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5 Creative Ways to Shop for School on a Budget

5 Creative Ways to Shop for School on a Budget

Every year the list seems to get longer: two bulk packs of Sharpies (thin points, please); Post-it Notes in assorted sizes, eight glue sticks. Parents can blow through hundreds of dollars on school supplies—and that’s before buying lunchboxes, new ...

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M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym in Syosset Has a New After-School Program for Kids

M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym in Syosset Has a New After-School Program for Kids

Starting this September, M.A.T.S.S will offer an after-school care program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to assist working families in the community. The program includes Homework Help, Gym-Time, Arts & Crafts and snack time. It will...

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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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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Manhattan Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Manhattan 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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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Rockland Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Rockland 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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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn 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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Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Once your child with special needs gets bigger, it can be even harder to find clothing that ensures he is comfortable and feels good about his style. These clothing lines provide pieces that adapt to many different needs, so teens and young adults ...

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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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Kids Ages 3-6 Can Now Have Fun Too at Adventure Park on Long Island

Kids Ages 3-6 Can Now Have Fun Too at Adventure Park on Long Island

Until now, kids ages 3-6 have not been allowed to experience the fun of Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights–the bridges and zip lines between trees that provide a challenging obstacle course for adults and older kids were off limits. However, the pa...

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Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

In an effort to combat the landfill waste produced by the fashion industry and to promote sustainability, Parachute Brooklyn operates as a clothing exchange store for kids. Parachute Brooklyn opened its doors this Spring and is excited to announce ...

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Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day Brooklyn, which is affiliated with the Lemonade Day national youth entrepreneurship program, is celebrating its third year of operation on Saturday, July 27. On this day, 30 kids and teens will launch their lemonade businesses featurin...

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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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You Can Visit Bideawee's Pop-Up Adoption Shop in Westhampton Until September 1

You Can Visit Bideawee's Pop-Up Adoption Shop in Westhampton Until September 1

Bideawee on Main, the shelter’s first adoption pop-up location, will have dogs and cats available for adoption on Westhampton’s Main Street until September 1. If you visit Bideawee on Main and meet your new best friend, you can take them home almos...

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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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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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3 Bushwick Schools Have Higher Lead Levels Today Than In 2016

3 Bushwick Schools Have Higher Lead Levels Today Than In 2016

After various Brooklyn public schools were tested for lead levels in their water facilities back in 2016, re-tests during the 2018-2019 school year revealed new cases of elevated lead levels, despite programs that were meant to eliminate lead from ...

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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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Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Getting dressed can be one complicated endeavor too many for parents of kids with special needs, who might run into trouble when trying to fit traditional kids’ clothing over a wheelchair, leg brace, or onto a little one that doesn’t like certain f...

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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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Target Adds Costumes that Accommodate Wheelchairs to Kids' Halloween Collection

Target Adds Costumes that Accommodate Wheelchairs to Kids' Halloween Collection

While parents of children with disabilities often must think outside of the box to make functional Halloween costumes for their little ones, they will now have the option to buy them for their kids this fall. Target just made dressing up for Hallow...

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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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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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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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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Win Free Credits at Luna Park with Your Report Card This Weekend

Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Win Free Credits at Luna Park with Your Report Card This Weekend

Summer is upon us, and there is no better way to celebrate than by visiting Coney Island’s Luna Park with your report card to get some free credits for the amusement park. But make sure you hurry–this sweet deal will only last until Sunday. Here’s ...

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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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3 New Rides Are Coming to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk This Summer

3 New Rides Are Coming to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk This Summer

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach is full of attractions, rides, food, and fun for the whole family–with rollercoasters and thrill rides as some of the biggest draws of the experience. The Flitzer Roller Coaster was one of the most popu...

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LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

Finding support and community can seem difficult for young people trying to figure out their identities, make connections and find acceptance. We’ve compiled a list of community and support centers for every kid in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Suff...

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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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Brooklyn’s District 13 Receives School Diversity Grant

Brooklyn’s District 13 Receives School Diversity Grant

This year, the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) released 67 recommendations to improve goals, diversity, resources, restorative justice and practices, and representation in New York City Schools. SDAG members–students, educators, parents, adv...

