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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Opening Date Set for Macy's Santaland at Herald Square

Opening Date Set for Macy's Santaland at Herald Square

It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is headed to Macy's Herald Square location. Beginning November 23, shoppers can visit Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy's flagship store in New York. The special 13,000-square-foot Christmas villag...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens that the whol...

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Chatty Child Speech and Occupational Therapist is Now Offering Physical Therapy

Chatty Child Speech and Occupational Therapist is Now Offering Physical Therapy

Chatty Child Speech and Occupational Therapy, PLLC is now collaborating with two licensed Physical Therapists to provide pediatric services at its downtown Manhattan location throughout the 2018 school year. Treatment is available to kids ages 1 mo...

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Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below, the family-friendly retail phenomenon will open its first Manhattan location at 530 Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets. Five Below offers a wide selection of products including toys, candy, fashion, beauty, smartphone accessori...

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Youth Acting Program Now Offered at T. Schreiber Studio

Youth Acting Program Now Offered at T. Schreiber Studio

T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre and Film in Midtown paired up with celebrity acting coach Denise Simon in September to create a fun but effective Youth Acting Program for children ages 8-11 and 12-16.

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Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

The Gillen Brewer School, an independent school that focuses on special needs education helps its students grow through individualized attention, remarkably low student to staff ratios, and a strong relationship with the families it serves. With st...

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Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

The Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, is hosting a sensory-friendly performance for children with sensitivity to stimulation or autism spectrum disorder. The sensory-friendly show, now in its fourth year, will feature amenities suc...

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Fun Fit Kids Opens on Upper West Side and Develops Program for Kids With Special Needs

Fun Fit Kids Opens on Upper West Side and Develops Program for Kids With Special Needs

On September 4, Fun Fit Kids opened its first physical location on the Upper West Side. With the establishment of this space, it also developed a new program that will allow children with developmental and cognitive disabilities to participate in a...

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Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side Learning Center Poised for Rebuild Under New Management

Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side Learning Center Poised for Rebuild Under New Management

Entrepreneur and learning center owner Franco Verdino has acquired the FasTracKids and Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Driven by a passion for providing the world’s best supplemental enrichment programs to New York fa...

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'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

You go to work every day, you take the kids to soccer practice, maybe squeeze in a manicure or a workout class… but what do you really want? Fairy Island, a new and interactive pop up exhibit targeted at women, was created to help women explore the...

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Family-Friendly Martial Arts Studio Opens in Nolita

Family-Friendly Martial Arts Studio Opens in Nolita

The Martial Arts Family Studio opened in Nolita on September 12 and is a place for the entire family. Children’s classes will begin at 2:00pm, and are split into age groups of 3.5-4.5 years old, 4.5-6 years old, 6-10 years old, and 11-15 years old....

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

In 2017 Doppelskope brought its puppet musical about climate change (GRUFF!) to NYC. This month, with the support of a Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, they're premiering their newest and most innovative puppet show at The Tank in Midto...

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Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society and is bringing a little extra magic to the Upper West Side. Whether you’ve read all the books, seen every movie, and spend a little too much time on Pottermore, or j...

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International Academy of New York Temporarily Relocates to Upper West Side

International Academy of New York Temporarily Relocates to Upper West Side

This school year the International Academy of New York will be operating in a new Upper West Side location, 150 W 83rd St. The move comes while the school is renovating their original Upper East Side location, 4 E 90th St, planned to be complete fo...

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Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

At school, things like clean drinking water should be a given. In NYC, though, officials from the Department of Education have yet to fully fix more 1,100 water fixtures found to have elevated levels of lead.

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ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. has a new full schedule of classes and activities for children from 0 to 8 years old, Monday through Saturday. All the classes are taught with the same educational philosophy as held by the long established Upper East Side nursery school,...

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Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

For the first time ever, Joffrey Ballet School is offering its Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet programs at its second location in Long Island City. The school is also adding a brand new musical theater program to teach kids Broadway-style and ly...

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Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Earlier this spring, we held our 2018 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, and the submissions were overwhelming—who doesn't want the chance to feature their kid on the covers of NYMP's magazines?! We narrowed down the 1,300 photos of your cute kids ...

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Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

The Sky Rink All Stars, NYC's most established children's ensemble skating troupe, won the silver medal at the prestigious United States Figure Skating National Showcase in Brighton, Michigan, August 5th. With over 32 teams, the girls performed a d...

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Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Last week, kids from three Win, formerly known as “Women in Need,” shelters in Manhattan and Queens visited the New York Hall of Science to participate in a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experience.

