MAD Donut Shop and Mrs. Claus Storytimes Now Open at The Westchester

MAD Donut Shop and Mrs. Claus Storytimes Now Open at The Westchester

The White Plains-based doughnut shop MAD Donuts will open in The Westchester on Nov. 23. The doughnuts are fresh, handmade, and come in a variety of flavors that range from classics like glazed and chocolate to unique flavors like lemon meringue an...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

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 kid-friendly Thanksgiving activities in Westchester County and Rockland County that the whole fa...

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Andersons Larchmont Launches 'Holiday Wish List' Program

Andersons Larchmont Launches 'Holiday Wish List' Program

Holiday shopping can be time consuming, stressful, and tedious–not to mention expensive. This year, Andersons Larchmont bookstore has launched a “Holiday Wish List” program that will help families keep their shopping stress free, local, and guarant...

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Local Moms Launch D.I.Y. Slime Shop in Larchmont

Local Moms Launch D.I.Y. Slime Shop in Larchmont

Stacey Sarver and Nicole Fiftal of Mamaroneck and Larchmont–two moms who know that kids love slime, but parents hate the mess that comes with it–just launched D.I.Y. Slime, a one-of-a-kind shop dedicated to making slime. The shop will provide kids ...

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Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

More than a dozen New York organizations committed to preserving the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a Medicaid program that allows individuals with special needs receive care from family members, on the morning of October 23. Right ...

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Westchester Children’s Museum Unveils New Interactive Gift Shop

Westchester Children’s Museum Unveils New Interactive Gift Shop

The Westchester Children’s Museum has partnered with toy company Melissa & Doug to unveil a new interactive play space and gift shop for kids to extend their play outside of the museum’s exhibits. The space reflects the museum’s mission of using un...

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3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

Shortly after Hindi Kanarfogel passed away from complications of Crohn’s disease last year, her husband Dovid Kanarfogel and Leslie Gang teamed up to create Hindi’s Libraries and carry on Hindi’s book-loving, child-focused legacy. The nonprofit col...

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Prep School Adds Science Research Program and House System

Prep School Adds Science Research Program and House System

This July, Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle implemented its STEM education program for junior students and a house system. The STEM program was established to help students in all grade levels build camaraderie, hone research skills, connect...

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Scarsdale Medical Welcomed New Pediatrician

Scarsdale Medical Welcomed New Pediatrician

In May, Scarsdale Medical welcomed a new pediatrician, Olamide Odubogun, MD, FAAP, as part of the practice's pediatric expansion efforts. Odubogun earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland and has his medical degree from Penns...

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PJ Library Now Providing One Free Book Per Jewish Child in the New York City Area

PJ Library Now Providing One Free Book Per Jewish Child in the New York City Area

Since May, PJ Library has expanded its reach to now offer free Jewish books to families in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester–and will provide one book per child, rather than one book per family. PJ has partnered with more local funders to...

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Stepping Stones Museum's New Dinosaur Exhibit Encourages Imagination

Stepping Stones Museum's New Dinosaur Exhibit Encourages Imagination

Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum’s newest exhibit, Big Adventures: Dinosaurs, gives children a chance to learn about paleontology through hands on learning and playing. The exhibit opened on July 27th, and because of how enthusiastically the public...

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Achieve Martial Arts Moves to Bigger Facility

Achieve Martial Arts Moves to Bigger Facility

In January, Achieve Martial Arts moved to a new location in Scarsdale which has allowed for more room for classes and more students. The facility now holds 40 classes per week with approximately 10-15 students in each class, separated by age, start...

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A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports in New Rochelle will now be offering special Little Athlete Academy programming for kids ages 3-6. These 1-on-1 sports lessons with an experienced coach, Jordan Gurganus, will be tailored to each child’s individual level and help them...

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Lil Chameleon to Premier Kid's Club Drop-Off Childcare Program

Lil Chameleon to Premier Kid's Club Drop-Off Childcare Program

On September 3, the Tuckahoe-based resale boutique Lil Chameleon unveiled a drop-off care program for kids called Lil Chameleon Kids Club. Owner CC Benitez says this new feature aims to further deliver the intended purpose behind Lil Chameleon, whi...

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Kids In Sports Scarsdale Opened a Pre-School Program

Kids In Sports Scarsdale Opened a Pre-School Program

On September 4, Kids In Sports, which has been around for for twenty years, will premiere its pre-school program in their Scarsdale location. The program, which is geared towards children 2 and ½ years old to 4 years old will not only offer a struc...

