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NYMetroParents is the largest publisher of regional parenting content on the East Coast. We publish: Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens Parent, Westchester Parent, Rockland Parent, and Long Island Parent. Our magazines feature a calendar of local events, columns on family outings, financial planning, food and nutrition, education, relationships, health care and child development, sports, theater, and special needs; community news about local businesses, kids, families, and schools; and highlights of cool products for kids and parents Our website, NYMetroParents.com, is constantly updated with exciting activities and events for families, where-to guides, news, entertainment, local directories, and parenting advice for parents in the greater New York Metro Area. NYMetroParents is a division of Davler Media Group.

Have you seen these Insta-worthy photos from Brooklyn's Beat The Bomb, Miss American Pie, Gotham Gymnastics, and more?!
12/11/2019
Check Out These Featured Kids' Activities & Programs in Brooklyn

Have you seen these Insta-worthy photos from Brooklyn's Beat The Bomb, Miss American Pie, Gotham Gymnastics, and more?!

We asked some of our Brooklyn partners to provide photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to our Instagram stories (@NYMetroParents) and are publishing them below What follows are beautiful, dynamic photos of after-school activities, schools, tutors and test prep ce...

Some of our friends in the community shared  highlights of what happened in 2019—including Pip's Island, Dwight School, ...
12/10/2019
Check Out These Featured Kids' Activities & Programs in Manhattan

Some of our friends in the community shared highlights of what happened in 2019—including Pip's Island, Dwight School, THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS, and more—and we just had to share them with you!

We asked some of our Manhattan partners to provide the most Instagram-worthy photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to our Instagram stories (@NYMetroParents) and are publishing them below. What follows are beautiful, dynamic photos of after-school activities, perf...

Check out Advanced Academic Programs of Roslyn's new STEM offerings!
12/10/2019
Advanced Academic Programs of Roslyn Redesigns STEM Offerings

Check out Advanced Academic Programs of Roslyn's new STEM offerings!

As of this fall, Academic Programs of Roslyn's math curriculum now incorporates three levels for each grade to best suit the diverse student community: fundamental, advanced, and competition math. The robotics program will now including coding, physical computing, artificial intelligence, and machin...

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12/09/2019

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Our friends at Jill's Ceramics, Smith’s Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Palisades Climb, West Rock Indoor Sports & En...
12/09/2019
Check Out These Featured Kids' Activities & Programs in Rockland

Our friends at Jill's Ceramics, Smith’s Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Palisades Climb, West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex, and Paint Our Pottery shared awesome pics of what went on this year—check it out!

We asked some of our Rockland and Bergen county partners to provide photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to our Instagram stories (@NYMetroParents) and are publishing them below. What follows are beautiful, dynamic photos of after-school activities, performances,...

Check out these fun Hanukkah celebrations!
12/08/2019
Celebrate Hanukkah at These Kid-Friendly Events

Check out these fun Hanukkah celebrations!

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 lightings to musical performances and yummy foods.....

You won't want to miss these holiday windows!
12/08/2019
Check Out These Elaborate Holiday Windows in NYC

You won't want to miss these holiday windows!

Check out these elaborate and festive holiday windows in New York City's top department stores, including Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Lord & Taylor.

"You don’t need to go to the extreme measure of refraining from giving your children gifts this holiday season to encour...
12/07/2019
Overcoming Entitlement and Giving Back During the Holidays

"You don’t need to go to the extreme measure of refraining from giving your children gifts this holiday season to encourage them to be more grateful, more generous beings."

Here are 3 ways you can give your kids gifts this holiday season without spoiling them 🎁

With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-ro...

It's not too early to start celebrating Christmas! 🎅 🎄
12/07/2019
Check Out These Holiday Activities for Your Family Throughout New York

It's not too early to start celebrating Christmas! 🎅 🎄

The holidays are just around the corner, and after your pick out your tree, attend a lighting, and meet Santa, there's still so much left to do! From attending a holiday concert, to making wintery crafts, to meeting Santa (again) and his reindeer, we've rounded up the best Christmas activities for t...

Have you checked out our December issue yet?
12/06/2019
The NYMetroParents December 2019 Issue

Have you checked out our December issue yet?

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 throughout the city. If you're determined to have th...

After snorkeling, we decided to check out the Crab Shack on the mangrove where we could watch a stunning sunset. It was ...
12/05/2019
We Thought We Were Prepared–But Our Vacation Turned Tragic

After snorkeling, we decided to check out the Crab Shack on the mangrove where we could watch a stunning sunset. It was 5pm, daylight just starting to fade. “Boys get your shoes,” I said.

