10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

You've planned your family vacation for this summer, which is finally here! But while you're out of town, are you concerned about your home? We usually are, and we triple-check everything to ensure nothing goes wrong. Experts shared the top 10 thin...

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More Than Just a Mommy-and-Me Class, Local Business Celebrates First Year

More Than Just a Mommy-and-Me Class, Local Business Celebrates First Year

Music Together with Alexia opened its first location for Music Together® classes in Cold Spring in April of last year, and will be starting its second year with two locations, now including Peekskill. The next ten-week session of classes starts on ...

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Facebook Launches New Youth Portal to Keep Teens Safe Online

Facebook Launches New Youth Portal to Keep Teens Safe Online

In this day and age, Internet safety and cyberbullying are among every parent’s biggest concerns. And now Facebook is acknowledging that with the launch of their new Youth Portal, a platform to give teens the information they need to maintain priva...

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Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

As part of an overall expansion plan, Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS) will relocate to a modern, customized ADA-compliant facility in The Corinthian Office Condominiums at 330 East 38th Street, conveniently located near Grand Central. It is schedule...

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A Winning Weekend for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club

A Winning Weekend for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club youth champions brought home six medals at the New Jersey Division Denise O’Conner RYC regional 3 event of the New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood this past spring.

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The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

The Long Island Aquarium is excited to welcome a baby African Black-footed Penguin to its family, according to a press release. The chick is the offspring of Frank and Puddy, making this Puddy's fourth successful hatchling.

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Just Like Om Yoga Studio Opens in Chelsea, Offers Baby Wearing Classes

Just Like Om Yoga Studio Opens in Chelsea, Offers Baby Wearing Classes

The peaceful and quaint yoga, pilates, and wellness studio opened in March in the heart of Chelsea and offers a variety of wellness classes as well as doula services.

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SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ, in collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), is helping families save money on utility bills while receiving a substantial rebate on WaterSense products. The customer conservation program for Rockland County consumers strives to h...

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South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

South Street Seaport Museum is excited to announce its 2018 Free Fridays program, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Join the historical seaport conservation every Friday this summer from July 6 to mid-September between the hours of 3:00pm...

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Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

TreeAnne McEnery, administrator at Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) announced that the nearly 70-year-old school is opening a forest preschool in September on its 11-acre wooded campus. The forest preschool will serve children from ages 2-5.

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Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Offering Discounted Rates for New Students

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Offering Discounted Rates for New Students

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, which opened this past fall in Port Chester, will offer 50 percent off the first week of its Youth Champions summer day camp for new students. Founded by U. S. Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse, the club is looking f...

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate the 30th annual Fleet Week, taking place May 23–May 28, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute an...

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Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

The Tourette Association of America, the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, hosted the 2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More ...

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The Museum of Ice Cream Is Opening Another Pop-Up in New York City with Target

The Museum of Ice Cream Is Opening Another Pop-Up in New York City with Target

This sweet collaboration between the Museum of Ice Cream and Target will include clothes for kids, pints of ice cream, and a pop-up in New York City called The Pint Shop.

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How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

One of the most astonishing revelations about newborns is their ability to communicate almost from birth. Without words, he can inform when he wants to eat, when he wants to play, and even when he wants to rest. Healthy babies are constantly changi...

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Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

The Green Vale School’s Friday rocketry club had three teams of four 7th and 8th graders qulify for Nationals among 800 teams from 46 states, most of which are high school age. The rocketry club began building rockets in September with the goal of ...

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Meet the Intern: Alana Coopersmith

Meet the Intern: Alana Coopersmith

Introducing Alana Coopersmith, a 2018 summer editorial intern for NYMetroParents. She is an accomplished archer from Rockland County who hopes to become a political analyst. Get to know more about her!

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Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

This past Saturday, children from the Westchester and the Lil Chameleon community participated in their first-ever fashion show, highlighting Lil Chameleon's Summer 2018 clothing and accessory trends.

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New Outdoor Forest Preschool Opens in Croton

New Outdoor Forest Preschool Opens in Croton

This fall, a new preschool is set to launch in Croton with the forest as its classroom. The Rewilding School announces the opening of its outdoor-based Forest Preschool program for the 2018 2019 school year for children ages 3 1/2 to 5. Based in...

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CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) of Rockland County, is sponsoring a parent awareness campaign for the third year in a row encouraging parents to talk to their teens about their plans and to remind the...

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Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Last weekend, Champkids, an organization dedicated to providing student-artists opportunities to practice their skills and display their passion, hosted a live drawing and coloring competition for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Almost 2...

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Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in NYC

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in NYC

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, but the celebrations will occur all weekend. Remember those who served in the armed forces this year at one of these Memorial Day events in Manhattan, including Memorial Day crafts, exhibits, movie screenings, and mo...

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YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

The YMCA of Long Island has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, Inc. to launch the inaugural Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. Children age 12 and under ar...

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Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market (The TaSH) Kicks Off Fourth Season Memorial Day Weekend

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market (The TaSH) Kicks Off Fourth Season Memorial Day Weekend

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market (The TaSH) is opening for a fourth season Memorial Day Weekend. This season the market will welcome expanded variety of vendors, more global flavors, launch of “TaSH Cash,” and the debut of “TaSH to Table”...

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¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish is delighted to re-launch Summer Camp this summer. This year, ¡HOLA! will offer a Sensory mini-camp, where campers will learn all about the senses.

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'Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health:' Hope for Depression's Annual Public Symposium

'Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health:' Hope for Depression's Annual Public Symposium

Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) and founder Audrey Gruss hosted its annual public symposium “Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health” on May 8. The panel, moderated by Elyse Fox, founder of Sad Girls Club, was held in May in honor of ...