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Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Throughout 2019, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale has been hosting special events to mark the 50th anniversary of men landing on the moon, use the moon anniversary as a lesson for STEM education, and inspire young scientists to dream big....

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Brooklyn Residents Debate Over Construction of Two 4th Avenue Family Shelters

Brooklyn Residents Debate Over Construction of Two 4th Avenue Family Shelters

Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue will soon become the home for two new homeless shelters, according to an article written for the Bklyner–and while many would consider this optimistic news, not everyone is thrilled about it. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio’...

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You Can Win a Pay-Your-Age Build-a-Bear Experience at the End of June

You Can Win a Pay-Your-Age Build-a-Bear Experience at the End of June

Last year, Build-a-Bear Workshop hosted a Pay-Your-Age Day where kids could build a stuffed animal priced for their age (for example, a 5-year-old could make a bear for $5). While this was a great alternative to Build-a-Bear’s sometimes-pricey stuf...

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Educators for Excellence–New York Group Pushes State to Diversify Teacher Workforce in NYC Schools

Educators for Excellence–New York Group Pushes State to Diversify Teacher Workforce in NYC Schools

During the 2015-2016 school year, more than half of all teachers in Brooklyn were white, while white students account for less than 18% of the student body in any of the five boroughs. These statistics come from Educators for Excellence–New York, a...

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The 2019 Summer Meals Program Will Offer Free Food to Kids at 1,200 Locations Across NYC This Summer

The 2019 Summer Meals Program Will Offer Free Food to Kids at 1,200 Locations Across NYC This Summer

For many kids, summer is the start of freedom and fun. But for countless kids across New York City who rely on free breakfasts and lunches at school, summer is also a time of uncertainty. To combat hunger in kids across the city, the Department of ...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Think about this: If your family had an emergency that required a large amount of money—unexpected car repairs, job loss, or major medical expense—would you have enough cash on hand to pay it? If you’re like most Americans, you would probably have ...

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A Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is Coming to New Jersey This Fall

A Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is Coming to New Jersey This Fall

A Nickelodeon Universe theme park is coming to the American Dream mega-mall at the Meadowlands in New Jersey–which is exciting for East Coast Nickelodeon lovers, considering the only other Nickelodeon Universe in the country is all the way in Minne...

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City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids Food Drive Will Aim to Tackle Hunger Throughout the City Until Father’s Day

City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids Food Drive Will Aim to Tackle Hunger Throughout the City Until Father’s Day

One in five kids in New York City doesn’t know where their next meal will come from, which is why City Harvest creates initiatives like the “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” chef competition and the “Feed Our Kids” food drive, which has been happening all ...

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How to Protect Kids from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

How to Protect Kids from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

In the past several years, it seems like kids have grown addicted to their phones, tablets, and laptops, all of which emit blue light. They’re constantly texting, streaming shows and movies, and using their phones way past their bedtimes. All of th...

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Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

According to data collected by the New York City Department of Health, blood-lead levels have been on a steady decline in children younger than 18 across all five boroughs. The rates are at an all time low in both private and public housing through...

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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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WHO Releases New Guidelines for Activity Levels for Children Younger Than Five

WHO Releases New Guidelines for Activity Levels for Children Younger Than Five

On April 24, The World Health Organization announced new recommendations for children younger than the age of 5 in response tothe rapidly rising rates of childhood obesity worldwide. According to the organization’s research, more than 80 percent of...

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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price has issued a voluntary recall of all units of the Rock n' Play Sleeper due to reports of death when infants can roll over in the product. The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015 as a result of infants rolli...

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Sesame Street Unveils Julia’s Family in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Sesame Street Unveils Julia’s Family in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Julia, Sesame Street’s first character with autism, debuted in 2015. Now she’s back with the whole family in a series of materials, videos, and one episode that focus on how Julia, along with her parents, brother, and companion dog, overcome challe...

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How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

Zero-waste living has become a lifestyle movement. There are now hundreds of books, blogs, and videos about it, and even a number of zero-waste stores opening in New York City. For a beginner, becoming a zero-waste household looks time consuming an...

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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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Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Chris Regini, Half Hollow Hills middle school teacher, is joining the Extreme STEAM Science Kids team at Park Shore Country Day Camp. Regini possesses a rare talent to motivate, stimulate and engage his students by using state-of-the-art technolog...

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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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