Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a family classic, but Amazon is bringing a little winter wonderland to Union Square on July 25 with its Holiday in July event. The event will feature performances from several groups that kids will love, food and dri...

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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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The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week by Hosting Global “Big Latch On” Event

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week by Hosting Global “Big Latch On” Event

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is hosting a “Big Latch On” community event on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9:30-11:30am in support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2019). The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital ...

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How to Get Free Treats on National Ice Cream Day in NY Metro Area

How to Get Free Treats on National Ice Cream Day in NY Metro Area

Mark your calendars: Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day—certainly a day worth celebrating! The national holiday is observed each year on the third Sunday in July as part of National Ice Cream Month. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, we com...

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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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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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Whitby School Names Dr. Jack Creeden as Interim Head of School

Whitby School Names Dr. Jack Creeden as Interim Head of School

Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut named Dr. John “Jack” Creeden as its Interim Head of School on July 15. Creeden was chosen from a pool of distinguished candidates for his experience and leadership in independent schools. He was recently Hea...

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Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

This summer, Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is expanding to New Hyde Park with a new center-based location that offers behavior intervention services using the principles of applied behavior analysis, including an interim alternative place...

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14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

Six vending machines offering free books to kids who want to avoid the summer slump opened across the five boroughs on July 11. 14-year-old Marley Dias from West Orange, NJ helped to unveil the machines and emphasized the books are free for everyon...

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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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NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

Starting with the upcoming school year, students attending New York City public schools are no longer required to show any legal documents in order to change their name and/or gender on their permanent school records, according to a press release f...

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Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Not many 10 year olds can say they’ve competed in a professional cooking competition broadcasted on television, but Park Slope native Callum McGeory can. McGeory, who said he has been cooking with his grandpa since he was 4 years old, is set to mak...

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Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube, an interactive pop-up exhibit in Soho that brings readers into a futuristic undersea world, is now open through August 18. The exhibit encourages visitors to do their part in repurposing plastic to help save our oceans and their animals...

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Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Something as simple as a headache usually doesn’t alarm a parent too much, but when Robert Chapman came to his parents in fifth grade telling him he felt constant pain and exhaustion from them, they knew it had to be something more serious. “I was ...

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Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Many parents of the five boroughs say they are struggling to provide their kids with necessary special education services from the city. A May report from the New York City Department of Education revealed that impartial hearings, which are meant t...

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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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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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Lipson Family Coaching Opens in New City and Bardonia

Lipson Family Coaching Opens in New City and Bardonia

Melissa Lipson has been a school counselor in Nanuet for over 20 years and she is expanding her services beyond the district with Lipson Family Coaching, Inc. this summer. Lipson says she is excited to bring three decades of experience in schools t...

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WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World—a family-focused business that combines early enrichment and physical activities for babies and young children—has opened its very first stateside location in Mineola. Based in Canada, WowMoms World currently has locations in Canada ...

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Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Specializing in one-on-one tutoring from teachers who are certified in-house, students are invited to focus on “all things math” when they come to Mathnasium. This can mean gaining a stronger understanding of their classwork, getting access to more...

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I Let My Son Watch Scary Movies—and We’re Both Happier

I Let My Son Watch Scary Movies—and We’re Both Happier

As with all things when it comes to parenting, choosing when to let your children watch scary movies is up to your discretion. Here's why one mom let's her tween son watch scary movies—and how it's good for both of them.

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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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5 Things to Ask Potential Nannies for Infants

5 Things to Ask Potential Nannies for Infants

Whether you’re going back to work, having a girl’s night out, or going on a date with your partner, it’s hard enough to leave your toddlers and older children with a sitter, but your infant? Hiring the right caretaker for your baby requires a great...

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John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

23-year-old John Cronin, the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks, is the first person with Down syndrome to win an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. John’s Crazy Socks offers customers a huge variety of fun, colo...

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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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East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School eighth graders chose Pal-O-Mine, which provides a comprehensive therapeutic equine program to children and adults in Islandia, as the organization they'd support in a yearlong project for their Leadership Program. The program was ...

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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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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in July

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in July

We've hand-picked the best things to do with your family in New York City in July. 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 July

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in July

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 July with kids that will be fun for the whole family.

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Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in July

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in July

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

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Film Screenings for Families in NYC in July

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in July

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

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Things to Do Outside in NYC in July

Things to Do Outside in NYC in July

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

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

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

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

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in July

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in July

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

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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in July

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in July

We've picked the best kid-friendly theater performances to entertain your theater-loving brood in Manhattan in July.

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Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July

Want your kids to learn something new while having a good time? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in July for a fun learning experience for all!

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Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in July

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in July

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this July, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

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Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in July

Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in July

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this July, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

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Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in July

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in July

These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this July, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

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Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in July

Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in July

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities in Brooklyn are no exception this July.

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Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in July

Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in July

Do you have a mini musician at home? The whole family can enjoy these music-themed events and activities in and near Brooklyn this July, including kid-friendly concert, musical activities, and more!

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Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in July

Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in July

Enjoy the great outdoors with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Brooklyn in July. Explore nature in Prospect Park, take in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more with your family this month!

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Free Events for Kids in Westchester in July

Free Events for Kids in Westchester in July

Don't miss out on the best free activities for families in Westchester this July! This list of totally free, kid-friendly events in Westchester this month is sure to provide a good time for families.

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

Get outside with the top outdoor activities in Westchester for kids who love nature in July.

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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

This July, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities in Westchester.

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