16-Year-Old Charles Kolin Spearheads Initiative to Get Unity Day Recognized by Congress

16-Year-Old Charles Kolin Spearheads Initiative to Get Unity Day Recognized by Congress

Charles Kolin, a junior at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT, has overcome bullying to spearhead an initiative that will hopefully result in Unity Day being officially recognized by Congress as a day for students to come together in support of k...

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747 Sensory-Friendly 'Santa Cares' Events Happening Across the Country This Season

747 Sensory-Friendly 'Santa Cares' Events Happening Across the Country This Season

This year, Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs have partnered to offer 747 sensory-friendly “Santa Cares” events across the country where kids with autism and other sensory-related special needs can enjoy meeting Santa and getting into the holid...

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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the New York Area

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the New York Area

Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York area for the holiday season.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

3 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

It’s inevitable that your kids will be introduced to technology–and in our current media consumption climate, it’s usually sooner rather than later. Parents might have many questions about how to first introduce their kids to technology, and how to...

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Where to Meet Santa on Long Island This Year

Where to Meet Santa on Long Island This Year

Between your usual Christmas activities, like cutting your own tree or getting a jump on your holiday shopping, take some time to visit the man in the red suit! Luckily, there are so many places to meet Santa in Long Island, and we've put together ...

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The Best Places to Meet Santa in NYC This Year

The Best Places to Meet Santa in NYC This Year

Between your usual Christmas activities, like cutting your own tree or getting a jump on your holiday shopping, take some time to visit the man in the red suit! Luckily, there are so many places to meet Santa in New York City, and we've put togethe...

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Meet the Long Island Mom Behind Boards and Bay

Meet the Long Island Mom Behind Boards and Bay

Meet Nicole Bergman, the stay-at-home mom of two toddlers behind the blog and Instagram Boards and Bay. She's one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

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The Best Places To Meet Santa In NYC This Year

The Best Places To Meet Santa In NYC This Year

There are so many places to meet Santa in New York City, and we've put together a list of the best spots to meet and have photos taken with the guy in the red suit in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

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New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium to Open at American Dream Spring 2020

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium to Open at American Dream Spring 2020

SEA LIFE, the world’s largest network of aquariums, recently announced its newest location: East Rutherford, NJ—at American Dream to be exact. The 25,000-square-foot New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium has been dubbed City Under the Sea, in a nod to the b...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of kid-friendly Thanksgiving activities in Westchester County and Rockland County that the whole fa...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids on Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties that the whole fam...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens that the whol...

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Red Panda Cubs Make Their Debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Red Panda Cubs Make Their Debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Two male red panda cubs are soon to make their public debut at Prospect Park Zoo! They were born over the summer and are now strong enough to venture into their habitat with their mother, Willow, who has been caring for them in an indoor den since ...

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Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s recently announced the official lineup of the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including musical guests, performance groups, the participating marching bands, the character balloons, floats, clowns, and more. The parade will be he...

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around the New York Metro Area that need your help, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield C...

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The Bloomingdale's Flagship Holiday Exhibit is ‘Out of This World’

The Bloomingdale's Flagship Holiday Exhibit is ‘Out of This World’

This year’s Bloomingdales “Out of This World” holiday campaign is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and will feature holiday windows, themed gift shops, in-store experiences, and a performance from John Legend, who will gift shop...

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Walt Whitman Shops Unveils New “Santa Set” for Families This Holiday Season

Walt Whitman Shops Unveils New “Santa Set” for Families This Holiday Season

Walt Whitman Shops has revealed that a brand-new Santa Set display will be part of this year’s holiday festivities that will allow families to have all kinds of fun while visiting with Santa throughout the season. The ‘Illuminated Holidays’ Santa S...

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Deciphering the 3 Coughs You'll Hear from Your Kids This Winter

Deciphering the 3 Coughs You'll Hear from Your Kids This Winter

If you have more than one child, you know that all coughs are not created equal. Some kids cough so loud and hard that you’re fairly sure part of their lungs will come up, whereas others seem like they need a firm pat on the back¬¬–and there’s ever...

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Bowlero Bowling Alley Comes to Mineola

Bowlero Bowling Alley Comes to Mineola

The AMF Sheridan Lanes bowling alley in Mineola has been transformed into Bowlero Mineola, Long Island's third Bowlero location, and will offer the ultimate entertainment experience for the whole family with unique bowling, an interactive arcade, a...

