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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Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights that remembers the miracle of lamp oil lasting for eight days, is celebrated this year from December 2-10. Here's our list of the best events to celebrate Hanukkah, or learn about Jewish culture, from menorah...

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Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Find indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks in the New York area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, and Fairfield County, CT.

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5 Do's and Don'ts of Regifting This Season

5 Do's and Don'ts of Regifting This Season

As the holidays roll around and you have no idea what to get that one obscure person on your list, you might be wondering: Is it rude to regift? Not at all, says Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of the legendary etiquette guru Emily Post, aut...

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This NYC Mom's Hilarious Photos Celebrate the Chaos of Parenting

This NYC Mom's Hilarious Photos Celebrate the Chaos of Parenting

Meet Danielle Sapienza, the NYC mom of two behind the hilarious photos that celebrate the everyday chaos of parenting. She's one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

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6 NYC Staycations Your Family Will Love

6 NYC Staycations Your Family Will Love

‘Tis the season to stay in town! That’s because New York City has some of the best staycation options—and we don’t mean a visit to the Met or a chilly walk through Central Park. In fact, once we started thinking outside the box, we discovered some ...

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2019 Holiday Markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

2019 Holiday Markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

If you’re looking for the perfect, unique, handmade gift to give to a loved one for the holidays this year, stop by one of the many holiday markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens this month.

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This Year's Most Beautiful Holiday Windows in New York City

This Year's Most Beautiful Holiday Windows in New York City

Every holiday season, the largest department stores in Manhattan unveil lavish holiday window displays. Viewing these department stores’ holiday windows has become essential to the New York City holiday experience, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, K...

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How to Get Health Insurance When Your Employer Doesn't Offer It

How to Get Health Insurance When Your Employer Doesn't Offer It

If you don’t receive health insurance from an employer, getting covered can be a daunting process, especially with dependents. Many people consult a broker or an agent, but before making any choices, it’s important to do your homework. To help you ...

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In the Magazine: December 2019

In the Magazine: December 2019

This December we're focused on the holidays and what they mean for your family, since the holidays look different for everyone. If you're staying in the city this season, you can make staying in seem like a luxury with six staycation spots we love ...

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Special Parent Magazine Offers Advice for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Special Parent Magazine Offers Advice for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Read the fall issue of Special Parent today! This issue is full of advice on when you might need a lawyer for your child with special needs, why you'd need a special education attorney, setting up a special needs trust, inclusive fun, support group...

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Do You Need a Special Education Attorney?

Do You Need a Special Education Attorney?

You know when your child with special needs isn’t receiving the education that is right for him. Maybe he’s struggling in a class that’s not a good fit. Perhaps he’s not receiving the supports and services he’s entitled to outside of class. He migh...

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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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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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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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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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Our Tragic Family Vacation Taught Me to Be More Grateful

Our Tragic Family Vacation Taught Me to Be More Grateful

Before our family trip to Kenya, I insisted on the vaccinations. Typhoid, hepatitis A, MMR, polio. I even drove the kids upstate to a clinic because the yellow fever vaccine was in short supply. Their arms hurt for days. For malaria we had to take ...

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Why Are Parents Still Refusing to Vaccinate?

Why Are Parents Still Refusing to Vaccinate?

New York City's biggest measles outbreak in almost 30 years ended in September, according to Health Department officials, but the argument about vaccinations is still raging. Headlines in the media, warnings at doctor's offices, regulations by scho...

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New NYC Holiday Lights Festival is Coming to Randall’s Island

New NYC Holiday Lights Festival is Coming to Randall’s Island

There is no shortage of holiday lights festivals–or just holiday lights–in New York City. You can visit a Christmas tree or menorah, take a bus tour of all the lights winking throughout the city, or simply walk down Fifth Avenue and be amazed by th...

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In the Magazine: November 2019

In the Magazine: November 2019

In November we focus on your family's health: physical, mental, and emotional. If your kids haven't gotten their flu shots yet, we take you behind the scenes of the vaccine debate to understand why some parents still aren't vaccinating their kids. ...

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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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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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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Manhattan that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. ...

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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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6 Strategies for Decluttering Your Home

6 Strategies for Decluttering Your Home

Piles of papers, overstuffed closets, and toys scattered everywhere. Does this sound familiar? Clutter can seem like an unavoidable, but essentially harmless, way of life, particularly for families in tight quarters. But chaos and disorganization c...

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TradeZero America Launches Coding Program for Brooklyn Students

TradeZero America Launches Coding Program for Brooklyn Students

TradeZero America, a Brooklyn-based online broker dealer headquartered in Industry City, has launched a new program to teach Brooklyn students the fundamentals of coding. The pilot coding training program for sixth graders will be held at Charles O...