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Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East, an Upper East Side dance training facility for beginners through professionals, will award 15 male dancers in the Pre-Professional Division full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. On Monday, Sept. 17, boys ages...

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IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

Children as young as 10 years old can now get an IDNYC card, a free identification card available to New York City residents. Through the program, which was introduced in 2015, New York City residents who apply receive a government-issued photo ide...

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, the world’s museum for weird, out-of-this-world enthusiasts, opened Ripley’s Relic, an interactive adventure with “scientific discovery” for the whole family, this June. This interactive, escape adventure t...

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Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

On August 1, Shutterfly and Baby2Baby teamed up to host a backpack drive just in time for the back-to-school season. The event took place at Versa in Manhattan. Rachel Zoe, fashion designer and Baby2Baby Board Member, and Mindy Weiss, Shutterfly’s ...

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The National Museum of Mathematics Third Annual NYC Math Festival Will Feature Juggling Bagels

The National Museum of Mathematics Third Annual NYC Math Festival Will Feature Juggling Bagels

"Let Them Eat Math!," a gravity-defying juggling display of flying New York City bagels will be featured at the third annual New York City Math Festival, New York's only math festival, in Lower Manhattan. The free event, hosted by the National Muse...

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Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Knorr is making local fresh produce deliveries on a first-come, first-serve basis until this Thursday, August 9, to Manhattan only. How do you receive a fresh, delicious meal straight at your door step? Th...

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Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to Debut Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to Debut Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

More than 3.5 million spectators lining the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route and more than 50 million viewers watching the action at home are in for a real treat this year. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, America's largest indoor waterpark, i...

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

Smithsonian magazine has announced that Saturday, September 22 will be the 14th annual Museum Day, which is an initiative in which participating museums nationwide open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. The event allow...

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Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Early this week, Luna Park presented $51,233 to the Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York to support Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) Troop 6000.

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Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

Willan Academy of Music will be starting a chorus group for children this Fall in Midtown. All children who love singing are welcome to join the choir. Although no previous musical training is necessary, an audition is required to join in the choir...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New parents have a lot to think about and choosing a place to give birth tops that list. There's so much to think about, but where do you even begin collecting the information you need to make an informed choice about where to give birth? A new web...

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With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

This summer, your Brooklyn, New York, or Queens Public Library card, along with Culture Pass, allows you to visit 33 museums and cultural sites in New York City for free. That’s right, free.

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Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

The Epiphany Community Nursery School’s new curriculum, titled ECNS Etc., has introduced brand new Open Play classes and Baby Mixer classes for children and their parents.

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Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

It can be difficult to get your kids interested in art, but this new family-friendly, immersive art experience will make developing your child’s creative interests a piece of cake. The Color Factory is coming to Manhattan this August to satiate you...

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The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

This summer, Ailey Extension will host its first ever Ballet 4 Kids summer program at the Ailey Studios in Midtown. Children ages 10-11 are invited to participate in weekly classes led by professional dancer and instructor Alison Mixon from July 8-...

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Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace is a new craft box subscription service designed for ages 8 and older. Each box is delivered monthly to the customer's home and contains all supplies needed to create two DIY projects. Examples of projects include a school's-out gift...

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Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

To commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will reconstruct a replica in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, July 17. During the free event, which will take place in Vanderbil...

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Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking t...

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is celebrated on July 14 every year. It’s a day to honor the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. But in New York City, residents and Francophiles cele...

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Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

Fast Feet Track Club, an adaptive and inclusive track and field team in Manhattan, is launching its first community team this summer for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental differences. The summ...

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Fosun Plaza's Free 'Throwback Thursday Film Series' to Begin in July

Fosun Plaza's Free 'Throwback Thursday Film Series' to Begin in July

What better way to spend your warm summer nights than by enjoying a classic throwback movie in the heart of downtown Manhattan-- for FREE? Join the Alliance for Downtown New York for "The Throwback Thursday Summer Film Series" every Thursday night ...

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World Cup Viewing Experience Held on Fosun Plaza

World Cup Viewing Experience Held on Fosun Plaza

Why duck into a dark, crowded watering hole when you can bring the whole family to an outdoor plaza to watch World Cup matches live? In partnership with the New York Red Bulls, Fosun Plaza will air live World Cup matches on the newly installed 40-f...

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New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

To celebrate America's 242nd birthday and the freedoms its citizens are afforded, the New-York Historical Society will host special programs and family-friendly activities throughout the day on July 4.

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'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

Sunnyhues Entertainment opened a pop-up art exhibit called “Happy-Go-Lucky” in SoHo and it will be open through July 8. The exhibit boasts eight interactive rooms that will include several installations that fuse reality and fantasy together, accor...

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