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An afternoon of vintage ‘toons at Voelker Orth Museum

Featured Event: Watch some vintage cartoons on 16-millimeter film on Jan. 22. Read more…

Psychologist says mom’s voice heals better than text

Healthy Living: A study found that young girls who talked to their mothers in person or on the phone experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. Read more…

2017 Resolutions: Care more, love fiercely

Holidays: We have reached a critical time in our history when we must choose between what is best and what is easy. We must live in the present while being mindful of the future. Read more…

New year, new you

Raising Girls: The new year is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself and your family. Read more…

Junie B. Jones sings!

New & Noteworthy: Award-winning songwriting team Marcy Heisler (book and lyrics) and Zina Goldrich (music) have set four of the enormously popular Junie B. Jones books to music in a new CD. Read more…

Talking food: Cooking prodigy Jesse Gunn tells us about his prize-winning dish

Raising Boys: This talented young chef won $30,000 for a lunchroom makeover for the East Side Community School in a contest held by the Uncle Ben’s rice brand. Read more…

The benefits of therapy animals for special needs children

Special Child: Therapy pets and their owners have found their calling in life by helping others. Read more…

The benefits of therapy animals for special needs children

Special Needs: Therapy pets and their owners have found their calling in life by helping others. Read more…

Merrymaking in a Gold Coast Mansion: Travel back in time with crafts at Nassau County Museum of Art

Featured Event: Explore how the Frick family entertained themselves when they lived in the museum. Read more…

TV time: Ratings, recommendations, and guidelines for parents

Mental Health: Television programming has changed immensely. There are plenty of quality choices available, but which ones are truly appropriate for children, and how often should they be tuning in? Read more…

How to interpret TV ratings: An explanation of the Federal Communications Commission ratings

Mental Health: What does TV-Y and TV-14 actually mean? Read more…

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Bronx Museum of Arts

Featured Event: Usher in the Year of the Rooster with crafts and performances on Jan. 14. Read more…

First-date jitters: Daughter’s first dance brings out mom’s teen nostalgia

Raising Girls: Columnist Kara Martinez Bachman reflects on the preparations for her daughter’s first date — in eighth grade — and pines for the days of carnation corsages. Read more…

Dance, sing, and hear a story at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Children explore music, dance, and art in Showtime Saturday on Jan. 14. Read more…

Holding schools accountable for bullying

Mental Health: Here’s what parents should know about schools’ accountability in cases of bullying and when parents can take legal action. Read more…

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with stories at Lefferts Historic House

Featured Event: Listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall in this celebration of the legacy of the civil rights leader on Jan. 16. Read more…

How to handle election discussion with your children

Raising Girls: Tips for how parents — some still struggling with the 2016 election results — can talk about what it means for 2017 with their children. Read more…

First Sunday: Crafts, stories, and nature walks at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Featured Event: First Sunday is a series of pop-up programs inspired by water. Read more…

It’s Teddy Bear Tea at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Featured Event: Children ages 3 to 6 will love sharing a special tea time with their favorite doll on Jan. 8. Read more…

Out of the ‘Blue’

New & Noteworthy: Kids can reveal and grapple with scientific information, techniques, and concepts while on an out-of-this-world adventure in Galxyz’s new app “Blue Apprentice.” Read more…

Blast off: Explore outer space in Mission to Space at the Children’s Museum of Arts

Featured Event: Visit the exhibit before it blasts off from the museum on Jan. 22. Read more…

Feats of wonder: ‘Les Parfaits Inconnus’ circus delights at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Featured Event: Families will be amazed at the wacky talents and crazy adventures of this circus on Jan. 7. Read more…

Short days and long nights

Letter from the Publisher: Yes, but moving forward, the days are getting longer. Let’s take atvantage of them! Read more…

Drop in at the Museum of the Moving Image for media fun

Featured Event: Brighten up winter by dropping in to the museum’s Moving Image Studio throughout January. Read more…

New Year’s resolutions: The power of writing and planning

Self-care: Adopt the right mindset and tap into inspiration that can take your family on adventures all year long. Read more…
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