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

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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40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

The Bronx Zoo has featured dinosaur exhibits before, but the zoo’s newest Dinosaur Safari is the biggest and most realistic dinosaur ride in the country, according to the zoo. The experience will take riders through 2 acres of woods, in which they ...

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The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club of Pine Brook Fitness in New Rochelle is now offering the "Rock 'n Roll" party package, a 2-hour birthday party event for children allowing for up to 15 kids. One of New York's premier rock-climbing gyms since 2007, The Rock Club boas...

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Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

This summer, Challenge Camp in Hartsdale will offer 40 new classes to kids ages 4-15, bulking up their repertoire with offerings that cater to each child's unique passions. Camps will be held in 3- and 4-week sessions. Challenge Camp has been aroun...

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Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

This April, Studio B Dance Center is condensing its popular drop-in summer camps into drop-in spring break camps: Rainbows and Unicorns camp and Camp Jojo. Rainbows and Unicorns (ages 3-5) will feature pre-ballet, creative movement, jazz, and hip h...

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White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

The Woman's Club of White Plains is holding a free Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction and its impact on our community this Wednesday, March 13, from 7-9pm at the Woman's Club which in White Plains. Join for an informative and esse...

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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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Legoland New York Resort Appoints 5 Local Junior Journalists as Legoland Kid Reporters

Legoland New York Resort Appoints 5 Local Junior Journalists as Legoland Kid Reporters

Legoland Kiditor-in-Chief Waverly Winchester searched the New York area for months in order to build a Kid Reporting Team. The five young journalists chosen have been charged with providing exclusive information about the Legoland New York Resort t...

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Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School in Greenwich, Connecticut, is proud to announce that it will send two teachers to the 2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China. Jane Zeitler, a full-day pre-school teacher, and Kim S...

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Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont, a book and gift store in Larchmont, recently opened a new community room designed to encourage camaraderie among neighborhood residents. The room, which celebrated its opening with a Halloween party for the community on Oct. 26...

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Beth El Day Camp Unveils STEM, Ninja Warriors, and Tennis Programs

Beth El Day Camp Unveils STEM, Ninja Warriors, and Tennis Programs

Beth El Day Camp in New Rochelle recently announced three new programs for the upcoming camp sessions. Each course is specially tailored for children ages 3-8. The new classes include STEM, Ninja Warriors, and tennis.

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Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Celebrates the Lego Movie 2 with Movie-Themed Experience

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Celebrates the Lego Movie 2 with Movie-Themed Experience

The Lego Movie 2 fun doesn't have to stop when you leave the theater! Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, the lego-themed indoor playground, will host a Lego Movie 2: The Second Party experience from Feb. 15 to April 28. 10 Lego build and play z...

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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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Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Partnering with a Special Needs Pre-School to Launch Merlin's Magic Spaces Installation

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Partnering with a Special Needs Pre-School to Launch Merlin's Magic Spaces Installation

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester is partnering with ACDS Westchester, a special needs pre-school in Scarsdale, and Merlin's Magic Wand to launch Merlin's Magic Spaces—a room specifically designed for children who can't visit Legoland Discovery...

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French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

French-American Ballet Theatre, te a new specialist training academy for aspiring and highly talented young ballet students as well as dedicated adults, opened in Hawthorne this month. The state-of-the-art Westchester studio propses a unique set of...

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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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Life Time Athletic Announces Feb. 8 Member Opening at Chappaqua Crossing, to Create 200 Jobs

Life Time Athletic Announces Feb. 8 Member Opening at Chappaqua Crossing, to Create 200 Jobs

UPDATED FEB. 1: Life Time Chappaqua has officially announced its Feb. 8 for-members-only, opening at Chappaqua Crossing. The club will be open to all members at 5am, joining the Whole Foods which opened at the shopping center on Route 117, also kn...

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Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College in New Rochelle began construction on The LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation this past December. Construction on the two new buildings in the Westchester business school is expected to be...

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