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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Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 h...

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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities....

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Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Let’s first understand what’s “normal” for a one year old. Developmentally, by twelve months, a child can say a few words, imitate your voice, distinguish different sounds and understand simple instructions like, “Drink your juice”. Does that sound...

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Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities...

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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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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids on Long Island this Saturday and Sunday.

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Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

The New York metro area offers a wide variety of cruises and sails sure to delight all ages, and we’ve collected the very best ones for you right here.

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Acknowledged for Quality Breast Care

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Acknowledged for Quality Breast Care

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Breast Health in Suffern has received national accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for excellence in breast care. The full accreditation designation was granted in Apri...

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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

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens this Saturday and Sunday.

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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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How to Make Going Back to School Easier on the Whole Family

How to Make Going Back to School Easier on the Whole Family

Before you know it, your child will be headed to school again. Will those first weeks back in class be a calm or hectic time for your family? Some easy back-to-school tips can make all the difference. Preparing for a new school year is pretty simpl...

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Best Beaches on Long Island for Families

Best Beaches on Long Island for Families

Whether you prefer the dramatic cliffs and rocky shores of the Sound, the ocean’s rough waves, or the calm of local bays and lakes, there’s a beach for every taste along Long Island’s miles of coastline. So grab some towels, pack up the kids’ sand ...

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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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Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Saf...

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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield Counties

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, NJ, and Fairfield, CT counties this Saturday and Sunday.

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A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

Helping your child figure out her future education plans can seem like a daunting task, from taking the PSAT, SAT, or ACT to writing essays and going on college tours and interviews. Starting the college planning process early can help your child b...

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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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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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Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Find horseback riding stables in the New York area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ. Find where to take a riding lesson or pony ride near you.

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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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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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Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Our guide to amusement parks covers all the excitement your family needs this summer all within ...

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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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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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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-July 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, July 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks,...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on July 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, July 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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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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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-July 14

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

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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Manhattan 7/11 - 7/14/18

Parents, don't let your children miss out on the fun! Here are some of this weekend's kids and family activities in Manhattan, from concerts and museums to decorating cupcakes and gardening!

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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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In the Magazine: June 2018

In the Magazine: June 2018

Check out our June 2018 issue to find fun ways to fight summer slide, protect your home while you are traveling, planning a vacation on a budget, ensure your teen is properly equipped with basic life skills before college, and the benefits of daddy...

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Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County

Enjoy the miles of coastline in Westchester County, New York, at these family-friendly beaches.

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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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Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Keep your kids entertained while learning something new all summer long around the New York City area, including Westchester County, Rockland County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

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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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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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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on July 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, July 15, 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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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-July 10

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, July 10, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks,...

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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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In the Magazine: July 2018

In the Magazine: July 2018

Take a look inside NYMetroParents' July issue, also known as the Annual All-in-One Resource Guide! In the July issues of Rockland Parent, Bergen•Rockland Parent, Westchester Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens Parent, Big Apple Parent, and Long Island ...

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How to Plan a Family Vacation on a Budget

How to Plan a Family Vacation on a Budget

Vacations are something we look forward to the whole year. They provide a rare chance to wind down, go on fun adventures, and spend quality time with the ones we love. Unfortunately, vacation expenses add up, and planning a trip in the most cost-ef...

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Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the NYC Area

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the NYC Area

Explore zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and the entire New York Metro area.

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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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Free Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Free Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Find free outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, and Westchester County.

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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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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-July 13

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

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4 Ways to Instill Independence in School

4 Ways to Instill Independence in School

How can we encourage and teach our children to be independent, confident learners in the classroom? At Basis Independent Brooklyn, a PreK-grade 12 private school rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, students learn how to proactively take owners...

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