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A joint effort: Decoding knee pain

Healthy Living: Advice to prevent knee pain while keeping active. Read more…

DIY hot wings and ranch dip recipe

Nutrition: Craving some wings? No need to rush to a sports bar. Here’s how you can make hot wings with ranch dip at home. Read more…

Anza in concert at Crispus Attucks Playground

Featured Event: Fulton Area Business hosts the musician, featuring guitar, flute, animal puppets, and bubbles, on June 22. Read more…

‘The Lion and the Mouse’ at Bryant Park

Featured Event: WonderSpark Puppets presents this fun and interactive puppet show on June 23. Read more…
Special Needs: Some companies are beginning to examine their human resources practices to better access and accommodate a neurodiverse talent — meaning more job openings for our intellectually or developmentally disabled children. Read more…

In the ‘Zone’: Initiative helps the Bronx ditch sugary drinks

Nutrition: The Bronx’s Healthy Beverage Zone celebrated its one-year anniversary of reaching out to schools and businesses to get the word out about the dangers of high-calorie drinks and delicious alternatives. Read more…
Featured Event: Visitors are treated to a scavenger hunt, house tour, and can learn about Brooklyn’s first family, the Wyckoffs. Read more…

Prevent the ‘summer slide’ no matter what you have planned for school vacation

Vacations: Headed to the beach? Traveling within the 50 states? Spending the summer away at camp? Each is an opportunity to incorporate learning into your child’s vacation. Read more…
Featured Event: Childen can make special gifts for dad out of an unusual material at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on June 16 and 17. Read more…
Featured Event: This fun version on June 16 and 17 is outdoors and is suitable for all ages. Read more…
Education: When this mom had to decide whether her son would repeat kindergarten, she found little information and help on the topic online. So, she wrote her own book. Read more…

A mother’s intuition: Autistic son improves with his mom’s own therapeutic approach

Therapies: In the second part of our story on Whitney Ellenby’s book “Autism Uncensored,” Ellenby feels that her son’s doctor-recommended therapy was not helpful to him, and opts for an open and honest approach. Read more…

When should my child get a credit card?

Finance: Three key reasons why you might want to get a credit card for your son or daughter. Read more…
Featured Event: Children listen to staff read stories in this summer reading program from June 13 through Aug. 8, hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. Read more…
Featured Event: Dads are celebrated with an old-fashioned ball game and refreshments at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum on June 16. Read more…

Reading between the lines: Popular toddler drinks are not healthy

Nutrition: Researchers found that transition formulas and milks, often called “toddler drinks,” are touted as having health benefits but contain powdered milk, corn syrup or sweeteners, and vegetable oil. Read more…

Junot Diaz debuts first children’s book, ‘Islandborn’

The New York Times best-seller’s new picture book explores diversity and imagination through the eyes of a young girl. Read more…

Art in Socrates Sculpture Park

Featured Event: Families explore art and learn about different disciplines at the Socrates Weekend Workshop drop in event on June 9, 16, 23, and 30. Read more…

Philadanco dance troupe at Joyce Theater

Featured Event: The eclectic troupe returns for its spring season from June 12 to 17 to delight and entertain all ages. Read more…
Autism: New York City author Maxine Rosaler, who is a mother of an autistic child, uses her real-life experience to write her new darkly comic novel, “Queen for a Day.” Read more…

Father-son duo releases debut album

New & Noteworthy: Lou Gallo of The Very Hungry Band and Frank Gallo of Rolie Polie Guacamole share DNA — and the ability to make exceptionally enjoyable children’s music. Read more…

‘Not Always Happy’ is a real look at adoption and Down syndrome

Education: Kari Wagner-Peck’s memoir discusses the issues that arose when she and her husband adopted a toddler with Down syndrome, and the difficulty the young boy faced in public school. Read more…

Kids’ art on display at Guggenheim Museum

Featured Event: The annual presentation A Year with Children showcases the works of the 2017-18 students of the Learning Through Art program through June 13. Read more…

Memento for a mentor: Illustrated poem recalls impact of exceptional educator

New & Noteworthy: Sarah Kay’s latest single-poem volume fondly recalls memories of elementary school, and the fascinating principal that made a lasting impression on her. Read more…

Pure gold: ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ at Playground 35

Featured Event: A fun, interactive puppet show for the whole family in Long Island City on June 7. Read more…

Just right: ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ at Ten Eyck Playground

Featured Event: The classic fairy tale comes to life on June 5. Read more…

Catch of the day: A lobster-lavished sundress for summer

New & Noteworthy: Hot days by the seashore call for a cotton frock from Cute Well-Dressed Kids which makes a sweet entrance and a dramatically adorable exit. Read more…
Featured Event: It’s the New York premier of a one-woman show highlighting the lives and careers of two African-American women on June 6. Read more…

‘Incredible’ teamwork: Everyone’s a winner — or a loser — with new pastime

New & Noteworthy: In this family board game, parents and kids become the heroes of Metroville by working together to defeat the bad guys and save their fellow citizens! Read more…
Featured Event: Childen 6 to 9 years old will learn valuable life skills and have fun in this immersive event on June 3. Read more…
Featured Event: Families enjoy a summer evening in the park and help build progams from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on June 7. Read more…

High-flying fun: PS 132’s annual Kite Festival takes to the sky

Featured Event: Come to the 14th annual Kite Festival for family fun and help out a great school. Read more…

Queens Museum of Art Drop-In Sundays

Featured Event: Drop right in for fun and art from June 3 to 24. Read more…
Featured Event: Join the hoe-down on June 2 to enjoy American fiddle music and do-si-do with a partner. Read more…

Preschools for all

Letter from the Publisher: We now know the importance of good educational early childcare, and the city’s Pre-K For All program is a step in the right direction. Read more…
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