Creating a Future for My Son with Special Needs

Creating a Future for My Son with Special Needs

When people ask what it’s like to have a child with special needs, my response is: It’s like dark chocolate, bittersweet. My beautiful, healthy 9-pound baby boy, Nicholas, was diagnosed with autism at age 3, and from that day forward a revolving do...

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How to Throw Your Kids a Birthday Party on a Budget

How to Throw Your Kids a Birthday Party on a Budget

A birthday and the accompanying party are a big deal for kids. That’s no surprise—after all, what’s not to love about cake and presents? Thanks to the Internet (and especially Instagram and Pinterest), you can find plenty of inspiration when it’s t...

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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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Grimaldi's Pizza is Set to Reopen Historic Brooklyn Bridge Location on March 29

Grimaldi's Pizza is Set to Reopen Historic Brooklyn Bridge Location on March 29

The Grimaldi’s Pizza headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona has never managed the original, foot-of-the-Brooklyn-Bridge location, which operated as an independent pizza shop until recently. However, Grimaldi’s has announced that its iconic 1 Front St....

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How to Adjust to Being an Empty Nester

How to Adjust to Being an Empty Nester

The day has finally arrived. Your youngest child has been dropped off and is now a college student, which makes you an Empty Nester. Marriage therapists see the gamut of reactions – from “yippee” to “oy vey.” If you fall into this latter category a...

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40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

40 Dinosaurs Will Come Roaring Back to Life at the Bronx Zoo in April

The Bronx Zoo has featured dinosaur exhibits before, but the zoo’s newest Dinosaur Safari is the biggest and most realistic dinosaur ride in the country, according to the zoo. The experience will take riders through 2 acres of woods, in which they ...

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How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

As parents, we all want our children to succeed in school and excel in academics, but did you know what they eat throughout the day can impact their performance? In fact, students who eat meals that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Ameri...

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Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park has offered seasonal passes before, but starting this April, it’s new 90-day pass offers jumping-obsessed kids, weekend jumpers, and people who just love Sky Zone the opportunity to jump as much as they want within a 3-month peri...

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The Learnatory Plans Move to St. Joseph’s College and Adds Courses

The Learnatory Plans Move to St. Joseph’s College and Adds Courses

Students who want to explore fascinating, high-level subjects outside of the classroom have been heading to the Learnatory in Clinton Hill for three years. Now, thanks to St. Joseph’s College, Learnatory students will be able to use state-of-the-ar...

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Montana’s Resort at Paws Up Offers a Country-Style Family Vacation

Montana’s Resort at Paws Up Offers a Country-Style Family Vacation

Parents looking for a luxury active vacation to take during their kids’ spring break should check out the Resort at Paws Up in Montana. The resort is located approximately 40 minutes from Missoula, but once at the resort, you’ll feel like you’re ho...

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Owner and Director Palisades Country Day Schools and Camp is Selected as 2019 Woman of Distinction

Owner and Director Palisades Country Day Schools and Camp is Selected as 2019 Woman of Distinction

Mary Ann Hubschman, owner and director of Palisades Country Day School in Closter, NJ and Palisades Preschool in Fort Lee, NJ, has been selected as an honored member in the Trademark Women of Distinction 2019 Honors Edition for her exemplary contri...

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16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

At the Tilles Center in January, 16 Green Vale students performed in the prestigious Nassau All-County Music Festival. To be selected for All-County, students must score among the top student musicians who performed solos for the NYSSMA Festival th...

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Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

On Sunday, March 24 at 10am Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square is slated to unveil its 2019 flower show, arguably one of the most ‘grammable ways to welcome spring in New York City. This year’s exhibition is aptly titled Journey to Paradisios, ...

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Why Some Summer Camps Now Offer Mindfulness Activities

Why Some Summer Camps Now Offer Mindfulness Activities

There is no doubt about it—today’s young people are stressed out. In fact, 1 in 20 children and teens have anxiety and/or depression, according to The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. And that anxiety isn’t left at home once a chil...

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What Parents Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder in Children

What Parents Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder in Children

Does your child display excessive emotional changes? How about outbursts of anger, excitability, anxiety, or rage, followed by periods of depression and despondency? These mood swings can be the first expressions of bipolar disorder, a serious psyc...

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Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

The Tooth Pillow Dentistry, a team of pediatric dentists and dental anesthesiologists, opened in Huntington in December 2018. The practice accepts referrals for patients requiring IV sedation for dental treatment. The team treats a wide variety of ...

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Kids 'N Comedy Classes Give Kids the Opportunity to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Kids 'N Comedy Classes Give Kids the Opportunity to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Evan Breckman has a connection to comedy and is given the opportunity to channel this passion by performing at the Gotham Comedy Club through Kids ‘N Comedy, founded by Jo Ann Grossman and Stu Morden. Kids ‘N Comedy teaches kids ages 11-18 how to w...

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City Harvest Challenges New Yorkers to Raise $1.1 Million to Feed 50,000 Children in Need

City Harvest Challenges New Yorkers to Raise $1.1 Million to Feed 50,000 Children in Need

City Harvest, NYC's largest food rescue organization, is challenging New Yorkers to raise $1.1 million to feed 50,000 New York children and their families. The fundraising campaign, Skip Lunch Fight Hunger, challenges New Yorkers to donate the mone...