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White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

The White Plains Public Library had such success with its Reading Buddies and STEM Buddies programs for teens this summer, it will be expanding these programs into the fall along with its usual Do Gooders teen volunteer program. Applications are no...

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Groove Family Music Studio Re-Opens in Larchmont September 16

Groove Family Music Studio Re-Opens in Larchmont September 16

Groove Family Music’s new family studio will be opening across the street from Chatsworth Elementary School on Monday, September 16. The studio will offer a variety of classes for babies, kids, teens, and parents that foster learning through music....

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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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Music Conservatory of Westchester Now Auditioning for MCW Prep Program

Music Conservatory of Westchester Now Auditioning for MCW Prep Program

Music Conservatory of Westchester is now offering a precollegiate training program for serious, advanced high school musicians called MCW Prep, slated to begin in September. The program will give instrumentalists and singers an opportunity to study...

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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Westchester Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Westchester Parents

The responsibilities of a parent are endless, between planning for summer camp, preparing for school, choosing your family pediatrician, planning the perfect birthday party, removing stains on a weekly—if not daily—basis, and, before you know it, p...

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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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New Rochelle Is Celebrating Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame Induction with a Parade

New Rochelle Is Celebrating Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame Induction with a Parade

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was unanimously inducted into the baseball hall of fame, and New Rochelle is celebrating its adopted Yankee with a key to the city ceremony and pinstripe parade on Saturday, July 27. The parade will march for...

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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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Steam Works Studio Opens Location in Scarsdale

Steam Works Studio Opens Location in Scarsdale

Steam Works has a number of locations across the United States including New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and is now celebrating its first brick-and-mortar location in New York. After establishing after-school programs at...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

The new children’s gardening workshop at Ridge Hill in Yonkers will take place in the community garden located on the South Lawn by Whole Foods. The program will take place on Thursdays from 10-11am from July 11-Aug. 15. Parents can pick and choose...

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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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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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Badger Swim Club and School District’s Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program Have Partnered to Teach Kids Water Safety This Summer in Mamaroneck

Badger Swim Club and School District’s Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program Have Partnered to Teach Kids Water Safety This Summer in Mamaroneck

Drowning is the second-biggest cause of accidental death in children younger than 12, and more than 400 Mamaroneck and Larchmont children do not have access to swim instruction and pool memberships this summer, which compounds their risk of drownin...

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Lil Chameleon Launches Local Business Directory To Connect Community

Lil Chameleon Launches Local Business Directory To Connect Community

Started by a local mom who moved from Brooklyn to the suburbs and saw a need, Lil Chameleon is an award-winning children’s resale boutique offering classes and events, drop-off camps, birthday parties, a play café, and soon-to-be-announced drop-off...

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Mamaroneck’s Renovated Spray Park Opened on June 8

Mamaroneck’s Renovated Spray Park Opened on June 8

The Village of Mamaroneck installed its original spray park in Harbor Island Park in 2002, and has renovated it just in time for kids to have fun this summer. The renovation project improved surface safety, added a 12-foot wavy palm tree, and added...

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Summer Camp AED Scavenger Hunt Aims to Keep Kids Heart-Safe

Summer Camp AED Scavenger Hunt Aims to Keep Kids Heart-Safe

For the seventh consecutive year, the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), is partnering with the American Camp Association (ACA) for a summer-long AED scavenger hunt. The national initiative challenges campers across the U.S. to locate auto...

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Disney's 'Frozen JR.' Will Make Its Debut at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Disney's 'Frozen JR.' Will Make Its Debut at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

The White Plains Performing Arts Center will be working on a brand-new show, Disney’s 'Frozen JR.' during the three-week session in July. These students will be the first in Westchester to work on Frozen Jr. This session will run from June 27-July ...

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Auditions for College Prep Program at Music Conservatory of Westchester are Now Open

Auditions for College Prep Program at Music Conservatory of Westchester are Now Open

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is honored to announce MCW Prep, a precollege training program for serious, advanced high school singers and instrumentalists to study with master performers of the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera...

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The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

Our 2019 Cover Kids Contest is now open! Enter your child, ages 2-16, for a chance to see him or her on a cover of our magazines—and to win amazing prizes.

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Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

Booked Parties announced that in partnership with the Jefferson Valley Mall, it will be hosting a launch event promoting many of the area’s leading young entrepreneurs for the first ever “Mini Movers and Shakers” celebration.