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Head to Empire Outlets for Family Programming Throughout the Holiday Season

Head to Empire Outlets for Family Programming Throughout the Holiday Season

Empire Outlets in Staten Island, when fully complete, will contain 340,000 square feet of shopping paradise that includes designer outlet stores, restaurants and cafes, and relaxation spaces–and it will be the city’s first outlet destination. Empir...

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7 Toys That Help Kids Learn Through Play

7 Toys That Help Kids Learn Through Play

The holidays are just around the corner, and you’re no doubt already thinking about what to get your little ones. Fun is the top priority in searching for toys and gifts–but giving gifts that will help kids learn creates an added bonus. There are s...

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New STEAM-Focused Preschool Center Will Open in Corona in Fall 2021

New STEAM-Focused Preschool Center Will Open in Corona in Fall 2021

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza recently announced that a new STEAM-focused, state-of-the-art, 306-seat Pre-K Center will open in Corona in the fall of 2021 in partnership with...

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3 Important Ways Vaping Impacts Your Kid’s Health

3 Important Ways Vaping Impacts Your Kid’s Health

Vaping has exploded in the teenage population around the country. Although these products were originally designed as alternatives for adults who already smoke traditional cigarettes, fun flavors, a perceived cool aesthetic, and the promise of “saf...

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Andersons Larchmont Launches 'Holiday Wish List' Program

Andersons Larchmont Launches 'Holiday Wish List' Program

Holiday shopping can be time consuming, stressful, and tedious–not to mention expensive. This year, Andersons Larchmont bookstore has launched a “Holiday Wish List” program that will help families keep their shopping stress free, local, and guarant...

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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids’ Teeth Are Healthy

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids’ Teeth Are Healthy

There are so many aspects of your kids’ health to keep track of, from making sure they eat well to encouraging exercise–but dental hygiene is just as important to instill from a young age, because your child’s dental health can influence his overal...

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New Baking Studio and Party Space Opens in Gowanus

New Baking Studio and Party Space Opens in Gowanus

Baking enthusiasts, grab your aprons! Plum & Honey, a new culinary studio and event space, is now open on 9th Street and 2nd Avenue in Gowanus! It features baking classes for kids and adults led by Pastry Chef Katie Rosenhouse, formerly of Buttermi...

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Local Moms Launch D.I.Y. Slime Shop in Larchmont

Local Moms Launch D.I.Y. Slime Shop in Larchmont

Stacey Sarver and Nicole Fiftal of Mamaroneck and Larchmont–two moms who know that kids love slime, but parents hate the mess that comes with it–just launched D.I.Y. Slime, a one-of-a-kind shop dedicated to making slime. The shop will provide kids ...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

With Halloween over and the holidays imminent, it can feel tricky to know what to do with your family during November. Luckily, the city is full of activities, exhibits, and spaces that are perfect for putting a unique spin on holiday lights, getti...

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Raising My Twins on Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

Raising My Twins on Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

My twins were never in the same play group, class, or even grade. They were together only in the womb, the NICU and, later, our home. They were on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. Why couldn’t they meet somewhere in the middle? I often asked...

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5 Benefits of Giving Your Kids Chores

5 Benefits of Giving Your Kids Chores

Chores have a bad rap among kids, tweens, and teens for a reason: They’re often boring, difficult, and cut into screen or social time. But parents have many good reasons to ignore the complaints. Routine housework can help teach children vital life...

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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 November

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in November

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

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in November

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

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Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in November

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in November

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

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Film Screenings for Families in NYC in November

Film Screenings for Families in NYC in November

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

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Things to Do Outside in NYC in November

Things to Do Outside in NYC in November

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

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

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

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

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Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in November

Kid-Friendly Concerts in New York City in November

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

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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in November

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in November

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

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Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in November

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in November

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 November for a fun learning experience for all!

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Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in November

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in November

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this November, 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 November

Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in November

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this November, 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 November

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in November

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

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Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in November

Free Events for Kids in Brooklyn in November

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

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Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in November

Music Events and Activities in Brooklyn in November

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

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Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in November

Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in November

Enjoy the great outdoors with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Brooklyn in November. 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 November

Free Events for Kids in Westchester in November

Don't miss out on the best free activities for families in Westchester this November! 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 November

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in November

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

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