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Music Conservatory of Westchester to Honor Broadway Stars and Veterans in Music Therapy Program

Music Conservatory of Westchester to Honor Broadway Stars and Veterans in Music Therapy Program

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Winston Prep School for Students with Learning Differences is Opening a Dix Hills Campus

Winston Prep School for Students with Learning Differences is Opening a Dix Hills Campus

The Winston Preparatory School (WPS) is opening a campus in Dix Hills this coming September, making it WPS' fifth campus. WPS is excited to bring the essence, the expertise and methods that have been successfully applied to reach eight times the nu...

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Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

Camp Sequoia, a premier summer destination for 2E young men, is pleased to announce Aloha Adventure for summer 2018. Designed specifically for our older campers, this program builds upon three and six week resident options for campers ages 7 to 17 ...

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'Clifford the Big Red Dog' is Coming Back to TV in 2019

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' is Coming Back to TV in 2019

'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' the beloved animated children's series based on Norman Bridwell's book series that began in 1963, will launch on Amazon Prime and return to PBS Kids in Fall 2019, according to The New York Times.

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'The Lit. Bar' Bookstore to Open in the Bronx

'The Lit. Bar' Bookstore to Open in the Bronx

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Join the 4th Annual Hudson River Park Games This Weekend

Join the 4th Annual Hudson River Park Games This Weekend

On Saturday, May 19, for one day only, the Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 will transform into the ultimate competitive arena.

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The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been awarded the 2018 IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care by The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® ...

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Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier announced a new exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which will exhibit how sports helped heal and unite our grieving country following the World Trade C...

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The Surprising Way Parents Cause Childhood Friendships to End

The Surprising Way Parents Cause Childhood Friendships to End

Friendships fade through the years, but a new study suggests parents—particularly those with mental health related issues—might be to blame for childhood friendships that fizzle out, according to a press release.

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New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

This month, the New York City YMCA is celebrating Water Safety Month at all 24 area locations with new and enhanced swim lessons to help kids stay safe this summer. The newly revised program offers four different stages of instruction, from basic c...

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12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

Working out is a wonderful way to unwind and release some much-needed endorphins post-partum. What better way to destress without taking time away from your little one than working out with your baby right by your side (or even in your arms!)

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Hex & Co. Board Game Cafe Opens on the Upper West Side and Offers After-School Programs

Hex & Co. Board Game Cafe Opens on the Upper West Side and Offers After-School Programs

Hex and Company, the board game cafe now open on the Upper West Side, is offering after-school programs and camps for children ages five and up. Families can come and enjoy a wide array of games, food, and delicious, locally roasted coffee.

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The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse, a performing arts center located in Bellport, in consultation with East End Disability Associates, Inc., is offering a new acting workshop at its School for the Performing Arts for students on the autism spectrum or who child...

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Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

Studio E Art Classes, an art education center located in Miller Place, has opened a new pottery room and is offering more children’s ceramics classes. The 600-square-foot room opened on September 15 and is a studio within a studio. It features e...

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Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

Share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child this summer! Thousands of families in rural, suburban, and small town communities open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund...

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Etsy Gave Bring Your Kids to Work Day a Whole New Meaning

Etsy Gave Bring Your Kids to Work Day a Whole New Meaning

On April 26, Etsy made sure bring your kids to work day was a day filled with lifelong lessons and mentoring. In partnership with Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, Governor Cuomo’s “If You Can See It, You Can Be It” initiatve, and ScriptEd, ...

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New One Hour Lice Removal Clinic Opens in Scarsdale

New One Hour Lice Removal Clinic Opens in Scarsdale

To celebrate its grand opening in Scarsdale, Lice Clinics of America will be offering free head lice screenings for you and your children at its new clinic at 9 Freight Way in Scarsdale every Saturday and Sunday from May 19 through June 10.

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'Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo' Celebrates the Cultural Diversity of the Bronx

'Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo' Celebrates the Cultural Diversity of the Bronx

The Bronx has given us Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Kerry Washington, and is home to the New York Yankees. Culturally, the Bronx has impacted hip-hop and Latin music, street art, and dance. New York City families love the borough for the New York Bot...

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Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Land of Make Believe is simply screaming to invite everyone to its Hope amusement park for its Grand Opening Weekend over the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. This year's new ride, the Scream Machine 360, makes its debut th...

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National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Open Youth Center

National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Open Youth Center

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York, will open a new youth center on May 17, 2018. The center will house Native innovations from history that helped shape the world we live in today. The i...

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Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Grace Early Childhood Center in Massapequa is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer camp program. From July 9 to August 17, children age 2 through 6 are invited to attend for half days or full days.

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Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

The Youth Art Connection (YAC) program is welcoming applications from high school students residing or attending school in Queens. Participating students will explore folk and self-taught art and learn about careers in the arts through a variety of...

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Cross County Shopping Center Announces Summer Fest Lineup

Cross County Shopping Center Announces Summer Fest Lineup

Westchester County residents and visitors will soon be able to celebrate all the fun things Summer has to offer at the Cross County Shopping Center's 8th annual Summer Fest. The lineup of events and activites was recently announced and there is som...

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Whitby School's Secondary School Counseling Program Helps Students Find the Best Fit

Whitby School's Secondary School Counseling Program Helps Students Find the Best Fit

Whitby School's Nursery through Grade 8 model lays the foundation for students to become organized, articulate and confident — skills that are key for high school, college, and beyond.

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