Meet the Editor: Anja Webb

Meet the Editor: Anja Webb

Meet Anja Webb, an assistant editor for NYMetroParents. After growing up in Texas, Anja moved to NYC to attend NYU and pursue a career in magazine journalism.

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Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park, the 25,000 square-foot indoor entertainment facility, opened on June 9. It has more than 16,000-square-feet of connected trampoline that form a giant jumping surface. Other attractions include a Ninja Course that has two lan...

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Meet the Intern: Megan Vasquez

Meet the Intern: Megan Vasquez

Meet Megan Vasquez, a 2018 fall editorial intern for NYMetroParents. Vasquez is a junior at New York University who spends a lot of her free time at the dog park with her chihuahua.

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6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you’re looking for a family vacation to take with your teens, consider Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Located on the western side of the country, it’s a bit of a longer flight than Cancun, but totally worth it, as this mother-daughter duo found out....

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50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

No matter where you live in the New York metro area—Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, or Rockland County—there are lots of fall activities for families to explore and enjoy. Family fun in autumn can inc...

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How Children Learn Golf Through Play

How Children Learn Golf Through Play

Golf is a neat sport, whether you're into mini golf, or the full-sized version. And we all know that sports are a great benefit for children all children, including those with special needs. If you know that an individual sport is right for your ch...

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5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

So it's time to send your child off to college. You've done all the research, from finding scholarships online to investing in a 529 college savings plan. Your little one (or maybe not-so-little one) has been preparing for this day for many grades ...

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Back to School Success Strategies for Parents

Back to School Success Strategies for Parents

It's back-to-school season and we all know what that means, plenty of stress, school supply shopping, and the struggle of trying to find the right after-school activity for your kids. But while you're feeling frazzled, are you thinking about how yo...

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How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

With commercial reading programs that aim to teach infants how to read, it's important to remember that family and parent-child interaction is always a viable option for teaching your little one early literacy skills at home. From reading to your b...

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How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

Now that your kids are all settled into their back-to-school routine, it's time to assess what is (or isn't) working when it comes to homework habits, because no matter what their learning style, they're going to have plenty of take-home assignment...

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Professional Lice Removal Services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Professional Lice Removal Services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Whether your child is starting camp, coming home from camp, or getting ready to start school, you'll want to get her checked for head lice—even if you don’t think your child is showing symptoms of having head lice. The biggest sign that your child ...

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Professional Lice Removal Services on Long Island

Professional Lice Removal Services on Long Island

Whether your child is starting camp, coming home from camp, or getting ready to start school, you'll want to get her checked for head lice—even if you don’t think your child is showing symptoms of having head lice. The biggest sign that your child ...

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Professional Lice Removal Services in Westchester County, Rockland County, and Bergen County

Professional Lice Removal Services in Westchester County, Rockland County, and Bergen County

Whether your child is starting camp, coming home from camp, or getting ready to start school, you'll want to get her checked for head lice—even if you don’t think your child is showing symptoms of having head lice. The biggest sign that your child ...

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The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class, a music and acting school in Forest Hills, has announced two new theater and audition preparation programs for children. The Improv Troupe is for children ages 10 and older and kicked off April 10. Students learn the basics of i...

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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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Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

The new school year is approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join Buckley Country Day School on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm or Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am for one of the fall Open Houses. At the O...

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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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Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

This fall, Hofstra University Continuing Education is introducing a new course, Internet Hardware Hacks: IoT (Internet of Things), for middle and high school students.

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Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Jennifer Sunkin, DDS, a pediatric dentist, will be joining the staff at Smile More Kidz dentistry. She will be accompanying a group of dentists and dental professionals with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Sunkin will be leading Smile More’s Toddl...

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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick ap...

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Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

MUSE Academy's doors opened on September 5 with a first day of school celebration of the inspiration of the ancient Greek Muses for the young scholars who make up the founding class of the new school in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district.

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Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope Offers New 'Jump Start' Preschool Alternative Program

Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope Offers New 'Jump Start' Preschool Alternative Program

Ume Ume Music + Arts of Park Slope has already begun accepting students for this new ‘Jump Start’ program, but will also offer rolling admission throughout the year. Ume Ume offers one, two, and three day options from 9am-11am, and feature a comple...

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The Max Challenge to Open in New City This Month

The Max Challenge to Open in New City This Month

The Max Challenge of New City is now accepting membership sign-ups before its grand opening at the end of September. The Max Challenge is a gym franchise that has opened over 100 locations in its five years of operation. It utilizes a 10-week prog...

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Treetop Adventure Now Offers Special Late-Night Hours to Climb and Zipline

Treetop Adventure Now Offers Special Late-Night Hours to Climb and Zipline

For the months of September and October, Treetop Adventure of the Bronx Zoo is offering special late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8:30pm. Participants can choose to zipline across the Bronx River and back, climb seven different...