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Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing added an online registration portal to its website in February to make camp registration more efficient for parents, to waste less paper, and to give parents the ability to change details within the acco...

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Why Drama and Theater are Important to Your Child's Development

Why Drama and Theater are Important to Your Child's Development

Participating in theater as a child can have a positive impact on your child’s development in many ways, and these activities aren’t limited to your neighborhood’s theater company or local drama class. Theater-related activities such as acting, sin...

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The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club of Pine Brook Fitness in New Rochelle is now offering the "Rock 'n Roll" party package, a 2-hour birthday party event for children allowing for up to 15 kids. One of New York's premier rock-climbing gyms since 2007, The Rock Club boas...

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Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

This summer, Challenge Camp in Hartsdale will offer 40 new classes to kids ages 4-15, bulking up their repertoire with offerings that cater to each child's unique passions. Camps will be held in 3- and 4-week sessions. Challenge Camp has been aroun...

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Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

This April, Studio B Dance Center is condensing its popular drop-in summer camps into drop-in spring break camps: Rainbows and Unicorns camp and Camp Jojo. Rainbows and Unicorns (ages 3-5) will feature pre-ballet, creative movement, jazz, and hip h...

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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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Your Weekend Itinerary for a Family Vacation in Orange County, CA

Your Weekend Itinerary for a Family Vacation in Orange County, CA

It’s often difficult to find a vacation that will not only please but entertain the whole family in every area. Between meals, entertainment, accommodations, and activities, how can you get your ball-of-fire 5-year-old, angst-ridden teen, and you a...

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New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

St. Dominic Elementary and Middle School in Oyster Bay created a new Imaginarium space or students to use as part of the district's STEM program. The space opened to middle school students in Sept. 2018 and is slated to open to elementary school st...

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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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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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Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Swim School of Long Island opened its thirteenth Long Island location in Melville in the fall, continuing on the course to provide both kids and adults alike with fun, safe, and attentive swimming instruction. Jim Hazen, owner of Saf-T-S...

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Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Campers at Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai will jump into their favorite shows this summer with the 2019 theme of 'Summer SHOWdown.' In addition to traditional summer activities and traditions, the camp will feature eight popular shows, one fo...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City will begin its Spring semester of parent and child classes the week of March 18 and will run to mid-June. Designed for kids ages 1-2, these classes are available every day Monday through Saturday. The weekday class...

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Academy of Holy Angels Students Volunteer at a Farm in Rural West Virginia

Academy of Holy Angels Students Volunteer at a Farm in Rural West Virginia

While the Academy of the Holy Angels (AHA) in Demarest, NJ, was closed for the winter break, AHA Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Sylvester accompanied three students to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia for a volunteer trip. Angel volunteer...

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The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium is proud to announce they have been accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). This accreditation is recognized as 'the gold standard' for zoological parks and aquariums with marine mammals thr...

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Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

Brooklyn Amity School, a private collage preparatory school in Sheepshead Bay, will add programs to its current UPK program as well as add a tuition-based PreK-3 Program in September. In August 2018, Principal and Head of School John Amelio joined ...

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NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

On March 1, Parenting Media Association presented NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent, a division of Davler Media Group, with nine excellence awards at its 2018 Design and Editorial Awards reception, held in St. Petersburg, FL.

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In the Magazine: March 2019

In the Magazine: March 2019

Check out our March 2019 issue, which includes tips from camp directors to choose the best summer camp for your child, the awkward talks you need to have with your teen when they start dating and how to broach the topics, information about what mak...

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

A 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Center opened in Hauppauge today, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS). The $4.7 million Diagnostic Assessment and Stabi...

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Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

As of January, Daniel's Music Foundation (DMF), an East Harlem music center, is offering two Baby & Me Classes: Rock By Baby for children ages newborn to 1 and Tots Rattle & Roll for children ages ages 1-2 ½. The NYC children's music center welcome...

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Youth Basketball Coach from South Ozone Park Named Junior Knicks Coach of the Year

Youth Basketball Coach from South Ozone Park Named Junior Knicks Coach of the Year

A Queens basketball coach was awarded Junior Knicks Coach of the Year this past Thursday. New York Knicks legend Allan Houston called Jason Curry, the youth basketball coach who grew up in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park, to deliver the good new...

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9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

Does the thought of talking about the birds and the bees with your kids make you wince? You’re not alone–especially if you get the feeling that your kids don’t want to talk about dating and sex, either. But for both parents and kids, these conversa...

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Tips, Advice, and Home Decor Apps to Help You Redecorate Your Family Home on a Budget

Tips, Advice, and Home Decor Apps to Help You Redecorate Your Family Home on a Budget

While Pinterest home design pages and your favorite home décor magazine might make it seem like it will cost a fortune to redecorate your home, that doesn't have to be the case. We consulted experts for nine tips on redecorating your New York home ...

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6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

One of the big advantages of raising a family in the New York metro area is the sheer volume of things to do and places to go. That’s true for camp, too: There are hundreds of nearby day and sleepaway camps available for your child to attend. It’s ...

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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in March

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in March

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

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in March

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

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Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in March

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in March

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

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Film Screenings for Families in NYC in March

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in March

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

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