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Steps to a successful retirement

Finance: Study after study shows most Americans aren’t planning or even saving for retirement. Taking these three steps now can help you provide for your children’s education and a happy retirement for yourself. Read more…

A moving experience: Advice for families packing up and settling in a new location

There’s a lot that goes in to moving, especially if you’re moving from the big open suburbs to city apartment living. Read more…

Hunts Point literacy fair brings books, games, and fun

Featured Event: Families with young children will enjoy this annual event featuring, games, rides, and reading on July 26. Read more…

Smooth move: Eight ways to reduce stress when preparing to settle into a new home

Moving was a hassle before kids came along. Here are a few ideas to keep the stress at a minimum. Read more…

Stop the fighting: Teaching your kids to work out their disagreements

Healthy Living: Not getting involved in minor arguments between your kids teaches them independence and fosters peacefulness. Read more…

‘The Princess, the Cow, and the Corn Maze’ at Workshop Theater Company

Featured Event: Journey with the princess and her cow named Cow to learn life’s lessons on July 21, 22, and 23. Read more…

Doll show: Toy Museum performance at Kumble Theater

Featured Event: Learn through this interative hands-on event on July 18. Read more…

Ten signs you should NOT get a dog

Just Write Mom: Not everyone should own a pooch. Could you be one of them? Read more…

Journey to the past: Go back in time at Wyckoff House Museum’s Family Day

Featured Event: Children learn all about old-fashioned games, history, and what was life like without a cellphone at this fun event on July 15. Read more…

Family-friendly summer activities in New York City

Vacations: Here are 10 terrific activities for enjoying time with the family around the five boroughs. Read more…

It’s a Wonderful World of Music: Annual music festival honors Louis Armstrong

Featured Event: Celebrate the music and life of Louis Armstrong with the family at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on July 15. Read more…

Bittersweet birthdays: Friends drift away from a son grappling with Asperger’s

Asperger’s: Every year since sixth grade, birthday parties for this writer’s son with Asperger’s have gotten noticeably smaller. Read more…

The journey of many lifetimes: ‘Amerike – The Golden Land’ at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Featured Event: Older children will experience the joys and sorrows of the immigrations that came to this country and shaped our present in this performance from July 10 through Aug. 6. Read more…

Fredom within limits: Teaching children an understanding of rights and responsibilities

Discipline: Living by the same rules we expect others to follow, and considering the impact of our decisions on others, readily translate from living effectively in a family to living effectively in society. Read more…

All for one and one for all: ‘The Three Musketeers’ drop into Marcus Garvey Park

Featured Event: Sweeping romance, swashbuckling, and jolly good fun in this modern twist of the classic playing from July 11 through 30. Read more…

Island adventure: Art Island Outpost on Governors Island

Featured Event: Children explore their inner artists in this hands-on workshop hosted by Children’s Museum of the Arts, now through Sept. 30. Read more…

FabuLyss July finds: Hit the Hamptons for the annual Super Saturday shopping extravaganza

Parties: This July 29, a day-long shopping event brings top luxury name brands to guests at 30–50 percent off as part of a benefit for Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. Read more…

Grooving in the grove: Music in the Grove kids concert series returns to Fort Greene Park

Featured Event: The perennial family favorite is back with shows from July 5 to Aug. 2. Read more…

Dance of the Giglio: Annual feast returns to Williamsburg

Featured Event: Enjoy this community feast that honors Saint Paolino with music, food, and more, from July 5 through 16. Read more…

Going to the dogs: Catch the Natan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating-contest

Featured Event: Celebrate the Fourth of July with the annual hot dog-eating contest. Read more…

Clued in: Discover the past in History Detective Briefcase

Featured Event: Kids put on their sleuthing caps and learn all about history at the New York Historical Society from July 1 through 30. Read more…

‘Aladdin’ flies into Galli Theater

Featured Event: Take a magic carpet ride to see “Aladdin” at the Galli Theater from July 1 to July 30. Read more…

Sing away in Oh, Say Can You Sing at Shapelifter Lab

Featured Event: Enjoy this famiy concert with Brooklyn’s The Deedle Deedle Dees on July 1. Read more…

Hands on the Fourth of July at King Manor Museum

Featured Event: Learn about Independence Day with stories and crafts on July 1. Read more…
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