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MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

Starting on September 12, MSQUASH Academy will be holding its first-ever after-school program for kids eager to learn the exhilarating sport of squash. Hosted in its brand new MSQUASH Accelerator sports center in Port Chester, the first portion of ...

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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- a...

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Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

Spy Week is returning to Fraunces Tavern Museum (located in the Financial District) Sept. 15-22 with events for the whole family. The weeklong event celebrates the spies of America’s Revolutionary War through exhibits, guided tours, a Nathan Hale D...

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Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), joined a growing number of businesses in Rockland County to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite as designated by the Rockland County Dep...

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Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

Hootenanny Art House Opens 7th Avenue Location in Park Slope

After 10 years of growing the beloved Hootenanny Art House on 15th Street, Pete Sinjin and Kira Smith are thrilled to be opening their second location, just for ART: the new Hootenanny ART Annex! They are happy to continue to bring Art to the Park ...

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Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

Cerebral Palsy Soccer NYC is Kicking off in Brooklyn

Following the successful programs in New Jersey, Houston and Mid-Atlantic, Cerebral Palsy Soccer (CP Soccer) is forming an NYC team in Brooklyn on September 30. The program is open to children with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or traumatic brain inju...

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10 Tips for Apple Picking

10 Tips for Apple Picking

Fall is finally here! With Labor Day weekend behind us it’s time to bust out the pumpkin spice coffees and cinnamon-scented candles and get down to some seasonally inspired activities. And what better way to have a wholesome fall day than by going ...

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Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

Harold and Edie Rosenbaum are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of girls from age 8 to 18, the youth choir has in recent years performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. This sea...

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Education and Tutoring: Help Your Child Overcome a Fear of Failure

Education and Tutoring: Help Your Child Overcome a Fear of Failure

I recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. “Jason has always loved school,” she began, “but last year he just kind of… gave up. He’s so brig...

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Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Here are all the best family events in the neighborhood for when school's on vacation for Rosh Hashanah! (Because whether you're celebrating the Jewish New Year or not, we can all appreciate a few days off from school.) From secular things to do an...

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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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Get Your Kids Ready For Back-to-School and Other Quotables

Get Your Kids Ready For Back-to-School and Other Quotables

It's back-to-school season! You know what that means- fall is coming, the weather's cooling down finally, and getting your reluctant kids out of bed for another 10 months of schooling. We asked some New York area parents how they get their kids rea...

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CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes  For Children Ages 5 to 17

CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes For Children Ages 5 to 17

CrossFit Sunset Park, a fitness center in Sunset Park, is now offering CrossFit classes for children ages 5 to 17. CrossFit is a fitness regimen that incorporates a mix of physical activities, including interval training, gymnastic and calisthenics...

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The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time for the kids to put their thinking caps back on. And what better way to kick off the back-to-school season than by making a science craft? Get down to learning business by making this bottle rocket fro...

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5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt ...

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How to Help Your Teen Through a Friendship Breakup

How to Help Your Teen Through a Friendship Breakup

As our children become teenagers and their interests and hobbies change, so too do their friendships. But when the end of a friendship is a shock to one teen—whether from a sudden falling out to a general growing apart—it can be devastating. Expert...

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Bob Murphy's Violin Shop in Melville Gives the Gift of Music to Two Usdan Campers

Bob Murphy's Violin Shop in Melville Gives the Gift of Music to Two Usdan Campers

On Thursday, August 9 at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, Bob Murphy’s Violin Shop in Melville awarded two of the camp's outstanding students new instruments. Violinist Allison Arias, a student at Celia Cruz High School of Music in the Bronx and...

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Kicks off 'Back to Troop' Season with New Programs

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Kicks off 'Back to Troop' Season with New Programs

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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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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in September

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in September

We've hand-picked the best things to do with your family in New York City in September. Family fun is all over Manhattan, across neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Upper West Side, and beyond.

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Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in September

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in September

Don't let the price tag of these family-friendly events in New York City fool you! Here are our picks for the best free things to do in September with kids that will be fun for the whole family.

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Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in September

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in September

Get your animal-loving clan out of the apartment this month! Here are the top family-friendly events in New York City in September at which you can see and learn about animals.

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Film Screenings for Families in NYC in September

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in September

Do you have young film buffs on your hands? Here are the best kid-friendly film screenings in NYC in September for your movie-loving clan.

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Things to Do Outside in NYC in September

Things to Do Outside in NYC in September

Celebrate the great outdoors with these hand-picked family-friendly events for nature-lovers in NYC in September.

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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in September

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in September

New York City kids can get creative at these arts and crafts events for children in September. Let's get crafty!

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in September

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in September

We've gathered the best kid-friendly concerts to take your family to in September. Perfect for mini-musicians and music enthusiasts alike!

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