Aviator Sports and Events Center to Host Special Parkour Challenge

Aviator Sports and Events Center to Host Special Parkour Challenge

In anticipation of one of the summer’s hottest blockbusters, Aviator Sports & Events Center, located at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, has partnered with the team from Mission: Impossible – Fallout to create a specialized parkour challenge night ...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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Rewards Programs to Save Parents a Few Bucks This Summer

Rewards Programs to Save Parents a Few Bucks This Summer

Being a parent is expensive, to say the least. Naturally, you want your children to have everything they need (and then some), but that can be tough when you're on a budget. The expenses keep racking up, so how do you make sure your child has the ...

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The Best Rainy-day Activities for Kids in Westchester

The Best Rainy-day Activities for Kids in Westchester

When the kids are home from school, there’s a lot of pressure on mom and dad to find something fun to occupy the time. Leave the kids to their own devices for too long, and you risk finding a crayon masterpiece on the wall or having to break up a s...

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New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New parents have a lot to think about and choosing a place to give birth tops that list. There's so much to think about, but where do you even begin collecting the information you need to make an informed choice about where to give birth? A new web...

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With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

This summer, your Brooklyn, New York, or Queens Public Library card, along with Culture Pass, allows you to visit 33 museums and cultural sites in New York City for free. That’s right, free.

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10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Manhattan paren...

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10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Queens parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Suffolk parents...

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10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Brooklyn parent...

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10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Nassau parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Westchester par...

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10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Rockland Parent...

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Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

Epiphany Community Nursery School's New Curriculum Includes New Classes for Parents and Children

The Epiphany Community Nursery School’s new curriculum, titled ECNS Etc., has introduced brand new Open Play classes and Baby Mixer classes for children and their parents.

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School Psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. Joins Staff at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. in Forest Hills

School Psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. Joins Staff at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. in Forest Hills

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. Forest Hills welcomed veteran psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. to the team on Oct. 2017. She brings nearly three decades of experience working with children as a school psychologist at the...

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New Craft and Chocolate Summer Sessions for Kids Now Offered at Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg

New Craft and Chocolate Summer Sessions for Kids Now Offered at Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg

Starting in July, Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg will offer a series of summer sessions in which kids can either dip a chocolate treat or receive a chocolate treat. Children of various ages are invited to enroll in one or more sessions. Chocolatier...

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Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

It can be difficult to get your kids interested in art, but this new family-friendly, immersive art experience will make developing your child’s creative interests a piece of cake. The Color Factory is coming to Manhattan this August to satiate you...

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Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

Rockland Fencers Club, a fencing school in Nyack, N.Y., is starting a new summer program for children ages 8-16.

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Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

The Dominican College fitness facility will now be open to students, summer campers, and the community. It opened July 13 last year and is an expansion of the former fitness room that existed in the school's Hennessy Center. The 6,300-square-foot f...

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The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

The Ailey Extension Offers Its First Ever Ballet 4 Kids Summer Program to Children Ages 10-11

This summer, Ailey Extension will host its first ever Ballet 4 Kids summer program at the Ailey Studios in Midtown. Children ages 10-11 are invited to participate in weekly classes led by professional dancer and instructor Alison Mixon from July 8-...

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How to Connect With Your Child With and Without Technology

How to Connect With Your Child With and Without Technology

In the age of the iPhone it can be difficult to connect with your children on a personal level. How can you spend time together outside of the menial everyday tasks while still encouraging creativity? What’s the best way to encourage her budding in...

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Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace is a new craft box subscription service designed for ages 8 and older. Each box is delivered monthly to the customer's home and contains all supplies needed to create two DIY projects. Examples of projects include a school's-out gift...

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White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

One local New York-area student better get his passport ready. Jacob Furry, a rising senior at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York, is heading to China this summer to participate in a language program through a U.S. State Department ...

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How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

With the kids out of the house and at camp for the summer, we all have our long to-do lists to accomplish without the little ones underfoot. But those long to-do lists to get organized and de-clutter the home can be intimidating. A professional org...

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Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

The Long Island Nets will hold open auditions for the Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team at Yes We Can Community Center on Saturday, August 11. The Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team is a professional squad launched last year during the Nets’ inaugural...

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Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

To commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will reconstruct a replica in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, July 17. During the free event, which will take place in Vanderbil...

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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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11 Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island to Take Your Family to This Summer

11 Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island to Take Your Family to This Summer

The only thing better than a backyard barbecue is a dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Long Island Sound. Picture it: A drink in your hand, a delicious meal in front of you, a gorgeous cotton candy sky, and a couple of quiet, well-behaved...