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Academy of Holy Angels Names 2020 HOBY Representative Students

Academy of Holy Angels Names 2020 HOBY Representative Students

Katherine Day, Brooke Hess, and Ria Jani were chosen to represent the Academy of the Holy Angels at the 2020 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Natasha Dhanrajani is the alternate. Katherine Day, of Oradell, is a versatile athlete who is pur...

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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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NYC Will Host First-Ever National Student Entrepreneurs Summit This April

NYC Will Host First-Ever National Student Entrepreneurs Summit This April

The first-ever National Student Entrepreneurs Summit will be held on April 18, 2020 at the Colden Center at Queens College of the City University of New York. The event space holds over 2,000 people, making it the largest indoor space in the boroug...

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Tree Lighting Ceremonies in New York City

Tree Lighting Ceremonies in New York City

It's finally the most wonderful time of the year and there's no better way to kick off the holiday season than to attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with your family. Take a break from your holiday shopping and posing your Elf on the Shelf f...

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Holiday Family Fun in Manhattan

With so much to do during the holiday season–but so much that your family has already done–finding new holiday traditions to create with your family can be tricky. So we've done the heavy lifting to curate four fresh holiday fun options for you thi...

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Golden Harvest Pantry Holding a Holiday Market Fundraiser on December 14

Golden Harvest Pantry Holding a Holiday Market Fundraiser on December 14

Golden Harvest Food Pantry and the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo) will hold their first Holiday Market Fundraiser on Dec. 14, complete with 20 local vendors offering their crafts, baked goods, cosmetics and other handm...

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How to Create the Perfect Baby Registry—Stress-Free

How to Create the Perfect Baby Registry—Stress-Free

If you're having a baby shower, chances are you're working on creating a baby registry so friends and family can gift you what you need to set up a nursery. But don't get overwhelmed! Experts share tips for crafting the perfect wish list—and we hav...

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MAD Donut Shop and Mrs. Claus Storytimes Now Open at The Westchester

MAD Donut Shop and Mrs. Claus Storytimes Now Open at The Westchester

The White Plains-based doughnut shop MAD Donuts will open in The Westchester on Nov. 23. The doughnuts are fresh, handmade, and come in a variety of flavors that range from classics like glazed and chocolate to unique flavors like lemon meringue an...

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The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

Soho is full of interactive, sometimes-gooey, always-fun spaces for kids to play. After you check out the Museum of Ice Cream that’s opening this fall, take the kids over to the Sloomoo Institute at 475 Broadway for a day full of slime. The 8,000 s...

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Where to See The Nutcracker in New York

Where to See The Nutcracker in New York

Looking to see The Nutcracker with your family this holiday season? Find showings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Long Island to see the classic holiday ballet. A performance of The Nutcracker is a must for ...

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Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than to attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with your family. Here’s where you can view Christmas tree lighting ceremonies on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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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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Why You Need a Will Regardless of Age and Wealth

Why You Need a Will Regardless of Age and Wealth

You may think estate planning is just for the very rich or the very old. It’s not. Whether you have young children or aging parents, a traditional or non-traditional family, a large house or a small car, you should have an estate plan.

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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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Working Parents Raising Gifted Children: Unique Methods for Enriching Their Lives

Working Parents Raising Gifted Children: Unique Methods for Enriching Their Lives

The first emotion that often comes to mind as a working parent with a gifted child is guilt. You might be thinking: “My child must be upset when I’m not there to get her off the bus.” “I wish I could be there when he’s doing his homework.” “I wonde...

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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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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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How to Tour Colleges with Your Kids–And Stay on Budget

How to Tour Colleges with Your Kids–And Stay on Budget

Beginning to look into colleges can be overwhelming for both you and your teen. It can be even more overwhelming if your child’s dream schools are far away, cost an arm and a leg to stay nearby, and come with hefty price tags if she does get in. Bu...

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Back-to-School Tips for Special Needs Families

Back-to-School Tips for Special Needs Families

It’s never too late to make sure your child is succeeding in school—especially if your child has special needs. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which took effect during the 2017-2018 school year as a reauthorization of the No Child Left Behin...

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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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The Benefits of a Bilingual, Immersion Education

The Benefits of a Bilingual, Immersion Education

There are myriad options for parents who want their children to learn a second (or third or fourth) language, from after-school activities and in-school classes to international and bilingual schools. But the most successful way to become proficien...

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Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in December

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in December

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this December, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens Oct. 12

The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens Oct. 12

It's hard to believe that time of year is around the corner again! The world's most famous ice skating rink, The Rink at Rockefeller Center, opens for the 83rd winter season on Saturday, Oct. 12. The opening of the rink marks the beginning of winte...

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