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Learning to live a healthier life

Letter from College: The “freshman 15” is no myth, and this college student is spending her summer focusing on a healthier lifestyle. Comment.

Global Family Day

Featured Event: Families enjoy workshops, entertainment, and face painting on July 6. Comment.

What are the rules for inherited IRAs?

Ask an Attorney: Is money inherited in a non-spouse’s IRA protected from claims of bankruptcy? Comment.

Summer arts activities for your children

Dear Teacher: While your children are out of class this month, use it as an opportunity to pick up the slack from disappearing arts programs in schools with these activities. Comment.

Sock it to ‘em

New & Noteworthy: Trumpette’s set of six socks are inspired by Lucy, Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown-taunting character from his Peanuts comic strips. Comment.

Young Dancemakers Company

Featured Event: Seventeen talented young dancers perform at the 92nd Street Y on July 25. Comment.

MindFlip Duo juggles and amazes

Featured Event: Children can enjoy the mix of magic, music, and juggling with MindFlip Duo — performing on July 22 at Maria Hernandez Park. Comment.

Help, my teen is having sex

Ask Dr. Karyn: Questions about romance and bullying. Comment.

Tons of family fun!

Featured Event: Families can enjoy fun-filled activities, music, and workshops in Family Day at Queensbridge Park on July 20. Comment.

Traditional Chinese folk dancing

Featured Event: Visitors are treated to a performance of traditional Chinese folk dancing at Van Cortlandt Park on July 24. Comment.

Why our kids still need nature

Downtown Mommy: Research shows that when kids come into contact with nature it reduces stress, stimulates their senses, and improves their attention span. Comment.

Too cool for drool

New & Noteworthy: For teething babies — or infants whose outfit could benefit from a jaunty scarf — there is Scabib. Part scarf and part bib, it’s a fashionable alternative to bibs of yore. Comment.

The World’s Fair play festival

Featured Event: Theatre-goers are treated to original plays that celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs from July 18 to 27. Comment.

Sandcastle dreams

Featured Event: Be creative at the sandcastle contest every Thursday at Hither Hills State Park now through Aug. 28. Comment.

Eek — it’s a T. Rex!

Featured Event: Children will be enthralled when they’re Walking with Dinosaurs at the Barclays Center from July 16 through 20. Comment.

Study: pets, roaches, even mice provide immunity boost

Healthy Living: A new study says creating a sterile environment could unintentionally hurt them by not exposing them to immune-boosting germs. Comment.

Vive la France!

Featured Event: Get a taste of France with food tastings, musical performances, can-can dancers and more at the Bastille Day Festival on July 13. Comment.

Just plane fun

New & Noteworthy: The Flye Baby Infant Travel Seat by SCS Direct secures baby in a hammock suspended between his mother’s waist and the tray table in front of her, freeing up her hands for play, feeding, and more. Comment.

All aboard for a trip to the past

Featured Event: Families can enjoy a nostalgic ride to Coney Island on a vintage subway train on Juy 12. Comment.

Lunch and music

Featured Event: Musicians celebrate Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt in this series of afternoon concerts. Comment.

They call it ‘social’ media for a reason

Just Write Mom: The good and ugly sides of Facebook. Comment.

Playstreets are fun and safe

Featured Event: The Police Athletic League provides safe playstreets for children with fun games through Aug. 22. Comment.

‘Peter Panda Melts Down’ in Bryant Park

Featured Event: Children enjoy a read-through of author Artie Bennett’s latest book on June 12 in the park. Comment.

Playstreets are coming to town

Featured Event: Children can enjoy the summer with safe Playstreets provided by the Police Athletic League from July 7 through Aug. 22 in various parks. Comment.

PAL Playstreets are back!

Featured Event: Children can enjoy old-fashioned fun throughout the city. Comment.

Tee off is here

Featured Event: Children learn to the basics of of the game at City Golf now through July 28 in Egbert Field and Silver Lake on Staten Island. Comment.

Red, white, and blue

Fabulyss Finds: Independence Day in New York City means fireworks, baseball, food, beaches, and much more. Comment.

Chinese tale brough to life

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy “Mulan the Musical” with performances by Red Poppy Ladies, kung fu and traditional drumming. Comment.

Ready to stroll

New & Noteworthy: The new Britax Affinity stroller offers state-of-the-art engineering for a smooth ride for baby and a sleek design for fashion-conscious parents. Comments (1).

Meet the artist Satchiko Ito & Company

Featured Event: Children discover the ancient art of kabuki in this revival of the 19th-century tale “The Ghost Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree.” Comment.

Stretch, breathe, relax at Wave Hill

Featured Event: Mommies and babies can relax and participate in gentle exercise in Mommy and Baby Yoga class at Wave Hill. Comment.

Summer fun in the city

Letter from the Publisher: There’s so much for families to do in the city during summer. Comment.

New music from Joe Beck and Darryl Tookes

New & Noteworthy: Accomplished musicians Joe Beck and Darryl Tookes collaborated on a heartfelt collection of traditional and newly composed songs dedicated to their children, “Precious Child — Love Songs & Lullabies.” Comment.

Meet the Artist Sunday

Featured Event: Visitors enjoy a concert by Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band, You Are My Flower, on June 7 at Lincoln Center. Comment.

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