10 Tips for Apple Picking

10 Tips for Apple Picking

Fall is finally here! With Labor Day weekend behind us it’s time to bust out the pumpkin spice coffees and cinnamon-scented candles and get down to some seasonally inspired activities. And what better way to have a wholesome fall day than by going ...

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5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt ...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special eve...

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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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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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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking.

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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick ap...

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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-September 16

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, September 16, 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 p...

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Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Whether you want a quick day trip or a long weekend getaway, there are a plethora of options throughout New York City and the outskirts for leaf peeping. Here's where to go to see the leaves change color this fall with your family.

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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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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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MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

Starting on September 12, MSQUASH Academy will be holding its first-ever after-school program for kids eager to learn the exhilarating sport of squash. Hosted in its brand new MSQUASH Accelerator sports center in Port Chester, the first portion of ...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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I Didn't Adopt My Foster Daughter, And That's Okay

I Didn't Adopt My Foster Daughter, And That's Okay

Our story didn't end in adoption, but it still had a very happy ending.

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Meet the Intern: Megan Vasquez

Meet the Intern: Megan Vasquez

Meet Megan Vasquez, a 2018 fall editorial intern for NYMetroParents. Vasquez is a junior at New York University who spends a lot of her free time at the dog park with her chihuahua.

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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts acti...

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How to Determine Your Child's Learning Style and Help Her Thrive in School

How to Determine Your Child's Learning Style and Help Her Thrive in School

There are eight different learning styles (how people process and retain information), each with different preferred methods of learning new information. Here's how to determine which learning style your child prefers—and how to support her in scho...

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Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras ...

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Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Miniature golf promises a fun time for all. Here's a listing of putt-putt courses throughout the New York City area, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

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Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Jennifer Sunkin, DDS, a pediatric dentist, will be joining the staff at Smile More Kidz dentistry. She will be accompanying a group of dentists and dental professionals with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Sunkin will be leading Smile More’s Toddl...

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In the Magazine: September 2018

In the Magazine: September 2018

Check out what we have in store for you in our September issue, from dealing with friendship breakups to the hottest kitchen trends of 2018. And you won't want to miss our articles on the benefits of baby classes, the rights your child has in schoo...

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50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

No matter where you live in the New York metro area—Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, or Rockland County—there are lots of fall activities for families to explore and enjoy. Family fun in autumn can inc...

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How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

With commercial reading programs that aim to teach infants how to read, it's important to remember that family and parent-child interaction is always a viable option for teaching your little one early literacy skills at home. From reading to your b...

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Meet the Editors of NYMetroParents

Meet the Editors of NYMetroParents

Get to know our editors, the charming and mysterious folks who put together all seven NYMetroParents magazines each month and manage NYMetroParents.com.

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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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How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

How to Help Your Child Build Better Homework Skills

Now that your kids are all settled into their back-to-school routine, it's time to assess what is (or isn't) working when it comes to homework habits, because no matter what their learning style, they're going to have plenty of take-home assignment...

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Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Earlier this spring, we held our 2018 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, and the submissions were overwhelming—who doesn't want the chance to feature their kid on the covers of NYMP's magazines?! We narrowed down the 1,300 photos of your cute kids ...

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5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

Whether you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen and are looking for inspiration or you’re a weekend warrior looking for a quick project to spruce it up, we found the five biggest trends in kitchen design you can implement now. From pops of col...

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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- a...

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Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

Spy Week is returning to Fraunces Tavern Museum (located in the Financial District) Sept. 15-22 with events for the whole family. The weeklong event celebrates the spies of America’s Revolutionary War through exhibits, guided tours, a Nathan Hale D...

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Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

For the first time ever, Joffrey Ballet School is offering its Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet programs at its second location in Long Island City. The school is also adding a brand new musical theater program to teach kids Broadway-style and ly...

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6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you’re looking for a family vacation to take with your teens, consider Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Located on the western side of the country, it’s a bit of a longer flight than Cancun, but totally worth it, as this mother-daughter duo found out....

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5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

Federal and state laws protect the rights of students in school, yet many parents are unaware of their child’s legal protections as a student. As your child heads back to school this year, make sure you know his rights and entitlements to services....

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Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Part of what makes New York City great is that it is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. You can teach your kids about different cultures through museum visits and books, or you can take to the streets to experience these cultures for yourse...

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

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, September 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 p...

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ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. Offering a Variety of New and Classes for Fall 2018

ECNS ETC. has a new full schedule of classes and activities for children from 0 to 8 years old, Monday through Saturday. All the classes are taught with the same educational philosophy as held by the long established Upper East Side nursery school,...

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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Queens

Your options are limitless if you're looking for fun and educational family and kids weekend activities in Queens. Whether your child enjoys animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Want to see what's goin...

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The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class, a music and acting school in Forest Hills, has announced two new theater and audition preparation programs for children. The Improv Troupe is for children ages 10 and older and kicked off April 10. Students learn the basics of i...

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The Social and Developmental Benefits of Mommy-and-Me Classes

The Social and Developmental Benefits of Mommy-and-Me Classes

Attending a mommy-and-me class with your baby does more than get you out of the house to socialize with other parents of infants. These baby-parent classes, whether they're parent-child music, art, yoga, or baby sign language classes, have numerous...

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FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween on Long Island. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, community celebrations, and more.

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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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Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East, an Upper East Side dance training facility for beginners through professionals, will award 15 male dancers in the Pre-Professional Division full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. On Monday, Sept. 17, boys ages...

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Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

The new school year is approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join Buckley Country Day School on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm or Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am for one of the fall Open Houses. At the O...

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Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Connecticut

Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Connecticut

Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Consult our guide to find pick-your-own apple farms in Connecticut, many of which offer fun fall activities ...

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How Foster Care Changes Lives

How Foster Care Changes Lives

Foster care changes lives in the nicest of ways—just ask Ann LiPuma of Wantagh, NY. She still vividly remembers the day she received an e-mail from Berkshire Farms Center & Services for Youth, asking if she’d be interested in becoming a foster pare...

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The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

As much as I love NYC’s parks and playgrounds, sometimes you just need to take a day trip and get out of the city for a little bit. Though the concrete jungle is beautiful, every now and then I just gotta hit the road and connect with nature. And l...

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Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park, the 25,000 square-foot indoor entertainment facility, opened on June 9. It has more than 16,000-square-feet of connected trampoline that form a giant jumping surface. Other attractions include a Ninja Course that has two lan...

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Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park to Announce Opening Date this Summer

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park to Announce Opening Date this Summer

Nitehawk Cinema, a popular movie theater originally located in Williamsburg, recently announced its plans to open a dine-in movie theater in Prospect Park this year. Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park will open in the Pavilion Theatre in Park Slope, and...

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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on September 16

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, September 16, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the ...

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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Manhattan 9/19 - 9/22/18

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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