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Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

This Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about Kellogg's Honey Smacks after 100 people were infected with Salmonella. This outbreak, which resulted in 30 hospitalizations so far, is so serious that Kellogg's issued a re...

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Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

At Holy Family School in Hicksville their motto is ‘making a difference, one child at a time.’ For student Giovanni Kubanick, these words rang true. You see, Gio has Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, and OCD, and in the achievement culture of a Catholic E...

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What is Juuling? And What Should You Do if Your Kids Are Doing it?

What is Juuling? And What Should You Do if Your Kids Are Doing it?

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would deny the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes. But what about Juuling? Ja-what?, you might say. Juuling—or vaping—is a new trend amongst teenagers around the country. And though many teens think it’s ...

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3 Fun Programs at NY-Area YMCAs for Kids

3 Fun Programs at NY-Area YMCAs for Kids

In a perfect world, the whole family maintains a nice schedule all summer long. The kids wake up, have breakfast, brush up on their reading skills, do a few chores, and then play peacefully for the rest of the afternoon. Sound like your house this ...

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LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

Long Island Parents Day, a NYMetroParents event, is returning for another fun-filled day of information for you and activities for your kids. This year’s family-friendly event will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Pratt Recreation Center at LIU Post...

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Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking t...

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The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler Library have purchased passes that grant you and your family free or discounted admission to a variety of museu...

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The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

On May 22, the Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts (PS 140Q) revealed its new schoolyard. The project was started and completed within the Borough and district officials as well as community members were invited ...

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Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

A group of students from Charles Dewey Middle School in Sunset Park is schooling us all with their recycling and waste management knowledge. Teachers say these students, who have dedicated themselves to cutting down waste and improving recycling pr...

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Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

Fifth grade students Randi Bruckner, Mary DeMauro, Melissa, and Annabella Sottile had their work published in the newest American Adventures Series Crazy Creatures. The girls’ work was submitted by their teacher, Mrs. Adrianna Aceste. These four fi...

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is celebrated on July 14 every year. It’s a day to honor the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. But in New York City, residents and Francophiles cele...

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Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

Magic Day Camp, a children's day camp located at the border of Hollis Hills and Bayside, has two new divisions designed to improve the camp experience for children ages 4 to 15. The divisions are Hocus Pocus, for children ages 9 to 15, and Abracad...

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Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

Changing Tomorrow Academy is scheduled to open in August. The school will follow a Montessori-based program and offer childcare services for infants, toddlers and children ages 3 to 5. The curriculum will include age-appropriate programs in subjec...

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Eye Level of Williston Park Now Offers Summer Program to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Eye Level of Williston Park Now Offers Summer Program to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Eye Level's Summer Program—which puts an emphasis on skills such as basic and critical thinking, problem solving, grammar, and vocabulary—consists of one hour of math instruction and one hour of reading comprehension and writing. Children are monit...

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Students at Buckley Country Day School Individually Donate to Social Justice Causes of Their Choice

Students at Buckley Country Day School Individually Donate to Social Justice Causes of Their Choice

Over 30 fifth grade students made individual donations to social justice causes of their choice after the Buckley Country Day School hosted its second annual Upper School Social Entrepreneur Expo this May. In total, students raised about $2,500 at ...

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The Learning Experience Invites New Special Guests to This Summer's Camp TLE

The Learning Experience Invites New Special Guests to This Summer's Camp TLE

Now under the leadership of Maryana Khaimou, director, The Learning Experience (TLE) Mount Sinai is adding a host of new vendors and special guests to this summer's curriculum at Camp TLE. Instead of last year's total of three special guests, there...

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Stony Brook Hospital Now Offers More Availability for Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program

Stony Brook Hospital Now Offers More Availability for Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program

Stony Brook Hospital's Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) opened last summer and is now offering more availability. Pediatric VIP can help with urinating frequency, daytime wetting, recurring urinary tract infections, and bedwetting. Each ...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill opened the gates to its new community garden, located at the center's South Lawn, on April 26 this year. The South Lawn will also serve as the location for this year's Summer Movie Series. The lawn is located near the Whole Foods at the ...

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6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

The state of New York—and Orange County, in particular—played a pivotal role in American history, and now, in partnership with Orange County Tourism, current residents and visitors can visit the many Hudson Valley sites that were at the epicenter o...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Those summer days are long, and finding something to fill every afternoon gets expensive! Treat the kids to a fun-filled afternoon that won’t break the bank at Build-a-Bear’s special event this month. To kick off its new birthday experience “Count ...

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