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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.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Stop by @nyhistory to see Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busy...
12/27/2019

Looking for something to do this weekend? Stop by @nyhistory to see Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown on display through Feb. 23. 🚂⁠⠀
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Don't let this happen to you—especially with the kids out of school! Check out our calendar for fun things to do with yo...
12/26/2019

Don't let this happen to you—especially with the kids out of school! Check out our calendar for fun things to do with your kids every day: nymetroparents.com/calendar.cfm

photo via Close to Classy

There's just something about this time of year in NYC that's so magical ✨Merry Christmas!
12/25/2019

There's just something about this time of year in NYC that's so magical ✨

Merry Christmas!

If you don't celebrate Christmas—or are looking for something to do with your family to get out of the house—there are p...
12/24/2019
What’s Open in NYC on Christmas Day

If you don't celebrate Christmas—or are looking for something to do with your family to get out of the house—there are plenty of things to do tomorrow!

Christmas day is a wonderful time to explore the attractions of the New York City area. While some places close for the holiday, lots of spots are open to enjoy and are great for kids of all ages.

Are you getting ready to go on a long car ride to visit family for the holidays? Download a few of these podcasts to lis...
12/23/2019
You'll Love Listening to These Podcasts with Your Kids

Are you getting ready to go on a long car ride to visit family for the holidays? Download a few of these podcasts to listen to with your kids! Our favorites include Wow in the World, NPR Politics, and Story Pirates.

Do you look forward to your commute because you can’t wait to hear the latest episode of a true crime story or get advice on anything from finance to relationships to grammar? Podcasts are entertaining and informative for grown-ups—and the same holds true for kids. Here are 9 podcasts for kids, ...

Have you seen the new construction happening on the Hudson at 13th Street? Turns out it's Hudson River Park's newest gre...
12/23/2019
'Little Island' Set to Open in 2021 in Hudson River Park

Have you seen the new construction happening on the Hudson at 13th Street? Turns out it's Hudson River Park's newest green space called Little Island NYC!

New York City’s newest public park, which will be called Little Island, is taking shape in Hudson River Park by W. 13th St. and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2021. The park will offer 2.4 acres of green space, educational programs, and arts and entertainment for New Yorkers and out-...

Who else has a picky eater? 🙋‍♀️via Melinated Mommies Blog
12/20/2019

Who else has a picky eater? 🙋‍♀️

via Melinated Mommies Blog

Hanukkah begins this weekend, so if you're looking for a fun way to celebrate with your kids, check out our roundup!
12/18/2019
Celebrate Hanukkah at These New York Area Events

Hanukkah begins this weekend, so if you're looking for a fun way to celebrate with your kids, check out our roundup!

There are many kid-friendly Hanukkah celebrations for you family where kids can learn about the holiday and Jewish culture. Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights that remembers the miracle of lamp oil lasting for eight days, is celebrated this year from Dec. 22-30. And there are so many ways to ce...

You'll definitely want to check out these Insta-worthy photos from some of our friends on Long Island, including Usdan S...
12/14/2019
Check Out These Featured Kids' Activities & Programs on Long Island

You'll definitely want to check out these Insta-worthy photos from some of our friends on Long Island, including Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, Long Island Aquarium, and Ohman School of Ballet!

We asked some of our Long Island 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, health care pr...

Some of our friends in the Queens community shared highlights of what happened in 2019—including Comprehensive Consultat...
12/13/2019
Check Out These Programs & Services for Kids in Queens!

Some of our friends in the Queens community shared highlights of what happened in 2019—including Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C., School of Rock Queens, St. Kevin Catholic Academy, and Nails By Judes. Check them out below!

We asked some of our Queens 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, health care profess...

Check out what our friends in Westchester have been up to this year, including The Inn at East Hill Farm, Emelin Theatre...
12/12/2019
Check Out These Featured Kids' Activities & Programs in Westchester

Check out what our friends in Westchester have been up to this year, including The Inn at East Hill Farm, Emelin Theatre, Westchester Children's Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and more!

We asked some of our Westchester 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, health....

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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Guys, I’m trying to be joyful but you are PHYSICALLY PAINING YOUR MOTHER!

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#ohchristmastree #makingmemories #momandburied

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

Sounds about right 😅🤣😂

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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...

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