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Staying close when you are far away

Letter from College: As children get older and go off to college, it’s important to maintain open communication and be supportive without being overprotective. Comment

Conventional or grass-fed beef?

Good Sense Eating: What’s the difference between the various of labels on beef? Comment

The restorative power of water

Healthy Living: Water can prevent and cure many ailments that our family and pets battle. Comment

Get sculpting

Featured Event: Coney Island’s annual sand art contest returns on Aug. 20. Comment

Visit Mario’s kitchen

Featured Event: Explore, taste, and learn recipies created by chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants at the New York Botanical Garden. Comment

Hit the green

Featured Event: Children can learn the basics of golf in Crotona Park and Hunts Point Recreation Center from experienced professionals. Comment

Kale killers

Featured Event: A new murder-mystery musical is set in the Park Slope Food Co-op. Comment

Hole-in-one summer fun

Featured Event: Children 6 to 17 can learn the basics of golf at Kaiser Park and St. John’s Park now through Aug. 25. Comment

Graduation jokes

Featured Event: Get ready to laugh up a storm with these graduating teen comedians. Comment

Stroll and a haircut

Featured Event: Hairstyling emporium LuLu’s Cuts and Toys is celebrating 15 years in the community with a block party on Aug. 13. Comment

The sounds of Brazilian Dance

Featured Event: The whole family will enjoy this energetic concert and dance by Liliana Araufo and her band on the Esplanade Plaza in Battery Park City. Comment

Take the challenge of the four Quests

Featured Event: Explore Queens Zoo in this fun interactive event. Comment

Double Dutch

Featured Event: Nanne and Ankie share their repertoire of historical poems and folk songs. Comment

Bring in da Noize

New & Noteworthy: Cory Cullinan, aka Doctor Noize, releases “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony” — a humorous, educational two-act musical — in a two-CD set. Comment

Travel with Edge and friends

Featured Event: Don’t miss this rockin’ new musical from Aug. 11 to 14. Comment

All ‘Manor’ of fun

New & Noteworthy: Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor is an engrossing tabletop version for the whole family to puzzle out together. Comment

Tales about doggie derring-do

The Book Worm: Give “Paws of Courage” by Nancy Furstinger to your dog-lover, and you’ll be a hero. Comment

Sink that putt

Featured Event: Children can learn the basics of golf at Cunningham Park, Park of the Americas, Nautilus Field, and Kissena Park Corridor through Aug. 25. Comment

More than just storytime

Featured Event: Don’t miss stories, puppets, origami, and more on Governors Island on Sundays in August. Comment

Designing with nature

New & Noteworthy: Take the Gelli Arts Student Gel Printing Plate Kit outside with the kiddies for an afternoon of messy, pattern-printing fun with paints. Comment

Take the Quest challenge

Featured Event: Learn about ecology, conservation, and animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Comment

Savor the memories

New & Noteworthy: The chefs in your family will find The Keepsake Kitchen Diary to be a useful DIY cookbook, and future generations will cherish it. Comment

‘The Adventures from Ezra Jack Keats’

Featured Event: Celebrate the author’s centennial year with a two-part theatrical production of his stories. Comment

Summer in the city

Letter from the Publisher: There’s plenty of fun for all families this month. Comments (1)

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