The Ultimate, Must-Read Camp Guide for Every Family

The Ultimate, Must-Read Camp Guide for Every Family

In an effort to help you plan your child’s best summer ever, we’re proud to present The Camp Planner—the best resource for parents who are figuring out their kids’ summer camp plans in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, R...

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In the Magazine: May 2019

In the Magazine: May 2019

This May we have everything you need to get ready for spring with your family! From finding out what changes in your body are normal after having a baby to helping your teens nix their bad habits. Plus, tons of ideas for family fun including can't-...

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A Guide to Train Exhibits, Train Museums, and Rail Rides for Kids in the NYC Area

A Guide to Train Exhibits, Train Museums, and Rail Rides for Kids in the NYC Area

Take a trip with your family to a railroad museum or train exhibit in the New York City area, where young and old train lovers can ride trains and explore the scenic area aboard a train.

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Teens Can Now Volunteer at White Plains Public Library This Summer

Teens Can Now Volunteer at White Plains Public Library This Summer

With summer around the corner, teenagers are probably looking to firm up plans and solidify volunteering gigs. If your teen wants to give back to his community or try something new with her summer, White Plains Public Library is offering three diff...

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P.S. 25, A Brooklyn Elementary School with Just 82 Students, Will Remain Open

P.S. 25, A Brooklyn Elementary School with Just 82 Students, Will Remain Open

P.S. 25 is home to only 82 students and costs $50,000 per child to operate. Virtually every student comes from a low-income family, according to city data. And yet 70% of P.S. 25 students are proficient in math, and half are proficient in reading–p...

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American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

The Youth Art Connection program takes place at the American Folk Art Museum’s Self Taught Genius Gallery and administrative offices in Long Island City, Queens, and welcomes applications from high school students residing or attending school in Qu...

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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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Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

Booked Parties announced that in partnership with the Jefferson Valley Mall, it will be hosting a launch event promoting many of the area’s leading young entrepreneurs for the first ever “Mini Movers and Shakers” celebration.

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Chickenshed NYC Seeks Partner School to Launch Inclusive Theatrical Program

Chickenshed NYC Seeks Partner School to Launch Inclusive Theatrical Program

Chickenshed NYC, New York’s inclusive theater company for children, is searching for partner elementary schools for the autumn 2019 launch of SeaChange, a new, inclusive theater program for students of all abilities and background.

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14th Street Y Teams Up With Educational Alliance to Provide Family Pride Events

14th Street Y Teams Up With Educational Alliance to Provide Family Pride Events

June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a monumental fight for LGBTQ rights in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. In honor of this event and the change it brought about, WorldPride, a six-weeklong celebration of the LGBTQ community, is b...

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How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

What’s the most annoying thing your teenager does? Is it that he’s constantly sleeping in and on the verge of being late for school? Maybe it’s that her hygiene habits, or lack thereof, force you to ask probing questions like, “When was the last ti...

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Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area a...

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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Looking to plan an awesome weekend packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-f...

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7 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

7 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

Expecting moms go to great lengths to stay healthy- for themselves and their babies. But oral health can be easily overlooked and lead to complications for mother and child. Many of your body systems change during pregnancy and these changes can af...

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Special Parent Issues Offer Advices for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Special Parent Issues Offer Advices for Parents of Children with Special Needs

In an effort to better help parents of children with special needs, we here at NYMetroParents brought back Special Parent! This issue is full of advice for your child’s future, inclusive fun, support groups for parents and families, and services fo...

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How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

There are many amazing aspects of parenthood, from sweet snuggles to watching your little one achieve big milestones. Not on that list? Getting life insurance. And yet, this task is incredibly important for every parent–life insurance can provide y...

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The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

In any city, knowing when kids will have off from school is important. In New York, it’s crucial. The NYC Department of Education just released the 2019-2020 school calendar–which many local preschools follow, as well–so you can know when schools w...

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13 Ways to Organize Your Home

13 Ways to Organize Your Home

This time of year is not only the ideal time to do a big day (or two) of spring cleaning, it’s also one of the most ideal times to look at each room of the house in a different way, especially if it feels like there’s a little mess in every room. I...

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Academy of the Holy Angels Students Attend Tailor-Made Oxford University Course

Academy of the Holy Angels Students Attend Tailor-Made Oxford University Course

An adventurous group of students from the Academy of the Holy Angels recently spent a week at Oxford University’s Pembroke College and immersed themselves in a “bespoke” course— one tailor-made for them. This is the second spring the critical think...

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Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

According to data collected by the New York City Department of Health, blood-lead levels have been on a steady decline in children younger than 18 across all five boroughs. The rates are at an all time low in both private and public housing through...

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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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Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp celebrated its 60th anniversary this year and is proud to have crossed another milestone in the history of Park Shore. What began as a small travel program from Queens in 1950, then to our current location in Dix Hills i...

