Featured Event: Patterns, patterns, everywhere. Children explore the wonderful world of circles, squares, triangles, shapes, and patterns that fill our world at the Brooklyn Museum on April 7 and 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Comment.
Featured Event: Children love their veggies — when it’s Hot Peas ’N Butter. The jammin’, slammin’ musical group performs live at Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on Jan. 29 at 2 pm. Comment.
Letter from College: Social networking sites like Facebook seem like a must-have for teenagers these days. But teenagers have to know how to safely use these sites, and to remember that life is about getting offline. Comments (5).
At a time when city public schools are under so much criticism and revision, families have found an alternative in Catholic schools. These schools have historically been the ones to reach out to and support communities in need. Comments (1).
Being a new mom is supposed to be instinctual, right? Our columnist’s first few weeks of motherhood had her feeling like a freshman on the first day of high school when she took her daughter to the doctor’s office. Comment.
Featured Event: Dr. Robert “Birding Bob” DeCandido comes to Bartow Pell Mansion Museum and leads a fantastic prowl of the grounds in search of the elusive owl on Jan. 22 at 4:30 pm. Birding Bob will answer every question you may have about his feathered friends as he lectures on his favorite topic and directs all on a tour of the environs. Along the way, you can sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the twilight jaunt. Comment.
Asians have moved to the U.S. to own homes, enroll in American schools, and take jobs in the U.S. work force, and their presence is quiet and understated, yet competitive and high achieving. At impressively high rates, Asian students are entering gifted and talented classes in elementary schools and advanced placement classes in high schools. Many go on to attend Ivy League universities, receive advanced degrees, and easily find work at international companies that rely upon Asia for manufacturing needs, purchasing power and lending credit. Comments (1).
Letter from the Publisher: Someone recently remarked to me that when they think of parents, they think of someone with little kids, not pre-teens, or teens, or young adults. I disagree. I think being a parent is for always, and in fact, gets more challenging and often more interesting as the years go by. Comment.
Featured Event: Be a Dr. Doolittle and talk with the animals — and discover just how amazing animals really are — at the New York Hall of Science’s latest exhibit, “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think,” now through Jan. 15. Comment.
New & Noteworthy: If you thought you missed your chance to learn about the magic of Jim Henson and all his muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image’s, think again: “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World.” is now running through March 4. Comment.
Featured Event: Gong Hei Fard Choy! Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s “Dragon Dance” program. The Chinese New Year falls on Jan. 23 this year and celebrates the dragon. According to Chinese lore, the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. On Jan. 2 and 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, children 6 and older learn about the iconic dragon dance and create a paper dragon to take home. Comment.
Featured Event: Step aboard and ride the rails at the New York City Transit Museum. Children ages 4 and older learn all about the system that moves hundreds of thousands of people every day with fun, hands-on workshops and performances. Comment.
Featured Event: It’s not too late to catch the holiday show at Puppetworks, “Nutcracker Sweets.” Based on Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, it features candies and sweet fruits dancing; the companion story, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” is based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale. Both plays feature the wonderful puppets of Puppetworks and are suitable for children ages 3 and up. Performances are Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, at 12:30 pm. Comment.
Featured Event: Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. The beloved children’s storybook character comes to the stage at the BayWay Arts Center on Saturdays, from Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. Children take a romp with Pinkalicious through all her adventures and enjoy a Princess Tea Party at 3:30 pm after each performance. The tea party offers tea or juice, cake and tea sandwiches. But beware! Space is extremely limited and reservations must be made in advance. Comment.