5 Tips to Help You Save for Your Kids' College

5 Tips to Help You Save for Your Kids' College

Every parent wonders how they can best save for their kids’ college plans, but preparing for college requires more than just saving: You have to develop goals, talk to your kids about which colleges they’re considering, and get creative in order to...

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Get Your Halloween Fun Guide Today!

Get Your Halloween Fun Guide Today!

We all know how much fun Halloween is—hello, free candy! So to celebrate we created the Ultimate Halloween Guide, an e-magazine chock full of fun and advice to make this your family’s best spooky season yet.

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Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: There's nothing like a quintessential fall on Long Island. Have fun at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!

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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 Year's Hottest Kids' Birthday Party Themes–And How to Pull Them Off

This Year's Hottest Kids' Birthday Party Themes–And How to Pull Them Off

We’ve all been to (and thrown) many of the same parties: amusement parks, bouncy houses, skating rinks, movie theaters. And then there are those crafty parents who love to plan outside the box—the creative-minded few who aren’t afraid to try someth...

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In the Magazine: October 2019

In the Magazine: October 2019

Throughout October, all we can think about is Halloween. Jack-o'-lanterns, halloween costumes, pumpkin picking, spooky haunted houses, and all the Halloween fun for families NYC (and beyond) has to offer. We want to make your life easier, whether i...

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Pumpkin Picking in the New York Metro Area

Pumpkin Picking in the New York Metro Area

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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Apple Picking in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Apple Picking in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

UPDATED AUGUST 2019: Take advantage of the crisp fall weather and venture out to the orchards for equally crisp and delicious apples, plucked straight from the tree. Many of the local apple farms and orchards listed here offer low-hanging branches ...

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Can I Afford to be a Stay-at-Home Parent?

Can I Afford to be a Stay-at-Home Parent?

Many new parents wonder if one of them can become a stay at home parent without straining their finances and current lifestyle. There are several pros and cons of stay-at-home parenting and factors that play into the decision including salary, reti...

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How to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween Night

How to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween Night

Halloween is one of kids’ favorite nights of the year, but it can also present some scary situations. Walking in the dark, wearing costumes, and receiving candy from strangers can make kids vulnerable to danger–and make parents worry instead of hav...

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Bronx Zoo Debuts Endangered Dholes in New Exhibit

Bronx Zoo Debuts Endangered Dholes in New Exhibit

The Bronx Zoo just announced its newest furry friends, a pack of three male dhole, a species of Asiatic wild dog. The fox-like, endangered animal will reside adjacent to the Himalayan Highlands at the zoo. The three dholes are siblings and were bor...

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Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Drs. Mariliza LaCap and Darren Tong hosted their annual Day of Free Dentistry event on October 8, providing over $16,000 worth of dental treatment to Bergen and Rockland County residents. The event was on a “first come, first served” basis. The lin...

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Meet the Manhattan Mom Behind Stroller in the City

Meet the Manhattan Mom Behind Stroller in the City

Meet Brianne Manz, the Manhattan mom behind Stroller in the City, a parenting blog site all about raising kids in Manhattan. She is one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

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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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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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Where to Celebrate Diwali with Kids in NYC

Where to Celebrate Diwali with Kids in NYC

Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year and celebrated by millions across the world. Known as the festival of lights and Hindu New Year, it’s a chance to show appreciation for friends, family and good fortune. Enjoy traditional activi...

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Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Despite its reputation, Times Square is perfect for a family outing, offering a variety of things to do with kids in the heart of New York City.

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Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

UPDATED JULY 2019: From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Hops and Harvest benefit, and making app...

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Check Out East Midtown’s 5th Annual Trick-or-Treat Celebration This Halloween

Check Out East Midtown’s 5th Annual Trick-or-Treat Celebration This Halloween

On October 31, Midtown East’s Halloween celebration for families returns for its fifth year, complete with trick-or-treating, face painting, a spooky photo booth, costume contests, and more. More than 90 local businesses are expected to participate...

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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on October 19

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on October 20

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6 Accessible Halloween Costume Lines for Kids with Special Needs

6 Accessible Halloween Costume Lines for Kids with Special Needs

Between sensory overstimulation while trick-or-treating to costumes that just don’t work, Halloween can feel more trick than treat for kids with special needs. And there’s nothing more worrisome for parents than wondering whether their child is hav...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on October 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, October 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;...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

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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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on October 20

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, October 20, 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 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 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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Celebrate the Premiere of ‘Frozen II’ at Saks Fifth Avenue in November

Celebrate the Premiere of ‘Frozen II’ at Saks Fifth Avenue in November

There’s no Disney musical more important to today’s little ones than Frozen. The film’s much anticipated sequel Frozen II premieres on November 22, and Disney is teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue to host an Enchanted Forest Experience that will del...

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What is Parental Alienation? 10 Things to Watch For

What is Parental Alienation? 10 Things to Watch For

In a divorce or separation, Parental Alienation—turning your children against your ex—though maybe understandable, is never acceptable. Though divorce can be traumatizing for you for a variety of reasons, there are even more negative outcomes of tu...

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The Academy of Thought and Industry Opens in East Village

The Academy of Thought and Industry Opens in East Village

The Academy of Thought and Industry opened in the East Village on Sept. 3. The school is operating as a middle school, serving sixth graders through eighth graders, with plans to open a high school program next year for seventh grade-10th grade, ac...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on October 20

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, October 20, 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;...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on October 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, October 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 th...

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Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on October 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capacity to meet kids’ health needs across Long Island. The hospital ...

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Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: You don't need to worry about the cold when there are so many fun things to do in winter on Long Island. Go back in time to explore old fashioned Christmas villages, go skiing and sledding, and hang out in awesome indoor play spa...

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Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Love of Learning added a new online enrollment system this September as well as two new staff members to enhance the Montessori school's offerings.  Sawyer, the new system, has helped streamline the process of enrolling kids, according to outgoing ...

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WeWork’s Private School in NYC Will Close After This School Year

WeWork’s Private School in NYC Will Close After This School Year

HuffPost reports that WeGrow, WeWork’s private Manhattan school for kids ages 3-9 that opened in 2018, will close after this school year. WeWork has faced tumult recently in the aftermath of a failed IPO, an investor exodus, and a takeover announce...

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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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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-October 20

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, October 20, 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 pa...

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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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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on October 16

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, October 16, 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;...

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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on October 20

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, October 20, 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 p...

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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-October 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, October 19, 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 pa...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on October 20

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, October 20, 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 th...

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Halloween Fun for Families in NYC

Halloween Fun for Families in NYC

Whether you're looking for a haunted hayride or a not-so-scary family movie, October is full of Halloween-themed events for families. Here's a roundup of all the spooky, scary, and even friendly fun in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and Que...

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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on October 17

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NYC Advocates Demand ‘Immediate Action’ to Overhaul Special Education Complaint System

NYC Advocates Demand ‘Immediate Action’ to Overhaul Special Education Complaint System

This is part of an ongoing collaborative series between Chalkbeat and THE CITY investigating learning differences, special education and other education challenges in city schools.

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Your Child’s American Girl Doll Can Receive Check-Ups at the American Girl Place in NYC

Your Child’s American Girl Doll Can Receive Check-Ups at the American Girl Place in NYC

At the new American Girl Doll Hospitals in New York City and Chicago, kids can bring their dolls in for checkups, dental care, surgery, repairs, and more. This interactive play experience is designed to broaden the scope of how kids can play with t...

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