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The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservatory unveiled its plan to reunify the northern part of the park with the Harlem Meer on September 18 at a media briefing at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. For years, the Lasker Pool (and seasonal ice rink) has stood ...

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The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

Soho is full of interactive, sometimes-gooey, always-fun spaces for kids to play. After you check out the Museum of Ice Cream that’s opening this fall, take the kids over to the Sloomoo Institute at 475 Broadway for a day full of slime. The 8,000 s...

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Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Step onto the main floor of the Oculus with your family and you’ll find the VOID, a virtual reality pop-up now offering a Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire mission experience that adults and kids will all love. Labeled as “The most immersive virtual...

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The NYC DOE Will Allow Students to Walk Out for Climate Strike on September 20

The NYC DOE Will Allow Students to Walk Out for Climate Strike on September 20

September is full of holidays students will be excused from school for–but a climate strike march is not usually one of them. However, the New York City Department of Education will be allowing students to leave school, as long as parents give cons...

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NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced a Department of Education partnership with Via that would allow New York City parents to track school bus routes through “Via for Schools”, a GPS system and app, in August. All 9,000 buses were supposed to be...

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The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

3-K for All, the nation’s “most ambitious effort to provide universal free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for every three-year-old,” is now available borough-wide in Staten Island and available in all of the city’s five boroughs ...

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New Minecraft and Circuitry Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Electricity at Robofun

New Minecraft and Circuitry Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Electricity at Robofun

On June 17, Robofun launched Minecraft and Circuitry, a brand new summer camp program that allows kids to design electric circuits, light up buildings, and discover the various exciting properties of electricity using the popular software Minecraft...

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Pixinity Pop-Up Exhibit Will Run in Soho Until November 8

Pixinity Pop-Up Exhibit Will Run in Soho Until November 8

Pixinity, New York City’s newest interactive, digital art experience, opened on August 16 at Soho’s 1 York Street and will run until November 8. Tianyu Qiu, director of the World World exhibition, created “Pixinity: Pop Futurism” to transport guest...

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NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

Every day, the New York City Department of Education transports 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes to and from school. This school year, for the first time, parents can track all 9,000 bus routes on a mobile app and receive information on bus loc...

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The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

Your family can be one of the first to visit the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC this fall if you join the early access waitlist that’s live now on the MOIC site! The flagship is coming to Soho soon and will span nearly 25,000 square feet, cover three f...

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Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

It’s official: You, dear readers, have cute kids! We knew picking finalists wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, it wasn’t easy times 1,000—that’s how many children were entered. Well, 1,006 to be exact. Once our editors were done exclaiming, “I love ...

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The Empire State Building Has Debuted 9 Second-Floor Exhibits for Families

The Empire State Building Has Debuted 9 Second-Floor Exhibits for Families

On July 29, nine exhibit rooms opened to the public in the Empire State Building so families can experience the miraculous views of the city without having to wait on line to go up to the 86th floor. The exhibits are part of the $165 million Observ...

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CareerReady NYC Program Offers City Students More Paths to Success

CareerReady NYC Program Offers City Students More Paths to Success

In July, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and several other education officials announced the launch of CareerReady NYC, a program that will help New York City students prepare for the workplace beginning this school ye...

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The NYC High School Application Process is Getting Simpler and More Transparent

The NYC High School Application Process is Getting Simpler and More Transparent

For years, students applying to middle and high schools in New York City had to go through a second round of applications if they didn’t get into their preferred schools. But Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza have simp...

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Celebrate National Soft Serve Day with the New Carvel at Macy’s Herald Square

Celebrate National Soft Serve Day with the New Carvel at Macy’s Herald Square

There might not be a soft serve ice cream more iconic than Carvel! Celebrate National Soft Serve Day at the new Carvel Shoppe opening in Macy’s Herald Square on Monday, August 19. If you make a minimum $2 donation to the American Red Cross, you can...

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NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

If you have a library card, you now have access to 50 cultural organizations across New York City. In its first year, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and Queens Public Library (QPL) Culture Pass initiative iss...

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Chelsea Chew 2019 Kicks Off This September with a Delicious Way to Support Local Restaurants

Chelsea Chew 2019 Kicks Off This September with a Delicious Way to Support Local Restaurants

If you and the kids are craving a way to give back and eat well this fall, you might want to check out Chelsea Chew. The initiative is headed by Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) along with various Chelsea businesses and restaur...