A few seconds later we heard a shatter like a planter had been knocked over and then I saw what had actually happened, a vision that still haunts me every time I close my eyes.

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 pills, which for a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old is vi...

Turns out regifting is a-okay👌
12/04/2019
5 Do's and Don'ts of Regifting During the Holidays

Turns out regifting is a-okay👌

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, author of numerous proper-behavior books, and co-host o...

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12/03/2019

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Tell us your favorite dad joke! 😂
12/03/2019
These are the Funniest Dad Jokes Around, According to Kids

Tell us your favorite dad joke! 😂

Dad jokes for kids are notoriously corny. But that doesn't mean they aren't funny. We ask the experts to rate the cheesiest dad jokes around when it comes to which ones gave them a giggle.

Open enrollment season ends Dec. 15—is your family covered?
12/02/2019
How to Get Health Insurance on Your Own

Open enrollment season ends Dec. 15—is your family covered?

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 sort out the complex options, we spoke to health...

We don't know about you, but a week in a tropical paradise is all we want for Christmas
12/01/2019
5 All-Inclusive, Family-Friendly Resorts Your Kids (and You) Will Love

We don't know about you, but a week in a tropical paradise is all we want for Christmas

If you’re looking to book a family vacation—whether a weekend getaway or a weeklong stay—consider traveling to a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort. From an abundance of activities, numerous locations, and a variety of dining options, even the pickiest of children will have a great time at ...

Wondering what ski lessons are like? Check out our experience at Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain ⛷
12/01/2019
A New Winter Hobby: Learning to Ski

Wondering what ski lessons are like? Check out our experience at Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain ⛷

A peek at Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain Resorts ski lessons

The holidays can be overwhelming for children with autism, so here are 5 ways to celebrate this year
11/30/2019
5 Tips to Spend the Holidays with a Child with Autism

The holidays can be overwhelming for children with autism, so here are 5 ways to celebrate this year

When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.

'Tis the season of giving back!
11/30/2019
Our Guide to Volunteering As a Family in New York

'Tis the season of giving back!

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 County, CT, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long I...

Are you planning to see The Nutcracker with your family this year? Find a performance that works for you in our comprehe...
11/29/2019
Where to See 'The Nutcracker' - NYMetroParents

Are you planning to see The Nutcracker with your family this year? Find a performance that works for you in our comprehensive list, including New York City Ballet, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble - RYDE, and Ohman School of Ballet

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 all New York families.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's officially (socially) acceptable to plan your kids' photos with Santa! 🎅
11/29/2019
Here Are the Best Places to Meet Santa in NYC This Season

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's officially (socially) acceptable to plan your kids' photos with Santa! 🎅

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 together a list of the best spots to meet and have photos t...

Who's planning to go to Holiday Lights at Bronx Zoo? 🙋‍♀️ It opens tomorrow!
11/28/2019
Check Out the Bronx Zoo's Better-Than-Ever Holiday Lights Display on Friday

Who's planning to go to Holiday Lights at Bronx Zoo? 🙋‍♀️ It opens tomorrow!

Summer definitely isn’t over, but it’s always nice to have something to look forward to for the cold months ahead. Parents looking for a new way to experience holiday magic with the kids might be happy to know the Bronx Zoo is bringing back its holiday lights tradition for the first time since 2...

ICYMI: Here's what's new in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
11/27/2019
Check Out What's New for This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

ICYMI: Here's what's new in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Macy’s recently announced the official lineup of the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including musical guests, performance groups, the participating marching bands, the character balloons, floats, clowns, and more. The parade will be held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28) from ...

Looking for a recipe your kids can help make for dinner tomorrow? Check out these 3 dessert recipes from Cook School Clu...
11/27/2019
3 Desserts Your Kids Can Bake for Thanksgiving

Looking for a recipe your kids can help make for dinner tomorrow? Check out these 3 dessert recipes from Cook School Club's Amanda Grant:

Amanda Grant shares pie, crumble, and tart recipes from 'Kids in the Kitchen' that are perfect for children to help bake.

Find fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kids!
11/26/2019
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Find fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kids!

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 whole family will enjoy.

Let's be real: Having a child home sick can throw a wrench in your weekday plans. Here are some tips for managing it all...
11/26/2019
How to Stay Sane While Your Child is Home Sick

Let's be real: Having a child home sick can throw a wrench in your weekday plans. Here are some tips for managing it all.