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Great Wolf Lodge Expands Offerings in Time for Summer

Great Wolf Lodge Expands Offerings in Time for Summer

Let’s face it, if there’s one thing kids love, it’s water parks. And Great Wolf Lodge located in the Pocono Mountains, PA is expanding its already-massive offering. This family-friendly resort just a few hours away by car is a year-round destinatio...

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Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs in NYC

Children with special needs, disabilities, or sensory issues can face certain challenges when it comes to connecting with peers and making friends, especially when many are uncomfortable or unable to participate in all kid-friendly activities. Here...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on May 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, May 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Dearest, Inc Introduces New School Readiness Program in Soho

Dearest, Inc Introduces New School Readiness Program in Soho

Dearest, an early childhood education-sharing marketplace that matches families to passionate educators for shorter-hour care, is now offering its School Readiness programming: in-home, play-based sessions led by educators focused on supporting chi...

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What You Need to Know About Sedation-Based Pediatric Dentistry

What You Need to Know About Sedation-Based Pediatric Dentistry

Fostering a positive dental outlook for your child is important. After all, early experiences at the dentist can shape how he views dental appointments for the rest of his life. For a child who has severe dental anxiety or another condition that pr...

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Fleet Week 2019's Schedule of Events Has Been Announced

Fleet Week 2019's Schedule of Events Has Been Announced

This year’s Fleet Week will honor the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard with a weeklong celebration of the sea services beginning May 21. Active ships recently deployed overseas will dock in New York Harbor so the crew can enjoy festivities and the pub...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on May 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, May 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the pa...

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Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in

Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in "Arthur''s 22nd Season Premiere

On May 13, the 22nd season of Arthur, a kids’ favorite, aired on CBS with a deceptively simple plot: Mr. Ratburn, Arthur and his pals’ teacher, was going to get married. The characters couldn’t believe their teacher was getting married–and audience...

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Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in New York City

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs in New York City

UPDATED APRIL 2019: Raising a child with a unique set of special needs can have you feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with other parents going through the same thing—and unfortunately, support groups are hard to find if you don’t know w...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on May 18

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, May 18, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the pa...

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Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

For a city with so many kids and so many opportunities for enrichment, New York has a playground crisis. The city is full of “playground deserts,” places similar to food deserts in that living in one means you do not have access to resources such a...

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How to Protect from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

How to Protect from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

In the past several years, it seems like kids have grown addicted to their phones, tablets, and laptops, all of which emit blue light. They’re constantly texting, streaming shows and movies, and using their phones way past their bedtimes. All of th...

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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do ...

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The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ biggest water park will splash into action on Friday, April 19, in Monticello. Kartrite will feature 80,000 square feet of waterpark space perfect for the whole family, all housed under an energy-efficient, Texlon transparent roofing...

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Marra & Glick ABA Announces a Book Signing Event Honoring First-Time Author Ben Blanchet

Marra & Glick ABA Announces a Book Signing Event Honoring First-Time Author Ben Blanchet

On Saturday, June 1 from 11am-1pm Marra & Glick ABA will host a Book Signing Event in honor of first-time author, Ben Blanchet. Ben’s authorial debut of Maybe Autism Is My Superpower, details a fascinating conversation between a mom and her son who...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on May 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, May 19, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Friends Academy Hosts Open House on May 30

Friends Academy Hosts Open House on May 30

The Friends Academy Lower School located in Locust Valley, NY invites you to visit its classrooms and meet its teachers. This event is for parents of children ages 3-7, or those who would be eligible for entering Early Childhood through second grad...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on May 18

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, May 18, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on May 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, May 19, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the pa...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on May 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, May 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the pa...

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The Benefits of Kids Attending a STEAM-Focused Summer Camp

The Benefits of Kids Attending a STEAM-Focused Summer Camp

If your school-age child is excited to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics, you may want to consider enrolling him in a STEAM-focused summer camp to boost his 21st-century skill learning year-round. After all, our kid...

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When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.

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Warby Parker Will Reopen With Kids Glasses in Grand Central This Spring

Warby Parker Will Reopen With Kids Glasses in Grand Central This Spring

Warby Parker will reopen in Grand Central on May 13 with kids' glasses, donuts, new features, new artwork, the debut of the brand’s Summer Core Sun collection, giveaways, a virtual try-on glasses app, and more. The new store will be just a few step...

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Steffi Nossen School of Dance Adds Three Summer Experiences

Steffi Nossen School of Dance Adds Three Summer Experiences

This summer, Westchester’s Steffi Nossen School of Dance is adding two new camps, Choreography and Hip Hop, to their ongoing repertoire. The school will also begin its partnership with Bethany Arts Community to offer a new location for dance camps....

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Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to sp...

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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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