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Kent Prep Now Offering SSAT and ISEE Prep in Small Group Sessions

Kent Prep Now Offering SSAT and ISEE Prep in Small Group Sessions

Well known for its one-on-one tutoring services, Kent Prep launched small group sessions to help students in both its Queens and Manhattan locations prepare for the Secondary School Admission Test and the Independent School Entrance Exam. Each grou...

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The International Academy of New York Moves Back to Carnegie Hill, Expands Pre-Nursery Program

The International Academy of New York Moves Back to Carnegie Hill, Expands Pre-Nursery Program

After a year of renovations, the International Academy of New York officially moved back to its permanent location in Carnegie Hill on July 1. Housed in a beautiful landmark designated building just a stone’s throw from Central Park, the Academy’s ...

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16-Year-Old Will Swim 28 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise Awareness of Children International

16-Year-Old Will Swim 28 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise Awareness of Children International

Around this time of the year, most 16-year-olds are just getting themselves ready for the upcoming school year. Angel More, however, is gearing up for what many would consider a feat on a whole new level—the 20 Bridges swim—and she’s not just doin...

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Chelsea Unveils a New Park For The First Time in 40 Years

Chelsea Unveils a New Park For The First Time in 40 Years

After a decade of hard work, Chelsea Green is the first community park to be built in Chelsea in 40 years, giving parents a new spot for a summer afternoon with the little ones. The newly constructed quarter-acre space on West 20th Street between S...

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Check Out the Rosé Mansion in Midtown for an Instagram-Worthy Moms' Night Out

Check Out the Rosé Mansion in Midtown for an Instagram-Worthy Moms' Night Out

Even with pop-ups popping up all over the city, it can be difficult to find spaces where moms can go to be as carefree as their kids–while having some wine to really relax. However, the new Rosé Mansion exhibit in the midtown mall provides the perf...

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75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, D.C. offer guests free admission year-round, and the Smithsonian invites other museums, zoos and cultural centers around the country to embody that same spirit every year on Museum Day. This year, Museum Day ...

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Holiday Lights Return to the Bronx Zoo Bigger, Brighter, and Greener Than Ever

Holiday Lights Return to the Bronx Zoo Bigger, Brighter, and Greener Than Ever

Summer definitely isn’t over, but it’s always nice to have something to look forward to for the cold months ahead. Parents looking for a new way to experience holiday magic with the kids might be happy to know the Bronx Zoo is bringing back its hol...

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Bigs & Littles Mentorship Program Is Now Accepting Mentee Applications

Bigs & Littles Mentorship Program Is Now Accepting Mentee Applications

In Bigs & Littles NYC’s keystone mentoring program, youth ages 7-19 are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an adviser, role model, and adult friend. Mentoring matches meet twice monthly for activities such as enjoying ...

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Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a family classic, but Amazon is bringing a little winter wonderland to Union Square on July 25 with its Holiday in July event. The event will feature performances from several groups that kids will love, food and dri...

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Two Bronx Students Awarded ESPN’s Inaugural Billie Jean King Award for Fighting Inequity in High School Sports

Two Bronx Students Awarded ESPN’s Inaugural Billie Jean King Award for Fighting Inequity in High School Sports

ESPN honored two Bronx high schoolers, Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks, with its inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for their success in using sports to make a positive impact on their communities at the fifth annual Sports Humanitarian Awa...

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Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

It’s never too early to start back to school shopping, and if you happen to be a teacher, you’re in luck! Target is offering 15% off select items for teachers nationwide in an effort to get them stocked up for the upcoming school year as part of th...

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Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Kids with autism spectrum disorders who struggle with social anxiety have a new role model in the pageantry world: 19-year-old Alexandria Hodnik, who has Asperger’s syndrome and recently competed in the Miss New York USA pageant. In 2013, Asperger’...

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Advocates Say NYC's $8.8 Billion Plan to Address School Overcrowding Isn't Focused on the Right Fix

Advocates Say NYC's $8.8 Billion Plan to Address School Overcrowding Isn't Focused on the Right Fix

While the number of overcrowded schools in New York City has declined by 31 buildings since 2015, some 520,000 kids–roughly half of the city’s student population–attend schools that are oversaturated and ill-equipped to handle their student bodies....

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Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker and the Envision Virgin Racing Team created a unique racing experience for kids with autism spectrum disorder at the ABB FIA Formula E Racing Championship New York E Prix on July 13-14. The quiet race aimed to advance inclusi...

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14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

Six vending machines offering free books to kids who want to avoid the summer slump opened across the five boroughs on July 11. 14-year-old Marley Dias from West Orange, NJ helped to unveil the machines and emphasized the books are free for everyon...

