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A New York summer on a budget

Letter from College: With a bit of research, college students can find an affordable and fun fix of city culture, cuisine, and the great outdoors. Read more…

Itch to scratch

Family Health: Lice thrive in warmer weather, and have ample opportunity to spread from one child to another during playtime, camp activities, and the many other chances children will have to come into contact during the summer. Read more…

40 great escapes

New & Noteworthy: Prevent summer brain drain by challenging your little scholar to disentangle Houdini from dozens of traps with this new, portable game from ThinkFun. Read more…

A story with an important message

The Book Worm: “A Sky of Diamonds: A Story for Children about Loss, Grief, and Hope” by Camille Gibbs explains basic grieving for 5-to-10 year olds who have suffered a loss, and parents and caregivers trying to help. Read more…

Got a young ‘Pig Kahuna’ on your hands?

The Book Worm: Children 3 to 5 will learn that sometimes, everyone feels outshined, in “Pig Kahuna: Who’s That Pig?” by Jennifer Sattler. Read more…

Healthy summer eating tips

Nutrition: Visit farmers’ markets, fill your plate with fruits and veggies, and switch up ingredients in your favorite seasonal dishes to keep up good eating habits. Read more…

Dad’s eating for two

Good Sense Eating: Research suggests a father’s diet and weight before conception can have lifelong consequences for his children. Read more…

No vacations for parents

Behavior: If you don’t keep up with improving your child’s negative behavior during the summer, by August you’ll be begging for school to start. Read more…

The icing on the cake

Dad Stuff: For this dad, having to celebrate his birthday a day late didn’t matter to him, because his family made it just as sweet. Read more…

Crying over shipped milk

Because pasteurized donor milk from non-profit milk banks is often available only by prescription and it’s expensive, some moms are courting danger by turning to the internet for human milk from anonymous sources. Other parents say friend-to-friend sharing can be a safer alternative if precautions are taken. Read more…

The Whitney Museum

Teens: The American art museum offers tours, workshops, and events for families, teens, and children with special needs. Read more…

Stepping out on the stepmother journey

Step-Parenting: Five pieces of advice that can help stepmoms thrive and gain confidence in meeting the expectations of others and themselves. Read more…

Seven tips for dealing with your children’s allergies

Allergies: Children with frequent seasonal allergy symptoms have difficulty concentrating, focusing, and even socializing, so here are tips to help your child cope. Read more…

Fighting to reform child sex abuse laws

Important new legislation would give childhood sexual abuse victims a voice. Read more…

Moving forward

Toddlers: Strategies to enhance speech and language development with infants and toddlers. Read more…

Young bookmakers shine in annual contest

Brooklyn and Queens students took home the top awards at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s Bookmaking Competition for third through 12th grades. Read more…

Underprivileged children can go to school prepared and confident — thanks to Operation Backpack

Education: Donate a book bag filled with school supplies at your local Duane Reade or Walgreens — and put a smile on the face of a child in need. Read more…

Serving up summer tennis

Featured Event: Children get helpful tips from the pros as part of CityParks Foundations Tennis program. Read more…

Slide into fun on Family Day

Featured Event: Enjoy summer fun at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Read more…

Queens ProjectArt is expanding

Featured Event: Children can explore their artistic abilities with these free library classes throughout the month. Read more…

Dust off the rackets for Tennis in the Parks

Featured Event: The city’s children get tennis tips from the pros in the Summer Sports Program hosted by the CityParks Foundation. Read more…

Manhattan ProjectArt program expands

Featured Event: Children can explore their artistic talents with these free library classes throughout the month. Read more…

And then there was Hayley

Adoption: Adopting a dog proved to be the best way for the author’s sick child — and the once-abused dog — to heal. Read more…

Welcome back

Featured Event: The newly renovated Children’s Zoo is back at the Bronx Zoo, where children can experience a variety of species. Read more…

Brier Rabbit popping up in Sunset Park

Featured Event: The notorious trickster is up to his usual no-good ways in this retelling of the classic tale on July 15. Read more…

Build suspension

New & Noteworthy: The GoldieBlox action figure set encourages kids ages 4 and older to explore engineering concepts like pulleys and suspension. And she has amazing hair. Read more…

Beep beep for safety

Featured Event: Learn all about steet safety at the Jewish Children’s Museum. Read more…

Bronx ProejctArt program expands

Featured Event: Children can explore their artistic talents with these free library classes throughout the month. Read more…

The circus is in town

Featured Event: Delight in the acts at “Fun2C, A Circus Fantasy,” by Big Apple Circus at the Tilles Center. Read more…

Play Streets is back for the summer

Featured Event: Children have a safe place to play in the summer program presented by the Police Athletic League. Read more…

ProjectArt is in session

Featured Event: Children can explore their artistic talents with these free classes at several of Brooklyn’s library branches throughout the month. Read more…

Sunscreen allergies burn patients

Healthy Living: Doctors are seeing a rise in allergic reactions — such as skin rashes, swelling, hives, and blisters — to some sunscreen ingredients. Read more…

‘Max’ heartwarming story about man’s best friend

Media: New “Max” film is an original story that will pull on the heartstrings of any animal lover. Read more…

Play Streets is back!

Featured Event: Thanks to the Police Athletic League, children have a safe place to play in the summer. Read more…

Geography rocks

New & Noteworthy: Rocknoceros’s latest album features over a dozen original songs celebrating America’s states — just in time for the fourth of July! Read more…

For the love of lemonade!

Nutrition: Here are some easy lemonade recipes for your summertime soirees and picnics. Read more…

A fabuLyss Fourth of July

The city has great happenings going on to help you celebrate America’s Independence Day with the people you love most. Read more…

For the love of lemons

Nutrition: Lemon juice has long been rumored to help alleviate a plethora of ailments. Read more…

Ahoy mates

Featured Event: Explore this beautiful 16th-century galleon at South Street Seaport for one special week. Read more…

Summer science activities for your children

Education: Here are a few activities to hook your children on science this summer. Read more…

It’s a Yankee Doodle Dandy Day!

Featured Event: Celebrate the Fourth of July with fun activities at the New York Historical Society. Read more…

Summer in the city

Letter from the Publisher: Summer is truly here and there are great events all over the city. Read more…

The illusion of independence

We are social beings, incapable of surviving independently from one another in the world around us. So why do we continue to set this unattainable goal for ourselves and our children? Read more…

Rock out with Rolie Polie Guacamole

Featured Event: Tiny tots can enjoy a kindie rock performance at Fort Greene Park on July 1. Read more…

Be a snack-time hero

New & Noteworthy: No beach bag would be complete without crispy, flavorful My Super Cookies — a remarkably nutritious and tasty snack that had our reviewers asking for more! Read more…

Friends in need

New picture book by children’s musician Dinosaur O’Dell tells the tale of three friends coming to the rescue of an alien named Zar. Read more…
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