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Teens Can Now Volunteer at White Plains Public Library This Summer

Teens Can Now Volunteer at White Plains Public Library This Summer

With summer around the corner, teenagers are probably looking to firm up plans and solidify volunteering gigs. If your teen wants to give back to his community or try something new with her summer, White Plains Public Library is offering three diff...

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Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in Arthur's 22nd Season Premiere

Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in Arthur's 22nd Season Premiere

On May 13, the 22nd season of Arthur, a kids’ favorite, aired on CBS with a deceptively simple plot: Mr. Ratburn, Arthur and his pals’ teacher, was going to get married. The characters couldn’t believe their teacher was getting married–and audience...

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Lil Chameleon Offers a Weekly, Drop-off Summer Experience for 3- to 6-Year-Olds

Lil Chameleon Offers a Weekly, Drop-off Summer Experience for 3- to 6-Year-Olds

Summer camp is a beneficial activity for both parent and child. Not only do you get a much-needed break, but camps help kids gain independence, social confidence, and learn how to work better with others. Children learn the basic skills of both ind...

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Steffi Nossen School of Dance Adds Three Summer Experiences

Steffi Nossen School of Dance Adds Three Summer Experiences

This summer, Westchester’s Steffi Nossen School of Dance is adding two new camps, Choreography and Hip Hop, to their ongoing repertoire. The school will also begin its partnership with Bethany Arts Community to offer a new location for dance camps....

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A New DeCicco & Sons Store Is Now Open in Somers

A New DeCicco & Sons Store Is Now Open in Somers

DeCicco & Sons already had seven locations in New York before opening an eighth in Somers on May 3. This location, located at 266 Route 202, will be the largest of all eight locations and offer everything the specialty supermarket chain’s customers...

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Winston Preparatory Hosts Annual Spring Benefit

Winston Preparatory Hosts Annual Spring Benefit

Winston Preparatory School held its spectacular 2019 Annual Spring Benefit, 500 Reasons Why, on Saturday, March 23rd with families, friends, and professionals from all five campuses across the tri-state area at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. It was a...

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Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Makes Open Gym Times Available to the Public

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Makes Open Gym Times Available to the Public

Beginning this year, Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, a noncompetitive gymnastics facility that serves children ages 10 months to 12 years, has begun allowing families who are not members to drop into open gym times. The open gyms are playtimes for children ...

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FunFuzion’s New Virtual Reality Experience is Free Roaming

FunFuzion’s New Virtual Reality Experience is Free Roaming

Michael Getlan, the owner of FunFuzion in Westchester, says the indoor amusement park’s new virtual reality game is unlike any other VR game he has experienced. Arizona Sunshine is a free-roam experience that offers two distinct realities to explor...

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A-Game Sports Expands Travel Softball Program

A-Game Sports Expands Travel Softball Program

A-Game Sports, located in New Rochelle, is welcoming several travel softball teams that previously played for another organization to the Westchester Heat softball tournament program this summer. They will also be adding a woman's field hockey team. 

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A Tree Will Be Planted for Every Tree Obstacle Course Scaled at Adventure Park This Weekend

A Tree Will Be Planted for Every Tree Obstacle Course Scaled at Adventure Park This Weekend

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Fairfield will be hosting its 2019 Arbor Day Weekend Climber Count Off from April 26-28. For each tree a child or adult climbs, Adventure Park will donate $1 to the Arbor Foundation, which will plant a ...

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Greenwich Hospitals Receives Workplace Partnership for Life Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Greenwich Hospitals Receives Workplace Partnership for Life Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Greenwich Hospital won a Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Gold Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration on April 15 for raising awareness of the more than 124,000 people across the country who are in vital need of organ...

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Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

The Burke Neurological Institute is announcing their second annual McDowell Symposium, “Hope for Stroke.” On May 17, the Burke Neurological Institute will open its doors from 8:30am-4pm to welcome stroke survivors, caregivers, families, and communi...

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Greenwich Hospital Honors 140 of Its Volunteers with a Luncheon

Greenwich Hospital Honors 140 of Its Volunteers with a Luncheon

Each year, Greenwich Hospital hosts an Auxiliary Luncheon to honors its volunteers from Fairfield and Westchester. These volunteers play a key role in the hospital’s ability to provide an exceptional patient experience, and contribute more than 46,...

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The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ biggest water park will splash into action on Friday, April 19, in Monticello. Kartrite will feature 80,000 square feet of waterpark space perfect for the whole family, all housed under an energy-efficient, Texlon transparent roofing...

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Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is making a splash this summer by offering rising 3- and 4-year-olds and kindergarteners the opportunity to experience the same great curriculum in a new summer format.

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