(Nov. 21, 2018) - Germs are everywhere—they’re lurking on subway seats and poles, on door handles and sidewalks. No matter where you are in the city, everywhere you step and everything you touch is covered in germs. Sound skeevy? A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York provides a fascinating look at the germs camping out in New York City and the Big Apple’s history of infectious disease.
(Nov. 15, 2018) - Animal lovers, rejoice! This winter, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Westminster Kennel Club are hosting a meet and greet with over 200 breeds of cats and dogs, plus an agility competition, as part of Westminster Week. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Piers 92 and 94 from 10am-5pm.
(Nov. 14, 2018) - Early this fall, teens enrolled in art programs through One River School of Art + Design, the first national network of contemporary art schools, created original artwork honoring women with breast cancer. The initiative, called the "Pink Art Project," is a partnership between the art school and Chicago-based BrightPink, an organization dedicated to saving women's lives from breast and ovarian cancer.
(Nov. 14, 2018) - Though about 1.1 million New York City school students have access to free lunches in public schools, the menu hasn't always been quite as inclusive. But now, a Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn councilman announced a plan that would provide new Kosher and Halal meal options for students who eat according to Muslim and Jewish dietary restrictions. According to Forward, 38 percent of New York City public school students are Jewish or Muslim.
(Nov. 07, 2018) - It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is headed to Macy's Herald Square location. Beginning November 23, shoppers can visit Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy's flagship store in New York. The special 13,000-square-foot Christmas village will hold a fantasy world of glittering pine trees, snow-capped mountains, twinkling lights, cuddly animals, gingerbread cookies, and of course, Santa Claus.
(Nov. 05, 2018) - Academy of the Holy Angels is no stranger to charity, from their students’ fundraising efforts for dental care on World Smile Day, to their ongoing project to provide support to victims of Hurricane Maria. This time however, the Academy is giving back to some of their own. These are the students that were winners and semifinalists for this year’s Sister Nonna Dunphy Scholarship.
(Nov. 02, 2018) - With all the hubbub lately about the disappearance and collapse of a number of bee colonies and the growing influence of organizations like Save The Bees, it’s nice to see one of New York’s own make a positive difference. A high school junior from Brooklyn was recently recognized for his efforts, and rightly so!
(Nov. 02, 2018) - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability with approximately one in 59 children being diagnosed. As with any special needs condition, early detection is essential. We already know that certain types of ovarian condition increase the chances of your child developing autism, but what if the composure of your child's teeth could be an early indicator of ASD? Here are the facts on how your baby's teeth can relate to autism.
(Oct. 29, 2018) - Some things—desks, books, and pencils—are standard in schools, but how many schools can say they have their own garden? This year, one lucky school in Brooklyn will be the recipient of a brand new garden made completely from recycled waste.
(Oct. 29, 2018) - The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is the first in the nation to test new technology to reduce instances of underage drinking in the state of New York, according to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The DMV will is "using state-of-the-art technology to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs," says Cuomo.
(Oct. 19, 2018) - You go to work every day, you take the kids to soccer practice, maybe squeeze in a manicure or a workout class… but what do you really want? Fairy Island, a new and interactive pop up exhibit targeted at women, was created to help women explore their innermost desires.
(Oct. 16, 2018) - If your kids are glued to the television when the Rangers step on the ice, now’s their chance to get in on the action. On Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm, the New York Rangers will host 120 Junior Rangers youth hockey players for an instructional clinic with current players Marc Staal and Brendan Smith.
(Oct. 16, 2018) - What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand for kids has announced the first-ever PBS KIDS Live! touring stage show.
(Oct. 15, 2018) - A child's smile is one of the first milestones new parents have to look forward to, but for parents of children with a cleft lip or palate, that journey is a long and arduous one. To help these families students at The Academy of the Holy Angels celebrated World Smile Day on October 5, with activities to promote Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides free corrective surgeries for individuals with cleft lip and palate.
(Oct. 12, 2018) - Its so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season—to stress out about finding the "it" toy for your child or getting to the market before they sell out of fresh turkey. However, #GivingTuesday, a day created by New York City's 92nd Street Y, aims to change our perspective this holiday season by encouraging people to take a moment to consider the more important things. Hope for Depression Research Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesday on November 27 by encouraging individuals to change the world.
(Oct. 09, 2018) - Ah, braces. Though a sort of rite of passage for tweens and teens, the cost of orthodontia is something parents aren't prepared for. And for some, the dental work is financially out of reach. Luckily, Dr. Craig Smith, a Smithtown orthodontist and owner of North Shore Orthodontics, is hosting a community-wide free orthodontic treatment giveaway as part of a back to school initiative. The goal of the giveaway is to spread positivity throughout Smithtown and the surrounding communities. Dr. Smith is asking for help in choosing someone who is worthy of free braces or Invisalign.
(Oct. 04, 2018) - In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Larchmont Music Academy will host a special ceremony on October 9 at 3:30pm. The event, set to take place at the school in Larchmont, will feature a special ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the 20-year history of the Larchmont Music Academy. Mayor Lorraine Walsh will perform the ceremony.
(Oct. 04, 2018) - It’s a familiar scene: You’re at the dinner table and you can barely get your child to look up from his tablet. A new analysis of activity levels suggests two out of three kids in the U.S. spend more than two hours per day looking at screens. As parents, we wonder: Can this possibly be good for our children? According to the study published online in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, there’s growing evidence that it’s not.
(Oct. 04, 2018) - As a new parent, you'll want to make sure that you have every aspect of your baby's safety taken care of. Whether that be finding the right car seat, babyproofing your home for the first time, or even learning how to speak to your baby a certain way to facilitate speech development. So why not take your safety measures one step further and ensure that their easily identifiable in case of an abduction? That's why one Westchester Hospital is upping the ante with the latest in baby identification technology.
(Oct. 03, 2018) - Dig out and dust off your ice skates and get the kiddos bundled up to take a lap or two on New York City’s most iconic ice-skating rink: The Rink at Rockefeller Center will officially open for the 2018-2019 season on Monday, Oct. 8 at 9am in Midtown Manhattan. Located on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets, the Rock Center ice rink will open with a ceremonial first skate hosted by rising child skaters from Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlem.