New York City Galli Theater in the Spring of 2019. The show will run March 16, 17, 23, and 24 and 2pm. The show, along with the other fairytale productions Galli Theater puts on, aims to teach children ...

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New Improv Class Offered for Teens and Kids in Midtown

New Improv Class Offered for Teens and Kids in Midtown

Playgrounded improv classes offer fun, yet challenging classes that combine both comedy and theater in Midtown. Students learn to take ownership of their improv skills while developing strong relationships with their peers, and having a blast alon...

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Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Manhattan

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Manhattan

We asked some of our Manhattan partners to provide the most Instagram-worthy photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to the @NYMetroParents Instagram account and are publishing them below. What follows are beautifu...

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Martial Arts Family Studio in Soho Offering New Movement Classes

Martial Arts Family Studio in Soho Offering New Movement Classes

Martial Arts Family Studio in Soho will begin offering movement classes for toddlers beginning Jan. 7. The movement classes are designed to keep children ages 1 to 3 years old who have learned to walk active and features a series of age-appropriate...

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Turtle Bay Music School to Open Preschool in September 2019

Turtle Bay Music School to Open Preschool in September 2019

Turtle Bay Music School, an all-ages music learning center in Murray Hill, has announced it will open its doors for preschool in September 2019. Children ages 2-5, and in some cases even younger, can attend this NYC school. It will use music as a c...

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IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

The rumors are true, IKEA U.S. announced on Monday that it will be opening its first city store on the Upper East Side! The new location is contributing to the company's commitment to bringing IKEA to urban areas. The "IKEA Planning Studio" is slat...

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Blue School Launches “Little Blue Book Club” for Toddlers and Parents

Blue School Launches “Little Blue Book Club” for Toddlers and Parents

Blue School will host a weekly “Little Blue Book Club” starting this Friday. The Friday morning activity is open to toddlers and their parents and is designed to introduce little learners to books, expression and education.

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Practice Math Skills at MoMath Family Friday

Practice Math Skills at MoMath Family Friday

Parents read to their kids, sing together, and bake. Looking for something new and refreshing? Do some math. You might be thinking that you are just not a math person. But are you? Math is a part of your everyday life from the moment you wake up. A...

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Zaner-Bloser Hosts Handwriting Contest for New York City Students

Zaner-Bloser Hosts Handwriting Contest for New York City Students

Zaner-Bloser, a company that produces handwriting and literacy resources, is known for its national handwriting competition. This year, it decided to launch a competition specifically for NYC students. Each participant will write a sentence in eith...

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The Churchill School Partners with Cos Bar in Support of Students with Learning Disabilities

The Churchill School Partners with Cos Bar in Support of Students with Learning Disabilities

This December 5-7, customers shopping at Cos Bar, the luxury, multi-brand downtown Manhattan beauty retailer, can donate 10 percent of their purchase to The Churchill School's initiative for children with language-based learning disabilities. By us...

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Museum of the City of New York Debuts an Exhibit About Germs

Museum of the City of New York Debuts an Exhibit About Germs

Germs are everywhere—they’re lurking on subway seats and poles, on door handles and sidewalks. No matter where you are in the city, everywhere you step and everything you touch is covered in germs. Sound skeevy? A new exhibit at the Museum of the C...

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20 Family-Friendly Things to Do on the Upper East Side

20 Family-Friendly Things to Do on the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side has a ton of entertaining activities for kids of all ages, including unique play spaces, world-class museums, and ice cream shops that any ice cream lover must stop by. Grab a bite at one of the many restaurants, take a family-f...

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5 Things You Need to Do with Your Kids at the New FAO Schwarz

5 Things You Need to Do with Your Kids at the New FAO Schwarz

New York City’s beloved toy store, FAO Schwarz, made its return to Midtown Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 16 after its Fifth Avenue flagship store closed in 2015—just in time for the holiday season! This 20,000-square-foot toy emporium is located at 30 ...

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Partners with Carnegie Deli to Bring Pop-Up Diner Experience to NYC Dec. 1-8

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Partners with Carnegie Deli to Bring Pop-Up Diner Experience to NYC Dec. 1-8

Amazon Prime Video is bringing back the iconic Carnegie Deli as a pop-up dining experience from Dec. 1-8 in Nolita in honor of the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (available for streaming via Amazon Prime on Friday, Dec. 5). This one-of-...

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Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

After the success of Seaport Summer 2018, The Howard Hughes Corporation announced its winter series of events, Seaport Winter 2018, which will begin in early December. Seaport Winter 2018 will feature seasonal and holiday activities and entertainme...

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The American Kennel Club and Westminster Club to Host Meet and Greet in February

The American Kennel Club and Westminster Club to Host Meet and Greet in February

Animal lovers, rejoice! This winter, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Westminster Kennel Club are hosting a meet and greet with over 200 breeds of cats and dogs, plus an agility competition, as part of Westminster Week. The event will take pl...

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The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

This year's tree made its grand arrival to Manhattan this Saturday via flatbed truck, according to NBC New York. The two-day, 75 mile journey from Wallkill in the Town of Newburgh to Midtown, Manhattan will prove well worth it on Wednesday, Nov. 28...

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The Cathedral School Launches Sports Program With Basketball

The Cathedral School Launches Sports Program With Basketball

After joining the Confederation of New York Schools and Team Sports league in the spring, The Cathedral School will kick off its first basketball season in mid-November. The team is open to students in grade 6-8. Both girls and boys are invited to ...

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