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The Mets Will Host First-Ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field

The Mets Will Host First-Ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field

SO Fun City, an organization provides inclusive enrichment programming that suits the needs of all children, has teamed up with the New York Mets to host the first-ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field on August 7. The event will feature a pre-game carn...

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NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

Starting with the upcoming school year, students attending New York City public schools are no longer required to show any legal documents in order to change their name and/or gender on their permanent school records, according to a press release f...

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Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube, an interactive pop-up exhibit in Soho that brings readers into a futuristic undersea world, is now open through August 18. The exhibit encourages visitors to do their part in repurposing plastic to help save our oceans and their animals...

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Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Something as simple as a headache usually doesn’t alarm a parent too much, but when Robert Chapman came to his parents in fifth grade telling him he felt constant pain and exhaustion from them, they knew it had to be something more serious. “I was ...

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Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Many parents of the five boroughs say they are struggling to provide their kids with necessary special education services from the city. A May report from the New York City Department of Education revealed that impartial hearings, which are meant t...

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Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Summer can be hard for New York City kids who rely on school to provide at least one of their daily nutritious meals. That’s why the Department of Education’s 2019 Summer Meals Program, which began on June 27 and will end on August 31, is so import...

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Times Square Is Showcasing NYC Student Artwork Through October

Times Square Is Showcasing NYC Student Artwork Through October

Last week, Times Square Advertising Coalition premiered its three-day presentation of digital art made by 27 New York City public school students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Their artwork, which was picked from over a thousand submissions, is now ...

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Meet the 3 Baby Peregrine Falcons That Now Call NYC Home

Meet the 3 Baby Peregrine Falcons That Now Call NYC Home

The Port Authority and NYC Department of Environmental Protection have announced that three female peregrine falcon chicks hatched in early May near the Bayonne Bridge. The chicks–Martha, Rosie, and Juno–were tagged on May 29 and appear to be about...

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Windward School Installs EEG Labs as part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project

Windward School Installs EEG Labs as part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project

To prepare for the beginnings of the first research study for the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project, state-of-the-art, custom electroencephalography, also known as EEG labs, are now being installed at The Windward School’s Manhattan and Westch...

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53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

Today, NYC’s 53 outdoor public pools have opened and will remain open through Sept. 8. Last summer, 1.7 million people used the pools, and the best part of the city’s pools? They’re all free!

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Rare “Corpse Flower” Is Ready to Bloom at The New York Botanical Garden Any Day Now

Rare “Corpse Flower” Is Ready to Bloom at The New York Botanical Garden Any Day Now

The New York Botanical Garden is home to a rare flower with a surprisingly pungent odor–the “corpse flower,” otherwise known as one of the largest and most putrid-smelling flowers in the world. The plant is also finicky–its bloom cycle occurs over ...

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MakerState Offers New Robotics Software For STEM Summer Camp

MakerState Offers New Robotics Software For STEM Summer Camp

MakerState, a STEM-focused enrichment center for children ages 6-14, is incorporating new software for learning the basics of robotics, graphic design, game design, and engineering. Younger campers will use the robotics kits WeDo and older campers ...

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Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

For the first time ever, Disney Channel alumnus and director Jason Earles will host the On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY (ACNY) from August 19-23. Earles is most well-known for his recurring role as Miley’s hare-brained older brother Jackson in Dis...

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NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2019 Cover Kids Contest, who will be photographed (decked out in clothing from Macy’s Backstage) at Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company in Midtown Manhattan later this month. More t...

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92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

92nd Street Y is launching its first-ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp on June 24. For any or all of 9 weeks, campers ages 5-12 with a thirst for thrills can hone in on their ninja skills and master the jumping, tumbling, and balancing art of ...

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The Theater at 14th Street YMCA Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Theater at 14th Street YMCA Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Theater at 14th Street Y just announced its 2019-2020 program of shows that will premiere from September 6, 2019–June 2020. All productions were chosen through a submission process and celebrate a history of culture-making in the East Village, ...

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A Krispy Kreme Store Is Coming to Times Square in 2020

A Krispy Kreme Store Is Coming to Times Square in 2020

A Krispy Kreme store–above ground, unlike the one located in Penn Station that is the city’s only current Krispy outpost–is coming to Times Square in early 2020. The shop will be a 4,500 square foot giant flagship that will feature donuts, of cours...

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Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Now that summer is in full swing, many parents are looking for unique activities for their kids beyond the usual sports games, beach trips, and outdoor concerts. The historic Belvedere Castle in Central Park, which reopens on June 28, has been rest...

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