The alarm clock rings for school, and your child complains of not feeling well. While fluids and rest are the best treatments when your child is sick, according to Tanya Altmann, M.D., FAAP, pediatrician, mother of two, and American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, you’ve got some immediate dec...

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11/25/2019

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These Academy of the Holy Angels students are killing it! 👏👏
11/25/2019
3 Academy of Holy Angels Students Chosen for Leadership Conference

These Academy of the Holy Angels students are killing it! 👏👏

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 pursuing her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is a member o...

Many cut-your-own Christmas tree farms open on Thanksgiving. Find the perfect farm in your area with our guide! 🎄
11/24/2019
Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the New York Area

Many cut-your-own Christmas tree farms open on Thanksgiving. Find the perfect farm in your area with our guide! 🎄

Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York area for the holiday season.

🗣 Calling all student entrepreneurs!
11/24/2019
NYC Will Host a Student Entrepreneur Summit This April

🗣 Calling all student entrepreneurs!

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 borough of Queens. The summit will provide student entrepr...

Trolls The Experience officially leaves NYC on January 6 😭 Take advantage of this fully immersive experience before it's...
11/23/2019
Transform into a Troll at DreamWorks Trolls The Experience in NYC

Trolls The Experience officially leaves NYC on January 6 😭 Take advantage of this fully immersive experience before it's too late!

Fans of 'Trolls,' rejoice: New York City’s newest attraction in Midtown, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience, opened for previews on Monday, Oct. 22. A fully immersive adventure, visitors will be transformed into honorary citizens of Troll Village while helping Poppy plan her Best Day Ever party! We ...

It's officially #iceskatingseason! Here's where to go in the area.
11/23/2019
Where to Ice-Skate with Your Family in New York

It's officially #iceskatingseason! Here's where to go in the 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.

College is NOT cheap. Here are some unexpected ways your kid can get a scholarships toward their education:
11/22/2019
9 Unique Scholarships for Your Unique College Student

College is NOT cheap. Here are some unexpected ways your kid can get a scholarships toward their education:

For many parents, nothing is more important than ensuring their kids receive a college education. But with the cost of private colleges–and even out-of-state public colleges–already sky-high, affording college can seem difficult if not impossible. That’s where scholarships come in. And not all...

This 16-year-old who overcame bullying is now working with Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Jim Himes to raise...
11/22/2019
This 16-Year-Old Has Spearheaded the National Unity Day Initiative

This 16-year-old who overcame bullying is now working with Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Jim Himes to raise support for the Unity Challenge.

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 kindness, tolerance, and respect. Charles is working....

11/21/2019
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Some #WednesdayWisdom from Danielle Guenther Photography
11/20/2019

Some #WednesdayWisdom from Danielle Guenther Photography

Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs are partnering so kids with special needs can meet Santa in a friendly environmen...
11/19/2019
Your Child with Special Needs Can Meet Santa at a 'Santa Cares' Event This Season

Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs are partnering so kids with special needs can meet Santa in a friendly environment. chttps://www.nymetroparents.com/article/747-sensory-friendly-santa-cares-events-across-the-country-this-holiday-season

This year, Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs have partnered to offer 747 sensory-friendly “Santa Cares” events across the country where kids with autism and other sensory-related special needs can enjoy meeting Santa and getting into the holiday spirit. Santa Cares events will be held on No...

Meet Nicole Bergman, the Long Island mom behind the popular Instagram Boards and Bay
11/18/2019
Meet the Long Island Mom Behind Boards and Bay

Meet Nicole Bergman, the Long Island mom behind the popular Instagram Boards and Bay

Meet Nicole Bergman, the stay-at-home mom of two toddlers behind the blog and Instagram Boards and Bay. She's one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

tbh, nothing sounds better on a Monday than having mac and cheese for dinner
11/18/2019
12 Mac and Cheese Recipes We Can't Wait to Make!

tbh, nothing sounds better on a Monday than having mac and cheese for dinner

While the iconic blue box of cheesy pasta holds a special place in our hearts, nothing beats a serving of homemade macaroni and cheese, made with real cheese (or creative substitutes for the vegan versions) and love. We’ve gathered a buffet of mac and cheese recipes from local moms, dietitians, an...

'Tis the season to show gratitude!
11/17/2019
5 Ways to Instill Gratitude in Children

'Tis the season to show gratitude!

November is a time when we all tend to think about gratitude; your family is likely familiar with the ‘what are you thankful for’ exercise at the Thanksgiving dinner table. But it is vital to instill the importance of gratitude in your children year-round, whether it’s by being polite to serve...

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